Originally Posted by hopefulsuicide
I'm just going to add, that the original question by the OP was whether Superman should kill IN THIS MOVIE.
Not whether him killing Doomsday is okay. Or robots. Or whether he should be a vegetarian.
Just whether or not it will be okay if he kills Zod/Faora/another kryptonian in this film.
And I very much vote no.
My personal stance:
I'm okay with a 'back to the phantom zone you go' scenario. I'm okay with the military somehow killing a villain (I.e. Taking out Faora with a kryptonite weapon or something).
I'm okay with a Green Goblin in Spidey 1 style 'He killed himself' scenario.
I'm not okay with a Ra's al Ghul style 'I don't have to save you', and I'm not okay with Superman knocking someone a few storeys and killing them ala Twoface either.
And I'm certainly not okay with Superman making the DECISION to kill in order to protect us.
There's a good chance he won't have those options. There are hints that Zod, Faora, and others are refugees, not escapees from the phantom zone, and there may not even be kryptonite since this is the first movie.