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Subj: Re: Yes, it's the way it should be, yet whenever Superman loses his powers...
Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 at 02:31:33 am EDT (Viewed 60 times)
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:04:25 pm EDT (Viewed 67 times)

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    Questions regarding how Superman's powers work and what role Krypton's gravity has on him rumble on eternally, writers still like to remind us that Krypton's high gravity plays a part in what he can do but never actually explain what it is that the gravity differential does for him...
    But check out one of the earliest Superman Origins and actually, it all makes a neat sort of sense:


    Now that's how it should be. \(pirate\)

...every writer, without a single exception, forgets about Krypton's higher gravity, placing Superman's strength down to a normal human. x\(

I mean, think about it. Even without powers, Superman should still have some measure of Super Strength. But he never does when he loses his powers. \:\(

I agree, yes. I feel this is a struggle with the character evolution over the decades being played out as originally the gravity explanation was part and parcel of his origin and used to explain his ability to leap tall buildings, but of course as the years go by he goes from leaping to flying through time, and "lighter gravity" just isn't going to explain that sort of thing.
That is still lingers as a rationale for his powers has more to do with tradition that sense, it is one of the heirlooms of the characters concepts that has been around so long that writers and editors today are no longer sure of what it actually means anymore. But linger it does.

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