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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If I recall there was no other power source that was powerful enough. They also didn't replace it with anything else if I recall, but just put someone else in the suit and ignored the power question all together.
    He mainstreamed the technology, meaning he was able to repeat it.

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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I saw this question in another debate forum I'm on and thought it'd be interesting to ask it here. It's a fun one, good for a friendly late-night debate. This question is based off of a scene in Iron Man 2 where Tony Stark is asked to hand his Iron Man suit over to the US Government.

    Where should be done here? Should Tony be able to keep his suit? Can he be trusted to be responsible with it? Will the US Government be any more responsible with it than Mr. Stark would be? Should there be limits to what he can do with the suit?

    Discuss.


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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya TK. You might find this interesting.


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    Hey MMC

    It's by no means an Iron Man suit(it can't even fly), but it still looks pretty cool!

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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Hey MMC

    It's by no means an Iron Man suit(it can't even fly), but it still looks pretty cool!

    Yeah its an exoskeleton encased. Might not be able to fly.....but it will be armored and armed. No doubt about that.

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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Yes, he should hand it over. I don't think advanced technology that's decades beyond what the military has is covered by the 2nd amendment. Especially since the government funded its development.
    Not in the films, it didn't.
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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    The suit is his. If he does something illegal with it they can try and convict him, and if successful, impound his suit (for public safety). But they may not use it themselves, nor may they copy the tech without his permission. The tech is fully his as well.

    That would be my call.

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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The suit was originally powered by his heart power source or whatever it is called and could not be worn by anyone else. I would rather return to that than continue to abandon a rule they made in the first movie.
    But that original power source was killing him and only in place to keep the metal fragments away from his heart. The power source was addressed and made much more effective and safe in IM2. IM3 they took care of the metal fragments, freeing Tony from needing the chest power source.

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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Tony Stark wasn't more careful with it. If you recall he was a crippling alcoholic and did in fact get smashed at one party, got into Iron Man and started firing at all his completely defenseless guests with his three billion dollar murder suit.

    If you want to make a libertarian argument, Tony Stark isn't going to be your best poster boy.

    While Iron Man (and all its sequels) were really just multi-hour commercials for Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's captains of industry weren't irresponsible alcoholic ten year olds in mens' bodies.
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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I saw this question in another debate forum I'm on and thought it'd be interesting to ask it here. It's a fun one, good for a friendly late-night debate. This question is based off of a scene in Iron Man 2 where Tony Stark is asked to hand his Iron Man suit over to the US Government.

    Where should be done here? Should Tony be able to keep his suit? Can he be trusted to be responsible with it? Will the US Government be any more responsible with it than Mr. Stark would be? Should there be limits to what he can do with the suit?

    Discuss.
    I'd hand it over on general patriotic principle... so long as they paid me for it.

    I'd also look into trying to stabilize that "fire body" ('extremis,' I think?) stuff from Iron Man 3.

    Can you imagine what we'd be able do with the two in combination? It'd be insane!

    At the very least, we wouldn't need to rely on a couple of dudes in spandex to fight our battles for us anymore.

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    Re: Should Tony Stark Hand His Suit Over To The US Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Yes, he should hand it over. I don't think advanced technology that's decades beyond what the military has is covered by the 2nd amendment. Especially since the government funded its development.
    No they didn't, they bought Stark weapon systems and he used that money for the development of the Iron Man suit. They didn't fund anything directly.
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