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In Iron Man 3, about 25 minutes into the movie, one of Aldrich Killian's henchman walks over to a guy, and asks,

"Can you regulate?".

Then Happy Hogan bumps into the person who was asked, making him drop the suitcase. Out of the suitcase drops a bunch of silvery metal things, that look sort of like dogtags. What were those things, and why did the guy want them?

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They were vials of the Extremis drug. The guy injected himself, couldn't "regulate" the effect, and then exploded, being turned into a bomb.

  • Does the drug need to be injected multiple times then? – higgs241 Jul 17 '13 at 15:11
  • @higgs241 no, only once i believe. i think they were selling it as a drug to create the bombs. – DForck42 Jul 17 '13 at 15:53
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    Well, to be fair, I'm pretty sure they deliberately over-dosed him, to turn him into an unwitting bomb. That is, he actually could regulate... And he was supposed to be one of the original soldiers, I think; so they weren't really selling it to just random people. – Clockwork-Muse Jul 17 '13 at 16:09
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The Extremis formula was designed to "upgrade" people's DNA and make them super human. Unfortunately, the formula has a kind of addictive effect on some people and they take too much too quickly and they turn themselves into a bomb.

Aldrich Killian needed to cover his tracks when these explosions occured, so he created The Manderin to explain them.

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    This is a good recap of Killian's general plan, but you might want to elaborate in which way it answers the actual question asked here. – Napoleon Wilson Nov 15 '15 at 1:43

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