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Superman (Franchise)

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Look, up in the sky! It's a Bird! It's a plane! No, it's the description for... SUPERMAN!The Man of Steel. The Last Son of Krypton. The Son of Jor-El. Metropolis' favorite son. The Man of Tomorrow. Champion of the Oppressed. The Big Blue Boy Scout. The iconic Cape. The definitive Flying Brick. The Big Good of The DCU.The Superhero.While not quite the first superhero, he is certainly the Trope Codifier (and "super-" makes him the Trope Namer). Has been published continuously by DC Comics for eight decades and counting. He first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June, 1938).On the technologically advanced planet of Krypton, scientist Jor-El discovers that his planet will soon be destroyed by a pending natural disaster. No one will believe him, however, and further the Council of Scientists that run Krypton's government demand that neither he nor his wife Lara make no attempt to leave the planet, lest they further cause "needless panic." A man of honor, Jor-El promises exactly what they ask for, but in a desperate attempt to save what can be saved, Jor-El builds a small rocket vessel to carry his infant son, Kal-El, to a different planet — Earth. Because Kryptonians are Human Aliens, the boy can blend in without being seen as alien. Just before Krypton explodes, baby Kal-El's rocket is sent to Earth. He lands outside of the rural town of Smallville, a small town in Kansas (although it wasn't too clear originally — see Wikipedia for a full list of canonical locations). The baby is adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who name the boy Clark, give him a loving home and teach him right from wrong.note  The Kents are actually later additions to Superman's backstory. Originally the foundling was handed over to an orphanage, and learned about his gifts on his own. Most of the earliest stories begin with Clark/Superman already an adult and working at the Planet. However, Clark turns out to be different from humans after all. Kryptonians had evolved to absorb and store solar energy and to tolerate high-gravity environments that would immobilize or even kill weaker species. While on Krypton, which was fifteen times as massive as Earth and orbited a relatively low-heat Red Giant (or in some versions Red Dwarf), their physical abilities were about identical to humans. When exposed to Earth's lower gravity and the rays of its much younger, brighter yellow Sun, Clark learns that the surplus of energy gives him incredible powers, which increase as he grows up. Deciding to use his power for good, Clark puts on some spandex (or indestructible Kryptonian uber-cloth, Depending on the Writer) and fights crime as Superman!Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })His powers include vast Super Strength and Super Speed , Flight, X-Ray Vision, Heat Vision, Super Breath, Freeze Breath, Nigh-Invulnerability (surviving supernova explosions and black holes), Super Senses, and possibly others, depending on the interpretation. When not fighting evil, he masquerades as a mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, The Daily Planet; this career helps him find disasters and emergencies that much sooner and does not require him to closely account for his whereabouts to his employers. Naturally, the Clark Kent/Superman dichotomy—most particularly, the question of which is the "real" person and which is the "mask"—has been explored a great deal, and has changed over time (with Kent going from nervous, geeky klutz to sharp-witted Intrepid Reporter, among other changes). In the Golden and the Silver Age, Clark Kent was little more than a façade for Superman. After Crisis on Infinite Earths, this idea was reversed. In some versions, both are essential parts of who he is; others, particularly Alan Moore, see both as masks worn by Kal-El to interact with humanity. Both sides also tend to be a lot more psychologically/emotionally vulnerable than you'd expect. Given his powers, and the usual stereotypes about strength of his level, it would be easy to mistake him for a simplistic oaf; but Supes is actually quite a complex guy.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Aside from fighting crime, much of Clark's personal life is explored in relation to his supporting cast from the Daily Planet, his hometown of Smallville, and his beloved home city of Metropolis. Possibly the most famous supporting cast of any superhero, it consists of a large number of changing characters, the fixtures of which are: his doting parents Jonathan and Martha (aka "Ma and Pa") Kent (pre-Crisis, throughout his childhood and teen years, before dying shortly after Clark's high school graduation; post-Crisis, advising him well into adulthood; and in the New 52 both dying before he becomes Superman); his gruff, hot-tempered, long-suffering boss, Perry White, who gladly accepts Clark's constant disappearances and eccentricities as long as he comes back with a headline story; his best friend (in both identities) Jimmy Olsen, a young cub reporter/photographer with a wildly fluctuating age, the highest Weirdness Magnet rating in the DC universe and the unique gift of a signal watch he can use to call Superman anytime he gets into trouble; his short-tempered, stubborn teenager of a cousin Kara Zor-El alias Supergirl, who also survived the death of their planet but arrived on Earth several decades later and has a hard time adapting to her new home and finding out what kind of woman and hero she wants to be; and most importantly, his sharp-tongued, recklessly determined go-getter of a reporting partner (and longstanding object of his affections) Lois Lane, who was desperately in love with Superman but who always dismissed the mild Clark Kent. However, in some interpretations, she would eventually fall for Clark, not Superman, before learning they were the same person and marrying him/them. In other takes, Superman has been a bachelor or dated/married different characters (in the New 52, he was dating Wonder Woman).Originally created by Jerry Siegel (writer) and Joe Shuster (artist), two sons of Jewish immigrants who, after several tries, finally got him published in Action Comics #1, where he immediately took off; imitations of him pretty much created The Golden Age of Comic Books.note This wasn't their first attempt at the character they had in mind. Ironically, the first character they called "Superman" was intended as a villain with superior mental powers (also ironically looking a lot like Lex Luthor, Bald of Evil and everything). In truth, the character probably inspired the Ultra-Humanite, and the story's title "The Reign of the Superman" has inspired many Mythology Gags since. Superman was an immediate success not only in the comics but in the wider culture. In The '30s and The '40s, he was adapted into radio, serials and most crucially into cartoons by Max and Dave Fleischer. It was in the latter adaptation that Superman received his most iconic superpower, that of flight. The phenomenal success and appeal of the character filtered into the wider lexicon to such an extent, that Superman has arguably become a major folk character, idiomatic of someone who can literally do anything and embody any Wish Fulfillment one yearns for. Many aspects of the Superman mythos has fallen into the common lexicon. Kryptonite has arguably displaced Achilles' Heel, and the name of one of his supervillains has become a synonym for genius: brainiac.On the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism, he and the series he stars in almost universally tends toward the idealistic side, being the iconic Cape.Along with Batman and Wonder Woman, he's one of the Big Three of The DCU. He has also been a member of the Justice League of America on and off (mostly on) since its founding. In DC/Marvel crossover events, his counterpart/opponent is normally The Incredible Hulk as Hulk is one of the few Marvel characters who's a physical match for him.See also Supergirl, his Distaff Counterpart, and Krypto the Superdog, his Kryptonian dog.
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Fanfare: Many of the adaptations will have a fanfare of some kind. Many will have a three note motif, basically saying "Superman" through the music. John Williams' theme does this twice.
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Wrong Parachute Gag: In #176, which explains how Superman decided on his ideal location for his Fortress of Solitude, he's on a flight over the arctic as Clark Kent when the plane suffers engine troubles. Almost immediately, everyone went for the parachutes, but Clark, who was inspecting the packs with his x-ray vision, notices a ripped parachute and switches it with his good one. Luckily for Clark, nobody notices the Human Alien dropping like a stone in the arctic night.
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Best Friends-in-Law: In some alternate universe stories such like Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #57 Jimmy Olsen get married to Supergirl. In Jimmy Olsen #56, Superman marries Lois and Jimmy marries Lucy, Lois' big sister.
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Secret Identity
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Superman himself, mostly. Except for those related to his Secret Identity.
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Strong as They Need to Be: Supes' strength seems to be all over the place sometimes, writers differentiated it by making scales of power between the other earths, in which the Superman from that universe isn't as strong as the Superman from the other one; Crisis on Infinite Earths came and mostly made the presence and worth of other earths useless, with this Supes was (in theory) given a consistent power level; still it's common to see writers making notes about how Superman can destroy Earth with his strongest punch and run at the speed of light, things that were more commonplace with the ridiculously overpowered Silver Age (Pre-Crisis) Superman. And those aren't even the extremes of the Post-Crisis Superman; since The Death of Superman, his power keeps on growing, to the extent that he can travel at 137.8 million times the speed of light and bench-press the weight of the Earth for five days straight without stopping or even being fully strained. Logically, any fistfight capable of actually hurting or killing him, as with Mongul or Doomsday, should either propel Superman into space or drive him through the Earth like a bullet every time he receives a punch, but of course it's never depicted that way. Such fights do tend to smash up the surrounding landscape, though, so Supes usually tries to keep them out of inhabited areas.
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Mistaken for Own Murderer: In Action Comics #303: "The Monster from Krypton", red kryptonite transformed Superman into a dragon-like creature called a drang. When he held his cape in his mouth to communicate the change, Jimmy Olsen thought the creature had killed him and called in Supergirl and the army.
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Phantom Zone
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Phantom Zone: Trope Namer. The Phantom Zone (as well known as Ghost Zone, Limbo, Hyperspace, Underworld or The Land of No Return) from the Superman comics, the barren, harsh dimension absent of any physical material and located outside of the normal space/time continuum to which Kryptonian criminals are banished. Since it was Jor-El who discovered the Zone and developed the Phantom Zone Projector -which could send people into it-, the Zone inmates bear a massive grudge against the House of El and the last members of the lineage: Superman and Supergirl. In Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #1, Superman and Supergirl have to go into the Zone. Superman warns her cousin that "The Zone's dangerous. Filled with Krypton's worst. And because our fathers built their prison, we'll be targets". As they fly over the place, Kara notes that the Zone is "Miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles", and the sky changes colors constantly and suddenly. Superman states that "Nothing in the Zone makes sense". In Supergirl (2015), Kara's rocket remained trapped many years into the Zone before breaking free and landing on Earth. In Supergirl (Rebirth), Lar-On was quarantined to this place, where he would remain frozen outside real time. However he escaped the Zone through a dimensional rift.
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Power Creep, Power Seep
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Power Creep, Power Seep: Especially during The Silver Age of Comic Books, when he could fly many times faster than light, move planets by pushing on them, and survive the interior of a supernova. In his first comic book appearances, Superman couldn't fly. That helps to illustrate just how far the power creep has gotten...
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Relatively Flimsy Excuse: In Pre-Flashpoint comics "Conner Kent" is Clark's cousin who is being raised by Martha and Jonathan following his own parents' deaths, and "Linda Lang" is Lana Lang's niece. Likewise when he and Lois Lane adopt Chris, they claim that he's the son of Clark's cousin. Or... Lois' cousin? Dang it, where are those forged papers again? Superman might count as well — rather than the usual adoption route, current continuity has the Kents being snowed in for a few months after finding the rocketship, and claiming Martha was pregnant but hadn't told anyonenote made more believable by her having several miscarriages prior to Clark showing up, so the neighbors wouldn't have found her not telling them about the pregnancy prior to the kid supposedly being born suspicious.
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Slave Liberation
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Slave Liberation: In the Pre-Crisis continuity, Kryptonians were conquered and enslaved by the Vrangs until a general revolt led by Superman and Supergirl's ancestor Hatu-El succeeded in kicking the Vrangs out of Krypton. The Vrang revolt was eventually retconned back in the Post-Crisis and Post-Flashpoint continuities. In "The Devil's Brother", Supergirl leads a slave revolt against Dax, overlord of a parallel dimension. After helping them overthrow Dax, Supergirl urges the now-free slaves to never again let someone take their freedom away. In a 90's story, Conner frees all the slaves on the strange island populated by anthropomorphic animals he washes up on after being struck by lightning.
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Gratuitous Spanish
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Gratuitous Spanish: Third-rate villain Encantadora is from Spain and the writers will remind you of it by generously peppering her dialogues with unnecessary Spanish words and phrases. It gets really annoying after a couple of pages... The 2000 Superman Annual was part of the "Planet DC" event, featuring familiar heroes going to foreign countries and teaming up with new heroes from those countries. Superman teamed up with three Mexican heroes, Acrata, Iman, and El Muerto, all of whom are extremely prone to this; El Muerto describes his amazing stealth as allowing him to disappear and reappear at will, "like a fantasmo."
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Patrick Stewart Speech: Superman occasionally will drop one of these, such as his now-iconic "Dreams save us" speech from What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?
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Afraid of Their Own Strength
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Afraid of Their Own Strength: One of the trope codifiers, see Beware the Nice Ones and Blessed with Suck below
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Brainwashed and Crazy
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Brainwashed and Crazy: Given how long running his series has been it's inevitable that this trope has come up a few times. Perhaps the most famous recent event to feature this is during the OMAC Project storyline, where Max Lord is controlling him to demonstrate why superheroes can't be trusted (since they can be turned against Earth by Mind Control, and the next guy might not be him and have more sinister plans in mind) and tells Wonder Woman that the only way to stop him is to kill him- and to the horror of Supes and the rest of the League, she does just that.
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Clothes Make the Superman
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Clothes Make the Superman: Double use - in the late 90s, DC tried to change his powers and costume to be lightning-themed, as a result of his near-death experience at the hands of Doomsday (basically, his Kryptonian biology that processed sunlight and turned it into energy for him to use decided to go Up to Eleven and turned him into an actual energy being). The idea was that Superman had become too comfortable in his powers and personal life and that putting him in a situation of having to relearn his abilities would be a chance for Character Development. That plan didn't go over well. Then he got his original powers and suit back, showing that, even though the general public loves to make fun of the underwear-on-the-outside classic look, it also loves the tights & cape so much that anyone who dares to drastically change the Big Blue Boyscout's uniform will be ripped a new one.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_17521f7f
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Continuity Porn
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Continuity Porn: Any story by E. Nelson Bridwell, proud and joyful Bronze Age King of the Promoted Fanboys! A fellow who loved his job. Alan Moore. Any Superman story written by him will show his deep knowledge of Silver Age Supes. Grant Morrison. He loves the sillier aspects of Silver Age Superman, and will often mine those stories for content.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_17b72e30
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Comic-Book Time
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comment
Jimmy Olsen who, due to Comic-Book Time and RetCons, repeatedly goes back and forth between being a journalist in his early twenties and a tag-along photographer in his mid teens fetching coffee.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1989b0c
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Home Field Advantage
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Home Field Advantage: Played with by Superman and other Kryptonians, who have a Home Field Advantage anywhere near a yellow sun.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_19ba91b5
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Flying Saucer
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Flying Saucer: Brainiac's original spaceship. He replaced it with a skull-shaped one after his Skele Bot upgrade.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1a6960dd
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1aa76d29
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Death by Origin Story
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comment
Death by Origin Story: His parents died, of course, when Krypton blew up. Originally this also included both Pa and Ma Kent dying, marking the passage between Superboy and Superman. Averted in post-Crisis Superman, where both Ma and Pa Kent are alive in the main continuity. Played straight again in the New 52.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1aa76d29
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1ad42ecd
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The Glasses Come Off
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1ad42ecd
comment
The Glasses Come Off: Just when Clark does it, it's a different reason than the trope usually has. Or sometimes the same reason. Post-Superman: Birthright, it's established that Clark has vivid, otherworldly blue eyes, the kind you immediately notice and can never forget. The glasses mute them into a much more normal shade. Clark is in fact more attractive when he takes the glasses off... and that's why they're on in the first place.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1ad42ecd
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1bf94a24
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The Movie
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1bf94a24
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In The Movie... not so much.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1bf94a24
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Childhood Friend Romance
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1c8e096e
comment
Childhood Friend Romance: Superman/Clark Kent and Lana Lang were a couple of sorts when they were teens. After Clark left Smallville they became Just Friends (much to Lana's regret).
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1c8e096e
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1ca6727d
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Actually a Doombot
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1ca6727d
comment
Actually a Doombot: Back in the old Pre-Crisis days, Superman kept a regular supply of robot duplicates of himself at the Fortress of Solitude. They were often used for missions that Superman himself was too busy to go on, or to fake out villains or people trying to guess his secret identity.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1ca6727d
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1ca6727d
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1dfd19f9
type
Papa Wolf
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1dfd19f9
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Papa Wolf: Clark is generally a nice guy but threaten Kara, Chris, Jonathan or Conner and you will be lucky to leave with just a few broken bones. In Action Comics #850, Kara tells him: "And next time, let me fight my own battles. I could've taken her, if you hadn't come in all Papa bear at her."
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1dfd19f9
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1f17e9fe
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High-Altitude Interrogation
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1f17e9fe
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High-Altitude Interrogation: Superman has, surprisingly, has done this. On at least one occasion, he dropped a mook, used superspeed to catch him, and said, "Now, we can keep doing this until I get tired, or..."
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1f17e9fe
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1f7c89f6
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Nigh-Invulnerability
 Superman (Franchise) / int_1f7c89f6
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Nigh-Invulnerability: Not very "nigh," actually.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_1f7c89f6
 Superman (Franchise) / int_200c8312
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Alternate Company Equivalent
 Superman (Franchise) / int_200c8312
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Alternate Company Equivalent: John Byrne created a character of Rampage, who was basically She-Hulk with orange skin. Not surprisingly, Byrne really loved the character of She-Hulk, and wanted to bring her somehow into the DCU.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_200c8312
 Superman (Franchise) / int_20a14df0
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Wrong Genre Savvy
 Superman (Franchise) / int_20a14df0
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Wrong Genre Savvy: Superman has a strange life, as demonstrated when his first reaction to seeing a teenage girl flying out of a Kryptonian rocketship while wearing a version of his own costume in Action Comics #252 is "A girl, flying! It — uh — must be an illusion!"
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Superman (Franchise) / int_20a14df0
 Superman (Franchise) / int_20b2adb6
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For Great Justice
 Superman (Franchise) / int_20b2adb6
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For Great Justice: Truth, Justice, and the American way.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_20b2adb6
 Superman (Franchise) / int_22ecc839
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Kryptonite Factor
 Superman (Franchise) / int_22ecc839
comment
Planets with yellow suns like Earth make Kryptonians, barring Kryptonite Factor, Nigh Invulnerable and Long-Lived. The inverse is in planets with red suns. Taken Up to Eleven with DC One Million, where Superman stayed inside the Earth's sun for 15,000 years and emerged as a Physical God.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_22ecc839
 Superman (Franchise) / int_23ff95fb
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Brutal Honesty
 Superman (Franchise) / int_23ff95fb
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Brutal Honesty: In Superman Volume 1 #176, Superman and Supergirl celebrate a Kryptonian holyday called the Day of Truth in where Kryptonians honor the memory of an hero by speaking nothing but the truth, not matter the cost. The thing is, both cousins may be incredibly, astonishingly, rudely blunt.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_23ff95fb
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Anti-True Sight
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Anti-True Sight: Superman's X-Ray vision can be blocked by lead. However, Superman once used this to his advantage when The Joker tried to distract him with lead lined coffins planted throughout Metropolis; a quick wide beam scan made them stand out instantly as opaque objects. During a Golden Age Prankster story in Action Comics, this was how Superman found the Prankster's hideout. The room was made of a material Superman couldn't see through, so naturally it attracted his attention. While Superman knows that villains who line things in lead are trying to keep things from him, villains who are savvy often use this against him. Kryptonite radiation is blocked by lead as well. It bites him on the ass in Superman: The Movie, as he assumes that since Luthor hid something in a lead case, it must be the codes to stop the nuclear missiles. Instead, it's Green K.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_2463f1a8
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Mayfly–December Friendship
 Superman (Franchise) / int_24b31452
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Mayfly–December Friendship: Superman is sometimes portrayed as immortal, meaning that he will outlive the human friends he cares about. It becomes a plot point in Superman/Batman #76. Superman is talking to Wonder Woman in the wake of Bruce Wayne's death. Clark is discussing how they'll outlive everyone they know and how they're higher beings. Diana stops him, telling him that no matter how he wants to rationalize it, he's just a man grieving for a lost friend.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_24b31452
 Superman (Franchise) / int_25524784
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No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
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No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. Superman rarely enjoys such moments, but they happen. Superman explicitly tells Darkseid that he's going to enjoy finally not holding back in the final episode of JLU.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_25524784
 Superman (Franchise) / int_25b5600
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Captain Ersatz
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Captain Ersatz: See Superman Substitute. Arguably, the entire super hero genre. But, more strictly speaking, there's Captain Marvel, the other Captains Marvel, Indigo, Miracleman (especially when Superman fan Alan Moore wrote him), Captain Atom, Supreme, Apollo, Mister Majestic, Icon, the Samaritan, Agent M, the Silver Sentry, Captain Amazing, Gladiator, Hyperion, the Sentry, the Blue Marvel, the Plutonian, Suppaman, All Might, and (at least in regard to his originnote in most other respects, Goku is based on the Monkey King) Son Goku. It's usually taken as a given these days that any "super hero universe" needs someone to fill the role of the top, most respected super hero in the world, and it's almost always an Expy of Superman. This creates some awkward situations when these companies fold, DC buys up their characters, and suddenly these Superman Expies are running around in the same universe as Superman himself (as has now happened to Captain Marvel, Captain Atom, Icon, Mr. Majestic, and Apollo). Superman himself derived from many pre-existing pulp types. For example, John Carter of Mars — "Leap tall buildings in a single bound" wasn't always just a poetic turn of phrase, when he made his first appearance Superman literally jumped, he couldn't actually fly. His feats of strength were also much more in line with those that John Carter could perform on Marsnote  He was basically just John Carter in reverse, coming from an alien planet to Earth and getting enhanced strength and durability.. The Clark Kent look and outfit was based on silent comedian Harold Lloyd. Likewise, Gladiator was another inspiration. Over time with Power Creep, Power Seep (and, in the Silver Age, New Powers as the Plot Demands), as well as Character Development he became a much more distinct character which set a pattern for others to emulate. Likewise, Lex Luthor derived from villains in Fritz Lang, such as Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler and Rotwang from Metropolis, which also supplied the name of Superman's City of Adventure, being a mix of Mad Scientist and Criminal Mastermind with megalomaniacal delusions of grandeur.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_25b5600
 Superman (Franchise) / int_268dbcfc
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Good Is Old-Fashioned
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Good Is Old-Fashioned: A favorite jeer of antiheroes against him.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_268dbcfc
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Mythology Gag
 Superman (Franchise) / int_26ac510e
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Mythology Gag: In at least two continuities, Superman turned evil—one of which involved serving almighty Darkseid. Similarly, in at least three continuities—one of which is the mainstream DCU—Lex Luthor aspires to or becomes President Evil. Much of the new Action Comics #1 is this to the original. This is a young brash Superman who is more activist like the original, his costume isn't finalized, his powers are mostly limited to the ones he had in the original Action Comics #1 (though the new version already has his heat vision and x-rays so this might also be a nod to Smallville), he even works for George Taylor at the Daily Star like he did in the original (they only changed the name to the Daily Planet because at the time there was an actual Daily Star and there were trademark concerns.)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_26ac510e
 Superman (Franchise) / int_27dcf55f
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Aliens and Monsters
 Superman (Franchise) / int_27dcf55f
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Aliens and Monsters: The very first Bizarro story by Otto Binder assumed Bizarro to fall into this category, and he is destroyed at story's end. Fan letters quickly made it clear that Bizarro was much too sympathetic to die so ignominiously, and he was soon re-created by Lex Luthor.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_27dcf55f
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Bald of Evil
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Bald of Evil: The Ultra-Humanite, until he transfers his brain into Dolores Winters. Also Luthor and Brainiac, who occasionally team up.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_28114487
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_28114487
 Superman (Franchise) / int_282579b2
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City in a Bottle
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City in a Bottle: The Bottle City of Kandor◊. Kandor was a Kryptonian city which was shrunk by Brainiac before Krypton's destruction. Superman managed to retrieve the city from Brainiac, and he and Supergirl spend most of Silver and Bronze Ages looking for ways to re-enlarge Kandor and its inhabitants (they finally succeeded in a 1979 story). After this, refugees from a race of tiny people from another dimension eventually take up residence in the replica of Kandor Superman had placed in the Fortress as a memento. And they turn out to be pretty much stuck in there, because exposure to Earth's atmosphere would cause them to turn into monsters (they would change back to normal upon returning to replica!Kandor). In Krypton No More, Kara appears to smash it when she tries to convince her cousin that Krypton is not real, but in reality she destroyed a replica. In the Post-Crisis universe, Kandor was reintroduced in the Superman: Brainiac storyline.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_282579b2
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A Planet Named Zok
 Superman (Franchise) / int_2ad765d1
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A Planet Named Zok: Krypton is perhaps one of the most famous examples. In a Bronze Age storyline narrated inSuperman #307-309, Superman and Supergirl have to protect Xonn (a planet located in Cygni-Gi system) from an Alien Invasion. In the Pre-Crisis universe, the survivors of Krypton settled in a world they called Rokyn (meaning "Rao's gift"). Supergirl has also visited some weirdly-named worlds such like Ysmault (during her Red Lantern phase), Grax or Primeen.
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Going for the Big Scoop
 Superman (Franchise) / int_2b812abd
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Going for the Big Scoop: Lois Lane, frequently.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_2b812abd
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Hero Does Public Service
 Superman (Franchise) / int_2b905074
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Hero Does Public Service: No job is too small for the Man of Steel. One day, he's halfway across the galaxy fighting a universal threat. The next, he's reading books to orphans or planting gardens.
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Ambiguously Jewish
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Ambiguously Jewish: Superman's background story is a pastiche of Moses and the immigrant Jewish experience, with a bit of Take That! towards the Nazi idea of the Ubermensch.
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No-Harm Requirement
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No-Harm Requirement: Superman being the all powerful, yet restrained Flying Brick he is, has an eternal desire to save the day while causing as a little harm as possible. Not just to innocent and property, but his enemies too. Given the nature of a lot of his foes, this often doesn't go well for the man of steel.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_2c3e4769
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Thematic Rogues Gallery
 Superman (Franchise) / int_2c718c4b
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Thematic Rogues Gallery: Superman's rogues are organized around a pulp sci-fi theme, featuring loads of mad scientists, alien invaders, cyborgs, robots, and ray-gun wielding gangsters.
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Raised by Natives
 Superman (Franchise) / int_2d7f0748
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Raised by Natives: The Kents
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_2df4fa08
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Omniglot
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Omniglot: Most incarnations of Superman have him being able to speak every major Earth language, if not all of them.
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1.0
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Never Be a Hero
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Never Be a Hero: Nine times out of ten, when someone gets superpowers it's not a good thing.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_2ee59bb1
 Superman (Franchise) / int_2f94135c
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Thou Shalt Not Kill
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Thou Shalt Not Kill: It goes deeper than just a code against killing. As Superman told Batman in Kingdom Come, neither he nor Bats wants to see anyone die. That said, he's not dogmatic about it, and if he has to kill the villain to save innocents, or even himself, he will make a determined effort to do it, as Doomsday, Darkseid, Mongul I, Brainiac, General Zod, and various others have all learned at one time or another. In some cases, when Brought Down to Normal, he's been more flexible with his code, since he's no longer a godlike being, and can be hurt or killed himself.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_2f94135c
 Superman (Franchise) / int_305bcbb9
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Space Pirates
 Superman (Franchise) / int_305bcbb9
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Space Pirates: Amalak. Also Terra-Man.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_305bcbb9
 Superman (Franchise) / int_31033156
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Chest Insignia
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Chest Insignia: The big S in a diamond shield, at first just standing for Superman, later explained as being the symbol of the house of El. Motif Merger: Chest insignias are used for Superman/Batman crossovers.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_31033156
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Arch-Enemy
 Superman (Franchise) / int_32da548d
comment
Arch-Enemy: Since the early 1940s, it's been Luthor. Depending on the continuity, Brainiac, General Zod, and Darkseid may be up there as well. Prior to Luthor's appearance, the Ultra-Humanite was Superman's biggest foe.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_3318a1cb
type
Distant Finale
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3318a1cb
comment
Distant Finale: As mentioned under Alternate Continuity, there have been loads of What If? stories about Superman over the decades, and quite a few of them take the form of distant finales. Some notable ones include Otto Binder's The Old Man of Metropolis; Elliot S! Maggin's The Living Legends of Superman, The Ghost of Superman Future, and his prose short story "Luthor's Gift;" Alan Moore's Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, and Mark Waid's Kingdom Come. Stories of Legion of Super-Heroes and DC One Million could also count, being set in the future and dropping hints about Superman's ultimate fate. The very last issue of the main title prior to the Flashpoint reboot also provided a distant finale, with an organization that Superman founded looking back on his legacy and commenting that he and Lois did, indeed, get to live happily ever after.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3318a1cb
 Superman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
type
Thememobile
 Superman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
comment
Thememobile: The Super-Mobile, used during situations where he is Brought Down to Normal to compensate for his lack of superpowers.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_333b48a6
 Superman (Franchise) / int_336e891
type
Present Peeking
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Present Peeking: In some of the early comics, one of the first of Clark Kent's powers is the ability to see inside the gift wrappings.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_336e891
 Superman (Franchise) / int_34082c59
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Wolverine Publicity
 Superman (Franchise) / int_34082c59
comment
Wolverine Publicity: He and Batman are DC's biggest offenders since the early forties. Superman shows up everywhere.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_34082c59
 Superman (Franchise) / int_34e095ed
type
Beat Still, My Heart
 Superman (Franchise) / int_34e095ed
comment
Beat Still, My Heart: A variation is found in an old Superman comic. In an attempt to live forever, a character is implanted with a pacemaker that is remotely tied to a device at the Earth's core. Too bad that every heart murmur he experiences now sends shockwaves throughout the planet, and vice-versa. Ouch.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_34e095ed
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3517000d
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Mad Scientist
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3517000d
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Mad Scientist: Lex Luthor, back in the day. And back in The Golden Age of Comic Books, there was the Ultra-Humanite.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3517000d
 Superman (Franchise) / int_351e7cf9
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Romanticism Versus Enlightenment
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Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: On one hand, Superman is usually the embodiment of the Enlightenment (Rousseau Was Right, Humans Are Special even if Humans Are Flawed). As a character, Superman is extroverted in both his superhero and civilian identities, usually engages in long-term relationships and friendships and is loyal to his roots and community. Superman's enemies are generally motivated by rational (if evil) goals such as Take Over the City/despotism and representative of some form of tyranny which Superman wants to oppose. On the other hand, Superman is a clear winner of the Superpower Lottery and a Romantic figure of optimism and progress. To make a long story short, Superman can be interpreted as the balance between the two philosophies.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_351e7cf9
 Superman (Franchise) / int_36135fb0
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Official Couple
 Superman (Franchise) / int_36135fb0
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Official Couple: Superman and Lois Lane. During the New 52 reboot, Superman and Wonder Woman.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_36135fb0
 Superman (Franchise) / int_36407a0f
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Standard Power-Up Pose
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Standard Power-Up Pose: Superman usually adopts a pose like this when he flies into the atmosphere to supercharge on solar energy. Probably helps the surface area for better absorption.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_36407a0f
 Superman (Franchise) / int_367f2530
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Outdated Outfit
 Superman (Franchise) / int_367f2530
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Outdated Outfit: Jimmy and his bowtie and jacket.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_367f2530
 Superman (Franchise) / int_36de2703
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Superheroes Wear Capes
 Superman (Franchise) / int_36de2703
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Superheroes Wear Capes: The Trope Codifier. There were caped heroes before Superman, but Superman set the standard for the caped superhero.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_36de2703
 Superman (Franchise) / int_370fcc49
type
Meaningful Appearance
 Superman (Franchise) / int_370fcc49
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Meaningful Appearance: Lex Luthor has green eyes. This served as a plot point when his doppelganger from another universe turned up dead: he was differentiated by having blue eyes. Luthor is also known to dope up on Kryptonite-based steroids, which make his eyes seem unnatural. And of course, given Luthor's intense jealousy of Superman, they're thematically appropriate.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_370fcc49
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Real Award, Fictional Character
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Real Award, Fictional Character: In many continuities, Lois is a Pulitzer winner. Sometimes Clark is too.
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A
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A "True" Hero: A common argument raised both in and out-of-universe is whether or not Superman can truly be considered a "hero" for many of the things he does. Superman is a massively powerful, invulnerable and practically all-seeing entity who can easily stop the vast majority of crimes or catastrophes that befall the world without any real personal risk or sacrifice. For Superman, stopping a bank robbery or stopping a derailing train aren't very "brave" or difficult feats, but they still save lives or keep order. In addition, Superman is often noted to be one of (if not the only) hero for whom no job is too large or too small; whether it's punching out a Galactic Conqueror, stopping an asteroid, talking someone out of committing suicide, or rescuing a cat from a tree, he's there to help.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_37d535e4
 Superman (Franchise) / int_38326b11
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Clone Degeneration
 Superman (Franchise) / int_38326b11
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Clone Degeneration: Bizarro
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_3923297a
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Psychopathic Man Child
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3923297a
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Psychopathic Man Child: Toyman
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3923297a
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
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Fourth-Wall Observer
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
comment
Fourth-Wall Observer: Mr. Mxyzptlk
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3a3489f
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3b113b7
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Character Development
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3b113b7
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Although he evolved into something completely different, Hank Henshaw the Cyborg Superman started out as an expy of Reed Richards.
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Reality Warper
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3b99a9e0
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Reality Warper: Mr. Mxyzptlk
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Superhero Trophy Shelf
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3b9e360a
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Superhero Trophy Shelf: Not the Trope Codifier (that's probably the Trophy Room in The Phantom's Skull Cave), but the Fortress of Solitude is still probably the best known example. It's huge, and most of the space seems to be filled with souvenirs of Supey's adventures; only the Batcave comes close to rivaling the Fortress in regards to this.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3b9e360a
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3c3f28a5
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Blessed with Suck
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3c3f28a5
comment
Blessed with Suck: Post-Crisis, this is often how Superman views his own powers. While he is as strong as a god, he's also, well, strong as a god. His best writers have made him into quite a psychological thought-experiment: on the one hand, he's terrified to not lose self-control or someone (or many, many people) may die; on the other, he often hates himself for still being mortal enough to not be the god everyone wants him to be (such as when he can't save everyone who cries out for him - especially because he hears them... all of them). This idea led to one of the most iconic Superman speeches, in the series finale of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon, where Superman is fighting Darkseid and declares: It's also been shown in various series that his worst nightmare is losing control, becoming more and more powerful so much so that he can't even keep it under key. Supes views his own abilities as blessed with suck because he does grow stronger, and with growing stronger means gaining more fine motor controls, controls he's afraid that one day he won't have. Blessed with suck indeed! Superman: The Movie also highlighted one of his Adult Fears. When Jonathan dies of a heart attack, he says, "All my powers... and I couldn't save him." Thanks to his hyper-sensitive senses, he also hears many cries for help, "but he knows he can't save them all." Just think of it, having the power to save anyone but having to make the Sadistic Choice of who to save. Every day of your life.
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Powered Armor
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3d59c9a0
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Powered Armor: Ruin. And sometimes Luthor.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_3d699462
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Curb-Stomp Battle
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3d699462
comment
Curb-Stomp Battle: He religiously tries to avoid giving these and mostly succeeds, but if you really manage to piss him off, he will give you the beating of a lifetime. He does occasionally wind up on the receiving end of these, however, with Mongul I being one of the most notable examples.
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Perma-Shave
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3e416b0f
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Perma-Shave: Courtesy of heat vision and mirrors.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3e416b0f
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3e854cb7
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Trainstopping
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Trainstopping: Superman loves it, and was probably the Trope Maker. Trainstopping is the obvious way for Superman to demonstrate that he's "more powerful than a locomotive." In the rebooted Action Comics #1, the first issue of Grant Morrison's run, Lex Luthor causes a Metropolis bullet train to go out of control. Superman is able to stop it, but being as this is set in his early days, when he was weaker and couldn't even fly yet, stopping the train almost kills him, allowing Lex and the military to capture him. (Added Stealth Pun: Superman has to be faster and more powerful than a speeding bullet locomotive!) Parodied in a Sergio Aragonés drawn MAD strip, where Superman stops a train without moving an inch. The final panel shows the entire train derailed, with people lying everywhere, and Superman's got an Oh, Crap! expression on his face. In a similar gag, Superman lifts an ocean liner out of the water to save it from danger. It promptly breaks apart from having all of its mass supported by only his hands, with passengers falling out of the wreckage. Subverted in Superman: The Movie, in which he elects to become the missing train track, rather than stop the speeding locomotive.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3e854cb7
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3f11ef74
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Parental Substitute
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3f11ef74
comment
Parental Substitute: The Ur-Example in comics has to be Superman's Earth parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent. While Kal-El would always have powers by virtue of being Kryptonian by birth, the comics stress repeatedly that it was the Kents' values that made Superman the hero he is. Lampshaded in the "Reign of the Supermen" series with regard to the Jerkass Superboy clone: Superman, in turn, has taken on this role to Supergirl and, to some degree, to Jimmy Olsen. Also Nightwing, if Nightwing: Year One is any indication. After Batman fires him, he goes to see Clark. It's not hard to interpret it as a child getting away from his overly-strict father (the story portrays Batman as a Jerkass) and instead staying with his mother (the caring, nice Superman).
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3f11ef74
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3f2dfd16
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Super Hero Origin
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3f2dfd16
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Super Hero Origin: All-Star Superman got it down to eight words.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_3f2dfd16
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Superman (Franchise) / int_3f2dfd16
 Superman (Franchise) / int_401bfa84
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Immortality Field
 Superman (Franchise) / int_401bfa84
comment
Immortality Field: The Phantom Zone keeps its prisoners alive. Outside of its intended use of punishing criminals humanely, it has also been used to save dying heroes, like the lead-poisoned Mon-El in pre-Crisis. Planets with yellow suns like Earth make Kryptonians, barring Kryptonite Factor, Nigh Invulnerable and Long-Lived. The inverse is in planets with red suns. Taken Up to Eleven with DC One Million, where Superman stayed inside the Earth's sun for 15,000 years and emerged as a Physical God.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
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Clothes Make the Legend
 Superman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
comment
Clothes Make the Legend: DC tried changing his costume a few times, but it didn't last long.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
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Superman (Franchise) / int_402b438d
 Superman (Franchise) / int_41a894d2
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Voodoo Shark
 Superman (Franchise) / int_41a894d2
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Voodoo Shark: Superman needs to change into his costume, so he has to duck away for a second...into a phone booth? It made more sense when phone booths were walled off boxes you couldn't look inside, rather than tiny glass bubbles around a phone that don't exist anymore anyway. Superman: The Movie got a good gag out of Superman trying to duck into a phone booth, only to find a booth-less kiosk. However, there is also another wrinkle to the legend: when reporters found themselves in the middle of a story, they would duck into the first phone booth and call the editor. Perfect alibi! In Smallville, it makes sense again: the Daily Planet basement still has old-fashioned phone booths from when the building was built. The booths are tucked away in a corner of the basement and the one exposed side is covered with stained glass. Granted, though, Clark only seems to use it at night when no one else is in the basement.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_42632336
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Mecha-Mooks
 Superman (Franchise) / int_42632336
comment
Mecha-Mooks: At least in continuities where he has them, Superman has the Superman Robots.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_42632336
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_4292ebbf
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Doppelgänger Attack
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comment
Doppelgänger Attack: The villain Riot's superpower.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_4292ebbf
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_42a62962
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Title Scream
 Superman (Franchise) / int_42a62962
comment
Title Scream: IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A PLANE! IT'S SUPERMAN!
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_43971f6f
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Everything's Better with Monkeys
 Superman (Franchise) / int_43971f6f
comment
Everything's Better with Monkeys: Beppo and Titano.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_43971f6f
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Superman (Franchise) / int_43971f6f
 Superman (Franchise) / int_43d5c4e4
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We Were Your Team
 Superman (Franchise) / int_43d5c4e4
comment
We Were Your Team/ For Want of a Nail: All of the DC Universe's heroes take their cues from Superman, even the Darker and Edgier ones. In every story where Superman either has vanished or never existed, the heroes of the universe drift apart or vanish themselves.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_443b78cd
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Tranquil Fury
 Superman (Franchise) / int_443b78cd
comment
Tranquil Fury: Very rare but used in some of his more memorable stories. Used against an Authority-Expy group in "What's Wrong with Truth, Justice, and the American Way?" with disturbing effect. He usually reserves his quiet rage at Lex Luthor; many times he'll hover outside Lex's office just silently glaring at him. In the Incredible Hulk crossover, he stonily tells Luthor he understands why Hulk gets so pissed off all the time, while keeping his cool.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_44618b9f
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Small Steps Hero
 Superman (Franchise) / int_44618b9f
comment
Small Steps Hero: Usually, Superman will not sacrifice any innocent (or even not-so-innocents) For The Greater Good. Either he will Take a Third Option, or he will fight to the end to look for one.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_44bd31e2
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Trope Codifier
 Superman (Franchise) / int_44bd31e2
comment
Clark Kent's and Lois Lane's alliterative names may actually be the Trope Codifiers that started the trend of comic book characters (and sci-fi characters in general) being given alliterative names.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_44bd31e2
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_44e6fde4
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The Sleepless
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The Sleepless: In an interesting twist, Kryptonian bodies don't need to sleep -yellow sunlight gives them so much energy as they need, as well as quick cellular regeneration and healing-, but their minds have to. Their mental health deteriorates if they don't sleep and dream. In Superman Vol 1 #365, a villain prevents Supergirl from sleeping, and dream-deprivation makes Kara move quickly from irrational to insane. In Superman Family #200, sleep-deprivation makes Supergirl cranky and irritable.
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Pretty in Mink
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Pretty in Mink: Lois, at least in some of the silver age covers.
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Alternate Continuity
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Alternate Continuity: when Superman was introduced, a number of things were inconsistent with what he would become by the 1950s. In the 1960s, D.C. established some of their characters had counterparts on Earth-2 to represent earlier incarnations and so the same was done with Superman and the Supermen of Earth 1 and 2 existed until 1986 when the character was rebooted. Alternate versions have, however, come again including "All Star Superman" and "Earth-One" both of which are series that take place outside of the regular DC Universe. Between the various media adaptations and the "Imaginary Stories", arguably more than any other fictional character. Superman was first published in 1938. As early as the debut of the newspaper strips in 1939, alternate continuities began to appear, with stories that differed from the comics, including how Clark Kent became a reporter. The radio show offered yet another origin for Superman when it debuted in 1940. This trope goes right back to the very beginning of the character. To put it in perceptive, there's an entire page on the Other Wiki's website that talks about every version of Superman to exist as well as having links to his appearances in other media.
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Insect Queen
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Insect Queen: In the Silver Age, Lana Lang sometimes gained insect attributes to become a heroine aptly known as "Insect Queen." In a nod to this, there was a Modern Age villain known as Insect Queen, ruler of an imperial group of insects called the All-Hive (not remarkably different from the alien incarnations of Queen Bee) who reshaped her body to be like Lana Lang. She was also fought by Supergirl in the "Death and the Family" arc.
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Corrupt Politician
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Corrupt Politician: Not the norm, but Lex Luthor occasionally counts.
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Dynamic Akimbo
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Dynamic Akimbo: Supes himself is the Trope Codifier for this in the Superhero genre. This is the standard pose he takes when Shooting Superman is invoked.
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In-Universe
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"Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" has been shown as an In-Universe catch phrase. Metropolitans no longer speak these words because they actually think the blue and red figure in the sky is a bird or a plane, but because those are their lines.
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Characterization Marches On
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Characterization Marches On: Way, way back when Supes was first created, he was far more rough and aggressive than his modern counterpart. While he was never as cold-blooded as the early Batman, the Superman of the 1930s had no problem using his strength to the fullest and never seemed to care that fatalities would presumably occur, although these were seldom shown explicitly on the page. This came to an end late in 1940, and ever since then, Supes has been the Thou Shalt Not Kill boyscout we all know and love.
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One Super, One Power Set
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One Super One Powerset: Among other things, Superman has a weakness to Kryptonite. He also has a Kryptonite-Proof Suit. You'd expect him to wear it pretty much all the time or at least line his costume with lead to reduce the effects. However, he brings it out only when he's fighting a villain that specifically uses Kryptonite as a weapon and expects it in advance.
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Butt-Monkey
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Butt-Monkey: In the Pre-Crisis Silver Age, as depicted on www.superdickery.com, almost anyone that ol' Supes encounters becomes a Butt Monkey — he forces Lois and Jimmy to marry apes, leaves civilians in mortal peril (or just refuses to untie them) while he goes to hunt the bad guys....
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Happily Adopted
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Happily Adopted: Clark is from outer space, but he and his folks are closer than blood.
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Combat Pragmatist
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Combat Pragmatist: If Superman needs to take down an opponent quickly, and circumstances allow him to do it without using lethal force, he is able to do that quickly. For instance, one time he was in a hurry to face a Big Bad and Metallo stood in his way. Superman noted that he has no time to waste with a twerp like him and simply shot off his limbs with his heat vision, leaving the cyborg in a pile of parts and his limbless torso out of action, but otherwise unhurt.
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Big Good
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During the Bronze Age, Eliot S! Maggin liked to portray Superman as the living incarnation of the universe's moral imperative for good. Superman was literally the Big Good of the D.C. Universe.
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Fling a Light into the Future
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Fling a Light into the Future: Jor-El sent his son to Earth not just so he could live, but as a gift to help humanity.
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Technology Marches On
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It made more sense when phone booths were walled off boxes you couldn't look inside, rather than tiny glass bubbles around a phone that don't exist anymore anyway. Superman: The Movie got a good gag out of Superman trying to duck into a phone booth, only to find a booth-less kiosk. However, there is also another wrinkle to the legend: when reporters found themselves in the middle of a story, they would duck into the first phone booth and call the editor. Perfect alibi! In Smallville, it makes sense again: the Daily Planet basement still has old-fashioned phone booths from when the building was built. The booths are tucked away in a corner of the basement and the one exposed side is covered with stained glass. Granted, though, Clark only seems to use it at night when no one else is in the basement.
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Armored Villains, Unarmored Heroes
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Armored Villains, Unarmored Heroes: Lex Luthor uses Powered Armor whenever he confronts Superman in person. Superman, of course, rarely has need for such toys.
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President Evil
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President Evil: Lex Luthor, from 2000 till roughly 2004. Arguably, one of the most iconic and interesting character developments that Lex Luthor has gone through over the years. The idea of Lex becoming President of the United States was reused in Superman: Red Son. It has also been hinted several times that this will also happen in the future of Smallville's version of the story.
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Shock and Awe
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Shock and Awe: Livewire.
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Bizarre Alien Senses
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Bizarre Alien Senses: Superman has all kinds of visions, not taking into account heat. X-Ray, microscopic, soul (Yeah that's a thing now.)
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: Superman wasn't a very nice person in quite a few older stories. In particular, this showed up a lot in Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. (Though this has been exaggerated greatly by out-of-context covers, panels, and pages.) He beat up and/or killed (usually off-panel, but not always) humans quite frequently in his earliest appearances. In his very first appearance, he bound and gagged a woman whom he identified as a murderer; he kept her bound while he persuaded the governor to halt the execution of another woman, who was wrongfully convicted of the same murder mere minutes before she was to be executed. (Later on, female villains always realized defeat before being confronted, or other females would deal with the villain.) Also, his powers were added over time and his costume was all over the map. He used to wear lace up sandals instead of boots and his chest logo was anything from a basic triangle to a coat of arms. The merchandise was even worse in the early days as they couldn't even get his color scheme right (sometimes his costume was primarily yellow instead of blue.) His arguably most famous power (flying) didn't even appear until the early 40's, around the time of the Superman Theatrical Cartoons. Before then, he could only leap tall bounds (the creators used the metaphor of a grasshopper's relative high jumps). In the early issues of Action Comics and Superman, Clark Kent's place of employment and editor were the Daily Star and George Taylor respectively. The editor went without a name at all for a long time, and there is a single issue where Clark Kent sends his dispatches to the Evening News in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Interspecies Friendship
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Interspecies Friendship: Most of Superman's friendships qualify, though not necessarily Clark Kent's.
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A God I Am Not
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A God I Am Not: For all his godlike might, Supes refuses to think of himself as a god and instead sees himself on the same level as your average nonpowered mortal human, though some characters seem to think is one, or is trying to be one. Batman states it's a good thing that the guy with godlike powers doesn't think he's a god. The very few times the character took this attitude, things go bad, fast.
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Immigrant Patriotism
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Immigrant Patriotism: "Truth, justice, and the American way", anybody?
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Disproportionate Retribution
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Disproportionate Retribution: In one of the anti-smoking Richard Williams ads, Supes deals with the villain (a petty cigar peddler named Nick O Teen, who was tricking kids into smoking) in a very Out of Character fashion—by grabbing him by the collar and throwing him into orbit!
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We Used to Be Friends
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In some continuities, Lex used to be a pretty nice guy and Clark's good friend, but it was a long time ago.
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Power Crystal
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Power Crystal: Several times, Kryptonite is a formidable power source. Generally done in the interest of making things harder for Kryptonians. For example, it was the power source for Metallo in his original incarnation, though with no anti-Superman malice at the time (all the scientist who made Metallo happened to have on hand when he made him was some Kryptonite). In the Post-Crisis universe and other continuities Kryptonians use a kind of glowing crystals called "Sunstones" which perform a large array of tasks like building or information storing. In Superman: Brainiac, the Man of Steel studies information about Brainiac recorded in Sunstones left by his father. In Last Daughter of Krypton, a sunstone guides Supergirl back to Argo City and then displays a message recorded by her father. In Bizarrogirl, the Bizarro's rocket ship is controlled by sunstones. Supergirl also learns information about the Bizarro race via a Sunstone. In Who Is Superwoman?, Supergirl keeps a communication device made from Sunstones. Kara smashes it to pieces in a fit of anger and gets her hand bleeding, which shows sunstones are not only glowing and multipurpose but also hard.
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Motive Decay
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Motive Decay: After his brain damage was cured by the demon Neron in Underworld Unleashed, Atomic Skull has mainly appeared as just a superpowered thug-for-hire without any real motives. After getting her book, Silver Banshee now goes around causing trouble for no reason, and her tribe seems to have been forgotten. She can now be motivated by money, as well. Originally, Prime wanted to replace New Earth with a "perfect" Earth—Earth-Prime. When he found out this was impossible, he just wanted to destroy everything.
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Yellow Peril
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Yellow Peril: Not surprisingly, this trope was in full force in newspaper strips publishing during World War 2.
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Invincible Hero
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Invincible Hero: Most writers take pains to avert this trope, but Supes is hard to write unless Kryptonite Is Everywhere, and that gets old fast. Alan Moore was a master at finding compelling stories for him. The best Superman stories (Kingdom Come, among others) thus tend to be the ones that focus on the problems his powers can't fix. A perennial favorite is "Sure, you're invincible. But everyone else isn't." Also leads to Blessed with Suck.
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In the Doldrums
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In the Doldrums: The Phantom Zone associated with the franchise.
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And Call Him
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And Call Him "George"!: Usually defied, but occasionally Superman's strength will be applied too forcefully when he's being affectionate.
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Villain Respect
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Villain Respect: Not from Superman obviously (unless you're on a few of the alternate earths) but usually towards him. While many villains or criminals in general want to beat, hurt, or even destroy Superman, he is almost as often respected by those on the wrong side of the law as the right. This can be due to a number of factors like the fact that the villain respects his power (Maxima), his integrity and determination to help the world (Ra's Al Ghul), the challenge he represents (Lex Luthor), or simply that he is a representation of everything good and decent in the soul (Manchester Black).
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Leap Day
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Leap Day: Superman's birthday is February 29. Yes, really. To be more exact, it was Feb. 29 on Earth on the day he was born on Krypton. He celebrates the day the Kents found him separately, as Clark Kent's birthday.
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Saving the World
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Saving the World: Superman is determined and committed to save the world and protect people for reasons that go beyond simple justice or righteousness: his cousin and he are the only survivors of a dead world. They cannot bear the thought of losing their adoptive home. Many of their stories lay emphasis on this: In Krypton No More, Superman is having a breakdown because he fears losing Earth the way he lost Krypton, and he swears he will not let the planet die.
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Eating Optional
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Eating Optional: In many incarnations, Supes doesn't need to eat, but often will out of habit or because he enjoys the taste.
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Super Speed
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Super Speed: While usually not as fast as his fellow Justice League member The Flash, he's still "faster than a speeding bullet".
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Green Rocks
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Green Rocks: Good ol' kryptonite, of course. Note that pre-Smallville, it was really only good for Kryptonian-killing, so it wasn't Green Rocks by that trope's definition. Well, from 1985 until 2005, this was true, kryptonite was only good for hurting Kryptonians (and, about as quickly as realistic radiation, humans). Until the Crisis on Infinite Earths, though, a number of different colors of kryptonite existed, and they each had a different effect on Kryptonians, and some even had an effect on humans. Some of them were brought back right before Infinite Crisis.
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Fantastic Racism
 Superman (Franchise) / int_57b80b45
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Fantastic Racism: In Superman: Godfall, the Kandorians are incredibly xenophobic and racist against all non-native Kandorians, especially Empireths, who are mutants with psychic powers as well as the typical Kryptonian powers under a yellow sun.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_57b80b45
 Superman (Franchise) / int_59103508
type
Deadly Environment Prison
 Superman (Franchise) / int_59103508
comment
Deadly Environment Prison: One issue has The Villain contain a pair of hostages within a magnetic force field generated by one of his devices. The field generator and the hostages are hidden within an active volcano, where the extreme heat would boil away the hostages in seconds without the protection that the force field offers. Superman's dilemma is how to extract the hostages and also keep their compartment intact.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_59103508
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_59103508
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a1819b7
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Panty Shot
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a1819b7
comment
Panty Shot: Lana Lang in Superman #392 (April, 1983). She's in an evening dress being hung upside down by her feet.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5a1819b7
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a310772
type
Standard Office Setting
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a310772
comment
Standard Office Setting: It features the offices of The Daily Planet where Superman works in disguise as "mild-mannered" Clark Kent. Depictions have varied over the years, but they usually have the reporters, including Kent, in a bullpen, while chief editor Perry White has a private office.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a310772
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5a310772
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a59b3a1
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Hulk Speak
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a59b3a1
comment
Hulk Speak: All Bizarros
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5a59b3a1
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5a59b3a1
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5aa8d3d8
type
Friendly Enemy
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5aa8d3d8
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Friendly Enemy: Bizarro, in most versions. Mr. Mxyzptlk, sometimes. And Ambush Bug started out this way till he went straight (though even as a "friend," he's still an incredible pest). It's telling that in the "Superman Family" illustration by Curt Swan on the Characters Page, Mxyzptlk and Bizarro are depicted among them.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5aa8d3d8
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5aa8d3d8
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5b5dfdda
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FriendlyRival
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5b5dfdda
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Friendly Rival: Vartox, and Captain Marvel. He's actually friends with both of them, but they end up fighting a lot anyway. There's also Batman.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5b5dfdda
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5b5dfdda
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5c7f3d09
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Super Dickery
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5c7f3d09
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Super Dickery: Essentially the trope namer. His covers in the Silver Age often made him look like a complete jerk, usually for no reason
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5c7f3d09
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5c7f3d09
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5cdbd1f9
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You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5cdbd1f9
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You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Supes towards any number of his enemies, especially Luthor.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5cdbd1f9
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5cdbd1f9
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5d464a53
type
The Jailer
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5d464a53
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The Jailer: The Master Jailer Superman himself qualifies since he holds the key to the Phantom Zone where several super-criminals (Kryptonians et al.) are banished for their crimes.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5d464a53
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5d464a53
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5ed3ace2
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Batman Can Breathe in Space
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5ed3ace2
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Superman Can Breathe In Space: In some continuities, like the DCAU, he requires an oxygen supply; in most, he just awesomes away the need to breathe.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5ed3ace2
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5ed3ace2
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5f52cfcf
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Intrepid Reporter
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5f52cfcf
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Intrepid Reporter: Clark Kent and Lois Lane, later Jimmy Olsen.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5f52cfcf
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5f9fbd83
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Not Allowed to Grow Up
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5f9fbd83
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Not Allowed to Grow Up: After decades of teenagerdom, Jack Kirby finally let Jimmy reach the age of 21, and he stayed an adult until the Crisis reboot.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5f9fbd83
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5f9fbd83
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5fdf73bc
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Photographic Memory
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5fdf73bc
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Photographic Memory: He possessed this along with super-fast thinking in The Silver Age of Comic Books and The Bronze Age of Comic Books, and regained these abilities post-Infinite Crisis.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_5fdf73bc
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_5fdf73bc
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6005b56c
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Muggle Foster Parents
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6005b56c
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Muggle Foster Parents: The Kents.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_6005b56c
 Superman (Franchise) / int_60ab69b4
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Elseworld
 Superman (Franchise) / int_60ab69b4
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An inversion occurs in the Elseworld Superman: Last Son of Earth, in which the human baby Clark Kent crashes on the planet Krypton and was adopted by Jor-El and renamed as Kal-El, later becoming the Green Lantern of his planet and sector, and recovering his memories from the Earth.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_60ab69b4
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Superman (Franchise) / int_60ab69b4
 Superman (Franchise) / int_60ea2a89
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Starter Villain
 Superman (Franchise) / int_60ea2a89
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Starter Villain: Bea Carroll was a murderess who framed one of her rivals. She's taken out less than halfway through Action Comics #1.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_60ea2a89
 Superman (Franchise) / int_61864694
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Story-Breaker Team-Up
 Superman (Franchise) / int_61864694
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Story-Breaker Team-Up: Superman / Madman. Averted with Superman / Batman.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_61864694
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_62051053
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Blue Means Cold
 Superman (Franchise) / int_62051053
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Blue Means Cold: One comic features Cynthona the Kryptonian goddess of ice. She can create monsters from frost and generate ice and her outfit is blue, as is her skin.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_62051053
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Superman (Franchise) / int_62051053
 Superman (Franchise) / int_634c5775
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Came from the Sky
 Superman (Franchise) / int_634c5775
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Came from the Sky: According to his origin story, this is how he was adopted by the Kent family. In Superman Unchained, Wraith ended up on Earth this way. Unlike Superman, however, he ended up landing at a military installation and sent for a purpose he appears to have known, thus leading to very different development.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_634c5775
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_63f136ec
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It Is Pronounced
 Superman (Franchise) / int_63f136ec
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It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Lex Luthor's name is pronounced "Lu-thor" not "Luther"
 Superman (Franchise) / int_63f136ec
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Superman (Franchise) / int_63f136ec
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6552b710
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The Syndicate
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6552b710
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The Syndicate: Intergang
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Superman (Franchise) / int_6552b710
 Superman (Franchise) / int_666648a3
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Hostile Terraforming
 Superman (Franchise) / int_666648a3
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Hostile Terraforming: In various media, villainous Kryptonians often attempt to remake Krypton on Earth.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_666648a3
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Superman (Franchise) / int_666648a3
 Superman (Franchise) / int_66ea7e5c
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Brought Down to Normal
 Superman (Franchise) / int_66ea7e5c
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In some cases, when Brought Down to Normal, he's been more flexible with his code, since he's no longer a godlike being, and can be hurt or killed himself.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_66ea7e5c
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Superman (Franchise) / int_66ea7e5c
 Superman (Franchise) / int_671681af
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Jackass Genie
 Superman (Franchise) / int_671681af
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Jackass Genie: In World's Finest comic book story "The Three Magicians of Bagdad!", Superman must pretend he's a genie who must obey the villain's commands. When commanded to bring gold, he brings molten gold. When commanded to bring a weapon he can seize the city with, Superman uses a long chain to bring lightning.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_671681af
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Superman (Franchise) / int_671681af
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6760ff37
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Secret Secret-Keeper
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6760ff37
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Secret Secret-Keeper: Pre-Crisis, childhood friend Pete Ross was the first person to figure out Clark's identity. He didn't let him know he knew until they were both adults. Post-Crisis, the trope still applies, but Pete figured it out as an adult. It was Lana whom was the teen Secret Secret Keeper; she was saddened that it meant she and Clark would be Just Friends. Lori also figured out his identity long before telling him she knew; she's telepathic, after all.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6760ff37
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Superman (Franchise) / int_6760ff37
 Superman (Franchise) / int_67d90683
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Fictional Political Party
 Superman (Franchise) / int_67d90683
comment
Fictional Political Party: Lex Luthor represented the Tomorrow Party when he ran for President during the 2000 Election. This party was explicitly not the Republicans or the Democrats which do exist in the DC Universe.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_67d90683
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Superman (Franchise) / int_67d90683
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
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"Best Of" Anthology: The Best Of Warner Bros Superman Collection is 30 disks worth of Superman TV shows, from Max Fleischers Superman to Superman: Doomsday, and from Lois & Clark to Smallville.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
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Superman (Franchise) / int_67e31ec3
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6846c493
type
Sacrificial Planet
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6846c493
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Sacrificial Planet: The final arc of John Byrne's run involves Kryptonian villains from a "pocket reality" stripping its Earth bare of all life and even destroying its atmosphere as a show of power and then threatening to come to the "real" Earth and do the same.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6846c493
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Superman (Franchise) / int_6846c493
 Superman (Franchise) / int_68ddad6b
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Pedestrian Crushes Car
 Superman (Franchise) / int_68ddad6b
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Pedestrian Crushes Car: More variations on this than can be counted, see also Trainstopping below.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_68ddad6b
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Superman (Franchise) / int_68ddad6b
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6a3bedce
type
Modesty Bedsheet
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6a3bedce
comment
Modesty Bedsheet: Modesty Cape and Real Life example: This has become a staple for the actresses who play Lois. Margot Kidder originated the pose, followed by Teri Hatcher and Erica Durance.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6a3bedce
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Superman (Franchise) / int_6a3bedce
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type
The Power of Love
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6a696742
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The possibility of Superman having children with Lois Lane, or any other female human for that matter. Some writers go with the basic: DNA structures being completely different from each other, making it impossible to make children. Others goes with The Power of Love: different species can't stop true love so children can be made, no problems. Or Take a Third Option: it becomes possible with the help of advanced science.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_6ea5ed34
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Power Loss Makes You Strong
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6ea5ed34
comment
Power Loss Makes You Strong: Superman often went to Kandor to become Nightwing to relax, and prove to himself he could be a crimefighter without powers. The "Green Sun" story in Superman #155 (August 1962). Superman is not only rendered non-superpowered, but blind. He still manages to overcome the Big Bad using ingenuity and gumption. He did the same thing in Superman #309. Orange sunlight has rendered him, Supergirl and Krypto blind and cut their powers in half, and he has to come up with a way to defeat an alien army using his brains. During the "Krysis of the Krimson Kryptonite" story, Superman was left completely powerless thanks to Mr. Mxyzptlk. At one point supervillain Mammoth goes on rampage, and after a bit of trouble Superman is able to eventually get him to surrender, just by bluffing him.
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My Greatest Failure
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6ee10e0
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My Greatest Failure: At various points in his history, Superman has had the bottled city of Kandor to deal with. More recently, he's had the only time he's ever had to kill someone; this caused him to actually leave Earth for a while. During the Silver Age and the Bronze Age, Superman's biggest failure was arguably when he destroyed Lex Luthor's protoplasmic lifeform that he created as well as causing his hair to fall out when he was trying to rescue Luthor from a lab fire when they were teens. Sure it was an accident and mostly not his fault (Luthor caused the fire and Superboy had no way of knowing what was inside at the time), but it didn't help that before the fire, Superboy jokingly said he could spy on Luthor to find out what he was working on. Luthor believed Superboy destroyed his experiment out of jealousy and dedicated his life to destroying him and proving he was better. Luthor had the scientific genius to make a cure for Kryptonite as well as unshrink Kandor, so if things had gone differently, Superman would have had a lot less problems in his life and an ally against evil as well. Nowadays, Superman also feeling really guilty of being unable to help his childhood friend, Mon-El, conquer his deadly weakness for lead and leave the Phantom Zone where he was cast into at his request as the only way to save his life. A painful one for Superman happened just after his resurrection. After the excitement and relief of him returning from the dead, he and Lois raced off to Paris for a getaway to catch up. While he was gone, the Toyman kidnapped a bunch of kids, including the son of co-worker Cat Grant, Adam. Adam attempted to lead the other kids away, but Toyman caught them and slew them all. Superman was so distraught over this, it lead to him vowing never to take another vacation again.
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Bus Full of Innocents
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6eeaa3c4
comment
Bus Full of Innocents: A common "This looks like a job for..." moment for Superman. See: Superman: The Movie. Kingdom Come features a tram full of innocents.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6eeaa3c4
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Superman (Franchise) / int_6eeaa3c4
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
type
Fiction 500
 Superman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
comment
Fiction 500: Lex Luthor since The '80s. Morgan Edge
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Superman (Franchise) / int_6fc21d06
 Superman (Franchise) / int_715c463e
type
Literal Split Personality
 Superman (Franchise) / int_715c463e
comment
Literal Split Personality: Comic fans had almost forgotten it too.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_715c463e
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Superman (Franchise) / int_715c463e
 Superman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
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Clark Kenting
 Superman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
comment
Clark Kenting: Of course! It's easier to believe in early stories, when Superman was not a well-known or recognizable figure, and only Lois encountered him with any regularity. Interestingly, in one Golden Age story, Clark and Lois were going undercover to infiltrate a club where robberies of wealthy patrons was taking place. Lois bleached her hair, and insisted that Clark remove his glasses. When he does, she doesn't recognize him as Superman. She's just surprised that, as she says, "you're actually kind of handsome!" In one of the newspaper strip plotlines, a Hollywood producer is making a Superman movie and decides that Clark Kent would be perfect for the role, due to his close resemblance to Superman. He has Clark remove his glasses. Lois looks him over, and her comment is "I guess he could sort of look like Superman, if you stretch your imagination to its limits." Thanks to the help of robots or friendly shape-shifters (and on more than one occasion, Bruce Wayne), Clark Kent and Superman have appeared together enough that Clark's "resemblance" to Supes is explained as a coincidence. This fact is lampshaded in All-Star Superman when Superman finally reveals his identity to Lois, and she refuses to believe it because he's done such a good job of covering it up all these years.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_7175cb16
 Superman (Franchise) / int_71a223fc
type
Up to Eleven
 Superman (Franchise) / int_71a223fc
comment
Taken Up to Eleven with DC One Million, where Superman stayed inside the Earth's sun for 15,000 years and emerged as a Physical God.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_71a223fc
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Superman (Franchise) / int_71a223fc
 Superman (Franchise) / int_7241785e
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You Can't Fight Fate
 Superman (Franchise) / int_7241785e
comment
You Can't Fight Fate: Pre-Crisis, Superman could visit the past by exceeding the speed of light, but it was physically impossible for him to change history. In The Movie... not so much.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_7241785e
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Superman (Franchise) / int_7241785e
 Superman (Franchise) / int_72791e55
type
Weak to Magic
 Superman (Franchise) / int_72791e55
comment
Weak to Magic: Downplayed in that they're not particularly weak to it, but Kryptonians such as Superman are capable of being damaged by magic and magical weapons like an average human would despite their Nigh-Invulnerability, which is one of the only ways to directly harm them that isn't Kryptonite.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_72791e55
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 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_72791e55
 Superman (Franchise) / int_727a65e0
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Gaslighting
 Superman (Franchise) / int_727a65e0
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Gaslighting: "Dead Again" had Brainiac, who was thought to still be lobotomized after the events of "Panic in the Sky!", pull this off by making it appear that Superman's body was still in his grave, making everyone, even Superman, think that he wasn't the real deal and that he was truly dead. In Krypton No More, Supergirl is coaxed into making her cousin believe Krypton never existed for his peace of mind (long story). She pulls this off by going through Clark's home and the Fortress of Solitude, switching the Bottle City of Kandor, the Phantom Zone projector and anything could prove the existence of Krypton with dummies, and then telling him Krypton was a delusion of his.
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Weird Crossover
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Weird Crossover: Even before Warner Bros. absorbed DC Comics, DC had the license to print Looney Tunes comics. In 2000, DC launched the four-issue series Superman and Bugs Bunny wherein the wacky Dodo bird (from Porky in Wackyland) meets Mxyzptlk, and they form a partnership to wreak havoc on both universes. And let's not even get started on the oddity that is Superman Meets the Quik Bunny. Superman also had a crossover with pre-cartoon He-Man (there was no Prince Adam in the story).
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Idiot Hair
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Idiot Hair: That little curl across his forehead.
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Kneel Before Zod
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Kneel Before Zod: The Trope Namer
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Will Not Tell a Lie
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Will Not Tell a Lie: Superman himself, mostly. Except for those related to his Secret Identity. And not even then. It isn't technically a lie if he says his name is Kal-El when asked, after all... Conversely, back in the Silver Age, Superman seemed to enjoy messing with people's heads, especially villains. In Superman Volume 1 #176, Superman and Supergirl celebrate a Kryptonian holyday called the Day of Truth in which they have to speak nothing but the truth, no matter the cost. It is not an easy task because they are incredibly blunt when they are being honest. Also, several crooks ask Superman about his secret identity and his Fortress' location.
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God Is Good
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God Is Good: Rao is the God of Krypton, and Flamebird and Nightwing are His Children in the Post-Crisis continuity. In the New Krypton storyline, Supergirl isn't feeling particularly pious after her father's murder, and deems her friend Thara -who claims Flamebird is bonded with her- a nutjob. Yet still Kara is saved by literal divine intervention in the Hunt for Reactron when Flamebird manifests through Thara and stomps Reactron. Later Kara apologizes and confides to Thara that she's feeling hopeful now because if the gods are real, it means her deceased father is in a better place.
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Character Shilling
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Character Shilling: One of the few characters in fiction who can get away with being shilled. He’s the Big Good of the DCU, a Nice Guy, and incredibly powerful, so you can understand why other characters would praise the guy so much. He’s also helped by being characterized as a Humble Hero; Superman himself is acutely aware that, contrary to his public image, he’s not perfect and frequently acknowledges his flaws.
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Phrase Catcher
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Phrase Catcher: "Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" According to Elliot S! Maggin, Metropolis citizens know that it's absurd to think the flying man is a bird or a plane, but it's their "role" to speak the Catchphrase.
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Curse Cut Short
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Curse Cut Short: One exchange between Superman and Brainiac in the Justice League cartoon:
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For Want of a Nail
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Every For Want of a Nail story, such as, of course, The Nail, shows how screwed up the DCU is without him. In Kingdom Come, Wonder Woman tells Supes that when he left, all of the old guard more or less gave up on humanity and became more distant.
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New Old Flame
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New Old Flame: Both Lana Lang and Lori Lemaris were introduced this way.
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Armor-Piercing Question
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Armor-Piercing Question: Lex Luthor asks Superman one in the Elseworld of Red Son. Superman gets one of his own, when he said. "You always said that I was holding you back, Lex. It's been a year without me. Where's the cancer cure? Where's the miracle tech?" Which pointed out that Lex Luthor wasn't out to help anyone but himself.
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Canine Companion
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Canine Companion: Krypto The Super Dog is his awesome, super-powered white pet dog (although the whole El and Kent families kind of adopted it). In the Silver and Bronze Ages, Krypto followed Superboy everywhere.
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Smart People Play Chess
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Smart People Play Chess: Lex Luthor is often depicted playing chess—sometimes with a Superman as one of the playing pieces.
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Earth-Shattering Kaboom
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Krypton Shattering Kaboom
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Stock Superhero Day Jobs
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Stock Superhero Day Jobs: "Mild Mannered Reporter for a great Metropolitan newspaper..." In an episode of Smallville, Tess Mercer points out that a Superhero might think twice about being a reporter, as their coworkers make a job out of REVEALING SECRETS, among other things. She says this in response to a character that's more or less read off the list of reasons why being a reporter is a Stock Superhero Day Job.
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Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
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Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Titano
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Success Symbiosis
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Success Symbiosis: In at least some versions of the story, Superman uses Lois Lane to scout out the baddies and types her papers as Clark Kent in order to keep it that way.
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Tsundere
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Tsundere: Lois Lane feels deep affection towards Clark, but he often drove her mad until she learned about his Secret Identity.
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Our Mermaids Are Different
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Our Mermaids Are Different: Lori Lemaris
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Arranged Marriage
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Arranged Marriage: In the Post-Flashpoint Krypton parents often choose their children' spouse via gene-matching, although this custom was being phased out by the time of Kal-El and Kara Zor-El. A "Supergirl" 2011 story showed Alura wanting to get her daughter gene-matched, and Kara complaining she wanted to choose her partner freely.
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Breaking the Bonds
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Breaking the Bonds: Superman #223 cover was the beginning of the Kryptonite Nevermore arc which launched The Bronze Age of Comic Books in Superman. And it was a Shout-Out to his most iconic Golden Age image.
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Polar Bears and Penguins
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Polar Bears and Penguins: The location of the Fortress of Solitude, somewhere up north.
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Identity Impersonator
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Identity Impersonator: Lookalikes, holograms, a friendly ShapeShifter or two; he used to have a fleet of Robots for just this but they kept going sentient and becoming villains
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It Amused Me
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It Amused Me: The Prankster
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Relative Error
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Relative Error: Superman and Supergirl are -usually- extremely close since both are the Last Of Their Kind and biological family. They are so close that people who is not aware of their kinship, assumes that they are lovers. Some examples: In Action Comics #500 Superman explains several fans how he came to Earth, became a hero, met his cousin... A member of the audience then blurts out: "I never knew Supergirl was your cousin — I guess I always thought she was your girlfriend!" In Supergirl vol 2 #20, Linda Danvers -Supergirl's secret identity- tells her friend Joan that she's got a date for lunch with Clark Kent. When Joan starts gushing about her hot date, Linda tells Clarks is her cousin.
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Crystal Dragon Jesus
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Crystal Dragon Jesus: In Pre-Crisis days, Raoism felt very much like one of the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). It even has a variation on the Noah Flood story, with the prophet Jaf-El (one of Superman's ancestors) predicting a flood, but with the difference that the Kryptonians are saved by winged animals who lift them above the flood waters — so that, on Krypton, the animals saved the people instead of vice versa.
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Superhero
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Super Hero: Arguably the Trope Maker, most certainly the Trope Codifier.
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Both Smallville (see above) and Metropolis were originally in a non-specific state. It has since been determined that Smallville is in Kansas, and Metropolis is in Delaware Though Metropolis was based on New York City, the prevailing theory as to why Delaware was chosen as Metropolis' home are five-fold: 1) Delaware is a corporate Tax Haven with more corporations per-capita than citizens in many areas; 2) It's on the East Coast with direct access to the sea; 3) Metropolis is supposed to be in relatively-close proximity to Gotham, and since Gotham is officially in New Jersey, Delaware was a natural choice; 4) There are literally no large/major cities in Delaware, despite being about as big as New Jersey, so unlike New York or Pennsylvania, you can throw a city in anywhere in the state and not be fighting for real-estate with real-life cities; 5) Gotham is supposed to be the gritty counterpart to Metropolis, and since New Jersey is the Evil Twin of Delaware, well... DC once said Metropolis is New York City during the day, and Gotham City is New York City at night.
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Jerk Jock
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Jerk Jock: Steve Lombard, the resident sportswriter at the Daily Planet. Whitney Fordman, a character in Season One of Smallville.
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Badass Boast
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Badass Boast: A somewhat dark example as Superman wasn't exactly in the best of places mentally. When a bunch of elemental spirits are summoned to tell Superman to leave Earth, Superman says he refuses. The spirits then threaten to start killing people around the world until Superman gives in. Superman tells them that even if they kill everyone on earth, they won't be able to do a thing to him, and if they do, he will simply destroy the ozone layer around Earth and make it impossible for the spirits to survive before finding another planet to live on. The spirits are cowed into giving up. When later asked if he really would have done it, Superman doesn't answer.
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Secret Identity Apathy
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Secret Identity Apathy: In post-Crisis continuity, Lex Luthor refuses to believe Superman even has a secret identity. The idea that someone with all that power would pretend to be a normal person just doesn't make sense! It's sometimes canon that most people in the DC Universe don't believe Superman has a secret identity. They just assume he's Superman all the time. Not wearing a mask probably helps with this perception.
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Psychic Powers
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Psychic Powers: In the past "Psionic Superman" was one common explanation for Superman's Required Secondary Powers. He doesn't have super strength, he just lifts things with his mind and needs to touch them to use it (hence why he doesn't just rip his "handle" off whenever he carries something), "x-ray" vision is clairvoyance. This is the only ability of his clone in The Death of Superman. At one point, he had practiced a Kryptonian meditation technique called Torquasm-Vo specifically to resist psychic attacks. When the Maxwell Lord storyline popped up a few years later, though, the writers seemed to have forgotten about it, and it wasn't mentioned. Potentially justified as it was explicitly stated that Lord had spent years planting the necessary psychic commands in Superman's mind before putting his plan into action, allowing him to draw it out and stop Superman throwing off his influence. Kon-El (a.k.a. Conner Kent/Superboy) has an interesting variation on this. While not actual psychic powers, he does posses what has been called "tactile telekinesis" which has been used to explain a number of his abilities like Super Strength and Flight. An added benefit of tactile telekinesis is that it gives him the ability to control the things he comes into contact with just like standard telekinesis (which it pretty much is honestly though Superboy's can only be activated through touch).
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Tightrope Walking
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Tightrope Walking: In Superman's early appearances he couldn't fly; he got around Metropolis by running quickly along telephone wires. He explains on more than one occasion that as long as he jumps over the connectors at the telephone poles he's in no danger of electrocution.
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No Gravity for You
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No Gravity for You: One classic story has a depowered Clark Kent using an Anti-Gravity device to battle villains. It works because he knows how to fly and the Mooks don't.
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Eye Beams
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Eye Beams: Heat vision. Originally this was just his X-Ray Vision turned up full blast, but eventually the heat effect got its own name.
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Always a Bigger Fish
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Always a Bigger Fish: Comes up in many iterations. While Clark is quite possibly the most powerful being in the DC Universe, there are still quite a few beings who can take his full strength and give it right back to him with interest. Doomsday in particular comes to mind. In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Superman tells President Slade Wilson of Earth 3 that capitulating to a more powerful being like Ultraman is bullcrap, citing the fact that he faces beings more powerful than him on a regular basis but he never gives up.
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The Paragon
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The Paragon: Depending on the continuity. He's The Paragon in the Marvel Universe in the Superman / Fantastic Four crossover, with both Franklin Richards and Ben Grimm being "golly gee whiz" about him. (Especially after Supes lets Franklin have his cape before leaving.) Action Comics #1000 gives a shining example of the effect Superman has: in one story, an Elite Mook tells how Superman helped his Heel–Face Turn: Every For Want of a Nail story, such as, of course, The Nail, shows how screwed up the DCU is without him. In Kingdom Come, Wonder Woman tells Supes that when he left, all of the old guard more or less gave up on humanity and became more distant.
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Mind Rape
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Superman's one word response to being mind raped in "For the Man Who Has Everything".
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Immunity Disability
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Immunity Disability: Superman's near invulnerability is often parodied by having it also prevent him from shaving because even his beard is too tough to cut. John Byrne addressed that in his run by Clark using his own heat vision reflected on a mirror (normally a fragment of the ship that brought him to Earth) to shave.
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Deconstructed Trope
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Deconstructed in a Bronze Age storyline where Superman finds himself Brought Down to Normal in his Clark Kent identity and decides to experiment with living a week as just one identity. As Clark, he sees a subway being flooded, and realises he could do nothing to stop it now that he's powerless. Fortunately, the fire department arrives to take care of the crisis, and Clark realises that the world always got along fine before there was a Superman.
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Reed Richards Is Useless
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Reed Richards Is Useless: Superman is supposed to be a genius with access to spectacularly advanced extraterrestrial (i.e. Kryptonian) knowledge and technology. This has varied over time, but he has created chemical formulas, robots, space vehicles, etc. and stored alien specimens and objects in his Fortress of Solitude; occasionally he even explores outer space out of intellectual curiosity. Yet none of this seems to help anyone on Earth nor does it seem to be influencing human technology. Of course, since the Bronze Age (specifically the story "Must There Be a Superman?"), Superman has been very concerned about inadvertently making humanity too dependent on him by solving too many of our problems for us. This concern might apply to introducing super tech as much as it does to his super power feats.
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Ludicrous Speed
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Ludicrous Speed: Superman's max speed has never been recorded, but he can easily go several times faster than light speed, to the point where he warps space-time, allowing him to time-travel.
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Self-Imposed Challenge
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Self-Imposed Challenge: Superman in his Clark Kent identity enjoys working as a newspaper reporter because actually writing good newspaper articles is something that doesn't depend upon his powers. While his powers may help him get the story, writing the story well enough to appear in the Daily Planet is something he actually has to put serious effort into. For him this an enjoyable and welcome challenge.
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Theme Initials
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Theme Initials: "L.L."
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Great Gazoo
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Great Gazoo: Mr. Mxyzptlk.
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Superhero Sobriquets
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Superhero Sobriquets: So many over the years. Most famously the Man of Steel and the Last Son of Krypton. Also the Man of Tomorrow, the Big "S", the Action Ace, the Metropolis Marvel and the Big Blue Boy Scout (as well as, thanks largely to Spider-Man, just "Supes"). As Superboy, he was the Boy of Steel and the Kid from Krypton.
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Crystal Spires and Togas
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Crystal Spires and Togas: Many depictions of Superman's Krypton fit this trope. Post-crisis, though, Krypton was more dystopian despite all the crystal-toga trappings. When Superman: Birthright retconned Krypton's society back to something closer to the pre-Crisis version (i.e. a more general super-advanced civilization without a specific, dominant theme), the togas changed back to Space Clothes. For maximum effect, post Infinite Crisis reverts some of Birthright's changes to include some of the Byrne era Kryptonian aesthetics so that you have the crystal spires and the togas at the same time. In the pre-Crisis universe, the citizens of Kandor who survived the destruction of Krypton settled on a planetoid which they called Rokyn. As seen here,◊ Kandor was definitely a crystal-and-toga place. The Supergirl books often go into detail about the culture and society of Krypton, particularly Argo City (Supergirl's hometown). Supergirl (Rebirth)'s first scene depicts Argo City: everybody wore colourful, bright clothes and long, flowing robes and capes; and the buildings were tall, alien-looking structures made of glass and metal.
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Lawyer-Friendly Cameo
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Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: In the "Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite" storyline, Mr. Mxyzptlk can't make his usual visit to the Man of Steel because he's busy having fun in another dimension, so he hands Lex Luthor a piece of red kryptonite. When we see Mxy in the other universe, he harasses a mostly obscured team of superheroes strongly implied to be the Fantastic Four while assuming the form of a color-inverted Impossible Man. Mr. Fantastic is only seen as his stretched out torso and his legs, the Invisible Woman's legs are the only parts seen of her, the Human Torch's presence is made known only by a glimpse of the fiery trail he leaves when he flies, and the Thing's appearance is hidden to avoid legal action from Marvel Comics by having Mxyzptlk spray him with brown glop while assuming the form of a fire hydrant.
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Mineral MacGuffin
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Mineral Macguffin: Sunstone, the crystals Kryptonians used to grow buildings. And Kryptonite, of course.
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Superpower Lottery
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Superpower Lottery: No matter how much some want to balance him out.
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Just a Machine
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Just a Machine: Often his attitude towards AI.
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Minnesota Nice
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Minnesota Nice: Raised in Kansas, but the idea still applies. Supes is one of the nicest of all superheroes.
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Complete Immortality
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Complete Immortality: In many incarnations.
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From a Single Cell
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From a Single Cell: Several. Often Brainiac.
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Grave-Marking Scene
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Grave-Marking Scene: Pre-Crisis Superman visited Pa and Ma's graves every so often. War World: Before entering the command console, Mongul pays a visit to the grave of the last Warzoon. During the "Up, Up And Away" arc, Superman visits the graves of Superboy and Earth-2 Superman and Lois Lane. In the beginning of Superman (Rebirth), Post-Crisis Superman visits the grave of his New 52 counterpart.
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Beware the Superman
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Beware the Superman: As of the New 52 reboot. Superman himself tends to meet this attitude with confusion — he doesn't see himself this way at all and doesn't understand why someone would. Prior to the New 52, he understood perfectly why people would feel this way. Part of the reason he wears bright colors, no mask, and tries so hard to maintain a reputation as a boy scout is so that innocent people will understand that they don't need to be terrified of him — making him the exact opposite of Batman, a mortal man who expends tremendous effort to ensure that people are terrified of him. The first person to point out this difference between the two was Mr. Mxyzptlk. In the Novelization of Kingdom Come, Wonder Woman points out that Superman could have easily just been an invisible guardian, but he chose to fly in the sky wearing those bright colors "like Apollo", and serve as an inspiration. Supes response was to reply lamely, "An ounce of prevention..." In Superman: Lois and Clark, the pre-52 Superman functions as an invisible guardian◊, proving Wonder Woman right.
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Devil in Disguise
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Devil in Disguise: In the comics from the early 90s, it was revealed that publisher Colin Thornton, who had hired Clark Kent away from The Daily Planet to serve as editor for Newstime, was a mortal disguise used by the demon Lord Satanus.
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Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred
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Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: Some dark heroes tried to get Superman to do this to discredit his idealism.
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Transformation Sequence
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Transformation Sequence: The familiar shot of Superman opening his shirt when nobody's looking was apparently too mundane for the first two films with Christopher Reeve, so they had scenes of Superman changing where there was more of a metamorphosis. In Superman II and Superman III the plots of each film involve something happening to Superman on a physiological level so there's transformation scenes then too.
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Big Bad
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The "Green Sun" story in Superman #155 (August 1962). Superman is not only rendered non-superpowered, but blind. He still manages to overcome the Big Bad using ingenuity and gumption.
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Egocentric Team Naming
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Egocentric Team Naming: Team Superman and The Supermen of America. The latter takes its name from the official Superman fan club, back in the Golden Age.
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: In Krypton No More, Superman has been tricked into believing he is a mutant human (long story). After defeating two mutant super-villains, Superman thinks that they are not so different: In the second Superman / Spider-Man team up, Doctor Doom tries this routine on Superman, arguing that Superman should be more pro-active in dealing with the world's ills, as Doom is never shy about using his power. Super responds with a nice Shut Up, Hannibal!, about how he refuses to start down that slippery slope. The Black Ring provides a rare example where it's the hero who utters this line. When Lex Luthor realizes that Superman is Clark Kent, Superman tries to show thim that they are more similar than Luthor wants to believe◊. Luthor being Luthor, he refuses to admit it. In the Justice supplementary materials, Batman notes that Superman uses fear to fight crime, just as he does. However, while Bats engenders it from hiding in the shadows, Superman does it by flying in the sky and reminding everyone he has X-Ray Vision, so the shadows can't hide them.
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Atrocious Alias
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Atrocious Alias: One comic featured a retired villain called "The Molester," which he intended to mean "The Annoyance."
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Stealth Mentor
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Stealth Mentor: Mr. Mxyzptlk, Depending on the Writer.
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Evil Counterpart
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Evil Counterpart: Ultraman (No, not THAT one), Cyborg-Superman, and Superboy-Prime.
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Showy Invincible Hero
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Showy Invincible Hero: When written well, watching him plow through villains or stand in one spot tanking everything they throw at him can be either awesome or hilarious.
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Evolutionary Levels
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Evolutionary Levels: The first Canon explanation for Superman's powers in Action Comics #1. His unnamed planet was centuries ahead of Earth on the evolutionary scale. Originally, he had been conceived as being the last post-human from the end of time, rather than an alien from another planet. This exact origin is brought back in the Superman: Red Son story but it is not revealed until the end. Superman in this series is ironically a distant descendant of Lex Luthor with the "L" suffix being a contraction of his name.
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Space Western
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Space Western: As well as being a Space Pirate, Terra-Man is also a literal, time-displaced Space Cowboy. Complete with an alien flying horse. (The Post-Crisis version of Terra-Man never left Earth and is an eco-terrorist)
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Hates Being Alone
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Hates Being Alone: This has been a part of the personalities of Superman and his cousin for decades: In the Pre-Crisis universe Clark felt very alone when he was Superboy because he could never play with kids his own age, there was no one like him, and no one could relate to him. Before graduating, his foster parents died, and he felt even more isolated and a bigger outcast. When he met his cousin Kara he felt incredibly happy because he had a family again, someone he could feel connected to. Pre-Crisis Supergirl faced almost the same hardships after arriving on Earth. Fortunately Kara already had a blood relative she could talk to, but she spent several months living in an orphanage until she was adopted. She hated the place because she felt utterly alone and friendless in a strange land. In Superboy #80 both cousins talk about this◊. In Many Happy Returns, Superman tells Linda he feels very alone because -even though he's greatest and most loved hero in the world-, he has no social life. Superman feeling alone and without friends plays out in modern stories such like Kingdom Come — in where he had lost his parents, wife, cousin and friends —, and Superman: Secret Origin — in where he didn't dare play with anyone for fear of hurting them. In Batgirl (2009), Kara and her friend Stephanie Brown — the then-current Batgirl — watch a cheesy movie. Most of audience laughs out loud when Dracula cries out he is alone, but both girls cannot laugh about it. They know what being alone is like, and they don't find it funny at all. The New 52 Supergirl was a lonely, angry teenager. Her family and friends were dead, she could not bring herself to trust her cousin, she didn't manage to make friends or fit in with humans, and she was frequently attacked or betrayed by people she put her trust in. Her issues of alienation, grief and anger got worse until she finally flew off the handle.
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Brought to You by the Letter
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Brought to You by the Letter "S" (Just take a look!)
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Acid-Trip Dimension
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Acid-Trip Dimension: More than one.
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Old Retainer
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Old Retainer: In the Post-Crisis reboot, Superman eventually inherits his father's faithful robot servant Kelex.
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Amazing Technicolor Population
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Amazing Technicolor Population: The New 52 applies this trope to the Kryptonians, who in the new continuity were big on artificially achieving the "ideal body".
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Super Toughness
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Super Toughness: A Trope Codifier for superhero comics. He's almost completely invincible, with only a handful of exceptions.
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Reimagining the Artifact
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Reimagining the Artifact: Clark's job as a reporter was considered an artifact for decades, which led to him being recast as a TV reporter. However, the problem was solved by asserting Clark's love of writing, a craft that not only allows him to do a social good just as important as his superhero activities, but also allows him to earn a living that feels like he does not have an unfair advantage. (Not to mention a news anchorman must be seen on camera on a strict schedule, while a beat reporter only needs to worry about a deadline.)
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Bored with Insanity
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Bored with Insanity: Mr. Mxyzptlk, in an Elseworld/"imaginary story".
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Fantastic Naming Convention
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Fantastic Naming Convention: Kryptonians are typically given one syllable names and have one syllable family names, such as the lead character Kal-El. The family names tend to sound a lot like the letters of the alphabet (besides the House of El, other Kryptonians have had names like Dev-Em and Jax-Ur). Not reminding fans of that pattern might be one reason that villains like Zod tend not to use their full names (he's General Dru-Zod). Only the men use the family names directly. Supergirl isn't Kara-El, she adds her father's complete name, making her Kara Zor-El. Earth-2 Kryptonians actually have single letter last names. Superman in that universe is Kal-L, for instance.
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Terra Deforming
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Terra Deforming: One Silver Age comic shows the Fortress of Solitude surrounded by buildings, because future humans have intentionally melted the polar ice caps in order to colonize the Arctic. Superman is upset by this, not because of the catastrophic effect on the environment, but because he doesn't have privacy anymore.
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Rogues Gallery
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Rogues Gallery: Lex Luthor, Darkseid, Brainiac, Bizarro, Mr Mxyzptlk, Metallo, Toyman, Mongul, the Parasite, General Zod, etc.
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Involuntary Shapeshifter
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Involuntary Shapeshifter: This was the most common effect of Red Kryptonite in The Silver Age of Comic Books, with Repower being a close second. Jimmy Olsen was also put through many, many transformations both in the Superman titles and his own.
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Forgotten First Meeting
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Forgotten First Meeting: A few stories over the decades depict Clark Kent and Lois Lane meeting as young teens, sometimes with Clark becoming Superboy. A few stories also have young Clark meet young Bruce Wayne. Silver Age Superman first met Supergirl when his cousin's rocket landed on Earth... or so he thought. Since both characters had the ability to time-travel and were members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, they had already met back when he was a teenager Superboy, but his first memory of her was wiped out to protect the future. In Superboy #80, Supergirl goes back in time to meet her teenager cousin and play with him. Both kids hit it off immediately, but Superboy wipes his memory out after Kara leaves so he does not reveal Supergirl's existence prematurely. Action Comics #358 had Superboy in flashback having ended up in Argo City after being accidentally knocked unconscious and rendered amnesiac by a robotic resource scavenger for the city, he's later taken by an alien being intending to consume him and it erases everyone's memories of his time there to spare them the suffering. Superman only realizes something happened when she shows him a crystal she had from childhood but no idea where it came from because it was the crystal he'd carved just prior to being knocked out after planning to give it to his adoptive mother and had no idea what happened to it.
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Dumb Muscle
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Dumb Muscle: Villains have the mistake of assuming Superman relies on his brawn. Luthor often does this, and The Joker made the mistake in the aforementioned example with lead-lined coffins, stating he came to Metropolis thinking Superman wouldn't be able to match wits with him. Remember, Supes has to trick Mr. Mxyzptlk every 90 days to unwittingly send him back to his home dimension by being sneaky and clever.
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Merchandise-Driven
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Merchandise-Driven: DC introduced the Supermobile at the request of the Corgi toy company, because the Batmobile had been such a good seller for them. The little two-seat spaceship with the manipulator arms has appeared sporadically in the comics over the years, but fans are probably most familiar with it from its appearances on The Super Friends. A revamped version was included as part of the Super Powers action figure line in the 1980's.
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Robot Me
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Robot Me: The Superman Robot Duplicates. Made by Superman to fill in when he's unavailable and help him maintain his secret identity. When Supergirl arrived on Earth, his cousin made several duplicate robots for her. When Kara fought crime while living at Midvale Orphanage, she used a robot decoy of herself to keep the other orphans from noticing her absence. Post-Crisis Superman villain Conduit also uses robotic decoys of himself to distract the Man Of Steel.
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Interpretative Character
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Interpretative Character: Given his lengthy history and iconic status, Superman is more of a symbol than a physical person, which means that every writer has a different yet equally valid interpretation of what Superman represents. At his basic core, Superman is a good guy with superpowers. But how powerful he is? Is he an All-American icon or does he transcend nationalism? Is he "Superman first, Clark Kent later" or the other way around? Every cinematic version of Superman has had different interpretations over the decades, each of them having different ways to portray the Superman/Clark Kent dichotomy. Christopher Reeve's Superman was a light-hearted, old-fashioned kind of hero reminiscent of the Silver Age who merely used the Clark persona as a facade. Brandon Routh's version was mostly similar to Reeve's, albeit a bit quieter and more introspective, what with him returning to Earth after a five-year long journey to Krypton, questioning his relevance in the 21st century and having a son out of wedlock with Lois. Henry Cavill's portrayal is the most flawed and morally conflicted version of Superman thus far, constantly mindful of the effects his actions have on humanity and questioning his place in the world. Another difference from Reeve and Routh is that Cavill portrays both Superman and Clark as the "real person", with the issue of a Secret Identity not addressed until the end of Man of Steel. In the sequel, the difference between Clark and Superman becomes a bit more obvious, with Cavill playing Superman in a stoic and patient, sometimes stern, manner, and Clark becoming more dynamic and assertive.
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Flying Brick
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Flying Brick: One of the first.
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Obfuscating Stupidity
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Obfuscating Stupidity: Anytime (like, 99% of the time) Clark Kent pretends to be much more cowardly and out of the loop than he actually is.
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Wife-Basher Basher
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Wife-Basher Basher: In the very first issue of his own comic in the 1930's, Superman deals with an abusive husband by brutally throwing the guy into a wall and beats HIM until he promises to never hit his wife ever again.
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And I Must Scream
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And I Must Scream: The original version of the Phantom Zone fell into this trope. Phantom Zone prisoners couldn't even touch each other; they were condemned just to watch the material world until their sentences expired. In The Kingdom, Superman in one of his many deaths at the hands of Gog was subject to being slowly transformed into Kryptonite after being chained to a planet with a special bomb attached to it that would recreate the destruction of Krypton. In Superman Vol 1 #282, Superman tells the tale of a Kryptonian named Nam-Ek (yes, that is his name. And this story was written ten years before the birth of the Dragon Ball franchise) who managed to make himself immortal and indestructible. When Krypton exploded, he survived, and remained floating in lifeless space, alone forever.
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Super Senses
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Super Senses: Pretty much all of them. Depending on the portrayal, Supes always has his X-Ray and Telescopic Visions and Super-Hearing. His smell, taste and touch may be super-sensitive Depending on the Writer and his visual acuity may span the entire spectrum.
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Super Strength
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Super Strength: And how. 200 quintillion tons? Superman only needs one arm for that.◊ Bear in mind that in that story he was overpowered by solar radiation and that's supposed to be based on his Silver Age/Pre-Crisis incarnation.
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Now, Let Me Carry You
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Now, Let Me Carry You: Superman usually spent his time saving his supporting cast, but occasionally they get to return the favor.
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Entitled Bastard
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Entitled Bastard: Several of his enemies have no problem with begging for their lives after having tried to kill Supes. Really though, if you can't expect mercy from Superman, who can you expect it from?
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To Be Lawful or Good
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To Be Lawful or Good: In the first Christopher Reeve Superman: The Movie, Superman is given a Sadistic Choice by Lex Luthor. He destroys the missile headed for Hackensack, New Jersey, saving millions and keeping his promise, but in doing so is forced to let Lois Lane die. Superman ends up breaking Kryptonian law by using time travel to save her.
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Red Eyes, Take Warning
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Red Eyes, Take Warning: Uh, oh. You've just pressed Superman's rare Berserk Button. Technically the red eyes just means Superman is on the brink of unleashing his heat vision, but when he is shown with just the red eyes and not the beams, that's usually because he is angry enough to have to consciously hold himself back from unleashing it.
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Flying Firepower
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Flying Firepower: If Superman has to remain in the air at a distance of a target, he can easily strike from there with his ranged attacks: heat vision and super breath.
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Obfuscating Disability
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Obfuscating Disability: Clark Kent wears unnecessary glasses as a disguise.
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Chronic Hero Syndrome
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Chronic Hero Syndrome: Pre-Crisis Supes and Pre-N52 Supes. Both incarnations just want to save people even if they're Brought Down to Normal or forced to be a Mysterious Protector. The N52 Supes is getting there, refusing to let the long-term power loss of Superman: Truth stop him being a hero.
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Robot Master
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Robot Master: Toyman. Superman himself also counts if you take into consideration his robot-assistants at the Fortress of Solitude.
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Jack-of-All-Stats
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Jack-of-All-Stats: Played with: Normally, nearly every A-list character outclasses Superman in one particular area, though Superman wins out by being number 2 or 3 in each area. Sometimes, though, Superman reveals that he actually is the number one in certain active and passive powers, and that he was just holding back before. The Flash is not nearly as tough as the Man of Steel, but in Flash: Rebirth #3, the "Fastest Man Alive" turns the holding-back tables on the Big S: Darkseid is just physically more powerful in every way except for speed. Or at least, that's what we're usually led to believe, until Superman pulls off the kid gloves. Then, the Lord of Apokolips meets the Source Wall with his face. Most versions of Brainiac possess a personal forcefield too powerful for Superman to break through with brute force. Martian Manhunter is a bigger winner of the Superpower Lottery than Superman, having Super Strength, X-Ray Vision, Super Speed, Invulnerability, and Flight just like Big Blue, but sporting invisibility, telekinesis which can create forcefields or be launched as a weapon, phase-shifting, and of course telepathy. In short, he has what it takes to survive Superman, and due to J'onn's telepathy, a one-on-one fight would be touch-and-go (owing to Superman's Torquasm-Vo and mental blocks, which render him impervious to anything but the most powerful mind attacks). However, Superman is weak to only four very uncommon things — Kryptonite (relatively rare), Magic (very rare in the muggle world), red sunlight (needs to be synthesized/replicated), and other beings on New God levels of strength — while J'onn is weak to one very, very, absurdly common thing: FIRE. Batman, Lex Luthor, Ted Kord and a multitude of other characters are much more intelligent than Clark. At the end of the day, though, Clark is still a Pulitzer-Prize winning author and journalist, and in many stories intelligent enough to be well-versed in several scientific fields. Notice that being more intelligent than Clark doesn't necessarily mean that they are balanced enough to make good on said advantage, what with people like Lex Luthor and Bruce Wayne being seriously handicapped by their insecurities and childhood traumas. While not possessing as many powers as Supes, Wonder Woman is said to be a more skilled hand-to-hand combatant. There are a few characters who are explicitly shown to be far-and-away more powerful than Superman, to the point where it's not even a contest — The Spectre, Raven, The Phantom Stranger, the Champion of each and every Lantern Corps, and The Anti-Monitor. Note that several of these characters use magic, something Superman explicitly has no superhuman resistance to. Clark isn't alone in his tier of power, either. Several other characters, including Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Red Tornado, Icon, Captain Atom, Vartox, any and all Daxamite characters, Lobo, Solomon Grundy in his strongest incarnations, and, obviously, other Kryptonian characters are all in the same tier of power (arguably). However, as everyone admits, Clark beats them out in one very important area: his sense of duty, unwavering sense of mercy and justice, and charisma make him a born leader. On a side note, the amount of time he's spent on Earth soaking in the sun allows him to occasionally curb-stomp other Kryptonians, and he has shown himself to be a good deal more powerful than every non-Kryptonian in the list. The fact, though, that they even have a chance in a fight against him allows them to be considered on the same tier. On the other hand (at least Pre-Crisis), Faora is a more skillful unarmed combatant than he is, having been a martial artist back on Krypton. Lobo is perhaps one of the closest competitors, as he's immortal, but he lacks self-sustained flight and he's minutely weaker than Supes, and both him and Superman know that Supes could just drag him into the sun. If he ever did that, one of them would come out feeling great… the other, not so much. He could regenerate from a single cell, but there wouldn't even be that much left of him. His immortality, of course, means that his essence would still be stuck inside the sun. Not a good way to go. Captain Marvel is the other closest competitor. He has strength that is almost on par with Superman's; as well as flight; invulnerability possibly greater than Superman's note When the JLA fight the Qwarrdian Void Hound, Cap is hit with a "tesseract missile" that literally turns him inside out for just a moment, but he immediately snaps back to normal; he warns the others that his invulnerability is magic, and none of the others present could survive another such attack. and lacking Superman's explicit vulnerability to magic; the ability to summon magic attacks in the form of lightning; and the (somewhat inconsistently depicted) power of enhanced wisdom. However, he's not nearly as fast as Superman (see Ludicrous Speed), lacks the super-senses, and doesn't have heat vision or freeze-breath (his lightning partly makes up for it, but still lacks the diversity and power of the latter attacks). Also, Supes has far more experience in combat.
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Weaponized Car
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Weaponized Car: Superman's Supermobile◊ can simulate Superman's powers and protect him from power-sapping radiation. It's equipped with twin Rocket Punches.
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Trademark Favorite Food
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Trademark Favorite Food: Beef bourguignon with ketchup. Lois introduced Clark to beef bourguignon. The ketchup was his addition.
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Heavyworlder
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Heavyworlder: Superman's powers were, in many older stories including the entire Silver Age run, due in part to Krypton's heavier gravity.
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Face–Heel Turn
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Face–Heel Turn: In some continuities, Lex used to be a pretty nice guy and Clark's good friend, but it was a long time ago. Ruin, a.k.a. Professor Emil Hamilton
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Super Weight
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Super Weight: Started out a Type 3 and peaked at Type 6 during the Silver Age. After Crisis on Infinite Earths, he reverted to Type 4. He sometimes reaches Type 5 depending on the story.
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Catchphrase
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Catchphrase: There have been many: Superman: "This looks like a job for Superman!" "Great Krypton!" and "Up, up, and away!" In the early years he would often say "Seconds to Act!" before jumping in to save someone Just in Time. In the Silver Age, he often used the phrase "Great Scott," but it's far less common these days. Superman would also occasionally blurt, "Great Rao!" Perry White: "Don't call me Chief!!!! and "Great Caesar's ghost!" "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" has been shown as an In-Universe catch phrase. Metropolitans no longer speak these words because they actually think the blue and red figure in the sky is a bird or a plane, but because those are their lines.
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Be Careful What You Wish For
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Be Careful What You Wish For: In the very first issue of Action Comics #1 — the comic book that began the saga of Superman — the feature story included an episode where three gangsters kidnap a woman (later known as Lois Lane) as she is traveling home from a nightclub in a taxi. Clark Kent and Lois were dancing at the nightclub when one of the gangster's, Butch, smugly tries to cut in, but Lois refuses. Kent tries to stand up to Butch but gets nowhere. Later, after Butch and his goons have kidnapped Lois (no doubt planning to take her to a remote location to brutally beat and rape her), Butch arrogantly hopes that Kent will come after him ... not knowing that Kent (now as Superman) is coming to the rescue. The confrontation leads to Superman catching and (easily) picking up their car, shaking it violently so that the bad guys fall out and then, after securing Lois' safety, vaulting the now scared-out-of-his-wits Butch onto a telephone wire to await the authorities. In For the Man Who Has Everything, Superman has been trapped by an alien plant that gives him a hallucination of the happy ending he would have wanted — living on Krypton, which was never destroyed. Apparently, the plant's victims are normally happy in their delusion, but it turns out that the logical extrapolation of what would have happened on Krypton includes social upheaval and unrest and Superman's father Jor-El having become a reactionary bigot, making the scenario kind of nightmarish. It's a bit borderline to say all this follows from the wish; the things that happen are not illogical from what is known of Krypton, and it's suggested it was Superman's subconscious telling him there was something wrong with the fantasy. In Superman Vol 1 #282, Supergirl is considering giving up her Supergirl identity. To illustrate she might regret that decision, Superman tells her a tale about a Kryptonian who wanted to live forever and managed to make himself immortal, only to find out that he would be alone forever.
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Ur-Example
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The Ur-Example in comics has to be Superman's Earth parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent. While Kal-El would always have powers by virtue of being Kryptonian by birth, the comics stress repeatedly that it was the Kents' values that made Superman the hero he is. Lampshaded in the "Reign of the Supermen" series with regard to the Jerkass Superboy clone:
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Ret Con
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Retcon: Many. That trope's page lists eight separate issues on which the character's history has changed, and some of those have gone back and forth more than once. And that's just counting retcons, not changes to the status quo going forward.
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Take That!
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Though Metropolis was based on New York City, the prevailing theory as to why Delaware was chosen as Metropolis' home are five-fold: 1) Delaware is a corporate Tax Haven with more corporations per-capita than citizens in many areas; 2) It's on the East Coast with direct access to the sea; 3) Metropolis is supposed to be in relatively-close proximity to Gotham, and since Gotham is officially in New Jersey, Delaware was a natural choice; 4) There are literally no large/major cities in Delaware, despite being about as big as New Jersey, so unlike New York or Pennsylvania, you can throw a city in anywhere in the state and not be fighting for real-estate with real-life cities; 5) Gotham is supposed to be the gritty counterpart to Metropolis, and since New Jersey is the Evil Twin of Delaware, well...
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: Although Lex Luthor is a genius, even he has done jaw-droppingly stupid things. Everybody knows Superman is super-vulnerable to Kryptonite, right? So, why not wear a ring made of the stuff at all times, just in case? Well, as Mr. Luthor was reminded the hard way, it may not kill humans in minutes, but it is still a radioactive element, as he already knew. Turns out wearing a radioactive rock on your hand gives you terminal cancer in the long run. If it wasn't for Superman, Lois Lane would be dead since 1940 thanks to her fondness for snooping around way too much. Sometimes it's shown that she takes those risks because she knows she has backup; she can handle herself just fine, but just lets herself get into these situations because a hostage can get the best details of what the criminals and supervillains are up to, and will always have Superman to back her up if/when she needs it.
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The Ace
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The Ace: Let's face it, Superman seriously won the Super Power Lottery with the strength, flight, invulnerability, etc. but beyond that he's usually portrayed as incredibly competent and makes very few technical mistakes. He has eidetic memory, thinks billions of times faster than humans, had a super indexed I.Q. (the dude learned how to perform life saving surgery from a library of medical texts in 4 minutes). It's even a plot device in Superman: Earth One as right out of college, Clark lands every job he tries out for that involves technical skill (though he doesn't get the Daily Planet job at first because being a reporter or journalist is a very subjective job). He's almost perfect in every way and usually what makes him so interesting is how he deals with living in an imperfect world.
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They Do
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They Do: Clark and Lois, after several decades until Flashpoint's reboot.
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Foot Bath Treatment
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Foot Bath Treatment: One comic used this in the splash panel. The plot of the story is that a crook wished away Superman's powers, leaving him mortal and vulnerable. The opening panel shows him sneezing while Jimmy Olsen pours hot water into the bucket at his feet◊.
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And Then What?
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Lex Luthor asks Superman one in the Elseworld of Red Son.
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Lantern Jaw of Justice
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Lantern Jaw of Justice: the Trope Codifier.
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The Multiverse
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In general the origins of Superman, as well most of his Multiverse counterparts, are about discovering he was a Human Alien from the planet Krypton when he was an adult or a teenager. Usually their powers were discovered before his origin story, but in the case of one of his counterparts (Superboy-Prime), the discovery came at the same time with the powers, activated during the First Crisis.
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Incredible Shrinking Man
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Incredible Shrinking Man: The Bottle City of Kandor. For that matter, Brainiac's shrink ray that put it in the bottle in the first place.
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Genius Bruiser
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Genius Bruiser: In Real Life and In-Universe people do tend to forget Superman's formidable intellect and cunning. Understandable because his physical power is quite overshadowing, but enemies, readers and audiences alike underestimate Clark's brains at their peril.
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Human Alien Discovery
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Human Alien Discovery: In general the origins of Superman, as well most of his Multiverse counterparts, are about discovering he was a Human Alien from the planet Krypton when he was an adult or a teenager. Usually their powers were discovered before his origin story, but in the case of one of his counterparts (Superboy-Prime), the discovery came at the same time with the powers, activated during the First Crisis. An inversion occurs in the Elseworld Superman: Last Son of Earth, in which the human baby Clark Kent crashes on the planet Krypton and was adopted by Jor-El and renamed as Kal-El, later becoming the Green Lantern of his planet and sector, and recovering his memories from the Earth.
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Bad is Good and Good is Bad
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Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Bizarro.
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Hologram
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Hologram: Usually of Jor-El.
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Alliterative Name
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Alliterative Name: Commonly alliterating the letter L; Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Lana Lang, Lori Lemaris, Linda Lee, Lightning Lad, Lyla Lerrol and so on. Also Clark Kent Clark Kent's and Lois Lane's alliterative names may actually be the Trope Codifiers that started the trend of comic book characters (and sci-fi characters in general) being given alliterative names. Some others include Conner Kent, Chris Kent, Hank Henshaw, and Vernon O'Valeron (aka Vartox)
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You Gotta Have Blue Hair
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You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Traditionally, colorists have always used blue for the highlights in Superman's black hair. Parodies often take this literally, giving him actual blue hair. Played straight by Livewire.
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Anti-Hero Substitute
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Anti-Hero Substitute: During The Death of Superman arc, Eradicator was essentially Superman if he were a '90s Anti-Hero.
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Home Base
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Home Base: The Fortress of Solitude. Although he doesn't live there. He lives in an apartment. Most of the time, the Fortress is basically just his rec room, but it also serves as a serious superhero H.Q. when he needs one.
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Scout-Out
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Scout-Out: In Identity Crisis, Supes identifies a bowline knot. Of course, it's the first knot a Boy Scout learns. Green Arrow muses that he loves and hates Supes for that knowledge. Averted in Justice League which suggests he was only briefly a scout.
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Mind Screw
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Mind Screw: A story arc in Superman #307-309 written by Gerry Conway was about Superman being tricked by Supergirl into thinking that they are actually Earth-born mutants (because Superman was being a Soapbox Sadie over potential ecological disasters).
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Sliding Scale of Continuity
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Sliding Scale of Continuity: A Level 3 (Subtle Continuity) in at least The Silver Age of Comic Books — while Mort Weisinger was the editor, his supporting cast, Rogues Gallery, and mythology were slowly built upon, without readers requiring to have read any previous stories most of the time.
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Immortality
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Immortality: The type varies by series and according to the writer. He's always hard to kill and is immune to earth diseases and toxins and generally ages really slowly if at all. In some continuities he continues to get more powerful with age. In most cases it's moot on account of the Comic-Book Time, with Superman still maintaining his largely human supporting cast.
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Weaksauce Weakness
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Weaksauce Weakness: Mr. Mxyzptlk goes back to his own dimension if tricked into saying his name backwards, though Post-Crisis this is a self-imposed weakness.
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The '80s
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Lex Luthor since The '80s.
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Superheroes Wear Tights
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Superheroes Wear Tights: The Trope Codifier. Superman's tights were based on strong-men costumes and men's athletic wear of the period.
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New Powers as the Plot Demands
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New Powers as the Plot Demands: Between 1939 and 1986, he was the king of this trope in the comics. At first, he was basically only super strong and super fast with the ability to leap great distances. Then he developed super hearing, x-ray vision, telescopic vision, microscopic vision, infer-red vision, the ability to fly, the ability to breathe in space, super breath (which was sometimes a freezing agent and other times, simply forceful enough to blow something away), time travel (usually in spectral form), super hypnotism, and heat vision, while his strength and speed had no apparent limits. An attempt to limit his powers came and went in 1970, but in 1986, the John Byrne reboot narrowed down what his powers werenote Super strength, super durability, super speed, super flight, laser vision, and x-ray vision. and rarely did any depiction deviate from this. The Christopher Reeve movies were notorious for this, as he and/or other Kryptonians often displayed telekinesis, the ability to teleport and non-spectral time travel. While the comics narrowed down his powers in 1986, the fourth film in 1987 added still more powers, such as the ability to speak in space, and a "vision" power that allowed him to fix the Great Wall of China after a battle, not to mention his partial clone Nuclear Man was able to blast fire from his hands. Apparently, he could even transfer his ability to breathe in space to a woman whose hand he's holding. Oh, and then there's that S-thing he throws at Non in the second movie, although there's debate over whether it was a power or a weapon. Even the 1950s TV series had this trope, as in one episode he's able to phase through a wall (after innumerable occasions where he'd crash through one) and in another episode, he splits himself into two.
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Murder by Inaction
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Murder by Inaction: In Superman (Volume 1) #338: "Let My People Grow!", Brainiac gets accidentally hit by his size-changing ray and is shrinking rapidly and uncontrollably. He begs Supergirl to save him, but she refuses to◊: her enlarging ray has only two shots left, which she plans to use on her cousin and the Bottle City of Kandor, and she is NOT wasting energy on him. Even Superman pleads with her, but Kara doesn't cave in◊, and lets Brainiac disappear. Reviewed here.
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True Companions
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True Companions: In a rather unique exception to all the strictly superhero teams in comics, the core staff of the Daily Planet — especially the foursome of Perry White, Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Jimmy Olsen — consider themselves to be like family to each other.
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Loves My Alter Ego
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Loves My Alter Ego: Lois Lane (used to be the Trope Namer. While Lois is known for more than just that, she is the iconic example.) At least, until the Post-Crisis era when she finally learned the truth.
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Appropriated Appellation
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Appropriated Appellation: In some continuities, he got his superhero name from the press.
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Wounded Hero, Weaker Helper
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Wounded Hero, Weaker Helper: Superman has been known to need help from humans (sometimes his friends, sometimes a stranger) when he encounters too much Kryptonite. As he's Superman, virtually everyone is weaker compared to him.
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Inner Monologue
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Inner Monologue: Because most of his adventures are solo affairs, so he has no one to banter Expo Speak with, Superman used to use a lot of thought bubbles back in the day. Now that thought bubbles are less popular, he doesn't do it as much, except in Superman/Batman, where he and Bats are the narrators.
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Nice Hat
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Nice Hat: Nice Headband; A headband was the equivalent of a nice men's hat on pre-Crisis Krypton, but also a symbol of citizenship; convicts like the Phantom Zoners were forbidden to wear them in public. They were traditionally an article of men's clothing, so Superman did a bit of a double take when Kara started wearing one when they became fashionable in the 80's. The Man of Steel introduced new Kryptonian hats were resembled bishop mitres. Superman Reborn retconned them as just another Kryptonian ethnic fashion.
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Novelization
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In the Novelization of Kingdom Come, Wonder Woman points out that Superman could have easily just been an invisible guardian, but he chose to fly in the sky wearing those bright colors "like Apollo", and serve as an inspiration. Supes response was to reply lamely, "An ounce of prevention..."
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Defusing the Tyke Bomb
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Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Clark Kent and Lois Lane acted this way toward Lor-Zod, son of General Zod — one of the worst enemies of Superman — and his henchwoman Ursa. Everyone else — including his abusive birth parents, Lex Luthor and the USA Government — wanted to capture him and control him. Lois and Clark adopted and raised him with the name of Christopher "Chris" Kent. Chris eventually became the hero "Nightwing" -no THAT Nightwing, although both boys took his codenames from the same Kryptonian mythological being- and fought alongside his adoptive father and his cousin Supergirl.
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Shout-Out
 Superman (Franchise) / int_c75df49a
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And it was a Shout-Out to his most iconic Golden Age image.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_c75df49a
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The Reveal Prompts Romance
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The Reveal Prompts Romance: With Lois Lane.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_c8604049
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Spin-Off Babies
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comment
Spinoff Babies: Superboy, "Superbaby".
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_c8cdde7c
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ca3ef034
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Evil Knockoff
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Evil Knockoff: Bizarro was intended to be this when he was initially created, but he's simply too stupid to comprehend the harm he can cause, rather than intentionally being evil.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ca3ef034
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_ca3ef034
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ca85e684
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Power Trio
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Power Trio: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have been called the "holy trinity" of the Justice League, and they've even had a few team-up comics called Trinity.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_ca85e684
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ca87e3ec
type
No Name Given
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No Name Given: Supes in all but the original story never named himself "Superman". It was bestowed upon him by one person or another or by the Metropolis public thanks to the "S" on his shield. In Superman: The Movie, Superman only calls himself "a friend" before Lois gives him a Line-of-Sight Name. In The Man of Steel, Supes goes with Superman in a "Sure, Let's Go with That" amused way.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_ca87e3ec
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cb0b6076
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Upbringing Makes the Hero
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Upbringing Makes the Hero: His childhood on a farm gave him his connection to humanity and values.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_cb0b6076
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cbe687ab
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cbe687ab
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Corrupt Corporate Executive: Lex Luthor, since the Crisis. Also Morgan Edge, since the Crisis. (Before the Crisis, he was just a passably obnoxious executive.)
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_cbe687ab
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cbf5c04
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Insult of Endearment
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Insult of Endearment: Lois Lane's use of "Smallville" for Clark Kent in some continuities goes from insulting to affectionate over the course of time.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_cbf5c04
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cd83b340
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Second Super-Identity
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Second Super-Identity: Back in the early '90s, the Superman comic books had a super-antihero named Gangbuster. After a year, he turned out to be Superman, with a trauma-induced separate personality.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cd83b340
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_cd83b340
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ce60aef3
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Heroic Resolve
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ce60aef3
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Heroic Resolve: Superman may be worn out, wounded, beaten or almost dead, but menace his wife, his cousin, his son, his parents or his friends and you will wish you were dead. Even hurting his dog is suicidal. In the Superman: Brainiac arc, Superman has been beaten, captured and imprisoned by Brainiac. Still, when he sees Brainiac has stolen Metropolis and captured Lois, he shatters his shackles and fights on.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_ce60aef3
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ce6555f0
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Lighter and Softer
 Superman (Franchise) / int_ce6555f0
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Lighter and Softer: Since the late Golden Age, this is Superman's perceived personality and settings in relation to any other mainstream superhero you may think of.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_ce6555f0
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
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Just Whistle
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
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Just Whistle: Jimmy's wristwatch can summon Supes.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_cf8135c1
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d140c6ba
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President Superhero
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d140c6ba
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President Superhero: The concept of Supes possibly being president goes back to the Silver Age, when Jimmy Olsen had a dream about it. Some aspects of it are examined as to how Superman being the president would be different; for instance, the splash panel shows an emergency situation. President Superman tells the Secret Service men to get behind him. Also, at the end, when the possibility is mentioned in some way to the Man of Steel, Supes points out that he couldn't be president as the U.S. president has to be a native, and he wasn't born in the United States.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d140c6ba
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d44ea142
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You Are Not Alone
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You Are Not Alone: All-Star Superman: In one of Superman's most human scenes of his entire history, Superman - who is dying, running out of time - talks a girl out of suicide.◊ In Krypton No More, Superman is feeling lonely and abandoned, and his cousin Kara goes to great -and extreme- lengths to show him he is not alone. In Action Comics #850, Supergirl has to take over her cousin's body to save his life. Before leaving, she uses her heat vision to write on the wall: "Hang in there, big guy. You're not in this alone."
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d44ea142
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d45c0b86
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Refuge in Audacity
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d45c0b86
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Refuge in Audacity: Most modern continuities use this to justify Superman's success at maintaining a secret identity as Clark Kent; since he doesn't even wear a mask, most people don't even think of the possibility that Superman has a secret identity (although he also uses various minor 'tricks' like vibrating his face slightly if anyone's trying to take a picture of him or wearing glasses with shaded lenses that make his distinctively blue eyes seem a dimmer colour).
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d45c0b86
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d7c45a19
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Cape Snag
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Cape Snag: Superman is well aware of this problem, to the point he has used it against other cape-wearing enemies. In this animated short he grabs Bizarro's cape and throws his clone away.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d7c45a19
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Holding Out for a Hero
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Holding Out for a Hero: The stories have explored this on many an occasion, Supes himself seems particularly worried that the world will grow overreliant on him and become unable to function if anything happens to him. As a result, he holds off on stopping most crimes and natural disasters; his general philosophy is that if humanity can handle it on their own, he's going to let them try. This is arguably Lex Luthor's beef with Superman... but only because Luthor wants humanity overreliant and unable to function without him. In Superman: Red Son, wherein a communist Superman had no problems with using his abilities to prevent every bad thing possible (from each according to his abilities and all that), people did indeed grow too reliant upon him to solve all their problems. Eventually cars stopped being manufactured with seatbelts — the citizens expected Superman to save them if they got into a wreck. (Ironically enough, Lex Luthor opposed him on those grounds in that reality, too.) Superman's ultimate retort to Lex Luthor comes in All-Star Superman at the end: This explains Lois Lane's reckless behavior in many of the Golden Age comics and Fleischer Studios Superman Theatrical Cartoons. She gets in trouble so often because she's sure Superman will always come to save her, and in fact she wants the excuse to see Superman again. Highlighted in Elliot S! Maggin's novel Last Son of Krypton: The whole Superman holding back ordeal started in the Bronze Age with Elliot S. Maggin's Must There Be A Superman? from Superman #247. In it, The Guardians of the Universe subtly imply to him that his superheroics are causing human culture to stagnate and to cut it out. He's shaken by it and decides to hold back on the problems that regular humans would be fine with handling. It can be said that Superman is trying to defy this trope by using his status as The Paragon. He is supposed to empower humanity, not to be a living crutch.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d7f21602
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Vitriolic Best Buds
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d7fc9fd0
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Vitriolic Best Buds: Ambush Bug was a type 1 to Superman in the Bronze Age. The Bug believed he and Supey were bestest pals, while Superman regarded him as a generally well-intentioned but incredibly annoying pest.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d7fc9fd0
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d8b146b0
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Barrier Warrior
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Barrier Warrior: Pre-Crisis, Brainiac's most powerful ability was a force field so strong even Superman could not penetrate it.
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1.0
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d8b146b0
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Unreboot
 Superman (Franchise) / int_d8bb0c63
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Unreboot: Almost happened with the Superman films. A planned reboot, Superman Lives, didn't work out, so the next film, Superman Returns, returned to the continuity of the first two films starring Christopher Reeve. It itself was a disappointment, so the franchise was rebooted again with Man of Steel.
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_d8bb0c63
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Wicked Toymaker
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dabfaec4
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Wicked Toymaker: Toyman, a villain whose motivation varies from telling to telling but usually focuses on the fact that he's a somewhat broken man who makes deadly little toys.
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1.0
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1.0
 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_dabfaec4
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Assimilation Backfire
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dac3d8cf
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Assimilation Backfire: The villain Parasite is a power thief who also gains the victim's weaknesses. This means whenever he steals Superman's powerset, Superman can actually beat him by using kryptonite.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_dac3d8cf
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Adolf Hitlarious
 Superman (Franchise) / int_db7efdaf
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Adolf Hitlarious: Hitler's appearance in an early 1945 newspaper story depicts him as a buffoon who invites Superman to Germany and dresses up as Superman himself in order to convince the genuine Superman that they were Not So Different and that they should all rule the world together. Superman is not amused.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_db7efdaf
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1.0
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1.0
 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_db7efdaf
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dc1b3fb6
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Real Men Hate Affection
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dc1b3fb6
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Real Men Hate Affection: Averted. Superman is possibly the most sensitive and emotive mainstream hero out there, despite being the definitive brick.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dc1b3fb6
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Superman (Franchise) / int_dc1b3fb6
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dd3fc4c4
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Motif Merger
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dd3fc4c4
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Motif Merger: Chest insignias are used for Superman/Batman crossovers.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dd3fc4c4
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1.0
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 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_dd3fc4c4
 Superman (Franchise) / int_de62575
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Mix-and-Match Man
 Superman (Franchise) / int_de62575
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Mix-and-Match Man: The Conner Kent version of Superboy.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_de62575
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1.0
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_debf324f
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Immune to Fate
 Superman (Franchise) / int_debf324f
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Immune to Fate: Some treatments portray Superman as so powerful and such a great force for good that he can actually defy Fate and rewrite predestined events.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_debf324f
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1.0
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Superman (Franchise) / int_debf324f
 Superman (Franchise) / int_df582b0b
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Continuity Snarl
 Superman (Franchise) / int_df582b0b
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Continuity Snarl: In the early days, Superman's adventures were rather inconsistent, which was common at the time. After D.C. Comics had created Earth-2 where earlier versions of some of their superheroes existed, it was decided that there was a Superman on that Earth who was more consistent with the earliest stories (was never Superboy, worked for the Daily Star, etc.). That satisfied most fans, but others were quick to point out that not all of the inconsistencies could be so-explained (Kryptonite was introduced years after the Superboy retcon, which was decreed years after his newspaper and boss' names were changed) and the hardest of the hardcore insist that there was at-least one other alternate Earth to explain this.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_df582b0b
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Superman (Franchise) / int_df582b0b
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dfbd69d5
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Underwater Base
 Superman (Franchise) / int_dfbd69d5
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Underwater Base: Superman established an undersea Fortress at the Sargasso Sea in Action Comics #244, but he abandoned it shortly after.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_dfbd69d5
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e0207930
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Humans Are Special: In various retellings of the origin story, Jor-El's faith in humanity and the influence his son could have on it is usually one of the reasons he choses to send him to Earth. As he grows up, Superman firmly holds on to this belief.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e0207930
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e0207930
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e15138cf
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Mysterious Protector
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e15138cf
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Mysterious Protector: In the original The Man of Steel miniseries, Clark was this til he was forced to save the space plane in front of a huge crowd. In Kingdom Come, Wonder Woman commented that Superman could have chosen to remain behind the scenes and do his superheroing in secret but chose to be as obvious as possible. In Superman: Lois and Clark, he's doing just that, staying out of the way of the New 52 Superman but still performing feats of bravery invisibly.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e15138cf
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e1acc872
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From Nobody to Nightmare
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e1acc872
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From Nobody to Nightmare: Many second-rate Superman villains undergo this in Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?. It's all Mxyzptlk's doing.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e1acc872
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_e1acc872
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 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e1acc872
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e2415f
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The Cape
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e2415f
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Really though, if you can't expect mercy from Superman, who can you expect it from?
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e2415f
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1.0
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1.0
 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e2415f
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e24e15a6
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Has a Type
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e24e15a6
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Has a Type: Superman has one requirement. The initials L.L. His love interests are Lana Lang, Lori Lemaris, and Lois Lane. This gives an interesting spin to his relationship with Lex Luthor.
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e24e15a6
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1.0
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 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e24e15a6
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e26f04b4
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Last of His Kind
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e26f04b4
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Last of His Kind: One of the classic examples, although the degree to which it actually applies varies over time.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e26f04b4
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e276cd
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The Cowl
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e276cd
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The Cowl: Ironically he was this back in the Golden Age: he was a feared urban legend and a vigilante who mercilessly beat thugs, crooks and wife abusers and cowed corrupt politicians and businessmen. He was pragmatic and harsh, he caught criminals by surprise and left as soon as he solved the situation.
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e276cd
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Bash Brothers
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e3d06d0c
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Bash Brothers: Superman and Batman. Also Superman and Supergirl.
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1.0
 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e3d06d0c
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e5421161
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Expy
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e5421161
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Expy: Of Heracles/Hercules. That line in his intro about how he can "change the course of mighty rivers" is a reference to a similar feat of Herakles. In John Byrne's Post-Crisis revamp, he introduced Kitty Faulkner, a brilliant scientist who is caught by an explosion of a scientific device she created, and, as a result, she transforms into a huge, angry monster called Rampage. Just like Bruce Banner. As Rampage doesn't talk, just growls, in her first appearance, it can be a nod to Hulk's live-action series as well. When she starts talking, she becomes an Expy of one of Byrne's favorite characters: She-Hulk. Although he evolved into something completely different, Hank Henshaw the Cyborg Superman started out as an expy of Reed Richards.
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1.0
 Superman (Franchise)
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Superman (Franchise) / int_e5421161
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e567510d
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Determinator
 Superman (Franchise) / int_e567510d
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Determinator: Oooooooh, just ASK Supes to give up if you're a villain. Let's see how long you last afterwards.
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Star-Crossed Lovers
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Star-Crossed Lovers: Rarely invoked in-story all through eight decades of Superman and Lois Lane. But on occasion when it is tackled, it's done as part of an epic story.
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Leotard of Power
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Leotard of Power: Worn by Superman himself in at least one film incarnation (specifically, in which he was portrayed by Christopher Reeve).
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Depraved Kids' Show Host
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Depraved Kids' Show Host: The Prankster
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No Man Should Have This Power
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No Man Should Have This Power: In "The Day the Cheering Stopped", Superman gets a magical sword which was apparently created at the dawn of time. It gives him incredible power (even for pre-Crisis Superman) and helps him defeat the villain. In the end he realizes the incredible power the sword will give him and feels that it will make him an all powerful protector. He decides he doesn't want this power and throws it into space.
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Sidekick
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Sidekick: Jimmy Olsen straddles the line between sidekick and plain supporting cast member. When Jack Kirby was writing him, Jimmy got his own sidekicks, the Newsboy Legion.
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Cloning Blues
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Cloning Blues: Averted completely in the first (non-canon) Superman Red/Superman Blue story. When he accidentally clones himself, the two of them eliminate all evil and turn earth into a paradise, and restore Krypton. It even resolves the Lois/Lana Love Triangle! A later version of the story played the trope more straight. Bizarro. Pre-Crisis, Bizarro was always played as sympathetic, being dangerous only because of his stupidity. These days, he's often portrayed as an out-and out killer.
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Lost in Imitation
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Lost in Imitation: The live-action Superman films never quite seem to get past the first two Richard Donner/Christopher Reeve films. To put this in perspective, Superman has two recurring on-screen Rogues Gallery — Luthor or General Zod — who have appeared in 6 out of 7 filmsnote And it would have been 7, had Gene Hackman not refused to appear in Superman III. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice tried to change things by bringing in Doomsday, except he's presented as a degenerated mutated clone of Zod rather than an entirely different character. The characterization of Luthor likewise as a Laughably Evil "mastermind" rather than the super genius of the comics is also derived and based entirely on Gene Hackman's character rather than the many Luthor stories or recent animated adaptations that emphasize his scientific genius. Many of the myriad other aspects of Superman's mythos and the more diverse Rogues Gallery, whether it's Brainiac (who is forever rumored to appear in a Superman film), Mr. Mxyzsptlk, the Toyman, Metallo, Bizarro, Parasite as well as famous iconic elements like the City of Kandor, the Black Mercy Plant among others have yet to make any transition to the live-action medium, leave alone the more diverse science-fiction stories Superman has been part of.
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All Just a Dream
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All Just a Dream: The first issue after the Death and Return storyline had Lois waking up to find Clark getting out the shower, causally commenting that she must have had a bad dream. Based on her reaction, the TV show Dallas was indeed broadcast in the DCU.
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Groin Attack
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Groin Attack: Expect Superman to suffer this in some Fanfictions, although it's not always effective. Not surprising.
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 Superman (Franchise) / int_eb4ee9eb
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Guns Are Worthless
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Guns Are Worthless: Shoot Superman or any member of his Kryptonian family and you will not be doing much more than throwing beer cans at them.
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Clingy Jealous Girl
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Clingy Jealous Girl: Silver-Age Lois and Lana, though not Lori, Luma, or Lyla. Chloe does this for a little while in the early seasons of Smallville.
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Me's a Crowd
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Me's a Crowd: This is how Bizarro populated Bizarro World.
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Powers Do the Fighting
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Powers Do the Fighting: Superman can often leave ordinary mooks in the hospital by doing absolutely nothing when they try to sock him in the jaw. Shooting Supes sometimes has similar results since he's Immune to Bullets and the shots might ricochet back at some of the shooters.
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Defied Trope
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It can be said that Superman is trying to defy this trope by using his status as The Paragon. He is supposed to empower humanity, not to be a living crutch.
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Galactic Conqueror
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Galactic Conqueror: Mongul
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Cartwright Curse
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Cartwright Curse: Mostly averted, notwithstanding some stories taking place in the distant future in which Lois has passed away. An interesting subversion takes place in Superman: the Movie where Lois dies and Superman flies back in time to save her.
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Oh My Gods!
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Oh My Gods!: Silver Age Supes sometimes exclaimed, "Great Rao!" Rao was the predominant religion of Krypton.
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"Kick Me" Prank: This comic◊, along with a dose of Added Alliterative Appeal.
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Lilliputians
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Lilliputians: People from the Bottled City of Kandor. Kandor was a Kryptonian city which was shrunk by Brainiac before Krypton's destruction. Superman managed to retrieve the city from Brainiac, and he and Supergirl spend most of Silver and Bronze Ages looking for ways to re-enlarge Kandor and its inhabitants (they finally succeeded in a 1979 story). Supergirl's parents and the remainder survivors of Argo City shrank and moved to Kandor after Kara rescued them from the Survival Zone. Whenever Kal and Kara wanted to visit the Kandorians they needed to shrink to go in the Bottle City. In Krypton No More, they are so worried about Superman’s deteriorating mental stability that they talked Supergirl into convincing him that they did not exist for his own good. In the Post-Crisis universe, the Kandorians and their shrunk city were reintroduced in the 00's.
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"World of Cardboard" Speech: Delivered the trope-naming speech in Justice League while fighting Darkseid.
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Promotion to Parent
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Promotion to Parent: Superman usually serves this role for his younger cousin, who arrives on Earth after losing her parents. Ironically, in the Post-Crisis comics Kara was born earlier and she expected to raise her baby cousin when she arrived on Earth, but her ship was delayed and she was put in suspended animation, and when she crash-landed on Earth, Kal was an adult.
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Rival Turned Evil
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Rival Turned Evil: Conduit
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Powers as Programs
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Powers as Programs: The Parasite
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Super Family Team
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Super Family Team: With Supergirl (his cousin), Superboy (his clone) and Steel (a friend).
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Romantic Runner-Up
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Romantic Runner-Up: Poor, poor Lana. Also, Superman himself wound up this to Lori, after she married an alien (an alien merman, natch). Poor Supes had actually proposed to Lori back in college, and she turned him down.
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Humans Need Aliens
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Humans Need Aliens: Superman is the classic example. Think of all the times Superman has saved the day, a lot of those times he saved humanity from extinction. Humanity would have been long gone without him. Made more apparent when he defeated Doomsday as he was the only hero capable/willing to defeat the monster. Without him humanity would have perished at this monster's hands. Deconstructed in a Bronze Age storyline where Superman finds himself Brought Down to Normal in his Clark Kent identity and decides to experiment with living a week as just one identity. As Clark, he sees a subway being flooded, and realises he could do nothing to stop it now that he's powerless. Fortunately, the fire department arrives to take care of the crisis, and Clark realises that the world always got along fine before there was a Superman. In the second issue of the John Byrne reboot, Supes sees a mugging happening, but then notes that Metropolis' Finest (police officers) are on the job, so he needn't bother helping.
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Would Hit a Girl
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In his very first appearance, he bound and gagged a woman whom he identified as a murderer; he kept her bound while he persuaded the governor to halt the execution of another woman, who was wrongfully convicted of the same murder mere minutes before she was to be executed. (Later on, female villains always realized defeat before being confronted, or other females would deal with the villain.)
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Human Aliens
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Human Aliens: Kyrptonians look right like humans.
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Enemy Civil War
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Enemy Civil War: Several. Often Bizarro World.
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Alien Invasion
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In the Pre-Crisis continuity, Kryptonians were conquered and enslaved by the Vrangs until a general revolt led by Superman and Supergirl's ancestor Hatu-El succeeded in kicking the Vrangs out of Krypton. The Vrang revolt was eventually retconned back in the Post-Crisis and Post-Flashpoint continuities.
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Da Editor
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Da Editor: Perry White.
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Photo Doodle Recognition
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Photo Doodle Recognition: In one pre-Crisis story, Superman is to be featured on a postage stamp. He goes to great lengths to make sure that a side shot of him is chosen, rather than a full-face view, because if the stamp was postmarked in a town with a double-O in its name, the letters might land on his face in such a way that they resemble a pair of glasses, which might give away his secret identity. Presumably kids in the DC universe never doodle glasses and mustaches on newspaper photos, which might also be a bit of a clue.
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Running Gag
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Running Gag: It has become a tradition that Superman's first public appearance is saving a crashing aircraft of some type. In Superman: The Movie he saves Lois from a crashing helicopter and then Air Force One. In Superman: The Animated Series, a spaceplane. In Superman Returns, in his first appearance on Earth after several years away, he announces himself saving yet another crashing aircraft. In the original The Man of Steel mini-series, another spaceplane. And on Supergirl (2015), in addition to James Olsen mentioning that Superman's first public rescue was a crashing aircraft (something Supergirl herself did), when Clark Kent/Superman shows up in the second season premiere as a real character instead of being The Faceless, the first thing he does is another spaceplane rescue. Perry tells Jimmy to go do something, Jimmy happily says, "Right, chief!" and Perry bellows, "Don't call me chief!"
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Perpetual Storm
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Perpetual Storm: In one version of his origin, the spaceship carrying baby Kal-El to Earth crashed into Kansas during a snowstorm lasting several months, cutting off the Kent farm and allowing the Kents to pass him off as their own child.
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Canon Immigrant
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Canon Immigrant: Jimmy Olsen, Inspector Henderson, Perry White, Kryptonite and the name "Daily Planet" from radio's The Adventures of Superman Professor Pepperwinkle from the first TV show Ursa, Non, and the growing sunstone crystals from the films. Mercy, Livewire, and Angela Chen from Superman: The Animated Series Chloe Sullivan, from Smallville. Originally created because Clark needed an Intrepid Reporter friend, but putting Lois from the get-go would trigger everyone's sensors. DC Comics later bought the rights to use her character, apparently just to prevent misuse from a third party. She was officially brought into the comics in Action Comics #893 in 2010. Smallville's Lionel Luthor, Lex's father, has been brought into continuity as well. Although Lex had obviously always had a father, albeit barely-glimpsed in flashbacks, in recent years his father has officially been referred to as "Lionel," and in Superman: Birthright he was depicted as having a beard and long hair just like on Smallville. He reappeared in the Blackest Night story arc to get revenge on Lex for murdering him. His flight power comes from the Fleischer cartoons where it was introduced because the animators found it easier to depict than his original jumping power.
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Beware the Nice Ones
 Superman (Franchise) / int_fccd06b6
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Beware the Nice Ones: Superman's one word response to being mind raped in "For the Man Who Has Everything". The Elite also learn this the hard way. It's generally a good idea to keep this trope in mind when dealing with The Man of Steel. He may be the quintessential nice-guy, but he's also generally considered to be the most powerful being on the planet. The rare occasions that his (rather immense) self-control slips are pretty damn terrifying.
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You Mean
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You Mean "Xmas": Miracle Monday, from Superman #400, is somewhere between this and an Homage to a Passover seder, with several customs and key phrases being nearly identical.
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Master of Disguise
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Master of Disguise: Jimmy Olsen, when he had his own book.
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Underwear of Power
 Superman (Franchise) / int_fd8e62fc
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Underwear of Power: Well, yeah. It's Superman. Averted in the New 52 reboot, where there is a red belt where it once was. Then played straight again in Convergence and Action Comics #1000.
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Depending on the Writer
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It's sometimes canon that most people in the DC Universe don't believe Superman has a secret identity. They just assume he's Superman all the time. Not wearing a mask probably helps with this perception.
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Spider Tank
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comment
Spider Tank: A recurring Running Gag in Superman stories (including Superman: Birthright and Superman: Doomsday) is Supes having to fight a giant robotic spider, due to Executive Meddling on the never-made '90s Superman film.
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Villainesses Want Heroes
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Villainesses Want Heroes: Maxima thinks Superman would make a good baby daddy.
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A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far Far Away... / int_cf3e7a82
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A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read / int_cf3e7a82
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A Pirate 400 Years Too Late / int_cf3e7a82
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A Planet Named Zok / int_cf3e7a82
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A Sinister Clue / int_cf3e7a82
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A True Story in My Universe / int_cf3e7a82
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Absolute Xenophobe / int_cf3e7a82
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Absurdly Cool City / int_cf3e7a82
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Absurdly Elderly Mother / int_cf3e7a82
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Absurdly Spacious Sewer / int_cf3e7a82
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Accidental Athlete / int_cf3e7a82
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Accidental Truth / int_cf3e7a82
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Acid-Trip Dimension / int_cf3e7a82
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Acquired Situational Narcissism / int_cf3e7a82
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Act of True Love / int_cf3e7a82
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Action Bomb / int_cf3e7a82
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Action Dress Rip / int_cf3e7a82
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Action Genre / int_cf3e7a82
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Actually a Doombot / int_cf3e7a82
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Adaptation Displacement / int_cf3e7a82
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Adaptation Expansion / int_cf3e7a82
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Adaptational Abomination / int_cf3e7a82
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Adaptational Job Change / int_cf3e7a82
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Adaptational Superpower Change / int_cf3e7a82
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Adaptational Wimp / int_cf3e7a82
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Adjusting Your Glasses / int_cf3e7a82
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Advanced Ancient Acropolis / int_cf3e7a82
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Advertising Campaigns / int_cf3e7a82
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Aerith and Bob / int_cf3e7a82
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Affectionate Nickname / int_cf3e7a82
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Affirmative Action Legacy / int_cf3e7a82
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Afterlife Express / int_cf3e7a82
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Age Lift / int_cf3e7a82
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Ain't Too Proud to Beg / int_cf3e7a82
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Alas, Poor Scrappy / int_cf3e7a82
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Alien Among Us / int_cf3e7a82
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Alien Fair Folk / int_cf3e7a82
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Alien Geometries / int_cf3e7a82
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Alien Non-Interference Clause / int_cf3e7a82
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Aliens and Monsters / int_cf3e7a82
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Aliens Never Invented the Wheel / int_cf3e7a82
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Aliens Speaking English / int_cf3e7a82
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All-American Face / int_cf3e7a82
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All-Loving Hero / int_cf3e7a82
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All-Natural Gem Polish / int_cf3e7a82
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All Your Powers Combined / int_cf3e7a82
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Alleged Power Limits / int_3d4cd59f
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Allegorical Character / int_cf3e7a82
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Alliterative Family / int_cf3e7a82
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Alliterative List / int_cf3e7a82
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Almighty Janitor / int_cf3e7a82
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Alphabet Architecture / int_cf3e7a82
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Alternate Continuity / int_cf3e7a82
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Alternate Reality Episode / int_cf3e7a82
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Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome / int_cf3e7a82
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Aluminum Christmas Trees / int_cf3e7a82
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Always a Bigger Fish / int_cf3e7a82
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Ambiguous Clone Ending / int_cf3e7a82
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Ambiguously Christian / int_cf3e7a82
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Ambiguously Jewish / int_cf3e7a82
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Amicable Exes / int_cf3e7a82
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Amoral Attorney / int_cf3e7a82
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An Arm and a Leg / int_cf3e7a82
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Ancient Astronauts / int_cf3e7a82
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And Call Him / int_cf3e7a82
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And I'm the Queen of Sheba / int_cf3e7a82
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And Now You Must Marry Me / int_cf3e7a82
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And That's Terrible / int_cf3e7a82
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Anger Born of Worry / int_cf3e7a82
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Anger Montage / int_cf3e7a82
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Angry Fist-Shake / int_cf3e7a82
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Angst? What Angst? / int_cf3e7a82
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Anguished Declaration of Love / int_cf3e7a82
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Animal Superheroes / int_cf3e7a82
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Animated Adaptation / int_cf3e7a82
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Animorphism / int_cf3e7a82
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Antagonist in Mourning / int_cf3e7a82
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Antagonist Title / int_cf3e7a82
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Anthropomorphic Personification / int_cf3e7a82
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Anti-Hero Substitute / int_cf3e7a82
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Anything but That! / int_cf3e7a82
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Apocalypse Wow / int_cf3e7a82
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Apocalyptic Gag Order / int_cf3e7a82
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Apocalyptic Log / int_cf3e7a82
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Apocalyptic Logistics / int_cf3e7a82
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Apologetic Attacker / int_cf3e7a82
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Appropriated Appellation / int_cf3e7a82
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April Fools' Plot / int_cf3e7a82
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Arbitrary Skepticism / int_cf3e7a82
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Arc Fatigue / int_cf3e7a82
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Archive Panic / int_cf3e7a82
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Archnemesis Dad / int_cf3e7a82
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Are You Done Yet? / int_3d4cd59f
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Armor-Piercing Slap / int_cf3e7a82
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Arranged Marriage / int_cf3e7a82
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Arrogant God vs. Raging Monster / int_cf3e7a82
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Art Shift / int_cf3e7a82
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Artifact of Death / int_cf3e7a82
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Artificial Limbs / int_cf3e7a82
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Artistic License – Chemistry / int_cf3e7a82
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As Himself / int_cf3e7a82
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As You Know / int_cf3e7a82
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Ascended Fanboy / int_cf3e7a82
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Aside Glance / int_cf3e7a82
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Ass-Kicking Pose / int_cf3e7a82
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Assimilation Backfire / int_cf3e7a82
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Ass Pull / int_cf3e7a82
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Astral Projection / int_cf3e7a82
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At Least I Admit It / int_cf3e7a82
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Athens and Sparta / int_cf3e7a82
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Atlas Pose / int_cf3e7a82
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Atrocious Alias / int_cf3e7a82
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Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever / int_cf3e7a82
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Attention Deficit Creator Disorder / int_cf3e7a82
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Audience Awareness Advantage / int_cf3e7a82
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Audience-Coloring Adaptation / int_cf3e7a82
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Audio Adaptation / int_cf3e7a82
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Aura Vision / int_cf3e7a82
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Author Avatar / int_cf3e7a82
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Baby Morph Episode / int_cf3e7a82
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Babysitting Episode / int_cf3e7a82
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Back-to-Back Badasses / int_cf3e7a82
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Badass Santa / int_cf3e7a82
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Bad Dreams / int_cf3e7a82
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Bad is Good and Good is Bad / int_cf3e7a82
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Bad Moon Rising / int_cf3e7a82
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Bad Powers, Bad People / int_cf3e7a82
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Badass Arm-Fold / int_cf3e7a82
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Badass Baritone / int_cf3e7a82
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Badass Biker / int_cf3e7a82
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Badass Cape / int_cf3e7a82
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Badass Damsel / int_3d4cd59f
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Badass Decay / int_cf3e7a82
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Bait the Dog / int_cf3e7a82
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Bald of Evil / int_cf3e7a82
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Bald Women / int_cf3e7a82
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Baleful Polymorph / int_cf3e7a82
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Bandaged Face / int_cf3e7a82
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Bar Brawl / int_cf3e7a82
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Barbarian Hero / int_cf3e7a82
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Barbie Doll Anatomy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
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Bash Brothers / int_cf3e7a82
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Batman Can Breathe in Space / int_cf3e7a82
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Batman Grabs a Gun / int_cf3e7a82
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Battle Aura / int_cf3e7a82
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Battle in the Center of the Mind / int_cf3e7a82
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Battle Strip / int_cf3e7a82
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Beam-O-War / int_cf3e7a82
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Beard of Evil / int_cf3e7a82
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Beard of Sorrow / int_cf3e7a82
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Beast with a Human Face / int_cf3e7a82
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Beat Still, My Heart / int_cf3e7a82
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Bee Afraid / int_cf3e7a82
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Beneath Suspicion / int_cf3e7a82
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Beneath the Earth / int_cf3e7a82
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Beneath the Mask / int_cf3e7a82
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Benevolent Alien Invasion / int_cf3e7a82
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hasFeature
Benevolent Boss / int_cf3e7a82
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hasFeature
Beta Couple / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beware the Silly Ones / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Beware the Superman / int_cf3e7a82
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hasFeature
Big Bad Duumvirate / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Brother Mentor / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Creepy-Crawlies / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Good / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big Red Button / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Big / int_cf3e7a82
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hasFeature
Big Word Shout / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bigger on the Inside / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bizarre Alien Senses / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black and Gray Morality / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black Best Friend / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black Blood / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Black Eyes of Evil / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bleached Underpants / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blind and the Beast / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blonde, Brunette, Redhead / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blood Knight / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Blue Blood / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bodyguard Babes / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boldly Coming / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bomb Disposal / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bondage Is Bad / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bonding Over Missing Parents / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Book Dumb / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Born as an Adult / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Born in the Wrong Century / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Born Winner / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bow Chicka Wow Wow / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bowties Are Cool / int_3d4cd59f
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Boxing Lessons for Superman / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bragging Theme Tune / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
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Brain–Computer Interface / int_cf3e7a82
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Brain in a Jar / int_cf3e7a82
 Brainiac
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Brainless Beauty / int_cf3e7a82
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Brains Evil, Brawn Good / int_cf3e7a82
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hasFeature
Brainwashing for the Greater Good / int_cf3e7a82
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Brand X / int_cf3e7a82
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Break His Heart to Save Him / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Breaking the Bonds / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Breakout Villain / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Briar Patching / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bridal Carry / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bridge Bunnies / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Briefer Than They Think / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Broken Ace / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Broken Tears / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brother–Sister Team / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brought Down to Badass / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brought Down to Normal / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brought to You by the Letter / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bruiser with a Soft Center / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Brutal Honesty / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bucket Booby-Trap / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bullet Catch / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bullet-Proof Fashion Plate / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bulletproof Human Shield / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Busman's Holiday / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
...But He Sounds Handsome / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
But Now I Must Go / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
...But This Is Ridiculous! / int_3d4cd59f
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
But What About the Astronauts? / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Butter Face / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bystander Syndrome / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cain and Abel / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Call a Rabbit a / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Call on Me / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Calling the Old Man Out / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Came Back Strong / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Came from the Sky / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Canine Companion / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cannot Talk to Women / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Canon Welding / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Can't Have Sex, Ever / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Can't Stay Normal / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Can't Un-Hear It / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cape Busters / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cape Snag / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cape Wings / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Captain Ersatz / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Captain Patriotic / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Captive Date / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Car Fu / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cardboard Prison / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cargo Ship / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Carpet of Virility / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Casanova Wannabe / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cash Cow Franchise / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cash Lure / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cassandra Truth / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Casual Interplanetary Travel / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Casual Interstellar Travel / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cat Concerto / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cat Fight / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cat Smile / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cat Up a Tree / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Catapult Nightmare / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Catch a Falling Star / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Category Traitor / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cement Shoes / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chained by Fashion / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Changeling Fantasy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Changing Clothes Is a Free Action / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Channel Hop / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chaos Architecture / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chaotic Neutral / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Celebrity Endorsement / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Shilling / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Tics / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Character Witness / int_cf3e7a82
 Checkmate
seeAlso
Superman (Franchise)
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chekhov's Volcano / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cheshire Cat Grin / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chest Blaster / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chest Insignia / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Christmas Episode / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chrome Dome Psi / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Chronic Hero Syndrome / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Church of Happyology / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cincinnatus / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
City of Adventure / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
City of Weirdos / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clark Kent Outfit / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clarke's Third Law / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clear Their Name / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clingy Jealous Girl / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clones Are People, Too / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cloning Blues / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clothes Make the Legend / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clothes Make the Superman / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clothing Damage / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clothing Switch / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Clown Car Base / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Coconut Superpowers / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Collector of the Strange / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Color Character / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Color-Coded Multiplayer / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Combat by Champion / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Combat Clairvoyance / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Combo Platter Powers / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comes Great Responsibility / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comfort Food / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comic-Book Fantasy Casting / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comic-Book Limbo / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Comic-Book Time / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Compensating for Something / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Complete Immortality / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Complexity Addiction / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Concepts Are Cheap / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conflicting Loyalty / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conscience Makes You Go Back / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conspicuous CG / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conspiracy Theorist / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Constitution / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Consummate Liar / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Continuity Cameo / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Continuity Cavalcade / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Continuity Creep / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Continuity Porn / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contrasting Sequel Main Character / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Control Freak / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Convection Schmonvection / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Convenient Coma / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Conveniently Close Planet / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Starship / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cool Toy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cooldown Hug / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Corrupt Corporate Executive / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Corrupt Politician / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Corrupted Character Copy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cosplay / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Costume Copycat / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Costume Evolution / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Couldn't Find a Pen / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Counter-Earth / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Counterpart Combat Coordination / int_3d4cd59f
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cousin Oliver / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cover-Blowing Superpower / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Covers Always Lie / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cowboy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cowboys and Indians / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cranky Neighbor / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crapsaccharine World / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crater Power / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crazy Enough to Work / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crazy Jealous Guy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Create Your Own Villain / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creator Killer / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creator Worship / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cross Counter / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crossover Combo Villain / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crossover Cosmology / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cruel Mercy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crushing Handshake / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crystal Prison / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crystal Spires and Togas / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cuckold / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cybernetics Eat Your Soul / int_cf3e7a82
 DC One Million
seeAlso
Superman (Franchise)
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Da Editor / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daddy's Little Villain / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Damsel out of Distress / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Damsel Scrappy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Darwinist Desire / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dastardly Whiplash / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Data Crystal / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dating Catwoman / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dating What Daddy Hates / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Day in the Life / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Day of the Week Name / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Daydream Surprise / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Man's Switch / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Serious / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dead Sidekick / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deader Than Dead / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deadly Environment Prison / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death Glare / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death World / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Decomposite Character / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deconstructed Trope / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defeating the Undefeatable / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defector from Decadence / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defiant to the End / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deflector Shields / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defrosting Ice Queen / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defusing the Tyke Bomb / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Departure Means Death / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Depleted Phlebotinum Shells / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Depraved Dwarf / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Derailing Love Interests / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Designated Girl Fight / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Designer Babies / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Despotism Justifies the Means / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dewey Defeats Truman / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Diagnosis from Dr. Badass / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Did Not Get the Girl / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Did They or Didn't They? / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Did You Actually Believe...? / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Did You Just Have Sex? / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Died in Your Arms Tonight / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dies Differently in Adaptation / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Digging to China / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Diplomatic Impunity / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dirt Forcefield / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dirty Coward / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dirty Kid / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dirty Old Man / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disabled in the Adaptation / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disabled Love Interest / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disappointed in You / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Discard and Draw / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disguised Hostage Gambit / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disney Death / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Disney Owns This Trope / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Distant Prologue / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Distant Sequel / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Distress Ball / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Not Call Me / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Not Taunt Cthulhu / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dodge the Bullet / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Does Not Know His Own Strength / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Domed Hometown / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Domestic Abuse / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Domino Mask / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Don't Celebrate Just Yet / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Don't Try This at Home / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doomed by Canon / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doomed Hometown / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doomsday Device / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doorstop Baby / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doorstopper / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doppelgänger Attack / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Doppelgänger Spin / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Double Consciousness / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Double Subversion / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Downer Beginning / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Draft Dodging / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Drama-Preserving Handicap / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dressed in Layers / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Driven by Envy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Driven to Madness / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Drop Pod / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Drugged Lipstick / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dude, Where's My Respect? / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Duel to the Death / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dueling Works / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dying Clue / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dying Like Animals / int_3d4cd59f
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dying Race / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dynamic Akimbo / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dynamic Entry / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eagleland / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Early Installment Character-Design Difference / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Earth Drift / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Earth-Shattering Kaboom / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Earthquakes Cause Fissures / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Easily Conquered World / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eat the Bomb / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eating Optional / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Egopolis / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eiffel Tower Effect / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
'80s Hair / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Electric Slide / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elemental Powers / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elvis Lives / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Embarrassing Nickname / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Embarrassing Tattoo / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Emerald Power / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Emotional Bruiser / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Empowered Badass Normal / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Empty Piles of Clothing / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Empty Shell / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
End of an Age / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
/ int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Endangered Species / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Endless Corridor / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enemy Within / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enemy Without / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Energy Beings / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Engineered Heroics / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Engineered Public Confession / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enhanced Punch / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Entertainingly Wrong / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Entitled to Have You / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Epic Hail / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Era-Specific Personality / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Erotic Dream / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Escaped from Hell / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Escapist Character / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Esoteric Happy Ending / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eternal Hero / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Even the Guys Want Him / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everybody Knew Already / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everyone Went to School Together / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Monkeys / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Rainbows / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Spinning / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everytown, America / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Brit / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Costume Switch / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Counterpart Race / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Cripple / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Doppelgänger / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Former Friend / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Genius / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Gloating / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil, Inc. / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Bigger / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Hammy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Not a Toy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Knockoff / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Only Has to Win Once / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Twin / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evolutionary Levels / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Exactly What I Aimed At / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Expansion Pack Past / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Exploding Calendar / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Expo Label / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Exposed to the Elements / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Expy Coexistence / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Extremely Protective Child / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Extremity Extremist / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Exty Years from Now / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eyes Always Shut / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Face Palm of Doom / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fair for Its Day / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fairytale Wedding Dress / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fake-Out Opening / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faked Rip Van Winkle / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Falling into His Arms / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
False Reassurance / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Famous Ancestor / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fantastic Drug / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fantastic Fighting Style / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fantastic Radiation Shielding / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Farm Boy / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Farmer's Daughter / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fashionable Asymmetry / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fatal Attractor / int_cf3e7a82
 Fawcett Comics
seeAlso
Superman (Franchise)
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fertile Feet / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fight Magnet / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fight Off the Kryptonite / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Filk Song / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Final Boss Preview / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Finding A Bra In Your Car / int_3d4cd59f
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Finger Poke of Doom / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Finish Him! / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
First-Contact Farmer / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fisher King / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flaming Skulls / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flaming Sword / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flash Step / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flaw Exploitation / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flight, Strength, Heart / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fling a Light into the Future / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Floating Clocks / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Floating Limbs / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
/ int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flying Brick / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flying Car / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flying Firepower / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Foe Romance Subtext / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Follow the Bouncing Ball / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
For Great Justice / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
For Happiness / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Force and Finesse / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forced Prize Fight / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forced to Watch / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forgiveness / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forgot About His Powers / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forgot About the Mind Reader / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forgot to Gag Him / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forgotten First Meeting / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forgotten Phlebotinum / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Foster Kid / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Founding Day / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fountain of Memes / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fountain of Youth / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Freudian Slip / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friend on the Force / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friend or Idol Decision / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friend to All Children / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friend to All Living Things / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friendly Fandoms / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friendly Rivalry / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friendship Moment / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Friendship Trinket / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
From a Single Cell / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fun Personified / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fun with Palindromes / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Future Food Is Artificial / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Future Me Scares Me / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gaslighting / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gathering Steam / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
General Ripper / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Generation Xerox / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Generic Doomsday Villain / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Genesis Effect / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Genius Bruiser / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Genius Loci / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gentle Giant / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Geodesic Cast / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Get a Room! / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Get Out! / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Ghostapo / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Giant Equals Invincible / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Giant Spider / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Girl Scouts Are Evil / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Girly Run / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Give Away the Bride / int_cf3e7a82
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Giving Someone the Pointer Finger / int_cf3e7a82