Iron Man Lives Again [Or, Why Team Captain America Didn't Think This Through]

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2017-05-03
Series Updated:
2020-08-23
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It’s a fundamental constant, that Tony Stark is a billionaire and a genius and philanthropist and we’ve heard this time and time again over the movies. Nobody in canon seems to appreciate just how much of a bullet they dodged, though [not so much a bullet as a Jericho missile]- that Tony, being Tony, focused on a better, brighter future, and not, you know, world domination. [It would have been so easy, at any point.]

But then again, there’s so many times when Tony Stark could have thrown in the towel and made the world a far worse place, long before the good Captain even got defrosted- and even more so after.

[Even if heroism is as integral as genius is to his character, it's still a fun thought exercise.]
The War is Far From Over Now
— the crack taken seriously AU, feat. Accidental World Domination. Diverges after IM3.
Moments of a Dying World
— a tragedy in which rocks fall, everyone dies, and Thanos is vaguely impressed by the carnage. Diverges after AoU.

Notes:

Inspired by and dedicated to all the anti-Tony Stark posts on tumblr. [What? I have to get inspiration from somewhere.]

 

For those of you who wanted him as a villain? Here you go, in all his permutations.

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