Silver Surfer vs Superman

Norrin Radd vs Kal-El

Created by: Vagabond

Character 1

Character 2

101 wins (74.3%)

Silver Surfer

Norrin Radd

47

Powergrid

Intelligence
80
80%
Strength
100
100%
Speed
100
100%
0%
Durability
90
90%
Power
100
100%
Combat
35
35%

uSTATS

46
Intelligence
80
80%
Strength
95
95%
Speed
100
100%
0%
Durability
100
100%
Power
100
100%
Combat
65
65%
Based on 97 entries.

Strength level

Incalculable / Limit unknown

Appearence

Gender male
Race Alien
Height 6'4 // 193 cm
Weight 225 lb // 101 kg
35 wins (25.7%)

Superman

Kal-El

28

Powergrid

Intelligence
100
100%
Strength
100
100%
Speed
100
100%
Durability
100
100%
Power
100
100%
Combat
85
85%

uSTATS

16
Intelligence
85
85%
Strength
100
100%
Speed
100
100%
Durability
100
100%
Power
95
95%
Combat
80
80%
Based on 361 entries.

Strength level

Incalculable / Limit unknown

Appearence

Gender male
Race Kryptonian
Height 6'3 // 191 cm
Weight 225 lb // 101 kg

Comments

1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

How Can Silver Surfer Beat Superman?
Voted: Silver Surfer

Believe it or not, Superman's greatest speed feat is better than Surfers. But on average, Surfer's faster. But that doesn't matter since it's not that big of a difference. SS stomps Superman.
Voted: Superman

Superman wins this. Im not sure why SS has more votes. Maybe people think he is color.
Voted: Superman

Superman wins this. Im not sure why SS has more votes. Maybe people think he is color.
1+ years member.
Voted: Superman

Superman takes Surfer off his Surfing board, Once that happens Surfer is at a disadvantage.
Voted: Superman

Now, do you even realize how much power Superman has in stock for his fighters! Superman has a much longer power set than the silver surfer, Silver surfer doesn't have a super flare?!?!?!? And silver surfer is nowhere NEER as strong as Superman! Superman has both destroyed a star and lifted something about 4 times heavier than the earth! Now there are advantages that silver surfer has such as the power cosmic for sure! And his speed, oh he is way faster than Superman! But Superman doesn't need speed to fight... With the superpowers, Superman possesses I honestly think he could beat this guy and another superbly powerful character such as Shazam!
Voted: Superman

The earth mover outclasses Mr. Surfer in every category. Strength, speed, intelligence, power, and most of all he looks darn close to a human, while surfer looks like a naked cone head who stumbled into a vat of liquid metal and rides a chunk of metal.
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Surfer is one of the fastest beings in the Marvel Universe capable of traveling many times the speed of light. He was also a very intelligent scientist on his home world, and has battled the likes of Thor and Galactus and survived. In addition he wields the power cosmic, which makes him one of the most powerful beings in any universe. So no, Superman doesn't outclass him at all.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

I have to agree with @CaptainAmericaTakesAll Superman does outclass the Surfer in all main abilities Strength, Speed, Durability etc. Superman's Kryptonian heritage naturally makes him one of the most powerful beings in in the universe, capable of feats beyond anything the Surfer has ever been shown to be capable of. Silver Surfer still will be the victorious because he holds a advantage in versatile, being able to absorb and manipulate the Kryptonian's Solar energy.
3+ years member.
Voted: Superman

I had voted for Silver Surfer before because of his ability to manipulate radiation, but I just changed my vote because I realized that there is no prep time, so Silver Surfer would not know to do that
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Yes that is a very good possibility. Although I think when the Surfer realises that he cannot match the Man of Steel he will Resort to finding out what powers him.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

If had to choose a winner just based on these characters heritage, it would be Superman, he is naturally powerful and the Surfer is only powerful because of being a Pawn of Galactus.
3+ years member.
Voted: Superman

I'd say that Silver Surfer is more of a bishop 😁, but I do see your point. How would he find out what powers Superman though? I think he'd have his hands full trying to stay alive in battle.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Probably the same way he found out what powered the Hulks abilities during their battle.
Voted: Superman

Well said all of you, but how would he figure out where his power is coming from. Not that SS is not a respectable hero, it's just I don't see SS pulling this off.
Voted: Superman

I get that SS is powerful, but he has no up close attacks that would be affect Superman in any harmful way, so if Superman could keep SS close it would be a curbstomp.
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer beats Superman for many reasons
He is Faster, just as strong, and just as smart. Silver Surfer also has better feats compared to superman
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer has the power of cosmic on his side.
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

I think SS wins. But not quick, easy or certain by any stretch. Thor takes on SS and (more than) holds his own. I think Supes is in the same class as Thor.
Voted: Silver Surfer

superman has no chance
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Poor Supes...
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

GET SQUASHED LIKE A BUG SUPERMAN
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Lol silver surfer wins quick and easily
1+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Surfer can take away all the radiation supes have turning him into human, no matter which version of Superman is put up against him surfer always wins
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

I think they gave Superman these weaknesses to make him a more relatable character, This is why most or all of his foes use Kryptonite to defeat him, even Doomsday is said to have Kryptonite in his chest, but in some comics Superman is invulnerability to even Kryptonite. I see now that SS has a way to easily defeat Superman, but in a full power to full power fight I believe Superman wins it. This is why I like Superman because his true power has never been determined. And ya I'am a vary big fan of the star sprangled man with a plan! :-)
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Superman is a very powerful superhero but there are other heroes who are just as powerful and also do not have such serious weaknesses.
The Silver surfer is one of them and there are some other. To be objective in the matter requires knowing a lot of the characters and the world they live in.
There is a lot to consider and characters limitations is one of them.
Im running a Metahuman world as a game master and have done so for a long time. Maybe thats why i look at characters in more ways and also the world they live in.
I see that we both are fans of the Star sprangled Avenger ! :-)
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

After more research I have found that these to powerful aliens are vary evenly matched, but SS having control over energies and the power cosmic witch includes the suns energy, makes SS the winner.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

SS maybe able to absorb Superman's energy, witch would weaken him or it would make SS, Superman's greatest source of power.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Whenever I have a battle with Superman vs someone I always ask can his opponent survive inside the sun if they can't they can not defeat Superman. And Superman has survived going through a red sun before, witch is like a normal human going throw are sun. Superman powers has no limits but what he can do with his powers does If Supes could physically move the universe he would.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

@Yellow_Dog
No I mean in terms of the powergrid every thing is 100% other then combat. I can't find anyone the same or better. And ya some characters can defeat Superman but not in terms of power.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Defeat Superman yes there are some characters who will put the Man of steel down.
The most powerful superheroe there is can not be a character with such serious weaknesses as Superman have. With such limitations there are improvement to do, the most powerful is without such flaws.
Shazam, Doctor Fate in Dc will defeat him and perhaps sometimes also Martian Manhunter. There are also some Marvel characters that will defeat him Doctor Strange, Silver surfer and Mighty Thor.
Perhaps he loose against Doctor Manhattan also.
Superman do have this limitations because Dc wants him to be the greatest hero there is and because of this may not be the most powerful.
2+ years member.
Not voted yet

@remy94
Yes, Superman can be defeated, it's just most go about it the wrong way. You don't fight Superman physically, that is asking to lose. This is why Superman's best villain is not Darkseid, nor Doomsday, it is Lex Luthor. Lex Luthor manipulates and abuses Superman's inhibitions, and constantly puts his morals to the test. Given the time, Lex Luthor can and will eventually break Superman. That is, ignoring the many times Luthor has nearly defeated Superman physically only to have something come in the way.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Is there anyone that can defeat Superman. Please Comment.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

Superman wins, SS maybe fast in travel but not in fighting speed and skill, plus Superman has invulnerability, SS does not.
2+ years member.
Voted: Silver Surfer

The Silver Surfer takes this he actuelly may controll the lightning that makes Superman powerful and turn him harmless !