Why does Ironman have a reactor in his chest?

#1 Posted by Teerack (6327 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember a long time ago Iron Man has surgery so he didn't need it in his chest anymore, but I know it's been in his chest again for a long time. What happened that made him need it again?

#2 Edited by The Stegman (24384 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh he has it again? I had no idea.

#3 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

As detailed in Extremis and past Marvel continuity, he used to wear a breastplate that held the pieces of shrapnel with magnetic fields. He never had a reactor in his chest before (that's only in the MCU). Either way, eventually medical science caught up and he could get it out.

But in Fraction's run - when he had to delete his brain to prevent the SRA database from getting into the hands of then-HAMMER-director Osborn - his entire body basically went brain-dead. Until he was revived by installing an arc reactor (same tech he previously used to save Pepper) into him. Or something like that.

Either way, yeah he has a thingy in his chest.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.