This is the first opportunity for Ironheart to step out from under Iron Man’s shadow. Now that he is back, she must realize who she wants to be. She has a lot on her plate right from the start in this series as she must face decisions in returning to finish her education at M.I.T., whether she wants to be a superhero or a super genius or whether she just wants a normal life.
“Ironheart symbolizes what happens when you combine incredible strength and might with a sense of love, care and a true desire for justice,” said Ewing. “Not just punishment or showing off or short-term solutions, but real justice. Not to be corny or overly literal, but that’s what it means to combine the power represented by ‘iron’ with the moral compass represented by ‘heart’. Riri’s identity and the place where she comes from means she sometimes has a different perspective than some of her peers on how to deal with people who are doing wrong. There’s a reason she doesn’t just go around blasting everybody to high heaven because, to be real, she definitely could do that if she wanted. But she’s a very tender person at her core, and she doesn’t just want to be a senseless weapon.”
Williams was first created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato Jr., who was introduced after the events of Civil War II, when she made modifications to Tony Stark’s armor and started serving in his absence.
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