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#1 Posted by BloodsunXL (848 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's mentally stronger?

Who has more willpower?

Who's the better hero?

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#2 Posted by serpent222 (321 posts) - - Show Bio

This is just asking for madness...

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#3 Posted by TheCannon (20265 posts) - - Show Bio

@BloodsunX said:

Who's mentally stronger?

Who has more willpower?

Who's the better hero?

Mentally: Batman

More Willpower: Superman

Better Hero: Well, on paper, Superman. But when you factor in PIS, Batman.

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#4 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (3298 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the definition of "Better Hero" If you mean who has better stories, mostly Batman. If you mean who better defines what a hero is, I'd say Superman.

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#5 Posted by New_World_Order (14895 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

@BloodsunX said:

Who's mentally stronger?

Who has more willpower?

Who's the better hero?

Mentally: Batman

More Willpower: Superman

Better Hero: Well, on paper, Superman. But when you factor in PIS, Batman.

This.

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#6 Edited by comicace3 (12131 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman for mentality, and will power... superman can be the better hero sometimes.

Hears why: Mentally batman takes it. When it comes to will power, I've never seen batman give up on anything. Add the fact that he is human. Last Batman I believe can be the better hero sometimes when he needs to be.

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#7 Posted by Dernman (22926 posts) - - Show Bio


Who's mentally stronger?

Whomever the writers want to be at the time.


Who has more willpower?

Whomever the writers want to be at the time.


Who's the better hero?

Whomever the reader wants to be at the time..
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#8 Posted by AustinHasten (249 posts) - - Show Bio

Mentally Batman is stronger. Superman is hardly given any intellectually stimulating tasks. Batman does detective work for fun.

Willpower, also goes to Batman. Superman's willpower isn't exactly tested, really. Batman's definitely is, especially if you read The Court of Owls.

Better hero depends on what you're asking. If you basically mean morals, I'd say Superman. Superman does good for the sake of good. Batman does good due to some psychological need to perpetuate a city, as if it's some part of his very self.

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#9 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

As for better (most efficient/effective) hero, who accomplishes the most? Both overall and per issue basis? I mean, obviously Batman will never truly defeat and permanantly imprison the Joker, but thats our own fault.

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#10 Posted by lightsout (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

@AustinHasten said:

Superman does good for the sake of good. Batman does good due to some psychological need to perpetuate a city, as if it's some part of his very self.

Not to take away from Bats, but that is a very good point. Because he was originally touched by the tragedy of Gotham-crime, he's invested in it (crime-fighting). It's like donating to the charity for a disease a loved-one has, as opposed to donating to some random one just because it's the good/charitable thing to do. Not that I (/"we") expect people to care that much about something that hasn't touched their lives (easy to be sympathetic, hard to be empathetic), but I guess that's what's "special" about Superman - he's the ideal. He's what we'd want to be even if it's hard/we-can't-be (but it never stops us from hoping).

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#11 Posted by JimTheSurfer (580 posts) - - Show Bio

Cliche.

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#12 Posted by AustinHasten (249 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightsout said:

@AustinHasten said:

Superman does good for the sake of good. Batman does good due to some psychological need to perpetuate a city, as if it's some part of his very self.

Not to take away from Bats, but that is a very good point. Because he was originally touched by the tragedy of Gotham-crime, he's invested in it (crime-fighting). It's like donating to the charity for a disease a loved-one has, as opposed to donating to some random one just because it's the good/charitable thing to do. Not that I (/"we") expect people to care that much about something that hasn't touched their lives (easy to be sympathetic, hard to be empathetic), but I guess that's what's "special" about Superman - he's the ideal. He's what we'd want to be even if it's hard/we-can't-be (but it never stops us from hoping).

Well said.