This is the 16th episode in the series.
The Living Laser takes over a space satellite and threatens Earth. When Iron Man tries to stop him, he runs into Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. who inform Iron Man not to get involved. Iron Man flies to the station to fight the Laser, but Fury gives him a 20-minute window in which to diffuse the situation before he sets a self-destruct in the station off in order to prevent the Living laser from destroying New York. Iron Man eventually tricks the Laser into capturing himself and S.H.I.E.L.D. takes him into custody, with Fury threatening to destroy Iron Man if he ever does more harm than good.
- Tony Stark/Iron Man
- James Rhodes
- Pepper Potts
- Nick Fury (first appearance)
- The Living Laser
- Agent Abigail Brande (first appearance)
- Dr. Peter Corbeau (first appearance)