Now, I realize Kryptonians and humans look identical on the outside, but obviously they are entirely different beings on the inside, what with the Kryptonian body being able to absorb yellow sun light and turn it into raw power and achieve all manner of superpowers. However, what I want to know is whether or not Kryptonians and humans are genetically compatible enough to have children, being different species from different worlds and all that. Also, if it is possible for them to interbreed, would the child of a human/Kryptonian coupling inherit any or all of the kryptonian parent's powers under a yellow sun? Same weaknesses as well?
Can Lois and Superman have kids?
I think it was in an issue of Adventures of Superman where Clark said he wasn't sure whether he and Lois could have children due to his being Kryptonian. In the same issue they showed what it would be like if they did have child. But last I heard he was still unsure, though that was a good four-five years ago.
In Superman: Last Son, the Jor-El simulation in the Fortress of Solitude states that it's impossible for human and Kryptonians to have kids together.
Elseworlds stories have had Lois and Supes have kids though, but that's why they're Elseworlds.
I really like that they can't have children. It's just a tragic element to their relationship, makes it feel more real. Clark is out there smashing worlds, but he can't give his wife a child. I think that would weigh down on him a bit, which is sad, but also nice that he is, beneath it all, very human.
Sure as long as they conceived it while Superman was under artificial red sunlight or he would kill her. And the baby wont have super-powers until it is exposed to our yellow sun and there is no sunlight in the womb so as long as her is delivered in an enclosed room with no sun then Lois will be just fine.
Unless as stated they are genetically incompatible and if so then it is an impossibility unless Supes creates some sort of gene matching serum or something.
Well Superman can control himself so sex would not be an issue. Even if they did manage to conceive a child and it had the powers of Superman I do not see that being an issue because the child would not have direct contact with the earths yellow sun so its powers would not be developed yet. I am unsure if a natural birth would be possible but I do not see any reason Superman and Lois could not have a child even if it was a test tube baby. The better question would be why does DC not want Lois and Clark to have a child?
They can have children.
1. Jon Kent.
Perhaps the most famous of children Clark and Lois.
"Superman #423 - Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"
2. Adam Kent.
|JLA: Created Equal #1 - Book One: The Fall|
3. Joel William Kent
|"Superman & Batman: Generations #2"|
4. Kara Kent.
|Superman & Batman Generations #2|
5. Jane Kent.
|Superman: Secret Identity #3|
6. Carol Kent.
|Superman: Secret Identity #3|
@beautifultemptress: All those are alternate universe. (is is arguable if new52 Jon Kent is, but I think he is from an alternate universe future)
I assume Superman has supersperm that would wreck up Lois' insides (eew)
There were times pre-52 when Lois or Clark lamented that they couldn't have kids together, and I prefer it that way. Even though they are very much in love, there is always a tragedy to their relationship because they are unable to reproduce together. If Superman has kids, I prefer him making them with another super powered lady like Wondy in Kingdom Come.
if birthing is the problem put her under a red sun
but if Lois isn't Superman's girlfriend/wife or a superhero why is she still in the comics?
Because she an integral part of the mythology of Superman.
Destroying one column they can destroy the whole building.
It's impossible. Lois could never have Superman's baby. Do you think her fallopian tubes could handle his sperm? I guarantee he blows a load like a shotgun right through her back. What about her womb? Do you think it's strong enough to carry his child? He's an alien, for Christ sake. His Kyrptonian biological makeup is enhanced by Earth's yellow sun. If Lois gets a tan, the kid could kick right through her stomach. Only someone like Wonder Woman has a strong enough uterus to carry his kid. The only way he could bang regular chicks is with a Kryptonite condom, but that would kill him.
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