Could the world survive without Superman?

#1 Posted by GillaDro (233 posts) - - Show Bio

Alot of people do not like Superman. Mainly because they claim him to be too powerful. But what if Superman were to die for good? Superman is an integral part of the Justice League and the DCU. There are some forces that only Superman is strong enough to go up against and, some things only he is able to accomplish. Like it or not we need Superman.

#2 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

@GillaDro said:

There are some forces that only Superman is strong enough to go up against and, some things only he is able to accomplish. Like it or not we need Superman.

Agreed.

#3 Edited by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think the world would last. Like you said some foes are to strong and require Superman in the end to take care of them. Not saying someone else couldn't fight them(WW, Flash, and GL for example), but who would protect Metropolis while Superman was gone? Also Lex would be up to know good so yea I think the world does need Superman.

#4 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

The world would survive... there are heroes just as powerful as Superman and he has died before...

#5 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think he'd be needed in regards to taking out opponents as the Justice League is versatile enough to pick up the slack with Diana, J'onn and Hal but Clark is an icon. Everyone looks up to him for inspiration, people listen to him and understand him. He's the voice of reasoning and respect.

At least... the Pre 52 incarnation was.

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#6 Posted by SmashBrawler (5493 posts) - - Show Bio

This would happen:

And seeing how Supes was the one who saved the day at the end anyway... yeah, the DCU would be pretty screwed without Superman.

#7 Posted by PurpleCandy (773 posts) - - Show Bio

They just hate Superman because there favorite characters (i.e. Silver Sufer/Thor) can't beat him

#8 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

The world would survive. But, a lot of the people who do hate superman have never read a superman comic or probably any comic. And they probably say stuff about how batman can beat him with kryptonite gloves.

#9 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3482 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

Clark is an icon. Everyone looks up to him for inspiration, people listen to him and understand him. He's the voice of reasoning and respect.

This. This is what makes him integral to the DCU, not his strength.

#10 Posted by joshmightbe (24599 posts) - - Show Bio

@PurpleCandy said:

They just hate Superman because there favorite characters (i.e. Silver Sufer/Thor) can't beat him

I love Superman but Thanos would murder him.

#11 Edited by Jekylhyde14 (746 posts) - - Show Bio

I quote from page 74 of Miracle Monday by Elliot S. Maggin:

"Superman was convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that if he, Superman, were not around to bail people out of spectacular disasters, then industrialists and shippers would not take the air-headed chance of transporting (liquified natural gas) through the places where children played. They would not fly jumbo jets that had cracks in the engine mounts. They would not build skyscrapers in earthquake zones. They would not operate nuclear power plants without sufficient technological information. They would not put whales, snail darters and blue-green algae in danger of extinction. He was sure that his presence on Earth was the reason they took those gambles, and that was why he was infuriated."

Superman is wrong, of course. Our world does all of these things without his presence and so far, surprisingly, we're still around. However, when you take into consideration that the Earth of the DC Universe takes even wilder risks with cloning, robots, and the various super sciences, you'd have to come to the conclusion that their Earth probably does need Superman every day of the week. There's probably one doomsday weapon for every thousandth human being on their world... But, going back to the quote, would this be true if he wasn't there? Hmm...

#12 Posted by War07 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: If he can beat Darkseid he can beat Thanos!!

#13 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@GillaDro:

There are some forces that only Superman is strong enough to go up against and, some things only he is able to accomplish. Like it or not we need Superman.

not really

Capt Atom, Mr Mestic and Martian Manhunter can do what he can do and more

#14 Posted by GillaDro (233 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man: Martian ManHunter has weakness to fire. Try again

#15 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@GillaDro: He can go fernus on their ass

#16 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

Naw, Mon El and Superboy step up and watch over things for a little until Supes decides to come back

#17 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1366 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hunter114 said:

The world would survive... there are heroes just as powerful as Superman and he has died before...

he died stopping a force that literally destroyed the justice league,if doomsday came back n he didnt the world would be, well, doomed :P

#18 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@GillaDro: We seem to be doing just well without a Superman :)

Actually, in All Star Superman #10, Superman created a micro-world (pretty much...us) to see what would happen in a world without him.

#19 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2611 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

Naw, Mon El and Superboy step up and watch over things for a little until Supes decides to come back

This. Can't say I LIKE Mon-El, but he's a decent replacement.

#20 Posted by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman and MM should keep things stable for a while but Superman dying would seriously cripple earth's defenses. Then again I always wonder why GL doesn't just summon hordes of GLs when things get tough.

#21 Posted by Wolfrazer (6030 posts) - - Show Bio

No Supes, Doomsday would have a field day with the rest of the JL! 

#22 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (881 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: He can beat Darkseid and Jim Starlin admits that he copied Thanos from Darkseid.

#23 Posted by kasino (1491 posts) - - Show Bio

yea for some reason Earth is hotbed for crazy stuff, think we have enough heroes and as someone said we could summon more GL's as I haven't seen all of them together taking on a particular baddy

but I do think without any of the 6 the world would be one closer step to destruction in the Marvel universe Supes/Bats/WW/Aquaman/Flash/GL

maybe can throw in MM but not that confident about his abilities or the feats he has shown

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#24 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

@UltimateSMfan said:

@Hunter114 said:

The world would survive... there are heroes just as powerful as Superman and he has died before...

he died stopping a force that literally destroyed the justice league,if doomsday came back n he didnt the world would be, well, doomed :P

Doomsday didn't destroy the League though... they are still alive... and the League is better equipped to fight him this time, plus there are other heroes who have the same powers and / or power levels as Superman... and who's to say that Superman could even stop Doomsday if he came back this time anyway

#25 Edited by War07 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw an episode of Super Friends while back cant remember the name of the episode when Superman changed time by saving krypton and gone back to earth and he saw the Justice League where completely destroyed,the only survivor was Robin.When he saw this he realized that earth cannot be saved without superman.So he went back in time changed it again!!

#26 Edited by UltimateSMfan (1366 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hunter114: i know he didnt destroy them, sorry that was a very strong word,i meant he beat them completely,plus this is wat really bother me,see supes is my fav n imo the most powerful,ppl claim others to be on his level n ill concede sure there r some,but i know it falls to the writers n all bt where were these heroes when supes was dying fighting doomsday,where was everyones golden boy captain marvel or shazam as he's known as now,was billy too afraid of the big bad monster, and ppl dare to compare him to superman(that last part was alil fanboyish sorry :P) and sure if doomsday came back supes wouldnt be able to stop him without using the one thing doomsday didn't have,intellect,read hunter prey and the doomsday wars,in the later even the JL with MM WW and Orion and GL Kyle couldnt do anything to him.anyway fact of the matter is if there was no superman in the DC world it would be screwed.

#27 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

Between Captain Marvel, Icon, and Martian Manhunter they would be just fine without Supes.

#28 Posted by GillaDro (233 posts) - - Show Bio

With him dead that would leave a lot of area unprotected

#29 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Ummm... The world is surviving and Superman ain't real. So yeah the world could survive without Superman. Nyahahaha!

#30 Posted by Teerack (5325 posts) - - Show Bio

Who needs a Superman when you have a Shazam.

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