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    Who would win, Batman or Cthulhu.
    Batman is immune to insanity/mind effects.
    Cthulhu gets cultists, deep ones, etc.
    Takes place on a modern Earth.

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    A martial artist with a few high tech toys verses a Great Old One? I think you'd have a better chance of taking down Dr. Manhattan with a slingshot.

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    Given that the man dress up like a bat, has severe trust issues, takes his anger and abandonment issues out by using copious amount of violence on random gangsters, and spends his free time alone with young children in a cave. I don’t see why he, of all people, would be “immune to insanity.”

    Anyways batman dies, but than his fanboys rise up in such anger and whininess that their possession Mary-sue lost, Cthulhu brings him back to life just to shut them up.

    …Sorry if this came across as mean spirited, but I really hate the level of fanboying of Batman, and am worried that I may grow irreversibly bitter toward a character I loved.
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    Wasn't Cthulhu taken out with a steamship?

    I'm pretty sure Batman has access to a heck of a lot more than that.

    Though, it depends. Which version of Batman is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soft Serve View Post
    Wasn't Cthulhu taken out with a steamship?
    He got better.

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    Given that the man dress up like a bat, has severe trust issues, takes his anger and abandonment issues out by using copious amount of violence on random gangsters, and spends his free time alone with young children in a cave. I don’t see why he, of all people, would be “immune to insanity.”
    You're right. I can't imagine him getting any crazier either.
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    He got better.
    Batman has done the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindablue View Post
    He got better.
    This.

    It seems that in the context of the mythos, Cthulu is fairly resilient, and it's not clear that any human could take him down for good, especially if they tried doing it via physical damage.

    On the other hand, the timescales involved when you start talking about Cthulu & co. are ridiculously long, so the best plan is to find a way to delay them during their window of opportunity, and let someone (or some species) else worry about the next awakening. Since knowledge tends to be the downfall as well as the occasional salvation of Lovecraft's characters (see The Dunwich Horror or Charles Dexter Ward) and Batman is fairly good at knowledge-gathering and finding his enemies' weakness (as opposed to Superman's hit-it-till-it-stops-moving approach) it's possible he could find a way to delay things and save the day/eon.

    Although, if we're talking about an outright brawl: Cthulu. Every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soft Serve View Post
    Wasn't Cthulhu taken out with a steamship?

    I'm pretty sure Batman has access to a heck of a lot more than that.

    Though, it depends. Which version of Batman is this?
    Sorta, he gets awoken prematurely, kills a few people and then chases the last two. Cthulhu gets rammed with a ship, explodes, goes "**** it" and goes back to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soft Serve View Post
    Wasn't Cthulhu taken out with a steamship?
    They temporarily set him back. He immediately starts regenerating after they put the steamship through his head, and then gets dragged back down with Rl'yeh to take another another nap.

    I am going to fall back on the good old answer of "Batman wins everything with prep time", also assuming that this is just Batman, and he can't call in the Justice League to chuck Cthulhu into the sun. If Batman is told "Hey you gotta fight ancient sea god when he rises in a year, good luck with that", he stands an okay chance, I think. This is presumably some sort of Batman/Mythos crossover, and there's certainly information floating around about Cthulhu that he could use to devise countermeasures.

    If he gets thrown into the classical blank white room and has Cthulhu plopped down on the other side of the room, he's kinda effed. I don't remember Batman ever carrying around nuclear-scale armaments on his person, which is what you would need to do any sort of harm to Cthulhu that he wouldn't laugh at (if we're taking the CoC roleplaying game as canon, he would shrug off those, too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fera Tian View Post
    Sorta, he gets awoken prematurely, kills a few people and then chases the last two. Cthulhu gets rammed with a ship, explodes, goes "**** it" and goes back to sleep.
    Sounds like what I would do.

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    …Sorry if this came across as mean spirited, but I really hate the level of fanboying of Batman, and am worried that I may grow irreversibly bitter toward a character I loved.
    Yeah, sometimes, fanboying and fangirling can really turn you off of something. I don't really blame you for that. I'm certainly guilty of it sometimes.
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    Does Batman have time to prepare?

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    Does Batman have time to prepare?
    If he notices cultist activities.

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    That is easy,
    Batman opens a boom tube and sends Cthulhu to Apocalypse.

    Two problems solved.



    Of course batmans behavior has changed several times in the last 70 years.

    In the early days he would have started out with machine gus ad build his way up to missiles.

    Later he would just have used Bat Anti Old One Repellent.

    Or tricked Batmite into dealing with that problem himself.


    And today Grayson(can't use his first name) would call in help, as he realizes that he can't fight a great old one all by himself.
    (Bruce is too busy traveling over the world recruiting batmans :P )
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    Later he would just have used Bat Anti Old One Repellent.
    May have to change my answer just because of how much I love this idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fera Tian View Post
    Batman is immune to insanity/mind effects.
    He's not so much immune as he is able to get around it. Main psyche goes absolutely nuts? His mind reboots to an alternate personality that's even more Batman than before. Psychosis-inducing drugs? Batman's hallucinations let him fight the bad guys even if he believes them to be imaginary at the time.
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    A martial artist with a few high tech toys verses a Great Old One? I think you'd have a better chance of taking down Dr. Manhattan with a slingshot.
    Tachyonic slingshot. Batman probably made one just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    He's not so much immune as he is able to get around it. Main psyche goes absolutely nuts? His mind reboots to an alternate personality that's even more Batman than before. Psychosis-inducing drugs? Batman's hallucinations let him fight the bad guys even if he believes them to be imaginary at the time.
    That reminds me of an episode of Batman Beyond when someone tries to convince people that Bruce Wayne is hearing voices and going insane. At the end he says "I knew I couldn't be talking to myself" and Terry asks "How did you know?" Bruce replies "The voice called me Bruce, I never call myself Bruce"
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    Yeah, if Cthulu is fully awoken, Batman is doomed, because that's not the sort of threat that he fights. But a storyline about Batman racing to stop the Old One's awakening, culminating in him putting Cthulu back to sleep by the skin of his teeth? That, he could manage.

    Alternately, he could give a call to Aquaman, who could do it for him. (Just don't call Superman. Seriously, don't. Pretty sure Cthulu qualifies as magic, and a gibbering insane Superman would not be a good thing.)
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    and/or takes a few hits and regenerates...

    Batman dies of old age after having repeatedly beaten the crap out of Cthulu without having much other effect than to put him to sleep for a while.
    When I say beaten the crap, I actually mean used his wealth and tech to throw big stuff at Cthulhu, because there's not much else he can do against him without the ancient one simply sitting on top of him until he turns purple and his head explodes.

    now it may take a while (at least until everybody at DC comics dies or the company goes bankrupt..because I don't see them ever let batman die otherwise)

    but yeah


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    Cthulhu, no contest whatsoever. You're pitting an immortal margical star beast who's very nature trnascends mortal thought against a human who could be killed from a lucky blow to the head.
    And to anyone who wants to throw in the 'enough prep time' canard, please answer exactly how much prep-time is 'enough' (because anyone can win any match-up with potentially infinite prep) and, assuming this amount of time isn't longer than Batman's life-span, then answer why Cthulhu and/or aren't doing aything significant to increase their odds in this same time period.

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    A metric TON of this depends upon what you mean by "win" for each side.
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    I think the premise of batman being immune to insanity is preposterous. That's like Inigo Montoya's father not having been killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threeshades View Post
    I think the premise of batman being immune to insanity is preposterous. That's like Inigo Montoya's father not having been killed.
    I think the Joker would be a better example of "Immunity by Insanity by virtue of already being Insane". But even he wasn't immune to
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    Nor was Batman incidentally.
    As for Cthulhu verses Batsy, well, drive back to slumber I see being doable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elana View Post
    Later he would just have used Bat Anti Old One Repellent.
    And now I want to see a Adam West Batman verses Cthulu (who would be like some dude in a rubber suit that would make Power Ranger blush) fight, because it would be Hilariously Awesome.

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    …Sorry if this came across as mean spirited, but I really hate the level of fanboying of Batman, and am worried that I may grow irreversibly bitter toward a character I loved.
    Yeah, but eventually you will just start to hate the ridiculous fanboying of Cthulu mythos instead.

    On topic: Cthulhu if Batman's prep work can not involve talking to the Justice League, "Batman" if Batman is allowed to recruit any of the more super members of the Justice League or derivative groups. Power Girl, Superman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter or any of the other super duper ones take Cthulu to the cleaners.

    For any Cthulu vs topic, the first question you ask is: Is the challenger a Kryptonian or able to call a Kryptonian? If yes Cthulhu is dropped in the first. There are other questions, but for right now we will just stick to the first.

    Cthulu doesn't cause madness because of some weird magic aura, the people go mad in the stories because they can't comprehend that humanity is pointless and worthless in Lovecraft(and because Lovecraft heroes are big wimps mentally). I don't see Batman or any other superhero really caring about that.
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    Yeah, but eventually you will just start to hate the ridiculous fanboying of Cthulu mythos instead.
    Which would be a problem if various Old Ones/Eldar Gods kept popping up in versus threads in fights they can't really be expected to win and yet have a ton of people trying to crowbar plot convenience into their list of advantages just to give them a victory.
    It's a less widespread annoyance, is what I'm trying to say.

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    If Batman is allowed to bring in the Justice League, Diniverse!Hawkgirl has canonically killed Cthuulhu. So yeah...
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    If Batman is allowed to bring in the Justice League, Diniverse!Hawkgirl has canonically killed Cthuulhu. So yeah...
    No, it was Icthultu, Cthulhu's hick cousin.
    Personally, I thought the choice of voice acting for Mr. Expy was rather . . .narmful, like a stereotypically lisp ridden nerd.
    Which was too bad, because the Hawkgirl/Solomon Grundy dynamic was excellent in my opinion.
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    People speak of Cthulhu driving people crazy like it is an assured thing... It is not. Most people cannot handle the sight of the old one but that is because of them seeing something or being in the presence of something that their brains simply cannot handle.


    Batman has literally seen everything imaginable. He's been to Hell itself, seen the birth and death of the Universe. He's had both the Devil and the god of evil work with absolute focus to break his mind and spirit. He's seen Old gods New gods and everything in between.

    He's seen the equivalent of Cthulhu and even greater beings and fought them.

    Can Batman physically harm Cthulhu by himself, no of course not. Does he have access to technology that has defeated old gods. Yes he does. This has nothing to do with Batman being invincible. It has to do with the scale of threats that the DCU has dealt with.

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    Batmans has difficulty dealing with a clown that has mental health problems I'm fairly sure Cthulhu can take him. Seriously Batman is just not on the same level as Cthulhu, for all his ridiculous traits there simply isn't anything Batman can do that will hurt Cthulhu. If the stars are right then Cthulhu will wake up and destroy him and there isn't anything he can do about it.

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