"I never got to say goodbye to my father. There's questions I would've asked him. I would've asked him how he felt about what his company did, if he was conflicted, if he ever had doubts. Or maybe he was every inch of man we remember from the newsreels."
"Tony Stark. Visionary. Genius. American patriot. Even from an early age, the son of legendary weapons developer Howard Stark quickly stole the spotlight with his brilliant and unique mind. At age four, he built his first circuit board. At age six, his first engine. And at seventeen, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from MIT. Then, the passing of a titan. Howard Stark's life long friend and ally Obadiah Stane, steps in to help fill the gap left by the legendary founder. Until at age 21, the prodigal son returns, and is anointed the new CEO of Stark Industries. With the keys to the kingdom, Tony ushers in a new era for his father's legacy, creating smarter weapons, advanced robotics, satellite targeting. Today, Tony Stark has changed the face of the weapons industry, by ensuring freedom and protecting America and her interests around the globe."
"Tony, you have to go to the hospital. The doctor has to look at you." "I don't have to do anything. I've been in captivity for three months. There are two things I want to do. One, I want an American cheeseburger, and the other..." "That's enough of that."
"J.A.R.V.I.S., are you up?" "For you sir, always." "I'd like to open a new project file, index as: Mark 2." "Shall I store this on the Stark Industries' central database?" "I don't know who to trust right now. 'Til further notice, why don't we just keep everything on my private server." "Working on a secret project, are we, sir?" "I don't want this winding up in the wrong hands. Maybe in mine it could actually do some good."
"Test complete. Preparing to power down and begin diagnostics..." "Uh, yeah, tell you what. Do a weather and ATC check, start listening in on ground control." "Sir, there are still terabytes of calculations required before an actual flight is..." "J.A.R.V.I.S., sometimes you gotta run before you can walk."
"You stood by my side all these years while I reaped the benefits of destruction. Now that I'm trying to protect the people I've put in harm's way, you're going to walk out?" "You're going to kill yourself, Tony. I'm not going to be a part of it."
"I'm just not the hero type. Clearly. With this laundry list of character defects, all the mistakes I've made, largely public." "Just stick to the cards, man." "Yeah, okay. The truth is... I am Iron Man."
"You think you're the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark, you've become part of a bigger universe. You just don't know it yet." "Who the hell are you?" "Nick Fury. Director of S.H.I.E.L.D." "Ah." "I'm here to talk to you about the Avengers Initiative."
"The smell of stale beer... and defeat. You know, I hate to say "I told you so," but that Super-Soldier project WAS put on ice for a reason. I've always felt that hardware was much more reliable." "Stark." "General." "You always wear such nice suits."
"Tony, you are too young to understand this right now, so I thought I would put it on film for you. I built this for you, and some day you'll realize that it represents a whole lot more than just people's inventions. It represents my life's work. This is the key to the future. I'm limited by the technology of my time, but one day you'll figure this out. And when you do, you will change the world. What is, and always will be, my greatest creation... is you."
"We are up to 80 ounces a day to counteract the symptoms, sir." "Check Palladium levels." "Blood toxicity, 24%. It appears that the continued use of the Iron Man suit is accelerating your condition. Another core has been depleted." "God, they're running out quick." "I have run simulations on every known element, and none can serve as a viable replacement for the palladium core. You are running out of both time and options. Unfortunately, the device that's keeping you alive is also killing you."
"My priority is to get the Iron Man weapon turned over to the people of the United States of America." "Well, you can forget it. I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending on what state you're in. You can't have it." "Look, I'm no expert..." "In prostitution? You're a senator. Come on."
"I think we're done with the point that he's making. I don't think there's any reason..." "The point is you're welcome, I guess." "For what?" "Because I'm your nuclear deterrent. It's working. We're safe. America is secure. You want my property? You can't have it. But I did you a big favor."
"What do you want from me?" "What do we want from you? Uh-uh. What do you want from me? You have become a problem, a problem I have to deal with. Contrary to your belief, you are not the center of my universe. I have bigger problems in the southwest region to deal with."
"Now, the true history of Stark name will be written. What your father did to my family over 40 years, I will do to you in 40 minutes." "Sounds good. Let's get together and hash it out." "I hope you're ready."
"Alright. Hey. Alright. Good job guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow. Let's just take a day. You guys ever try shawarma? There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I want to try it."
"I'll brief you on everything when you get back. But first, we need you to talk to the big guy." "Coulson, you know that Stark trusts me about as far as he can throw me." "Oh, I've got Stark. You get the big guy."
"Good to go on this end. The rest is up to you." "You disconnected the transition lines? Are we off the grid?" "Stark Tower is about to become a beacon of self sustaining clean energy." "Well, assuming the Arc Reactor takes over and it actually works?" "I assume. Light her up." "How does it look?" "Like Christmas, but with more...me."
"Official consulting hours are between eight and five every other Thursday." "This isn't a consultation." "Is this about The Avengers? Which I-I know nothing about." "The Avengers Initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn't even qualify." "I didn't know that either." "Yeah, apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, don't play well with others." "That I did know."
"So why didn't S.H.I.E.L.D. bring him in on the Tesseract project? I mean, What are they doing in the energy business in the first place?" "I should probably look into that once my decryption program finishes breaking into all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secure files." "I'm sorry, did you say-?" "J.A.R.V.I.S. has been running it since I hit the bridge. In a few hours we'll know every dirty secret S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever tried to hide."
"Yeah. Big man in a suit of armor. Take that off, what are you?" "Genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist." "I know guys with none of that and worth ten of you. I've seen the footage. The only thing that you really fight for is yourself. You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play. To lay down on the wire and let the other guy crawl over you." "I think I would just cut the wire." "Always a way out. You know you may not be a threat but you better stop pretending to be a hero." "A hero? Like you? You're a laboratory experiment, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle."
"Please tell me you're going to appeal to my humanity." "Uh...actually, I'm planning to threaten you." "You should have left your armor on for that." "Yeah, it's seen a bit of mileage and you've got the glow stick of destiny. Would you like a drink?" "Stalling me won't change anything." "No, no, no! Threatening. No drink, you sure? I'm having one." "The Chitauri are coming, nothing will change that. What have I to fear?" "The Avengers. It's what we call ourselves, sort of like a team. Earth's Mightiest Heroes type of thing." "Yes, I've met them." "Yeah, takes us a while to get any traction, I'll give you that one. But, let's do a head count here. Your brother, the demi-God. A super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend. A man with breath-taking anger management issues. a couple of masterassassins, and you, big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them." "That was the plan." "Not a great plan. When they come, and they will, they'll come for you." "I have an army." "We have a Hulk." "I thought the beast had wandered off." "You're missing the point. There's no throne, there is no version of this, where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it's too much for us, but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge it."
"Call it, Captain!" "Alright, listen up. Until we can close that portal, our priority's containment. Barton, I want you on that roof, eyes on everything. Call out patterns and strays. Stark, you got the perimeter. Anything gets more than three blocks out, you turn it back or you turn it to ash." "Want to give me a lift?" "Right. Better clench up, Legolas." "Thor, you gotta try and bottleneck that portal. Slow 'em down. You got the lightning. Light the bastards up. You and me, we stay here on the ground, keep the fighting here. And Hulk? Smash!"
"A famous man once said, ‘we create our own demons’. Who said that? What does it even mean? It doesn’t matter; I said it because he said it, so now he was famous and then basically getting said by two well-known guys. I don’t... argh. Let me start again."
"Here's a little Holiday greeting I've been wanting to send to the Mandarin. I just didn't know how to phrase it until now. My name is Tony Stark and I'm not afraid of you. I know you're a coward so I've decided that you just died, pal. I'm going to come and get the body. There's no politics here it's just good old fashioned revenge. There's no Pentagon; it's just you and me. And on the off-chance you're a man, here's my home address: 10-8-80 Malibu Point, 90265. I'll leave the door unlocked."
"So if I were to wrap this up tight with a bow or whatever, I guess I'd say my armor was never a distraction or a hobby. It was a cocoon. And now, I'm a changed man. You can take away my house, All my tricks and toys. One thing you can't take away... I am Iron Man."
"Imagine if you could hack into the hard drive of any living organism and recode its DNA." "That would be incredible. Unfortunately, to my ears, it also sounds highly weaponizable. As in, enhanced soldiers, private armies, and Tony is..." "Tony, You know, I invited Tony to join A.I.M. 13 years ago. He turned me down. But something tells me now there's a new genius on the throne who doesn't have to answer to Tony any more and who has slightly less of an ego." "It's gonna be a no, Aldrich. As much as I'd like to help you."
"Sir, please may I request just a few hours to calibrate-" "Nope! Micro-repeater implanting sequence complete!" "As you wish, sir. I've also prepared a safety briefing for you to entirely ignore." "Which I will."
"Check the heart, check the, check the, is it the brain?" "No sign of cardiac anomaly or unusual brain activity." "Okay, so I was poisoned?" "My diagnosis is that you've experienced a severe anxiety attack." "Me?"
"You experience things and then they're over, and you still can't explain them? Gods, aliens, other dimensions? I'm just a man in a can. The only reason I haven't cracked up is probably because you moved in, which is great. I love you. I'm lucky, but honey, I can't sleep. You go to bed, I come down here. I do what I know. I tinker. Threat is imminent and I have to protect the one thing I can't live without. That's you. And my suits, they're, uh..." "Machines." "They're part of me." "Distractions." "Maybe."
"Are we still at "ding-dong"? We're supposed to be on total security lockdown. Come on, I threatened a terrorist. Who is that?" "There's only so much I can do, sir, when you give the world's press your home address."
"Snow? Where are we, upstate?" "We are 5 miles outside of Rose Hill, Tennessee." "Why?! J.A.R.V.I.S.! Not my idea! What are we doing here; this is thousands of miles away, I've gotta get Pepper, I've got to-" "I prepared a flight plan. This was the location." "Who asked you?"
"You're welcome!" "For what? Did I miss something?" "Me saving your life." "A: Saved you first, B: Thanks, sort of And C: If you do someone a solid, don't be a yutz, alright? Just play it cool, otherwise you come off grandiose" "Unlike you? Admit it, you need me. We're connected." "What I need is for you to go home, be with your mom, keep your mouth shut, and protect the suit. And stay connected to the telephone because if I call you better pick up. Okay? Can you feel that? We're done here. Move out of the way or I'm going to run you over. Bye kid... I'm sorry kid. You did good." "So now you're just going to leave you here, like my dad?" "...Yeah. Wait, you're guilt-tripping me, aren't you?" "I'm cold" "I can tell. You know how I can tell? 'Cause we're connected." "It was worth a shot."
"Sir, I have an update from Malibu. The cranes have finally arrived and the cellar doors are being cleared as we speak." "And what about the suit I'm wearing?" "The armor is now at 92%." "That's gonna have to do."
"You know, and thank you by the way for listening. But something about getting it off my chest and letting it out there in the atmosphere instead of holding this in. I mean this is what gets people sick, you know? Wow. I had no idea you where such a good listener. To be able to share all my intimate thoughts and share it with someone, it just cuts the weight of it in half, you know? It's like a snake swallowing its own tail. Everything comes full circle. And the fact that you have been able to help me process-" "So-what-what" "You with me?" "I was. Yeah. Mmhm. Where were we at, um." "You're actively napping?" "I was-I-I drifted." "Where did I lose you?" "Elevator in Switzerland." "So you heard none of it?" "I'm sorry, I'm not that kind of doctor. I'm not a therapist. It's not my training." "So?" "I-I don't have the-" "What? The time?" "Temperament." "You know what, know that I think about it, oh God, my original wound. 1983, you know, right? I'm 14 years old and I still have a nanny? That was weird."
"Once we get them in the air, they never need to come down. Continuous sub-orbital flight, courtesy of our new repulsor engines." "Stark?" "He had a few suggestions once he got an up-close look at our old turbines."
"You're wondering why you can't look inside my head." "Sometimes it's hard. But sooner or later, every man shows himself." "Oh, I'm sure they do. But you needed something more than a man. That's why you let Stark take the Scepter." "I didn't expect, but I saw Stark's fear. I knew it would control him."
"But I always say, Keep your friends rich and your enemies rich and wait to find out which is which." "Stark." "What?" "Tony Stark used to say that. To me. You're one of his." "What? I'm not... I'm not. You think I'm one of Stark's puppets? His hollow men? I mean, look at me. Do I look like Iron Man? Stark is nothing!"
"The Cradle. Did you get it?" "Stark will take care of it." "No, he won't." "You don't know what you're talking about. Stark's not crazy." "He will do anything to make things right." "Stark, come in. Stark. Anyone on comms." "Ultron can't tell the difference between saving the world and destroying it. Where do you think he gets that?"
"It's the Mind Stone. It's one of the six Infinity Stones. The greatest power in the universe, unparalleled in its destructive capabilities." "Then why would you bring-" "Because Stark is right." "Oh, it's definitely the end times."
"You're afraid." "Of you?" "Of death. You're the last one." "You were supposed to be the last. Stark asked for a savior and settled for a slave." "I suppose we are both disappointments." "I suppose we are."
"Stark, we're going to need to get inside." "I'm closing in. J.A.R.V.I.S., am I? Closing in? You see a power source for that shield?" "There's a pathway, below the north tower." "Great, I wanna poke it with something."
"I know you're hiding more than files. Hey, J. Gimme an IR scan of the room real quick." "The wall to your left...I'm reading steel reinforcement and an air current." "Please be a secret door, please be a secret door, please be a secret door... Yay!"
"All right. Look alive J.A.R.V.I.S.. It's play time. We've only got a couple days with this joystick so let's make the most of it. Update me on the structural and compositional analysis." "The scepter is alien. There are elements I can't quantify." "So there's elements you can." "The jewel appears to be a protective housing for something inside. Something powerful." "Like a reactor?" "Like a computer. I believe I'm ciphering code."
"I'll continue to run variations on the interface, but you should probably prepare for your guests. I'll notify you if there are any developments." "Thanks buddy." "Enjoy yourself, sir." "I always do."
"The news is loving you guys. Nobody else is. There's been no official call for Banner's arrest, but it's in the air." "Stark Relief Foundation?" "Already on the scene. How's the team?" "Everyone's...we took a hit. We'll shake it off." "Well, for now I'd stay in stealth mode. And stay away from here." "So, run and hide?" "Until we can find Ultron, I don't have a lot else to offer." "Neither do we."
"Hello, Deere. Tell me everything. What ails you?" "Do me a favor. Try not to bring it to life." "Why, Ms. Barton, you little minx. I get it. Maria Hill called you, right? Was she ever not working for you?" "Artificial intelligence. You never even hesitated." "Look, it's been a really long day, like Eugene O'Neill long, so how's about we skip to the part where you're useful." "Look me in the eye and tell me you're going to shut him down." "You're not the director of me." "I'm not the director of anybody. I'm just an old man who cares very much about you." "And I'm the man who killed the Avengers. I saw it. I didn't tell the team. How could I? I saw them all dead, Nick. I felt it. The whole world, too. Because of me. I wasn't ready. I didn't do all I could." "Maximoff girl, she's working you, Stark. Playing on your fear." "I wasn't tricked, I was shown. Wasn't a nightmare, it was my legacy. The end of the path I started us on." "You come up with some pretty impressive inventions, Tony. War isn't one of them." "I watched my friends die. You'd think that'd be as bad as it gets, right? Nope. It wasn't the worst part." "The worst part... is that you didn't."
"Our ally? The guy protecting the military's nuclear codes? I found him." "Hello, Dr. Banner." "Ultron didn't go after J.A.R.V.I.S. 'cause he was angry. He attacked him because he was scared of what he can do. So J.A.R.V.I.S. went underground. Okay, scattered, dumped his memory. But not his protocols. He didn't even know he was in there, until I pieced him together." "So, you want me to help you put J.A.R.V.I.S. into this thing?" "No, of course not! I want to help you put J.A.R.V.I.S. in this thing. We're out of my field here. You know bio-organics better than anyone." "And you just assume that J.A.R.V.I.S.'s operational matrix can beat Ultron's?" "J.A.R.V.I.S. has been beating him from inside without knowing it. This is the opportunity, we can create Ultron's perfect self, without the homicidal glitches he thinks are his winning personality. We have to." "I believe it's worth a go."
"What do you got, Stark?" "Nothing great. Maybe a way to blow up the city. That'll keep it from impacting the surface, if you guys can get clear." "I asked for a solution, not an escape plan." "Impact radius is getting bigger every second. We're gonna have to make a choice."
"Maybe I should take a page out of Barton's book. Build Pepper a farm, hope nobody blows it up." "The simple life." "You'll get there one day." "I don't know. Family, stability... The guy who wanted all that went in the ice 75 years ago. I think someone else came out." "You all right?" "I'm home."
"I think our first move should be calling the Avengers." "I've spent half my life trying to keep this technology out of the hands of a Stark. I'm sure as hell not going to hand-deliver it to one now. This is not some cute technology like the Iron Man suit. This could change the texture of reality. Besides, they're probably too busy dropping cities out of the sky."
"That's what's going on Cap, it's just pain, it's discomfort. Hey! Whose put coffee grounds in the disposal? Am I running a Bed and Breakfast for a biker gang? Oh, that's Charlie Spencer by the way. He's a great kid. Computer engineering degree, 3.6 GPA, had a four level gig, an intel plan of the fall. But first he wanted to put a few miles on his soul before they parked him behind a desk, see the world, maybe be of service. Charlie didn't want to go to Vegas or Florida, which is what I would do. He didn't go to Paris or Amsterdam, which sounds fun. He decided to spend his summer building sustainable housing for the poor, guess where? Sokovia. He wanted to make a difference I suppose, but we won't know because we dropped a building on him while we were kicking ass. There is no decision making process here. We need to be put in check! In whatever form that takes I'm game. If we can't accept limitations, if we are boundary less, we are no better than the bad guys."
"Tony, if someone dies on your watch, you don't give up." "Who said we're giving up?" "We are if we're not taking responsibility for our actions. This document just shifts the blame." "I'm sorry, Steve, that... that is dangerously arrogant. This is the United Nations we're talking about. It's not the World Security Council. It's not S.H.I.E.L.D.. It's not HYDRA-" "No, but it's run by people with agendas and agendas change." "That's good! That's why I'm here. When I realized what my weapons were capable of in the wrong hands, I shut it down and stopped manufacturing." "Tony, you chose to do that. If we sign this, we surrender our right to chose. What if this panel sends us somewhere we don't think we should go? What if there's somewhere we need to go and they don't let us? We may not be perfect, but the safest hands are still our own." "If we don't do this now, it's gonna be done to us later."
"All due respect, you're not going to solve this with boys in bullet vests. You gotta let us bring him in." "And how will that end any differently from the last time." "Because this time I won't be wearing Loafers and a silk suit. 72 hours, guaranteed." "36 hours. Barnes. Rogers. Wilson." "Thank you, sir."
"You seem a little defensive." "It's been a long day." "At ease, soldier. I'm not currently after you." "Then why are you here?" "Maybe your story is not so crazy." "Maybe." "Ross has no idea I'm here, I'd like to keep it that way. Otherwise, I got to arrest myself." "Well, that sounds like a lot of paperwork. It's good to see you, Tony." "You too, Cap."
"Ultron was created because people were too close to Tony Stark. They were blinded by his charm. They trusted him. Never even thought to look at what he was working on. And the Avengers, they let one man do whatever he wanted, and the world was almost destroyed for it."
"The world fears our kind of power because not everyone has it. Only billionaires can build iron suits. Only the military can make super soldiers, which can only lead to a war of its own, whereas I plan to apply a more, uh, collectivist philosophy."
"Still no word on the whereabouts of Steve Rogers after his public feud with Tony Stark and the Avengers over the controversial Sokovia Accords. Ratified by 117 countries, the Accords place the Avengers under U.N. authority and provide a framework for the registration and monitoring of all Enhanced Individuals."
"The financial cost of the cleanup effort in Washington, D.C., New York City and Sokovia has crossed the trillion dollar mark. Critics and politicians both domestic and internationally, suggest Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and others bear some of the responsibilities for the massive destruction and mayhem."
"We've experienced a series of grave events that have had severe repercussions. I am completely sensitive to the fear and concern that creates. But at the same time, I recognize what men like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and others have done in the face of these attacks."
"I wouldn't mind hearing from our heroes directly, as they're the ones who've seen first hand what government oversight can lead to." "I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I totally agree with you." "Yes, let's get Tony Stark in here. It's probably more difficult to get than President Ellis unfortunately." "I would take Captain America as well."