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Old 07-14-2013, 01:14 AM   #40
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Default Re: The "Little Things" You Appreciated/Loved Thread - Part 1

Originally Posted by Szetsilya View Post
Sent to us for what? To run around in a red cape as a child? I'm sorry bit that is another scene that doesn't work for me. If Jonathan is suppose to see Clark's purpose in being sent to Earth he would have seen it when Clark saved those kids from the bus; not running around in a red cape as a child doing absolutely nothing.
If all you saw was a child running around in a red cape , and nothing more, I can't fault you for not getting anything more out of that scene, but, for others (myself included), it meant a hell of a lot more on a metaphoric level of sorts. As for the scene where Clark is shown saving the kids on the bus, it was pretty much suggested that this wasn't the first time he did something like that. I'm sure Jonathan was proud of him, but, at the same time, he was also very protective and concerned -- especially because people were starting to talk.

"He (Batman) is perhaps the only genuine hero amongst them. The trauma of his parents' death is what motivates him and forces him to go on, but what makes him Batman is a decision. He took a decision to be a good guy, which is a decision in life not too many people make. He is a self-made character. He didn't get superpowers, he's not a cyborg, he made a choice to be what he is."
- Alan Grant
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