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FistOfThe North
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If all superheores needed a leader to stand behind it would be Superman.

All superheroes would would unanimously pick him. that's one reason why he is the ultimate superhero. he's a super superhero.


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well yes ofcourse he is the ultimate hero smile

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Is Superman the standard by which super heroes are measured by in the DC Universe?


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Yes, Superman is the ultimate hero.


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Originally posted by Mindship
I've said this on previous threads, I'll say it again: You can go anywhere in the civilized world, tie a towel around your neck, and everyone will know who you are referring to.

Remember that commercial not too long ago: the grainy film of a little boy with said towel and a caption going, "No one ever grew up wanting to be Moneyman."

The prefix "super" is all over the place. When was the last time you went into McDonald's and said "Batsize me"?

Look, he aint everyone's cup of tea, and I'll be the first to say that costume leaves a great deal to be desired. But he is The Icon for the genre, like Sherlock Holmes is for detectives, James Bond for spies, Tarzan for jungle dudes, Godzilla for giant monsters, Dracula for vampires. Even Aunt May, in advising her nephew said, "You're not Superman, you know."

And you thought Batman and Wolverine fans were bad... stick out tongue



Superman's costume rocks. I love it... and yes, he is the greatest hero of all-time regardless of what any haters say.


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Batman is better. If it weren't for Batman, Superman would be dead right now, along with the rest of the DC universe.



LMFAO. Batman is not better than Superman in anything. PERIOD. Batman is a joke compared to Superman, dude.


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Originally posted by FistOfThe North
Is Superman the ultimate superhero

He's the heroic ideal.

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If all superheores needed a leader to stand behind it would be Superman.

Quite possible.

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All superheroes would would unanimously pick him. that's one reason why he is the ultimate superhero. he's a super superhero.

Doubtful that it's be unanimous, there will always be other characters who'd get support.

And, lets not forget, the first thing Superman would do as a leader is appoint Batman as his field general, to basically handle the logistics of any pending battle.wink


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Re: Is Superman the ultimate Superhero?

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I think he is..I Know he is.



Without a doubt. No one else even comes close. It's not because of his powers either. Although he is one of the most powerful.


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I agree its not about his power. His humanity is the really super part.
Unfortunately, on comic boards, for some of his most...vocal fans, his power is the main point.
*shrug*
Just leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.

To me he's superMAN.


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Yes..along with Captain America wink


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Haha, him too!

Superman's more universal, really, as though he's a true blue American he doesnt sport the actual flag.


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As a written character he's kind of bland without any distinctive character traits.

As for his powers, they seem abundant and disjointed: Freezing breath, x-ray vision and heat vision? Compare him to Wolverine, who has one power, regeneration, and with that the writers gave him claws and an adamantium laced skeleton, which—considering his anatomy—made sense.


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"Bland"? BS. People who say crap like that don't understand his character at all and probably haven't read more than a handful of Superman comics in their whole pathetic insignificant lives. He's MUCH more interesting to me than a character who sits around brooding all the god****ed time in a cave over the loss of his parents and is so deluded he arrogantly thinks he's better than everyone else... Or a teenager who has typical high school issues... Or a green (or grey) guy who goes around raging all the time....

....and Wolverine? Ugh (*throws up*) ... OMG, what a loser he is. I can't believe you actually just compared a clown like that to Superman. He thinks he some ****ing badass with those claws of his but in reality he's just a joke with no character depth at all. He's one of the lamest characters in Marvel or DC comics. It's ludicrous to think he's the "ultimate hero". Hell, he's not really a hero at all,imo. More of an anti-hero like Punisher.

Captain America is really the only one who even comes close to Superman as the "ultimate hero".


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Last two posts=missing the point and overreaction.
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Maybe... But, when people start comparing a character like Wolverine to Superman it friggin' irritates me. When they also are implying that Wolverine is a greater hero (LOL) than Superman it just flat out pisses me off.


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Understood.
He really is the kind of comic fan that makes me scratch my head in befuddlement.
Still, just take it for what its worth, which is not your anger.


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As a written character he's kind of bland without any distinctive character traits.

As for his powers, they seem abundant and disjointed: Freezing breath, x-ray vision and heat vision? Compare him to Wolverine, who has one power, regeneration, and with that the writers gave him claws and an adamantium laced skeleton, which—considering his anatomy—made sense.


Not sure if serious...


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The disjointed powerset bit is sort of true, his eye powers have always came off as weird compared to his other ones to me and not to mention the random powers like certain versions of T-vo and stuff. But it was made so long ago that it doesn't really matter.


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With two exceptions, Superman's traditional/standard powerset, I think, is quite simple: basically an amplified human body. Stronger, tougher, see better, etc. The only exceptions are flight and heat vision. But even then, flight "evolved" from Golden Age Superman's superleaping; and HV developed when the heating effects of X-ray vision (superseeing, like tele- or microscopic vision), were made into a separate power.

Even freeze breath, before it was given a scientific spin, was basically an amp of a person's ability to, say, cool off hot soup by blowing on it.

As far as comparison to Wolverine: Imo, Superman and Wolverine, for their tiers, have excellent powersets.


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