CBS’s Supergirl v Ben Affleck’s Batman – Who’d Win?

CBS’s Supergirl is off this week; Kara will be back next week under the influence of red kryptonite. Evil Supergirl will make for a fun episode. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiering this month thought it might be fun to spin the classic argument Batman vs. Superman argument. What would happened if a red kryptonite infected Supergirl went after Batman? Who would win?

After all, Supergirl has the same power set and around the same power level as Superman. In fact, Superman once surmised she might actually be stronger than he is. (This could be due to her body either absorbing the energy from the yellow sun more efficiently. Or this could be attributed to the fact that Clark grew up with humans, so he became accustomed to holding back.) Whatever, Supergirl is clearly one of the most powerful beings on Earth. This sets up a nice match between a powerful alien and a wealthy and cunning billionaire with almost unlimited resources.

The fight is a “no contest.”If Batman has no time to prepare, Supergirl wins hands down. She could kill an off guard Batman in so many ways. These range from simply breaking his neck with her pinky to flying him to the moon and leaving him there. Or if she wanted to be a little more creative she could blow on him with her freeze breath, so deadly it would make Mr. Freeze jealous. She could shatter Batman into a bunch of little bat pieces. Let’s say Batman has time to prepare with bat armor equipped loaded with bat missiles. Still no match for a being that can shoot fire from her eyes, cold from her breath and move almost as fast as the Flash. She can also lift hundreds of thousands of tons.
Perhaps if Batman snuck up on Supergirl and caught her off guard? Well, super senses, x-ray vision, and super reflexes make that impossible. Of course, Batman carries kryptonite with him that he can use on her. The problem for him is, a red kryptonite infected Supergirl would have no moral qualms melting Batman with heat ray vision before he could get close enough to do any harm. After all, the effects of kryptonite aren’t instantaneous. Hence, the reason the DEO made kryptonite swords. These allow a deadly delivery of kryptonite.

Supergirl’s sister Alex killed Astra with one of these swords. Alex is nowhere near the fighter Batman is. It could be argued that Astra is at least as powerful as Supergirl. Therefore, if Alex can take out Astra, Batman can take down Supergirl or for that matter Superman. Here’s the caveat to that, Astra was very distracted fighting another powerful alien, Martian Manhunter. This is the only way for Batman to take out a Kryptonian is if a similarly powered being distracts that Kryptonian.
Batman is a great iconic character. He is the epitome of human achievement. He will do whatever if needed to get the job done. One on one, even if prepared, he is no match for Supergirl, Superman or any Kryptonian while they are on a yellow-sunned world. Especially if that super being is under the influence of red kryptonite! Thoughts?

John Zakour
John Zakour
John Zakour is a humor / sf/ fantasy writer with a Master's degree in Human Behavior. He has written thousands of gags for syndicated comics, comedians and TV shows (including: Rugrats, The tonight show and, Joan River's old TV show.) John has written seven humorous SF novels for Daw books (the first The Plutonium Blonde was named the funniest SF book of 2001 by The Chronicle of Science Fiction). John has also written three YA books, four humorous self-help books and three books on HTML. John has also optioned two TV shows and three movies. John currently writes his own syndicated comics, Working Daze and Maria’s Day for Universal Press and has a regular following with over 100,000 readers. John currently writes Bart Simpsons comics for Bongo comics. Spacerun, a video game John wrote the story to recently passed 100,000 sales. In the 80s and 90s John was a computer programmer and web guru for Cornell University and was also an EMT and judo instructor.