Superman is one of the most iconic and recognizable characters in the world. He’s been around for almost 100 years, and we’ve seen him in every stage of his life. Superman is still firmly rooted in his original conception as a comic book character, even with many adaptations. He’s an optimistic everyman who battles for truth, justice, and the American Way.
In comic books, that means being a hero and loyally serving the people of America. However, what if Superman was a real person? What if he was just like you and me? Would that make him a better character? How would he be different? Let’s take a look at what if Superman was a real character.
What If Superman Was a Real Character?
Superman is a character created by two Jewish-American journalists, Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster. They were teenagers who wrote comics based on their childhood superheroes. With the success of these comics, they were able to find a publisher quickly, and their character was born. Superman debuted in Action Comics #1 in 1938 and has been around ever since.
Superman’s persona and character are so large that it’s almost impossible to imagine him as a real person. In the real world, Superman would be too powerful. He’d be able to rule the world if we put him in charge. However, he’s a comic book character, and this is where these “what ifs” come in. What if Superman was a real character?
He Would Be Like You And Me
He’s someone who wants to do the right thing and help people. He’s also a mighty person, and that can be scary. In his stories and how he’s handled throughout most of his long history, we can see that. He’s also proven to be a good leader. He leads the people of America as a symbol of hope, and as a leader, he’s proven to be a good decision-maker.
These would be some of any person’s best qualities in the real world. It would be hard to find someone as kind, generous, and brave as Superman.
One of the best things about Superman is that no matter what happens to him, he comes out okay. He’s the perfect example of a superhero who gets injured, but he is more robust than ever. In the real world, being very strong would be a real advantage. Someone who could break through walls and ceilings to save people would be able to survive in situations that others couldn’t. Being very strong would also be helpful when it comes to protecting your home or family. It’s hard to imagine how safer the world would be if everyone were as strong as Superman.
He’s Grown Up In His World
In the real world, this would be a great thing. Even though we’re still in the modern era, so many changes are happening now. We’re seeing a lot of progress for women, people of color, and the LGBT community. These things are great. Superman has been around for a long time, and he’s seen a lot of change. He’s seen a lot of changes in his world over the years, and he’s adapted as well. That would make him a great example when it comes to social change.
He Would Be Too Good And Too Great
He represents what it means to be a good person, help others, and stand up for what’s right. He’s also proven to be too powerful and too great for the real world. It could be an excellent thing. If Superman were a real person, he would be too good and great to be put in charge. There should be laws and systems that would keep him in check, but as a person, he could be too good and too great to be a good leader. In the real world, we want people who save people, not people who save everyone.
He Would Be A Paragon Of Virtue
He’s the epitome of what it means to be a good person. He’s a great leader, generous with his time and money, and always does the right thing. He’s also proven to be a powerful superhero who does the right thing.
Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent are also two different people who are very relatable. Every country would be lucky to have a person like Superman in the real world. He’s a paragon of virtue, and he’d be a great leader for any country.
He Would Be Too Convenient
One of the best things about Superman is that he’s been around for a long time. He’s almost 100 years old, and we’ve seen him in many different forms. He’s also proven to be too good and great for the real world. Someone like Superman would be too easy to put in charge. It would be a very convenient thing.
He would be a great leader and a wonderful person in charge. However, if he were a real person, he would be too convenient to be a good leader. No one would want to be saved by a convenient person in the real world.
Superman has a lot of superpowers, but there’s one he’s most famous for flying. He can fly at speeds of up to Mach 2.5. It means that he can fly at more than twice the speed of sound, which is about 790mph.
It is likely what got him his name. Two Jewish journalists created a character inspired by the superheroes they saw in popular media. Popular superheroes were often called “winged men of America,” so they called their hero Superman, who flew “like an angel.”
His other powers include strength beyond human limits, heat vision, and the ability to manifest almost any object he can imagine.
While Superman has a lot of extraordinary powers, he’s not perfect. He has weaknesses that, in a way, make him more relatable.
Those weaknesses are weakness to Kryptonite, close-range lasers, and magic. Kryptonite causes him pain, and he can’t use his powers when he’s hurt. He also can’t fly above a certain altitude above about 10,000 feet. It is likely because he needs the pressure of the earth’s atmosphere to stay afloat.
He’s also vulnerable to magic and especially the good kind. He’s vulnerable to magic used in the name of love and kindness. He’s vulnerable to magic used to heal.
Superman Comes From Outer Space
As we’ve already seen, Superman can fly at incredible speeds and has super strength and powers. These are all things that a person could only achieve through technology. They’re things that a person could only achieve through science and engineering. And yet, they’re all things that a person named “Superman” could achieve.
We know that “Superman” is the name of an alien who comes to Earth and has these powers because of his Kryptonian genes. If Superman were a real person, he would also have to have come from Krypton.
He’d Be Invincible
Superman may be invincible, but the world he lives in isn’t. In the modern era, invincibility has been restricted to people. Superman has been invincible for decades because he’s only been challenged by other superheroes. The first superhero he faced was his archenemy Lex Luthor, and they’ve faced off against each other ever since.
Superman’s invincibility would be a problem if no one fought him. He’d be invincible in a world where nobody fought him. Governments and the police would have no choice but to accept him as one of the greatest heroes in the world. They couldn’t arrest him because they’d get sued by any citizen he’d arrested. There’d be no reason to fight him, either. Superman could fly around, helping people, and there’d be no reason to fight him because no one could hurt him.
He’d Be Omnipotent
If Superman were real, he’d be omnipotent. He could do anything he wanted and would be able to do anything he set his mind to. The world would be his playground. The problem with this is that he would destroy the world if he were omnipotent.
Superman would be “invincible” by real-world standards if people made petitions and sent letters. They’d all be ignored because Superman would be “omnipotent.” What would happen is that if people asked Superman to help feed the poor, he’d do whatever he wanted. He’d be “omnipotent,” but he would destroy the world.
He’d Be Omniscient
If Superman were a superhero, he’d be omniscient. He’d know everything, and he would be able to see into the future. He’d be “omniscient” like a detective or a spy. The problem with this is that he’s been gone for a few decades. His omniscience was based on the comics, gone for decades. Another problem is that his “powers” are fake. In the comics, he knows everything because he watches everybody 24/7.
He’d Be Immortally Resilient
If Superman were real, he’d have immortality. He’d be able to bounce back from any injury and come back stronger than before. The only thing that’d harm him would be Kryptonite. Superman’s invulnerability would be a problem if he were invincible. He would destroy the world if he were omniscient. His omniscience would be a problem if he were immortally resilient. He’d only have invulnerability, which would be a problem if he was mortal.
What If Superman Would Exist?
Superman is one of the most well-known superheroes in the world. His powers and character are instantly recognizable, and his presence in pop culture is undeniable. The Man of Steel’s character can inspire even characters that aren’t superheroes. For example, the “American Idol” judges, who we can often compare to the Kents. They’re the ones who raise a superhero, and they do their best to teach him morals.
If Superman were real, he’d be a God. Any person who can do what Superman has done is a God on Earth. For one thing, he can fly. Given the technology, Superman can transport himself to distant places in seconds, fly to the moon, and even to other planets. His flight speed means he can come and go as he pleases, so he has complete control of his schedule. He can go anywhere he wants at any time. Superman is also invulnerable. He can’t be hurt. He can punch a bullet out of the air and survive falling from great heights.
Superman Isn’t Real, But He Could Be
Finally, we need to ask ourselves: is Superman even real? While the character of Superman most definitely isn’t real, it’s worth exploring the idea of whether he could be. After all, the character of Superman is one of the most recognizable in pop culture. When U.S. President Barack Obama was asked in 2013 if he was “Superman,” he answered, “I hope so.”
The best thing about Superman is that he’s a great superhero. He’s been around for almost 100 years, seeing many changes. He’s also proven to be too good and great for the real world. It would make him an excellent candidate to be a real person. If he were a real person, he would be too good and great to be put in charge. He would also be too convenient to be a good leader. However, these are all things that we can avoid by keeping him in comic books. The next time you’re looking at Superman, think about what if he was a real character. What would he be like?