When Batman v Superman was first announced, the casual superhero fan likely had one question in mind: How could Batman, a superhero who possesses no superhuman abilities, possibly battle Superman? After all, Superman’s powers include superhuman strength, speed, flight, vision, and a host of other abilities — name a superpower and Superman probably possesses it. But the truth is that Superman’s immense powers and Batman’s ability to counter them without superpowers of his own is precisely the reason that Batman is such a fascinating superhero and one that continues to be among the most popular. Here are six reasons Superman can never defeat Batman.
A trait that is often overlooked in the film portrayals, Batman possesses genius-level intellect that comes in handy when he finds himself up against foes he can’t defeat with sheer strength. And given that Batman possesses no true superpowers, it is wit and not brawn that generally leads him to victory over his foes. This is one of the primary reasons Batman is often a leader of the Justice League and there’s no doubt that Batman could easily outsmart Superman in a variety of ways rather than playing into his superpower advantages. Batman would seek to avoid a fight at all costs unless he had something up his sleeves, which he usually does.