"Oh, that's Charles Spencer by the way. He's a great kid. Computer engineering degree, 3.6 GPA. Had a floor-level gig at Intel planned for the fall. But first he wanted to put a few miles on his soul before he parked it behind a desk. See the world, maybe be of service."
―Tony Stark[src]

Charles "Charlie" Spencer was an American citizen and an early-stage engineer who was killed in the Battle of Sokovia.


Charity Work

Battle of Sokovia

"He decided to spend his summer building sustainable housing for the poor. Guess where, Sokovia. He wanted to make a difference, I suppose. I mean, we won't know because we dropped a building on him while we were kicking ass."
―Tony Stark[src]
Spencer was raised by his mother Miriam, a member of the State Department. After getting a degree in computer engineering, he decided to spend his summer in Sokovia and help build sustainable housing for the poor. 

Eventually, Spencer started working in the capital city of Novi Grad and witnessed the Avengers fight the rogue artificial intelligence Ultron, who used a vibranium-based technology to lift a large section of the city skyward. During the conflict, Spencer was crushed to death by rubble from a collapsing building.[1]


"Who's going to avenge my son, Stark? He's dead, and I blame you."
Miriam Sharpe to Tony Stark[src]
His death caused his mother to confront Tony Stark about their actions without restrictions, leading him to agree with the Sokovia Accords as Stark came to believe they would be no better than villains if they did not exercise or have restraints.[1]





  • In the comics, Damien Sharpe was a kid that attended elementary school in Stamford, Connecticut, and that was killed in the explosion caused by Nitro. His mother Miriam managed to change Tony Stark's views on the Superhuman Registration Law by giving Stark her son's favorite toy, an Iron Man action figure, and became an advocate of Iron Man's stance on the law.
  • Charlie Spencer's name is a reference to Robert Downey, Jr.'s portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 fllm Chaplin.


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