Killian manages to cut off Iron Man's leg but when Stark emerges from the suit he is physically fine. Why wasn't his leg missing?

  • I noticed that too and figured it was probably a bad job of editing the shots with Tony jumping in and out of suits. – phantom42 May 8 '13 at 14:42
  • Joker is right. I replayed that scene over and over. At the end the suit is cut in half and Stark appears out of it. There is also a few pictures when he feels pain in the suit when Killian is holding him. So for the sake of consistency and continuity this is an error. He should have lost a leg. – xebo Jul 11 '14 at 15:49

If you watch the scene in slo-mo, you can see him remove his leg from the Iron Man suit a few frames before Killian chops it off.

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In the end fight, it does show (in slow motion) Tony ejecting his leg from the right Iron Man leg right before Killian chops it with his hand. But I'm pretty sure that the leg doesn't actually attach that way. Doesn't it work more like a sheath and not a greave?

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  • If you want the suits being put on and taken off in The Avengers it looks like each version is put on slightly differently. – Xantec May 8 '13 at 14:58
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    The whole fight with Killian is Tony hopping into and out of suits to avoid getting killed. This was one example of that. – user1027 May 8 '13 at 15:05
  • In many of the suits he jumped into during that scene, he was entering from the back. This would imply that he could exit from the rear as well. I just don't remember if the suit in question was entered this way. – SocioMatt May 9 '13 at 14:10
  • If you watch it in slow motion, it looks like he only cuts the front portion of it off instead of the whole leg. It would still be a pretty good chunk of armor, but if Tony's leg is toward the back, it wouldn't cut into him. – Dragus May 16 '13 at 9:25
  • @SocioMatt One or two of the suits, Tony entered through the back and exited through the front. The modular ones are especially flexible like that.. – Izkata May 19 '13 at 20:42

you can't really see it because it gets out of the frame very quickly but the leg does come out and then it cuts to the shot with his leg showing without the armor. marvel aint that stupid

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