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In Iron Man why do Gulmirans speak with Iranian accent?

In the 2008 movie, Iron Man, Tony Stark goes with his suit to the fictional city of Gulmira located in Afghanistan to stop the Ten Rings terrorist organization from killing innocent people. While the ...
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Iron Man has deadstick flaps when he freezes up in "Iron Man" (2008), but Rhodey in "Civil War" doesn’t?

So, in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man has flaps he can pull for dead fall. Why couldn't he have done the same for Rhodey in Civil War in order to break his fall?
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What song is Obadiah playing on the piano?

At 57:50 in Iron Man (2008), Obadiah comes to visit Tony and is playing something on a piano. It sounds slightly classical. What piece is he playing?
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Why is the code to open Tony's workroom a three-digit number and does it have any meaning in or out of universe?

In Iron Man (2008), Stark calls Pepper down to his workroom to help him with his ARC reactor. When she comes down, she types in the code "106" into a keypad, seen at 49:13. Why is the code ...
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How did Rhodey survive?

Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes was present during Stark's kidnapping in Marvel Studios' Iron Man (2008) - in fact, he was in the Humvee behind him (dubbed the "Hum-drumvee" by Stark ...
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What exactly are Iron Man's Repulsor blasts?

In all versions, Tony's various armor is capable of firing off multiple energy attacks, from microwave to light, heat, electrical, sound wave and frequency, plasma bursts and focused laser. His ...
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Why couldn't Pepper put the electromagnet back into Tony's chest?

Why couldn't Pepper put the electromagnet back into Tony's chest? Was it because it was contaminated? Click to view a YouTube video of the scene.
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How much does the Iron Man Mk 1 suit weigh?

I’m talking about the Iron Man Mk 1 suit from the first movie, the one he uses to escape the cave.
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Tony sent Pepper to get some files off his work computer. Why couldn't he do that himself?

In Iron Man 1, around 1:30:00, Tony sends Pepper into his office to download some files off his work computer. Why couldn't he do that himself? Why couldn't he connect to it remotely over some kind ...
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How does Tony power his Mark III suit when he's not got an arc reactor for it?

In Iron Man Obadiah steals Tony's arc reactor which leaves him with the Mark 1 chestpiece (which he puts in his body so he can survive). If he only has one arc reactor, and he's using it in his body, ...
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Iron Man. 3 gigajoules per second [closed]

How much is 3 gigajoules per second? In the first movie he made a small reactor and said that's how much energy it produces. What I want to know is the science behind that kind of power. What it would ...
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What happened to the other Jericho Missiles?

In Iron Man (2008) Tony Stark demonstrates the destructive power of the Jericho Missile. We clearly see three missiles on the rack, of which only one is fired. Why did they bring three, and what ...
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Did Killian start the ten rings we see in Iron Man 1?

In Iron Man 3 we see that the Mandarin (who runs the ten rings) is actually an actor hired by Aldrich Killian. Is this a spin off of the ten rings in Iron Man, or did Killian start this one too?
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What was Obadiah's actual plan after Pepper discovered his attempt to kill Tony?

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 ...
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Did Iron Man kill American soldiers?

In the famous "tank missile" scene in Iron Man, the titular character is fired upon by an armored vehicle while engaging in vigilantism in the Middle East. In response, he fires a missile ...
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Why would Obadiah sell the most sophisticated weapons of Stark Industries to the terrorists?

When Tony is held captive, he discovers that the Ten Rings has a huge stock of weapons by his company. After he escapes he doesn't question if his company is double-dealing under the table until he ...
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Why does Obadiah ask Tony to keep a low profile and Tony agree to it?

In Iron Man (1), after Tony escapes from the Ten Rings and goes back home, Obadiah gets Tony to keep a low profile. I don't understand why Obadiah would do it and why Tony would agree to his advice.
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Was Obidiah Stane with HYDRA?

There were a few moments in Iron Man where Obidiah mentions something like "bringing the balance of power back in our hands" and he ordered an assassination attempt on Tony. Was Stane part of ...
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What is Tony Stark's obsession with the number 5?

In the movie Iron Man, Pepper Potts asks Tony about his social security number to which he replies just 5 and wittily skips the question. In another scene, his array of cars has been shown one of ...
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Why did Tony Stark use an electromagnet?

We all know that after an unfortunate experience with a bomb that literally had his name on it, Tony Stark needed a way to keep the unfortunately acquired shrapnel from getting to his heart, so he ...
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Why is there Iron in Iron Man's name when there's nothing iron about it?

Iron Man's armor isn't made of iron. Then, why is his name Iron Man? I am looking for in-universe answer. Was the armor of Iron Man made of iron in early comics?
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Why didn't Tony Stark die immediately after having the Arc Reactor removed?

In Iron Man, Tony Stark uses a minified version of the Arc Reactor in his chest to keep shrapnel out of his heart and other organs. When the Arc Reactor is removed (for changing palladium, stolen by ...
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Why didn't Agent Phil Coulson introduce himself as being with "S.H.I.E.L.D" from the beginning, rather than the full name?

When Phil Coulson first introduces himself to Pepper Potts, he says the following: Agent Phil Coulson: I'm Agent Phil Coulson with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics ...
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Is Iron Man’s suit really heavy enough to break through his roof?

In Iron Man (the 2008 film), right after Tony has his first test run in the Iron Man Mark-2 suit, he comes back to his Malibu beach house, says "kill power" and as a result he breaks through 2-3 ...
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When did SHIELD start to keep an eye on Tony Stark?

The day Tony Stark returns from Afghanistan, he holds a press conference. You can see Agent Coulson in the crowd. I think no-one knows that Tony will become "Iron Man" at that time. My question is ...
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Did Stark already have a design of an arc reactor in mind?

Tony Stark designed and developed an arc reactor in a cave. Did he already have a design of an arc reactor in mind? If yes then why didn't he invent it before he was kidnapped? If no then how come he ...
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In Iron Man, when Obadiah removes the arc reactor, why does Tony start to bleed from around the socket?

When Obadiah removes Tony's arc reactor, Tony starts to bleed from around the socket and I can't understand why. It's only a slow and small amount of bleeding but I still can't help but question why....
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In Iron Man 1, what did the computer in the cave do?

In the first Iron Man film, as Tony is about to escape in the first Iron Man suit, he has Yensil run commands on a computer in the cave. What was the point of this? What was the computer doing? It ...
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Why have Tony Stark killed?

In the first Iron Man movie, what was Obadiah Stane's motivation for having Tony Stark killed? Stane already had control of the board. Plus, it seems like Tony didn't really have a good grasp on ...
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What is Tony Stark's PhD field subject?

In the Iron Man, is it said at the beginning of the film that Tony Stark has a PhD in Physics. Is it ever mentioned more precisely in what field he had this PhD? Is it related with JARVIS or his Iron ...
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What is the armor in the RDJ Iron Man's outfit made of?

What kind of material is the Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man's armor supposed to be made from? I know he crafted the prototype from the things he had on hand, but once he was able to build the next one(s) ...
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How does the paralyzing device used on Tony Stark work?

The answer by @Bevan to this question made me wonder: how exactly does the paralyzing device used by Obadiah work ? I'll take the liberty of re-using his screenshot here. As mentioned in the above ...
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What element saved Iron Man from his blood poisoning?

I just watched Iron Man 1&2 the other day. I'm new to the entire story. In IM2 we learn that his blood is being poisoned and that he has tried every combination of every existing element as a cure ...
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Why did Tony Stark become lethargic when his arc reactor was removed?

When the arc reactor was removed from Tony's chest in the first movie, he was hardly able to move and barely made it to his lab. I thought it was just powering the electromagnet to keep the metal from ...
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Where does the inorganic plasmic discharge go?

In the movie Iron Man Tony Stark and Pepper Potts have this exchange when he switches to the Mark II chest piece. Potts: Oh, there's pus! Stark: It's not pus. It's an inorganic plasmic discharge ...
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How did Iron Man fly without a big tank of fuel?

When Iron Man flies he is shown with fire coming out of his feet just like a fuel-propelled rocket. Where is the combustible material generating the fire coming from? Does he have a fuel tank? What ...
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