|Death Battle Combatant|
The Iron Patriot
|Origin|| James Rhodes: Iron Man #118|
War Machine: Iron Man #282
|Appearance(s)||Genos VS War Machine|
|“||He doesn't want to talk with James Rhodes--fine. He'll just have to take a meeting--with War Machine!||„|
|~ War Machine about Iron Man|
James "Rhodey" Rhodes, AKA War Machine, is a superhero from Marvel Comics. He appeared in the 123rd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Genos VS War Machine, where he fought against Genos from the One-Punch Man series.
James "Rhodey" Rhodes was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He later joined the United States Marines becoming a pilot stationed overseas.
On a mission he was blasted out of the sky by enemy rockets, Rhodey managed to land in one piece and was attempting to get his craft airworthy when inventor Tony Stark aka Iron Man was trying to make his way to the American defense perimeter. Attacked by enemies, the two teamed up to destroy the base and flew to the nearest American encampment. Before leaving Afghanistan for the United States, Stark offered Rhodey a job as a pilot as soon as his military stint was over.
After a succession of other jobs, Rhodey finally accepted Stark's offer and became his personal pilot and chief aviation engineer. While working at Stark Industries, Rhodey aided Iron Man in his battles against such foes as the Roxxon Oil Company, Justin Hammer, and the Dreadnoughts. Several years later, Tony Stark "died," and Rhodes was named CEO of Stark Enterprises. It was at this time that Stark Enterprises created the War Machine armor and Rhodes briefly took the place of Iron Man (even replacing him in the Avengers West Coast).
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Real name: James Rupert Rhodes
- Height: 6'1" | 185 cm
- Armored Weight: 470 lbs | 213 kg
- Aliases: War Machine, Iron Patriot
- Affiliations: U.S. Marines, S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers, Secret Avengers
- Decorations: Purple Heart, Medal of Freedom
- Formerly a cyborg
- Repulsor beams
- Multiple guns
- Energy absorption
- Electromagnetic pulse
- Chameleon mode
- Lifted a 70 ton tank
- Withstood a 22 kiloton nuke
- Fought through Storm's lightning
- Flew into orbit in mere seconds
- Outsmarted Norman Osborn
- Piloted the Iron Man suit expertly with no prior training
- Defeated Magma, Ultimo, Storm, Iron Man
DEATH BATTLE! Quotes
- Never a day to myself, huh?
- Hey there! Destruction of property is a serious offense, young man.
- A little hotheaded, are we?
- Saaaay cheese!
- Need a hand?
- This is my Sunday best!
- Sorry it had to be this way.
- Hmph. You got it.
- War Machine is the 27th Marvel character to appear, after Rogue, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Deadpool, Iron Man, Beast, Doctor Doom, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, The Hulk, Venom, Captain Marvel, Silver Samurai, Spider-Man 2099, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Carnage, Daredevil, Ultron, Thanos, Namor, Black Widow, Ghost Rider and Miles Morales, and with the next two being Cable and Winter Soldier.
- He is the 11th Marvel character to fight against a non-DC character, after Thor, Beast, Doctor Doom, Wolverine, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, Silver Samurai, Carnage, Ultron and Black Widow, and with the next one being Venom.
- He is the 13th Marvel character to win, after Rogue, Thor, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Iron Man, Doctor Doom, Hawkeye, Venom, Black Panther, Ultron, Black Widow and Ghost Rider, and with the next one being Winter Soldier.
- War Machine is the fourth Comic Book character to fight against an Anime/Manga character, after Superman, Captain Marvel and Carnage, and with the next one being Venom.
- He's the second Comic Book character to beat an Anime/Manga character, after Superman.
- War Machine is the ninth black character to appear, after Spawn, Zack the Black Ranger, Balrog, TJ Combo, Black Panther, Afro Samurai, Miles Morales and Static, and with the next one being A-Train.
- War Machine is the first combatant to be voiced by Mark Allen Jr., with the next one being Gray Fullbuster.
- War Machine is the second Marvel character to appear in hand-drawn animation, after Deadpool.