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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59 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.

    • Doomsday did not have kryptonite, and he manged to KILL Superman.

  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?

  21. batman will always win. batman has kryptonite kryptonite makes superman completely vulnerable and the batman kills him. DEATH.

  22. who would win Mr Fox from the lion the witch and the wardrobe the disney movie or a plain old rattlesnake

  23. who would win wolf link from the legend of zelda or pit fromkid icarus

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