Obadiah Stane
Obadiah Stane
Personal Info:
Real Name: Obadiah Stane
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.1 166
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Ally of Madame Masque
Base Of Operations: Stane International, Long Island, New York
Grudges: Iron Man
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Obadiah Stane has no super human powers. However, he has access to vast wealth, is a skilled strategist and business man. He also possesses the Iron Monger armour.
Obadiah Stane was a ruthless individual who studied his adversaries to find weaknesses that he could exploit. Ever since he was a child, Stane enjoyed chess, and handled his life with the same kind of methodical logic that he used in the game. In addition, he was a strong believer in using psychological manipulation to his advantage. For instance, in a childhood chess match against another boy whose skill at least equalled his own, he killed the boy's dog so that his mind wasn't on the game. He won easily, and he continued to use similar forms of manipulation through his life. As a child he saw his father, a degenerate gambler who at that time was on a "lucky streak", accidentally shoot himself in the head playing a game of "Russian Roulette." This event shaped Obadiah Stane for years to come.
In adulthood, as a wealthy financier, Obadiah Stane turned his sights on acquiring Stark International, the industrial corporation owned by Tony Stark (Iron Man).