Tony Stark’s 10 Most Powerful MCU Creations, Ranked

Love him or hate him, Tony Stark is a genius. It's not just "book smarts" or software, either. Tony can switch from the computer desk to the workshop just as easily and often singlehandedly plans, designs and build his creations. Plus, he's Iron ManAlthough Tony has literally invented hundreds of devices, there are ten that stand out as the most powerful. Here's a list of Tony Stark's most impressive A.I. programs, machines and other gadgets.

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10 Iron Man Prototype

It's hard to choose any one model of the more than 50 versions of the Iron Man suit, so here's the original where they all began. The trials, tribulations, and painful injuries that Tony endured getting it right prove just how perfectly powerful the suit is, and how it lead to the creation of every other Iron Man incarnation, including the Iron Legon, Ultron, and the Iron Spider suit.

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The original was made of a titanium alloy, not iron. In yet another interesting twist, the real-life suit that was used to film the movie disappeared from a prop storage facility in Los Angeles in February and has yet to be located.

9 The Mini-Arc Reactor

No arc-reactor means no Iron Man suit and no Tony Stark. He didn't have weapons in mind when he first designed it, he just needed something to keep the deadly shrapnel from digging its way into his heart and killing him. There was already a large arc-reactor powering Stark Industries, but the prevailing wisdom was the technology was a "dead end", as Obediah Stains put it. Not only does the Mini Arc Reactor keep Tony alive, but it also powers all of his suits and provides Stark Tower with a power source.

8 Binarily Augmented Retro-Framing (B.A.R.F.)

Tony Stark Parents Death Civil War

Not only is this an amazing invention from the standpoint of mental health, treating emotional trauma or research on the human brain, but it also helps drive a major factor of the plot in Captain America: Civil WarIn the opening scene, Tony is giving a demonstration for a group of MIT students. He talks about what exactly B.A.R.F. is and why he built it, explaining that the device uses an implant mounted on a pair of glasses to access and recreate the wearer's traumatic experiences in an attempt to heal them. It's not only yet another example of Tony's talents, but it also gives the audience some valuable exposition and foreshadowing.

7 J.A.R.V.I.S.

In the first Marvel movie, we're introduced to a new concept that is now common, the smart home. Tony's modern beachfront house is organized and run by Just A Rather Very Intelligent System, or J.A.R.V.I.S. As the MCU films advance so does J.A.R.V.I.S. Tony continues to develop the artificial intelligence system, starting with uploading him to the Iron Man suits. By the time of the Avengers movie, J.A.R.V.I.S is responsible for organizing certain aspects of Stark Industries and security at Stark Tower. J.A.R.V.I.S was so powerful that even Ultron feared him. In fact, even after Ultron destroyed J.A.R.V.I.S, his original programming was able to stop the evil superbot from getting the nuclear codes.

6 Iron Man Mark XLII Telepresence Headset

What's better than wearing the Iron Man suit in a fight? Not even being in the fight! This headset allows Tony to control the suit from a remote location. It can also be used to "summon" parts of the suit and works even at long distances. Not only is this invention powerful, as it can control the most minute details and features of a complex Iron Man suit, it also gives one of the least-liked Marvel movies a moment of hilarity.

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In Iron Man 3after a tense fight and escape scene, the suit is hit by a semi truck and falls apart, revealing that Stark was elsewhere the entire time.

5 "Badassium"

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Well, that's what Tony wanted to call the element that he created to replace Palladium, which was slowly poisoning him in Iron Man 2. Tony has some cool toys, but without a power source, even a top of the line Stark invention is nothing more than a paperweight. This As Yet Not Officially Named Element was originally conceived by Howard Stark, but he was limited by the technology of his time and the work could only progress so far. Nick Fury mused that it might be able to help isolate and control the power of the Tesseract. Tony is not only able to escape the fate of Palladium poisoning and help harness an infinity stone with the power of Badassium, but he can also enjoy the taste of coconut.

4 The Iron Legion

Since Iron Man and the Avengers can't be everywhere all the time, Tony Stark built a few extra robots to handle global security when he was busy. We see them in action at the beginning of Avengers: Age of Ultron and in Iron Man 3. Some models had their own special designs and features. Models VIII to XLI are the Iron Man designs that make up the Iron Legion. Tony invented them after the battle against Loki in New York when he saw a need for extra help to guard the civilian population. Most of them were destroyed in the battle to defeat Ultron.

3 Iron Spider

"Mr. Stark, it smells like a new car in here!" Spider-man, Infinity War.

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Who doesn't love a new car? Other than this common feature, which the audience can immediately identify with, Peter Parker's official Avengers suit first appears in Spider-man: Homecoming but we don't see it in action until the first act of Infinity War. The design was inspired by Stark's Iron Man mark XLVI, and contains features like mini-arc reactors, a collapsible helmet, and a "Kill Mode" function that makes the spider legs do some serious damage. The suit is also connected and sometimes controlled by F.R.I.D.A.Y., the program that replaced J.A.R.V.I.S.

2 Veronica

Nicknamed the Hulkbuster, Veronica was designed with only one thing in mind but it comes in handy for all kinds of heavy jobs. It's not an Iron Man suit itself, but a collection of add-on pieces and parts for the Mark 43 Iron Man model. Technically, Veronica is the Mark 44 Iron Man suit. We get a good look at what Veronica can do in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not only does it match the hulk in size and strength but it also repairs armor on the fly and includes a cage to contain the Hulk once he's been subdued.

1 Ultron

Ultron is a mix of the most cutting edge Stark tech. He includes all the features of the Iron Legion and even integrates J.A.R.V.I.S. into his makeup along with power derived from the Mind Stone. It's fair to say that he's a compilation of all Tony's most powerful and dangerous inventions, including his arrogant attitude. Ironically, Ultron was intended as a peacekeeping program in the same spirit as the Iron Legion, but immediately upon gaining consciousness, he had other plans. He thought he had disposed of J.A.R.V.I.S. when he broke out of Tony's software protection, but in a juicy slice of poetic justice, Ultron is eventually destroyed by Vision, who is made up (at least in part) by J.A.R.V.I.S.

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