When determining the champion, I thought about doing something lame like declaring that neither of them wins. You know, like all those crossover comics where the two heroes battle until they figure out they’re both on the same side and join forces to defeat the true villain.
I also thought it would be funny to say that Dark Claw wins!
But I figured either of these two options would anger people. Angering nerds either ends in the sabotage of some kind of technology or role-play violence. Neither of which is not pretty.
Thus, I determine to declare an actual winner.
While my heart and all the collectibles in my basement say Batman, my head says Wolverine. Despite Batman’s resourcefulness, Wolverine’s healing factor is just too much to overcome. The guy is basically immortal.
But then my heart started to convince my head that, although he could not kill Wolverine (nor would he, of course), Batman could incapacitate Wolverine with a giant magnet until Logan got so flustered he would just quit.
But then, Logan isn’t exactly a man of his word. I could see Batman turning off the magnet and Wolverine just stabbing the Caped Crusader for no reason but to make himself feel better. Whether Batman froze him, sent him to another dimension, or gave him a decent haircut, Wolverine would find a way to get even with the Dark Knight.
I also thought it would be fun to remind people that if my brackets followed the NCAA tournament, then Starfire would have faced Black Adam in the championship with Starfire winning the title. Madness!