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Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1

 

IN POWER LEVEL

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 robbed 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 THE ISSUE, BATMAN KICKED HULK WITH A NERVE STRIKE AT THE SOLAR PLEXUS CAUSING HIM TO GASP FOR AIR. IN A HUMAN, THE CELIAC GANGLION OF THE SOLAR PLEXUS HAS 10000 NEURONS. LIKELY, THIS IS HIGHER IN HULK.

IMPORTANTLY, BATMAN GENERATED AT LEAST THE EQUIVALENT OF 2.468 WATTS OF POWER WITH HIS NERVE STRIKE AT THE PRESSURE POINT. SIMILARLY, NORMALLY A PEAK HUMAN FEAT UPGRADED TO METAHUMAN DUE TO HULK’S NIGH-INVULNERABLE SKIN.

ENOUGH A TENTH OF THE POWER GENERATED BY THE HUMAN BRAIN.

FIGHTING SKILLS FEAT:

METAHUMAN

Fighting Skills: Metahuman 67%

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Database Comics
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

However, we will estimate the power in watts stored at the solar plexus in a human to estimate Batman’s fighting skills.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

According to a study, the celiac ganglion in the solar plexus has 10,000 sympathetic postganglionic neurons. And we know ATP supplies a neuron  2.468 × 10−7 Joules of energy. In addition, an action potential lasts 1 millisecond. Let’s calculate the power in the nerve innervations at the celiac ganglion.

Total Energy = (2.468 × 10−7 J)(10000 neurons)/(1 neuron) = 2.468*10-3 J.

Power in one second = (2.468*10-3 J)/(10-3 s) = 2.468 W.

ENERGY PROJECTION

Batman kicked Hulk with a nerve strike at the solar plexus causing the hero to gasp for air.

Batman generated 2.468 W in Energy Projection. In order to cause the nerve strike, Batman had to generate a Metahuman-Level of Fighting Skills.
Calculations for Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1

Total Energy = (2.468 × 10^−7 J)(10000 neurons)/(1 neuron) = 2.468*10-3 J.
Power in one second = 2.468*10^-3 W.

 

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LINKS

Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk #1 in Comic Vine.
Search Results in Michigan State University.
Neural Energy Supply-Consumption Properties Based on Hodgkin-Huxley Model in National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Action Potentials in Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Batman vs The Incredible Hulk #1.
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