Who is Tony Stark when you take away the suit?
The guy who could and did build the suit
Nobody gave him Iron Man. It wasn’t an accident. Tony built himself into a superhero with his hands and his tools and his brain, and it takes a very very specific kind of person not just to have that knowledge but to make that CHOICE to say, “yes the most obvious next step in my life is to build an automated suit of armor and fight evil”
This is why I LOVE HIM. He’s not a God, he didn’t gain his powers from an injection, he didn’t have a freak accident, he wasn’t born with a mutation. He made himself.