Fan Poll: Who Wins in a Fight, Batman or Superman?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 5:28PM
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 5:28PM
Fan Poll: Who Wins in a Fight, Batman or Superman?
Batman v Superman is quickly approaching, and come March, we'll get to see two of the most iconic superheroes of all time face off against each other. It's unlikely that either of them will actually vanquish the other (they do both need to appear in Justice League, after all), but that doesn't mean one won't come out a temporary winner, stoking one of the oldest fanboy/girl arguments in DC Comics: who wins in a fight, Batman or Superman?

Who Wins, Batman or Superman?
Who Wins, Batman or Superman?
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If you're a DC Comics fan, or even a casual fan of the movie adaptations, you probably know the primary arguments. Superman is obviously physically superior, as he is essentially invulnerable and has god-like strength. Even with this Batman's mecha-Batsuit, it's unlikely that he would be a match for Superman on a purely physical level. 

But everyone loves an underdog, and there are arguments in favor of Bruce Wayne. As the World's Greatest Detective, Wayne is supposed to have superior intelligence, which could allow him to outsmart Superman in some way, probably using Kryptonite and some of his handy gadgets. Because in place of real superpowers, Batman has the real-life equivalent: piles and piles of money.



Plus, if you're anything like me, you may be inclined to vote for Batman simply because he "wins" on another level; he's simply a more compelling character. While there are interesting stories to be told with Superman (a recent Action Comics issue notably took on Ferguson and police brutality), he's less interesting on every level; pragmatically, you're never too worried that Superman will die, as a result of that whole invulnerability thing, and morally, he's a boy scout.

Batman is inherently more grounded, as he's ultimately just a person who decides to be a vigilante. And for all that he refuses to kill people, he's significantly darker and more morally compromised, and it's always more interesting to watch/read about a character who can at least relate to the villains.

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