Friday, April 22, 2016

S is for Superman

Day 19 - A to Z Challenge - "S"

S is for Superman
Character Facts:
Abilities/Powers: Super Strength, Flight, Invulnerability, Super Speed, Heat Vision, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision, Superhuman Hearing, Healing Factor
Occupation: Journalist
Real Name/Secret Identity: Kal-El, Clark Joseph Kent

Origin Story:
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.

Interesting Tidbits:
-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.

My Observations:
"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...
  

10 comments:

  1. Great stitching on all of the characters Carrie.

    Linda

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  2. Poor Superman, no love from you haha~ He has always been my favorite, ever since I was a little girl with a cape, "flying" down hills. On the same note, I also am a big fan of Captain America. Must be all that lawful good. :)

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    1. LOL!
      I don't know why, I guess I just lean towards the bad boys. :)

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  3. Another great post & lovely little crosses :)

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  4. Oh, who hasn't heard of Superman! I liked him when he turned bad and had attitude, but admit it was nice to see him return to his normal good self. :)

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    1. I agree Rachel. I like the versions where Superman has a bit more attitude.

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    2. I never really liked him that much - but I did like the TV Series Smallville. He just looked very goofy way back when TV was just black and white.

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  5. Yeah, he was never a favorite of mine, either. Great stitching, though! :D

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