(Warning: This article contains an opinion. Read at your own risk.)
Batman is arguably the most popular and talked about superhero of all time. The character has worked his way up the charts and plans to stay there. But what comes with Batman's massive popularity is a world of controversy, and ones question:
Is Batman Invincible?
This question may sound misleading. Obviously he can die and be beaten because he is human. The real question should be, who can beat Batman? This is what has the masses talking. Batman is known as one of the world's smartest superheroes. But how would he fare against the world's strongest hero?
ABC Radio got a chance to ask Michael Keaton who would win in a fight, Batman, or Keaton's co-star Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk:
"Everyone needs to stop asking the question of who could beat up who. Batman kicks everybody's ass. And if they won't, I will, Bruce Wayne will."
Michael Keaton sounded pretty sure of himself when he said those very controversial words, but his he right?
Could Batman Beat Up Everyone?
In my opinion, I think Michael Keaton is a little bit biased. After all, he did play everyone's favorite caped crusader. But first, let me put a few rumors to rest: Batman can be beaten. Batman is only a human, with no actual powers. Lastly, he has been beaten before (but not by many).
Now that those are out of the way, I think that Michael may have a small point. Batman is one of the smartest superheroes of all time, and he has virtually unlimited capital. After all, money is the best superpower. But even with all the money and brains, he cannot beat everyone. Let me repeat that again, he CANNOT beat everyone. Some heroes, or villains, are just to much for the Dark Knight. But is The Hulk one of those people?
Could Batman Take Down The Hulk?
If you are a Batman/The Hulk fan like me, you know that Batman actually has beaten The Hulk before in a Marvel/DC crossover, shown below:
This comic strip shows Batman teaming up against The Hulk and The Joker. The way that Batman is able to take down the strongest superhero in existence is using sleeping gas from his utility belt.
I know this may sound cliché, but would it work?
One of the things that Batman is known for is being able to use prep time to take advantage on his opponent. He has shown that to be true several times against some major opponents, such as Superman.
But Is There a Definite Winner?
No, there is not. When it comes down to it, the winner is solely based on personal opinion. So, let me know who you think would win in the comments.