For other uses, see Hot Rod (disambiguation)

The Mark XXII Armor (codenamed Hot Rod) was Tony Stark's twenty-second Iron Man suit and was supposed to be the prototype armor for the War Machine Mark II armor. This armor was a part of the Iron Legion. It was destroyed by the Clean Slate Protocol activated by Tony Stark.


Hot Rod Attempt

Tony Stark attempting to use the Hot Rod Armor

The Mark XXII was used by Tony Stark in the Battle on the Norco against Aldrich Killian's Extremis soldiers. It later appeared when Stark asked for a suit, but was hit by a pole and pinned to a wall by an Extremis soldier before Stark could wear it. It was later destroyed by the Clean Slate Protocol.[1]


Unlike the first and second versions of the War Machine armor, the Hot Rod armor had no external weapons, but still contained repulsors and a rectangular Unibeam. This armor is a very basic version of the War Machine Armor: Mark II, and featured technology comparable with that of the Mark V and Mark VII.


  • This suit of armor might be a reference to a line from the first Iron Man movie where Tony Stark tells J.A.R.V.I.S. to add some "Hot Rod Red" to the Mark III armor's color scheme, as well as Tony's vast collection of Hot Rods.


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