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Comic Vine Battle of the Week: Daredevil vs. Nightwing (504 votes)

Daredevil 52%
Nightwing 42%
Stalemate 5%

Welcome to the first Comic Vine Battle of the Week! Who do you honestly think would win if these two characters faced off?

Comic Vine Battle of the Week Rules:

  • Combatants will be in character.
  • This is a totally random encounter. This means neither character has knowledge on the other in this case.
  • They're fighting in a traditional downtown city setting. It's unpopulated and at night.
  • Even if they're both heroes, this won't be a match that ends in talking. Both have the objective to defeat the other character.
#1 Edited by ccraft (3962 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil could win with his eyes closed!

#2 Posted by Say_DaySawn (17 posts) - - Show Bio

I think gadgets give Nightwing a slight edge. Dick can fight blind.

#3 Edited by TommytheHitman (2476 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil probably wouldn't hold back as much as Dick. So in the end DD wins.

#4 Edited by Catsnlynne (909 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil wins.

#5 Posted by captainsaul (140 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil would win out right (100th forum post).

#6 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1428 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil wins with experience and I think he's a bit more ruthless than Dick.

#7 Edited by vesavius (44 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

Daredevil could win with his eyes closed!

Well, made me chuckle at least :)

But, yeah, DD for this one.

#8 Posted by SynCig (325 posts) - - Show Bio

DD for sure. It would be an entertaining fight for sure, but the radar sense is way too big of an advantage for Daredevil.

#9 Edited by xtremekidx (576 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Batman has trained nightwing well enough to notice even the slightest hints on the opponent and as soon as dick finds out about DD's weakness....he wins....

#10 Posted by TheGwailo (42 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#11 Posted by XImpossibruX (5030 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil, even though Dick was trained by Batman, he isn't Batman.

#12 Posted by Dernman (14052 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Nightwing more but I have to give the win to Red Batman.

#13 Posted by AllStarSuperman (16032 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing wins read nightwing 19 and 20. His suit can take big bullets. He can fight blind. He can read peoples body's. Hed know DD is blind. He has better tech. Which include sonics.

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#14 Posted by nappystr8 (935 posts) - - Show Bio

Considering Daredevil actually has superpowers, I think this fight is in his favor. Nightwing could easily win though IF he were to figure out during the course of the battle that Daredevil was blind, but that is a big IF. So DD wins.

#15 Posted by Rorschach2814 (26 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#16 Posted by the_fallen11 (636 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil ninja, Nightwing not.

DD for tha win!

#17 Edited by monsterduc (85 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#18 Posted by BuNKiTZ (130 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#19 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

Stick's training has to factor in somewhere

#20 Edited by deadpool25mm (546 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

Daredevil could win with his eyes closed!

This

#21 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (4089 posts) - - Show Bio

Even a blind man could see that Daredevil would win this.

#22 Posted by Med (291 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#23 Posted by Nightwing_Beyond (144 posts) - - Show Bio

Visual aid for members and staff.

#24 Edited by mattitude22 (54 posts) - - Show Bio

daredevil hands down

#25 Posted by Scarlet_Spider_Forever (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: That. Now that is a good comment.

#26 Posted by detective38 (141 posts) - - Show Bio

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:)

#27 Posted by new_onslaught (52 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#28 Edited by dtschemmel (503 posts) - - Show Bio

Please, never disrespect DD like this again.

#29 Posted by roboadmiral (515 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#30 Posted by Howard_Go (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil would win their would be no way of dick knowing that he's blind he fights better than most people who can see.

#31 Posted by dondave (27340 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing

#32 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (27716 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#33 Edited by HansBoy4TehWin (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil is probably my favorite character but I would have to hand it to Nightwing because he can use sonics on Daredevil's radar.

#34 Posted by Ciriel (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing would win.

What's stopping him from doing this?

#35 Edited by G_Money_Christmas (866 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#36 Posted by VampireSelektor (749 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#37 Posted by GreatCaesarsGhost (246 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing winds if he knows that Daredevil is blind from the get go. I think Daredevil takes it if both have no knowledge of the other.

With that said, I believe it can go either way.

#38 Edited by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (3043 posts) - - Show Bio

With the way the scenario is, Daredevil takes the win.

#40 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (4680 posts) - - Show Bio

DD FTW. More skill+ powers in addition to the fact Matt goes harder than NW= win for DD. The Batman finding out DD was blind during a fight is pure PIS and WIS.

#41 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2100 posts) - - Show Bio

daredevil

#42 Posted by God_Spawn (36022 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#43 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

That isn't true. Grayson is nowhere near Bruce.

In terms of skill? Not a chance. In terms of physicals, they are rather close with Dick having a clear advantage in agility and speed.

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#44 Posted by God_Spawn (36022 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

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#45 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

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#46 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing was trained by Batman and has the gadgets to disrupt Daredevil's sensory powers. Easy victory for Nightwing.

#47 Posted by Misterkyle91 (68 posts) - - Show Bio

Excellent match-up. Leaning towards Daredevil. Seems like he could take more of a punch or two than Grayson.

#48 Posted by KratzALot (1 posts) - - Show Bio

DareDevil. It says about being an unpopulated area, so DD won't need to worry about ambient noise to disrupt. Which I think mean NW doesn't figure out a weakness. (And if he does, it'll be too late.)

#49 Posted by kilomac29 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil in a random encounter, but if they fought multiple times NW would probably take the advantage.

#50 Posted by beaniemanmartinez (25 posts) - - Show Bio

this would be a good fight!!!!