Originally Posted by S. Grundy
I've read complaints where people going saying "if the suit could withstand Thor's hammer, why can Killan/extremis soldiers destroy them so easily?"
The obvious answer is one is blunt force, and another is extreme heat - which melts metal. Extremis soldiers are able to burn at 3,000 degrees C, which is more than enough to melt metal.
Giveyourself made a good point:
You could also argue that Tony Stark was getting so manic and stressed out with the new armor models that he was getting sloppy and the overall armors were not as strong as the Mark 6's or 7's.