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MugenKagemaru
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01:27:16 AM Apr 9th 2012
edited by MugenKagemaru
Why was the caption for the pic changed? The old one made better sense, but in case there's something about the current one that makes it fit better, I'm not gonna change it back until it's confirmed as just a random edit.

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gibberingtroper
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03:25:33 AM Sep 5th 2011
Deleted the following:
  • In the 1940s Superman radio program, Supes' voice actor Bud Collyer was going on vacation and The Powers That Be needed a way to cover the lead actor's absence, so they came up with an idea: what if there were these strange green rocks that could make Superman sick? This allowed the groans of the ailing hero to be portrayed by someone else. Kryptonite became a Canon Immigrant some years down the line.

This trope is about in story explanations that justify real life casting changes for the same character. In the radio show, when Superman was sick from Kryptonite, another voice actor came in and played Batman making this at most a Suspiciously Similar Substitute.
gibberingtroper
03:26:42 AM Sep 5th 2011
And by the way, Siegel had already put forth a similar idea called K-metal, so the radio show kind of co-invented Kryptonite.
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