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Posted by Ironpool2099 (3 posts) 1 year, 6 months ago

Poll: Is DC more overpowered than Marvel? (271 votes)

Yes 51%
No 49%

I think that some of the DC heroes like superman are way more overpowered than most of our Marvel heroes

#1 Posted by HaveAtThee (543 posts) - - Show Bio

A better question is "Are Marvel's superheroes severely downgraded in terms of power?" At this rate, everyone in Marvel will be barely above street-level in a decade or so. They're overly obsessed with "humanizing" or making their powerhouses "relatable." No matter how many late payments Petey Parker makes on his rent, or how drunk and embarrassing Tony Stark might get, I still can never "relate" to a filthy rich super-genius with crazy technology or to a kid bitten by a radioactive spider and gaining its powers in the process. I read comic books for escapism, not for emotional solace or identification.

#2 Posted by Alak (928 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted yes, but I should probably explain a bit more. On paper, most DC heroes seem pretty godly compared to most Marvel heroes. Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter are a few examples of heroes who should be powerful enough to stand on their own without needing assistance from others (two that I mentioned are planet busters). With that being said, DC does manage to present them enough challenges to the point where I'd say they don't seem more OP than Avengers characters. They're vulnerable to making mistakes, personal problems, strange weaknesses, and villains that are pretty powerful themselves. Basically, my point is that DC characters are more overpowered but due to CIS (and sometimes PIS) they are held back from their true potentials... at least enough to make the story interesting.

#3 Posted by God_Spawn (38233 posts) - - Show Bio

DC just has a higher standard than Marvel.

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#4 Edited by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes they are but new 52, has kinda nerfed them, but they're still only superheroes to me i dont think of them as actual people like i do with marvel, I see the tights and capes and only the tights and capes when i look at DC.

#5 Edited by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

No, they may be more powerful as a general rule but I wouldn't say they are overpowered because they go up against powerful threats. Though admittedly, before I properly got into DC, I did believe them to be overpowered.

#6 Posted by modunhanul (413 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted no because Marvel has Hulk, Sentry, Doctor Strange, Thor and many other characters too. I think they're about same.

#7 Posted by WALLCRAWLER (124 posts) - - Show Bio

There about the same marvel has drax,hulk,sentry gladiator and more

#8 Posted by PsychoJack (174 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes DC has more overpowered characters. But Marvel is cooler imo. I like both but Marvel will always be my favorite.

#9 Edited by GunGunW (1006 posts) - - Show Bio

No, DC's popular characters are just more powerful than Marvel's.

#10 Posted by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

No, they may be more powerful as a general rule but I wouldn't say they are overpowered because they go up against powerful threats. Though admittedly, before I properly got into DC, I did believe them to be overpowered.

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#11 Posted by Teerack (7362 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol yeah.

#12 Posted by i_like_swords (16534 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not big on DC at all. Marvel has a lot of interesting characters with cool powers and equally cool origin stories. DC: well uh superman can punch really hard and uh flash can steal your speed so you would die in 0.0000000000001 seconds. Seems to me like a lot of their characters are given Superman physical attributes and flight but just put a minor twist on it. The few that interest me include Batman, Green Lantern, but even then not by much.

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#13 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

yep. dc has a thing for 100+ tons characters. and bat-people.

#14 Posted by Xaos (524 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, the average superhero from DC is more powerful than the Marvel One, but Marvel still got powerhouse that would make Superman think twice about a fight with them : Celestial, Galactus, etc...

A good grip is to compare Quicksilver with the Flash, sure, Quicksilver is quite impressive, but Flash is so much faster that he could come make time travel...

#15 Edited by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

ç@guttridgeb said:

No, they may be more powerful as a general rule but I wouldn't say they are overpowered because they go up against powerful threats. Though admittedly, before I properly got into DC, I did believe them to be overpowered.

Yeah, this. The day batman bitchslaps darkseid is the day you can call them overpowered

I'm not big on DC at all. Marvel has a lot of interesting characters with cool powers and equally cool origin stories. DC: well uh superman can punch really hard and uh flash can steal your speed so you would die in 0.0000000000001 seconds. Seems to me like a lot of their characters are given Superman physical attributes and flight but just put a minor twist on it. The few that interest me include Batman, Green Lantern, but even then not by much.

Love generalizations

#16 Posted by ScarletBatman (366 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has far more very powerful characters than Marvel but, DC's villains are also more powerful to compensate. Everything is relative.

#17 Edited by i_like_swords (16534 posts) - - Show Bio

@stormbox: not generalizing, just from a quick skim of the DC website and acquired knowledge all I hear is Justice League, with the occasional adapted Greek Mythological God thrown in. I guess the point I'm making is that I like to know the character I'm reading can actually be injured/die. And I hate all this FTL can rip molecules up steal speed crap I hear all the time. Same goes for Marvel in that department but it's much less common.

Edit: Before I begin to sound biased I'd like to point out that I also don't like Thor that much as a character for similar reasons.

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#18 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: Uh... dc heroes have died (superman, batman, wonder woman, green lantern, flash, aquaman, etc.), and of course they get injured, what kind of character never gets injured? This is the reason you dont make assumptions without having read anything from them

#19 Posted by TheHulk (834 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Hulk could've smashed most of the Dc heroes. Especially Batman. Puny Batman have no superpowers.

#20 Posted by deaditegonzo (3690 posts) - - Show Bio

@thehulk said:

No. Hulk could've smashed most of the Dc heroes. Especially Batman. Puny Batman have no superpowers.

Sure

#21 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Dc is more expressive about it ,when it comes to feats .

#22 Edited by i_like_swords (16534 posts) - - Show Bio

@stormbox: maybe I was too plain in what I said. I meant more along the lines of can draw blood or have a broken arm easily. Can be hurt by gunfire. Not just have their stamina depleted. I understand all of that probably happens to them a lot but probably under quite extreme circumstances, no? Doesn't appeal to me personally

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#23 Edited by WaveMotionCannon (5608 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes and they were boring before New52 nerfed them ( slightly). A lot if them have the same powerset based on Supes with slight twists.

#24 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: So you want them to get their ass kicked all the time? You know, theyre called superheroes for a reason

#25 Posted by The Stegman (25488 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers currently have a thunder god, a near omnipotent being, a Superman clone and a Hulk all on one team, no, DC isn't, their popular heroes just happen to be more powerful than Marvel's popular heroes.

#26 Edited by ZombieMowlcher (677 posts) - - Show Bio

Guys guys, srsly.... They're both op.

#27 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12233 posts) - - Show Bio

It's kind of even. To the casual fan, however, DC probably has more powerful superheroes while Marvel's popular characters are more street level. But to the hardcore fan of Marvel and DC, you would see it COULD be about even. Marvel has guys like Sentry, Thor, Hulk, and Silver Surfer while DC has Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Martian Manhunter.

#28 Posted by i_like_swords (16534 posts) - - Show Bio

@stormbox: you can be super without having the ability to sneeze and destroy whole galaxies (or whatever it was)

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#29 Posted by Nerx (15087 posts) - - Show Bio

Lolno

beyonder > your god

Dc only has the heroes on the mid level

but in terms of grander cosmic scale marvel has it in a bag

their supreme being is infallible unlike the presence (GEB anyone)

stop DRing the street level folks

#30 Posted by TheCowman (461 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre-52 DC was generally more powerful than Marvel, I think. (I won't say 'overpowered' cause that carries negative connotations)

Heck, they'd given Flash so many abilities that he was basically a Speed-Force wizard who could do almost anything.

At the moment, I'd probably still rank DC as more powerful, but its a LOT closer these days.

Oddly, now the Hulk seems to be in the Flash's shoes; only he's a Rage-Wizard instead of a Speed-Force one.

#31 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18306 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre-52 DC was generally more powerful than Marvel, I think. (I won't say 'overpowered' cause that carries negative connotations)

Heck, they'd given Flash so many abilities that he was basically a Speed-Force wizard who could do almost anything.

At the moment, I'd probably still rank DC as more powerful, but its a LOT closer these days.

Oddly, now the Hulk seems to be in the Flash's shoes; only he's a Rage-Wizard instead of a Speed-Force one.

i think you should read indestructible hulk, you'll like it.

#32 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: Superman cant do that since decades ago. I think they got rid of that even before crisis on infinite earths, which was in the 80s

See, this is the reason you properly inform yourself about certain characters

#33 Edited by captainsaul (140 posts) - - Show Bio

Most DC characters are overrated and over powered. Look at batman, superman and green lantern all of these are unstoppable. That's only a few.

#34 Posted by JonSmith (4007 posts) - - Show Bio

#35 Edited by BOOSTERwing700 (48 posts) - - Show Bio

DC have so many overrated and overpowered superheros like superman, green lantern and martian manhunter @captainsaul batman is just obsessionally rich !

#36 Edited by flazam (2532 posts) - - Show Bio

DC have so many overrated and overpowered superheros like superman, green lantern and martian manhunter @captainsaul batman is just obsessionally rich !

I Would not say Manhunter was overrated?

I think they both have there powerhouses Eg: Hyperion,Supes

#37 Posted by PowerHerc (85153 posts) - - Show Bio

In some ways they are but in other ways they aren't.

#38 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7755 posts) - - Show Bio

No, Marvel has telepaths who could solo DC.

#39 Posted by johnny_blaze (961 posts) - - Show Bio

It's equal imo

#40 Posted by MugsyOG (48 posts) - - Show Bio

On paper DC characters are ridiculous. But obviously during story arcs the writers tone them down so everyything isnt so easy for them. Take the green lantern corps for example, you literally have to think of something and you can create it. You can literaly do anything you want. But i read green lanterns being tossed around by crappy manhunter bots with sticks

#41 Posted by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

#42 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34295 posts) - - Show Bio

No DC's more powerful heroes are just more popular

#43 Edited by Night Thrasher (3704 posts) - - Show Bio

I said it once and I'll say it again. Most of Marvel's really powerful characters are COSMIC...DC on the other hand has some of it's most powerful characters based on Earth. If you took DC's powerhouses and Marvel's cosmic lineup you'll see how even they really are. I'd probably say Marvel has a slight edge with Silver Surfer, heralds, Galactus and the Celestials all being in the Marvel lineup.

#44 Posted by FlashKnight (470 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes they are, but that is what sets them apart. IMO it's comparing apples to oranges. I just happen to prefer DC's characters, but I enjoy both. Marvel has some really awesome characters (Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, Nick Fury, etc.).

#45 Posted by EnigmaLantern (763 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has far more very powerful characters than Marvel but, DC's villains are also more powerful to compensate. Everything is relative.

This.

Generally speaking and at first glance, DC has overall more powerful characters than Marvel but it also has, in comparison, more powerful average villain so it would be only natural for the hero to be slightly overpowered. Some people like to read about powerful characters and others like to read about, to a sense, relatable characters, in the end it's all a question of taste and opinion.

#46 Edited by DEADPOOL (2710 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted no because Marvel has Hulk, Sentry, Doctor Strange, Thor and many other characters too. I think they're about same.

Hulk's greatest strength feat is perhaps stopping a mountain from crushing him, while Superman can move a planet out of orbit.

Quicksilver can run faster than the sound barrier, but Flash can run faster than the speed of light.

The difference is quite vast.

#47 Posted by Nerx (15087 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope

Cosmics/Omnipotents > Marvel

Mid tier heroes > DC

#48 Posted by Ultra_beleco (184 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadpool said:

@modunhanul said:

I voted no because Marvel has Hulk, Sentry, Doctor Strange, Thor and many other characters too. I think they're about same.

Hulk's greatest strength feat is perhaps stopping a mountain from crushing him, while Superman can move a planet out of orbit.

Quicksilver can run faster than the sound barrier, but Flash can run faster than the speed of light.

The difference is quite vast.

This is so true that people can't make a fighting game with DC characters without having to create a plot to empower/weaken some of the characters, yet, marvel fighting games never had this problem and I never saw anyone bothered by that!

#49 Edited by youmessinwithme (1198 posts) - - Show Bio

No marvel actually has more cosmic tier heroes. the JL just sets the standard higher than the average avenger.

#50 Posted by The_Red_Viper (4167 posts) - - Show Bio

How can you say that DC is more OP than Marvel when you're got people like Hulk, Thor, Dr Strange, Silver Surfer, Scarlet Witch, Galactus, Loki, Thanos, Ghost Rider, Frosty the Fireman etc... same as DC has Superman, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Doomsday, Darkseid, Bizarro etc.

Both universes have their really powerful characters and less powerful characters. But DC isn't more OP than Marvel, no...