Bruce Wayne is a billlionnaire businessman and heir of the Wayne fortune. Orphaned at a young age, he goes on a quest during his adult years to find purpose. During his travels, he masters all known martial arts then returns to Gotham. Donning the cape and cowl as Batman, he seeks to bring justice to Gotham and avenge his parents’ murder.
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IN POWER LEVEL
Over his long storied history, Batman has been incarnated in various media: comic, live-action series and movies, video games, radio and more. Importantly, what has seized the fans’ imagination seems to have been the Dark Knight’s tortured but disciplined humanity. Though Batman may have demons, he always seems to come out on top. And he always comes to a battle prepared with ten moves ahead.
Let’s delve into why Batman’s Strength Class is properly speaking a Metahuman.
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What truly makes Batman special is the fact he really is a human. Through sheer determination and fanatic discipline, he conquers seemingly unsurmountable obstacles. Such as assassins, mad scientists, alien powerhouses, gods and magical beings. Yet, if he is undeniably human, his strength level indicates he belongs with the metahumans. What does this mean?
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Properly speaking, the Twitter audience is correct. In terms of speed and durability Batman is undeniably a Peak Human-Level.
However, how does he defeat metahumans and teams of metahumans, with or without preparation? Let’s explain!
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First, one ability that Bruce Wayne possesses is his Genius-Level intellect. With his expertises in criminology, psychology, chemistry, biology, forensics and computer engineering Batman is able to devise scientific solutions to problems from small to larger scales. For this reason, he has often been called Bat-god. At the same time, Batman is a master strategist.
With preparedness, he is able to dismantle an organization and defeat a metahuman, god or demon. In many respects, this is a function of the Dark Knight’s mastery of all martial arts disciplines on Earth, his expertise with mysticism, magic and the supernatural. For this reason, he has often been called Bat-ninja. Properly speaking, read below why the Caped Crusader is actually a Bat-ninja.
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Given Hulk’s tough skin and “oversized lungs”, no one outside of at least a Metahuman Level in Strength Class could have caused Hulk’s reflex.1 Evidently, Batman kicked Hulk at a pressure point, the solar plexus.
In terms of Strength Level, Hulk’s oversized lungs would have necessitated approximately a Planetary Level of Super Strength in order to gasp for air.
For this reason, in order to save appearances, we can state that the Bat-kick likely required Bat-ninja Fighting Skills with chi manipulation. Or blame it on Deus Ex Machina.
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In Deathstroke Versus Batman, the titular characters are feuding. Particularly, it is over Damian Wayne’s false paternity test. In Deathstroke (2018) #30, Batman discovers files pointing to Deathstroke’s matching paternity tests. While investigating a targeted criminal named Bernie Chua, Batman discovers the tests. On the hunt for Deathstroke’s target, he meets the assassin. In fact, Chua is Deathstroke’s target.
Immediately, Batman and Deathstroke fight. Coming out of the water, Batman confronts Deathstroke over the files. Nevertheless, the Terminator confesses his knowledge of their existence and admits they were falsified. #WeAcceptDeathstrokesConfession and defend the rights of the orphaned. Moreover, he advises the Dark Knight to ignore them and not take the bait. Before the two part, Batman summates Deathstroke to stop mercenary work until the case is settled.
In Deathstroke (2018) #35, Deathstroke saves Batman’s life. In the issue, Slade has deduced Batman is Bruce Wayne. Moreover, he has infiltrated Wayne Manor and tipped the feds. Now, he is holding Bruce at gunpoint. After Bruce and Slade go into the cave, everything goes dark. Then, both assassins change into costumes. And the battle is on.
With his power gauntlets, Batman evens the fight. At the same time, Deathstroke is fighting for keeps this time. During the battle, both combatants fall into a cave. As they come to, Batman has been punctured by Slade’s blade tip. Meanwhile, Batman’s power gauntlets fractured Deathstroke’s skull. When the two rivals fail to climb a cliff, Batman passes out. Only Slade carries him to safety. Eventually, Nightwing and Robin find them.