@citizenbane: Well, we just disagree on the implied advantage the equal prep time gives both sides. I disagree with your automatic assumption of the level of advantage that gives B&B. You assume because some folk don't believe in Batman that Cap and Scott couldn't find out some basic info on them from the X-men's mansion's resources. ("I'm sure some crook Batman busted in the past has sometime said "Gee, Batman just came out of the shadows like he was invisible" in an interview). Now C&C know to look out for someone who works stealthily from the shadows! Give them some credit. You don't captain the Avengers and X-men without some brains!
I also disagree about your assertion that Bats will so easily take Scott out. Comicvine's own description here of Scott mentions his strategic abilities, especially in the reactionary mode. It also mentions he has proven capable of hanging with Wolverine in hand to hand. I think you are selling him short. You say I'm falling back on "well, Steve and Scott are good strategists too". Well, guess what...they are! You can try to diminish this all you want to by making fun of the fact, but it doesn't change it.
I don't know about special gear or suits. The OP said standard gear. I'm not an avid collector so I'm sure your knowledge is more than mine. But IMO both Cap and Scott have more powerful range weapons that they both are adept at bouncing off multiple walls/targets inside close spaces (like an abandoned mall!) If they cover each other, they likely will win.
It's not some folk. The story in Golden Perfect was that a reality warper was turning collective beliefs into reality. If enough people believed in something, it would come true. Superman became a god because the majority of people on Earth believed that's what he was, Kyle Rayner became Hal Jordan because the majority of people on Earth didn't know there was someone else behind the GL mask, and Batman became an incorporeal semi-being because the majority of people on Earth don't even believe he exists.
People in Gotham have grown accustomed to Batman's presence as a part and parcel of their existence within the city; the further you stray from Gotham, the less likely it is that you'll find people who know anything about Batman. Even supposing that Cap and Scott figure out enough to focus only on opinions of Batman from within Gotham, that's not going to give them the information they need, and if anything, it'll give them the wrong information. I can show you scans where frightened Gotham criminals claim Batman can fly and walk through walls and is indestructible and immortal and god knows what else. It's the kind of misinformation that Bruce has deliberately encouraged because a terrified criminal has already defeated himself. Interviews with criminals are more likely to lead Cap and Scott to believe Batman is a winged cyborg demon that eats your soul (I am not even joking here) and they'll wind up preparing for the wrong kind of opponent ---- which is quite possibly worse than running in blind.
For someone who likes to accuse other people of giving undue importance to opinions and supposedly unsubstantiated beliefs over facts, it's a bit funny that you want to pin Team 2's strategy on a mysterious interview that you can't actually prove exists, or even granting that it exists, contains useful information that counters the info Team 1 has at their disposal. Cap and Scott have had very public fights with various enemies. These fights have been recorded and are available for viewing on the internet. Their abilities are common knowledge to most people. I can safely claim that Batman and Bane will know most of the important details about their opponents walking into the fight because the information is out there in the open. I can justify a claim for the information being out there in the open. You cannot even prove this interview or whatever that Cap and Scott are going to listen to even exists beyond the speculation you love to decry. This imaginary interview's existence isn't going to fill them in on even half of Batman's gear either.
And I'm unclear on how the X-Mansion's resources are going to even feature in this discussion ---- Cyclops isn't welcome there anymore, and he'd need to either break in somehow or get help from a resident to enter (which shouldn't be allowed). The X-Mansion's major resources are pretty much Cerebro, which in the hands of Scott and Steve (since neither of them are telepaths) will only help them pinpoint mutants on Earth. Neither Batman nor Bane are mutants; there should be nothing they can learn from it. To get more detailed information, they'd need to hand Cerebro over to a telepath and ask them to do the digging ---- which again falls into the category of outside help, which shouldn't be allowed. If it is, everyone here is aware of the kind of outside help Batman has access to.
Batman does not even need to get near Cyclops to take him out. A few knockout darts aimed from a distance will do the trick. Rudimentary knowledge of Cap's shield would prompt him to use magnetization tech to force the shield to stick to a wall, disarming Steve. I feel like I'm wasting time if your idea of proof is to quote a wiki, but feel free to prove that Scott can keep track of an opponent in stealth mode that he not only knows nothing to very little about, but can also cloak his movements such that he doesn't make the slightest sound, and move fast enough to evade a barrage of machine gun bullets in limited space. The wiki might have neglected to mention that Scott held his own against Wolverine first in an ancient encounter featuring a far less skilled Wolverine whose nerves were rattled at the time because of Proteus, or that he later held his own against Wolverine with optic beams rather than some kind of equivalent skill. Wolverine has also made short work of Cyclops in their Origins fight, if I'm remembering it correctly. Scott isn't as skilled as Bruce or Logan, and if he had to fight either of them in pure H2H, they'd win 10/10.
I think I've outlined a clear and executable strategy. You've just kept repeating "Cap and Cyclops are good strategists too!". I'm not making fun of the point so much as I am pointing out that it's not even a point unless you can justify it with things they've done instead of "They've lead the Avengers/X-Men!". Leading teams is something both Batman and Bane have done. Go ahead and tell me precisely what they're going to do keeping in mind the information asymmetry at play and the rather severe standard gear advantage Team 1 has courtesy of Batman.
Eh the power of hundreds that is contained in the suit of sorrows can only be accessed by Lane since he unlocked them.I dont think Bruce can claim that just yet,but yeah Bruce does have many different armors these days so that's an advantage.
Also I sincerely doubt that the normal people have no clue who Bane is,if Knightfall is canon then the people of Gotham know fully well about him.
I completely forgot about that public declaration, but does it really tell the public anything other than that Bane is a guy who once beat up Batman?