Iron Man (1994)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (112)

  • Iron Man: Asphalt sure makes great giftwrapping. (traps Titanium Man) Better mark this package "Do not open until christmas-in the year 3000!"

  • Hawkeye: (Talking about Ultimo and Mandarin) Finding a stainless steel King Kong was bad enough, now we got Genghis Khan Jr. in the game!

  • Mandarin: The cyber-rack will pull and twist the armor apart at the joints causing whoever is inside to pop out like a ripe chestnut!

  • Ultimo: Rejoice, I Am Ultimo. (Ultimo grabs Iron man) Iron Man: I'll rejoice later. First I must get free!

  • Ultimo: Rejoice, I am Ultimo. Thy Deliverer.

  • Black Lash: Iron Man? But you're dead! Iron Man: Sorry, no-one told me!

  • Gray Gargoyle: Get ready to be your own headstone, Hawkeye!

  • Hammer: Release me, or I'll sue!

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Notes (72)

  • An adaptation of the episode was published in the comic book Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man #1.

  • First appearence of the I.R.V.I.N.G. (Inflight Refit Vehicle with Interactive Neuronemetic Gear) drone, which helps Iron Man switch suits during missions.

  • Arguably one of the worse plots of the series, as The Mandarin hatches a year-long plot to create his own army of Zombies...when he has perfectly competent super-powered hench-men at his side every day.

  • Mandarin's minions in this series are Blizzard, Dreadknight, Grey Gargoyle, Whirlwind, Blacklash, and Hypnotia.

  • An adaptation of the episode was published in the comic book Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man #3.

  • This is Ultimo's first appearance.

  • An adaptation of the episode was published in the comic book Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man #2.

  • The mind-controlled War Machine calls Iron Man "Shell Head", a nickname IM has had for quite some time in the comics.

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Trivia (32)

  • If Century could restore the mutated sailors with his axe, why didn't he just do so at the start of the battle?

  • The radioactive zombie are said to be highly contagious, but Forceworks battle them at close range with no ill effects whatsoever.

  • Dreadknight's mouth moves in this episode, despite the fact that it's supposed to be a mask.

  • If Iron-Man and War-Machine needed under-water suits to breathe underwater, how is it that they can go up into space, which has no oxygen or atmosphere, without any special suit or form of protection at all?

  • When Tony Stark puts on his Iron-Man suit the second time, he is clearly wearing a solid blue suit and is in the middle of a carpetted room. However, as it shows him putting on the suit the second time, it just replays the first scene of him putting on his suit in which he was wearing a Khaki blazer and is in the middle of a machine-room. Just another example of the creators using the same scene more than once.

  • An adaptation of the episode was published in the comic book Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man #4. A notable addition in the comic book version of the story includes Justin Hammer hiring The Chameleon (enemy of Spider-Man) to steal The Grim Reaper.

  • In some scenes, James Rhodes/War Machine's voices were done by a differnt actor.

  • Why was so important for Stark to find out how did the Mandarin stole the Grim Reaper that he delayed his attack on Mandarin and retrieve the GR?

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Allusions (9)

  • Jim: It's Hammer time! This is a reference to MC Hammer's rap song "U can't touch this".

  • HOMER: Ho, you are correct, sir! I've been invaded by a guest host! This portion of HOMER's viral banter has him immitating Ed MacMahon, from his time as co-host to Johnny Carson.

  • HOMER: To shut down, or not to shut down... This is a play on the "To be, or not to be" speech from William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

  • H.O.M.E.R.: Oh, and another thing: Peter Parker picked a pack of pickled porpoises! While under attack by the Hacker, H.O.M.E.R. started spouting nonsense rhymes. This variation of the tongue twister "Peter Piper" refers to Spider-Man's alter ego, Peter Parker.

  • Dark Aegis: You're missing the point, C3PO! Dark Aegis is likening Iron Man to one of the droids from the Star Wars series.

  • When Iron Man and War Machine are talking about using the space-warp module to go home, the background music plays a few bars from "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.

  • Tony: Alas, poor Yuri. I knew him...well. Tony is referencing the line from the play Hamlet, that originally went, "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well." For this instance Tony substitutes "Yorick" for "Yuri", the fourth version of the Crimson Dynamo's real first name. The further make reference to the play, Tony holds Crimson Dynamo's helmet similar to how Hamlet is depicted when holding Yorick's skull.

  • The Beetles When the Beetle speaks in this episode, he speaks in a similar manner to the members of the popular '60s rock and roll band the Beetles. Although he mostly comes off sounding like Paul McCartney

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