They say that sand and electricity don’t mix well together. But what about two of the most popular Spider-Man villains, Sandman and Electro? Who would win in a fight between the two?
It is only natural for Sandman to be more powerful than Electro and this article proves it. Not only does Sandman have the advantage in crucial categories, it is also known that electricity doesn’t mix well with ground-like substances, so Sandman has an edge even in that aspect. That is why we had to give the point to the latter.
Now that you have the short version of the answer, we are going to compare Sandman and Electro in more detail. Through several categories, you are going to see exactly who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is.
Sandman’s body is an amorphous mass of animated sand. He originally possessed the ability to mold sand into a shape that appeared to be completely human, and from that shape convert his body (or parts of it) into the sand at will. How much control he has over this form and how similar it functions to his former state is not yet known.
Since Marko’s original body is dead, he is able to give control of his sand form to another body. He once used this ability with Spider-Man. Sandman is immortal in the sense that he no longer ages. A possible future version of him had lived for billions of years. Sandman also no longer needs food, air, or rest.
Electro possessed the ability to physically generate electrostatic energy which he could release or harness for a variety of effects. It was powered by the micro-fine rhythmic muscle contractions that normally regulate body temperature. His body could generate electricity at a rate of about 10,000 volts per minute, up to its maximum storage capacity of 10,000,000 volts. At that point, his body automatically stopped producing electricity.
As he consumed his electrostatic energy, his body automatically began to recharge its reserves. Electro could mentally control the amount of electricity he discharges, anywhere from a single volt to his full charge of 10,000,000 volts simultaneously. Between three and nine meters, his maximum charge was more than enough to kill a man.
Electro could also use his body as a transformer, tapping an external power source (such as a generator) and channeling it through his body for use. The amount of electricity he could transform beyond his body’s maximum storage capacity is unknown.
The powers of these two guys are simply too different to properly compare and we’re not sure who would have the advantage in this category, which is why we are going to divide the points.
Points: Sandman 1, Electro 1
Sandman has the ability to transform into a sand-like substance that can harden, disperse, or take any shape he wishes. He can also mold her gritty body after his way. The Sandman also has above-average knowledge of science, even if he is self-taught.
Electro has profound knowledge of electricity due to his experience but that’s about it. Unlike his powers, which are numerous, he doesn’t really have any special abilities that one can list here.
Sandman seems to have the edge in this category, although the situation is somewhat confusing, seeing how their abilities aren’t all that profound in the first place.
Points: Sandman 2, Electro 1
The Sandman is a superhuman being capable of lifting (pushing) up to 85 tons under standard conditions.
Thanks to the electricity that circulates in its body, when fully charged, Electro is able to lift (push) approximately 225 kg.
As you can see, there is absolutely no doubt that Sandman is the more powerful of the two villains. Sandman can definitely lift more and is physically more imposing than Electro, who relies on his superpowers to get what he wants.
Points: Sandman 3, Electro 1
The Sandman briefly wore a suit made from Reed Richards’ stolen gear, which he used to mix chemicals with his sand to create new effects. Some of the chemicals could turn its sand into a slippery puddle, a sandstorm, solidify it into a brick-like shape, adhere it to vertical walls, and coat it with a substance that would turn into poisonous dust if heated by the Human Torch’s flame.
As for Electro, he was known to use electricity as a means of transport, but that’s about it. The guy has specialized suits sometimes augmented by devices that enhance his electrical powers, but aside from that, he doesn’t use weapons that much.
Sandman takes this category as well, as Electro doesn’t really care much for weapons or other equipment. Sandman, on the other hand, is much more diverse in his approach.
Points: Sandman 4, Electro 1
Sandman Vs. Electro: Who Wins?
Ultimately, this comparison ended like we assumed it would end. Sand does work well with electricity, which gives Sandman a very important advantage in the fight. Electro would also have trouble finding a way to harm Sandman since he himself is not that good with water, which is Sandman’s greatest weakness.
On the other hand, Sandman would easily deal with Electro’s attacks, since he could simply neutralize them thanks to his bodily structure.
Overall, and the numbers corroborate that, Sandman would win in this duel and that is certainly an outcome that we had anticipated, seeing how Sandman is an embodiment of Electro’s weakness.