Jun 20, 2013 at 07:15PM EDT
According to a blog post on Zap2It the total cost to New York for the destruction that fight caused would be roughly 129,000 dead, 250,000 missing, 1,000,000 injured, and a long-term financial cost of $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars). For comparison, according to the same article, the long term cost of 9/11 was about $55,000,000,000, and the damage for the fight in The Avengers would be about $160,000,000,000.
So, yah, Tony wins.
Jun 20, 2013 at 07:46PM EDT in reply to Platus
I’m thinking that the property destruction and the number of casualties in Man Of Steel is lesser than The Avengers – most of the damage happened in the center of Metropolis, with some other damage occuring in Smallville and areas near the World. Meanwhile, most of Manhattan was damaged in some way or another. Even though Superman faced fewer enemies, they had superpowers that the Chitauri lacked.
I would say Superman wins on account of the potential destruction that he prevented – granted, New York could’ve been nuked or humanity would be enslaved, but the Kyrptonians wanted to destroy Earth’s atmosphere and kill off all of humanity.
Jun 21, 2013 at 10:38AM EDT in reply to Kung Fu Cthulhu
Which is how it always is with heroes. Better to have them destroy a city than to let some madman enslave the entire world, right?
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