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I've been thinking about, and I've read spin-off stories that talk about who would win in a fight: Iron Man or the Hulk. Iron Man has technology and speed on his side, but the Hulk has brute strength and would be able to reach the height Iron Man does (as shown in the Avengers when the Hulk scales buildings as if it was nothing).

Has there ever been an answer to this?

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comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=7466 - Hulk beats puny tin man –  Richard Jul 25 at 14:04
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The Hulk is pretty much indestcuctable, Iron man has many limits. So, the Hulk would win. His only real contenders would be Chuck Norris and Mr. T. –  please delete me Jul 25 at 14:07
    
I'm unsure why this has attracted a "primarily opinion-based" vote to close. They've fought in various comics. It should be a simple matter to identify who won and why. –  Richard Jul 25 at 14:51
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Are we defining a "win" as either a knock-out/incapacitation, or merely that they stop fighting? –  Monty129 Jul 25 at 16:57
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"Win" as in one of them renders the other incapable of fighting anymore –  Lipee Jul 25 at 16:59

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Iron Man and the Hulk have fought each other on a handful of occasions. The most brutal battle was during the World War Hulk storyline.

Even with all of his technology and wearing the Hulk Buster suit, Tony is unable to stop the Hulk.

ComicVine explains:

Iron Man dons his "Hulkbuster" Suit, in hopes of defeating Hulk. As the fight rages on, Iron Man, in a monologue, takes full responsibility for the incident, and explains that he knew that this day would come, as soon as he heard news that Hulk had not reached his destination. As they are battling, Iron Man injects nanobots into Hulk's bloodstream. This was supposed to slow him down, but hasn't seemed to take effect yet. After much fighting in the now empty Manhattan, Iron Man seems to have defeated Hulk. But, after a flashback of the death of his wife, Caiera, he only becomes angrier. He bursts from the crater his body had created, and dominates Iron Man.

The one-on-one ends with the Hulk victorious, and Tony's Hulk-Buster armor destroyed. The Hulk goes on to defeat the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange, and everything and everyone thrown against him.

Hulk vs Iron Man 1

World War Hulk Scan

Hulk vs Iron Man 3

Hulk vs Iron Man 2

That red wreckage in those last two panels? That's Tony's Hulk Buster armor. Or... It was.

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the nanobots are explained in avengers the initiative that hardball stole the nanobots and replaced it with a fake one so they could have work –  cidric Jul 25 at 14:39
    
IIRC, The Hulk stands up to The Sentry and wins (or at least is not defeated) in that arc. And Sentry has pretty much godlike powers. They've lately seem to emphasize that defeating Hulk by fighting him is futile because you just make him stronger. –  joshbirk Jul 25 at 16:59
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@joshbirk Yes, I just didn't want to get too far into it for spoilers and since it was less relevant to the Hulk/Tony battle being asked about. –  phantom42 Jul 25 at 17:08
    
@joshbrick if you fight hulk you have to defeat him fast or he gets stronger, but the sentry can easly defeat him in the world war hulk arc he didn´t use all his force he just free his power a little more –  cidric Jul 28 at 13:26
    
What? Sentry used up all of his energy trying to stop the Hulk. The Hulk remained standing and Sentry passed out. It's only because the Hulk chose to change back that Sentry didn't end up dead. –  phantom42 Jul 28 at 13:34

hulk wins. iron man have made armors againts hulk before, there is the hulk buster mark i in Iron Man (vol. 1) #304 it was capable of lifting 175 tons but in secret wars bannerhulk one of the weakest hulk forms lifted a montain wich weights way more than 175 tons and the hulkbuster mark ii was destroyed in a brutal battle in World War Hulk #1

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Based on previous comics, the strength of the Hulk has always outweighed anything Stark can design, so he always wins

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Hulk v Iron Man's latest, most heavily weaponised, Hulkbuster armour from this weeks Hulk v Iron Man. Hulk could do this to Ultron but for plot purposes they avoid writing a fight between them.

Hulk v Iron Man Hulkbuster Armour #1 Hulk v Iron Man Hulkbuster Armour #2 Hulk v Iron Man Hulkbuster Armour #3 Hulk v Iron Man Hulkbuster Armour #4 Hulk v Iron Man Hulkbuster Armour #6 Hulk v Iron Man Hulkbuster Armour #5

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