Who in their right mind would want to go up against Darth Vader? This is the guy who allowed Mace Windu to be killed, slaughtered the poor defenseless Jedi Younglings, cut off his son's hand, murdered his mentor, tortured his daughter and was an absentee father. No one, right?
We have found six fictional character who have the gonads to stand up to him and maybe, quite possibly, actually give him a battle that would bring down the iconic villain.
There may be rumors about a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight—that would sure draw the attention of millions—but these Darth Vader battles are the ones we'd really drop some serious cash on to witness.
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Batman wanted to kill Superman until he realized that their mommies shared the same first name, and since then, they've been the best of friends. So he's certainly not going to sit back and do nothing when his buddy has been captured by Darth Vader and held prisoner on the Death Star, depowered by a red sunlamp (which raises a question that no one has probably ever asked: can a Kryptonian tan while under a red sunlamp?).
For a number of years, Aaron Schoenke has combined his love of filmmaking with his passion for the Batman character, and created a number of critically acclaimed fan films under the banner Bat In The Sun Productions. Along the way, he and his father, Sean, came up with the idea of a periodic webseries titled Super Power Beat Down that would take a pair of characters — as unlikely a duo as they may seem — and pit them against each other to see who proves victorious. Previous beat downs have included Marvel’s Punisher vs. DC’s Red Hood, Captain America Vs. Master Chief, Wolverine Vs. Predator and Superman Vs. Thor. The most impressive, however, has been Batman Vs. Darth Vader.
“The idea for Batman Vs. Darth Vader came from my father and I,” Aaron explains. “He grew up with Star Wars and I grew up with Batman, so making them battle was the obvious choice. A lot of people thought there was no way this fight could work, but as a storyteller it’s up to you to decide that and make it work. Both universes the characters live in are amazing, which allowed for a lot of interesting elements that can crossover, plus with Batman anything is possible! He has faced simple criminals and defeated New Gods, so the stage was set.”
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