With Batman vs Superman releasing in theaters this Friday, many fans question just how on Earth can the Dark Knight defeat the Man of Steel that even Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z would have trouble against.
Most would turn to Kryptonite… but Matthew Patrick (aka MatPat) has a solution that doesn’t require the green rock.
In his video Film Theory: How Batman BEATS Superman! Batman v Superman, MatPat uses comic book and movie sources, compares them with scientific research and makes a few simple scientific calculations and here’s what he found:
* The reason Superman is Super here is because his home planet Krypton has a gravity approximately 406 times stronger than that of Earth making him stronger than a well-built human by the same amount. On Krypton, he would be just… a man.
* He can absorb non-ionizing rays from Sun for energy like a plant.
So, to defeat him one would need a force stronger than 406 times required to defeat a normal man and some ionizing rays. Both can be managed using some machinery to produce the force and some radioactive materials like X-rays and nukes.
While most of us can’t afford both, Batman can. In fact, Batman already used a robotic armour and radiation from a nuclear fallout (which isn’t spelt out) to defeat Superman in the comic The Dark Knight Returns, on which the upcoming movie is based on.
For more details watch the video by MatPat here: