History YMMV / Superman

9th May '17 4:22:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Who's the best Superman? Creator/ChristopherReeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Tom Welling? Henry Cavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.

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** Who's the best Superman? Creator/ChristopherReeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Tom Welling? Henry Cavill? Creator/HenryCavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.
8th May '17 11:04:01 AM Mullon
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** Back in the day it use to be Superman versus ComicBook/{{Shazam}} fans. Nowadays the fighting has lightened up, and while Shazam's popularity has gone down he's still acknowledged as one of the few characters that can take Superman in a fight.


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* {{Fanon}}: Some fans believe that Perry White is Superman's SecretSecretKeeper because he's too good of a journalist not to have figured out who Superman is by now, but doesn't say anything because he wouldn't want Superman compromised.
2nd May '17 8:59:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DamselScrappy: This is the characteristic once strongly associated with Lois Lane. Ironically, it can be argued that Lois' role as a DamselInDistress was far more important to the Franchise/{{Superman}} plot than her role as a love interest, DependingOnTheWriter. In the 1940's, she did need to be rescued a lot (usually while pursuing a news story), but was fairly intelligent and could sometimes get herself out of scrapes by kicking ass and taking names. Once the 50's, 60's and early 70's came around though... Yeesh. She was an empty headed twerp who was constantly putting herself in danger for no reason, and whose sole goal in life was to trick Superman into marrying her. She took TooDumbToLive to uncharted levels. In recent comics and other media she's a much more well rounded and developed character, who is extremely competent and able to take care of herself. She still needs to be rescued sometimes, and the trope may pop up occasionally, but for the most part she's a very independent, intrepid and intelligent reporter who just needs a little help against super powered aggressors from time to time.

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* DamselScrappy: This is the characteristic once strongly associated with Lois Lane. Ironically, it can be argued that Lois' role as a DamselInDistress was far more important to the Franchise/{{Superman}} plot than her role as a love interest, DependingOnTheWriter. In the 1940's, she did need to be rescued a lot (usually while pursuing a news story), but was fairly intelligent and could sometimes [[DamselOutOfDistress get herself out of scrapes by kicking ass and taking names.names]]. Once the 50's, 60's and early 70's came around though... Yeesh. She was an empty headed twerp who was constantly putting herself in danger for no reason, and whose sole goal in life was to trick Superman into marrying her. She took TooDumbToLive to uncharted levels. In recent comics and other media she's a much more well rounded and developed character, who is extremely competent and able to take care of herself. She still needs to be rescued sometimes, and the trope may pop up occasionally, but for the most part she's a very independent, intrepid and intelligent reporter who just needs a little help against super powered aggressors from time to time.
26th Apr '17 1:37:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Who's the best Superman? Christopher Reeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Tom Welling? Henry Cavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.

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** Who's the best Superman? Christopher Reeve? Creator/ChristopherReeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Tom Welling? Henry Cavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.
12th Apr '17 9:53:11 AM RaygunJustice
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** In Superman #1 (1939), Superman investigates the murder of a man named [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Jack Kennedy]]. Even though this was printed in the 1939, it is eerie how the comic predicted the murder of a president by gun. Worse, the murderer happened to be a blonde like UsefulNotes/MarilynMonroe, who has often been tied up in JFK conspiracies
7th Apr '17 5:14:55 PM reppuzan
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* FanNickname: Superman has earned the moniker "Super-Dad" from fans in ''ComicBook/{{DC Rebirth}}'' for his warm and loving relationship with his son and being a generally great father and husband while still going on hair-raising adventures.
18th Feb '17 6:10:29 PM HelloLamppost
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* ShippingBedDeath: ''Inverted''. Clark[=/=]Lois is far and away ''the'' most popular couple in the comic book medium. By the 80's, fans were tired of the [=Clark/Lois/Superman=] triangle and just wanted Clark and Lois to be in an actual relationship. They were HappilyMarried until the ''New 52''. And as of "Rebirth," they're back together.

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* ShippingBedDeath: ''Inverted''. Clark[=/=]Lois is far and away ''the'' most popular couple in the comic book medium. By the 80's, fans were tired of the [=Clark/Lois/Superman=] triangle and just wanted Clark and Lois to be in an actual relationship. They were HappilyMarried until the ''New 52''. And as of "Rebirth," ''Rebirth,'' they're back together.
18th Feb '17 6:03:27 PM HelloLamppost
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* ShippingBedDeath: ''Inverted''. Clark[=/=]Lois is far and away ''the'' most popular couple in the comic book medium. By the 80's, fans were tired of the [=Clark/Lois/Superman=] triangle and just wanted Clark and Lois to be in an actual relationship. They were HappilyMarried until the ''New 52''.

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* ShippingBedDeath: ''Inverted''. Clark[=/=]Lois is far and away ''the'' most popular couple in the comic book medium. By the 80's, fans were tired of the [=Clark/Lois/Superman=] triangle and just wanted Clark and Lois to be in an actual relationship. They were HappilyMarried until the ''New 52''. And as of "Rebirth," they're back together.
9th Feb '17 8:36:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** ComicBook/LexLuthor: Pure evil? A hero striving to show the human race that it has some worth when set against the impossible, unreachable ideal that is Superman, rejecting no act that would prove his point as worth it to the greater good? A tragic figure who's actions are ruled by obsession based in deep insecurities unearthed by Superman's mere presence? A titan of industry and politics driven mad by a world that truly can't appreciate his genius nor see the threat Superman poses? A petty dick who'll stoop to any level of crime, including stealing forty cakes, which is as many as four tens AndThatsTerrible?

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** ComicBook/LexLuthor: Pure evil? A hero striving to show the human race that it has some worth when set against the impossible, unreachable ideal that is Superman, rejecting no act that would prove his point as worth it to the greater good? A tragic figure who's whose actions are ruled by obsession based in deep insecurities unearthed by Superman's mere presence? A titan of industry and politics driven mad by a world that truly can't appreciate his genius nor see the threat Superman poses? A [[EvilIsPetty petty dick dick]] who'll stoop to any level of crime, including stealing forty cakes, which is as many as four tens AndThatsTerrible?
26th Nov '16 2:32:42 AM Tron80
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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: Superman has inspired a ''lot'' of great music over the years. The original march in the Kirk Alyn serials count as this trope, as does the more famous John Williams theme from the Christopher Reeve movies. The song "Save Me" by Remy Zero ended up getting immortalized and remembered as this trope after it was chosen to be the theme song for Series/{{Smallville}}. And perhaps the most famous use of this trope as applied to Superman is 3 Doors Down's career-making rock single "Kryptonite."
** Either that or Five for Fighting's "Superman".
** Or Daughtry's "Waiting for Superman".
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