Appearing in "Trouble in Paradise"
- Stark Solutions
- 🢐 James Rhodes 🢒
- 🢐 Pepper Potts 🢒 (Only in flashback)
- Maria Stark Foundation (Mentioned)
- Baintronics Inc.
- Firebrand (Gary Gilbert) (Mentioned)
- Lord (Yahweh) (Invoked)
- ISFD (First appearance)
- Mr. Vosuero (First and only known appearance)
Races and Species:
- Humans (Main story and flashback)
- Earth (Main story and flashback)
- Heaven (Referenced)
Synopsis for "Trouble in Paradise"
Tony is at the resort island Isla Suerte for business, launching the new Starkware line he has developed jointly with Stark-Fujikawa, and pleasure; checking in with Happy he finally learns that Happy and Pepper got divorced while he was dead. While relaxing on the beach, Tony gazes at a beautiful young woman who notices him staring at her. Elsewhere, wanting to send an anti-corporate statement the Flaming Sword terrorists prepare for an evening assault on the island. At the resort Casino, Morgan pays for everyone's evening on behalf of Stark-Fujikawa, and thanks Tony for agreeing to work with Stark-Fujikawa. Tony notices Rhodes at the function, but Morgan introduces Tony to the company founder Kenjiro Fujikawa and his granddaughter Rumiko , whom Tony recognizes as the young woman from the beach. Sunset Bain tries to take Tony's aside to discuss business, but Rumiko has Tony take her outside instead. As they walk on the beach discussing how Isla Suerto operates, Rumiko reveals that she wants to date him because of his notoriety, just to upset her parents. Just then, Firebrand attacks the island. Tony gets away and becomes Iron Man; he ruptures Firebrand's containment harness, then douses him in the ocean. As Iron Man tries to help the islanders he notices Rumiko overseeing relief efforts and directing rescue operations. Soon, Tony gathers with Rhodes, Rumiko, Morgan and others to discuss the situation, trapped on the island and unable to call for help because Flaming Sword has a damping field blocking communications. Suddenly, Firebrand reappears and sets off a dormant volcano above Isla Suerte.
A flashback in this story affects the chronology of the following characters: