Iron Man

History

Anthony Edward Stark was a precocious child to say the least. Born to Howard and Maria Stark, it was obvious from a young age that young Tony's mind functioned at a higher level than most of the population of the planet. His father, an inventor, film studio owner, weapons designer, scientist, and world war two hero, knew his son was special and was hard on Tony growing up. Much of Howard and Maria's time was spent on various government projects and secretly on the creation of the group that would become known as SHIELD. As a consequence Tony grew up not really knowing his parents. His closest companion was his father's butler, Edwin Jarvis. He won multiple awards before the age of ten, and the robotics prize from M.I.T. at fifteen but still it seemed nothing he could do would gain his father's approval. Though Jarvis attempted to mend the relationship between the two, it was not to be.

At 21 both his parents fell victim to a tragic car crash, leaving the brilliant engineer the sole inheritor of his family business and fortune. Jarvis raised the younger Stark until he too passed away, leaving Tony for the most part alone. He grew Stark Industries into a giant tech company and continued his father's footsteps of weapons design. He gained a reputation as a superior ass to most people and as playboy. He continued to build and design things without really looking too closely at who used them and where. This changed dramatically when he was the victim of one of his own weapons.

Attacked by insurgents and kidnapped, Tony was forced to reevaluate some life choices as he lay close to death. Shrapnel from a Stark weapon had lodged itself close to his heart and it was only through the help of a fellow kidnapped scientist that he managed to survive. Determined to get out he and his newfound friend combined their efforts, designing an energy source of surprising power and a new type of weapon: a suit of armor that combined all of his ingenuity and technical genius. He escaped, but his new friend died in the attempt. Determined to get to the bottom of things, he returned to the states with a newfound goal.

Once back, he refined his suit as he looked into using it to help people. The public dubbed this new figure 'Iron Man' and the mystery around him swirled. Eventually he was contacted by SHIELD and a press conference was arranged to tell the world that Iron Man was his bodyguard to throw suspicion off himself. Tony once again proved that he's a wild card in the deck as he used it to publicly reveal himself as Iron Man.

He's spent his time since then improving the Iron Man suits and occasionally saving the world. Working with the Iron Man suit has become an obsession, and he is smart enough to know that which is why he signed control of his business over to one Pepper Potts, his longtime assistant. It's better for everyone that way.

Recent Events

In more recent news Stark /has/ been busy in the recent years. His suit-manufacture took a hit when a demon virus infested most of them and he had to blow them up. Typical Stark style afterwards though he has used the mess of that to catapult a new division of research into techo-demon viruses.

…which of course lead to horrible things. And wonderful things. Which is again typical with Tony Stark.

A demon invasion slowed him down further of course, Stark taking a near-mortal wound from a demon lord in the fighting which put him into a coma and out of action for a month. It was only though a modified Extremis virus that he designed that he was able to survive. When he woke up he did help end the demon invasion…only to walk face-first into New York passing a law on Metahuman registration. Which, after he ran the numbers, he decided to be the first major Superhero to actually do it.

…which made people angry of course.

…and which incensed the Brotherhood of Mutants enough that one of them put him /back/ in a coma. After which he woke up /again/…and found out he had lost his company while he was asleep.

Now without his usual access to infrastructure and his infinite supply of suits Stark is in aa bit of a hole. Of course that is usually when he does his best work…

…or digs himself deeper. Time will tell which one.

Personality

To most, Tony Stark is a larger than life figure to most of the people that even know of him. Brilliant inventor, billionaire, playboy, designer and pilot of the Iron Man super suit. Savior of…well he's saved lots of people. He is all the things people know him as, but it goes a little bit deeper than just the surface. To most people he comes off as insulting or condescending, he doesn't always mean too but it happens more than he would like. That's not to say he means to be nice either. Tony Stark isn't exactly nice, even his friends put up with a steady barrage of insults and banter that would drive most people to distraction. The simple reason is Tony simply thinks on a different level than most of the people of the world, he knows it and he acts like it. He is arrogant, but his arrogance is based in the confidence of his own skill. He can actually back it up most times.

Under that fast talking, quip making exterior is a person that is deeply loyal to the people he calls friends. He doesn't make them easily, since most people won't put up with him being…himself. He is also a man that is deeply aware of his own limitations. It bothers him, drives him. To make up for some of the things he's done in the past, and to try to protect what is important to him.

He knows that without the suit, he's just a man. A brilliant man, but he's not endowed with the intrinsic powers of some of the others that he's met in the world. It makes him anxious, and prone at times to very rash decisions.

Ultimately though, what drives Tony Stark is protecting his friends, his loved ones, and his planet from whatever threatens them. Even if it doesn't always seem that way.

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Relationships

Character Sheet

EXTREMIS

Tony Stark started life as a normal, if brilliant, human. Of course with what he can do with things most people figured that wouldn't last. With his pair of near death experiences it isn't any wonder that the thing that saved him also changed him.

It also nearly killed him but you know it didn't so it is fine.

Thanks to the modified Extremis virus though he now posesses some minor abilities that most would consider super human. His strength and speed were increased from what they were, not into superhuman levels but near-peak human. The virus gives him a minor ability to heal himself, it takes a very long time and there is not instant regeneration but it does make him tougher than he was. He also gained the ability to neural interface with his suits and only his suits. His in-armor reaction times have increased considerably because of this and he can now call them with a thought if he needs to do to the crystalline cybernetics implanted by the Extremis systems.+

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Appearances

July 23, 2019. By Way of Kenai, Team 2

In the large effort to recover a batch of missing telepaths, the X-Men, a butler, and two thieves do their part. (Conclusion for the plot Penny for Your Thoughts, Part 2)

Posted On: 25 Jul 2019 11:48 (Related Tags: angel catwoman dazzler domino iron-man moonstar psylocke samael tessa white-queen wolverine)


July 23, 2019. By Way of Kenai, Team 1

In the large effort to recover a batch of missing telepaths, an investigator, an empath, and a SHIELD agent do their part. (Conclusion for the plot Penny for Your Thoughts, Part 1)

Posted On: 25 Jul 2019 11:36 (Related Tags: iron-man jessica-jones raven ulysses-arngrim)


July 04, 2019. Dancing at The Punchline!

The Punchline shows that it knows how to throw a party!

Posted On: 11 Jul 2019 22:05 (Related Tags: angel batgirl batman batwoman black-canary dazzler harley-quinn havok impulse iron-man poison-ivy psylocke raven thor)


June 27, 2019. A Comparison of Notes

Warren, Tony and Dani compare notes about the missing telepaths

Posted On: 29 Jun 2019 11:29 (Related Tags: angel iron-man moonstar)


June 26, 2019. Appare Vestigium

Agent Arngrim heads over to Stark Unlimited to work with Tony on going through those confiscated hard drives.

Posted On: 27 Jun 2019 07:47 (Related Tags: iron-man ulysses-arngrim)


June 24, 2019. It's a Gift

Jessica Jones and Tony Stark compare notes on the missing telepath case.

Posted On: 25 Jun 2019 04:46 (Related Tags: iron-man jessica-jones)


June 22, 2019. BBQ in Kiev

Tony Stark, Impulse, and Raven go to the Ukraine!

Posted On: 25 Jun 2019 03:08 (Related Tags: impulse iron-man raven)


June 11, 2019. Nothing Good

Tony and Warren talk about the missing telepaths and agree nothing good can come of it. Nothing good comes of them conspiring together, either, but that's normal.

Posted On: 11 Jun 2019 04:20 (Related Tags: angel iron-man)


June 10, 2019. Scotch and Kidnappings

Betsy comes to visit a distracted Stark

Posted On: 11 Jun 2019 23:27 (Related Tags: iron-man psylocke)


June 09, 2019. Cup and String

Someone makes Tony Stark aware of the situation plaguing the psychic community.

Posted On: 09 Jun 2019 08:18 (Related Tags: iron-man white-queen)


May 03, 2019. Hot Potato

He's in possession of a gift he never asked for, and now he's got to do something about it. Coulson finally decides who he is going to bring the Registration database to.

Posted On: 04 May 2019 02:50 (Related Tags: iron-man phil-coulson)


April 24, 2019. Moving Forward

Tony has the weirdest dates.

Posted On: 25 Apr 2019 21:39 (Related Tags: domino iron-man)


April 15, 2019. Science Reunion

Bruce Banner Comes Home

Posted On: 16 Apr 2019 03:41 (Related Tags: hulk iron-man)


April 10, 2019. Bug Out

Manhattan has a serious bug problem…

Posted On: 11 Apr 2019 17:10 (Related Tags: domino iron-man)


April 08, 2019. Checks and Balances

Bart invites Tony and Warren to lunch to discuss…other business of the Sentinel type.

Posted On: 09 Apr 2019 17:40 (Related Tags: angel impulse iron-man)


March 30, 2019. When They Came for Mutant Town

The Department of Public Safety tries to bring Mutant Town into legal compliance with MRPSA.

Posted On: 31 Mar 2019 03:36 (Related Tags: angel captain-marvel cypher deadpool domino iron-man jane-foster moonstar poison-ivy secret winter-soldier x-23)


March 28, 2019. Need to Know

Bart drops by Stark Unlimited to see if Tony's got any information about what happened with S.H.I.E.L.D. and any insight on what they can do to help out.

Posted On: 29 Mar 2019 07:11 (Related Tags: impulse iron-man)


March 24, 2019. Attack on the Triskelion: Sleeper

SHIELD is attacked by the Brotherhood. Metahumans are released from their holding cells and Mystique infiltrates.

Posted On: 24 Mar 2019 17:01 (Related Tags: agent-carter agent-may iron-man mystique phil-coulson zatanna-zatara)


March 21, 2019. When in Metropolis

Emma comes to visit Tony Stark in Metropolis, because she absolutely was there anyway for legitimate business reasons.

Posted On: 31 Mar 2019 04:02 (Related Tags: iron-man white-queen)


March 15, 2019. Space Mimosas

Tony and Jess discuss SWORD, Registration, and most important Space Mimosas

Posted On: 16 Mar 2019 06:43 (Related Tags: iron-man spider-woman)


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Full Name: Anthony Edward Stark
Code Name:
Occupation: Genius and Superhero and Rich Guy and Earths Greatest Hero(in his own mind)
Aliases:
Reg. Status: Registered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: SHIELD, Stark Industries, Stark Unlimited, Avengers
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Tech Modified
Age: 38
Height: 5' 7"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Dark
Eye Color: Dark
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Robert Downey, Jr
Theme Song: Iron Man
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: iron-man
Played Since: 11/28/2018

Last Posted Activity: 25 Jul 2019 11:48

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