Tony Stark is known as Iron Man of Marvel Comics. Barry Allen is the Flash of the DC Universe. Their powers and personalities are poles apart. Stark is a genius and billionaire. He uses his genius to create fantastical pieces of technology like his famed Iron man armored suits. The Flash is the living avatar of the Speed Force. He is the ‘Fastest Man Alive’. Despite their distinct dissimilarities, the two superheroes do have one common flaw that puts them in trouble more often than not.
There are so many examples to take in as reference for both The Flash and Iron man that would lose count if we tried. But at the end of the article we would have you convinced why we think on these lines.
The Flash Never Learns
First we take the Flash’s example. Starting from 2014, CW’s The Flash uses his powers to become the fastest being in existence. But he is seldom fats enough to clean up his own messes. The Speed Force is a sentient source of unlimited energy that Barry Allen channels through his body to be a speedster. it also grants other Godlike abilities – including Time Travel. Tine and time again, the Flash has tried to play God, changing the timeline as he wished. Despite changing the past leads to dangerous ramifications in the future, the Flash keeps on doing it over and over. He fails to learn from his past errors and mistakes.
The Flash is stubborn and arrogant, way too over-confident in his abilities even though he knows he has screwed up more times than he could count. That’s his most dangerous flaw. this trait of his has led to many of his loved ones dying in the process.
Tony Stark Commits The Same Mistakes As Barry Allen
Tony Stark shares a similar trait. He has seen the power of an Infinity Stone first hand. After getting his hands on the Mind Stone from Loki’s Scepter, what’s the first thing he does? He derives a sentient entity living inside the Mind Stone and uses it to create Earth’s Guardian Angel. Ultron almost ends up destroying the planet by turning Sokovia into a meteorite. After Ultron goes rogue, Stark tries to wake up the JARVIS infused vibranium body, literally the exact thing that led to the Ultron problem in the first place.
Like Barry Allen, Tony Stark’s utter disregard for his past mistakes and failing to learn from them leads to the entire world suffering the dangerous consequences. The Flash and Iron Man are just two man-babies who would rather die than admit they were wrong.