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Subj: Re: how wide is the suit?
Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 03:20:40 am EST (Viewed 285 times)
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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 12:19:14 am EST (Viewed 295 times)

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    An armour with those dimension is going to look like George Costanza in that Gore-Tex coat, and be as cumbersome from its bulk. There's really no getting around that. The human body will not move well with something like that around it.

Assuming the armor is an inch thick, how wide is the armor going to be? I'm 6'2 and my chest is about 24 inches wide. With inch thick armor, that would mean the suit would have to add at least an additional 6 inches, making it 30 inches wide. 30 inches is also the width of most standard doorways. It's also not accounting to the fact that most of his armors have an additional shoulder pad, requiring even more width.

Or just imagine how big his hands would have to be with full range of motions in his fingers. Armor in this area would also have to be much thinner in this case. Probably not a good idea considering how much punching and lifting he does with his hands.

We can go around all day about how it isn't feasible, but the bottom line is OFFICIALLY.....Both Thor AND Iron Man are 6'6. They both should be drawn as the same height. This isn't like a debate about whether or not Iron Man is as strong as Thor. Even that shouldn't be a matter of opinion but that's a more plausible argument than "I don't think IM is as tall as Thor in armor". That CANNOT be a matter of opinion. How tall are YOU? I'm 6'2. This is not my "opinion" The scale doesn't lie. This is a fact. Some things people simply aren't up for debate.

Also, even if you feel IM should be shorter than Thor, do you really think he should be as short as Romita draws him? This is the reason I started this thread.

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