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Old 06-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #226
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Default Re: Superman's power level - Part 1

Originally Posted by robot View Post
I only wanted to point out that among all of the silly, unscientific stuff Superman did, going back in time is not one of them...
Bad science aside, the bigger objection might be that “turning back time” is a massive deus ex machina - a narrative cheat. Moreover, a major feat like that really should have had a bit of foreshadowing - some hint (at least) that time-travel was among Supes’ arsenal of powers. Otherwise, it comes across as a wtf? moment.

Originally Posted by fanboiii View Post
Moving near speed of light results in only going FORWARD in time relative to everyone else. You should watch Through the Wormhole to understand why it's not possible to go back in time. Nature doesn't allow it.
Actually… according to certain “wormhole time machine” models, you could travel backward in time - but no earlier than the date the machine was invented. So for example, the 1985 DeLorean could go to 2015 and then back to 1985. But 1955 is forbidden.

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