Iron Man’s Armor Common features


Iron Man armorAll of Stark’s armors provide protection from physical and energy attack (through both the materials the suit is made of and the force field the suit can generate), a sealed environment, assorted onboard weapons systems, enhanced strength, flight, and various communications arrays and sensors (such as radar and radio). Furthermore, they typically have multiple power sources including a secondary solar energy collection function in the event that conventional recharging methods are unavailable.

Repulsors originated as a hand attachment and have become the armor’s standard weapon from the gloves. They have been referred to as being magnetic, a blast of charged particles, and as a force beam.

A later addition to the weaponry of Iron Man was the Pulse Bolts. As the name suggests, these were bolts of concussive energy. However the weapon had the unique nature of actually becoming more powerful the further they travelled, with the maximum length being roughly the span of three football fields. As with the repulsors, the pulse bolts are emitted from Iron Man’s hands.

The “uni-beam”, also known as the variobeam, and tri-beam is located on the chestplate of most armors. Originally a spotlight and “proton beam”, it has grown to accommodate a number of other weapons, primarily light and force-based.

For a time, some of Iron Man’s earlier armors were able to fold virtually flat and could be stored within a bullet-proof briefcase he carried around with him.

 

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