Saturday, September 12, 2009
Grudge Match: Nerd Batman vs. Jock Batman
This is a Grudge Match™ idea I came up with a few years ago and kind of like: as we all know, Batman's success is based on the fact that he trained himself to become both the world's greatest jock and the world's greatest nerd, building his physical prowess and becoming, as Homer Simpson pointed out, a scientist.
So let's say some kind of evil science ray hits Batman (again) and splits him into his two halves, the jock side (with all his wacky martial-arts training and muscles) and the nerd side (with all his scientific knowledge and smarts). If these two Batmen fought against each other, who would win?
Nerd Batman (sometimes referred to as "BatNerd") has only average strength and speed, but is able to make all those elaborate contingency plans and anticipations of his opponent's moves. BatJock has only average intelligence, but has the ability to beat the crap out of nerds in silly costumes.
Who wins this archetypal brains vs. brawn battle?