In this article, we will be taking a look at what would likely happen if Batman slugged it out with Ironman. Who would win and what would the fight look like?
The battle between Ironman and Batman would not be a very long one. Ironman significantly outguns Batman and Batman doe not have the weaponry to damage Ironman’s suit. Smart as Batman undoubtedly is and as skilled a fighter as he is, he just does not have the power to match that of ironman, so in this battle, there can only be one winner – Ironman would win the fight with Batman.
Batman is as savvy when it comes to technology as Ironman, both of them rely on technology for their powers, since they have no natural super-abilities.
Unfortunately, Batman has not developed weapons that can have any impact on Ironman.
His most powerful weapon in combat, the Batarang, is useless against Ironman’s armor.
When we look at the ways the two Superheroes fight we see a vast difference between them.
Batman’s typical villains are not heavily armored monsters but characters with various degrees of craziness, like the Penguin, or the Joker.
This has had an impact on his fighting skills which tend to be much more traditional than Ironman, who uses his technology when fighting, rather than traditional fistfights.
Generally speaking, Ironman is normally matched against far more powerful opponents than Batman and consequently, his armaments and fighting techniques reflect this.
Batman is very much a ground-based fighter and his slugfest type of fighting suits that environment.
The advantage that Ironman has is that he can fly at any point, taking the battle into a new dimension where he can attack from above. Batman just does not have the weaponry to handle those sorts of attacks from a heavily armored opponent.
Flying is also an effective defensive maneuver, placing him out of reach of Batman.
Batman tends to do too much talking and not enough killing.
Before any fight, Batman is certain to have his say to any villain, rather than getting on with the fight.
When he does eventually begin the action Batman always holds back, not wishing to kill the opponent unless it is necessary and there is no other choice.
This merciful streak in Batman means that frequently the same villains come at him again at a later point.
Batman does not have the power in his punches to make a dent in Ironman’s armor.
He is only human after all, and powerful as he is, Ironman’s armor is designed to take far more powerful attacks.
Even his Batarang won’t do the required damage, so how can Batman defeat an opponent that he cannot harm?
We all know that Batman is the supreme street fighter, he has the skills, the knowledge, and the tactics, but he just does not have the power.
Ironman is not so bad a fighter himself and with the weaponry, he has at his disposal, he is going to do a lot of damage.
Ironman is not the easiest opponent for anyone. He has a lot of powerful wea[ons at his disposal and he is not afraid to use them.
Stark Industries has access to much more sophisticated and advanced weaponry than Wayne Enterprises, and that is why Ironman has higher-tech equipment that leaves Batman’s far behind.
Stark has been responsible for upgrading technology in all of the Avengers armor, including Bruce Wayne’s. Tony Stark knows and understands what each of the Avengers has in the way of defense.
You could be certain that in the case of a fight Tony Stark would utilize that knowledge.
Flying is a great asset to Ironman and has given him the advantage in many fights in the past.
It most certainly would be beneficial against Batman.
Batman is going to tire out if he has to defend a prolonged fast and furious attack from the air by Tony Stark.
Even if Batman did have the power to hit Ironman hard with his punches, utilizing his flying abilities and the extra speed it provides will negate much of any advantage that Bruce Waynes might acquire.
It is only characters with the same degree of power as Thanos that can impact Ironman’s armor sufficiently, so suing his normal punching mode of attack is not going to work in Batman’s favor.
Tony Stark is a great one for research, before any match with Batman he will have analyzed all the potential weaknesses of Batman, and will not hesitate to use them.
Remember, if for some unexplained reason, things went downhill in the fight with Batman, Tony Stark can call up all the other Ironman suits to act independently and keep hitting Batman from a distance.
If Batman tried to use his Batarang to attack Ironman, Ironman could easily take it down, should he so wish.
The Batarang simply does not have the speed to match all of Tony Starks missiles.
Batman would not be fast enough to dodge missiles fired at him from close range.
Some of the heavy-duty villains that Ironman typically faces may be able to survive direct missile hits from Stark, but batman as a mere human will find it hard to compete.
What Would Happen If They Did Not Have Their Suits?
So far we have looked at a battle where both Superheroes are kitted out with their standard equipment, but what would happen if they were out watching a ball game and bumped into each other and a fight began.
There we have both of them just wearing tee-shirts and jeans, no armor, no utility belts, or Batarangs.
Now, this would be a whole new situation.
Batman is an amazingly fit human being, who is both intelligent and has skills in 127 martial arts. Tony Stark is just a very clever guy with no great level of training to back him up.
This match, without technology, is not going to last more than a single punch.
Tony Stark is just completely out of his depth and Batman would wipe the floor with him.
Unfortunately, that is not how these battles work.
They would both know the battle was coming and both be utilizing all their kit.
Batman Vs Ironman
Lets see now what the direct fight between these two characters would go and what are the main advantages of each of them that would have an impact on the result of the fight.
Advantages for Each Character
Just to sum up the good stuff that both sides would bring to a battle.
Here is a brief list of the assets connected with a fight.
- Very smart
- Skilled Detective
- Loves technology
- High level of training and optimum body
- Master of Martial Arts
- Master of disguise
We can see from Batman’s list that he has many skills but not many of them are directly connected with the ability to fight Ironman.
They may make him a better Superhero overall, but fighting skills against ironman are not his best points.
- No moral restrictions
- Nearly invincible
- A multitude of weapons to choose from
- Advanced computer guidance
- Not usually harmed if suit damaged
- Suit analyses battles and predicts countermeasures
In this battle, we have Batman with a strict moral compass who is always holding himself back from killing the opponent and pitted against him we have ironman.
Ironman is a womanizer, heavy drinker, and no qualms about killing people.
That is a real advantage for ironman, he can simply let rip and not worry about the consequences.
Something else I have not mentioned is that the Ironman suit is constantly analyzing the fighting style of opponents and uses this information to predict future actions.
The longer the fight, the greater the advantage that Tony Stark has.
Another weakness that Batman carries with him, is that he relies on a sidekick.
He cares about his sidekicks and an attack on one of them would distract Batman who would be concerned for their welfare.
Ironman does not have a sidekick but he does have several spare suits which can operate without him.
He has the backup and none of the vulnerabilities.
In this battle, it is Tony Stark’s suit of armor that is the defining factor.
It was created for fights like this and its superior technology is the deciding factor in the fight.
As we saw, if both were just in T-shirts and Jeans then Batman wins hands-down every time.
But, that is not how it works and in the battle between Batman and Ironman, where both use their technology, then Ironman has a distinct advantage.
The two characters are very similar in some ways and both are exceptions to the general rule that requires Superheroes to have some kind of special gift or power, provided by mutations or human intervention.
Both make up for the absence of such gifts by using technology to replace them.
The big difference is while Tony Stark indulges in a lot of fun, womanizing, and alcohol, Batman maintains a discipline and a 1950s morality that allows him to train his body better, to complement the technology.
This is why Batman is physically stronger, has a wider knowledge of martial arts, and has studied the great military textbooks to learn leadership.
Leadership being something that Tony Stark does not demonstrate in normal times.