Originally Posted by hopefulsuicide
Which I think Zod as a villain provides the perfect way of showing.
With him giving us the very example of what happens when you DON'T have that control, it's much easier to see why Superman makes that decision.
Yeah, I'm not at all a fan of the Christ-like portrayal of Superman. If anything, I'd have to agree with Grant Morrison (as he described the character in the Action Comics # 2 behind the scenes interview) that Superman, as originally conceived by his creators, is more of a Herculean classical hero. Flawed and human. Hercules is actually a great comparison for Superman. Half Human/Half God - child of two worlds, not sure which one he fits in and how. And its a portrayal I don't think anyone can claim is deconstructionist since it's truly CLASSICAL.