Role in Story
In the level Rebooted, Resuited, Killian and his army of Extremis Soldiers help Loki and the Mandarin break into Stark Tower. His soldiers are confronted and killed by Captain America and Tony Stark, using first the Mark 1 Iron Man Armor and later the Mark 42, and Killian himself is fought on the Stark Tower helipad. After a brief altercation, the two Avengers exterminate Killian, and then go on to fight the Mandarin, who uses the Hulkbuster Iron Man Armor in combat.
Aldrich Killian, the Scientist Supreme of A.I.M., was disabled and feeble until he used the revolutionary Extremis Formula to rejuvenate himself and enhance his physical attributes to superhuman levels. Killian then devised a plot to use an army of Extremis-enhanced soldiers to kidnap the President of the United States and frame Iron Patriot for the evil deed, and afterwards execute the President on a Roxxon oil rig to allow the A.I.M.-controlled Vice President to become the new President. However, initial ill reactions to Extremis caused early soldiers to detonate like powerful explosives in urban centers. To keep the public in the dark, Killian hired unsuspecting British actor Trevor Slattery to pretend to be the terrorist leader Mandarin an take responsibility for the "bombings." When Iron Man and his allies became aware of Killian's scheme, they saved the President, destroyed his armies of stable Extremis Soldiers, and seemingly killed Killian, but Killian somehow survived and became affiliated with the real Mandarin.
Aldrich Killian has blond hair and deathly pale skin and wears a blue shirt, a tan jacket, tan pants, and skin-colored gloves. When in fire breath mode, Killian manifests red markings on his face
- Flame Projection: Aldrich Killian, by virtue of being Extremis-enhanced, can throw fireballs and breath a stream of flame.
- Aldrich Killian served as the Main Antagonist in Iron Man 3
- Despite being based off of his film appearance he dose not take on the identity of the Mandarin like the film.
- In the comics, Killian was not really a villain and was not injected with Extremis. He just developed the Extremis formula, gave it to a group of terrorists, and then committed suicide soon after.