Quote:Stark is the guy whose intelligence allows him to beat guys who have much more money and power wielded much more ruthlessly than he does. That's the fantasy of Stark: someone who is so smart that even if people with more money and power than him capture him and enslave him, he'll find a way to break his chains and fly out of that cave or labor camp or sweatshop. Someone like Zeke misses the point of Stark.
I think that's the point. He's a subversion of the type of foes Tony usually fights.
He's more of an argument than a character
Which means that he works at best as a one and done villain...and those type of villains never grab you.
Look at Loki in the MCU...now that's a villain (partially) who just has staying power.