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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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

May 10, 2020. The Temple of the Acrocalypse!

Where the team goes to check in for potential Apocalypse sightings in their world.

Posted On: 11 May 2020 19:42 (Related Tags: archangel armor atlas counter dazzler ghost-spider iron-man moonstar sunspot)


February 09, 2020. Saving Grace

Lex Luthor helps to put on a charity gala for a new hospital. This, of course, is not his launching of a presidential bid.

Posted On: 09 Feb 2020 17:43 (Related Tags: agent-carter archangel iron-man lex-luthor moonstar white-queen)


February 01, 2020. What a Shock!

Electro attacks a power plant! Heroes intervene! We are all very surprised here.

Posted On: 02 Feb 2020 07:53 (Related Tags: captain-marvel counter crush electro iron-man spider-man superman thor)


January 21, 2020. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Tony enlists the aid of Impulse and the Winter Soldier for a project he's been picking at. Plugging the Speed Force into portal tech? What can possibly go wrong..?

Posted On: 22 Jan 2020 07:46 (Related Tags: impulse iron-man winter-soldier)


January 18, 2020. The Brimstone Social

Lex Luthor throws a party at the Hellfire Club of New York—home to so many movers and shakers—to lay critical groundwork for a political bid.

Posted On: 19 Jan 2020 07:28 (Related Tags: black-king iron-man lex-luthor starfire)


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: 11 May 2020 19:42

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