What if… is a question that has fueled the start of many great ideas, and it is the fuel on the fire for something I constantly concern myself with, as ridiculous as it may seem. I have recently, meaning within the last couple years, become increasingly obsessed with superheroes, and out of this obsession I have done what most comic book nerds have done and started wondering who would win in a fight between person A and person B. The only difference between me and most nerds is I write articles on Yahoo and have decided to voice my opinion to the world on one of my favorite theoretical clashes to think about, Hulk Vs. Doomsday.
First a quick rundown of each of their abilities as I know them. Hulk first off, being as how I know the most about him, Is super strong. So strong that he is believed to not have any upper limit. A great deal of people misinterpret this strength to be a feat of anger though, as the saying goes ” Hulk gets stronger the angrier he gets” which isn’t exactly true. It’s almost the other way around really. Hulks abilities such as his healing factor and his strength are directly proportional to the amount of force exerted upon him. Think of him as the perfect Newtonian force in which he is an immovable object. No matter what hits him he will always recover and be stronger then he was before. Which means while transformed he gains immunity to what he is fighting until the tipping point in which he beats that something into the ground. His healing factor and so on also works exactly the same, the more damage he withstands the quicker and more effectively he can heal. Couple that with an inability to know when to stop makes him a force you can’t reckon with.
Now Doomsday from the DC universe, and for any who didn’t know Hulk is a Marvel character. Now Doomsday is a villain from the DC universe and the only one to successfully kill Superman, though they later coped out and said Superman was in a healing coma. He of course has super strength at least greater then Superman’s given he killed him, which is his entire purpose for living by the way, and Superman can seal black holes with the power of his own static cling so yeah, he’s strong. He also has a healing factor similar to the hulks but the real difference between the two is Doomsday’s adaptation ability. Doomsday, like Hulk, can’t die really and can even regenerate from a single cell, But instead of adapting immediately like the Hulk, Doomsday regenerates and comes back later with complete immunity to whatever killed him. Now the time table on this varies, sometimes its a day later and it can be a thousand years later but his advantage is that he comes back entirely immune to however he died before and doesn’t have to regain that immunity over the course of the battle. Now we can assume that the two of them can never die so how exactly do we call a winner? well let’s see.
I’d have to give it to The Hulk in a single one on one confrontation simply because the Hulk’s strength never stops growing. Doomsday has been defeated by people a great deal in the past and because of that he has developed a great deal of adaptations which makes him near impervious, so much so that even superman couldn’t kill him at one point, but The Hulk has the advantage of just getting stronger and stronger until the point that he would easily be stronger then Doomsday and kill him because Hulk can adapt immediately and Doomsday has to die before he can adapt. Having said that I don’t know what the fight after The Hulk wins would look like. I suppose that Doomsday would come back more indestructible then before but Hulk again would just meet that strength and kill him unless the highly unlikely chance that Doomsday comes back completely impervious to physical confrontation, one way or another, and in that case Doomsday would probably win because without strength Hulk has no way of killing him. Now weather or not Hulk could be killed at all is another story. So in the grand scheme of things I believe that Hulk should be declared victor because he would win all the way until he possibly couldn’t and then at worst it would likely be a tie given that neither has ever shown a capacity to be completely killed. Tell me your thoughts and if you think I completely got this one wrong let me know in the comments section below.