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Old January 18 2013, 11:02 PM   #5026
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The idea of the suit being fully of Krypton design is very recent and I do not like it.
I actually think it's pretty inspired, myself. The idea that this is some kind of official Kryptonian "uniform" that he wears in honor of his destroyed home planet, and the billions of people who died there, has a lot more power and resonance than just the fact it's just something his mom sewed together because he needed a secret identity.
I totally agree with this.
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Old January 18 2013, 11:14 PM   #5027
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The idea of the suit being fully of Krypton design is very recent and I do not like it.
I actually think it's pretty inspired, myself. The idea that this is some kind of official Kryptonian "uniform" that he wears in honor of his destroyed home planet, and the billions of people who died there, has a lot more power and resonance than just the fact it's just something his mom sewed together because he needed a secret identity.
I totally agree with this.
Ditto. It makes a ton more sense to me.
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Old January 18 2013, 11:17 PM   #5028
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Isn't that the premise in The New 52, that his suit is some-sort-of Kryptonian armor/battle uniform.
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Old January 19 2013, 12:11 AM   #5029
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Can it be replaced if it's torn, damaged or lost? That's always been my concern whenever they made Superman's costume alien in origin or one of a kind.
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Old January 19 2013, 12:58 AM   #5030
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Once he discovers Kandor, he can just take it to the Kryptonian tailor.
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Old January 19 2013, 01:21 AM   #5031
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Can it be replaced if it's torn, damaged or lost? That's always been my concern whenever they made Superman's costume alien in origin or one of a kind.
It seems that, at least in the New 52 version of the suit, the suit is able to "heal itself" when damaged. It also changes from standard under clothing to the super-suit when he takes off the Clark Kent guise, the cape and everything pretty much coming from no where. (Essentially how we see it appear in the Donner movie which also seemed to suggest the suit had an alien origin since it appeared after his time with Jor-El in training/learning.)
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Old January 19 2013, 02:00 AM   #5032
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I wouldn't be surprised if the suit in MOS didn't have a similar ability (although the healing effect would probably look more organic than the digitized effect the comic shows).

Either that or he just takes the damaged suit back to the Fortress and it somehow fixes it.
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Old January 19 2013, 02:18 AM   #5033
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Well, at least in the Donner Movies, the FOS built itself into a large structure of crystal with advanced alien technology in it from a single crystal. So I think it can mend a suit. Let's just hope Superman's mending-machine isn't programed by Edna Mode.
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Old January 19 2013, 02:23 AM   #5034
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The New 52 suit has regenerative properties as Trekker mentioned, but it appears as just a kind of bodysuit that Clark wears. It seems to automatically recognize the House of El crest that Clark wears on his t-shirt as part of his "normal" costume and that is when it kind of "morphs" (for lack of a better word) into the "Super suit". At least that is how I've come to understand the new suit. Probably has some kind of advanced Kryptonian nanotech or something that recognizes Clark's biology. I think this is kind of what JJ Abrams had in mind with "Superman: Flyby".


I agree that it is possible that the "Man of Steel" suit could have some kind of regenerative properties to it as well.
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Old January 19 2013, 03:21 AM   #5035
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The New 52 Suit also is able to "shrink" in order to fit Superboy (who is currently wearing in the H'El on Earth storyline in order to "heal.")
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Old January 19 2013, 03:48 AM   #5036
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Yeah so it is able to change it's size to suit the wearer.
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Old January 19 2013, 07:11 AM   #5037
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I actually think it's pretty inspired, myself. The idea that this is some kind of official Kryptonian "uniform" that he wears in honor of his destroyed home planet, and the billions of people who died there, has a lot more power and resonance than just the fact it's just something his mom sewed together because he needed a secret identity.
I totally agree with this.
Ditto. It makes a ton more sense to me.
Me too. I like the idea of it being a tribute to Krpton. Makes more sense IMO, than it just being something he suddenly decides to throw together.
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Old January 19 2013, 03:23 PM   #5038
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What are the chances that Kryptonian battle armour so closely resembles superhero comic book costumes! Wow!

This modern trend of everything being explained to the nth degree is already tiresome.

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Old January 19 2013, 03:33 PM   #5039
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You wouldn't be saying that if his costume had always been Kryptonian-based.
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Old January 19 2013, 03:52 PM   #5040
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