Captain America vs. Batman
It’s only fair to give each superhero a single opponent, and it’s hard to think of two men less alike than Steve Rogers and Bruce Wayne. Embodying the brightest and darkest of humanity, these two would let their martial arts training do the talking. Cap would have an edge thanks to his superhuman strength, but Batman has never needed a superpower beyond his gadgets, intellect, and gift for planning ahead. Both men would land some punches, but considering Batman is the only person trusted to bring down Superman, and is willing to cross lines no good soldier ever would, there’s no way Cap comes out ahead.
Wonder Woman vs. Thor
It wouldn’t be a battle between good and evil, but a fight between god and goddess would be one for the ages. Both are divine juggernauts in their own universe, but most of the Asgardians and Amazons superpowers would be cancelled out, since both are almost completely invincible. But even if Diana’s powers come from the ancient Greek gods, Thor’s are completely alien and cosmic in origin. Add in his ability to fly into Warrior’s Madness, granting him nearly limitless strength and rage, and even Diana’s divine magic would be tested. She may have been noble enough to wield Thor’s hammer in the comics, but in a head-to-head fight, there’s just no matching the god of thunder.
Iron Man vs. Cyborg
It’s hard to know which would be the more important angle of this battle: robotic suits, or IQs. Tony Stark and Vic Stone were both brilliant men before tragedy struck, merging their bodies with cutting-edge technology (in Cyborg’s case, literally replacing his lost limbs and organs with advanced tech). There’s no question Cyborg would land some punishing hits, particularly with his sonic cannon, but he became a DC icon based on his personality – not lethality. The fight would prove that Cyborg deserves just as much fame as Iron Man, but in the end, Tony’s knack for invention and global protection would give him the upper hand, even if he needed to create a brand new weapon or government agency to do it.
Superman vs. Hulk
It may not be the marquee match-up comic fans would hope for, but if it’s Superman’s job to take on the biggest physical threat, then Hulk is his man. The two have both been given almost endless power over the years, with Hulk able to survive nuclear bombs, and apparently not given any limit to how strong his anger can make him. Unfortunately for him, Superman is Superman. Without Kryptonite or magic, there’s almost no blow Superman couldn’t survive. Plus, you don’t need to destroy Hulk to beat him, since a quick trip to the Moon would take him out of the fight. And if there’s one League member who you just can’t stay mad at, it has to be the mild mannered Kansas farm boy.
Green Lantern vs. Captain Marvel
As a pair of fighter pilots who cross paths with alien warriors and wind up superheroes patrolling deep space, Hal Joran and Carol Danvers would have plenty to talk about. Ms. Marvel’s gifts are a result of fusing with the alien DNA of the original Captain Marvel, meaning she can fly, survive in space, and even fire powerful energy blasts from her hands. But the Green Lantern ring is something of a “win” button in this fight, since Hal could create almost anything he could imagine – including replicating Carol’s own powers. Even without the Corps at his back, Hal has found a way to win almost every fight the DC universe could throw at him. With his ring in hand, Ms. Marvel would learn the hard way that the Lantern’s oath is also a warning to any would-be challengers.