Batman vs. Spiderman

Batman
Spiderman

Spiderman and Batman are two of the most famous superheroes in comic book history. While Spiderman actually has supernatural powers, Batman relies on technologically advanced gadgets and weapons to fight crime.

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Abilities Batman/Bruce Wayne uses his wealth to make gadgets. Expert: tactician, greatest detective, hand-to-hand combat, all-round martial artists, at the peak of human fitness. Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes, durability, ability to stick to solid surfaces, spider sense, night vision, accelerated healing factor, toxic stingers that extend from forearms, ability to produce spider-web
Publisher DC Comics Marvel Comics
Team affiliations Batman Family, Justice League, Wayne Enterprises, Outsiders New Avengers, Daily Bugle, Secret Avengers, New Fantastic Four
Race Human Human/spider
Gender Male Male
Alter ego Bruce Wayne, billionaire playboy and CEO of Wayne Enterprises, one of the most successful corporations in the world. Dick Grayson, also the first Robin, has taken the cowl before on multiple cases. Poor Teenager from New York and Science Whiz
First appearance Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) The Amazing Spider-Man #1
Real name / alter ego Bruce Wayne Peter Benjamin Parker
About Fictional Character Fictional Character
Created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Weaknesses Very vulnerable to secret identity exposure, will not kill, will not use guns for any reason in combat, must protect life, lack of superhuman abilities, mysterious personality Prone to mutation.
Allies Alfred Pennyworth, Jim Gordon, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon, Lucias Fox, other members of Justice League, Aunt May, Avengers, New Avengers, Spiderwoman, Fantastic Four, Black Cat, New Fantastic Four
Intellect Genius, Super deductive skills, photographic memory Genius
Costume Blue and grey with a cowl resembling a bat head. Long cape. Gauntlets with three scalloped fins at wrists. Utility belt contains numerous high-tech tools. There are a variety of versions of the costume for specific applications The primary colors are red and blue, with black webbing covering the chest. Alternatively, he has an all-black suit with a single white spider on the front and back.
Love interests Catwoman, Talia Head, Rachel Dawes, Vicki Vale, Silver Saint Cloud Mary Jane, Felicia Hardy, Ms. Marvel, Betty Brant, Liz Allen, Gwen Stacy
Enemies The Joker, The Riddler, Ra's Al Ghul, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Mr. Zsaz, Clayface, Black Mask, Bane, Killer Croc, Mad Hatter, Maxie Zeus, Solomon Grundy, Anarky, The Penguin, Harley Quinn. Venom, Sandman, The Green Goblin, The Kingpin, Dr. Octopus, Carnage, Hob Goblin, Lizard, Chameleon, Rhino, Shocker, Vulture, Kraven, Cardiac, Carnivore, Taskmaster, Chaos.
Aliases The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader, The World's Greatest Detective, Bats, Batsy. Ricochet, Dusk, Prodigy, Hornet, Captain Universe, Ben Reilly, Spidey, Web-Head
Place of birth Gotham City Queens, NY, NY

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June 19, 2013, 1:37am

The biggest mistake DC ever made was letting Batman beat Superman because all of his fanboys start thinking he's invincible and can defeat anyone. That's just ridiculous. If both of those heroes actually existed, then Superman would beat Batman to a pulp in 2 seconds. No matter how much time Batman spent studying. Now I think that Spider-Man is a much better hero than Batman in almost everything. If Batman had to fight Galactus, then everyone would say "Batman will study his weaknesses and exploit them and defeat him". Batman lost his parents, but don't forget that Peter lost his parents as well, including his uncle because of his own ignorance. Even his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy died at the hands of the Green Goblin. The Goblin even raped Gwen and impregnated her! Bruce is a billionaire and Peter is just a little bit away from living in poverty. Yet, Spiderman still finds a way to find happiness and be the wise crackin superhero we know and love. Meanwhile, Batman runs around moping with a dark, brooding personality because of something that happened decades ago. Plus, Batman has all this "bat-stuff" and a suit of armor while Spiderman only has webs and just a Spandex suit. If I'm right, then the comics say that Peter Parker is just 15 when he gets his powers. So just imagine how tough it must be having to balance high school and crime-fighting while still being at the top of your class. Sounds like a nightmare. Now if they fought. I like Spidey's chances because of his super-powers and his spider-sense. And also he can neutralize Batman's weapons by webbing them quickly. If Batman were to throw something at Spiderman then his spider-sense would tell him to get out of the way quickly. Batman can probably throw some smoke but I'm pretty sure Spider-Man would have enough sense to use his speed to get away from it. And if Batman got wrapped up in a web, there is no way his human strength would be able to free himself. I can see no way of Spidey losing if they were real.

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June 1, 2013, 4:31pm

If Spider-Man can take the Lizard's bottom jaw clean off with one punch, I'm sure he'd be able to wreck Batman. Just go for the face.

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May 28, 2014, 11:04am

Wrong Spiderman does have a weakness its pesticides

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February 13, 2014, 6:43pm

love batman but there is no way he is going to keep up with spidey in a fight.

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April 30, 2013, 2:48am

This is probably one of my favorite match ups because, at first glance, it looks like a simple victory, depending on who's a bigger fan of who, but looking deeper, both are extremely resourceful, and have beaten what seems, impossible odds. There are many avenues and variations that this could up in. Who's writing the comic, each character's level of experience, which version of the character is being used etc. I'm a HUGE fan of both and they have actually teamed up twice in one shot crossovers. The first one having Batman straight up OWN Carnage, without taking a single hit. And Carnage is FAR more dangerous and agile than Spiderman, seeing as he can sneak up on Spidey without triggering his Spider Sense. But again that was a one shot and not canon.

To break it down, let's look at a couple things for Both Batman And Spiderman.

The famous "Tower of Babel" storyline in which Batman's contingency plans to stop the Justice League if they go rogue, or out of control gets referenced alot. And it's true Batman has an "A, B, C, even D" plan for almost any situation. But remember, It was Ra's Al Ghul who tweaked the plans and to make them more effective. So that right there is a fallacy, and that is canon. He has plans but they never always go right down to the letter. Best example being Superman.
And yes, Superman has beaten Batman on NUMEROUS occasions.

Take a look at "LEX LUTHOR Man of Steel, where even with prep time, Batman got defeated. In cases where Batman has taken on Super powered foes, Aliens, Gods, and the like, he almost ALWAYS needs back up, and in most of those cases, the help of The Justice League. In The Dark Knight Returns, which is the comic just about any big Batfan references to prove Batman 'can beat anyone', he had a plan to take down Superman (who by the way always holds back when fighting his friend) with help of Green Arrow, and an Armored suit, but came out with Broken Ribs, his suit beaten to a tin can, and had to fake a heart attack to stop the fight. So that victory was very slim. He has outsmarted Darkseid and shot him with a radion bullet, but got disintergrated in the process, and thrown into a time warp.
The first time he fought The Predator, he almost got maimed, and narrowly escaped. So basically how Batman adapts, is he learns the from the first encounter, which would be a draw, distraction as he swings away, then preps for the next time he faces an opponent. He's beaten Spawn, Grendel, held his own against Daredevil (Who's alot like Spiderman in terms of Strength and agility), beaten Captain America, (though that was fan vote), the Punisher, The Hulk (but not the Savage rip you in half hulk of the 90's through 2000's) Though, if Both Spiderman and Batman were to be in crossover fight, it also means that the resources in each other's universes are available to each other, and Batman can hack into Oscorp's computer, and take a peak at Norman Osborns' files on Spider man because he would obviously have some on his greatest enemy. And Spiderman could break into Wayne enterprises, that is if he were able to figure out that Bruce Wayne was Batman somehow.

As far as Greater minds, we all know that Batman is almost unparalled when it comes to deduction, cunning, wits, and overall will power. He has achievements that far surprass some of his cohorts. He was able to overcome absolute insanity, and even had a 'back up personality' in place if he were to ever lose his mind, mostly in defense from the Scarecrow or Mad Hatter. He has the wealth and resources to get pretty much anything he wants, in a short period of time, and can read and opponent's 800 page novel of tricks before they even have a chance to think. Even without his belt (which he is undoubtedly heavily reliant on) he is still an extremely formidable opponent.
But, what fans can overlook about Spider Man, is that even though he's a broke teenager/adult depending on the comic, he's made alot of his gadgets, suits, and protection against villains ON A NONEXISTENT BUDGET. Whatever obstacle that stands in his way, he will find away around it through cleverness. The biggest mistake that villians and heroes that have fought against Spiderman make, is they always underestimate his resilience, and determination. Hence his consistent cracking of jokes, and sarcasm, making opponents think that he's not taking the fight seriously, when actually he's biding time, and deducing the opponent's weakness. Plus, Batman's key advantage is finding an exploitable weakness,which Spiderman has none, except his mouth. The only thing that stands in his way, is his arrogance, and conscience, if someone were to pray upon them. Batman is a dirty fighter, and will resort to bluffing, and amoral tactics, which could have the fight go like this...

-Spiderman has got the upper hand on Batman, has the fight almost won and is about to deliver the knockout blow when Batman says-

"What about Mary Jane, Peter? You wanna see her get hurt too? I've already sent Catwoman to take care of your Aunt May..."

Spiderman taken aback stops and tries to figure out how Batman knows who he is, when he's tased, and taken down with a four hit Batman combo..
duped again. (Which happens alot)

But, remember, Spiderman has a habit of tricking opponents as well.
Batman continuously is kept on the edge of his seat by the Joker, so Spiderman can have the same advantage. And that scenario could go like this...

-Batman is managing to hold his own against Spidey, cuts his web line with a batarang, then throws a smoke bomb as Spidey starts staggering and coughing, kneeling on the ground. Saying,
"Oh come on! -cough! cough!- that's not fair that's cheating!"
Batman moves in full Bat fashion about to deliver a knockout blow, when...
-THWIP!- Batman gets a face full of webbing, as Spiderman starts laughing while snatching off his utility belt, wraps him up in a bed of webbing so he cant move arms and legs, and says "HA! SUCKER! After fighting about five hundred versions of The Green Goblin, I'm pretty used to smoke by now!"

Lastly, looking at fighting styles and straight brawling, Batman is a master in EVERY martial art known on the planet, and can read and adapt to almost any opponent, through muscle movement, reaction time, and patience. He was able to spar and best Wonder Woman, He's beaten Spawn, Stood his own against Grendel, held his own against Daredevil (Who's alot like Spiderman in terms of Strength and agility), beaten Captain America, (though that was fan vote), the Punisher, The Hulk (but not the Savage rip you in half hulk of the 90's through 2000's), Fought Predator THREE TIMES, each time with the stakes raised. Fought the Xenomorphs from "Aliens" Repeatedly beats Bane, Killer Croc, Man Bat, etc.. He's easily one of the deadliest people on the planet, and can end a fight fast depending on the circumstances.
As far as Spiderman, He's beaten the Hulk, Wolverine, the entire team of the Xmen in The Secret Wars (which is canon), owned Iron Man (who's a playboy armored version of Batman), Killed Kingpin with a single punch, and many other feats to match Batman. The biggest thing he has in his corner, other than strength, and agility, is his Spider Sense, and a lot Batman's gadgets are non effective against it. Unless there was specially tailored gadget to nullify it. Seeing as Spidey fights the Green Goblin, he'd take a look at Batman's belt, let him throw one or two gadgets, figure him out, and treat him with the same caution, as he does the Goblin. He created his own martial art, "The Way Of The Spider", attuned it to his reflexes, and can even detect attacks while blindfolded. Batman knows up to 127 different martial arts, and The Way Of The Spider can cancel out each one, as its omnipresent detection, and precognitive sense, will give Spiderman a very good edge a fight, and he'd be able to dodge batarangs, shurikens, punches, kicks, and the like. If anything, Batman would commend him on the discipline of his abilities, before trying to knock him out. The fight could go alot of ways, depending on the scenario, If they both had equal prep time, its hard to decide, because both are very resourceful. But I think Batman could sneak in a victory, if he found out Peter Parker was Spider man. Or had the anti-spider pesticide Ethyl Chloride (Which is spider man's one big weakness).
If it were a random gladiator style fight, and they were put in a straight up brawl, Spider man would get the drop on Batman easy. Seeing that Batman has a slow methodical approach, relies on surprise and stealth and that is outdone by Spiderman's Reaction time, Speed, Brazenness, Strength, Spider Sense, etc.
Each character has a vast history of overcoming a variety of obstacles, and opponents, when it looks like all is lost. Though Spiderman relies on what he calls 'The Ol' Parker luck', which sometimes doesn't always weigh in his favor. and Batman has an "I can take down anyone, and I don't need your help mentality' that could get him into trouble.

I'd love to see them throw down in a crossover. Until then, we'll leave it to the fans and the writers to decide!. Jam ON.

A.G.P.

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April 26, 2013, 3:31am

Well...Batman has beaten Bane and Solomon Grundy, and has an armored exoskeleton (think bat-styled iron man-ish) to defeat his superpowered opponents, and a multitude of armed and armored vehicles at his command. Batman has the intellect, resources and mental fortitude to level the playing field against virtually any opponent. Normally I would agree with spiderman killing batman in one punch...but batman HAS taken hits from Darkseid before...

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April 10, 2013, 1:05am

Spiderman is an engineer,chemist,physicist so i am SURE he is as smart as batman, he has been trained by captain america to catch bullets with his bare hands so his agility is far superior,his spider sense would allow him to react to anything thrown at him and to all those people that say spiderman is as strong as batman,spidey can lift 10 tons one punch to batmans head and head would be busted open. Please guys read up on your comics and dont pick favourites actually do the research

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February 19, 2013, 6:10am

Surely batman is goin 2 win by far margin...
He(Batman) is very smart,smart enough 2 outsmart any other comic superheroes/villians.while spiderman is strong,smart thou but it is impossible for him 2 win batman.
Only Strength and sharp mind is which spidey has is not enough 2 beat down da greatst of ol batman.batman is physically n mentally stronger,smarter than spidey...n if u'r fighting wid batman dan 1 must be very strong both inside n outside,+strength,power etc..is usely infront of genius level intellect.batman.
A saying-'everything has it solve....n physically strong,powerful,rich etc is nothing when ur mentally genius,strong,poweful,rich.
(example-bruce wayne a.k.a batman)....xory spidey :-P.

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