A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) is a group of power-mad elite scientists with the ultimate goal of conquering the world and creating a new world in the image of science. They main objective is to annihilate Tony Stark, but their true and ultimate goal remains hidden in the dark.
AIM is shown working on the M.O.D.O.C. project in Ready, A.I.M., Fire, at the time when Basil Sandhurst had Tony Stark enhance the Controller Disks. In Panther's Prey, Moses Magnum meets up with AIM to hand over the Vibranium needed for M.O.D.O.C.'s harness. Iron Man and Black Panther, working together, manage to prevent the exchange.
In Designed Only For Chaos, A.I.M. hires Ghost to spring the Living Laser from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in order to become the power source for M.O.D.O.C. When M.O.D.O.C. is activated, he devulges the Controller's activities of working on the Controller Disks, and his subsequent plans to betray A.I.M. M.O.D.O.C. then usurped the Scientist Supreme and became head of AIM. After Iron Man and Living Laser defeated M.O.D.O.C., S.H.I.E.L.D. stormed the AIM headquarters.
Since their defeat, A.I.M. has been hiding out in hidden bases all over the city. They soon can under attack by a vengeful Controller who was using Iron Man to attack them, but Iron Man broke free from his control and subdued him.
Some loyal A.I.M. agents freed their former employee, the Controller, to assist him in capturing Iron Man to use his new Extremis ability in his plan to control all of humanity using the Mainframe. He put him in a virtual reality for three days to probe his mind, but Iron Man freed himself and defeated the Controller and his A.I.M. agents.
AIM's level of technology is highly advanced. They are responsible for creating M.O.D.O.C. The tools that they use are:
- Laser blasters
- Magnetized nanoparticles that can shut down Iron Man's sensors.
- Gravity blasters that can temporarily remove gravity's effect on a target.
- Advanced air and land vehicles like hovercrafts and armored personnel carriers armed with laser weapons.
- Hologram technology
Their main base is a large stronghold in a mountain range far away, but its location has been compromised by S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man. AIM also has several hidden bases throughout all of New York City.
- AIM Scientist Supreme (usurped by MODOC)
- Aside from retaining their trademark color of yellow, the uniforms for the A.I.M. Agents have been redesigned for the series.
- In the comics, the Controller and Ghost have never had any association with A.I.M.