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Stark was apprehensive about making armors after the previous one had become sentient. While at Askew he began experimenting with new ideas and completed a new design.

Anthony Stark (Earth-616) from Iron Man Vol 3 44 002

In light of Ultron's attempting to use S.K.I.N. as a weapon of mass destruction, Tony had abandoned use of this armor and constructed the Iron Man Armor Model 20.


S.K.I.N. is a flexible alloy that can bounce like a basketball yet become nearly as hard as Adamantium. On command S.K.I.N. flows out of the chest plate and forms the gold armor sections.

Jocasta's AI served as the armor's operating system. Sensors and circuitry were improved as a whole. The new "Stark Card" was integrated into the system.

Repulsors and pulse bolts are standard weaponry. A new energy absorber is able to take in energy and fire it back out via the "omnibeam."

The sonic array and tractor beam are improved.

Anthony Stark (Earth-616) from Iron Man Vol 3 44 001

The energy blade in the gauntlet doubles as a weapon and an Energy Shield. The small shields can extend to cover the entire armor, but are less potent.

Probes launched from the gauntlets provide many functions: they have limited repulsors of their own, image inducers, a sensor array, and can detonate as "smart bombs."

A newer version of the "chameleon effect" provides cloaking at the cost of expending considerable power.

If need be, the armor can enter an emergency mode where it will automatically find a safe place, cloak, and power down.


  • This armor was originally identified as the Iron Man Armor Model 20 in 2008's All-New Iron Manual. It was subsequently renumbered to Model 19 in the Iron Manual TPB, released later that year, due to the reclassification of the previously-designated Model 14 as a subset of the Model 13. In 2018, the "Many Armors of Iron Man" variant cover series for Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 split the Model 13 back into 13 and 14, implicitly moving up this armor's designation back to Model 20. The cover series implies other changes, as the designations for Models 42, 45, 50 and 51 remain unchanged despite the Model 13 split bumping up the designations for Models 16, 22, 29 and 37 (to 17, 23, 30 and 38, respectively). Since the limited scope of the cover series makes it impossible to determine the full extent of changes in numeration (as it only spotlighted twenty suits), the Marvel Database will prioritize the numbering from the Iron Manual TPB.

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