A Short King Takes On A Tall King
will be looking at this fight with the framework established in the
Lunis meta. I have a full write-up of this meta on my blog.
- I'll be using a variant type that I have coined, called Stagnate Variants. This means I will use whatever forms have lasted the longest in that chartarter's life.
- For Iron Man specifically, I'll be using a generalized variant based on performance with/against other heroes.
- I will be using stats equated, but with my own personal twist. Feel free to check out Tac'd Out on my blog for more info.
- This fight is in character with some flanderization. Neither character knows each other.
- Naruto is very fast, even when compared to rivals in his tier. He is easily a 3 in base, with KCM or Sage Mode edging him towards 4.
- Naruto is above Hashirama and Tobirama in speed, seeing as though he is more of a rival to Minato.
- Naruto is not only massively durable normally, but he has regen that allows him to shrug off lethal blows when he is effected. Because of this, he is a 4 in durability. This is assuming with additives as Naruto uses additives every time he begins taking damage.
- Naruto is above everyone in his tier, durability-wise, except for maybe Hashirama.
- Naruto is strange in terms of power. Although not a very heavy hitter, he is able to scale up with both actual size and energy blasts. I place him at a 3-4 depending on scale being used.
- Naruto is comparable but possibly lesser to Toneri in power, scaling above all others in the Tier.
- This is where Naruto lacks. Naruto isn't particularly smart or tactically sound despite his strength. I would place him at a 1-2, given that he has effective strategy but nothing besides his one strategy.
- Under Minato, Hiruzen, and Tobirama in terms of battle wit and/or innovation.
- Another lacking trait. Naruto is not interested in dealing lethal in proportunate fights. He enjoys fighting but would rather not kill his opponent. I place him at a 1.
- Naruto is the least lethal in terms of character within his tier. He can kill on occasion, but every other God tier character is far more prepared to kill.
- Given that Iron Man is agility based in flight, he should be fairly fast, even when compared to most heroes. Still, after watching his display against others who compare to him, he seems basic in terms of speed. I give him a 2 in general; 1 on the ground and a 3 when flying.
- Comparable to Captain America who is under agility based heroes, who are under the speed based heroes.
Despite being essentially the MCU’s main protagonist, Ironman is only “slightly” above average in terms of his performance and portrayal. It’s not so much that he loses fights or wins them often, but it’s that he’s not considered “the big guns” of his verse. Characters like Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Captain America all are comparable or greater than him, and they are considered meaningfully below the actual 4’s like Hulk, and Thor.
Man built a suit that helps him fight superhumans, made a goddamn reactor that helps keep his body alive. Built tech to fight superhumans like the Hulk. Come on.
He’s deadly against grunts, middle eastern minorities, or very powerful threats to the world, but he’s only really about killing because that’s the efficient way to solve problems. It’s not unreasonable to claim he would avoid killing if it was easier to do.
The Main Event: Naruto vs Iron Man
- Iron Man has the initial advantage, that being character. Iron Man would be much quicker in deciding that Naruto is a threat and actively attempting to deal lethal.
- Adding to the above point, Iron Man would be much quicker to deduce how Naruto works mechanically at a basic level. Naruto would most likely come across as a hero/villain type with a very large arsenal of powers.
- Iron Man hype stops there as Naruto pulls ahead in every other statistic, with Iron Man needing to dish out his best moves to keep up with a Naruto in base (or near minimal effort with additives)