In a highly unlikely, but not impossible crossover, Michael Myers could certainly end up facing a comic book character that might fit his abilities. Among the many superheroes in existence, DC Comics’ Batman best fits the description, as he is a human without any superhuman abilities, which is befitting of Michael Myers. So, who would win in a fight between the unstoppable serial killer from Haddonfield and the Dark Knight of Gotham City?
Batman would undoubtedly triumph over Michael Myers. Michael Myers might have superhuman abilities and he does seem to be either invulnerable or even immortal, but Batman’s vast experience with his own Rogues Gallery, which includes a large number of villains above Myers’ level of power, simply makes him the superior one in this comparison.
The rest of the article is going to be divided into three sections. The first two are going to bring an overview of the two characters, in whose scopes we are going to compare their powers, including their signature techniques. Finally, we’re going to bring you a detailed analysis of the two characters to determine which one would win in a direct clash.
Michael Myers and His Powers
Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween horror movie series. He first appears in 1978 in the movie Halloween, directed by John Carpenter. In the film, Myers is portrayed as a six-year-old child who, on Halloween night, murders his older sister, Judith, and after being institutionalized in a mental hospital for fifteen years, escapes and returns to Haddonfield, his hometown, to kill more teenagers.
Michael Myers is the main antagonist in the Halloween movie series, except for Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which is not continuously linked to the other movies.
Michael Myers is initially portrayed as a regular human with superhuman powers, but as the film’s narrative progresses, one aspect of his personality becomes more and more prominent – his night invulnerability. He has survived being shot, stabbed, pierced, and beaten repeatedly.
This is especially interesting as Michael Myers was portrayed as a man of average built, and not a superhuman like some other horror characters; the remakes of Rob Zombie changed this, though, showing Michael to be very tall and physically imposing.
Now, Michael’s physique is quite misleading, as was shown in the movies. He was able to fend off everyone that came at him, and in the recent Halloween Kills, he was even shown to be able to take on a whole gang of people after being beaten and stabbed by them.
Batman and His Powers
The stories about Gotham City’s Dark Knight have been popular for decades now and have created a multimedia franchise consisting of movies, TV shows, video games and a lot of other merchandise. He debuted in 1939, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and has since become a pillar of pop culture.
Strength and Physical Abilities
Batman has no superpowers; he relies on his scientific knowledge, investigative skills and athletic skills. Having undergone extremely intense physical training, incredibly rigorous specialized diets and special treatments from a very young age, he has managed to develop a perfect body from every point of view.
Now he is endowed with strength, stamina, speed, agility, immune system, healing processes, senses, reflexes and mental processes at the limits of human possibility; his athletic abilities are superior to even those of the greatest Olympic champions.
Batman is highly disciplined and has the ability to act under great physical pain and resist most forms of telepathy and mind control.
Athleticism and Acrobatic Skills
According to official DC Comics ratings, he is often described as one of the individuals considered to be at the pinnacle of human possibility (the human peak), i.e. those athletes who can lift while standing, up above their head and all arms, over double their body weight, up to a maximum of 800 pounds (about 363 kg).
In terms of physical condition, he is easily able to run Parkour-style rooftops.
His reflexes allow him to deflect and dodge bullets, arrows and even Superman’s heat rays. He proved to be much more agile and faster even than the athletes who boast Olympic gold in these categories, outclassed only by Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Selina Kyle and Harleen Quinzel.
In Batman #50, exposure to the chemical compound Dionysium made him even stronger and faster than he was in the past.
Michael Myers vs Batman: Can the Serial Killer Kill the Dark Knight?
This comparison was, ultimately, fairly simple. Although Michael Myers is a threat and would certainly terrorize Gotham, he doesn’t have anything that Batman hasn’t already seen. His superhuman powers might be a match for regular humans, but not for Batman.
In terms of brute strength, he has fought the likes of Bane and Killer Croc, both who would trash Myers in a fight. In terms of invulnerability, Batman has had the pleasure of defeating Solomon Grundy, who’s actually dead, as well as Superman, who is not a villain, but who has clashed with the Dark Knight on several occasions.
In terms of the horror of his killings, Batman certainly has experience with morbid killers, including but not limited to the Joker, Victor Zsasz, Professor Pyg, and James Gordon Jr.
So, if you really think about it, this one wasn’t a contest to begin with, as Batman simply has too much experience with more powerful foes to lose against Michael Myers. The poor guy wouldn’t know what hit him.