- Restoring my grandfather and my mother's legacy is now complete. Hydra is long gone but it will never be forgotten, for it has been reincarnated into this new empire I've created that shall take it's place... hail Hydra & long live H.A.M.M.E.R. So in layman terms... I pretty much just saved the world, so you're welcome...
- -- Iron Man
- -- Iron Man
Edward Nathaniel Stark was born to parents Tony Stark (the original Iron Man) and Eliza Schmidt, a daughter of the Red Skull, who was in the alias of the name of "Victoria Hand" when she met his father around the late 1980s. When Hand faked her death after giving birth to Edward, he was brought in by Stark and his soon-to-be-wife Pepper Potts under the couple's care knowing Tony had to bear this responsibility on the fact that he had a child. After revealing that he was the son of the Nazi Party and former Hydra leader by his own mother in secret (whom he secretly meets with often), he had different beliefs while he was growing up with his father (making him more similar to his grandfather) who tried his best to raise him, believing that he should've continued his grandfather's legacy and rule the world to make it better, just like the Red Skull would've had done before it was defeated by heroes, which involved his father and his grandfather's nemesis Captain America along with the rest of the Avengers. Despite his rebellious demeanor and impression towards his parents, Pepper and Tony had enough patience to take care and cherish him, though his father would later found out the true identity of his child's mother, rendering him to keep his eyes on "Victoria Hand," and even his precious son. Overall, Edward Stark grew up knowing he came from the best and worst of both worlds, possessing Stark and Schmidt bloodline on his veins.
Stark was a survivor of Ultron Revolution, thanks to being brought into safety alongside the million other survivors in a secret underground mega-city the size of New York City (also located below and inside New York), which were built and developed by his father and his paternal ancestors in case of "apocalyptic emergencies." After his non-stop gathering for information about humanity's existence, Ultron gained more and more power and superiority against the defenders of humanity, to the point where no one seems to actually prevent him and his movement, which surprisingly lasted for more than 10 years, a decade full of suffering and deaths among the living. The result of the revolution has caused so many destruction and casualties, from the deaths of innocent lives of civilians, both human and mutant, inhuman, or any other varieties or race and the many demises of super-powered individuals, both heroes and villains who sacrificed their lives trying to reclaim humanity's freedom.
Thankfully, the megalomaniacal machine was finally stopped inside his Sanctuary by the combined efforts and plan of every hero and villain all over the world who still remained surviving, creating the Ultron Resistance. Sadly, the final day of Ultron Revolution costed so much casualties, taking the lives of several heroic individuals, most notably were the Thing, the Hulk, Black Panther, Captain America, and even Ultron's own father and creator, Hank Pym, who Ultron had brutally killed out of rage and revenge, and countless more bodies of the fallen kept on dropping by the moment.
Ultron ultimately paid his own final price for the abusive things that he had done to this reality, and was finally defeated by his co-creator and second father, Iron Man who used his last resort against Ultron, who brutally beats down and damages his physical form to a pulp, before deleting and deactivating his seemingly, overpowered consciousness, one last time, marking a true end for the Ultron Revolution. Edward was somewhat relieved that the machine's reign of terror had reached its finish line, but was nevertheless distraught that his mother and maternal grandfather was two of those who were either unfortunately mission in action or perished throughout the ten years of Ultron Revolution. He has never felt more alone and no one to relate to, making him determined to begin his mission and dedicate his life into preventing the legacy of his maternal lineage's greatest work, Hydra, from ever fading into obscurity.
Building the Empire
After his father's heroic death in battle with several reactivated Ultron sentries, in which Edward was actually the one secretly responsible in reactivating them, a deceitful Edward decided to take the mantle of the Iron Man in order to succeed his father's mantle as a front to convince the very people who saw him as a trustworthy ally to the public, using it in his own delusional hands and started building a tyrant organization known as H.A.M.M.E.R. to resurrect Hydra's legacy and rule the world. Eventually, the three-year technological depression that the world was facing due to Ultron Revolution slowly came into an end, after the helpful efforts of Tony Stark's son, Edward Stark, he slowly started funding the surviving and new politicians into rebuilding and reforming the United Nations and the temporarily established World Government once again, as they another lifetime mission in order to reunite the entire world, and achieve world what he perceive as peace once more through his New World Order in the form of his global Empire succeeding the objective of Hydra into a far better one, its second generation.
During the new United States presidential election of the early 2020s, Stark confidently endorsed former General Thunderbolt Ross, "believing" that he would truly lead America into a brighter future after the Technological Depression, the Ultron Revolution's fallout, unbeknownst to everyone else but Stark himself and a few loyal followers that he was merely a powerful front to legally authorize his discreet and questionable activities as H.A.M.M.E.R.'s director. Impressing Ross with his genius mind and flawless charms, Edward was eventually convinced by the former to be his running mate as Vice President, to which Edward humbly accepted.
As one of his to induce fear into the recovering society and let the people be comfortable under his protection, Stark hired mercenaries to series of tragic bombings across New York's Central Park anonymously. Hundreds to thousands of people were killed during the great fire, which unfortunately had followed right after the events of the bombing. After the tragic incident during the bombings at Central Park, many unfortunate incidents have also followed the following night confirming the deaths of several heroes and villains across New York, both who were active and retired after the Ultron Revolution. Those included the apparent assassinations of several heroes and villains, numerously Iron Fist and other members of Heroes for Hire, Cyclops and several other mutants, Magneto inside his kingdom in Genosha, Hawkeye, Daredevil inside his apartment, and numerous more mutants and heroic individuals who previously fought during the Ultron Revolution. All of this were in fact, Edward Stark's morbid and inhumane work, deeming it necessary for his ultimate goal to work, ensuring that there would be no powerful surviving superheroes to find out his plans and get in his way to get the way it should be, under his leadership and guidance.
The New World Order
When Stark promoted his new governmental system to the public, the people who would become the founding members of the Resistance started becoming confused and wondered what was really the true intentions of Stark for S.H.I.E.L.D. and the current government. The young future Resistance members had also realized that everything started becoming much darker and weirder with the entire society since the Technological Depression of the early 2020s, since Edward Stark had already taken over S.H.I.E.L.D.'s directorate and somehow he even manages to convince the president to suddenly change the form of U.S.A's government, causing for the rise of this newly-developed organization that was as H.A.M.M.E.R. to permanently replace S.H.I.E.L.D., which was also led by Stark once again. This action rendered the Empire to secretly rise, signaling the upcoming resurgence of Hydra's new second generation and finally establish a new world order within the clueless and desperate society forever tarnished by Ultron's long-term legacy.
Battling the Resistance
With the treachery of Ross against H.A.M.M.E.R., Stark effectively took the executive position of succeeding him as the President of the United States of America. Throughout the mid throughout the late 2020s, Stark and the Empire faced his resistance, which consisted of young and old surviving heroes, despite already branding them to the public as outlaws. Stark had the Empire's main forces: consisting of the genetics-based conglomerate Alkali Corporation, the organized criminal network known as The Syndicate, the science-based terrorist organization Advanced Idea Mechanics, and the international terrorist group that was Ten Rings, to help him patrol and govern every border of every nation across the world to keep him under the "care" and "development" of the Empire's order. With the success of Edward Stark's New World Order taking the place of a fairly-democratic government system of the United States along with the United Nations and the cooperation of most countries in support of his one-world government, the Dark Ages continues on this already-damned planet.
Downfall of the Empire
Unfortunate for Stark, the downfall of his organization and his allies was a very crucial factor in turning the favors of victory into the heroic resistance that ensured their victory against his empire, thus making any room to get his rule back quite impossible. Having no other choice but to let his adversaries play into his own ego (despite knowing and analyzing through every scenario how defeated he was, he was still in denial), Iron Man and his last last surviving allies took their last stand at the last Alps headquarters, the last functioning H.A.M.M.E.R. headquarters until Stark himself had met his fate with a battle against the heroic resistance. Initially thinking he had the upper hand to eradicated all of his resistors, Stark unavoidably met his fateful defeat at the hands of an enraged and empowered Ross, who was now the Hulk, with the assistance of his uncle Arno Stark and the best friend of his father that was Jim Rhodes, deeming himself to Edward as the true successive embodiment of Iron Man seeing Edward to fail into becoming what his father hoped him to be, and instead descend into the worst version of a Stark none of them thought was possible of happening.
The four went to battle to the death while the headquarters collapses in the process, in which Stark continuously harming himself, failing to admit that his suit of armor is irreversibly malfunctioning, causing his own doing every time he inflicts a heavy attack against the heroes until it explodes, fatally wounding him one last time. Taking his last breath, the fatally-wounded Stark simply mocked Ross and Rhodes that society would without the guidance of his empire and new order. Ross simply that he talked too much and that he has idolized his grandfather too much that has turned him to the monster who he was now, trying to make Edward see their argument that there could've been a better way to bring peace without restricting the people's freedom. Edward simply snickered realizing that his father's long-time allies' have a point, but it was too late for him to change into the good son that his late father would've expected him to be. Stark smiled as he fully succumbed to his severe wounds and died of blood loss, much to the heroes, though assured that his tyranny was finally over after half a decade of his authoritative rule across the planet as it is now dismantled for the greater good, ensuring that peace and freedom is restored at last.
Powers and Abilities
Cybernetically Enhanced Physiology: Thanks to the Repulsor Tech node implanted in his chest, which his father also originally had as the first Iron Man, Edward is also able to interact with different types of energies and forces a normal human can't, since it is linked to his brain. Edward used his own heavily modified variant of the Extremis virus (based on his uncle Arno Stark's formula on the virus) to rewrite his cells so his body could function much more efficiently.
- Energy Emanation
- Magnetic Force-Field
- Electrical Fields Detection
- Enhanced Senses
- Enhanced Strength
- Enhanced Healing and Durability
- Direct Cybernetic Interface
- Wireless Communication
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Regenerative Systems
- Limited Shape-shifting
Iron Man Armor
Iron Man's primary powers mostly come from his armored suit.
- Suiting up the Iron Armor: The armor used to require several machines to put on the suit, in a lengthy process. Later, this was changed to having it in a suitcase, which shortened the suiting up time, but was not very effective on the battlefield.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Speed
- Power Cells
- Energy Conversion Power Recharge
- Self-Contained Life-Support System & Environmental Protection
- Onboard Computer
- Sensor Array
- Enhanced Durability
- Energy Shield
- Repulsor Rays
- Pulse Bolts
- Energy Blade
- Pulse Barrage
- Smart Missiles
- Hyper-velocity Impact
- Plasma Discharge
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|* Higher values represent enhancements granted by a standard Iron Man armor.|
- Super-Genius Class Intelligence
- Expert Engineer
- Expert Businessman
- Expert Tactician
- Skilled Combatant
- Indomitable Will
- Class 15+ (with armor)
- Class 5 (without armor)
- R.T. node Dependence
- Substance Addiction
- Iron Man Armors
Transportation: Stark owns a number of vehicles. Some of them have been modified, such as a Ferrari capable of flight.
Weapons: Similar to his father's weapons.
- No special notes.
- ↑ Modern Comics: Iron Man Vol 1 10
- No trivia.
- Appearances of Edward Stark (Earth-61616)
- Character Gallery: Edward Stark (Earth-61616)
- Quotations by Edward Stark (Earth-61616)
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