Tony Stark: “You’re right, we do need back up.”Rhodey: “Yeah, a bunch.”
The Mark VIII (8), was the eighth suit created and built by Tony Stark, to surpass the Mark VII, sometime after the events of The Avengers.
It was featured in the movie Iron Man 3, and made its debut in the movie when Tony ordered J.A.R.V.I.S. to initiate the “House Party Protocol”, in which it was activated along with all of the other suits to aid Tony in his battle against Aldrich Killian. It was destroyed by Pepper Potts.
The suit was a basic Iron Man suit, like its predecessors. An improved version of the Mark VII, it is equipped with a vast variety of weapons, and is more versatile and maneuverable than its predecessor.
While retaining the famous red and gold color scheme, it has a slightly different appearance from the Mark VII. Having a less bulkier body armor, while having a unique and smooth design on its face mask, a feature that cannot be found in its previous Mark armors.
The Mark VIII has the classic red for most of the armor, with platinum for the mask, upper arm, upper leg and other bits and pieces here and there. It also has extra layers of Kevlar to withstand the force of a small missile.
The Mark VIII uses a more advanced technology that was based off on theMark VII’s technology, which is able to wrap itself around Tony’s body, without the aid of robotic arms or any external mechanics.
It can flexibly open itself to allow Tony to enter into the suit and automatically wrap itself around him, anywhere at anytime.