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Old 11-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #96
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Default Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - - - - Part 17

Originally Posted by Zionite1 View Post
Not really.Yes Jor-el specifically sends Kal-el into a planet with a yellow sun because he knows the powers of the sun will protect him-it's a means to ensure survival.That's all what Jor-el's intentions were about-ensuring the survival of his son.
It’s an allowable interpretation (imo) to present Jor-El/Krypton as being clueless about a yellow sun’s “super” properties. And in that way, Earth is just a “lifeboat” and Clark’s Superman destiny becomes entirely self-directed. But if you make Jor-El knowledgeable of the “science” (as is conventional) then, dramatically, his motives and expectations for choosing Earth need to be made explicit. I.e., it beggars belief that he’d send his son to a place that endows god-like powers - and then expect he wouldn’t use those powers (for one purpose or another). “…good character or bad, he’s going to change the world.”

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