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Old 07-15-2011, 08:35 AM   #1001
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Sorry but the above version of Superman is so dated and sucks. Giving the child to an orphanage??? LOL. That is ridiculous!
...Wha??? You find a child, believe he is abandoned...so you keep him?

"Screw the government! If I want a child, I can have a child! Even if it isn't mine."
-The Kents

I don't really know where you are getting "dated" from either.

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Old 07-15-2011, 08:53 AM   #1002
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Well, the early Superman origin was a little bit in flux. At first there weren't any Kents, it was the famous "passing motorist" who found the baby and gave him to a orphanage. Thus this aspect is a remnant of the early concept. I prefer it to be gone, I like streamlined origins (Doomed Planet - Desperate Scientists - Last Hope - Friendly Couple), it doesn't need to get overly complex. Some additions are good, but the basic premise should be able to be told in a few words. More iconic and fitting for a mythological character like Superman.

I don't have a problem with slightly different versions, I mean, every myth has its permutations and differences - as long as the core is still there. And the core is definitely not "Clark is Who I am and Superman Is What I Can Do."

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