Feat: Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1

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BATMAN (BRUCE WAYNE)
EARTH-ONE

In ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ (1995) #1, titled “The Monster and The Madman”, Batman performs a fighting skills feat. Hired by the Shaper of Worlds, Joker has robed one of Bruce Wayne’s labs and turned Hulk against Batman. During the battle, Batman kicks Hulk at the solar plexus, depriving him of air and making the monster susceptible to sleeping gas.

How much fighting skill does it take for Batman to kick Hulk at the solar plexus, depriving him of air?

In 'Batman vs The Incredible Hulk' Batman performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Batman kicks Hulk at the solar plexus, depriving him of air and making the monster susceptible to sleeping gas.
In ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ Batman performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Batman kicks Hulk at the solar plexus, depriving him of air and making the monster susceptible to sleeping gas. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BATMAN KICKED HULK AT THE SOLAR PLEXUS CAUSING HIM TO NEED 7.0555752*10^15 LITERS OF AIR.

BATMAN GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.545431*10^18 CALORIES BURNED OR 6.4660831*10^21 JOULES WITH HIS PRESSURE POINT KICK, STRONGER THAN 9.2958253*10^12 MEN AND 2.5 TIMES THE ENERGY RECEIVED BY THE EARTH, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A SMALL COUNTRY.

FIGHTING SKILLS FEAT:

WARRIOR MADNESS

                       

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Batman is cornered by the Hulk and has nowhere to go. In order to even the odds, he triggers sleeping gas. However, Hulk, displaying some measure of intelligence, holds his breath. Batman states that “Hulk can hold his breath from now till next Christmas.”1

We will use this statement to estimate Hulk’s vital capacity. This will help us determine the strength of Batman’s kick at Hulk’s solar plexus.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

The Hulk possesses an organ that allows him to breathe underwater. At the same time, his lung capacity allows him to hold his breath for an indefinite amount of time. Vital capacity is a measure of how much air our lungs can retain, when holding our breath.In this feat, Hulk holding his breath is actually a function of his vital capacity.

It must be noted, that though Hulk is Bruce Banner’s transformation into a monster, we can still assume that he is an oversized human to simplify our calculations. In Investigation: What Factors Affect Lung Capacity we use a graph in order to estimate lung capacity (L) from the change in diameter (cm) after exhaling into a balloon.

Below is the graph.

Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1

Using a program, I obtained the equation of the best-fit parabola:

Equation of parabola = 19.9124x^2 − 212.429x + 448.505.

According to Batman, Hulk can hold his breath for six months. Let’s obtain the ratio of breath holding for a human, which is between 30s and 90s.

Ratio of Breath Holding = (6 months*30 days*24 hours*3600 seconds)/(90 seconds) = 172800.

Next, we use the fact a human can retain 6 Liters of air to compute the diameter at 22.8 cm. To find Hulk’s ballon diameter, we multiply by our ratio.

Balloon Diameter = (172800*22.8) = 3939840 cm.

Now we can find Hulk’s vital capacity.

Vital Capacity = (19.9124*3939840*3939840 – 212.429*3939840 + 448.505) = 3.0908619*10^14 Liters.

The metabolism of breathing is burning about 5000 calories. We can use this to find the energy in Joules used by Hulk’s vital capacity.

Energy in Joules = (5000 calories*3.0908619*10^14 Liters*4184 J)/(1 calorie) = 6.4660831*10^21 Joules.

Let’s calculate the calories burned by Batman during a 10 minute martial arts activity.

Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1

If we divide the super strength of Batman’s kick by the metabolic expenditure in 10 minutes, we get the following: = (6.4660831*10^21 J*1 cal)/(166250 cal*4184 J) = 9.2958253*10^12.

FIGHTING SKILLS

In order to deprive Hulk of air, Batman had to generate a kick of 6.4660831*10^21 Joules of energy. That is a mammoth amount of energy. In comparison, the Earth receives 430*10^18 Joules/hr of energy from the sun.

Batman had to generate a Planetary Level of Super Strength in his kick. This is not humanly feasible and shows that Batman likely used martial arts and chi to kick Hulk at a pressure point, namely the solar plexus.

According to Battle Ranker: The Competition, since Batman generated a Planetary Level kick, he can defeat 500000001-10E13 men in combat. Therefore, Batman generated a Warrior Madness Level of Fighting Skills with his pressure point kick.

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Calculations for Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1

Equation of parabola = 19.9124x^2 − 212.429x + 448.505.

(6 months*30 days*24 hours*3600 seconds)/(90 seconds) = 172800.
Balloon Diameter = (172800*22.8) = 3939840 cm.
Vital Capacity = (19.9124*3939840*3939840 – 212.429*3939840 + 448.505) = 3.0908619*10^14 Liters.
Calories Burned = (5000 calories *3.0908619*10^14 Liters) = 1.545431*10^18 calories.
Energy in Joules = (5000 calories*3.0908619*10^14 Liters*4184 J)/(1 calorie) = 6.4660831*10^21 Joules.
Ratio Per Energy Received By Earth = (6.4660831*10^21 J*10 minutes)/(430*10^18 J*60 minutes) = 2.50623375969.
Ratio Of Super-Strength/Metabolic Expenditure in 10 Minutes = (6.4660831*10^21 J*1 cal)/(166250 cal*4184 J) = 9.2958253*10^12.
Ratio Per Tons Of TNT = (6.4660831*10^21 J)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 1.5395436*10^12.


SOURCES

Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk #1 in Comic Vine.
Investigation: What Factors Affect Lung Capacity in The Biology Corner.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Batman vs The Incredible Hulk #1.

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