Poll Position: “Swamp Thing” vs. “Man-Thing”








Swampthing Able to inhabit and animate vegetable matter anywhere and construct it into a body for himself.  Able to regrow damaged or severed part. Able to transport across the globe. Unlimited superhuman strength. Able to control any form of plant life, including alien plant life. Has mastered the elements of fire, earth, water, and air. And has a White Lantern Power Ring.

Man-Thing Has empathic senses, superhuman strength and durability. He can secrete chemical agents and counter agents. Able to sense human emotions. He is invulnerable to harm and can reorganize himself from surrounding vegetation. Able to squeeze through small openings. He must stay close to the swamp and clean water can damage him. Susceptible to possession by other entities.

8 Responses to Poll Position: “Swamp Thing” vs. “Man-Thing”

  1. Dan Gonzalez says:

    I picked the Swamp Thing because, well…Adrian Barbeau’s boobs.

  2. Worf says:

    Hmmmm, without getting too technical It seems that Swamp Thing would be able to inhabit and control Man-Thing. That would make it an absolute win. Plus with his new role as “The Entity” (i.e. the new incarnation of the life force) AND the only holder of the white power ring (with various unknown abilities) it appears that he is many, many levels of power above Man-Thing.

  3. Frevoli says:

    let’s not forget swamp thing’s mastery of water and man-thing’s weakness to it.

    Plus Doctor Holland still has intelligence while my understanding of Man-thing is that he’s more one for being ordered places

    So yeah – Swampy’s got it in the bag

  4. Calvary_Red says:

    Worf and Frevoli summed up my thoughts pretty nicely. The two look like a good match up, but seeing their abilities on paper it looks like Swamp Thing has several big advantages.

  5. Bael says:

    You forgot the one key fact. Anything that knows fear burns at the touch of the Man-Thing. Swamp thing is too intelligent not to feel fear.

  6. WillyPete says:

    True enough, Bael, but he also is intelligent enough to not touch him (at least, more than once!)… And, while he might know fear, he’s NOT going to be afraid of Man-Thing! 😉

  7. Herr D says:

    MT charges in to ambush ST, touches. ST is paralyzed with fear, vacates. MT begins to celebrate. ST ‘peeks’ at him through plant nearby. Inhabits him. Uses him till he’s done, puts him on an island in a freshwater mountain lake. Comes back when he needs him.

  8. Worf says:

    Hehehehe, I think this is as close to a shutout as we’ve ever had in these polls…. 52 to 9 in favor of Swamp Thing