Do you consider Iron-man a mid tier?

#1 Posted by jumpstart55 (2268 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Edited by jumpstart55 (2268 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always considered him to be pretty up their, he does do a good job of holding his own against guys like Gladiator and Thor,even if he is ultimately outclassed in terms of overall power.
What do you guys think?

#3 Posted by Tony_Shark (458 posts) - - Show Bio

High tier.

He can hold his own against powerful opponents.

Mid tier and street level characters get stomped by him.

#4 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1553 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell no, he is not a mid-tier,... he is Planetery Leveler, top tier...

#5 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends on the tier boundaries, if we're talking Earth alone I would put him low down in the top tier.

#6 Posted by bgibs13390 (821 posts) - - Show Bio

He can stand up to high-tier characters but looses to pretty much all of them. That being said he wipes the floor with almost all mid-tier characters.

#7 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he can be pretty up there with some of his armors (Bleeding Edge, Extremis), and ranking him as High-Tier is more or less accurate considering his lengthy list of battles and long experience. I don't know if I'd go so far as to label him a planetary-level threat, but he's generally accepted to be a relatively powerful hero.

#8 Edited by drgnx (3551 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that his exercise suit?

#9 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand the question.

Mid-Tier in power?

Or Mid-Tier in popularity?

In Power; He's quite strong, Upper-Mid Tier IMO

In Popularity/Marvel U; Very high up there thanks to Robert Downey Jr and Avengers. Tied with Cap and Thor. With Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man just above him.

#10 Posted by tupiaz (2172 posts) - - Show Bio

@JamesKM716 said:

I don't understand the question.

Mid-Tier in power?

Or Mid-Tier in popularity?

In Power; He's quite strong, Upper-Mid Tier IMO

In Popularity/Marvel U; Very high up there thanks to Robert Downey Jr and Avengers. Tied with Cap and Thor. With Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man just above him.

Sales vise he has been more around the level of Daredevil. However his sales did jump when there series got a new volume. However it is still dropping and fast. http://comicsbeat.com/marvel-month-to-month-sales-january-2013/ Iron Man is currently 31 overall. Daredevil is 60 overall on the list. He diffidently have some popularity for sure, but seems to have problem getting a bigger fanbase.

#11 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz: I'd argue that people want to give him a chance, but his current volume is just awful. UItterly awful.

#12 Posted by Agent9149 (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

Mid tier in what exactly: street level, planetary level, etc.

#13 Edited by PowerHerc (81645 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Man is definitely not mid-tier but he's not quite top tier either.

  • Overall Power - Thor, Sentry, Silver Surfer, X-Man, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt are top tier in terms of overall power. Iron Man is second tier in terms of overall power.
  • Physical Strength - Hulk, Sentry, Hercules, Thor, Gladiator, Juggernaut and Hyperion are all top tier characters in terms of physical strength. Iron Man is second tier in terms of physical strength.
  • Intelligence - Mr. Fantastic, Bruce Banner, Henry Pym, Iron Man and the Beast are all top tier in terms of intelligence. Iron Man is a top tier character in terms of intelligence.
  • Durability - Juggernaut, Thor, Silver Surfer, Hercules, Gladiator, Sentry and Hyperion are all top tier in terms of durability. Iron Man is second tier in terms of durability.
  • Ladies Man - Hercules, Iron Man, Namor, Hawkeye are all top tier in terms of being ladies men. Iron Man is a top tier ladies man.
  • Wealth - Iron Man, Namor, and Iron Fist are all top tier in terms of Earthly wealth. Iron Man is top tier in terms of Earthly wealth.

Iron Man is top tier in three out of these six categories and second in the other three. That kinda puts him between the top tier and the second tier.

#14 Posted by JJ62 (1299 posts) - - Show Bio

Low end of the top tier...he can hold his own with guys like Hulk and Thor, although he usually loses he still manages to hold his own against them.

Putting him, in the top tier but the lower end of it.

#15 Posted by Pierpat (2669 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally think it depends on armour and prep.

He's quite a genious, has some versatility and has proved quite alot of raw power in his thorbuster armour.

#16 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the founding Avenger, he can upscale his power to the point where he can take on the Phoenix Force and survive, and he's an inventor so he's able to invent his way out of any situation the writer sticks him in.

He's pretty top-tier.

#17 Posted by consolemaster001 (4979 posts) - - Show Bio

high-mid tier

#18 Posted by silverJuggernaut (132 posts) - - Show Bio

hes top tier

#19 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (10376 posts) - - Show Bio

It depend on what he's doing
but usaually

He The Lowest of the Top tier

or The Highest of The Mid Tier

#20 Edited by mace11 (146 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc said:

Iron Man is definitely not mid-tier but he's not quite top tier either.

  • Overall Power - Thor, Sentry, Silver Surfer, X-Man, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt are top tier in terms of overall power. Iron Man is second tier in terms of overall power.
  • Physical Strength - Hulk, Sentry, Hercules, Thor, Gladiator, Juggernaut and Hyperion are all top tier characters in terms of physical strength. Iron Man is second tier in terms of physical strength.
  • Intelligence - Mr. Fantastic, Bruce Banner, Henry Pym, Iron Man and the Beast are all top tier in terms of intelligence. Iron Man is a top tier character in terms of intelligence.
  • Durability - Juggernaut, Thor, Silver Surfer, Hercules, Gladiator, Sentry and Hyperion are all top tier in terms of durability. Iron Man is second tier in terms of durability.
  • Ladies Man - Hercules, Iron Man, Namor, Hawkeye are all top tier in terms of being ladies men. Iron Man is a top tier ladies man.
  • Wealth - Iron Man, Namor, and Iron Fist are all top tier in terms of Earthly wealth. Iron Man is top tier in terms of Earthly wealth.

Iron Man is top tier in three out of these six categories and second in the other three. That kinda puts him between the

top tier and the second tier.

Iron man in powergrid is a 6 in durability so it''s top tier,but not on the level of superheros you mention but on the same basic level but lower then the ones mention.

He is mid-tier from what this list has said.

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/battles-7/chaosblazers-guide-to-power-levels-dc-and-marvel-689145/

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