History Fridge / Superman

20th Jul '17 2:54:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Just got the significance of Superman's AsskickingPose. Crossing his arms is not just the standard "I'm angry" expression - it's also his way of saying he could beat you at least five different ways ''without'' ever uncrossing his arms.

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* Just got the significance of Superman's AsskickingPose. [[BadassArmfold Crossing his arms arms]] is not just the standard "I'm angry" expression - it's also his way of saying he could beat you at least five different ways ''without'' ever uncrossing his arms.
18th May '17 5:12:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** Another point is the difference in how Clark's wardrobe fits him. Superman's outfit is form-fitting, and so his physique is well-defined when he's in-costume. As Clark Kent, he typically wears loose-fitting common clothes that don't emphasize his body build.

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*** Another point is the difference in how Clark's wardrobe fits him. Superman's outfit is form-fitting, and so his physique is well-defined when he's in-costume. As Clark Kent, he typically wears [[ClarkKentOutfit loose-fitting common clothes that don't emphasize his body build.build]].
18th May '17 4:43:22 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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-> A big one in the "Superman: Grounded" Story arc. When he is consoling a suicidal woman he telles her:

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-> * A big one in the "Superman: Grounded" Story arc. When he is consoling a suicidal woman he telles her:



* This statement could both reference people in general or it could also be a refernece to himself as by saving him and sending him to earth, his parents gave earth it's greatest champion.

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* ** This statement could both reference people in general or it could also be a refernece to himself as by saving him and sending him to earth, his parents gave earth it's greatest champion.
11th May '17 6:36:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** For a real life example, consider that there are famous people who do look a bit like each other: Creator/KeiraKnightly and Natalie Portman for instance (Knightly played Portman's double in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' specifically for this reason). "Hey, Clark Kent sorta looks like Superman... bet he gets hassled by it all the time" is probably a realistic response for most people. The other common argument is to point out that someone, especially writers, can be famous and still not be well-known faces. Stephen King can probably be safely anonymous much of the time.

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*** For a real life example, consider that there are famous people who do look a bit like each other: Creator/KeiraKnightly Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman Creator/NataliePortman for instance (Knightly played Portman's double in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' specifically for this reason). "Hey, Clark Kent sorta looks like Superman... bet he gets hassled by it all the time" is probably a realistic response for most people. The other common argument is to point out that someone, especially writers, can be famous and still not be well-known faces. Stephen King can probably be safely anonymous much of the time.
11th May '17 6:35:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** For a real life example, consider that there are famous people who do look a bit like each other: Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman for instance (Knightly played Portman's double in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' specifically for this reason). "Hey, Clark Kent sorta looks like Superman... bet he gets hassled by it all the time" is probably a realistic response for most people. The other common argument is to point out that someone, especially writers, can be famous and still not be well-known faces. Stephen King can probably be safely anonymous much of the time.

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*** For a real life example, consider that there are famous people who do look a bit like each other: Keira Knightly Creator/KeiraKnightly and Natalie Portman for instance (Knightly played Portman's double in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' specifically for this reason). "Hey, Clark Kent sorta looks like Superman... bet he gets hassled by it all the time" is probably a realistic response for most people. The other common argument is to point out that someone, especially writers, can be famous and still not be well-known faces. Stephen King can probably be safely anonymous much of the time.
26th Apr '17 12:58:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** For a real life example, consider that there are famous people who do look a bit like each other: Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman for instance (Knightly played Portman's double in ''ThePhantomMenace'' specifically for this reason). "Hey, Clark Kent sorta looks like Superman... bet he gets hassled by it all the time" is probably a realistic response for most people. The other common argument is to point out that someone, especially writers, can be famous and still not be well-known faces. Stephen King can probably be safely anonymous much of the time.

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*** For a real life example, consider that there are famous people who do look a bit like each other: Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman for instance (Knightly played Portman's double in ''ThePhantomMenace'' ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' specifically for this reason). "Hey, Clark Kent sorta looks like Superman... bet he gets hassled by it all the time" is probably a realistic response for most people. The other common argument is to point out that someone, especially writers, can be famous and still not be well-known faces. Stephen King can probably be safely anonymous much of the time.
15th Apr '17 11:50:56 AM yugi195
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*** Although that doesn't really work with Kandor around.
8th Apr '17 10:02:21 PM JAG01
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*** Another point is the difference in how Clark's wardrobe fits him. Superman's outfit is form-fitting, and so his physique is well-defined when he's in-costume. As Clark Kent, he typically wears loose-fitting common clothes that don't emphasize his body build.
5th Mar '17 10:23:50 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** The entire idea of the supposed unrealism of ClarkKenting is exaggerated in the first place, based entirely on weak jokes that are vastly overplayed and were never funny to begin with. Consider it a bit of RealLife Fridge Brilliance if you must although it's more like common sense, but think about it: if you saw a guy who was the spitting image of Arnold Schwarzeneggar behind the counter at a Starbucks, only he has that green apron around him and he's wearing glasses, would you go, "AHA!! So Arnold Schwarzenegger is really a guy who makes coffee at a Starbucks in Bristol, Tennessee! I can't BELIEVE you thought you had us fooled! What do you take us for??!!" Or would you say, "Hey, has anyone ever told you that you look like just Arnold Schwarzenegger? Nah, you probably get that all the time, I'm sorry." The only unrealistic thing is how seldom people seem to mention these fictional characters' resemblance to their alter egos, but that is to some degree [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by it being a bit of LampshadeHanging that would get old very easily, appearing to be nothing more than an [[OverlyLongGag overly long]] RunningGag.

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*** The entire idea of the supposed unrealism of ClarkKenting is exaggerated in the first place, based entirely on weak jokes that are vastly overplayed and were never funny to begin with. Consider it a bit of RealLife Fridge Brilliance if you must although it's more like common sense, but think about it: if you saw a guy who was the spitting image of Arnold Schwarzeneggar Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger behind the counter at a Starbucks, only he has that green apron around him and he's wearing glasses, would you go, "AHA!! So Arnold Schwarzenegger is really a guy who makes coffee at a Starbucks in Bristol, Tennessee! I can't BELIEVE you thought you had us fooled! What do you take us for??!!" Or would you say, "Hey, has anyone ever told you that you look like just Arnold Schwarzenegger? Nah, you probably get that all the time, I'm sorry." The only unrealistic thing is how seldom people seem to mention these fictional characters' resemblance to their alter egos, but that is to some degree [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by it being a bit of LampshadeHanging that would get old very easily, appearing to be nothing more than an [[OverlyLongGag overly long]] RunningGag.
2nd Feb '17 5:00:58 PM ThallianGold
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* Every time Superman misses with his heat vision, it means he failed to look at the target.
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