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Why is there no army of Iron-Mans in the MCU?

The short answer is: accountability. After Obadiah Stane's betrayal during Iron Man 1, the only people Tony trusts with the Iron Man technology are his best friend James Rhodes and (as of Endgame) his ...
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Does the Iron Man movie ever establish a convincing motive for the main villain?

Obadiah Stane wants control of Stark Industries back. In the montage of newspaper headings and front pages that we see near the start of the movie, we learn that after the death of Howard Stark, ...
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When did Tony Stark learn to fight?

...no such indication that he ever learned to fight or defend... Are you sure? Iron Man 2 features a protracted sequence wherein Tony is doing just that.
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Why is Tony Stark so arrogant in the MCU?

Tony Stark is arrogant in every MCU movie; it's a key part of his character. In fact lots of male MCU protagonists are arrogant (i.e. Star Lord and Dr Strange as well as Stark). Tony Stark is ...
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When and why did Tony Stark dig a hole in his chest?

The initial device fitted to Tony is already implanted within his chest cavity... And the initial accompanying power source (the one the device was designed to draw from) is anything but superficial.....
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When did Tony Stark learn to fight?

When did Tony learn to fight? After the events of Iron Man, he began training in martial arts. By the time we get to Iron Man 3, we see that Tony seems to be practicing at least Wing Chun, as he ...
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When did Tony Stark learn to fight?

I believe that it's safe to assume that Tony has had significant off-screen combat training since well before Iron Man 1. There is significant evidence in the movies to support this. In Iron Man 1, ...
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Was the "Iron Man" video phone technology ever used in real life?

Yes Identical or very similar technology existed at the time the movie was made. The phone is very likely to be the LG VX9400 which is similar in style and was launched in January 2007 which makes it ...
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Why weren't J.A.R.V.I.S. & Jarvis played by the same actor in MCU?

It was cleared in tie-in comics Iron Man 2: Public Identity, that J.A.R.V.I.S. is inspired by Jarvis. But hiring a Movie actor for a TV show is not so easy. When Paul Bettany signed for Iron Man films,...
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Can JARVIS be for real?

Having worked on AI, the correct answer is No, no such system exists and might only exist in decades. While I agree with other answers that you can emulate JARVIS to some degree and have him follow ...
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How are the face-in-suit segments of Iron Man filmed?

The effects on the first Iron Man were created in Nuke, by a company called "The Orphanage". They created illustrator templates and 3D elements which they imported in the shot. They match moved RDJ's ...
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Is Tony Stark the natural son of Howard Stark?

Is Tony Stark natural son of Howard Stark? Till now YES. Marvel Cinematic Universe is not same as there comics counterpart, they took some liberty in changing stories. And comics retcon all the time ...
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What does Tony Stark mean by "I will waive my customary retainer" at the end of Iron Man 2?

Tony says that, not Nick. Fury had just told Tony that they wanted to use him as a consultant, rather than as a full member of The Avengers. Normally, when you use a consultant, you have to pay them ...
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When did Tony Stark learn to fight?

When did Tony Stark learn to fight? Some time between the end of Iron Man and the beginning of Iron Man 2, Tony began learning to fight. In Iron Man 2, Tony is shown sneaking in an MMA move during a ...
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Why did everyone call the organization S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain Marvel?

It's not reasoned anywhere within the MCU, or outside of it to my knowledge but if we look at how it's used in the films: Out of Universe: it was a nice nod to those who knew or bothered to work out ...
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Why didn't Coulson call SHIELD when he got wind of Stane planning to wipe out Stark?

Why didn't Coulson call SHIELD when he got wind of Stane planning to wipe out Stark? Because he didn't know! At this stage all Pepper knows, and thus all she can tell Coulson, is that Stane has been ...
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Why can't Iron Man travel to outer space?

He can travel into space, as shown in "Marvel's Avengers", via a portal. However there's still going to be limits to how long he can be there, as also demonstrated. The Iron-Man suit appears to be ...
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Why does removing Tony Stark's power source weaken him?

Stark has shrapnel surrounding his heart. The arc reactor powers a magnet which keeps the shrapnel from entering his heart and killing him. When the reactor comes out, he starts having the equivalent ...
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Why is Tony Stark so arrogant in the MCU?

The first flashback scene from Iron Man should tell you everything you need to know. He was a Wunderkind; he showed exceptional brilliance from a very early age, he grew up in privilege (which would ...
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Iron Man further movie plans

As of writing this answer there has not been anything official in regards to confirming future Iron Man franchise movies being greenlight. However, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has touched on the ...
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Where was Rhodey?

While the actual dialogue itself certainly sounds like Rhodey is trying to hitch a ride, I don't get that impression from the final version of the scene. Rhodey comes up to the side of the humvee, ...
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Why can't Iron Man travel to outer space?

He actually can, just not with all of his suits (just as not all of them are supposed to be used underwater, in some vulcano, etc.). As far as the MCU is concerned, Iron Man 3 introduces the Mark 39 (...
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Was the "Iron Man" video phone technology ever used in real life?

The Samsung Z130 (released in 2005) seems very close in design. Image source: https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_z130-pictures-1051.php It is clearly not the same model, but looks close enough for me ...
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Were Tony Stark's robots in the Iron Man movies inspired by Red Dwarf's scutters?

Is there any evidence that the Iron Man robots were inspired by Red Dwarf? We can't prove a negative but it seems unlikely. The two "robots" in question are usually referred to a "Dummy" and "U" ...
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Did Tony Stark Know Jarvis?

It's not shown in the movies but yes, I believe this is covered in in the canon comic Iron Man 2: Public Identity Years later, Howard is working in his home office when a toy car runs into his foot. ...
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Was the "Iron Man" video phone technology ever used in real life?

Yes. Actually, I used that flip phone in 2006: ‘Cyon KH-1400’. (Cyon is a retired mobile phone brand under LG.)
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Why did everyone call the organization S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain Marvel?

In the comics, what S.H.I.E.L.D stands for has changed over time, it is possible that this is also true in the MCU, so when Coulson says "We're working on it", he may mean the underlying name rather ...
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Tony Stark and MIT

Did Tony graduate with a honours from MIT and if so what were his specializations then? Not exactly... In the movie version, they say that Stark graduated "summa cum laude" from MIT. Of ...
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Why is Tony Stark so arrogant in the MCU?

His father was brilliant but also an egomaniac and that was during the period of War so his genius was even stronger than Tony's & Tony's also an alcoholic which would give him mood swings and he ...
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How did Stane's guards gain control of the Ten Rings soldiers?

The real answer is - WE DON'T KNOW But, there are several possibilities: A group of highly trained men is usually capable of overtaking a group of less trained men The above is especially true if ...
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