Superman's vulnerability to magic

#1 Posted by kadeem (2864 posts) - - Show Bio

even the most devout Superman fan must admit that Superman has a vulnerability to magic , yet from reading many discussions on here there seems to be a lack of consensus.

#2 Edited by rein (1315 posts) - - Show Bio
@kadeem said:

" even the most devout Superman fan must admit that Superman has a vulnerability to magic , yet from reading many discussions on here there seems to be a lack of consensus. "

i think there's A lack of consensus on how much magic hurts him, rather then if it hurts him. (although Quite a few versions are resistant to it)
#3 Posted by kadeem (2864 posts) - - Show Bio

I was under the understanding that the mainstream comic book version of Superman was as vulnerable to magic as a regular person, but the animated version of him is resistant to magic, but enough of it will injure him.

#4 Posted by JediXMan (31289 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly don't know. Sometimes he's written as being vulnerable, sometimes he's not. The problem is that the writers don't know if he is or not.

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#5 Posted by kadeem (2864 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:
" I honestly don't know. Sometimes he's written as being vulnerable, sometimes he's not. The problem is that the writers don't know if he is or not. "
No wonder people on here argue all the time.
#6 Posted by JediXMan (31289 posts) - - Show Bio
@kadeem said:
" @JediXMan said:
" I honestly don't know. Sometimes he's written as being vulnerable, sometimes he's not. The problem is that the writers don't know if he is or not. "
No wonder people on here argue all the time. "
I personally like it better when he is vulnerable to magic. I know Kingdom Come Superman was (to a point, as he did fight through Captain Marvel's lightning blasts). Superman Prime isn't. As for normal New Earth Superman... pretty sure he is.
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#7 Posted by kadeem (2864 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: That was my understanding.  I think it makes more sense if he's vulnerable to magic, although Superman-Prime is the most interesting new villain I've seen in a while.
#8 Posted by JediXMan (31289 posts) - - Show Bio
@kadeem said:
" @JediXMan: That was my understanding.  I think it makes more sense if he's vulnerable to magic, although Superman-Prime is the most interesting new villain I've seen in a while. "
He's interesting, yes, but I like when he learns his place by being taken down.
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#9 Posted by kadeem (2864 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: Well yeah, the fool had it coming. LOL In some ways he was psychologically the most believable version of Superman, given how powerful he was, and how his personality developed as he matured from childhood.
#10 Posted by Emerald_General_Jai (2306 posts) - - Show Bio

The other issue i've noticed is how much it hurts him. Some treat him as if Magic cuts through his invulnerability like a knife through butter, and other's more like a plastic knife through steak.  I wish we knew exactly how affective it is on him, it would cut arguments down trememdously. I mean take the Thor fight. He was able to power through it b/c he's still invulnerable, it just had more of an effect b/c it was Magical Lightning, same w/ Cap Marvel. 

#11 Posted by kadeem (2864 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, I wish writers would get their crap together and be more consistent.

#12 Posted by Emerald_General_Jai (2306 posts) - - Show Bio

It'd b nice.

#13 Posted by Valtot (4486 posts) - - Show Bio

magic can pass his bio field so he's as vulnrable to it as a normal human but he has some resistance to it otherwise hed die with 1 shazam, also does he still have the magic shield aura or is that gone now?

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