|Death Battle Combatant|
|Appearance(s)|| Goku VS Superman |
Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro (cameo)
Goku VS Superman 2
Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time from DC comics. He appears in Goku VS Superman and the Rematch, where he fought Dragon Ball protagonist Son Goku. He was voiced by ItsJustSomeRandomGuy.
Kal-El was sent to Earth in a rocket by his father Jor-El to escape the destruction of Krypton. He was raised by Jonathon and Martha Kent in Smallville after they stumble upon his rocket and is given the name Clark Kent.
Upon learning of his heritage, he decided to use his powers granted to him by Earth's yellow sun to protect his home planet as the champion of justice known as Superman. In his civilian identity, he works as a reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet.
Death Battle Info (Goku VS Superman)
- Alternate Identity: Clark Joseph Kent
- Birthname: Kal-El
- Age: 39
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 225 lbs.
- Married to Lois Lane
- Occupation: Pulitzer Prize winning Investigative Reporter
- Solar Radiation
- Constant Power Absorption
- Healing Factor
- Yellow Sunlight increases power (2700x-5500x)
- Red Sunlight has no effect (2700x)
- Blue Sunlight doubles increase (5500x; adds new abilities)
- Super Hearing
- X-Ray Vision (with the exception of lead)
- Telescopic Vision
- Microsopic Vision
- Electro Magnetic Spectrum Vision
- Theta Vision (can see a person's aura)
- Healing Factor
- Arctic Breath
- Heat Vision (Maximum Temperature: Unknown; drains solar power quickly)
Infinite Mass Punch
- Acceleration to near light speed creates relativistic mass
- Impact equivalent to 10 Octillion Megatons
- Uses a lot of energy
- Planet busting
- Speed force regulates durabilty if necessary, ensuring survival
- Super Brain
- Perfect Photographic Memory
- Technological Genius
- Master Tactician
- Can read & memorize DNA
- Taught all remaining Kryptonian knowledge by Jor-El
- Pressure Points with Batman
- Hand to Hand with Wonder Woman
- Boxing with Wildcat
- Psychic Barrier with J'onn J'onzz
- With Mongol II (worked to uncover full potential)
- Torquasm-Rao & Torquasm-Vo (enhances and protects body and mind)
- Reliant on constant solar radiation
- Kryptonite (severely weakens muscles, eliminates stored solar power)
- Magic (includes enhanced weapons)
- Spends more time protecting others than improving skills
Death Battle Info (Goku VS Superman 2)
Superman / Clark Kent / Kal-El
- Super strength
- Super speed
- Super & arctic breath
- Heat vision
- Super senses
- Martial Arts
- Psychic barriers
Death Battle Quotes
Goku VS Superman
- "Don't worry, folks, this looks like a job for super... Whoa! I got it! I got it!"
- "Fight? Well, that's not really what I do..."
- "So... you're an alien too, huh?"
- "Okay Blondie! What's going on?!"
- "Huh... déjà vu."
- "Game? You think this is a GAME?! I haven't even begun to play."
- "Oh great. Not another..."
- "Here we go again..."
- "Ultimate form, huh? About time you ran out of hair styles..."
- "Don't have much left in me. Have to get above those clouds..."
Goku VS Superman 2
- "Son Goku, I've been expecting you..."
- "This stops here!"
- "I'm impressed, I actually felt that."
- "With every step, an earthquake. With every breath, I could create a hurricane! This is my burden. Be thankful it is not yours."
- "Blue hair? Meh. I've seen worse."
- "You can take it can't you? You're too strong for your own good!"
- "All right, have you had your fun? I would prefer we don't accidentally destroy the Earth a second time!"
- "I'm sorry..."
Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro
Superman was seen fighting Goku in his Super Saiyan God form during the climax of Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro when the two martial artists clashed, foreshadowing their rematch in the near future.
One Minute Melee
Superman makes a cameo in the April Fools episode of One Minute Melee, Goku vs Sonic, in which he appears to face Saitama from One Punch Man after the bald hero kills Goku. It was later made into the Season 3 finale. Superman fails to stop Saitama, but is later clarified that the Caped Baldy was not responsible for the city's destruction. In Piccolo VS Martian Manhunter, Superman makes a cameo in the ending when Piccolo asks Martian Manhunter who he was waiting for.
- With his first comic appearing in 1938, chronologically-speaking, Superman is the oldest Death Battle combatant with Batman the second-oldest.
- Superman was the first DC Comics character with a non-Marvel comics opponent. The second was The Joker.
- Even if the pre-Crisis canon is ignored, Superman is possibly the fastest and most indestructible character yet. It is confirmed that he can fly several times faster than light speed and has survived a supernova blast. He is also one of the strongest characters, on par with the nearly unlimited strength of He-Man and Thor (who in their universes share the title of Strongest Man). Superman was able to singe-handedly move the planet Earth. However Superman's limits fluctuate constantly due to how the authors want Superman to be depicted as and because Superman's power is determined by his exposure to sunlight.
- Pre-Crisis Superman has been depicted as flying so fast that he can timetravel or distort the entire universe, and strong enough to effortlessly move an entire solar system using only a chain.
- Post-Crisis Superman is no longer the fastest combatant on Death Battle. That title now belongs to The Flash, who has been proven to be faster.
- Post-Crisis Superman is also no longer the most resilient combatant on Death Battle. That title now belongs to Doomsday, who's ability to adapt to his opponents' powers and abilities theoretically makes him indestructible to anything thrown at him, and not even Superman is strong enough to kill him twice in a row.
- His opponent, Goku, shares some similarities with Superman in their origin stories (i.e., Superman and Goku sent to Earth from their planets' destruction). Main difference is Goku's mission was to conquer the planet and Superman's mission to save lives, and the core of their character in their respected series (Goku fights to defeat himself while Superman fights for others).
- Superman has the highest number of kills out of all of the Death Battle combatants, killing not only his opponent, but everyone on Earth.
- Which at the Original airing, Earth had a population of just over 7 Billion (And that's only human life.)
- Superman's character model was taken from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe in the first match, and later from Injustice: Gods Among Us as the New 52 version for the rematch.
- Both Ben Singer and Chad James revealed on Death Battle Live that they dislike Superman and prefers Goku as a character but had to put their bias aside to determine the winner.
- Superman is so far the only Death Battle combatant to defeat the same opponent twice.
- Superman's voice actor, ItsJustSomeRandomGuy, voices the character on his YouTube series, Hi I'm a Marvel and I'm a DC. He also promoted the fight with videos made in his style to commemorate the occasion.
- Superman is also the ninth Death Battle Combatant to be featured on The Desk of Death Battle hosted by Jocelyn the Intern herself.