Before ' Iron Man 4', Here's The Complete Guide To Tony Stark's Suits: From ' Iron Man ' To The Mark 46 Armor. The Armors - Iron Man 3: Between The Avengers and Iron Man 3, Tony Stark created some 40 new suits of armor. (He used the Mark VII armor. This was Tony Stark's first Iron Man armor. He built it while being held captive by the terrorist group known as The Ten Rings. It features a rocket. But the energy wave from the Reactor also manages to re-charge Tony's heart battery, saving him from death. The pacemaker function of the chestplate was also eventually abandoned, as Stark's heart was repaired using artificial tissue. Mark VIII This armor was built as an improvement upon the Mark VII. Stark refuses to let Thor get close to Loki and the two began a fierce battle. Prometheus Rising which had cost the life of one of his closest friends before. It also possesses a new force field. As its name suggests, it was specifically designed for hand-to-hand combat with the rampaging Hulk. Stark seemed to be acting strangely while wearing the suit. It folds down into a briefcase form for transport. The life support, boot jets and altitude maneuvering were powered by an on-board supply of liquid oxygen. It could also create a "storm cloud" of thousands of orbiting tiles around itself to act as "chaff". Each of the "cells" is a tiny unit in its own right, contributing energy and computing power to the entire armor; this is also why the suit can remain functional even after having sustained considerable damage. It made short work of Firepower, and Stark was so horrified of the destructive potential of the armor should it fall into the wrong hands, he resolved to destroy it. This article describes a work or element of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. This suit's camouflage effect was entirely manually controlled, providing the wearer with invisibility to visual or camera detection, but only against backgrounds that are mostly of one color. Civil War is easily the most powerful of the lot. This also enables the armor to self-repair and be almost invulnerable, as the armor is capable of transforming and healing itself as long as the power output from the arc reactor is not interrupted or terminated; when the armor is briefly apparently destroyed in a fight with an alternate version of the Scarlet Witch , it is restored to normal after only a matter of seconds although it remains inactive long enough to require Spider-Man to rescue Stark from plummeting to the ground. Doll's influence, resulting in the streamlined red and gold suit.