Captain America would beat Batman in a fight
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My first argument is that Captain America has the physical edge. Let's look at both of their stats:
Batman can bench-press an average of 1,000 lbs. Impressive, but Cap can easily lift 100 lbs. more than that; and that's not even his best.
Batman can run as fast as the best Olympic athletes, which is about 27.44 mph (that's Usain Bolt's time). But Cap is way faster, with a speed of about 50mph.
Batman recovered from having his back broken, which is an incredible feat for a human. However, Captain America has fallen from an airplane 200 ft. above the ground onto a car, and landed without a scratch.
So Cap is stronger, faster, and more durable. You might make the argument that Batman has been able to defeat opponents physically more powerful than himself. And while this is true, it would be irrelevant in this instance for three reasons:
1. Cap doesn't have an exploitable weakness like Kryptonite, so Batman wouldn't be able to take advantage of that.
2. Most of the super-powered characters Batman faces are really dumb and can easily be outsmarted. But Captain America has peak-human menal faculties, and is a great strategist and tactician.
3. Batman doesn't have prep time in this situation, which is almost always the way he defeats people with superpowers.
Batman also has the tactical advantage. I know Captain America is supposed to be a great tactician (even though he lost the civil war), but Batman routinely must develop tactics and strategies to fight superhuman opponents without the luxury of having superhuman powers himself. Not everyone can be lucky enough to be injected with superhuman juice and become an insta-hero. Batman knows how to deal with opponents that are bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter. Captain America is little more than a version of Bane (not the Joel Schumacher version) that is more restrained by rules and morality. Batman would lay back, avoid direct blows, and study his opponent to find the opportune moment to deliver a crushing defeat on the overgrown brute. After all, Batman has done more with less to defeat greater.
Additionally, Batman doesn't have such a great record against super-humans as you might think. You mentioned Bane; the very same villain who broke Batman's back, Yes, he came back and defeated Bane, but he still lost.
Another example of a character with powers defeating the Dark Knight is Deathstroke: the super-soldier who is pretty much DC's Captain America. If he can beat Batman, what's to stop Steve from doing so?
In conclusion, while this would be a very close fight, Captain America would win in my opinion. Thank you very much for an enjoyable debate!
In conclusion, Batman would utilize his superior technological advantage and his superior training to defeat Captain "fancy tights" America.
It's been a fun debate, thanks for the entertainment!
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