@azura_thena: I would've preferred him punch a hole in Zods chest in a fit of blind rage or desperation.
It's way more in character for him to hurt himself rather than just kill Zod, and considering that up until that point no kryptonian had shown the slightest sign of injury, there's no reason to believe that would've really hurt superman that much. Supes can also just heal out of that, and once again, it actually makes the situation dire.
Superman could easily have leaned backwards or stepped back and put Zod in any number of other chokes that would've had Zod facing towards the Ceiling, rather than the walls. Superman should also have been able to just turn a different way or pile drive Zod into the ground.
Also, what new family? Everyone there got the heck out of dodge the moment they could. If there was another family, they would've gotten fried anyways since Superman just ripped Zods head sideways.
Zod being blinded by rage and trying not to win is rather silly but makes sense I suppose. He could be suicidal, but that didn't even force Superman to kill him since he has plenty of other ways.
The difference is that they actually touched on Bats not wanting to kill, and even the death seemed accidental and out of desperation. This seemed more like an execution than an accident. I don't even really know why he cared other than, "I don't want superman to kill."
Sure it is. But it was not a viable option here because it would have crippled him to someone that is supposedly vastly superior to him in combat prowess. Superman had shown several times to be injured. The sun just pepped him back up in a flash (accelerated healing is one of the benefits of Kryptonian physiology under a yellow sun). But yes, in the long run, neither one was really damaged. Why then would Superman want to give Zod the advantage? The situation was already dire enough. Superman was literally fighting for ever one of the 7 billion lives on this planet. It doesn't get anymore dire.
And Zod could have just as easily leaned forward. As for the chokes, he was already in one. Why would switching to a different choke hole be more beneficial when Zod can still turn his head and eyes? And how does that benefit Superman in the long run? To answer that for you, it doesn't. Turning a different way leads to the same scenario: What next? Zod would just find another family. I don't understand how that is so hard for you to grasp.
You mean that Zod's heat vision was only limited to the train station? There seems to be plenty of evidence to the contrary on that one.
So you are now saying that the only way another family could have been there was if they existed in so much space that they would have surely died due to where Superman twisted Zod's head? I knew obesity was a problem in the states but I had no idea it was such a problem that people take up whole train stations!
I never said Zod wasn't trying to win. I said he determined that one of them die and dying himself didn't seem like such a problem for him to the point that some could argue that he wanted to die. Suicide by cop is never considered a "loss" by the criminal, why would you think it is different here? He wanted to kill Superman and every human on the planet or die trying. There was no winning or losing for him.
You say there are plenty of other ways but you have yet to provide a workable solution.
They touched on Superman not wanting to kill as well. He avoided it his whole life despite his apparent plethora of opportunities. Batman accidentally pushed Dent off a building? Arguably one of the smartest men on the planet with some of the very best combat training in the world accidentally pushed Dent off a 3 story building? When he had plenty of time to plan his attack? I don't buy that for one minute.