Originally Posted by Heretic
First, no he didn't. Deleted scenes show them alive and in custody. The film as it was released communicated this very, VERY poorly. Not surprising, as that movie absolutely sucked as well, aside from Eurotrash Zod.
Superman has killed in the comics...he killed Zod AFTER taking away his powers forever. It was John Byrne (who I normally defend til the end) who wrote that. This was a MASSIVE mistake that DC regretted, and they spent a decade trying to atone for that mistake and showing how Superman regretted it, realized he was wrong and would not do it again.
I do not want a Man of Steel 2 that is that much of a downer. I want his goodness to inspire me.
Yeah, Superman can killing a powerless person is the worst.