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Old 11-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #88
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Default Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - - - - Part 17

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Originally Posted by Smallville13 View Post
Because I think it's just wrong. Jor-El should not send Kal-El to Earth to completely change it's history and disrupt it's natural order. He's a scientist and observer above all else. He sends his only child away for the hope that it can still live.
In most versions of the origin, Jor-El is aware of the “science” of yellow suns, etc. and fully understands that his son will be different, have the means to change/influence Earth. So the “destiny aspect” is pretty much built into the standard mythos - and isn't particularly new or revisionist.

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