Superman is better than Batman. You read that correctly. And it’s not a joke, either. In fact, it can be proven.
But before that happens, it is important to clarify exactly what this debate is about. The argument is not over which hero is cooler (if that were the case, it’d have to be the guy in black). Rather, this is to examine which hero does his job best—that is to say, which hero kicks the most bad-guy butt and successfully saves the day. And by those qualifications, there is no arguing that the best man for the job is the Man of Steel, Superman himself. And here’s why:
Superman doesn’t need weapons to win a fight
Superman can take care of business any time, any place, and all on his own. Sure, Batman’s gadgets are cool, but they are hardly practical. If you catch the caped crusader with his utility belt down, Bruce Wayne is just a normal defenseless guy. Superman, on the other hand, is always ready for action. Not to mention, a hero who can fly doesn’t need to make pit stops to refuel his batmobile and he certainly doesn’t need to reload in the middle of a fight.
Superman is a hero for all the right reasons
Superman fights crime to protect people. Batman fights crime out of his own personal vendetta. In essence, Batman is the result of a moody kid who never got over his childhood problems. So now, this guy takes out his repressed frustrations by wearing all black and attacking other people in the streets. In many social circles, this sort of schoolyard bullying would be considered “reckless” and “immature.” It’s the exact kind of behavior that Superman sets out to prevent.
Batman hits girls
Sure, Superman has had a few female foes, but they were hardly a challenge for the Man of Steel. Batman, on the other hand, is constantly fighting with Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and others. Maybe we're old fashioned, but this just isn’t classy.
Superman doesn’t need a sidekick
He gets the job done all on his own. Batman, on the other hand, is always hanging out with Robin—the boy gymnast in a Speedo. Not only is this suggestive of Batman’s own inefficiencies to save the day, but quite frankly, its also a little bit creepy.
Superman would win in a fight
Just think about it. Batman uses firearms—Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. Batman utilizes the batmobile to defeat his enemies—Superman is more powerful than a locomotive. Batman hides out in Wayne towers—Superman can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Advantage: Superman.
It is also notable to mention that Superman is an actual superhero with actual superpowers. Batman, in comparison, is just a Billionaire with a hobby. This would be like Donald Trump moonlighting as a vigilante. Sure it’s an entertaining concept, but let’s leave the real work to the most iconic hero ever created.
And one more thing—Superman can save people in the daytime. This matters.
Who do you think is better, and why?