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Technical Information:
First Appearance: Iron Man 3
Armor Information:
Designer / Creator: Tony Stark
Users: Tony Stark
Mark Number: Mark 17
Code Name: Heartbreaker
Armor Class: Special Iron Man Suit
Armor Type: Artillery Level RT Suit
Armor Color:

Red With Golden & Silver Plates

Height: User's Height
Weight Level:

Extremely Light
Very Light
Light
Average
Heavy
Very Heavy
Extremely Heavy

Status: Rebuilt
Armor Features:
Power Core: Vibranium Arc Reactor Mark II
Strength Level:
Main Systems:

Status System
Flight System
J.A.R.V.I.S. Navigation System
Anti-icing System
Flight Stabilization System

Weapons:

Repulsors (Repulsion Mark I)
Unibeam (Chest Repulsor)

Defense Systems:

Enhanced Composite Armor with Ceramic Plating and Silicon-Infused Steel
Fiberglass Frame
Vibranium Plating

Special Systems: N/A
Other Features: -N/A
Chronological Information:
Preceded by: Mark 16
Followed by: Mark 18
Tony Stark: "You're right, we do need back up."
Rhodey: "Yeah, a bunch."
―Tony and Rhodey talking about the "House Party Protocol" suits while waiting for them to show up.

The Mark 17 (XVII) or otherwise known as the "Heartbreaker", is an Artillery Level RT Suit and was one of the many newly built suits created by Tony Stark, sometime after the events of The Avengers.

It was featured in the movie Iron Man 3, and made its debut in the movie, when Tony ordered J.A.R.V.I.S. to initiate the "House Party Protocol", in which it was activated along with all the other suits to aid Tony in his battle against Aldrich Killian.

The suit earned it's name the "Heartbreaker", because it has an oversized chest RT, which can fire powerful blasts. The Mark 17 can fire narrow or wide beams and can also generate a Repulsor Shield for protection.

Armor DesignEdit

The Mark 17 has a red and gold color scheme, like most of it's predecessors,  and the usual Iron Man suit. It has a bulkier but fit appearance, because of its thicker multiple-layered vibranium platings, and has an oversized chest repulsor RT built within the suit's armored chest area, which is it's most unique and notable feature, and is also where it's special abilities lie.

The suit has four titanium bar-like structures in the chest area, that are interlocked with the suit, which extend all the way to the shoulder plates and down to the back, then back to the chest area, through the sides of the upper abdomen area, which creates an x-like appearance that firmly holds the over-sized chest repulsor together, as well as providing more space for the Unibeam's size.

The suit's helmet and mask were based on the first designs of the one in the  Mark 11. The mask's appearance differs from all the other suits, as it has a more rough edged look and is not as smooth and sleek like a usual Iron Man suit does. It has four silver rectangular shaped platings on the whole mask, that extend all the way to the back, with two on each side of the mask's upper area, which are the railings that grant the mask the ability to slide up and down when activated to do so by Tony at free will.

All of the Mark 17's notable features were later used among the many newly built suits created by Tony, and these features are only common with the Marks 11, 17, 18, 24, and 28. With the Mark 11 having the first design on the mask, and the Mark 17 having the rest of the features present that were used in all the other Mark suits.

The suit, like it's predecessors, retains the signature Repulsors, that were used in the previous Mark suits, as well as it's Vibranium Powered Arc Reactor that powers the entire suit, while it's Chest Repulsor was specially modified for the suit's functionality.

Armor CapabilitiesEdit

Extreme FirepowerEdit

Classified as an "Artillery Level RT Suit" the armor is specialized for intensive firefights with the Central Unibeam Projector as the strongest weapon of the suit, it can fire much Repulsor energy than it's predecessors, the suit's weaponry grants damage much powerful than usual levels while featuring stronger electromagnetism for Repulsor-based armaments such as Repulsor Shields.

Extreme DurabilityEdit

The Mark 17 is also designed to withstand higher firepower and damage. It is increased and retrofitted with four extra Titanium platings to hold it's RT Chest that support the Enlarged Central Unibeam Projector when it fires. The Mark 17 is also supported with extra elemental armor platings throughout it's body resulting in a bulkier yet tougher suit defense. Durability is also improved with the help of Repulsor Shields and Vibranium platings. The suit's footwork and leg supports are fitted with extra plates giving it tactical advantage and strength through flight.

Armor FeaturesEdit

Enhanced ThrustersEdit

The Mark 17 has powerful Thrusters equipped to it's back. Used as a secondary propulsion when flying, it uses the same standard Repulsion system used for the standard flight stabilizers.

Central Unibeam ProjectorEdit

The "Heartbreaker" features an enhancement unique to it's predecessors, it features an extremely enlarged and increased RT Core Unit being able to fire an enormous and much tactful Unibeam Blast than other armors preceding Mark 17.

WeaponryEdit

RepulsorsEdit

The Mark 17 has extremely powerful Repulsor technology.

UnibeamEdit

The Mark 17 has an over-sized Unibeam attached to the center of it's chest piece. It is held firmly by four metal bars that connect it around the suit's upper abdomen area. It is powered by the new and improved Vibranium Arc Reactor Mark II, and can fire extremely immense power when used.

LasersEdit

The Mark 17 have Lasers located in the arm just above the hand and when used can cut through any substance.

HistoryEdit

Before Iron Man 3Edit

Sometime after the Battle of New York, Tony, who was haunted by what happened in New York, got obsessed in making more Iron Man suits. One of them was the Mark 17.

This time, he designed the Mark 17 to specialize in pure firepower, and created an oversized chest RT that was built within the suit's armor, for it to be able to fire extremely immense power when used.

After creating the Mark 17 suit, he kept it under his house in the place called the Hall of Armors, in where he kept all the other Mark suits that he had created one after the other except for the original 7 Mark Armors. After he was finished creating the Mark 17, he pursued to creating the next Mark suit, which was the famous Mark 18, or otherwise known as the "Casanova".

Iron Man 3Edit

The Mark 17 was activated by J.A.R.V.I.S. along with all the other armors in the basement of Tony Stark's Malibu Mansion, under the order of the House Party Protocol given out by Tony. It then flew out of the Hall of Armors and lead the way as it went towards the Roxxon Oil Rig together with all the other 35 armors.

When the Iron Legion arrived, it was the first armor to appear in the scene, and was one of the seven armors that formed the line the Iron Legion's entrance, along with the Mark 39, Mark 40, Mark 35, Mark 33, Mark 15, and Mark 27.

It surrounded the area with the other armors and waited for Tony's commands. It can be see hovering with the other armors in the background, as the Extremis Soldiers stand surprised with the arrival of the Iron Legion.

When Tony orders J.A.R.V.I.S. to "Target Extremis heat signatures. Disable with extreme prejudice.", J.A.R.V.I.S. responds by saying "Yes sir!", which echoes out through all of the suits, including the Mark 17.

The armor then started targeting and attacking the Extremis Soldiers in the Rig, and fought off some soldiers with the help of the other armors during the ongoing battle. When the Mark 35 was being overwhelmed by soldiers, Tony ordered Heartbreaker to help out Red Snapper.

The Mark 17 flew alongside the Mark 35 and blasted off the Extremis Soldiers hanging on it. It succeeded blasting off two of them, but as the Mark 35 became unstable, and gave no room for the Mark 17 to get a clear shot at the last one. Another soldier from the armor jumped on the Mark 17 after but killed it, just before the last soldier was that was still hanging on redsnapper ripped out the armor's facemask, and the armor crashed into a crate, destroying it and killing the one soldier with it.

With the Mark 35 destroyed, the Mark 17 continued battling the Extremis Soldiers. It was later on controlled by JARVIS and landed on the platform where Rhodey was in. With J.A.R.V.I.S. speaking through the armor to Rhodey, the Mark 17 took Rhodey and gave him a lift.

As the armor flew up an Extremis Soldier jumps on it, and the Mark 17 rolls as it shakes it off. This causes Rhodey to fall down instead, and the Mark 17 is still stuck with dealing the Extremis Soldier that jumped on it.

It is unknown what happens to the armor at this point, as it was never seen again on-screen. The armor was the only armor that did not explode by the Clean Slate Protocol ordered by Tony, as a sign of his devotion to his girlfriend, Pepper Potts.

Other MediaEdit

Iron Man 3 - The Official GameEdit

The Mark 17 - Heartbreaker is a playable and unlockable armor that was available as one of the initial armors during the release of the game. It is categorized under the Frost Charge special power, and is the third armor in the section.

  • Score Multiplier: x3.5
  • Special Power: Frost Charge
  • Game Description

Marvel's Iron Man 3 - JARVIS: A Second Screen ExperienceEdit

  • Armor Description:

MARK XVII:

ARTILLERY LEVEL REPULSOR TECHNOLOGY SUIT WITH REINFORCED CHEST RT AND ARMOR STABILIZATION DAMPERS. IT IS ALSO EQUIPPED WITH ADJUSTABLE POWER LEVEL REPULSORS.

NotesEdit

  • The Mark 17 armor appeared in the Club Penguins Game: The Avengers, on one of the penguins that portrayed and represented Iron Man.
  • This suit along with Mark 1, 6, 7, 42, (Heroic Age) Iron Man, Hulkbuster, Rescue, War Machine, and Iron Patriot are playable minifigures in Lego Marvel Superheroes (Console Game).
  • Along with many other armors, the Heartbreaker suit is playable in the Marvel Heroes MMO game for PC and Mac, and was available for a limited time as a bonus unlockable. 

TriviaEdit

  • The Mark 17 was the first suit to arrive at the scene, in the docks, during Tony's confrontation with Aldrich Killian, in the movie Iron Man 3.
  • Due to the Mark 17's popularity and it being the first to arrive at the scene in the docks, as well as positioned in the middle of all the other suits, it has been considered that it is the leader of the Iron Legion.
  • The Mark 17 was one of the many suits that could be seen in the Iron Man 3 movie theatrical poster, along with the Marks 16, 24, 33, 39 and 41, with the Mark 42 being worn by Tony.
  • The Mark 17 was one of the six un-lockable armors available, as part of the "Iron Man 3 Unlock The Armors" promotional event for the film. It was released together with the Mark 33, Mark 35, Mark 38, Mark 39 and Mark 40 armors.
  • This armor is the first to feature an oversized Unibeam and chest piece.

GalleryEdit

External Links & ReferencesEdit

  • The Mark 17 on Wikipedia.
  • The Mark 17 on the Marvel Database.

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