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#1 Posted by FireStarLord73194 (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

I often wonder about the acrobatic ability of powerhouse style characters. Iron Man may be strong and fast and can fly but can he simply jump in the air and do a full backflip/tuck? His range of motion seems limited and I’m not sure if there’s perhaps a scan of him doing a backflip or a similar move, so can he do a backflip?

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#2 Posted by Joker567892 (322 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

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#3 Posted by RabumAlal (5316 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes

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#4 Posted by Mrnoital (8142 posts) - - Show Bio

He probably couldn't do a flip without his armour, he could probably only do a flip with it on

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#5 Posted by g2_ (11974 posts) - - Show Bio

616? For sure.

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#6 Posted by FireStarLord73194 (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

@g2_: are there any actual acrobatic feats for him? Like not speculation but actual scans of him doing a backflip, backhand spring or even a simple dive roll?

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#7 Posted by g2_ (11974 posts) - - Show Bio

@firestarlord73194: Yes, here is a very good agility feat. He was able to dodge Spider-Man?

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@noone1996 Since you are one of the best debaters ever, do you have a scan of Iron Man doing a backflip?

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#8 Posted by FireStarLord73194 (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

@g2_: that’s not really acrobatics, although I’m sure if he can lean back that far then he can probably add a jump to it and land a flip. Would still like to see a decent scan of him performing acrobatics

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#11 Posted by tethadam (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

Only with thrust. It looks like he has resisted moving in his armor.

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#12 Posted by ganon15 (7218 posts) - - Show Bio

@tethadam said:

Only with thrust. It looks like he has resisted moving in his armor.

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#13 Posted by Fenrir13 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

@mister_stark: You blind or something? He didn't jump or do a backflip. I know you see those jets of fire propelling him

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#16 Posted by FireStarLord73194 (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

@mattyboi: I forgot about that scene. It looks like an arabian (Landing facing the opposite side that you started out on) or a cork. That’s pretty sufficient evidence though I meant on his own without repulsors helping, but I imagine just jumping could achieve the same amount of lift

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#17 Posted by IndomitableRegal (16579 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup.

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#19 Posted by Noone1996 (12105 posts) - - Show Bio

@firestarlord73194: @g2_: Tony is a walking tank and nuclear bomb. He doesn't need to be acrobatic or agile like street levelers who would die from the impacts Iron Man can casually walk through so that's why he doesn't often display that kind of speed or agility. However, there are weapons and scenarios that he comes across that require him to dodge and that agility/speed is displayed:

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Some of these might not be EXACT instances where he does a backflip, but again he never really needs to. I think these scans prove that he's agile enough to do one if he needed to.

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#20 Posted by FireStarLord73194 (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

@noone1996: those are cool scans, the first ones got a goku-dragon fist thing goin on. I think it’s safe to say he can

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#21 Posted by Noone1996 (12105 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrnoital: He's actually in pretty agile and in good shape without his armor on:

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#23 Posted by g2_ (11974 posts) - - Show Bio

@noone1996: I knew I could count on you, you never disappoint.

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#24 Posted by Paytience (5158 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on which armor and which Tony.

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#26 Posted by huthimamwa (2594 posts) - - Show Bio

Ahh...the important questions.

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