Superman vs Iron Man

Kal-El vs Tony Stark

Created by: AntWill

Character 1

Character 2

63 wins (77.8%)

Superman

Kal-El

28

Powergrid

Intelligence
100
100%
Strength
100
100%
Speed
100
100%
Durability
100
100%
Power
100
100%
Combat
85
85%

uSTATS

16
Intelligence
85
85%
Strength
100
100%
Speed
100
100%
Durability
100
100%
Power
95
95%
Combat
80
80%
Based on 361 entries.

Strength level

Incalculable / Limit unknown

Appearence

Gender male
Race Kryptonian
Height 6'3 // 191 cm
Weight 225 lb // 101 kg
18 wins (22.2%)

Iron Man

Tony Stark

15

Powergrid

Intelligence
100
100%
Strength
85
85%
Speed
60
60%
Durability
85
85%
Power
100
100%
Combat
65
65%

uSTATS

17
Intelligence
100
100%
Strength
80
80%
Speed
75
75%
Durability
80
80%
Power
90
90%
Combat
75
75%
Based on 192 entries.

Strength level

200+ tons (440,000 lb)

Appearence

Gender male
Race Human
Height 6'6 // 198 cm
Weight 425 lb // 191 kg

Comments

Voted: Superman

obvious choice superman would beat him and fly him to the sun n leave him there
Voted: Superman

my people my people why are we arguing about such an obvious choice yes i knw kryptonite is superman's weakness but he has beating plenty guys with kryptonite including metallo with a kryptonite heart
Voted: Superman

sorry friends
Voted: Superman

Superman would just rip his head off.
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

@CaptainAmericaTakesAll Is that really all you can say for fights like this?
10+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Tony needs Supermanbuster Armor.
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

yeah something like armor made of kryptonite
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Tony's intelligence would give him a little bit of an edge, but Superman would win in the end.
Voted: Superman

Comic Dictionary
Kryptonite : A commonly found rock found laying around anywhere there is a battle which includes Superman, which gives an unfair advantage to the opponent.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

yup that's kryptonite for ya
Voted: Superman

come on guys superman main battle point is destroying robots and guys with robotics
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

RAAAAHHH most of my earliest points were invalid but the iron legion one stands plus iron man could do something like what he did to th s3ntry (hacking a helicarrier and smashing it into his face (that would not ok super though)
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Iron man is my favorite comic book hero but Superman is too much for him... Maybe if Tony could get some Kryptonite.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Iron man prime (model 51) is his newest model so he'll be using it anyway and it can just become Hulkbusters in a matter of seconds.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Superman has not beat Batman in the comics or the movie and as you said Iron man beat Thor who is a god.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Tony Stark alias Iron Man is human a man. There are a lot of resemblance to Dcs Bruce Wayne alias Batman.
With unbelivable wealth a Genius Inellect and Technology beyond the real world they are realy powerful. When comparing the two characters under normal conditions and understand them its obvious Superman is the most powerful. The most advanced wartechnology of a human in the Marvel universe versus Dc universe most powerful superhero (excl Spectre) !
Characters as Iron Man and Batman is extremely capable but may not compare versus Superpowerful Aliens, Demigods or Gods !
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Also iron man fought cap without his soot.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Overlord if you think Superman would win then vote fore him.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

We're still debating because Superman is the obvious winner until you Iron Mans feats.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

The Man of steel has faced multiple kryptonians at once, decimated a entire army of Doomsdays, overwhelmed legions of parademons, and has defeated Brainiac and all of his alternate body's. Why are still debating this I have to wonder.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Iron Man has defeated Thor, the Phoenix Force, and the Hulk so that point is invalid
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

He also put up a good fight to Thanos in a cartoon, beat cap in seconds, beat the X-men twice so ya that point is invalid.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

The army were imperfect clones so that's not nearly as impressive as it sounds.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Lord tracer I accidentally reported one of your comments instead of reasponding to them. So sorry
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Did any of you read the Respect Iron Man thread!!!!!!
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Yes but I already knew most of the material. Do you want me to post a respect Superman thread so you can have a comparison?
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Sure
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

You disproved the Hulkbuster not Three hulkbusters+dozens of other suits!
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

I disproved the fact that Iron Man doesn't have time to get to The Iron Legion and multiple hulkbusters. Iron man doesn't show up to every fight with his Hulkbuster on, he wears his standard suit and changes it according to need unless he knows he is fighting a specific enemy. He has never faught Superman and therefore will have to use standard gear, which means he will lose very fast.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

I thought we were still debating that exact fact?
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Also Iron Man is not exactly a slouch when it comes to speed
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

He. Can't. Dodge. Superman.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Not well but he can
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

He is hundreds of times faster than batman and he does fine
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Before I read this article I had voted for Superman after that I changed my mind
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Two things:
1). How would the Iron Legion do nothing to him?
2). Here's some reasons why he is so underpowered/would win:
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/iron-man/4005-1455/forums/iron-man-respect-thread-1470198/
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

The Iron Legion would do nothing because he's SUPERMAN. His weaknesses are kryptonite, magic and anyone who can punch as hard as him (Wonder Woman, Doomsday, etc). Iron Man and the Iron Legion don't have kryptonite. They don't have magic. They sure as hell cant punch hard enough to hurt him. Superman stomps.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

"and anybody who can hit as as hard as him (wonder woman, Doomsday, HULKBUSTER, etc)
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Hulkbuster is made of metal, and does not have a punch that could harm Superman as much as someone like Wonder Woman or Doomsday can. And Superman could just slice through its arm with his heat vision.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Um.....I thought metal hurt more than flesh, like Wonder Woman's. now it's not?
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Um.....I thought metal hurt more than flesh, like Wonder Woman's. now it's not?
3+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Metal is like Play-Doh to the Man of Steel
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

TO PERFECT
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Actually I like what he stands for but otherwise I kinda dislike him.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Here's what I was going to say: And I love Superman but Iron Man can hold out long enough for the iron legion to come and his sensors are better than Batmans Justice Legue Buster and that can track the Flash so supes should be no problem.
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Oh my... the Iron Legion cannot harm Superman. And no, he can't hold out long enough. He will get speedblitzed.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Sorry I had to leave and my beother finished that
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

And I love Superman I really do but Iron Man is better and therefore wins
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

And I hate Superman with a passion that burns hotter than the sun that gives him his power. Iron Man cannot defeat Superman without preparation time, and since he does not get any, he will lose in every opportunity.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

THREE hulkbusters
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

I like your opinion overlord but the hulk buster was designed to fight the beginning stage of WORLDBREAKER hulk and to quickly turn him into banner. Also your opinion about the Iron legion is completely valid but his newest suit reassembles itself and can take Captain Marvels blasts all day (I am not comparing her blasts to supermans) so he can hold out long enough to get the Iron Legion to the spot and then what will supes do against what, there hulkbusters a Phoenix buster and a whol mirage of other suits.
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Superman is too fast for the Hulkbuster to cope with. Strength doesn't really matter when the guy is faster then Ironman's armor can detect and stronger then it can handle out the gate. And none of IronMan's other suites will do much either. Seriously read my posts below I already disproved the Phoenix Buster and the hulk Buster. And No Iron Man will not last long enough unless he is fighting right next to his deploy point for his Iron Legion. It takes several minutes for his suites to get anywhere on Earth, Superman could also pick him up and throw him into space or take him far away from Earth because his flight is more powerful then IronMan's thrusters. And none of Ironman's weapons will do anything to Superman at all, nothing he has can hurt Superman. I love IronMan, I really do, but he doesn't have a suit capable of beating Superman.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

I hate using this argument but Batman had no trouble dodging Supes and Iron man is much faster also Iron mans new Armour reassembles itself, and also even without pep time he can just call n all the iron man suits including multiple Hulkbusters. Iron Legion!
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

And what are they going to do to Superman? Nothing.
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Look SpiderGwen I did an analysis of IronMan's best suites down below take a look. The fact is none of his suites are a match for Superman. Superman is too all around versatile and has too many abilities. Iron Man's strongest suit is the Hulkbuster, and it was designed to fight a beginning stage Hulk. The longer a fight goes the less effective the suit becomes until Hulk tears it to pieces. Superman is Much stronger then a baseline Hulk, but a punch from the Hulkbuster wouldn't feel too good. But Superman is too fast to be hit, the HulkBuster is very slow in comparison. And it wasn't made to deal with energy attacks and Superman's Eyes will shoot straight through the suit. Seriously, name any Iron Man suit and I will tell you how it looses. Also, It takes time to call in the Iron Legion, and Superman is way too fast, the fight would be over in seconds in most every scenario.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

@TheOverlord: Explain to me how the Sorcerer Supreme Armour would lose
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

SirSpidey I commented below read my post that is the one suit I just finished my readings on and I said it would win bro.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Also, how about the Godkiller Armour?
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Tony can't pilot the godkiller armor, he never could. It can only be piloted by someone who is genetically engineered to do so, and it too was lost in another dimension. Though at the end Stark did say that he could get it back if ever he found a worthy pilot. Yes it would kill Superman in most every version if Tony could pilot it. Heck, it could probably withstand and even beat Prime One Million thanks to it's handy dandy design. But unless Tony can pilot it it is useless.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

He will not be speedblitzed. His sensory array is to good and since when is ther no prep time
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Because it's a versus match. Unless stated otherwise, the combatants are not given any prep before hand. And Tony's sensors are not good enough to dodge Superman flying at him at full speed.
3+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Even if his suit is able to detect Superman coming at him, the suit would not be able to do anything fast enough to avoid getting hit
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Notice Iron Man is rated better on the Ustats.
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

iron man wins he make a kryptonite hulkbuster
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Exactly
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

They. Have. No. Prep. Iron Man cannot use kryptonite, and will therefore be speedblitzed.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Aajayunlimited good point
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Superman wins--unless Iron Man has some sort of KO/toxic gas that is designed to hit an enemy, explode, and cause an instant knock out/fatal effect. That or have a time delay bomb of KO/toxic gas that exploded in a way that Superman had to breathe it in to get to Tony. He could give Superman a quintuple dose(IF HE HAD SOMETHING LIKE THAT) out of the blocks. If he had that, he should be able to poison Superman in some way that would kill him. If Iron Man doesn't have that, then he can't win. I'm going to say he doesn't and I give Superman the win by speedblitz(after the delay), since Iron Man can do nothing to him that would stagger or kill Superman within that delay.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Analyzing fighting style... then he can creep up with super and then he can just tank missil him and nobody can say that won't hurt
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

On the contrary, I can. Superman would tank the missile (if Tony didn't just get speedblitzed from the beginning), and beat Tony with ease.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

How Abbott MCU Iron Man hulkbuster isn't slow.
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Anymore suites you'd like to throw out. Also, Iron Man never brings any of these to a fight unless he knows he needs them, in this fight he knows nothing of Superman and therefore can't have them all. And time to change armor would take too long in a fight with a guy as fast as Superman. I am a very real Iron Man fan, but I accept that he doesn't have the equipment to beat the man of steel.
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Galactusbuster is from an alternate Earth history and I am not sure if it is considered cannon anymore can someone please check for me on that one I will come back if it is. Finally the Endosym, my favorite of his armor and probably the greatest. Capable of draining virtually any form of energy once it finds the frequency. The real issue with it is that it has to drain slowely, and too much energy at once will cause it to open briefly to remove excess energy. This leaves the occupant vulnerable for a brief time though not helpless. Sadly superman is fast enough to capitalize on that weakness. All the suits real flaw is speed though, Iron Man's suites are nowhere near fast enough to keep up with the man of steel.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

I would have to disagree with that last statement. Here is what the wiki says about Iron Mans speed, "The armor can typically reach speeds in excess of Mach 10, however Iron Man has been recently depicted as able to reach orbital escape velocities (5 miles per second) and up to speeds that can outrun black holes. Use of the jet boots provide enough power to lift a load of about 500 tons. Most recent suits are even able of reaching warp speed." Id like to highlight on that last sentence, MOST RECENT SUITS ARE EVEN ABLE OF REACHING WARP SPEED. He can go up to 199,516 times the speed of light! Which this may or may not be faster than Superman but that is pretty damn fast if I say so myself
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

@SirSpidey he can go warp in his newest suit but it can't fight at that speed as all the power is devoted to the thrusters. He can only fight at around mach ten, meaning he has to fight Superman comparatively slow or just run and hope he finds a weakness, of which there is no guarantee superman won't keep up.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Very true, I never realized that and completely agree. But I never knew Iron Man could go that fast, lol
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

I will now break how each losses down for you. Thorbuster was designed to drain Thor's godly energy, won't work against Superman because he isn't a god. Phoenix Killer was designed specifically to block psyionic attacks as well as energy attacks, it doesn't fare well against brute attacks because that was not it's design. Hulkbuster was designed for physical attacks not any of Superman's other attacks in addition to being slow, very slow. Last I checked the Sorcerer Supreme Armor was lost in a separate dimension so that one is out. Mark IX with Excalibur is a very odd choice it is good but doesn't have anywhere near the firepower to kill or even slow down the man of steel and ultimately will take too many hits.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Lol, I completely forgot about this debate. Anyways, just because an armour isnt usable anymore, doesnt mean you can just throw it out of the equation. Yes Iron Man cant use the Sorcerer Supreme Armour in the current day, but it doesnt mean he cant use it in a fight like this one. This is kind of like Thor on this website. Right now Thor is unworthy which means he should be at a way lower power level but who would want to do that when you have a worthy Thor? Now Im not saying that Iron Mans power level should increase because of the Sorcerer Supreme Armour or anything but come on, you have to consider the possibilities just as we do with Thor on this website. With all that said, the Sorcerer Supreme armour is by far more powerful than Superman resulting in a loss for Superman. Id love to here your explanation of why the Sorcerer Supreme armour would lose. I also dont agree with you when you said that Iron Man doesnt have the equipment to beat Superman. If he has the equipment to beat gods, Im pretty sure that he has enough equipment to beat a mere alien
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

@SirSpidey We can compare Iron Man for what he is most known for he only had Sorcerer Supreme Armor for a very short time which is why it is not feasible to compare it, it would be like me comparing him to Superman prime One Million. Both Iron Man's suit and One Million only appear a few times for short times, so I am comparing the most common versions of each character. If you want to give Iron Man his most powerful suites then it stands that you make him fight the most powerful Superman, if you give you standard gear then he fights standard Superman. In either scenario Iron Man still looses. Also no he doesn't have the equipment to beat Superman. Iron Man has beaten gods because he studied them and learned their weaknesses and how to fight them. He has no experience with Superman and therefore has not built a suit to counteract him. If they were in the same universe then yes Iron Man would have a SuperBuster, but as it stands he does not have equipment that is designed specifically to fight Superman. Thus he looses.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Of course the normal version of Iron Man would get demolished by the normal version of Superman. But that wouldnt be an interesting fight at all. You asked for me to do a simple task, "Name one. I know every single one of his suites and none of them can withstand a prolonged battle against Superman", and that is exactly what I did. And you want to all of a sudden say, "Ohh, only normal Iron Man can fight normal Superman." Now that just totally contradicts what you asked for me to do. Now cut out all the bullshit and technicalities and explain to me how Superman will beat the Sorcerer Supreme Armour because you are the one who asked me to name one armour that could defeat Superman and that one is my pick. Also, I dont think your this type of person but your coming off as if you refuse to let Superman lose, a lot like a fanboy. Also, I think we are confused about the whole Iron Man doesnt have the equipment to beat Superman thing. Im just saying that if need be, Iron Man could easily whip out an armour that completely counters everything Superman does with the equipment available to him
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

@SirSpidey firstly don't accuse somebody of being a fanboy just because he thinks somebody wins. Superman is among my least favorite comic heroes and Iron Man is my third favorite so it takes alot for me to not make Iron Man win by BS reasons. I don't even read DC comics much these days so I am going to have to dig through a hell of alot of feats to find matches. But you can't deny what I said makes sense. I asked you to name an armor that could beat Superman, but it still has to be an armor that is in Tony's arsenal. I'll admit if he had Sorcerer Supreme Armor he'd kick Superman's butt hands down, but he doesn't. He doesn't have the equipment because he has never had to fight someone like Superman before. The best all around suit he has for a fight like this that is still in his arsenal would be his Thor Buster, which is both durable and quick. The issue is Superman's source of power, unlike Thor it isn't godly life force ultimately meaning that the suit can not be as effective as it would be against Thor. It would be like lex luthor using his warsuit against Thor, it is designed to fight Superman and it's weapons wouldn't be effective on Thor because of Thor's power. So yes Sorcerer Supreme Armor will beat Superman, so will the Galactus Buster if you want to pull from there, but standard and all other suits currently owned don' stand a chance.
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Also I'm not saying Iron Man isn't smart enough to make a suit with what he has to beat Superman in a fight I'm saying that currently that doesn't exist. If he encountered Superman and survived the fight I would have no doubt that he would come back with a suit capable of winning, but that is the prep time argument and I'm not a big fan of doing that. Also the Endosym armor could beat Superman if given enough time to grow to Hulkbuster or larger size, the issue would be Superman's attacks preventing it from growing fast enough. Iron man is smart so I'm not saying it's completely impossible for him to win, I'm saying 99.99999999999999999% of the time he will most likely lose. Just my humble opinion.
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

@SirSpidey Suit not very important in long range battle, even in fight between batman and superman, superman said he can kill batman everytime he want.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Endosym, Thorbuster, Pheonix Killer Armour, Hulkbuster Mark II, Sorceror Supreme Armour, Mark IX with Excalibur, Galactusbuster Armour. Just to name a few
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Name one. I know every single one of his suites and none of them can withstand a prolonged battle against Superman. Not without Kryptonite weapons or weapons that mimic the energy they emit.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Depends on which suit Iron Man is using
1+ years member.
Not voted yet

Look I love some Iron Man but I'm not gonna be one of those people that is like "well with prep time..."
Iron Man doesn't know what Supes weaknesses and strengths are same for supes in a random encounter. Iron Man's standard suites stand no chance, Hulkbuster may withstand a punch or two. His best suites have no way to kill the Superman. Supes basically outmatches Tony in every category but intelligence, and in this fight that won't matter.
So no, Tony will not win easily or at all.
This isn't based on the movies afterall man.
1+ years member.
Voted: Iron Man

Always Tony stark...
He is way more powerful and intelligent... Than Superman
He can use his Vernoica and took him to the Space and can beat him easily
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

The Iron man suit has absolutely nothing that can challenge Clack, his most powerful energy blasts will not even phase Superman.
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Yes, 100% true. But if they were fighting to the death, and they knew the only way one of them were to win, Superman would definitely win. Unless Tony had Kryptonite.
2+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Superman will go easy on Tony, fearing that he will harm the armored avenger.

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