Guardsman (Michael O’Brien)


  • Real Name: Michael O’Brien
  • AKA: Mike O’Brien
  • Family: Kevin O’Brien (brother, deceased); unnamed father
  • Base of Operation: New York City, New York; Formerly Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S., Adirondack Mountains, New York; The Vault, Rocky Mountains, Colorado; Avengers Mansion, Manhattan, New York City, New York
  • Identity: No Dual
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Single
  • Occupation: Security; formerly Police Sergeant
  • Education: –
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5′11″ (1.8 m)
  • Weight: 195 lbs (88.45 kg)
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Red
  • Unusual Features: –
  • Origin: Human, While investigating the death of his brother, Mike stumbled upon the Guardsman Armor.
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

This guy is the reason the Vault has the special Guardsmen armor. Introduced in Iron Man #82 (1976) by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe, this former NYCC cop believed that his brother, the original Guardsman, was killed by Iron Man and believed that Stark was covering up his death. He would harass Stark and would hire people to investigate his brother’s death. Frustrated that he couldn’t prove it, he would eventually find and upgrade his brother’s Guardsman armor, using the suit in a series of attacks against Iron Man. However, the suit had warped him mind, driving him crazy. Iron Man fought and saved him and proves his innocents to Michael.

After witnessing Stark use his Guardsman armor to battle Sunfire and protect civilians, Michael decided he was wrong about Stark and began working with Iron Man. He would leave the Police force and became the head of security of Project PEGASUS. He would eventually begin working for the prison know as the Vault and would allow the prison to copy and manufacture his Guardsman armor, leading to the prison guards donning the suits themselves. He would later join War Machine and others to fight Ultimo by donning the Silver Centurion armor. He was later hired by Cap to be one of the Avengers support team.

Many people have been asking for the Vaults Guardsmen for many years, many not realizing that there was people who wore the costume as an individual hero before. Either way, they would finally receive a figure in the Iron man Ursa Major wave.

The Second Guardsman

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  • Background:
    • After finding his brother’s suit and upgrading it, Michael would use this suit in an effort to get Iron Man to confess to his brother’s death. However, he wasn’t aware that the suit would warp his mind like they did his brother. After fighting Iron Man and the shellhead proving his innocence, Michael was giving the suit by Stark to use for heroic. He would eventually give this suit to the Vault prison who replicated the suit for their prison guards.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Many people will want to army build this, but for those that don’t want to and want to use this for Michael, then get this for your Iron man collection.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Iron Legion

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  • Background:
    • After a battle with Ultimo left Stark in a coma, War Machine gather many people who had previously worn an Iron man armor, including Happy, Bethany Cabe, Eddie March, Carl Walker and of course Michael. Michael wore Iron man’s Silver Centurion armor and the team became know as the Iron Legion.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is needed for an Iron Man collection but if you want to recreate the battle from the comics, then you can use this for Michael.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

None at the moment