History Fridge / Superman

21st Oct '16 10:50:48 AM Tron80
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!!!Fridge Logic
* How the hell is Superman vulnerable to his own planet?
** We are also vulnerable to portions of our own planet that are radioactive.
*** Between ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' and ''The Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', it was established that part of the process of Krypton going [[EarthShatteringKaboom BOOM]] was internal chemo-nuclear reactions resulting in the formation of Kryptonite. The natives called it the Green Plague. The Comicbook/{{New 52}}'s take on it has yet to be revealed.
** Kryptonite has been subject to so much FridgeLogic over the years (like how you can just about buy it on any street corner on Earth by now, etc..) that it's best to mutter [[BellisariosMaxim Bellisario's Maxim]] and move on...
** Symbolism-He's an immigrant to America, kryptonite is the old country.
** [[DependingOnTheWriter Sometimes]] (most notably, its first ComicBook/PostCrisis appearance), kryptonite very painfully drains the solar energy from Superman's cells, hence why it weakens him as well as hurts him, and also why it glows. Of course, how this works opens up a whole new can of FridgeLogic.
2nd Jul '16 5:08:41 PM SirSapphire
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**** Except she's using a ''revolver'' and blanks don't look like normal bullets. He should easily be able to see the difference by looking at the chambers, hell, you can see for yourself the damn thing isn't loaded if you watch carefully.
25th Dec '15 7:54:43 PM nombretomado
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* Superboy-Prime was revealed being magic-proof in ''InfiniteCrisis'', with no explanation why. But when you think about it, there's a good explanation: he's the last Superman from the ''SilverAge'', when Superman's power set included ''NewPowersAsThePlotDemands''. ''Of course'' he'd reveal or spontaneously develop a new power at exactly the moment he needs to, ''it's one of his powers''.

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* Superboy-Prime was revealed being magic-proof in ''InfiniteCrisis'', with no explanation why. But when you think about it, there's a good explanation: he's the last Superman from the ''SilverAge'', UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, when Superman's power set included ''NewPowersAsThePlotDemands''. ''Of course'' he'd reveal or spontaneously develop a new power at exactly the moment he needs to, ''it's one of his powers''.
4th Oct '15 2:35:41 PM StFan
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* The first three Film/{{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', reporter ComicBook/LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''Film/SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.

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* The first three Film/{{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', reporter ComicBook/LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''Film/SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}.ComicBook/LanaLang. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.
6th Jul '15 11:35:20 AM nombretomado
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* The first three Film/{{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', reporter LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''Film/SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.

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* The first three Film/{{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', reporter LoisLane ComicBook/LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''Film/SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.
5th Jul '15 10:30:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first three {{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''SupermanTheMovie'', reporter LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.

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* The first three {{Superman}} Film/{{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''SupermanTheMovie'', ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', reporter LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''SupermanII'', ''Film/SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.
11th Feb '15 5:48:24 PM markband
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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 *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 Feb '15 5:46:20 PM markband
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* A big one in the "Superman: Grounded" Story arc. When he is consoling a suicidal woman he telles her:
--> "You're right when you say we all come out of high school thinking we're going to save the world. And sometimes we do. And sometimes ó sometimes we don't. So you don't think about saving the world. You think about saving just one person. Because sometimes, that's enough. All I know is that we have to try."
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.
7th Feb '15 1:57:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first three {{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''SupermanTheMovie'', reporter LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.

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* The first three {{Superman}} films comprise a single narrative {{arc}} that explores the theme of the Superman/Clark Kent duality through the characterís romantic relationships. In ''SupermanTheMovie'', reporter LoisLane develops a crush on Superman, but otherwise looks down her nose at Clark Kent. In ''SupermanII'', Lois learns that Superman and Clark is the same person. She becomes his lover, but before their relationship can be consummated, Superman is required to renounce his powers. This means that Lois ends up being stuck with Clark, even though her true feelings were for Superman. This puts a great deal of strain on their relationship, as is evidenced by Loisí dismay when Clark is brutally beaten by a bully. Realizing that the relationship is unfeasible, Superman (after regaining his powers) erases Loisís memories of their relationship and moves on. In ''SupermanIII'', ''Film/SupermanIII'', Clark reconnects with his school friend {{Lana Lang}}. Unlike Lois, Lana seems to genuinely like Clark for who he is, respecting him for his honesty and gentleness. She does not seem to be particularly impressed by the idea of Superman, although her young son is a big fan. Indeed, Lana seems to intuit that Clark and Superman is the same person, but seems to go along with the pretense for the sake of her son. When Superman is exposed to the synthetic kryptonite created by Gus Gorman, it results in a change of behavior, which reveals that the Superman persona is his weaker half. Superman visits Lanaís house as a special treat for her son, but seems to spend most of his time hitting on Lana. He also drinks, destroys public property and engages in other petty anti-social behaviors. This behavior continues until Clark Kent extracts himself as a separate person and kills his Superman half, proving himself the stronger. In this sense, the struggle between Clark and Superman, which has persisted through the three films, is resolved with Clark becoming the ascendant persona.
28th Dec '14 5:34:42 PM MarchVee
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*** Pointed out in the novel ''LastSonOfKrypton'' when Clark is promoted to on-air talent on WGBS and the news anchor. He is described as "inoffensively handsome," the kind of person who you probably wouldn't mind being around, yet forget about soon after leaving him.

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*** Pointed out in the novel ''LastSonOfKrypton'' ''Literature/LastSonOfKrypton'' when Clark is promoted to on-air talent on WGBS and the news anchor. He is described as "inoffensively handsome," the kind of person who you probably wouldn't mind being around, yet forget about soon after leaving him.
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