Subject 0 didn't need to absorb Doomsday's latent energies at all-- in fact, that was ultimately his undoing. Even without absorbing said energies, he still possessed the same trait of adapting on the fly(if something hurt him once, it could not hurt him again), and was also evolving entirely new abilities every single day. He was, essentially, a smarter version of Doomsday with the added ability of being able to manipulate energy for an array of effects.
The potential there was beastly, but as with all versions of Doomsday: he had to be beaten... Somehow.
"Even using as little effort as possible, I'm still stronger...faster...and more powerful than ever before!": http://imgur.com/Us6v8mS
Hamilton explains Superman's amp...
"You're absorbing solar radiation--and other energies--much faster than ever before! This is because you've been irradiated by something vaguely familiar to Kryptonite--call it Kryptonite-X."
Superman: "The last time I was exposed to Kryptonite, it passed through the Eradiactor first... Recharging my powers instantly!"
Hamilton: "A bit of foreshadowing there, I'd say. Bluntly, there's no physical way to expend your energy fast enough. Your powers will keep increasing until your body can't contain them.": http://imgur.com/Q4ptobr http://imgur.com/1Sb6SFT
His power increase was ambiguously alluded to during the H/P arc itself...
However, his hugely amplified power during the H/P arc would be flat-out stated years later, in 'The Man of Tomorrow' #9...
"After his recovery, [Superman] was stronger than ever. Good thing, too--'cause Doomsday had cheated death as well! Even with the extra power, he still needed some gizmo called a 'Mother Box' to help him stand up to Doomsday.": http://imgur.com/SuRu2cz
In a nutshell: Superman was massively amped when the H/P arc began(to the point that he could use as little effort as possible, and was still more powerful than he was at his standard levels), yet was laughably inferior to H/P Doomsday. He then further amped his powers with a Mother Box, and was still barely able to give DD pause.
That is a huge testament to how f*cking powerful Doomsday was during that arc. FAR more powerful than I'd previously thought, tbh.
Last edited by Galan007 on Feb 1st, 2014 at 06:16 PM
If one were to simply look through this thread, one would see that I included every version of Doomsday that has appeared on panel--even his numerous alternate/divergent incarnations(ergo "Section X: Miscellaneous versions of Doomsday".) Including Subject 0 among said alternates was only logical, as his powers were specifically derived from the DNA of Doomsday himself. That said, anyone who actually took the time to read...just a little...could have discerned that adding Subject 0 was perfectly in-line with the thread's design.
So as I said: the question was very much irrelevant, and showed me that he hadn't even took the time to look through this thread at all before posting(not unlike yourself.) You see, I'm not being rude so much as blunt--threads like this take a lot of time to make, and I'd prefer my scans not be buried by nonconstructive banter.
Anyway, please(I'm asking nicely) direct any of these future 'questions' to PM instead of spamming my respect thread. If you continue posting in this thread, you will be reported. Thank you.
Here is why Waverider would defeat H/P Doomsday:
Although H/P Doomsday has evolved on the fly and adapted to Waverider's energies, H/P DD did not and could not/never could to adapt to time control/manipulation, something thta is Waverider's ability.
H/P DD cannot adapt to time control/manipulation and that is why Waverider beats H/P Doomsday-fact.
Waverider does (all the time) and he has survived worse and more powerful attacks than just being punched by adaptable, physical brick and no physical brick can physically adapt time control/manipulation, because time is not a physical thing-facts.
[B]Waverider did not use any of his time control/manipulation powers against H/P DD in that fight-fact.[B]
If Waverider did use all of his time control/manipulation powers on H/P Doomsday, H/P DD would be a history (actually, not even a history).