|Howard Walter Stark|
Walter on his deathbed
|Real Name||Howard Walter Stark|
|Team Affiliations||Stark Enterprises|
|Family and Friends|| Maria Stark (Wife)|
Tony Stark (Son)
Walter Stark (Clone)
Little is known about the early life of Howard Walter Stark.
For some reason, he chose to go by his middle name rather than first.
At some point he married a woman. They had a son named Tony. Walter tried to teach his son responsibility, but Tony wanted to have fun.
"Origin of Iron Man, Part One" called him Walter rather than the usual Howard, which happens to be his second middle name. "Not Far From the Tree" rectified this by saying his first name is Howard but preferring his middle name. The most likely explanation is that the producers of the first season, notorious for numerous mistakes, simply called him Walter while the producers of the second season, who kept continuity with the first season while trying to fix the mistakes, had him prefer his middle name.
Walter is one of the numerous incontinuities between the two seasons. In season one, it is stated Justin Hammer orchestrated Walter's death but in season two it was A.I.M.. The best explanation is that they worked together.
In the Comics
His full name is Howard Anthony Walter Stark.
Howard worked for the government back in World War II.
He was an early agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..
He was an alcoholic, something Tony picked up.
He was offered a position in the Hellfire Club but he was only interested in the parties the group threw.
He was targeted by Red Skull.
He was rumored to have once met Uatu.
Howard and his wife Maria were killed in a car accident.