I picked ten heroes from the DCU and MU (five males, five females) and put their names on pieces of paper and mixed them up in two separate bowls. I picked two at a time and pitted them against each other. Before you are the results:
Spider-Man vs. Aquaman
Spider-Man- web shooters, increased speed and agility, can stick to walls.
Aquaman- Can talk to animals, can breathe underwater
On paper, Aquaman looks really lame, but he’s stronger than people give him credit for. Dude got his arm chewed off by a piranha and he’s still badass. Unfortunately, all fights take place on land, so Aquaman has a distinct disadvantage already. Spider-Man is faster and more agile. However, overall Aquaman is definitely stronger and probably the better strategist. In his fight with Namor, he dropped a whale on that guy’s head. Aquaman just needs to do that and Spidey’s toast.
Molly Hayes vs. Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)
Blue Beetle- basically anything: suit has a large arsenal of weapons, strength, speed, flight.
Molly Hayes- super-strength, cuteness.
This one seems easy at first: Molly doesn’t have much besides super strength, and she has to sleep after even one use of that resource. Blue Beetle can do practically anything. HOWEVER, Jaime would never in a million years use his powers against an eleven year old girl, especially since he has a sister the same age. I think they would make a truce.
Hercules vs. Ragdoll
Ragdoll- can contort himself into any shape imaginable
Hercules- super strength
If Ragdoll tries to pull his signature move and strangle Herc from above, Herc will crush him like a beer can.
Power Man vs. Power Girl (I swear I didn’t rig this)
Power Man- skin of steel, super strength
Power Girl- Flight, super strength, skin of steel
This would be a pretty even match. Both are very strong, both are brawlers, and both are determined. But even though Power Man has about 250 pounds on her, he’s only human and she’s a Kryptonian. Plus she can fly.
WINNER: Power Girl
Outlaw vs. Damian Wayne (Robin)
Outlaw- expert markswoman, martial artist, degree of super strength
Damian- martial artist
If Outlaw was doing her best, I would say she would win hands down. But here’s what I see happening: Outlaw would be pulling her punches because Damian’s just a kid. He would then sneak in there and take her down because he has no such compunctions.
Squirrel Girl vs. Oracle
Squirrel Girl- practically invincible
Oracle- martial artist, professional badass
Much as I love Oracle, Squirrel Girl pwns everyone. No exceptions.
WINNER: Squirrel Girl
Spider-Girl vs. Guy Gardner
Spider-Girl- enhanced strength, speed, and agility; can stick to things, trained fighter
Guy Gardner- Power ring allows him to make anything he thinks of manifest, pretty strong without it though
Guy has no such moral standards about beating up on teenagers, thus, no silly draws here. Spider-Girl has been improving and she’s taken down an impressive number of villains, but Guy has been in the game longer, he can make anything he wants just by thinking about it, and he really, really wants to win.
WINNER: Guy Gardner
Deadpool vs. Wonder Woman
Deadpool- healing factor, expert at multiple weapons
Wonder Woman- flight, expert martial artist, owns lasso of truth
Let’s face it: Wonder Woman is A-list, and Deadpool is stuck in the B-list. In Secret Six, Deadshot shot at her at point blank range and she deflected every bullet with her bracelets. She’s been in the JLA with Plastic Man so she’s immune to mile a minute patter. He may be able to heal, but all she has to do is pick him up and fly him to the nearest lake and drop him in.
WINNER: Wonder Woman
Cassandra Cain vs. She-Hulk
Cass- can predict opponents’ moves, excellent martial artist
She-Hulk- super strength, healing
Cassandra is undoubtedly the better fighter, but She-Hulk is about 10 times stronger than Cass is. So the question is, does strategy beat pure muscle? All Cass would have to do is that nerve pinch thing she's done to Spoiler multiple times, and Shulkie's out.
Wolverine vs. Barda
Wolverine- adamantium claws, healing factor, indestructible skeleton
Barda- extreme strength, awesomeness
Wolverine has brute strength and determination, but Barda lived in Apokalips for a long time. That place isn’t exactly Candyland. Plus Barda can uproot trees. She’s stronger than Wolverine AND she’s the more advanced fighter.