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Old July 25 2009, 06:15 AM   #46
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Re: Superman costume to appear on SMALLVILLE after all

It would be foolish of them to leave out a cape consider they alluded to one several times already.
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Old July 25 2009, 06:26 AM   #47
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Clark can't fly.

Only people that can fly deserve capes.

(So not true, but you need to be hard on Clark since he's a bit dense when people are being subtle.)
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Old July 25 2009, 06:51 AM   #48
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Re: Superman costume to appear on SMALLVILLE after all

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It would be foolish of them to leave out a cape consider they alluded to one several times already.
So true!

Also true that Clark can't fly! So why a cape?

I just happened upon this thread; I didn't know there was a place to take about Smallville in this Forum. Cool discovery. Fascinating rumour!
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Old July 25 2009, 07:28 AM   #49
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^ There are a few threads for Smallville - including a new season spoiler thread.
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Old July 25 2009, 04:06 PM   #50
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Re: Superman costume to appear on SMALLVILLE after all

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Only people that can fly deserve capes.
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Also true that Clark can't fly! So why a cape?
By that logic, Batman shouldn't have a cape.
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Old July 25 2009, 04:42 PM   #51
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Only people that can fly deserve capes.
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Also true that Clark can't fly! So why a cape?
By that logic, Batman shouldn't have a cape.
But Clark does have a cape - he has the Warrior Angel cape.
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Old July 25 2009, 06:25 PM   #52
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...As for the suit, I think a cape-less red and blue leather suit could potentially be awesome. The cape isn't necessary for concealment or flight the way Zorro's and Batman's are, and ditching it could be a nice nod to 21st century American humility...
Neither Zorro nor Batman can fly.

As for Superman, the cape's been there from the beginning, even before he was depicted as able to actually fly.

At first he was only able to leap tremendous distances.

The cape doesn't mean flight. It's part of the costume and it should stay just as it is.

Removing the cape achieves nothing but allowing someone to say "Look what we did". Plus, with regards to 21st century American humility, as someone born and raised in the States, I'd like to ask when the last time was when Americans were thought of internationally as "humble"?
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Old July 25 2009, 06:30 PM   #53
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Re: Superman costume to appear on SMALLVILLE after all

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Clark can't fly.

Only people that can fly deserve capes.

(So not true, but you need to be hard on Clark since he's a bit dense when people are being subtle.)
You know something?

This may be simply another turning point.

"The Red And Blue Blur" may end up wearing that costume, if there really is one, and we may see Clark in it repeatedly.

Then, in the closing movie "Metropolis", he may end up in the actual Superman costume at the end, cape and all, when 'The Blur' first becomes known as "Superman".


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But Clark does have a cape - he has the Warrior Angel cape.
Several years ago I saw a joke picture online that showed John Schneider as Jonathan Kent with a word balloon that said "You mean after everything we go thru, he ends up running around in public in tights and a cape?"
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Old July 25 2009, 07:57 PM   #54
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Only people that can fly deserve capes.
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Also true that Clark can't fly! So why a cape?
By that logic, Batman shouldn't have a cape.
I guess you haven't seen Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
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Old July 25 2009, 08:57 PM   #55
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Only people that can fly deserve capes.
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Also true that Clark can't fly! So why a cape?
By that logic, Batman shouldn't have a cape.
I guess you haven't seen Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
I did. Batman did a lot of gliding.

Besides, the argument presented by others is "if you can fly, you should get a cape."
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Old July 25 2009, 09:56 PM   #56
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So, you haven't seen the Incredibles then?
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Old July 25 2009, 10:28 PM   #57
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The cape isn't necessary for concealment or flight the way Zorro's and Batman's are, and ditching it could be a nice nod to 21st century American humility. If Supes' message is that everyone should aspire to moral heroism, why add a show-offy cape? We get it, he can fly.
Wait, what? This does not compute. I read some deep seeded anti-American bias right here.

Just what the hell does the cape have to do, in your eyes apparently, with anything American? Removing it=American humility? Specifically American humility? WTF!
Tell me again when the reason for the cape=American anything. It's just been there.
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Old July 25 2009, 11:32 PM   #58
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Superman has always been the embodiment of truth justice and the American way.

Even with the pink Kryptonite, the cape is a little ostentatious.

Deal with it.
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Old July 26 2009, 12:54 AM   #59
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Re: Superman costume to appear on SMALLVILLE after all

^^^
Hey Guy, Gaith is specifically talking about the cape.
Gaith isn't talking about Superman as a whole or even the costume as a whole.
He pointed out the cape in particular.
When I want your opinion I'll ask for it.
Deal with that.

So, till then I still would like to ask Gaith to explain his comments on the cape and how that specifically deals with American arrogance, since he implies its humility to lose the cape.
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As for the cape, they'd better add it or I'm gonna be ticked.
I've seen many Superman costumes with no cape in DC comics over the years. They can be quite interesting, but in the end they aren't Superman to me. Superman's costume is one of those iconic things that you can't tamper much with without changing something significant about him.
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