bobtheodd wrote:I like a few DC main characters but my vote is with Marvel.
As far as who would win, that's hard to say but I would agree with whiskeytango, DC super heroes are written to be more powerful. For instance, I read somewhere the Hulk at his base strength(before getting super pissed) could lift 100 tons, well I also read that Superman can lift 1,000,000 tons.....its a totally different standard.
I like Marvel better, but I'll try and analyze as many fights as I can without being biased toward either.
One would think the difference in universal power level would scale... ie in the Marvel Universe Superman would "only" have Class 100 strength. In the DC universe the Hulk would be physically stronger than Superman. Superman's main shtick is his invulnerability, while the Hulk's main shtick is his strength. That said, I don't think the Hulk could get around Supes' superspeed.
Thor vs Superman... Thor's vastly superior fighting skill would help make up for his lack of superspeed, and Class 100+ strikes from Mjolnir would hit Superman like he was a mere human (magical attacks pass right through his invulnerability). After taking one hit like that, Superman would be a fool not to take the fight to where he has the advantage; the sky. Heat vision and lightning strikes would assail them both and the very heavens would tremble. I think it would come down to Thor's resilience (he would get the full benefit of his admittedly lesser invulnerability), Superman's speed and whether Thor's lightning counts as magic. Supes is fast, but I'm not sure he could dodge lightning amidst tornado-force winds. Thor fights to win, and has more battles under his belt than Superman by far.
Namor vs Aquaman... I don't care what happened in Marvel vs DC. Namor is a better fighter and stronger to boot. Plus he's the only Marvel character in this mix that can say he came first before his opponent. Due to the former points (not so much the latter, which was really just tongue in cheek), I give this fight to the Submariner.
Wonder Woman vs She Hulk... WW is nearly Thor level in her fighting skill and is stronger and tougher than She Hulk. Was there ever a doubt? Wonder Woman for the win.
Hawkeye vs Green Arrow... I don't know a whole lot about Green Arrow, but there's no way he's a better archer than Clint. I'd say they are equal in skill, so it's really a matter of equipment. Green Arrow (as far as I know) only uses regular arrows, while Hawkeye uses a variety of regular and high tech arrows that allow him far more adaptability. I give this one to Hawkeye, though it would not be an easy fight. The only chance Green Arrow has is being able to exploit Clint's brashness and force him to make a mistake.
Scarlet Witch vs Zatanna... No contest. A great sorceress vs what equates to a goddess who can reshape reality itself. Wanda takes this in less than a second.
Iron Man vs Green Lantern... Again, no contest. A high tech suit of armor vs the most powerful weapon in the DC universe. A more appropriate fight would have been the old Quasar vs Green Lantern.
Ms Marvel vs Power Girl... Oooh now there's a fight I'd like to see, if only because I'd want to see who rips the other's costume apart first, hehe. In the end I have to give it to Carol, because she has so much more going for her than just Super Strength and Nigh Invulnerability... her energy powers (really just a toned down version of her Binary powers) would give her the decided edge.
Quicksilver vs Flash... Would Pietro's speed scale up to Flash's level in the DC universe? If yes, then it would be a good fight, though I think the Flash has more experience using his speed to his utmost advantage. If no, then QS may as well be standing still. Pietro can run at approximately 600 mph... The Flash can run at the speed of light.
Vision vs Martian Manhunter... It's the battle of the characters with undefined powers! I honestly don't know nearly enough about MM to make a call here.
Falcon vs Hawkman... Hawkman is a better fighter, straight up. I'm not sure if Hawkman has super Strength, but if he does, Falcon is toast in one punch.
Captain America vs Batman... The coolest fight in the whole mix! Despite what others may think, Captain America is physically superior to Batman in every area but agility, and in agility they're equal. Cap is naturally gifted at hand to hand combat and doesn't fatigue. Batman is one of DC's premiere hand to hand fighters. Hand to hand, I think Batman's skill is trumped slightly by Cap's skill and physical superiority (imagine if Bane were as fast as Batman and as good a fighter as Cap). That said, Batman could win if he fought more like a ninja than a warrior... striking and hiding... striking from a distance in surprise, etc. In a straight up hand to hand fight Batman would lose. In the end, whoever won would have to admit that their opponent was one of the toughest fights they've ever had.