Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Rank in terms of hard durability
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 at 11:19:14 am EDT (Viewed 400 times)
Reply Subj: Rank in terms of hard durability
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Not stamina, healing factor or pain tolerance, just hard durability.

Luke Cage
US Agent
Wonder Man
Silver Surfer
Iron Man

I will rank them in terms of hard durability, and then again in terms of overall durability.

Diamond takes more to do an initial amount of damage than some metals, but exceed that and it might break, while the metal deforms and can take more overall punishment...Thor has a high strength, but low hardness in materials terms i.e. low barrier to ding iron or whatever, but it deforms, and won't break easily, while a 'harder' material may not deform under low impacts, but breaks easily when hit with a hammer that would do minimal damage to the iron...

Gladiator- about equal with Superman
Silver Surfer - could be here or in the top spot

Wonder Man- clear gap between the top guys, I think Wondy is clearly
next on the list though

Luke Cage- I think there's a clear gap between Cage and the top guys
but I think he's durable way outside his weight class
and he's been upgraded a couple times in power from the
5 ton days...I think he's slightly more durable
than Colossus and Thing, but all three are in the same
Iron Man - not much difference between IM and Cage, all these guys are
peers IMO and I could see moving them into almost any order

Hulk - classically would have been a peer to the top 2, at the peak of
his healing factor, he drops below Thor, but usually is similar
to the guys in the next category
Thor - .50 cal bullets seemed to raise welts...lowest threshold to
take any damage of almost any heavy hitter except Wonder Woman
but among the highest overall damage soakers in comics...akin
to a relatively malleable metal...bends a lot but never seems
to break

USAgent: nowhere near the Hulk/Thor level

Overall strength (by strength, I'm talking 'material strength' analog, not how much they can lift...how much stress needs to be acted before 'failure' is reached.

Hulk- with his healing factor being the most efficient on this list,
he's far and away number 1

Gladiator-I give him the nod over Thor because while I think they're
pretty even, I give the tie to hard durability

Surfer: I think maybe its mental toughness that bumps him lower, but
the top 4 are still far and away the highest...clear gap after
this one

Thing- again, I think mental toughness is the deciding factor,
see the champion fight for details
Luke Cage
Iron Man?
Wonder Man still, all these guys are kind of close

USAgent -nowhere near the others

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