If you loved Avengers Endgame 3000 then we finally have some more heartbreaking info on the film that makes Tony Starks Sacrifice even nobler.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down the recent Robert Downey Junior interview with the off camera show and discussing how Tony Stark purposely built his suit for one reason alone.
There will be heavy spoilers here so if Thanos snapped you out of existence and you haven’t had a chance to watch Avengers: Endgame yet then I highly recommend that you turn off now.
With that out the way, I just wanna give a huge thank you for clicking this video now sit back, relax and let’s get into my breakdown of the truth behind the Mark 85 armor.
The Mark 85 Armor Breakdown
Ok so first things first I just kinda wanna play the key parts of the interview to show how Robert Downey Junior views Tony Stark’s sacrifice.
So clearly this kinda confirms what a lot of fans including myself were speculating about the Mark 85 armor and not only how it was designed but also what it’s true purpose was.
Tony Stark has always been a person who doesn’t really fit the mold of what we typically define as a hero. Before his big turn in the first Iron-Man film, he was self-centered, misogynistic and not really accepting of the responsibility that he’d had thrust upon him.
There’s even shades of this in Avengers: Endgame when the group goes to visit him at his lodge and he doesn’t really want anything to do with them or their time travel plan. Tony Stark, though he lost the battle with Thanos, actually came out better than most due to the events of Infinity War. The love of his life was still around, he had a daughter and all in all it seemed like things couldn’t have really gone better for him due to the circumstances.
This is why he initially doesn’t want to help his friends though he realises that he’s the only one who can. That’s what makes his moves in Avengers: Endgame all that more heartbreaking.
Tony didn’t have to make the sacrifice but he did and that’s what makes him a true hero. It’s clear that Robert Downey Jr and Stark himself also knew that Tony would be going on a suicide mission which is the exact reason why he built his own version of the Gauntlet out of Nanotech that worked with his suit. Tony clearly thought that at some point, if he had to wield the stones, he must, even though it would kill him which is why he built the Mark 85 suit to be able to house them in order for him to carry out the snap that saved the universe.
Now there were two options that Tony could have taken, either not build the suit this way or create it knowing that if it came down to it, he would have to sacrifice himself.
Downey even says that the suit is not designed to do his job and for him to make it past it which highlights that Tony simply built the entire Mark 85 with one real purpose in mind. The true job of the suit is to handle the power of the stones for just long enough so that Tony can perform the snap if needs be. This is why we see The Hulk struggling a lot more with weilding the stones as opposed to Iron-Man who is only really completely torn apart by them upon completing the snap.
It’s a really heartbreaking reveal that shows that in the end, Tony Stark was the kinda guy who would lay down on the wire and make the ultimate sacrifice even though he already had everything that he wanted. Tony was a man who had everything to lose and still did it anyway which makes him the true definition of a hero and it’s no wonder to see why the MCU is at such a loss without him.
Obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on this reveal and if it makes you enjoy the film even more. Comment below and let me know!