As we’ve discussed, Superman isn’t necessarily the strongest superhero in the DC canon, but he is considered the yardstick by which other physically robust characters are measured. The question is, who from the Marvel Universe would be able to defeat the Last Son of Krypton? Superman has actually met up with some Marvel characters, and went head to head with Spider-Man, for example. We bring this up entirely to point you to the most hilarious image you’ll ever see of Doc Ock and Lex Luthor just having a grand old time.
Since these are fictional characters engaging in theoretical fights, we’d love to know if you agree or disagree in the comments. We’d also like to know if there are any Marvel characters we missed who might be able to take down the great and powerful Superman.
Out of all the Avengers, Ant-Man seems the least likely to take on Superman and win. However, Ant-Man has some unique abilities that may give him the edge. Sure, Superman is great at beating up people his own size, but he may have a problem fighting a hero who is the size of an insect. For example, try punching a fly and see what happens. Of course, Superman can just swat him, but this is when Ant-Man’s second power comes into play. If Ant-Man were able to bombard the Man of Steel with enough insects, even better if they were covered in Kryptonite dust, then Superman would be distracted enough for Ant-Man to get close.
Once Ant-Man got close enough, he could climb into one of Superman’s ears or up his nose. Ant-Man, who maintains super strength while small, could hopefully start pounding away at the inside of Superman’s head, and again, this would be even better if Superman was dealing with dust covered insects because this would weaken him. If the insides of Superman’s head are as tough as his exterior, then Ant-Man would need to get Pym particles to shrink down a weapon made of Kryptonite and cut away at the inside of Superman’s head. Superman would have no way to get at Ant-Man while he is inside his head, and let’s see him regenerate from an attack like that.
And heck, we haven’t even touched on the fact that Ant-Man can also become Giant Man. So yeah, we’re thinking he’d do just fine against our old friend Clark Kent.