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25 Stunning Facts About Iron Man That You Didn’t Know

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Iron Man was introduced in 1963, in the comic Tales of Suspense #39 created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby. Since then the definition of the superhero was recrafted with the charisma of Iron Man. His alter ego Tony Stark is a rich weapon manufacturer and owner of Stark Industries and when he was kidnapped by terrorists in Afganistan, his life was changed to how it is now. Here are 25 Stunning Facts About Iron Man That You Didn’t Know.

Sadly Tony dies in Marvel Cinematic Universe(Oops! Spoiler), giving Avengers: Endgame an emotional and heartbreaking ending. MCU gave Iron Man his own trilogy and included him in many other films like Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, by which we got to learn a lot about Tony Stark, but that’s not all. There are many other facts and Trivia, that you need to know about this Playboy.

Check out these 25 Stunning Facts About Iron Man That You Didn’t Know:

  • Tony Stark is an Alcoholic

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Wondering what does he do with the money? He spends it on drinking his favorite booze. Though it was not specified in the movies of MCU. Tony Stark is an alcoholic. He even has a comic book titled ‘Iron Man: Demon in A Bottle’ in which it was clearly shown.

  • His full name is Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark

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Yeah, he is called Tony most of the time, but he’s got a big name which is rarely addressed. Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark is his full name.

  • The tongue was AI System

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Iron Man’s suit is voice operated with the help fo AI system. But that wasn’t the case back in 1963, Tony Stark used to operate the suit by pushing buttons and switches using his tongue inside the helmet.

  • Autobot suit

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Transformers is another tech-savvy movie franchise, which has cars and trucks transforming into giant robots. Similar to this idea, Tony Stark made a suit with name Model 53, which can transform into a flying car.

  • Memorial sacrifice

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When the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D Norman Osborn also known as the Green Goblin wanted to know secret identities of other superheroes, which Tony knew, the billionaire immediately rebooted his own mind to wipe out all his memory. It caused severe damage to his brain.

  • Young successor

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Tony once stepped down from being Iron Man and passed down his mantle to a 15-year-old kid named Riri Williams. She happens to be a young MIT graduate like Tony Stark. She built an Iron Man suit all by herself in her dorm room and went by the name Ironheart.

  • True Family

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In comic Iron Man #17, it was revealed that Tony was an adopted child of Howard and Maria Stark. Before Tony, it is said that Howard and Maria had a child named Arno, who’s been hiding since their death.

  • Iron Man was hated

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There were bad times for the man in an Iron suit too. During Marvel’s Civil War in comics, Tony Stark became an antagonist who was involved in hunting down other superheroes who refused to sign the accords of the government. Because of that, he was hated.

  • Iron Lantern exists

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Back in 1996, Marvel and DC joined hands to come up with Amalgam Comics, which included a crazy combination of Marvel’s Tony Stark and DC’s Hal Jordan. And the superhero name given to this combined character was Iron Lantern. Whom did he fight? Well, Mandarinestro!

  • Purposeful hate

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Stan Lee actually wanted to challenge himself and create a superhero whom the audience generally would hate. In the 1960s, most of the readers have been anti-war and military, which means most of them should have been against a weapons manufacture like Tony Stark. But that is not the case right now, Iron Man is one of the most famous superheroes and probably the most loved.

  • Wanna become Iron Man?

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The website Mashable calculated everything that IronMan owns, from his suits to his house, from his cars to his gadgets and came to a conclusion that its costs estimated $10 billion dollars to become Iron Man. If you happen to be a billionaire and have $10 billion at hand, better luck in becoming Iron Man.

  • It wasn’t all by Stan Lee

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Yes, Stan Lee is the one who created Iron Man and many more superheroes that are world famous. But the first issue where Iron Man was introduced in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963), Stan Lee wasn’t the one who wrote the first appearance of Iron Man due to his busy schedule. It was written by Larry Lieber.

  • The man without a suit

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After learning that he isn’t enough strong without the suit, Tony asked Steve Rogers aka Captain America to teach him to fight and defend himself at any given situation.

  • Iron Man’s helmet had a nose

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In 1974, Stan Lee saw drawing of Iron Man and noticed it didn’t have a nose. He asked the illustrator why there wasn’t a nose and instead of replying with obvious answer(it is a helmet), the illustrator drew a nose and it stayed that way until Lee realized that it gave a bad look and had the nose removed.

  • Tony owns Area 51

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In the real world, Area 51 is known for its controversies and many believe that is used to hide things related to aliens. In the Marvel Universe, Tony Starks owns Area 51 which he purchased from the government. He used it to hide reality stone, which is one of the 6 Infinity stones.

  • Too young to be intelligent

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Just at the age of 15, Tony began his graduation at MIT and graduated at 17 with a master’s degree in chemical engineering.

  • Weight lifting

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When Iron Man’s suit is fully charged, it can lift up to 100 tons, which is almost 90718.5 Kg(200,000 lbs). While Tony has made different suits to fight all Avengers at unavoidable circumstances, HulkBuster, which is made for the sole purpose to fight the Incredible Hulk can almost lift up 175 tons.

  • Story behind J.A.R.V.I.S

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J.A.R.V.I.S is known to be the AI system Tony uses for his day to day activities, in the comics, Jarvis is an actual human being who is Stark family’s butler. His real name is Edwin Jarvis, who took care of Tony after his parents died. In Avengers: Endgame, there was an ultimate cameo of the real Jarvis.

  • Alternate reality

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In an alternate universe, Tony Stark is born as a woman named Natasha Stark, her superhero name is Ironwoman(of course). In this universe, events occur in such a way, where Natasha falls in love with Steve Rogers and ends up marrying him. This is the most craziest Stunning Facts About Iron Man.

  • Imagine Tom Crusie to be Iron Man

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Robert Downey Jr. is born to play Iron Man and that is a universal fact. But before RDJ came to audition for the role, Marvel approached Tom Cruise to play the role, which he turned down because he did not like the script. Well, the truth might be, he knew he was not meant for the role, lol!

  • True Inspiration

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Not sure it Iron Man really exists, but Tony Stark for sure existed. Stan Lee revealed that he took the inspiration of Tony Stark from Howard Robard Hughes Jr., who was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist.

Yeah, missed the playboy thing.

  • Mandarin almost made it to Iron Man(2008)

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In the early scripts of the first Iron Man movie. Mandarin was the villain, but later on, Jon Favreau excluded him from the story for various reasons, one of which he claims is, the character was too fantastical.

  • Tony in blood

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Coming to the auditions part, Robert Downey Jr. actually wore a tuxedo(Tony’s style) to audition for Iron Man. Back then, Robert was going through a tough time of his career and wanted a big break. Kevin Feige and Jon Favreau strongly wanted Robert to play the role for his talent and also because his personal demons which were similar to those of Tony Stark.

  • Cash cow

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From being bankrupt to top 10 highest paid actors, Robert Downy Jr. tops the list of highest paid Avenger. It is said that he at least made $75 million from Avengers: Infinity War and with Endgame, he would have made even more.

  • No script, but ok!

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The first Iron Man movie’s shooting began without a complete script. Dialogues and most of the script was finalized on spot. Jeff Bridges who played Iron Monger said he did not know what the dialogues were until he reached the set. Jon Favreau had to rush the making of the film and he improvised most of the movie while shooting it.

  • Unwanted rights

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It took more than 15 years for the development of Iron Man. The rights of Iron Man were first in the hands of Universal Pictures which they sold to Fox. Fox had no idea about what to do with it and later sold it to a new line. Eventually, Marvel got the rights back and made the movie Iron Man in 2008, the rest is history.

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