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* In Supermen of America #5, an Alien comes to Earth searching for what the meaning of perfection is. When it gets to Clark, what does it see? [[https://i.imgur.com/itknyYW.jpg Clark's idea of perfection is just hanging out on the Kent farm with his Pa.]]

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* A really [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming heartwarming]] moment in Superman: The Man of Steel #101 during the Critical Condition story arc where Superman was poisoned with Kryptonite and is slowly dying from it. At some point previously, Lois had gone missing and Superman [[TheDeterminator despite being severely weakened and in pain]] does everything he can to find her. After he tries to infiltrate Lexcorp and is almost killed by Luthor's defences and agents, be barely managed to escape and plummet out of Lexcorp tower to the ground bellow. After falling and dazed from the impact, he looks up and sees Batman who had been notified about his situation. [[AFriendInNeed Bruce helps Clark get out of the streets and vows to help Clark stating that they will find Lois.]]

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* A really [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming heartwarming]] moment SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} in Superman: The Man of Steel #101 during the Critical Condition story arc where Superman was poisoned with Kryptonite and is slowly dying from it. At some point previously, Lois had gone missing and Superman [[TheDeterminator despite being severely weakened and in pain]] does everything he can to find her. After he tries to infiltrate Lexcorp and is almost killed by Luthor's defences and agents, be barely managed to escape and plummet out of Lexcorp tower to the ground bellow. After falling and dazed from the impact, he looks up and sees Batman who had been notified about his situation. [[AFriendInNeed Bruce helps Clark get out of the streets and vows to help Clark stating that they will find Lois.]]


* In ''Action Comics'' #555-''ComicBook/Supergirl1982'' #20, Superman throws a surprise party to celebrate Kara's arrival's anniversay. The scene is poignant, all the more since Supergirl would get killed off two years later.

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* In ''Action Comics'' #555-''ComicBook/Supergirl1982'' #20, Superman throws a surprise party to celebrate Kara's arrival's anniversay.anniversary. The scene is poignant, all the more since Supergirl would get killed off two years later.



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-->'''Superman''': Green Arrow once asked me in a private conversation if my life was hell. “Hell?” I asked. “Actual Hell! Because you can never turn off your super-hearing. You can't not see the madness of the world with your super-vision. You can't stop seeing and hearing all the horrors of the world." First of all...yes, I can. I can turn it off anytime I want. I don't. I never have and I never will. But I can. We all can. I could leave the planet and never come back, and yes some days it does feel like madness. The screams for help never stop. The hate never stops. Oh and the ignorance sometimes never stops and it just breaks my heart. But what a lot of people don't get to see or hear is what I get to see or hear...what happens after the scream,People help. People reach out. More times than not, a scream--and someone nearby helps before I can even lift a finger. People do their jobs. It's stunning to see. Beautiful, really. The police, firemen, EMTs, politicians, even. Nothing is perfect, and it never will be, but...the world works."





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* In the new Superman ongoing series written by Brian Micheal Bendis. Issue # 2 has Superman thinking about a time when Green Arrow asked him if having super hearing is hell as he can hear the screams for help of billions of people everyday and can’t shut it out. Superman reveals that yes he can shut off his super hearing anytime he wants but chooses not too and says he never will why? Because that same sentence that while he confirms that he can constantly hear the ignorance, hatred, and cruelty of humanity on a daily basis along with the daily cries out for help. He also can hear what comes after those screams: people go out and help a lot of times before he can even show up whether it be fire fighters, police, EMTs and etc. People do help and while he points out that it doesn’t happen all the time it happens enough. Goes to show for just how much people look up to Superman he looks up to the compassion and the ability to do the right thing when it counts of humanity.


* In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} days, the rare occasions when [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] would get a PetTheDog moment, and Superman would smile and Lex would look embarrassed, and you'd realize that [[UsedToBeASweetKid the nice kid Lex used to be and Clark's old friend]] [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight is still in there somewhere,]] and that Supes has never given up hope for his old friend's redemption. These often double as [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers,]] since in the [[StatusQuoIsGod long run,]] they usually wind up as [[IgnoredEpiphany Ignored Epiphanies]] and [[StatusQuoIsGod he stays a villain.]]

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* In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} days, the rare occasions when [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] would get a PetTheDog moment, and Superman would smile and Lex would look embarrassed, and you'd realize that [[UsedToBeASweetKid the nice kid Lex used to be and Clark's old friend]] [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight is still in there somewhere,]] and that Supes has never given up hope for his old friend's redemption. These often double as [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers,]] since in the [[StatusQuoIsGod long run,]] they usually wind up as [[IgnoredEpiphany Ignored Epiphanies]] and [[StatusQuoIsGod he stays a villain.]]]] Note that these start in the Silver Age and continue into the Bronze.



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** Action Comics #1000. After being lambasted and the butt end of every joke from here to the sun, Superman finally gets his famous red trunks and gold belt back. But this isn't done with the intention of trying to undo all the changes that have gone in the last 7 years. Rather, Superman has both returned to his roots, but still keeps with the changing times, symbolized by the cuff links on his wrists that were holdovers from his last suit in Rebirth. And the promise that Jon and Lois remaining by his side was a PERMANENT fixture.


** Several more heartwarming moments that also overlap with funny. The first being when Batman confronts a bar full of scary bikers to find out information on several other missing people that dissapeared along with Lois. After starting to square up and teach the bikers not to mess with [[MemeticMutation The Goddamed Batman]], Superman walks in begging everybody to stop and just help them find the missing poeple while struggling to hold himself in the doorway. What happens next isn't shown but the conversation in the Batmobile give you a pretty good idea.

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** Several more heartwarming moments that also overlap with funny. The first being when Batman confronts a bar full of scary bikers to find out information on several other missing people that dissapeared along with Lois. After starting to square up and teach the bikers not to mess with [[MemeticMutation The Goddamed Batman]], Superman walks in begging everybody to stop and just help them find the missing poeple while struggling to hold himself in the doorway. What happens next isn't shown but the conversation in the Batmobile give gives you a pretty good idea.



'''Batman:''' They're never afraid of [[AllLovingHero you]] are they? [[SicklyGreenGlow Glowing Green. Seeping radiation.]] [[PhysicalGod You could break this planet in two]]..And yet when they see you hold yourself up in a doorway...[[TheGoodSamaritan They trip over each other to help you.]]\\

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'''Batman:''' They're never afraid of [[AllLovingHero you]] are they? [[SicklyGreenGlow Glowing Green. Seeping radiation.]] [[PhysicalGod You could break this planet in two]]..And yet when they see you hold yourself up in a doorway...[[TheGoodSamaritan [[GoodSamaritan They trip over each other to help you.]]\\


'''Batman:''' They're never afraid of [[AllLovingHero you]] are they? [[SicklyGreenGlow Glowing Green. Seeping radiation.]] [[PhysicalGod You could break this planet in two..And yet when they see you hold yourself up in a doorway...[[TheGoodSamaritan They trip over each other to help you.]]\\

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'''Batman:''' They're never afraid of [[AllLovingHero you]] are they? [[SicklyGreenGlow Glowing Green. Seeping radiation.]] [[PhysicalGod You could break this planet in two..two]]..And yet when they see you hold yourself up in a doorway...[[TheGoodSamaritan They trip over each other to help you.]]\\


'''Batman:''' He's much lighter than I thought he's be. He's helping, I know..Using what little power he has left to shift his mass...But he's so light and frail. A misstep will break him in two..Break that heart of his in two...10:13PM...and for no apparent reason..I suddenly miss [[ParentalSubstitute Alfred]]...[[JerkassFacade Damn]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold you Clark.]]


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'''Batman:''' -->'''Batman:''' He's much lighter than I thought he's be. He's helping, I know..Using what little power he has left to shift his mass...But he's so light and frail. A misstep will break him in two..Break that heart of his in two...10:13PM...and for no apparent reason..I suddenly miss [[ParentalSubstitute Alfred]]...[[JerkassFacade Damn]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold you Clark.]]




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** Several more heartwarming moments that also overlap with funny. The first being when Batman confronts a bar full of scary bikers to find out information on several other missing people that dissapeared along with Lois. After starting to square up and teach the bikers not to mess with [[MemeticMutation The Goddamed Batman]], Superman walks in begging everybody to stop and just help them find the missing poeple while struggling to hold himself in the doorway. What happens next isn't shown but the conversation in the Batmobile give you a pretty good idea.
-->'''Superman:''' I'm Sorry. I know you told me to wait in the car. I know that could have gone wrong, but...\\
'''Batman:''' They're never afraid of [[AllLovingHero you]] are they? [[SicklyGreenGlow Glowing Green. Seeping radiation.]] [[PhysicalGod You could break this planet in two..And yet when they see you hold yourself up in a doorway...[[TheGoodSamaritan They trip over each other to help you.]]\\
'''Superman:''' You could try asking nicely.
** Later, when they finally close in on the location where the missing people are being kept, Superman is so week that Batman has to carry him up the side of a cliff. Superman has just enough power to make himself lighter so that he's almost weightless and Batman's inner monologue starts heartrendingly though ends a bit funny and definitely heartwarming.
'''Batman:''' He's much lighter than I thought he's be. He's helping, I know..Using what little power he has left to shift his mass...But he's so light and frail. A misstep will break him in two..Break that heart of his in two...10:13PM...and for no apparent reason..I suddenly miss [[ParentalSubstitute Alfred]]...[[JerkassFacade Damn]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold you Clark.]]

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