Who Would Win FTW

Who Would Win FTW

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Hmmm, I imagine a Goku vs superman who would win would sum up to one question......Goku when? Superman always seems to have a constant strength given that he's an american comic book character, while Goku always gets stronger as the story progresses given that he's an anime character. Inevitably Goku would end up stronger, but the interesting nerd question is at what point would the two of them be on par?

Edit: And is Superman's power level....indeed.....over.....NINE.....Raditzes?

Rakor:
Hmmm, I imagine a Goku vs superman who would win would sum up to one question......Goku when? Superman always seems to have a constant strength given that he's an american comic book character, while Goku always gets stronger as the story progresses given that he's an anime character. Inevitably Goku would end up stronger, but the interesting nerd question is at what point would the two of them be on par?

Edit: And is Superman's power level....indeed.....over.....NINE.....Raditzes.

Haha, I always thought Goku was a little ridiculous, like the kid who when you were little and playing guns shouts out "oh yeah well I'm infinity proof!"

I know they're all just silly by fun arguments, but in general comic book character vs comic book character tends to work since they all share the same universe under their brand (Marvel/DC). With anime on the other hand each series is it's own distinct universe, so you have unlimited potential to make up ridiculously over the top stupid powerful beings that can simply blow up whatever planet the super hero's happen to be on.

However playing this game that doesn't mean Goku is unbeatable by a comic book character? The problem with picking Superman is you're going strength against strength. That's not going to work against Goku because the manga author basically cheats in the strength department. To win you have to 'cheat' yourself and think outside the box. Kind of like how with Superman you can beat him with magic, therefore to fight Goku you go with this guy:

Goku's a good guy, he's not going to indiscriminately destroy a planet nor is he going to sneak attack an apparently harmless old guy in a wheelchair. I'm not a DBZ expert but as far as I know all the fights have been physical contests, not mental, so while he could probably block a super nova there's no indication that Goku wouldn't immediately fall to a powerful psychic assault. So yeah, Superman would get his ass kicked but Professor X would win.

You need to do another episode like this one. Imagine if you drew Ghengis Khan vs. Bruce Lee in a game of Candyland.

The Great JT:
Imagine if you drew Ghengis Khan vs. Bruce Lee in a game of Candyland.

We must see this on an episode of NRA! That would be the funniest debate of all time.

having read most of a 60 some page flame fest on the discussion of goku vs superman......

depends what superman pre or post crisis, golden age supes would destroy god, end of story he was infiniately powerful. post crisis supes got nerfed, so he is beatable just not easily.

RandV80:

Rakor:
Hmmm, I imagine a Goku vs superman who would win would sum up to one question......Goku when? Superman always seems to have a constant strength given that he's an american comic book character, while Goku always gets stronger as the story progresses given that he's an anime character. Inevitably Goku would end up stronger, but the interesting nerd question is at what point would the two of them be on par?

Edit: And is Superman's power level....indeed.....over.....NINE.....Raditzes.

Haha, I always thought Goku was a little ridiculous, like the kid who when you were little and playing guns shouts out "oh yeah well I'm infinity proof!"

I know they're all just silly by fun arguments, but in general comic book character vs comic book character tends to work since they all share the same universe under their brand (Marvel/DC). With anime on the other hand each series is it's own distinct universe, so you have unlimited potential to make up ridiculously over the top stupid powerful beings that can simply blow up whatever planet the super hero's happen to be on.

However playing this game that doesn't mean Goku is unbeatable by a comic book character? The problem with picking Superman is you're going strength against strength. That's not going to work against Goku because the manga author basically cheats in the strength department. To win you have to 'cheat' yourself and think outside the box. Kind of like how with Superman you can beat him with magic, therefore to fight Goku you go with this guy:

Goku's a good guy, he's not going to indiscriminately destroy a planet nor is he going to sneak attack an apparently harmless old guy in a wheelchair. I'm not a DBZ expert but as far as I know all the fights have been physical contests, not mental, so while he could probably block a super nova there's no indication that Goku wouldn't immediately fall to a powerful psychic assault. So yeah, Superman would get his ass kicked but Professor X would win.

Technically Goku is eventually a powerful telepath. What with interrupting a conversation between other telepathic beings over the span of a galaxy a few times. I.E. when he told King Ki, Guru, and Kami to shove it because he wanted to fight Freeza. Dunno what that might say for his mental defenses tho.

Mind you, probably easy to pick out a few comic book characters to give him a super disease or lack of oxygen, as these are established as being effective.

In the end, no one really wins because (as was established in recent episodes here) no one dies in comic books and Goku can teleport from the afterlife.

I think it's got to do with our need to be right at any cost, and a battle to the death takes the debate to its logical conclusion.

I don't think that's the main reason (I think it is a reason though).

What is the best part of any Western movie?

The showdown.

Even if it's the kind of movie where you know the good guy will win those are still exciting.

Hell I rewatched the Good the Bad and the Ugly and their showdown kept me on the edge of my seat even though I knew exactly who would win.

It's just the thrill of watching two people with a beef (and hopefully a legitimate one) settle it once and for all in a big spectacular bloody finish.

Even if they don't know each other fights can still be entertaining. Hell look at how well the Roman Colosseum did.

A fight between a ton of pirates and ninjas would be entertaining to watch for the sheer bloody spectacular, so it appeals to that side, but then you take a step back and realize how ridiculous it would be that those two groups would get into a fight so there's a lot of humor potential there, if you don't take it too seriously.

I will conclude by saying the funniest thing I have ever seen on the internet was a bunch of people debating a ridiculous 'who would win in a fight' scenario based off a Ben Franklin quote (I'm not kidding).

Rakor:
Technically Goku is eventually a powerful telepath. What with interrupting a conversation between other telepathic beings over the span of a galaxy a few times. I.E. when he told King Ki, Guru, and Kami to shove it because he wanted to fight Freeza. Dunno what that might say for his mental defenses tho.

Mind you, probably easy to pick out a few comic book characters to give him a super disease or lack of oxygen, as these are established as being effective.

In the end, no one really wins because (as was established in recent episodes here) no one dies in comic books and Goku can teleport from the afterlife.

Don't forget the Namekian dragon balls, which can revive a person infinite times, as opposed to only once with the Earth DB's.

 

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