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Did Captain America know Iron Man needs his arc reactor to live?

Tony hasn't needed the reactor to live ever since the end of Iron Man 3, when he underwent surgery to remove it. He doesn't wear it any more; now, the reactor is only for the suit. [we see Tony ...
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To what extent is Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" accurate to the comics storyline of the time?

According to this article, bassist Geezer Butler wrote the lyrics, he said he had never heard of the comic book character at the time: Although Marvel had established that superhero in 1963, Sabbath ...
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Why doesn't Iron Man's action affect this person in Endgame?

How do you know his actions didn't affect her? Last we see of Gamora is during the battle where she has a little spat with Quill, after that we don't see her. For all we know she does actually ...
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Why doesn't Iron Man's action affect this person in Endgame?

What's Tony got to do with anything? Neither did Thanos know half the people in the Universe. In both Infinity War and Endgame it's implied that the stones are displaying some level of sentience in ...
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Why does Tony Stark not like being handed things?

Tony Stark, the original comics character, was originally based on Howard Hughes. As such his being a germaphobe backed up from this deleted scene for Iron Man where Pepper follows him around giving ...
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What is this text near Iron Man's rockets?

"WIDOW-MAKERS". I found a higher definition (raw) image of the graphic used as an illustration in an interview with the VFX creator for the HUD in the Avengers film. The text is more readable. Jayse ...
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Tony sent Pepper to get some files off his work computer. Why couldn't he do that himself?

Tony did not want to tip his hand to Obadiah Stane that he was suspicious of him. Obadiah had been cordial up to that point (and given that Obadiah tries to kill him afterward, Tony's fears would have ...
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Who else has worn armor designed by Tony Stark?

One of the first suits of armor ever made by Tony Stark to be worn by anyone else was the Guardsman suit of armor. First appearance: Iron Man #43, (November, 1971). The Guardsman armor was made as, ...
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Comic issue where Iron Man is compared to Robert Downey Jr

This is famous because Robert shared a crop of the panel himself on his Facebook page with the caption "Uncalled for." which made it into a bit of a meme. It took a little bit of digging ...
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When did Captain America learn what happened to Howard Stark?

He learns in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When Captain America and Black Widow find the hidden SHIELD bunker that contains Arnim Zola's AI, one of the things that Zola explains is how HYDRA ...
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Why does Tony Stark always call Captain America by his last name?

Tony Stark often calls people by their last names (Banner, Rogers, etc.). This is not totally consistent - in Avengers, he does call Fury "Nick" sometimes. Tony may have gone to a private ...
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Why did Tony Stark and Pepper break up?

He's "hard to deal with". In the film, Tony is fairly candid with Steve Rogers as to the reasons for the strain in his relationship with Pepper. He explains to Steve that: The relationship had ...
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Do Iron Man suits sport waste management systems?

The suit, or at least the Mark IV suit, does have waste management systems which is then filtered and can be used to drink. In the Iron Man 2 party scene we see Tony pee in the suit and later comment ...
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Why was Tony Stark using such a primitive phone in Avengers: Infinity War?

Tony Stark uses the flip-phone he received from Captain America at the end of Captain America: Civil War. As the oft-reliable Marvel Cinematic Universe wiki states: Stark found a phone and letter ...
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Is 3000 a reference to Iron Man in the comics?

In light of the question update as to knowing what "3000" meant, but wondering whether that was a deliberate choice; not at all! A recent interview reveals that the "3000" is ...
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How could Stark's item be used more times than the previous version?

It Didn't The first snap was used by Smart Hulk with the Stark Infinity Gauntlet which brought everyone back. However, the second snap was done by Tony using a gauntlet integrated into his suit after ...
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Who else has worn armor designed by Tony Stark?

Spider-Man (aka Iron Spider) This suit was first seen in Amazing Spider-Man #529, and has also appeared in various other instances, including the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. Various characters have ...
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What purpose did the hologram technology serve in Civil War?

Seeing how the question has changed, the amended answer is: The technology was not relevant in any way. Not all technology used in a movie (even a superhero movie) has to be used later to justify its ...
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Iron Man. 3 gigajoules per second

3 GJ/s (gigajoules per second) is an average of 3 gigawatts - that is, 3 billion watts. How much is that, you ask? Oh, well, about the largest power plants you'll find run at 1 GW. To put it ...
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Has Iron Man made any suit for underwater combat?

In Iron Man Issue 218 we see he has created a suit, the Iron Man Armor Model 6 or Hydro Armor, specifically to go underwater in. Click images to enlarge. In Avengers Vol 8 Issue 9 we see Iron Man ...
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What does the song "Iron Man" have to do with the Marvel superhero?

Ozzy discusses the meaning of the song, and the posted answer above is true. Fast forward to around 22:50 in the interview: Question: What's the real story behind ...
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Has Tony Stark ever "gone commando" in the Iron Man suit?

Yes. In Marvel Adventures: Iron Man #8
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How many MCU villains were in some way created by the Stark family?

The Stark family were responsible for quite a lot of them. 1. Whiplash aka Ivan Vanko Vanko's father was apparently [kind of] betrayed by Howard Stark that led to his death. Ivan thus made his life'...
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What purpose did the hologram technology serve in Civil War?

In-universe During the hologram scene we learn that Tony is not only funding advanced technology to help soldiers with PTSD but that he's lavishing money left and right on all sorts of research ...
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On Pepper Potts and Tony Stark's relationship

Tony Stark is a flirt (see Christine Everhart and Pepper herself in Iron Man, Natalie Rushman in Iron Man 2, and Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3, among others), like his father before him (see Peggy Carter ...
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What would be the approximate weight of an Iron Man suit?

Even if we don't consider the most unusual suits (such as the godkiller suit, the Galactus-buster suit, the LEGO suits, hulk-busters etc.), there are still probably more than a hundred suits in the ...
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How did Iron Man get this?

He never took the Stark Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos, he just took the Infinity Stones, presumably by using nano technology, and then used an Infinity Gauntlet built into his suit. The Stark Infinity ...
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Iron Man villain - a being made of "living gold"

The villain you're referring to is Mordecai Midas, and I believe the specific issue you described is Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 2 #13. The plot involves Iron Man tracking down stolen shipments of gold ...
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What song is Obadiah playing on the piano?

IMDB Trivia states that: Obadiah Stane plays on the piano a musical piece written by eighteenth century composer Antonio Salieri. Salieri is best known as a jealous rival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ...
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Is J.A.R.V.I.S (from Iron Man) an artificial intelligence system?

No. He seems like it, but in Age of Ultron when describing how Ultron is an actual AI, Tony Stark proclaims that Jarvis is an incredibly sophisticated program that mimics sentience very well, but ...
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