There was a time when Superman was considered the most powerful superhero of the entire comic book world. He is still considered one of the most powerful superheroes of all time. But with the conception of new characters and their own unique timelines and worlds. Where these new characters can also be seen exhibiting extreme feats of strength. One begins to question who is more powerful. One such new character is Saitama or The One Punch Man. And in this article, we will look at a similar case study of Saitama vs Superman.
If you think that Hollywood or American comics are exaggerated then wait till you get to know about the Japanese Manga. In these Japanese counterparts of American comic books, everything is on a different level altogether.
In these stories, the first thing you will notice is that all these universes have no bounds. One can die and reincarnate at will. In some stories, the moon will be destroyed and re-created. In these stories, we see the writers build complex worlds and introduce unique characters. But all of this is for Japanese readers primarily.
So these stories might be very engaging but the bounds of the actual world are not in place in these stories. You will see all types of monsters attacking the human cities with the cities being completely destroyed in the fights between their superheroes and these attacking creatures.
So before we start the comparison one thing that should be noted is that Japanese Manga and American comic books are very different. Therefore they are very difficult to compare.
Although we will look at the Saitama vs Superman comparison. You should keep the above facts in mind that both of these characters exist in very different worlds.
Saitama is the titular character of the popular TV Show and comics called One Punch Man. And as the name indicates he is the One Punch Man.
World of Saitama
He exists in a world where the continents of the world have merged in the form of a Super Continent. And this world is constantly under attack from horrific and destructive creatures.
This world has a hero association with heroes divided into separate classes with the S-class being the most prestigious. These heroes are responsible for protecting the world against these attacking creatures.
The hero is depicted as a bald person. And it is implied that he had a full head of hair 3 years prior. But due to his extensive training regiment, he lost all his hair. This training allowed him to become the most powerful person in his universe. And this much power has even caused a dilemma for Saitama as nothing interests him anymore. Even with all the fights he has, he knows that he is going to be the victor.
His most powerful ability is to obliterate any opposition he has with only one punch. Other abilities include super-strength and super speed and ability to fly as well. He has taken on several creatures and defeated them with only one punch and that is why he is the most powerful person of his world.
Superman is the most powerful superhero of the DC Universe. And has even inspired the conception of nearly every other superhero in some way or other.
The DC Universe is a world based on reality with Superman being an alien that was sent to Earth by his father. His father sent him to Earth to save him from the destruction of their home planet Krypton. Different villains both from Earth and outer space try to take control of Earth. And are prevented by Superman and Justice League in this world.
Superman is an alien who got his superpowers after absorbing the energy of Earth’s yellow sun. His adoptive parents named him Clark Kent and raised him with high moral values. This upbringing made Clark a good man that only uses his superpowers for the protection of the World and not for his personal gain.
Although Superman is not from this Earth but he has accepted this planet as his home and goes to any length to protect it from any dangers. Superman has fought various villains but he has a strict no killing policy as opposed to the Japanese Manga stories. So he always restraints himself and never uses his powers to full extent.
Superman has super-strength, super-speed, ability to fly, heat vision, cold breath to name a few. But the true extent of his powers is unknown. One version of Superman called the All Star Superman created his own universe. Such is the extent of his power. And this Superman goes on to live in the sun to make repairs and prevent the Sun from getting destroyed.
When he eventually leaves the Sun he becomes a golden-colored version of the All-Star Superman which even has more powers than before.
Saitama vs Superman
The obvious winner of this face-off is superman because even though Saitama is the most powerful character in his universe, Superman is the big daddy of strength everywhere. Superman can slice his head off with his heat vision or even punch him to death with one punch, settling the one punch man debate for good. And the All Star Superman can even obliterate Saitama in even less time.
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