Types of Solar Radiation

#1 Posted by Nightwing4 (363 posts) - - Show Bio

Is there a type of sun or solar radiation that makes normal humans get Yellow-Sun Kryptonian Powers? Has there ever been an alternate universe story involving this? It'd make for an interesting plot if there was a planet where say, Batman and Green Arrow gained Superman's powers due to that planet's Sun.

#2 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2221 posts) - - Show Bio

The only way humans have gotten Kryptonian powers have been by specially forumated serums that give them powers under a yellow sun for 24 hours or by a Kryptonian getting doused in solar energy from a blue sun and then using some special vision powers to give humans Kryptonian powers for a brief period.

There's also the Russian Zod, who gained Kryptonian powers from a red sun, but that was due to his parents being irradiated by Kryptonite and some other stuff.

#3 Posted by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nightwing4:

Superman/Batman Vol 1 53 - 56

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman/Batman_Vol_1_53

Superman has his power transferred to Batman via a Curse.

There is also Zur-En-Arrh where earth's Batman got Super powers on the planet.

I don't think there has ever been anything unless it was Magic or Science that gave Humans Kryptonian powers. There have been a few Human Super Women through science as well.

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

yellow - good

blue - godly

red- bad

#5 Posted by hadrian29 (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh! That "color of the sun" crap drives me up the walls. You never really see that garbage in Marvel. In their universe, if you're solar powered, you're solar powered.

#6 Posted by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

yellow - good

blue - More powerfull

red- bad

Orange - Half power

White - Godly???

but the question is if there are ways to power normal humans powers with the sun ;)

#7 Posted by ShowboatingPenguin (149 posts) - - Show Bio
@drgnx@drgnx said:

@Rumble Man said:

yellow - good

blue - More powerfull

red- bad

Orange - Half power

White - Godly???

but the question is if there are ways to power normal humans powers with the sun ;)

Actually, Pa Kent was powered by a Blue Sun. Not even Doomsday couldn't hurt him. 
#8 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

anybody got scans of superman with orange or white?

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#9 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@hadrian29 said:

Ugh! That "color of the sun" crap drives me up the walls. You never really see that garbage in Marvel. In their universe, if you're solar powered, you're solar powered.

If there weren't discrepancies between radiation types, then Krypton (and in particular its exploding) would have made zero sense. The Kryptonians would have laughed it off and conquered another planet. Not to mention, what motivation does a species have to build shelter if they are invulnerable? There's no way Krypton would have been so scientifically advanced. If anything, they'd be behind Earth.

#10 Edited by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@hadrian29 said:

Ugh! That "color of the sun" crap drives me up the walls. You never really see that garbage in Marvel. In their universe, if you're solar powered, you're solar powered.

If there weren't discrepancies between radiation types, then Krypton (and in particular its exploding) would have made zero sense. The Kryptonians would have laughed it off and conquered another planet.

LOL

Not to mention, what motivation does a species have to build shelter if they are invulnerable? There's no way Krypton would have been so scientifically advanced. If anything, they'd be behind Earth.

It beats living on the streets....Abstracts are a bunch of bums ....

@ShowboatingPenguin:

Did he get zapped from Superman?

#11 Edited by ShowboatingPenguin (149 posts) - - Show Bio
@drgnx: Yeah, but it was because of the effects of the Blue Sun. Superman panicked, so it was an accident. It's also a new power he developed and it kicked in at that moment (a multi-colored heat vision).
#12 Edited by hadrian29 (18 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: You're missing the point. 1st of all, when physicist talk about "radiation types" it's usually alpha, beta, x-ray, or gamma. When it comes to stellar classification astronomers use O, B, A, F, G, K, and M. Color is only determined by surface temperature, because stars approximate black body radiators. Red supergiants are "red" because their energy is being released over a larger surface area, but they release a great deal more energy than our own sun...which is white when viewed from space. Antares has a visual luminosity 10,000 times greater than our sun, and a bolometric luminosity about 65,000 times higher since a large part of it's energy is in the infared. A better thing to say would be our sun emits more of it's emergy in the UV than Rao did. But "red solar radiation" and "yellow solar radiation"? It's writing from ignorance.

#13 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@hadrian29: Ah, you're speaking outside of my wheelhouse now lol

It's just how DC differentiates, it might be out of ignorance as you said, but it's not really hurting, and it's a requirement that they have a "good sun" and "bad sun" radiation for Kryptonians. Might be best to file it under the "Scientific Inaccuracies That Just Work in Comic Land" folder.

#14 Edited by hadrian29 (18 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: I don't know. I personally think it is hurting. I leads to plots involving traps with "red sun lamps" and such. "Ah ha Man of Steel! Fall before my mighty strobe light that I slapped a red lense onto!" A "good sun/bad sun" differentiation could be had using meaningful differences between classes of stars. The UV/Infared difference is the one that spings to mind immediately. If you wanna make the difference a measure of raw energy output instead, just make Rao a red dwarf instead of a red supergiant. That way you don't get Superman or any Kryptonian getting feebed in a room full of red lava lamps. lol

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