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Superman, birth name Kal-El and adopted name Clark Kent, is Earth's premiere superhero and the stalwart protector of Metropolis. Over the years, he has become famous over the world because of his heroic actions, earning the scorn and hatred of industrialist Lex Luthor, who becomes obsessed in seeking ways to destroy the hero. Superman is in a romantic relationship with fellow reporter Lois Lane, but he does not inform her of his secret identity until much later.

Clark was sent by Daily Planet editor Perry White to cover news going on in Afghanistan. In reality, he was using that as a cover for himself to have a private getaway with Lois at his Fortress of Solitude. Although Superman and Lois loved each other, Lois was unsatisfied that Superman would not share his secret identity with her. She already figured out that Clark and Superman were one and the same, but wanted Superman to admit it in person as a sign of commitment and trust. Unfortunately, their getaway was interrupted when Superman received news that an alien creature of unknown origin, a "Doomsday machine" was wreaking havoc as he was heading toward Metropolis. Superman took Lois back to Metropolis, dropping her off someplace safe before he confronted the creature who proved to be just as strong as he is. With relentless determination, Superman did all that he could to stop the creature, even to the point of flying him into space and then pushing him back to Earth where he finally died, no longer a threat. However, this also took a toll on Superman, who collapsed in Lois' arms, apparently dead.

Superman was laid to rest at a memorial set up for him in Metropolis Park. However, some time later, Lutor he tunneled his way into Metropolis Park and stole the real Superman's body, placing it in one of LexCorp's labs. One of Superman's robots from the Fortress of Solitude, detecting a faint bio-signal from Superman's body, used an electromagnetic pulse on the LexCorp security cameras and took the body out of the lab, bringing him back to the Fortress where it helped Superman recover. He learned that his fight with Doomsday did not cause him to die, but actually caused his life signs to slow to a crawl to help him recover.

While Superman engaged in a training regime in the Fortress to replenish his powers, his robotic servitor alerted him to news of a clone created with his DNA had taken brutal actions in protecting Metropolis, including an attack that had left Luthor in critical condition. Realizing that the clone needs to be stopped despite his own strength levels not yet returned to its peak, Superman donned a special black suit that can absorb yellow solar energy while arming himself with Lex's Kryptonite cannon to even the odds against his counterpart.

Superman encountered the clone, who had already laid waste to the National Guard. When the Man of Steel attempted to shoot the clone with the Kryptonite cannon, the clone threw it out of his hand, starting a long dragged-out battle across Metropolis and ending at the site of Superman's memorial. Lois retrieved the Kryptonite cannon and struck the cloned Superman with it, but he quickly destroyed it, leaving only the cartridge containing the Kryptonite intact. Superman stuck the cartridge onto the clone's bodysuit and ignited it with his heat vision, enveloping the clone in a thick cloud of Kryptonite that ended up killing the clone. Superman then assured Lois that he is really back from the dead by giving her a kiss in public.

Later on in her apartment, after he has showered and trimmed his hair, Superman revealed to Lois that he truly is Clark Kent. As they kissed, Lois reminded Clark of calling his mother.

Powers

  • Kryptonian Physiology
    • Solar Energy Absorption: This is the core from which all of his other powers and abilities manifest from, as his body acts as a solar battery, absorbing the sun's rays inside his cells, which reserves his abilities for a prolonged period of time, so when his cells lose begin to dissipate the solar energy, he must contact the sun to revitalize his abilities.
    • Superhuman Strength: Superman is an extremely powerful alien hailing from the now-destroyed planet Krypton. His strength capacity is almost limitless, and still in regards to his strength, but on a more direct level, it is accepted that he can lift and or press at least 100000 tons, if not more, therefore, he can lift cars, other types of machinery, buildings, and even planets, with his might.
    • Superhuman Speed: Superman can operate, move and exercise, at extreme, overwhelming speeds, that exceeds the speed of light. He has fully mastered this ability, as he was able to zip past some US soldiers without tearing them apart.
    • Invulnerability
    • Flight: Superman can defy the laws of gravity, enabling him to hover, levitate, and move through the air unaided, and as such, he can fly at very fast velocities.
    • Arctic Breath: Superman can release extremely powerful cold pulses or waves air that can freeze basically anything just by exhaling.
    • Super Vision
      • X-ray vision: Superman can see through any type of matter except for lead, of which often appears to peal away layers of the object he is looking at mentally.
      • Heat Vision: Superman can emit extremely powerful pulses, currents and waves of heat and beams from his eyes.

Abilities

  • Expert Combatant: In combat situations, Superman makes use of an improvised fighting style that relies on overwhelming force and speed.
  • Genius Level Intellect: Superman possesses incredible intelligence and computational abilities.
  • Indomitable Will: Superman has shown to have a powerful spirit, free of corruption and temptation. Having been raised by a kindly Kansas farmer and his wife, he was taught to protect life and help others. He is very optimistic and never gives up, even when things look bad.
  • Journalism: Clark is one of the reporters on the Daily Planet, rivaled only by Lois Lane.

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerability to Kryptonite: Kryptonite can weaken Superman to the point of killing him. In Superman: Doomsday, the fight with Doomsday weakened Superman to the point of near-death.


Weapons

Kryptonite cannon that uses Kryptonite ensconced in a lead-lined cartridge.

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