Strength 4X (16X)
Hand Size 5 (30)
Calling: Responsibility of Power
Hindrance: Triggered Powerless / Addicted to Alcohol
Aerial Combat, Gadgetry, Repair
Bionics, Computers, Electronics, Weapon Systems
Powered Armor 16 (All powers at same Intensity)
Ability Boost (Strength)
Invisibility to Radar and Sonar
Life Support (Limit: One Hour)
Resistance (to corrosion, cold,
electricity, Fire and Radiation)
Much like his father before him, Tony Stark was born into privilege and wealth that shaped him into both a jaded, cynical playboy and a successful industrialist. His worldview changed when he was grievously wounded and taken captive while touring a war-torn area where Stark Industry weapons were being tested. From parts his captors wanted made into weapons, Tony cobbled together the first Iron Man suit and used it to escape. His eyes now opened by his first-hand knowledge of the bloody and violent legacy behind his family’s wealth, as well as by witnessing the death of the man who helped him build the suit, Stark had a change of soul. He turned the same focus he had previously used to build his family’s business toward helping humanity directly with the same technology.
As Iron Man, Stark was a founding member of the Avengers. He has helped support the team either personally or financially during its many incarnations. Though his personal problems have occasionally forced him from the team, as well as cost him multiple businesses and multiple fortunes, he has always rebuilt and eventually returned to his allies in the good fight.
Tony Stark is a dichotomy. On the one hand, he is a caring humanitarian, a brave and philanthropic soul who works tirelessly for a better world; on the other, he is a womanizer and recovering alcoholic who tries to bury his insecurities and fears in an endless parade of meaningless relationships or at the bottom of a bottle. Stark’s towering intellect carries with it a degree of arrogance, and Stark sometimes has trouble grasping why people don’t simply see the world as he does. This makes him self-assured in his conclusions, but also hardheaded and more than a bit self-righteous.
Abilities & Resources
A brilliant futurist and engineer, Tony Stark has few intellectual peers, even in a world with minds like Reed Richards and Henry Pym.
As Iron Man he wears a sophisticated suit of powered armor that he constantly upgrades and redesigns to keep at the cutting edge. The full capabilities change over time, but the suit always boasts a combination of force-field reinforced armor, sophisticated sensor suites, flight systems, strength-augmentation, and an array of energy-based weapons such as repulsor blasts fired from its palms and a broad EM-spectrum unibeam unleashed from the suit’s chestplate. Custom modifications to specific models include space-worthy suits, stealth suits with advanced EM cloaking abilities, and a large model focused on strength and durability designed to go toe-to-toe with the Hulk.
The Stark fortune is legendary, and Tony’s periods of insolvency brief. Whatever their current form, his businesses always give him access to brilliant minds other than his own and usually substantial manufacturing capabilities on a global scale. He also has a loyal circle of friends who have braved terrible challenges for him— James Rhodes, his former pilot and sometimes bodyguard who wears the War Machine armor; Virginia “Pepper” Potts, his former assistant and lasting close friend; and Harold “Happy” Hogan, his former chauffeur, sometimes bodyguard, and constant confidante.