#1 Posted by Ultra_Girl_ (1248 posts) - - Show Bio

Why?

the question has been bugging me a while.

#2 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3482 posts) - - Show Bio

Really not sure there is one.
 
It's mostly that Bats and Supes have the most fans and possibly the most loyal fans, because they're such huge characters with huge histories. So when somebody hypothetically pits them against each other, it's like pitting a tsunami against an earthquake. That's probably the reason DC decided to make the characters so close; so that they would never really have to put them at odds like that.

#3 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Neither can accept that Iron Man is better. They're fighting for 2nd place.

#4 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

Because Batman fans can't handle the fact that Superman's better :P

#5 Posted by isaac_clarke (5448 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

Neither can accept that Iron Man is better. They're fighting for 2nd place.

That deserves a follow.

Back to Thread:

I was just under the assumption that every over zealous fan of something tends to blow it out of proportion and argue relentlessly with opposing fans of other things how it is superior. Batman and Superman are from completely different ends of the spectrum so there is a pretty wide divide what their fans are looking at I guess.

#6 Posted by impossibilly (883 posts) - - Show Bio

Insecurity. The need to put the likes of others down to make one feel good about one's own likes.

I didn't even know this was a thing until I saw a sticker on a car that showed the Superman S-shield peeing on the Bat symbol.

#7 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (23167 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

Because Batman fans can't handle the fact that Superman's better :P

So true :P

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#8 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

Like Lon Chaney Jr's Wolfman and Bela Lugosi's Dracula, I don't think the two were ever intended to meet or that they were in the same world. Writers took in the feedback and created a monstrosity. Besides, people take fiction way too seriously. I figured it was a joke gone horribly wrong between fans.

#9 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

For the same reason everybody has problem with Superman fans.

Superman fans, belive the guy is the best at everything.

Batman fans say that as a joke, but Superman fans a dead serious about this idea.

#10 Posted by PowerHerc (81561 posts) - - Show Bio

Because they are two of the three most iconic superheroes (Spider-Man being the third) and both have taken turn being the world's most popular superhero & most valuable superhero property and they are both published by DC. Due to these two facts, the fans of each want their guy to be the company's top-dog and the number one overall super-hero in the world.

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#11 Posted by Strider92 (16080 posts) - - Show Bio

Underlying Sexual Tension!

#12 Edited by PurpleCandy (773 posts) - - Show Bio

@dccomicsrule2011 said:

@guttridgeb said:

Because Batman fans can't handle the fact that Superman's better :P

So true :P

IS THAT SO LET ME TELL BATMAN HAS NO SUPERPOWERS AND SuuppERMAN IS WEAKWENEDB Y KYRYPONITE AND IS USELESSS aqgainst Red Sun (SUCH A DUMB WEAKNESS XD LMAO) AND BATMAN IS AEEWSOME!!!

-Batman fans/Anti-Superman fans in a nutshell

@Strider92 said:

Underlying Sexual Tension!

Lulz

#13 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000 said:

For the same reason everybody has problem with Superman fans.

Superman fans, belive the guy is the best at everything.

Batman fans say that as a joke, but Superman fans a dead serious about this idea.

This is so untrue its not even funny

#14 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't know that there was such a thing.

#15 Posted by AllStarSuperman (19907 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

Neither can accept that Iron Man is better. They're fighting for 2nd place.

Not at all. I don't get why people even like him.

#16 Edited by INLIFE (1600 posts) - - Show Bio

I Do Not Care As Superman And Batman Would Not As Well.

It Is The Bromance....

It Is The Bat-Steel Relationship They Have Had All Of These Decades....

That Is What Any True Fan Should Care About.

No Matter The Conflicts, Bat-Steel Is Unbreakable.

#17 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000 said:

For the same reason everybody has problem with Superman fans.

Superman fans, belive the guy is the best at everything.

Batman fans say that as a joke, but Superman fans a dead serious about this idea.

And then the Batman "fans" proceed to spew drivel about how awesome Batman is at everything and how he would kick Superman's ass like the hypocrites that they are.

#18 Posted by Nefarious (18641 posts) - - Show Bio

Overrated vs Overrated. They can't accept that their precious character will lose. 

#19 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@JLDoom: @YoggSaron: Every single comment in this forum about Batman kicking Superman ass i have read, is a joke or at least came from the point of view, of Superman cant be the best at everything all the time, for some reason Superman fans just cant live with people that belive Superman is not the best at everything all the time.

Batman fans know, there is stronger character that him, faster and lets face it with better gadgets.

But still Batman is better for one reason.

HE HAS ALFRED, the most powerfull character in comic book history.

@Nefarious said:

Overrated vs Overrated. They can't accept that their precious character will lose.

The funny thing is that even if you put them together, Wolverine still wins in an who is more overrated battle.

#20 Posted by Goldenboy_Prime (172 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha! I have a rivalry with myself!

#21 Posted by joshmightbe (24599 posts) - - Show Bio

@DeathpooltheT1000: Any real Superman fan who has actually read a Superman comic knows better than to make the argument you're claiming we all make. I know Superman can be beat and isn't perfect but I still love the character because I'm not an insecure child that needs my favorite characters to be unbeatable.

#22 Edited by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't get it personally, it reminds me of the Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero fans and the Ryu vs. Ken fans...in a way, two kinds of similar characters but different. In this case they're on the same side though more often then not so I never understood the whole "Superman is better then Batman" vs. "Batman is better then Superman argument...both are cool and original concepts.

@Xanni15 said:

Neither can accept that Iron Man is better. They're fighting for 2nd place.

lol either Bats or Supes would murk Iron Man lol hate to break it to ya and are far more popular ;).

#23 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: And you see they do the same about Batman fans, those guys pretty much put all the Batman fans in one line of Batman fans, so i made the same with them, because is obvious they have just one point of view and is the one i pointed.

#24 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vaeternus said:

@Xanni15 said:

Neither can accept that Iron Man is better. They're fighting for 2nd place.

lol either Bats or Supes would murk Iron Man lol hate to break it to ya and are far more popular ;).

None of that pertains to the question asked. :P

#25 Edited by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15

Neither does your initial comment since few things, one Bats and Supes are older then IM and two he's Marvel, they're DC :P lol

#26 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17570 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont know I would say it is a broad misconception,considering I am a Batman fan and so are many members on here.I dont hold any hate or dislike for Superman,I think he is okay.

Maybe the term you are looking for is fanboys?

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#27 Edited by ImmortalOne (3293 posts) - - Show Bio

As a huge fan of both Batman and Superman (being favorite and tied in second, respectively), I don't have this problem, although I have seen it around.

#28 Posted by Marksman (1364 posts) - - Show Bio

Because they all want to bang each other, really.

#29 Posted by thespideyguy (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

I am a fan of both.