What makes people assume Superman is perfect?

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

I honestly have never understood this.

#2 Edited by lolzstastic (214 posts) - - Show Bio

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

And so the stereotype spreads.

Funnily enough he's never been perfect. Pre-Crisis Superman was for the most part a grade-A asshole and Post-Crisis had plenty of problems of his own.

#3 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

YOUR SHTOOPID! SOOPERMAN IS SO PURFECT HE WOULDN'T NOT KILL AND IZ TOTALLY UNBEETABLE! HEZ TEH BEST MARVEL CHARACTER EVER!

#4 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1416 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol the stupid stupid stereotypes.....any way i think people ignore the 'man' part of his name.

#5 Posted by cameron83 (7345 posts) - - Show Bio

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

And so the stereotype spreads.

Funnily enough he's never been perfect. Pre-Crisis Superman was for the most part a grade-A asshole and Post-Crisis had plenty of problems of his own.

@lolzstastic said:

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

YOUR SHTOOPID! SOOPERMAN IS SO PURFECT HE WOULDN'T NOT KILL AND IZ TOTALLY UNBEETABLE! HEZ TEH BEST MARVEL CHARACTER EVER!

LOL THESE! XD

#6 Posted by Wolverine08 (42409 posts) - - Show Bio

Well he is morally perfect, but its not really a problem.

#7 Edited by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

And so the stereotype spreads.

Funnily enough he's never been perfect. Pre-Crisis Superman was for the most part a grade-A asshole and Post-Crisis had plenty of problems of his own.

Exactly. He is not invincible either. He gets his ass kicked on a daily basis.

#8 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@lolzstastic said:

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

YOUR SHTOOPID! SOOPERMAN IS SO PURFECT HE WOULDN'T NOT KILL AND IZ TOTALLY UNBEETABLE! HEZ TEH BEST MARVEL CHARACTER EVER!

NO U SHTOOPID HEAD, BAT-MAN IZ DER BEST BCUZ HE R SO REALIZMMZ AND BAD-ASS KEWL. HE BEAT SOOPERMAN BFORE WITH KRYPTONITE OMGUNEVERREAD DARK KNIGHT RETURNS U SO N000B.

#9 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

In all seriousness, people need to read that Ennis issue where Hitman meets Superman. Superman isn't infallible, he makes mistakes, he has his doubts. But in the end his sense of justice always pulls through to make the right call.

#10 Posted by PCN24454 (454 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the 1st. You don't insult your grandparents even if they insult you 1st.

#11 Edited by consolemaster001 (5604 posts) - - Show Bio

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

And so the stereotype spreads.

Funnily enough he's never been perfect. Pre-Crisis Superman was for the most part a grade-A asshole and Post-Crisis had plenty of problems of his own.

This

#12 Posted by sbomb7 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman isn't perfect but he's pretty close. He has incredibly strong morals, and always seems to know what to do.

To paraphrase Ralph Garman, Superman has the power of a god, and instead of absolute power corrupting him absolutely, it absolves him from being corrupted, absolves him from pettiness and cynicism. Absolves him from evil.

Superman believes in us and he is here to provide an example for humanity to aspire to. He is The Man of Tomorrow. He is Jesus, Moses, and Hercules all wrapped into one. And no matter what, Superman will always be there watching out for us.

#13 Edited by w0nd (3426 posts) - - Show Bio

His fans make him perfect, he has morals and codes that he has broken, and he feels bad about them, but when he does break them it's to show that sometimes people who seem perfect actually aren't and it's how they respond or react to the situation that defines them. INstead of acknowledging this, they just call the story PIS because superman doesn't make mistakes and he is a god with no flaws, just like batman can't lose.

#14 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: He is not Morally perfect, he was during the Silver Age when comics went retarded but before and since he's been shown as a man capable of moral failings, what makes him truly great is his ability to recognize those failings and try to eliminate them.

#15 Edited by Wolverine08 (42409 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe:

I see what you mean, Supes is kind of like Captain America when you think about it. Also, try avoid saying retarded.

#16 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by Wolverine08 (42409 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe:

I understand, but calling anything retarded lessens it's seriousness.

#18 Posted by Lvenger (20016 posts) - - Show Bio

Because they assume he's morally infallible when in fact, what makes Superman tick is his humanity. He can make mistakes but he always tries to do the right thing in the end and show us how we can strive to be better.

#19 Edited by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Many of whom believe Superman is perfect are insecure. That's why they gravitate towards Batman and Marvel characters. They need "heroes" who are whiny and mistake ridden so that they can feel better about themselves.

I also love how Superman is apparently too strong, and yet many who claim this would love to sniff Goku's dirty drawers.

#20 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: During the Silver Age The Adam West Batman was a spot on reproduction of what was going on in the comics, and Superman could spontaneously produce new plot convenient powers that appeared once then disappeared for ever like for instance his ability to produce miniature clones of himself, super weaving (Yes that was a thing) and Super Ventriloquism and what ever the hell else 60/70s grade drugs made the writers think up. What word would you use to describe this era?

#21 Edited by OhItsThatGuy (791 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is it hard to understand? He can bench-press planets, fly faster than light, think faster than Earth's super computers, take any kind of damage, and survive almost anywhere. On top of all this, he is an incredibly handsome man that is almost universally loved and respected on his adopted home world. To the casual observer, Superman leads a perfect existence. I'm not saying he's perfect. Like Batman, he's an emotional cripple that has a hard time letting anyone in, but it's not that far-fetched to understand why many people think he's perfect.

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

People don't read his comics think he is, he is mostly calm and collected and preaches about doing the right thing and those who don't read his comics only see those parts here and there and know he wins most battles in the end... Basically lack of knowledge by not reading the comics...

#23 Posted by DTSLanternCorps (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

@ssejllenrad said:

@lolzstastic said:

"LOLZ I BET SOOPERMAN COMICZ SUK EVEN THOOGH I'VE NEVAR RED ONE"

YOUR SHTOOPID! SOOPERMAN IS SO PURFECT HE WOULDN'T NOT KILL AND IZ TOTALLY UNBEETABLE! HEZ TEH BEST MARVEL CHARACTER EVER!

NO U SHTOOPID HEAD, BAT-MAN IZ DER BEST BCUZ HE R SO REALIZMMZ AND BAD-ASS KEWL. HE BEAT SOOPERMAN BFORE WITH KRYPTONITE OMGUNEVERREAD DARK KNIGHT RETURNS U SO N000B.

LMAO!

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