My Demons are Your Superheroes

Ironman was more than just an image on a piece of paper. He was the representation of all of Tony’s hopes and fears and insecurities. He was the man that Tony was afraid he would have become if someone hadn't plucked him out of the dark and the pain after his parents died, and to bring him back down to earth when his head swelled from too many people telling him how wonderful he was.