- "Sir, this is Tony Stark."
"Welcome back to the land of the living."
"We believe you're about to be drawn into the Mandarin campaign. We gotta get you somewhere safe as soon as possible."
"Mr. Stark, I'm about to eat honey-roast ham, surrounded by the Agency's finest. The president's safe on Air Force One with Colonel Rhodes. I think we're good here."
- ―Tony Stark and Rodriguez
Ally of A.I.M.
Sometime in late 2012, Vice President Rodriguez had become an ally to A.I.M. since he wanted to help and give his daughter a new leg. He did anything he could to help A.I.M., including giving them the location of President Matthew Ellis at all times. Tony Stark and James Rhodes tried to tell Rodriguez information about A.I.M.'s plan to attack the president, but he told no one and kept it to himself. Later, Stark and Rhodes discovered the Rodriguez' betrayal, so Rodriguez was arrested.
- Matthew Ellis - Ally turned Enemy
- Tony Stark/Iron Man - Ally turned Enemy
- James Rhodes/Iron Patriot - Ally turned Enemy