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 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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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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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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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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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 Magneto vs Iron Man not a simple victory for Magneto?

In Avengers vs. X-Men #2, Magneto clashes with Iron Man. According to the comic, "if you think this is no contest, you've never met Tony Stark.". I freely admit never meeting Tony Stark, so why isn't ...
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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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In Iron Man 3, which suit shows up outside the cafe where Tony and Rhodes are?

In Iron Man 3, after having his first anxiety attack in the cafe scene with Rhodes, Tony goes out of the cafe and gets into a suit. I like how it stays intact and stands upright and opens up when ...
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Did Captain America know Iron Man needs his arc reactor to live?

Towards the end of Civil War, Captain America: Doesn't he need that to live?
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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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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 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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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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What is this text near Iron Man's rockets?

The following screenshot shows Iron Man's HUD from the movies. The circled section shows his current rocket inventory. If you reverse the image and zoom in, you can see some additional text following ...
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How does Steve Rogers treat Tony Stark post Civil War?

I have a question about the aftermath of the Civil War crossover story-lines in Marvel Comics. I have been out of the loop for a long time and my Google Fu has failed me! Please Sci-Fi, you are my ...
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What does the song “Iron Man” have to do with the Marvel superhero?

No matter how many times I hear it, it seems confused. Was Black Sabbath singing about the Marvel comic book hero and got it wrong, or was the song based on some other Iron Man?
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Why doesn't Iron Man's action affect this person in Endgame?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame Iron Man As Tony does not know How can she survive this as she was coming with Thanos and was considered as a bad girl in the beginning of the battle?
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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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Was the recurring theme of Stark creating his own villains intentional?

Looking across the Iron Man and Avengers films, the theme of Tony creating his own villains comes up quite often. He also arguably creates his own figurative villains in the form of hedonism and ...
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Who else has worn armor designed by Tony Stark?

Tony Stark is not the only person to wear a suit of Iron Man-like armor made by Tony Stark. War Machine wears one. In Avengers Assemble, Falcon wears one, although it's not as robust as the ones worn ...
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Why did the Iron Man suit and ARC Reactor stop working in Avengers?

At the climax of the Avengers, Tony Stark flies a nuclear missile through the wormhole created by the Tesseract. Shortly after he crosses the threshold of the wormhole and releases the missile, his ...
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What was Tony Stark doing in India?

In a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tony Stark is shown to be attending a ceremony, very possibly a wedding ceremony, in what looks like India. (I'm Indian, I would know). Now, Tony Stark is ...
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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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Do Iron Man suits sport waste management systems?

Obviously, it is difficult to be an effective superhero if you need to take potty breaks. And Iron Man's suit affords a unique opportunity to fix this problem. Do we have evidence of integrated ...
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Can Iron Man recharge his suit from lightning?

I watched The Avengers (again) and I got the following question. Near the beginning where Iron Man and Thor fight, at one point Thor hits Iron Man with lightning, and then comes the hilarious quote, ...
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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 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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How long can Tony Stark survive without his chest piece?

We see a few times where Tony Stark with without a power source for his chest: First Movie: When he has Ms. Potts connect the Mark II chest piece When Stane removes his Mark II chest piece When the ...
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Why didn't Stark sue the government for stealing his armour in Iron Man 2

When James Rhodes took Tony Stark's armour in Iron Man 2, wasn't that stealing a patented product and if so why didn't Stark take legal action against the US government? Pepper Potts was heard ...
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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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Why did Tony Stark and Pepper break up?

There is a scene in Captain America: Civil War where Steve Rogers asks Tony about his relationship with Pepper and Tony Stark says that they are taking a break. So did they break up simply because ...
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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

In Iron Man (1), Tony is shown escaping the terrorist camp in the Mark I armor. He crash lands in the desert, and leaves the scraps of armor there. In fact, the terrorists are shown recovering it ...
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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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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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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 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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What is the Red White and Blue suit in the Iron Man 3 trailer?

What is the red white and blue suit shown in the Iron Man 3 Trailer?
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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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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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Iron Man 3: Mandarin's Captain America Tattoo

In Iron Man 3 at one point you get a glimpse of the back of the Mandarin's neck. If you look closely there is a tattoo that appears to be of Captain America’s shield. Is there any plot significance ...
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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 doesn't Tony Stark lose a leg?

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?
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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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Tony Stark's Armor Collection

In pictures of Iron Man 3 we see Tony has a room with what I am guessing are old armors. What are they all? Here are two other angles:
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Has Iron Man made any suit for underwater combat?

Iron Man has made many suits and many of them serve some specific purpose like the Hulkbuster armor and the suit to fly in space, but has he made any suit which will help him in fighting underwater? ...
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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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Why didn't Phil introduce himself as being with S.H.I.E.L.D from the beginning?

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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Who's the villain in Iron Man 3?

The Iron Man 3 trailer was released recently. In it, there's a villain who seems to be targeting Tony Stark. It seems like he's trying to prove a point about superheroes - that there is "no such thing"...