Originally Posted by Iron_Stark
Whiplash and the drones were all Hammer tech and people are still calling them IM clones.
Plus Whirlwind has as much armor as the other villains.
Because they looked and worked TOO similarly to Stark tech. At least, Whiplash final fight did. They weren't distinct enough. It worked okay for IM2, but you can't keep using those designs. You need to change them up, at the very least.
Like I said, use a guy like Whirlwind. Yes, he is tech based, but he looks and fights with a vastly different style, thus it would be different. You just can't have enemies who work like Iron Man all the time. It gets boring.