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#1 Posted by Nightwing_1234 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman benched the earth for 5 days= 14 septillion pounds. in five days non stop i estimate 250,000 reps.

then plug into formula

Initial weight times 0.03 = X

X times reps = Y

Y + initial weight= Max

140,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

x .03

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4.2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

x 250,000

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1,050,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

+ 14,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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1,050,014,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

that is supermans max bench: 1 dectillion(spelling), 50 nonillion, 14 octillion

Superman can bench the solar system

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#2 Posted by mettlekm (435 posts) - - Show Bio

plus or minus 7

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#3 Posted by Nightwing_1234 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

so how do you guys think he stacks up against other powerhouses?

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#4 Posted by Pokeysteve (10999 posts) - - Show Bio

But can be taken out with lighting.

DAMMIT DC!!!!

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#5 Posted by lightsout (1885 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Superman, but when they threw out those #s, I just shook my head. IMO that's bordering on cheesy silver age, planet-juggling type stuff. And even if you're okay with such cheesiness, it creates a ton of inconsistencies with future fights. A guy that strong who can move him arms at the speed Supes can, there should be much more of an effect on the environment and the victims of said punches.

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#6 Edited by FiMFTW (691 posts) - - Show Bio

EDIT: I see.

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#7 Posted by Nightwing_1234 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

sextillion metric tons. metric ton=2200 pounds. approx. 14 septillion pounds

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#8 Posted by MrShway88 (721 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this feat is more impressive as a stamina feat.

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#9 Posted by SUNMAN (7695 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say your leaving out several other important variables in your calculations

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#10 Posted by Timandm (3393 posts) - - Show Bio

So... When he was "bench pressing the earth"
What Bench was he lying on?  And, what platform was the bench sitting on?

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#11 Posted by Nightwing_1234 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

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#12 Posted by Nightwing_1234 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

i cant post the picture but just look it up on google images

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#13 Posted by IamGog (383 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting.

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#14 Posted by GypRosetti (349 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nightwing_1234: He supported the equivalent of the Earth's weight for five days. He doesn't appear to be bench pressing.

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#15 Posted by GC8 (2895 posts) - - Show Bio

Pfftt... this guy is a wuss. Jerry Siegel's original Superman could lift a car over his head!!!

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#16 Posted by DH69 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

damn, way to show your work, gold star!

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#17 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. Great effort here, even if I have absolutely no idea what all those numbers mean (Math isn't really my forte XD).

But yeah, Superman bench-pressing the planet for five days seems to be a little...too much. I mean, Superman is a powerhouse and all, but that level of strength (especially when he's still so young!) seems a little out there.

Also, there are other factors to consider regarding his optimum strength. Sun exposure, for instance.

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#18 Posted by Joygirl (21032 posts) - - Show Bio

"I Calculated How Strong Superman Is" is the name of my I Fight Dragons cover band.

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#19 Posted by Nightwing_1234 (161 posts) - - Show Bio

haha thanks guys, i was just bored this morning and tried it out.

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#20 Posted by Rumble Man (11197 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer SA who treats planets like ping pong balls

SPB is just a pretender to the throne

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#21 Posted by Captain_Awesome85 (476 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder what he can Squat

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#22 Posted by lol (5443 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

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#23 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6870 posts) - - Show Bio

I find your reasoning to be...illogical.

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#24 Posted by Herokiller12344 (1046 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh that's just stupid.

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#25 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

@gyprosetti: It says that he has been benching the weight of the Earth in the third bubble of your first scan.

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#26 Posted by GreatCaesarsGhost (3952 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I enjoy the Silver-Age era strength. It's never a question of if Superman will win to me, it's how will it happen, it's a journey, and I'm perfectly fine with him being stupid strong. Just like I'm okay with The Flash being stupid fast.

@nightwing_1234:

Now, the only problem, this isn't his "max". Given what it says on panel, he can handle more than this. Thanks for working the numbers out though. :)

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#27 Posted by JohnnyZ256 (5340 posts) - - Show Bio

Neat. Can you also calculate the approximate strength of Star Trek Data and the T-1000?

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#28 Posted by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

someone should start a subdivision of math called "fictional character calculations"

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#29 Posted by jayc1324 (20841 posts) - - Show Bio

Still weaker than Thor lololololol

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#30 Posted by AllStarSuperman (36357 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Posted by Frozen (20550 posts) - - Show Bio

Most regard Superman's benching feat as bad writing under Lobdell/PIS.

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#32 Posted by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: goku would win

probably, but if you've been to any of the HST fan sites, they go insane with calculations.

if you ever heard of pixal-scaling. one of the funniest things ever.

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#33 Posted by AllStarSuperman (36357 posts) - - Show Bio
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#34 Edited by Frozen (20550 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: Planet shaking is legit, benching of The Earth is not. It's just bad writing and extremely inconsistent with most of his showings.

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#35 Posted by AllStarSuperman (36357 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen: its called a high end feat. You actually use Batman's robot smashing kick in battles which is way more PIS, WIS, AIS, then a planet bench.

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#36 Posted by SonDeathEater (955 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: how impressive is it to vaporize a moon or planet at relativistic speeds?

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#37 Posted by AssertingValor (7773 posts) - - Show Bio

How the heck did he come up with 250000 reps!

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#38 Edited by Frozen (20550 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: It's not. Benching The Earth is bad writing; Batman kicking apart the robot had various factors.

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#39 Posted by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: how impressive is it to vaporize a moon or planet at relativistic speeds?

its around your Thor/Superman level. Higher than what they consistency do, but Surfer could accomplish that.

not sure what you're referring to, so can't comment further...

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#40 Edited by AllStarSuperman (36357 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen: what factors? Was he on venom? Was the robots bolts unscrewed? If no it was pis. Superman doing someing super is much more logical.

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#41 Posted by Frozen (20550 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: It's not logical, it doesn't even correlate to most of his showings. Batman was probably kicking a sensitive part of the robot.

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#42 Posted by SonDeathEater (955 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: I don't mean ramming the planet/moon, I mean turning them into space dust and to mass scatter it at extremely high speeds, relativistic to be more precise.

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#43 Posted by AllStarSuperman (36357 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen: I don't see what's so wrong with having planet level strength. Him shaking the earth is a way to make the feat legit. Scotts run was full of feats. Deal with it.

Batmans not Magnus robot fighter he can't just sense were to punch a robot to make it implode on it self. I can accept punching bricks and kicking down trees, but kicking giant metal robots has no explanation.

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#44 Posted by Frozen (20550 posts) - - Show Bio

@allstarsuperman: Shaking of The Earth would require less strength, there's nothing wrong with planetary strength (he's moved Warworld after all) however more often than not his benching feat hasn't correlated with most of his showings, he brought the feat out but it wasn't consistent with the level he's overall been written at.

Why not? The robot wasn't Optimus Prime reborn, it very well could have already suffered damage or had weak spots which cause it to de-function.