Tony Stark

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Anthony Edward Stark was an industrialist and business magnate. He was a founding member of the Avengers; former CEO of Stark Industries; president of the Maria Stark and September Foundations; and an advisor to S.H.I.E.L.D. Stark was a noted inventor and former playboy who created mechanized suits of armor, later becoming known as Iron Man.[1]

Born to Stark Industries founder Howard Stark, Tony was born in Manhattan and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating summa cum laude at age 17. Following the death of Howard and Maria Stark, Tony became the CEO of Stark Industries in 1992, becoming the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company at age 21. Under Stark's leadership, Stark Industries significantly altered the weapons industry. In February 2008, Stark was abducted by the Ten Rings in Afghanistan. While in captivity, Stark created a suit of armor with Afghan surgeon Ho Yinsen, allowing him to escape. Stark destabilized Ten Rings forces in the region and announced that Stark Industries would dissolve its weapons production division. Following the duel of Los Angeles, Stark announced he was Iron Man.

Stark's activities as Iron Man attracted congressional and media attention. During the Monaco Grand Prix, he was attacked by Ivan Vanko, whose father Anton worked on an arc reactor with Howard. Stark defeated Vanko in the battle at Stark Expo. During the Chitauri invasion, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury recruited Stark to review Erik Selvig's research on the Tesseract. In the battle of New York, Stark defeated the Chitauri by diverting a nuclear missile towards the Chitauri mothership; consequently, he developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Stark formed the Iron Legion in an attempt to provide world security.

In 2013, Advanced Idea Mechanics' Extremis program became responsible for a series of explosions. Founder Aldrich Killian covered up the incidents under the guise of the "Mandarin" in an insurrection plot. After threatening the Mandarin, Stark's mansion was destroyed. Stark discovered that Killian was responsible for the attacks and defeated him in the battle on the Norco. After the battle, Stark executed the Clean Slate Protocol, destroying his suits of armor, but constructed additional suits during the war on Hydra. Influenced by Wanda Maximoff, Stark was compelled to construct Ultron, a peace-keeping artificial intelligence. Ultron attempted to extirpate humans from Earth. The Avengers defeated Ultron in the battle of Sokovia, but Ultron's plan ultimately resulted in the destruction of the Sokovian capital of Novi Grad.

Remorseful of his activities in Sokovia, Stark supported the establishment of the Sokovia Accords, regulating enhanced individuals under the United Nations. He accused Steve Rogers of harboring Bucky Barnes, an assassin who was framed for the bombing of the Vienna International Centre by Helmut Zemo, beginning the Avengers Civil War. Stark discovered that Barnes was responsible for his parents' deaths and fought with Rogers, effectively ending the Avengers. Stark began assisting Peter Parker and became engaged to Pepper Potts, his former assistant and the CEO of Stark Industries.

During the Infinity War, the Black Order staged an attack on Greenwich Village to steal the Time Stone. Stark, Parker, and Stephen Strange convened on Titan with the Guardians of the Galaxy to defeat Thanos. Following the battle of Titan, Strange gave the Time Stone to Thanos in order to spare Stark's life. Stark and Nebula survived the Snap and escaped on the Benatar, but were stranded in space until they were rescued by Carol Danvers. Upon returning to Earth, Stark retired from his activities as Iron Man and had a daughter, Morgan. In 2023, Scott Lang escaped the Quantum Realm, suggesting Stark use the realm to retrieve the Infinity Stones and undo the Snap. Stark initiated the Time Heist and retrieved the Mind and Space Stones. In the battle of Earth, Stark sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos' army.

History[edit | edit source]

Main article: Iron Man/History

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Tony Stark, "Iron Man", Marvel Cinematic Universe. "I am Iron Man."