Why can't Superman be a little person?

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  1. revoltub Gold Card

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    I agree with most that Superman can be any race because he is an alien and therefore he is not supposed to be any race in particular he just happens to look white.

    I also think Superman can be a little person. If he is an alien, he can be a little person and still have the powers of Superman. Just like how since he's an alien he doesnt have to fit into any specific race, he also doesn't have to fit into any specific human height or physical structure.

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  2. mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Hes supposed to be a bit of a sex-symbol. No one wants to bang manlets.
     
  3. I'm Shawn Spencer Banned Banned

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    They did that already


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  4. revoltub Gold Card

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    That's not necessary to the character. If he's an alien he can be short and get laid
     
  5. Fatality Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Superman can't be any race, he is specifically Kryptonian. As for his physical appearance, he has always been depicted as a tall, muscular, white male a.k.a. the average Sherdogger.
     
  6. mb23100 Gold Belt

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    I always felt it was the laziest writing possible.
    The name Superman, an alien who looks human, his big disguise is a pair of glasses......yawn.
     
  7. revoltub Gold Card

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    Nobody thought of it before, and everyone has copied him since.

    Classic case of why didnt I think of that
     
  8. mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Yeah I suppose.
     
  9. Shinigami Blue Belt

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    "Why can't Superman be a little person"

    Because he is a hero not party entertainment
     
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    You don’t put very much thought into your opinions
     
  12. Fatality Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Because that's the way the dude that created the character made it.
     
  13. mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Why do you say that?
     
  14. TheLinguist You’ve yee’d your last haw Banned

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    He should be a short thin chinese man imo
     
  15. revoltub Gold Card

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    Are you saying he can't be a different race, or that he cant be a different height?
     
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    From Joseph Shuster's wiki page
     
  17. drstrangelov Hey.

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    He’s a cartoon, he can be anything depending on how they choose to draw him, unless it violates a Disney copyright, then he’s gotta back the fuck off.
     
  18. revoltub Gold Card

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    I got u

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    Wat teh Fook?
     
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    He should be in a wheelchair, so wheelchaired people feel empowered.
     
  21. Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    Superman was created in 1938, how could it be lazy writing if nothing similar to him existed before. Look into him. He’s one of the most enduring fictional characters in history; up there with Santa and Sherlock Holmes.

    Creating Superman meant creating what has become a classic archetype; average man by day, some other secret thing by night - he was built from western literary ideas about the caged animal inside average men, but expanded that idea into the nascent fantasy and sci fi realms of his era which basically pioneered comic books.

    Superman comics turned places like New York into a kind of “Middle Earth” where good would do battle with evil, the same way Greek myths used local islands to tell stories about ancient mazes and Minotaurs.

    He is such an incredibly unique and difficult character to write for and create a good story around because he comes from a more innocent age; the height of the depression, and yet great authors like Grant Morrison keep millions of people coming back to his stories year after year; read All Star Superman and tell me you didn’t cry at the end...


    Im a big fan.
     

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