Batman vs. Captain America Part 2

Captain America

In Part 1 I analyzed Batman’s attributes, his abilities, his gear, and how he could win. Now, In Part 2, I will analyze Captain America and how HE can win.

First category to analyze is Captain America’s physical stats.

Captain America’s strength is very superhuman, just like Batman’s, but possibly even more so. Captain America has been shown easily benching 1100lbs (something he claimed he did WITHOUT his powers), has busted down a metal door, has pulled a truck, picked up a tree, thrown an anchor with one hand (and easily at that), has broken chains that held him, has picked up a giant slab of rock and thrown it far range (50 meters plus) at an attacker, and has even caught a torpedo mid-air before.

Captain America’s speed is also superhuman and very comparable to Batman’s. He’s dodged bullets AFTER they were fired, has dodged automatic machine gunfire, dodged lasers, has outraced bullets, and has confirmed that he sees everything in slow motion.

The next category to analyze is Captain America’s skills.

Captain America is an accomplished martial artist and has taken on the likes of Daredevil, Black Panther, Taskmaster, and Iron Fist and has won against each of them. In addition to that, Cap has beaten more powerful Super Soldiers that were near 10 ton strength and, when he was drained of his super soldier powers, he was able to defeat a room of other super soldiers on skills alone.

Beyond his fighting ability, Cap also has considerable skill with his shield. He’s been shown to have extreme accuracy with it (being able to hit the tip of a lighter from range) and has been known to ricochet it off of surfaces to hit opponents from behind.

Finally, one of Cap’s biggest advantages is his shield. Captain America’s shield is a vibranium/adamantium alloy that can block nearly everything. The shield’s been able to block Wolverine’s adamantium claws, the Iron Fist (a powerful attack that has been since used to hurt Skaar, Hulk’s son, and destroy a helicarrier), and other powerful attacks (such as those by Hulk and Thor). Also, the shield has ripped through a truck with ease and has even cut off someone’s arm. Cap uses it frequently as a close range weapon (shield bash), a range weapon (throwing and ricocheting it), and as an impenetrable defense.

So overall, Cap is stronger, has comparable speed, comparable fighting skills, and an impenetrable defense in his shield.

Stay tuned for Part 3 where I declare the winner between these two.

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