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#51 Posted by Lvenger (23546 posts) - - Show Bio

@deranged_midget: He even says it took decades for him to get that strong. Weird right?

#52 Posted by Deranged Midget (18231 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: Indubitably! Makes little sense whatsoever that characters like Zod could appear in the Pre-52 with little-to-exposure with yellow sun radiation and simply be as skilled and powerful as Clark :/

#53 Edited by GunGunW (1020 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't have minded either way.

#54 Posted by Lvenger (23546 posts) - - Show Bio

@deranged_midget: Power can at least have a convincing explanation but skill? I'd probably take ages to master Superman's powers despite the dreams I have of flying like Superman :P It doesn't seem realistic, if such a phrase can be used in comic books that other Kryptonians can use their powers with almost the same level of skill as Superman can.

#55 Posted by Deranged Midget (18231 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: Exactly why I found the New Krypton arc a little iffy as all the Kandorians just up and flew around with ease.

#56 Edited by w0nd (4885 posts) - - Show Bio

@nerx said:

Besides him being the main character/plot relevant how does an average earthborn balance against a warlord?

surely Zod must have some combative ability (unlike the old one)

This came up on new krypton, he spent years honing his skills, all the kryptonian's sucked because they just got their powers, (i didn't think it would be that hard to look at something and burn it but apparently it is) Their flying sucked, and they were clumsy. And in the dc universe he had some training from batman, so that helped when fighting them.

In this movie since he never met batman I don't know how well that works out, I guess that's what makes it climactic, someone who is as strong as you, who isn't holding back because they don't care, AND is a trained soldier.

@deranged_midget

The Kandorians did have trouble at first, it just jumped ahead days and weeks at a time. One panel they were flying into buildings, and accidentally killing whales. They just didn't mention it more, they brushed past that.


Someone mentioned Kara being an adult. When she first arrived batman commented that her bones and skin were harder than superman's and that she may be stronger than him. I honestly liked that, the writers changed it to him "holding back" later on, but I don't know how you can hold back making your bones harder and your body more invulnerable. Seems like they just made that up to make superman the best again.

#57 Posted by Nerx (15351 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd:

but isn't krypton like generally better than earth? except in DC everything is centered around earth (as with marvel as well) as the core of their multiverse. I mean for someone with the name 'general' zod he should have some advantages over 'civillian' clark kent when it comes to kryptonian credentials.

#58 Edited by w0nd (4885 posts) - - Show Bio

@nerx said:

@w0nd:

but isn't krypton like generally better than earth? except in DC everything is centered around earth (as with marvel as well) as the core of their multiverse. I mean for someone with the name 'general' zod he should have some advantages over 'civillian' clark kent when it comes to kryptonian credentials.

Yes, but their arrogance seems to get in the way as well. Same reason they watched their planet blow up and did nothing before hand except shrug it off.

Plus apparently a few lessons with batman makes you as good as any soldier :P, by all means Zod should mop the floor with him, and 3 on 1 he should have been killed.

#59 Posted by Nerx (15351 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd:

Although arrogance should not be equated with sudden drop of intelligence when facing the main characters, it may not be a lack of humility but that of common sense.

I dare you to train with adam west then piss off a member of the navy seals, c'mon boy sleep with their wives. Old zod with ursa and non are a funny bunch though. The level of ham is off the charts.

#60 Posted by w0nd (4885 posts) - - Show Bio
@nerx said:

@w0nd:

Although arrogance should not be equated with sudden drop of intelligence when facing the main characters, it may not be a lack of humility but that of common sense.

I dare you to train with adam west then piss off a member of the navy seals, c'mon boy sleep with their wives. Old zod with ursa and non are a funny bunch though. The level of ham is off the charts.

Lol I am not disagreeing, superman should have been killed.

#61 Edited by Nerx (15351 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd: Its like the three bullies vs the wiseguy

#62 Posted by PCN24454 (482 posts) - - Show Bio

@hewhosees:

There are lots of comic book characters that don't work well in a modern setting

Most stories in the world are about "sticking it to the man".

If the character is a person of power, they'll at least be a jerkass. That's why Superman was raised by farmers.

#63 Posted by Press Oblivion (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. I'm looking more and more forward to this movie every day.