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"Give me the case! Please! Come on!"
Tony Stark to Pepper Potts[src]

The Mark V Armor was Tony Stark's fifth Iron Man suit and the first specialized suit to focus on portability and easy access. When not in use the suit can be collapsed and concealed in a form that resembles a standard briefcase. When activated the suit will open, allowing the user to take hold of it as it assembles around their body.

History

"Football."
"I got him."
"Take the case! Take it!"
"Give him the case!"
Tony Stark, Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts[src]

The Mark V was first seen at the Circuit de Monaco, in its briefcase configuration, handcuffed to Happy Hogan who was guarding it so that it could not easily be stolen.

A hologram of the Mark V armor's briefcase form could be seen among the various holograms Tony was examining when Pepper visited him in his workshop.

Tony with Mark V

Tony Stark dons the Mark V

When Whiplash attacked Tony Stark during the Monaco Grand Prix, Tony was caught on the track, defenseless, until Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts managed to get to him with the Mark V. Tony used the Mark V armor to defend himself against Vanko and narrowly managed to defeat him despite the suit's reduced combat abilities, receiving large amounts of damage to the suit.[1]

Sometime after the battle, the Mark V was repaired and kept in Stark's "Hall of Armor" with the other "classics". When Stark's mansion was attacked by the Mandarin's forces, it was destroyed due to damage to the mansion's systems; causing the suit to unintentionally detonate (possibly an overload of the miniature arc reactor).[2]

Capabilities

Iron-man-2-Mark V

The Mark V was designed to be portable while providing the user with the advantages of an Iron Man armor. The suit was made up of a multitude of individual, miniature plates. This resulted in a much lighter suit that was also capable of folding into a briefcase. When the briefcase was activated, Tony inserted his hands into the sockets and lifted the assembly onto his chest. The suit automatically assembled around his body in a matter of seconds.

Like previous models, the armor increased Stark's natural physical abilities to superhuman levels, granting him high levels of superhuman strength. However, due to the lighter plating and gaps between the numerous plates, this suit was more vulnerable overall than the other models. A couple strikes from Ivan Vanko in his arc-powered harness was able to tear through and severely damage the armor.

The armor lacks any of the on-board weapons and flight capabilities but is still equipped with weapons level repulsors for combat as well as a standard unibeam.

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