Tony Stark has literally scores of different armor designs.  Kotetsu T. Kaburagi only has one or two, but they’re festooned with sponsors.  Even Bruce Wayne has an armored suit or two, one of which is amusingly patterned on the ’40’s Batmobile.  When it comes to our favorite super-types, powered armors are easily in the top 5 sources of power, and even if the Legion of Super-Heroes wouldn’t let you join due to their inherent powers rule, you could still get into the Avengers or the Teen Titans.  And between the dozen or so Crimson Dynamos, the various Titanium Mans, the iterations of Steel, Hardware and Lady Stilt-Man, you’ve got a lot to choose from, leading to today’s chainmail query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will always go with the classic Crimson Dynamo Mark IV armor,  especially the giant version that Angel fought in that one X-Factor annual, asking: If you were able to be armored, what design would you choose?


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  1. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Crimson Dynamo is pretty cool, but gotta go with Ultraman suit from new manga and anime series. Ultra Seven one specifically, because its the one made for regular human.

  2. Boob armor, obviously. *rolls eyes at typical armor design for anyone but males*

    But seriously, armor that’s like a familiar in itself, that changes and adapts, and can be controlled by will or command. I’m thinking of a combo between what Frank said and some of the ninja abilities in popular anime series.

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