Iron Man Armored Adventures Episode 52 was titled the Makluan Invasion Part Two: Unite. In this episode, the Makluan Overlord makes his plan to destroy the Earth. However, there is some help with War Machine, Iron Man, and Rescue, among others. This is the season 2 finale of Iron Man Armored Adventures and the overall series finale, first airing on the Nicktoons Network on July 25th 2012.
Iron Man Armored Adventures Episode 52 the Makluan Invasion Part Two: Unite
This episode contains spoilers for Iron Man Armored Adventures Season 2 Episode 26 the Makluan Invasion Part Two: Unite.
The Makluan Invasion begins on Earth and Iron Man, War Machine, and Rescue move into stopping it. They get some considerable help from Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, with Black Panther and the Hulk checking in as well. The world is in trouble and Howard Stark has to create a Makluan disrupter to get the rings to stop. Gene Khan warns the Makluan Overlord about the stubbornness of the heroes.
The battle is harsh, as Ultimo is dispatched, but rather handily defeated. Two teams go onto the mothership, in an attempt to deal with what has happened. Gene tries to attack the Makluan Overlord, but it appears that this is a futile arrangement. They are on the ship, as Nick Fury and his team work to destabilize the power components of the Makluan Overlord ship. With a little help from Howard and Extremis, the rings are disrupted, but they end back on the Mandarin, who defeats the Makluan Overlord.
The world is saved and everyone knows who Iron Man, Rescue, and War Machine are. The Mandarin has realized his true purpose as he ascends.
Well this had all of the parts of an epic finale, but in some instances also felt rescue in other ways.
This is your standard, alien invasion, the world is about to end, let's rally the heroes and fight and that kind of thing, which does work to make a very interesting episode.
Howard Stark wearing the Iron Man suit was all kinds of epic.
The bits between Tony and Pepper, with Pepper being unable to spit it out were fun.
The Overlord was a very generic villain, destroy the world because humanity is insects. Then again, you couldn't expect much more than that.
So yeah, we end with Iron Man's identity being revealed. The Ghost is likely cursing himself somewhere, that information is useless. That plot end kind of got left dangling, among with a few others.
Final Thoughts and Rating
7/10 for both parts. You can watch Iron Man Armored Adventures Episode 52 The Makluan Invasion Part 2: Unite on the Nicktoons Network On Demand section of their official website.