Marvel is always associated with iconic characters that have stood the test of time. Now many of these characters are making their way to the big screen through Marvel Studios. One of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe is Iron Man.
Iron Man is the atypical hero that seems to captivate the attention and the interest of fans around the globe. There are several reasons that Iron Man resonates with fans and here are some of the reasons that he makes such a great hero.
Tony Stark has the quality of humanity in his character. He suffered from life threatening toxins from the device that kept him alive. Stark has struggles just like anyone else. He faced life threatening situations and did so with a heroic courage. Stark is faced with personal limitations that stretch his character and shape who he becomes.
2. Life Change
Tony Stark was an incredible self-centered character. His playboy billionaire lifestyle would radically change following his dramatic injuries. Stark received wounds to his chest and required the installation of an electromagnet to keep the shell fragments from penetrating his heart. This event changed his life and pushed him in the direction of becoming Iron Man.
Iron Man is one of the most passionate of the heroes and is constantly pushing the limits of what he is capable of doing. His passion would be the driving forces that united the Avengers following their seeming defeat against Loki on the helicarrier. Stark pulled the team together and attacked the invading army with great zeal and determination.
Iron Man took charge of the situation in the first Avengers film. He provided a positive leadership when the team needed it the most. He was willing to sacrifice himself to save the city of New York. Stark redirected the nuclear missile aimed at Manhattan into the dimensional gateway and nearly died in the process. All of this proves again what an incredible hero Iron Man truly is.
5. Personal Development
Stark is constantly developing himself and his arsenal of armor to help protect the world. The constant creation of new armors became an amazing asset in the last Iron Man film when he faced a troop of soldiers enhanced with the Extremis serum.
We have not seen the last of the armor clad Avenger because he will suit up again in the Age of Ultron. Marvel continues to create new characters and new movies but Iron Man still holds a special place in the hearts of many fans as a great hero.