This armor is powered by a miniaturized arc reactor, like every previous Iron Man armor. Apparently carrying all the capabilities of the MK VI, the MK VII also has one distinguishing feature that sets it apart: A self-propelled rocket pod form that seeks out the wearer of a matched pair of bracelets, then opens and reforms around the person as a fully functional Iron Man suit. Other notable differences in the Mark VII armor include the following:
Improvement of the hand mounted laser emitters developed for the Mk VI. They appear to draw their power directly from the ark reactor, as they are now able to fire continuously in combat.
The flares and forearm launched missle originally put into the MK III have been re-added.
The shoulders of the MK VII are capable of launching mini air-to-air rockets with apparant homing capabilities.
The legs of the MK VII now store several missles.
The Mark VII shows additional thrusters both on the back and the front, hidden under plating. This presumably allows the Mark VII to reach greater speeds and frees the hand repulsors to be used more frequently and effectively during combat.
- This armor has reverted to the circular plastron aperture, rather than the triangular one of the MK VI, due to Joss Whedon's preference for the circle. Whedon has asserted that a circle means something, while a triangle does not.
- J.A.R.V.I.S. mentions that the Mk VII armor was not yet complete before Tony Stark used it. Given its considerable arsenal, it is unknown what additional functions or improvements would have been made before it was considered finished. Taking into consideration Stark's dismissive command to "skip the spinning rims," it's likely that he considered any additional improvements to be cosmetic only, however.
- 7 Appearances of Iron Man Armor MK VII (Earth-199999)
- 2 Images featuring Iron Man Armor MK VII (Earth-199999)
- Item Gallery: Iron Man Armor MK VII (Earth-199999)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Iron Man Armor MK VII (Earth-199999)
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