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* FadeToWhite: The final story of the Silver Age reality ends with Superman and Lois Lane holding each other while this happens.


''The Dominus Effect'' is the unofficial name of a story arc in the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic book titles that ran through 1998, the 60th anniversary for the title character, beginning with the one-shot ''Superman Forever'' which closed out the ''Millennium Giants'' story arc. In this story arc, Superman finds himself in four different realities at the same time: the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age period of 1938]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age period of 1968]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age period of 1978]] (also called "Polyesteryear"), and the future age of 2999. In all four realities, Superman meets a young white-haired girl who tries to tell him about what's going on, and soon he finds out that the little girl is actually Kismet, the cosmic entity who is being sought after by another cosmic entity known as Dominus.

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''The Dominus Effect'' is the unofficial name of a story arc in the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic book titles that ran through 1998, the 60th anniversary for the title character, beginning with the one-shot ''Superman Forever'' which closed out the ''Millennium Giants'' story arc.arc as well as the Nineties' version of ''Superman Red/Superman Blue''. In this story arc, Superman finds himself in four different realities at the same time: the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age period of 1938]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age period of 1968]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age period of 1978]] (also called "Polyesteryear"), and the future age of 2999. In all four realities, Superman meets a young white-haired girl who tries to tell him about what's going on, and soon he finds out that the little girl is actually Kismet, the cosmic entity who is being sought after by another cosmic entity known as Dominus.


* WhatIf: Mentioned by Superman in the third Silver Age reality story when he comments on Batman's revelation that they were both adopted brothers raised by the Kents and had previously worked together as the teen superheroes Robin and Superboy, saying that the whole thing sounded like a "what if" scenario.

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* WhatIf: Mentioned by Superman in the third Silver Age reality story when he comments on Batman's revelation that they were both adopted brothers raised by the Kents and had previously worked together as the teen superheroes Robin and Superboy, saying that the whole thing sounded like a "what if" scenario.scenario.
* WifeBasherBasher: Superman in the Golden Age reality dealing with an abusive husband, eventually cowing him until he collapses from fear in Superman's arms.


* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: The alien that was assumed to be Jimmy Olsen who after drinking the alien isotopes was transformed into that form was still wearing Jimmy's clothes.

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* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: The alien that was assumed to be Jimmy Olsen who after drinking the alien isotopes was transformed into that form was still wearing Jimmy's clothes. In reality, Jimmy was transported out of his clothes and put into a storage room naked while a real alien wore Jimmy's clothes.

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* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: The alien that was assumed to be Jimmy Olsen who after drinking the alien isotopes was transformed into that form was still wearing Jimmy's clothes.

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* {{Retcon}}: Waverider and Matthew Ryder of the Linear Men appear in this story arc as separate characters again, since in ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' Waverider became fused with Monarch to become Extant and Matthew Ryder became the new Waverider to take up the mantle.

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* LivingStatue: Superman is referred to by the Jews in Europe as "the golem", a statue from Jewish legend that was given life by the Word of God.


* ''Adventures of Superman'' #558-561 (#558-560 feature the Silve Age reality)

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* ''Adventures of Superman'' #558-561 (#558-560 feature the Silve Silver Age reality)


* ''Adventures of Superman'' #558-561
* ''Action Comics'' vol. 1 #745-748
* ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #80-83
* ''Superman'' vol. 2 #136-139

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* ''Adventures of Superman'' #558-561
#558-561 (#558-560 feature the Silve Age reality)
* ''Action Comics'' vol. 1 #745-748
#745-748 (#745-747 feature the Bronze Age reality)
* ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #80-83
#80-83 (#80-82 feature the Golden Age reality)
* ''Superman'' vol. 2 #136-139#136-139 (#136-138 feature the Future Age reality)

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Kismet appears in all four realities as a young white-haired girl who tries to tell Superman that everything in those realities are wrong. Later on, when Superman is back to being his singular self in modern day Metropolis, he sees a similar white-haired girl running out of a restaurant into a back alley and assumes that it was Kismet, only to find out that it was actually a runaway human girl named Kimberly whose father had kidnapped her from her mother in order to gain custody of her.

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* TheToothHurts: Jimmy Olsen in the third Silver Age reality story hurts his teeth when he accidentally bites into a small chunk of Red Kryptonite that he found inside a Cracker-Jack box.

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* TimeStandsStill: Waverider causes time to stand still in modern day Metropolis so that he could talk privately to Superman about the goings-on regarding Dominus altering reality. This time Superman takes advantage of this and positions himself before time resumes its course so that he could rescue some construction men who were falling from a building that was collapsing.

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The comic issues that were part of this story arc are:
* ''Superman Forever'' #1
* ''Adventures of Superman'' #558-561
* ''Action Comics'' vol. 1 #745-748
* ''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #80-83
* ''Superman'' vol. 2 #136-139


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!!This story arc provies provides examples of:


* MassSuperEmpoweringEvent: In the second Silver Age reality story, it was believed that a passing comet that Superman destroyed gave everybody on Earth Kryptonian-like superpowers -- all except for Dan Turpin, who continues on as the only normal person among them. As it turns out, though, the superpowers were all given by Mxyzptlk, who upon his disappearance back into the Fifth Dimensions restores everybody to normal.

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* MassSuperEmpoweringEvent: In the second Silver Age reality story, it was believed that a passing comet that Superman destroyed gave everybody on Earth Kryptonian-like superpowers -- all except for Dan Turpin, who continues on as the only normal person among them. As it turns out, though, the superpowers were all given by Mxyzptlk, who upon his disappearance back into the Fifth Dimensions Dimension restores everybody to normal.



* WhatIf: Mentioned by Superman in the third Silver Age reality story when he comments on Batman's revelation that they were both adopted brothers raised by the Kents and had previously worked together as the teen superheroes Robin and Superboy, that the whole thing sounded like a "what if" scenario.

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* WhatIf: Mentioned by Superman in the third Silver Age reality story when he comments on Batman's revelation that they were both adopted brothers raised by the Kents and had previously worked together as the teen superheroes Robin and Superboy, saying that the whole thing sounded like a "what if" scenario.

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