Movie Madness: The Terminator vs. Tony Stark

Darth Vader certainly showed why he’s a favorite in this Movie Madness tournament. In Wednesday’s matchup, he took down Dutch, a man who survived a nuclear explosion, without much of a fight at all. Today, we’ll dive into the matchup that will determine which unlucky person will have to face Vader in the next round: Tony Stark or the Terminator.

Now here’s a very interesting matchup. Usually, I would say that the Terminator is the favorite. He’s a nearly indestructible robot from the future who seems to annihilate anything that gets in his way. He’s certainly a formidable foe for anyone, but today he’s going up against Tony Stark. The odds may have swung out of the Terminator’s favor on this one.

Tony Stark – He easily glided past Dr. Horrible in the first round and found a way to kill the nightmare-stalking Freddy Krueger in the second. Even though his rich playboy antics can get him into trouble, it seems that his wealth of engineering knowledge has been able to help him progress through the tournament.

Secret Weapon: Speaking of engineering knowledge, isn’t it completely possible that Tony Stark would be the man to bring the Terminator to his metallic knees? The guy can assemble destructive weapons out of spare parts in a cave. Couldn’t he find a way to disassemble the Terminator?

The Terminator – He came into this tournament as a favorite of fans, and also possesses a lot of raw badass-ness. He’s a killing machine sent from the future to wipe out whomever he’s been programmed to target. Not only is he an effective assassin, but he’s also one of the best catchphrase factories ever built.

Secret Weapon: I feel like the Terminator is at a horrible disadvantage going up against a genius engineer like Tony Stark. Even so, the Terminator is a killing machine. If he can get to Stark before Stark can formulate a plan, then he might just be able to win this thing. He’s going to have to be more effective than ever before to beat Tony Stark, though.

The Terminator vs. Tony Stark

  • Tony Stark (66%, 95 Votes)
  • The Terminator (34%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 143

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    • Exactly William…this has been my argument for many rounds now – if Sarah Connor (including the not-buff-yet Sarah from the original TERMINATOR) can find a way to kill it, how has The Terminator even lasted this long in the contest?

  1. This is a morning ritual that I need to share with the world. It is called “The Terminator”.

    First, you must crouch down in the shower in the classic “naked terminator traveling through time” pose. With my eyes closed I crouch there for a minute, visualizing that I am either Arnold or the guy from the second movie, but more than often Arnold. I start to hum the terminator theme first quietly in my head and then continue to build up the hum so those outdoors of the shower might be wondering if a terminator is near. Then I slowly rise to a standing position, crack my joints, and open my eyes. It helps me to proceed through my day as an emotionless, cyborg badass. If im feeling like a big time badass, I’ll step out the shower completly nude, scanning people around me and then ask them for their clothes.

  2. Multiwizard

    It’s too bad Tony Stark made it past Freddy Krueger in the last round. If he hadn’t, this match-up would have been very interesting. Freddy can’t invade the Terminator’s dreams because he doesn’t sleep. No fight, no battle. But I digress. Stark wins this one as well.

  3. RBBrittain

    I missed the last one, but no matter: I may complain about the SW fanboys pushing Boba Fett (and till earlier this week, Han Solo) thru the tournament, but Darth Vader deserves to be in the final four.

    The Terminator’s hard to destroy, but Iron Man is too. With that more balanced this time, Tony Stark will pull a Sarah Connor and win.

    • RBBrittain

      I just noticed that the winner here goes up against Vader; I don’t think either one can beat him.