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Iron Man (MCU) VS Tanya von Degurechaff (Youjo Senki)

Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, the genius weapons manufacturer who created his own super-suit to battle terrorists, aliens, and other threats to world peace

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Tanya von Degurechaff, the Japanese businessman reborn as a superpowered child soldier in an alternate First World War, whose brutality earned her the nickname "Devil of the Rhine".

WHO IS DEADLIEST!?

Iron Man

Mark 43 Iron Man
I have a plan: Attack!
— Iron Man

Tony Stark, later known as Iron Man, was a selfish, womanizing, billionaire inventor and the CEO of Stark Industries, a weapons manufacturing company that he inherited from his father, Howard. Stark, guided by his father's friend Obidiah Stane, became a national super star with the best weaponry on the market, but when he went to the middle east to demonstrate his new Jericho Missile System, his convoy was attacked by a terrorist group known as the Ten Rings. Trapped in a dingy cave, Tony was forced by the terrorists to build their own Jericho, but a fellow prisoner named Yensin helped him construct a special suit of armor from the scraps, the Mark 1 Iron Man armor, which he used to escape the Ten Rings. On his way out, Yensin sacrificed himself to allow Stark to return home, an act that deeply affected the mind of the inventor-genius.

Returning home, Stark began to perfect his disguise, and shut down any and all weapons manufacturing within Stark Industries. Disgruntled by his decision, Stane recovered the Mark 1 suit and built his own from the example, becoming the Iron Monger. He revealed that he was the one responsible for the terrorists getting Stark, but he was killed in his battle with Iron Man. Shortly afterwards, Iron Man was contacted by Nick Fury about the Avenger's Initiative. After an attack by the soviet villain Whiplash, and his best friend taking up the mantle of War Machine, Stark would join with the Avengers to battle Loki and his Chitauri army.

Weapons and Abilities

Mark 43 Armor

Iron Man’s Mark 43 armor is a suit is one many suits of powered armor constructed by Stark himself. All versions of the armor grant him superhuman speed, strength, and durability. The suit allows him to easily fight on even terms with superhuman adversaries and is capable of surviving massive amounts of punishment, including tank rounds, alien energy weapons, and even Thor’s Mjolnir. The suit is also fully capable of flight at supersonic speeds, being able to keep up with a figher jet or even a missile.

Repulsor Beams

Iron Man (MCU) Repulsor

The palms of the Mark 43 suit are equipped with muon thrusters known as Repulsors, which, in addition to flight control, can also be used as weapons. At their most powerful setting, the beams carry considerable force, easily capable of sending an adult man or even larger objects flying backwards.

Shoulder-Mounted Guns


Iron Man has a set of small independently targettable guns on the shoulders of the Mark 43, capable of engaging up to 12 different enemies. However, these are anti-personnel weapons, and would likely not pierce Tanya’s magic shield.

Missiles

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The Mark 43 suit carries a number of guided missiles which can be launched either from the wrist or somewhere on the sides of the suit. These missiles carry an anti-armor warhead capable of destroying a main battle tank or even Ultron’s first body, as seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The missiles can be launched singularly or in a barrage of up to about 10-12.

Unibeam

Iron Man (MCU) Unibeam

The Unibeam is the most powerful armament of Iron Man’s suit, essentially a particle beam weapons similar to a high-powered version of the Repulsor beam, fired from the Arc Reactor on his chest.

JARVIS

Iron Man’s suit is interfaced with his personal AI, JARVIS, a voice-activated AI capable of controlling communications, GPS navigation, weapons targetting, monitoring the status of the suit, and other functions while Stark operates the suit.

Infra-red Vison

Iron Man’s suit is equipped with infra-red cameras to allow him to see targets such as persons and machinery through walls, as seen when he uses them to target and destroy a HYDRA shield generator.

Tanya von Degurechaff

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Men, what is our mission? Extermination! Not a single man spared! We have only one job to do: create a living hell!
— Tanya von Degurechaff

Tanya von Degurechaff is the protagonist of the light novel and later anime Youjo Senki. Tanya was formerly a Japanese salaryman involved in management, until he (Tanya’s male past self will be referred to with male pronouns) was murdered by a disgruntled ex-employee that he had recently fired, being pushed into an oncoming subway. Upon his death, the salaryman that would become Tanya met an entity claiming to be God, who Tanya refers to as “Being X”, refusing to acknowledge that they are God. When asked why he was an atheist, the salaryman stated that he lived in a world where modern technology provided everything and that there was no evidence of the supernatural. In the novel, he goes further and tells “Being X” that because he failed to anticipate this, he cannot be omniscient. Because of this, Being X sends the salaryman to be reborn in a war-torn world where magic exists. He is reborn as Tanya Degurechaff, an orphan girl in an alternate pre-First World War Germany, who is selected for military service because of her massive magic potential and her unusual intellegence for her age- as she is literally a 40-year old man in child’s body. By age nine, she writes a thesis on military logistics and completes officer candidate school. By age ten, she sees her first combat, and soon after proves herself the only one capable of operating the Elinium Type 95 orb. Tanya is promoted to the rank of Major and placed in charge of an elite mage unit specializing in deep penetration of enemy lines. This unit eventually proves instrumental in the Empire’s victory first of the Duchy of Dakia and the Legadonian Entente and Francois Republic. Throught the alternate First World War, Tanya gains a reputation for cruelty and brutality, often intentionally engineering the situation to maximize both enemy casualties, both military and civilian. This reputation earns her the nicknames “The Devil of the Rhine” and “Tanya the Evil”. Throughout her time in the alternate world, Being X speaks to Tanya, and placed her into situations which he believe will force her to develop faith. At every attempt, Tanya responds by swearing she will find a way to kill “Being X”.

Weapons and Abilities

Mondragon Rifle

Mondragón rifle

Tanya’s primary weapon for the first half of the anime is a Mondragon Rifle, standard issue to the Imperial Mages Corps. The weapon is a semi-automatic rifle that appears to still have to be reloaded, having a ten-round magazine. The range and stopping power aren’t really relevant as Tanya’s magic abilities allow her to fire off magic bullets with a range of at least 3 kilometers or so and with the explosive force of a small tank gun or artillery shell (appear to be comparable to a 75mm).

SIG MKMS Submachine Gun

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After taking the weapon from Allied mage Anson Sioux, Tanya uses a MKMS submachine gun as her primary weapon, firing explosive magic rounds in rapid succession, using it like an autocannon. The weapon has a 40-round detachable magazine.

Bayonet and Combat Knife

Tanya bayonet

Tanya’s powers as a mage allow her enhance her Mondragon bayonet and combat knife’s sharpness and durability to the point where it is capable of decapitating a man with a single swing. Using her superhuman speed and strength, Tanya is capable of making rapid melee attacks.

Magic Bullets

Tanya rifle

Tanya, like all mages, is capable of firing off magically enhanced rounds which possess massive explosive power capable impacting with roughly the force of a 75mm round and firing them as quickly as her weapon can fire, and can be set to detonate on impact or in midair for anti-aircraft purposes. While it is stated that normal magic bullets do not have the firepower of heavy artillery, they are nonetheless impressive, and capable devastating practically any target.

Magic Shield

Mages are capable of projecting a powerful shield around them to protect them from small arms fire. While on normal operational mode, the shield is capable of stopping a few bullets coming from any direction, however, the mage can “supercharge” one part of the sheild. With a normal mage, this only works to the point where it can survive extended machine gun fire or a single mortar shell, however Tanya’s shield is more powerful (thanks to her connection to Being X), surviving multiple magic explosive bullets, however, it is not clear how well it would do against heavy artillery (most mages cannot survive artillery fire). In any case, she still seems to avoid being hit by heavier munitions, suggesting the shield can be broken with sufficient firepower.

Elinium Type-95 Orb

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The Elinium Type-95 Orb is an experimental orb designed for use with a mage’s powers, allowing them to fly and fire magic bullets. Tanya is the only mage capable of using the device, thanks to her connection with Being X. With this orb, she is capable of flying at over 300 kilometers per hour at elevations of up to 12,000 feet above sea level (while most mages can only reach a maximum of 8000 feet.

Connection to Being X

The mysterious self-proclaimed god Tanya refers to as “Being X” granted her the power to tap into massive power far greater than a normal mage by praying to him. As much as Tanya hates “Being X”, she will use this power to destroy to gain a tactical advantage. Examples of powers she has gained by using this ability include a boost to her magic shield to the point she can shrug off multiple magic bullets impacts, the ability to fire heat-seeking bullets, and even firing a single massive magic bullet with an explosive force comparable to a large fuel-air bomb.

X-Factors

Iron Man X-Factor Tanya von Degurechaff
93 Combat Experience 85
80 Tactics 90
90 Equipment 80
90 Intelligence
 85
50 Brutality 100
98 Physical Strength 85


Explanations

Iron Man takes combat experience, having taken on terrorists, supervillians, aliens, and even Norse gods at various points, where as Tanya’s combat experience, while extensive and covering three fronts of an Alternate First World War, was mostly against similar adversaries, who were often outmatched by her connection with Being X. As for tactics, Tanya takes this edge, proving to be a military prodigy even at a young age, who devised the rapid assault mage tactics that won the war for the Empire. As for equipment, Iron Man takes a narrow edge for his sheer variety of weapons and equipment to counter any scenario he might encounter. As for intelligence, sure, Tanya is a tactical genius and a child prodigy, however, even that cannot compare to a man who created his own super-suit, micro-reactor, and even created an entirely new element. As for brutality, Tanya Degurechaff takes the edge for this, seeming to relish in killing, particularly with her bayonet, and not caring about the lives of civilians or even her own men. In fact, she has been known to engineer the situation in order to maximize civilian casualties. For instance, when she attacked an arms factory, Tanya sent a warning as per treaty regulations, but did so in her own child-like voice, meaning the workers thought it was a prank, and stayed to be killed by the bombardment. Finally, in terms of physical strength, Tanya is able to beat an adult man in hand-to-hand combat even with her child’s body, but even that can’t compare to the enhanced strength that Iron Man’s suit has given him.

Notes

The battle will be a one-on-one fight. While other characters may appear in the simulation, they will not be considered for the purposes of this fight.

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