Who is DC's Iron Man?

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#1 Posted by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

 Who is DC's Iron Man? I.E. which DC character has the most in common with Iron Man?

#2 Posted by Manchine (4185 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex Luthor, although without the coolness of Tony Stark involved.
#3 Posted by DEGRAAF (7918 posts) - - Show Bio
@Manchine said:
"Lex Luthor, although without the coolness of Tony Stark involved. "

thanks. i was  gonna say him to but i was thinking people would say Batman first. 
 
another resembalance would be Henry Irons (Steel)
#4 Posted by longbowhunter (7734 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always seen Tony Stark as Bruce Wayne who knows how to have fun. Maybe if Bruce didnt witness his parents execution he would have turned out like Tony.
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#5 Posted by Manchine (4185 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF said:
"@Manchine said:
"Lex Luthor, although without the coolness of Tony Stark involved. "
thanks. i was  gonna say him to but i was thinking people would say Batman first.  another resembalance would be Henry Irons (Steel) "

I was thinking Irons also but with the company each has and the changes to the armor and going beyond just having hi-tech armor.  I would say Lex is much closer then Irons in that regard.
#6 Posted by Amegashita (3560 posts) - - Show Bio
@longbowhunter:  Well let's just be thankful Bruce never did turn out like Tony.
#7 Posted by Manchine (4185 posts) - - Show Bio
@Amegashita said:
"@longbowhunter:  Well let's just be thankful Bruce never did turn out like Tony. "

I would be more thankful that Tony didn't turn out like bruce.  =/
#8 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I was gonna say Batman, but thinking about it... its probably Booster Gold or Blue Beetle.  Just an athletic guy with a powerful suit.

#9 Edited by Amegashita (3560 posts) - - Show Bio
@Manchine:  ... Yeah, I'll forget you said that.
 
@xerox-kitty:  Ted Kord actually makes sense now that I think about it.
#10 Edited by Superdork (914 posts) - - Show Bio

Stripesy, Hardware, and the Web all have similar suits. The Web has a similar personality also.

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#11 Posted by Gambit1024 (9843 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman if he wasn't so edgy.  
 
I was thinking Steel too maybe. 

#12 Posted by Joey Ravn (382 posts) - - Show Bio
@Manchine said:
" Lex Luthor, although without the coolness of Tony Stark involved. "
You haven't been reading Action Comics lately, I presume :P
#13 Posted by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex never started with his power suit. Nor is he a hero or womanizer.
 
While Bruce and Tony are both billionaires, they don't have similar personalities at all.
 
I think I'll go with Ted Kord or The Web.

#14 Posted by GT-Man (3945 posts) - - Show Bio

 Steel  Stripesy and always thougt like War-Machine is john stewart and Hal is Tony
#15 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8869 posts) - - Show Bio

Steel.

#16 Posted by Demonturtle (426 posts) - - Show Bio
@Superdork said:
"Stripesy, Hardware, and the Web all have similar suits. The Web has a similar personality also.
 
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who is that last pic of?   and who is the artist?  Awesome!
#17 Posted by Superdork (914 posts) - - Show Bio
@Demonturtle said:
" @Superdork said:
"Stripesy, Hardware, and the Web all have similar suits. The Web has a similar personality also.
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who is that last pic of?   and who is the artist?  Awesome! "
I don't know the artist, but It's the Web. He had a 10 issue series that ended earlier this year. You can now find him in The Mighty Crusaders. He has a tech suit that gives him powers, but he realizes that he can't stop crime on his own, so he gives other citizens (who pass qualification tests) their own suits to help fight crime under his trademark. Sounds a lot like Batman, Inc., right?
#18 Posted by ReverseNegative (2710 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Lex Luther.

#19 Posted by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio
@GT-Man said:
"  always thougt like War-Machine is john stewart and Hal is Tony "
I can see Rhodey as John. But Tony is more of a combination of Guy (Wild side) and Kyle (Creativity and self reflection) IMO.
 
Does that mean Pepper is Star Sapphire?
#20 Posted by GT-Man (3945 posts) - - Show Bio
@Captain13:
lol never thought of pepper star Spphire
#21 Posted by csimon (2110 posts) - - Show Bio

   

Batman The Dark Knight #1


 

      
#22 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe hardware,batman (although batman's suit is more of owlmans where he focuses on it being light and a fighting type suit,but he does have suits that are like and surpass some of iron mans,like the new 52 one that comes from his car!just a little under iron man,but it moved a nuclear missile,so i say just a tad bit under iron mans)

OR

Steel,but he is my last choice,he has a bit of a primitive type of tech,or a primitive use of it.But he uses it to copy supermans powers,so he can probably take on iron man

#23 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyborg comes to mind. With his promotion to the JLA it leads me to think that DC is trying to turn him into their 'Iron Man'.

#24 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Matchstick: him as well

#25 Posted by Kairan1979 (16926 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Terrific. Uber-rich genius with the unique technologies at his disposal (mask and T-Spheres instead of power armor).

#26 Posted by Ratatat (697 posts) - - Show Bio

DC's dakotaverse universe has hardware who is very like iron man and he is black :D

#27 Posted by Deadpoolicidy61 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Tony is like future batman

#28 Posted by LLort (2 posts) - - Show Bio
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@Manchine said:

Lex Luthor, although without the coolness of Tony Stark involved.

Luthor's way cooler then Iron Man

#29 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deadpoolicidy61: not really

#30 Posted by icysloth (1305 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel like green arrow personality wise in the new 52 is kinda trying to be like Tony

#31 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex Luthor/Hardware/Bruce Wayne.

#32 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

steel

#33 Edited by xybernauts (853 posts) - - Show Bio

The problem is there are two parts to Iron Mans identity so it depends how you think of Iron Man. If you think of him as the premier armor wearing member of the comic book continuity as I do, then it's Blue Beetle. If you think of him as a wealthy genius then it's Lex Luthor, the problem is Lex is a villain. So then someone more heroic whose a genius who wears armor like Steel or Hardware might be more appropriate, but the problem is they aren't prominent characters in the DCU.

#34 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@Matchstick said:

Cyborg comes to mind. With his promotion to the JLA it leads me to think that DC is trying to turn him into their 'Iron Man'.

#35 Posted by Onemoreposter (4101 posts) - - Show Bio

#36 Posted by Seafarinhare (59 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Steel. I hesitate to say Lex Luthor... Ugh, it pains me.

#37 Posted by Batman242 (4862 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Batman.... but that's in comparison with Bruce and Tony. I think Tony (not Iron Man really) was supposed to be inspired by Bruce.

1.He lost his parents

2.Has no powers

3.Has a faithful employee

4.Rich, playboy that plays like they have the best life, but in truth just are alone (not Tony so much, but yea)

5.Intelligent

6.Used their money to aid in crime

#38 Posted by BlackArmor (6138 posts) - - Show Bio

Hardware

#39 Posted by krijger88 (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess Batman or Lex Luthor. No real powers, just intelligence and a sh*tload of gadgets.

#40 Posted by redhoodnet (153 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake with a drinking problem...

Think I am nuts? Or stupid?

Take Red Robin's suit and jack it up....

Make him a boozer.....

Its Tony Stark!!

#41 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox_kitty said:

I was gonna say Batman, but thinking about it... its probably Booster Gold or Blue Beetle. Just an athletic guy with a powerful suit.
#42 Posted by SynysterBear (14 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say Steel, but Web is a good example too.

#43 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought it was Bruce Wayne.

Rich, Smart, Good with the ladies

#44 Posted by OldNoob (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Mecha would be DC's answer to Iron-Man

Check him out in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJW8zYd31uQ

#45 Posted by Wonderman1 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

The answer is Hal Jordan. Both are egocentric heroes who fight by creating whatever they can imagine. Both are limited only by their will and desire. Both have also suffered and caused suffering due to their inner demons. The fact that one has armor and one a ring is largely inconsequential. They both create what they want or need to fight the good fight.

#46 Posted by Darth Paul (263 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always seen Steel as DC's answer to Iron Man. I think they even tried to establish that during the Grant Morrison run on JLA way back when.

#47 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Terriffic. One of the top 3 (or whatever) smartest characters, inventor, genius, etc.

#48 Posted by Joygirl (19954 posts) - - Show Bio

Oliver Queen.

#49 Edited by Havenless (1398 posts) - - Show Bio

@wonderman1 said:

The answer is Hal Jordan. Both are egocentric heroes who fight by creating whatever they can imagine. Both are limited only by their will and desire. Both have also suffered and caused suffering due to their inner demons. The fact that one has armor and one a ring is largely inconsequential. They both create what they want or need to fight the good fight.

That's... no. If you reach like that you can connect any two heroes together.

Cyborg definitely seems like DC is trying to build off of the Iron Man movie's techno craze. I've always felt John Henry Irons was DC's most obvious Iron Man ripoff character, one of his nicknames is the 'Man of Iron'... but as far as looks it's Stripesy:

Armored suits aren't unique to Tony Stark, but DC knew what they were doing with that S symbol. How many other heroes have a symbol on their chest that small? And the shape. And the casing around it. And that it's glowing a blueish hue. I mean come on.

#50 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (1455 posts) - - Show Bio

cyborg lol

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