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Subj: Re: Should He be the ONLY one of His race to have survived?
Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 05:58:20 am EDT (Viewed 108 times)
Reply Subj: Should He be the ONLY one of His race to have survived?
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 09:18:52 am EDT (Viewed 118 times)

    Or at least be the "last son", and only Kara also survived as "last Daughter?"

IMHO, Superman should be the LAST kryptonian. I've always thought that having too many survivors makes Superman less Super, less amazing, and destroys the character itself.

I mean, you have the ultimate immigrant who must escape from a doomed planet and make a new life in a new world. But then, you have Supergirl (his cousin), Krypto (his dog), Streaky, Comet, Beepo... Then you have Kandor with several millions and the Phantom Zone with who knows how many criminals. And Pre-Crisis Superman got to restore Kandor to normal size on a new planet and New Krypton / Rokyn was born.

So, in the end, you don't have the last survivor of an entire culture, you have the entire culture! Part of his family is still alive, his pets are alive, his civilization is alive in a new planet. The Fortress of Solitude is no longer a monument to a lost world since this world is not really lost.

Having said that, I know there are a lot of good stories written with these characters. And there are a lot of posibilities to play with these ideas. For example, I would love to see an story set in the future where Superman, with the help of his cousin and pets got to restore Kandor and New Krypton / Rokyn helps and improves life on earth, creating a new civilitation that will become the seeds of a new galactic empire of peace and progress: The United Planets.

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