What if Superman was real?

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#1 Edited by Superboy101 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

What if Superman became real today? How do you think society would act? What would be your reaction? What things in the world would change do you think? Would the Government fear him? or try and make him an ally?

#2 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18361 posts) - - Show Bio

it would be great and cause problems

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#3 Edited by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

Then we would have an extremely super strong guy with one weakness. That means every country will try to win over this new "weapon" for their armies and then it would be the war to end all wars. Then somehow the world will go into a drought, and we are dying of dehydration so we need Superman to fly up to another galaxy to get us some water from some aliens. Then the aliens will come to invade and Superman would have to fight all of them off until the sun comes crashing into the earth causing us all to incinerate.

#4 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

People would lose their sh*t.

#5 Posted by Alchemax_7 (347 posts) - - Show Bio

He is real already, the nations governments are just keeping it under raps.

#6 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1009 posts) - - Show Bio

Golden age Superman or Modern Superman?

#7 Posted by Hostile (42 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be amazing for humanity in the large scale. Then my anxiety gets raised when I know Superman is real so why couldn't zombies be as well and really freak the **** out.

#8 Posted by supermanfan1234 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

it would be the best thing ever and if countrys were doing war for him he would stop it and do that speech from secret origin

#9 Posted by borges (65 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure the American government would somehow spoil any good intention he had.

#10 Posted by Super_Perfect_Cell (102 posts) - - Show Bio

He would turn out like in The Dark Knight Returns

#11 Posted by kapitein_zeppos (341 posts) - - Show Bio

Tons of conspiracy theories, people lining their houses with lead foil, some nations would consider him a pawn of the USA (or their creation) and forbid him from entering their airspace. My guess is that considerable effort would be made in trying to find a weapon that could stop him.

A lot of people would fear or distrust him. He'd also get a lot of bad press for doing or not doing certain things. People from all over the political spectrum would be all over him. He'd be a pinko to the far right, and a fascist to those on the left.

DC's lawyers would send him a cease and desist letter since Superman is their trademark, they would forbid him from wearing the costume and use the name.

There would be a massive movement on the internet to track his every move and uncover his secret identity. People would run face recognition software to try and ID him.

He'd also be dragged to court by just about anybody who thinks they might have a case. Anything from whiplash and cancer caused by his x-ray vision to property damage, malicious intent, voyeurism etc ...

#12 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it would be pretty divisive. There would be those out there that hate Superman, who feel like he cannot be trusted and is responsible for humanity becoming lethargic and relying on him to solve their problems. Foreign countries would also see him as a threat.

Other people would embrace Superman and believe that he is doing the right thing. They would place their faith in him and perhaps be inspired to go on and do greater things than they had ever dreamed before.

I don't think that the world is ready for a Superman yet, but it would be very interesting to see one exist. He would have to be as righteous as he is in the comics, otherwise he would fail.

#13 Posted by Retro_Metro (368 posts) - - Show Bio

That too,but maybe as the years go by some people start to accept him while others not. Maybe gain some buddies along the way; I mean,as a Kryptonian he does have his own reasons for trying to help everyone.

#14 Posted by jhazzroucher (16390 posts) - - Show Bio

less criminals.

#15 Posted by CrimsonCake (2682 posts) - - Show Bio

@kapitein_zeppos said:

DC's lawyers would send him a cease and desist letter since Superman is their trademark, they would forbid him from wearing the costume and use the name.

I'm sure Dc would be fine with it.It's like advertising them for free and it might boost their sales.

#16 Edited by kapitein_zeppos (341 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

@kapitein_zeppos said:

DC's lawyers would send him a cease and desist letter since Superman is their trademark, they would forbid him from wearing the costume and use the name.

I'm sure Dc would be fine with it.It's like advertising them for free and it might boost their sales.

The heir court cases aside, DC's Superman is a trademarked character, they can claim that he copied their intellectual property.

Spokespersons and celebrities endorsed by a company are always under contract and they have clauses that forbid them from expressing certain views during company (or even outside) company time. A Superman with strong opinions about topics like abortion, death penalty, politics etc who would get involved in the political affairs of countries like Syria or Iran would probably be viewed as a liability.

So he would be forbidden to use the name Superman and wear the costume and avoid any reference to DC IP.

#17 Posted by Saren (26027 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be pretty similar to how the world viewed Hyperion in the Supreme Power universe.

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#18 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be interesting.

#19 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7955 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't make thing that much worse than they already are, well, until the super villains turn up anyway.

#20 Posted by Maikel (374 posts) - - Show Bio

@Omega Ray Jay: Very true. If he could be real, so would his enemies, or they would start "building" them, in order to keep the balance of power in place, he would after all be a god among men.

#21 Posted by whoohoo789 (219 posts) - - Show Bio

it would be cool but remember what happend to the justice socitey after world war two? they had two either give thier identitys or retire it would be the same thing.Plus no political person would trust him and soon peaple would find it offensive somehow but i fore one would think it was awsome, be his number one fan,and want two meat him.

#22 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2664 posts) - - Show Bio

A few years of governments and people panicking, then eventually we just accept that he's hear and move on. Superman being real wouldn't worry me in the slightest, it's Darkseid, Brainiac, Metallo, and Doomsday I'd be watching out for.

#23 Posted by Supes1903 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Who would be his Lex Luthor; Bill Gates? Richard Branson? Warren Buffet? I'd say it would have been Steve Jobs but he's kind of mortally challenged...

#24 Edited by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@Super_Perfect_Cell said:

He would turn out like in The Dark Knight Returns

even though i absolutely hated that version of supes and the book itself, this would probably happen.

#25 Posted by Onemoreposter (4090 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

People would lose their sh*t.

Pretty much this

#26 Posted by JV (68 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be like Flashpoint Superman

#27 Posted by britsera (204 posts) - - Show Bio

What if Superman was real? Alan Moore did it best: Dr.Manhattan, Watchmen.

#28 Posted by drgnx (3566 posts) - - Show Bio

He would be weaponized....

#29 Edited by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd imagine a lot of politicians and angry parents crying out for no reason cuz it's something they can't control and kids liking him. Also, he better be my good friend.

#30 Posted by Just_J79 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

If he were real it would bring about some serious changes. Civil unrest everywhere. Finding real hard proof that there is intelligent life (er was in the case of his planet getting blown up) that is far more advanced than we are. Every nation trying to covet his power. His abilities could provide energy, peace, major scientific advancement etc.

If he were real, he would have no choice but to rule over mankind to keep the peace. Cause his presence alone would totally destabilize the world.

#31 Posted by kasino (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

every bad thing to happen there will be "why would he let this happen"

also copycats(well Batman's) pop up all over the place

#32 Posted by Rumble Man (11118 posts) - - Show Bio

Worship him, he'd be a god amongst men some may say second coming of jesus or antichrist in fact

#33 Posted by Kairan1979 (16899 posts) - - Show Bio

Check Hyperion from Supreme Power comic book. That's what going to happen.

#34 Posted by JuliusTakalua (316 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it's an old post but I think it'd be awesome if a Superman/godlike character popped out to be real. Moore did it best with Watchment I think. I don't think it's wise to mess with the most powerful being on the planet so politicians will play it safe. US will endorse Supes, and will try to get the rest of the world to endorse him out of fear or just that he's a good guy. many other countries will say "Fuu you America!!!" and not endorse Supes which is stupid. Many conspiracies, lefties accusing SM of being a product of American fascism.... etc. But fear would be a major factor in deciding things. If a being can be nigh-omniscient and nigh-omnipresent, and semi-omnipotent.... A guy who can go to the sun in seconds... lift a few planets.... Destroy solar systems... I mean that's true power right there. Nothing in the world, no military, no laws, no politics, or countries can control that. This Superman must not ally itself wit one sovereign country. He should try and help every single country to gain the world's trust. I hope he does it to sort of unify the world a bit. But ofcourse that will cause problems for big companies and general arseholes... But who cares, SM could find them and take them down like nothing.

SM would be a god here. The fact that a godlike being exists would be the biggest historical event in history of mankind. Nothing can beat that. Not Jesus. Not WW2. Not anything. We would actually have a sort of god chilling on this planet. That would be awesome. Singularity would come a lot faster. He would help the scientific community to improve tech... maybe even everything. education, sciences, technology, and our habitat. Think of all the problems he could solve peacefully... And since this Q only asks for if SM exists, then I'll assume that there are no supervillains. SO no fighting and stuff....

But who knows. With the SIngularity theory, we can do anything with our increasing rate of technological advances. We could fly, be super strong, and be semi omniscient. We could end up being super-men and gods ourselves. By then, I hope there's only some thousand humans to make this planet safer.

#35 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (11757 posts) - - Show Bio

I would faint....

IDK, it depends, did the world find out he was an alien as a kid or would he have already popped up as a superhero,

#36 Posted by CHE_GUEVARA (51 posts) - - Show Bio

The world as we know it today wouldn't have existed.

#37 Posted by Black_Arrow (3697 posts) - - Show Bio

I would hate him.

#38 Posted by JuliusTakalua (316 posts) - - Show Bio

I would hate him.

hahaha unexpected... why? I mean the thread is asking what if Superman became real. And we're assuming that it's similar to the one from the comics.

#39 Edited by PowerWoman (3576 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont want to superman was real

I want to supergirl was real

#40 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont want to superman was real

I want to supergirl was real

Maybe she could be as well!

#41 Posted by PowerWoman (3576 posts) - - Show Bio

@evilvegeta74: Lol,all the world's man would be get setback.because now a girl how many times superior male

#42 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

@evilvegeta74: Lol,all the world's man would be get setback.because now a girl how many times superior male

That's probably true!

#43 Posted by Bronze_Surfer (2985 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerwoman: as long as they are a good person it does not matter. I would rather have Batgirl as my protector than say... Jason Todd but I would also rather have Batman as my protector than Catwoman. Gender should not matter.

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#44 Edited by PowerWoman (3576 posts) - - Show Bio

@bronze_surfer: Yeah,but there a little different,a girl far stronger, faster than men in the physically body,Male chauvinist would be get destroyed

#45 Edited by Bronze_Surfer (2985 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerwoman: while that would be good a better protector would be better overall. As long as they are a good person it should not matter. Even without male chauvinist (trust me a real life supergirl would not get rid of them all) there would still be many more extremist groups. I would rather have green lantern than any member of the superman family

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#46 Posted by Jeremy1989 (736 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's been explained in both Secret Identity and Man of Steel

#47 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (903 posts) - - Show Bio

Tick him off look enough and watch as he'll conquer this planet with ease and everyone would be at he mercy within a day lol

#48 Posted by sinestro_GL (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is real.

The spirit of Superman (saving lives) lives in many of the brave men and women that live in our societies. Though not necessarily blessed with "super-powers", they have enormous capacity to overcome great fear.

#49 Posted by leonkarlen123 (5134 posts) - - Show Bio

He would not be good. He would be crazy and destroy the world and rob all the stores and just enjoy the life.

#50 Edited by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd live in constant fear. What if we angered him somehow? Jesus Christ, the world would end!

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