Details About Iron Man’s Arc Reactor:
The arc reactor has always left Iron Man fans baffled with its limitless powers. It has cultivated so many questions in our mind, on how it runs, what other power scan it source, and the list goes on. We wish if Tony Stark could personally answer our doubts. But meanwhile for the thrill of it, we have tried to gather some interesting facts about the arc reactor.
1. Captain America Isn’t The Only One With Vibranium
In Iron Man 2, the thing that kept Tony Stark alive was soon becoming lethal to him. The Palladium in Iron Man’s arc reactor was slowly poisoning Tony’s bloodstream. This forced him to synthesize a new element by seeking to his father, Howard Stark’s notes as a reference. He is believed to have created the Vibranium, a cleaner and safer substitute of the palladium.
2. Superpowers without Iron Man Suit
Comic readers would be aware of the eclectic mix of super abilities that the Arc Reactor offers even without the suit. It has more to its existence than being Tony’s life supporter, and a power source to his Iron Man suits. It holds way more power than what Tony could utilize without the suit.
3. It’s All About the Electromagnet
The Arc Reactor has always been seen as the source of power that kept Stark alive. But its primary function is only to run the electromagnet in order to pull the shrapnel away from Tony’s heart. It has great sources to unfathomable power and not merely a battery.
4. Chest Plate
MCU has often taken the liberty to use its own imagination in movies. The comic readers can easily spot the difference between the movies and the comics. One of them is Tony’s Iron Chest Plate that doesn’t exist in the film. Iron Man used an Iron Chest Plate instead of the Arc Reactor underneath his suit to protect his heart in the comic books.
5. Avengers Tower
The Stark Industries headquarters and the Stark Tower, now the Avengers Tower once ran on the large Arc Reactor that was originally created by Howard Stark. The whole idea of the arc reactor was ideated and executed by Howard Stark. This allowed the superheroes to be free relying on the government for power generation. But it was later destroyed when the Iron Monger Armor crashed over it. Tony redesigned and recreated the new miniature arc reactor to power his suit. It was years later when Tony came up with the miniature version of it when held in captivity.
6. Arc-Reactor for Pepper Potts
During a battle with the Invincible Iron Man, Pepper was thrown to meet a similar situation as Tony did years ago. an explosion left bits of shrapnel in her heart. Tony went on to create a bionic arc reactor to pull out the shrapnel. This bionic Arc Reactor did not inflict the harmful effects like that of Tony did. Following the events, it continued following Pepper’s life and powered her Rescue suit.
7. Not Harmed By Electromagnetic Pulse
The powers residing in the Arc Reactor were never sourced from electricity. But we all have wondered how this infinite source of power worked that not only supported Tony Stark’s life but also powered his suits. It is basically a fusion reactor where 2 highly electrified particles moved on a magnetic field and released energy. It is due to this that the electromagnetic pulse will always fail to harm Tony.
The Arc Reactor can be equally useful to the world for its sustainable qualities and clean energy. But Tony had always been prudent to be the sole holder of such a powerful element. Had the arc reactor fell into wrong hands, the person could have used it for explosives and destructions.