July 16, 2012 @ 11:39 PM


Philanthropists. Geniuses. Heroes. Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne have a lot in common — but these billionaire playboys are about to meet their greatest foes yet: each other.


Batman: Bruce Wayne's personal wealth is estimated at $6.8 billion, thanks to Wayne Corp. and a sizeable inheritance.

Iron Man: Tony Stark's wealth, meanwhile, is a comparably paltry $3 billion, almost entirely from Stark Industries.

Verdict: Both numbers come courtesy of Forbes magazine and were determined by pulling random numbers out of thin air. Both combatants are obscenely wealthy and can buy and sell anything they want. Neither faces any limitation.

Edge: Draw


Batman: Spurred to be a crime-fighter after witnessing his parents' death, Bruce Wayne is motivated by guilt and hatred to clean up the streets of Gotham.

Iron Man: Tony Stark becomes Iron Man after being captured and held as a prisoner of war. A true hero, he selflessly and altruistically decides to better mankind through his technology.

Verdict: As for behavioral modification, any Psych 101 student could tell you that positive reinforcement just doesn't come close to negative reinforcement in terms of knowledge, duration and strength. Iron Man might eventually take pity on you, but Batman will always hate you. In a battle of wills, that counts for something.

Edge: Batman


Batman: Genius-level intellect, called the world's greatest detective by his enemy Ra's al Ghul.

Iron Man: Genius-level intellect, called the world's greatest "futurist" by fellow superhero Reed Richards.

Verdict: Both are highly capable thinkers, but IQ is a relative measure, not an absolute one. So how do they stack up to their peers? Batman is universally hailed as the smartest man in D.C. Comics, with Lex Luthor his only real competition. Iron Man, by contrast, is at least the fifth or sixth smartest character in the Marvel universe, with Richards, Victor Von Doom, Bruce Banner and Hank Pym all believed to be more intelligent.

Edge: Batman


Batman: The perfect human specimen, Batman has spent years training himself into peak physical condition. He is proficient in all forms of fighting and a master of martial arts.

Iron Man: Stark's strength comes from his superpower armor, which houses the world's best weapons systems. In addition, the suit grants him preternatural strength and endurance and enables him to fly.

Verdict: In hand-to-hand combat, it's no contest. Stark's armor is so powerful, it might very well swing the entire contest in his favor.

Edge: Iron Man


Iron Man: Jim Rhodes, the superhuman War Machine, who wears a suit of armor that has powers darn close to the one worn by Stark. Stark is also an integral part of the Avengers, and can therefore call upon just about every Marvel hero, from the Fantastic Four to the god Thor.

Batman: Dick Grayson, a prepubescent boy in tights. Most of the rest of the Justice League wouldn't spit on him if he were on fire.

Verdict: If our heroes need to call in some support, Stark wins in a landslide.

Edge: Iron Man

Glaring Weakness

Iron Man: Stark has been known to hit the bottle every once in a while, making him vulnerable at best and unavailable at worst.

Batman: Due to his upbringing and strict moral code, Wayne is unable to trust people and, oftentimes, isn't able to see any good in them at all.

Verdict: Batman's biggest weakness may turn out to be his greatest strength. Because he was unable to trust the Justice League, for instance, he kept dossiers on all the members, learning their secret identities and weaknesses should he ever need to take them down. He investigated Superman. Do we think he wouldn't also have a file on that goody-goody Tony Stark? Stark's weakness, meanwhile, just makes him incorrigible.

Edge: Batman

Biggest Battle

Iron Man: In the recent comic miniseries "World War Hulk," Stark took on and was utterly embarrassed by the big green guy. For good measure, the Hulk even destroyed Stark Tower.

Batman: Batman has beaten Superman.

Verdict: Batman beat the Man of Steel. 'Nuff said.

Edge: Batman


In close combat, and with no preparation, Iron Man would make mince meat out of the Dark Knight with his superior strength. But Batman knows this and would not only then know Stark's weaknesses, but would have a contingency plan to take him down. This plan would probably involve overtaking Stark's armor, making him Batman's slave.

One-on-one, it's not really close: Batman in a landslide.
July 16, 2012 @ 11:42 PM

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ironman tbh
July 17, 2012 @ 12:00 AM


you're a pretty decent writer
July 17, 2012 @ 12:03 AM

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Batman > Ironman

Batman is the close to a realistic, believable, and extraordinary superhero

Iron Man, however, is catered to children and action addicts
July 17, 2012 @ 12:53 AM

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When Batman defeated Superman, was that after Superman entrusted Batman a kryptonite just in case he went rogue?

As for intelligence, it's apples and oranges.
Batman is an expert in psychology, criminology, forensics, and such that he can get into the minds of other and smart them (fighting psychotics helps). He's more of a detective.

Stark uses aeronautic, mechanical, electric, computer, software etc. engineering to his advantage. Having Jarvis with his is almost like have two brains working together.

Face to face, iron man would have a better chance of crushing batman.
Cat and mouse, batman would be an expert on this.
July 17, 2012 @ 01:17 AM
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^ word. not really fair to compare their intelligence based off how they rank in their own universe. combat wise stark's intelligence is more applicable. I doubt batman could take control of iron man's armor, not with his own knowledge. superman has a specific weakness batman could take advantage of, and the hulk has pretty much infinite potential in terms of power and durability.
in a fight where batman had enough time to research and plan, he might have a chance against ironman, but in that case stark would have time to prepare too.
July 17, 2012 @ 01:20 AM

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Deadliest Warrior: Hero Edition

Chicks barely dancin, glancin every chance they get, like - oh shit, he's so HANSUM

July 17, 2012 @ 01:36 AM

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Man you need to read up on your iron man shit before posting, Yeah he has been beaten by hulk a couple times, but he has fought more impressive battles than that...

Imma leave this here for you:
July 17, 2012 @ 01:53 AM

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Op respect me by acknowledging that you got this idea from me In the ironman three thread nigga

Anyways batman would win cause batman would invent some shit that would shut down Starks in his suit

Starks ain't shit without his suit

Bruce Wayne can kick and out think your ass with or without his suit
July 17, 2012 @ 02:15 AM

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Iron Man by a landslide.. I would think both Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne are about equal in intelligence, but all Iron Man has to do is fly Batman up to the clouds and drop his ass.. I'm thinking of the movie versions of them of course..
July 17, 2012 @ 02:17 AM

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thread doesn't have "superman vs ss3 goku" thread potential.
edit: Thread should be titled "Iron Man and Batman vs. Goku" goku would murk em both. cool


July 17, 2012 @ 02:37 AM

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Iron man by a landslide and on another note Spawn vs Batman Sawn would murk Batman just saying

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