Alright, so I decided to do a Death Battle analysis of an odd Death Battle that I’ve suggested since Goku got pummeled.... twice. The most iconic comic book character has taken on one of the two anime icons in the 90’s, so why not have him fight the other one? The pretty guardian in a sailor suit is ready to punish the man of steel. It’s night and day with these two; can the power of the sun take on the power of the moon? Also, this will be my ONLY Death Battle analysis, so don’t expect another one! And please don’t take this too seriously, I’m not an expert researcher like other people, I’m just finding the best sources I can.
Everybody knows who Superman is, I shouldn’t have to explain who he is, and I won’t, so instead what I’m going to do is talk about the different versions of Superman, some versions people may recognize, and some versions people might not know. Let’s start with the New 52 and Post-Crisis versions. First, New 52 Superman is the latest version of Superman, his powers are Yellow Stellar Radiation Absorption, Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Stamina, Invulnerability, Flight, X-Ray Vision, Microscopic Vision, Telescopic Vision, Heat Vision, Super Breath, Freeze Breath, Super Flare, Superhuman Senses (includes vision, hearing and smell), Superhuman Intelligence, Eidetic Memory, Regenerative Healing Factor, Longevity, formidable brawling skills (as stated by Captain Comet). He’s faster than light, can survive in a black hole, and is very intelligent. However, his only weakness is Kryptonite, magic, lead, and a red star. That doesn’t take away the fact that New 52 Superman is ridiculously powerful in his own right.
With the previous version of Superman, this version has much more experience than the New 52 Superman. Post-Crisis Superman super powers are Stellar radiation absorption, Super Strength, Super Speed, Enhanced Durability, Enhanced Agility, Enhanced Endurance, Flight, Superhuman Senses, Heat Vision, Super Breath, Ice Breath, X-ray Vision, Energy Absorption, Torquasm-Vo (resistance against mind manipulation), Invulnerability, limited atom manipulation, Intangibility, skilled with alien technology and has notable hand-to-hand combat skill, under a blue sun his powers are boosted and he gains the ability to imbue others with his powers. He’s faster than light, can survive a planet busting attack and deliver the same type of attack, infinite under a yellow or blue, very intelligent, and has good leadership skills. His only weakness is Kryptonite, magic, Chi, and a red star. Post-Crisis can smash and destroy the moon, can push, pull, and drag the earth, beaten Darkseid, and fixed a hole within the cosmos itself. Post-Crisis Superman’s experience makes him a very dangerous opponent.
Ok, this is where shit gets bonkers! If you recall, comics back in the day, they were insane giving superheroes super overpowered powers that broke every rule that was made for them. With that being said, Pre-Crisis Superman has Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Invulnerability, Regeneration, Flight, Time Travel, Super Breath, Freeze Breath, can absorb solar energy, Heat Vision, Microscopic Vision, Telescopic Vision, X-Ray Vision, Telekinesis, Can invent new Super Powers, Super-Knitting, Super-Weaving, Super-Mathematics, Super-Ventrilloquism, Super-Landscaping, Super-Friction, Super Sneeze, Super-Makeup, Super-Kiss, Super-Hypnosis, Mind Control, Shape-Shifting, etc. | Reality Manipulation, Nigh-Omnipresence, Nigh-Omniscience. He can destroy a solar system with a sneeze, is faster than light, can survive the Big Bang, Nigh-Omnipresent, Nigh-Omniscient. His only weakness is Kryptonite, magic, red sunlight, and can’t see through lead. Yeah, Pre-Crisis Superman is stupid overpowered, one time he went outside the universe by going faster than infinity… WHAT?! I MEAN, HOW?! Good Lord, it’s pretty damn funny how Supes made logic his bitch in the Silver Age, Isaac Newton would have been crying in his grave.
One more version of Superman, this version of Superman exists thousands of years in the future. This Superman spent thousands of years in the Earth’s sun, extending his powers to ridiculous levels, which include Vastly improved Kryptonian abilities such as Yellow Stellar Radiation Absorption, Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Stamina, Regenerative Healing Factor, Invulnerability, True Flight, X-Ray Vision, Microscopic Vision, Telescopic Vision, Heat Vision, Super Breath, Freeze Breath, Superhuman Senses (includes vision, hearing and smell), Superhuman Intelligence, Immortality, likely several more unknown skills (was stated to have learnt various skills from all over the universe for over 50,000 years). Superman Prime doesn’t have the weakness to Kryptonite, magic, and a red sun like most versions of Superman, though if Superman Prime doesn’t constantly get energy from the sun, he will become significantly weaker. Also notice, most versions of Superman has two definite weaknesses, kryptonite and magic. Kryptonite drains his power away, while magic can damage him, although he has deflected magical attacks before. Superman doesn’t fight many opponents with magic, with the exceptions of Shazam and Black Adam. Even so, Superman Prime is an example of why Superman is considered the most OP comic book character ever. There are so many more versions of the man of steel, but let’s not waste any time and get to his opponent…
Long ago, our solar system was in a peaceful era called the Silver Millennium, led by Queen Serenity and the Sailor Scouts/Senshi. Each planet had a Senshi as its guardian, with the exception of the Earth and the Moon, die to the Earth’s guardian being the prince of the Earth, and the Moon wielding the Silver Crystal so it didn’t need a Senshi. But that peace was destroyed by an evil creature named Metalia, and with her puppet Beryl, the Silver Millennium had come to a violent end, but not before Queen Serenity made one last effort to send her daughter and the rest of those from the Silver Millennium to the future. Thousands of years later, evil returned to take over the Earth, and the world needed a hero in the form of a brand new Sailor Scout/Senshi, the pretty guardian in a sailor suit, Sailor Moon. As the fated Senshi of the moon, Sailor Moon’s powers include Superhuman speed and durability, true flight, high-level magic, continuous beam barrage, purification powers, energy manipulation, transmutation, healing, transformation, immortality (types 1 and 4) and reincarnation, automatic defenses that protect her while putting her in a catatonic state to regenerate, sound manipulation, can teleport others to her location, soul manipulation and some resistance to soul attacks, can absorb enemies into the Silver Crystal, seal them, wipe the memories of others, and put enemies into a deep sleep lasting for over 1000 years via power-scaling, time manipulation, limited psychic powers: telepathy, telekinesis, and psychometry, some resistance to illusions and mind attacks, reality manpulation, has shown to be able to revive entire worlds and even a galaxy from ruin, revive citizens and bestow power upon the Senshi as Neo-Queen Serenity. Usagi, the name for her civilian form, wields the Silver Crystal, a gem with the power to create and/or destroy. It is the main object of the entire series, capable of wiping out an entire galaxy, and at one point, capable of universe ending power using Lambda power, to restore everything that was destroyed. Lambda power allows Sailor Moon to restore her body, mind, soul, and abstract concept, so if one of these things is still intact, Sailor Moon can regenerate herself completely. If Sailor Moon has any weakness, she’s a crybaby, a bit of a klutz, and can be lazy at times.
So who ultimately wins this battle, between the Son of Krypton and the Senshi of the Moon? Well, let’s remember that Superman doesn’t fight many opponents who can wield pure magic, let alone be tied to a God or Goddess. Plus, depending on which version of Superman we should use (There’s plenty of versions to use), this fight can last a while or end quickly, but let’s stick to the current canon New 52 Superman. In a physical contest, Superman wins easily; he can pick up things that are considered impossible compared to Usagi, who is just an average human. In a test of speed, Superman once flew from Pluto’s orbit to earth in seconds, and flew from the edge of the universe to Earth in two months, which calculated comes up to around two hundred billion times faster than the speed of light. Sailor Moon once flew to Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and then to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in what looks to be a few moments, which calculated comes up to eight hundred and twenty billion times faster than the speed of light. As for durability, Superman can survive and go through a black hole even though the black hole was not a real black hole, and can be hurt by beings as powerful as he is. Sailor Moon can go to the center of the galaxy, Sagittairus Alpha Star and pretty much be in a black hole, tank attacks that have destroyed solar systems and can survive attacks strong enough to destroy an entire galaxy.
At the end of the day, Superman is very overpowered because he is supposed to inspire us, to give us hope that one day, we as a people can become what Superman is. However, in something like a Death Battle, is very unfair to pit Superman against one like Goku, because it’s been said before, Goku can break any limit, but Superman has no limits. However, when dealing with someone like Sailor Moon, it’s a completely different game. Most versions of Superman are vulnerable to Kryptonite and magic, save for two like Superboy Prime and Cosmic Armor Superman. Superman doesn’t fight many opponents with magic let alone a descendant of a Goddess, not to mention, even if Superman destroyed her body, he has no way to destroy her soul and concept of existence, which means Sailor Moon can come back and give Supes a magic ball of death that wipes him out completely.
Winner: Sailor Moon
Now I wanna know what you guys think of this, do you agree or am I full of crap? Let me know in the comments below, and I will see you guys next time for another review or top 10.