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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

Sequence of events, all which took place on screen in the Iron Man (1) movie: Tony escapes with the armor and crashes in the desert. Raza (the terrorist leader) recovers the armor from the desert. ...
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In Iron Man 2, what does Black Widow say to Tony Stark in Latin?

I believe what she says is Fallaces sunt rerum species. This translates roughly as “the appearance of things is deceptive”, or more poetically, “appearances deceive”. A subtle reference to her cover, ...
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How was Vanko not crippled by being crushed repeatedly between a Bentley and a wall?

The scene is poorly depicted and the movie does little to explain how the Whiplash harness/exoskeletal system works, or for that matter shows the exoskeleton EXISTS below the belt line. But given that ...
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Does Ivan Vanko's first suit enhance his strength, or is he supposed to be incredibly strong?

According to this (according to this answer) Marvel-sanctioned graphic, yes, it provides enhanced strength. Click to enlarge Hydraulic arm and leg attachments increase Whiplash's strength by roughly ...
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Why does Iron Man have to be flown to the gig?

As Richard already said he was terribly sick. There is also a deleted scene on the DVD showing Tony vomiting in the toilet of the plane. In fact, he did not want to go the Expo at all.
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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

From Iron Man 2 after Tony returns from DC. The word "Reconstruction" is (just) readable above the Mark I armor.
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Where was War Machine?

The Iron Man 3 Prequel comics deal with this. War Machine was fighting some bad dudes in Asia when the attack happened. First he had to deal with them, then he had to travel to America to assist with ...
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Why does Iron Man have to be flown to the gig?

This is covered in the film's official tie-in graphic novelisation. He was feeling sick
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How was Vanko not crippled by being crushed repeatedly between a Bentley and a wall?

I'm going to link the scene in question for reference instead of trying to source pictures for everything. There are a couple things that are questionable about this scene, and from the footage, the ...
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What element saved Iron Man from his blood poisoning?

Badassium This can be seen in Marvel's The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week Volume 8: Fury: He's working on a patent for "Badassium," but has encountered several bureaucratic obstacles.
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How was Vanko not crippled by being crushed repeatedly between a Bentley and a wall?

Expanding on ptfreak's answer, I agree that he is supposed to be wearing armor under his pants, along the same lines as the cage-style braces on his arms. But it's also worth noting that the "wall" ...
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In Iron Man 2 why was Vanko's suit able to match Tony's?

My impression from the film was that it was less a matter of Vanko's suit matching up in power, and more that Vanko is a significantly better fighter, as a consequence of his survival in the prisons, ...
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Couldn't Tony Stark cure his palladium poisoning by taking the ARC reactor out of his chest?

Tony Stark should be able to figure out the appropriate order of actions. Step 1.) replace poisonous arc reactor with something that isn't crazy overkill. Step 2.) Work on replacing the palladium ...
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How can Rhodes fit into his suit in Iron Man 2?

That suit was prepared for Rhody - at least that's what is implied during this conversation in Iron Man 2, Randy's Donuts scene (emphasis mine): Fury: You let your friend fly away with your suit. Now,...
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In Iron Man 2, why did Tony Stark not use a battery to keep the magnet working instead of poisoning himself with Paladium?

Pure Speculation Follows By Iron Man 2, Tony Stark is using the Arc Reactor not just to keep the shrapnel out of his heart, but to power Iron Man and, by his own lights, to protect the world: Tony ...
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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

In one of the scenes where Tony's lab is visible through VR overlay (if I remember correctly it was his helmet HUD), all armours have overlaid labels. Mark I is described as reconstruction or ...
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Why didn't Stark sue the government for stealing his armour in Iron Man 2

The suit wasn't stolen. Watch the movie more closely, during the donut shop scene it was very subtlety revealed that Tony Stark allowed Rhodey to take the suit because it was his legacy. Tony was ...
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Is there a voice speaking when Tony creates the new element in "Iron Man 2"?

Yes there is a voice, it's the AI Jarvis congratulating Tony on creating the new element.
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Did Rhodey get in trouble for the Stark Expo attack?

I don't think that Rhodey got into trouble because a SHIELD Agent (Romanoff) was present for the event and could vouch that his suit had been hacked since she had to hack in as well to put him back in ...
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Couldn't Tony Stark cure his palladium poisoning by taking the ARC reactor out of his chest?

In the original comic books, Tony didn't have the ARC reactor in his chest, it was built into the suits' underlayer (which was not included in any of the movies) which had to be worn at all times ...
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How can Rhodes fit into his suit in Iron Man 2?

in the first movie if Tony already built the arc reactor into Rhodes’ suit then how come we don't see Rhodes struggle to get in the suit Rhodes, of course, doesn’t get into any Iron Man suit until ...
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Couldn't Tony Stark cure his palladium poisoning by taking the ARC reactor out of his chest?

Also, just gonna point out that if Tony carried it around in a fanny pack or something like that, they likelihood of it coming disconnected on a regular basis would be much higher. In order for him to ...
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