Why did Doomsday lose strength after Hunter and Prey?

#1 Posted by SilverMan91 (431 posts) - - Show Bio

it seems to me that he got weaker is there an explanation for this or s it just a famed retconn from another writer...because after Hunter and Prey he was still stronger than supes with mother Box now he seems weaker than supes which really irritates me....
#2 Posted by AMS (1387 posts) - - Show Bio

It's commonly called Badass Jobbing Syndrome.  

#3 Posted by tensor (4351 posts) - - Show Bio

after hunter prey doosmday he was still stronger he was in superman wars an his power still showed it was after that the bad writing start

#4 Posted by TheSpiritStalker (2088 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you referring to Doomsday Rex where he was beaten rather easily by Superman, I think he had his DNA mixed with Superman's that weakened him

#5 Posted by SC (13119 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe (along with what others have mentioned) also it was revealed that Supes had been holding back in their more famous encounter. So both maybe a lot more stronger. Its hard to tell without a reliable, accurate, point of reference, 

#6 Posted by SilverMan91 (431 posts) - - Show Bio
but wasnt supes like reaching invulnerabiity or somthing like that and DD still broek his arm?
#7 Posted by SC (13119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silver man:  I am really just reiterating what I got, read, and heard from later comics, I am not sure how the writer would justify it, but often writers just do that sort of thing, add an unknown context to a previous fight scene and all that. Since you do raise a good point. 
#8 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Doomsday lost strength after H/P because the writers knew there would just simply be nowhere for him to go after that if they just kept him getting more and more powerful.  After all, with the power of reactive adaptation at his proposal, he could theoretically challenge almost all adversaries and then defeat them.  Where does one draw the line? The Presence? The Voice? The Overmonitor?  He had to be drummed down thereafter in much the same way Silver Age Superman needed to be depowered as well.  Can't have unbeatable characters in comics..you just can't.

#9 Posted by tensor (4351 posts) - - Show Bio

they had to make him lose strength really when u too powerful only a hand full can defeat u so power him down only makes sense that way u can write him back as many times as you want

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