Re: Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El Characterization - Part 1
Originally Posted by herolee10
Personally, my interpretation of Superman has always been that it’s never been about him questioning as to whether he should do the right thing but more about him questioning IF he was doing the right thing. I think there are ways to challenge his character in terms of his innate qualities in interesting ways without resorting to Spiderman-like angst or compromising his character to the point where there’d be a universal backlash as a result. The film “Superman vs. The Elite” is a prime example of that for starters. But I do agree that there would probably be a part of him that fears that he may let down his parents and the world, but I don’t think those factors are what drives him as much.
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.'