Based off the premise that this would be a really cool fight to see happen, just exactly how awesome would it be to see Iron Man face off against Sinestro?
Really fucking boss!
Just think about it;
Tony's obviously no stranger to battling foes with rings( Mandarin anyone?) so initally you'd think that'd give Tony an edge, or at least put him on equal footing somewhat.
But would it?
Think about this.
Sinestro's smart. Really, really smart. Not smart like build shit out of tech smart like Tony is, but smart enough to develop long-term machievillian plans and battle strategies.
Also, depending on wether or not this strictly classic Sinestro, or current NU52 Sinestro, who absorbed the Parallax fear entity into hmself. If so, then Tony's really screwed because we all saw how powerful the embodiment of fear is.
But for the sake of this battle, I'd rather not make it too complicated, and just use the classic Sinestro in this one. And it's not like he's any less of a threat.
Sinestro's power ring can do everything that Hal's can, and what the Mandarin did with 10 rings, Sinestro can no doubt do with just one.
I'd be really interested in seeing how Tony counters Sinestro's ring contructs, and how he can work around them.
Can you say Sinestro Corps Buster Iron Man?
Also, looking at their personalities, on paper (at least for a short time) they look like they would/could actually be friends (especially the Superior IM version), or have a healthy mutual respect for one another.
Don't believe me?
-Both were/are best friends with equally stubborn, military guys (Steve and Rhodey for IM; Hal for Sinestro)
-Both are usually 100% convinced their way of doing things is the right way of doing things.
-Both prefer to be leaders in group settings
-Both are arrogant and extremely stubborn
-Both have fallen from grace a few times
-Both of them have been/are memebers of a team they either created or had a major hand in creating (Tony the Avengers, Sinestro his own lantern corps)
-Both are known to create gadgets (Sinestro less so, but he has in the past)
-Both of them have been to known rock mean moustaches (A stretch I know, and Sinestro still does at least;)
So, Iron Man
Who Wins and Why?
Let me know who you think ultimately walks away from this one.
The more and more I think about these combinations, the more I'm really surprised no one else's has or has been allowed to make these connections before.
Such is the case with probably one of the most biggest bromance hook-ups in history, ever, is
Guy Gardner and US Agent.
These two are pretty much in my opinion, the mirror versions of each other for their respective univereses.
Truly brothers from another mother.
Just think about it:
-Replacements for a main character's role( Guy for Hal, US Agent for Cap)
-Stubborn, abrasive and obxoxious, A-Type personalities.
-Don't have problems with authority, yet chose to work in those roles themselves.
-Both prefer to be leaders, since they're both alpha males.
-Both had their haydays in the late 80's-early 90's.
-Both have been on THE Super Team Franchise of their respective uinverses (Guy for the Justice League, Agent for the Avengers)
-Both have gotten into fights with teammates.
-Both have lost or had their body parts removed/replaced at various times on their histories.
-Both got kicked out or quit their respective teams.
-Ultra patrotic guys who worked for patriotic figureheads.
-Proud NRA members(probably)
So yeah, should be very little doubt that they belong together as super-buds.