As the protector of Gotham City, it’s always behooved Batman to familiarize himself with multiple forms of self-defense, but can he match Lee's mastery of martial arts? Lee’s waded through an army of evildoers and come out mostly unscathed, simply by wielding the lethal weapons he calls hands. Then again, Batman’s taken down the Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul, and they were pretty tough customers. Holy fight-to-the-finish!
Bruce Lee, "Enter the Dragon"
He may be a man of few words, but don’t let Lee’s gentle, philosophical outlook on life trick you into letting down your guard. You definitely wouldn’t want to step into the same ring as this guy. After learning that an evil crimelord is responsible for the death of his sister, Lee makes his way to a secret martial arts tournament to exact revenge. It’s there that Lee so easily thrashes an army of goons, bare- hands a King Cobra, and cracks three (count ‘em, three) necks, all while resisting the temptation of Han’s harem of seductive Asian escorts. Oh yeah, and he can play a mean guitar too.
Definitive badass moment:
After getting sliced in the torso by Han’s metal claw, Lee calmly tastes his own blood and then delivers the smack down.
Classic badass line: (When asked what style of martial arts he practices) “You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.”
Occupation: Currently unemployed
Strengths: Quick and strong, his trademark war cry
Weaknesses: Naïve and inexperienced
Bracket History: Defeated #3 Rambo in round 4, 50.1%-49.9% / Defeated #2 Ripley in round 3, 75%-25% / Defeated #10 Shaft in round 2, 79%-81%
Christian Bale, "Batman Begins"
Many would argue that Batman is nothing without his toys, but just try and mess with the guy and see if he doesn’t punch you in the face. He’s been angry for nearly 20 years, and dressing up in a tight, neoprene batsuit every night certainly doesn’t help with one’s psychosis. Okay, so he’s afraid of bats, but everyone has their weaknesses, right? And Batman uses that fear to transform himself into one of the coolest vigilantes to ever walk the Earth. Plus, he’s got an array of gadgets that would make even Superman jealous, including a sweet ride that’s one part Corvette and one part tank.
Definitive badass moment:
Privy to the Scarecrow’s hallucinogenic drug after having already been sprayed with it once, Batman turns the tables on the doc and gives him a taste of his own medicine. The result? The Dark Knight like you’ve never seen him before.
Classic badass line: "I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you."
Occupation: Caped Crusader
Strengths: Cunning, brave and has a gadget for every situation
Weaknesses: Borderline crazy, no real superpowers, afraid of bats
Bracket History: Defeated #13 Tony Montana in round 4, 60%-40% / Defeated #1 Dirty Harry in round 3, 51%-49% / Defeated #9 Buffy Summers in round 2, 60%-40%