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#1 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you want an explanation for why Kryptonians and Humans look so similar in the New 52?

#2 Posted by cattlebattle (12273 posts) - - Show Bio

It is an unexplained phenomenon, isn't it??

#3 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

some mysteries are better left unsolved

#4 Posted by cameron83 (6416 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe kryptonian ancestors visited earth and adopted the look (cavemen)

#5 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29330 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Kryptonians actually look really alien and we can only see them as human because we're human.

Like, with Galactus.

#6 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83 said:

maybe kryptonian ancestors visited earth and adopted the look (cavemen)

Why would an alien race do that?

#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24097 posts) - - Show Bio

don't care

#8 Posted by The_Tree (6399 posts) - - Show Bio

No. It's a mystery that doesn't really need solving. There are tons of aliens that look like humans, and they'd have to be encompassed into this mystery as well. Not to mention, the explanation behind it would more than likely be a bunch of ludicrous B.S.

#9 Edited by JonSmith (3793 posts) - - Show Bio

Environmental similarities in both flora and fauna resulted in similar evolutionary growth. Notable differences include the ability to store certain wavelengths of light and convert into alternative types of energy, i.e., a short range field of invulnerability, strength, etc. Possible causes: perhaps underground crystals gave off unique waves of radiation akin to solar types. Early Kryptonians took refuge in caves, similar to Neanderthals, and adapted to the crystal's light in order to defend themselves in the short term from native threats. A form of biological weaponry on a cellular scale. This would explain why kryptonite is lethal: Overexposure to concentrated forms of crystallized light, i.e., Krypton explodes, debris is scattered, most crystals shatter, only most durable, and by extension, most concentrated crystals survive. Overload cellular intake with alternative light source, yellow sun powers are over ridden with energy, causing sickness due to inability to adapt to such high concentrations of native crystal.

End result: Human appearance, cellular difference due to native resources. Neanderthals grew smarter to use tools, Kryptonians grew cellular adaptation to use powers.

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#10 Posted by The Poet (8193 posts) - - Show Bio

There is a perfect explanation...they are shapeshifters and their true form looks like...

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#11 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1777 posts) - - Show Bio

The Presence was lazy

#12 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

There is a perfect explanation...they are shapeshifters and their true form looks like...

You got me I had to reread Action Comics to find this panel.

#13 Posted by The Poet (8193 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar: You have no idea how long it took me to find that image...but it was worth it...

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#14 Posted by supermanfan1234 (203 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar said:

@The Poet said:

There is a perfect explanation...they are shapeshifters and their true form looks like...

You got me I had to reread Action Comics to find this panel.

thats not,jonathon just put an animal in there in action comics 5 so they wouldnt find out about clark

#15 Posted by The Poet (8193 posts) - - Show Bio

@supermanfan1234: I know that. I was just making a joke.

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#16 Posted by CrimsonCake (2664 posts) - - Show Bio

@Imagine_Man15 said:

The Presence was lazy

Haha,but you do realize that the presence may not be the "God" of the Dc universe right?It was probably Grant Morrison.

#17 Posted by Z3RO180 (5942 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet:so superman is actually supr-space goat. i fell lied too :(

#18 Posted by JonSmith (3793 posts) - - Show Bio

... Didn't I answer this thread already? I could have sworn I did...

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#19 Posted by Izaiah (5153 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, and they could explain all the other humanoid aliens as well while they're at it.

#20 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@Izaiah said:

Yes, and they could explain all the other humanoid aliens as well while they're at it.

I can understand convergent evolution explaining why races became bipedal and have thumbs. But Kryptonians look exactly like humans.

#21 Posted by SandMan_ (4526 posts) - - Show Bio

There's tons of alien races that look exactly like humans physically..biology...well different.

#22 Posted by Izaiah (5153 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar
One possible explanation might be that The Red has been influencing the evolutionary processes on different planets for them to end up with similar creatures, if one wants to ignore the more obvious solutions of having a common creator or ancestor.  In fact, I've more or less accepted this as my headcanon for the DCU.
#23 Posted by CapFanboy (4497 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

Environmental similarities in both flora and fauna resulted in similar evolutionary growth. Notable differences include the ability to store certain wavelengths of light and convert into alternative types of energy, i.e., a short range field of invulnerability, strength, etc. Possible causes: perhaps underground crystals gave off unique waves of radiation akin to solar types. Early Kryptonians took refuge in caves, similar to Neanderthals, and adapted to the crystal's light in order to defend themselves in the short term from native threats. A form of biological weaponry on a cellular scale. This would explain why kryptonite is lethal: Overexposure to concentrated forms of crystallized light, i.e., Krypton explodes, debris is scattered, most crystals shatter, only most durable, and by extension, most concentrated crystals survive. Overload cellular intake with alternative light source, yellow sun powers are over ridden with energy, causing sickness due to inability to adapt to such high concentrations of native crystal.

End result: Human appearance, cellular difference due to native resources. Neanderthals grew smarter to use tools, Kryptonians grew cellular adaptation to use powers.

Fine. YOU WIN THE PRIZE! -.-

#24 Posted by JonSmith (3793 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: There is a prize? And why are you irritated?

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#25 Posted by CapFanboy (4497 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@CapFanboy: There is a prize? And why are you irritated?

...For real?

#26 Posted by JonSmith (3793 posts) - - Show Bio

@CapFanboy: No, not for real. I realize there is no prize. I AM curious as to why you appeared to be irritated. I was wondering if I did something rude by mistake.

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#27 Posted by CapFanboy (4497 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@CapFanboy: No, not for real. I realize there is no prize. I AM curious as to why you appeared to be irritated. I was wondering if I did something rude by mistake.

Haha, I'm not irritated in the slightest. It's just you provided a well-thought out answer and therefore win the non-existing prize without me posting an explanation of my own...'twas only a joke :)

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