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Mark III

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Based On: Classic Armor
Armor Profile:
Designer / Creator:
Tony Stark
Mark Number: Mark III (3)
Code Name: None
Armor Class: Basic Iron Man Suit
Armor Type:
Armor Color:
Red With Golden Plates
Armor Height: 6'5"
Status: Destroyed
Armor Data:
Power Core:
Palladium Arc Reactor Mark II (Current)
Palladium Arc Reactor Mark I (Former)
Armor Features:
Armor Gauntlet
Armor Boots
Armor Systems:

Status System

Propulsion System
Repulsors (Repulsion Mark I)
Unibeam (Chest Repulsor)
Armor Composition:
Gold-Titanium Alloy
Armor Capabilities:

Super Durability

Ice Resistance
Special Features:
Armor Chronology:
Predecessor: Mark II
Successor: Mark IV
Preceded By: Mark II*
Followed By: Mark IV*

J.A.R.V.I.S.: "Test complete. Preparing to power down and begin diagnostics..."
Tony Stark: "Uh, yeah, tell you what. Do a weather and ATC check, start listening in on ground control."
―(Iron Man) J.A.R.V.I.S. and Tony Stark while testing the Mark II.

The Mark III (Mark 3) was the third Iron Man Armor designed and created by Tony Stark and is the successor to the Mark II. The armor was designed with upgraded technology and improved features to surpass it's predecessor's capabilities. It's also the classic armor.

The strongest of the armors in Iron Man, it was designed for customization. The Mark III was equipped with a variety of incredible enhancements and upgrades. It was heavily damaged at the end of the first Iron Man by the Iron Monger. It was later succeeded by the Mark IV.

Even though it was not used in Iron Man 2 it was put in the Hall of Armors with the original 7 armors. Also, the suit has flares and strong repulsors, along with more tank missiles. The Mark III appears in Iron Man 3 along with other 6 armors in Tony's garage, and also after where it is destroyed when a terrorist attack occurs in Tony Stark's Malibu Mansion.

Armor DataEdit

Armor DesignEdit

The Mark III is the first armor to feature a Red and Gold color design on it's armor plates. It's overall theme was based out on Tony's Hotrod car that he owned in his garage.


The armor has various new features.

  • Armor Gauntlets: An Armored Gauntlet is located on each arm equipped with Repulsors.
    • Repulsors: Equipped on each gauntlet, the Repulsors serve as the armor's main weapons.
      • Flight Stabilizers: Aside from the Repulsor's role as a weapon, they also serve as the secondary Flight Stabilizers and are used for turns and curves.
  • Armor Boots: The Mark III features two Armored Boots, one for each leg. They are equipped with Boot Propulsors, and the suit's main Flight Stabilizers.
    • Boot Propulsors (Main Flight Stabilizers): The Boot Propulsors serve as the main flight power of the armor, and utilizes the same technology as the Repulsors. A single Propulsor is located beneath each Armor Boot and is used solely for the purpose of propulsion and flight.


The Mark III has various systems.

  • J.A.R.V.I.S. OS: J.A.R.V.I.S. is integrated into the armor, allowing him to assist Tony and manage the armor's condition as well as the systems and functions of the Mark III.

Armor CompositionEdit

The armor is composed of a 95.5% Titanium and 4.5% Gold Alloy.[1] This combination results into a highly durable alloy that can withstand blasts and strikes, and is fully resistant to bullets.


  • Super-Strength: The Mark III is capable of amplifying the user's strength to extreme levels, allowing the wearer to lift very heavy objects as well as throw deadly and powerful physical attacks.
  • Flight: With it's Flight Stabilizers and Propulsion Systems, the Mark III is a capable of full flight and can even achieve supersonic speed.


The following below list the special capabilities of the Mark III.

  • Ice Resistance: Based on the flight test of the Mark II, the Mark III was given an advanced upgrade which enabled it to resist the build up of ice when flying at a high altitude in the atmosphere. Unlike the Mark II, the armor will not freeze at the Mark II's altitude limit point and does not have anymore difficult compared to it's predecessor when flying at very high altitudes.


Iron Man Mark 3

The Mark III's Repulsors.

  • Repulsors:
    The Mark III is equipped with the finalized version of the Mark I Repulsor technology. It is capable of projecting powerful energy blasts when charged. Like every Iron Man Armor, the Repulsors serve as the suit's main weapons.
  • Unibeam (Chest Repulsor):
    The Mark III has a powerful Unibeam which was initially powered by Stark's Palladium Arc Reactor Mark II, and later on by the reactor's predecessor. As the armor's most powerful weapon, it is capable of immense destruction as it is able to project a beam of pure energy for a limited amount of time. Although when the Unibeam is used, it drains a lot of energy from the reactor which weakens the armor's strength. Because of this, regular use of the Unibeam is not recommended.
  • Shoulder-Mounted Guns:
    The armor is equipped with six-barrel mini guns which are mounted on it's shoulders for quick use and is supported by the suit's Targeting System which allows it to have superb and perfect precision and accuracy when fired at it's target.
  • Rockets:
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    The Mark III firing a Rocket.

    The Mark III is equipped with a Rocket on each arm, capable of destruction and severe damage. They are mounted beneath each of the armor's gauntlets. In Iron Man, after Tony was blasted out of the sky by a tank, he retaliated with a Rocket from the armor's right arm, making a direct hit and resulting in the tank's explosion three seconds after the rocket's impact.[2]
  • Flares:
    The Mark III is equipped with flares, which are used for emergency purpose or to draw the attention of a Heat Seeking Missile away. Although not considered a weapon, they were also seen used as a distraction to disrupt the senses of Obadiah Stane while he was crushing Tony inside the Mark III using his Iron Monger Armor.

    The Flares are still lethal, and can cause burns or act like bullets when used up close to a target.


Iron ManEdit

After his test-flight with the Mark II suit discovers several flaws including ice forming at high-altitude, Tony orders the Mark III built with the flaws corrected and made out of gold-titanium alloy to fix the ice problem. After finding out that the Ten Rings have taken control of Gulmira and are using it to stockpile weapons, Tony flies the Mark III to the village and takes down the terrorists.

He then destroys a tank and the weapons stockpile. On the way home, Tony is confronted by two F-22's and accidentally destroys one before Rhodey manages to call them off after Tony saves the ejected pilot's life. Tony then has trouble removing the armor and Pepper Potts catches him doing it. Following the betrayal of Obadiah Stane and the theft of his Mark II Arc Reactor, Tony dons the armor in order to stop Stane.

On the way to Stark Industries, J.A.R.V.I.S. warns Tony that the Mark I Reactor can't fully power the suit and he only has 48% power at the start. Tony arrives in time to save Pepper from Stane who has donned the Iron Monger suit he created based off the Mark I. With Stane's bigger and more powerful design and the Mark III's low power levels, Stane has the upper hand in the battle that follows, but Tony manages to hold his own somewhat, using the Mark III's immunity to icing that the Iron Monger suit lacks.

On back-up power only, Tony orders Pepper to blast the roof with energy from the factory's Arc Reactor as he can't defeat Stane with the weakened Mark III. Tony manages to hold Stane off, ripping out his HUD and weapons targeting systems, but Stane overpowers Tony, destroying the armor's helmet and the glass covering the Arc Reactor.

Tony has Pepper blast the roof while he's still on it with the blast throwing him clear, but knocking out power to the suit and Arc Reactor. The Iron Monger suit loses power too and falls into the factory's Arc Reactor and is destroyed in a massive explosion. The Mark III and Tony's Arc Reactor regain power shortly afterwards.

Iron Man 2Edit

The Mark III was contained inside the first Hall of Armors, which could only hold four of his known Iron Man suits. It was in between the Mark II and the Mark IV and the armor's Status displayed that it was currently Battle Damaged.(After his battle with the Iron Monger at the end of the first movie) This was right after Tony had his court conference with the government concerning the usage of the Iron Man armor.

The armor was seen again in the Hall of Armors when James Rhodes accessed the garage and donned the Mark II armor to battle Tony against his Mark IV armor when he was in a drunk-state at the night of his birthday party.

Iron Man 3Edit


The Mark III was destroyed in the attack on Tony's mansion in Malibu, along with the suits in the Hall of Armors.

Other MediaEdit

Iron Man 3 - The Official GameEdit

Mark 3
Pre-released with the game.
Armor Game Data:
Score Multiplier: x1.2
Special Weapon: Striker Missile
Armor Class: Striker Missile
Limited: No
Armor Requirements:
Stark Credits: None StarkCreditIcon
IS0-8 Cost: NoneISO8G
Build Time: None
Required XP: None

The third generation of Iron Man armor, this suit is equipped with a wide variety of weapons and handles like a dream.

The Mark III is the first armor available for use in Iron Man 3 - The Official Game. It is the weakest and most basic armor in the game, having a Score Multiplier of x1.0, and very low Armor Statistics.

It is automatically bought in the start after J.A.R.V.I.S. instructs the player how to play and navigate through the game after initially using the Mark 42 as the starting armor and getting it damaged, with any one of Tony's previous armors replacing it, which was the Mark III first.

Marvel HeroesEdit

Iron Man 3 - JARVIS: A Second Screen ExperienceEdit

In the Jarvis App, the Mark III is a viewable armor available in the Hall of Armors after being unlocked through the Blu-Ray of Iron Man 3 when scanning, or asking J.A.R.V.I.S. to unlock them all by saying the command "Roll Call".

Even though the other armors are fixed and shiny, this is the only armor seen in the Application with damage on it's chest plating, referencing the battle that Tony had against Obadiah when using the suit.





  • The Mark III was the third Iron Man Armor created by Tony Stark.


  • The Mark III is the very first armor to feature the famous Red and Gold color scheme in it's armor design.
    • The armor's design is based on that of the same color scheme and design of the Classic Red & Gold Armor in the comics.


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