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    Default Hugo Strange vs. Superman

    Professor Hugo Strange develops the same obsession towards SUperman that he typically has towards Batman.

    Who's first?

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    Mad scientist Luthor with a beard and goggles. And maybe more creepy psychological dialogue.

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    Is this supposed to be "Could Strange with prep beat Superman?" If so, the answer is no probably not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtur View Post
    Is this supposed to be "Could Strange with prep beat Superman?" If so, the answer is no probably not.
    Eh. I don't see how it's much different than Luthor beating Superman with prep. And he typically would if not for PIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancerman View Post
    Eh. I don't see how it's much different than Luthor beating Superman with prep. And he typically would if not for PIS.
    Luthor beating Supes more or less relies on Superman holding back and failing to use his powers correctly.

    Supes should just flat out destroy Hugo before he even processes a thought. Maybe in a comic with PIS he could do well, but in a rumble? I don't see it, barring some very very impressive prep feats.
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    A large part of Modern Age Strange's drive is he wants to become Batman himself, and he's more or less, all in all, able to act as a twisted Batman for at least a while. Since he has absolutely no way to do that with Superman, a large part of his motivation is lost, and beyond that, he has absolutely nothing to offer to Superman's Rogues Gallery. Add to that Superman is much less conflicted than Batman and thus less likely to let Strange's psychobabble to get under his skin, and Strange will probably be an oneshot Superman villain at most.

    Strange and Pre-Accident Livewire might have an interesting radio interview, though, seeing how their views on heroes and vigilantes are basically the same (Livewire was much crasser about them, though).

    Luthor is also far far more powerful and influential than Strange could ever be, and a much better scientist to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtur View Post
    Luthor beating Supes more or less relies on Superman holding back and failing to use his powers correctly.

    Supes should just flat out destroy Hugo before he even processes a thought.
    Not all the time though. And whats to stop Hugo from finding out Superman's identity. Going to Smallville kidnapping Ma Kent. Keeping her hidden in a lead room full of Kryptonite. Leaving a note with her location on Clark's door. Supes goes in the room gets overwhelmed by Kryptonite, Hugo locks the door, waits a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancerman View Post
    Not all the time though. And whats to stop Hugo from finding out Superman's identity. Going to Smallville kidnapping Ma Kent. Keeping her hidden in a lead room full of Kryptonite. Leaving a note with her location on Clark's door. Supes goes in the room gets overwhelmed by Kryptonite, Hugo locks the door, waits a few days.
    By now, whenever Superman sees a room is lined with room, he suspects there's bound to be Kryptonite inside.

    Finding the secret identity is although harder than it seems, in-universe, even if for us readers is hard to see why it should be. But smarter men that Strange have tried and failed. Not saying Strange couldn't get lucky and find about it after a lot of effort and research, but it'd still be an uphill battle for him to act on that info in a way that wouldn't get him his butt kicked throughfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverMaster View Post
    By now, whenever Superman sees a room is lined with room, he suspects there's bound to be Kryptonite inside.

    Finding the secret identity is although harder than it seems, in-universe, even if for us readers is hard to see why it should be. But smarter men that Strange have tried and failed. Not saying Strange couldn't get lucky and find about it after a lot of effort and research, but it'd still be an uphill battle for him to act on that info in a way that wouldn't get him his butt kicked throughfully.
    1. Force Superans hand and put a bomb in the room so he has to go in.

    2. Hugo found out who Batman was. It's not inconceivable that he figures out Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverMaster View Post
    By now, whenever Superman sees a room is lined with room, he suspects there's bound to be Kryptonite inside.
    A room lined with another room? That's some freaky craftmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancerman View Post
    1. Force Superans hand and put a bomb in the room so he has to go in.

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    Then Superman just goes and gets a lead suit-- he's used them before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancerman View Post
    Not all the time though. And whats to stop Hugo from finding out Superman's identity. Going to Smallville kidnapping Ma Kent. Keeping her hidden in a lead room full of Kryptonite. Leaving a note with her location on Clark's door. Supes goes in the room gets overwhelmed by Kryptonite, Hugo locks the door, waits a few days.
    What? This plan relies on Superman being pretty much a moron, and also ignores the fact that he could more then likely speed out of the room before the kryptonite made him too weak not to.

    I really would hope if Strange is as good as you are claiming he can do better then leaving Supes a note that leads to a room full of kryptonite. If it was that simple Superman would of been dead 1000 times over by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverMaster View Post
    By now, whenever Superman sees a room is lined with room, he suspects there's bound to be Kryptonite inside.

    Finding the secret identity is although harder than it seems, in-universe, even if for us readers is hard to see why it should be. But smarter men that Strange have tried and failed. Not saying Strange couldn't get lucky and find about it after a lot of effort and research, but it'd still be an uphill battle for him to act on that info in a way that wouldn't get him his butt kicked throughfully.
    Oh, he's going into the hospital. But Superman isn't the one who is putting him in there.

    [Strange, wearing an tacky Superman costume] Hello, Lois.
    Lois: Come here a moment. I need to interview you for the paper.
    Lois pulls out taser and shocks him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverMaster View Post
    Finding the secret identity is although harder than it seems, in-universe, even if for us readers is hard to see why it should be.
    Finding out Batman's secrets is also supposed to be really really hard but Strange figured it out and that was before all the Robins and Batfamily made it much much easier to discover.

    Beating Superman even with one-sided prep? Extremely doubtful. Finding out Clark=Supes? Concievable

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    How exactly did he figure out Batman's identity? I'd say depending on how he did it, it could be conceivable he could figure out the identity.

    Though it won't help him much, if I were him I'd just broadcast his identity to the world(or just a bunch of villains) instead of trying to take him on myself.
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