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Niddle

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Blue Beetle

Subj: Re: Kryptonian Diaspora is a part of Superman's Outlook...
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 at 10:38:05 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Kryptonian Diaspora is a part of Superman's Outlook...
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 09:36:06 am EST

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> While I do think that is part of how he turned out, his sense of loss is still a part of his character. Weisinger created very interesting stories about Superman and Krypton, with a sense of loss that can never quite be fullfilled...despite traveling back through time or retrieving old memories. While Jon and Martha gave him a stable home and loving parents, I think a part of him will always wonder and at least try to live up to the standards of his father and mother. Consider that, in his fortress of solitude, his statues aren't of Jon or Martha, but of Jor-el and Lara.


I think he excludes Jon and Martha to prevent an inadvertant discovery of his secret identity.


> Without that sense of loss or need to connect, I think you lose alot of what makes Superman an interesting character. Jon and Martha taught superman to love humanity but Lara and Jor-el gave him the culture and heritage of an entire planet to show him that he is different from humanity.


Well, let me ask you, what does Clark actually do, that you would describe as Kryptonian?


> > While I do think that is part of how he turned out, his sense of loss is still a part of his character. Weisinger created very interesting stories about Superman and Krypton, with a sense of loss that can never quite be fullfilled...despite traveling back through time or retrieving old memories. While Jon and Martha gave him a stable home and loving parents, I think a part of him will always wonder and at least try to live up to the standards of his father and mother. Consider that, in his fortress of solitude, his statues aren't of Jon or Martha, but of Jor-el and Lara.
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> I think he excludes Jon and Martha to prevent an inadvertant discovery of his secret identity.

Plus, I'm sure Clark has plenty of photos of the Kents, including in his wallet, no doubt.

Where can he display anything having to do with Jor-El and Lara?

The apartment is Clark's home. The Fortress is Superman's place, and it makes sense that it's there he'll accent the Kryptonian side of his dual heritage. (Especially since that whole WORLD no longer exists. The Kents don't need a memorial yet. A memorial to Jor-El and Lara is all Clark can do for them.)

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> > Without that sense of loss or need to connect, I think you lose alot of what makes Superman an interesting character. Jon and Martha taught superman to love humanity but Lara and Jor-el gave him the culture and heritage of an entire planet to show him that he is different from humanity.
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> Well, let me ask you, what does Clark actually do, that you would describe as Kryptonian?


Putting ketchup on Beef Bourguignon?
(Or is that still "Birthrighted" out of continuity by vegetarianism? \:\-D )