Why Batman is Better than Superman

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The man has been on a Marvel streak, going in on Captain America, X-Men, Dead Pool and the likes. While he was intently consumed by Captain America I said Casually ” This is just power ranger on steroids” I knew i had struck a nerve. ” Superman is in there too Miss. Smart mouth” he retorted. ” Batman over Superman all day everyday” I said and we went in a heated debate about who is better Batman or Superman. All I can say is men who think Superman is better than Batman come from a long genealogy of men who will be denied of their conjugal rights by their wives.   😂😂😂😂😂

So this blog was born. Here we go!

1) Superman is only slightly short of indestructible, while Batman is more than likely to be shot dead, and with surprising ease, if he were to miscalculate even the slightest bit. A big bad bully hitting on a small defenseless kid is hardly news at all, while an intelligent kid outsmarting and eventually beating said bully is the stuff of epic stories. Being that powerful makes Superman something of a mythological god-creature. This is only interesting in a battle of epic proportions against another creature of similar or superior ability. Being that that is terribly rare, even in comic history, most of the time it’s just some undefeatable, indestructible guy flying around punching people and breaking shit until he stumbles into the actual criminal which has little or no way to offer him any resistance.

2) Batman is a lot more relatable as a character. His conflict stems from immense personal tragedy, and having no guidance from his parents or family, he makes himself into a weapon with the sole purpose of fighting evil and taking down injustice. Meanwhile he has to fight his own personal demons. Granted, he is immeasurably rich, but let’s picture a penniless waiter that has to work extra shifts just to get his costume, that wouldn’t really make for a great story. On the other hand, Superman possesses all the knowledge from Krypton, and is raised by an exemplary family, that gives him the background and education to be a great human being. Add to that a wide array of superpowers, the ability to make time go back and immortality… things could literally not be any easier. Batman’s story is, life sucks, you can chose to be an asshole about it, or make the world around you better. Meanwhile Superman’s greatest problem is having to hide the fact he is infinitely superior to everyone else.

3) Batman is a lot smarter and more complex
character. Superman is supposed to possess super-intelligence, but the fact of the matter is that what we see him doing most often is punching or throwing things. I mean, evil masterminds are fucked the second Superman finds them, so all we get is a confused flying man breaking shit until he eventually stumbles into the culprit. Meanwhile, Batman is one of the cleverest detectives, and you see how he brilliantly finds the evil fuckers and takes them down, at a huge personal risk mind you. Well, they both save the day, but you Batman keeps you wondering how he’ll do it, and how the hell he’ll get out of that particularly complex situation, while all you wonder about Superman is if he’ll be punching or melting something with his heat vision.

4) Having Superman in a league of superheroes is just pointless. What exactly is Green Arrow supposed to do with his pieces of wood and string that Superman can’t do, 5000 times over in a millisecond? Meanwhile Batman benefits from a league, and having more “hands on deck” with him as the mastermind and lead detective can have some of the best results ever.

5) Batman would lose in a fight between them. This last point is a bit of a paradox. What makes the Batman ultimately better is that although he is infinitely inferior to Superman he faces the impossible daily and makes a plan for it. Superman getting hurt is a huge deal, while Batman getting hurt is just the typical everyday of the ultimate vigilante. Batman only gets a chance because Superman refuses to kill him, and is doomed because the same handicap hurts him far more. The truth is that whatever plan he makes in an eventual showdown between them the instant it stops working, or he makes the smallest mistake, he’s toast.

Supporting Superman because he’d win is like supporting a nuclear warhead because it would beat your smartphone — of course it would, but which is more interesting? Which would you rather spend time with? Which has options beyond “soar in and just flatten everything instantly”? But to hit the smug Superman even once, that’s Batman’s victory. To show what humanity can achieve with work and dedication. To face the impossible as a challenge and a duty. Superman is just swatting a fly. Batman is reaching out to touch the face of God.
Also, he is the Batman.

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Jorcil says:

    I’ve never really understood those who choose superman over Batman. Aside all the points you’ve stated Batman is super intelligent and is always a step ahead.
    He knows the weaknesses and flaws of all the members of the justice league and has a whole plan to nullify them should they defect.
    He’s even proactive by including himself in the plan should he ever go bad, cos you know us humans.
    Anyway for all the huffing and puffing of Superman it’s really no secret that kryptonite is his biggest weakness and for someone real smart as batman that just makes his job a million times easier.
    Maybe Battsy’s only flaw is he clings too much to the death of his parents by not letting it go but that’s what’s fueled him all along to be who he is.
    So for me it will always be #TeamBatman over #TeamSuperman any time, any day!
    Who doesn’t dream of a life of the millionaire vigilante Bruce Wayne?😎

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    1. Makaitah says:

      Team Batman all day everyday!

      Batman foreverπŸ‘

      Well said and thank you!

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  2. Kudakwashe Dongo says:

    Much as I respect Batman,I might have to stop you right there:
    First and foremost,Batman’s character doesn’t inspire hope or joy into anyone who knows his background.Just one look into his life shows us a brooding,grumpy vigilante dressed as a bat whose perception of joy is marred,he rarely has time to enjoy himself or even show any form of happiness towards those who care for him,making him unlikeable to an extent.Superman’s presence alone inspires hope and a being you can put your trust in.Superman is the modern version of the perfect human being who stands as a beacon of inspiration to strive towards,a category Batman falls short in.Superman proved this when he talked to a girl about to commit suicide by falling off a tall building.After talking to her,he said he would stay with her till she was ready to talk.And guess what,he stayed there all day till nightime!He literally gave up other incidents around the world to focus his attention on a troubled teenage girl!Such dedication shows why Superman is the icon he is today!
    2)One thing I’always hated about Batman is that all of his feats have been won by preparation.So far Batman has never been put in a situation that immediately required his expertise out be put to the test in the heat of the moment against powerful foes,a field in which Superman excels.For instance,when Superman fought Doomsday for the first time(not referring to BvS),he instantly knew the kind of power Doomsday possesed and instead
    of duking it out with him,he instantly flung Doomsday into space,ending his threat to Earth instantly.If Batman were put into that situation,he would have been killed instantly.His chances of winning would have been to go back and prepare some of armour after a few days to battle him after a few days.
    3)Batman’s so called preparedness for every situation is so overrated.No matter how someone is well prepared,no one can in the know of EVERY unknown situation.People complain that Superman is overpowered,but if you ask me,its Batman.There’s no situation in which he isnt caught in a fix,and that there is just downright fake,making him totally unrelatable
    4)Batman is the worst superhero to be a sidekck for.Everyone involved as a partner with Bruce will either be killed,injured or scarred for life.Just look at what happened Jason Todd and Barbara Gordon!Worse,he lacks proper discipline in raising even his own son Damien,barely having little time for hi.Clark is the opposite.Despite him being busy saving the world,he always finds time for those he cares about e.g his parents,Jimmy Olsen,Perry White and Lois Lane.

    Say what you wanna say,but in my verdict,Superman is the better hero.There’s a reason he’s called Superman for crying out loud!

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    1. Makaitah says:

      Batman is broken thats why he is dark and emotionally unavailable. Yes he doesn’t go around spreading sunshine but there is more too his stoic person because in actuality he is soft and gooey inside. Let’s analyze his relationship with Alfred Pennyworth his supposed Butler…

      Be right back I am bit busy! Cuz this I is going to be looong!

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      1. Kudakwashe Dongo says:

        Oh,and one more thing I forgot to mention is that while Batman’s a defender of justice,he has an irrational way of having “the end justifies the means” attitude.For instance,its kinda funny how in BvS,he had an overbearing grudge towards Superman for “allegedly” killing innocent civilians in his awesome battle with Zod(who, surprisingly,we didn’t see any get killed at all in Man of Steel),yet he has NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER bulldozing criminals into oblivion with that mini-tank of his and even going to the extent of treating thugs like cattle by branding them and killing them!That’s a far cry for being the so called masked vigilante who ensures justice is served while at the time he gives a middle finger to courthouse and the prison rehabilitation system.Superman,on the other hand,while he did kill Zod,the very deed itself tore his spirit apart in the sense that he was split between the decision to preserve the lives of civilliams whose kind looked upon him in fear and disgust and at the same time take the life of his fellow Kryptonian brethen,the last of their species.This proved that while Superman is all-powerful,this deed exposed a human side of him which valued life and that would be his greatest strength for all future decisions to come:to either be an overbearing god who cares little for human life,or be a humble protector who would give his life for adopted homeworld….
        Another little fact you might not have considered ,dear blogger,is to ask yourself this:if Batman is the hero you deserve,then why does he go about crime fighting behind a mask?Would you put your confidence in such a person who hides his true identity to you in the midst of peril,or would you instead place your worries upon someone whose face and feelings you can see being shown.Superman revealed the reason behind him not wearing a mask is because he wants those under his protection to have a protector to whom they can relate to,whose face they can see,a saviour who has nothing to hide.What more can you possibly want?!Screw Batman.The only thing I’d relate to that guy if he rescued me is that,”This guy must probably have a fetish for S&M while dressed as a bat in tights!”Anyone can be a millionaire given opportunity and education,but I’d gladly trade all the money in the world to be able to lift impossible weights,shoot laser beams outta my eyes and fly to the furthest reaches of uncharted space!
        #TeamSupermanFOREVER!!!

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      2. Makaitah says:

        The mask is a sign of humility! The mystery is exciting and intriguing! That is credible disguise for modesty. Like Superman’s disguise as Clark his mask a pair of glasses? Really now, isn’t it dumb how Clark doesn’t look like superman and all his friends , colleagues haven’t noticed. A pair of glasses and he has a whole unrecognizable face? Cmon! Even Batman’s theme song is cool AF, like who can hum Superman’s theme song ?

        Batman sympathizes with the people he is protecting in Gotham City. This is because, first, he is human, and second, he had disturbing experiences with crime. As a human, he feels the vulnerability and fear that others in his city do, and he also empathizes with those who are affected by crimes because he was once, too. Superman has never felt the feeling of violation that comes with an attack of a criminal. He is not human so he is invulnerable which takes the juice out of it.let’s take all his super powers he is just another dumbwit. And what’s the deal with wearing underwear on top of his costume? All those colours screaming for attention. Where is kryptonite to and all this nonsense.

        I could go on and on but to each his own. I am not above a glorified immortal who is allergic to rock over a man who watched his parents being murdered and dedicated his life to fight criminals. Nope , not this girl.

        Good day

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      3. Kudakwashe Dongo says:

        Ho ho ho ho!Humility you say?My my,quite an intriguing point you just raised.Sorry to rain on your parade……AGAIN,but his wearing a mask has nothing to do with humility.All that’s for is so pretty boy can live his live as a playboy billionaire by day in peace.Speaking of day,how stupid is Batman’s identity.He only goes out at night to stop crime?!Really?!Either the criminals are stupid or Batman is!So tell me sister,if say…oh I don’t know,Riddler decided to hold a bank hostage during 3pm in the afternoon,we might as well wait a few hours into the night to turn on the Bat signal coz we know Bats only shows up at night!No wonder Gotham is so messed up!Bats doesn’t give a sh*t if crime is commited during the day coz his get up was only designed to work with the shadows!Does Superman have to wait till dark to fight crime?HELL TO DA NO!He’s always there 24/7!Also,pants on the outside you say?Don’t know what comic books you’ve been reading lately or if you payed attention to MoS or BvS,let alone read the New 52Superman reboot comics,but the underwear issue is already history as far as Superman is concerned.FYI,Bats wore underwear outside along with that ridiculous utility belt of his.Speaking of bonds,I wonder what sort of bond he formed with Jason Todd when he didn’t even bother to look for him for 6 months when he was kidnapped by the Joker(so much for World’s Greatest Detective)only to be tortured and turned into a raging psychopath called Red Hood out for revenge against Batman for abandoning him in his time of need.Moving back to Batman’s association with other heroes,for someone who reveres himself as a simple human,he certainly has a knack for thinking that he’s invincible by denying any form of help during his crimefighting sessions.Ask Batgirl,Red Robin,Nightwing,Batwing,Batwoman,Alfred,Red Hood or any hero unfortunate enough to pair up with him and they will tell you..Bruce’s stubborness to receive aid has landed in hot water many times than you can think,only to be saved by some deus ex machina moment when one of his sidekicks show up at the last minute to rescue him.Now you could say he doesn’t wanna endanger their lives and whatnot,but then again,why train them in the first place anyway?!Bruce’s mind is more twisted than a pretzel.Supes might be a all-powerful but even he doesn’t refuse aid,even if it seems unnecessary at times,because he always asserts the person’s feelings first.Jimmy Olsen,a mere human and one of his best friends,has helped him in so many occasions than I could count,showing the level of trust the Man of Steel has in his surbodinates,unlike our Dark knight who thinks he can do everything by himself.As for the theme song(sigh…you really had to go there didnt you?)I’m not sure how familiar you are with the 1978 Superman film theme but if you do your research my dear,you will find that it is MOST POPULAR superhero theme song in history!Just one chord of the song will make you wanna rip off your shirt,puff your chest out and display that red and yellow S heroically!Batman’s theme songs(if any are popular for that matter)rarely are sung by anyone(except you of course).Moving on to alter egos,lets not be too judgemental into Clark’s disguise.If you read the comics extensively,you’d realise that Clark took acting classes to look like a bookish,slump ing four eyed nerd,not to mention the fact that he changes the tone of his voice and wears glasses that distort his eye colour.Ask yourself this,”Would you expect a weak looking,clumsy,bumbling nerd wearing glasses clearly way too big for him to be the world’s mightiest hero?”Of course not!In Batman’s case,the mask didn’t help at all.Even Bane managed to decipher who Batman was just by looking at that huge chin of his!Lastly,(phew)Supes,like any hero,wouldn’t fight crime if its bite had not enroached its jaws upon his life.For instance,Darkseid killed one of Superman’s friends before his eyes,causing him to go into a blinding rage after the former escaped.In their next encounter,Darkseid teased him on how he being a god among men,couldn’t bring himself to kill to exact his revenge to which he responded,”Each time I look upon Earth,I see it as nothing more as a world made of cardboard.The struggle between hero and executioner is one constant battle I must face every waking day.If I were to lose control,even for a second,I would travel on that road of vengeance from which I’d never come back”This alone showed that Superman reveres his actions on behalf of the people of the adopted homeworld he protects rather than correct a wrong with a wrong,showing how human he is in subjecting his superhuman strength to be on par with his surroundings so that he wont hurt people……… Bats is great and all,but lets be honest.No matter how awesome he is,no superhero,and I mean NO SUPERHERO can measure up the measuring yardstick that started the superhero genre in the first place…SUPERMAN! BEAT THAT MISSY!

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      4. Makaitah says:

        As long as Batman is a human being and Superman an alien, Batman will always, always be better. Nothing you can say can change that.

        It’s much cooler for a flawed hero to overcome (and sometimes fail to overcome) his all-too-human failings, than it is to be an invulnerable god, who never does anything wrong and can only be harmed by some exotic substance.

        Finito. End of story!

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      5. Kudakwashe Dongo says:

        Lol….the last kicks of a dying horse are always a sign of desperation(especially if someone tries to end a conversation they are CLEARLY losing by saying being a human is better than being a powerful godlike being).In case history happened to pass by you,human feats achieved by mere humans under human standards are nothing new.If anything,all it requires is sheer luck,a bit and of training and divine intervention (the traits by which Batman has depended on up to now)In other words,anyone with a sizable fortune can make a Batcave under their home and buy the toys that come with being Batman(To put it simply……..yawn,so what?).However,nothing makes headlines more than when an all powerful being sacrifices his ego and power to attain a state equal to that of the everyday man.Why else do you think Jesus is the most revered figure in history as our Lord and Saviour?!Rather than let the fallen world of men revel in sin,He loved the world so much,He gave up his divine glory to be one with man both body and spirit,sharing his thoughts,dreams,hopes and emotions.How humble and cool is that?!Its no wonder Superman is considered to be a Christ-like figure!An all powerful alien who came to Earth as the sole survivor of his extinct race,taken in by earthly foster parents who were simple farmers,lost his foster father and had to care for his mother on his own,grew up with a strong moral sense of justice and instead of gaining fame and fortune with his superhuman abilities,he instead chose a humble profession as a journalist who secretly watches over the affairs of his adopted homeworld ,protecting it as its saviour.This my dear,is why Superman is the legend he is today:a moral compass by which mankind strives to be and can be.No often sister,but Batman’s so called “humanity” I simply that he was born of earth parents,end of story and thus,doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell against the greatest example of what it means to be human when it comes to Superman.

        And with this,I hereby declare that you,dear blogger,just got served and adding salt to the wound,I also quote Batman’s word in Dark Knight Rises”Now…you have my permission to ‘die'”

        #MicDrop!

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      6. Makaitah says:

        Hahaha! Maybe you should write your own blog. I know you would slay cuz you are killing me right now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      7. Kudakwashe Dongo says:

        Kkkkkkk thanks Makaita.To be honest you made valid points yourself.Up to now,I’ve never seen anyone defend Batman as valiantly as you did.The Dark Knight himself would have been proud,and who knows?You could make a good Robin someday!

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  3. To be quite honest the only reason I was rooting for Superman in thelatest Superman vs Batman movie because Henry Cavill is way hotter than Ben Affleck lol. Other than that Batman all day everyday for the same reason’s in your article. Although I must admit that this time round they have tried to make Superman more relatable. They’ve made him more human and likeable.

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    1. Makaitah says:

      I haven’t watched it yet and because of you I am downloading it like now. Like literally lol on 66% watching it tonight and I will get back to you

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  4. Beaton says:

    If I could be any super hero I would be batman…..
    ~B
    I dont finish spelling my name because …. B- batman ☺☺☺

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    1. Makaitah says:

      B for batman, yeah πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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  5. Ad K says:

    I agree with you, but for only one reason: Batman Is black. And Black Is beautiful. Yeah.

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  6. Colleen says:

    You deserve nice things in life. Team Batman ALL day everyday…!

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    1. Makaitah says:

      Yasssss mami, batman forever!

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  7. Sue Ranscht says:

    Reblogged this on Space, Time, and Raspberries and commented:
    Superman fan? Read this.
    Batman fan? No surprises here.
    Just brilliance.

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  8. Sue Ranscht says:

    Hahaha! Personally, I have a thing for Ironman…

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  9. thegirlthatdreamsawake says:

    Batman ALL THE WAY!!!!!!

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    1. Makaitah says:

      All the way baby! Up top βœ‹

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  10. Simon says:

    For me, Batman and iron man are the true heroes. They’re ordinary men who make themselves better to get the job done. Great post! πŸ˜ƒ

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  11. bloggerharsh says:

    Batman – A Human πŸ™‚

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  12. @2nikhil1 says:

    batman all the way!! πŸ™‚

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  13. Aaj Ka Mudda says:

    You have written awesome lines.

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  14. believer says:

    Superman is better ! Because he is superman

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