Goku vs Superman, who would win? We asked the Super Saiyan himself

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Goku vs Superman

I don’t think there’s any subject on the planet that is more polarising than the idea of pitting the last son of Krypton up against the mightiest Saiyan in the cosmos. Superman vs Goku is the kind of dream match that we’ll never ever see. But we sure as hell can speculate about it.

It’s the kind of scenario that fans have been debating for years now, with the topic flaring up all the way back in 2002 in an issue of Wizard Magazine. Man, I freakin’ loved that magazine.

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Anyway, the fictional fight between two fictional characters has always made for some robust debate. Both are super-strong, durable and have a crazy amount of powers. Whereas Goku has the ability to transcend any limit before him, Superman is a being that has no limits to begin with.

And the ScrewAttack videos that examined this particular match-up not once, but twice, make for some fantastic viewing.

Now (MASSIVE FREAKIN’ SPOILERS IF YOU INTEND TO WATCH THE VIDEOS C’MON THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO TURN BACK HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHH!) I actually agree with ScrewAttack’s verdict on both videos.

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While I may be a fan of both characters, their analysis makes a ton of sense and resulted in Superman trumping Goku twice. But that of course, isn’t the final say on the topic. Fans will still be debating this even after the Andromeda galaxy collides with us. So I asked Goku himself what he thought about this fight.

I got the chance to speak to Goku’s iconic English voice actor, Sean Schemmel, in an interview about the upcoming release for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F. Here’s what he had to say:

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Well it’ super irritating to me, because the logic that both of the videos have used is poor in my opinion.

And one of the things that (Dragon Ball creator) Akira Toriyama universe and the whole Dragon Ball Z Resurrection of F universe have not delineated on, is the extent of what exactly Goku’s God powers mean.

Yes he’s stronger, yes he’s faster but we’re not saying any new moves, we’re not saying anything other than it is simply more than more power, more awesomeness.

Therefore since they’re not delineated, I have to go with what I understand are traditional limits to gods in kind of the Greek archetype vs the Judeo-Christian archetype. And in my opinion, that means unlimited power.

Therefore, the Goku vs Superman fight in the original movie, Goku could win by instantly transmitting Superman to a planet with no yellow sun.

And in the rematch, Superman vs Goku Super Saiyan God mode, I think the words “god mode” pretty much equal “I win”.

So the only caveat is and it has been made very clear and it is canon in Dragon Ball that Goku wants to fight just the strongest and unless the Earth is at stake and he’s going to lose all his friends, Goku would probably tell Superman to get as close to the yellow sun as possible and get really charged up and then “I’ll fight you”.

And though Superman is only vulnerable to Kryptonite and magic and since we’re not sure exactly if Chi energy is magic and it isn’t Kryptonite, that presents another set of problems for Goku to beat Superman. However, again, God Mode to me means Omnipotent, so that’s how I see it.

And there you have it. We’ll have more highlights from the Dragon Ball Z Resurrection of F interview later this week with both Sean Schemmel and the voice actor behind Vegeta, Christopher R. Sabat. The film just had a premiere in the US of A, and it’ll be hitting Blu-Ray soon enough.

And it’s a film I’ve genuinely been waiting for, because I freakin’ adore the English dubs of that classic franchise.

Last Updated: August 4, 2015

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