While their similar power levels might be the biggest impetus for fans’ desire to see Superman and Goku go head-to-head, it’s not the only one. Another reason folks have yearned to see the pair of heroes battle for years is their wholesome natures. Both of them are do-gooders with optimistic outlooks on life and strong desires to do right by those they care about. Thus, their hypothetical fight wouldn’t be rooted in anger or bad blood. Rather, it would be anchored by a mutual love for friendly competition. That’s what DEATH BATTLE! delivers with its Superman versus Goku clash, and the YouTube community loves it.
“I love this battle. No hatred, no danger, no bad blood. Goku and Superman were just fighting for fun. With a wholesome ending to boot. Great Job DB,” commented @Rollbrand370. @beanofsteel also appreciated the fight’s emphasis on keeping things friendly, noting that it also does a great job of making Goku and Superman appear as friends who simply want to push each other to become better. @HolyCrepe points out that Goku and Superman have clashed on the DEATH BATTLE! channel before, but their improved characterization and interactions put this encounter a cut above the rest.
Time will tell if Superman and Goku will ever canonically meet and who will have their hand raised at the end of their fight. Until we see that battle happen, at least we have entertaining fan-made simulations like this one to enjoy.