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Old 11-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #99
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Default Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - - - - Part 17

Originally Posted by Dr. View Post
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.”
Key word here is expect.When jorel sends his son to earth he doesnt expect anything-he simply hopes-he hopes his son survives and lives a good honorable life.he hopes his son doesnt abuse his powers,he hopes his son becomes a good person.he hopes...

what he does NOT do is expect or plan for his son to be earths saviour. he does not foretell his sons future as a hero he doesnt orchestrate it and most certianly is no prophecy attached to it.he does not send his son to be a light to earth people.he sends his son simply to live.clark chooses to use that life to help others because of the way he was raised

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