Tanis vs. Ironman…So You Wanna Know Who Won, Huh?

So I’m sure you’ve been wondering what the outcome would’ve been between Tanis and Tony Stark aka Ironman. Well, I received word from Tanis just yesterday that he and Tony decided to go ahead and duke it out! I’ll let Tanis tell you all about it…

Tanis vs. Ironman

It seemed kinda silly to me, and Demi advised me not to do it…but there’s each man’s honor at stake here.  After reading the comments on Solitaire’s blog, Tony wasn’t too pleased to hear that so many thought the Emerald Warrior could take him. I must admit that I was honored and surprised to hear it myself.  So, when Tony suggested we lay this one to rest, I said yes to the challenge! The Emerald Warrior vs. Iron Man…has a nice ring to it, I think, and after talking with Tony about the proposed battle, he agreed too.  He was a bit more animated about it, but hey, that’s Tony, right?

                So, we interviewed a variety of different locations, all of which were away from civilization.  We didn’t want anyone to get hurt, except maybe each other, and Tony thought how apropos it would be for me to lose in my own desert.  Pretty nice of him really, and I don’t mind the home court advantage.

                We set up shop one hundred miles away from Mt. Drago, while Queen Mother and Pepper watched from a remote location with equipment that both Tony and I contributed toward their convenience.  Safer too.

                Walter and I never take first blood, and after having said that, Tony shot me with one of those energy bolts that emits from his hands.  So much for how this was going to get started.  He had to have known those things weren’t going to do much damage, if any.  Walter negated Tony’s electromagnetic shield and I fired our Disruptor.  It slammed into Iron Man’s stomach and flipped him end over end until he hit an outcropping.  His rocket boosters activated and he was up off the ground in a heartbeat.  Seems that his shield was a bit quicker than we thought.

                A moment later all I could see was a wall of flame as it engulfed my suit.  Well, it engulfed itself around my suit; you see my proactive transmutational shield deflects almost everything.  Things could take all day at this rate, so I unleashed the sonic resonator and collapsed the ground underneath him.  One second he was there, and the next… Walter fired a rocket to cave the newly formed hole in, and presto bingo, no more Iron Man and no more hole in the ground.

                A rumbling started pretty much where I was standing, and I had a bad feeling, so we went airborne to wait.  Sure enough, a few seconds later I could see the top of his red and gold helmet rising up from the cavern we’d sunk him into.  Just from his actions you could tell he was angry, not that I blamed him, but energy started waving off of him like invisible underwater currents.  They pummeled me backward, and before we could alter our weight, we went down and he was all over me like a cheap tuxedo.  Screens popped up inside my helmet telling me how much impact force was being exuded against me, and it was way more than I was comfortable with.  I tried to punch in return, but it’s hard to do when you’re on your back.  The faders that started off green and in the normal range, suddenly turned red telling me we were in trouble.

                Neither one of us could see the other’s face so I had no idea how much rage he was experiencing, but if the sounds coming from his helmet were any indication, then he was really pissed.  That was when the idea hit me.  I told Walter to make it look as if we had overheated, and vent all of the internal atmosphere.  The minute he did, Tony pulled back sensing his victory, and we chose that moment to reverse our electromagnetic polarity.  Walter fired a Disruptor immediately into the Arc Reactor on Tony’s chest and he flew backwards, hitting the ground hard.  He attempted to get up, but I could tell he was having more problems than he could overcome.

                I walked over to him and wrenched his helmet off, knowing that without that piece, he couldn’t talk to Jarvis.  Tony’s onboard computer co-pilot may only be a computer program, but it’s a damn good one, and I didn’t want it to come up with some hair brained method to damage me.

                A long story short…victory goes to me, Tanis…the Emerald Warrior.  Sorry to all the Iron Man fans out there, but this ain’t no movie, or as I recently saw on YouTube; Reality hits you hard bro! 😉

~ Tanis Theatra aka The Emerald Warrior

About solitaireparke

Solitaire Parke is an author of Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy, Poetry and Larger World books. He is a lover of dragons, the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, and has a large collection of science fiction books and movies. After becoming an award winning photographer and earning a degree in music theory, he worked in graphic and web design, but he always returns to writing. When he is not writing, you can find him reading, watching a sci-fi television show or movie, or researching a new “techno gadget” on the internet. He now resides in Arizona with his family and is the proud owner of Tairobi, his Manx cat, who has been an enormous help in the writing process by lying on the computer keyboard - always willing to lend a paw or two!

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