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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This battle must be with both knowing the other is gunning for them. What you forget is that Manhunter knows Batsy knows that he's got a fire weakness. So Manhunter puts on a super powerful fireproof suit. Batsy sees him coming at him, shoots off all his fire bombs, bat-flamethrowers, bat fire etc. Manhunter emerges from the fire and a surprised batsy gets his azz kicked.
Martian Manhunter wins, in a super fire proof suit. Thanks lexcorp....
Yes, although Martin-Manhunter has an array of special inhuman abilites that being he is an alien and all i have to give it to BATMAN ! batmans cunning and wit not to mention his will power is all it would take to defeat this martin. dont get me wrong martin manhunter is nice but come on where has he really been put into a save the world/ unvierse sitatuion and there have even been cases where they were pit against each other and BATMAN nontheless has come out on top . Winner this Time BATMAN!! he should have also beaten that amazoness wonder woman all she has is super strength and flight come on now people -___-
I think that it would be an amazing battle. I could see Batman starting strong, only to be beaten nearly to death by the Martian Man Hunter. End round one. Start of round two, Batman has two advantages, his wit and home turf. I believe it's possible that it could be one of those narrow victories where our hero, Batman would take one last breath of victory over his dead enemy, before falling to his knees. Fade to black.
Batman will win. Even at these odds the bat will do what it take to survive and triumph. He has gone up toe to toe with more powerful beings and stood his ground. Thats a true hero. Batman will find a way to counter all the Martian Manhunters powers and defeat him.
I'm still going with Martian Manhunter. We know everyone with "powers" has weaknesses that Batman is aware of, but if any of these guys get the first blow then Batman can't stop them.
Batman can defeat the entire Justice League he had all of their weaknesses stored in the Bat Computer in case they go rogue
Martian Manhunter hands down. If your one weakness was fire, wouldn't you finally learn after all these years to expect Bats to use that to his advantage? The Manhunter would see it coming a mile away. He'd be prepared to counter any attack Batman could throw his way, flame thrower included. Remove that from the equation and it's a no contest, hands down win for J'onn. End of story.
The Batman! Remember the JLA lives and works from Batman's Satellite in space...don't you think Bats place monitors all there...Hmmmmm!
Batman. Bruce has a $70,000 sliver of a radioactive meteor to stop the one from Metropolis. All he needs for the martian manhunter is a penny for a book of matches.
As much as I love Batman, I love the Martian Manhunter even more! Batman has no super powers and I feel, if he saw no other choice, that the Martian Manhunter would defeat Batman.
Batman. The Tower of Babel story told it all. Batman has contingency plans set in place should any of the Justice League go rogue and each file shows how and what to use to bring them all down.
Batman= Justice League strategist : Enough Said!!!!
Batman hands down. Don't think for a second Batman is above luring Manhunter isn't a building or other location he's already outfitted to set on fire. Also I would be surprised if Batman doesn't have something that he can shoot at Manhunter that would give him a burning fever in seconds.
Batman brings one match to the fight.
That's enough to make Martian Manhunter submit due to his fear of fire.
As stated in several other posts, Batman already has a contingency plan for Martian Manhunter. So absent a sneak attack during a JL meeting, Batman would win this battle. This has already been played out in the comics and JL movie. As for Wonder Woman his contingency plan for her was actually pretty weak, so I can see why he lost to her. But Martian Man Hunter has no counter for fire, Batman has already battled against other mind bending freaks and over come them, and speed and agility can effectively counter strength if wielded by someone of Batman's skill and training. Addtionally, Martian Man-Hunter is nowhere near the combatant that Wonder Woman is so hands down Bat's should win this contest.
Martian man hunter totally he's a high level telepath and could put batman in a coma
Batman wins, Martian Manhunter is way stronger, but his weakness is just far too easy to exploit. Relying on Batman to always have some carousel reversal spray on hand to get out of any given situation is one thing, but I would venture to guess that at least 2/3 of the people reading this article are within 10 feet of a fire starting implement of some kind, many probably have something in their pocket, now multiply that with Batman's superior intellect and MM is going down.
With all of these fights it depends on who starts it, of course MM could kill Batman from a mile away before he even knew there was fight, but Batman could do the same thing if he were the instigator. Those scenarios take all the fun out of it.
batman....because good always win!!!!
The Batman wins. He's like a cockroach -- he never really dies. Always a contingency plan, always escapes death. No exception versus the Martian Manhunter. Batman Triumphant!
This is a tough one. Now one could say, Batman has in depth knowledge of each Meta Humans weakness and knows how to exploit it. At the same time, Martian Manhunter not only has a vast majority of Supermans powers, but is a telepath and shape shifter as well. Being a telepath, one could say Martian Manhunter knows what Batman is going to do before he does it. My answer...
A. Real world "rules' say Manhunter would win, hands down.
B. DC "rules" say Batman always wins...why...because hes The Batman!
Batman all the way! The fight would be long and hard, but Batman's cunning, skills, and intelligence would make him the victor.
In 2001, in the Dark Knight Returns, Batman who was 55 at the time, temporarily defeated Superman with the help of Kryptonite tipped arrow and the Green Lantern and then Batman faked his own death to get away with it., so I believe Batman will have no problem defeating the Martian Hunter, even if it is temporary.
Batman won't be able to compete with someone who has this many superpowers including telepathy.
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