Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1
Originally Posted by signifyingmnky
The fourth wall can be broken when the audience is directly or indirectly acknowledged. Both of those quotes acknowledge the audience, or specific people in it.
Your quote from Rhodey doesn't necessarily do anything with the fourth wall. Rather, it is Rhodey demanding the respect Tony owes him.
"For he had promised her that, when she first saw Tanelorn, she would be riding upon a dragon."