Why is the arc reactor exposed?
Wouldn't it make him vulnerable?
If the arc reactor wasn't exposed it would heat up the suit too much and boil him alive.
Furthermore the better protected the arc reactor is, the harder it is to replace it with a fresh one in an emergency.
It's safe enough from conventional bullets and a good degree of blunt trauma. Anything more would produce diminishing returns in terms of sacrifices vs protection
Surely it would effect this woman he's carrying. Also, that's not how heat works, the surrounding metal plates should be superhot
>Why is the arc reactor exposed?
It's not, it's encased in the suit the same way it was when it was literally attached to his chest/heart.
If the question is why is it visible, the answer is Tony's very style > substance, but he backs it up with a lot of substance.
But that's a different scene, anon.
In terms of character arcs and such, it's IMHO most likely
Wanda, after her repressed emotions are massively janked up and unleashed by unlocking more powers via Vision using the Mind Gem thinking that will solve things peacefully).
That's actually a repulsor emitter for the unibeam/chest beam. Even during the periods when the arc reactor was inside his chest, the chestplate of the armor was too thick for the glowing disk to have been the actual reactor itself.
However, the "Bleeding Edge" armor design from Fraction's Invincible Iron Man run (after Tony brought himself back from vegetable state) DID have a partially exposed chest power source, and it was a weakness. During Fear itself Asgardian hulk cracked the housing, and then later Living Laser elbowed him in the chest and managed to make his heart stop or something like that.
whoah, why IS he called iron man?
He's suppose to be able to shoot reactor beams from there.
So what are the chances that Civil War is going to look like an actual "war"?
I liked Age of Ultron well enough but the fact that there was little of an "age" of Ultron (in the sense of Ultron actually dominating) triggered my autism.
Are there enough heroes/villains/powers/faction in MCU to make anything like the large-scale battles of the original event (or even something like the battle of NY from Avengers), or will we be limited to a series of fairly destructive-but-otherwise-minor street brawls in the manner of Hulk v Tony etc?
>if we shoot him in the chest, won't he explode and take us all with him?
>...we need a new plan
>What about the face?
>Yeah, he opens that helmet a lot.
>Let's shoot him in the face
I think TinMan would be more fitting. Cleverly referencing the Tin man from the Wizard of Oz, who was missing a heart, simirarly as Bruce Wayne has a need for the fusion reactor in his chest to live.
I mean, i do this for free and im better than these comic book writers.
It was clearly done by blunt force drama. Hence him being unconscious. Unless you are implying WM's arc reactor being would hurt rhodey in any way. It would just stop the suit from running properly.
No but you and everyone within several hundred meters would die a horrible death.
This is a really huge device to have in your chest.
Like, that's easily half the size of his heart, and only an inch or two of it's length extends out from his chest.
He's at the very least missing a large slab of his sternum, where his ribs centrally attach, and considering your heart is flush with the front of your mediastinum, it has to be pushed back quite a bit. There just isn't enough volume without losing some of it to say, his lungs. Maybe the surgeon did a lobectomy.
I'm not saying "hurr durr unrealistic stupid comic book science", I just never thought about this before. I wouldn't mind getting a PA and lateral chest x-ray of Tony, if I had the chance. The surgery scene in IM3 didn't have that in the background did they? Operations often have CT or X-Rays projected on a scree inside the operating room.
Yeah, I'd imagine he could have gotten a bone graft done. I mean, that's not even comic book science. That's just real life orthopaedics/plastics.
I'm just wondering about the internal structure of his chest when he has this pretty big reactor and magnet inside of him.