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Old 05-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #687
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Default Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - - - - - - Part 15

Originally Posted by spideymouse View Post
Yeah, I think the idea was that Tony was losing himself, his mental stability, and his identity to his suits. The mere thought that Mark 42 wasn't charging triggered his very last anxiety attack. The kid reminds him that he has always been and will always be "the Mechanic", with or without his suit, and that pretty much "cured" him from that point on. This sense of identity and purpose drives him the rest of the way through the film and enables him later to run the "Clean Slate" protocol and even get his high tech prosthesis removed. In the end, it's the man who makes the suit, not the other way around.
This is absolutely right.

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