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Old 04-15-2011, 07:59 AM   #60
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Default Re: Kryptonite in first film... Extent of use?

Originally Posted by afan View Post
Sure you can Luthor did it quite easily in S:TM..
Don't even get me started on how awful that was...

Originally Posted by afan View Post
All depends on the iteration you accept or use. On "Smallville" yes, in SR yes.

However there also is the canon that Kryptonite is not like a "hot knife" to butter slicing through Superman. Rather it immediately incapacitates Superman making it physically impossible for him to act, but it does not rob him of his powers. His active abilities are neutralized, but his passive abilities(invulnerability) still protect him. Prolonged exposure kills him.

Always faster........Why would a Kryptonite bullet slow him down? He hears the gun firing, turns to see a glowing green bullet and moves out of it's path micro seconds after the bullet has left the gun. If he chooses to evade, it never even gets close.

The other factor to consider is the amount of Kryptonite that is available. It should be extremely rare, making it impossible to fabricate a Kryptonite net let alone a Kryptonite arsenal.
Fair enough. Well I guess it depends on what take they have on Kryptonite and it's effects on Superman. If they go the route of a kryptonite weapon being able to affect him, we may see kryptonite weapons.

All i'm saying is that it could happen.

Originally Posted by moviedoors View Post
I doubt we're going to be getting the invincible Superman of the past. I'd bet money that Nolan and Goyer want to see this guy have a few more soft spots. Powerful, but not a god.
They have called it MAN OF STEEL... i think they plan on having him be pretty impenetrable.

Just accept that this is the direction they have taken.
Then, you can either decide this version isn't for you and stop watching. OR you can decide to enjoy it for what it is - an elseworlds tale.

'In Elseworlds, super-heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow.'
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