20 Badass Comic Book Heroes that are Cool on Purpose - #5

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Iron Man - born Anthony "Tony" Stark

Iron Man is a bit different than the other heroes on this list (except for maybe Batman), because his power is intelligence.  Much like Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark was born into uber-wealth.  He was a child prodigy who grew to become the genius behind Stark Industries.  One minute, Tony's living the good life; flying private, courting the fairer sex, and generally balling out of control.  The next minute he's kidnapped by the sketchiest folk on the planet who want him to make them a good ol' WMD.  He makes a WMD all right; the original Iron Man suit.

Iron Man was one of the original flawed heroes.  He was an alcoholic, had father issues and from time to time, was even a sexaholic.  He is also one of the few heroes to release his identity publicly.  He's so badass that he didn't care if all the criminals in the world knew who he was and he's considered a national treasure.  When not fighting criminals, Tony likes to work on his extensive car collection,  date the most attractive women in the world and invent new elements.  No big deal... as far as billionaire playboys go I suppose.

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