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Old June 23 2009, 03:25 AM   #61
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Re: Superman Returns: Did Richard Know?

I believe that this clip is relevant. It's not exactly movie canon, but it does suggest that Superman has to make an effort not to use his full strength.
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Old June 23 2009, 05:06 AM   #62
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Re: Superman Returns: Did Richard Know?

I agree. Humans are a lot more fragile, and he does have to restrain himself physically (though I still don't believe the "Woman of Kleenex" theory). Making love to Lois and fighting a powerful alien like Darkseid are two different things requiring two different effort levels.
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Old June 23 2009, 07:10 AM   #63
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Well I think its also been sorta postulated that anything in close proximity to his "protective aura" is protected.. so I imagine that applies to if a part of him is inside something.
Yup. As stated earlier, it's safe to assume that his costume is protected by this aura (unless he's been exposed to kryptonite or is in a different solar system with no yellow sun in it). OMG, here we go again ... In that regard, Lois' vaginal walls would be protected from Clark's powerful thrusts or even ejaculation. Either that or he's just really carefully when he makes love.
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Old June 23 2009, 08:51 AM   #64
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Re: Superman Returns: Did Richard Know?

Another thought came to mind, part of his power comes from sheer force of will. I recall the Superman #1 issue by John Byrne, who had Supes comment, after hauling a giant piece of earth and building into orbit at the LaGrange point, something to the effect of "It seems as if I can lift heavy objects the same way I fly myself, through sheer force of will."

So I'm thinking at least partially his power is physical as well as mental with even a side of telekinesis - after all when they cloned Superboy he had his "tactile telekinesis" which sort of compensated for some of the real Superman's powers.

So I tink we dispelled the "Women of Kleenex" theory. Now the only real issue is the super sperm fertilzing a human egg... course they both share dna... and the mother's dna patterns would probably help stablize things, it could very well be the reason why Jason was asthmatic and kind of sickly. His body is half Kryptonian and thus probably took a while to get suited to life on Earth. If I recall correctly, Krypton had a slightly different atmopshere (at least according to the comics) and it would take a while for an alien being to adjust to it. So I assume maybe Jason's respiratory issues were due to his super efficient system adapting, growing, changing. But after his powers started to kick in, then his lungs were adapted. We didn't see him wheeze at all after his super-bout of strength. Stress could have helped kick his system into overdrive and gradually accessed his burgeoning power.

A part of me really hates the fact he even exists... "Yeah let's turn Superman into a deadbeat dad. That's really fuckin' great!"
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Old June 23 2009, 04:33 PM   #65
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Wow...this thread took a bizarre turn.

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A part of me really hates the fact he even exists... "Yeah let's turn Superman into a deadbeat dad. That's really fuckin' great!"
Goddamnit. No!
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