How long is Superman's natural life?

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  1. Shawn_Short Registered

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    I was wondering this today. Can somebody please tell me how long Superman will naturally live? I once heard someone say he is forever 30.
     
  2. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    It's hard to tell. Different writers have done it different ways. One thing that seems to be a trend though is the older he gets, the slower he ages. The more sunlight he absorbs, he becomes more powerful and his age begins to slow. Kingdom Come and Batman Beyond(JLU episode) show Superman growing older, but not nearly as old as everyone else. While others are in their 80s like Batman, Superman only has some graying hairs and is still insanely powerful(possibly even more powerful). Others think he might be immortal. I don't know if it's ever been fully addressed though.
     
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    EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID IS CORRECT! :brucebat:
     
  4. Super_Child Registered

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    I remember from something that he could possibley live thousands of years.
     
  5. The Sage The World's Finest

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    I'll go with living for a thousand of years.
     
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    He was born in 1938 so that makes him 70. Happy Birthday Superman.
     
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    without sounding to geeky, no kryptonian has ever been allowed to mature and age under a yellow sun. there is no precedence for something like this. If the sun's radiation continues to feed him, and keep his cells regenerating he could last until our sun fades and dies. or until sales decline.
     
  8. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    It is unknown, and is all up to interpretation. 'Nuff said.
     
  9. November Rain Single Mother

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    this question is clearly dependant on the whether there will be a source of yellow sun radiation for him

    ultimately if he eats right and works out, he could live for a few hundred thousand years, if not a few billion

    especially if he just stayed at the centre of the sun and didn't do much.

    if he was on kypton, he probably would live to about the equivalent to a normal human.
     
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    Has there ever been a solo Superman story told in the future, where every he loved is gone and most of the villians as well? Kind of like Superman Beyond. I would buy it.
     
  11. Final Night wants coffee

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    Last part is pretty funny. Kudos!
     
  12. KalMart 239-Bean Irish Chili

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    How long is Superman's natural life?

    These days? One movie, apparently.
     
  13. X-Maniac High Evolutionary

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    I love the way you stated 'if he eats right and works out' as if it's all that's needed for natural longevity. It cracked me up. You must be based in LA. ! :hehe:
     
  14. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. Timstuff Registered

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    Snapz. :p
     
  16. Nightwing1977 Want to see my mask??

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    Cute. :p

    And as for Superman's natural life. It depend on the story. I know he was still younger than Bat in term of living & still fighting in a 2 episode on Batman Beyond. Same thing for Kingdom Come too.
     
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    I think I read a Superman story as a kid where he got old and after everyone he knew was dead he eventually moved to the sun. Can't for the life of me remember though, as I said I was a kid.
     
  18. November Rain Single Mother

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    The thing about batman beyond is that batman is older than supes anywho since he started his crime fighting days alot earlier.

    bats was already well established before superman ever came to the scene.
     
  19. November Rain Single Mother

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    keeping fit is very important, I would go as far as to make it a national law if i could.

    Being healthy shouldn't be a lifechoice, it should be a national necessity and who not to showcase this more than a superhero (fictionally speaking).
     
  20. X-Maniac High Evolutionary

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    Superman's fuel is the sun, so he is rather a different animal to the rest of us.

    Longevity is influenced by far more than visits to the gym or diet. Genetics for a start. And intelligence - which ensures good decisions to avoid risks to life and health.

    And those in Hollywood who still look good at a ripe old age (Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor) are relying on far more than fitness and nutrition - wigs, make-up and cosmetic surgery!
     
  21. November Rain Single Mother

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    meh, exercise and nurition pwns all...

    It won't make everyone look the same but certainly will help keep people in their peak physical forms for longer durations than if neglected.

    as for supes, if another fat kryptonian ended up on earth, he would end up being stronger than them based on his physique, how much so is questionable but still...
     
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    Their was a Generations Elseworld a few years ago (I believe) where it showed Superman 1000's of years from now. Batman (Bruce) was still alive also (using the Lazarus Pits) and I believe Supes was with Wonder Woman. I have to go back and read it again.
     
  23. Nightmare "Kill Them All"

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    I thought that was Nuclear Man in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace :cwink:
     
  24. Nightwing1977 Want to see my mask??

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    Nuclear Man?? Blech! :p

    [​IMG]
     
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    Um, national law to control our physical health? . . . Dictator much?
     

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