Thorbuster: Why Tony Stark’s God Killing Iron Man Armor Is His Most Dangerous Weapon


Iron Man has created armors for all occasions, including some to beat his own Avengers teammates, but can metal stop a god?

In many cases, Iron Man has been Marvel’s version of Batman, especially as he prepares to fight his own friends. Just as Batman has plans to beat every member of the Justice League, Iron Man also has contingency efforts to beat his fellow Avengers.

Everyone knows about the Hulkbuster, but there was also a time when Iron Man brought out the Thorbuster, which was designed to beat Thor. It worked as well, nearly stopping the God of Thunder before the two sides finally stopped fighting and went their separate ways.

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History of the Thorbuster armor from Iron Man

Thorbuster armor

Thor brought Asgard to Earth after the death of his father Odin and placed it over New York City. However, there was terrible violence in the country of Slokovia, and the victims of the country prayed to Thor for his help before they were all killed. Thor wanted revenge, so he brought the Asgardian warriors to Slokovia for revenge. The United States sent the Avengers to stop Thor because they were afraid that Doctor Doom might launch an attack on the world, believing he was in danger. Iron Man appeared in Thorbuster armor to fight his friend and stop a World War.

Iron Man has betrayed Thor’s trust more than once. When Thor first joined the Avengers, he became close with his new teammates. However, Tony Stark stole a lock of Thor’s hair and later created the Thor clone during “Civil War.” What he did with the Thorbuster was similar. Thor brought Tony an Asgardian crystal charged with immense energy so that he could study it. Thor believed this could help Tony find a cleaner source of energy than the one used by Earth. However, once again, Iron Man betrayed Thor’s trust. He used it to create armor that could defeat Thor.

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Iron Man Thorbuster Armor Powers

Thorbuster vs. Thor

It was Doctor Doom’s idea to use the crystal to build the armor. Doom wanted to protect his land from Latveria, and since he was next to Slokovia, he had a lot to lose. Stark made the armor, and it looked a bit like the Destroyer’s suit. Thor was angry that Iron Man would use a gift from him as a weapon. An Asgardian mystical element propelled the armor, allowing it to withstand magical energy, and Tony added “Type X” repulsors to increase its hits. It had a unique beam that fired blasts of energy, and the Asgardian crystal empowered the armor, allowing it to absorb Asgardian energies. He even allowed Iron Man to stop Mjolnir and smash him like nothing. Furthermore, this was also a defensive armor, something that protected Tony Stark from almost anything. However, there was still one thing that could damage the armor.

Iron Man Thorbuster armor weaknesses

Iron Man in Thorbuster's Army

There was only one weakness in the Thorbuster armor. While he was able to deflect Thor’s attacks and fight him, he didn’t do what the armor was made for. The Thorbuster could beat almost anyone, but it couldn’t beat Thor. After the two Avengers mercilessly beat each other, Thor was able to reach out and remove the reactor with his bare hands and close all the armor. It makes sense that Thor has a way of beating anything made with the crystal he gave Tony Stark. Although he was unable to defeat Thor, the Asgardian-powered Thorbuster armor might just be the most powerful armor Tony Stark has ever built.

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