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Subj: Re: The Death of Superman
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 06:09:30 pm EDT (Viewed 10 times)
Reply Subj: The Death of Superman
Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:32:43 pm EDT (Viewed 196 times)
Well anyone should know that killing an icon like Superman is just not impossible and that he would be back.
A few answers for you:
1. Luthor used to wear a kryptonite ring to keep Superman at bay but ended up with terminal kryptonite poisoning and was dying. he apparently died in a plane crash but his mind was transferred into a young clone body and he posed as his son for a time.
2. The Supergirl at the time I think came from an alternate Earth that Superman went to that was conquered by General Zod. If memory serves, at the end of that tale, Superman executed Zod and his crew.
3. Doomsday slammed the car door on Booster Gold due to Booster not being mandated to die, so they just took him off the board without killing him.
4. Superman was powered down after the Crisis, yes.
5. Doomsday is basically a ripoff of the Hulk, when you think about it this whole story was what would happen if Superman fought the HULK.
After Superman returned and stopped the Cyborg Superman and regained his powers, the Phantom Stranger visited him and Lois and showed them what happened as Superman's memory was a bit foggy. Superman had some trouble realizing that he was indeed dead. The Phantom Stranger showed them the fight, showed them the aftermath and explained things.
1. Superman always absorbs solar energy but in the fight with Doomsday he was expending more energy then he was absorbing. Hence why his wounds weren't healing and he was getting more and more injured in the fight.
2. His spirit did go to the hereafter to later be retrieved by Pa Kent and was convinced to fight his way back to life.
3. Superman's body still had solar power in it and it was still absorbing solar energy, hence his wounds were healing and his body was in a deep coma or suspended animation. The eradicator tried to possess Superman's body but couldn't as Kal-el's spirit returned at the time so Eradicator created a copy to use and took Superman to the Fortress and dumped him into a solar energy matrix to heal and recover but the Eradicator drew power from the matrix to be his own version of Superman/Punisher.
4. Kal-el revives and goes to stop the Cyborg. He is running on minimal solar power but when the Cyborg tried to blast him with Kryptonite, the Eradicator intercepted the blast, absorbed the power added it to his own and purified the energy and let it all channel back into Superman.
5. Doomsday's origins were later revealed to be that he was the product of an ancient Kryptonian genetics experiment to create the ultimate surviving/killing machine, however he couldn't be controlled and killed his creator and kept on killing. He ended up on some world that defeated him and blasted him into space where he ended up on Earth. Doomsday when beaten is said to regenerate and evolve so that he can't be killed the same way twice, whether that is still in effect I do not know.
So basically Doomsday follows the old rule: to truly be able to hurt or kill Superman you have to be from Krypton....or have some Kryptonite.
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