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20 DC Comics Characters Who Can Beat Superman Without Kryptonite

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As we all know, Superman's weakness is Kryptonite, and because of that, he has lost some battles to other people, most notably Lex Luthor.

Today we will be covering 20 Characters who can be Superman without the use of kryptonite.

20. Aquaman

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He is an atlantean so he has super strength strong enough to compete with Superman. He not only has an edge over Superman on land but also in water. Him being underwater, allows him to swim fast making him comparable to Superman because Superman is fast.

Another edge that Aquaman has is his trident. His trident is actually magical which also happens to be Superman's weakness. Aquaman can also control sea creatures including the sea itself.

19. Martian Manhunter

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He is one of DC's strongest characters he is also an alien just like Superman. J'onn J'onzz is comparable to Superman in strength. And also like Superman he can shoot energy beams from his eyes. He is a telepathic which allows him to create illusions. He can also shapeshift.

18. Billy Batson aka Shazam

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Many of you don't know that Shazam is an acronym for Solomon (wisdom), Hercules (strength), Atlas (stamina), Zeus (power), Achilles (courage) and Mercury (speed).

He is a threat to Superman because he has the strength of zues. In speed they are equally matched. Billy Batson is powered by magic giving him an edge over Superman. The lighting produced from his body is actually magical.

17. Batman

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Due to his intelligence he can defeat superman in numerous ways. He knows Superman too well and he has options apart from using Kryptonite like solar radiation grenade created by Batman. Batman was responsible for Superman's death in dawn of Justice.

16. Superboy Prime

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He can defeat superman through using anger. Though it has already happened he defeated Superman in Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds. Superboy-Prime's weakness isn't Kryptonite like Superman with makes him more invulnerable than Superman. He also has enormous rage which increases his strength.

15. Rogol Zaar

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He is an Kryptonian hunter. He has enough skills to beat Superman either on earth or in the Phantom Zone. He was created by Jor-El. Rogol thinks that the planet consists of citizens that are a virus to the galaxy. He has great endurance no matter how beaten he is, he always tends to get back up to fight Superman.

14. Kent Nelson aka Doctor Fate

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He has magical powers, making him a threat to Superman. Superman has defeated Doctor Fate So many times became he is too fast for him. However, Doctor Fate is one most powerful magic users in the DC Universe.

13. Barry Allen aka The Flash

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Flash is obviously faster than Superman. In every race between them, Barry Allen won. Barry Allen has a fast nervous system he can anticipate Superman's next move just by watch him move. Superman's attacks on him will probably be in slow motion. He can use the infinite mass punch on Superman. You may ask what is the infinite mass punch? It is an attack that uses flash lightning-fast speed with fists that were so powerful they may shatter on impact, Flash bombarded his opponents. One of this can knock out Superman and lucky enough for flash he can do a billion of that attack in a second. He can also phase through object including Superman's body. He can bring how a large amount of lighting from his body.

12. Wonder Woman

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He and Superman's strength are equally matched but she is well trained. She spent centuries training in Themyscira and became a warrior. So when it comes to combat, she is better than Clark Kent.

11. Zatanna

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10. Elaine Belloc

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She is one of the strongest DC characters and also the daughter of the Angel Michael. Her powers literally has no limits. She can out match Superman easily. Another shocking truth is that she can even overpower him without it.

9. Lucifer Morningstar

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He doesn't know the level of his powers yet. He has the power to destroy, recreate and create anything. He even has the power to alter reality. Lucifer Morningstar is an immortal and Batman was responsible for his death in the Dawn of Justice.

8. The Spectre

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God gave birth to him. There is basically little or nothing he can't do. He can alter reality just like Lucifer. He can raise the dead and destroyed universes at the blink of his eyes. He is so powerful that God even keeps The Spectre on a short leash.

7. Captain Atom

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He is very strong and durable. He has the power to manipulate high amount of energy. It will take Superman a very long while to hurt Captain Atom.

6. Doctor Manhattan 

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He is basically omnipotent. A nuclear experiment went wrong which also led to his powers. His powers are limitless.


5. Parallax

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He is a villain who energised by other people's fear. He once made Hal Jordan to become an unstoppable villain. He like a parasite he stays on his hosts and increases their powers and also corrupts them.

4. Anti-Monitor

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Anti-Monitor is the caretaker of his universe. It was because of him that the Crisis on Infinite Earth started. When he faced DC's strongest heroes he felt unbeatable. Superman is just another obstacle in the eyes of the Anti-Monitor. He has a giant antimatter cannon that is capable of destroying countless worlds.


3. Darkseid

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Darkseid has defeated Superman lots of times in both DC animations and also films. He is telepathic and also telekinetic. He has omega beams that are highly destructive. The Justice League even had problem taking him down.

2. Mister Mxyzptlk

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This is a supervillain who only existed in comics and Superman animated series. This guy can only be defeated if he says his own name backwards. He has a high IQ. He can also alter reality.


1. The Presence

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He is the strongest character in DC Comics. He has the power of God himself. Marvel Comics have a similar character named, One Above All. I personally haven't seen this guy in action but for the fact that he is the strongest character in DC makes strong enough to defeat.

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