Welcome! My name is Olaf Lesniak and this is Marvel vs DC! The series that will come out weekly on Saturdays and will pit two famous characters against each other. I will look at both opponents’ skills, powers, abilities, stamina and etc. to help me determine the winner. Today our battle is….
Superman vs. Hyperion
First we will look at the origins and the basics of each characters. We will follow that by Superman and Hyperion’s powers and abilities which would then lead into them battling.
We all know this story. Kal-El, a baby born on planet Krypton was send to Earth by his parents in order to save him from the destruction of the planet. Two humans by the name Jonathan and Martha Kent raised the child and helped him control his abilities. Now named Clark Kent, he must protect the weak ones as the greatest hero of all time – Superman!
- Identity: Superman
- Alter Ego: Clark Kent (Human); Kal-El (Kryptonian)
- Occupation: Superhero/Journalist
- Team Affiliations: Justice League
A baby was send to planet Earth by the Eternals in order to save it from the dying planet. There, he has gained abilities that he utilizes to protect his new home planet as Hyperion (Sounds familiar? Wait for it!). Little does he know a collision of different Earths sends Marcus Milton to the main Marvel Universe where he lives and helps others in a world with heroes such as Spider-Man, Iron Man and Thor.
- Identity: Hyperion
- Alter Ego: Marcus Milton
- Occupation: Superhero
- Team Affiliations: Avengers, Squadron Supreme
Powers & Abilities: Superman
- Super Strength – Able to pick up 100 tons with ease; no limit of strength noted
- Super Speed – Capable of going in speeds faster than light and processes things faster than a human brain ever could
- Solar Battery – Absorbs yellow/blue sun radiation as source for his power and is able to store that radiation when there is a lack of a yellow/blue star
- Heat Vision
- Vision – Can see things from far distances and has the ability of X-Ray vision
- Super Hearing
- Super Breath/Freeze Breath
- Combat Experience/Level Genius Intellect/Leadership
- Super Flare – An ability which enables Superman to burst all his radiation causing an explosion; this leaves Superman powerless for 24 hours
Weaknesses: Kryptonite, magic, red sun radiation, lead (only disables X-Ray vision)
Powers & Abilities: Hyperion
- Super Strength – lifted and thru Atlantis; prevented two universes from colliding for a short period of time
- Super Speed
- Heat Vision
- X-Ray/Microscopic Vision
- Super Hearing
Both Hyperion and Superman are capable of great feats! Now let’s imagine Superman and Hyperion are fighting each other. Each individual could be as strong as the other one. Hyperion was easily able to slow down a planet single handily! Superman is able to drag solar systems! We could say that Superman has an advantage in strength. Sure Hyperion was able to slow down two colliding universes, but that was only for a short period of time.
Hyperion’s defeat in this category may lead to his victory in another one. When Hyperion failed to stop this collision that we speak of, he was the ONLY survivor from the explosion. Superman did survive an explosion equal to 50 supernovas, which is clearly not comparable to the explosion of the two universes! Another advantage Hyperion has is that he kills and Superman doesn’t, but Superman was almost always capable of stopping threats without killing.
Hyperion can manage to equal the power that of Hulk and Thor. He was able to defeat Terminus who Thor himself struggled against and killed Namor. Both heroes poses godlike power, but one hero has something that the other doesn’t. One has held a black whole and the Book of Infinite Pages! That man (or alien in this case) is Superman! His strength cannot be equal to anyone else’s because of the enormous power he embodies.
Superman has genius-level intellect, has taken on the mantle of a leader and knows two famous Kryptonian martial arts. Our favorite scout has much experience in many wars and battles compared to Hyperion. Superman could beat Hyperion in battle physically and intellectually not to mention Hyperion’s speed is nowhere near that of Superman’s (which is faster than speed of light that could enhance his strength) and sure you can say that Superman holds back, but it’s not like he will hold back with Hyperion like he would with Batman. Superman uses different levels of holding back for different opponents, making Superman the winner.
Thank you for reading this installment of Marvel vs DC. Do you agree with the result? What are some next battles that you would wanna see me analyze? Give me all suggestions, opinions and ideas in the comment section. Be sure to like, and make sure to SHARE! Thank you all once again and see you next Saturday.
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