Tony and Gene locate the Temple of Courage, and unleash Ultimo the third Makluan ring's guardian in the Temple of Courage. When Gene Khan, as the Mandarin, activated it and the Test of Courage when he tried to attack Ultimo. When it awakened, it came after whoever had the ring it was guarding, walking all the way from Greenland to New York to get it. Tony, as Iron Man, tried to attack it, but every attempt just made it grow bigger. He tried to give the ring back to it, but it kept attacking, because it attacks if he's holding a weapon. Since Tony's entire suit is a weapon, Tony defeated it by turning off his suit, as it was the courageous thing to do. Ultimo shrunk to its original size and bestowed the ring to Iron Man.