There are many forums and portraits conveying the huge debate on who would win in a battle between Goku and Superman. There is good reason to match these characters up because of their similarities and huge differences, differences that already determines the winner. Both characters arrive on Earth as babies, survivors of an extinct race, have powers that rival their companions and considered great leaders, to all heroes and Earth citizens alike.
Superman is a kryptonian, whose powers can only manifest in the presence of a yellow sun. Super speed, flight, x-ray and heat vision to name a few. On Krypton, super powers cannot manifest because of the red sun which the planet orbits, leaving the Kryptonian race as normal beings. Superman spent most of his younger years living and molding to human way of life while adjusting to his Kryptonian powers. Superman later learned combat training from when he decided to become a hero for Earth. Over the years, Superman’s powers have developed greatly, for instance, leaping tall building in a single bound to flying around the sun at close proximity without being harmed.
Goku a martial artist who has trained his whole life in the arts. This gives him the advantage of an organized fighting style, a style he constantly and consistently trains to stay an excellent fighter. Training in the arts allowed Goku to learn Ki manipulation, an ability which grants the user flight, super speed, and destructive energy attacks strong enough to destroy planets and solar systems. With the heritage of the saiyans, Goku can transform his physiology into a stronger and faster forms. His latest form is Ultra Instinct, a form that can’t be accessed easily, only in the threat of immediate danger with no defense….
Goku’s fight experience and constant training would ultimately bring this battle to his advantage each time. Since both characters are heroes and leaders of super teams, Goku and Superman wouldn’t present much of a battle, but more of a test among each other. What if,…. Goku trained Superman inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, teaching him to discover and control his Ki? This would be an addition to his Kryptonian powers. Just imagine what Superman could learn from Goku….
Based upon what we have seen in their TV series, who do you think will be the victor in such a battle?
Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Superman Vs Goku goes to DeviantArt artist, codename: mikemaluk. Excellent work!