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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    Armor Wars had a lot of just weird 'for drama's sake' bad acts by Tony. Invading Russia and accidentally killing one of their superheroes was not a good look and should have had serious international repercussions for his company, at the least. (Because that iteration of the Titanium Man was actually the mutant Gremlin, a super-genius inventor, he would also have Krakoa all up in arms these days, since they take mutant-killers seriously.)

    And attacking *Stingray* because his tech might be Stark-tech? The hell, Tony, his battlesuit is made with *electrified shark-cartiledge.* I'm pretty sure that's not a thousand-miles from your wheelhouse...
    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    In theory, Tony was covered by the fact that he 'created' an employee that went rogue. But yeah, it should have brought him far more scrutiny than it did.

    You'd think that he could have just designed a different looking armor and called himself 'Tek-Killer' or something, lol
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    Yeah that’s what happens when Tony won’t listen or let anything stop him. Part ego as well. Tony wasn’t going to let anything get in his way. Laws or friendship.
    Uh-huh, and since Tony outed himself as Iron Man all along . . . one would think that would bring even greater scrutiny of his past actions pretending to be two separate individuals. Then again, with that same logic, Matt Murdock ought to have been disbarred once it could be proven, or he admitted, that he was Daredevil. In retrospect . . . maybe that's why Tony decided a secret identity wasn't worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntsman Spider View Post
    Uh-huh, and since Tony outed himself as Iron Man all along . . . one would think that would bring even greater scrutiny of his past actions pretending to be two separate individuals. Then again, with that same logic, Matt Murdock ought to have been disbarred once it could be proven, or he admitted, that he was Daredevil. In retrospect . . . maybe that's why Tony decided a secret identity wasn't worth it.
    He stated somewhere recently that he dropped the whole secret identity thing because it was so taxing and he finds it better that people know he’s Iron Man.
    " There are individuals out there who are so intent on violent engagement with me that they will go to great lengths to engineer one...including the murder of those close to me. And everything I've come to believe about myself and my so called evolution...they completely disregard. They just don't get it. They're fighting against an inevitable future, but they just don't realize I'm already there...I Am The Future.." TONY STARK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Stark View Post
    He stated somewhere recently that he dropped the whole secret identity thing because it was so taxing and he finds it better that people know he’s Iron Man.
    If you think about it, one has to wonder what protection it ever really provided.

    Iron Man's connection to Stark has always been public knowledge. His company should always have been liable for his actions. In addition, its also public knowledge that Stark's the super genius who built the armor. So killing Iron Man would always be useless, because Stark could just hire another guy.

    So even if everyone believed the bodyguard thing, they'd still have ample reason to target Stark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    If you think about it, one has to wonder what protection it ever really provided.

    Iron Man's connection to Stark has always been public knowledge. His company should always have been liable for his actions. In addition, its also public knowledge that Stark's the super genius who built the armor. So killing Iron Man would always be useless, because Stark could just hire another guy.

    So even if everyone believed the bodyguard thing, they'd still have ample reason to target Stark.
    It would be interesting to find out that so many of Stark International's business woes (hostile takeovers by Stane, etc.) stem at least in part from legal vulnerabilities that Iron Man's activities have opened them up to. (Which would go a long way towards making Tony not look like the world's worst CEO for constantly losing his company and stuff. If it's more unintended consequences from his superhero shenanigans, and not 'poor management.')

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    If you think about it, one has to wonder what protection it ever really provided.

    Iron Man's connection to Stark has always been public knowledge. His company should always have been liable for his actions. In addition, its also public knowledge that Stark's the super genius who built the armor. So killing Iron Man would always be useless, because Stark could just hire another guy.

    So even if everyone believed the bodyguard thing, they'd still have ample reason to target Stark.
    In agreement with you here.
    " There are individuals out there who are so intent on violent engagement with me that they will go to great lengths to engineer one...including the murder of those close to me. And everything I've come to believe about myself and my so called evolution...they completely disregard. They just don't get it. They're fighting against an inevitable future, but they just don't realize I'm already there...I Am The Future.." TONY STARK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Stark View Post
    He stated somewhere recently that he dropped the whole secret identity thing because it was so taxing and he finds it better that people know he’s Iron Man.
    And it's not like he doesn't have the resources to ensure the protection of his friends and family and other loved ones . . . or that they can protect themselves, at least, so that's another reason maintaining a secret identity might not be necessary for him.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    If you think about it, one has to wonder what protection it ever really provided.

    Iron Man's connection to Stark has always been public knowledge. His company should always have been liable for his actions. In addition, its also public knowledge that Stark's the super genius who built the armor. So killing Iron Man would always be useless, because Stark could just hire another guy.

    So even if everyone believed the bodyguard thing, they'd still have ample reason to target Stark.
    True enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    It would be interesting to find out that so many of Stark International's business woes (hostile takeovers by Stane, etc.) stem at least in part from legal vulnerabilities that Iron Man's activities have opened them up to. (Which would go a long way towards making Tony not look like the world's worst CEO for constantly losing his company and stuff. If it's more unintended consequences from his superhero shenanigans, and not 'poor management.')
    That would make a lot of sense.
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