13 November 2012
Spider-Man VS. Batman
Comparing Batman with Spider-Man is difficult. They face different level threats for different reasons, with different powers and different tactics. And both get the job done. No matter what they are both superheroes. One could argue Batman isn’t a superhero; that a superhero needs super powers (hence the super.) Others could say that without his powers, Peter Parker isn’t a hero. Merriam Webster defines a superhero as: “a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also: an exceptionally skillful or successful person.” They’re both fictional. One has superhuman powers. The other is exceptionally skilled and successful. So in turn; they are both superheroes. We can fantasize over all their similarities and differences and what a showdown between the two would end like, but at the end of the day the only thing you can judge the two on is their ethics and morals. Spider-Man, through his trials and tribulations, is the more selfless of the two. Spider-Man can attach to most surfaces, has superhuman strength and is roughly 15 times more agile than a regular human (Marvel). His spider-sense is a warning detection system linked with his other abilities, enabling him the ability to evade most any injury. The combination of his acrobatic abilities and webs enables his speedy travel. Batman has a numerous number of gadgets he built himself that he relies on when fighting. He’s pushed his physical abilities to their absolute limit. An Olympic-caliber athlete with a plan for every occasion, Batman always seems five steps ahead (DC). He’s mastered fighting styles from all over the world making him an expert in hand-to-hand combat. In terms of raw ability, Batman is the clear winner. “The World’s Greatest Detective” has a knack for the element of surprise and preparation making him the best equipped for any danger he may face and is still just human. If he had Spider-Man’s super...
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