Started From the Scrapyard Now We Here: The Iron Man Story

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Started From the Scrapyard Now We Here: The Iron Man Story

Illustration: Juergen D'souza

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ast week I made yet another pilgrimage to the theatre to watch Avengers: Infinity War and worship at the altar of Robert Downey Jr. For ten years, ever since he first stepped into that crimson and gold suit, he’s been a role model. It’s not because Iron Man embodies my fantasy of being a genius playboy-billionaire-philanthropist in a high-tech suit who saves the day while having a good time that borders on the bacchanal.

No, it’s because of what Robert Downey Jr and Iron Man, now symbolise – redemption through self-destruction.

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