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Subj: This is more suitable for the battleboard
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 at 04:43:09 pm EDT (Viewed 120 times)
Reply Subj: Superman vs. Dr. Manhataan. . .your thoughts on a phsyical match-up?
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 at 04:30:27 pm EDT (Viewed 135 times)

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So, is DM out of Superman's league, or in his wheelhouse for physical fight?

On the one hand, Superman can fight guys like Capt Atom (Charleton precursor of DM) and Firestorm. But CA/FS has never (to my knowledge) been shown as a casual reality/molecule manipulator like the Molecule Man or somesuch.

So, would DM therefore be able to physically obliterate Superman with a have of his hand a la Rorschach? If not, why not?

What are Superman's options outside of a purely physical confrontation?

I don't know what Daveym thinks of Vs. battles being posted on this board so he'll have to chime in as the Mod on this one.

As for the question itself, I have no idea. The original Watchmen didn't live in a world of super powered people (aside from Dr. Manhattan himself, of course) so Dr. Manhattan has never truly been tested. In saying that, I have no idea if Dr. Manhattan is a physical threat to Superman and your question is difficult to answer.

In theory, Dr. Manhattan should be well beyond Superman's league in terms of power level, so Superman would need to win by using his brain rather than his muscles.

With the Doomsday Clock coming, we'll soon find our answers. But I suspect we may not have them immediately. The series is going to last 12 issues so it might take a while for Superman to have a confrontation with Dr. Manhattan.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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