Rich Johnston’s Iron Muslim is a parody that inverts the Iron Man origin story and makes the terrorist the hero. An Iraqi named Al Stark joins Al Qaeda to avenge the death of his parents. He invents a powered suit of armor, which he uses to destroy the Statue of Liberty with people still inside of it.
Iron Muslim is defeated not by the American military but by American culture. Stark realizes that being public enemy number one means he will never be able to enjoy things like Starbucks coffee, Apple products, or the Big Bang Theory box set. He devises a plan to endear himself to the public by producing a propaganda film that glorifies his actions. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as the lovable rogue, who redirects an alien spaceship from crashing into Manhattan and into Lady Liberty instead. It does so well that Iron Muslim is recruited to be a real hero as part of a super hero team known as the Avengefuls.