Questions tagged [iron-man]

For questions about Iron Man, a Marvel superhero who relies on technology rather than inherent powers. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag and add the relevant media tag where appropriate such as [marvel-cinematic-universe] and [comics]. For questions about the first film in the MCU see [iron-man-2008].

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Why did Tony Stark build arc reactors into his extra Iron Man suits?

In the Iron Man movie, Tony Stark mentions that he won't sell the Iron Man technology, because he only trusts himself to use it. Because he has an arc reactor built into his chest, his suit can ...
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Why is Tony Stark in the Iron Man suit unaffected by G-forces, inertia and blunt force trauma?

Tony's suit is an engineering marvel, and they explain many facets of the technology to help give legitimacy to the special powers, abilities and weapons it has. I never read the Iron Man comics, but ...
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Why did Tony Stark keep the electromagnet in his chest?

The ARC reactor and electromagnet chest piece are originally there to prevent pieces of shrapnel from piercing his heart. That happens because he was fixed by a Chinese/Afghan doctor who doesn't have ...
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Where were the Avengers during Iron Man 3?

In Iron Man 3, it is never explained why none of the other Avengers came to help, or why Tony didn't call them. The only explanation so far is: "it was an Iron Man movie...", but an in universe ...
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Why didn't Iron Man make Vibranium armor in Iron Man 2?

In the movie Iron Man 2, Tony Stark figured out how to synthesize Vibranium. Why didn't he use it to make a new Iron Man armor?
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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 could Rhodey fit into the Mark II armor?

I realize this is probably going to come off as a bit silly, but in Iron Man II how could James Rhodes easily don the Mark II armor that was designed to fit Tony Stark? As you can see in this image (...
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Is the age of Tony Stark consistent with the appearance of his father in the Captain America movie?

Nick Fury told Captain America that he has been "asleep" for nearly 70 years. If Dominic Cooper was playing Howard Stark Senior (grandfather of Tony Stark) then it is fine, but if he was playing ...
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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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In Iron Man 3, why couldn't Tony Stark use the arc reactor in his chest to charge his armour?

In Iron Man 3, it shows Tony Stark having trouble charging his MK42 armour. At one point he even had a car battery connected to it. Why couldn't he use the arc reactor in his chest to charge his ...
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What is Iron Man's flight range and max air speed?

In the Iron Man movie Tony flies the Iron Man armour from Miami to Afghanistan, roughly 7800 miles. What is the maximum range of the Iron Man armour? What sort of speed does the armour cruise at? ...
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Can Iron Man's robots (or JARVIS) lift Mjolnir?

My friends want to know if Iron Man's suit can lift Mjolnir, or any of Iron Man's "robots" or JARVIS can do the same. They cite when JARVIS controls Iron Man suits in the 2nd and 3rd Iron Man movie. I ...
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When did Captain America learn what happened to Howard Stark?

Near the end of Captain America: Civil War we learn that and Captain America admits that he already knew. But how did he find out? I don't recall this being revealed in any of the previous movies, ...
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Is the War Machine armour simply “the Iron Man armour with big guns”?

What are the differences between Iron Man and War Machine armours ? In the movies, it seems that they are the same, except the War Machine armour features more heavy weapons. But if they are the same,...
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Is Tony Stark an atheist?

I've seen an image multiple times on the Internet lately claiming that Captain America met two gods and still is a Christian (no doubt about this) while Tony Stark met two gods and is still an atheist....
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How much did Iron Man's suitcase weigh?

How much was Iron Man's suitcase supposed to weigh in the Iron Man 2 movie? Happy Hogan played by Jon Favreau seems to haul it around fairly easily.
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How does Stark Enterprises maintain its cashflow?

In the 2008 Iron Man movie, when Tony Stark returns from captivity he holds a press conference during which he states that Stark Enterprises will no longer be a weapons manufacturer. Initially this ...
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Did the Extremis Virus have anything to do with Tony removing …

At the end of the Iron Man 3, Is this true?
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Should I watch The Avengers before going to see Iron Man 3?

I want to catch up on the older movies before going to see Iron Man 3. Do I need to watch The Avengers (and therefore Thor, too)*? Or will Iron Man and Iron Man 2 be enough? * I realize this ...
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Why does Tony Stark ask to recalibrate the ISDN on the mobile van?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark needs bandwidth and asks the news van operator to recalibrate the ISDN on the van. We all know that ISDN services are only good over traditional PSTN. It has nothing to do ...
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Will Marvel's next film include Iron Man and the X-Men together?

At the end of the movie The Wolverine, when Logan was about to enter a security metal detector, there was an ad on the TV screen which shows “TRASK” industries. That’s an anagram of “STARK” ...
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Did the Iron Man suit come from HYDRA's technology?

In Captain America, HYDRA is shown to have a great deal of advanced technology that was only feasible due to the extremely advanced Cosmic Cube-derived power source. HYDRA's Dr. Zola is credited as ...
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Are HYDRA's weapons related to Iron Man's repulsors?

Speaking from the recent Marvel movies... I just watched Captain America last night (only missing the Hulk's individual movie now). I noticed that the HYDRA weapons made the same little "whine" before ...
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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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Why could Squirrel Girl access the Iron Man suit?

In The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2, the titular Squirrel Girl tries on the helmet of an Iron Man suit and tries to take control of it. However, she finds the helmet is voice locked to Tony Stark. ...
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How does Iron Man's Arc Reactor work?

In the film we can see him making a miniature simplified Arc Reactor with palladium and so on. I know it is like a mini nuclear reactor, but what exactly are its inner workings or principles?
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How much power does Iron Man's Mark 42 suit need?

In Iron Man 3 movie, I saw that Mark 42 suit was being recharged with domestic electricity. And within less than a day, it was ready for action. How much power does Iron Man's Mark 42 suit really ...
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Is Tony Stark an “enhanced individual”?

I can't give you an verbatim quote because I don't own the film, but when I watched Captain America: Civil War I am fairly sure I heard Tony Stark being referred to as an "enhanced individual", at ...
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How does Tony Stark move his head inside the helmet?

In all the Iron Man movies, there are shots of Tony talking to J.A.R.V.I.S. while wearing the armour, and he moves his head to look at different things that pop up. The suit is roughly the size of a ...
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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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Is Iron Man 3's ending based on any canonical source?

At the end of Iron Man 3: Does this happen in any other canonical source? And if so, how does the story continue?
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How essential is JARVIS to the Iron Man/War Machine armors?

We have already discussed How Rhodey fit INTO the War Machine armor, but there's another major issue with other people using the armor(s): use/control of it. In the movies, Tony seems to be almost ...
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Which Iron Man comic follows Invincible Iron Man?

I've been casually following the Invincible Iron Man comic by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. I've been picking up the hard cover collected editions via Amazon every 6 months as they're released. ...
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Rhodes able to use armor without Arc Reactor? [duplicate]

Correct me if I'm wrong. Before Tony created a new element, or maybe before Iron Man 3, from what I understand, the Iron man suits are powered via the Arc Reactor in his chest. How was Rhodes able to ...
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When the Armed forces analysed Stark's Mark II armour why didn't they build an army of them?

In Iron Man 2, when the armed forces analyzed Tony Stark's Mark II armor, why didn't they build an army of them? Before anyone says they knew how to operate it, but not how it worked, remember that ...
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Marvel's Iron Man's Comic Connection with the Film

I wonder how much Marvel tries to keep story-lines similar between the movies and the comic books. Lots of things are very different. How come Iron Man's story is different from the comics, like ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark have the Arc Reactor removed? [duplicate]

If Tony Stark could have gotten the Arc Reactor removed safely (as evidenced in Iron Man 3), then why didn't he get that done in Iron Man 2 when it was killing him?
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How could this character be mortally wounded?

I recently saw Avengers: Infinity War and it left me pondering over: As far as I could observe wide Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring him, his suit is mostly impervious to a direct but first attack,...