|Iron Man Armor: Mark XXXVIII|
|Movie||Iron Man 3|
|Game||Iron Man 3 - The Official Game|
|Preceded by||Mark XXXVII|
|Succeeded by||Mark XXXIX|
The Mark XXXVIII Armor (codenamed Igor) was Tony Stark's thirty-eighth Iron Man suit and was designed to specialize in heavy lifting. It was a part of the Iron Legion. It was destroyed by the Clean Slate Protocol activated by Tony Stark.
The Igor Armor was made by Tony Stark long after the battle of New York. As part of the Iron Legion, the Igor armor was used by Iron Man and War Machine during their fight against Aldrich Killian and his Extremis soldiers. When the destruction of Red Snapper caused structural instability to the freighter Norco, Stark summoned Igor to stabilize and support the platform. It was destroyed when Stark activated the "Clean Slate" protocol (though it is unknown why the tower didn't collapse at that point).
The Igor Armor is much more powerful in terms of brute strength than any of the other Iron Man armors, as well as being extremely durable, making it a formidable opponent in battle. However, it was designed specifically for heavy lifting, not combat. The Igor armor contains a variety of mechanisms in its legs and back that can lock into place, allowing it to support large, heavy structures on its back for an extended period of time without failing.
- This armor resembles the Hulkbuster armor from the comics, which is what many fans assumed it was before Iron Man 3 came out due to its concept art being red.
- It also looks a lot like the Warhammer 40k armour, used by the Adeptus Astartes (Space Marines).
|Iron Man Armors|
| Mark I • Mark II • Mark III • Mark IV • Mark V • Mark VI • Mark VII • Iron Legion|
Mark XLIII • Mark XLIV
|War Machine/Iron Patriot|
|Mark I • Mark II • Mark III|