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Commander Benson

In Reply To
Superman's Pal

Subj: Polite Dissent
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 at 05:48:09 am CST (Viewed 4 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Death of the Kents
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 at 02:57:43 am CST (Viewed 3 times)

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> Knowing now that his super-powers were not responsible for his parents' deaths,

I don't know, it sounds like if he'd never crafed a boat for them with his super-powers and taken them to the island they'd still be alive. So it was still his powers that killed them. Just sayin'.




"Knowing now that his super-powers were not responsible for his parents' deaths . . . ."

"I don't know, it sounds like if he'd never crafed a boat for them with his super-powers and taken them to the island they'd still be alive. So it was still his powers that killed them. Just sayin'."



THAT'S A BIT of a reach. Yes, Superboy built the pleasure cruiser for his parents, but he didn't take them to the island where they found Pegleg Morgan's chest, and thus became infected with the Caribbean fever plague. The Kents travelled to that island on their own.

If John buys his parents a brand new car, and on the next week-end, Mom and Dad take it out for a drive, and then by sheer chance, hit a slick of oil in the roadway, lose control, and crash into a tree, killing them both, is John (and his healthy bank account) responsible for their deaths? Not really. There's no way something like that could possibly be foreseen.

The same thing with Superboy building his parents a pleasure cruiser. If instead, Clark had simply saved his money and bought it for them, would he be responsible? I think not, and I don't think there's a difference.


Commander Benson


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