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Quote1 Shouldn't you be rotting in jail, Floronic Man? I don't know how you turned the world upside down, but we're going to stop you! Quote2
-- Superman src

Kal-El is the Superman of the Li'l Leaguers Earth, an universe happier and less dark than the main Earth. Born in Krypton, Kal-El was sent by his parents Jor-El and Lara to Earth to prevent him from getting wet during a rainstorm. Although he visits his birth parents fairly often, he stays on Earth most of time. The same as his New Earth counterpart, Superman has a cousin, and keeps Kandor in his Fortress of Solitude. He also serves in the Justice League together with Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Flash (Barry Allen), Zatanna, Red Tornado, Vixen, Black Lightning and Red Arrow.

Superman and the rest of the League were thrown into the main universe by Mister Mxyzptlk, who considered Superman and their universe were becoming excessively dour and boring. After running into the adult versions of Superman and Batman, the Li'l Leaguers were taken to the Batcave and later the Watchtover.[1]

When Bat-Mite brought several villains in, Batman got stuck baby-sitting the Li'l Leaguers while the mainstream Leaguers sortied to deal with the threat. Unfortunately the Li'l villains invaded the Watchtower and Li'l Superman died as fighting his world's Doomsday. As Supergirl and Batman mourned him, Mxyzptlk felt so guilty that he sent the Li'l Leaguers back to their own dimension.[2]

Powers

  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under the effects of a "yellow" sun, Superman possesses the same potential powers as an average Kryptonian. These include:
    • Solar Energy Absorption: Under optimal conditions, this is the main source of Superman's super powers as they are contingent upon exposure to solar radiation from a yellow sun star system. His biological make up includes a number of organs which lack analogues in humans and whose functions are unknown. It is believed that between one or more of these and his bio-cellular matrix, "yellow" solar energy is stored for later use. This allows for the use of these powers to fade when yellow solar radiation is not available instead of immediate failure.
    • Heat Vision: Superman can, as a conscious act, fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking at it. He can vary the heat and area affected.
    • Super-Hearing: Superman's hearing is sensitive enough to hear any sound at any volume or pitch. With skill and concentration, he can block out ambient sounds to focus on a specific source or frequency.
    • Enhanced Vision Superman's vision processes the entire electromagnetic spectrum as well as allowing vast control over selective perception and focus.
      This umbrella ability includes the following:
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum Vision: Superman can see well into most of the electromagnetic spectrum. He can see and identify radio and television signals as well as all other broadcast or transmitted frequencies. Using this ability, he can avoid detection by radar or satellite monitoring methods. This also allows him to see the aura generated by living thing.
      • Telescopic Vision: This is the ability to see something at a great distance, without violating the laws of physics. Though limited, the exact extent of the ability is undetermined. In function, it is similar to the zoom lens on a camera.
      • X-Ray Vision: This is the ability to see through any volume of matter except lead. Superman's can see things behind a solid, opaque object as if it were not there. He can focus this ability to "peel back" layers of an object, allowing hidden image or inner workings to be observed. The exact type of energy perceived - such as x-rays, cosmic rays, or some other energy invisible to normal humans - is unclear. This ability perceives an ambient energy source though, it does not involve the eye projecting a concentrated, possibly toxic, beam to be reflected back from objects.
      • Microscopic Vision: This is the ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the atomic level.
      • Infrared Vision: Superman's can see with better acuity in darkness, and to a degree in total darkness.
    • Flight: Superman is able to manipulate graviton particles to defy the forces of gravity and achieve flight. This ranges from hovering to moving in any posture, in any direction.
    • Invulnerability: Due to the interaction of his dense molecular structure and supercharged bio-electric aura, Superman is nigh-invulnerable to extreme energy forces. In addition, his extends this protection against toxins and diseases.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Superman is able to maintain continuous strenuous physical action for an indefinite period of time. This based on his body converting yellow solar radiation directly to energy, but is limited by physiological and psychological needs to eat, drink, and sleep.
    • Superhuman Strength: Superman's strength is augmented by yellow solar radiation interacting with the greater than human density, resilience and biological efficiency of his musculature. His strength is more an act of conscious will on energy fields than actual physical strength. It is this act of conscious will that enables him to perform physical feats that are beyond the mere application force, such as moving a mountain top without said rock crumbling under its own mass.
    • Superhuman Speed: Superman is able to move at incredible speed by sheer force of will. This extends to his perceptions and allows for feats such as catching bullets in mid flight as well as covering vast distances in little or no time.
      This also confers:
    • Super-Breath: Superman is able to create hurricane force winds by exhaling air from his lungs. He can chill the air as it leaves his lungs to freeze targets. He can also reverse the process to pull large volumes of air or vapor into his lungs.

Weaknesses

Kal-L/Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, first appearing in Action Comics #1. However, in the Li'l Leaguers universe Kal-El/Superman first appeared in Superman/Batman #51 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Rafael Albuquerque.

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