Irons was born in the mid-to-late 1100s during the reign of King Richard I and served as a leader of the Templar Knights in the Third Crusade. He and his son Gerard, along with a group of other Knights, made their way into a holy place were they found and drank from the Holy Grail, making them immortal.
In the late 19th century while on an archaeological dig in Greece, Irons discovered the Witchblade gauntlet and became obsessed with controlling the Witchblade and/or its host. When Sara Pezzini became the Witchblade's host, Irons turned his attention to her. His ambition came to an end when he was shot and killed by Sara's captain Joe Siry after Ian Nottingham and Excalibur stripped Irons immortality away from him.
After drinking from the Holy Grail, Irons became immortal and stopped aging. Irons possessed knowledge of magic spells and could also feel or sense magical energy. Irons was also a skilled swordsmanship and fighter due to his experiences with the Templar Knights. Iron's most potent weapons were his centuries of experience, his vast economic resources, and his influence over powerful underground organizations such as the Mafia and Yakuza.
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