Most Powerful Variants Of Iron Man

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Tony Stark is a billionaire, playboy and a genius. His unrivalled intellect makes him a great hero, and it helped him create his arsenal of armoured weapons. Iron Man. His importance in the Marvel universe made him a member of the Illuminati, which is no small feat.

His personal battle with alcoholism and his huge ego makes him one of Marvel’s most relatable characters between gods and aliens. In the comics, there have been different versions of Iron Man in other realities that are also quite powerful. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

10. Iron Man Noir

Iron Man Noir
Iron Man Noir

Set on Earth-90214, this version of Iron Man is part of the Marvel Noir universe. Living during World War II, Tony Stark is a billionaire and world-renowned adventurer who suffers from heart disease. Having as a love interest Dr. Gialetta Nefaria, this version of Tony Stark is quite different from the original.

After being betrayed by Nefaria and the death of his chronicler Virgil, Tony heads to Atlantis with Namor to find a cure for his heart. In a twist, his new assistant Pepper Potts is kidnapped by Nefaria and Baron Zemo. Now in a Nazi facility, Tony discovers that Baron Zemo is actually Howard Stark, his own father. Tony uses his genius intellect and vast resources to defeat his father and create his Iron Man armour to become a hero.

9. Iron Man of Earth X

Iron Man of Earth X

In the Earth X version, Tony Stark isolates himself from the rest of the world as the Terrigen Mists are released into the atmosphere. To save himself from the mutation, Tony creates the Iron Mansion for himself. He also creates the Iron Avengers, under the orders of President Norman Osborn.

Upon the arrival of the Celestials, Tony used his Iron Mansion to fight them. When the Celestials obliterated the mansion, Galactus arrived just in time to defeat the cosmic beings. Although Tony survived the destruction of his Iron Mansion, he was impaled by wreckage, causing his death.

8. Iron Lord

Iron Lord
Iron Lord

Iron Lord is the Iron Man of Earth-311, the universe in Neil Gaiman’s 1602 series, where Marvel superheroes exist in an Elizabethan setting. This version of the character has roughly the same power and ability as the regular Iron Man, though his armour is much more steampunk.

With his armoured protection, the Iron Lord is more than well protected against the weapons of the age. He can also fly and generate energy blasts, even though the technology behind it all is much more analogue than his Earth-616 counterpart.

7. Iron Man of Age X

Iron Man of Age X
Iron Man of Age X

One of the most heroic and tragic versions of the hero is Iron Man from Age X. He was infected with a virus as a result of a confrontation with two mutant brothers, who permanently merged him with his suit. Slowly being digested by the armour, he was essentially a corpse animated by machines and jokingly called himself the “Corpse of Steel”.

On a mission with the Avengers, a Trojan took over his armour and tried to kill mutated children. When Captain America asked Stark how he could save him, Stark heroically replied to Rogers not to save him, but to save the children. At his request, Captain America shot him in the back of the head.

6. Emperor Stark

Emperor Stark
Emperor Stark

The Tony Stark of Earth-42777 is the ruling despot of Earth who brutally killed all superheroes and supervillains except those who did not oppose him, such as the Inhumans. Although the character wears Doctor Doom’s mantle, he lacks the mystical powers of the ruler of Latveria.

This character has all of Iron Man’s traditional powers but has no sense of morality. Cold, aloof, and driven by pure ego, this version of the character is powerful in its capacity for cruelty.

5. Iron Man, Sorcerer Supreme

Iron Man, Sorcerer Supreme
Iron Man, Sorcerer Supreme

Tony Stark is the last guy you’d expect to learn mystical arts when that time could be spent creating more innovative technology. That’s why it’s quite surprising to see that on Earth-TRN591 Tony Stark is the Sorcerer Supreme rather than Stephen Strange. In fact, this is one of the few potential futures for Marvel where everything went right for the world.

Because it’s a world where Tony Stark convinced governments to work together to fund various plans to save the world, and they succeeded, creating global peace.

4. Iron Man 2099

Iron Man 2099
Iron Man 2099

Sonny Frisco takes on the mantle of Iron Man in the 2099 universe, one of Marvel’s darkest future timelines. While the technology behind his advanced armour is a century ahead of Tony Stark’s, the basic range of powers and abilities is essentially the same, albeit more powerful.

Iron Man 2099 can fly at supersonic speeds, as well as generate powerful blasts of energy. Sonny Frisco is also extremely smart, using his talent for engineering to build the armour and earn a spot on the 2099 Avengers team in the process.

3. Iron Man 2020

Iron Man 2020
Iron Man 2020

Iron Man 2020 is Arno Stark, a descendant of Tony. He is also very powerful, with enhanced armour notable for his trademark shoulder gears. The suit in general is faster and tougher than previous versions of the armour, with greater potential for bursts of energy and speed.

Arno Stark, like many other Iron Man armour users, is exceptionally intelligent. He invented virtually every component of his armour, including a weapon called the Flying Star Blade, a detachable projectile device he can remotely control.

2. Infamous Iron Man

Infamous Iron Man
Infamous Iron Man

Although the Emperor’s version of Iron Man lacked Doom’s powers, Doctor Doom himself had already possessed the Iron Man armour on Earth-616 for a while.

The Infamous Iron Man not only possessed the highly advanced armour and all its possibilities but also had the magical abilities of Victor Von Doom. As one of Marvel’s most powerful mages, Doom can manipulate matter and reality.

He can also travel between time and space to other dimensions, including mystical planes belonging to characters such as Mephisto. Powerful and intelligent, Doom was one of the most powerful Iron Man variants of all time.

1. Superior Iron Man

Superior Iron Man
Superior Iron Man

One of the most powerful versions of Iron Man is, without a doubt, the Superior Iron Man. For although he is the usual Tony Stark from Earth 616, he was stripped of any morality through a spell.

To mark his new phase, Iron Man designs an all-new armour in less than an hour. However, instead of building it out of the more classic materials, Stark creates a new suit that is composed of symbiote-infused metal, instantly adhering to his body and hardening at the connection. In addition, the new armour strays from the classic red and yellow, featuring a bright chrome.

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