Battle Ranker Competition Round 2: Superman vs Black Adam and Zod

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Round 2: Match-Up #1, Number 1 ranked Superman is challenged by Number 8 ranked Black Adam and Number 29 ranked Zod.

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SUPERMAN VS ZOD BATTLES (POST-CRISIS)

  1. ‘Superman’ (2005) #215: Superman wins by apparent death.
  2. ‘Action Comics’ (2007) #846: Draw.
  3. ‘Action Comics Annual’ (2008) #11: Superman wins by battle field removal.
  4. ‘War of The Supermen’ (2010) #10: Superman wins by battle field removal.

SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM BATTLES (POST-CRISIS)

  1. ‘Action Comics’ (2005) #831: Draw.

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Battle Ranker Competition Round 1: Loki vs Zod

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Round 1: Match-Up #33, we have Loki Laufeyson vs Dru-Zod II.

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Feat: Lex Luthor, ‘Superman: War Of The Supermen’ #2

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Lex Luthor in his Warsuit.

ALEXANDER LUTHOR
NEW EARTH

In ‘Superman: War Of The Supermen’ (2010) #2, titled “The Battle For Mars,” Lex Luthor performs an intelligence feat. In an all-out war with Zod and his Kryptonian army, General Lane commissions Lex Luthor to stop the attack on Earth. During the battle, Lex Luthor uses Rao’s cadaver and time pool technology to convert Sol into a red giant.

How much intelligence does it take for Lex Luthor to uses Rao’s cadaver and time pool technology to convert Sol into a red giant?

LEX LUTHOR USED RAO’S CADAVER TO TURN EARTH’S YELLOW SUN INTO RAO, THE RED GIANT.

LEX LUTHOR USED TIME POOL TECHNOLOGY TO TIME TRAVEL 5 BILLION YEARS INTO THE FUTURE, SENDING A MISSILE TO CONVERT THE EARTH’S YELLOW SUN INTO A RED GIANT.

INTELLIGENCE FEAT:

INFINITE

               

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Lex Luthor used highly advanced technology in order to achieve two things: harness the power of a red giant, namely, the cadaver of Rao; and use time pool technology in order to time travel five billion years into the future, when Sol, our yellow sun, turns into a red giant.

We will calculate these measures to estimate the amount of information required to use time pool technology to time travel five billion years into the future.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

We can assume Lex Luthor sent a missile to time travel five billion years into the future since that is when Sol, our yellow sun, turns into a red giant.

Let’s calculate the energy produced by the sun in 5 billion years. The sun produces 3.846*10^26 J/s of energy.

Energy Produced By The Sun In 5 Billion Years = (3.846*10^26 J/s)(12 months*30 days*24 hr*8600 s*5*10^9 years) = 1.4288659*10^44 J.

Currently, humans have not figured out time travel. According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, an object would have to travel at the speed of light in order to time travel. According to Space.com, at the speed of light, an object would have infinite mass and a length of 0.

INTELLIGENCE

Lex Luthor used time pool technology to send a missile armed with Rao’s energy to time travel five billion years in order to turn Sol, our yellow sun, into Rao, a red giant. Time pool technology utilizes time travel in order to access different points in time. According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, time travel requires to attain the speed of light, which requires an infinite amount of energy. Therefore, Lex Luthor likely processed an infinite amount of information in order to arm the missile and send it for time travel five billion years into the future.

Lex Luthor had to process an Infinite Level of Intelligence to use time pool technology and arm the missile with Rao’s cadaver.

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Calculations for Lex Luthor, ‘Superman: War Of The Supermen’ #2

Energy Produced By The Sun = 3.846*10^26 J.
Time For The Sun To Turn Into A Red Giant = 5*10^9 years.
Bytes Of Information In A Human Being = 2.5*10^15 Bytes.
Bytes Of Information In The Internet = 1200*10^15 Bytes.

Energy Produced By The Sun In 5 Billion Years = (3.846*10^26 J/s)(12 months*30 days*24 hours*8600 s*5*10^9 year)/(1 year*1 month*1 day*1 hour) = 1.4288659*10^44 J.
Energy To Time Travel = ∞.
Bytes Of Information = ∞.


SOURCES

Superman: War of the Supermen Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Time Pool in DC Database.
Time Travel: Theories, Paradoxes & Possibilities in Space.com.

DC Day: In A First Contact With Superman And Supergirl, Brainiac Invades Earth

DC DAY

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #866, Brainiac invades Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, Brainiac invades Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC UNIVERSE

BRAINIAC STEALS KANDOR ON KRYPTON

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, Krypton comes in “first contact” with Brainiac an artificial intelligence from the planet Colu.1 35 years ago, Brainiac invaded the planet Krypton and stole the city of Kandor. General Zod notes Brainiac is “unnatural.”1

Brainiac sends robotic drones that kill people. General Zod and Ursa do not succumb to the hysteria of alien invasion. They attempt to fire back at Brainiac’s robotic drones. Their firepower has no effect. As they try to protect the people, a force field is erected around Kandor which disappears in a flash of light. Thus ends the “first contact” with Brainiac.1

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #866, General Zod and Ursa watch as Brainiac steals Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, General Zod and Ursa watch as Brainiac steals Kandor on Krypton 35 years ago. Photo/DC Comics

BRAINIAC SENDS A PROBE TO EARTH

In ‘Action Comics (2008) #866, Superman comes in contact with one of Brainiac’s robotic probes near Metropolis. The robotic probe attacks Superman who bleeds. Superman fires a blast of heat vision but the probe is protected by a force field. As Superman prepares his attack, the Brainiac probe scans his blood for DNA, confirms that he has found a Kryptonian then deactivates. He sends the message to the Brainiac Skull Ship.

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #867, at the Fortress of Solitude, Supergirl is horrified at the probe. Superman notes that Brainiac is a telepath and telekinetic with a mind a 1000 times more powerful. Brainiac has always taken a different appearance in their encounters some organic, some robotic. Supergirl replies that all of Superman’s encounters were with Brainiac’s programming, not the real Brainiac. Supergirl reveals every Kryptonian feared Brainiac and burns off the robotic probe with her heat vision.

 

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #866, Superman makes first contact with a Brainiac probe.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #866, Superman makes first contact with a Brainiac probe. Photo/DC Comics

BRAINIAC’S A.I.

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #867, Superman flies into deep space with a Kryptonian spaceship to locate Brainiac. He comes in “first contact” with the Brainiac Skull-Ship and finds Brainiac invading a planet with his probes but is unable to prevent the city from being bottled. Brainiac sends a nuclear missile to the sun that sets off a chain reaction that blows the sun and the planet. Superman floats unconscious in space. In ‘Action Comics’ (2000) #868, wakes up as he is being experimented upon. He quickly frees himself and battles Koko, a monster the result of mutation upon Brainiac’s Skull Ship.

Superman heads to the control room where the bottled worlds are held and finds Kandor. At this time, Brainiac awakens outside his bio-shell for the first time “in three centuries.”2 Brainiac reveals that he has been seeking Superman to complete his knowledge of Kryptonian culture and plans on assimilating him. Brainiac’s final programming reveals the dangers of mad science: it is to assimilate the knowledge of the galaxy within “a matter of hours.”2 Brainiac engages Superman in combat and reveals his decision to invade Earth in order to assimilate Supergirl.

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac's main AI for the first time.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #868, Superman meets Brainiac’s main AI for the first time. Photo/DC Comics

BRAINIAC BOTTLES METROPOLIS

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Brainiac invades Earth which comes in “first contact” with the Brainiac Skull-Ship. The Brainiac probes invade Metropolis in search of Supergirl. They find her with Lois Lane. Amidst the alien invasion, Supergirl engages the Brainiac probes in battle. Meanwhile, Superman is battling Brainiac on the Brainiac Skull Ship. During the battle, Brainiac is able to read Superman’s thoughts and to predict Superman’s emotional state. Superman is able to disconnect Brainiac from his bio-shell and meets Zor-El and Alura from the miniature bottled city of Kandor.

They reveal to him that they had devised a dome using Brainiac’s technology around Argo as Krypton was nearing destruction by Brainiac. Recognizing his technology, Brainiac integrated Argo with Kandor. Brainiac is able to recover from Superman’s attack and capture Superman and Supergirl from Metropolis. He plans to integrate Superman by uploading the data of five worlds into Superman’s mind. As the Brainiac Skull-Ship bottles Metropolis, Brainiac sends his solar aggressor to detonate the sun.

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #869, Supergirl punches through a Brainiac probe.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Supergirl punches through a Brainiac probe. Photo/DC Comics

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SUPERMAN AND SUPERGIRL SAVE EARTH, METROPOLIS AND KANDOR

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #870, Brainiac remarks that concerning Metropolis: “this culture is useless.”3 Superman frees himself from his prison and attacks Brainiac. He manages to attack his A.I. Superman frees Kandor and Metropolis. He finds Supergirl being experimented upon and frees her. He asks her to intercept the missile sent to the sun or else it will go supernova. Supergirl tells Superman she is scared and Superman tells her that “it’s okay to be scared.”3

Superman tells Brainiac that life can’t be controlled nor bottled. He takes Brainiac outside his Skull Ship and engages him in combat. Brainiac is startled at the biotic environment and collapses. He tells Superman the cities are tethered to his bio-shell and their containment fields cannot hold. As Superman frees Metropolis and Kandor, Brainiac attacks the Kent farm in Smallville. Meanwhile, Supergirl manages to intercept and to destroy the solar aggressor. Though Superman manages to restore Metropolis from its “first contact” with Brainiac, and Kandor – a once-dead alien species – to their proper sizes, Jonathan Kent has a heart attack.

In 'Action Comics' (2008) #870, Superman restores Kandor to its proper size.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #870, Superman restores Kandor to its proper size. Photo/DC Comics

COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Action Comics’ (2008) #869, Superman clashes with the main Brainiac A.I. on the Brainiac Skull Ship.


SOURCES

Action Comics Vol 1 866 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 867 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 868 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 869 in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 870 in DC Database.

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FOOTNOTES

  1. Action Comics #866.
  2. Action Comics #868.
  3. Action Comics #870.