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Iron Man's Fate in Civil War II Revealed

Marvel has launched two new Iron Man series and neither has Tony Stark wearing the armor. Now it's clear why that is.

The Marvel Universe is currently experiencing a second Civil War. An Inhuman has surfaced with the ability to predict the future. Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has made it her mission to apprehend individuals involved in those predictions before they are able to commit any foul deeds. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, disagrees and feels it's a violation of the individuals' rights. The two have been at odds since.

Marvel has released two new Iron Man series: Invincible Iron Man and Infamous Iron Man. The first series features 15-year-old Riri Williams. The second deals with Doctor Doom taking on the mantle of Iron Man. Both series take place after Civil War II and readers have only been given hints about the absence of Tony Stark. With the release of Civil War II #7, it appears we finally have some answers to Stark's fate.

Warning: There will be spoilers for Civil War II #7 below.

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The latest prediction showed Miles Morales (Spider-Man) killing Captain America. Carol immediately wanted to place Miles under arrest which lead to a group of heroes on Carol and Tony's side fighting each other. Captain America decided to allow Miles to leave when he said he had no intentions of killing him. Trying to deal with the impact of the vision, Miles decides to go to the scene of the supposed crime to hopefully prove he's not going to kill the Captain, who also decided to show up.

As the two heroes talk, Carol arrives and tries to convince Miles to go into protective custody with her. As she reaches out to him, everyone is surprised to find a force field appear in front of Miles. Tony Stark is there in a new and massive suit. Saying he gave her one last chance to give up her crusade, he pushes towards an attack.

After weeks of tension and fighting between them, things soon escalate. Carol delivers a massive blow to Iron Man in a fashion very similar to when Thanos killed War Machine in the events that kicked off this comic event.

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What does this mean for Tony Stark?

A punch like that isn't something a normal person can walk away from. In the pages of Infamous Iron Man #1, Doom discovered Stark downloaded his brain into a digital projection "in case [his] bodily functions failed [him]." In Invincible Iron Man #1, Riri Williams mentions Tony Stark is gone just when she was getting to know him. She also receives Stark's digital form to serve as the A.I. in her suit of armor.

It's not fully clear if Tony Stark is actually dead. Tony Stark's recent girlfriend even had her doubts when Doctor Doom paid her a visit.

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Comic book characters die and miraculously return from the dead all the time. What we do know is Tony Stark is out of the picture. He is no longer Iron Man and won't be around anytime soon. Doctor Doom and Riri Williams will take his place for the time being.

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Edited By hiimsmart

Unpopular opinion, but I'd be cool if Tony Stark died. Marvel does keep doing the 'this character died, but they came back to life' thing and honestly, just kill Tony let him stay dead for a bit and move on. I could care less about this crossover, though, because it has cut into just about all the Marvel titles I read except for Spider-Gwen (which is the only Marvel title I'm currently reading because of this stupid event)

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Posted By Mark_Stephen

So Carol just murdered him? Yea, that sounds like the Carol that marvel likes to write these days. Not that I'm sorry to see Tony go, he's been long overdue for a death and maybe the vacation will do him some good.

Of course Tony could have just grabbed him and ran, leaving a squad of Iron Man armor to keep Carol busy, or he could have surrounded Carol with the forcefield and filled it with knockout gas... or a dozen other non-stunt ways of stopping or slowing her down. Heck he could have showed up with a lawyer and demanded to see Carol's arrest warrant. But that's not marvels way.

Competing for the low intelligence score is Miles who went to the scene where he is supposed to kill Cap and Cap for going to that scene too. Of all the places you should avoid...

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Posted By Eto
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They killed off Tony.....

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Posted By Rubear

Heh. Gonna meme it later.

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Posted By Eto

@rubear said:

Heh. Gonna meme it later.

lol tag me then

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Posted By Dafyd

Bendis gotta Bendis.

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Posted By teefurtree

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They killed off Tony.....

Unless I'm missing something, pretty much sums up Marvel 2015-2016.

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Edited By tparks
@dafyd said:

Bendis gotta Bendis.

That's the simplest and best description of the current state of Marvel I've ever seen. I'm going to steal this.

"You hear Mrs, or Captain, or whoever Marvel killed Iron Man?"

#BendisGottaBendis

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Posted By Thor_Parker82

Civil War II has been a huge letdown, but this issue had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, those bits with Old Man Logan in the future really intrigued me.

The issue was really good up until the end where Carol fought Iron Man, because realistically, and based on each oneĀ“s power levels, Tony should beat Carol without trouble.

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Posted By the_stegman

Oh yeah, forgot this was still going on.

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Posted By HighAccuser

This shit is awful

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Edited By uugieboogie

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Posted By Lvenger

Another classic Marvel hero killed off in a cliche and anti-climatic manner with their resurrection only a matter of time. The death cycle of Marvel continues...

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Posted By DoctorDaMn

@thor_parker82: Yeah...I was thinking that she would at least go binary. (even though her current binary form isn't shit compared to what it was)

But she just straight up murders him in base. Something is very wrong with that.

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Posted By BR_Havoc

So at the end of it all Carol is no better then Thanos? Killing Tony/James in the same way. Bendis has killed public interest in Captain Marvel and I don't see anyone being able to bring it back anytime soon.

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Posted By Zackboom

does anybody care at all anymore

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Posted By Thor_Parker82

@thor_parker82: Yeah...I was thinking that she would at least go binary. (even though her current binary form isn't shit compared to what it was)

But she just straight up murders him in base. Something is very wrong with that.

ThatĀ“s exactly what I was thinking, I have no problem if Carol went into Binary mode and killed Tony, because Binary is goddamn powerful, but regular Carol tearing a whole through StarkĀ“s armor and killing him in the process is just bad writing.

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Posted By StardustCrusader

*open Valiant book*

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meh

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Posted By StellatedColt

Here's an update on all the iconic characters
Thor - now depressed and broken (Replaced by Jane Foster)
Hulk - killed off ( Replaced by Cho)
Captain America - Now part of Hydra
Wolverine - now Old Man Logan (X-23 is now Wolverine)
Iron Man - Killed off (Replaced by Riri/Doom)

*Sigh* what a time to be alive...

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Posted By Rubear
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Posted By Autopsad

While reading I wondered if Old Logan when saying "her" wasn't talking about Carol but about Medusa.

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Posted By 2cool4fun

I swear to god, if Carol doesn't face concequences for killing Stark, then I'm just done man. I mean she's the one fighting people because of death's that might happen, and has now caused many deaths that would have never happened.

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Edited By HellSaint

OH LOOK THE VILLAIN WINS!

And we already know she will be facing no consequence for her actions.

Marvel! Teaching you that being the villain is better than being the hero!

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Posted By casper4690

Hahahahaha marvel and their garbage titles . Can't wait till they get rid of dumb bendis , quesadia, and sloth.

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Posted By Rubear

I swear to god, if Carol doesn't face concequences for killing Stark, then I'm just done man.

You're done. In first issue of Ultimates 2 Tony was not even mentioned.

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Posted By Phaedrusgr

@casper4690: Something's rotten in the state of Marvel nowadays.

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Posted By Mooty_Pass

There are a lot of dead people:

Tony's dead, Bruce is dead, Scott is dead, Rhodey is dead, Namor's dead

This..this is not good.

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Posted By Battle123axe

@dafyd said:

Bendis gotta Bendis.

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Posted By comicace3

I officially hate this with a passion

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Posted By tensor

Ok now that this is over whats next.

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Posted By Rubear

Tony's dead, Bruce is dead, Scott is dead, Rhodey is dead, Namor's dead

Namor is going to be alive again, so.

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Posted By Mooty_Pass

@rubear said:
@stormphoenix said:

Tony's dead, Bruce is dead, Scott is dead, Rhodey is dead, Namor's dead

Namor is going to be alive again, so.

Oh cool. Well we still have a lot of dead peeps.

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Posted By HellSaint

@tensor:

Mutants vs Inhumans! Cause we don't have enough dead people yet.

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Posted By sinikettu

I'd really like to know why people think Tony is dead when it's almost 100% -proof to be a remote suit like he did at the beginning when he infiltrated the Inhuman Royal Palace.

Now ofc. after this he'd better keep hiding because he just assaulted a government representative and that shit lands you in jail zero seconds flat.

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Posted By tensor

@hellsaint: Ok. I guess After reading Secert Wars the only thing I am reading is Ultimates. Is there any other series that is good now in marvel?

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Posted By HellSaint

@tensor:

Ms. Marvel

Spiderman

Vision (Ending)

Dead Pool

Renew Your Vows

Captain America (Rogers)

Thanos looks like it'll be good.

Other than that? Naw.

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Posted By tensor

@hellsaint: Ok thanks. I did pick up Thanos but unless he finds a cure that series will not last long.

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@2cool4fun said:

I swear to god, if Carol doesn't face concequences for killing Stark, then I'm just done man. I mean she's the one fighting people because of death's that might happen, and has now caused many deaths that would have never happened.

Clint never faced consequences for killing Bruce. This is marvel, killing is cool. Getting away with it, better.

Then again it's death. Death? When was the last time someone stayed dead? A splinter is more serious than death given the laziness of the marvel writing staff.

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Posted By killraven4334

@stellatedcolt: you forgot Cyclops who suffered the most disrespectful death since he went out like a punk against doom

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Posted By HellSaint

@tensor:

Thats true, but I think they'll let him find one cause without Thanos Marvel loses like 70% of its future plots.

Marvel doesn't have very many books to pick up that are good.

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Posted By Rubear

@stellatedcolt: you forgot Cyclops who suffered the most disrespectful death since he went out like a punk against doom

His second death is even more disrespectful. Believe me.

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Posted By PrimeEarth2016

@hellsaint: Carol isnt a villain, but Bendis did try his best to make her look like one, I havent been reading Civil War but I read everything else with Carol in and I agree with all of her views.

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Posted By PrimeEarth2016

@doctordamn: You are overestimating Tony, Carol really doesnt need to go binary to take out someone without powers like him.

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Posted By HellSaint

@primeearth2016:

Carol is basically a villain, hecks its already been set up that Ulysses visions can be set up as Cap did it for Banner.

Carol even in her other series has a bit of a problem, not a very good hero just a super-powered authoritarian (At least when the rules fit her) and here's she's become a full on villain as her actions have directly led to chaos and death and she refuses to see it. Is she misguided? Yes, but a misguided hero who does villainous things is still a villain.

and now she incapacitates / "kills" Tony.

Don't get me wrong I understand "why" but her why is not sufficient enough to justify anything.

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Edited By Wowlock

At this point Thanos could get his hands on the Cosmic Cube and destroy the world and I wouldn't care about it...hell in fact, I might even cheer it after this horrible event that ruined many characters and books to the point of ''unreadable''.

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Posted By z3ro180

I could not care about any of this I just wanted to see what big spoiler marvel would pull out their ass err...I mean vault...yes...vault

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Posted By DoctorDaMn

@primeearth2016: No your overestimating Carol and underestimating Tony. Doc green oneshoted Carol. Not saying Tony could beat him but he wouldn't get stomped as bad as she did...

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Posted By Helloman

@rubear: I always get a good laugh at your anger at Bendis, thank you.

On topic, I love this story line and cannot wait to see wait happens next.

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Posted By RisingBean

One more reason to not read Marvel anymore.

I think that until Bendis and a few others are replaced, that Marvel's comics are going to continue to resemble a festering wound. It seems like a big office circlejerk is going on, and has been for some time.

This isn't anything new.

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Posted By jim158

Bendis had to kill 3 iconic Heros to get anyone to care about this. Am I the only one that has noticed that?