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riv6672

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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2017, 11:45:07 PM »

^^^HA!!!
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2017, 09:26:01 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 #17 on: March 24, 2017, 03:33:39 PM »

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 #18 on: March 24, 2017, 04:24:51 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 #19 on: March 24, 2017, 09:08:47 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 #20 on: March 24, 2017, 10:14:13 PM »

Plot armor is inspiring.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »

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

Like with Doomsday?
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2017, 12:13:00 AM »

Like what with Doomsday?
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2017, 08:31:16 AM »

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.

Actually that what happened in the GL movie.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2017, 02:35:48 AM »

Like what with Doomsday?

Like when he killed Doomsday.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2017, 01:56:01 PM »

Did he actually die tho? And does it count since he was able to come back?
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2017, 03:48:29 AM »

Did he actually die tho? And does it count since he was able to come back?

Well; it was a coma but not for lack of effort.
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2017, 05:18:23 AM »

So he didn't kill him then. Gotcha
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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2017, 03:49:42 PM »

So he didn't kill him then. Gotcha

Hard to know really; if what happens with Doomsday counts as "death" or not.

He was presumed dead.

But he could have just come back from life like some kind of heavy metal Jesus.

And it's not like Superman knew the guy could come back.

So it still counts as Supes just straight up trying to kill a nucca, not even trying to find another alternative.

He just tried to bloody his knuckles with DDay's intestines.



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Re: Superman's no kill code
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2017, 04:23:26 AM »

Jesus  coming back from the dead didn't absolve those filthy Hebrews, did it. I mean Christ went ahead and forgave them, but I never will.
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