How long have we talked about who would win a fight between Superman and Goku? It has been running on like a runaway train. I think this whole thing started with that screw attack video, but I am sure people were talking about it long be for this. I understand a lot of people love Goku. I know this cause he is like the Japanese version of Superman in may ways. Their origin stories are almost identical. I see the appeal cause It makes everything else look tame. It is partly about that display of power. I will try my best to find the logic in all of this without downing either side too much.
Let look at Goku first.He has super strength and speed.He can teleport just about anywhere.He also has a huge amount of fight skills next to the ability use chi or ki which he uses in many ways. His durability is pretty high. In other words, he can survive if the planet blows up. What about his intelligence? Goku is smart in his own way as far as the art of fighting is concerned. He very simple in his thinking but gets the job done.He is an expert fighter overall. Now keep in mind I am counting Stuff that happened on DBZ and not GT. That's just a hot mess there. Akira Toriyama did not even have anything to do with that. We all know Goku's story He comes from dying race. crashes to earth and so on. Let's look at who he defeated in Dragon Ball. and DBZ
Giant Fish – Killed with a single kick.
Pterodactyl – Whacked in the back of his head with his Power Pole.
Wolf – Killed many of them with punches, kicks, and Power Pole hits.
Centipede – Grilled and eaten for dinner.
Many Red Ribbon Army soldiers.
Buyon – Frozen and then smashed.
Octopapa – Fried by a Kamehameha.
Captain Yellow – Punched out of his plane.
Staff Officer Black – Killed when Goku plowed through his robot suit, causing it to explode.
Tambourine – Vaporized by Goku's Kamehameha.
Drum – Killed by Goku with a single kick that knocked his head off.
King Piccolo – Killed by the Penetrate! attack.
Now lets look at the amount of people he beat in DBZ.
Yakon – Goku purposely gave the light eating beast too much to absorb, causing him to explode.
Kid Buu – He is obliterated by the Super Spirit Bomb.
I am sticking to the source material.We already Know He can go into god mode, but there is another one called Saiyan beyond God.When a Saiyan manages to become a Super Saiyan God, and then absorbs and retains its power when they lose the form and revert to basic form, they take on a new state of being referred to as Saiyan beyond God. Once mastered, this state of being allows the Saiyan to utilize their God power in the basic form, and if they possess the Super Saiyan form, they become capable of transforming into a Super Saiyan God. The only visual distinction between a Saiyan beyond God and a regular Saiyan is that the natural aura color of the Saiyan gets replaced by a milky-white aura after absorbing the God power. That's all we know about this power so far.
Here another funny question? how many times did Goku die? It is between 3 and 2 as far as I know. So we know he can die. Now it time looks at superman skills and feats
Superman's cellular makeup is much denser and resilient than human biologically.He does not possess superhuman strength levels despite this. It only with the yellow solar energy he has powers. Without this, his physical capabilities are the same as a human. Now as an alien, he possesses several organs whose functions are not yet disclosed or understood, but are believed to be part of or the source of his biomatrix force field and reclamation aura. Superman's body also stores energy actively within his bio-cellular matrix as an energy pattern that is linked to his body's electromagnetic field. This energy powers most of his electromagnetic capabilities such as flight, heat vision and other "sight"-based abilities while supplementing his physical abilities to superhuman levels.The exact limits of Superman's strength are unknown.His durability is very high making him able withstand explosions, the cold void of space, toxins and all known diseases on Earth.Superman can fly at speeds faster than light and is considered one of the fastest beings in the universe. His healing factor is instantaneously from most wounds.He is an expert combatant even with having superpowers all his life and constantly engaging in battle with various foes, Superman has over time become an excellent hand-to-hand fighter utilizing a fighting style that directly complements his superpowers. Superman's combat versatility allows him to adapt to any foe and beat them. Additionally, Superman has been trained in boxing by Wildcat and Mongul in Gladiator combative methods, Wonder Woman in wrestling and even learned some advanced martial arts techniques from Batman.Ok, let look inside his head. His smarts are at genius level with an Indomitable will. His weakness is Magic, Kryptonite, and chi, I could see how this would be a problem for Superman in fighting Goku But I still feel he would have a chance.I have mix feelings on if Goku could really beat him. Now if Superman was in god form a.k.a superman prime. I don't see Goku winning that fight. You're talking about someone that can warp reality. The source information is below. Superman has defeated lots of bad guys, I don't see a point post that here. There's just too many.
It would be a nice fight to see, but the reality is things work differently in a DC world vs DBZ. so we have to get past that first next to the stuff you see on the TV.And that's my two cents on Superman vs Goku. check this video of why I feel superman Prime would win over god Goku.