Next summer, some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes will face off against each other in one enormous Civil War! But, who can really stand against each other and who will fall? We will not be seeing all of our Avengers face off against each other come this May, but we will be seeing a lot.
But before we witness the Civil War, why not decide for ourselves who would win in some of the greatest duels between Avengers? There will be no army, no teams and no outside help. You decide who will win in these duels as Earth's Mightiest Heroes go Avenger vs. Avenger.
1. Steve Rogers (Captain America) vs. Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Steve Rogers (Captain America):
Steve Rogers never backs down from a fight, even when he knows he will lose. He has a strong sense of integrity and knows to hold the damn hill, even when everyone else says he is wrong. This is a man, or super soldier, who managed to survive the greatest War in human history and then came back 70 years later and is still kicking ass. He has artificially enhanced physiology, giving him enhanced intelligence, strength, durability, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes and a regenerative healing factor. In addition, he is a trained martial artist who has plenty of military knowledge and training. And let's not forget his vibranium shield that he uses to both defend himself and attack others with by throwing it. Steve Rogers is a true fighter.
Tony Stark (Iron Man):
Tony has quite the ego, and therefore will almost never back down when he thinks he is right. Tony is a technical genius, being able to program computers with ease and build robots like it is no big deal. Stark uses his armor to give him abilities of flight, superhuman strength, superhuman reflexes, armor systems, life support, durability and a Heads Up Display (HUD) that warns him of an oncoming attack. In addition, he has repulsors, lasers, missiles, mini-guns and a unibeam which protrudes from the arc reactor on his chest. It's no wonder they call him the Invincible Iron Man.
Who would win?
2. Bruce Banner (Hulk) vs. Thor
Bruce Banner (Hulk):
Though Banner himself does not have any real special abilities, it's the "other guy" we should be concerned with. When Banner gets angry (even though he's always angry), he transforms into the Incredible Hulk, an enormous green beast who appears to be completely unbeatable. The Hulk has superhuman strength, durability, speed, endurance and a healing factor. Throw in the fact that these abilities grow exponentially the angrier he gets, and you've got yourself quite the unstoppable opponent.
Thor is the prince of Asgard, often seen as a god on Earth, who is over one thousand years old. Thor is the second strongest Asgardian alive - second only to his father. He has gained his father's Asgardian abilities of superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, stability and stamina, in addition to his Asgardian healing factor, weather control and ability to live a long time. Let's not forget Mjolnir, his hammer that he is able to wield perfectly and with ease in almost any fight. Thor is truly a tough match.
Who would win?
3. Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) vs. Clint Barton (Hawkeye)
Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow):
Natasha is a trained spy who has worked for the Soviet agency KGB and S.H.I.E.L.D. She is described as one of the greatest spies / assassins on the planet, and there really is no question about why. She is a Master Spy, Master Martial Artist, Master Acrobat and Master Assassin. Not enough for you? She is also an Expert Marksman, she can pilot almost any plane or jet, she can hack almost any computer system, she can speak countless languages, she is great at interrogation, and she has an assortment of weaponry. She may be human, be she is one tough lady!
Clint Barton (Hawkeye):
Family man Clint Barton is certainly no stranger to a good fight. Having worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. for countless years, Hawkeye has plenty of training and experience. He has mastered the use of the bow, with help help of his master marksman ship. He is also a master assassin, in addition to being an expert in acrobatics, martial arts, piloting and military tactics. Plus, to add the cherry on top of the ice cream, he is able to shoot from both his left and right hands. Clint Barton is a genuine badass.
Who would win?
4. Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) vs. Vision
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)
Wanda, a native of Sokovia, underwent scientific experimentation under H.Y.D.R.A. leader Baron von Strucker. Her abilities reside in the field of Psionics, giving her telekinesis (including levitation and energy shields), telepathy, mental manipulation (inflicting dreams into someone's head, usually used for fear), and a powerful psionic energy, which is her red glowing energy she uses to ward off enemies and tear them apart by using blasts, waves and bolts. Or as Maria Hill used to explain her, "she's weird." Wanda is certainly up there to be considered one of the Avengers' most powerful members.
Vision is an android made from Vibranium created with the help of Ultron, Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, Helen Cho and Thor. He was based off of Stark's computer system J.A.R.V.I.S. and his life is supported by the Infinity Stone on the top of his head. First let's talk about his android body, which gives him both enhanced durability and synthetic cell generation to help patch him up almost instantly. He also has density manipulation, which means he can change his density at will to make him heavier or lighter; this gives him enhanced strength, levitation and the ability to move through walls. Plus, he can hack into and corrupt computer systems, and he can shoot a powerful laser beam from the Infinity Stone on his head. The fact alone that he has an Infinity Stone should automatically place Vision as one of the strongest characters, in addition to being made from Vibranium.
Who would win?
Which Avengers did you choose? Comment below, and stay tuned for Rounds 2 and 3 of this poll. Also, check out the corresponding post by fellow creator Andrew Brindley with his article about the Justice League! Thanks for reading!