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darth-sinister

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Niddle

Subj: Re: Old question regarding Superman Prime
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 06:57:59 pm CST
Reply Subj: Re: Old question regarding Superman Prime
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 03:42:13 pm CST

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> Now many you have said that Superman Prime cannot breathe in space because their is no air, however, we know that comics don't follow reality. The link I copied below from a previous post clearly shows Superman Prime in space at the Source Wall....talking to Mxy. Appears to be his temporary home, or sorts. Now, Lobo can breathe in space, why can't Superman Prime?

Pre-Crisis, it wasn't that the Earth-1 Superman could breathe in space, but rather that he didn't NEED to breathe.

Post-Crisis that changed, and Superman did need air. I remember being shocked the time I read him say something like "If I run out of air, I'll die".

At the time I hoped it was just a guess on his part, and he didn't realize he didn't need air.

PrimeSlime's powers are a little unclear, since he's a pre-Crisis character. Do the pre-Crisis rules apply or not?

Since the mainstream Superman can at least SURVIVE in space for a long time just by taking in a huge amount of air, we can assume that PrimeSlime can at least do that, if not just go without air entirely.

> > Now many you have said that Superman Prime cannot breathe in space because their is no air, however, we know that comics don't follow reality. The link I copied below from a previous post clearly shows Superman Prime in space at the Source Wall....talking to Mxy. Appears to be his temporary home, or sorts. Now, Lobo can breathe in space, why can't Superman Prime?
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> Pre-Crisis, it wasn't that the Earth-1 Superman could breathe in space, but rather that he didn't NEED to breathe.
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> Post-Crisis that changed, and Superman did need air. I remember being shocked the time I read him say something like "If I run out of air, I'll die".
>
> At the time I hoped it was just a guess on his part, and he didn't realize he didn't need air.
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> PrimeSlime's powers are a little unclear, since he's a pre-Crisis character. Do the pre-Crisis rules apply or not?
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> Since the mainstream Superman can at least SURVIVE in space for a long time just by taking in a huge amount of air, we can assume that PrimeSlime can at least do that, if not just go without air entirely.

In the months following his resurrection, Superman's powers began to increase, though for a short time. During this period, his ability to survive in space had changed. His blood was now oxygenated (sp), thus he didn't have to hold his breath for an hour or two, in order to travel underwater or in deep space. Since then, he hasn't had to worry about finding or carrying an oxygen source. Though I haven't read all the stories from 1998-2006, I believe this has remained in effect. So I wager that Superman-Prime can either hold his breath for a long time, as he did in the Pre-Crisis days or he's like Clark now, who has oxygenated (sp) blood while in space.


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