The fans have spoken and Mr. Wayne will look to recoup this week following a 57-46 loss to Wonder Woman. Contingency plans aside, it looks like there were more fans on Team Diana (WB might want to get serious about that Wonder Woman movie they've been putting off) than The Caped Crusader could fight off.
You can pretty much guess who the Dark Knight will face-off against next week in our final Dark Knight Showdown (think Krypton), but before we get there, he'll face the shape-shifting superhero, The Martian Manhunter.
So let's run through The Martian Manhunter's abilities. His superpowers have been inconsistently portrayed since his debut in Detective Comics #225, but his core powers are similar to Superman. He possesses superhuman strength, flight, "Martian Vision" allowing him the ability to see through solid objects and project beams of energy from his eyes. Superman once called him the most powerful being on the face of the Earth. (Probably cuz he doesn't double over at the site of Kryptonite).
The Martian Manhunter also possesses the power of shapeshifting, allowing him to adopt human and monstrous appearances, elongating his limbs, growing to immense size and altering the chemical composition of his body. He can also pass through solid objects and render himself invisible. He's a powerful telepath, capable of perceiving thoughts and projecting his own. Grab your Magneto helmet Batsy. Sorry, last time I'll call him Batsy.
As several fans have pointed out in the past couple Showdowns, Batman does indeed have a contingency plan for every member of the Justice League. The Martian Manhunter is no exception and he does have one glaring weakness – fire. Cue the Bat Flame Thrower!
Time to turn it over to you. Tell us who would win in a fight between these two Justice Leaguers and why. One comment per entrant and you must be 18 or older to participate. We'll randomly pick one winner who will receive a $50 collectible The Dark Knight Rises Fandango Bucks gift card. This contest runs until Sunday, July 8 at 11:59p.m. PST!
Can Batman roast The Martian Manhunter or will his mind be scrambled by the shape-shifting superhero?
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Batman, no one can defeat batman people, if Batman has defeated superman in the past then you can't seriously tell me anyone could stand against him.
Batman would win. He's too resourceful and brilliant. I think people underestimate that.
Manhunter would lose because all batman would have to do is encase Manhunter in a cage of fire. Match won within 5 minutes. Remember Batman only joined the Justice League to keep tabs on them. He has a counter weapon for EVERY League member. I'm certain he has a Fire Cage waiting for John Jones.
batman would prolly win! i know it sounds a bit one-sided,but then again its hard to really predict who would really win it because martian manhunter also has a lot of strengths and tools at his disposal for destroying batman!
Martain Manhunter would appear to Batman as Tim Drake and before he could recover, take Batman down.
Batman would take down Manhunter by using his weaknesses. Fire of course being the most obvious one.
Martian Manhunter as his telepathy and shapeshifting abilities would give him a distinct advantage and while he has a weakness to fire, Batman would actually have to get close enough to use it against him.
alot of bat fans quote the bats vs sups in batman beyond. but no one ever metions when sup's loses his mind in the events leading up to infinit crisis. Bats walks up and says "hey are you ok?" or something like that, superman back hands him and bats is down. down and out. and later when the docs wakeing him up he tells batman "your lucky you were standing where you were so the forcefield took the brunt of the force, else you be dead right now." ya so 1 punch is all it takes to kill batman if he dosent have time to prepare and all that jazz.
Batman vs mr invincible... I am sure Batman has something that could beat the Martian Manhunter, but would he have it with him at the time, or would it be in the bat cave? I vote for Martian Manhunter because he has so many superpowers and abilities that it would be almost impossible to overcome unless timing is perfect.
Batman will team up with Superman and Wonder Woman to subdue the Martian Manhunter. Wonder Woman will use her lasso to capture him, Superman will use his heat vision to weaken him, and Batman will use his martial arts skills to knock him out.
Of course....Batman! Batman is smart, witty, and is always one step ahead. Besides, fire kills.
Batman would win he has already beaten a martian, Martian manhunter although stronger than superman and many other charcter falls to the weekness of fire just like in the JLA fight with the hyperclan when their were 70 martians Flash took one out with a set of candles and Batman took one out with a match and gasoline the dark knight has his gadgets to keep the minde control and everything els off from him and beat MAnhunter in many way by creating a location that ignights in flames and covering it up with technology to fool MAnhunter and getting a way to trap him and send him into the sun manhunter will put in a fight but at the end will lose by bats just lighting a lighter or match.
Batman will trick Martian Manhunter into a vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii and push him into the volcano for the win!
It depends on the environment and factors leading to a fight between the two. Is it Batman hunting MM? MM hunting Batman? Or is it some sort of Secret Wars scenario where they're just thrust into the arena?
Assuming scenario 1, Batman would win through an ambush attack exploiting MM's weakness of fire, coupled with nanobots to take down the surprised Martian.
Assuming scenario 2, MM would most likely obliterate Batman, as Batman would have nothing on his person to fight MM unprepared. It would fall to Batman's intellect and versatility to use something in his immediate surroundings to combat the MM. But if the MM were being serious, Batman wouldn't have time.
Scenario 3 would be like 2 just more played out, since MM is heroic.
It all really depends on the situation and environment the two find themselves in. Is Batman looking to fight MM, is MM ambushing Bats, or are they thrust upon each other in some sort of Secret Wars styled fight by an omnipotent being who gives them no time nor explanation but they must fight?
Assuming the first scenario, where Batman is actively hunting down MM, Batman would probably win it by exploiting his weakness of fire. Easy scenario, nothing to really add.
In the second scenario, where MM is hunting down Batman, Batman would never see it coming. MM could literally outmaneuver any device an unprepared Batman would keep on him, and could survive any damage output the same way. Batman's only hope would be if the environment -
Manhunter has a slight unfortunate reaction to fire, but it's basically a device to offshoot his near-invincibility. Consider this: in the New 52, the Martian Manhunter leaves the Justice League because he cannot honor his complete loyalty to them as he is actually a member of Stormwatch (which he believes takes first priority). I will assume that the powers and abilities are the same throughout the DC universe for all of the Justice League characters.
This should explain why the Martian Manhunter can TOTALLY take down Batman... In fact, he can take down the entire Justice League by himself. I feel that if Batman had issues with the Owls, no chance.
Batman is the man, but martian manhunter will take this one simply because he's not the usually villain Batman is used to seeing. Yes Batman does have the gadgets and all of the different fighting skills, but I don't think that's any match for a martian and the powers he possesses.
Definitely batman! he's the star!
I have been reading and studying Batman for years. Martian Manhunter is very intelligent and super strong, plus his alien abilities does give him an advantage. But I have to go with Batman. Batman is more prepared for any type of combat.
Batman. He prepares for every eventuality, especially concerning fellow Leaguers. He would have fire capsules and deadly heat projectiles and other assorted fire weapons ready. Plus, when involved in a fight, he doesn't give up as easy as some of the other Leaguers do. Batman will win this - all the way.
Martian Manhunter's mind power will be too much for Batman so Martian Manhunter will win in a fight.
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