Iron Man Character Analysis

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(A) General Description of the Person Iron Man who is also Tony Stark with his iron man suit on, is a superhero starred in many of Marvel’s movie franchise. He is part of the superhero team “Avengers” which includes Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and the Iron Man himself. He also has a girlfriend and best friend, named Pepper Potts and War Machine respectively. The Iron Man is an extremely wealthy business magnate and philanthropist who owns a company that deals with advance weapon and defence technologies, although the company was inherited from his deceased father. He is also known to be an extremely intelligent scientist and a charming playboy. Iron man can be seen taking up the role of being the arrogant and impulsive…show more content…
In relation to criterion 1 of the NPD, Iron man is seen to have a grandiose sense of self-importance, overestimating his abilities and boasting about them to the media. When the god Thor hijacked the plane to capture his evil brother Loki, Captain America suggested that they needed a plan of attack, but Iron Man immediately decides to act on his own, jumping out of the plane to pursue Thor, ignoring the Avengers and Captain America’s advice for a plan. In another scene, between Iron Man, the senate armed services committee, and the media, where he claims he did the committee a big favor, by being a nuclear deterrent, helping to eradicate war, and keeping America…show more content…
Iron man is an individual that requires excessive attention, which matches criterion 4 of NPD. During the Stark Expo, Iron Man decides to do a grand entrance by jumping of a plane and flying in into the stadium followed by an array of fireworks and scantily dressed girls whilst ungearing his suit in front of the cheering crowd. He is also often seen hosting parties, and surrounding himself with girls (Lee & Favreau, 2010). In addition, Iron Man can be seen revealing his true identity to the world solely for the need for attention and admiration (Arad, Feige & Favreau, 2008). Criterion 6 of the NPD matches Iron Man’s behaviour when he approaches Peter Parker for help, trying to befriend him as he seemed to be of use to the situation he was in. He threatens to expose his Peter Parker’s identity as Spiderman unless he agreed to go to Germany with him, although he has expressed that he is unable to go as he has school commitments and homework to complete (Feige, Russo & Russo,
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