Note: Some of the great redesign we’ve ever featured come out of the blue, and today’s showcase certainly qualifies. This piece, by an artist going by the moniker of quantumqstar, showcases an alt-reality version of Tony Stark — Antonia Stark — with a great piece of armor that’s ready for war and the runaway. While I could see the 616 Tony donning these duds, picturing it as a construct of a female Tony Stark make the storytelling possibilities even more imaginative. – Chris A.
Here’s what quantumqstar had to say about this piece, from her Tumblr:
Extremis Tony is my favorite (ugh don’t get me started on that magical bleeding edge armor, I suppose he stores his extra mass in a pocket dimension??) but a while back I did some research on bio-nanotechnology for a paper and I always have my own sci/fi bullshit ideas for how stuff works. Instead of having an undersuit stored in his bones (arrgh bones aren’t hollow, learn to anatomy!) he’d sweat out a protocellular metallic gel that functioned as a medium for nanobots and synthetic flora to leave his body and interface with the armor like a circulatory system. He’d sprout fiber optic “hair” that would wire into his nervous system. Wetware! It would be super gross :D
I steal ideas from myself (in this case the Antonia Stark that I did forever ago)… cos it IS challenging and fun to design robot armor, but you can’t really improve on perfection :p There’s only so much you can do before it loses its iron man…ness.
BUT I needed to give him rocket launcher arms I DRAW WHAT I WANT