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Old September 11 2011, 11:00 PM   #3076
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Superman as divinely powerful doesn't really bother me.

On one hand, it's not like pushing planets around is any sillier, really, than utilizing minute-for-minute insolation to propel a 100kg guy at Mach 3. Both are impossible; can you have varying degrees of impossible?

On the other, a man who can fly at Mach 3, survive large conventional explosions, and lift 10 tons is not going to have a significantly greater problem punching out some some regular bald guy than a man who can fly at the speed of light, survive thermonuclear explosions, and lift 10^10 tons. So the "storytelling problems" are effectively identical, unless you pull Superman all the way down to Action Comics #1 levels, which is fun, but ironically places just as many limits on the kind of stories you can tell.
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Old September 11 2011, 11:06 PM   #3077
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"Superman: The Animated" series depowered Clark rather significantly as did "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited" and each of these series are lauded for the most part by fans as being some of the best Superman stories of all time.
They turned Superman into too much of a wimp in JL season one and many fans were pissed.
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Old September 12 2011, 12:07 AM   #3078
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^ I will admit that I've read that point before but from a vocal minority. The fans I've spoken with about it on other boards along with my own friends would disagree with that notion.
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Old September 12 2011, 01:33 AM   #3079
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can you have varying degrees of impossible?
Absolutely, yes. Impossible may be one thing, but ridiculous is the other thing.
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Old September 12 2011, 02:38 AM   #3080
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Much that is ridiculous is entirely possible.
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Old September 12 2011, 03:01 AM   #3081
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^ Indeed, and often provides for escapism story telling.
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Old September 12 2011, 03:07 AM   #3082
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To me, the big problem with Superman - when you really look at his powers - is that he's got all this superspeed and yet he never uses it even though it would allow him to kick total ass.
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Old September 12 2011, 03:10 AM   #3083
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^ Yeah I agree, which is something "Smallville" played around with in absence of flight...although they did so for too long of course, and Action Comics under Grant Morrison is making use of his super speed. It's an underused power of Clark's.
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Old September 12 2011, 03:12 AM   #3084
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And really not one much appreciated by the ladies.
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Old September 12 2011, 03:32 AM   #3085
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The thing about superspeed is that, in the absence of ameliorating powers like the Flash, or just ignoring it (which is, granted, perfectly fine), is that you would fuck everything around you up.
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Old September 12 2011, 03:52 AM   #3086
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To me, the big problem with Superman - when you really look at his powers - is that he's got all this superspeed and yet he never uses it even though it would allow him to kick total ass.
I don't get this. It seems to me that he always uses Super speed. I don't see his speed being ignored for the purposes of the story other than other power tweaks that are used. For example, Superman is just as strong as the story needs him to be and no more.
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Old September 12 2011, 04:14 AM   #3087
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And really not one much appreciated by the ladies.
pfft....like he cares.
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Old September 14 2011, 04:34 AM   #3088
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Old September 14 2011, 04:38 AM   #3089
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Looks like this is more of the casual Dean Cain Clark. Not what I was expecting, but still pretty cool.
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Old September 14 2011, 04:44 AM   #3090
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Or the John Byrne Clark.

Actually, the profile close up looks like Tom Welling a bit.
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