How should Superman fight?

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  1. Superman_20

    Superman_20 Well-Known Member

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    but definitely not choppy... it would suck to see superman throw one punch and the rest of it be all special effects, i'd like to see him fight, like with some continuity and flow, not just throw one punch... have a bunch of rocks fly around and earth shake and then he throws another one
     
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  2. Kal Prime

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    I think Superman should fight smoothly, as people have said before in this thread, he's not a 'trained' fighter, but in my opinion, he has plenty of experiance!! I think his attacks should flow seamlessly, between big punches, throws, heat vision, flying spears, big slams,ect... Just make it look natural, and try to actually do something to show how powerful he truly is, as he is meant to be practically a god!! I dont feel that in any of the films or tv shows that have come before he's been shown to be as strong as he actually is.
     
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  3. Bren

    Bren Forevernoob

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    Lifting a kryptonite-laced continent not strong enough for'ya? :cwink:

    I just want to see Superman fight a worthy opponent without kryptonite/red sun involved, and him get reeeeeeally angry at some point.
     
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  4. Kal Prime

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    That bit yes!! I meant to say 'in combat'
     
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  5. Tomar-Re

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    The DC Universe Online trailer is a perfect example of how I'd like to see Superman use his powers. Quick, fast and brutal. The heat vision on Adam was insane!
     
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  6. 블라스

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    Like Charles Bronson in "Hard Times".
    Hard punches to body and face, some grapples and throws.
     
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  7. KalMart

    KalMart 239-Bean Irish Chili

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    I'd also like to see a long single-shot sequence where we're right along Superman in flight as he punches, pounds, eye-blasts, rips, and bursts his way through a long gauntlet of obstacles and threats. Build it up as a sort of 'rite of passage' type sequence. Kinda' like in Black Hawk Down, when the fifty-gunner goes down in the Humvee and Hoot replaces him...and the vehicle continues down that long streetway blasting away...or those Sean Merriman/Stephen Jackson NFL commercials made by Mann with the Last of the Mohicans music.
     
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  8. Nightwing1983

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    I'm kinda coming at this, from an, "eventually they'll team him up with Batman, Wonder Woman, et. al." point-of-view; but even if they don't, I think this still applies: I don't think Superman should necessarily have any "style" of fighting. In other words, he doesn't train as a fighter. After-all, he never saw himself as having to fight anyone anyway, so why should he take Karate classes or whatever?
     
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  9. Kurosawa

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    Another good idea is if they give Superman signature moves, which was part of why Curt Swan was so great. The double-axe handle punch, the super-throw where he would toss opponents for miles, and the soccer ball kick where Supes would basically punt opponents into space were all very cool and fitting moves. Those and the "burn" heat vision bit from Moore and Gibbons are all really awesome moves and exemplify Superman's power.
     
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  10. SatEL

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    Bump.
     
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  11. SatEL

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  12. Kal-El.9859

    Kal-El.9859 Trust No One

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    Snyder really needs to watch the DCU Online trailer...that's how superman should be
     
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  13. BH/HHH

    BH/HHH You Are My World

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    Something like this:

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_h9KUju4w[/YT]
     
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  14. DorkyFresh

    DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    kinda like this (skip to 30 seconds for the good stuff)...

    [YT]WX81dRw_kuk[/YT]
    ...but only if he's fighting robots. if he's fighting living beings, then he should fight like that except without the killing.
     
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  15. BH/HHH

    BH/HHH You Are My World

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    Agreed :up:
     
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  16. dude stannis

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    Destructive brawling:

    [YT]TP9pqqtDvXI[/YT]
     
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  17. Kal-El.9859

    Kal-El.9859 Trust No One

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    I'd love to see a lot of aerial fighting...I hope it's a villain that can fly or at the very least flying robots/androids...
     
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  18. Lencho01

    Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    As long as he doesn't look so highly trained, I'm good. I'd like him to utilize a combo of his powers.

    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011...ont-make-superman-a-limp-and-wimpy-punch-bag/

     
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  19. WildcatNC

    WildcatNC I'm on a BOAT ***** !

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    I thought his fights with Darkseid were pretty bad*** in the animated movies. The DCU trailer is great too.

    I would definitely like to see him meet his match. Actually get challenged.

    I would like to see some detail as well. Sonic booms when flying, shock waves when hitting things. Different levels of combustions from the heat vision, according to the material. Stuff like that.
     
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  20. ohmshalone

    ohmshalone on the brink of sanity

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    has Superman ever kicked anyone in his life? lol
     
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  21. craigdbfan

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    double post
     
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  22. craigdbfan

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    Very good example.

    Superman has always been more of a brawler. I don't mind if martial art elements are infused (seeing as this is a Snyder film expect there to be a lot of it) in the film just not to much.

    As some have said it somewhat undermines his god like abilities. Although they should take note of offensive techniques that would look awesome though.

    If Brainiac is the villain at the end then he might have to get a little more smart in counters.

    But that should be the extent of the martial arts. His entire fight style shouldn't revolve around it.
     
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  23. WildcatNC

    WildcatNC I'm on a BOAT ***** !

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    Haha. That fight reminds me of the oldschool Rampage game. They just don't eat people.
     
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  24. Lencho01

    Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    In the Superman/Shazam short, he does a really quick kick to Black Adam that missed or was blocked.
     
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  25. The Shield

    The Shield It's really Happening!

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    He kicks in the second movie with Reeve and looks horrible both times. :( So much potential
     
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