Pre-DOS doomsday took a guardian's suicide attack without any discomfort. Prime has done nothing that makes him many times stronger than superman. He is stronger than superman but not much. Moving planets, Mon-el moved a star to another solar system and kal koed him while suffocating.
Considering all that Prime has done in the relatively short amount of time that he's been around, I'd say it's less relevant based upon the fact that Prime is shown to be consistently stronger, faster, and more durable.
Simply put, is there any evidence to suggest that superman could take on 3 legions+ an amped Bart and himself and still gain the upper hand? How about tank a blast that injured the AM, and still take on the sc+ the glc and multiple guardians and laugh it off? I just can't see how it's remotely possible that superman is on this level. He has dynamic strength, yes, but that doesn't make him Prime's peer.
I definitely can't disagree with that, but that's kind of my point though. For the relatively brief time in which Prime has appeared (not counting silver age of course), he's taken on top-tiers like potato chips, and had enough wtf worthy feats for most to consider him a plot device by himself.
Superman koed Earth-man with the power of entire legion with one punch, prime had the help of mordru and every villain on that prison planet to take on legion and a comics flash isn't a forum flash. Kal took many punches from time trapper SBP and was still going strong. How about shattering the body of soulfire darkseid and tanking source wall getting destroyed. Kal has taken on every hero on earth under hector hammond's mind control and battled true PC superboy to a standstill. Prime was amped by Alex for moving planet IIRC. Prime is stronger but not by much.
It isn't as relevant as Prime being decidedly more than a match for Superman every time they have appeared in a comic together. Refresh my memory: When has Superman been portrayed as anything but decidedly weaker than Prime when they appeared together?
Also, abhil, Prime was not amped by Alexander Luthor Jr. when he was moving planets at FTL speeds.
Also recall that during IC, Supes teamed up with Kal-L, and together they resorted to ramming Prime through a red star just to depower him. I doubt Supes would have gone to such an extreme if he alone were capable of beating Prime via fisticuffs. /shrug
One man with the power of the legion does not equate to multiple legionaires attacking simultaneously. It should also be noted that Superman was among the legion when Prime was walking through them. As was Ion-Guardian Sadam-Yat with 1,000 years of experience. Prime pretty much brushed him and his constructs off.
There isn't a difference between forum flash and regular Flash if the character's feats are actually being taken into account, and the person arguing him knows the character's limits. Also, like I said before, every time that Prime has had a bad showing involving a Flash, they have either outnumbered him, been amped, or a combination of the two. In the case of LO3W, it was the latter.
When did Kal tank the source wall being destroyed? I mean I remember the collision of Apocalypse and NG, but was it during DOTNG? That was pretty beastly, considering he was the only one that wasn't shielded, but Prime tanked something that the AM and Henshaw were injured by, then proceeded to bfr the AM. If we are comparing feats, we could go on forever, but every feat that you give of Superman's I can probably list a better one for Prime tbh. The difference is that Post Crisis Superman has been around for 20+ years, while Prime was just brought back for 6. It's not a bad thing imo, it just is what it is. Prime is just simply all around more powerful. It's been stated, shown, and reiterated.
Prime wasn't amped by Alex during that, he was at best at a manageable level. He was weakened during the retcon punch though iirc.
I almost forgot about the anti-matter. The amount of things that he has been able to walk away from is staggering, and the fact that he was able to just sit there and just tank antimatter straight from the AM is pretty insane.
Not surprising since its Geoff johns and his villains are always more powerful than heroes. But kal has defeated and stalemated people on Prime's level like Pre-zero hour Mon-el, pocket dimension superboy and Cythonna. I think he was thinking of a quick solution and we can't forget he was constantly fighting for days before that IIRC even fighting through nearly every villain in metropolis.
That was just Saturn Girl, Lightning Lass, Lightning Lad, and Phantom Girl.... Prime had enough and threw off three Kryptonian level beings (Mon-el, Andromeda, and Superman himself) and two Cosmic Boys.
So while Superman took on Earthman using the powers of four legionaries and KOed him (not certain if he was using Superman's powers too, it's been awhile since I've read the arc), Prime took on all of that plus superman and two of his peers.
Well, yeah, he was holding them off for 50 years, but I mean Prime did kill 32 in a single sitting after running through a 300 mile thick wall of pure willpower sustained by all their collective wills including Hal and Guy's. I literally have no idea how many Gls (and sc) members that he took out during the SC arc. He seemed to be just tearing through them. Also, it should be noted that Sodam's ring warned him that Prime might kill him, even with his Guardian-Ion status. Say what you will about Sodam, but he isn't weak, especially after 1,000 years, a daxamite physiology, as many rings as he wants, and access to all of the remaining energy from the gl corps.
No. Really not kidding man. That Flash was behaving like he was on drugs haha. It certainly wasn't the mid-range Wally that I know.... he jobbed pretty hard, and un-intelligently at that. If you use a Flash that doesn't have lead in his boots and doesn't get beaten by evil kara but suffocating himself, then he'll definitely take wins from Supes. If you want to use low feats for the flash, then be my guest, but understand, that for every low feat, there are multiple ridiculously high ones. Also, XS didn't recieve the amp until Bart returned. They were both amped by Barry's return--enough so that XS was actually powerful enough to take on Prime with Bart instead of hanging by the sidelines.
Oh that feat, that is pretty damn uber, but like I said, Prime tanks galaxy busters, and get KOed by universe busters. The only other two times that he was legitimately KOed was during the LO3W arc when he and the TT were blasted simultaneously by the collective Legions from 3 universes.... and he passed out, woke up, and was ready for battle, and during the Teen Titans farce lol. The rest were while depowered.