Bruce Wayne knows every inch of his company Wayne Enterprises. He knows when the finance reports are released, when each of his employees are on vacation or in the break room and he even knows how to make sure that budget cuts will never lead to layoffs for his employees. Yes, Bruce is very intuitive and intelligent. But how could he have ever predicted what would happen next? Wayne Enterprises is a well oiled machine that makes millions upon millions each year. As Bruce exits the board room with a grimace look about his face. The poised businessman starts to feel a rage that he has only felt during his vigilante role as the Dark Knight. His alter ego protects the streets of Gotham from the vile, disgusting, nefarious characters that only seem to thrive in Gotham. How could he tell his board members that for the first time, Wayne Enterprises was in the red. They were no longer a top contender on the Forbes list of Fortune 500 companies, no they were hemorrhaging money due to a competitor who has taken over their must lucrative markets. Wayne Enterprises, according to 2017’s current quarter is playing second fiddle to Stark Enterprises!
The Background: Over the course of the last 3 years, Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark have alternated awards for the most successful company, Man of the Year and Community Service Project of the Month. “How can that arrogant jerk be nominated for anything?” Bruce says as he paces around his study. “This is unacceptable” Bruce says as he peers over his right shoulder into the cracked door of his room. Bruce sets his glass on the desk and walks toward the secret door.
Tony Stark wakes up to excellent news! “Finally Stark Enterprises is back on top where it belongs.” he says. The newspaper Tony is looking at is then folded and sat on the edge of his table. “J.A.R.V.I.S! Do you I have any new emails?” Tony asks. He takes a bite out of his toast and chugs the cup of orange juice. “You have 3 new email messages. Should I review them now?” J.A.R.V.I.S responds. “Who are they from?” Tony replies. “One message is from your Board of Directors congratulating you on this Quarters Results, the next is from AWI Cruise Lines, Subject: You are a Winner! and the last is from Wayne Enterprises Subject line: Invitation.” J.A.R.V.I.S lists. “Wayne Enterprises?” Tony says. “I wonder what this can be? J.A.R.V.I.S read the email from Wayne Enterprises.” Tony says. “You are cordially invited to a meeting of the minds. Tony Stark, we have rivaled each other for too long. Let’s have a formal meeting next week at 8pm in Gotham. Oh and bring your suit… Iron Man! Signed Bruce. I do believe that you have been challenged sir.” J.A.R.V.I.S. finishes. “I do believe you are right.” Tony says as he walks over towards his new suit. “I do believe it is.”
The Battle: Ironman man rest on top of Wayne Enterprises waiting for Batman to appear. “I mean if you’re going to invite someone to a duel, shouldn’t you be punctual?” he says as he looks through the skyline of Gotham City. He can see the bat symbol illuminating the sky “Pfft, how tacky. Talk about an ego-maniac” stark says. “Look who’s talking”the deep, gloomy voice responds. Stark turns towards the sound and sees Batman walking out of the shadows. “Ah, there you are. So what is this about?” Stark asks. Batman tilts his head to side and opens his left palm. A Batring slides from under his suit and he responds “There’s only room for 1 vigilante and I have decided that you’re too arrogant to be him.” He tosses the Batring at Ironman who swiftly knocks it away with his arm. “Cute, but um with toys like that I think that I will take the number one spot. Plus this whole dreary thing is not working for me, could you smile every once in a while?” Stark notices the brooding Bat smirks and lunges at him.
The 2 begin to spar on the roof of Wayne Enterprises. Batman’s abilities in hand to hand combat are far superior to Ironman’s, however, J.A.R.V.I.S makes sure that Stark is staying afloat in this fight. “You’ve really been pumping the iron haven’t you?” Stark says. “You should really pay more attention to your opponent instead of your wise cracking mouth!” Wayne says. Before Stark could muster up another witty comeback Batman follows a 3 hit punch combo with a swift leg sweep bring the Iron hero down. Batman towers above him with an odd ball shaped item in his hand. “I can see that I have won, so you should find new distributors for Stark Enterprises.” he says. Stark shakes his head and Batman replies “Have it your way.” tossing the sparkled ball on top of Ironman. Ironman shakes on the ground as the electromagnetic pulse takes over.
“Now that suit is useless” Batman says and walks toward the edge of the roof. “You know, I had a feeling that you would do something like this?” Stark says in a rather chipper mood. Wayne quickly turns around to see that Ironman was no longer immobile. “That’s why I changed the suit. That EMP didn’t damage anything, you see I’m smarter than you.” Stark proceeds. He taps Batman on the shoulder “Checkmate!” The Bat’s eyes are now wider than the moon and Ironman blasts him off of the roof. “You know he wasn’t a bad guy, moody yes, but not bad. J.A.R.V.I.S let’s go home.” Stark says. In a blink of an eye his thrusters are propelling him into the air and back towards Stark Enterprises.
Meanwhile Batman is hanging off the edge with his grappling hook. “We shall meet again Stark, we shall meet again!”
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