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We’re bringing up the holographic schematics and outlining how Tony Stark goes from a genius weapons designer with no heart to Iron Man, a self-sacrificing superhero with a heart of gold. This is the entire Iron Man MCU timeline, finally explained. Consider it all the proof you need that Tony Stark has a heart.
So let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we? Tony Stark basically comes out of the womb a genius. At age 4, he builds a circuit board. At age 6, he builds a V8 engine. By 17 years old, he graduates summa cum laude at MIT, and seems poised to take over Stark Industries whenever his genius father Howard feels ready to pass the buck. Unfortunately, after Howard’s assassination in 1991 by a brainwashed Bucky Barnes who was working as the Winter Soldier his partner Obadiah Stane takes over Stark Industries until Tony turns 21 and takes back his company. From there, it’s a wild ride of building new technology and weapons for the American military for the next decade, while ticking off just about everyone in the scientific community.
When viewers officially meet Tony Stark in 2008’s Iron Man, he’s at a weapons exhibition in Afghanistan to showcase “The Jericho,” a missile system that uses repulsor technology to increase effectiveness.
On the way back from a successful presentation, Tony is kidnapped by a terrorist organization known as the Ten Rings that want him to build them their own Jericho missile.
The explosive kidnapping leaves Tony with some shrapnel buried near his heart, kept temporarily at bay with the use of an electromagnet powered by a car battery. With his fellow captive Ho Yinsen, Tony upgrades the electromagnet in his chest into an arc reactor to keep his heart safe. Then he builds his first suit of armor: the Mark I a clunky mobile suit packed full of weaponry which he dons to escape the Ten Rings. Sadly, Ho Yinsen doesn’t survive the escape. With his dying breath, he begs Tony to do something important with his life.
Nothing like a near-death experience and the tragic passing of the dude who saved your life to really shake up your core principles, huh? Keep watching the video to see Iron Man’s entire MCU timeline finally explained.
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Tony Stark, billionaire jerk | 0:17
Enter Iron Man | 1:57
Whiplashed! | 3:28
Looking to the past | 4:49
The Iron Avenger | 6:13
The Anxious Avenger | 7:23
Age of oopsies | 8:41
Who killed Howard Stark? | 10:15
With great power comes… | 11:45
“Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.” | 12:58
The ultimate sacrifice | 14:12
Even dead, I’m the hero | 15:38