Spider-Man is arguably Marvel’s most popular character, and the same could be said about his opponent for his respective universe, Batman. Speaking of the two, it is often that fans are wondering who would win in a fight between Marvel’s darling Spider-Man and Gotham’s Dark Knight, Batman. So, Batman vs. Spider-Man: who wins?
Although Spidey has superpowers, unlike the Dark Knight, Batman could certainly find a way to win in a fight against Spider-Man. Batman is more intelligent and better prepared for opponents similar to Spider-Man, which is why Dark Knight wouldn’t have much trouble in a fight between the two.
Saying that there’s still a lot to be said. Throughout the rest of this article, we will look at their powers and abilities in more detail and see how the fight between Spider-Man and Batman would play out.
How Do Batman’s Powers and Abilities Compare to Spider-Man’s?
I am first going to bring you a comparison of the characters’ basic powers and abilities. I think it is important that you get to know them in all aspects, not just their biographies; you need to know what each of them can do before you actually give an evaluation on which one is more powerful than the other. So, here we go.
Batman’s Powers and Abilities
As for Batman, his powers are very, very – human. Batman does have some enhanced human attributes (strength, stamina, agility), he is extremely intelligent, but despite all of that – he is still human and has all the limitations of a regular human being.
He is heavily reliant on technology and is a great engineer, inventing and designing a lot of different utilities he uses in fights. This pretty much covers Batman’s basic powers and skills.
Spider-Man’s Powers and Abilites
As for Spider-Man, his most pronounced human abilities are his intelligence and his resourcefulness, but this is all augmented by his superhuman abilities gained from being bitten by a radioactive spider.
Thus, Peter Parker gained a lot of spider-like abilities, such as wall crawling, the ability to shoot webs from his body, an enhanced immune system and his famous Spider-Sense, used to detect approaching danger.
But, along with that, he has gained superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability, along with a very specific healing factor that is always helpful in his fight against crime.
His strength has been the topic of much debate, since he’s usually perceived as weak (he also has a very slim body type). Yet, Spider-Man can – without any additional enhancements – lift an amazing 10 tons!
This has been proven in comics repeatedly, especially in some stories where he was – with enhancements – able to lift an incredible 130 tons! So, if you were ever doubting Spider-Man’s strength, just remember that he was able to support a building from crashing down on him.
Spider-Man Vs. Batman: Who Is Smarter?
If you were also wondering whether Spider-Man is smarter than Batman, I have to say that he is not. Bruce Wayne’s (Batman’s) knowledge is enormous. He knows everything that Peter Parker knows (although we can state that Parker probably knows more in his respective fields), but he also knows so much more.
As was constantly demonstrated in the comic books, Bruce Wayne has extensive knowledge in criminology, psychology, and criminal psychology, forensic sciences, and other specific fields, but he also has a better classical education, as he certainly knows much more about arts, history, politics, and other similar fields.
Plus, another big factor in favor of Bruce Wayne here is the fact that Batman is considered to be the “World’s Greatest Detective”, a title Spider-Man could never deserve. This means that Batman’s deductive and investigative skills are amazing and he has often been compared to Sherlock Holmes, which cannot be said about Peter Parker.
Batman Vs. Spider-Man: The Bottom Line
I think I’ve made my answer pretty clear and that there shouldn’t be any serious debate here, at least if we manage to put our sympathies for one or the other character aside.
Everything I’ve said and shown you up to this point leads to one straightforward conclusion, and that is that Batman is stronger than Spider-Man and that he would be able to defeat him in combat.
Okay, you might say that Spider-Man has superpowers and that he has beaten the likes of Kingpin and Doctor Octopus, but you keep forgetting that Spider-Man’s powers are quite “human”, despite his name and their nature. He is faster, more agile, and more durable than a regular human, but Batman is far above an average human being.
He is an expert in more than a hundred martial arts and there is little Spider-Man could do to surprise the Dark Knight. Plus, if you add all of Batman’s technology to the equation, he would also be able to find a way to counter Spider-Man’s spider abilities.
What likewise needs to be considered is that Batman’s foes are generally much stronger and more dangerous than Spider-Man’s. Batman has consistently fought and defeated the likes of Joker, Bane, Scarecrow, Deathstroke and even cosmic threats like Darkseid, all of which are much more menacing than Spider-Man’s regular rogues’ gallery.
Because of this, we think that Batman would win. He is a better fighter, a better tactician, and has much more experience in fighting dangerous foes than Spider-Man. He would be able to come up with an approach that would secure him a victory against Peter Parker.