Both Spider-Man and Daredevil are iconic characters known for their impressive acrobatics and unparalleled speed in combat. And if we stretch their origin stories far enough, both were technically empowered by radiation through different means, and although their powers aren’t that similar at all, both are renowned because of their superhuman senses. This is why the battle between the two would be interesting to witness, to say the least, and due to that, we decided to stage this hypothetical fight. Now let’s see when it comes to a fight between Daredevil and Spider-Man, who has superior senses and would win in a fight?
Spider-Man would win in a fight against Daredevil even though Spider-Sense is inferior to Daredevil’s radar sense. Spider-Man is simply stronger, faster, and more durable than Daredevil, who has peak human physiology at best. Spider-Man would be able to overwhelm Daredevil relatively easily, and due to his spider physiology, he would be able to outlast him in a battle as well.
Now that we’ve covered that Spider-Man is the ultimate winner of this fight, it’s time to analyze why. We’re going to explore the powers, abilities, strength, speed, and durability of both characters, so you can see how we came to our conclusion. And just so we’re clear, Spider-Man, who will be compared to Daredevil, is Peter Parker. If you’re interested in more, stay with us and keep reading!
Powers and abilities
Peter Parker got his powers when a radioactive modified spider bit him. Soon after this, his spider physiology started manifesting, and he discovered many abilities. His most notable ability remains his precognitive extra sense, appropriately dubbed Spider-Sense, which warns him before he is about to get in danger, significantly decreasing his risk of injuries.
With Spider-Sense Spider-Man can evade most attacks, be it armed on unarmed. He is capable of evading bullets and other fast projectile weapons. According to the official source, Spider-Man’s spidey sense is so fast it provides him with several hundredths of a second to react and avoid harm.
Spider-Man can also wall-craw and often uses web shooters to utilize his naturally occurring, extremely strong spider webbing.
Daredevil gained his powers when a truck carrying radioactive materials crashed into him as he tried to save an older man’s life. Covered by toxic chemicals, soon after Daredevil woke up from a coma, he realized that he had gained additional senses but was also permanently blind.
Matthew Murdock has a greatly enhanced sensory system that broadcasts much more information about his surrounding regarding all of his senses (except his sight) directly to his brain.
Through his superior senses, Daredevil can perceive some aspects of the world that we, as regular humans, cannot. He has superhuman touch, smell, and hearing, allowing him to function perfectly even without sight. He is impervious to illusions and other types of visual manipulation, and his sonar and radar sense allows him to locate and identify objects around him without his sight. He likewise demonstrated some limited ability to communicate via telepathy.
Daredevil’s radar sense seems to be superior to Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense. He can detect not only the danger but the type of danger and perceive it through several different senses. Daredevil can also detect danger that comes in the microbiological form and has a better overall view of the situation. Due to this, the point goes to Daredevil.
Points: Daredevil (1:0) Spider-Man
Strength and Stamina
Spider-Man has the so-called spider physiology that provides him with more strength than what he would have at his disposal if he was an average human. It is estimated that Spider-Man can lift anywhere between 3 and 25 tons, even though he showcased under several circumstances that he is capable of lifting even more.
Regarding stamina, Spider-Man has incredible stamina reserves since fatigue toxins don’t affect his enhanced body as usual, he filters them out much more efficiently, and he can remain fighting unaffected by fatigue for several hours before tiredness catches up to him.
Daredevil has no spider physiology, but he does have peak human form. Daredevil is not particularly strong compared to some superhuman characters, but his lifting is impressive, as he can lift up to 450 lbs.
Due to his extensive years of training, Daredevil has bigger stamina reserves than most humans and can punish his body for far longer than usual. He often goes without food or sleep and fights on fumes alone but nevertheless manages to defeat his opponents.
It’s obvious that Spider-Man is physically stronger than Daredevil, and due to this, the point goes to him.
Points: Daredevil (1:1) Spider-Man
Spider-Man can run at speeds up to 700 miles per hour, but it’s not his movement speed that is of interest to us; it’s his combat speed. Spider-Man, partially due to his spider-sense and partially due to his spider physiology, is often regarded as one of the fastest combatants in the comics.
He can react much faster to blows and avoid them with incredible accuracy. He also has crazy acrobatics at his disposal and superior reflexes. His athletic performance far surpasses even the finest human athletes. He can often be seen dodging enemies by using his webs to climb up high, even though he can’t fly.
Daredevil doesn’t have superhuman speed. His peak human speed allows him to move faster than your average human but still slower than superhuman. The rules are off, however, when it comes to combat. Daredevil is fast enough to anticipate and react to danger. He has superior balance, and his additional senses give him superior reaction times and lightning-fast reflexes.
Both Spider-Man and Daredevil are extremely fast in combat but are acrobats and capable of reacting quickly to danger. Still, it seems that Spidey is the faster one between the two of them.
Points: Daredevil (1:2) Spider-Man
Spider-Man often proved how durable he was when he went up against the likes of Hulk and managed to tank his hits without long-term damage. This is primarily because of the spider physiology that provides him with tissues strong enough to tank even the most severe and lethal damage compared to average humans. Spider-Man frequently survives falling from great heights, which would prove deadly for the majority of Marvel superheroes, and he frequently tanks unseen levels of damage, especially dealt to him by his iconic villains.
Daredevil has increased tolerance to pain, but this doesn’t mean that he can just go around tanking hits dealt to him by superhumans. Daredevil does heal ever so slightly than a regular human, but he is still vulnerable to normal attacks, which can severely cripple him or even kill him.
Spider-Man is a lot tougher than Daredevil because he is not limited to human physiology. This point goes to Spidey.
Points: Daredevil (1:3) Spider-Man
Spider-Man is well known for being among the smartest characters in the comics. He has an IQ of 250 and, when his age is taken into account, was highly accomplished even in high school. He created much of the tech he relies upon in his superhero efforts, like web-shooters and formulas.
He excelled throughout his formal education and, from an early age, proved himself to be an extremely capable and talented inventor. He has been acknowledged by prestigious institutions like Horizon Labs and praised by brilliant minds like Hank Pym.
When he is not fighting crime, Daredevil assumes the identity of highly skilled attorney Matt Murdock who specializes in criminal justice and has a successful law practice that allows him to wage war on crime on two fronts.
Due to this, it is evident that Daredevil is quite smart, his lawyer experience wouldn’t do him much good in a direct fight, but it allows him to come up with brilliant strategies in order to take down his opponents.
Both Daredevil and Spider-Man are smart, but Spider-Man is simply more intelligent and resourceful.
Points: Daredevil (1:4) Spider-Man
Spider-Man has been fighting crime for 15 years, which makes him an experienced hand-to-hand fighter, but he also received training from the Avengers. Still, Spider-Man relies on combat greatly, but it wasn’t exactly paramount for him to master it in great detail due to the additional senses that mostly provide him a safety net from any and all harm.
Daredevil is a highly skilled boxer with extensive training in the ninja arts, including valuable fighting techniques and control of life energy (chi/ki). He is knowledgeable in the human body’s functioning and martial arts techniques that target pressure points, allowing him to disable limbs or induce pain. Murdock’s fighting style is a harmonious fusion of various martial arts, including boxing, ninjutsu, Jiu-jitsu, and wrestling.
Daredevil has been training since a young age and rightfully holds the place among the best hand-to-hand combatants in the Marvel Universe. This point goes to him.
Points: Daredevil (2:4) Spider-Man
Daredevil vs. Spider-Man: who wins?
According to our analysis, it’s obvious that Spider-Man is a superior character in his physical abilities. Daredevil’s most limiting factor is his human physiology, and although he has a better sense and is a much better fighter than Spider-Man, Peter would eventually outlast him by being able to tank more severe hits and push himself harder due to his spider physiology.
Who do you think would win in this fight? Let us know in the comments!