The earlier design, the robot-looking one, was more Kirbyish. Throughout most of the comic's history, Iron Man has been a member of the superhero team the Avengers and has been featured in several incarnations of his own various comic book series. In the s, it was updated to be the first Gulf War ,  and in the s updated again to be the war in Afghanistan.
Saved by fellow prisoner Ho Yinsen, Stark learned that he has shrapnel in his bloodstream and that he needs an electromagnet to keep it from reaching his heart.
While prisoner, Tony was forced to build weapons for his captors. He, however, used the resources he was provided with to create an Arc Reactor to power the electromagnet and a suit to escape. With help from Yinsen, who died in the escape attempt, Stark defeated the terrorists and travelled back to the United States.
Whilst back, Tony upgraded his suit of armor and became Iron Man, who would fight threats from other countries and act as a mascot for his company. With help from his secretary Virginia 'Pepper' Potts, butler Edwin Jarvis, bodyguard Harold 'Happy' Hogan, and pilot and best friend James 'Rhodey' Rhodes who later became his sidekick War Machine , Stark would cover his actions and fight crime in the country.
Iron Man is available to players in the mod. Whilst wearing his costume, players are given various abilities, such as flight, strength, speed, gliding and fire resistance. Additionally, they will be able to use different weapons and gadgets, such as Repulsers, Unibeams, Rockets, Flares and Shoulder-mounted Guns. The amount of features that the player has access to depends on the suit, for example Mark 2 allows use of the Repulsers and the Unibeam, whilst Mark 4 will allow access to these, but with the addition of Shoulder-mounted Guns, Flares and Rockets.
Iron Man possesses powered armor that gives him superhuman strength and durability, flight, and an array of weapons. The armor is invented and worn by Stark with occasional short-term exceptions. The weapons systems of the suit have changed over the years, but Iron Man's standard offensive weapons have always been the repulsor rays that are fired from the palms of his gauntlets.
Other weapons built into various incarnations of the armor include: In addition to the general-purpose model he wears, Stark has developed several specialized suits for space travel ,  deep-sea diving , stealth ,   and other special purposes. Stark has modified suits, like the Hulkbuster heavy armor. The Hulkbuster armor is composed of add-ons to his so-called modular armor, designed to enhance its strength and durability enough to engage the Hulk in a fight.
A later model, created with the help of Odin and the Asgardian metal Uru, is similar to the Destroyer. Stark develops an electronics pack during the Armor Wars that, when attached to armors that use Stark technologies, will burn out those components, rendering the suit useless. This pack is ineffective on later models. While it is typically associated with James Rhodes , the War Machine armor began as one of Stark's specialty armors. The most recent models of Stark's armor, beginning with the Extremis armor, are now stored in the hollow portions of Stark's bones, and the personal area networking implement used to control it is implanted into his forearm, and connected directly to his central nervous system.
Some armors still take a liquid form, but are not stored within his body. His Endo-Sym Armor incorporates a combination of the liquid smart-metal with the alien Venom symbiote, psionically controlled by Stark. Post- Secret Wars , Stark uses a more streamlined suit of armor that can practically "morph" into other armors or weapons. After being critically injured during a battle with the Extremis-enhanced Mallen, Stark injects his nervous system with modified techno-organic virus-like body restructuring machines the Extremis process.
His enhanced technopathy extends to every piece of technology, limitless and effortlessly due to his ability to interface with communication satellites and wireless connections to increase his "range".
Some components of the armor-sheath are now stored in Tony's body, able to be recalled, and extruded from his own skin, at will.
During the " Secret Invasion " storyline the Extremis package is catastrophically shut down by a virus, forcing him again to rely on the previous iteration of his armor, and restoring his previous limitations.
Furthermore, Osborn's takeover of most of the few remaining Starktech factories, with Ezekiel Stane systematically crippling the others, limits Tony to the use of lesser, older and weaker armors. After being forced to "wipe out" his brain to prevent Norman Osborn from gaining his information, Tony Stark is forced to have a new arc reactor, of Rand design installed in his chest.
The process greatly improves his strength, stamina and intellect. The procedure left him with virtually no autonomic functions: Tony Stark is an inventive genius whose expertise in the fields of mathematics , physics , chemistry , and computer science rivals that of Reed Richards , Hank Pym , and Bruce Banner , and his expertise in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering surpasses even theirs.
He is regarded as one of the most intelligent characters in the Marvel Universe. He graduated with advanced degrees in physics and engineering at the age of 17 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT  and further developed his knowledge ranging from artificial intelligence to quantum mechanics as time progressed. His expertise extends to his ingenuity in dealing with difficult situations, such as difficult foes and deathtraps, in which he is capable of using available tools, including his suit, in unorthodox but effective ways.
He is well respected in the business world, able to command people's attention when he speaks on economic matters, having over the years built up several multimillion-dollar companies from virtually nothing. He is noted for the loyalty he commands from and returns to those who work for him, as well as for his business ethics.
Thus he immediately fired an employee who made profitable, but illegal, sales to Doctor Doom. At a time when Stark was unable to use his armor for a period, he received some combat training from Captain America and has become physically formidable on his own when the situation demands it. On multiple occasions he reacquired control of his companies after losing them amid corporate takeovers.
In , Iron Man was featured in a series of cartoons. Apart from comic books, Iron Man appears in Capcom's "Vs. New Age of Heroes , Marvel vs. Fate of Two Worlds , and Ultimate Marvel vs. Ultimate Alliance and its sequel , and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of Apocalypse and Tony Hawk's Underground. Armored Adventures , most of the characters, including Tony Stark, are teenagers.
An anime adaptation began airing in Japan in October as part of a collaboration between Marvel Animation and Madhouse , in which Stark, voiced by Keiji Fujiwara , travels to Japan where he ends up facing off against the Zodiac.
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Downey will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel Iron Man 3. Iron Man possesses powered armor that gives him superhuman strength and durability, flight, and an array of weapons. The armor is invented and worn by Stark with occasional short-term exceptions. The weapons systems of the suit have changed over the years, but Iron Man's standard offensive weapons have always been the repulsor rays that are fired from the palms of his gauntlets.
Other weapons built into various incarnations of the armor include: In addition to the general-purpose model he wears, Stark has developed several specialized suits for space travel , deep-sea diving , stealth , and other special purposes.
Genius. Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist. Tony Stark's confidence is only matched by his high-flying abilities as the hero called Iron Man. Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. The character has been adapted for several animated TV shows and films. The character is portrayed by Robert Downey, Jr. in the live action film Iron Man, Iron Man 2, including a brief cameo in The Incredible Hulk. Downey will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel Iron Man 3.