Do you consider Iron-man a mid tier?

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#1 Posted by jumpstart55 (9358 posts) - - Show Bio
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#2 Edited by jumpstart55 (9358 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always considered him to be pretty up their, he does do a good job of holding his own against guys like Gladiator and Thor,even if he is ultimately outclassed in terms of overall power.
What do you guys think?

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#3 Posted by Tony_Shark (1518 posts) - - Show Bio

High tier.

He can hold his own against powerful opponents.

Mid tier and street level characters get stomped by him.

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#4 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell no, he is not a mid-tier,... he is Planetery Leveler, top tier...

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#5 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends on the tier boundaries, if we're talking Earth alone I would put him low down in the top tier.

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#6 Posted by bgibs13390 (1132 posts) - - Show Bio

He can stand up to high-tier characters but looses to pretty much all of them. That being said he wipes the floor with almost all mid-tier characters.

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#7 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he can be pretty up there with some of his armors (Bleeding Edge, Extremis), and ranking him as High-Tier is more or less accurate considering his lengthy list of battles and long experience. I don't know if I'd go so far as to label him a planetary-level threat, but he's generally accepted to be a relatively powerful hero.

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#8 Edited by drgnx (3742 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that his exercise suit?

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#9 Posted by JamesKM716 (2018 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand the question.

Mid-Tier in power?

Or Mid-Tier in popularity?

In Power; He's quite strong, Upper-Mid Tier IMO

In Popularity/Marvel U; Very high up there thanks to Robert Downey Jr and Avengers. Tied with Cap and Thor. With Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man just above him.

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#10 Posted by tupiaz (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

@JamesKM716 said:

I don't understand the question.

Mid-Tier in power?

Or Mid-Tier in popularity?

In Power; He's quite strong, Upper-Mid Tier IMO

In Popularity/Marvel U; Very high up there thanks to Robert Downey Jr and Avengers. Tied with Cap and Thor. With Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man just above him.

Sales vise he has been more around the level of Daredevil. However his sales did jump when there series got a new volume. However it is still dropping and fast. http://comicsbeat.com/marvel-month-to-month-sales-january-2013/ Iron Man is currently 31 overall. Daredevil is 60 overall on the list. He diffidently have some popularity for sure, but seems to have problem getting a bigger fanbase.

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#11 Posted by JamesKM716 (2018 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz: I'd argue that people want to give him a chance, but his current volume is just awful. UItterly awful.

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#12 Posted by Agent9149 (3587 posts) - - Show Bio

Mid tier in what exactly: street level, planetary level, etc.

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#13 Edited by PowerHerc (86184 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Man is definitely not mid-tier but he's not quite top tier either.

  • Overall Power - Thor, Sentry, Silver Surfer, X-Man, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt are top tier in terms of overall power. Iron Man is second tier in terms of overall power.
  • Physical Strength - Hulk, Sentry, Hercules, Thor, Gladiator, Juggernaut and Hyperion are all top tier characters in terms of physical strength. Iron Man is second tier in terms of physical strength.
  • Intelligence - Mr. Fantastic, Bruce Banner, Henry Pym, Iron Man and the Beast are all top tier in terms of intelligence. Iron Man is a top tier character in terms of intelligence.
  • Durability - Juggernaut, Thor, Silver Surfer, Hercules, Gladiator, Sentry and Hyperion are all top tier in terms of durability. Iron Man is second tier in terms of durability.
  • Ladies Man - Hercules, Iron Man, Namor, Hawkeye are all top tier in terms of being ladies men. Iron Man is a top tier ladies man.
  • Wealth - Iron Man, Namor, and Iron Fist are all top tier in terms of Earthly wealth. Iron Man is top tier in terms of Earthly wealth.

Iron Man is top tier in three out of these six categories and second in the other three. That kinda puts him between the top tier and the second tier.

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#14 Posted by JJ62 (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

Low end of the top tier...he can hold his own with guys like Hulk and Thor, although he usually loses he still manages to hold his own against them.

Putting him, in the top tier but the lower end of it.

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#15 Posted by Pierpat (5253 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally think it depends on armour and prep.

He's quite a genious, has some versatility and has proved quite alot of raw power in his thorbuster armour.

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#16 Edited by fodigg (6242 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the founding Avenger, he can upscale his power to the point where he can take on the Phoenix Force and survive, and he's an inventor so he's able to invent his way out of any situation the writer sticks him in.

He's pretty top-tier.

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#17 Posted by consolemaster001 (6935 posts) - - Show Bio

high-mid tier

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#18 Posted by silverJuggernaut (158 posts) - - Show Bio

hes top tier

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#19 Edited by thatguywithheadphones (19859 posts) - - Show Bio

It depend on what he's doing
but usaually

He The Lowest of the Top tier

or The Highest of The Mid Tier

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#20 Edited by mace1111 (303 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc said:

Iron Man is definitely not mid-tier but he's not quite top tier either.

  • Overall Power - Thor, Sentry, Silver Surfer, X-Man, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt are top tier in terms of overall power. Iron Man is second tier in terms of overall power.
  • Physical Strength - Hulk, Sentry, Hercules, Thor, Gladiator, Juggernaut and Hyperion are all top tier characters in terms of physical strength. Iron Man is second tier in terms of physical strength.
  • Intelligence - Mr. Fantastic, Bruce Banner, Henry Pym, Iron Man and the Beast are all top tier in terms of intelligence. Iron Man is a top tier character in terms of intelligence.
  • Durability - Juggernaut, Thor, Silver Surfer, Hercules, Gladiator, Sentry and Hyperion are all top tier in terms of durability. Iron Man is second tier in terms of durability.
  • Ladies Man - Hercules, Iron Man, Namor, Hawkeye are all top tier in terms of being ladies men. Iron Man is a top tier ladies man.
  • Wealth - Iron Man, Namor, and Iron Fist are all top tier in terms of Earthly wealth. Iron Man is top tier in terms of Earthly wealth.

Iron Man is top tier in three out of these six categories and second in the other three. That kinda puts him between the

top tier and the second tier.

Iron man in powergrid is a 6 in durability so it''s top tier,but not on the level of superheros you mention but on the same basic level but lower then the ones mention.

He is mid-tier from what this list has said.

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/battles-7/chaosblazers-guide-to-power-levels-dc-and-marvel-689145/

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#22 Posted by Noone301994 (22173 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on which suit he's using. Bleeding-Edge and Extremis are low-high-tier but black and gold or his silver centurion/classic armors are probably high-mid-tier.

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#23 Posted by Misterkyle91 (112 posts) - - Show Bio

upper midcarder that can beat the main eventers

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#24 Posted by harmanswoodscpj (36 posts) - - Show Bio

He's one shot spider man and she hulk in classic armors. Channeled all his power into one punch and knocked out the hulk (that tactic did NOT knock out silver surfer). He's used an adamantium missile to defeat ultimo. One of the few characters to beat magneto 1 vs 1. Only hero to stand up to rogue in her first appearance. He's always been top tier even in his classic armors.

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#25 Edited by Life_Without_Progress (12112 posts) - - Show Bio

Upper level mid tier

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#26 Posted by Bezza (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

He's actually quite under-rated really...but strength/power, upper mid to lower high tier. In the Hulkbuster suit, you have to put him in top tier.....certainly the movie version was, despite getting a beating by the Hulk!

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#27 Posted by Alexander505 (2555 posts) - - Show Bio

Top tier

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#28 Posted by mace44 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Physical Strength,marvel's Hyperion is ironman level,but he moves faster so hyperion would have much greater punching power then ironman but in lifting hyperion and ironman around the same level looking the powergrid.

Durability ironman is 6 on the powergrid so he in Durability he is sentry's and thor's level,but not invulnerable like them.

Ironman is planetary,not mid-tier.

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#29 Posted by amazingfantasy (953 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, top tier.

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#30 Edited by mace44 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Hyperion is getting his own comic.Oh and forgot to mention that he slowed down or stop a planet the size of earth in 616 so is he above ironman level in strength,so the powergrid got it wrong.His strength level would be incalculable.

Hyperion is in superman's power tier group but more powerful.

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#32 Edited by Adriusus (3099 posts) - - Show Bio

Low-High tier.

Almost all or all of mid-tiers get oneshotted by him.

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#33 Posted by Tantani (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

high tier

now might be stronger than ever with his "all in 1 armor"

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#35 Edited by linsanel_Doctor (7749 posts) - - Show Bio

He is top-tier on Marvel Earth.

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#36 Edited by TheHeat (697 posts) - - Show Bio

He's top-tier, but gets owned by other top-tiers.

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