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* FandomEnragingMisconception: Automatically labeling Superman a BoringInvincibleHero because of his powers is enough to get fans of the character riled up.


* FandomSpecificPlot: Instead of going to DC Comics Earth, Superman lands on [insert literally anywhere]. ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' (where Superman lands in Soviet Russia) and Superman: The Dark Side (where Superman lands on Apokolips and becomes a loyal servant of... [[OhCrap oh]] [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} crap]]), are only two of many tales- and those are Elseworlds! In the 1970s, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' did [[https://vimeo.com/30954731 a parody version]] in which Superman is raised in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and grows up to fight for "untruth, injustice, and the Nazi way."

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* FandomSpecificPlot: Instead of going to DC Comics Earth, Superman lands on [insert literally anywhere]. ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' (where Superman lands in Soviet Russia) and Superman: The Dark Side (where Superman lands on Apokolips and becomes a loyal servant of... [[OhCrap oh]] [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} crap]]), are only two of many tales- and those are Elseworlds! In the 1970s, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' did [[https://vimeo.com/30954731 a parody version]] in which Superman is raised in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and grows up to fight for "untruth, injustice, and the Nazi way.""[[note]]which itself becomes HilariousInHindsight when ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' introduced Overman, who ''was basically'' Superman raised by Nazis, but wasn't that evil[[/note]]


* BoringInvincibleHero: One of the most common complaints leveled by detractors is that he's so powerful that any enemy is a VillainousUnderdog, the enemies that are exceptions are usually GenericDoomsdayVillain. Many supporters will counter that there are many superhero stories that are interesting for reasons other than the fight scenes, chiefly the supporting cast, the humor, and the style of writing.


** The red trunks. For some they represent everything great about classic Superman, being old-fashioned, goofy, and withstand any cynical attempts to make him 'update' for modern times. For others, they represent everything wrong with Superman, being old-fashioned, goofy, and refusing to modernise and get with the times. DC comics' Reddit page has, since Bendis' run brought them back, being constantly hit with both 'WTF did they bring the trunks back for' posts filled with comments defending the trunks, and 'I'm glad the trunks are back' posts filled with comments decrying the trunks look.

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** The red trunks. For some they represent everything great about classic Superman, being old-fashioned, goofy, and withstand any cynical attempts to make him 'update' for modern times. For others, they represent everything wrong with Superman, being old-fashioned, goofy, and refusing to modernise and get with the times. DC comics' Reddit page has, since Bendis' run brought them back, being constantly hit with both 'WTF did they bring the trunks back for' posts filled with comments defending the trunks, and 'I'm glad the trunks are back' posts filled with comments decrying the trunks look.


** Both the Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis versions of the villainous Ultraman. The Pre-Crisis version wore a blue bodystocking with huge spiked shoulderpads, and the Post-Crisis version is wearing pajamas with weird circular bubbles on the belly. The ''New 52'' versions avoids this by wearing an outfit almost identical to Supermna's.

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** Both the Pre-Crisis and Post-Crisis versions of the villainous Ultraman. The Pre-Crisis version wore a blue bodystocking with huge spiked shoulderpads, and the Post-Crisis version is wearing pajamas with weird circular bubbles on the belly. The ''New 52'' versions avoids this by wearing an outfit almost identical to Supermna's.Superman's.


** The "New 52" version has its detractors, mainly due to a relatively radical costume redesign and a perceived attempt to make Superman DarkerAndEdgier. During that time, Superman suffered from inconsistent characterization because every writer was more interested in portraying their own interpretation of Superman rather than delivering a single, more cohesive narrative, the dissolution of his marriage with Lois Lane, his divisive relationship with Wonder Woman and his lack of meaningful connections to his fellow superheroes. This problems only grew worse with...

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** The "New 52" version has its detractors, mainly due to a relatively radical costume redesign and a perceived attempt to make Superman DarkerAndEdgier. During that time, Superman suffered from inconsistent characterization because every writer was more interested in portraying their own interpretation of Superman rather than delivering a single, more cohesive narrative, the dissolution of his marriage with Lois Lane, his divisive relationship with Wonder Woman and his lack of meaningful connections to his fellow superheroes. This These problems only grew worse with...


* MemeticLoser: As seen in the tropes above, Superman himself is often or occasionally the target to almost every ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fans, as they claim that Goku is more stronger than the Man of Steel.


* MemeticLoser: Sometimes, Superman himself is often or occasionally the target to almost every ''[[Manga/DragonBall]]'' fans, as they claim that Goku is more stronger than the Man of Steel.

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* MemeticLoser: Sometimes, As seen in the tropes above, Superman himself is often or occasionally the target to almost every ''[[Manga/DragonBall]]'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fans, as they claim that Goku is more stronger than the Man of Steel.

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* MemeticLoser: Sometimes, Superman himself is often or occasionally the target to almost every ''[[Manga/DragonBall]]'' fans, as they claim that Goku is more stronger than the Man of Steel.


** The second Post-Crisis Zod swore revenge on Superman when the Brainiac 13-created Krypton was disappearing. But nothing ever came of it.
** The third Post-Crisis Zod, the dictator of Pokolistan. He could have easily been the Doctor Doom of the DC Universe, but ends up getting killed at the end of the storyline. Another possibility is this Zod could have been the second Post-Crisis Zod from the Brainiac 13-created Krypton that somehow ended up in Pokolistan.

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** The second Post-Crisis Zod swore revenge on Superman when the Brainiac 13-created Krypton was disappearing. But nothing ever came of it. \n It was speculated that Loeb intended him to become...
** The third Post-Crisis Zod, the dictator of Pokolistan. He could have easily been the Doctor Doom of the DC Universe, but ends up getting killed at the end of the storyline. Another possibility is this Zod could have been the second Post-Crisis Zod from the Brainiac 13-created Krypton that somehow ended up in Pokolistan.


** The third Post-Crisis Zod, the dictator of Pokolistan. He could have easily been the Doctor Doom of the DC Universe, but ends up getting killed at the end of the storyline. Another possibility is this Zod could have been the second Post-Crisis Zod from the ersatz Krypton that somehow ended up in Pokolistan.

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** The third Post-Crisis Zod, the dictator of Pokolistan. He could have easily been the Doctor Doom of the DC Universe, but ends up getting killed at the end of the storyline. Another possibility is this Zod could have been the second Post-Crisis Zod from the ersatz Brainiac 13-created Krypton that somehow ended up in Pokolistan.


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** The fourth Post-Crisis Zod, introduced in ''For Tomorrow''. He was last seen drifting away in the Phantom Zone. This version would have been the true Zod of the DC Universe, before ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'''s CosmicRetcon introduced a new version of Zod.


-->'''Superman''': [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice This is my world.]] ''[[ComicBook/LoisLane You]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming are my world.]]

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-->'''Superman''': [[Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice This is my world.]] ''[[ComicBook/LoisLane You]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments are my world.]]

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*** "Bizarro" is frequently used to refer to things that are completely insane and/or inverted from what one would expect.


* FranchiseOriginalSin: The comics in general have an original sin in that Superman's powers were not only extraordinary but also never really defined. "Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" still leaves a lot of leeway regarding Superman's speed and strength. Not only that, but before The Golden Age of Comic Books was over, extra powers such as super-hearing, flying and x-ray sight were added to Supes' power roster. This led straight into the Silver Age and its penchant for piling up Superman's over-the-top powers such as super-ventriloquism, which in turn ended in power downgrades for Superman whenever reboots occurred. As a result, Superman's level of strength is notorious for fluctuating depending on whether the writers want him to be an upper-mid-tier hero or a nascent deity.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: The comics in general have an original sin in that Superman's powers were not only extraordinary but also never really defined. "Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound!" still leaves a lot of leeway regarding Superman's speed and strength. Not only that, but before The Golden Age of Comic Books was over, extra powers such as super-hearing, flying and x-ray sight were added to Supes' power roster. This led straight into the Silver Age and its penchant for piling up Superman's over-the-top powers such as super-ventriloquism, which in turn ended in power downgrades for Superman whenever reboots occurred. As a result, Superman's level of strength is notorious for fluctuating depending on whether the writers want him to be an upper-mid-tier hero or a nascent deity.

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