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Niddle

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David Thornton

Subj: Re: How powerful is ALL-OUT-TO KILL,NO-HOLDING BACK Superman?
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 12:37:20 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: How powerful is ALL-OUT-TO KILL,NO-HOLDING BACK Superman?
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 09:51:32 am EST

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> Superman didn't cut loose completely against Doomsday -- he only thought he did, as Mongul explained and proved to him at the start of Loeb's run in 1999. Given his insurmountable conscious and unconscious restraints on his power, we probably have never seen Superman cut loose 100%. I doubt anyone but he himself could access that level of power, which, I'm guessing, will always remain unknown.
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Can someone explain this Doomsday stuff further -- I read the original Doomsday story when it came out but was 'out-of-the-Superman-loop', so to speak, by the late '90s, so I haven't heard about this Mongul explanation before.

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> Can someone explain this Doomsday stuff further -- I read the original Doomsday story when it came out but was 'out-of-the-Superman-loop', so to speak, by the late '90s, so I haven't heard about this Mongul explanation before.

I think it was during OUR WORLDS AT WAR that Mongul actually trained Superman so's to be better prepared for what was coming; at one point he said to Superman 'You're holding back. You always have. You have NO idea how powerful you really are'.

Since this was AFTER the fight with Doomsday and Superman's "death", we have to assume that Clark was holding back then.

One wonders what would have happened if he hadn't.

We may get a clue from the "visions" had when he and Kal-L were fighting, seeing themselves in the other's life.

In one of the visions, Kal-L not only killed Doomsday, he didn't die himself.

"Our" Clark might have survived too, if he'd only let loose. Apparently even his durability can increase at such times, as someone mentioned seems to have happened during OWAW.


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