James Rhodes
Real name: James Rhodes
Aliases: Rhodey
Jim Rhodes




Tony Stark (friend)


Gender - Male
Height - 6'1
Weight - 185 lbs
Eyes - Brown
Hair - Black

Portrayed by:

Don Cheadle
Terence Howard (Iron Man)


Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3

Lt. Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes is a colonel in the U.S. Airforce and a jet pilot. He is a good friend of Tony Stark. Is the liaison between Stark Industries and the military in the department of acquisitions.


Earlier LifeEdit

Iron ManEdit

Colonel James Rhodes attends a ceremony to present Tony Stark with an award for his work, but Stark is not in attendance. Tony's right-hand man Obadiah Stane accepts the award in Tony's honor. Rhodey later finds Tony partying in a casino.

Next day, in a flight, Tony talks with Rhodey. Rhodey is unhappy about Tony's lax attitude, and Tony tries to get his old friend to relax. Before long they are drunk and leering at the stewardesses.

Tony arrives at a military outpost in the Middle East to demonstrate his company's latest project - the Jerricho, a super-missile system. After the demonstration, Tony goes off with the convoy that is soon attacked by terrorists.

Months later, after his escape, Stark walks over more sand dunes when a couple of US helicopters fly overhead. A group of soldiers, led by Rhodey, come across Tony. Rhodey is overjoyed to find that his friend is alive.

Shortly after, Tony appears before a group of reporters and announces that he intends to shut down Stark Industries' weapons manufacturing division immediately.

Tony comes to visit Rhodes and asks for help with a new private project he is working on. Rhodey does not agree with Tony's approach; he thinks Stark is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of his capture and needs time to recover and says he cannot help Tony.

In a Middle East village, terrorists are rounding up civilians for capture & execution when they are confronted by a mysterious figure in red and gold metal outfit. Iron Man has arrived. Within seconds, he defeats the terrorists and destroys the weapons they had obtained.

As Iron Man leaves the area, he is picked up on radar and two F-22 jets are deployed. Col. Rhodes is asked about the status of any new developments but doesn't know of any in the area. He contacts Tony, who claims that he knows nothing about what is happening and is driving in his car with the top down. Iron Man tries to outrun the jets but they are too much for him. Tony calls Rhodes and reveals that he is responsible for the "unidentified craft." Rhodey is furious about Tony sending in unauthorized equipment, and horrified when Tony explains that the "equipment" is actually himself. Iron Man is hit by one fighter jet, sending him flying into the wing of the second jet. The pilot is forced to eject, but the parachute fails to open. Iron Man, still under fire, manages to fly in and successfully deploy the parachute in time to save the pilot's life. Tony convinces Rhodey to pass off what happened with the jets as a "training exercise."

Days later, Stane arrives at Tony's house and paralyzes him with a sonic weapon. Obadiah yanks out the power source from Tony's heart, taunting him all the while. After he leaves, Tony realizes that he has only one hope for survival - the preserved Arc Reactor that Pepper gave him in a display case. He gets the power source installed just as Rhodey arrives.

Rhody watches Tony suit up, awestruck at the Iron Man costume, saying that it's the "coolest" thing he has ever seen. As Tony flies away, Rhodey looks at the prototype Iron Man Mark II then shakes his head and mumbles "Next time, baby."

Days later, Rhodey holds a press conference about the incident with the two Super Powered Suits which Tony reveals he is Iron Man.

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