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Real Name
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Antonio "Tony" Stark
Current Alias
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Aliases
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Tony Stark, the Futurist, Da Vinci of the 21st Century, Metal Man


Alignment
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Affiliation
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Avengers; Stark Industries

Relatives
Howard Stark Sr. (grandfather, deceased), Howard Stark Jr. (father), Maria Stark (mother), Arno Stark (twin brother); Ultron (creation, "son)

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Base Of Operations
Triskelion, New York Stark Tower

Characteristics
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Height
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5' 11" (unarmored); 6'3 (armored)

Weight
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195 lbs (89 kg) (unarmored); 425 lbs (armored)

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Occupation
CEO; philanthropist

Education
Graduate of Harvard University

Origin
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First appearance

Astonishing Avengers #1


History

Quote1 Saving the world's my schtick now. Quote2
-- Tony Stark, Iron Man

Early Life

Tony Stark and his older twin brother Arno were born to renowned industrialist Howard Stark Jr. and his wife Maria, as well as the grandson of Howard Stark Sr., one of the men responsible for the creation of Captain America. So the two were born with a lot of expectations and a lot to live up to.

Upon his birth, Tony was born with a heart condition which led to his father; Howard to build an Arc Reactor for him, Tony and Arno grew up in a stable and privileged household and it was clear from a young age that Tony and Arno had inherited their intelligence from their father and grandfather. As a child, Tony created J.A.R.V.I.S. a computer interface to help him out and also served as his friend.

At the age of seventeen, Tony graduated MIT and met and befriended James "Rhodey" Rhodes.

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In 2007, at the age of nineteen, Howard stepped down as CEO from Stark Industries and handed over the company to Tony, the reason for this was that Howard believed that Tony needed to learn responsibility and that Arno was smart enough to start his own company, this left an animosity between Tony and Arno.

Inspired

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Mark I armor

A few months after the Mole Man Invasion and the Fantastic Four going public, Tony became bored of his playboy lifestyle and running Stark Industries and seeing individuals like Captain America and the Fantastic Four go on adventures, battling super villains and saving lives, this inspired Stark to build a high tech armor to combat super villains and save lives too.

After a few public encounters with criminals, the media dubbed Tony, Iron Man.

Battle with Titanium Man

After a year of being Iron Man, his jealous brother Arno deduced Iron Man's identity and figured out Iron Man was in fact his brother; Tony. Arno thought of this as a perfect opportunity to claim the Stark Empire, Arno built himself an armor-like suit similar to Tony's but better, Arno named himself Titanium Man.

Titanium Man attacked a Stark Expo event that Tony was attending, Tony quickly armored up and went to battle him. After a long battle that tore up half of Manhattan, Iron Man defeated Titanium Man and learned that it was Arno by unmasking him, angered by this Tony was tempted to end Arno right there and then but learning what it means to be a true superhero during his adventures as Iron Man, Tony arrested Arno instead and sent him to the Triskelion's maximum security prison.

Avengers

Sometime in early 2014, by keeping surveillance on Iron Man, Nick Fury and Black Widow deduced Iron Man's identity and recruited him to Nick Fury's Team.

After all the other members were recruited, Fury sent the team on their first mission, there had been disturbances in the Atlantic and were sent to investigate.

Being the wild card of the team, Banner agreed to only transform into the Hulk when absolutely necessary. The Team went to the Atlantic and discovered that an Atlantean named Namor and other Atlanteans had been attacking human archaeologists, the Team battled Namor which led to Bruce having to transform into the Hulk and help out which led to the Hulk smashing a landscape of ice and leading Namor to flee. After Hulk smashed the ice, the Team ended up discovering a frozen Captain America, Iron Man alerted Nick Fury and he immediately told them to bring him back to America in the Quinjet.

Attack of Ultron

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Mark II armor

After a few months of black ops missions the team had grown comfortable with each other. Hank had came up with the idea of creating an A.I that could alert S.H.I.E.L.D. of incoming and potential alien threats, he asked Tony and Bruce if they wanted to help him in creating this A.I. to which they agreed and named the A.I. Ultron.

After creating Ultron, it went rogue and stole Stark's Mark I armor at the Triskelion and came to the conclusion that humanity must be destroyed. Fury then called in the rest of the Avengers and briefed them on what happened, Steve explains that the attacker called itself "Ultron" and must have hacked into the Iron Man armor and that Ultron believed that humanity needed to be extinct. Realizing the Ultron had become sentient, Pym, Stark and Banner came clean that they were the ones who created Ultron as an A.I. that could monitor potential alien activity. Fury, even more infuriated, ordered the team to locate Ultron immediately.

With his armor now gone, Tony Stark called in a new and improved armor that he had been building for awhile now. A week later, using his tech skills Tony also managed to locate Ultron in Latveria. The Team then took the Quinjet and traveled to Ultron's hideout in Latveria. Ultron was aware that they were coming and was waiting for them, the Team attempted to negotiate with Ultron to which he wasn't complying and ordered his Ultronbots to attack the Team while he attempted to escape although Iron Man and Thor followed him and then engaged in battle with him in the sky, Ultron held his own and managed to hack into Iron Man's armor and shut it off and caused him to fall through the sky, Thor chased after Iron Man to save him while Ultron escaped.

Iron Man and Thor return to Ultron's hideout to see that the rest of the Team had defeated the Ultronbots, Ant-Man then stated that Ultron's plan was to eradicate humanity so they need to find out exactly how he plans on doing that, Iron Man hacks into Ultron's mainframe and discovers that he plans on detonating a prototype bomb compromised of Kree technology over Manhattan, Captain America then realizes while Ultron had them distracted he must have smuggled the bomb while they were battling the Ultronbots. The Team informed Fury to evacuate Manhattan and that they will be heading there now.

Upon arriving in Manhattan, the Team were relieved to see that the city was being evacuated. Steve then ordered Black Widow to help evacuate the civilians, Thor and Iron Man to locate the bomb, Ant-Man, Wasp and himself to be the ground team and combat the Ultronbots and Hulk to trade hands with Ultron, the Team then preceded to get to work. Hulk follows Iron Man and Thor hoping to let off some rage on Ultron, Thor then sees that the bomb had been placed in the middle of Times Square and Ultron was uploading the code, Hulk lands and immediately begins attack and distracting Ultron while Iron Man begins to deactivate the bomb, Iron Man struggles to do this as Ultron had encrypted it heavily, Thor joined Hulk in battling Ultron. With the time until detonation decreasing faster each time Iron Man fails to decrypt it, Iron Man tells the Team that he believes he won't be able to stop the team in time, Cap then asks if Black Widow had finished evacuating the civilians yet to which she informs him she hasn't, Cap then tells Iron Man that he has to stop this bomb, Hulk having an understanding of this stops fighting Ultron and leaps to the bomb, grabs it and tears it from the ground as it had been drilled into it takes a massive leap into Earth’s orbit and throws the bomb into space, it detonates and bombards Hulk with Kree energy causing him to transform back into Banner, Iron Man notices this and flies up to catch Banner before he falls to the ground. Thor, overcome, asks for assistance against Ultron, the Team then all begin to attack Ultron, Ultron now badly damaged, Thor then uses Mjolnir and redirects lightning at Ultron and destroys his body, Iron Man the uploads a virus he created to destroy Ultron’s digital mind. Before Ultron is deleted his last words state “This isn’t over...he...is...coming...”.

A few days later, the Daily Bugle dubbed them the Avengers.

Arrival of Galactus

During a post-mission briefing, Nick Fury is suddenly contacted by the Fantastic Four and the X-Men and tell him of an incoming alien that threatens the safety of the world, Nick Fury asks for a source to which the Fantastic Four says a man who serves Galactus told them and the X-Men say that a man from the future has warned them.

With credible sources, Fury orders Stark, Pym and Banner to begin working on a way to stop this incoming threat and Reed Richards also agrees to help. Suddenly Galactus arrives. The Silver Surfer tells them not to completely panic as Galactus always begins a path of destruction shortly before consuming it, Nick Fury orders the Avengers except Hank Pym and Tony Stark, the Fantastic Four except Reed Richards and the X-Men to distract Galactus while Stark, Pym and Richards continue working on a way to stop Galactus.

While working on a way to stop Galactus, the three then discover a dimension and named it the Negative Zone, it supports no life and if they can find a way to get Galactus there, they can beat him. The Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Men return with the Silver Surfer, Cable, Spider-Man and Daredevil. Stark, Pym and Richards notify the heroes of the Negative Zone and their plans on building a dimensional bridge to it and find a way to push him inside of it, they can defeat him. Quicksilver informs them that if they know how to build it and tell him how to build it, he'll use his superspeed to get it built fast, Pym, Stark, Richards and Banner then begin brain storming on how to create a device that can create wormholes.

Suddenly, Galactus arrives and attacks the Triskelion. The heroes begin battling Galactus to hold him off while the Stark and the other brains attempt to blueprint a wormhole device. After a long battle the heroes are defeated by Galactus but luckily the brains have come up with a way of creating a portal device, they wake up Quicksilver to build the mission, although Quicksilver will need a distraction, Banner transforms into the Hulk in a berserker rage and begins pounding Galactus. From looking at the blueprints, Quicksilver builds the device and activates it creating a wormhole. Hulk with a limited understanding keeps on punching Galactus in the direction of the wormhole and attempts to push him into it, as Galactus falls into the wormhole he grabs the Hulk and with no way to escape his fate seems to be sealed.

Until Silver Surfer zooms in and tackles Galactus into the wormhole going inside with him. Quicksilver quickly shuts down the device closing the wormhole forever, after successfully averting the dystopian future Cable hails from, he begins fading from existence. As he is fading, Cable thanks Daredevil, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iceman and Quicksilver for being a family to him when no one else would in the future and he tells Cyclops and Jean Grey that he loves them and hopes to see them again soon.

The next day, Stark and the other Avengers (excluding Steve and Nat) took a leave of absence from the Avengers. Stark as a way of coping from the traumatic events began building multiple armors and gadgets for himself to keep his mind occupied.

Aftermath

For months Stark would resume his playboy lifestyle while on his break from the Avengers as a way to distract him from the Galactus Event. Like Hank Pym, Stark wanted to feel more useful in case an enemy the as big in size as they were a threat like Galactus would ever appear again.

Tony Stark would then begin building an armor, more powerful than he'd ever built before that could even go up against the likes of the Hulk if necessary. Stark would make the armor with a vibranium and adamantium mixed alloy to do this. With the new armor made and ready to go, Stark would feel more confident than ever to get back and join the Avengers.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

Tony has no inherent powers, however the arc reactor that is in his chest provided a source of energy with which he can power high-demand equipment, most notably his series of Iron Man armor suits, the energy output of the reactor when it run on palladium was 8 gigajoules per second. Iron Man's primary powers come from his Iron Man armor.

Abilities

Super-Genius Class Intelligence: Tony Stark is a genius inventor capable of conceiving and building technological advancements far ahead of cutting edge technology. Among his achievements are the miniaturized arc reactors that his father conceived, the J.A.R.V.I.S. artificial intelligence, his Iron Man armor suits, and various advanced weapons technologies. He also has knowledge of Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin.

Trained Combatant: Stark was trained in unarmed combat by Happy Hogan and has become quite physically formidable on his own when the situation demands it.

Strength level

Without his armor Tony Stark possesses the normal strength of a normal human man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise. The armor magnifies Stark's strength to superhuman levels, being able to lift up to 100 tons.

Weaknesses

Arc Reactor Dependence: Stark is reliant on an electromagnetic implant powered by an arc reactor to keep him alive. The removal of it could cause his heart problems to return in a matter of seconds


Paraphernalia

Equipment: Arc Reactor: A power source used not only to power an electromagnet keeping shrapnel out of Tony Stark's heart, but also as a power source for his Iron Man armor.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


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Trivia

  • Tony was born in 1988
  • As children, Tony and Arno were thick as thieves
  • Tony is the fourth smartest man on the planet, behind Reed Richards, Hank Pym and Bruce Banner
  • Tony's armor is made from ancient Celestial technology



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