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Subj: Re: How do Superman's powers work under other stars?
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 07:47:13 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: How do Superman's powers work under other stars?
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 04:06:22 pm EST
> > > > OK, everyone in the world knows that Superman can't get powers under a red star. Everyone also knows that Superman has powers under a yellow star. But what about other color stars? There are blue, white, and orange stars in the universe. How do Superman's powers work under those colored stars? Has this ever been covered in a comic? Is he perhaps more powerful near a blue star, which releases more energy then a yellow star? Just wondering if this has been touched on.
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> > > > I don't know if this makes my question more confusing, but our sun is actually white, not yellow. Take a look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_classification
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> > > > Now the sun looks yellow to me, but if it is actually white, maybe that answers my question.
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> > > I think it was covered in a couple of Pre-1986 comics that depending on how young the star is, the more power (not necessarily more powerS) Superman has.
> > Yes, that was true at one point... Believe that he was able to function at about 50% of nomal under an Orange star, while both White dwarfs/Blue Stars actuslly were able to boost his power levels to a degree..
> > Would be interesting to see current DC take on the cincept of just how Stars affect Supes!
> > Also, are you under the impression that Supes CAN function while exposed to Red Sun energies as long as his solar reserves last, its just that he cannot replenish and use the Red Sun to allow him to remain "super" once his yellow energies is used up?
> As we've seen, Superman can still function under a red sun if he is on a planet like Krypton. But once he's used up the solar energy, the red replaces the yellow. Closer to the red sun, he will lose his powers faster since there is nothing to filter it out. This is all post Crisis.
> > And don't see Red Solar enrgies as useful as blasting him with Green K, since doesn't K weakened/hurt him immediatly, while he needs a large amount of Red Solar exposure to cancel out his body being able to absorb the Sun? he still has powers for awhile being blasted by say Red solar laser, yes?
> As we've seen with Ruin, the red sun energies being bombarded into Superman can hurt. Ruin just chose to use that since he didn't have access to Kryptonite. But you're right, Green Kryptonite can and is more effective since Clark tends to drop. Though these days, it doesn't drop him as quickly. But that could be a writer's perogative (sp). Red sun energy is effective only when Kryptonite isn't available.
In the thread above, Niddle mentioned a Superman Vs. Aliens story. In that story, Superman wasn't near ANY sun at all, and he eventually became powerless. I don't think that kind of thing happened at all pre-1986.
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