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5 Comic Book Characters Who Have Defeated Batman

Updated on July 22, 2015
Comic Book Characters Who Have Defeated Batman
Comic Book Characters Who Have Defeated Batman

Since his inception in 1939, we have seen Batman defeating all kinds of enemies, criminals, psychopaths, femmes fatales, robots and even aliens. Apparently the Dark Knight can manage to overcome any obstacles that may arise.

However, there have been occasions where he had to bite the dust, and so hard! Here we present a compilation of 5 characters of DC Comics who have defeated Batman. You will be surprised in some cases.

1. Superman

Maxwell Lord controls Superman's mind and he ends up sending Batman to the hospital
Maxwell Lord controls Superman's mind and he ends up sending Batman to the hospital

For reasons that we never fully understand, Batman beats Superman 99% of cases. This happened in The Dark Knight Returns, The Dark Knight Strikes Back, Hush and Red Son. It seems that the Guardian of Gotham is meant to kick your ass Superman, except ...

In the arc of Sacrifice, Superman falls under the mind control of Maxwell Lord and begins to see his friends as enemies. Here's how he ends up sending Batman to the hospital thinking that he is Brainiac, ouch!

2. Bane

Bane brokes Batman's spine
Bane brokes Batman's spine

In one of the most memorable battles of the franchise, Bane defeats Batman breaking his spine. Something that will leave the vigilante out of action for several months.

This happens in the arch of Knightfall, comic book that would serve as inspiration for the film The Dark Knight Rises.

3. Red Hood (Jason Todd)

Jason Todd defeats Batman and Joker
Jason Todd defeats Batman and Joker

Jason Todd, better known as Red Hood, the second and most infamous Robin, had a sad and short activity on comics. Hated by fans, his death was voted in 0800 line, which was shown in the arc of A Death in the Family.

On the occasion of the Final Crisis, specifically in Batman Annual # 25, Superboy Prime breaks the barriers between two worlds (thanks DC for many parallel realities). This allows Todd to return to the world of the living just to get the Joker (the murderer) and Batman (his protector). The conflict ends with Todd beating these two characters and forcing Batman to kill the Joker. And although the Guardian of Gotham ends up saving the skin of the Joker you can say that technically Jason Todd won the fight.

4. Deathstroke

Deathstroke defeated Batman in Deathstroke # 8 and # 9
Deathstroke defeated Batman in Deathstroke # 8 and # 9

The mercenary who served as an "inspiration" for Deadpool. Deathstroke defeated Batman in Deathstroke # 8 and # 9 (1991). His great skill in combat and his cunning and wit to perceive the fear of the enemy put it him at the same level as Batman, but his determination to kill make him harder to fight, as you can see on the video below...

5. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman punishes Batman so hard that no one ever will ask again who is stronger.
Wonder Woman punishes Batman so hard that no one ever will ask again who is stronger.

In Wonder Woman: Hiketeia, Wonder Woman had the mission to protect Danielle, which would not represent any problem if the woman was not a fugitive killer from Gotham. The conflict of interest between the two characters adrift in a battle where Wonder Woman punishes Batman so hard that no one ever will ask again who is stronger.

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