One common criticism of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is that Batman and Superman kill a lot of people. Having watched it, I can confirm that this is very true.

But how many did they each kill?

Here are some guidelines:

  1. If you can't tell whether someone died or not, use common sense. If a mook gets thrown through several walls or caught in an explosion, we can assume they're dead.
  2. If, for example, Batman purposely pushes a mook so that said mook shoots someone, it still counts as Batman's kill.
  3. Kills from dreams/visions/etc. don't count.
  4. Totally indirect killings such as Batman's brandings causing murder in prisons also do not count.
  5. Ordering someone to kill for you counts.

I know some companion material stated that Batman doesn't kill, but that clearly isn't true, so ignore that.

  • 24
    One problem with this question is that I don't want to watch it again to find out
    – CHEESE
    Mar 28, 2016 at 0:47
  • 7
    As many as they had to.
    – Adamant
    Mar 28, 2016 at 1:40
  • 2
    How to say, specifically in batman's fight where there are survival chances. Mar 28, 2016 at 6:52
  • 1
    Batman killed a lot of people in dream sequences, and there may have been some collateral damage chasing the kryptonite, but I can't recall him directly killing anyone.
    – DCShannon
    Mar 28, 2016 at 16:35
  • 6
    Ah yeah, he killed a guy when he rescued Martha, right? There was so much awesome in that movie I don't remember every scene. Definitely need to go see it again.
    – DCShannon
    Mar 28, 2016 at 17:03

1 Answer 1


According to this video, Batman killed 21 people, not counting the kills he made in his Darkseid dream.

A similar video for Superman has yet to be released.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.