The "Extinction Entity" was the sobriquet given by Arno Stark to a colossal alien monster whose arrival on Earth he had been expecting his entire life. In reality, the Extinction Entity was a delusion caused by Arno's slow relapse into his congenital disease that he was unaware of. Arno came to claim that the Extinction Entity was the specific threat that he had been genetically-engineered to combat by the Rigellian Recorder 451. Arno claimed that the Extinction Entity's objective once it came to Earth would be to take control of all artificial intelligences to then subdue all organic life forms and assimilate them both.
In preparation for the alleged arrival of the Extinction Entity, Arno manipulated his adoptive brother Tony Stark to seize control of his life, becoming the new Iron Man, in order to have all of Tony's resources at his disposal to fight the Extinction Entity. As his illness progressed, Arno began having recurrent nightmares about confronting the Extinction Entity. He further prepared for its arrival, and planned to take control of all artificial life forms himself in order to rally humans and robots against the Extinction Entity. After failing to broadcast a "submission code" to bend robots worldwide to his will, Arno set out to instead take control of humans using a device installed at the Stark Space Station.
When Tony confronted Arno at the Stark Space Station, he realized he wasn't going to have enough time to convince Arno that the Extinction Entity wasn't real. Because of this, Tony used advanced holograms to project the looming Extinction Entity, and convinced Arno to work together to stop it. When Tony encased Arno in his Virtual Armor, he submerged his brother in a virtual dream in which the Extinction Entity was real, and Arno got to defeat it.
- In the script for Iron Man 2020 Vol 2 #1, the Extinction Entity is described as if a Cthulhu monster and Jack Kirby-style machinery were blended together.
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