The Mark 38 (Mark XXXVIII), also known by its name as “Igor”, is a Heavy Lifting Suit, and was one of several new Iron Man Armors created by Tony Stark as part of the Iron Legion. The armor was created sometime after the Battle of New York.
It was featured in Iron Man 3, and made it’s debut when Tony ordered J.A.R.V.I.S. to initiate the “House Party Protocol”, in which it was activated along with all the other suits to aid Tony in his battle against Aldrich Killian. The suit was named “Igor”, because it of it’s design, bearing a resemblance to some features of a real “Igor”, featuring a slouched posture and bulky appearance. It specializes in lifting heavy objects such as debris, and is capable of tremendous strength and power.
The Mark 38’s design is unique compared to any other armor built by Tony Stark. Its resemblance is similar to the shape and size of an Igor, hence where the suit get its name. The Mark 38 has blue and silver plates, with blue as the dominant color. The silver plates cover areas that highlight the armor’s appearance, such as the face plate, the arm’s and legs and the middle area of the armor’s abdomen plating and also much larger legs and forearms and a very heavy bulky and stubby design.