I Am Iron Man


Let’s track this from the beginning… Tony Stark. Visionary. Genius. American patriot. Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both? That is your legacy, Stark. Your life’s work in the hands of those murderers… Is that how you want to go out? I shouldn’t be alive. Is this the last act of defiance of the great Tony Stark? Unless it was for a reason. Or are you going to do something about it? Should I do anything, they’re gonna kill me… you… Either way, if they don’t I’ll probably be dead in a week. You’re not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you. JARVIS… Don’t waste it! Don’t waste your life! Don’t leave me buddy. I’m just not the hero type. Clearly. What do you remember about your dad, huh?
He was cold, he was calculating… He never told me he loved me, he never even told me he liked me. So it’s a little tough for me to digest when you’re telling me, he said the whole future was riding on me and he’s passing it down. I don’t get that. Stark… You know that’s a one-way trip. I just finally know… What I have to do… and I know in my heart, that it’s right. Tony. Nothing’s been the same since New York. I can’t sleep. You experience things. And then they’re over, you still can’t explain ’em? Gods, aliens, other dimensions… I’m just a man in a can. So you’re a man who has everything. I don’t have anyone, but you. Threat is imminent, and I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you. Last night I dreamt, we had a kid. Oh, Mr. Parker. So real. What are you doing? Hey, um- um- um- I’m Peter. Do you know I was the only one who believed in you? Everyone else said I was crazy to recruit a fourteen year old kid. I just wanted to be like you. Nice work, kid. And I wanted you to be better. What if somebody had died tonight? Different story right? Because that’s on you. And if you died… Mr. Stark? I feel like that’s on me. I don’t feel so good. You’re alright. I don’t know what’s happening… And what do you said to your other nickname? The Merchant of Death. Big man, in a suit of armor… Take that off, and what are you? I’m the man who killed the Avengers. I don’t wanna go… I don’t wanna go. Sir, please. Please, I don’t want to go. I don’t want to go. Banner and I were doing research- that would affect the team- that would end the team! Isn’t that the mission? Isn’t that the, “Why we fight”? So we can end the fight? So we get to go home?! You think you fight for us? The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You just fight for yourself. I’m doing what has to be done, to save us from something worse. He’s my friend. So was I. This isn’t gonna change what happened. I don’t care. He killed my mom. 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 create our own demons… and so, my journey had reached it’s end. I am Iron Man.

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