who would you rather be: Superman or Batman

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#1 Posted by ultimatejones (74 posts) - - Show Bio

people always fight over this and i want to know what you think. who would you rather be and why?

#2 Posted by Daveyo520 (2469 posts) - - Show Bio

I AM Batman. It however would be funner to be Superman since he has so many powers.

#3 Posted by cattlebattle (14173 posts) - - Show Bio


#4 Posted by Superguy0009e (2404 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman for practical reasons, Batman for fun challenge

#5 Posted by rpgr (333 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends, do I have to adhere to the same tropes as such characters? If I do, Batman, if I don't, I'd be an evil Superman.

#6 Posted by Hawk80 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman. Lots of possibilities. A "bit" too powerful to be really fun, but...

And I wouldn't like to live Batman's life.

#7 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the logistics. If I am stuck with Superman's brain... No....

I like Batman a lot more but whether I would want to be Batman... I mean, if I AM Superman, I can just meet Batman for Coffee...Hmmm...

#8 Posted by ComicMan24 (147411 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman definitely.

#9 Posted by WildStyle (337 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman easily.

#10 Posted by nightwing91 (3893 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, he gets all the chicks.

#11 Posted by BlackArmor (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

A Superman who operates exactly like Batman

#12 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman has the better powers. Batman may be richer but if you had the powers of superman, you can easily exploit it to make yourself a gazillion times richer than Batman and have even cooler toys if that's what you really want.

Personality wise I'd take Superman again. Batman acts like a person who hates himself so much that he doesn't get to enjoy his wonderful life that he has and because of that the people around him are always miserable.

#13 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

@WildStyle said:

Superman easily.

#14 Posted by superbatprime (130 posts) - - Show Bio


Even when I was a kid my answer to the "which superpower" question was always that I would much rather have Batman's intellect, skill and reasoning although the one superpower that would be tempting is flight.

#15 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd still rather be Superman.

#16 Posted by MuyJingo (2732 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman for the powers. Not Batman so not having to put up with horrible angst. Also I would not be able to be in awe of Batman if I was Batman.

#17 Posted by tensor (6123 posts) - - Show Bio

superman when i want to kick ass ,an batman when i want to be a pimp

#18 Edited by Poontanglife (70 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultimatejones: Would it be in the DC universe? Or in our universe? Because if i choose Batman i would proberly be killed within the first week if it wasnt in a comic book universe.

Anyway... hm, to be Superman, that would be cool..... i like Bats better but its proberly funnier to be Superman.. exept again, if its not in the DC universe, you cant really be social, because if this was our own universe i would proberly kill everyone due to the fact that psychics actually matter in our universe, i could proberly not have sex, give hugs, shakes.. and how the hell do you pick stuff up without crushing everything, you know.... because of my super strenght.

Hm... let me ask, will i only get their powers or would be their character? If i would be the Bruce Wayne with the same training and the money, then him, i dont know if ill keep up my superhero identity though, i would if i existed within the DC universe, but if i was ''real'', then ill drop the cape and actually use some of my billions upon billions to actually make a difference in the society... some kind of larger than the already Wayne Foundation of sorts, and then just live as the rich, mega fit, charming playboy Bruce Wayne.

But if im not the character and just myself but with powers/training of one of the two, then ill proberly take Supermans, but first i would work on some kind of meditation so i could control my powers, i would proberly become a douche though and use the powers for my own advantage, i mean youre technically a god, it would be tough not to take a little advantage of that from time to time.

Oh and one last thing, does Batman/Supermans body follow with the deal? that would be pretty awesome, theyre both fit as shit.

#19 Posted by ComicStooge (16649 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. I wouldn't be able to handle having Superman's powers.

#20 Posted by jhazzroucher (18422 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman because he is powerful and can do a lot of things

#21 Posted by Onemoreposter (4242 posts) - - Show Bio

Supes. You could literally touch the stars. LITERALLY. Walk on the surface of the sun. How poetic is that? You could live a lifetime in the spaces between seconds. You could subjugate humanity or bring it to peaks never seen before. Hell, you could find some other life form to subjugate or propagate.

I feel like there is literally a right answer and a wrong answer to this question. If you're Superman you get endless possibility and ultimate power. If you're batman you get a few billion in cash and dead parents. How do you get this wrong?

#22 Posted by rpgr (333 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter: The only way to get this wrong is if you have to adhere to the characters personality traits and mindset. I'd rather be Bruce than Clark anyday but I'd rather have Supes power set than Bats anyday.

#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39971 posts) - - Show Bio

Basically this thread is asking what would you kill your parents for the most, superpowers or cash.... Hm I'll go for superpowers.

#24 Posted by JLArturo (14333 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I love batman, I would choose Supes. I would love to have his powers.

#25 Posted by Onemoreposter (4242 posts) - - Show Bio

You're saying you'd rather be a paranoid chronically depressed orphan, constantly raising bratty kids and having every woman you love cut your heart out than than the well adjusted happily married guy who comes from a loving home? Even if we're going on just personality seems to me being Superman is still the better choice. (Using pre-flashpoint characterizations)

#26 Posted by bladewolf (1038 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, no question.

#27 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (12021 posts) - - Show Bio

THIS! vvvvv

#28 Posted by The_Tree (8479 posts) - - Show Bio


I'd like having Superman's abilities, but eventually the novelty of that would wear off, so I think having Batman's resources and intellect would be better for the long term.

#29 Posted by rpgr (333 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter: Yes actually, I would. Call me an intellectual elitist but being "well-adjusted" is not a good trade-off for being "ignorant". You can have all the power in the world but if you don't use it properly, what good is it? You just end up doing more harm than good (See George W. Bush). If you were Superman and you adhered to the same tropes and tenets as Clark, I would bet you would do more harm to the world than good.

#30 Posted by Primmaster64 (21662 posts) - - Show Bio
@GrandSymbiote94 said:

THIS! vvvvv

The Super-Batman?
#31 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (12021 posts) - - Show Bio

@Primmaster64 said:

@GrandSymbiote94 said:

THIS! vvvvv

The Super-Batman?


#32 Edited by Billy Batson (59146 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Posted by venomyak (1532 posts) - - Show Bio

Being Superman would suck you have to be so careful all of the time, just think of the famous "World of Cardboard" speach.

#34 Posted by redhood21 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

being batman would suck cuz he works hard to be what he is and not die. superman just has to sun bathe for a six pack. soooo supes.

#35 Posted by Nerx (15351 posts) - - Show Bio


B!tches worship superman

#36 Posted by Inverno (13746 posts) - - Show Bio

I d' be Batman just for the sake of being Bruce Wayne, a billionare palyboy with chicks crawling to your knees and your own major domo. Seriously, being Batman is along the package. I really wanted to be Bruce Wayne hehe

#37 Posted by Blacklightning13 (937 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman. Batman's life sucks. Also can you imagine flying? Or going light speed? Or knowing you are nearly invincible. Then look at Batman who is probably my favourite character and see how many times he has been shot or injured.

#38 Posted by TDK_1997 (15879 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman because he is more pwoerful,but Batman gets all the chicks and is a lot more smarter and can find a way to defeat everybody.

#39 Posted by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@GrandSymbiote94: I second this choice.

THIS is the Best of Both Worlds!
#40 Edited by Croaker (315 posts) - - Show Bio

You mean would I rather be a cheery invulnerable superspeeding, freezebreathing, laser-shooting god or a grim, paranoid genius millionaire at the peak of human condition?

Even with all the psychological issues and traumas, I'd rather be Batman. And not just because he's the goddamn Batman. I just don't think I'd enjoy kryptonite condoms or spending my days afraid of sneezing and accidentally blowing someone's house down or brains out.

#41 Posted by The Stegman (28748 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, with superman you'd feel like you live in a world made of cardboard, constantly hold back, for fear of breaking something, or breaking someONE, at least with Batman you don't have to worry about breaking someone's spine if you hug them...plus, I'd be a billionaire.

#42 Posted by WhySoCarefree (13 posts) - - Show Bio


1) I cannot pull of red, blue and yellow.

2) There would be no challenge in being Superman.

3) I think it would be much more of an accomplishment to achieve what Batman has achieved.

4) I'm cynical as is.

5) I said I was Batman when I was drunk this one time, so I'm Batman. Nuff' said.

6) I'm also wearing a Dark Knight belt at the time of posting. So yeah.

#43 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11568 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman. Boom! Off the planet.

Or...destroy every nuclear weapon on the planet. Find a way to build a water purifier for most of Africa and places that need it. Build corn that can be harvested in extreme terrain. Then give it away to people that need it for free. Pretty much make sure people always have free health food and water. Get a healthier source of power. Then after that week is over, begin writing my novels. :D

#44 Posted by mynameis7 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

i would love to be batman because, well...he is the greatest detective to ever live and he is just the shit but i would have to pick superman if i had the chance to be him only because he has the powers .

#45 Posted by PlaystationFanboy (45 posts) - - Show Bio


But if I had a choice to be Superman or have Bruce's money, I'd take Bruce's money.

#46 Posted by Deranged Midget (18230 posts) - - Show Bio


#47 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman, easily

#48 Posted by Rasarima (408 posts) - - Show Bio

i Have to BE them? so Batman...

If Im taking just the "power set" then superman

#49 Posted by batshrine (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

So I love EVERYTHING better about Batman than superman. But in this world we got to be practical

Batman: Billionaire, can get any girl imaginable (and prolly guys too if he wanted), expert martial artist, peek physical condition

Superman: His powers would be far more useful in this world than in DC cause well, we don't have any technology capable of beating him, and no kryptonite :-).

I would live life like neither I think I would pick being Bruce but I won't lie being practically a God would be very nice.

#50 Edited by Funrush (1411 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman with Batman's intelligence would be pretty sweet.

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