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James R. Rhodes (Also known as War Machine) is a boss character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. He had decided to help Pro-Registration forces during the Civil War.

Character History

James Rhodes was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 18th, 1974. He moved to Long Island, New York when he was five that is where he met Tony Stark and the two became best friends. In his teenage years, he was a skilled engineer and would sometimes help Tony with his inventions but he was not as intelligent as him but not incapable of handling his business. He later joined the United States Air Force becoming a pilot stationed overseas.

In 2001, he was ambushed in China by a terrorist group known as The Jade Dragons aka The Ten Rings. The group attacked the convoy he was with and captured Stark. Rhodey was too late to help Tony and let them get away with him and was forced to retreat with what remains of men. He eventually rescued Tony two months later and returned to the U.S.A. Over the next three years, Rhodey became more involved in Stark's crusade to save the world from terrorist and other threats this later caused him to become a hero in his own right by becoming War Machine.

In 2004, he temporarily became Iron Man after Tony was going through hard times and drowning his sorrows with alcohol. In four months time, Tony overcame his dilemma and wore the armor again. Rhodey later became a founding member of the Avengers in the same year and stayed a member for the next five years before they disbanded. He retired from being War Machine for three years but the armor was still used by Tony when he was a member of the Ultimate Alliance. Rhodey was convinced by Tony to suit up once again after the Stamford incident and convinced some of his former teammates and other heroes to register as government registered heroes.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2: Story

After the Stamford Incident, Rhodey comes out of retirement and becomes War Machine once again. Under Tony Stark's orders, he forced costumed heroes from other nations around the world to register as they came into the country, which he had to do but strongly disagreed with. During the battle at the Rebel Hideout, War Machine caught Spider-Woman whilst she was giving out a warning to the White Star Troopers and during the battle at the Chemical Plant, War Machine was taken down by Captain America, and later aided in defending Prison 42 in the Negative Zone from the attacking Anti-Registration forces.



  • New Avenger
XP - Increases amount of XP gained
Power Damage - Increases power damage
Power Damage - Increases power damage
Momentum - Increases momentum gained
Boost Resistances - Boosts all resistances
Melee Damage - Increases melee damage
  • Ultimate
Health Regen - Regenerates health over time

Critical Strike - Increases critical strike chance Enemies Crimson dynamo Titanium man Iron monger Whiplash Blizzard Living laser Ultimo Fin fang foom Mandarin



Marvel Ultimate Alliance

  • <Act I, Stark Tower> Nick Fury (minor)
  • <Act I, Wrenchworks> Crimson Dynamo
  • <Act I, Iron Man Lab> Jarvis (minor)
  • <Act II, Inner Sanctum> Black Widow (minor)
  • <Act IV, Observation Deck> Deathbird (minor)
  • <Act V, Doom's Lair> Dark Captain America and Dark Colossus

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

  • <Stark Tower Pro-Reg Base 3> Iron Man (cannot view on first playthrough of the base as Iron Man is initially locked at this time)


War Machine Icon (MUA2).png

War Machine's Dossier can be obtained during the Anti-Reg stage Overloaded, in the first room Bishop is fought in.

Real Name: James Rhodes Capabilities: Accomplished pilot.
Wears modified Starktech armor with numerous weapons systems, including tactical missiles, a micro-munitions cannon, and repulsor beams.
Special Damage Types: Energy, Wounding

Resistances: Energy (immune), Melee, All Elemental damage

An old friend of Tony Stark, Jim Rhodes spent time as Stark's personal pilot, later filling in as Iron Man when Stark succumbed to alcoholism. After Stark's recovery, Rhodes piloted a prototype suit of armor dubbed "War Machine". Though he's had disagreements with Stark in the past, Rhodes is working to assist Stark and S.H.I.E.L.D. in the push for super hero registration. He acts as a stragegist and field lieutenant, leading squads of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents against unregistered heroes and White Star forces.

Rhodes is loyal to a point, but when push comes to shove he'll choose principles over friends. He works with Stark despite their past differences; I respect a man who canhold a grudge without letting it get in the way of business. I wonder how long will their partnership last once the war is over?


  • War Machine is also fought as an enemy in one of the Simulation discs in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.