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Old January 17 2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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Mortal Superman?

In Smallville, Clark Kent has lost his powers several times, making him mortal and completly vulnerable to injury and/or death, which I've wondered just now after watching the first three episodes in season five of Smallville is what would happen if Clark lost a limb or suffered a severe disibility or disfigurement while being mortal and then days later has his powers restored? Would he regrow his lost limb and regenerate from his disablement or disfigurement or would be that way for a short time or always?
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Old January 17 2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Re: Mortal Superman?

If Claire Bennett can re-grow a foot, certainly Supes can.

What would happen if you cut off his head?

Oh wait. Isn't Supes invulnerable? Can you cut off body parts?
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Old January 17 2010, 10:10 PM   #3
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Re: Mortal Superman?

^ As the OP said though this theoretically takes place during the events of the Mortal Arc where Superman loses all of his powers.

I would, however, assume that he would regenerate similar to Wolverine should his powers be restored.
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Old January 17 2010, 11:59 PM   #4
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Re: Mortal Superman?

I dont think he's been shown to have regenerative abilities. So if he loses an arm its gone for good.
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Old January 18 2010, 12:26 AM   #5
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Re: Mortal Superman?

He's been shown able to heal even fatal wounds delivered to him though magic or kryptonite near instantly once the kryptonite or magic is removed or gone, if that translated to generating a lost limb i don't know but i would think so.
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Old January 18 2010, 12:40 AM   #6
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We heal but don't regenerate limbs. Supes is probably the same.
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Old January 18 2010, 12:40 AM   #7
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nx1701g wrote: View Post
^ As the OP said though this theoretically takes place during the events of the Mortal Arc where Superman loses all of his powers.
Oh okay. So what would happen if someone chopped off his head?
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Old January 18 2010, 12:43 AM   #8
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yes im not sure where this notion that Superman can regrow his limbs comes from, the issue has not come up, due to his limbs being very hard to chop off in the first place.
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Old January 18 2010, 12:52 AM   #9
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Re: Mortal Superman?

I'm not a Superman expert at all. But I think it would be kind of weird if he could regrow a leg that had been chopped of.
However it would kind of make sense if he would be able to put it pack on the stump und heal it back together.

Oh, and if someone chopped of his head than he'd be dead. End of story.
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Old January 18 2010, 01:01 AM   #10
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its possible a limb could reattached itself, if he flow really close to the source of his power, the sun.
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Old January 18 2010, 01:01 AM   #11
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
I dont think he's been shown to have regenerative abilities. So if he loses an arm its gone for good.
This.
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Old January 18 2010, 01:36 AM   #12
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Re: Mortal Superman?

While he's never lost a limb, he has broken them before. It takes time to heal them up. Not as much time as humans, true, but long enough its clear that its a normal healing process.
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