Bruce Wayne Vs Tony Stark
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Who needs an actual superpower when you're this rich! These two comic book heroes are from two different universes, but share a lot in common. From having no innate superpowers to being billionaire playboys, they use their resources and intelligence to do good and protect the innocent. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we pit DC's Bruce Wayne against Marvel's Tony Stark to see which billionaire hero is more super than the other.
Bruce Wayne Vs Tony Stark
Who needs an actual superpower when you’re this rich. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be pitting DC’s Bruce Wayne against Marvel’s Tony Stark to see which billionaire hero is more super than the other.
Round 1: Origin and Motivations
Powers are one thing, but a hero’s needs to have a compelling origin to give weight to his journey. For Bruce Wayne, this was witnessing the murder of his parents in cold blood, gaining a desire to protect others from a similar fate, while in the guise of his greatest personal fear.
Tony Stark on the other hand was content to live lavishly off his dad’s armament business, until he was held in a cave and realized that his weapons are indeed used for terror. In the aftermath of his kidnapping, he decided to go suit crazy while refocusing his business while fighting evil.
While we dig Tony’s change of heart, Bruce going batty due to childhood trauma is a much more compelling origin and motivation.
Score: Bruce Wayne 1, Tony Stark 0
Round 2: Lifestyle and Residence
Tony Stark’s ego is always in the way. This means continuing to live lavishly despite outing himself as Iron Man, while hanging out in his extremely exposed hillside mansion and tower.
Bruce similarly lives up the playboy lifestyle, but uses it as a cover for his true dealings. As he actually keeps a secret identity, he gets and stores gear at Wayne Tower, while working in his mansion’s secret bat cave.
While Tony’s inability to separate work and play are interesting, and his digs are super advanced, we got to give this one up to Brucey. The man knows how to play the game, while creating the ultimate man cave.
Sorry Tony, point goes to Brucey!
Score: Bruce Wayne 2, Tony Stark 0
Round 3: Gadgets and Suit
Batman’s costume has changed wildly over the years. So has Tony Stark’s, coming a long since it’s introduction. While Batman’s got armor that can withstand steep falls and bullets, but not knives, Stark’s suit is fit for fighting gods.
Sure, The Bat suit has a utility belt and wings, but the Iron Man suit is literally packed from gadgets from head to toe, including an AI butler. Okay, so the Bat suit is made to intimidate, but it arguably only stands up under the cover of night. Iron man is always badass, especially with the built in grin.
Tony gets this point.
Score: Bruce Wayne 2, Tony Stark 1
Round 4: Skills and Intelligence
This one is a toughy. Both men built their superhero identities without much outside assistance, and both are absolute geniuses and CEO’s of tech companies.
Tony Stark’s is called the mechanic for a reason, capable of building pretty much anything from anything. In terms of sheer IQ points, Tony pulls way ahead. Heck, the guy even created a new element!
However, Bruce is a ninja, quick learner with greater general knowledge, and the comic world’s greatest detective.
Let’s put it this way, if both men were left without their resources and forced to overcome a dire challenge, Bruce would be much better equipped to prevail.
This point goes to Bruce Wayne for being a modern day Sherlock Holmes.
Score: Bruce Wayne 3, Tony Stark 1
Round 5: Entourage
Here it is, the final category. As no man is an island, no matter how isolated they make themselves. Supporting Tony is his pal Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes, who transforms into War Machine, secretary turned girlfriend Pepper Potts and AI butler Jarvis.
Bruce on the other hand has Robin, his loyal partner and boy wonder, Wayne Enterprises’ manager and personal gadget supplier Lucious Fox, and real life real life butler and father figure Alfred.
While Tony’s help is handy, Bruce has much more support at home than Tony, who pretty much relies on tech.
Score: Bruce Wayne 4, Tony Stark 1
By a score of 4 to 1, Bruce Wayne defeats Tony, proving to be the greater and most versatile hero behind the mask.
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