Iron Man Mark IV

Okay, give me a smooch for good luck, I might not make it back!(Iron Man 2) Tony Stark to Pepper Potts before jumping out of the plane using the Mark IV.

The Mark IV (Mark 4) was the fourth Iron Man Armor designed and created by Tony Stark as the successor to older Mark III model.[1]

The armor differs only slightly from it's predecessor, with only cosmetic changes to the armor plating, and a few changes in the capabilities of the armor itself.

The Mark IV was featured in Iron Man 2 along with the Mark V, Mark VI, and the War Machine Armor Mark I.

Armor Data

Armor Design

The Mark IV has little difference in design compared to the Mark III. Some include redesigns of the armor platings, and the change of the new chest piece with the new Palladium Arc Reactor Mark III.

It has the red and gold color scheme on it's overall armor design, and is more refined and edged especially in the body and leg pieces.


The Mark IV has various features.

  • Flight Systems
  • Thruster Systems
  • Filtration System
  • Resistances And Immunities
  • Other Features
  • Self-Contained Life-Support System and Environmental Protection


The Mark IV has various systems.

  • J.A.R.V.I.S OS / AI: JARVIS is integrated into the armor to assist Stark when using the armor. J.A.R.V.I.S also manages the suit's condition and systems during use.
  • Hud System
  • Other Systems

Armor Composition

The armor is composed of a strong titanium-gold alloy.


  • Enhanced Physiology
  • Superhuman Physiology
  • Flight


  • Repulsors: The Mark IV has standard based Repulsors.
  • Unibeam: The Mark IV has the standard Unibeam and is powered by the new Palladium Arc Reactor Mark III.
  • Smart Micro-Guns: The Mark IV carries the same shoulder-mounted guns as the Mark III.
  • Missiles: There are missiles on each forearm
  • Flares: The armor carries the same standard flares as its predecessor's. They are equipped in the same areas of the armor, such as the legs and hips.


Before Iron Man 2


The Mark IV was created by Tony Stark sometime after Stark's revelation as Iron Man. Designed to succeed the older, damaged Mark III model, the armor features a slightly different design from it's predecessor, having a more streamlined appearance and edged armor plates.

Iron Man 2

Stark Expo Demonstration

Stark arriving at the Stark Expo in the armor.

Stark used the armor to jump out of a plane for his entrance at the Stark Expo opening. Upon landing, the armor's pieces are detached off him by mechanical arms that keep the armor under the stage.

Armor in a Party

Stark later got drunk in the armor at his birthday party because of the radiation from the Arc reactor killing him and, believing that day to be his last, decided to enjoy it.

This lead to Rhodes stealing the Mark II from the armory. The two fought and damaged much of Tony's house. The suit was replaced with the Mark VI as a solution to the Arc Reactor's palladium poisoning.

Iron Man 3

The Mark XLII's Tests and Damage

While testing the assembly of the Mark XLII armor, Tony dodges a segment flying at him at high speed, and it smashes into the display case of the Mark IV, damaging the armor's helmet.


The Mark IV was destroyed in the attack on Tony's mansion in Malibu, exploding after missiles hit the armor from the helicopters along with the suits in the Hall of Armors.

Other Media

Iron Man 3 - The Official Game

The Mark IV is a playable armor in Iron Man 3 - The Official Game. It has a Score Multiplier of x2.5, and is categorized under the Striker Missile section featuring the same ability. It is the 3rd weakest armor in the Striker Missile category and the 7th weakest armor in the game. It was also available during the game's pre-release in the mobile markets.

Marvel's Iron Man 3 - JARVIS: A Second Screen Experience



  • The Mark IV appeared in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.
  • The Mark IV is the fourth Iron Man Armor created by Tony Stark.
  • The Mark IV is the successor of the Mark III.


  • The Mark IV is the first armor to be powered by the new Palladium Arc Reactor Mark III.


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