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Goku Vs Superman 2011 by thelearningcurv Goku Vs Superman 2011 by thelearningcurv
.....back around 2005 I did an image most of you know from me featuring Superman Vs. Goku. I was inspired by an article in Wizard Magazine featuring these two alien icon's.

The argument as to who would win this bout is as polarized as the Boston Celtics and L.A. Lakers rivalry. Both teams have immensely high record # of championships, but no one fan wants both teams winning. Either people go for one or the other. This rivalry is almost exactly the same, and i am happy to have been a part of that debate!

Let the debates begin!

Done with a .3 mechanical pencil, 4h lead, copic pens and PhotoshopCs4

Any comments or crits would be greatly appreciated!
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Love how you have this fight in what looks like a typical Dragon Ball Z fighting ground with tall stone formations with grass on top. You also seem to capture the look of each character very well. Though it seems Superman is looking at another opponent looking at another opponent in the distance, it could be Gohan and friends and Goku might get off a direct hit on Superman next. The source of light that is reflecting off those involved in the battle could be distracting Superman as well. It seems to be a well put together piece in my humble opinion.
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theTruthson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Goku wins

Karate Kid beat pre crisis superman

Goku is karate kid on steriods

Even dc comics knows martial artist like goku beat superman
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
pre crisis superman also changed matter with his mind... 
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:iconmikdiesel:
mikdiesel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
...?
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:iconsonicxman:
sonicxman Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Many go with Superman?
I'm sure I'm one of the many more who'd go with Goku! (who doesn't go stale after becoming so powerful)
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Most go with Goku because of their tastes... the truth is Superman is just stronger, but Goku is more fun...
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:icongeeknerd22ducks:
geeknerd22ducks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Goku vs Superman death battle is misleading. Screw Attack made up their own formula to calculate Goku's power. It's a lie. geeknerd22ducks.wordpress.com/…
Screw Attack also said Goku couldn't teleport easily, but that's a lie too. They used Kid Buu blowing up the earth and Goku failing to teleport as an example of that, but Goku was trying to get to Supreme Kai who lives in a dimension far away outside the cosmos sphere which takes longer and is harder to do. Furthermore Goku was freaking out his sons were about to die and the world was about to end. Goku has teleported in battle before many times fighting Buu, Cell, rescuing Piccolo and Tien from Cell, and even in Battle of gods against Birusu. As for Superman destroying a solar system, that was Pre Crisis Superman and he did it after magic dust gave him the power to. Superman fans take everything of context. Superman does have limits too. He almost died before from absorbing too much solar energy at once in All Star Superman when he rescued a scientist's spaceship from falling into the sun.
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
The truth of the matter is in cannon Superman, her has gotten so powerful that he has been rebooted. Not once, but several times. He got boring from how powerful he has become. All Star Superman is as cannon as Kingdom Come where he becomes so powerful from absorbing solar energy for so long that he no longer needs the sun either. 

What makes this match fun is that both characters are so powerful that either character could win and it'd make sense... IF we have fun with it and don't get personal about it. Too many people get defensive about it and that takes the fun out of the entertainment. 

FYI, Superman never has died, and Goku has, so there's that... heh(poke poke, jab jab)
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lovelyprincess1234 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool.
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dinda221 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
im gonna go on superman
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
many do=]

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Achilles978 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is a fight i would like to see :D
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I'll have the answer up soon too=]
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darkwolfstar123 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
goku , his llimits are unknown ,
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
we've seen his limits, how are they unknown?
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darkwolfstar123 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL    what are his limits then? 
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
watch the video again, they're all listed
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darkwolfstar123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, those are mere speculation. Not to mention even if those limits WERE true, those are all un-important to a fight
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I knew superman would win the fight I just so hate how people disrespect him by saying is unrelateable or boring I think he a great character
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I will be honest, it's hard to make someone so good/powerful interesting but those that do it do it really well...
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gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Death-battle did two things wrong! Most of the fight was correct, but Superman nor Goku would risk Earth for a fight. Goku wouldn't just randomly want to fight for no reason, Superman would try talking first, and they gave Superman the advantage being under the yellow sun, let it be under a full moon Goku wins definitely, Kryptonian =Yellow/Blue sun Saiyan = Full Moon.
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
also about the full moon thing even if superman was low on power he could just sundrip himself or just go to somewhere on the planet where it still day time
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gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
on a deserted planet, its completely night time, and even if Goku is full power SSJ4 amazing powerful enough to subdue Superman. sundrip? whats that?
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
that means superman goes into the sun itself to gain more power he is a solar battery and even if you took away the sun he has enough solar energy to keep him running for a few days before he starts to lose his powers and by then he already has found another yellow sun or even a blue sun
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gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
yeah but on a deserted planet, theey're is no sun, and no matter how much energy he has, as long as Goku is under the full moon his power keeps increasing as well.
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
so you want it a scenario where the area is purposely supporting goku and weakening superman
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:icongamuhammad:
gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
yea just a reversal, as they favored Superman first time around. Then on even slate say in a Martial Arts Tournament, it might even be on even slate in the afterlife or somewhere, but like you said Supes can go days before loosing power so, The fight is gonna go on for a while. Not technically weakening Superman until the end.
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
well death battle rules state that all fights must end in death for fairness so if fighters have any morals against killing someone that is removed during the battle but all others traits are kept
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:icongamuhammad:
gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
all others are kept, they would still fight on another planet, because neither would risk destroying the planet they love so much.
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
well this i think blowing up the planet was not on purpose but why would they fight on another planet, it would be most likely earth to me because that the place they are sworn to protect

also another rule of death battle says that the fight we see is nothing more than a dramilzation of research. so the fight we see is just for entrainment the fight doesn't determine the winner the facts do
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gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
yeah, but they might have had Goku's calculations a bit off. and exactly they would fight on another planet, because they don't want to hurt Earth and it's citizens. Remember when Goku and Vegeta fought the first time, Goku was like let's go somewhere else so the people don't get hurt and Vegeta followed, Supes would do the same.
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
true but in the video their were no citizen in the city so lets assume the entire planet is abonded for whatever reasoning
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:icongamuhammad:
gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Might of been in the buildings, and even then, Goku would've fought long enough for night to fall, then he would get the upper hand.
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Sixt2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Good combat
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Knight22179 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Superman wins. Period.

Great job with the pic. :)
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
glad you enjoyed it=]
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:iconviolentchihuahua:
violentchihuahua Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist
really awesome,my vote is on Superman,i would love to give many reasons why but i don't wanna piss any dbz fans off
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
they did a long video describing each characters attributes and who would win, but i honestly just love the idea of them fighting=] thanks for the compliment
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:iconviolentchihuahua:
violentchihuahua Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist
your welcome and me too as i am a huge fan of both
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:iconleo-darkheart:
leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Goku for the lose.
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
lol it' funny how i hear all of the goku hate after the video came out. I love seeing this debate=]
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leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't hate Goku at all. I admire his strength and courage. However, I just don't believe he could beat Superman. I've loved Superman since before I could read.
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
we never lose our first love=]
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:icongamuhammad:
gamuhammad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
your right cuz I loved Dragonball Z since 11 years ago, I was 4, I grew up on Toonami!
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leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Guess not. Still great work though.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Awesome
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JuniorGustabo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Not bad.

Superman wins.
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Jonbino Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Listen DBZ retards who think I'm biased in my defense of Superman, browse my shitty deviations on my page: half of them are of the Dragonball variety. Sorry for calling it like it is, like I did when I called you all retards, but you can see I just know better.

Knowledge is power, boys n girls... and my knowledge of Superman's power -- knowledge I shared with you all -- influenced my decision... those of you who didn't absorb that knowledge are the ones left with the shocked butthurt and overall fucked up look on your faces.
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
... why the anger and all of the cursing? Was all of that necessary?
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:iconjonbino:
Jonbino Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Not anger, just.. you that moment when a fighter has broken through his opponents defenses, and he goes for the finish? Or a lion goes for the kill? That's all this was.

But to your point, I have handled things like this better in the past without resorting to curse words... that being said my message can still be absorbed even with these words overlooked.
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