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Old 12-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #100
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Default Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - - - - - - Part 19

Originally Posted by STARMAN View Post
Being at the scene of a crash and not doing anything would be frowned upon even if you didn't have powers.
Originally Posted by The Boy Scout View Post
In this a way, yes. It's like just standing there and watching someone burn to death with a fire extinguisher right next to you.
I suppose you're both right. Though I don't think that diminishes the burden in the less immediate examples.

Moreover, if one were to approach the god analogy, there is a certain lack of interference seen from higher beings that no one seems to question.

Rather, it's comparable to people with cameras documenting the animal kingdom and all it's tragic acts. When's the last time someone was frowned upon for not helping a dying ape.

It would be a bold change, I agree...but not one that I would personally appreciate.
For me, Jon's character has never really hinged upon him being selfless. The idea of a good protective and stern father can me adapted in several ways. Jeph Loeb has his ways, there are others.

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