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Old 04-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #186
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Default Re: Superman's power level - Part 1

Originally Posted by Lead Cenobite View Post
Haven't you ever considered that being able to lift huge objects without breaking them is part of his own power set (like with tactile telekinesis) and not ignorance of the laws of physics by the filmmaker? You're right, normally a building or an island can't be lifted by only one small point without collapsing under its own weight, but this is Superman. The entire point is he can do the impossible. The laws of physics go out the window with him.
In terms of adhering to physics, the super feats don’t necessarily have to pass the scrutiny of a scientist or engineer. They just have to seem plausible enough for the average person.

There was a scene in SIII where Supes puts out a factory fire by freezing a lake and carrying the sheet of ice to the inferno - holding the large sheet by one end. I submit that the silliness of this feat was apparent even to science dropouts. And you don’t want to be making Supes look silly.

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