History Comicbook / SupermanRedSon

19th Sep '16 7:36:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Superman, Brainiac, and especially Luthor (who is first seen playing ''fourteen'' games of chess at once while reading ''ThePrince'' and teaching himself Urdu on a tape recorder he designed that morning). It acts a recurring motif throughout the story. Funnily enough, in spite of his typical portrayal, Bizarro is skilled enough at chess to beat Luthor at it.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Superman, Brainiac, and especially Luthor (who is first seen playing ''fourteen'' games of chess at once while reading ''ThePrince'' ''Literature/ThePrince'' and teaching himself Urdu on a tape recorder he designed that morning). It acts a recurring motif throughout the story. Funnily enough, in spite of his typical portrayal, Bizarro is skilled enough at chess to beat Luthor at it.
3rd Sep '16 12:43:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* SuperSupremacist: ZigzaggedTrope. At first Superman subverts it when he refuses to become the new premier of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death because ruling on the basis of his innate superpowers is directly contrary to the communist ideal of equality. He later recants when he decides that he could use his powers to protect and improve humanity, but he gradually becomes a totalitarian dictator and his promised utopia a CrapsaccharineWorld. When [[spoiler:Brainiac turns on Superman after apparently being reprogrammed to help him with his new order, Superman acknowledges that he's no better, just another powerful alien bullying a weaker species. He decides to fake his own death and let mankind decide its own fate.]]
29th Aug '16 12:02:10 PM ShorinBJ
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** On one hand, Lex's ArmorPiercingQuestion is appropriate. Then, he goes to do the exact same thing with Luthorism except this time, Superman doesn't mind only because the only difference between Lex and him is Lex being human. It defeats the point of the utopia since, you can improve a place only if you were born there. It goes on for [[spoiler: for millions of years to boot. It's heavily implied a single bloodline has been ruling Earth during all this time. So much for democracy and the right to choose its ideology]].

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** On one hand, Lex's ArmorPiercingQuestion is appropriate. Then, he goes to do the exact same thing with Luthorism except this time, Superman doesn't mind only because the only difference between Lex and him is Lex being human. It defeats the point of the utopia since, you can improve a place only if you were born there. It goes on for [[spoiler: for millions [[spoiler:millions of years to boot. It's heavily implied a single bloodline has been ruling Earth during all this time. So much for democracy and the right to choose its ideology]].
6th Aug '16 3:23:56 PM nombretomado
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''Superman: Red Son'' is a DCUniverse {{Elseworlds}} story, written by Creator/MarkMillar and published in 2003, that dares to imagine what would have happened if the spaceship holding baby Kal-El had landed in the Soviet Union instead of the United States, due to a small difference in the Earth's orbit compared to the main DCU. Instead of being adopted by the Kents in Smallville, Kansas, he is raised on a collective farm in Ukraine, where he discovers that he has powers greater than any man, powers he decides to use for the good of his country, and the world.

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''Superman: Red Son'' is a DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse {{Elseworlds}} story, written by Creator/MarkMillar and published in 2003, that dares to imagine what would have happened if the spaceship holding baby Kal-El had landed in the Soviet Union instead of the United States, due to a small difference in the Earth's orbit compared to the main DCU. Instead of being adopted by the Kents in Smallville, Kansas, he is raised on a collective farm in Ukraine, where he discovers that he has powers greater than any man, powers he decides to use for the good of his country, and the world.
6th Aug '16 3:21:35 AM VicGeorge2011
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* HumbleHero[=/=]ReluctantRuler: Superman initially resists the idea of being elevated to leader, noting (correctly, but unsuccessfully) that putting him in charge because of his inborn advantages is [[{{UsefulNotes/Socialism}} utterly contrary to socialist principles]]. This later changes as he slips into believing he knows best for humanity.

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* HumbleHero[=/=]ReluctantRuler: Superman initially resists the idea of being elevated to leader, noting (correctly, but unsuccessfully) that putting him in charge because of his inborn advantages is [[{{UsefulNotes/Socialism}} utterly contrary to socialist principles]]. This later changes as he slips into believing he knows what's best for humanity.
15th Jul '16 9:33:49 PM nombretomado
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* NoodleIncident: At one point, Luthor can be seen inspecting a brain inside a jar that appears to be labelled "[[AlbertEinstein Einstein]]."

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* NoodleIncident: At one point, Luthor can be seen inspecting a brain inside a jar that appears to be labelled "[[AlbertEinstein "[[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]]."
20th Jun '16 12:31:00 PM JackG
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* EnemyMine: [[TheStarscream Pyotr]] makes a temporary alliance with Batman to kill Superman, using technology developed by Lex Luthor. Both men make it clear that they'll do their best to kill the other once Superman is out of the way.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Surprisingly, Superman still sticks by this policy despite his different values, though for different reasons: He could take over the world in 10 seconds if he used brute force, but he wants other countries to join him willingly because of the success of his economy and government. Not that he isn't fond of brainwashing his enemies.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: ThouShaltNotKill:
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Surprisingly, Superman still sticks by this policy despite his different values, though for different reasons: He could take over the world in 10 seconds if he used brute force, but he wants other countries to join him willingly because of the success of his economy and government. Not that he isn't fond of brainwashing his enemies.enemies.
** Averted with Batman, who's now a ruthless terrorist.
* {{Unconfession}}: Pyotr tells Superman that he's done something terrible, but Superman flies off because he's just got word that Stalin has been poisoned...
20th Jun '16 12:23:44 PM JackG
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* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: Batman asks why he should kill Superman, as Pyotr will undoubtedly be a worse dictator. Pyotr points out that at least he's human and will die some day. For all they know, Superman is immortal and his reign could last forever.
18th Jun '16 8:02:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* PresidentSuperhero: The Soviet-raised Superman becomes Premier of the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin. He uses his powers to both fight crime and improve the living standard of every citizen in the expanding Soviet state, but also [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill eliminates all free will]].
18th May '16 11:58:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar
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