In complete contrast to my last blog.......
This is a topic that probably interests versus debaters a lot more. Who would actually win...Superman, The World's Mightiest Man or Wonder Woman, the World's Strongest Woman. This is a debate that goes back A LONG time for DC Fans, and the short, boring answer is "Depends on which version." However I'm gonna use the versions people tend to be talking about, to figure out who would win, at least in my opinion.
Please note that this is just a Mini-Blog, not a Death Prediction, so it's not gonna have all the bells and whistles. Hope you enjoy my thoughts anyway. Let's start by making sure we know exactly what the question is asking:
Normal Prior Knowledge
Bloodlusted so the two will actually fight. Pandora has manipulated Superman into thinking Wonder Woman destroyed Metropolis and has directly attacked the American Government. Doctor Manhattan has manipulated Wonder Woman into thinking Superman has destroyed Themscyra and brought about global warfare.
Fight is on Earth.
Superman's powers vary depending on which Era he's in. He's generally one of the most powerful members of the Justice League, especially physically. He's on the higher side of the General Strength Range of each Era of Justice League:
New 52: Planetary to Stellar
Post-Crisis: Stellar to Galactic
Pre-Crisis: Galactic to Universal.
All 3 of them have a few feats above that range, but I tend to consider them outliers. He also has a bunch of Powerups that appear once or twice. Because people tend to have it mind when they talk about "Superman vs...." I am going to be using Standard Post-Crisis Superman. No Powerups, and it takes place on Earth so no bonus power from being closer to the Sun. Also no changing into other versions of himself like that one weird part in his fight with Dominus.
~Low Galactic Strength and Durability imo
-MFTL Speed (~ High Quadrillions of Times Lightspeed imo)
-Heat Vision of similar potency to Strength
-Vibration Attack (Can Counter someone's vibrations, canceling them out and erasing them from existence)
-Kryptonian Martial Arts
While Wonder Woman does have versions at different power levels, oddly enough the fluctuations in her powers are NOT mostly caused by era. Wonder Woman's powers vary based on which Olympian Gods are giving her favor. The default one is Athena, the Patron of the Amazons. However Different Gods can boost her power to some degree if they give her strength, and can even alter her actual powerset to a small degree.
When she has no favor of the Gods she actually loses most to all of her powers. Like she becomes street level. So if you really stretch it you can kinda actually sorta defend Wonder Woman vs. Rogue if you stretch the "No Outside Help" rule so far as to include Favor from any God, thus giving her no portion of the Godwave. But doing so is kind of missing the point. I play a Cleric in Pathfinder, which is basically a Battle Priest. Clerics have divine magic which is technically asking Patron Deity for effect. If you remove the Divine Magic they might still be able to fight, but they cannot compete with like a same level Fighter, or Monk, or Barbarian, because that's the main draw.
As to her actual strength....it didn't seem to actually change after Crisis on Infinite Earth. If anything she got a bit stronger (Her best actual feat in Pre-Crisis that I know of is her using her Lasso and moving a Sun). You know you'd think something like the Crisis WOULD make some characters stronger, some weaker just due to it's nature, but it so contrary to the narrative of "Crisis on Infinite Earth was a retcon to nerf the characters" that it's surprisingly when it actually does make a character stronger.
Funny enough it does actually make sense that Wonder Woman's powerset wouldn't diminish after COIE. Because Wonder Woman's power....comes from the Gods. And the Gods were unaffected by COIE. So anyway this is Athena-Favored Post-Crisis Wonder Woman, which is the Standard. Also not using her other equipment like Godwave Weaponry and Gauntlets of Atlas, and stuff. Just Standard Equipment.
~Multi-Stellar+ DC/Durability imo
-MFTL Speed (~Low Quintillions imo)
-The Bracelets of Submission (Reflect Attacks)
-The Lasso of Truth (Magically Binds enemies)
-Decades of Years of Combat Experience in the Amazonian Martial Art
+ A Little Stronger and More Durable (Has the best feats in this area...Wonder Woman is comparable based on their showings, but Superman seems a tough stronger and more durable)
+ Longer Range (Heat Vision can reach the length of planets. Admittingly it's Superman only real attack on that range, but Wonder Woman has got nothing to counter...outside if like physically moving the planet, but that's not very helpful here.)
+ More Intelligent, can plan more (He has Super-Intelligence and can match minds with Brainaic and Lex Luthor. Wonder Woman is smart but not THAT smart.)
Wonder Woman Advantages:
+ A Little Faster and More Agile (Wonder Woman, pushing herself, has been able to enter the Speedforce of her own volition, which is basically the sign of Top Tier DC Speed. Superman's best feat is outpacing a guy who helped push someone into the speed force (Jay Garrick) suggeting he is close to Speedforce Barrier Speed, but not quite there. If the Speedforce Barrier was lightspeed, Superman would be like Relativistic and Wonder Woman would be like 2c or so.)
+ Magic Equipment like the Lasso and the Bracelets will be effective (Superman is not defenseless against magic as is common conception, but he is definitely more vulnerable to it.)
+ More Skilled Fighter (Superman has been fighting crime for a bit over 10 years. Wonder Woman has been doing it for decades.)
I really really like both of these characters. Maybe it's my bias towards one though, but I think in the end Superman would win. Not by a huge Margin.....maybe like 55% of the time or so. Here's my reasoning:
Point 1: I have seen both Clark and Diana be called among the strongest people in the planet. I have seen the two collectively referred to as the strongest people on the planet, and the Justice League have mentioned for both of them that if one goes rogue, the other is their containment plan. However while I have seen Clark be referred to as the most powerful person on the planet, I have not seen Diana be referred to as such. As such I wanna conclude Superman is he stronger by a hair.
Point 2: Superman's Vibration Attack would be extremely if it lands. Some can argue about whether he can do it to another Universe's characters since he knows Darkseid well and that supposedly helps him find the vibrations better? But this does not at all apply here. Diana is someone Clark knows VERY well. The only people he knows better would probably be Bruce Wayne, Lois Lane, and Ma&Pa Kent. And even then it's not by a drastic amount. I talk about this attack with bloodlusted Post-Crisis So Much because it's so OP. His Freeze Breathe Attack has also insta-frozen Wonder Woman before.....Now true Wonder Woman can dodge both of those things but it's something that can tip the scales a bit.
Point 3: Biggest Point: I think tactically Superman is in a better position to win then Wonder Woman. I think while both have their advantages, Superman has a slight edge due to the nature of their advantages in comparison.
Thinking of this like a Fighting Game for a second....Wonder Woman has a big disadvantage at long-range. Superman's Heat Vision can do the lobotomize trick if he's bloodlusted, shooting his Heat Vision through her pupil like a scalpel. You might be thinking...."Bracelets...she can reflect it." However think of this like a Fighting Game. Superman can basically turtle and fire a mixture of high, medium and low shots at her, especially given his incredible accuracy. She can reflect it, but it's much harder, even at range since she doesn't know where it's gonna go, while he will know exactly she will reflect it.
However, on the other end of the spectrum, she is at a disadvantage at close range too...since there Superman can grapple her and physical force being slightly stronger will come to the fray. Plus if he uses Frost-Breath or the Vibration Attack at Close Range she'll be hard-pressed to dodge it and those can one-shot her.
What she would want to do optimally is stay at Mid-Range, using her skill to dive in and out again, get him with the lasso, and keep knocking him around without staying close for too long and not getting far away that he can use his Heat Vision to optimal effect. And she CAN do that, she would take a large percentage of victories.
However, on average, I think being locked in a sort of mid-range strategy is a pretty notable disadvantage compared to a strategy that can play both Close and Long Range. I think Superman would take 55/45.
If Wonder Woman had prep, things would obviously be different. She can get her Godwave Weaponry and Gauntlets of Atlas (Multiples Strength by 10) which would give her a big advantage in Close Range, which means she can use her speed to stay up close to win. If she had prep she could probably make it 55% in her favor instead.
However that's only one-sided prep. Superman is honestly more of a prep character then she is. He can fly to the Fortress of Solitude to get a Phantom Zone Projector which....regardless of if she can teleport from the Phantom Zone to Earth will either tire her and slow her down or beat her completely, as well as anti-magic equipment. If both had prep, it would probably swing more to Superman honestly...like 60-40.
Now if Wonder Woman has the Favor of Zeus instead of Athena this change two things. One it boosts her stats to some degree, giving her Galactic Level Strength/Durability and increases her speed it was, and Two it allows her to use Zeus' Lightning which is a Galactic Scale Magic Long-Range Attack. In other words it gives her most of the advantage in both Close and Long Range. Now if this was Zeus-Favored Wonder Woman, WW would take a large majority....not ALL per se. In Close Range it's mixed between Wonder Woman's higher Physical Stats and Superman's Vibration Attack which should still work. At Long-Range, His Heat Vision Lobotimization should theoretically still work, but she can also do the same to him with Zeus' Lightning which would fry him. And he can't reflect attacks like she can. It's not a total stomp but Wonder Woman would take like 85-90%.
If you want a fair fight with Zeus-Favored Wonder Woman versus a form of Superman, Superman 1,000,000 would arguably be the best fight possibility. Superman 1,000,000 probably takes majority imo.
If Wonder Woman has the Favor of All Olympus, as happened against Nemesis....she becomes one of the strongest members the Justice League has ever had. Multiversal Power...Honestly Possibly Higher. She has more power then all the Olympians like this, including Zeus who along with DC Odin and DC Jove split the Power of the Source. The Source is the Aspect of the Presence as The Creator of all things......so....
The closest possible Superman fight with this version of Wonder Woman is Superman Prime 1,000,000 (Golden Superman), who is the second strongest version of Superman. And honestly....Olympus-Favored Wonder Woman would probably take majority. That said I wouldn't say even she can stand up to Cosmic Armor Superman.
Anyway, this has been my quick attempt to consider who would win between Superman and Wonder Woman. Hope you enjoyed.