History Franchise / Superman

26th Sep '16 12:59:39 AM Tron80
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* ForgottenFirstMeeting:
** A few stories over the decades depict Clark Kent and Lois Lane meeting as young teens, sometimes with Clark becoming ComicBook/{{Superboy}}.
** A few stories also have young Clark meet young [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne.]]
** Silver Age Superman first met Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} when his cousin's rocket landed on Earth... or so he thought. Since both characters had the ability to time-travel and were members of the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', they had already met back when he was a teenager Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, but his first memory of her was wiped out to protect the future.
25th Sep '16 1:43:53 AM Tron80
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%% * WolverinePublicity

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%% * WolverinePublicityWolverinePublicity: He and Batman are DC's biggest offenders since the early forties. Superman shows up everywhere.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: Franchise/{{Superman}} has a strange life, as demonstrated when his ''first'' reaction to seeing [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} a teenage girl flying out of a Kryptonian rocketship]] while [[DistaffCounterpart wearing a version of his own costume]] in ''Action Comics #252'' is "A girl, flying! It -- uh -- must be an illusion!"
24th Sep '16 12:43:12 PM Tron80
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* CameFromTheSky:
** According to his origin story, this is how he was adopted by the Kent family.
** In ''ComicBook/SupermanUnchained'', [[MilitarySuperhero Wraith]] ended up on Earth this way. Unlike Superman, however, he ended up landing at a military installation and sent for a purpose he appears to have known, thus leading to [[ShadowArchetype very different development]].
24th Sep '16 7:54:04 AM Tron80
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%% * BeatStillMyHeart: A variation, in one story. See that trope page.

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%% * BeatStillMyHeart: A variation, variation is found in one story. See an old Superman comic. In an attempt to live forever, a character is implanted with a pacemaker that trope page.is remotely tied to a device at the Earth's core. Too bad that every heart murmur he experiences now sends shockwaves throughout the planet, and vice-versa. Ouch.



--> '''Superman''': [[RedEyesTakeWarning BURN]].

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--> ---> '''Superman''': [[RedEyesTakeWarning BURN]].



** In ''Lois and Clark'', the pre-52 Superman [[http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Superman-Lois-and-Clark-1-spoilers-review-6.jpg functions as an invisible guardian]], proving Wonder Woman right.
* BigGood: He is traditionally the chairman (and often acknowledged as the most powerful member) of the Justice League, and when not acting in his capacity as a Leaguer most other heroes tend to defer to his authority and judgment if only out of respect.

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** In ''Lois and Clark'', ''ComicBook/SupermanLoisAndClark'', the pre-52 Superman [[http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Superman-Lois-and-Clark-1-spoilers-review-6.jpg functions as an invisible guardian]], proving Wonder Woman right.
* BigGood: BigGood:
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He is traditionally the chairman (and often acknowledged as the most powerful member) of the Justice League, and when not acting in his capacity as a Leaguer most other heroes tend to defer to his authority and judgment if only out of respect.
24th Sep '16 7:46:28 AM Tron80
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* BlessedWithSuck: ComicBook/PostCrisis, this is often how Superman views ''his own'' powers. While he is as strong as a god, he's also, well, ''strong as a god.'' His best writers have made him into quite a psychological thought-experiment: on the one hand, he's terrified to not lose self-control or someone (or many, many people) may die; on the other, he often hates himself for still being mortal enough to not be the god everyone wants him to be (such as when he can't save everyone who cries out for him - especially because he hears them... ''all'' of them).
--> He knows he cannot save them all. ''And he still tries.''

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* BlessedWithSuck: BlessedWithSuck:
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ComicBook/PostCrisis, this is often how Superman views ''his own'' powers. While he is as strong as a god, he's also, well, ''strong as a god.'' His best writers have made him into quite a psychological thought-experiment: on the one hand, he's terrified to not lose self-control or someone (or many, many people) may die; on the other, he often hates himself for still being mortal enough to not be the god everyone wants him to be (such as when he can't save everyone who cries out for him - especially because he hears them... ''all'' of them).
--> ---> He knows he cannot save them all. ''And he still tries.''



-->''I feel like I live in a world made of... cardboard, always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am.''

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-->''I --->''I feel like I live in a world made of... cardboard, always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am.''



* ''Superman #223'' [[http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=23959 cover]] was the beginning of the ''Kryptonite Nevermore'' arc which launched UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in ''Superman''.

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* ** ''Superman #223'' [[http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=23959 cover]] was the beginning of the ''Kryptonite Nevermore'' arc which launched UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in ''Superman''.
24th Sep '16 7:41:26 AM Tron80
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* BreakingTheBonds:
* ''Superman #223'' [[http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=23959 cover]] was the beginning of the ''Kryptonite Nevermore'' arc which launched UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in ''Superman''.
** And it was a ShoutOut to his most iconic [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] image.
24th Sep '16 1:00:12 AM Tron80
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* DeathByOriginStory: His parents died, of course, when Krypton blew up. Originally this also included both Pa and Ma Kent dying, marking the passage between Superboy and Superman.

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* DeathByOriginStory: DeathByOriginStory:
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His parents died, of course, when Krypton blew up. Originally this also included both Pa and Ma Kent dying, marking the passage between Superboy and Superman.



*** Played straight again in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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*** ** Played straight again in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.52}}.
* DefusingTheTykeBomb: Clark Kent and Lois Lane acted this way toward Lor-Zod, son of General Zod -one of the worst enemies of Superman- and his henchwoman Ursa. Everyone else -including his abusive birth parents, Comicbook/LexLuthor and the USA Government- wanted to capture him and control him. Lois and Clark adopted and raised him with the name of Christopher "Chris" Kent. Chris eventually became the hero "Nightwing" -no THAT Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}, although both boys took his codenames from the same Kryptonian mythological being- and fought alongside his adoptive father and his cousin Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}.
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* ActuallyADoombot: Back in the old Pre-Crisis days, Superman kept a regular supply of robot duplicates of himself at the Fortress of Solitude. They were often used for missions that Superman himself was too busy to go on, or to fake out villains or people trying to guess his secret identity.
11th Sep '16 11:32:20 PM Tron80
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* ''Krypton No More'': As Superman is under tremendous stress and on the verge of a mental collapse, Supergirl tells him that they are both mutants from Earth, and Krypton never existed. ''Superman vol. 1 #307-309''.
10th Sep '16 1:44:15 PM Tron80
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* TheCowl: Ironically he was this back in the Golden Age: he was a feared urban legend and a vigilante who mercilessly beat thugs, crooks and wife abusers and cowed corrupt politicians and bussinessmen. He was pragmatic and harsh, he caught criminals by surprise and left as soon as he solved the situation.
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