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starkravingtony: (a beautiful mind)

if i only had a heart

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Created on 2011-12-21 07:00:23 (#1151414), last updated 2014-04-15 (174 weeks ago)

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Name:starkravingtony
Birthdate:Jan 1

historical.
As the son of a wealthy industrialist and head of Stark Industries, Howard Stark, and Maria Stark, Anthony Stark was born on Long Island. A boy genius, he entered MIT at 15 to study electrical engineering and graduated summa cum laude. After his parents' accidental deaths in a car crash, he inherited his father's company.

Stark uses his personal fortune not only to outfit his own armor, but also to develop weapons for S.H.I.E.L.D. and other technologies such as the Quinjets used by the Avengers, and the image inducers used by the X-Men.

Kidnapped by communists insurgents while visiting Vietnam/Southeast Asia/Iraq/Afghanistan/someplace hostile. The regional rebels fatally wounded him with his own company’s weaponry, lodging a piece of shrapnel in his heart. With the help of a fellow prisoner and scientist Dr. Ho Yinsun, Tony was able to design a small arc reactor to stabilize the irremovable shrapnel as well as pace his damaged heart. Here he designed the first Iron Man suit of armor as a means of escape from his captors. Upon returning to the US he began perfecting his creation.

His new found power put him in a league with the Marvel universe’s other publicly recognized heroes, leading him to eventually join Captain America/Steve Rogers in the Avengers initiative. Officially, of course, Iron Man was merely his bodyguard — Tony’s public persona remained that of a businessman and wealthy playboy.



personal.
The most important thing to know about Tony Stark is that he hates himself. A lot. For various reasons, beginning with survivor’s guilt and ending with alcoholism and years of chronic depression.

The second most important thing to know about Tony Stark is that he has a suit of high-tech armor that he loves a whole lot. And a bad heart. Unlikely though it may seem, these two facts are closely connected.

And therein lies some of the trouble. Tony Stark built and sold weapons, Iron Man saved people. Tony Stark went to flashy parties, Iron Man joined the Avengers. Tony Stark had comparatively meaningless sex with a lot of bimbos, Iron Man had Captain America for a best friend. You see where this is going, right?

Also, there have been several more ugly incidents with people hacking his armor, using mind control on him, and otherwise turning him into a living weapon against his will, the most recent happening just after he gained nanite/techno-organic virus powers and just before the start of Civil War.

Tony, as might be imagined, has some control issues these days.
-excerpt from A Sword, a Horse, a Shield: The Steve Rogers/Tony Stark ship manifesto. click here to read it all.

Stark shows himself to be particularly arrogant, but not without right, and willing to let the ends justify the means. This leads to personal conflicts with the people around him, both in his civilian and superhero identities.

After the death of his parents, Tony, as a young man, was more surrounded by aides and businessmen than family. His father’s partner in business Obediah Stane did much to rear him in the corporate world, but Stane’s own villainy became evident to Tony only as an adult. His oldest friends are essentially employees: his personal assistant Virginia “Pepper” Potts, his driver Harold “Happy” Hogan, and his pilot James “Rhodey” Rhodes, with the exception of his teammate, long time friend, and occasional rival and twoo wuv Steve Rogers.


mun.
I mostly play a conglomeration of Tony Starks from Marvel comics, even though I use some Iron Man movie icons/graphics.

That isn't to say I'm against playing Movie-verse, I can and I will, but comic book Tony just has so much more to work with.

I slash. I het. Tony likes girls. Tony likes boys. Tony would probably even like a humanoid of no particular gender just fine. He gets around. So long as you're pretty.


disclaimer.
Tony Stark / Iron Man is a fictional character and all likenesses are owned by Marvel Comics and their respective creators. Not me. No profit is made off this journal, and it is used strictly for online gaming.

Player and character are all legal adults.
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