Today, we have a true battle of giants prepared for you! Both of today’s characters can be considered monsters. One of them is Marvel’s “the Hulk gone wrong”, also known as Abomination, and the other is DC Comics’ biggest monstrosity, also known as Doomsday (you can figure out why he got the name). In our series of comparisons, we are going to do a new one involving these two monstrosities so you can see which one of them would win in a direct clash.
While Abomination might be very strong, he would certainly be no match for Doomsday. Doomsday’s regenerative abilities are absolutely amazing and he becomes stronger after every loss, so even if Abomination would be able to defeat him a couple of times, he would ultimately lose.
Our comparison is going to be divided into three sections. The first is going to bring an overview of the two characters, after which we are going to compare their powers, including their signature weapons. Finally, we’re going to bring you a detailed analysis of the two characters to determine which one would win in a direct clash.
Abomination and his powers
Emil Blonsky, aka the Abomination, is a Marvel Comics-based supervillain. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Gil Kane, the fictional character first appeared in the comic book Tales to Astonish #90 in April 1967. He is one of the recurring enemies of the hero Hulk.
During the Cold War, Emil Blonsky, then a Communist spy at the Gamma base in New Mexico, appropriates Doctor Bruce Banner’s gamma-ray machine and bombards his body with an even greater dose than that which begot the Hulk. He then transforms into a monster of colossal strength while retaining his intellect (unlike the Hulk).
Blonsky later finds out he’s trapped in this form. Afterwards, he confronts the Hulk on numerous occasions. Left by his wife Nadia and obsessed with Banner, Blonsky sets out to poison Betty Banner (Bruce Banner’s wife) by transfusing her with his own blood in an attempt to make Banner believe he is the source of radiation. But Banner discovers Blonsky’s sadistic plan and, in his Hulk form, gets the upper hand after fighting him.
Finally spared by his opponent, Blonsky realizes that he himself is the cause of his misfortunes. Months later, General Ross manipulates the Hulk into attacking the Abomination. The latter is almost killed, then captured and tortured, forced to watch in a loop a film of his family life dating from before his transformation into a monster.
He is then freed by a secret organization aiming to kill the Hulk, but he fails once again. He subsequently confronts the X-Men and Miss Hulk while the Hulk is exiled to the planet Sakaar. Right after the “World War Hulk” narrative arc, the body of Abomination is found in Russia, riddled with bullets composed of adamantium, murdered by a certain “Red Hulk” (the Red Hulk).
Blonsky was then working as a college security guard. As yet unnamed organization acquires biological material harvested from a fatally injured Bruce Banner; the organization uses this material to resurrect the Abomination, under their control, “free of a mind or conscience” and with an ability to track down the Hulk.
Doomsday and his powers
Doomsday is the name given by Booster Gold to a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, primarily as an antagonist of the superhero Superman. He was conceived during a brainstorming session of the Superman writing team in 1991 as a foe that would match Superman’s physical strength; one of the writers wrote down a remark for the need of a “doomsday for Superman”, and the rest of the team liked it so much that they decided to name the monster – Doomsday. He made his cameo debut in Superman: Man of Steel #17 (1992), with a full debut in #18.
The origin story of Doomsday is pretty bizarre. He was created by an alien named Bertron and was left on prehistoric Krypton to evolve, if possible. Namely, prehistoric Krypton was a harsh environment where only the strongest beings could survive (this was long before the humanoid Kryptonians evolved and lived on the planet).
The alien infant was killed but also revived repeatedly, becoming stronger after each resurrection. Namely, Doomsday developed the ability to develop immunity to what had killed him, meaning that he could never die from the same cause twice. Combined with his extreme regenerative abilities, he was a powerful being even as an infant.
Doomsday was forced to endure the agony of death several thousand times, which eventually led him to hate all life. At one point, he became so powerful that he killed all life on Krypton and eventually located and killed his creator, Bertron. Doomsday eventually escaped and went on a killing spree across several planets, even facing a younger Darkseid, but the two didn’t engage in direct combat. He eventually crossed paths with the Green Lanterns, killing thousands before eventually being killed by a Guardian of the Universe, who sacrificed himself to kill the Kryptonian monstrosity.
Doomsday didn’t actually die, but was sent through a spatial tear and eventually ended up on the planet Calaton. He terrorized the planet for years before its inhabitants created The Radiant, who killed Doomsday with one strong energy blast. But, as it usually is with Doomsday – he was not killed. He regenerated slowly, but he came back to life, now immune to the energy that killed him, just like every time before that.
His most famous storyline is “The Death of Superman”, where the Kryptonian monstrosity came to Earth. After defeating the whole Justice League in a matter of minutes, he engaged in a fight with Superman. He was the first supervillain to be a match for the Man of Steel in a physical confrontation and the cult series eventually lead to Superman and Doomsday killing each other. Thus, Doomsday became the first and so far only supervillain to kill Superman in combat. Of course, both of them survived the famous clash and Doomsday would play a role in future DC Comics stories.
He has appeared in several derivative materials, mostly in animation (movies and TV shows), but also played a very important role – with a slightly different origin story – in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice within the former DCEU.
Comparing the powers of Abomination and Doomsday
Our second section will contain a comparison of the two characters’ powers. It won’t be a direct comparison as much as a listing of their powers abilities, which is going to serve as a basis for our analysis in section three of our article. Now, let us begin.
How powerful is Doomsday? Doomsday is a mindless beast whose only purpose in life is – destruction. But, where he lacks intelligence, he has strength. Doomsday is without a doubt one of the strongest beings in the DC Universe, comparable to the likes of Superman and Darkseid. In a physical confrontation, he is practically unbeatable.
He has enormous strength, he is nearly invulnerable, has great leaping abilities (he cannot fly, but is not far from it) and can utilize a lot of the same powers as Superman. He is also extremely fast and on top of that, he has exceptional regenerative skills, meaning that he can recover from any form of harm if given enough time (he can even recover in hermetic conditions, underground, without the Sun, but it takes more time). Doomsday’s only known weakness is entropy – he cannot adapt to that kind of environment and when he was sent to the end of time, he died along with the whole universe. Sans that, he is practically indestructible.
The Abomination’s physical abilities are similar to those of the Hulk (as his transformation is also due to gamma rays). There are, however, some important differences: Emil Blonsky’s intelligence was not affected by his transformation (stable, his transformation does not allow him to return to his original human form); moreover, his strength is greater than that of the Hulk when the latter is “calm”.
But, unlike the Hulk, his strength does not increase even if the Abomination gets angry (which may allow the Hulk, if he has been “pissed off” enough to defeat the Abominatio).
The Abomination is capable of lifting (or exerting pressure equivalent to) 200 tons, twice the size of the Hulk when the latter is “calm.” With the power of his superhuman muscle legs, he can leap in the air for up to three kilometers. He often moves by making leaps.
Its scaly, very thick skin protects it from violent shocks (such as the impact of cannon shells) or extreme temperatures (from −155 ° C to 2000 ° C); he is notably able to withstand repeated blows from the Hulk. In addition, he is immune to all terrestrial diseases.
Thanks to gamma rays, he has the power of regeneration. He can thus heal from any non-fatal wounds and even grow his eyes back if they’ve been injured, although this healing ability is much slower than Hulk’s in comparison. They can also hold their breath for long periods of time and go into a comatose state if there is a lack of oxygen or prolonged exposure to cold. This allows him to survive in space (albeit paralyzed), perhaps even indefinitely. For a while, he could read other people’s minds.
Both Doomsday and Abomination are powerhouses and they rely on the same skills in fighting. Now, let us see how they compare to each other in terms of powers and abilities.
Abomination vs Doomsday: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
As far as their powers and abilities are concerned, Abomination and Doomsday cancel each other out in most fields. They are both very strong in terms of physical power and they rely on physical combat to defeat their enemies. They are exceptionally durable and can endure extremely powerful hits. Also, where Doomsday can, for example, use his Heat Vision, Abomination is resistant to high temperatures; on the other hand, where Abomination can read other beings’ minds, Doomsday has a very simple mindset, focused on killing and destruction.
Abomination is known for being able to defeat the Hulk when the latter is “calm”; when the Hulk gets angry, there are not many characters that could take him on. This means that in his base form, the Abomination is stronger than Hulk’s base form. In a way, the same could be said about Doomsday’s base form. Abomination might be able to defeat and even kill Doomsday on several occasions, but there is a catch.
The catch is Doomsday himself! Namely, we know that Doomsday is virtually unkillable; he can be killed, but it is extremely complex and Abomination would certainly not be able to do it. This is why, even if he were to be killed by Abomination, Doomsday would simply come back and fight him again. The catch is this – Doomsday becomes stronger with each resurrection and he even becomes resistant to the death that he experienced before a resurrection.
This would put Abomination in a tight spot because no matter how hard he tried, he would not be able to kill Doomsday and at one point, Doomsday would simply come back stronger than Abomination could ever be and would then kill Blonsky without much trouble. This is why Doomsday is the winner here.
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