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.+p

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.

RP Hooks

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.+

Miscellaneous

Gallery

Appearances

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)


February 25, 2019. Of Suits, Starrs and Starks

Peter Parker makes his first foray into Metropolis in ever to engage in the time honored tradition of mentee and father figure: asking for stuff.

Posted On: 25 Feb 2019 07:26 (Related Tags: iron-man spider-man)


February 23, 2019. Somewhere Safe to Go

"I'm going home. I'll decide if I'm coming back later." Spoken as she stormed out of the Triskelion, Agent Merrow did not in fact go home, returning to a safehouse she used with Rachel Grey-Summers during the hell invasion — a safehouse that was in fact owned by Tony Stark. At wit's end, Sloane finally reaches out for help…

Posted On: 23 Feb 2019 14:26 (Related Tags: iron-man merrow rachel-grey-summers)


February 22, 2019. IT'S FINE, JANE!

It's really not fine when 'quantum racetrack' is on the table.

Posted On: 23 Feb 2019 06:24 (Related Tags: iron-man jane-foster winter-soldier)


February 18, 2019. Billion-dollar Advice

Danny Rand asks Tony Stark for advice. Probably not the best idea.

Posted On: 19 Feb 2019 23:25 (Related Tags: iron-fist iron-man)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. II

The Joker's party may be crashed but he intends to have the last laugh.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:27 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


February 18, 2019. The World's Greatest Party Pt. I

Who ordered the clowns? Someone's throwing a party of explosive proportions at Stark Tower. Unfortunately some people didn't get the memo.

Posted On: 14 Feb 2019 10:02 (Related Tags: atli batman boomerang harley-quinn impulse iron-man joker pepper-potts raven)


February 09, 2019. Meeting of the Mines

Tony Stark. Lex Luthor. Egos Unite?

Posted On: 09 Feb 2019 22:34 (Related Tags: iron-man lex-luthor)


February 09, 2019. New Beginning. Unlimited Potential.

Stark unveils his registration plans. It's selling Stark Industries.

Posted On: 09 Feb 2019 08:16 (Related Tags: iron-man superman)


January 20, 2019. Surprise, Surprise

Tony comes to Emma in order to confess a recent conversation upstate… and to make an offer.

Posted On: 20 Jan 2019 15:17 (Related Tags: iron-man white-queen)


January 19, 2019. You're Fired Bro

Owen finds out that Bart is now the majority shareholder of Stark Industries. This bit of good news leads to a bit of bad news.

Posted On: 20 Jan 2019 04:59 (Related Tags: boomerang impulse iron-man)


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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: 04 May 2019 02:50

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