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Please note that this work takes place in Universe 619... mostly.  The Tony Stark you are probably familiar with lives in our world, 616.  To make things easier, I have included this handy reference sheet:

The cast

Universe 619, aka "Universe Prime"

  • Anthony “Tony” Edward Stark, a playboy philanthropist billionaire who, following his capture and rescue from Afghanistan, was imprisoned and tortured by his business partner, Obadiah Stane, before building the Iron Man suit to escape him. 
  • Obadiah Stane, the deceased business partner of Tony Stark, who, after decades of resentment towards Tony, orchestrated his capture by terrorists and later abused him personally before being killed in a mech suit battle.
  • Virginia “Pepper” Potts, Tony’s personal assistant, whose sharp mind, flawlessly organized records, and intuitive demeanor are often the only things keeping him together.
  • J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony’s Iron Man suit’s A.I. program.

Universe 620, aka "Universe Alpha," aka "The Golden Timeline."

  • Anthony “Tony” Edward Stark, a disabled playboy philanthropist billionaire and C.E.O of Stark Industries, which he runs with his business partner, Obadiah Stane. 
  • Obadiah Stane, the business partner of Tony Stark and surrogate father figure.  A distinguished businessman and brilliant negotiator with a love of chess, piano, and cigars. 
  • Virginia “Pepper” Potts, Tony’s wife, whose sharp mind, flawlessly organized records, and intuitive demeanor are among the many reasons he loves her.
  • Cinnamon, Pepper's cat, who was given to her by Tony.
  • J.A.R.V.I.S.,  Tony’s house’s A.I. program.

Universe 621, aka, "The Darkest Timeline"

  • Anthony “Tony” Edward Stark, a mute playboy philanthropist billionaire who, following his capture and rescue from Afghanistan, is imprisoned and tortured by his business partner, Obadiah Stane.
  • Obadiah Stane, the C.E.O. of Stark Industries, who, after decades of resentment towards Tony, orchestrated his capture by terrorists and currently holds him captive in his own home.
  • Virginia “Pepper” Potts, Obadiah's personal assistant, whose sharp mind, flawlessly organized records, and intuitive demeanor are used in part to help Obadiah care for Tony in his home.
  • Cinnamon, Tony's cat, who was given to him by Pepper.
  • Edwin Jarvis, a butler who makes Tony toast. 

 Supporting Characters (in all universes)

  • Harold “Happy” Hogan, an ex-boxer and Tony’s personal driver, whose friendly, well-meaning personality allows him to act as a source of comfort for both Tony and Pepper.
  • Dr. Reed Richards, a physicist whose knowledge of interdimensional travel proves invaluable to Tony as he moves between timelines.

Honorable Mentions

  • Thor, S.H.I.E.L.D. member and extra-dimensional god from Asgard whose mention of interdimensional travel in Universe Prime begins this whole mess.
  • Andrew, husband of the author, who originally suggested I title this "Iron Man 2: 2 Many Iron Men."

 

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