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Subj: Re: Sure! Why not?
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 02:30:15 am EST (Viewed 122 times)
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Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 06:36:10 pm EST (Viewed 126 times)

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Aside of personal preference, I haven't read any reason that show any detriment to Superman being able to travel through time. Other characters have the ability to travel through time, and it isn't an issue, why does Superman need to be kept from the power of time travel, when it would allow for more avenues of storytelling?

The last good Superman time travel story I read was "Time and Time Again". Superman traveled through time, and there weren't any ill effects to the story, the character, or the reader.

Let Superman be super.

The problem is, unrestricted time travel is a major story-breaker power. How do you create challenges for a hero who can just undo all his mistakes, rewind time every time things don't go his way, and retry things over and over unlimited times until he gets everything right? Even the Flash doesn't do that ever since Flashpoint.

In the Silver Age, this wasn't a problem since Superman explicitly couldn't change the past, so time travel was only useful for gathering intel. Nowadays, people even change the past without going back in time.

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