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Old November 1 2013, 11:30 PM   #16
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Re: How you would use Superman's powers to save the world,if you had t

Fly into every world leader's home/office/bunker and bitchslap the shit out of them.

Make knots into artillery and missiles.

Throw all nuclear weapons into the sun.

Lift stuff like aircraft carriers and heavy cruisers out of the water and park them on some hill.



Grab Bob Orci by the ankles and whack Kurtzman, Abrams and Lindelof with him.
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Old November 1 2013, 11:45 PM   #17
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Stop every crime on the planet and spind the remaining 23 hours 59 minutes and 54 seconds of the day doing normal people stuff.
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Old November 1 2013, 11:55 PM   #18
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The thing about Superman is he just has no boundaries. He can actually walk up to Assad or Kim Jong Un in their bedrooms and tell them personally to stop their shit, without any diplomatic or bureaucratic crap. If there is a raid on a village in Africa, he can swoop in and stop those crazy motherfuckers. If there is a hunger crisis, he can just take/borrow/steal food from anywhere and let it rain on those who need it. When the world leaders can't decide to reduce the amount of nuclear weapons, he can grab the bombs on all sides and throw them away. Nobody could stop him from doing so. He could do all the right things that are prevented by the boundaries that are self imposed by our society, politics and economy. And since he doesn't represent any nations, his actions would not cause wars between countries or factions.


My favorite scene from Iron Man 1, where Stark just goes into the village attacked by the terrorists, when the US military doesn't act. Because superheroes can act when all others decide not to.
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Old November 2 2013, 12:33 AM   #19
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Nobody could stop him from doing so. He could do all the right things that are prevented by the boundaries that are self imposed by our society, politics and economy. And since he doesn't represent any nations, his actions would not cause wars between countries or factions.
You are right, logically. But humans don't tend to react logically, but emotionally. They would see that Superman lives in the U.S. and claims U.S. citizenship. Emotionally, people around the globe would blame the U.S. for his actions, and take action against the U.S.

And because Superman can't be everywhere at once, he cannot prevent all of these actions against the U.S., and therefore cannot take irresponsible, no-borders action.
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Old November 2 2013, 12:34 AM   #20
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Kill all humans.
Probably the only surefire way of actually saving the world.
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Old November 2 2013, 01:53 AM   #21
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They would see that Superman lives in the U.S. and claims U.S. citizenship.
If I had Superman's powers, I wouldn't do that.
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Old November 2 2013, 02:16 AM   #22
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And because Superman can't be everywhere at once, he cannot prevent all of these actions against the U.S.
Actually considering how over powered he usually ends up getting he probably could be everywhere at once and prevent all that stuff seeing as he can travel at the speed of light and in some cases travel back in time.
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Old November 2 2013, 02:31 AM   #23
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And because Superman can't be everywhere at once, he cannot prevent all of these actions against the U.S.
Actually considering how over powered he usually ends up getting he probably could be everywhere at once and prevent all that stuff seeing as he can travel at the speed of light and in some cases travel back in time.
It's a wonder that Metropolis even has a crime rate.
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Old November 2 2013, 02:39 AM   #24
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It kind of is.
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Old November 2 2013, 03:51 AM   #25
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Old November 2 2013, 04:24 AM   #26
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I'd fight a never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and to Crush my Enemies, See them Driven before me, and to Hear the Lamentation of their Women.
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Old November 2 2013, 08:52 AM   #27
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I'd take away the option for combat, i.e. wars, civil wars, local fighting and especially genocide. As soon as a group of people picks up guns (or something heavier) to move against others they must realize that moments later Superman will be there to destroy their guns and send them home.

If people can't resort to widespread violence to force their opinion/lifestyle on others then the only way to deal with problems is by talking and compromising.
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Take over the world.

What else?
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Old November 2 2013, 03:15 PM   #29
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Grab Bob Orci by the ankles and whack Kurtzman, Abrams and Lindelof with him.
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I'd outlaw war and pollution. Either it'll work or I'll be a common threat for the world uniting it. Win win.
I'd throw away the cars and the bars and the wars,
And make sweet love to you.

Well, maybe not the bars.

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