Video: As long time frenemies, Batman and Superman are no strangers to fighting each another. We all know that Bruce and Clark are both perfectly capable of beating the crap out of each other with their fists, have you ever considered which of them would win… if they were Pokemon trainers? Of course you have.
In Cartoon Hooligans’ reimagining of the Justice Leaguers as people living in a world with Pokemon, Superman isn’t just a regular trainer, he’s the undefeated gym leader of Metropolis. Seeing as how Batman’s on a mission to become a Pokemon master, he rolls up on Superman and challenges him to a battle with the intention of winning a Kryptonite badge.
It goes without saying that Batman would specialise in dark type Pokemon and Superman would favour steel types. Rather than sticking to canonical monsters, Cartoon Hooligans turn the characters’ respective personalities into Pokemon — the lion-like Supermane and Nightwingwing…. a humanoid thing that fights with batons.
Like any good gym match, Batman vs. Superman lays on the melodrama pretty thick, but it’s all worth it for the (predictable) turn of events that decides who wins the battle.