Ash vs. Everyone: Bruce Campbell on why his character wins every pop culture throwdown

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Mar 31, 2016, 4:25 PM EDT

In these troubled times, people are pitting hero against hero and icon against icon. And while we can't say for certain who wins in a battle of brawn or brains between Captain America or Iron Man, Batman or Superman, we do hold one truth to be self-evident: Bruce Campbell's Ash Williams could kick all their asses.

Although he has thus far abstained from engaging in these super-schoolyard scraps, there is no doubt in my mind that the groovy one's alter ego would emerge the victor in each. But how, exactly? From Superman to Captain Kirk and Daryl Dixon, as the grand finale of our themed month of "Vs." content, Bruce took a break from filming the second season of Starz' Ash vs. Evil Dead to provide a little intel as to why he'll always be hailed as the king. 

Ash vs. Superman:
"Ash has traveled in time before. He'd do that again to wipe out baby superman when he was just a twinkle in daddy's eye."

Ash vs. Batman:
"Ash can kill from a distance. He's already killed many 'winged deadites.' Next!"

Ash vs. Aquaman:
"Ash has to be careful, or he'd die of boredom fighting A-Man. Ash will hold him above water until he 'drowns' on air."

Ash vs. Captain Kirk:
"I'm taller than Shatner. Game over."

Ash vs. Wonder Woman:
"She can 'defeat' Ash any day -- but the surrender is on his terms."

Ash vs. Captain America:
"Ash will distract him with an old-fashioned hot dog, then choke him while he's eating it. All-American death."

Ash vs. Spider-Man:
"He gets a pass. Why? Because I like the residuals!"

Ash vs. Han Solo:
"Han who?"

Ash vs. Daryl Dixon:
"Ash would defeat Daryl by throwing a bottle of shampoo at him. He'll be so amazed at something he's never seen before, he won't even know that Ash has cross-bowed him in the spleen."

Ash vs Bruce Campbell:
"Nobody defeats Bruce Campbell. Not even Ash."