O k, i want fair and logical responses between these two. I am a HUGE Green Lantern fan but i am not biased against Batman. The only problem i ever see with ??? vs Batman is the lack of explanation on how Batman beats all of these people. The 2 main things i always see are either ''He is the god damn Batman'' or ''His hand to hand combat is superior'' given that more than half of the supers would never submit to just using hand to hand combat.
Depends on the lantern, but generally I would say that any competent lantern could beat Batman.
If we're talking about Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Kilowog, Arisia, Sodam Yat, Sinestro, then I'm willing to make it a curb stomp for the lantern. They've dealt with beings stronger than Superman, and have won...so I see no reason why a tricky street-leveler would pose too much of a problem if they concentrate and not dismiss Bruce.
@dolces: You're forgetting that he's the goddamn Batman and that his hand to hand combat is superior. Batman with the ONE-SHOT K.O. OF DOOM AND DEATH IN YOUR FACE!
Okay... Well while bats is trying to go with the one hitter quitter, Hal is just gonna 'lantern' up a f15 and crash it into him. Maybe it's me but I don't think you can one hit quit that.
@omnibeast: You are also forgetting he's the Goddamn Batman and that his hand to hand combat is superior. The plane on the other hand, is not the Goddamn Batman and is not the superior hand to hand combatant, making Batman beat the plane.
In case you didn't read it, I'm making fun of the OP.
I've always felt that super powered characters are holding back against Batman, as they don't want to kill him, which gives Batman a chance. However, Batman is a mean dude, I mean he carries an array of dangerous gadgets, some of which are mini bombs etc, he has a bullet proof suit giving him good resistance to injury and he is a master of preparation. He knows each character's weakness and how to suck punch them. I was reading Superman Red Son the other day when the Batman on that universe kept Superman talking whilst he was exposed to red sun radiation and lost his powers. That was quite crafty, but typical Batman.