Official How Does He Shave Thread?

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  1. Reel Registered

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    Well don't know whether this is a spoiler but Kal-El grows a beard into his early adult life and doesn't shave it until he leaves the Fortress wearing what we would call the Superman Costume. So the big question. How does he shave?

    His skin in invulnerable. Nothing can touch him. Needles bend against his skin. A razor would simply break. How does he do it?

    Kevin Smith posted the most plausible theory that I can think of which is that he broke a piece of metal off the ship that brought him to Earth and uses it as a makeshift razor.

    Shooting Heat Vision (Which is raw solar energy) into a mirror would simply destroy the mirror and the wall it is on so I don't pass that theory!

    Post your theories here!
     
  2. A&W Registered

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    he plucked each hair with super speed.
     
  3. SuperAl Superman's back!

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    could always pull a hancock and use his nails
     
  4. Markdavid90 Your judgement is askew

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    Not to mention the scene in the trailer where he's covered in fire in what looks like a burning building. So his heat vision wouldn't do much anyways.
     
  5. StarLord <<<<<<<<<<

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    I think the beard is better...

    [​IMG]

    :awesome:
     
  6. DorneyDave Registered

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    Well thank god we have an official thread. Don't want any of those fake shave threads to gain any traction.
     
  7. smsvmos Registered

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    I liked Kevin Smith theory of kryptonian piece of metal
     
  8. Kal-El.9859 Trust No One

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    I know right? I'm glad I won't be confused about which thread to go to...
     
  9. sf2 Registered

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    does that mean that superman is vulnerable to krypton metal and weapon on the earth?
     
  10. GreenKToo In the fire

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    wait...............

    So i make a thread about the camera work in the movie that it could be shakey, that gets moved to the Open Discussion thread....................

    but a thread about Superman's beard stays intaked???????? Great
     
  12. TheFlamingCoco Registered

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    ^ Kevin threw out the heat vision scenerio. It's funny how similar Bill's and Kevin's theories are.
     
  13. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    Isn't there a moment in one of the comics where Clark takes part of a ship's hull or something and uses it to shave?
     
  14. InJustice Registered

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    I'd love to see how he can shave in the movie when he has heat vision like this: :funny:

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  15. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    that how he does it.
     
  16. robot Registered

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    I am going to go with logic and science as much as possible based on what we know:

    This would work. Why? Because since we can pull out our own beard, I guess Superman can pull out his.

    Can work, but not very good method. Why? We can theoretically scratch out our own beard, but we'll also be scratching out a swatch of our own skin as well.. not very effective... so, if superman tries to scratch at his beard, he'll also be messing with his face...

    Heat Vision won't work... he can withstand much hotter substance.. like the surface of the sun for instance.. or volcanoes, or lightning strikes... etc... so, unless his heat vision is hotter than all of that, at which point he'll be burning a hole in his own face as well... or, that when he uses his heat vision on Zod, Zod would instantly be bald...

    Doesn't work either... Kryptonians aren't stronger, and neither are their metals... they only gets their super-powers when exposed to our sun.. their metals would be very similar to Earth's metals.. nothing special.. at least nothing super-special... different, with different properties maybe..
     
  17. JOE _________________________

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    Gillette, obviously... C'mon guys.
     
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    I'm gonna go with .................

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  19. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    I friggin love that jab. Like a good boxing-match. It really has weight behind it. Cant wait to hear the sound-FX for that one.
     
  20. Dr. From parts unknown

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    Yes. There’s also the question of how much ambient heat heat-vision produces. If Supes’ hair can normally withstand a nuclear furnace, then the intensity required to singe his beard would (almost certainly) cause collateral damage - i.e., set Clark’s bathroom on fire. :word: (You can maybe fudge this by postulating a “cool” laser substitute. But most "authorities" insist that Supes has heat vision, not laser vision.)
     
  21. vanson Registered

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    kryptonite razor blades ? painful but does the job
     
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    This one is plausible, but not very practical... the first question to come to mind is does he want the world to know that kryptonite hurts him? If I am not mistaken, Kryptonite is kept a secret except to some of his arch enemies.. like Lex..

    Also, you probably don't want radio-active materials close to you, long term... it'll also be destroying skin cells.. and not sure the long term effects...
     
  23. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    Posted this months ago but some mod put it in general discussion.

    Lame.
     
  24. Dr. From parts unknown

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    For stuff like this, no explanation can sometimes be better than a half-assed one. If you take the trouble to conjure details like pinpoint heat-vision and a super mirror (a distraction from the narrative) then the payoff should be a description that satisfies the audience. It shouldn't raise additional questions - like: “Okay, that’s how he shaves. But how does he trim his hair at the back? Two mirrors?”


    But now it's part of the official ad campaign. :hehe:

    http://www.youtube.com/gillette?x=us-en_manofsteel
     
  25. JOE _________________________

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    I've been watching this for literally 5 minutes straight.
     

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