Riri Williams’ Iron Man Identity Would be Called Ironheart
When Marvel’s Iron Man relaunches (again) after Civil War II and as part of the “new” Marvel Now, Iron Man would be Riri Williams but she won’t be calling herself that, instead she’ll go by Ironheart.
So by now we all know that gal genius Riri Williams will be the new person underneath the Iron Man armor as part of Marvel’s initiative to pander to SJWs who barely buy comic books but just bitch around. The character debuted in one of the early issues of the current volume of Invincible Iron Man and has proven to be an interesting character (for me anyway).
We’ve also seen her interact with Tony Stark in a recent issue of Iron Man where she even shows Stark what she’s been doing with his armor and tech (check it out HERE)
Before even that, Marvel has given readers a peek into what the 15-year old character would look like when she’s all armored up.
But what we didn’t know was that she would be going under a different name and not use either Iron Man or the existing female counterpart Rescue…
Riri will call herself Ironheart and creator Brian Michael Bendis has this to say regarding the codename he picked for the character:
Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare. And Ironheart, coined by [Marvel CCO] Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was.
We wouldn’t be completely amazed though considering there’s already Japanese porn or JAV featuring an Iron Man-esque character getting violated which stars Hibiki Otsuki.
Last thing to round up everything about Ironheart, here’s the cover for her first appearance in the armor…