- "Can you regulate?"
"Yes, I can regulate."
"Are you sure about that?"
- ―Eric Savin and Jack Taggart
Taggart met with Eric Savin outside the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Savin gave him a case containing the Extremis dose. When Happy Hogan intervened, Taggart injected himself with a high dose of Extremis, causing him to self-destruct as a result and causing massive damage to the surrounding area and severely injuring Hogan.
- Eric Savin † - Dealer
- In the comics, Jack Taggart is an African American man who wears a high-powered armor. He is known as Firepower.
- Firepower, armor and all, appeared in the PSP and Wii versions of the non–canon video game Iron Man 2 well before this version of the character was even conceived. He is not confirmed to be Taggart but was quite similar to the comic version.