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"No, no, put that down. That is worth more than you or me."
Happy Hogan to Dum-E[src]

Dum-E and U are a pair of hydraulic arm robots Tony Stark uses as assistants in his workshop. He made Dum-E in his father's workshop. While Dum-E is generally used to help with Tony Stark's creations, U is used to do the registration of Stark's work using a video camera. Despite Stark's irritation at the robots, they have saved his life on more than one occasion. Dum-E and U helped make some of Stark's armors.

History

Creation

Tony Stark created Dum-E in his father's workshop, at the age of 16 while he was a student at the MIT, upgrading it with a small A.I. to recognize Stark's voice commands.[2] Dum-E actually is a prize winning robot, just as shown in the Tony Stark Apogee Award's presentation video. Despite his later innovations, Stark kept it over the years.[1]

Mark II

Dum-E and U helped Tony Stark create the Iron Man Armor: Mark II in his workshop, helping with assembling the armor. When Obadiah Stane decided to steal his Arc Reactor, Stark almost died and went to his garage to get the arc reactor on a mantle that Pepper Potts made for him. He was unable to reach it and gave up, but Dum-E gave it to him and saved his life.[1]

The New Element

Tony Stark used U to serve champagne when he appointed Pepper Potts as his successor and new CEO of Stark Industries. After Stark learned of a new element discovered by his father, he decided to rebuild the element to fix his current arc reactor. Dum-E helped him make the element. Afterward, Stark tasked Dum-E with cleaning up the mess that the new element's creation caused.[3]

Mark XLII

While Tony Stark was testing the Mark XLII, he gave Dum-E a Dunce cap for something it had done. When Tony Stark's Mansion was destroyed, both Dum-E and U were destroyed as well. When Stark returned to the ruins of his destroyed house, he recovered the robots' remains and parts of his workshop.[4]

Moving Day

By 2016, Dum-E had been repaired and was helping Happy Hogan and other workers pack various Avengers items and memorabilia into the Stark Cargo Plane.[5]

Alternate Universe Versions

Killmonger's Campaign

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Trivia

  • Dum-E's and U's names are a play on the words "Dummy" and "You" respectively.

References

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