Tony Stark

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Character
Name: Tony Stark
Occupation: Billionaire Industrialist, Superhero
Title/Rank: Iron Man
Location: United States
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
Other: Wikipedia Marvel.com
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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.[1]

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Comicsverse

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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.

Fandom

Common Tropes and Fanon

  • A+ Parenting Howard Stark's bad parenting is the source of many issues Tony has to deal with in his personal life.
  • Baking AU Baking is a popular trope in courtship fics. Either the prospective romantic partner sends Tony a generous supply of homemade sweets to woo him, or Tony does the baking himself to win his crush over.
  • Curtain fic with various partners.
  • Domestic Avengers, Smartass Family 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)
  • Hatesex, especially with Steve/Tony or Phil Coulson in the MCU.
  • Immortality Tony becomes immortal by eating a Golden Apple (Apple of Idunn). This trope is very popular in Loki/Tony Stark fics, where Loki gives the apple to his lover so they can be together forever. Usually, Tony accepts, but there are a few fics where he declines the offer and leaves a heartbroken Loki behind (see deathfic).
  • Kink with various partners, also due to his reputation as playboy.
  • Little Black Dress, due to his self proclaimed title of playboy.
  • Mutant or supernatural creature Tony (examples)
  • Slavefic Either Tony is enslaved, or he becomes the (reluctant) owner of Loki, who has been sold into slavery by Odin as a punishment for his crimes. Almost always, Tony is uncomfortable with the situation and works hard to find a way to set Loki free, but there are a few darkfics around where Tony takes revange on Loki. Sometimes, a romantic relationship evolves which presents its own set of ethical issues.
  • Whump, often in combination with a Steve/Tony pairing.

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References

  1. elspethdixon in ship_manifesto. Captain America/Iron Man (Marvel Comics), 10 July 2008. (Accessed 21 July 2012)