Regarding your first choice,can't the same be said for many well-known and experienced heroes and villains? For example,Batman and Captain America? It's not like these guys are impulsive and trigger happy. However,I was being hyperbolic. I still think he'd take a 7/10 majority, If it's Bleeding Edge or Extremis,it's probably more. If it's current,I think it may be 7/10 at max in Tony's favor.
Agreed. A battle between Iron Man and Steel would depend on which armor they faced each other with. We totally agree on that.
That said, these two would end up punishing whoever manipulated them into battle in the first place and (upon combining their arsenals) open a serious can of whup-a$$ on them!
Agreed on all accounts.
And yeah,I feel that these two are too smart to be manipulated into fighting. With their resourcefulness and intellect,they could track down whom is behind it.