|Occupation:||Billionaire Industrialist, Superhero|
|Status:||Alive, occasionally dead|
|Relationships:|| Howard Stark (father), Maria Stark (mother), |
Rumiko Fujikawa (Marvel Comics), Pepper Potts (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Steve Rogers (Earth-3490)
|Fandom:||Iron Man, The Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe|
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Tony Stark (full name Anthony Edward Stark) is the alter ego of Iron Man and the main character of the comic and movie franchise of the same name. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Tony Stark is played by Robert Downey Jr..
The most important thing to know about Tony Stark is that he hates himself. A lot. For various reasons, beginning with survivor’s guilt and ending with alcoholism and years of chronic depression. The second most important thing to know about Tony Stark is that he has a suit of high-tech armor that he loves a whole lot. And a bad heart. Unlikely though it may seem, these two facts are closely connected.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, and weapons manufacturer turned superhero, Tony creates his first Iron Man suit while held prisoner by terrorists in a cave in Afghanistan. After finding out about the betrayal of his mentor Obediah Stane, Tony joins the Avengers Initiative as a consultant. In the final confrontation with the Chitauri, he decides the battle by flying a nuclear warhead into a wormhole and killing the Chitauri mothership. His relationship with Pepper Potts is shown on numerous occasions; most notably in Iron Man 3, where he rescues her from Aldritch Killian and blows up all his Iron Man suits. He is friends with Colonel James Rhodes and Happy Hogan.
Common Tropes and Fanon
- Little Black Dress, due to his self proclaimed title of playboy.
- Domestic Avengers, or Superfamily - Tony is usually at the head of the family.
- Everyone Is Related:
- Genderswap is often used on Tony. When he's female, she's called either Antonia, Toni, or Natasha, the latter due to a comic storyline. (Some examples)
- Whump, often in combination with a Steve/Tony pairing.
- Hatesex, especially with Steve/Tony in MCU.
- Kink with various partners, also due to his reputation as playboy.
- Curtain fic with various partners.
- Mutant or supernatural creature Tony (examples)
- Tony/Pepper Potts
- Tony/Rumiko Fujikawa
- Tony/Natasha Romanova
- Tony/Darcy Lewis
- Tony/Jane Foster
- Tony/Betty Ross
- Tony/Steve Rogers
- Tony/Bruce Banner
- Tony/Phil Coulson
- Tony/Clint Barton
- Tony/Peter Parker
- Tony/Bucky Barnes
- Darcy Stark series by sarcastic_fina, a Darcy fic where she's the daughter of Tony Stark.
- Together We're Both Alone by bendingwind, Darcy Lewis has a mom who used to be a showgirl in Vegas and a dad who is a financial advisor in Santa Fe. She also has a Tony.
- Ironsides by copperbadge, genderswap fic: Antonia Carter Stark takes no shit and no prisoners.
- Space Electric series by icarus_chained, Space AU, with Tony as a technomage that is closely bonded to JARVIS.
- The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by jibrailis. (Steve/Tony) After contracting an Asgardian Virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.
- Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist, a Bruce Wayne/Tony Stark gif (Batman Begins/Iron Man) set.
- spy sometime by kanapy
- Tony and Hoodie yeah by kanapy
- Tony Stark by moishpain
- Cuckoo by fiveyearmission - character study.
- Fear is how I fall by VilyaXxX0llwyna - character study.
- Nothing Suits Tony Stark Like an Iron Suit by Cruciatus.
- Signature Move by nel_ani.
- Iron Man - Tony Stark Tribute - Viva La Vida by RDJrAdmirer.
- The Stark Legacy, a AU Tony Stark & Darcy/Steve vid.
- Everybody Loves Me, a Tony vid.
- oh no!, a Tony vid.
Archives and Communities
- parkerstark, Peter Parker/Tony Stark LJ community
- Fugues Fiction Archive & Recommendations: Iron Man - recommendation site
- Storys tagged Tony Stark - AO3
- Tony centric community at FFN