Who Would Win: Superman or Batman?


With the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releasing in 2016, I’ve gotten lots of questions about who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman? This is a classic comic book hypothetical, but the answer is more complicated than you’d think.

In a fight, or any sort of physical competition, Superman has a decided advantage as a near immortal being with loads of superpowers. In their comic book battles, Batman usually loses, but it’s always a close fight.

How does Batman keep it close? He uses thousands of volts of electricity, ultra-sonic soundwaves and Kryptonite weapons. In fact, Batman keeps a sliver of Kryptonite in his utility belt in case Superman ever turns on him.

So, I give the edge to Superman in any physical altercation with Batman. That said, if the two ever compete in a more mental competition, the edge would likely go to Batman.

What do you think?

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53 Comments on Who Would Win: Superman or Batman?

  1. Yeah, I mean without kryptonite you can’t beat a bullet proof, flame proof, faster then the speed of sound, super breathing, laser eyed, x-ray eyed, super hearing, super strong, quickly healing, flying, and super smelling (that sounds weird) space alien!

    • Here’s an interesting one from reader Sam. Who would win: Eragon or Harry Potter? What do you all think?

      • ERAGON!!!!! Dragon > broomstick…….no kidding

      • qwerty123 // January 26, 2013 at 9:12 am //

        Eragon because he has a dragon. Harry potter just has a broom and a stick

      • Dragon slayer101 // January 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm //

        Definitely Eragon. Brisingr vs. expelliomis.

      • The True Warrior // January 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm //

        Harry Potter Although I have no love for him he was attacked as a baby didn’t die then when he finally was killed he came back to life next time he’ll come back with a white robe and crazy new powers like Gandalf. LOL 😉

      • harry Potter beats all kinds of dragons. Besides his spells reach way far.

    • Bobert Obediahson // August 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm // Reply

      well actually superman can also be weakened by red sunlight but besides the fact, batman always has a kryptonite ring on him. And in one universe batman can just say the world and a kryptonite force field emits from his suit. Read Superman/Batman issue one new 52 and you’ll know what I mean.

  2. ???? no clue. I’ve never read any of the books and have only seen the 4th movie. Did I start a theme here?

  3. no you didn’t!?!?!

  4. Who would win: Darth Vader, or Hulk? What do you think?

  5. Darth Vader has the force and a lightsaber, but the hulk is almost invincible but can’t really control it. Good question

  6. I think batman would win because he could just get kryptonite and use it on superman

  7. Because Im Batman // January 26, 2013 at 10:54 am // Reply

    I think Batman would win because he’s Batman. and you cant really argue with that.

  8. The True Warrior // January 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm // Reply

    Batman keeps all the diffrent types of kryptonite in one comic book just in case Superman becomes a threat to the world. Plus Batman would win anyway For one simple reason : Because he’s Batman. They have all kinds adventures in a comic book series that they share Superman/Batman check it out.

  9. Who would win: King Kong or Godzilla?

  10. eragon i mean a dragon vs a hairy artisan

  11. Who would win: WALL-E or M-O?

  12. who’s M-O?

  13. Logic Lover // March 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm // Reply

    Who would win if a great white shark and sperm whale engaged in combat?

  14. hi i think that superman is the one that wins

  15. cheesebuger123 // March 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm // Reply

    batman vs mario

  16. body steeler // June 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm // Reply

    komodo dragon vs anaconda

  17. iron man or captain America spyro or pop fizz Lebron or Kevin Durant

  18. gunslinger // May 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm // Reply

    Whose your favorite western character? I would have to say Lucas McCain, but the lone ranger is pretty close

  19. superman is definitely the best but i think it would cool if batman teamed up with him more.

  20. Who would win: Terminator T-1000 OR Master Chief?

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