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Superman's no kill code
« on: February 23, 2017, 07:25:40 PM »

When has he broken it and why?
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 09:35:29 PM »

know he killed zod a a few times


Also he seem flexible with AI

and aliens, monsters and shit

he like fuck those guys.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 10:28:08 PM »

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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 01:24:49 AM »

Is that canon tho?
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 07:19:55 AM »

Is that canon tho?
Wasn't canon anymore even before Final Crisis
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 08:49:04 AM »

He killed Myxyzptlk in Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, though that isn't canon.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 09:25:53 AM »

He threatened him with the Phantom Zone projector, knowing Myxy would say his banishment word to try and escape to his home dimension. Then Superman activated the projector, and Myxy was ripped apart between two dimensions.

It's a pretty dope story.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 05:45:18 PM »

Pre-Crisis Supes faced off against some sentient alien cloud creature with a face that was threatening earth and he blew the sun into it and went on his merry way.

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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 01:33:31 PM »

Pre-Crisis Supes faced off against some sentient alien cloud creature with a face that was threatening earth and he blew the sun into it and went on his merry way.

That must have been Galactus from the FF movie.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 05:26:01 AM »

Superman was prepared to kill by the end of OWAW, though he didn't really end up having to do so.

The problem with the no-kill code is it is unrealistic and given a sufficient level of realism, it isn't even that moral. However, typically we need to accept that at typical levels of comic realism, it is meant to signify his superior morality. But sometimes writers make things more realistic and fuck around with how moral it is. But those tend to be atypical. Ditto for Batman's code, including his no guns code (which is super silly).

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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2017, 11:33:39 AM »

The stakes always seem extremely low in comics.

When death means nothing at all, whats the fucking point?

When DC reboots shit again, what's the point?

Shit has to matter. It needs to be important when Hawkeye sacrifices his life to blow up that huge gunship in Avengers: Disassembled. He needs to be remembered for the hero he was and the sacfrifice he made. Not brought back for the sake of fanboys or maintaining the status quo.

Make shit last. Build stories that move forward with these new developments without looking back.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2017, 12:24:51 PM »

The thing that makes Superman moral in the comics is that when he says there is always another way, there almost always is.

In anything resembling a realistic context, there often isn't--sometimes you gotta choke a bitch to save many more lives.

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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2017, 05:08:47 PM »

That may be true for us, but for Superman,  there's always another way.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2017, 06:14:13 PM »

Plot armor is inspiring.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 12:57:29 PM »

That may be true for us, but for Superman,  there's always another way.

Like with Doomsday?
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