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The Biggest Brawls Between Captain America and Iron Man

Updated September 2, 2020 1.3k votes 447 voters 182.0k views12 items

List RulesThe greatest moments when Captain America and Iron Man fought.

Two sides of the same coin, Captain America and Iron Man are both pillars of the Marvel Universe, but, at the same time, so different. Captain America has the iron clad sense of morality and honor. Iron Man... well, he is just iron clad! Ranker Comics has put together a list of different times the egos of these two heroes bumped against each other a little too much and it got ugly!

Although both are leaders in the Avengers, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are total opposite personalities. Rodgers, coming from the 1940s, holds his honor and morals in very high regard. Frankly, he can be a little stodgy. His buddy, Tony Stark is the epitome of the billionaire playboy and plays it more fast and loose than the good Captain would appreciate. 

Call up Jarvis and have him bring the drinks - Ranker Comics has the ten best conflicts between these two mighty Avengers! Let's just say that when the ground rumbles between these two, the whole world feels it!
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    Civil War

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    This is the throw down between Captain America and Iron Man. Emotions were high going into the Superhuman Registration Act and only got worse as Iron Man put pressure on the now-outlaw heroes to join up or face prison. 

    Although these two characters have fought side by side countless times, their personalities and ideologies gave way to an epic battle with reverberations still being felt in the Marvel Universe.

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    Armor Wars

    Iron Man #228, smack dab in the middle of Armor Wars, saw Tony Stark stripping anyone who was using Iron Man Tech in their armor - good or bad. 

    After taking care of some of his enemies, Tony then visited a prison where the guards were outfitted with armor that was based on Stark's technology. Captain America shows up (then just going by "The Captain") to stop Iron Man from disarming these guards. After a brief tussle, Tony destroys the tech and continues his egotistical rampage.
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    The Avengers

    Joss Whedon's The Avengers has the honor of being the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the audience gets to see Tony Stark and Steve Rodgers confronting each other. 

    Although negatively influenced by Loki's staff, the two heroes' disagreement dissolves into insults and almost gets violent. Looks like the seeds for Captain America: Civil War were planted a long time ago!
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    New Avengers Vol. 3 #3

    When the leaders in the Avengers are confronted with an alternate reality version of Earth colliding with their own and all plans to save both planets has failed, a brain trust of Avengers decided that a world destroying weapon needs to be built in order to save their own. 

    Captain America stands strong against the idea, but the secret members of the Illuminati in the Avengers have a contingency for Captain America's opposition and wipe his memory of the group and their actions.
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