Why Marvel treat Iron Man as a villain?

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#1 Posted by OldBoy93 (1073 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean, Iron Man is an amazing character, why they continue to waste his potential? Tony Stark should be a good guy, maybe a little arrogant, but still a hero.

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#2 Posted by JarlBallin (158 posts) - - Show Bio

Because Marvel has no idea what they're doing atm for many characters.

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#3 Posted by Yassassin (7798 posts) - - Show Bio

@jarlballin: They've been potryaying Tony like this for over a decade now.

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#4 Edited by ZhangThong12 (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldboy93: probably because after Tony Stark has been portrayed as a good-hearted and likable guy for almost a decade, starting with Kurt Busiek's Iron Man series, Marvel decided to make him ''edgier'' after the Extremis story changed the canon of Iron Man. Which means making him a giant douche. However, I think you have to thank Civil War and Mark Millar for that. Civil War was probably the most popular book in which Iron Man was ever featured as the main character. So that is probably why Marvel wanted to continue the trend established by that story.

Here is an example of how mischaracterized Tony Stark have became:

1. Tony Stark in the early 2000's.

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2. Tony Stark right now.

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#5 Posted by kgb725 (19897 posts) - - Show Bio

@zhangthong12: What trend ? Besides him literally turning evil in Axis he's just been an asshole who still does good like keeping Bruce's secret from him

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#6 Edited by ZhangThong12 (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: trend of making him arrogant and self-esteemed douche who never admits his mistakes. Which started with Civil War and continues to this day.

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