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"I am Iron Man."
―Tony Stark[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred in 2010.




  • Tony Stark demonstrates his new Accelerated Wave Explosion (A.W.E.) weaponry to the United States Armed Forces at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Later that evening, Stark and James Rhodes go to a club. Stark's arrogant, playboy attitude upsets another patron, resulting in a brawl.[1]


Jericho Test

Tony Stark presenting the Jericho missile before being attacked by the Ten Rings


Stane Coulson

Stane meets with Coulson

  • Nick Fury sends Phil Coulson to Stark's business partner Obadiah Stane to investigate the possibility of Stark selling his country to save his own skin. Coulson returns with the negative reply, and offers to go searching for Stark himself, but Fury refuses the offer.[3][6]



  • Test subjects are chosen for Project T.A.H.I.T.I., and they undergo the trials. Their results are monitored over the following weeks.[7]



  • The test subjects for Project T.A.H.I.T.I. begin to go insane. The decision is made to alter their memories so they do not have to live with their trauma, but in the process they have to be given false memories and new identities. Agent Rebecca Stevens is declared deceased from cancer, and given a new life as "Janice Robbins."[7]


Stark and Yinsen

Tony Stark and Ho Yinsen




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Dead Before Arrival



  • Imir kidnaps several Dwarves and threatens to take over Asgard. He battles Thor, who defeats him by electrocuting him into submission.[12]




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  • Stark analyzes more data and decides to rebuild his suit using gold titanium from an old project to solve the icing problem. He also instructs J.A.R.V.I.S. to add "hot-rod red" paint trimming to the next suit, code-named "Mark III." He leaves to attend the third annual benefit dinner for the Fire-fighters Family Fund while the new suit is being assembled and painted. At the charity event, Phil Coulson approaches Stark and books an appointment for the 24th to discuss his escape from the Ten Rings. Stark dances with Pepper Potts, and they share a moment together in the moonlight.[2][3][6]
  • Christine Everhart, a reporter Stark slept with prior to leaving for Afghanistan, shows him photographs of his weapons being used by a terrorist group the previous day in the Afghan town of Gulmira, Ho Yinsen's home village.[2][3][6]
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Iron Man after destroying a tank.



Iron Monger v. Iron Man

Duel of Los Angeles


  • At a press conference the day following his fight with Stane, Stark rejects S.H.I.E.L.D.’s constructed alibi and admits to the world that he is Iron Man.[2][6][3][5]

Nick Fury introduces himself to Tony Stark

  • Nick Fury contacts Phil Coulson and comments him about the recent press conference of Stark hours ago and tells him that he will visit Stark that night. Then Fury gives him the mission to supervise the new agent Hendricks during his first mission.[21]
  • Anton Vanko dies in poverty in Moscow. His son Ivan vows revenge on Tony Stark and builds his own portable Arc Reactor to power a body harness armed with energized electric whips.[22][3]
  • Nick Fury approaches Stark about joining the “Avengers Initiative", but he declines.[2][3][9][5]
  • Coulson comments Hendricks about a new lead of the Ten Rings' illegal activities in close proximity to them. They go but are ambushed by the Ten Rings' operatives.
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    Coulson and Hendricks during their mission

    Coulson is shot and nearly killed forcing Hendricks to stand and save him. After he manages to defeat the Ten Rings' operatives, Coulson approaches and reveals him that the whole mission was a test for him to see how he would act under pressure. Coulson congratulates and welcomes him into S.H.I.E.L.D..[21]
  • As Fury leaves Tony Stark's Mansion, he calls Coulson and tells him that they will need Natasha Romanoff.[9]




  • After eventually heading to South America, Bruce Banner starts to look for vascular plants that could inhibit radiation and therefore, find the key to cure his condition.[24]

Banner as transforms into the Hulk

  • In South America, Banner is attacked by the criminal leader Espinoza and his men and transforms into the Hulk, destroying the terrorist hideout.[25]
  • Emil Blonsky and his team later arrives at the village discovering a path of destruction left by Hulk.[25]


  • Banner travels to Rio de Janeiro and contacts Samuel Sterns for help in developing a cure. They communicate using code-names of "Mr. Blue" and "Mr. Green". Acting on a suggestion from Mr. Blue, Banner researches Amazonia Tracheophytes for a lead on the cure. He also studies calming techniques at a nearby temple, gets a job at a soda bottling factory and teaches himself Portuguese.[24]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Iron Man: Fast Friends
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Iron Man
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Marvel's Timeline
  4. According to Marvel Official Timeline, Stark is kidnapped 9 months before he revealed that he is Iron Man.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Iron Man: Limited Edition
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 Iron Man: Security Measures
  7. 7.0 7.1 In The Writing on the Wall, it is said on the reasoned date of March 16, 2015 that Rebecca Stevens was said to have died "5 years ago." This would place her supposed death around April 21, 2010. It can be assumed that the trials began around a month before this, approximately March 19, 2010, and that the preparations on Project T.A.H.I.T.I. would have begun around 3 months prior to that, approximately December 18, 2009.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Iron Man: I Am Iron Man!
  10. The movie, Dead Before Arrival, is clearly to be based seemingly on Inception, which was released July 16, 2010. "From the director of Haxan 2," so released after Haxan 2, and released in "Summer". The movie poster states it is "From the directo of Haxan 2", so the movie is released after Haxan 2 in Summer.
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  12. The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
  13. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.04: Eye-Spy
  14. In Eye-Spy, it is stated that Amador "spent the next 4 years alone in a cage," following her imprisonment on the reasoned date of September 1, 2006.
  15. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.02: 0-8-4
  16. In 0-8-4, it is stated on the reasoned date of September 13, 2013 that Reyes was promoted "3 years ago."
  17. The comic The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII indicates that the Mark II was built twenty-three days prior to October 17th, the day of the Battle of Gulmira.
  18. The date of Tony's watch is 16th Thursday 10:10p.m.
  19. The comic, The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII establishes that the Battle of Gulmira happens one week prior to the Duel of Los Angeles (October 24th).
  20. In Iron Man 2, Senator Stern says that Tony Stark built his armor 6 months ago. From Iron Man 2 to The Avengers it has passed one year. The events from The Avengers happened in 2012, this was confirmed in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Two episode six, A Fractured House. Despite the fact that in Captain America: Civil War, Vision says that Stark revealed his identity 8 years ago (2008, the release year for the first Iron Man film), other sources and evidences, such as Marvel Official Timeline, point out that Iron Man happened in 2010.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Iron Man 2
  23. 23.0 23.1 Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  24. 24.0 24.1 The Incredible Hulk
  25. 25.0 25.1 The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture