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#51 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5408 posts) - - Show Bio

#16 Posted by AdamAnouer (238 posts) - 3 months, 26 days ago - Show Bio

Banner because he makes the best use of what he has available in his universe without the added benefit of DC's cheat code science. And by that I mean Wayne has the stupid ability to adapt other worldly science and that should be far beyond him or any human to adapt to, not that Marvel doesn't do the same but they don't do it on such a grand scale. Banner wins.

^^THIS!

#52 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8538 posts) - - Show Bio

Wayne.

#53 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (11659 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner just got an intelligence amp....

#54 Posted by bloggerboy (574 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner

#55 Edited by LordGrapeSoda (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner by far.

But Wayne is a better tactician.

#56 Posted by All_Mighty_Beyonder (1577 posts) - - Show Bio

if we're talking science : Banner is the smartest.

if we're talking battle tactics : Wayne is the smartest.

#57 Posted by Gustofwind (606 posts) - - Show Bio

They're both smarter than each other in different ways.

#58 Posted by Darkgenex (789 posts) - - Show Bio

BRUCE SMASH!

#59 Posted by mtuske (1124 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner

#60 Edited by Hyperlight (5822 posts) - - Show Bio

They can both do things the other can't do but all around intelligence goes to Wayne

#61 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's smarter, Albert Einstein or Socrates? This question is flawed because there isn't ONE barometer by which one can measure all types of intelligence. Could Wayne go work at a nuclear reactor tomorrow? Likely not. Could Banner defeat the black glove? Likely not. It doesn't mean one is smarter than the other, just that they hav different areas of expertise.

#62 Edited by Thedailybagel (3502 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce

#63 Posted by Quickfingers26 (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm leaning towards Banner, especially if this was being measured via an IQ test.

Who's wittier: Wayne

Who's wiser: Wayne

#64 Edited by christianrapper (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

if bruce was so smart, he wouldn't have gotten himself turned into the hulk. you'd think by now he would have invented something to control it or find a way to do it. also, why is he the only hulk who can't control the monster? everyone else just gets the powers with no draw backs.

#65 Posted by antiwhipped (205 posts) - - Show Bio

@christianrapper said:

if bruce was so smart, he wouldn't have gotten himself turned into the hulk. you'd think by now he would have invented something to control it or find a way to do it. also, why is he the only hulk who can't control the monster? everyone else just gets the powers with no draw backs.

He saved Rick Jones. I guess by by being smart let him die? The hulks with the most control and least emotional problems have the least power imo. Besides, Reed Richards can't cure the Thing and no one thinks he is dumb. Hulk really doesn't want to be cured anyway I think.

#66 Edited by Albertphytagoras (1825 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman is a polymath, child prodigious, capable of dominate gods, knows all martial arts, overpowers metahumans, etc.

Banner is a very good scientist in physics, master of science and he can create high tech.

In conclusion, Batman is better in a general view, however Banner is better in his speciality.

#67 Posted by Cregan_Stark (1680 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner gets my vote

#69 Posted by DoctorThomasElliot (275 posts) - - Show Bio

Wayne.

#70 Posted by rpottage (893 posts) - - Show Bio

Wayne. His all around intelligence is imo superior. He could learn nuclear physics if it were required; I don't think Banner could replicate Bruce's accomplishments.

#71 Posted by senglord (1481 posts) - - Show Bio

Both sides assure labelling the other unfairly.

Wayne in pre 52 had the feats to be around Black Panther's level of intellect overall, with better tech feats imho (esp alien technologies). But, the vine consensus has BP as the smarter of the two. And, the trend in DC to make Batman a jobber in his own titles for years on a stretch does not help. (From 1991-2002 he was at 1982-1986 levels of useless and stupid)

And Banner was ALWAYS treated as top five-ten.

Batman declares himself less intelligent than Penguin in Canon. While Oswald was getting mentally dominated by around two dozen minor rogues and forgettable New characterrs. There is a reason JLA was the best title in DC during the Batgod eras. It was the only way to read a decent Batman.

Rant over.

Banner wins due to the massive tech advantage.

PS, as long as Gotham treats Batman's rogues as an insurance policy against him, nothing advanced could be developed and deployed in Gotham without it being weaponized. Look at all the Joker feats post crisis and amp that with mainstream DCtech. Gotham looks like a third world ghetto compared to the main cities in DC tech wise.

#72 Posted by christianrapper (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

@christianrapper said:

if bruce was so smart, he wouldn't have gotten himself turned into the hulk. you'd think by now he would have invented something to control it or find a way to do it. also, why is he the only hulk who can't control the monster? everyone else just gets the powers with no draw backs.

He saved Rick Jones. I guess by by being smart let him die? The hulks with the most control and least emotional problems have the least power imo. Besides, Reed Richards can't cure the Thing and no one thinks he is dumb. Hulk really doesn't want to be cured anyway I think.

actually, it is kind of dumb that he can't cure the thing. he can make alll kind of dimensional portals and other crap, but can't cure the thing.

#73 Posted by GhostRavage (8955 posts) - - Show Bio
#74 Posted by Jonez120 (4323 posts) - - Show Bio

Doctor Bruce Banner

Batman is above average intelligence. He is below tony stark, reed richards and peter parker

You're pushin it bub.

#75 Posted by Alakemega123 (956 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Wayne is leagues above batman because he builds tech as good or better than batman and he's not one of the richest people in the world. And peter Parker is smarter than both considering he is one of the poorest superheroes and he still made a revolutionary invention as a teenager while trying to hide it from his aunt.

#76 Posted by Stormdriven (4951 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner is much better in the fields of science and mathematics. Wayne is smarter in applied skills, such as combat, investigation, and strategy/tactics.

#77 Posted by flashback0180 (665 posts) - - Show Bio

BRUCE WINS

#78 Posted by Xaos (417 posts) - - Show Bio

Wayne.

Banner is smart, but as a comic book scientist, he doesn't even got the kind of achievement that got Hank Pym or Red Richards.

#79 Posted by New_World_Order (13187 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner.

#80 Posted by GhostRavage (8955 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Wayne is leagues above batman because he builds tech as good or better than batman and he's not one of the richest people in the world. And peter Parker is smarter than both considering he is one of the poorest superheroes and he still made a revolutionary invention as a teenager while trying to hide it from his aunt.

So Batman is smarter than Batman because Spiderman is poor.

#81 Posted by Alakemega123 (956 posts) - - Show Bio
#82 Posted by GhostRavage (8955 posts) - - Show Bio
#83 Edited by jaxthejester_2014 (208 posts) - - Show Bio

Going off of pure IQ?

Banner. By a rather significant land slide.

#84 Posted by jaxthejester_2014 (208 posts) - - Show Bio

@xaos said:

Wayne.

Banner is smart, but as a comic book scientist, he doesn't even got the kind of achievement that got Hank Pym or Red Richards.

No one can match the mental prowess of Red Richards. Save for perhaps Blue Richards. It would be close.

#85 Edited by MonsterStomp (17887 posts) - - Show Bio

Banner is much better in the fields of science and mathematics. Wayne is smarter in applied skills, such as combat, investigation, and strategy/tactics.

This is the answer.

#86 Edited by lordraiden (7088 posts) - - Show Bio

@wizmanwebb said:

Wayne becuz he was smart enough become rich billionaire in which a lot of women see him attractive,and he was smart enough not to become an ugly green hulking maniac that's constantly being chased by the military,hated by the father of the girl of his dreams,and continually locked in some for others protection.Also a lot of people view him as a pathetic wimp when he's not hulk(but I gotta say hulk is pretty awsome sometimes)

Actually, he was born into being a rich millionaire that turned into billionaire in modern age, he didn't have to use his IQ to inherit his parents wealth, so, that's infallible logic right there. But, since your statement doesn't sound serious but jokingly, i'll take it as such. As far as the OP, again, such a vague question? Smarter? Smarter in what? Banner is a physicist! He's an intellectual, Wayne is smart, but I don't believe he holds a phd in anything? could be wrong?

#87 Posted by Night_Raven (145 posts) - - Show Bio

They're completely different types of genius - Wayne is admittedly very intelligent scientifically as well (easily graduate level in most areas), but not close to Banner's level in pure science (expect maybe things like forensics...). But Wayne is way 'smarter' in terms of strategy, understanding how people think (after all he is the world's greatest detective). If you want someone to work out a plan or to work out how another person thinks, you ask Batman. If you want some super science gizmo gamma bomb you get Banner :P

#88 Posted by Scarbearer (726 posts) - - Show Bio

They're completely different types of genius - Wayne is admittedly very intelligent scientifically as well (easily graduate level in most areas), but not close to Banner's level in pure science (expect maybe things like forensics...). But Wayne is way 'smarter' in terms of strategy, understanding how people think (after all he is the world's greatest detective). If you want someone to work out a plan or to work out how another person thinks, you ask Batman. If you want some super science gizmo gamma bomb you get Banner :P

I think this nails it.