Did You Know?
Batman can speak Spanish, French, Latin, German, Japanese, English, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Portuguese, Arabic, Sanskrit, Hindi, and Thai.
Iron Man and Batman represent the brains in their respective universes. They have a lot of similarities, such as:
- Both of them do not have any superpowers.
- Both lost their parents before they became adults.
- Both are billionaires.
- Both are very intelligent.
- Both were naive and stupid before the 'life-changing' incident.
- They both took time to find their alter-egos.
- Both own companies that manufacture arms.
- Both have butlers in whom they confide.
These two heroes are also considered playboys when they shun their respective suits. Pitting them against each other will definitely be fun.
Batman Vs. Iron Man
185 cm (6' 2")
209 lb (95 kg)
■ Dark, grim personality
■ Almost never smiles
■ Likes bullying criminals
■ Can last long, very long
■ Proficient in all martial arts
■ World's greatest detective
■ Works only in color black
■ Can figuratively disappear at will
■ Can dodge Omega beams
■ Polymath and Polyglot
183 cm (6' 1")
231 lb (105 kg)
■ Almost always smiles
■ Likes bullying criminals
■ Has thousands of iron suits
■ Former alcoholic
■ Is powered by arc reactor
■ Expert engineer
Strength: Without suits, Batman could kill Tony Stark within a few seconds. But Tony never fights without his suit. This complicates the scenario. Some of his best suits can even engage the Hulk and Thor with equal footing. So, Batman is thoroughly outclassed here.
Skills: Both are proficient in every field of science, but Tony is way ahead in inventing. Batman specializes in forensics, because his time is full of sleuthing and not inventing. And Batman does outclass Tony in fighting skills.
Intelligence: Tony Stark takes this.
Durability: Batman has come back from the brink of death more than a few times. But that does not mean he is durable. He is very resilient, but again, Iron Man's armor suits are way ahead in terms of durability.
There are two possible scenarios when these two superheroes face-off against each other.
Scenario One: No Preparation
► This means Batman is in his classic kevlar suit and Iron man in his classic Red and gold classic Mark 4 suit/armor.
► No preparation means they meet all of a sudden with open hostilities.
► Although Batman is really fast and has all sorts of gadgets in his utility belt, and I am also expecting an EMP batarang in that, he will attempt all he can to destroy Iron Man.
► But Iron Man's earliest armors could withstand high caliber bullets, rockets, and artillery, so his belt gadgets do not really harm Iron Man.
► Even if the EMP worked, Iron Man's suit has got backup power facilities, and even if deprived of flight, the suit gives Iron Man superhuman strength, far exceeding Batman's.
► The only chance Batman does have to make this slightly tilt in his favor is call his Batwing or Batmobile.
► Even then, the maneuverability of Iron Man's suit is much better than the world's most advanced aircraft.
Possible Outcome - Tony Stark wins this easily. No, really. I know readers will be frowning on reading this, and I myself am a Batman fan through and through, but there is nothing that Batman can do to stop Iron Man.
Scenario Two: Ample Preparation
► If, however, both of them are given sufficient time before a one-on-one duel, everything changes.
► Batman is fiendishly popular for finding weaknesses, and Tony Stark is a proven futurist thinking 4 moves ahead of everyone.
► In addition to this, they are both highly efficient hackers, and it would be interesting to see how they hack each others systems.
► Batman has super suits like Iron Man too. He has used them to engage the likes of Superman equally in a fight.
► In Justice League Doom, all the members of the Justice League are almost nearly killed because of the contingency plans Batman had prepared.
► This should give an idea as to how Batman prepares against foes, although, Tony Stark's intelligence is more than a bit of a deterrence.
Possible Outcome - After exhausting everything they throw at each other and damaging each other to exhaustion, Batman has an ace up his sleeve. Batman wins, but naturally cannot kill.
In such a crossover event, this clash is mouth-watering and the stuff of fantasies for comic book nerds. Both these heroes are very capable fighters with decades of experience. Their expertise has only increased the more they have fought.
Both of them have engaged with extraterrestrials too, and been successful at their endeavors. Summarizing all of it, they are toe-to-toe in terms of experience, skill, and intelligence, but Iron Man sprints forward in terms of the massive technological arsenal he has at his disposal. And not just any tech, his gadgets rival that of aliens too.
Stark is just too powerful. He has spent years and years perfecting his armor, and hence, holds the high upper hand.
But diehard fans of Batman will always imagine a scenario where Tony is working in his laboratory, and Batman comes out of the shadows, showing himself with a lethal batarang, ready to throw.
Diehard Iron Man fans will say that Tony will only knowingly smile in such a scenario, having something hidden up his metaphorical sleeve.