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Mark 21

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Mark21
Based On: Unknown
Appearances:
Continuity:
Armor Profile:
Designer / Creator:
Users:
Tony Stark
Affiliations:
Mark Number: Mark 21
Code Name: Midas
Armor Class: Special Iron Man Suit
Armor Type:
Fully Loaded High-Altitude Suit
Armor Color:
Gold
Armor Height: User's Height
Status: Destroyed
Armor Data:
Components:
Power Core:
Vibranium Arc Reactor Mark II
Armor Features:
Armor Gauntlet
Armor Boots
Armor Systems:
J.A.R.V.I.S. OS

Status System

Flight System
Weapons:
Repulsors (Repulsion Mark I)

Unibeam (Chest Repulsor)
Missiles
Laser Weapons

Flares
Armor Composition:
Enriched Gold-Titanium Plating
Armor Capabilities:
High Altitude Flight

Low Pressure Resistance

Cold Temperature Resistance
Special Features:
Thrusters

Advanced Donning System

Enriched Gold Titanium Alloy Armor
Armor Chronology:
Predecessor: Mark VII (maybe)
Successor: Mark 39
Preceded By: Mark 20
Followed By: Mark 22


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 21 (XXI), also known as "Midas", is a Fully Loaded High-Altitude 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 was activated along with all the other suits to aid Tony in his battle with Aldrich Killian.

The suit earned its name "Midas" because of its color. Midas is a figure from Greek mythology who was granted the his wish to turn anything he touched into gold. It also has the ability to fly at high altitudes, being designed to withstand low pressure and cold temperatures.

The Mark 21 may have been a prototype of the Mark 39 suit as the functionalities that they bear are quite similar.  While the Mark 21 has the ability to fly at high altitudes, the Mark 39 has a more advanced system, that enables it to venture into space.

Armor Design

The Mark 21's armor design is based completely off the Mark VII's, except it features a full shiny gold plating made out of enriched Gold Titanium Alloy.

Armor Capabilities

High Altitude Flight

Unlike most of the regular Iron Man armors, the Mark 21 can fly at very high altitudes. Having specially built to handle more extreme environments in the atmosphere, the Mark 21's armor can handle extreme temperatures and has more flight power to achieve a higher point in the Earth's atmosphere.

Armor Features

Thrusters

The armor has powerful thrusters equipped on its back.

Donning System

The Mark 21, 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'.

Weaponry

Repulsors

The Mark 21 has standard based Repulsor technology.

Unibeam

The Mark 21's Unibeam is circular in shape and is powered by the new and more powerful Vibranium Arc Reactor Mark II.

Missiles

The armor has a anti-armor missile launcher similar to the one on-board the Mark III's gauntlets, but much larger.

Numerous miniature air-to-air missiles are housed in the shoulder pods, which are a part of the detachable backpack.

The shoulder pods house miniature missiles and can fire up to 92 missiles at once.

More missiles are located inside the legs, presumably for air-to-ground attack when flying horizontally over a target.

Lasers

This armor is equipped with the same lasers as the Mark VII.

Flares

This armor contained numerous infrared flares, another feature common with its predecessors.

History

Before Iron Man 3

The Iron Legion and Creation

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 21.

After creating the Mark 21 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 21, he pursued to creating the next Mark suit, which was the Mark 22, or otherwise known as the "Hot Rod".

Iron Man 3

Malibu Raid

When Tony's Malibu Mansion was raided, and later destroyed, the Mark 21 along with the rest of the Iron Legion were still stored safely within the Hall of Armors Chamber, 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.

The Mark 21 was activated by J.A.R.V.I.S. along with all the other armors in the basement of Tony's Malibu Mansion, under the order of the "House Party" Protocol initiated by Tony. It then flew out of the Hall of Armors and went towards the Roxxon Oil Rig together with the other 35 armors.

When the Iron Legion arrived at the scene, the Mark 21 followed as the armors started surrounding the area. It could be seen hovering next to the Mark 30 and Mark 19. After the armors finished surrounding the rig, the Mark 21 waited with the other armors for Tony's orders as the Extremis Soldiers stand surprised with the Iron Legion's arrival.

When Tony orders J.A.R.V.I.S. to "Disable all Extremis Heat signatures with extreme prejudice.", J.A.R.V.I.S. replies with "Yes sir!", which echoes throughout all the armors, including the Mark 21.

The armor then starts targeting and attacking the Extremis Soldiers. It fights them off during the ongoing battle with help of the other armors. The armor never makes an appearance fighting the Extremis Soldiers on-screen. The armor was presumed to have fought and killed several extremis soldiers during the fight, as it was one of the last 21 armors left standing and succeeded in eliminating the remaining extremis forces with the help of the other Iron Legion armors. The Mark 21 then resumes to flying around the oil rig in the aftermath of the battle.

"Clean Slate Protocol"

The Mark 21 was then detonated by J.A.R.V.I.S. for fireworks along with the other 20 armors, under the Tony's order of the "Clean Slate Protocol". This was to show Tony's devotion to his girlfriend, Pepper Potts. It was one of the last suits to detonate.

Other Media

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

ARMOR DESCRIPTION:

MARK XXI:

HIGH ALTITUDE PROTOTYPE SUIT UPGRADE WITH ENRICHED GOLD TITANIUM ALLOY ARMOR.

Notes

  • The Mark 21 is the twenty-first suit built by Tony Stark and the fourteenth suit as part of the Iron Legion.

Trivia

  • The Mark 21 is the second suit to feature only one full color, the first being the Mark 2.
    • This is the first and only armor to feature only gold in its overall armor plating, making it fairly unique.
  • The Mark 21's name is derived from "Midas", a character from mythology who wished that everything he touched would turn into gold, hence the armor's color scheme.

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