Marvel‘s Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth, and DC‘s Batman, the famous Dark Knight of Gotham City. Can the most unconventional of all superheroes defeat Gotham’s Caped Crusader? Who would win in a fight between Deadpool and Batman?
Although Deadpool and Batman have very similar powers and abilities, Batman would be able to defeat a non-overpowered version of Deadpool, since he has been able to defeat much stronger enemies. An overpowered Deadpool, though, would defeat Batman with ease.
Speaking of Batman vs. Deadpool, 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 Batman and Deadpool would play out.
Comparing Batman’s and Deadpool’s Powers & Abilites
The very nature of Deadpool’s character is often a question of debate, but for the sake of this article – we are going to consider him a mutant. As for his mutant powers, the most important one is definitely his healing factor, which makes him practically immortal, even without Thanos’ immortality curse (see the linked article). This factor gives him complete resistance to foreign chemicals, disease and telepathic immunity, as well as resistance to being possessed.
He likewise has superhuman strength, durability, and agility and is an excellent marksman, along with being very, very fast. This covers his basic powers and abilities. What about Batman?
Batman is a regular human, but with exceptional physical abilities; as far as a regular human’s powers and abilities go, Batman’s are certainly at their peak. He has some very enhanced attributes (strength, stamina, agility), he is extremely intelligent, but his enhancements are the result of diligent training, not any chemical enhancements or superpowers.
He is heavily reliant on technology and is a great engineer, inventing and designing a lot of different weapons and gadgets he uses in fights. This pretty much covers Batman’s basic powers and skills.
So, just by comparing these powers, we can see that Deadpool is “superhuman” compared to Batman, but Batman’s skills don’t seem to be much weaker. How would a fight between these two end, then?
Deadpool Vs. Batman: Who Wins?
Now that we have all the necessary information, we can give our verdict. In order to completely answer this question, we have to consider two situations – one where Batman is righting a “regular” Deadpool (as if anything about this guy is regular”, and the other where he is fighting an overpowered Deadpool (like the Killology guy). Now, let us see both of these situations.
The first situation is a bit tougher. Namely, while Deadpool does have superhuman (or mutant) abilities and is immortal, these powers still seem to be just enhanced abilities of a regular human (sans the immortality, but that doesn’t really play a big role here, since we’re talking about a fight between the two, not whether Batman could kill Deadpool).
Deadpool is strong, he is fast, he is a good fighter and a good marksman, and he is agile. But so is Batman! Everything we’ve said in the previous sentence can be said about Batman, who is a regular human at the height of human conditioning. How much – if anything at all – Deadpool’s powers surpass Batman’s is a question of debate, but we are certain that it is not by much.
In light of these facts, we believe that Batman would be able to defeat Deadpool. Namely, despite being a challenge, Deadpool is not even near the level of some of Batman’s foes (e.g. Darkseid) and Batman is notoriously known for being one of the best tacticians in comic books.
Plus, Batman has fought enemies that are very similar to Deadpool when it comes to their powers and has defeated them, which is why we think that Batman would be able to defeat a regular Deadpool.
As for the other situation, where Batman has to fight against an overpowered Deadpool, for example, the Killology version of the character that killed everyone and everything, we don’t think that the Dark Knight would stand much chance. Namely, the game would be rigged so much in Deadpool’s favor that anything Batman would come up with would be destined to fail and there is really no basis to state that Batman would stand a chance against such a version of the character.