ByTom Burton, writer at
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Tom Burton

Before we get started, I would like to say that this is a Movie duel, not the characters themselves, so I will be crediting these films with the quality of the film, the box office success, and the Villain! Also, this is all opinionated, who'll have your say in the poll and comment section at the bottom.

Round 1: The Superhero

A Demi-God, a Soldier, and a billionaire!

We start with Captain America, after the Super Soldier experiment during the second world war, Cap was given Super Strength and Super speed (and a increase in height), also equipped with a Vibranium shield, he is able to take down small armies of top soldiers, not bad to have someone like that on your side!

Next up is Thor, the demi-god and prince of Asgard, and the leader of the Asgardian army, is capable of flight and control of weather due to the power of Mjolnir, the hammer equipped by Thor, the hammer is what is left of a dying star and can only be lifted by Thor himself.

Last up is Iron Man, the genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist! After a dark experience in the caves of Afghanistan. Tony Stark built an Iron Suit not only to escape the caves, but to protect the American soldiers that were in danger of ending up in there after Stark. The Suit has multiple high-tech missiles, the power of flight, and increase of strength in hand to hand combat.

Winner: Has to be Thor, despite what happened in the Avenger, Thor is more than capable of beating the other two. And took on more danger in his film than the other films.

Round 2: Plot

The story-line is what makes the movie!

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending USA ideals. To see Steve Rogers so patriotic makes everyone feel that way too, but despite that, for me this is the weakest of the three, its still good nevertheless! You must give the studio credit for it taking place in World War II and not forcing it into present time for the Avengers.

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live among humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. I'm in the minority when I say this, but Thor losing his powers actually benefits the movie for me, it adds personality to this character, especially when he reaches his lowest low.

When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil. This movie, despite what surrounds it, is the most realistic movie of these three, and so is the most relatable, but with a very real story-line of terror and betrayal. This is certainly a strong movie when it comes to plot.

Round 3: Love Interest

The girls are always the motivator!

Peggy Carter: An officer with the Strategic Scientific Reserve and the love interest of Captain America. She's an English soldier through and through, although she always looks fabulous. She might stand there with a machine-gun shooting Nazis. She doesn't need to be rescued. She's a modern woman and she sees something in Captain America that she relates to, and becomes kindred spirits. He treats her very differently to how she's been treated by lots of men, in this kind of dominated world she lives in. So she's very much a fighter."

Jane Foster is a scientist who discovers Thor, just stripped of his powers and exiled to Earth by Odin, in the New Mexico desert at night after he is struck with her jeep while she, along with her friends Dr. Eric Selvig, and Darcy Lewis, are there investigating a mysterious wormhole and strange circular symbol in the ground where they discover Thor. Jane Foster is probably the weakest in this round, she does not help Thor, if anything she becomes a pain for Thor, despite his undying love for her, created over 3 days...

Gwyneth Paltrow portrays the character in the Iron Man film. She serves a central role in the film as Stark's personal secretary, who is impressed by her employer's improved attitude and moral stance upon returning from his imprisonment in Afghanistan. She also plays a crucial role at the film's climax when Stark battles Iron Monger. The movie alludes to Tony's constant dependency on her (to where he even needs her to remember his social security number) and hints towards a sexual tension between the two, though neither act upon it.

Winner: Gwyneths Paltrow's Pepper Potts conveys are Cute and bad-add woman that both Gender love to see, plus she helps Tony Stark to a big degree.

Round 4: Villain

Everyone loves a good bad guy!

In Captain America, Johann Schmidt was an SS officer who reached the rank of Hitler's inner circle. He was the first man in centuries to be completely aware of Norse Gods having roamed the Earth and sought to harness the science behind their power. Then he created his own branch known as HYDRA, named after the mythological creature, which became Hitler's deep science division. Dr. Abraham Erkshine had been forced to test the Super Soldier Serum on Johann Schmidt, corrupt and greedy for power. After the serum had been used on Schmidt, he not only developed a darker nature but also suffered physical side effects. After his head was severely deformed into a skull-like form. Hugo Weaving was born to play the red skull

In Thor, throughout their childhood and into adolescence, Loki was resentful of the differences in which he and Thor were treated by the citizens of Asgard. The Asgardians valued great strength, tenacity, and bravery in battle above all things and Loki was clearly inferior to his foster brother Thor in these areas. However, Loki's gifts lay in other areas, most notably sorcery. He possessed a natural affinity to command great magical forces and hoped to somehow use these powers to become the most powerful god in all of Asgard and to destroy Thor.

In Iron Man, Obadiah Stane was the best friend and business partner of weapons development billionaire Howard Stark. After Howard's tragic death, Obadiah becomes a father figure to Howard's only son Tony Stark. But succumbs to jealousy and makes deals under the table to ensure Starks death.

Winner: Has to be Loki, his greasy, menacing smile gives me the chills every time, you honestly don't know what will come next with him!

Round 5: Box Office success

Need I say more...

The Winner: Iron Man


Iron Man wins it by 3:2:0, Despite Thor being the better Superhero and Loki being the better villain, Iron Man has the better plot, better love interest and the best box office success.

But now its up to you, do you agree? Disagree? Vote and comment below, let me know!


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