BatGate: Robbie Amell Challenges Stephen Amell Over Arrow Beating Up Batman

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Batman Vs. Superman, Captain America Vs. Iron Man… Arguments over which superhero would win in a fight can pit friend against friend and sometimes even family member against family member. During a recent Heroes & Villain Fan Fest, Arrow star Stephen Amell answered the seemingly innocent question of who would win in a fight between his Green Arrow and Batman.

Unsurprisingly, Amell selected himself as the winner in such a showdown. Really, what self-respecting superhero would ever pick themselves to lose?

However, Amell’s answer created somewhat of an uproar among Batman fans, including one of Amell’s own relatives. In a hilarious Facebook exchange, Stephen’s cousin Robbie Amell, who use to play one-half of Firestorm on The Flash, took him to task over his Batman claim.

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Robbie wrote, “Where do you get off saying you could beat up Batman!? I thought we were family.”

To which, Stephen responded, “What the hell am I supposed to say Uncle Bob? What if someone asked you if Firestorm could beat Batman?!??”

In a hilarious follow-up Facebook video, Stephen elaborated on his response to his cousin Robbie. Stephen said, "See this is my point. What would happen if you were at a Q&A and a little kid in a Firestorm costume said to you, 'Who would win in a fight, Ronnie or Bruce Wayne?' You know what you would say. Actually, you might say Batman, because you've had an unhealthy obsession with Batman for a long time."

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So now the ball is in Robbie’s court. Could Firestorm beat up Batman in a fight? What do you think?

Of course, this whole big debate to erupt over Amell’s answer might well be why Marvel legend Stan Lee usually answers questions about what character will win in a fight by saying something along the lines of, “Whoever the writer wants to win.”

Don't forget to tune into the Arrow Midseason Finale on Wednesday, December 9 at 8 PM ET on The CW. Who knows, maybe Batman will show up, and there will be a fight (probably not though).