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Iron Man – The Most “Hearty” Superhero in the Marvel Universe

Iron Man is one of the best superheroes and one of the highest grossing movies as well. He is also fan’s favorite character from Avengers. He is a man of many talents and is unusually cocky, sarcastic and borderline complacent most of the time.

Iron Man AKA Anthony "Tony" Stark has an extraordinary story that has shaped what he is today.

A boy Genius

Iron Man born as Anthony "Tony" Stark was a boy genius who went to MIT to pursue electrical engineering at tender age of just 15. He was always fascinated by the buildings and machines. With two masters degrees, he went to join his parent’s company Stark Industries. But, he hardly feels at home there and instead chooses to lead a life of a reckless playboy, partying and womanizing. Everything changes when his parents die in a horrible accident and he inherits the company at the age of 21. But, he is not good at doing business so he promotes his secretary Pepper Potts to the position of executive assistant so that she can handle all the workload while he can do whatever he likes.

 How He turned into a Superhero

For what Tony Stark is he is also a self-made superhero. During a visit to one of his international plants where is he developing a military hardware, he is attacked by the gang of terrorists led by the Sin-Cong revolutionary Wong Chu. A piece of shrapnel gets stuck near Tony’s heart when a landmine blows off.  He is taken as a prisoner by Wong Chu and there he meets Professor Ho Yinsen, a world-famous physicist whom Tony admired. Wong-Chu orders both of them to build advanced weaponry for his forces. Instead, Tony and the professor build powerful iron armor with a magnetic field generator that can prevent the shrapnel from reaching his heart as he realized that the thing could kill him. They decide to use the armor to escape but the professor has to risk his life to help Tony escape.

After the great escape Tony has something to worry about. He cannot remove the chest plate of the armor he had built as it helps him live. In other words, it has taken over as his heart. And, he also has to keep the suit safe and hidden from others.  He constantly works towards making the armor better. He is the co-founder of the Avengers – he has funded the organization and he is also a member of the superheroes team.

After discovering what devastating effect his weapon making projects can have on people and the world he shifts his focus in computer and machinery to make the world a better place.  He is constantly at war with his rivals and other villains. He used his armor power to fight them off.

During all these years he had a great deal of changes. He still has problems with his alcoholism, but he is coping, he is a member of the S.H.I.E.L.D and other organization that works to protect the people from the evil powers of villains.

Iron Man is one of the most popular superheroes. Unlike others, he is a self-made superhero without having any extraordinary powers bestowed upon him. He is filthy rich and doesn’t hesitate to show off, but he has also invested in some disruptive technology to make the world a safer and better place. Iron Man has inspired a plethora of merchandise from toys to wallpapers and cool t-shirt designs. He is your modern-day superhero who knows how to use the technology.


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