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PROFILE
NAME: KAL-EL (BIRTH NAME). CLARK KENT (LEGAL NAME)

RELATIVES: LOIS LANE (WIFE), JONATHAN SAMUEL KENT (SON), JOR-EL (BIOLOGICAL FATHER, DECEASED), LARA LOR-VAN (BIOLOGICAL MOTHER, DECEASED), JONATHAN KENT (ADOPTIVE FATHER, DECEASED), MARTHA KENT (ADOPTIVE MOTHER)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: METROPOLIS, SMALLVILLE, FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, JUSTICE LEAGUE WATCHTOWER

AFFILIATION: JUSTICE LEAGUE, KRYPTONIAN MILITARY GUILD, SUPERMEN OF THE UNIVERSE, LEGION OF SUPERHEROES

CHARACTERISTICS

GENDER: MALE

HEIGHT: 6’3″

WEIGHT: 235 LBS (107 KG)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY

In Post-Crisis continuity, Superman’s origin story has been revised four times.

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN

In another origin story, Clark Kent grew up in Smallville. In his early years, Lana Lang was his girlfriend. At a very young age, Clark befriended a young Lex Luthor. After Martha Kent designed a traditional Krptonian costume out of his baby blanket, Clark began operating as Superboy.

Around this time, Superboy was visited by Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super Heroes. In the 30th century, the super powered teens formed inspired by Superboy. Together, they traveled to the future.

Moving to Metropolis as an adult, Clark worked as a reporter for the failing Daily Planet. On a fateful day, the hero revealed himself as Superman when he caught Lois Lane falling off Lexcorp’s skyscraper.1

POWERS AND ABILITIES


POWERS
  • Kryptonian Physiology:
    • Solar Radiation Absorption.
    • Superhuman Stamina.
    • Flight: Capable of space flight unaided. FTL speed.
    • Invulnerability.
    • Heat vision. Energy Projection: Galaxy.
    • Longevity.
    • Self-sustenance.
    • Super breath.
    • Super senses:
      • Super Hearing.
      • Super Smell.
      • Super Vision.
        • EM Spectrum Vision.
        • Telescopic Vision.
        • Microscopic Vision.
        • Thermal Vision.
        • X-Ray Vision.
        • Soul Vision.
        • Superman Vision: Under a blue sun, Superman blasting a normal human grants him the powers and abilities of Superman.
ABILITIES
  • Mathematical Computation of Intelligence: Superman’s mind processes information at the speed of super-computers.
  • Warrior. Combines Earthly and Kryptonian martial arts. Speedblitz and Infinite Mass Punch are used for combat speed. A little less than Wonder Woman in combat speed. Alongside her, has fought a war in Asgard for a millennium.
  • Multilingualism.
  • Indomitable Will.
  • Meditation.
  • Journalism.
  • Leadership.
  • Chi Manipulation.

WEAKNESSES

  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.
  • Lead.
  • High-pitched noises.
  • Psionics.
  • Solar-energy dependency.

PARAPHERNALIA


EQUIPMENT
  • Legion Flight Ring and Time Bubble.
  • Archer Rifle.
  • All items in the Fortress of Solitude.

BATTLES

  1. Thought Robot (Superman) vs Mandrakk.
  2. Darkseid vs Superman.
  3. Superman vs Hulk.
  4. Superman vs Black Adam.
  5. Superman vs He-Man.

FEATS


ENERGY PROJECTION:

SUPER SPEED


FOOTNOTES

  1. Superman: Secret Origin.

Next Superman, ‘Superman/Batman’ Vol 1 #80
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