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* ScrewTheRulesTheyBrokeThemFirst: Superman and Conduit on the faux Smallville High School football field decide that they would fight each other fairly without each other using their powers. However, when Superman has Conduit pinned in a headlock that he couldn't break out of by his own natural abilities, Conduit uses his Kryptonite radiation to get Superman off him. Realizing that Conduit wasn't going to play by the rules, Superman follows suit.


* TermsOfEndangerment: Conduit calls Superman "Clarkie" on a number of occasions.

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* TermsOfEndangerment: Conduit calls Superman "Clarkie" on a number of occasions.occasions and calls Jimmy (who he kidnaps and nearly murders in an attempt to hurt Superman [=/=] Clark) "Red".


* PortalCut: Superman in dealing with Warp causes the foe's body to be separated in half by stranding each half by the two teleportation portals he uses. His parents when seeing this fearing this might happen if Warp turns his teleportation power off.

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* PortalCut: Superman in dealing with Warp causes the foe's body to be separated in half by stranding each half by the two teleportation portals he uses. His parents when seeing this fearing fear this might happen if Warp turns his teleportation power off.

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* PortalCut: Superman in dealing with Warp causes the foe's body to be separated in half by stranding each half by the two teleportation portals he uses. His parents when seeing this fearing this might happen if Warp turns his teleportation power off.

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* OffWithHisHead: Superman's fight with Metallo in this story arc ends with him kicking the robot's head off his new body, since Metallo was now equipped with a geo-magnet that prevented Superman from doing any damage to him. To overcome that, Superman caught Metallo as the robot was making a leap towards him and prevented him from touching any ground while he was being held up by the Man of Steel.


* IJustWantToBeNormal: When Lois expresses shock at the intensity of Superman's anger towards Conduit, he explains the importance of Clark and the parts of his life where he can't obtain a greater-than-usual advantage because of his powers. (For instance, he wants to have a crack at writing the great American novel.)



* IllChild: He was irradiated by Kryptonite when Clark's shuttle flew over his pregnant mother. His frequent bouts of poor health prevented him from excelling to quite the same degree as Clark.

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* IllChild: He Gender Flipped; [[spoiler: Kenny]] was irradiated by Kryptonite when Clark's shuttle flew over his pregnant mother. His frequent bouts of poor health prevented him from excelling to quite the same degree as Clark.


* MechaMooks: Conduit's recreation of Smallville from his high school years is full of robotic recreations of its citizens that are all programmed to idolize their creator Kenny Braverman and to hate Clark Kent/Superman, going so far as to even attack him with built-in weapons. There was also a robotic recreation of Lois Lane that tried to squeeze Superman to death with a hug. The Smallville high school sports stadium is mostly populated with hard-wired clones of Kenny's father, to give Kenny the adulation that his real father would never give him.

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* MechaMooks: Conduit's recreation of Smallville from his high school years is full of robotic recreations of its citizens that are all programmed to idolize their creator Kenny Braverman [[spoiler:Kenny Braverman]] and to hate Clark Kent/Superman, going so far as to even attack him with built-in weapons. There was also a robotic recreation of Lois Lane that tried to squeeze Superman to death with a hug. The Smallville high school sports stadium is mostly populated with hard-wired clones of Kenny's father, Mr. Braverman, to give Kenny his son the adulation that his the real father Mr. Braverman would never give him.

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* MechaMooks: Conduit's recreation of Smallville from his high school years is full of robotic recreations of its citizens that are all programmed to idolize their creator Kenny Braverman and to hate Clark Kent/Superman, going so far as to even attack him with built-in weapons. There was also a robotic recreation of Lois Lane that tried to squeeze Superman to death with a hug. The Smallville high school sports stadium is mostly populated with hard-wired clones of Kenny's father, to give Kenny the adulation that his real father would never give him.


* DeadManSwitch: After [[spoiler: Kenny Braverman]] dies, a mechanism is set off that tries to kill Jimmy Olsen, and if possible, Superman along with him.

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* DeadManSwitch: DeadMansSwitch: After [[spoiler: Kenny Braverman]] dies, a mechanism is set off that tries to kill Jimmy Olsen, and if possible, Superman along with him.



* VideoWill: Conduit leaves a recording for Superman in addition to the DeadManSwitch.

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* VideoWill: Conduit leaves a recording for Superman in addition to the DeadManSwitch.DeadMansSwitch.

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* PercussivePickpocket: Lois Lane steals a policeman's radio phone using this technique when she was on the run in Metropolis, and uses the phone to get in touch with "Terrible" Turpin.

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* TimeTravel: Assumed to be the case when Superman inexplicably appears in the town of Smallville during his high school years...until it is revealed that it was a robotic recreation of Smallville from that time period in the present day.

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* MissedHimByThatMuch: Lois takes a quick stop at a gas station to refill her car while on her search for Superman. Right at that moment, Jonathan and Martha show up nearby while being transported by a Californian resident, still under the belief that Lois died from one of Conduit's bombs, and fail to notice her as she drives off.

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* CharacterNameAlias: While in hiding and working as a lumberjack, Clark goes by the name "[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Wayne]] [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Jordan]]."


* IllGirl: He was irradiated by Kryptonite when Clark's shuttle flew over his pregnant mother. His frequent bouts of poor health prevented him from excelling to quite the same degree as Clark.

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* IllGirl: IllChild: He was irradiated by Kryptonite when Clark's shuttle flew over his pregnant mother. His frequent bouts of poor health prevented him from excelling to quite the same degree as Clark.


'''''The Death of Clark Kent''''' is a ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' storyline released in 1995. It was part of a series of {{Milestone Celebration}}s done at the same time due to these titles hitting issue #100 at the same time; those other titles being ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' (which saw Diana regain her heroic title), ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' (which saw Conner Hawke become the second Green Arrow just in time for Oliver Queen to perish) ''ComicBook/{{Flash}}'' (which introduced the Speed Force) and ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeague Justice League America]]'' (which was part of a multi-part story with ''Guy Gardner: Warrior'') This story also concluded a storyline that was started during the ''Zero Month'' issues of the ''Superman'' comics following ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''.

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'''''The ''The Death of Clark Kent''''' Kent'' is a ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' storyline released in 1995. It was part of a series of {{Milestone Celebration}}s done at the same time due to these titles hitting issue #100 at the same time; those other titles being ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' (which saw Diana regain her heroic title), ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' (which saw Conner Hawke become the second Green Arrow just in time for Oliver Queen to perish) ''ComicBook/{{Flash}}'' (which introduced the Speed Force) and ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeague Justice League America]]'' (which was part of a multi-part story with ''Guy Gardner: Warrior'') This story also concluded a storyline that was started during the ''Zero Month'' issues of the ''Superman'' comics following ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''.

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