Iron Man vs Vision: Who’d Win a Comics Battle | Screen Rant – Screen Rant

Iron Man is a superpowered genius inventor and the Vision is a superpowered erudite android, but which one would win in a comic book battle?
Both Iron Man and the Vision are among the earliest members of the Avengers and are powerful heroes in their own right, but which character would win if the two came to blows in the comics? Both characters are highly intelligent, but the genius comes from different sources: Tony Stark is a prodigy inventor and second-to-none at creating advanced offensive and defensive technologies, while the Vision is a sentient synthezoid, a living machine created by another living machine (Ultron), and can arrive at conclusions as fast as any computer, if not faster.
While the Marvel Cinematic versions of the characters are quite popular, this comparison will be focused on the comic versions of each character. In general, the 616-versions of Marvel superheroes are orders of magnitude stronger than their cinematic counterparts. Tony’s Extremis suit in the comics, for example, has an undersheath that is stored in his bones – and that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his technology.
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As in the MCU, Tony Stark can indeed build a suit of armor “…in a cave with a box of scraps”. He can also construct Bleeding Edge armor, which allows him to go toe-to-toe with Thor, Gladiator, and dodge both of their attacks with relative ease. Far from the elaborate suit-up scenes in the films, Tony can suit up nearly instantaneously. As for fighting Vision, Tony has actually reassembled Vision several times, most recently in the Avengers Disassembled storyline. Thus, Tony can figure out exactly how his opponent works and can develop electronic countermeasures accordingly – and can even control the Vision. Unfortunately, his opponent can find out Tony’s weaknesses just as easily.
The Vision has a unique set of powers unable to be duplicated by Tony: the ability to alter his density. While Iron Man and Vision are more of less equally matched in terms of raw strength, Vision can simply phase through any of Stark’s attacks (which he has done in the past). From there, he can initiate his trademark attack: phasing his hand through an opponent before solidifying it within their body. Vision has all the knowledge of every computer at the world at his fingertips – but he doesn’t need it to defeat Stark. Vision knows Tony’s true weaknesses have nothing to do with his armor and everything to do with the man inside. His emotional fragility, to name one, is a weakness that Vision does not share.
Ultimately, while Vision has many physical and electronic vulnerabilities that can take him out of the fight as quickly as one can push a button, Iron Man has emotional vulnerabilities of his own. Stark is one of the Marvel Universe’s most fallible heroes, and many of his troubles are a result of his hubris, vanity, his addiction issues, and more. If Vision could plan ahead and exploit those weaknesses to his advantage, he could defeat Iron Man throughly.
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