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The welfare of Earth and all its people will always be my primary concern. But if there is a solution of hunger, it must be one that comes from the compassionate heart of man and extends outward toward his fellow man. There's an old saying: 'Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime.' That simple message asks humankind to nurture with knowledge, to reach out to those in need and inspire others to do the same. That is life's greatest necessity and its most precious gift.
~ Superman

I feel like I live in a world made out of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am.
~ Superman to Darkseid

Something happened in Africa. Something pretty awful. But for a minute - just one minute, and for the first time - i got called upon to give my all. to have purpose. Like I was finally part of something rather than standing alone on the sidelines. like I was connected to the world... and man I want to feel that way again. That means no longer running from who I really am.
~ Superman

Superman where are you now? When everything's gone wrong somehow. The men of steel, men of power. Are losing control by the hour.
~ GENESIS - Land of Confusion

Yes, they did see. They saw the ugliness of violence as a solution and it frightened them. It frightened me too when I decided to cross that line and do what you do. It's so easy. Anger... vengeance. Luckily, I'm not you [Manchester Black]. And I never will be.
~ Superman vs The Elites

Kal-El, Earth name Clark Kent, is the Kryptonian known as Superman. He is a superhero from DC Comics. He previously fought Goku in the 25th episode of Death Battle, Goku VS Superman, he would fight Goku again in a rematch. He also faced Saitama in the Season 3 Finale of One Minute Melee.

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Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 9
  • Losses: 4
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents

History

While the individual details vary, certain key elements have remained consistent in almost all retellings.

Superman is born Kal-El on the alien planet Krypton. His parents, Jor-El and Lara become aware of Krypton's impending destruction and Jor-El begins constructing a spacecraft that would carry Kal-El to Earth. During Krypton's last moments, Jor-El places young Kal-El in the spacecraft and launches it. Jor-El and Lara die as the spacecraft barely escapes Krypton's fate. The explosion transforms planetary debris into kryptonite, a radioactive substance that is lethal to superpowered (as by Earth's yellow sun) Kryptonians.

The spacecraft lands in the rural United States, where it is found by a passing motorist. Jonathan and Martha Kent adopt Kal-El and name him Clark Kent. As Clark grows up on Earth, he and his adoptive parents discover that he has superhuman powers. The Kents teach Clark to use these powers responsibly to help others and fight crime.

Clark keeps his powers secret in order to protect his family and friends, who might be endangered by his criminal enemies. In order to use his powers to help humanity, Clark creates the alter ego of Superman. A number of elements are added to each identity to keep them distinct enough to prevent the casual observer from matching them. Superman wears a characteristic red and blue costume with a letter "S" emblem and a cape. Clark Kent takes to wearing glasses, styling his hair differently, changing his body language, significantly altering his voice, and wearing looser clothing and suits that hide his physique.

Clark Kent moves to Metropolis and takes a job as a reporter at the Daily Planet, where he meets his friends and co-workers, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Editor Perry White. Superman becomes the subject of frequent headline stories written by Lois, and the two become romantically attracted to each other.

Death Battle Info (Goku VS Superman)

Background:

  • Alternate Identity: Clark Joseph Kent
  • Birthname: Kal-El
  • Age: 45 Years old
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Married to Lois Lane
  • Occupation: Pulitizer Prize winning Investigative Reporter

Power Source:

  • Solar Radiation
  • Constant Power Absorption
  • Healing Factor
  • Yellow Sunlight increases power (2700x-5500x)
  • Red Sunlight has no effect (2700x)
  • Blue Sunlight doubles increase (5500x; adds new abilities)

Super Sense:

  • Super Hearing
  • X-Ray Vision (with the exception of lead)
  • Telescopic Vision
  • Microscopic Vision
  • Electro Magnetic Spectrum Vision
  • Theta Vision (can see a person's aura)

Powers:

  • Flight
  • Super Strength
  • Super Speed
  • Healing Factor
  • Super Breath
  • Arctic Breath
  • Heat Vision:
    • Hotter than the sun.
    • Maximum Temperature: unknown.
    • Drains solar power quickly.
    • Heat Vision Lobotomy (Superman drills through his enemy's skull or eyes to cause precise damage to their brain).
      • Used by an unrestrained Superman against Manchester Black: destroying the mutated section of his brain to disable his superhuman powers.
      • Used by Justice Lord Superman against all the villains of Gotham and Doomsday to disable their villainous mentalities (Doomsday later regenerated his 'brain' and became immune to this attack)
      • Used by DC Online alternate future Superman to kill Black Adam.
      • Used by Hernan Guerra (Superman from Justice League: Gods and Monsters) to mercy-kill an infant Brainiac.
      • Used by Injustice Superman to kill Shazam.
      • Used by a Superman Clone on himself to remove a kryptonite pellet inserted into his brain by Lex Luthor (Superman: Doomsday the DVD film).
  • Solar Flare

Infinite Mass Punch:

  • Acceleration to near light speed creates relativistic mass
  • Impact Equivalent to 10 Octillion Megatons
  • Uses a lot of energy
  • Planet busting
  • Theoretically capable of outputting an impact of infinite power if Superman fully unrestrained himself.

Genius Intellect:

  • Super Brain
  • Perfect Photographic Memory
  • Technological Genius
  • Master Tactician
  • Can read and memorize DNA
  • Taught all remaining Kryptonian knowledge by Jor-El

Martial Arts:

  • With Morgol II (worked to uncover full potential)
  • Torquasm-Rao and Torquasm-Vo (enhances and protectsbody and mind)

Weaknesses:

  • Reliant on constant solar radiation
  • Kryptonite (severely weakens muscles; eliminates stored solar power)
  • Magic (includes enhanced weapons)
  • Spends more time protecting others than improving skill

Death Battle Info (Goku VS Superman 2)

Superman / Clark Kent / Kal-El

  • Powers
    • Super strength
    • Super speed
    • Super & arctic breath
    • Heat vision
    • Super senses
  • Martial Arts
    • Torquasm-Rao
    • Torquasm-Vo
    • Psychic barriers
  • Vulnerabilities
    • Kryptonite
    • Magic

Death Battle Fanon (Info)

General Info (data that applies to multiple, or most, if not all versions of Superman)

Physical Abilities

  • Kryptonian Physiology: As a Kryptonian, Superman's powers rely on his cells' ability to absorb and metabolize solar energy from yellow stars like Earth's Sun. His Kryptonian body is a living "solar battery" that absorbs solar energies and converts them to fuel for vast superhuman abilities that wouldn't otherwise be afforded under Rao, Krypton's red supergiant. His cells also store yellow sun energy so he can use his powers under objects, at night, in dark places, and in space. Pre-Crisis, yellow stars were said to emit "ultra solar rays" which enabled Kryptonians' superpowers; penetrating the Earth itself, said rays also enabled Kryptonians to stay super-powered at night. Post-Crisis, it is the overall high intensity of yellow solar radiation, versus the far weaker red solar radiation of Krypton's sun, that is shown as causing Kryptonians' superpowers. The more yellow star rays Superman absorbs the stronger he gets; in some instances he has been shown to enter the sun in order to increase his powers to their highest potentials. Superman can also absorb solar energies of other class stars such as white stars and also when he absorbed the solar energies of a blue star that increased his abilities to a higher degree and gave him additional abilities. The light of dwarf stars, pulsars, and quasars also grants Superman different abilities. However, he cannot gain enhanced abilities from the energy of red stars; various reasons have been given for this.
    • Superhuman Strength: Enhanced physical strength infinitely above that of a human and even most super-humans, making him "more powerful than a locomotive," is one of Superman's signature powers and has often been described as chief among his other abilities. Superman has consistently been shown to have strength levels that would rank as "Class 100+" on the Marvel Comics Power Grid. Depictions of the upper limit of how much weight he can lift have ranged from being able to do the work of several laborers in half the time, crush diamonds in his grasp, lift objects hundreds of times his own weight including any sized vehicle over his head, bend steel with his bare hands, and lifting mountains, even lifting the weight of Earth for days without rest or sunlight. It is possible that Superman's powers have no upper bound as long as there are stars or star like objects.
    • Superhuman Speed: Another one of Superman's signature abilities is his superhuman speed, allowing him to move, react, run and fly faster than the human eye can perceive. It was originally—and famously—classified as being "faster than a speeding bullet," allowing him to catch bullets in mid-air before they hit him, or anyone else. His top speeds have ranged from nearly a hundred miles per hour when he was first created in the 1930s to speeds surpassing the speed of light. His thoughts, perceptions and reflexes are also accelerated to be able to control his actions while moving at high speeds and being able to perceive the world in slow-motion. Superman's running speed has often been shown to be on par with that of The Flash's.
    • Superhuman Durability/Invulnerability: Immunity to almost all forms of harm and ailments, including extreme force and extremely high temperatures. Explanations for this ability have ranged from Kryptonians having a molecular structure with a density superior to that of titanium and having strong bonds within the cells of his body that cannot be pulled apart.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Breath: The ability to inhale and exhale huge volumes of air with great force, capable of extinguishing large fires and moving heavy objects such as cars. Super-breath also allows Superman to hold his breath for extended periods in airless environments. The release (exhalation) of highly compressed air through a valve (such as pursed lips) causes it to drop radically in temperature. This is known as the Joule–Thomson effect, and when Superman does this, it is usually referred to as Freeze Breath, Freezing Breath, Arctic Breath, or Ice Breath, and can cool almost anything to sub-zero temperatures and freeze air moisture solid, effectively creating ice.
  • Healing Factor: Superman is shown, especially in recent comics, to possess remarkable recuperative powers that allow him to quickly heal from wounds and makes him immune to all forms of human or Earthly diseases, illnesses, viruses and toxins. Superman heals faster when he is closer to the sun and absorbing more solar rays. Once, when his body was hit with the full force of a nuke, he absorbed solar energy from the plant life around him, re-energizing him, but killing the plants around him.
  • True Flight: Because Earth and the Sun exhibits less gravitational pull than that of Krypton, and also due to his solar-powered body, the Man of Steel can also alter his personal mono-directional gravity field to propel himself through the air and through outer space at will.
  • Superhuman Senses:
    • X-Ray Vision – The ability to see through solid objects, usually with the exception of lead. Early stories assumed that hiding objects in lead would prevent him from finding them; however, more modern stories have Superman being able to take advantage of lead's x-ray opacity to do a wide scan of an area with his X-Ray vision in which the lead objects become immediately visible and then narrow his search to those specific locations. Explanations for how this power works vary, but rarely include the emission and perception of actual X-Rays, as such high-energy radiation would actually be dangerous to living things on which he uses it. Another theory involves being able to see and concentrate on the patterns of natural cosmic radiation as it reverberates off objects. X-Ray vision was first used by Superman in Action Comics #11 (April 1939), where it was called "Superman's X-ray eyesight."
    • Superhuman Hearing – Can hear far more sounds with far more detail and at far greater distances than normally humanly possible, including sounds on frequencies undetectable by humans such as dog whistles. Superman is able to mentally screen out most of these sounds to be able to function normally, even in a noisy environment, and can focus in on specific things, like a person's voice or heartbeat, even if they are in another part of the city. He can sometimes be shown to hear sounds on other planets, which makes it likely that his hearing is fundamentally different from that of a human, as sound cannot travel through the vacuum of space. Like humans and most animals, he is skilled at automatically noticing his own name out of the jumble of several overheard conversations, making him adept at quickly responding to calls of distress all over the city.
    • Superhuman Vision – His senses grant him the ability to see farther and with greater accuracy and detail than humanly possible. Sometimes includes the ability to see EM frequencies invisible to humans, such as radio transmissions, infrared light, and the bioelectric aura which surrounds all living things, even in pitch-black darkness. Offshoots of this power include Telescopic Vision, which allows him to "zoom in" on far away objects, sometimes hundreds of miles away, and Microscopic Vision, which allows him to zoom in on objects that would normally be too small to see, like those on a cellular or molecular level.
    • Superhuman Olfaction – A heightened and highly accurate sense of smell comparable to some animals such as dogs. Can be used to detect things like the chemicals in a bomb hidden somewhere in a crowded room. Not all versions of Superman display this power.
    • Vocal Abilities — Superman has shown possession of various vocal abilities. Stories have shown him being capable of raising his voice to loudspeaker levels, for purposes such as delivering a message to a large crowd.
    • 4d vision- Superman can adjust his vision to see other dimensions.
  • Heat Vision: the ability to emit solar energy from his eyes. This usually resembles bright red or orange laser-like beams, which may be invisible at low intensities but extremely bright at high ones. The effective range of his beams can be at least several miles. It can also reach hundreds of miles wide, instantly disintegrating a person, and creating a destructive wave of heat capable of wiping out an army of Doomsdays in seconds (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse). In addition to varying the beam width, height, and intensity, Superman has demonstrated a high degree of skill and accuracy in manipulating his beam, being able to use this power with surgical precision and at microscopic levels. Superman can lobotomize or excise someone's psionic powers as shown in The Elite when he cut off Manchester Black's powers, or performing a brain surgery on himself. Since the power can be used invisibly, Superman often takes advantage of that to perform tasks subtly without needing to get into costume. In some versions, these beams can also be used to rapidly expand air or other matter to produce great concussive force. The beams are tremendously powerful, and can be used to rupture steel plates and pulverize rock. Also in some stories, it can be reflected like a true laser, able to use great skill and accuracy in manipulating the blasts off multiple targets in rapid succession, or more mundanely to remove his very durable facial hair. Sometimes shown to be one of his more physically draining powers to use, as it uses such concentrated solar energy. In the Pre-Crisis stories, Clark wears glasses with lenses made of Kryptonian glass (initially salvaged from his rocket ship's transparency dome) so he can fire his heat vision through them without damaging them. In the stories from the 1986 relaunch onward, Clark wears glasses with regular lenses, which force Clark to momentarily lift them out of his eyes' firing arc to use his heat vision effectively. In revision in Superman: Secret Origin, Clark wears glasses with Kryptonian glass that are intended to contain unwanted firings. Heat vision was initially introduced as "the heat of his x-ray vision" (a byproduct of his existing x-ray vision powers) in Superman (vol. 1) #59 (July 1949); heat vision as a separate power first appeared in Action Comics #275 (April 1961). The Heat vision is so intense that it's considered to be hotter than the sun and can pierce the flesh of some of the strongest DC characters like Darkseid [1], Doomsday [2] or Shazam [3].
  • Bio-Electric Aura Manipulation: Superman can manipulate his bio-electric aura to form a forcefield to protect himself and others.
  • Resistant to most poisons (unless the poisons are infused with kryptonite) [4]

Feats

  • Considered one of the strongest characters in DC history;
    • Shattered the boundaries of spacetime (altering reality) with his Post-Crisis counterpart [5]
    • Broke the world and timelines with a punch [6]
    • Punched Brainiac so hard that his previous depictions felt the same punch [7]
    • Moved multiple planets out of their dying galaxy [8] and has moved or destroyed other planets on multiple occasions.
      • Bench press the weight of the Earth for 5 days without sun absorption; breaking a sweat only once.
    • Lifted Specter, who is made out of eternity. (It should be noted that Wonder Woman assisted him and Specter was lifted for only a short while, but the fact that this feat was even possible is still impressive).
    • Communist Superman punched out of infinite boxes [9] before defeating 500 Green Lanterns.
    • Saved California from falling into the Pacific Ocean
    • Crushed diamonds
      • Can create diamonds by crushing coal [10]
    • Ripped Adult Doomsday in half [11]
  • Famous for his nigh indestructibility
    • Withstood supernovas on multiple occasions
      • Survived a supernova filled with 50 red suns that decrease his powers
    • Flew through a red sun
    • Survived solar radiation powerful enough to 'destroy half a galaxy'
    • Strong enough to resist the gravitational pull of a Black Hole on multiple occasions. [12]
      • Held a miniature Black Hole that threatened to destroy the solar system.
      • Communist Superman survived an explosion created by 6 black holes [13]
    • Completely unharmed from getting shot into his eye by a bullet.
    • Survived atmospheric reentry and being slammed into moons or planets with enough force to cause significant damage to the moon/planet. [14] [15]
    • Survived attacks from hundreds of different gods of the DC universe; some of whom claim to be galactic/universal/multiversal/infinite in their power.
    • Fought and took hits from other absurdly powerful kryptonians including Superboy Prime [16]
    • Survived the death of the universe: caused by the literal personification of Death [17]
    • Doomsday-Rex broke his spikes by trying to punch Superman [18]
    • As a boy: survived having nuclear explosions go off in his stomach [19].
    • As a baby: Overman (Superman from the 'Naziuverse') survived Nazi experimentation and gunfire without any discomfort or damage [20].
  • Frequently flies faster than light (travel, reaction and combat speed)
    • Arrived on Earth from Vega star (25-26 light years) in a matter of minutes and also heard Jimmy's signal while in the vacuum of space [21]
    • Flew faster than infinity; ACCIDENTALLY [22].
    • Can move and react at an Femto-second (equal to 1,000 attoseconds) [23]
    • Can move so fast that time looks likes it slows down around him [24]
    • Vibrates fast enough to phase through attacks (Intangibility) [25]
    • Flew from endless space back to Earth's solar system in 60 days straight without any sunlight (New 52)
    • Communist Superman flew over 15 million miles within 57 seconds (950,000,000 mph) [26].
    • On par with Flash's speed (who is officially faster of the two depends on the writer)
      • Tagged Flash [27] and Professor Zoom [28]
      • Reacted to Flash's speed and moves while time slows down [29]
    • Moves fast enough to negate the effects of time manipulation [30] [31]
    • Reacting to Ruin's teleportation
    • Can still fight and use heat vision at super speed [32]
  • Saved the universe and multiverse hundreds of times.
    • Defeated Zone-Child Lex Luthor: a god of infinite power who's 'reach extends across the universe'.
    • Went through Emperor Joker [33] and took a hit from him [34]
    • Defeated Imperiex: a god 'as powerful as the big bang'.
    • Earth 2 Superman finished off the Anti-Monitor; a cosmic devil that was destroying the multiverse.
    • Phase and punched through Soulfire Darkseid [35]
    • Killed Darkseid's omnipresent form with a shriek [36]
    • Defeated the Sun-Eater Solaris.
  • Contrary to popular belief, defeated Batman in most of their duels
    • Defeated the entire justice league on multiple occasions; including Batman [37]
    • In Action 52; dominated both Batman and Green Lantern in their first duel [38].
    • Destroyed the Justice-Buster, which was designed to fight the entire Justice League INCLUDING Superman
  • Once use the power of Shazam and after turns back, he tells Shazam that there as "equals"
  • Frequently depicted with the ability to block and repelled lasers, beams and energy blasts with his hands [39]
  • Using his Super-Breath; was able to extinguish [40] or propel stars [41].
  • His own blood droplets are powerful enough to damage holy or magical weapons [42].
  • Sealed Tears in Time-Space with his Heat Vision [43] [44]
  • Withstood the mental trauma Batman endured from Emperor Joker [45]
  • Considered one of the most iconic superheroes and fictional characters in history and the inspiration of literally thousands of other characters; including characters within DC and Marvel.
  • Inspired other heroes outside of comicbooks; including Sloth from The Goonies [46] and The Iron Giant [47].
  • Sold 600 million comics; more than any other superhero.
  • Stopped and saved multiple people from committing suicide. [48] [49]
  • Once used his powers to pretend to be satan
  • Perfectly engraved a man's name in fine print into a stone slab with his x-ray vision... from miles away

Other feats: [50] [51]

Weaknesses and Faults

  • Superman's powers and limits are extremely inconsistent; although DC has officially stated that these weaker depictions are due to Superman not mastering his powers during those incidents, Superman's doubt or mental blocks not allowing his full potential, or due to the other weaknesses listed below. It can also be simply due to writer bias or certain writers 'doing whatever the hell they please'.
  • Avoids using his full power to not harm civilians or to not accidentally kill his enemy. Superman kills only if he has no other choice (Zod, Doomsday). Tends to negotiate with his enemies to prevent a fight from starting. Goes out of his way to save others no matter the risk, including saving some of his villains.
    • Many of his duels involve him using this restraint; hence why any duel against Superman can be dragged out to several minutes. Because Superman allows battles to last longer than they should; it does give his enemies opportunities to create traps or exploit other advantages. Otherwise; an unrestrained Superman would defeat most enemies quickly and effortlessly. [52] [53]
  • Even at full power; Superman's indestructibility has exploitable weaknesses
    • Radiation (other than yellow or blue sun radiation)
      • Kryptonite (various types)
        • Green Kryptonite poisons Superman's cells by replacing his stored sunlight with a more harmful wavelength of radiation. This normally affects Superman at a distance of a few meters; however massive asteroids of kryptonite can affect Superman from outter-space. Kryptonite can weaken Superman so much that normal humans like Joker, Lex Luthor and Batman (including when he's in his basic outfit) can easily harm and overpower him with their ordinary strength. Superman is also unable to heal from injuries properly while poisoned. Sometimes Kryptonite poisoning is so severe that it immobilizes Superman; sometimes even sending Superman into a seizure or comma. This poisonous radiation will eventually kill Superman if under constant exposure. Once the Kryptonite is removed; Superman will eventually heal from the damage it causes and gradually regain his powers. [54] (With a few exceptions) it remains Superman's most consistent weakness and is considered to be the only guaranteed way to kill Superman.
          • Weapons made out of Green Kryptonite negates Superman's indestructibility. A Kryptonite Spear to Superman is just as sharp and deadly as a regular spear to a normal unarmored human.
          • Over the years, Superman has built up some resistance to Kryptonite; In Justice League Doom: Metallo shoots Superman with a Kryptonite bullet; quickly sending Superman into a coma. In Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: Superman was weakened yet still active for several minutes despite again being shot in the heart by Metallo. In Superman Returns: he can lift an island made of Kryptonite and have enough strength to throw the island into space, only to fall into a coma afterwards. In Injustice 2: Superman can easily break out of Kryptonite handcuffs and yet is still powerful enough to fight Supergirl, Brainiac and Darkseid fairly.
        • Red Kryptonite: [55]: Gives Superman a random mutation for several hours; including giving him multiple limbs [56] or turning him evil.
        • Gold Kryptonite: Kryptonite that has been exposed to Atomic Radiation. This Kryptonite is similar to red sunlight radiation as it disables a Kryptonian's ability to use their solar energy and thus; disable their powers. However prolonged exposure to Gold Kryptonite will permanently disable a Kryptonian's power.
      • Red star radiation (reduces Superman to peak human condition)
        • This is best done indoors with artificial red sunlight; as Superman can instantly regain his powers if exposed to yellow sunlight. [57]
      • Nuclear/Atomic radiation, like from a nuclear bomb, is sometimes able to harm him in the same kind of radiation poisoning expected from Kryptonite. (However a quick dose of sunlight energy is enough to repair the damage.) It should be noted that this weakness (like many others on this list) is inconsistent.
    • Vulnerable to godly magical attacks (though he has been trained by Zatanna to be more resistant to magic)
      • Magic is able to harm Superman, but most magical attacks do not instantly kill him. He can still tank damage, especially with his healing factor.
      • There are two reasons why magic affects Superman; Magic, like kryptonite, creates a unique type of radiation that harms kryptonians. Also magic in general does not follow the strict laws of reality.
      • Realitywarpers like Mxyzptlk can overwhelm him.
    • Other Kryptonians or others characters of godlike or nigh infinite power are sometimes able to harm him, even when Superman is depicted at his strongest [58].
      • Likewise characters akin to Kryptonians also share this trait including Doomsday (sometimes depicted as a prehistoric Kryptonian or infused with modern Kryptonian DNA), and Bizzaro Kryptonians.
      • The Injustice 'Kryptonian Pill' functions the same way (giving people Kryptonian physique), hence why once normal humans like Alfred were able to defeat Superman in a duel [59].
    • Attacks that bypass or ignore his indestructible skin can still harm him. (Superman vs the Elites: Manchester Black used his psychic attacks to attack Superman's internal organs).
    • Evolving, adapting or copying characters like Doomsday, Parasite or Amazo can develop their powers or weapons to bypass Superman's indestructible skin.
    • Will eventually decrease in power if out of sunlight for too long and taking too much damage.
      • His healing factor requires yellow sunlight radiation: otherwise his wounds won't heal quickly.
    • Superman has several other obscure or outlier weaknesses. Again, what Superman is weak to varies on the writer.
      • For example: Aging affects Superman in different ways; sometimes making him stronger because of experience and sunlight exposure, sometimes making him weaker [60].
      • Another example is Mind Control: both magical and non-magical. Sometimes Superman can resist godlike mind-controllers, sometimes the most basic magic can control him.
  • Has been defeated by physically inferior enemies; frequently due to the aforementioned weakness exploitation.
    • For example, the majority of his losses against Batman involved Batman using kryptonite.
    • Superman's loss against Muhammad Ali was due to the boxing ring being put under a red sunlight: thus eliminating Superman's superpowers.
  • Intangible characters like Livewire and Microwaveman [61] are immune to Superman's attacks.
  • Cannot see through lead
    • Lex Luthor has used this to hide certain things from Superman.
  • He was 'killed' by Doomsday
    • Doomsday's evolutionary invincibility has made him progressively harder to defeat and so Superman has been overwhelmed in some of their rematches; especially since Superman runs out of options to kill Doomsday while Doomsday adapts to bypass Superman's indestructibility.
  • Despite his intelligence; he can be outsmarted by Lex Luthor and Batman.
  • His cape can easily be snagged or grabbed. While iconic; it has no purpose in battle. [62] [63]
  • On multiple occasions has been guilty of superdickery [64] [65]

The Many Versions of Superman

Golden Age / The Original Superman

Physical Abilities

  • Kryptonian Physiology: As a Kryptonian, Superman's powers rely on his cells' ability to absorb and metabolize solar energy from yellow stars like Earth's Sun. His Kryptonian body is a living "solar battery" that absorbs solar energies and converts them to fuel for vast superhuman abilities that wouldn't otherwise be afforded under Rao, Krypton's red supergiant. His cells also store yellow sun energy so he can use his powers under objects, at night, in dark places, and in space.
    • Superhuman Strength: Enhanced physical strength far above that of a human and even most super-humans, making him "more powerful than a locomotive," is one of Superman's signature powers and has often been described as chief among his other abilities.
    • Superhuman Speed: Another one of Superman's signature abilities is his superhuman speed, allowing him to move, react, run and fly faster than the human eye can perceive. It was originally—and famously—classified as being "faster than a speeding bullet," allowing him to catch bullets in mid-air before they hit him, or anyone else. His top speeds have ranged from nearly a hundred miles per hour when he was first created in the 1930s to speeds surpassing the speed of light. His thoughts, perceptions and reflexes are also accelerated to be able to control his actions while moving at high speeds and being able to perceive the world in slow-motion.
    • Superhuman Durability/Invulnerability: Immunity to almost all forms of harm and ailments, including extreme force and extremely high temperatures.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Breath: The ability to inhale and exhale huge volumes of air with great force, capable of extinguishing large fires and moving heavy objects such as cars. Super-breath also allows Superman to hold his breath for extended periods in airless environments. The release (exhalation) of highly compressed air through a valve (such as pursed lips) causes it to drop radically in temperature. This is known as the Joule–Thomson effect, and when Superman does this, it is usually referred to as Freeze Breath, Freezing Breath, Arctic Breath, or Ice Breath, and can cool almost anything to sub-zero temperatures and freeze air moisture solid, effectively creating ice.
  • Healing Factor: Superman is shown, especially in recent comics, to possess remarkable recuperative powers that allow him to quickly heal from wounds and makes him immune to all forms of human or Earthly diseases, illnesses, viruses and toxins. Superman heals faster when he is closer to the sun and absorbing more solar rays.
  • True Flight: Because Earth and the Sun exhibits less gravitational pull than that of Krypton, and also due to his solar-powered body, the Man of Steel can also alter his personal mono-directional gravity field to propel himself through the air and through outer space at will.
  • Superhuman Senses:
    • X-Ray Vision – The ability to see through solid objects, usually with the exception of lead. Early stories assumed that hiding objects in lead would prevent him from finding them; however, more modern stories have Superman being able to take advantage of lead's x-ray opacity to do a wide scan of an area with his X-Ray vision in which the lead objects become immediately visible and then narrow his search to those specific locations. Explanations for how this power works vary, but rarely include the emission and perception of actual X-Rays, as such high-energy radiation would actually be dangerous to living things on which he uses it. Another theory involves being able to see and concentrate on the patterns of natural cosmic radiation as it reverberates off objects. X-Ray vision was first used by Superman in Action Comics #11 (April 1939), where it was called "Superman's X-ray eyesight." If X-Ray Vision is used at full intensity, it becomes an offensive attack known as Heat Vision.
    • Superhuman Hearing – Can hear far more sounds with far more detail and at far greater distances than normally humanly possible, including sounds on frequencies undetectable by humans such as dog whistles. Superman is able to mentally screen out most of these sounds to be able to function normally, even in a noisy environment, and can focus in on specific things, like a person's voice or heartbeat, even if they are in another part of the city. He can sometimes be shown to hear sounds on other planets, which makes it likely that his hearing is fundamentally different from that of a human, as sound cannot travel through the vacuum of space. Like humans and most animals, he is skilled at automatically noticing his own name out of the jumble of several overheard conversations, making him adept at quickly responding to calls of distress all over the city.
    • Superhuman Vision – His senses grant him the ability to see farther and with greater accuracy and detail than humanly possible. Sometimes includes the ability to see EM frequencies invisible to humans, such as radio transmissions, infrared light, and the bioelectric aura which surrounds all living things, even in pitch-black darkness. Offshoots of this power include Telescopic Vision, which allows him to "zoom in" on far away objects, sometimes hundreds of miles away, and Microscopic Vision, which allows him to zoom in on objects that would normally be too small to see, like those on a cellular or molecular level.
    • Superhuman Olfaction – A heightened and highly accurate sense of smell comparable to some animals such as dogs. Can be used to detect things like the chemicals in a bomb hidden somewhere in a crowded room. Not all versions of Superman display this power.
  • Vocal Abilities — Superman has shown possession of various vocal abilities. Stories have shown him being capable of raising his voice to loudspeaker levels, for purposes such as delivering a message to a large crowd.
  • Mental Manipulation - Superman can use hypnosis and telepathy to manipulate, modify and control thoughts, mindsets, and upper brain functions, allowing the ability to render others unconscious, suppress their memories, and negate the use of abilities, increase/decrease mental capacity, modify minds to be agreeable, sway sensations to induce altered perception, bestow mental disorders or break down mental barriers.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: Superman has a "super-magnetic touch" which he can utilize to manipulate magnetism on a local scale. He has used this ability to unlock doors.
  • Time Travel: Superman can use his super speed to travel through time.

Feats

Faults and Weaknesses

  • Red star radiation
  • Was a bit of a dick
  • Kryptonite
  • Magic
  • Cannot see through lead

All Star

Physical Abilities

  • Kryptonian Physiology: As a Kryptonian, Superman's powers rely on his cells' ability to absorb and metabolize solar energy from yellow stars like Earth's Sun. His Kryptonian body is a living "solar battery" that absorbs solar energies and converts them to fuel for vast superhuman abilities that wouldn't otherwise be afforded under Rao, Krypton's red supergiant. His cells also store yellow sun energy so he can use his powers under objects, at night, in dark places, and in space.
    • Superhuman Strength: Enhanced physical strength far above that of a human and even most super-humans, making him "more powerful than a locomotive," is one of Superman's signature powers and has often been described as chief among his other abilities.
    • Superhuman Speed: Another one of Superman's signature abilities is his superhuman speed, allowing him to move, react, run and fly faster than the human eye can perceive. It was originally—and famously—classified as being "faster than a speeding bullet," allowing him to catch bullets in mid-air before they hit him, or anyone else. His top speeds have ranged from nearly a hundred miles per hour when he was first created in the 1930s to speeds surpassing the speed of light. His thoughts, perceptions and reflexes are also accelerated to be able to control his actions while moving at high speeds and being able to perceive the world in slow-motion.
    • Superhuman Durability/Invulnerability: Immunity to almost all forms of harm and ailments, including extreme force and extremely high temperatures.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Breath: The ability to inhale and exhale huge volumes of air with great force, capable of extinguishing large fires and moving heavy objects such as cars. Super-breath also allows Superman to hold his breath for extended periods in airless environments. The release (exhalation) of highly compressed air through a valve (such as pursed lips) causes it to drop radically in temperature. This is known as the Joule–Thomson effect, and when Superman does this, it is usually referred to as Freeze Breath, Freezing Breath, Arctic Breath, or Ice Breath, and can cool almost anything to sub-zero temperatures and freeze air moisture solid, effectively creating ice.
  • Healing Factor: Superman is shown, especially in recent comics, to possess remarkable recuperative powers that allow him to quickly heal from wounds and makes him immune to all forms of human or Earthly diseases, illnesses, viruses and toxins. Superman heals faster when he is closer to the sun and absorbing more solar rays.
  • True Flight: Because Earth and the Sun exhibits less gravitational pull than that of Krypton, and also due to his solar-powered body, the Man of Steel can also alter his personal mono-directional gravity field to propel himself through the air and through outer space at will.
  • Superhuman Senses:
    • X-Ray Vision – The ability to see through solid objects, usually with the exception of lead. Early stories assumed that hiding objects in lead would prevent him from finding them; however, more modern stories have Superman being able to take advantage of lead's x-ray opacity to do a wide scan of an area with his X-Ray vision in which the lead objects become immediately visible and then narrow his search to those specific locations. Explanations for how this power works vary, but rarely include the emission and perception of actual X-Rays, as such high-energy radiation would actually be dangerous to living things on which he uses it. Another theory involves being able to see and concentrate on the patterns of natural cosmic radiation as it reverberates off objects. X-Ray vision was first used by Superman in Action Comics #11 (April 1939), where it was called "Superman's X-ray eyesight."
    • Superhuman Hearing – Can hear far more sounds with far more detail and at far greater distances than normally humanly possible, including sounds on frequencies undetectable by humans such as dog whistles. Superman is able to mentally screen out most of these sounds to be able to function normally, even in a noisy environment, and can focus in on specific things, like a person's voice or heartbeat, even if they are in another part of the city. He can sometimes be shown to hear sounds on other planets, which makes it likely that his hearing is fundamentally different from that of a human, as sound cannot travel through the vacuum of space. Like humans and most animals, he is skilled at automatically noticing his own name out of the jumble of several overheard conversations, making him adept at quickly responding to calls of distress all over the city.
    • Superhuman Vision – His senses grant him the ability to see farther and with greater accuracy and detail than humanly possible. Sometimes includes the ability to see EM frequencies invisible to humans, such as radio transmissions, infrared light, and the bioelectric aura which surrounds all living things, even in pitch-black darkness. Offshoots of this power include Telescopic Vision, which allows him to "zoom in" on far away objects, sometimes hundreds of miles away, and Microscopic Vision, which allows him to zoom in on objects that would normally be too small to see, like those on a cellular or molecular level.
    • Superhuman Olfaction – A heightened and highly accurate sense of smell comparable to some animals such as dogs. Can be used to detect things like the chemicals in a bomb hidden somewhere in a crowded room. Not all versions of Superman display this power.
  • Vocal Abilities — Superman has shown possession of various vocal abilities. Stories have shown him being capable of raising his voice to loudspeaker levels, for purposes such as delivering a message to a large crowd.
  • Heat Vision: the ability to emit solar energy from his eyes. This usually resembles bright red or orange laser-like beams, which may be invisible at low temperatures but extremely bright at high ones. The effective range of his beams are hundreds of feet. It can also reach hundreds of miles wide, instantly disintegrating a person, and creating a destructive wave of heat. In addition to varying the beam width, height, and intensity, Superman has demonstrated a high degree of skill and accuracy in manipulating his beam, being able to use this power with surgical precision and at microscopic levels. In some versions, these beams can also be used to rapidly expand air or other matter to produce great concussive force. The beams are tremendously powerful, and can be used to rupture steel plates and pulverize rock. Also in some stories, it can be reflected like a true laser, able to use great skill and accuracy in manipulating the blasts off multiple targets in rapid succession, or more mundanely to remove his very durable facial hair. Sometimes shown to be one of his more physically draining powers to use, as it uses such concentrated solar energy.
  • Bio-Electric Aura Manipulation: Superman can manipulate his bio-electric aura to form a forcefield to protect himself and others.

Feats

https://www.reddit.com/r/respectthreads/comments/3w7t76/respect_all_star_superman/

Faults and Weaknesses

  • Kryptonite
  • Magic
  • Red star radiation
  • Cannot see through lead
  • Can be oversaturated by going inside the Sun

Kingdom Come

Physical Abilities

  • Kryptonian Physiology: As a Kryptonian, Superman's powers rely on his cells' ability to absorb and metabolize solar energy from yellow stars like Earth's Sun. His Kryptonian body is a living "solar battery" that absorbs solar energies and converts them to fuel for vast superhuman abilities that wouldn't otherwise be afforded under Rao, Krypton's red supergiant. His cells also store yellow sun energy so he can use his powers under objects, at night, in dark places, and in space.
    • Superhuman Strength: Enhanced physical strength far above that of a human and even most super-humans, making him "more powerful than a locomotive," is one of Superman's signature powers and has often been described as chief among his other abilities.
    • Superhuman Speed: Another one of Superman's signature abilities is his superhuman speed, allowing him to move, react, run and fly faster than the human eye can perceive. It was originally—and famously—classified as being "faster than a speeding bullet," allowing him to catch bullets in mid-air before they hit him, or anyone else. His top speeds have ranged from nearly a hundred miles per hour when he was first created in the 1930s to speeds surpassing the speed of light. His thoughts, perceptions and reflexes are also accelerated to be able to control his actions while moving at high speeds and being able to perceive the world in slow-motion.
    • Superhuman Durability/Invulnerability: Immunity to almost all forms of harm and ailments, including extreme force and extremely high temperatures.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Breath: The ability to inhale and exhale huge volumes of air with great force, capable of extinguishing large fires and moving heavy objects such as cars. Super-breath also allows Superman to hold his breath for extended periods in airless environments. The release (exhalation) of highly compressed air through a valve (such as pursed lips) causes it to drop radically in temperature. This is known as the Joule–Thomson effect, and when Superman does this, it is usually referred to as Freeze Breath, Freezing Breath, Arctic Breath, or Ice Breath, and can cool almost anything to sub-zero temperatures and freeze air moisture solid, effectively creating ice.
  • Healing Factor: Superman is shown, especially in recent comics, to possess remarkable recuperative powers that allow him to quickly heal from wounds and makes him immune to all forms of human or Earthly diseases, illnesses, viruses and toxins. Superman heals faster when he is closer to the sun and absorbing more solar rays. Once, when his body was hit with the full force of a nuke, he absorbed solar energy from the plant life around him, re-energizing him, but killing the plants around him.
  • True Flight: Because Earth and the Sun exhibits less gravitational pull than that of Krypton, and also due to his solar-powered body, the Man of Steel can also alter his personal mono-directional gravity field to propel himself through the air and through outer space at will.
  • Superhuman Senses:
    • X-Ray Vision – The ability to see through solid objects, usually with the exception of lead. Early stories assumed that hiding objects in lead would prevent him from finding them; however, more modern stories have Superman being able to take advantage of lead's x-ray opacity to do a wide scan of an area with his X-Ray vision in which the lead objects become immediately visible and then narrow his search to those specific locations. Explanations for how this power works vary, but rarely include the emission and perception of actual X-Rays, as such high-energy radiation would actually be dangerous to living things on which he uses it. Another theory involves being able to see and concentrate on the patterns of natural cosmic radiation as it reverberates off objects. X-Ray vision was first used by Superman in Action Comics #11 (April 1939), where it was called "Superman's X-ray eyesight."
    • Superhuman Hearing – Can hear far more sounds with far more detail and at far greater distances than normally humanly possible, including sounds on frequencies undetectable by humans such as dog whistles. Superman is able to mentally screen out most of these sounds to be able to function normally, even in a noisy environment, and can focus in on specific things, like a person's voice or heartbeat, even if they are in another part of the city. He can sometimes be shown to hear sounds on other planets, which makes it likely that his hearing is fundamentally different from that of a human, as sound cannot travel through the vacuum of space. Like humans and most animals, he is skilled at automatically noticing his own name out of the jumble of several overheard conversations, making him adept at quickly responding to calls of distress all over the city.
    • Superhuman Vision – His senses grant him the ability to see farther and with greater accuracy and detail than humanly possible. Sometimes includes the ability to see EM frequencies invisible to humans, such as radio transmissions, infrared light, and the bioelectric aura which surrounds all living things, even in pitch-black darkness. Offshoots of this power include Telescopic Vision, which allows him to "zoom in" on far away objects, sometimes hundreds of miles away, and Microscopic Vision, which allows him to zoom in on objects that would normally be too small to see, like those on a cellular or molecular level.
    • Superhuman Olfaction – A heightened and highly accurate sense of smell comparable to some animals such as dogs. Can be used to detect things like the chemicals in a bomb hidden somewhere in a crowded room. Not all versions of Superman display this power.
    • Vocal Abilities — Superman has shown possession of various vocal abilities. Stories have shown him being capable of raising his voice to loudspeaker levels, for purposes such as delivering a message to a large crowd.
  • Heat Vision: the ability to emit solar energy from his eyes. This usually resembles bright red or orange laser-like beams, which may be invisible at low temperatures but extremely bright at high ones. The effective range of his beams are hundreds of feet. It can also reach hundreds of miles wide, instantly disintegrating a person, and creating a destructive wave of heat. In addition to varying the beam width, height, and intensity, Superman has demonstrated a high degree of skill and accuracy in manipulating his beam, being able to use this power with surgical precision and at microscopic levels. In some versions, these beams can also be used to rapidly expand air or other matter to produce great concussive force. The beams are tremendously powerful, and can be used to rupture steel plates and pulverize rock. Also in some stories, it can be reflected like a true laser, able to use great skill and accuracy in manipulating the blasts off multiple targets in rapid succession, or more mundanely to remove his very durable facial hair. Sometimes shown to be one of his more physically draining powers to use, as it uses such concentrated solar energy.

Feats

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f98/t625354.html

Faults and Weaknesses

  • Kryptonite stills burns Superman's eyes for a bit

Injustice/Regime

Physical Abilities

  • Kryptonian Physiology: As a Kryptonian, Superman's powers rely on his cells' ability to absorb and metabolize solar energy from yellow stars like Earth's Sun. His Kryptonian body is a living "solar battery" that absorbs solar energies and converts them to fuel for vast superhuman abilities that wouldn't otherwise be afforded under Rao, Krypton's red supergiant. His cells also store yellow sun energy so he can use his powers under objects, at night, in dark places, and in space.
    • Superhuman Strength: Enhanced physical strength far above that of a human and even most super-humans, making him "more powerful than a locomotive," is one of Superman's signature powers and has often been described as chief among his other abilities.
    • Superhuman Speed: Another one of Superman's signature abilities is his superhuman speed, allowing him to move, react, run and fly faster than the human eye can perceive. It was originally—and famously—classified as being "faster than a speeding bullet," allowing him to catch bullets in mid-air before they hit him, or anyone else. His top speeds have ranged from nearly a hundred miles per hour when he was first created in the 1930s to speeds surpassing the speed of light. His thoughts, perceptions and reflexes are also accelerated to be able to control his actions while moving at high speeds and being able to perceive the world in slow-motion.
    • Superhuman Durability/Invulnerability: Immunity to almost all forms of harm and ailments, including extreme force and extremely high temperatures.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Breath: The ability to inhale and exhale huge volumes of air with great force, capable of extinguishing large fires and moving heavy objects such as cars. Super-breath also allows Superman to hold his breath for extended periods in airless environments. The release (exhalation) of highly compressed air through a valve (such as pursed lips) causes it to drop radically in temperature. This is known as the Joule–Thomson effect, and when Superman does this, it is usually referred to as Freeze Breath, Freezing Breath, Arctic Breath, or Ice Breath, and can cool almost anything to sub-zero temperatures and freeze air moisture solid, effectively creating ice.
  • Healing Factor: Superman is shown, especially in recent comics, to possess remarkable recuperative powers that allow him to quickly heal from wounds and makes him immune to all forms of human or Earthly diseases, illnesses, viruses and toxins. Superman heals faster when he is closer to the sun and absorbing more solar rays. Once, when his body was hit with the full force of a nuke, he absorbed solar energy from the plant life around him, re-energizing him, but killing the plants around him.
  • True Flight: Because Earth and the Sun exhibits less gravitational pull than that of Krypton, and also due to his solar-powered body, the Man of Steel can also alter his personal mono-directional gravity field to propel himself through the air and through outer space at will.
  • Superhuman Senses:
    • X-Ray Vision – The ability to see through solid objects, usually with the exception of lead. Early stories assumed that hiding objects in lead would prevent him from finding them; however, more modern stories have Superman being able to take advantage of lead's x-ray opacity to do a wide scan of an area with his X-Ray vision in which the lead objects become immediately visible and then narrow his search to those specific locations. Explanations for how this power works vary, but rarely include the emission and perception of actual X-Rays, as such high-energy radiation would actually be dangerous to living things on which he uses it. Another theory involves being able to see and concentrate on the patterns of natural cosmic radiation as it reverberates off objects. X-Ray vision was first used by Superman in Action Comics #11 (April 1939), where it was called "Superman's X-ray eyesight."
    • Superhuman Hearing – Can hear far more sounds with far more detail and at far greater distances than normally humanly possible, including sounds on frequencies undetectable by humans such as dog whistles. Superman is able to mentally screen out most of these sounds to be able to function normally, even in a noisy environment, and can focus in on specific things, like a person's voice or heartbeat, even if they are in another part of the city. He can sometimes be shown to hear sounds on other planets, which makes it likely that his hearing is fundamentally different from that of a human, as sound cannot travel through the vacuum of space. Like humans and most animals, he is skilled at automatically noticing his own name out of the jumble of several overheard conversations, making him adept at quickly responding to calls of distress all over the city.
    • Superhuman Vision – His senses grant him the ability to see farther and with greater accuracy and detail than humanly possible. Sometimes includes the ability to see EM frequencies invisible to humans, such as radio transmissions, infrared light, and the bioelectric aura which surrounds all living things, even in pitch-black darkness. Offshoots of this power include Telescopic Vision, which allows him to "zoom in" on far away objects, sometimes hundreds of miles away, and Microscopic Vision, which allows him to zoom in on objects that would normally be too small to see, like those on a cellular or molecular level.
    • Superhuman Olfaction – A heightened and highly accurate sense of smell comparable to some animals such as dogs. Can be used to detect things like the chemicals in a bomb hidden somewhere in a crowded room. Not all versions of Superman display this power.
    • Vocal Abilities — Superman has shown possession of various vocal abilities. Stories have shown him being capable of raising his voice to loudspeaker levels, for purposes such as delivering a message to a large crowd.
  • Heat Vision: the ability to emit solar energy from his eyes. This usually resembles bright red or orange laser-like beams, which may be invisible at low temperatures but extremely bright at high ones. The effective range of his beams are hundreds of feet. It can also reach hundreds of miles wide, instantly disintegrating a person, and creating a destructive wave of heat. In addition to varying the beam width, height, and intensity, Superman has demonstrated a high degree of skill and accuracy in manipulating his beam, being able to use this power with surgical precision and at microscopic levels. In some versions, these beams can also be used to rapidly expand air or other matter to produce great concussive force. The beams are tremendously powerful, and can be used to rupture steel plates and pulverize rock. Also in some stories, it can be reflected like a true laser, able to use great skill and accuracy in manipulating the blasts off multiple targets in rapid succession, or more mundanely to remove his very durable facial hair. Sometimes shown to be one of his more physically draining powers to use, as it uses such concentrated solar energy.

Feats

  • Decimated the Green Lantern Corps single-handedly after acquiring a Yellow Lantern Ring
  • Killed Hercules, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Mogo the Living Planet, Ganthet, Kalibak, Joker, Shazam, Lex Luthor and many others
  • Single-handedly stopped an invasion from Apokolips
  • Took over the world
  • Shot with a kryptonite bullet and lived
  • Lifted the city of Atlantis
  • Broke Batman's back
  • Killed Darksied's entire parademon army in seconds with his heat vision
  • Turned Damian Wayne against Batman
  • Appeased the Spectre
  • Briefly joined Sinestro Corps.
  • Fought Darkseid on his own and won
  • Able to pilot Brainiac's ship

Faults and Weaknesses

  • He was responsible for the death of his wife, Lois Lane and her unborn child (and of the destruction of metropolis in the process, although it was indirectly)
  • A total dick
  • Lost to Wonder Woman
  • Lost to his parallel counterpart
  • Was beat up by Alfred and Batman
  • For a time was submitted by a squirrel that was a Green Lantern

Pre-Crisis / Silver Age and Bronze Age

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Standard Equipment: 

  • In one issue, received a massive power-up widely known as the Cosmic Armor. This is not part of his skill-set though, so it should be specified as included.

Feats

Faults and Weaknesses

Post Crisis

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Feats

  • Survived the Flashpoint reboot that reset his reality
  • Now lives as Rebirth Superman

Faults and Weaknesses

New 52 / Post-Flashpoint

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Feats

  • Flew from endless space back to Earth's solar system in 60 days straight without any sunlight
  • Can think 967,680 times faster than a normal person or possibly higher. Seen reading a library of medical texts equivalent to "10 years of medical training in 5 minutes" [66] [67] [68]
  • Travelled from Pluto to Earth within moments

Faults and Weaknesses

  • Currently, is dead

DC Rebirth

http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Superman-15-Multiversity-Sequel-Multiplicity-DC-Comics-Rebirth-Spoilers-10.jpg

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Feats

  • Took down The Prophecy, alongside all Supermans together (DC Rebirth: Multiplicity)

Faults and Weaknesses

DC Rebirth and New 52 (fused)

http://www.monkeysfightingrobots.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_5471.jpg

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Feats

Faults and Weaknesses

DC Extended Universe (DC Cinematic Universe)

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Feats

  • Survived a nuke
  • Defeated Batman by saying "Martha" (although this has an explanation that nobody listens)

Faults and Weaknesses

  • Does not give a damn about collateral damage
  • He died along with Doomsday (although it will revive in Justice League, is not known, but as going to do)

DC Animated Universe

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Feats

Faults and Weaknesses

DC One Million

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Feats

Faults and Weaknesses

Prime (DC One Million)

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

Immeasurable

Feats

  • Hibernated in the sun until he achieved a godly and all-powerful form

Faults and Weaknesses

  • It is not completely omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.

Cosmic Armor

Physical Abilities

  • Adapts to counter any threat to its existence

Powers and Abilities

Immeasurable

Feats

Faults

Superman Strange Visitor

Physical Abilities

Powers and Abilities

  • immortality (cannot die by age)

Immeasurable

Feats

  • lived for billions of years (which even saw the death of the same universe and all the gods)
  • It became the center of their universe
  • I think several copies of himself with a portion of his power
  • It is much more faster than the same big bang
  • I think with only with its strength to open a gateway to another dimension
  • You can (according to the) survive the big bang

Faults

Gallery

Trivia

  • One episode of Justice League Action has Superman indirectly denounce his duel against Batman in Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice. [69]
  • Stalin literally translates to 'Man of Steel'. Superman once arrested Stalin and Hitler for the 1939 Invasion of Poland. In Superman Red Son: Stalin and his government raises Superman, who becomes Stalin's political successor after his death.
  • He had sex with Talia al Ghul before batman (no, am not joking)
  • Superman owns a small army of robotic clones, which function primarily as his butlers and can sometimes assist in his fights. These robots are still nowhere near as powerful as Superman himself.
  • It is rumored that George Reeves was almost killed because of his portrayal of Superman. George was dressed as Superman and addressing some children fans. One of the kids pulled out a pistol and wanted to confirm if Superman was really bulletproof. George convinced the kid to drop the gun; claiming that 'if the bullet was to ricochet off Superman's chest, then it might harm someone else.'
  • Superman invented the concept of a modern superhero flying naturally without wings. However as iconic as this trope is, it was not created from the comics. Superman traditionally jumped from place to place, akin to the Hulk as both have powerful leg muscles. But when the Fleischer Cartoons appeared in the 1940s the animators decided to also give Superman true flight to make animating Superman much easier. This aesthetic is so common today that some of Superman's rivals share this trait (Shazam, Thor Odinson, Goku).
  • Superman was heavily inspired by 1800s strongmen; which is where his suit's design is based on. The idea that Superman wears 'underpants on the outside' is actually in reference to these strongmen; as their leotards were almost fully transparent and so they needed an extra layer of clothing to cover their visible crotch.
  • Superman's shield on his chest was inspired by a sheriff star: to show that he was a force for good.
  • Superman's powers were originally only superhuman strength, speed, durability, senses and intelligence: basically enhancements of what people can do. His super-vision eventually included X-Ray vision. Heat vision was introduced as a variation of his X-Ray vision; with the radiation being so intense that it could melt objects. This was retconned to be Superman simply expelling his solar energy from his eyes.
  • In 1980 (4 years before Dragon Ball) Akira Toriyama wrote the 37th chapter of his manga Dr. Slump. In it was a joke-character named Sourman or Suppaman; a fat drawf who is a clear parody of Superman.

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