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Subj: Re: It would be a perfect opportunity for the Mandarin to destroy Tony Stark & plunder Stark Industries from within ...
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 at 06:42:20 pm EDT (Viewed 97 times)
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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 04:38:54 am EDT (Viewed 134 times)
Your theory make a lot of sense.
I reread these stories recently because I recalled an interview with Gillen, where he said that he was warned that Tony would be turned into the "Superior" Iron Man. So he planted on issue # 17, the seed for that story in case he decided to continue to write the book when the character had to take that course. And it was exactly in issue # 17 that Arno Stark first appeared.
In that issue, in the message recorded by Howard Stark for Tony, there is an important contradiction with that other recording that 451 showed to Tony in the previous storyline.
In issue # 17's message, Howard states that 451 implanted into the fetus a killer switch that would kill the boy when he was 30 years old. But why would 451 do that, if he needed Tony to pilot the Godkiller for all eternity? That makes no sense. I believe this is something that could be used to nullify the adoption storilne. Could, but never will.
Because Bendis has already retconed out of existence almost all of Gillen's stories, when he completely changed the circumstances of Tony's adoption in International Iron Man.