|War Machine (armor)|
|Alias(es)|| JRXL-1000 Variable Threat Response Battle Suit|
|Appeared in|| Iron Man 2|
Iron Man 3
The JRXL-1000 Variable Threat Response Battle Suit or War Machine is a solar charged carbon-composite-based external plating armor which provided its user with superhuman-level strength and durability as well as utilizing laser guided munitions. It was presented as the heavily modified Mark II Armor for Iron Man 2. Various weapons are added to the Mark II for the classic War Machine look.
Upon seeing the Mark II armor in Tony's workshop, James Rhodes claimed that he would don the armor "next time".Tony Stark to relinquish ownership of the Iron Man armor while remaining loyal to Stark despite frustration. When an intoxicated Stark in the Iron Man armor proceeds to target and shoot various objects endangering the lives of all the guests at his birthday party, Rhodes was forced to don the Iron Man Mark II armor to intervene. After the intervention turns into a fight that wrecked Stark's home, Rhodes left with the Mark II armor.
After the confiscated Mark II armor is upgraded into the heavily armed War Machine armor, it is taken for a demonstration at the Stark Expo with Rhodes as its pilot. However his armor was under the control of Ivan Vanko and Rhodes was forced to fight Stark against his will. The War Machine software was rebooted by Natasha Romanoff, enabling Rhodes to regain control over his armor. Rhodes then teamed with Stark to fight against Hammer's unmanned drones and Vanko himself.
Tony stripped the War Machine armor of everything that Justin Hammer had "upgraded" it with leaving the suit with no weaponry. When Rhodes pointed this out to Stark, Stark revealed that he had designed a suit specifically for Rhodes, the War Machine 2.0.
Rhodes began using the War Machine armor to take down Ten Rings terrorists in other countries finding that they had acquired Hammer Industries weaponry. War Machine took out the terrorists and continued to investigate the mysterious Ten Rings. By the time of the Chitauri invasion of New York, War Machine was busy fighting terrorists in Asia. Tony contacted him but Rhodes told him that even at supersonic speed it'd take over an hour for him to return so Tony told him not to bother. After dealing with the terrorists in Asia, Rhodes returned to New York, finding the battle already over he located Stark in a Shawarma restaurant where he was introduced to the Avengers.
The government repainted Rhodes' new War Machine armor with a patriotic color scheme, renaming it Iron Patriot because it got the best response from the public.
- Mark I: Modified version of the Iron Man armor (Mark II).
- Mark II: A suit created specifically for James Rhodes by Tony Stark to replace the first War Machine.
- Iron Patriot: a repainted Mark II.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (2 films)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (1 comic)
- Iron Man 3 Prelude - Mark I and Mark II
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- Rhodey is around the same height as Tony when both men are suited in the Mark II and Mark IV armors respectively. But due to the various modifications of the Mark II, Rhodey (as War Machine) slightly towers over Tony (in the Mark VI armor) .
- Although seen in merchadising material such as the video game, coloring books, etc., the armor is not seen with the miniature missile launcher mounted on his left shoulder.
- The armor is not refered to as "War Machine" in the film; although Stark did taunt Rhodes during the fight in the Mark II, quoting: "You want to be a War Machine? Take your shot!"
Iron Man 2
Artwork and Concepts
Iron Man 3 Prelude
Iron Man 3
|Iron Man armors|
|Primary Iron Man Armors||Mark I | Mark II | Mark III | Mark IV | Mark V | Mark VI | Mark VII | Mark XLII|
|War Machine Armors||Mark I | Mark II | Iron Patriot|
|Related Armors||Iron Monger | Whiplash (Mark I • Mark II)|