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IS Superman smarter than Batman

Hello,

Everyone says that Batman is smarter than other members of JLA, but isn't Superman supposed to be alot smarter than a human ?

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Define smart.

Is a high school drop out who can fix a car smarter than someone with a PHD who cant?


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Re: IS Superman smarter than Batman

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Hello,

Everyone says that Batman is smarter than other members of JLA, but isn't Superman supposed to be alot smarter than a human ?

Superman's brain works faster. Batman's brain works better.


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Define better.

Is a high sch - j/k. Thats a great answer! smile


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Superman doesn't just think faster, he's also more knowledgeable. He's more like a computer in this regard. Batman, OTOH, is better at deductive and panoramic reasoning: at making connections and drawing not-so-obvious conclusions, including what-if scenarios.


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Re: IS Superman smarter than Batman

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Hello,

Everyone says that Batman is smarter than other members of JLA, but isn't Superman supposed to be alot smarter than a human ?


Superman's intelligence has varied from being smart to super-genius through-out his history in various continuities.

If you're talking Post-CRISIS/Pre-FLASHPOINT, he was always at least very smart(if not genius level), but a number of instances had him as a super-genius, especially when he got an official intelligence upgrade under Kurt Busiek Post-INFINITE CRISIS, in the UP, UP AND AWAY storyline. His brain simply remembered and processed far better.

There are a number of instances after this that showed Superman as smarter than Batman, from improving on technology Batman made to Batman being jealous of Superman's improved intellect.

But most of the time in JLA appearances, they're going to have to dumb down everybody to make Batman more useful. I cringe reading when Batman actually had to come-up with the "brilliant" tactic of having Superman and Wonder Woman tackle General Eling(in Shaggy Man's body) at super sonic speed, like neither of them could think of that on their own and they needed Batman to create that tactic.


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Re: Re: IS Superman smarter than Batman

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Superman's intelligence has varied from being smart to super-genius through-out his history in various continuities.

If you're talking Post-CRISIS/Pre-FLASHPOINT, he was always at least very smart(if not genius level), but a number of instances had him as a super-genius, especially when he got an official intelligence upgrade under Kurt Busiek Post-INFINITE CRISIS, in the UP, UP AND AWAY storyline. His brain simply remembered and processed far better.

There are a number of instances after this that showed Superman as smarter than Batman, from improving on technology Batman made to Batman being jealous of Superman's improved intellect.

But most of the time in JLA appearances, they're going to have to dumb down everybody to make Batman more useful. I cringe reading when Batman actually had to come-up with the "brilliant" tactic of having Superman and Wonder Woman tackle General Eling(in Shaggy Man's body) at super sonic speed, like neither of them could think of that on their own and they needed Batman to create that tactic.


One of the worst instances was making Batman outsmarting Darkseid of all people in the Batman/Superman concerning Supergirl.

It's like the writer magically forgot about Darkseids intellect.

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In some aspects yes, in some aspects no. Batman's only deemed more intelligent because of his paranoia.

If Superman or any monkey wanted to create contingency plans for the Justice League they can.

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Batman's being sold short here.


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Superman is more intelligent, knowledgable. He is like Reed Richards, books smart, a scientist.

Batman is more clever, cunning. He is like Black Panther, street smart, a strategist.

All in all, they are peers. Sure Batman is a good scienstist too, but not on the level of the best and Superman is a good strategist too but there is a reason why Batman handles it in the JLA.


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Yes because sups is my favourite lol


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Superman's brain works faster. Batman's brain works better.



Perhaps but Superman's will stay healthier for a heck of a lot longer.


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Superman is smarter, richer and a more sympathetic character than Batman. He also has better movies thumb up


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IS Superman smarter than Batman

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One of the worst instances was making Batman outsmarting Darkseid of all people in the Batman/Superman concerning Supergirl.

It's like the writer magically forgot about Darkseid's intellect.



Actually it was Jeph Loeb's Superman/Batman arc, roundabout issue 13, not Batman/Superman, a point I make only because people searching for this arc will suffer unnecessarily great difficulty using that as their term.



I didn't see it that way.

Batman did what he did with the aid of a Mother Box.

He also did it with Darkseid's tacit respect and approval.


And Darkseid still retained Xanatos-level control.

His promise only included making no direct intentional action against Kara.
It allowed for payback against Superman himself, however, and Darkseid sought such a short time later.

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