@professorrespect: I’m not sure what you’re basing all of this on. Batman is definitely not the Iron Man of JL. He’s the detective. He can play the super hero tech guy, but besides in action scenes, he’s the detective. Trying to downplay Batman as the detective is very strange, as his entire character is shaped around being a detective, with moments of super hero stuff thrown in. Most of his tech too, is tech for detective work, not for fighting.
Superman and Flash’s powers of processing and deduction are superhuman by massive amounts. The only reason they aren’t featured as often, is because Batman is better. Part of that has to do with his tech, like the computer that you’re downplaying for some weird reason.
Batman can just look at someone, and his cowl transmits everything he sees to the computer, getting detailed information on the individual, chemical analysis that lets Batman know where they’ve been, and all in seconds. This is something Batman has as standard gear, because he’s a detective, unlike Spider-Man.
You’re acting like because 1% of Spider-Man stories have him playing more detective then super hero, that he is suddenly as good as Batman. That’s just strange to anyone who is even a casual fan of comics.
Bringing webware as the reason Spider-Man can compete with Batman, is also very weak, as it ended up a failure, that he had to shut down. So not only does he not even have it, but it was used for purposes he couldn’t have predicted, showing his deductive reasoning is not like Batman’s. Batman’s always thinking 100 steps ahead. The guy has plans in place to take down every member of the Justice League. Spider-Man is flying by the seat of his pants most of the time, as his world goes crazy around him. He never has to deal with the chaotic mind of someone like the Joker too. Batman has dozens of times, and is constantly putting pieces together at seemingly impossible rates, something Spider-Man has never done in a similar fashion. Scientific intelligence, is not the same as deductive reasoning and psychology. Bruce has that, as well as the science, and basically dang near every field of study there is that can apply to detective work.
Even with all of this, Joker is typically the superior of the two. Batman always catches the Joker, but it’s rarely ever because Joker couldn’t have prevented it. Joker wants the confrontations with Batman. He’s more obsessed with Batman then Batman is with The Joker. The guy created multiple Jokers, just because he was jealous of Bruce caring more about his parents’ death, to make him get over Joe Chill and work through the death of his parents, all so the real Joker could be the number one problem Batman has. He managed to manipulate criminal Joker, clown joker, Jason Todd, Batwoman, and Bruce, all pretty casually. He killed hundreds in the process, while making sure there were clues along the way, to lead to the worst possible outcomes, for all the characters involved. Spider-Man doesn’t have any villains as equally insane and genius as this.
To say that Joker doesn’t have enough time with 6 weeks, and one of the most well documented super hero’s ever, that would be very easy to research, is crazy. He doesn’t need 6 weeks. He just needs a small amount of research, to figure out who Spider-Man is friends with, maybe some Joker Venom to cause chaos across the city, and a gun. Joker can get it done with that much.
Your points about Joker not knowing that he’s supposed to research Spider-Man is just weak. You really think the OP made a battle, where neither side knows each other, and doesn’t know they’re not supposed to be doing the objective in the OP, and will then just never do anything? That’s just trying to be manipulative to get out of an obviously lost argument. Obviously Joker knows who he is supposed to be targeting the friends of, or what is the point of this? To argue otherwise is just strange.
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