I just want to say something based off an observation that I'm noticing when someone makes a battle forum with a Marvel character like the Hulk vs a DC character like Superman. When this is done, you have 2 types of debaters:1) Those who use crossovers for their arguments. 2) And those who go by power level stated or feats. Based on their shown strength level, the Hulk is no where near Superman. The greatest thing I've ever seen the Hulk do is hold up a mountain (and that's hold up, not lift) compared to today's Superman who pulled a third of the Moon's weight. Why would anyone argue that the Hulk is on Superman level is beyond my understanding. And since the Hulk is considerd by most the representation of
Marvel's upper echelon of strength, why bother using others to (like Thor or Gladiator) to do battle with DC's representations.
Maybe ther are conditions that these companies agree to when doing a cross-over. Maybe when we do battle forums using characters from these opposing companies we should state "cross-over conditions". For example, there is a recent forum with Gladiator vs Superman. Now most feell that Gladiator can't win but if we look at cross-over conditions we could make an argument for Gladiator. Like this; most feel that Supreme is in class with Superman and Gladiator fought Supreme to a stand still, that would give evidence that Gladiator could do battle with Superman.
Now if that's the case, you could then bring the argument to their powers like, Superman is based on absorbing energy from the sun, while Gladiator's is based on confidence. Superman somehow breaking his confidence would be the deciding factor. Anyway, this is just my opinion and I would love to see what others think.