Based On: S.K.I.N. Armor (presumed)
Designer / Creator:
Mark Number: Mark 17 (XVII)
Code Name: Heartbreaker
Armor Class: Special Iron Man Suit
Artillery Level RT Suit
Red With Golden & Silver Plates
Armor Height: 6'5"
Vibranium Arc Reactor Mark II
Reinforced Chest RT
Predecessor: None (First Version)
Successor: Mark 18*
Preceded By: Mark 16
Followed By: Mark 18
- "Artillery Level Repulsor Technology Suit with Reinforced Chest RT and Armor Stabilization Dampers. It is also equipped with adjustable Power Level Repulsors."
- ―(Iron Man 3 - JARVIS: A Second Screen Experience) The Mark 17's description in the JARVIS Application.
The Mark 17 (Mark XVII), famously known by its name as the "Heartbreaker", is an Artillery Level RT Suit, and was one of several new Iron Man Armors created by Tony Stark as part of the Iron Legion. The armor was created sometime after the Battle of New York.
It was featured in Iron Man 3, and made its debut 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 its 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.
The Mark 17 has a red and gold color scheme, like most of its 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 its most unique and notable feature, and is also where its 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 by Tony at 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, 28, and 32. 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 its predecessors, retains the signature Repulsors, that were used in the previous Mark suits, as well as its Vibranium Powered Arc Reactor that powers the entire suit, while its Chest Repulsor was specially modified for the suit's functionality.
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 more Repulsor energy than its predecessors, the suit's weaponry grants damage much more powerful than usual levels while featuring stronger electromagnetism for Repulsor-based armaments such as Repulsor Shields.
The Mark 17 is also designed to withstand higher firepower and damage. It is increased and retrofitted with four extra vibranium platings to hold its RT Chest that support the Enlarged Central Unibeam Projector when it fires. The Mark 17 is also supported with extra elemental armor platings throughout its body resulting in a bulkier yet tougher suit defense. Durability is also improved with the help of Repulsor Shields , Vibranium and Proto Adamantium plating. The suit's footwork and leg supports are fitted with extra plates giving it tactical advantage and strength through flight.
The Mark 17 has powerful Thrusters equipped to its back. Used as a secondary propulsion when flying, it uses the same standard Repulsion system used for the standard flight stabilizers.
Central Unibeam Projector
The "Heartbreaker" features an enhancement unique to its 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.
The Mark 17, along with all the other newly built Mark suits, uses a more advanced technology that was based off on the Mark VII's technology, which is able to wrap itself around Tony's body, without the aid of robotic arms or any external mechanicals.
It can flexibly open itself to allow Tony to enter into the suit and automatically wrap itself around him, anywhere at anytime, much like the Mark 42's technology and the other newly built Mark suits'.
The Mark 17 has extremely powerful Repulsor technology.
The Mark 17 has an over-sized Unibeam attached to the center of its 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 by a gift from Odin the Tesseract, and can fire extremely immense power when used. It also can fire shields, and control its power.
Before Iron Man 3
Creation and the Iron Legion
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.
Completion and Storage
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 Mark 18, or otherwise known as the "Casanova".
When Tony's Malibu Mansion was raided, and later destroyed, the Mark 17 along with the rest of the Iron Legion were still stored safely within the Hall of Armors Extension, as it was left undamaged during the attack. The chamber was still intact, completely sealed, and concealed from view.
This was part of Stark's plan, in which the Iron Legion was to be used later after he uncovered the truth behind the Mandarin and A.I.M.
Activation of the "House Party Protocol"
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.
Arrival with the Iron Legion
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 seen 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.
Helping 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.
Continued Battle and Aftermath
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. The armor was most likely one of the 21 armors detonated by the "Clean Slate Protocol" issued by Tony, as a sign of his devotion to his girlfriend, Pepper Potts.
|Mark 28 / Jack|
Pre-released with the game. Last updated June 2013.
Score Multiplier: x3.5
Special Weapon: Frost Charge
Armor Class: Frost Charge
Build Time: 2 hours, 58 mins, 59 seconds
[25,000 XP (current)] [45,000 XP (former)]
A heavily armored suit with extra firepower, this armor is perfect against enemies that need something extra to bring them down.
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.
- 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.
- The Mark 17 was the first suit to arrive at the Roxxon Oil Rig during Tony's confrontation with Aldrich Killian in 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.
- The Mark 17's information, at Comic Book.com.
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