The Iron Legion was created after the events of The Avengers. After Tony Stark's near death experience and battle with the Chitauri and Loki Laufeyson, he realized that Iron Man couldn't do it all on his own, and the world couldn't always count on the Avengers.
After New York, Tony Stark began building an Iron Legion and expanded it to no limit.
Tony Stark was working on the Mark XLII, which was going to be the next member of the Iron Legion. Even though he has 41 other suits, most are more weaponized and advanced, he still uses the Mark VII.
After his house was destroyed and the President was kidnapped, Tony ordered the "House Party Protocol", which activated all the Iron Man Armors back at what remained of his house. They then met up with him on a oil rig just as they needed back up in Florida, where The Mandarin planned to kill the President on live TV. Tony ordered the suits to attack all Extremis soldiers and "take them to church," which they did.
The battle continued between the Extremis soldiers and the suits. Red Snapper was covered in Extremis soldiers, so Tony ordered Heartbreaker to help him out. Heartbreaker killed all but one Extremis soldier, who ripped off his face, sending Snapper into the oil rig, making a huge explosion and trapping Pepper Potts. Silver Centurion then came onto Tony and Heartbreaker
picked up Rhodey and the two flew off to find Pepper. However, a Extremis soldier jumped onto Heartbreaker, forcing it to let Rhodey go. Two Extremis soldiers were about to attack him, but Thumper came and smashed the ground, sending them flying.
He then punched them into the air and Tank shot them. Tony then found Pepper, but Killian came and overheated Silver Centurion,
thus making it useless. Meanwhile, two Extremis soldiers try throwing steel bars at a Tiger, which blasted them. A Extremis soldier tries to jump onto Tony but a suit attacks him. Tony called for another suit, which Hot Rod came to respond, however, just as Tony was about to jump into it, another soldier threw a yellow pole right through the suit. Rhodey rescued the President and left with the Iron Patriot, letting the Iron Legion finish the job. After Pepper fell into the fire, Tony put on Nightclub
and fought the Mandarin, who ripped off the suits arm and punched right through it, but Tony ejected himself into Shot Gun.
After a brief fight on the roof, Killian sliced the suit in half, but Tony again ejected out in time. Just as he is about to kill Tony, the Mark XLII comes to the fight; however, it hits a pole and separates. Tony wraps it around Killian and self destructs it. Tony then jumps off and Bones comes and just saves Tony, but crashes to the ground. Killian then reveals that he survived and is about to attack Tony, claiming himself to be The Mandarin, when the Pepper, who survived because of the Extremis added to her, comes and smacks him away with a pole. The Mark IX then comes and mistakes Pepper for a Extremis soldier and blast her. Tony tells it that she is not a target, but his communicator was knocked away. Pepper then punches through the suit and uses it's Repulsors to kill The Mandarin once and for all. J.A.R.V.I.S. then reports that all Extremis soldiers are terminated and Tony orders the "Clean Slate protocol" which self destructs all remaining suits.
Tony made a new Iron Legion, consisted of a few Iron Man-like drones that were remotely controlled by J.A.R.V.I.S.. They were used during an assault on a HYDRA base in an attempt to get people out of the city so that no civilians would be caught in the crossfire, although they instead protested and throw things at the drones. Later, they returned to Avengers Tower and received repairs. When Ultron took over, he controlled the suits and used them to Attack The Avengers and steal Loki's Scepter.
There were originally thirty-five armors in the Iron Legion.
In the Hall of Armor
- The Mark VII armor may have been in the Iron Legion as it was in use at the time of their construction.
- The Wine Cellar they are kept in was built by Igor.
- In the promotional poster, Nightclub, Heartbreaker, Tank, Silver Centurion, Bones, Shot Gun, and the Prodigal Son (Mark XLII) can be seen.
- In the promotional items, the Heartbreaker, Thumper, Silver Centurion, Bones, Igor, Shot Gun, Hammerhead, Peacemaker, Red Snapper, Gemini and Prodigal Son were the most used Armors.
- Despite Gemini's high profile, it had nearly no screen time in Iron Man 3.
- Igor may still be functioning, as if he was destroyed the rig would have collapsed.
- Only twenty one suits were shown exploding during the "Clean Slate Protocol"
- In the movie, only Hammerhead, Bones, Igor, Heartbreaker, Red Snapper, Thumper, Silver Centurion, Nightclub, Shotgun, and Prodigal Son are seen doing something in the battle, although you can barley see Tank, Tiger, and Piston fighting briefly.
- Marks I-VII are seen in the Iron Legion page of the Official film tie-in.
- War Machine, Mark V, Mark III and Mark VI are seen with others in a photo of the Iron Legion.
- One of the original names was the Iron Avengers, which was used by an Old Tony Stark in the 2008 animated film Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow. The Iron Avengers in Next Avengers featured Iron Man versions of Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Giant Man, Black Panther, and Thor.
Iron Man 3
Avengers: Age of Ultron
|Iron Man armors|
|Primary Armors||Mark I | Mark II | Mark III | Mark IV | Mark V | Mark VI | Mark VII | Mark XLIII | Mark XLIV | Mark XLV ||
|Iron Legion||Mark VIII | Mark IX | Mark X | Mark XI | Mark XII | Mark XIII | Mark XIV | Mark XV | Mark XVI | Mark XVII | Mark XVIII | Mark XIX | Mark XX | Mark XXI | Mark XXII | Mark XXIII | Mark XXIV | Mark XXV | Mark XXVI | Mark XXVII | Mark XXVIII | Mark XXIX | Mark XXX | Mark XXXI | Mark XXXII | Mark XXXIII | Mark XXXIV | Mark XXXV | Mark XXXVI | Mark XXXVII | Mark XXXVIII | Mark XXXIX | Mark XL | Mark XLI | Mark XLII|
|War Machine Armors||Mark I | Mark II prototype | Mark II | Iron Patriot | Mark III | Mark IV | Mark V | Mark VI | Mark VII|
|Related Armors||Iron Monger | Whiplash (Mark I • Mark II) | Hammer Drones | Rescue|