How strong is MCU Iron Man

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#1 Edited by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you think is his strength level/range, in terms of tonnage?

Any armor for MCU Iron Man, but no Hulkbuster, Igor and any Iron Legion suits.

Comic and composite feats are not allowed, but MCU canon comic scan are allowed.

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#3 Edited by jumpstart55 (11025 posts) - - Show Bio

Alot of people like to lowball Iron-man this is especially true for MCU Iron-man.

With that said i,d say anywhere between 15-60 maybe 100 plus Tonnes depending on the film. In the first film he was probably around 10-20 tons. And in the second film he to be at least 30-40 tons. But his strength feats post Avengers put him at the 40-80 ton margin. He could be a 100 Tonner but ive seen nothing conclusive to back this claim up, just a little theory of mine. As we haven't even seen the upper limits of MCU Tonys strength yet.

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#4 Posted by WastelandMan (8847 posts) - - Show Bio

War Machine has stated and shown to be strong enough to lift a tank which averages around 60 tons more or less. It's reasonable to believe Iron Man's armor is at least just as strong.

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#5 Posted by Noone301994 (22169 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man said:

War Machine has stated and shown to be strong enough to lift a tank which averages around 60 tons more or less. It's reasonable to believe Iron Man's armor is at least just as strong.

This ^

Lifting tanks is the best feat so far.

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#6 Posted by jumpstart55 (11025 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man said:

War Machine has stated and shown to be strong enough to lift a tank which averages around 60 tons more or less. It's reasonable to believe Iron Man's armor is at least just as strong.

Good point.

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#7 Posted by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man: What armor Rhodey used to lift the tank? How old that armor is?

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#9 Posted by Royal_Warrior (5059 posts) - - Show Bio

He moved the turbine which Weighed a few thousand ton

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#11 Posted by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

@krleavenger: Have you watched the Avengers movie? (the one released in 2012)

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#14 Posted by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

@krleavenger: First of all, the turbine was used to operate a helicarrier.

Second, the turbine had around 20 large blades on it, thus being the reason why its heavy. A blade may weigh 50 tons.

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#16 Edited by those_eyes (17291 posts) - - Show Bio

How about you watch the movies and look for the best strength feat and do the calculations instead of making a thread on comic vine. Lazy bum!

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#17 Posted by klbro123 (383 posts) - - Show Bio

Yet he struggled to lift a car in iron man...those saying anything above 10 tons are ridiculous

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#18 Posted by WastelandMan (8847 posts) - - Show Bio

Yet he struggled to lift a car in iron man...those saying anything above 10 tons are ridiculous

His armor was at 19% and dropping using a power source made from scraps not even designed to power that suit.

@adriusus said:

@m_man: What armor Rhodey used to lift the tank? How old that armor is?

I'm not sure.

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#19 Posted by Stahlflamme (5877 posts) - - Show Bio
@m_man said:
@manofsteel2013 said:

Yet he struggled to lift a car in iron man...those saying anything above 10 tons are ridiculous

His armor was at 19% and dropping using a power source made from scraps not even designed to power that suit.

Not to mention Tony had around thirty upgrades since then and could go up against Thor.

@adriusus said:

@m_man: What armor Rhodey used to lift the tank? How old that armor is?

I'm not sure.

Apparently Tony dismantled the original War Machine, that was the Iron Man MKII with conventional weaponry added, immediately after Iron Man 2 and built Rhodey a new War Machine MKII suit, so probably that one.

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#21 Posted by buildhare (8866 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man: Everything you just posted is with the addition of his repulsors/flight.

Having rockets under your feet and flying up isn't the lifting strength of the suit. Catching the car is (while probably a low showing) an example of lifting strength.

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#22 Posted by WastelandMan (8847 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man: Everything you just posted is with the addition of his repulsors/flight.

Having rockets under your feet and flying up isn't the lifting strength of the suit. Catching the car is (while probably a low showing) an example of lifting strength.

They're still lifting feats. He obviously needs propulsion because he's in the air and has no footing. If a human throws on a jetpack, it doesn't suddenly mean he can lift a car. The limbs of a person still need to be strong enough to support what's being carried. Regardless, here's a lifting feat in MCU Stark armor on the ground that I mentioned earlier:

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And in Age of Ultron, Rhodey confirmed further to being able to lift a tank.

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#23 Posted by buildhare (8866 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man said:
@buildhare said:

@m_man: Everything you just posted is with the addition of his repulsors/flight.

Having rockets under your feet and flying up isn't the lifting strength of the suit. Catching the car is (while probably a low showing) an example of lifting strength.

They're still lifting feats. He obviously needs propulsion because he's in the air and has no footing. If a human throws on a jetpack, it doesn't suddenly mean he can lift a car. The limbs of a person still need to be strong enough to support what's being carried. Regardless, here's a lifting feat in MCU Stark armor on the ground that I mentioned earlier:

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And in Age of Ultron, Rhodey confirmed further to being able to lift a tank.

That feat (with the addition of Rhodey and the tank) are great indications of his lifting tonnage.

His flight ones are not for obvious reasons.

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#24 Edited by klbro123 (383 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man: You cant use the mcu comic scans

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#25 Posted by Stahlflamme (5877 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by WastelandMan (8847 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man: You cant use the mcu comic scans

It's canon so I can and like stated above it was confirmed in Age of Ultron.

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#29 Posted by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man: Those are impressive feats

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#31 Posted by NeonGameWave (19333 posts) - - Show Bio

With a weaker armor he`s been able to lift up a car I think with his best he would be around the 50-60 tons mark due to his power relation in regards to what Rhodey has shown with a armor that is parallel to his.

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#32 Posted by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion, 100 tonner I think.

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#33 Posted by buildhare (8866 posts) - - Show Bio
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#34 Posted by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

@buildhare: As stated before, War Machine lifted a tank, which may weigh around 50-70 tons. That armor is WM Mark II which was created 2012, the same when Iron Man Mark VII was made too.

Given Tony had already like 40 upgrades, it's safe to assume Iron Man is now a 100 tonner.

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#35 Posted by buildhare (8866 posts) - - Show Bio

@adriusus said:

@buildhare: As stated before, War Machine lifted a tank, which may weigh around 50-70 tons. That armor is WM Mark II which was created 2012, the same when Iron Man Mark VII was made too.

Given Tony had already like 40 upgrades, it's safe to assume Iron Man is now a 100 tonner.

A great deal of those "upgrades" were prototype suits which we know for a fact were inferior to the ones preceding them. Based on that alone we shouldn't assume that each suit is progressively stronger, let alone make a jump of 30-50 tons based on power-scaling.

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#36 Posted by Pipxeroth (9805 posts) - - Show Bio

50-60 tons does sound about right.

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#37 Posted by darthdeadpool (1278 posts) - - Show Bio

100 tons

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#41 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

<Cap and Bucky, apparently

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#46 Posted by Adriusus (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man: How much does that flying boat weigh?

If its 100 ton, its impressive.

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#47 Posted by GBandit (587 posts) - - Show Bio

Not strong enough to lift Mjolnir, Ha!

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#48 Posted by Chazz85 (5201 posts) - - Show Bio

@m_man said:

War Machine has stated and shown to be strong enough to lift a tank which averages around 60 tons more or less. It's reasonable to believe Iron Man's armor is at least just as strong.

This ^

Lifting tanks is the best feat so far.

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#49 Posted by Tayssti (1329 posts) - - Show Bio

@adriusus said:

@m_man: How much does that flying boat weigh?

If its 100 ton, its impressive.

No way of knowing really. Iron man is also only lifting a fraction of the weight. The other repulsors around the ship are still working and helping him keep it in the air.

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#50 Posted by Tayssti (1329 posts) - - Show Bio

The tank feat is awesome but hes never done anything like that in the movies. Seems pretty outlandish and hasn't been consistent with anything in the films. Anytime he moves something heavy in the films he always has the aid of his repulsors. Id like to see more stuff like that in the films to help cement him in to that strength range.

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