For a guy who decided to become a superhero in order to wash blood off of his hands, Tony Stark has still killed quite a few times over the course of his career as Iron Man. Ever wonder exactly how many times he has killed to keep us safe? Well wonder no longer, as a new video has hit the web chronicling each and every one of his kills from Iron Man to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Check it out below to see for yourself.
Using the Stark Expo from Iron Man 2 as the backdrop, the video (courtesy of Mr Sunday Movies) features Tony Stark proudly standing in front of an adoring audience as a supercut of every single one of his kills plays on the screen behind him. Starting with his daring escape from the Ten Rings' cave at the beginning of Iron Man, the video takes us through every single action sequence from the Iron Man films as well as both Avengers movies. By the end of the video it’s abundantly clear that Tony Stark technically qualifies as a homicidal maniac, having racked up a kill count that includes 76 robots and a whopping 75,157 living beings – human or otherwise.
Admittedly it gets a bit difficult to really count how many kills he has made in the MCU, because no one can really know how many deaths are implied by various explosions or the nuke from the end of The Avengers, but I think you get the idea. In all honesty it’s somewhat jarring to see just how many kills Tony Stark has made since 2008. We all know that the MCU takes a much more cavalier attitude towards killing than certain other comic book franchises, but Iron Man seems to have it down to a science.
Of course, we have to reference the fact that Tony Stark isn’t the only Avenger with minimal qualms about killing to achieve victory. His opposite number in Civil War, Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America, has similarly taken numerous lives throughout his tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That being said, Steve Rogers doesn’t fly around in a walking weapon, and never nuked an entire alien population, so he only racked up around 14,000 kills over the course of his career as the Star-Spangled Avenger.
Tony Stark is definitely a hero, but he’s still not afraid to get his hands bloody. One has to wonder if making and selling weapons would have ultimately yielded a lower death toll, but that’s an argument for another day. For now, be sure to watch Tony Stark and Steve Rogers throw down in Captain America: Civil War, which is in theaters now!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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