The Man of Steel, one of the oldest superheros we know, and one of the most powerful ones. We've seen many times in history on separate Earths that Superman can turn evil, but what if that happens on our Earth? On our Earth, imagine all the characters we've gotten to know over the years from DC, Marvel, Lord of the Rings, or any other fantasy realm living together in harmony. And if Superman goes bad, who can step up to stop him? Well, I can think of four people:
One of Superman's greatest weaknesses is magic, and no one is a better spell caster than Raiden himself. Raiden is a master of every kind of magic, and Superman is weak against all of it. Not to mention, his magic mixed with his martial arts spells out doom for the Man of Steel. While magic is a powerful weakness for Superman, let's bring in some opponents who could take him down with muscle.
While some would argue that Superman would beat The Hulk, I disagree. It's been established that Superman is the most powerful being in the DC universe, and The Hulk is the most powerful being in the Marvel universe, but The Hulk can do things that Superman can't. It's been stated that Hulk can breath under water and in space, as well as defeat celestial beings like Apocalypse and Thanos. Superman can be defeated by a rock. Unless Superman can turn himself into a beautiful woman, The Hulk will just keep getting angrier and stronger. With The Hulk going all out on the Man of Steel, his days are numbered.
Shazam has the strength of a god, and has access to magic when he says his iconic catchphrase. He can and has gone toe-to-toe with Superman, and he has a trump card for when he inevitably starts to lose. While he may not have infinite strength like The Hulk, he's proved that he stands a good chance against Superman, and that was without using magic.
While guns and being able to stop bullets might not help against Superman, kung fu and super strength will. Towards the end of The Matrix trilogy, Neo gained powers resembling Superman's, being able to fly and having highly enhanced speed and strength. Basically, Neo has the strength to fight Superman head on, but has fighting skills that he doesn't. Superman can't rely on his superpowers when Neo knows martial arts, and can do the same things he can.
What did you think? Could these four beat Superman? Do you have someone who could beat Superman? Let me know in the comments!