#1 Posted by SuperTide (15600 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by whacknasty (5606 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know too much about either one of these guys...  On his page here, it says Animal Man can emulate any animal found on Earth... 
 
Does Beast boy have a limit of just Earth based creatures?  I thought I read once that he can morph into anything he has seen or read about, so maybe that would open him up to more powerful options, assuming he has seen/studied some alien creatures in his time...

#3 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio
@whacknasty said:
"I don't know too much about either one of these guys...  On his page here, it says Animal Man can emulate any animal found on Earth...  Does Beast boy have a limit of just Earth based creatures?  I thought I read once that he can morph into anything he has seen or read about, so maybe that would open him up to more powerful options, assuming he has seen/studied some alien creatures in his time... "
#4 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both characters, but Beast Boy wins this one.

#5 Posted by SuperTide (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

thanks death and mr.!

#6 Posted by OmegaDynasty (9184 posts) - - Show Bio

 

I'm not sure about this from what I have seen in War of the Gods when he face against Circe's slaves which she transformed animals into humans and vica versa Animal man was able to reverse what she did.

#7 Posted by Ms. Omega (4404 posts) - - Show Bio

In one issue I recall Animal Man was able to mimic alien animal species

#8 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio

Too many Omega people!

#9 Posted by whacknasty (5606 posts) - - Show Bio
@Ms. Omega said:
" In one issue I recall Animal Man was able to mimic alien animal species "
Oh! Well.. I'm back to 50/50 then... Would either one of them have stamina issues to worry about? Like too many morphs would exhaust them to the point of defeat?
#10 Posted by Dark Noldor (547 posts) - - Show Bio

Animal Man

#11 Posted by Achilles. (3847 posts) - - Show Bio

BB

#12 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

Beast Boy.  He's been doing this longer and he actually assumes the form of animals, meaning when he can turn into a fly to avoid an attack or turn into a T-Rex for some added reach whereas Animal is stuck as a human with animal powers. 
 
Also, Beast Boy can turn into extinct and even fictional animals, something Animal Man cannot do.
#13 Posted by TheIndigoEffect (191 posts) - - Show Bio
@Zoom@Zoom said:
Beast Boy.  He's been doing this longer and he actually assumes the form of animals, meaning when he can turn into a fly to avoid an attack or turn into a T-Rex for some added reach whereas Animal is stuck as a human with animal powers.  Also, Beast Boy can turn into extinct and even fictional animals, something Animal Man cannot do.
Actually, Animal Man can assume the characteristics extinct animals, and in some cases, he can utilize the physical characteristics of animals, considering he was able to wield the claws of a wolverine. There's a whole list of animals that the aforementioned hero has borrowed his powers from on wikipedia, and since I recognize some of them from the Grant Morrison run, I would assume the others are legit.
 
Furthermore, Animal Man and Beast Boy both made their debut appearances in 1965, so I don't understand how Beast Boy would have an upper hand in terms of experience.

AM does have a huge advantage over BB, since he can mix and match the abilities that he acquires from different animals. Beast Boy, on the other hand, can only assume the role of one animal at a time. In other words, Animal Man could assume the speed of a Cheetah, combined with the durability of a T-Rex, and on top of that, he could add the sonic blast of a pistol shrimp. To top it all off, Animal Man isn't limited by range, so absorbing the power of the three beasts above is entirely possible. Outside of turning into a mythological animal, I don't see how Beast Boy would stand a chance.
#14 Posted by PikminMania (4628 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheIndigoEffect said:
@Zoom@Zoom said:
Beast Boy.  He's been doing this longer and he actually assumes the form of animals, meaning when he can turn into a fly to avoid an attack or turn into a T-Rex for some added reach whereas Animal is stuck as a human with animal powers.  Also, Beast Boy can turn into extinct and even fictional animals, something Animal Man cannot do.
Actually, Animal Man can assume the characteristics extinct animals, and in some cases, he can utilize the physical characteristics of animals, considering he was able to wield the claws of a wolverine. There's a whole list of animals that the aforementioned hero has borrowed his powers from on wikipedia, and since I recognize some of them from the Grant Morrison run, I would assume the others are legit.
 
Furthermore, Animal Man and Beast Boy both made their debut appearances in 1965, so I don't understand how Beast Boy would have an upper hand in terms of experience.

AM does have a huge advantage over BB, since he can mix and match the abilities that he acquires from different animals. Beast Boy, on the other hand, can only assume the role of one animal at a time. In other words, Animal Man could assume the speed of a Cheetah, combined with the durability of a T-Rex, and on top of that, he could add the sonic blast of a pistol shrimp. To top it all off, Animal Man isn't limited by range, so absorbing the power of the three beasts above is entirely possible. Outside of turning into a mythological animal, I don't see how Beast Boy would stand a chance.
Your right, Animal Man crushes BB
#15 Posted by Killemall (18326 posts) - - Show Bio
@whacknasty said:
I don't know too much about either one of these guys...  On his page here, it says Animal Man can emulate any animal found on Earth...  Does Beast boy have a limit of just Earth based creatures?  I thought I read once that he can morph into anything he has seen or read about, so maybe that would open him up to more powerful options, assuming he has seen/studied some alien creatures in his time...
WELL GOTTA SAY MAKES A LOT OF SENSE!! 
 
@Zoom said:
Beast Boy.  He's been doing this longer and he actually assumes the form of animals, meaning when he can turn into a fly to avoid an attack or turn into a T-Rex for some added reach whereas Animal is stuck as a human with animal powers.  Also, Beast Boy can turn into extinct and even fictional animals, something Animal Man cannot do.
Beast Boy FTW!!
#16 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

As of Morrison's run on Animal Man, Buddy could not take powers from extinct animals.  He had to mentally feel the animal and acquire its abilities.  Supposedly, he got an upgrade from 52, though.  This is according to wikipedia, though, and wikipedia is not a reliable source.  I don't remember Animal Man getting a boost in 52 but he was a major character.  Scans of him doing this or using the powers of extinct animals or using their physical properties would all be a nice way to prove this but "check wikipedia" isn't. 
 
Beast Boy and Animal Man may have debuted at around the same time but while Beast Boy as a member of the Doom Patrol, Titans West and New Titans, Animal Man was a minor character who very rarely had adventures.  This is why Buddy barely saw himself as a "superhero" at the beginning of Morrison's Animal Man run and why he was so excited/daunted by the idea of joining the JLE.  Then, after Animal Man and JLE ended, Beast Boy remained with the Titans for all of Teen Titans volume 3, even leading the team for almost a year of comic time.  He still shows up every month in Teen Titans while Animal Man is at home, washing his tights.  Thus, Beast Boy has more experience than Animal Man. 
 
I think BB's experience shows in their fights, as Beast Boy's reaction to being attacked is to transform into something small and dodge.  Animal Man's reaction to getting attacked is to go "oh crap," flinch and maybe take something's durability. 
 
It isn't that Animal Man doesn't have some impressive powers (or isn't a worthwhile character, because he is) but of the three animal powered DC heroes, he's far and away the least experienced and I think either Beast Boy or Vixen would trash him more often than not. 
 
He can charge in with cheetah speed and T-Rex strength (maybe, I've never seen him do this) and then Beast Boy disappears only to show up behind him as a full sized T-Rex.

#17 Posted by TheIndigoEffect (191 posts) - - Show Bio
@Zoom:  You're right, I should have considered all the other instances of Animal Man's inexperience. No matter what Animal Man's potential is, Beast Boy is better at what he does, and that pretty much stacks the deck in his favor.
 
As you said, I haven't seen Animal Man use the combination of abilities that I listed, but he should have the potential to do so. 
 
Assuming that Animal Man's training and experience were on par with Beast Boy's, do you think the outcome of the fight would be any different?
#18 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, if you just look at powers and not experience, it comes down to this: 
 
Beast Boy takes the forms of animals.  He can be as big as a T-Rex.  He can be as small as a fly.  This helps him dodge and gives him a reach advantage.
 
Animal Man takes the powers of animals without taking their forms.  This gives him the ability to leap higher, run faster, regenerate damage and generally hit harder than Beast Boy. 
 
I think the differences in their power sets even out unless Beast Boy turns into fictional animals (which really only happens when he's being mind controlled or is crazy with rage) and if you eliminate Beast Boy's higher competence with his powers, it'll go about 50/50.

#19 Posted by bornstar (1320 posts) - - Show Bio

beastboy for the win. he can change in other creatures other than normal animals., creatures like dragon and dinosaur

#20 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

BUMP!

#21 Posted by termiteone4ever (7003 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both charcters but i am giving it the Guy in green

#22 Posted by DrRenekton (256 posts) - - Show Bio

Beast boy can turn into aliens, I say that gives him a huge advantage he also has fought much more powerful foes. BB wins.

#23 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

Beast Boy.

#24 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

beast boy? Really?

#25 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

Beast Boy

#26 Edited by Gooby_Gooberz (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Animal man can only emulate earth animals, Beast Boy can turn into any animal even if its alien.

#27 Edited by Hyperlight (5518 posts) - - Show Bio

if animal man can use more than one animal power at once than he might win.. if not then its more likely going to beast boy since he has experience

#28 Posted by dondave (34758 posts) - - Show Bio

Animal Man

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#29 Edited by SGU823 (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@gooby_gooberz: "In 52, Buddy experiences an upgrade that allows him to connect to the Universe's morphogenetic field, providing him unlimited access to all animals in the universe regardless of origin, making him one of the most powerful beings to ever exist."

Animal Man wins. Unless of course his powers changed again, then Beast Boy.

#30 Posted by DarthAznable (6044 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump.

#31 Edited by BoringPerson (1337 posts) - - Show Bio

Beast Boy has gotten weaker and Animal Man is nearly at is Pre-52 levels via JLU.

#32 Posted by Jacthripper (2324 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't AM able to mimic a Sun-Eater? Pretty sure he stomps

#33 Posted by Justthatkid (3088 posts) - - Show Bio

Animal Man and Beast Boy would be a cool team up.