The "backup" of himself that Tony made would have HAD to come from before he exposed himself to extremis, so since he had the extremis upgrade since before the Civil War, there's no way any of the information would have be available to him for reloading.
Why would the backup have to have been pre-Extremis? (I'm not arguing, I'm just not following the story closely enough to know the answer...) It was my understanding that the Extremis is what made it possible for him to treat his brain like a giant computer in the first place. If he has the technology to "back up" any average person's brain...well, that has more far-reaching consequences than if it's something that was unique to him particularly. Of course, I personally like the Extremis upgrade to Iron Man, and am sorry to see it go. But that's the way of things, I guess...
In other words, Extremis is Tony's Parallax.
Rich Lane said:In other words, Extremis is Tony's Parallax.
Yup, and I called it waaaay back in the previous forum. Before the Civil War had even begun, in Iron Man's own book, Nick Fury personally told Tony that the Extremis was changing Tony's personality.
And yes, Fraction's solution is neat and perfect. But I wonder how much time it will take before some writer forgets this development and has Iron Man mentioning things he did/experienced in the period between the personality backup and the reinstallation of the backup. For example, Tony shouldn't be able to recall anything he did in Secret Invasion or in the Avengers' battle with 'Naked Janet' Ultron. He shouldn't be able to remember T'challa and Ororo's wedding either.