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|死亡||October 25, 2010|
|阵营||Stark Industries (former)|
|电影||Iron Man 2|
|漫画||Iron Man 2: Public Identity|
"任何人处在我的位置都会这样做的. 不要表现得如此震惊, 霍华德. 你应该比任何人都清楚... 这都与钱有关.
—— Howard Stark and Anton Vanko[src]
Anton Vanko was a Soviet scientist who used to be partners with Howard Stark in Stark Industries. They created the first Arc Reactor together. Anton Vanko is Ivan Vanko's father. Right after Anton's death, Ivan started creating the first Whiplash armor.
Speaking of thieves, where'd you get this design? You look like you have friends in low places."
"My father, Anton Vanko."
"Never heard of him."
"My father is the reason you're alive.
—— Tony Stark and Ivan Vanko[src]
Anton Vanko was born in the Soviet Union and grew up to become a brilliant scientist.
In 1946, he was working for Stark Industries in a New York-facility. When Peggy Carter discovered that one of Howard Stark's formulas had been weaponized, she and Edwin Jarvis took a difused version of that weapon to Anton Vanko. He concluded that Roxxon Oil Corporation could be one of few candidates to produce the weapon. He also added that the Nitramene emitted Vita Radiation. 
In 1963 he defected from the Soviet Union to the United States of America where he began working directly with Howard Stark, CEO of Stark Industries.
Together, Vanko and Howard Stark worked on developing the Arc Reactor technology under the title of 'The Unity Project'. However, they had an ideological disagreement. Anton wanted to use the research to make money, and Howard wanted to help humanity with it.
In 1967, Howard Stark took credit for all Arc Reactor research and Anton was deported back to the U.S.S.R. because Anton couldn't develop the technology on his own he was sent to Siberia for 15 years. He was able to return to Moscow following Premier Gorbachev’s call for democratization in January 1987, where he raised his son Ivan Vanko.
Death and Legacy
All I can give you is my knowledge.
—— Anton Vanko's last words[src]
He was bitter and claimed before his death that it should be Ivan Vanko in Tony Stark's position instead and that Ivan should use what he had been taught. After Anton's death, Ivan began constructing the Whiplash armor and plotting his revenge on Stark.
- Master Engineer: Anton Vanko worked as one of the leading scientists of Stark Industries. Edwin Jarvis and Peggy Carter sought his help to determine the properties of the then recently weaponized Nitramene, and Vanko displayed detailed knowledge of it despite being one of Howard Stark's experimental formulas. Over the years, he worked closely with Stark, co-developing a large-scale Arc Reactor.
- Multilingualism: Vanko speaks fluently in both Russian and English.
- Ivan Vanko † - Son
- Howard Stark † - Former Business Partner turned Enemy
In chronological order:
- In the comics, there are two characters named Anton Vanko, who were both enemies of Iron Man. One's alter ego was the Crimson Dynamo. The other's alter ego was Whiplash. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Whiplash is Anton's son, Ivan. Crimson Dynamo appears in the non-canon video games Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3 - The Official Game. In the former his real name is General Valentin Shatalov, while in the latter he is an unidentified Russian officer. This version of Anton Vanko is more similar to Igor Vanko.
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