Iron Man 3 pits genius billionaire Tony Stark (Iron Man) against the Mandarin, an enemy whose reach has no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed by his mysterious nemesis, he embarks on a dangerous quest to find who is responsible. His journey will test his character at every turn. With Stark's back against the wall, he's left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?