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Subj: Re: Sure! Why not?
Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 04:20:40 pm EST (Viewed 87 times)
Reply Subj: Sure! Why not?
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 06:36:10 pm EST (Viewed 126 times)

    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?

JS answered this very nicely. \:\)

    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.

Ah, but Superman didn't time travel under his own power in that storyline, nor could he control where he went when it happened.

    Let Superman be super.

He can be "Super" just fine without it and has done just fine for decades without being able to time travel. I'm fine if Superman uses the Cosmic Treadmill once in a blue moon, but never under his own power.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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