Day 19 - A to Z Challenge - "S"
Abilities/Powers: Super Strength, Flight, Invulnerability, Super Speed, Heat Vision, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision, Superhuman Hearing, Healing Factor
Real Name/Secret Identity: Kal-El, Clark Joseph Kent
Kal-El (Superman) was born on the plant Krypton to parents Jor-El and Lara, unfortunately, shortly after his birth, planet Krypton was on the precipice of destruction. Kal-El's father, a scientist, placed him (as an infant) in a spaceship that takes him to Earth.
Kal-El's spaceship lands on a Kansas farm, owned by the Kents. The Kents adopt Kal-El, name him Clark and raise him as their own.
The Kents teach Clark to conceal his alien origins and only use his powers to do good. They provide him with a moral compass and code that Superman adopts and lives by.
-In the original Superman stories, his personality was rough and aggressive. That Superman had a much looser moral code than what we see today.
-In his first appearance, Superman was considered a vigilante and fired upon by the authorities. By 1942, though, Superman was working side-by-side with the police.
-Today, Superman is seen as a brave, kind-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality and righteousness.
"It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!"
I think everyone knows who Superman is and probably has had some experience with character (in varying degrees, of course).
I was never a huge Superman fan. I certainly remember watching Superman movies with my parents, but I never had a huge desire to learn more or see more of Superman. (I guess my bad boy obsession started early!)
To me, Superman represented the ideal standard, what everyone should aspire to be...