Is Iron Fist more powerful than Power Man?

#1 Posted by justin_blank (29 posts) - - Show Bio

In the original power man and iron fist, power man was always depicted as the more powerful of the two. While this was true then (back when he could only use the iron fist once a fight basically), is it true now? Even the new power man has been said to be more powerful. But since the Immortal Iron Fist series, danny's been a lot more powerful. Now his power's not limited to his fist, his whole body is powerful, and he can even charge projectiles. Add in his hypnotique abilities, healing abilities, infinite kung-fu knowledge and the lack of limit to his powers and it would seem iron fist is now more powerful than his two partners. He punched through a helicarrier and a train, so it doesn't make sense that he's always portrayed as the weak team member.

#2 Posted by fodigg (6136 posts) - - Show Bio

I think IF is more varied in powerset now, and he's always been someone who can mess you up with accuracy and skill, but I'd still peg PM as superior as a "bruiser" and certainly with taking damage. They're different types of fighters. I'd say they're about evenly matched in a fight, but PM would have more raw power and durability.

#3 Posted by joshmightbe (24764 posts) - - Show Bio

depends on how you define more powerful, physically Cage is a lot more powerful but Iron Fist can summon enough chi to compensate for Cage's strength advantage so in that respect Iron Fist is more powerful 

#4 Posted by P90 (14 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought that Danny could beat Luke, he could easily evade Luke's attacks and then drop him with a powerful 'IF' strike to the throat or nerve cluster or something. Since Danny's recent power level 'upgrade' he's definately the winner in any future fight. 
#5 Posted by MrUnknown (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Danny's stronger. He's constantly been training while Luke has tried to settled down etc.
Plus can Cage do this?!

Ironfist punches through Helicopter
#6 Posted by SlimJ87D (10771 posts) - - Show Bio

@justin_blank said:

In the original power man and iron fist, power man was always depicted as the more powerful of the two. While this was true then (back when he could only use the iron fist once a fight basically), is it true now? Even the new power man has been said to be more powerful. But since the Immortal Iron Fist series, danny's been a lot more powerful. Now his power's not limited to his fist, his whole body is powerful, and he can even charge projectiles. Add in his hypnotique abilities, healing abilities, infinite kung-fu knowledge and the lack of limit to his powers and it would seem iron fist is now more powerful than his two partners. He punched through a helicarrier and a train, so it doesn't make sense that he's always portrayed as the weak team member.

Actually... in the Thunderbolts or when ever Norman took over IF mind, Luke Cage said that Danny "was always" the stronger one of the team. One other instance is when they had to fight this metal robot and Luke couldn't even hurt it but Danny used his Chi to punch right through it.

So yes, it has been proven time and time again that IF was the stronger and more versatile of the 2.

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

@SlimJ87D: ...OK.

#8 Posted by Samurai Condoms (152 posts) - - Show Bio

The two characters are too different to compare power levels.Iron Fist's power is all chi based.He's not actually stronger or more durable than Cage he just now HITS alot harder because his attacks are backed by a massive chi output and has healing factor.I'd like to see Danny lift something that's 25 tons or take a hit from from a class 100 without being severely injured.

#9 Posted by SC (13396 posts) - - Show Bio

This is sort of like asking if Paris Hilton is more powerful than Lindsay Lohan. Lohan will feel less physical pain, and she has the weight advantage, but Paris is blond and has the reach advantage. If either of them hit you, you skin will burn uncomfortably. Lindsey would end up with Jessica Jones, but Paris Hilton is a billionaire but also lost a lot of her money and so had to enter deadly underground fight tournaments to live. Oh and she is also immortal.  
 
So really there are three answers here and they are all the same. 

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

iron fist id more powerful he can crack a hellicarrier in half. 

#11 Posted by SlimJ87D (10771 posts) - - Show Bio

@Samurai Condoms: Well then it really depends on what the OP means by "powerful."

Technically, work is the amount of work over time. Work is energy. Chi is a source of energy. So therefore in most instances in fighting IF is more "powerful" in different categories.

If we are talking about who can lift more, than that is a different kind of power. So overall Iron Fist can use his Chi to make himself faster, more durable and to strike harder while Luke Cage can only lift more and that is it. I wonder if Iron Fist can lift heavy objects with his Chi amp.

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#12 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Fist has a more varied powerset since he's now able to channel his chi throughout his whole body and not just one fist at a time. He also has limited energy projection powers now. Luke, however, has a high level of durability and strength (which is rated lower that it really should be, imo) which would make him more consistently, physically powerful than Iron Fist. Both are excellent hand-to-hand combatants as well, but Iron Fist far out-classes Luke in that department.

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