Did Marvel Get Ironheart Name from An Iron Man Porn Parody?

You read that right. It seems that there was an Iron Man porn parody with a female character, in a female Iron Man costume, who was called Ironheart. The film also predates the Marvel Ironheart comic by a couple of years.

The original Japanese porn parody of Iron Man was called “Ironheart” produced by Giga. The main character was played by Hibiki Otsuki. In the film the character is captured, tied up, and used in ways one would expect in a porn film. Then she saves the day.

Back in 2016 Marvel decided to replace a lot of established super heroes by handing the mantles over to new, more diverse, and often female characters. I’m not sure why using a female porn parody character, who was, assaulted a number of times in the film, was the best way to go.

You may be thinking “It could be a coincidence.”

Well it could be, but one would think there would have at least been a cursory Google search.

The Marvel character was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Joe Quesada. According to FusionTV, they claimed that the creators used Ironheart as a name because Iron Woman seemed “stuffy” and Iron Maiden “would probably come with a bevy of legal woes.” However “Ironheart, Bendis explained, spoke to the connection that Riri would have to both the Iron Man legacy and franchise.

Marvel and Disney created a minority character, who is actually a minor at 15 years old, and then gave her the same name as a porn character that pre-dated her by one-two years.

Even the Marvel trademark wasn’t filed until into 2017.

Upon looking into this story I realized that I’m late to the party. When the comic was released many news sources called out Marvel and Disney and they not only moved forward with the comic, they have no problem using the character for new shows on Disney+.  Let’s just hope if kids search for “Ironheart” they have the “Safe Search” turned on.

It is possible they didn’t know, but given the research needed for trademark filings, it seems like they must have known at some point.

It’s at least good for a laugh.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Sources: FusionTV, Epic Stream, Cito Goju on Facebook


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