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Periodic Table of Superheroes

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I think I would have done better in my high school chemistry class if this was the periodic table we worked with…

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Red Hulk vs Wonder Woman: Who Would Win?

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Both Wonder Woman and Red Hulk are powerhouse superheroes who possess incredible strength.  If these two ended up fighting, the collateral damage from the battle would be massive!  But the real question is, who would emerge as the champion?

I always get excited when I think about two super-strong dudes (and lady dudes) smashing each other!  Imagine this scenario:

Ares is becoming weak.  To fuel his power generated through conflict, he teleports a host of monsters onto the beaches of Themyscira.  Red Hulk just so happens to get caught in the teleportation and ends up in Themyscira.  As the Amazon forces battle the other monsters, Wonder Woman squares off against the hulking red creature.

The reason that I like this particular match up is both of these heroes are very stubborn in their own way.  Take Red Hulk, for example.  As Thunderbolt Ross, he was a military man obsessed with eliminating the Hulk.  Why? His hatred for the Hulk is rooted in an even deeper obsession within himself.  He is obsessed with power.

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Even after he achieves ultimate power and becomes Red Hulk, it still isn’t enough.  Jeph Loeb wrote a story arc where Red Hulk goes on a rampage and steals the power cosmic from Silver Surfer.  But I must admit, that whole series was way out of character for Red Hulk, and he was written to be overpowered.  The Loeb force Red Hulk is not the version of the character in this fight.

So he doesn’t have the power cosmic, but Red Hulk is still very powerful!  He has superhuman strength, stamina, and durability.  This guy is a Hulk, which means he is very, very strong.  Red Hulk has gone toe-to-toe with some heavy hitters like Thor, A-bomb, and Green Hulk.

That’s an impressive list. Princess Diana has her hands full with this fight.  On the other hand, she has also gone up against some heavy hitters of her own, guys like Doomsday, Ares, and even Superman.

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Wonder Woman is by far my favorite female superhero.  She has superhuman strength and speed, enhanced senses, and the ability to fly.  She can react fast enough to deflect bullets with her impenetrable bracelets, and she has an indestructible lasso that can force opponents to tell the truth.

When it comes to strength, I think Red Hulk has the upper hand.  He is probably stronger than Wonder Woman, but Diana has additional powers that could level the playing field.  One thing is for sure, it would definitely be a close fight!

Red Hulk looks around, surveying the area.  Somehow he has been transported to a forest, and there is what looks like a city in the distance.  Red Hulk uses his powerful leg muscles to jump high into the air, heading toward the city.  Suddenly, something hits him hard and he is sent hurtling back towards the ground.  Wonder Woman is hovering above him as Red Hulk comes to his senses.  She calls out a warning, offering the beast one chance to leave her home before she makes him leave.  Red Hulk responds to her offer by uprooting a massive oak tree and striking Wonder Woman with it.  She is smacked out of the air and hits the ground hard.  Red Hulk pounces on top of her and begins to strike her violently, beating a crater into the earth. Wonder Woman calls to Gaea for strength and manages to kick Red Hulk off.  She then summons all her strength and hits Red Hulk directly in the spine.  The force of the blow causes him to fall to the ground, and as he does Wonder Woman loops her lasso around his throat.  Red Hulk thrashes his limbs and struggles for breath, but Wonder Woman is able to hold the lasso firm.  Red Hulk’s oxygen is cut off and he slowly slips into unconsciousness.

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Winner:  Wonder Woman!

I said that I thought Red Hulk was stronger than Wonder Woman, but it’s not by much!  Wonder Woman is one of the strongest heroes in the entire DC Universe, and even if Red Hulk is stronger, she has enough supplemental powers and weaponry to more than make up the difference. This would be a long, tiring battle that would drain a lot from the Amazon, but I believe she would come out on top.

Who do you think would win?  Do you agree that Diana has the power needed to take down a hulk, or would Red Hulk’s strength prove to be too much for her?  Tell me your opinion in the comments section below!

Batman vs. Captain America: Who Would Win?

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Who would win in a fight between Batman and Captain America? This is a topic that  has been debated by comic book fans for decades, with opinions evenly torn between the two sides. Some suggest that the match would result in a draw, but for Cure For Kryptonite stalemate is not an option. One man must come out on top. The question is, who will it be?

Both of these guys have their own advantages and disadvantages, but before going into detail about the characters, I want to set up the parameters of the fight:

Cap and Batman meet each other on an average city block. They are both aware that they are fighting, so there are no sucker punches right from the start. It is night time and very dark, but neither person is familiar with the city where they are fighting. Cap has his shield and Batman has a fully equip utility belt. No vehicles and no calling for back-up. The first one to incapacitate his opponent wins.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about Captain America. He’s a soldier straight out of World War II and the leader of the Avengers. This dude had some serious street cred. He also has some serious fighting skills. The super soldier serum that he was injected with back in the 40s gives him super-human abilities such as enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and agility.

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Physically speaking, Captain America is Batman’s superior. He’s stronger, faster, and able to fight longer than Batman. He also carries a shield made out of Vibranium (which is a super strong metal capable of absorbing vibrations). In the hands of Captain America, that shield is a deadly weapon. He is able to throw it with pinpoint accuracy including ricochet shots off of walls and other objects. He even used his shield to fight a shark once.

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So far things aren’t looking so good for Bats, he’s up against one tough son of Uncle Sam.

But wait… what’s this?! Batman has fought sharks too!

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Dang, Aquaman is going to be pissed…

Batman’s shark whooping abilities are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his strengths. For starters, he’s a martial arts master and stealth expert. He has mastered just about every martial art there is and he’s able to disappear while in plain sight. Captain America is a great fighter, but he is outmatched against Batman in terms of fighting skill.

Batman also carries an arsenal of weaponry. His utility belt is stocked with batarangs, freeze pellets, smoke bombs, various gasses, a grapnel, and about 100,000 other nifty little gadgets.  (I promise he doesn’t have any anti-patriotism spray, though).

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His suit itself can also be considered a valuable asset because it serves as body armor. The Batsuit helps Batman take a punch, even from someone as strong as Captain America. Plus, his cape allows him to glide.

Now let’s get back to the hypothetical confrontation!

I think that Captain America would make the first move in this fight, maybe a shield throw.  Bats would probably dodge it and Cap would move in to retrieve his shield. That would cause the two men to get closer and fight hand-to-hand. After taking a few blows, Batman would quickly realize that his opponent is stronger and faster than he is and does not tire easily. Cap would use the close encounter to gauge what fighting style Batman was using, he would determine that he’s dealing with a master.

But before Cap could try and use his strength and speed to finish the fight early, Batman would use a smoke bomb to disappear. Once he was lost in the shadows, he would hit Cap with every gadget he’s got: stun grenades, sonic disruptors, freeze pellets, batarangs, nerve gas… Cap would try to use his shield to defend, but it would be useless against a majority of the attacks (especially the gas attacks).

This barrage of weapon-based attacks would not incapacitate Captain America, but it would severely disorient him. From there, Batman would glide back in and resume hand-to-hand combat. Cap would still be a tough fight, but it would be a completely different scenario now that he was disoriented. Strikes would be exchanged by both men. Eventually, Batman would manage to land a few pressure points. This would give him the brief opportunity to hit Cap with a few electro-shock batarangs.

That would be the end of the fight. Captain America would fall to the ground incapacitated, and Batman would walk away with blood in his cowl, a few cracked ribs, and a dislocated shoulder.

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Winner: Batman! But keep in mind, you have to take my verdict with a grain of salt because the above scenario is hypothetical and entirely based on my opinion.

The reason that I think Batman would win comes down to his stealth abilities and weaponry. If this were strictly a hand-to-hand fight with no weapons or armor allowed, it would be a lot more difficult to judge. But the fact that Batman can disappear and hit Cap with a variety of attacks that a shield cannot defend against is a major game changer for me.

Also, Batman has fought and beat genetically modified adversaries in the past. A few examples that come to mind are Bane, Deathstroke, Man-Bat, and Clayface. I’m sure there are others, the point is he’s no stranger to fighting modified super people. In fact, he has held his own against a few super super people like Superman and Darkseid.

So I stand by my decision and give the edge to Batman. Who do you think would win? Let me know in the comments section!