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Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« on: April 13, 2019, 11:26:14 PM »
Lol.

Come on DC

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 03:44:20 AM »
    It was one of the ways John Byrne came up with to try and put a limit on some of Superman’s powers.
    If I remember right he was good for about 15 minutes on one breath and then later on Star Labs built him a respirator tank for longer space trips.
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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 05:19:37 AM »
Nothing w. that.

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 12:31:11 PM »
PC he had no need for breathing.  And it's varied since. Mongul's son was fighting him under water at one point to up his lung capacity so he could go without breathing in space longer.  Much like pearl divers minus the fighting. 
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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 02:32:04 PM »
Recent issue of JL states he holds his breath in space

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 02:47:12 PM »
    The John Byrne era I spoke of was a long time ago.  “Man of Steel” and “Legends” took place after the original “Crisis on Infinite Earths” in 1986.
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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 03:47:56 PM »
I'm for nerfing Superman.

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 05:52:21 PM »
I thought a while back they kinda explained it all away by having him subsist on his solar reserves in space

But that was long before Flashpoint or Rebirth

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 01:49:31 AM »
They are always inconsistent with this, it comes down to how realistic the guy writing it views his superheroes. 

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 08:58:43 AM »
Most of the time it doesn’t matter as it seems Supes can hold his breath indefinitely, or at least as long as any story requires. That, combined with his speed, makes it moot, as Supes can just use supersenses to spot a planet withoxygen, and use supersede to zip over and gulp in some air.


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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 11:07:02 AM »
I'm for nerfing Superman.

That’s so silly. A talented writer should be able to handle any power level and write an interesting story. People always say “well the heroes won’t be challenged”. Then make more powerful villains.

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 11:08:03 AM »
They are always inconsistent with this, it comes down to how realistic the guy writing it views his superheroes. 

I think it’s ridiculous. They should explain it by having his Solar reserves fuel him. Nothing looks dumber than having GL in space with a face mask, or Superman or J’onn

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 11:08:22 AM »
Imagine a herald grabbing an oxygen tank before heading to space?

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 11:26:45 PM »
Imagine a herald grabbing an oxygen tank before heading to space?
Well some of them are pretty old.

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Re: Superman needing to hold his breath in space
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 12:20:30 PM »
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