Qustion about Superman's costume

#1 Posted by TheCannon (19462 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, I have a quick question. Everyone knows Superman's skin is bullet proof. You could stand there all day shooting him and he's just brush them off. But my question is: Why doesn't anything effect his costume? Anytime someone shots him, whether it's comes, movies, video games, live action TV, or animation, the costume isn't effected by bullets. How is this possible? If his skin is bullet proof, why would he need an indestructible costume?

#2 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1255 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: The old explanation was that his body created a protective field around his clothes, which kept them from ripping.

As for why he has armor: It helps to heal him, it takes up less space than his old one, it looks cooler, it connects him to his heritage, and it protects him from threats that are worse than bullets--like Darkseid and Doomsday.

#3 Posted by TheCannon (19462 posts) - - Show Bio

@OutlawRenegade: That is a weird, yet satisfying explanation. Thanks.

#4 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1255 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon: You're welcome :-)

#5 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3567 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup, can't do much better than @OutlawRenegade: 's response. I'm glad they made the new armor. I always really hated the biofield explanation.

#6 Posted by jobbernos (1420 posts) - - Show Bio

what outlawrenegade said.

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

DC later came up with the idea that Ma kent made superman's costume out of Bulletproof Kryptonian clothing

#8 Posted by AllStarSuperman (23001 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

DC later came up with the idea that Ma kent made superman's costume out of Bulletproof Kryptonian clothing

which is cool but how does he get new costumes everytime his special kryptonian clothes break

#9 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

My guess is Superman knows how to manufacture kryptonian materials and kryptonian technology.

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