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Howard Stark is Tony Stark's father as well as the founder of Stark Industries. He has been an influential figure in the Marvel Universe's history.

Appearances

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Iron Man

Before Tony is awarded for his work, some pictures of Howard can be seen such as: Howard working with his business partner Obadiah Stane and a newspaper clipping reporting his death and his wife. Obadiah Stane also mentions that Howard helped in the creation of the atomic bomb.

Iron Man 2

While Nick Fury and Tony talked at Randy's Donuts, Fury reveals to Tony that Howard was one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s founders. Fury gives Tony a trunk that belonged to Howard. Inside the trunk Tony finds several items, including a notebook with data about the Tesseract and two Captain America comic books.

Later, Tony sees a video of his father talking about the discovery of a new element that he hadn't been able to synthesize. At the end of the video, Howard says that Tony is and always will be his greatest creation.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Howard was present when Steve Rogers was injected with the Super Soldier Serum. Stark was responsible for the construction of the Captain America's shield made of vibranium. After the disappearance of Rogers, Stark finds the Tesseract in the ocean.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

After escaping from the Strike team, Natasha and Steve arrive at Camp Lehigh. There they discover that S.H.I.E.L.D. originated in that place. In that it is revealed that Arnim Zola even still alive thanks to technology.

Steve asks him how he came to USA and Zola reveals that thanks to an initiative of Howard Stark, which consisted in recruiting repentant Nazi scientists. Arnim Zola reveals to Rogers that HYDRA was involved in the death of Howard Stark and his wife, Maria.

Ant-Man

Howard Stark with Peggy Carter and Mitchell Carson were in a meeting at the Triskelion when Hank Pym broke into the room and demanded an explanation of why S.H.I.E.L.D. tried to replicate its formula. Stark said that his invention was a good for humanity and should not be hidden. Pym then submitted his resignation which he did not formally accepted. He saw how Carson insulted Pym which caused the scientist hit Carson against the desk. Carson wanted Pym to be arrested but Stark advised not to fight against him. He knew that Hank was not a threat to S.H.I.E.L.D., unless they make him one.

Captain America: Civil War

When Stark, Cap and Barnes arrive to Siberia Zemo shows footage of Howard and his wife being murdered by Bucky Barnes under the control of HYDRA.

Agent Carter

Months after the war ended, Howard is called by Congress to testify because the government believed he was selling weapons to enemies. One night he contact Peggy asking her to help him recover his stolen inventions and clear his name. After their meeting, Howard went to Europe to reclaim some of his inventions that were already available on the black market.

Stark returned to the United States with the help of smugglers. As he had nowhere to stay, Peggy hides him in the Griffith Hotel. Here Stark has many romances with tenants. Later, he gives Carter a new mission: recover the Blitzkrieg Button from the SSR. When Carter learns that is not a weapon but a container of Steve Rogers's blood, Peggy hits Stark for lying to her. The next morning, Jarvis scolded Stark for having lied to Peggy since this could have cost him his friendship with her.

Days later, decides to surrender after learning that someone had used Item 17. He reveals to SSR agents that General McGinnis had stolen Midnight Oil with the purpose to use it in Russian soldiers. As they did not find Ivchenko, Stark proposes to be used as bait to make the doctor appear. Thompson with Stark gave a press conference to announce that all charges against him had been dropped. Stark annoyed Thompson by making him say a lot of flattering things about him. During the speech, Underwood attempted to kill Stark. However, everything was orchestrated by Ivchenko and Underwood to make Stark moved away from the agents of the SSR. A police offers to take him; Stark accepts but the police had been brainwashed by Fennhoff.

At the warehouse, Stark asks Fennhoff to kill him but that was not part of the Doctor's plan. Fennhoff decided to use Stark to deploy Midnight Oil over Times Square and watched as the city was destroyed. Fennhoff hypnotized Stark into believing that he went to rescue Captain America. He regains consciousness before deploying Midnight Oil over Times Square. As reward, Stark give Carter one of his houses to stay in. He also began a legal battle with the United States Government to recover and destroy his inventions.

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Trivia

  • Howard Stark, like many other characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was played by different actors in different movies. The others are Thanos, Fandral, Bruce Banner and James Rhodes.
  • Howard Stark's appearance and personality in Iron Man 2 were based on Walt Disney.


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Media

Movies: The Avengers | Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy | Avengers: Age of Ultron | Ant-Man | Captain America: Civil War | Doctor Strange | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Spider-Man: Homecoming | Thor: Ragnarok | Black Panther | Avengers: Infinity War | Ant-Man and the Wasp | Captain Marvel | Untitled Avengers film | Inhumans
TV Shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter | Daredevil | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe | Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop | Iron Fist
Marvel One-Shots: Item 47 | Agent Carter | All Hail the King
Books: The Avengers Movie Storybook | The Art of Marvel's The Avengers | The Avengers: Assemble! | The Avengers: Battle Against Loki | Iron Man 3 Junior Novel | Suits of Armor | Iron Man Fights Back | Thor: The Dark World Junior Novel | Thor: The Dark World Movie Storybook | Thor: The Dark World: Warriors of the Realms | Heroes of Asgard | Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Falcon Takes Flight | Captain America: The Winter Soldier Reusable Sticker Book | Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Movie Storybook | Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Rescue at Sea
Video games: Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth | Iron Man 3: The Official Game | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition | Marvel: Contest of Champions | Marvel: Avengers Alliance
Soundtracks: The Avengers | Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

Disney Parks

Expo Shop | Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! | Iron Man Experience | Iron Man Tech Showcase | Super Hero HQ | World of Color: Celebrate!

Characters

Heroes: Iron Man | Black Widow | Captain America | Thor Odinson | Hulk | Hawkeye | Falcon | James Rhodes | Star-Lord | Drax the Destroyer | Gamora | Rocket Raccoon | Groot | Scarlet Witch | Quicksilver | Vision | Hank Pym | Scott Lang | Daredevil | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Iron Fist | Doctor Strange | Spider-Man | Black Panther | Captain Marvel | Punisher | Trish Walker | Misty Knight
Villains: Whiplash | Justin Hammer | Red Skull | Loki Laufeyson | Thanos | Aldrich Killian | Trevor Slattery | Eric Savin | Malekith | Algrim | The Winter Soldier | Alexander Pierce | Crossbones | Arnim Zola | The Other | Nebula | Ronan the Accuser | The Collector | Ultron | Franklin Hall | Leader | Abomination | Baron Strucker | Ellen Brandt | The Kingpin | Zebediah Kilgrave | Baron Zemo | Cottonmouth | Mariah Dillard | Shades | Diamondback | Baron Mordo | Kaecilius | The Vulture | Shocker | Tinkerer
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters: Skye | Grant Ward | Leo Fitz | Jemma Simmons | Melinda May | John Garrett | Michael Peterson | Ace Peterson | Chan Ho Yin | Miles Lydon | Victoria Hand | Akela Amador | Raina | Elliot Randolph | Ian Quinn | Lorelei | Audrey Nathan | Agent Koenig | Antoine Triplett | Mockingbird | Absorbing Man | Isabelle Hartley | Lance Hunter | Daniel Whitehall | Calvin Zabo | Robert Gonzales | Alphonso Mackenzie | Lincoln Campbell | Gordon | Yo-Yo | Ghost Rider | Holden Radcliffe | Jeffrey Mace
Other characters: Nick Fury | Phil Coulson | Maria Hill | J.A.R.V.I.S. | Virginia Potts | Jane Foster | Erik Selvig | Maya Hansen | Harley Keener | Odin Borson | Heimdall | Volstagg | Hogun | Fandral | Sif | Harold Hogan | Peggy Carter | Sharon Carter | Senator Stern | Darcy Lewis | Frigga | Bor | Rhomann Dey | Yondu | Korath | Carina | Rael | Hope Van Dyne | Vice President Rodriguez | Howard the Duck | Garthan Saal | Cosmo the Spacedog | Edwin Jarvis | Cassandra Lang | Ancient One | Claire Temple | Christine Palmer | Howard Stark

Episodes

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season One: "Pilot" | "0-8-4" | "The Asset" | "Eye Spy" | "Girl in the Flower Dress" | "FZZT" | "The Hub" | "The Well" | "Repairs" | "The Bridge" | "The Magical Place" | "Seeds" | "T.R.A.C.K.S." | "T.A.H.I.T.I." | "Yes Men" | "End of the Beginning" | "Turn, Turn, Turn" | "Providence" | "The Only Light in the Darkness" | "Nothing Personal" | "Ragtag" | "Beginning of the End"
Season Two: "Shadows" | "Heavy is the Head" | "Making Friends and Influencing People" | "Face My Enemy" | "A Hen in the Wolf House" | "A Fractured House" | "The Writing on the Wall" | "The Things We Bury" | "...Ye Who Enter Here" | "What They Become" | "Aftershocks" | "Who You Really Are" | "One of Us" | "Love in the Time of HYDRA" | "One Door Closes" | "Afterlife" | "Melinda" | "The Frenemy of My Enemy" | "The Dirty Half Dozen" | "Scars" | "S.O.S."
Season Three: "Laws of Nature" | "Purpose in the Machine" | "A Wanted (Inhu)man" | "Devils You Know" | "4,722 Hours" | "Among Us Hide..." | "Chaos Theory" | "Many Heads, One Tale" | "Closure" | "Maveth" | "Bouncing Back" | "The Inside Man" | "Parting Shot" | "Watchdogs" | "Spacetime" | "Paradise Lost" | "The Team" | "The Singularity" | "Failed Experiments" | "Emancipation" | "Absolution" | "Ascension"
Season Four: "The Ghost" | "Meet the New Boss" | "Uprising" | "Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire" | "Lockup" | "The Good Samaritan" | "Deals With Our Devils" | "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics"

Agent Carter
Season One: "Now is Not the End" | "Bridge and Tunnel" | "Time and Tide" | "The Blitzkrieg Button" | "The Iron Ceiling" | "A Sin to Err" | "Snafu" | "Valediction"
Season Two: "The Lady in the Lake" | "A View in the Dark" | "Better Angels" | "Smoke & Mirrors" | "The Atomic Job" | "Life of the Party" | "Monsters" | "The Edge of Mystery" | "A Little Song and Dance" | "Hollywood Ending"

Songs

Shoot To Thrill | Blue (Da Ba Dee) | Trouble Man | Hooked on a Feeling | Spirit In The Sky | Cherry Bomb | Come and Get Your Love | I Want You Back | Escape (The Piña Colada Song) | Ain't No Mountain High Enough | Go All The Way | Moonage Daydream | I'm Not In Love | Fooled Around and Fell in Love | O-o-h Child | Magic | Live To Rise | I've Got No Strings | Left Hand Free

Weapons/Objects

Captain America's Shield | Mjolnir | Tesseract | Chitauri Scepter | Iron Man (armor) | Extremis | Iron Legion | Iron Patriot (armor) | Aether | Infinity Stones | Centipede | 0-8-4 | Berserker Staff | Widow's Bite | EXO-7 Falcon | Orb | Universal Weapon | Gravitonium | Pym Particles | Diviner | Vibranium | Infinity Gauntlet | Web-Shooters

Vehicles

S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier | Quinjet | Valkyrie | Milano | The Bus | Dark Aster | Lola

Organizations/Groups

The Avengers | Chitauri | Stark Industries | S.H.I.E.L.D. | A.I.M. | Asgardians | Dark Elves | Frost Giants | HYDRA | World Security Council | Guardians of the Galaxy | Nova Corps | Kree | Sakaarans | Rising Tide | Centipede Group | Cybertek | Xandarians | Strike | Ravagers | The Inhumans

Locations

New York (state) | New York | Avengers Tower | Asgard | Calcutta | India | Stuttgart | Germany | Nine Realms | London | England | Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. | Tony Stark's Mansion | Triskelion | Xandar | Morag | Guest House | The Hub | Knowhere | Shawarma Palace | Sanctuary | Hong Kong | Avengers Tower

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