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shouldofbeenacowboy
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Batman Could Beat the Crud Out of Anyone

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/11/2007 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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topher

Pro

Batman is the best superhero ever.

He could take on any other superhero.

Just give me the situation, and I'll tell you how Batman gets out of it.
shouldofbeenacowboy

Con

ok i have a three part setup

1) Sandman from spider man could destroy batman

2-reason) the Sandman almost beat spiderman this is relevent because in comics/cartoons the hero ALWAYS wins so if the antaganist can't destroy the protaganist their is a problem for anybody else and batman has no superpowers all he has is toys that help him fight crime this also ties into my first reasion if someone that has superpowers can't beat him then somebody with absolutly no powers has no chance

3-conclusion) theirfore sence the origional comic's hero could not destroy the viline and batman has no superpowers just toys
Debate Round No. 1
topher

Pro

Con ~ ok i have a three part setup

1) Sandman from spider man could destroy batman

2-reason) the Sandman almost beat spiderman this is relevent because in comics/cartoons the hero ALWAYS wins so if the antaganist can't destroy the protaganist their is a problem for anybody else and batman has no superpowers all he has is toys that help him fight crime this also ties into my first reasion if someone that has superpowers can't beat him then somebody with absolutly no powers has no chance

3-conclusion) theirfore sence the origional comic's hero could not destroy the viline and batman has no superpowers just toys

Sandman? C'mon, Sandman?

Ok, fine....

Batman has a villain named Clayface, who is a lot like Sandman only less lame, who he regularly trounces. Clayface has the same shape-shifting powers, and is decidedly nastier than the Sandman (who isn't too evil, just "misguided").

So if Batman can take Clayface, he can TOTALLY take Sandman.

Gimme a harder one! Superman? Thor? Darkseid?
shouldofbeenacowboy

Con

ok the only reason batman could beat clayface is because he left mud everywhere he went (i could find him) and sandman could hide in a crack on the wall so again because batman has no superpowers he is useless and clayface was more of a liquid all he had to do is freeze him and bam no more clay face sandman on the other hand is made of different solid particles not so easy to freeze
Debate Round No. 2
topher

Pro

After a quick look-up on Wikipedia, I have discovered that Sandman has a weakness against cement. Ergo...

Batman + cement mixer = a very heavy Sandman being carted off to Arkham

And for those who are interested, Batman DOES beat the tar out of Superman in The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller. Check it out.
shouldofbeenacowboy

Con

ok i will give on sandman to appease the commenter what about mcgiver this dude could make an airplane out of a paperclip rubber band a bottle of water all he would have to do is make something and bam no more batdude
Debate Round No. 3
topher

Pro

MacGyver? Please. He can make a nuclear reactor out a piece of string, yes. But Batman has studied every single type of martial art there is. MacGyver is the type of guy who Batman would look at and say, I can incapacitate this guy in 17 different ways from where I'm standing. Can MacGyver even fight?

And for the commentators, on Superman: Supes has many weakness that can be exploited. For one, there's kryptonite, which even without his ring Batman could have synthesized. Batman could also simulate a red sun, taking away Superman's powers. ALSO, Superman is vulnerable to magic, and although Batman's not partial to magic, he's the type of guy who'd do anything to take some one down. He's not above fighting dirty.
shouldofbeenacowboy

Con

"He can make a nuclear reactor out a piece of string" my point exactly are you kidding me martial arts screw that all he would have to do is build a paper airplane with the nuke attached to it and kaboom no batman again
Debate Round No. 4
topher

Pro

Unless Mac can make nuclear bombs at the speed of light, all Batman has to do is disarm him of the piece of string - piece of cake for Batman.

Overall I am disappointed with the challengers you've presented me with. I say Batman could defeat ANYONE and you give me b-list Spider-man villains and guys with mullets that aren't Chuck Norris. Is that all you had?

Since this is my closing argument, I'd better sum up. The reason Batman can take on any foe and win is because of his determination. Ever since his childhood trauma, he's made a solemn vow to rid Gotham City (and the world) of criminals. He has no superpowers but he has an incredible will. If he perceives someone as a threat, he will FIND A WAY to eliminate them. Given enough time and resources (of which he has more than enough), Batman will find a way to subdue any adversary in his midst.
shouldofbeenacowboy

Con

"given enough time and resources" sense batman takes 5 month to find one guy mac can build a nuke in like three seconds "resources" batman has is money so i believe i have one this debate on the grounds that the perimeters of the debate state anyone and you have failed to disprove mac just that batman is fast so i ask the jury to look at mac only takes three second to build anything and i mean anything
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by liavaa 5 years ago
liavaa
versing Goku? batman would die
versing Alex Mercer? batman would die
versing Cole McGrath? batman would die
versing Master Chief? batman would die
versing predator? batman would die
versing me? batman would die

not debatable, batman is mortal and easy to find a more dominant opponent
Posted by audraxheartsxyou 9 years ago
audraxheartsxyou
batman is my hero....
(husband)
Posted by mrmatt505 9 years ago
mrmatt505
Batman would just make some anti-lightsaber shield and form some kind of brain protector helmet. Batman has a superpower, it is called insane genius!
Posted by Araj 9 years ago
Araj
Really?

Explain to me how Batman could possibly defeat..Let's say...Darth Vadar. Or Jean Grey?
Posted by audraxheartsxyou 9 years ago
audraxheartsxyou
Batman is my all time favortite superhero.
And I do think topher has a good point.

But superman does have a lot of strength and super powers. He's undefeatable.
Posted by iloveher666 9 years ago
iloveher666
lol this was the funniest debate ever. um let me try...
what about superman? he had super strengths and could fly. he spun the earth to turn back time.
i don't know. lol this debate was useless yet entertaining
Posted by bobsatthepub 9 years ago
bobsatthepub
What about spontaneously-blowup-the-planet-and-batman man? HUH HUH! HE COULD BEAT BATMAN! He lives in the Himalayas and survives by drinking lama milk and spends his days skiing and building snowmen always knowing that one day his super powers will kick in, when is that my friends? Who knows... yeah kinda boring comic, 50 pages of him skiing to a nice flat surface and making a snowman that looks like Mike Myers before the coming abruptly ends with a bang, I think they are making a movie of it, it probably wont be great but I bet it beats the crap out of catwomen.

I may have made everything above up... BUT! Now I thought of him he is as real as any other super hero and thus would beat batman.
Posted by nickymisseshowarddean 9 years ago
nickymisseshowarddean
nrw the debate was batman can beat any superhero. Im just a fan theres a huge debate on fictional characters...but Im very guilty its all real to me. I still live my life like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes at 25
Posted by bobsatthepub 9 years ago
bobsatthepub
what about cancer? Can he beat that?
Posted by nrw 9 years ago
nrw
if batman's reason for being able to beat anybody is because he wants to rid the world of criminals, what happens when he fights superman? (superman is not a criminal)
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