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.

Feat: Batman, ‘JLA Annual’ #3

BATMAN (BRUCE WAYNE)
NEW EARTH

In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, titled “JLApe (Part I of VIII) – Gorilla Warfare”, Batman performs an intelligence feat. Gorilla Grodd subconsciously manipulates the Gorilla City militia into detonating a gorillabomb that turns the Justice League into apes. At the Watchtower, Batman with the aid of Martian Manhunter, reverse engineer the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans.

How much intelligence does it take for Batman to reverse engineer a gorillabomb to revert apes into humans?

In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, Batman performs an intelligence feat. At the Watchtower, Batman with the aid of Martian Manhunter, reverse engineer the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans. AP Photo/DC Comics
In ‘JLA Annual’ (1997) #3, Batman performs an intelligence feat. At the United Nations, Martian Manhunter detonates the bomb to revert the humans turned apes at the United Nations back into humans. AP Photo/DC Comics

BATMAN REVERSE ENGINEERED THE GORILLABOMB WITH MARTIAN MANHUNTER’S HELP.

THE BOMB GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF A SPECIATION EVENT REVERTING 5.5 MILLION YEARS OF EVOLUTION, ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE EXTINCTION OF THE HUMAN SPECIES.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION

                       

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SOURCES

JLA Annual Vol 1 3 in DC Database.

Feat: Batman, Batman: Gotham Knights #64

BATMAN (BRUCE WAYNE)
NEW EARTH

In ‘Batman: Gotham Knights’ (2005) #64, titled ‘Human Nature, Book 4’, Bruce Wayne performs an intelligence feat. In an attempt to free Poison Ivy’s orphans from Zhang’s experiments, Bruce Wayne synthesizes an anti-toxin to render Poison Ivy human.

How much intelligence does it take to revert Poison Ivy to her non-toxic human form by degrading her chlorokinesis?

In 'Batman: Gotham Knights' (2005), in a second experiment, Bruce Wayne uses Jason Woodrue's research in order to cure Poison Ivy of her toxic form.
In ‘Batman: Gotham Knights’ (2005), in a second experiment, Bruce Wayne uses Jason Woodrue’s research in order to cure Poison Ivy of her toxic form. AP Photo/DC Comics
In 'Batman: Gotham Knights' (2005), Bruce Wayne cures Pamela Isley of her toxic Poison Ivy form.
In ‘Batman: Gotham Knights’ (2005), Bruce Wayne cures Pamela Isley of her toxic Poison Ivy form. AP Photo/DC Comics

BRUCE WAYNE REVERTED POISON IVY TOXIC FORM USING AN ANTI-TOXIN THAT DEGRAGED THE CHLOROKINETIC TOXINS IN THE 50 TRILLION CELLS OF HER BODY.

BRUCE WAYNE REVERTED THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.3*10^16 JOULES OF BIOCHEMICAL ENERGY PROCESSING UP TO 2.1666667*10^25 BYTES OF INFORMATION, ENOUGH TO BRING DOWN A BUILDING.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

MATHEMATICAL COMPUTATION

                       

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SOURCES

Batman: Gotham Knights Vol 1 64 in DC Database.
Pamela Isley (New Earth) in DC Database.

Feat: Batman, ‘Superman/Batman’ #12

 

BATMAN (BRUCE WAYNE)
NEW EARTH

 

 

In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #12, titled “Traitor,” Batman performs an intelligence feat. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Big Barda rescue Supergirl from the clutches of Darkseid on Apokolips. Using the Mother Box, Batman re-programs the hell spores on Apokolips.

How much intelligence does it take to re-program the hell spores on Apokolips?

In 'Superman/Batman' (2004) #12, Batman activates the hell spores on Apokolips.
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #12, Batman performed an intelligence feat. Batman activated the hell spores on Apokolips. Photo/DC Comics
In 'Superman/Batman' (2004) #12, Batman re-programs the hell spores on Apokolips using the Mother Box.
In ‘Superman/Batman’ (2004) #12, Batman performed an intelligence feat. Batman re-programmed the hell spores on Apokolips using the Mother Box. Photo/DC Comics

BATMAN HACKED ENOUGH 2.2 PETAFLOPS OF COMPUTING POWER RE-PROGRAMMING THE HELL SPORES ON APOKOLIPS.

BATMAN HACKED THE EQUIVALENT OF APOKOLIPS EXPLODING BY 500 NUCLEAR BLASTS ENOUGH TO SIMULATE A SUN GOING SUPERNOVA.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

COSMIC

                       

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SOURCES

Superman/Batman Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices