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Hello!
I was watching The Avengers (TV show). Iron Man has this blue circular thing on his chest. He always has it on, even if he is not wearing is suit. Does anyone know why he needs that thing, what it is, and what it does?
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He has a piece of shrapnel in his chest.  The magnetic plate is to keep the shrapnel from reaching his heart.

Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man
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 It is a power supply. Something like cold fusion or some other mystical technology never seem before! It is used to power a magnet to keep the shrapnel away from his heart. Then, was made bigger to power the suit.
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I highly suggest watching Iron Man

The basic thing is he was demoing a weapon in Afghanistan, and was in a convoy that was struck by an roadside bomb, then attacked with his own weapons, a bomb blew up at point blank range and nearly killed him, bits of sharpnel remained in his body, and a Afghani citizen put a electromagnet in him to pull the shrapnel away from his heart, as it would kill him if it reached it, but it was powered by a huge lead acid battery, while in a cave held prisoner he built the Arc Reactor to power the magnet, then built the Iron Man suit prototype, which was basically a suit powered by the Arc Reactor with flame throwers and a turret etc...
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A nuclear fusion reactor I believe if I'm not mistaken.
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"Oh damn, I'm wounded!  I guess I'll invent an infinite energy source to keep myself from dying.  I'd better make it small enough to carry around all the time."

Such are the things from which comic books are made...
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He could not have surgically removed it?
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He could not have surgically removed it?

 I guess he doesn't like to talk about it, as he spends very little time looking for the solution to the shrapnel problem.
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He could not have surgically removed it?
It's called a plot device.  Plot devices are immune to all obvious solutions.
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It's called a plot device.  Plot devices are immune to all obvious solutions.

^ lol ^
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I actually assume he eventually DID remove it, but by then it was powering the suit... but then why not place it ON the suit... In the cave he obviously couldn't because the only supplies they had were rudimentary, possibly "too close to the heart/too much of a risk"
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