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The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time  

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Iron Man is one of the most iconic superheroes in the history of comics, especially after Robert Downey, Jr.'s film adaptation reinvented comic movies and made billions of dollars. 

As such, there are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or alternate versions of the character in comic books, Iron Man is in so many forms of pop culture, in one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like to play as Iron Man in Marvel VS Capcom 3, or do you like playing as him in the Ultimate Alliance games? Is the "Avengers Assemble" cartoon your favorite take on Tony, or is the Iron Man from "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" more your cup of tea? 

Here's the chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of Iron Man ever? Vote up your favorites!
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more
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The Avengers: Earth's Mighties... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
TV Program
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! is an American animated television series by Marvel Animation in cooperation with Film Roman, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The ...more
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Demon in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Demon in a Bottle
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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more
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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more
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Avengers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Avengers
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Fictional Character
Regular 616 Continuity and all titles that are canon therein. Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A wealthy American business magnate, playboy, and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward ...more
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Tales of Suspense is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Tales of Suspense is the name of an American comic book series and two one-shot comics published by Marvel Comics. The first, which ran from 1959 to 1968, began as a science-fiction anthology ...more
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Ultimate Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Ultimate Iron Man, is the Ultimate Marvel version of the fictional superhero Iron Man that first appeared in the fourth issue of Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, written by Brian Michael Bendis and ...more
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Ultimate Avengers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Ultimate Avengers is a superhero film and direct-to-DVD, animated film loosely based on the Marvel Comics limited series The Ultimates, and released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment as part of ...more
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Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more
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Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is a direct-to-video anime film by Madhouse, following up on the Marvel Anime series. It is directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, an anime director best known for works like ...more
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New Avengers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Publication
The New Avengers is a comic book published by Marvel Comics. The title has been used for three American comic book series. The first two were written by Brian Michael Bendis and depicted a ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
The Guardians of the Galaxy is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics, featuring a fictional spacefaring superhero team. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning formed the team from existing and ...more
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more
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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more
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Secret Invasion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Comic Book Series
"Secret Invasion" is a comic book crossover storyline that ran through a self-titled eight issue limited series and several tie-in books published by Marvel Comics from April through ...more
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Earth-3490 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Earth-3490
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Iron Man: Armored Adventures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
TV Program
Iron Man: Armored Adventures is a 3D CGI cartoon series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man. It debuted in the USA on the Nicktoons on April 24, 2009, and has already begun airing on ...more
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Avengers West Coast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Book
The West Coast Avengers is a comic book series featuring a fictional group of superheroes created by Roger Stern and Bob Hall. It was the first spin-off publication for the Avengers. The West ...more
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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
TV Program
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. is an animated series featuring the incredible Hulk as he fights threats of a supervillainous nature alongside fellow gamma-mutated heroes A-Bomb, Red Hulk, ...more
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Marvel Anime: Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Marvel Anime: Iron Man
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Marvel Animated Features is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Iron Man Versions Of All Time
Film
Marvel Animated Features is a series of eight direct-to-video animated films made by MLG Productions, a joint venture between Marvel Studios and Lions Gate Entertainment.