Based On: Crossing Armor
Designer / Creator:
Mark Number: Mark IX
Code Name: None
Armor Class: Basic Iron Man Suit
Armor Redesign Prototype Suit
Fully Loaded Advanced Flight Prototype
Red With Light Golden Plates
Armor Height: User's Height
Vibranium Arc Reactor Mark II
Status SystemPropulsion System
Advanced Donning System
Predecessor: Mark VIII
Successor: Mark 20 (possibly)
Preceded By: Mark VIII
Followed By: Mark X
- 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.
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 was another basic Iron Man suit, that was created by Tony. Bearing much resemblance to it's predecessor, it retains the famous gold and red color scheme, that takes the identity of Iron Man, with the exception of the redesigned colored plates and the rough-edged mask, a feature that is unique with the suit.
It is equipped with a vast variety of weapons as well, and just like it's predecessors, retains the signature repulsor weapons that was used in the previous Mark suits.
The Mark IX's designs are almost similar to that of the Mark VII, only that it is more refined and is not as bulky as the Mark VII is. It has the usual Red and Gold color scheme in it's armor plating, and has a jetpack equipped on the back of the armor.
Donning Systems Edit
The Mark IX 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.
Advanced Flight Edit
Since this armor is an early prototype of the Mark 20, it can fly long distances with little to no power loss. The suit's footwork and leg supports are fitted with extra plates giving it tactical advantage and strength through flight.
Armor Features Edit
The armor features a new design for the helmet and legs that will be inherited into future armors. The armor also features repulsor-powered maneuvering thrusters equipped on its back.
The Mark IX has the signature repulsors of the Iron Man suits.
The Mark IX has a standard circular-shaped Unibeam, and shoots out powerful blasts of energy when used.
The Mark IX carries the same shoulder-mounted mini-missiles as the Mark VII. The armor also has a rocket on each arm.
The Mark IX carries the same lasers as the Mark VII.
Before Iron Man 3Edit
Creation and the Iron Legion Edit
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 IX. The Mark IX was built as a redesign prototype with added maneuvering thrusters and flight capabilities.
Completion and Storage Edit
After creating the Mark IX 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 IX, he pursued to creating the next Mark suit that would be much faster than its predecessors, which was the Mark X.
The Mark IX 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 34 armors.
Arrival with the Iron Legion Edit
When the Iron Legion arrived, it surrounded the area with the other armors and waited for Tony's commands. It can be seen hovering next to the Mark 16 and Mark 36 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 IX.
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 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 IX then resumes to flying around the oil rig in the aftermath of the battle, until it was destroyed by Pepper Potts.
"Clean Slate Protocol" Edit
The Mark IX 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 the first suit to detonate.
- This is the second armor to be a part of the Iron Legion.
- The Mark IX has almost the same design as the Mark VII, only some plates are redesigned and it is more refined than the previous armor.
- The leg and thigh design for this armor is the current design for many armors created after it. These armors include the Mark XI, Mark 17, Mark 18, Mark 20, Mark 24, Mark 28, Mark 29, and Mark 32.
- The helmet design or this armor is the current design for many armors created after it. These armors include the Mark 20, Mark 340, Mark 31, and Mark 33.
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| Cinematic Armors|
|Iron Man Armors|| MARK'S 1 - 7:|
Mark I • Mark II • Mark III • Mark IV • Mark V • Mark VI • Mark VII
| IRON LEGION:|
Mark VIII • Mark IX • Mark X • Mark XI • Mark XII • Mark XIII • Mark XIV • Mark 15 • Mark 16 • Mark 17 •
Mark 18 • Mark 19 • Mark 20 • Mark 21 • Mark 22 • Mark 23 • Mark 24 • Mark 25 • Mark 26 • Mark 27 • Mark 28 •
Mark 29 • Mark 30 • Mark 31 • Mark 32 • Mark 33 • Mark 34 • Mark 35 • Mark 36 • Mark 37 • Mark 38 • Mark 39 •
Mark 40 • Mark 41 • Mark 42
| MARK'S 43 - 45:|
Mark 43 • Mark 44 • Mark 45
|War Machine Armors||War Machine Armor Mark I • War Machine Armor Mark II • Iron Patriot Armor|
|Other Armors||Iron Monger Armor • Whiplash Armor Mark I • Whiplash Armor Mark II • Iron Legion Armor Drones|