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Mark 22

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Mark 22 Hotrod
Based On: None
Appearances:
Continuity:
Armor Profile:
Designer / Creator:
Users:
Tony Stark
Affiliations:
Mark Number: Mark 22 (Mark XXII)
Code Name: Hotrod
Armor Class: Special Iron Man Suit
Armor Type:
War Machine 2.0 Prototype Suit
Armor Color:
Black With Silver Plates
Hotrod Design
Armor Height: User's Height
Status: Destroyed
Armor Data:
Components:
Power Core:
Arc Reactor Mark III
Armor Features:
Armor Gauntlet
Armor Boots
Armor Systems:
J.A.R.V.I.S. OS

Status System

Prepulsion System
Weapons:
Repulsors (Repulsion Mark I)

Unibeam (Chest Repulsor)

Miniguns (One on Each Gauntlet)
Armor Composition:
Titanium Plating
Armor Capabilities:
Versatility
Special Features:
Latest Thruster Design

Hot Rod Design

Light Weight
Armor Chronology:
Preceded By: Mark 21
Followed By: Mark 23


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 22 (Mark XXII), also known by its name as "Hotrod", is a War Machine 2.0 Prototype 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.[1]

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 the rest of the Iron Legion to aid Tony in his battle against Aldrich Killian.

The was named "Hotrod" for it's similar color design, and resemblance to Stark's Hotrod Car featuring a unique custom flame design on the armors gauntlets' and boots' plates.

Hotrod was made to have the same protection as the first War Machine armor, but with 1/3 of the weight.

Armor Design

This suit was a non-weaponized prototype of the War Machine Mark II armor. However, it did have the signature repulsors and a minigun on each of its gauntlets. It featured dark plating on the torso and helmet, but sported crimson and orange flames on the appendages. 

Armor Capabilities

Versatility

Succeeding its predecessor in a lot of aspects, the armor has very high versatility. Lighter in weight than the Original War Machine Armor, the Mark 22 can do various abilities that the previous armor could not. Able to dodge objects, fly faster and move swifter; its versatility is its only special capability, while the rest of its features use the same design and technology from the new advanced suits of the Iron Legion.

Armor Features

Thrusters

The Mark 22 has powerful repulsor-propelled thrusters on its back. This armor features the latest thruster design.

Donning System

The Mark 22, 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 22 has standard based Repulsor technology.

Unibeam

The Mark 22 has a horizontal rectangular shaped Unibeam, with a bright whitish blue glowing light from the Vibranium Arc Reactor Mark II core it is powered from.

Miniguns

This armor is equipped with a minigun on each of its gauntlets.

History

Before Iron Man 3

The Iron Legion and Creation

Sometime after the Battle of New York, Tony Stark, who was haunted by his near death experience from the event, suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, became paranoid and obsessed with security.

Because of this, Stark began working on the Iron Legion, and through its development, created several Iron Man Armors, from the Mark 8 to the Mark 22, all built with various designs and purposes. After the Mark 21's completion, Stark wanted to create a new armor for his best friend James Rhodes, and began working on the prototype, the Mark 22.

It was presumed that the armor was tested a number of times before it was fully functional and ready for combat.

Completion and Storage

After completing the armor, Stark stored it in the Hall of Armors Extension beneath his Malibu House, where all the other previous Iron Man Armors he completed were stored in as well.

With Sneaky's completion, Stark proceeded to create a new type of suit with special anti-heat features, the Mark 23, also known as "Shades".

Iron Man 3

Malibu Raid

When Tony's Malibu Mansion was raided, and later destroyed, the Mark 22 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.

Activation of the "House Party Protocol"

The Mark 22 was activated by J.A.R.V.I.S. in the basement of Tony's Malibu Mansion, under the order of the House Party Protocol issued 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, the Mark 22 followed flew beside the other armors as they slowly surrounded the area. While waiting for Tony's orders, the Mark 22 can be seen hovering in the background with the other armors, as the Extremis Soldiers stand surprised with the arrival of Iron Legion.

After, Tony orders JARVIS to "Target all Extremis heat signatures. Disable with extreme prejudice.", which JARVIS replies to with "Yes sir!", which echoes out through all of the suits, including the Mark 22.

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The Mark 22 destroyed and anchored to a metal pole.

The armor then started targeting and attacking the Extremis Soldiers in the rig, and fights them off with the help of the other armors during the ongoing battle. In the midst of the battle, it can be briefly see blasting and fighting soldiers on the backgroune. The armor is later controlled by JARVIS to aid Tony in his rescue for Pepper.

Failed Attempt and Destruction

The suit flew up to the platform of Tony's location, and just as Tony was about to jump into the suit, an Extremis Soldier vaulted a yellow metal pole from one of the oil rig's rails, straight through it. Thus destroying it as it was nailed on one of the base stands of the oil rig, while many parts of the suit broke off.

Other Media

Iron Man 3 - The Official Game

The Mark 22 is a playable armor that was released on the second update of the game. It is the second strongest armor categorized under the Frost Charge special power, with the first being the Mark 33.

  • Score Multiplier: x5.0
  • Special Power: Frost Charge
  • Game Description:The Hot Rod is a suit built for speed and agility, and featuring the latest thruster design and armor plating with the same protection as War Machine but with 1/3 the weight.

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

ARMOR DESCRIPTION:

MARK XXII:

WAR MACHINE ARMOR PRELIMINARY REDESIGN, BUILT FOR SPEED AND AGILITY. FEATURING THE LATEST THRUSTER DESIGN, WITH THE SAME PROTECTION, BUT AT 1/3 THE WEIGHT.

Notes

  • The Mark 22 was the twenty-second suit built by Tony Stark, and the fifteenth suit as part of the Iron Legion.

Trivia

  • The Mark 22 is the first and only armor among all of Tony's 42 armors to be a prototype of the War Machine Armor.
  • It is believed that this suit was made for Tony's close friend James 'Rhodey' Rhodes as a prototype for his new War Machine Armor, but after the completion of the War Machine Armor Mark II, it became one of his suits instead.
    • Tony claims that all the suits are designed for him yet the Mark 22 was originally designed for Rhodey.

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