In Iron Man, after Pepper Potts uncovers Obadiah Stane's previous attempt to have Tony Stark assassinated by the Ten Rings, Obadiah reacts by immediately going to Tony's house and stealing his Arc Reactor, leaving him to die. He then uses the Arc Reactor to power his own suit and goes on a rampage with it, attempting to kill Pepper Pots and several government agents who were coming to arrest him.

But what was his actual plan? It sounds like he's trying to cover up the evidence of his guilt, as he tells Tony "Too bad you had to involve Pepper in this, I would have prefered that she lived.", but his actions after that point are far from subtle. Mounting an armored power suit and killing several government agents who were already coming to arrest him seems like it would only create more evidence of his guilt, so what was he hoping to achieve by that?

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    Probably bugger off to some country with no extradition and sell the design. – IG_42 Apr 28 '18 at 16:12
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    If you kill all the witnesses, there are no witnesses. Then your court case becomes an argument between lawyers and experts. – Valorum Apr 28 '18 at 16:23
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    "...The claims that my client was the individual piloting the Iron Man suit that killed all those people is preposterous and the state has failed to meet its burden of proof in this matter..." - (Obadiah's lawyer at the trial) – Odin1806 Apr 28 '18 at 16:34
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    Not sure how this question is "new" again, but I had always thought that when SHIELD arrived and Obadiah realized his plot was uncovered, he had simply gone insane. Because you're right - by the time of the final battle there is no resolution possible where he "wins". Obadiah actually "loses" when Pepper leaves the office with Coulson after getting the data Tony wanted, several scenes earlier. – tbrookside Aug 26 at 19:35

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