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Sadly, I'd go with Daredevil as well. Nightwing has too much boy wonder in him, and he's just less likely to break bones and crush faces. The only way I see Nightwing winning is if he's really pissed or if he starts to fear for his (or someone else's) life. I love Nightwing, but I think he loses this one by a hair.
Nightwing- in his training with Batman im sure he was trained to fight blind, and rely on his other senses. Of course his other senses are not as keen as DareDevil's which is what makes this such a good fight. But Nightwing has the gadgets, and i believe his staffs pushing out electric currents would throw off Daredevil's radar sense off a bit and give Nightwing the advantage! Plus he was trained by the best!
I'd consider DD at very near Batman's level of fighting skill, experience and physicality with the ability to take it up a notch in brutality if necessary.
Nightwing was trained by Batsy and has at times showed that he may not be as strong as him, but he is a bit quicker and very near his equal in sizing an opponent up so he may discover that DD is using his hypersenses and figure out how to neutralize them if the fight goes a bit longer..
For me this would be a close one and through the input of variables into my random encounter generator (ie. my brain :D ), DD would have a slight advantage of about 6 wins out of 10 fights.
This is pretty tough... Hmm... well, not that I know a lot about Daredevil, but he has Radar Sense which would give him a huge advantage, but in terms of hand-to-hand combat, I think Nightwing would win since, well, Batman. They're both acrobats, but Nightwing is clearly better (at least as far as I know), cause he's been one since he was a kid and all that. Plus he's got high-tech gadgets, and he can easily brush off gun shots with his new suit... but Radar Sense and other heightened senses... hmm... I'm going with Nightwing... though it might simply be because of my lack of knowledge when it comes to Daredevil.
As combatants, Daredevil actually has superhuman senses and agility. Also, as people, Daredevil is a far more serious mind than Grayson and will be more inclined towards defeating his opponent. Judging by skills is too difficult and ultimately not informative enough. Daredevil takes this.
First of all this is an amazing idea for a recurring article! Second you have started with a fight that I have always wanted to see! This is an extremely tough decision. Matt has his radar sense, other heightened senses, mastery of using his billy club, acrobatic prowess, training under stick, and experience fighting against very talented fighters. Dick on the other hand has his extensive training with batman, acrobatic mastery, is easily one of the most talented hand to hand fighters in the DCU, and has a very wide assortment of tech in his arsenal. As far as the assumption that DD would be more brutal than NW goes that is really a matter of how a writer portrays the character. In the recent past Dick has been portrayed as showing more aggressive tendencies such as in his night of the owls crossover and also in the final story arc of volume 2 of his series where he lays the smack down on two face. On DDs side of things he has carved a bullseye into bullseyes head with a rock so I would say they are about even in brutality with matt only taking a very slight edge. As far as the idea tha Dick would detect matts blindness during the fight I think its very possible but it would take him a little bit so that shouldn't be used as an automatic assumption of NWs victory. In the end my knowledge of both characters puts them at a draw with with both having such similar aspects apart from DDs powers and NWs tech which I believe would cancel each other out. However in an aspect that no one has pointed out the most fun part of this fight would be seeing these two make jokes at each other:)
They've got comparable combat and acrobatics skills, so that ultimately runs out about even. But Nightwing is much better equipped. He's got sonics and tear gas, which will be even more effective against Daredevil, given the heightened nature of his senses. Sure, Nightwing won't know from the get go that Daredevil is blind, but the man was trained by Batman. He's not the world's greatest detective, but he is a very strong detective none the less, and he can definitely figure it out from Daredevil's behavior.
@bunkitz: Matt has also been an acrobat since he was a kid after losing his powers he was trained by Stick soon after and has also has training by Master Izo. DD senses are that sharp he can hear someones heart beating from blocks away. Sure Nightwing has the gadgets but DD would no he was going to use it before does. He can feel other pepole's muscle movement's and can smell testosterone in there sweat and that allows him to predict other peoples movements
Daredevil wins... Not only is he the greatest comic book hero ever created, he is also more ruthless and willing to go to lengths that Dick won't. He's willing to kill if he finds it's absolutely necessary, or beat someone to within an inch of their life.
This new version of Nightwing has a keen feel for reading body language. If his skills are equal or comparable to Cassie Cain, he could figure out Daredevil's blind in the fight. The question is whether Nightwing would last long enough to figure it out.
My vote goes to Nighwing.
Daredevil is my second favorite character, but this goes to Nightwing. I think it Batman has said that he is a better hand-to-hand fighter than him, and he also has the gadgets.
That isn't true. Grayson is nowhere near Bruce.
@deranged_midget: That's what my post was referring to. The user made no mention of physicals, just that Nightwing is better than Bruce in h2h which he clearly is not.
Ah gotcha. None of Bruce's "sons" are equal to Bruce in hand-to-hand. I'd say Damian was the only one who had the potential to surpass Bruce with time.