This contest is now closed. Iron Man defeated Loki, quite one-sidedly 87-18, Looks like fan sentiment overcame Loki's magic. Check back tomorrow for our final Avengers Showdown!
So far Cap and Hawkeye have emerged as victors in our weekly Avengers Showdowns. While the sentiment is certainly on Iron Man's side, don't underestimate the God of Mischief, aka Loki. The two battle it out in this week's Showdown. All you have to do is tell us who wins and why. Let's look at the tale of the tape…
In one corner, you have the wise-cracking, philanthropic, billionaire, genius playboy, Tony "Iron Man" Stark. Since we're sticking with the movie version of Iron Man, we all know he possesses a powered armor suit that gives him superhuman strength, durability, flight and an array of weapons at his disposal. However, once the suit has sustained serious damage, he reverts back to being a regular human being. Marvel describes him as "a cool exec with a heart of steel" and he'll need to maintain his composure with this week's opponent. Here are his ability rankings:
Stark's opponent hails from the magical realm of Asgard. The adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor, he ranked eighth in IGN's list of Greatest Comic Book Villains of All Time. As a member of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, Loki possesses the physical attributes of the superbeings, including enhanced strength, stamina, immunity to all known diseases and toxins and the ability to withstand high-caliber bullets.
Loki has extensive training in magic and possesses the ability to manipulate magical forces for a variety of purposes including energy projection, creation of force fields, hypnosis, inter-dimesional teleportation and illusion casting. On top of that he possesses a brilliant intellect, though his arrogance and lust for power could prove to be his downfall. Here are his Marvel ability rankings:
So who wins and why? We'll randomly select one winner from the comments (one comment per entrant) below. You must be 18 or older to participate and this showdown closes at 11:59 p.m. PST on May 15. The winner will receive a $25 Avengers Fandango Bucks gift card. You can also purchase them here.