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Iron Man is constantly tinkering, and each suit evolution gets a new name - Mark 1 was built in the cave in the mountains, Mark 2 was built in his lab and has tech to deal with the icing problem etc. In this scene, he is developing the Mark 42 suit (https://ironman.fandom.com/wiki/Mark_42). The suit can arrive in multiple pieces that can slot on ...


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What Tony is injecting are the Subcutaneous Implants for controlling Mark 42, otherwise known as: JARVIS: Mark 42, inbound. Tony: I'll be damned. The prodigal son returns. Source: Springfield! Springfield@ - Iron Man 3 The Mark 42 also features the unique ability to control itself when Tony Stark isn't inside his suit or when Mark 42 is A.I-deactivated. ...


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The remainder of the movie makes it clear that he's talking about the Vice President. However, the VP is not Killian's boss, he's Killian's "patron". Killian is actually calling the shots, and the VP acting as a "puppet leader" on his behalf. You'll note that, when Rhodes tries to warn the White House that someone is going to try to abduct the president, he ...


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That saying means, essentially, that it's just as productive to learn from someone else's mistake as it is to be the pioneer. Tony Stark is the pioneer, but Killian took Maya Hansen's Extremis virus and took that to the next level. It was just a way for Killian to say that he and Stark are peers, whereas Stark seems to think just about everyone else is ...


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To provide actual evidence, earlier in the film, first there is the voicemail that Tony leaves for Pepper: [Back at Tony's house, which is now surrounded by emergency rescue and news reporters, Pepper stands alone and looks at one of Tony's shattered Iron Man helmets, she notices a red flashing light inside the helmet and as she puts the helmet on she ...


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Most likely at then it was done on purpose, sorta like those pranks you see in teen high school films/series where the geeky guy gets called out to some location only to get stood up or something just an embarrassing happen (ie. sprinklers going off). In the flashback at the start of the film we see a young Killian who's rambles, stumbles and looks like ...


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While the “technical” in-universe answer is he’s injecting subcutaneous implants to control the Mark42 armor, Stark performs many technical tasks they don’t show us on screen. The entire Iron Man 3 storyline is about addiction - Tony is addicted to his legion of suits, all the baddies are addicted to Extremis... Showing Tony “shooting up”, basically, is a ...


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Pulling from the The Comic Board Forum (and from IM3), we know that: December 31, 1999, Tony Stark learns about Extremis from Maya Hansen. October, 2006, Aldrich Killian injects himself with Extremis. February, 2008, Killian goes on to find new recruits (including Ellen Brandt, Chad Davis, Eric Savin, and Jack Taggert) to test Extremis on. Some of the ...


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Given he's both a playboy billionaire, and previous movies have shown he manufactured his suits himself, I'd say it's safe to assume he fabricated them using his own resources. He came out to the public as Iron Man at the end of the first film, so he doesn't really need to be completely covert when it comes to building these things, and can easily afford his ...


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Watching the scene again, it's quite clear the fire-breathing moment was the result of a purge required after sustained use of extremis' exothermic capabilities. After applying extreme heat through his palms (for what is inferred to be some time), Rhodes is ejected from the suit. Killian seems to struggle for a few moments in an attempt to contain the ...


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Tony's central concern with the government's attempts to appropriate the Iron Man armor was borne out of their intentions with the program: To weaponize the technology, and to create an army of the machines. Having being a former arms manufacturer, Tony is well aware of the Military Industrial Complex embedded within US politics; and having been enlightened ...


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Since the OP said that he is open to answers outside the movie universe here goes this: The Mandarin is portrayed as a genius scientist and a superhumanly skilled martial artist. However, his primary sources of power are ten power rings that he adapted from the alien technology of a crashed space ship. Each ring has a different power and is worn on ...


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There certainly is a relation between the two. While one might consider the mention of the Ten Rings in Iron Man 1 as an easter egg for the fans, it seems that the filmmakers have always conceded that the Ten Rings and the real Mandarin exist in this onscreen universe. SPOILERS BELOW Indeed, in the new short film that can be found on the Thor 2 DVD, we ...


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This is the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula. It demonstrates the difficulty in extending exponentials beyond strictly numbers to include things like vectors. Specifically in quantum physics it describes "quantum entanglement" which is (in general) still a largely unsolved problem. As it appears here this equation seems to be written as to explain the ...


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This answer contains spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. You have been warned. Because they were compromised at the time. As we can see from @AnkitSharma's answer, Kevin Feige went on record at the time in order to state that; "SHIELD was very busy, as will be revealed in future films." I believe that ultimately, Captain America: The ...


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The answer starts with the previous year's movie, The Avengers, in the famous "offer Loki a drink" scene (cued up). Note the bracelets he is clipping onto his wrists. Continue watching that clip. About 90 seconds later, Stark is thrown out a window by Loki. The "Mark VII" suit knocks over Loki in hot pursuit. The Mark VII locks onto the bracelets and ...


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Why does nobody know Tony Stark's address? Tony's announcement of his address on air was more to underline that he did not fear the people behind the attacks (though the panic attacks suggest otherwise), than that his address was unknown. It was a show of bravado. ..the attack happens after he reveals his address and at his home he says to Jarvis that '...


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There is a scene in Iron Man 3 when Colonel Rhodes is holding up a bunch of guys in a building somewhere when Tony calls him and asks "Your re-design, your big re-brand, that was AIM, right?" and Colonel Rhodes replies "Yeah". So if AIM did the redesign and updated the software for the suit, then chances are Killian put in a override in the suits software ...


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Basically the answer is that the newer suits are not powered by the Arc reactor in Tony's chest, but have their own power supply, so that they can fly and fight even if Tony is not in them. The user Thaddeus has written an excellent and extensive answer on this over at scifi.stackexchange: None of the new armors being developed used the internal power ...


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Looking at the scene, it looks like the fire breath takes quite a bit of effort to do and being constantly in battle with the Iron Man obviously was draining to Aldrich. Additionally he then got blown up in the suit weakening him even more!


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@KutuluMike has the answer you were probably looking for, however a later video implies that your question is a lot deeper than you realize. Check out All Hail the King. That was a short released by Marvel after Iron Man 3, and implies that The Mandarin is in fact not Killian, but someone else (perhaps closer to the comic book rendition of the Mandarin?)....


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Tony wasn't paying Aldrich the slightest bit of attention - it was a party, and he was in an elevator with a rather large number of young ladies plus Maya Hansen. His key aim was just to get rid of Killian so he could continue this partying.


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It does snow in Tennessee, the eastern part of the state gets the most. In 2016 Nashville got 8 inches in one day.


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The MK42 was a prototype, thus it was the only one that he had that he could send onto her body or summon to his own. The only one that had those gesture controls from when he injected himself with transmitters in the beginning of the movie. After pepper falls is when he is up top with Aldrich and he says "The prodigal son returns." meaning MK42 was in bound....


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I believe the answer is in the cure. Stark created a cure to rid Potts of it. The villains do not want a cure, they want a stabilizer. One that allows them to keep the powers without exploding. Two different means to an end.


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I took from this that Aldrich was demonstrating that he believed he would have no trouble enforcing his will on Tony to complete the work that was necessary. As you'll remember, Tony had several years prior just about, while drunk, managed to solve the key problem that Maya was facing in Extremis development. Maya believed she was totally key to Aldrich'...


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Brandt was from earlier trials of Extremis (she is seen on the videos regrowing an arm during an early set of the experiments). Savin is from after the work has been more refined, similar to Killian himself, who shows a number of additional abilities on top of the regrowth/strength of the earlier instances. Note that in the early part of the film, Tony is ...


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I didn't see the movie since months but from memory he injects the tracking chips that define the anchor points of his mobile armor when he calls it remotely. So, you know, the crotch part doesn't anchor itself on his face by accident. I guess he licks/rubs it because the chip didn't align properly on the first try and he does this to put it in the right ...


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We don't know. However, the evidence suggests that Type 42 really did collide with an object and fall to pieces at the critical moment, and that this was not on purpose. The bad timing and unreliability of the suit is a repeated theme of the movie: The suit failed to assemble safely at Tony's workshop prompting Jarvis' sardonic remark 'Always a pleasure ...


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Because the police had no reason to believe that Happy was in danger. He was actually only at the site of the explosion because he was following the Henchman guy (can't remember his name), and managed to protect himself. But at this point in time, whilst everyone was pretty sure that The Mandarin was the cause of the bomb, everyone thought Happy was just ...


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