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Iron Man: All 19 Armors Tony Stark Wore In The MCU, Ranked

Tony Stark built countless Iron Man suits in the MCU. He wore only a chosen few. These are Tony Starks aka Iron Man’s best and brightest creations.

Mark IV

The Mark IV was created after the Mark III was destroyed after Tony’s battle with Obadiah Stane. The suit has negligible improvements since Tony had let his ego take over him at the time. It’s only upside was a biological waste disposal system.

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Mark II

The Mark II was the prototype to a full-blown battle-Worthy Iron Man suit. This was the armor Tony wore and went “Whoooohoooo!!” The suit integrated JARVIS and was streamlined for better maneuverability. It sported hundreds of functional moving parts.

Mark XLV

The Mark XLV takes the Mark XLIII armor and adds hexagonal patterns and chromed gold titanium to it. The armor is tougher and shinier. This is the first armor to not be integrated with JARVIS. It is instead powered by the replacement AI FRIDAY. The armor sports a powerful energy management system.

Mark VI

The Mark VI was designed after Tony used a previously undiscovered element to come up with a non-lethal version of the arc reactor. It featured more unibeam Firepower and powerful lasers.


Despite Tony initiating the Clean Slate protocol in Iron Man 3, he still built the Mark XLII suit for Age of Ultron.


First seen in Civil War, the suit has miniature arc reactors throughout its body that enhance its firepower. Its structure is collapsible, which makes handling it easier. The suit’s design is inspired by the Bleeding Edge armor from the comic books.


The Prodigal Son suit is controlled remotely by Tony Stark via the sub-cutaneous chips embedded in his body. The suit can also be operated remotely from long distance via a headset Tony Stark wears. The suit combines technologies from the Mark VII and the Mark XLII, merging the former’s endurance with the latter’s versatility.


The Mark XLVII is the epitome of remote controlled warfare. It can be controlled by Tony Stark with just a wi-fi connection. he no longer needs a headset like he did in the Prodigal Son suit in Iron man 3. It’s design is inspired by the Ultimate Issues of Marvel Comics.

Iron Legion Armors

Mark XXXIII Silver Centurion Armor had two hidden blades and a stronger energy system. he Mark XVI Nightclub had a stealth coating and a color-camouflage system. The Mark XL Shotgun is the fastest Iron Man armor, capable of reaching speeds of more than Mach 5. The Mark XV Sneaky was another stealth based suit with a more robust and rugged helmet design.

Mark V

Termed the Suitcase Suit, this armor prioritized portability over strength and endurance. Tony used the armor against whiplash in Iron Man 2. Despite being a light armor, it did its job. It’s also one of the coolest armors in the list.

Mark VII

The Mark VII took the shape of a rocket pod that responded to Tony’s commands. It attaches itself around a pair of bracelets, simplifying the suit up process. The Armor has rechargeable lasers and a powerful arsenal that took down a Chitauri Leviathan.

Mark I

Tony creates this armor out of scratch. This was the beginning of a whole new era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Considering the pile of junk Tony had at his disposal, he did a pretty good job. The armor featured flame throwers, primitive rocket launchers, and even rocket boots. The only flaw was its crude design that left too many literal chinks in the armor.


The huge Mark XLIV suit is otherwise known as the Mighty Hulkbuster armor. It was designed by Tony Stark and Bruce banner should the Hulk ever go out of control. The armor comes laced with multiple arc reactors and can be worn atop an existing Iron man suit. All its weapons are designed to specifically fight the Hulk, including jackhammers hands and a powerful aerosol sedative dispersion system.

Mark III

Tony wore this armor and went into battel for the very first time as iron man. It had the classic red and gold design with an arsenal of weapons like anti-tank missiles, heat flares, repulsor beams and more.

Mark L

The Mark L armor was seen in Avengers: Infinity war. It is the crown jewel in Tony Stark’s box of treasures. Composed entirely of nanotechnology, it has unlimited features and millions of applications. The only impediment is Tony Stark’s creativity. The suit mimics Tony’s body and in a fraction of a second, could create an array of weapons ranging from missiles, blades, thrusters, and even powerful energy cannons. It can also help Tony fly unaided in space.


The last and final Iron Man armor was the one that ended it all. It combines the nanotech armor’s features with a more muscular and bulked up design. The Mark LXXXV survived a bout with Thanos and helped Tony harness the power of all the Six Infinity Stones.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.