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Iron Man
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Anthony Stark was a millionaire playboy who founded Stark Industries, the largest weapons manufacturer in the United States. While field testing one of his latest weapons in Vietnam, Tony and his group were attacked by enemy forces. Tony was struck in the chest by a piece of shrapnel from an exploding bomb, and he was taken captive. He was forced to develop a super weapon for his captors, but he secretly used their laboratory to develop a magnetic chest plate that would keep the shrapnel in his chest from piercing his heart and killing him. He ended up designing an entire iron suit that he used to escape his captors, and he returned to the States. He was forced to continue to wear the iron chest plate, for if he removed it the shrapnel would kill him. He turned his curse into a productive blessing, and became Iron Man, a superhero devoted to protecting the innocent. 

He constantly upgraded his armor, utilizing repulsor rays, augmenting his strength to great levels and giving him the ability to fly. He eventually stopped selling weapons after realizing that they could be put to evil use, and he later had surgery to remove the shrapnel from his chest. He briefly turned the mantle of Iron Man over to his friend James Rhodes, but he had since returned and Rhodes became War Machine. The Iron Man of today is the most powerful ever. He sports the most advanced weaponry, and his suit is able to collapse and fit in his briefcase. Although no longer required to wear the armor full-time, Stark still feels a great responsibility to correct all the wrongs his company's weapons have caused.
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Marvel Super Heroes


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Page Updated:  Nov. 2nd, 2023

Iron Man has been an iconic Marvel character for a long time... it only makes sense he'd eventually make it to a fighting game. He has a few different visual incarnations, but that iconic red & gold suit of armor is always immediately recognizable. Visually, I think I like his MSH/MVC2 version the most... but his movie/MVC3 version is pretty badass too.

His fighting game debut in Marvel Super Heroes was spot on. Capcom made him into a really cool-looking and fun-to-use fighting game character. At the time of his debut, he had one of the biggest super moves in fighting game history... PROTON CANNON!!! It was (and still is) one of the most epic super moves ever! Iron Man didn't evolve as a fighting game character until MVC3. His updated costume resembles his movie version, which is cool, and his classic mannerisms & moves look excellent in 3D. Personally, I'm not a huge Iron Man (mostly because he's overused in the movies / Avengers series), but Capcom did a great job with all of his fighting game appearances.

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