Can SA Superman invent his own superpowers?

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#1 Posted by RoyHarperBLOW (1764 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched a youtube video in which it said he invented superpowers so I just want to know if this is an actual ability of his.

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#2 Posted by AssertingValor (7965 posts) - - Show Bio

@RoyHarperBLOW: link to video?

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#3 Posted by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio

No, Superman never had the power to give himself new powers. Not even in the Silver Age.

The writers invented new powers for him constantly which, each time, Superman would act as though he'd had each power all along but hadn't needed to use it til that moment.

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#4 Posted by Ajax1998 (1118 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn if he had the ability to invent new powers he'd be almost unbeatable

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#5 Posted by VegetaSSGSS (1678 posts) - - Show Bio

@ajax1998 said:

Damn if he had the ability to invent new powers he'd be almost unbeatable

He did get new powers on the go but it was basically writers showing off .

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#6 Posted by WF_Mxyzptlk (6794 posts) - - Show Bio

He didn't invent new powers. Most of his 'new' powers were just applications of his other powers. The strangest exception to this rule is his min-superman summoning power.

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#7 Posted by flashback0180 (4344 posts) - - Show Bio

sa-superman was bacillary a action comic with toon force.he's too inconsistent to be even used in real battle forums tbh

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#8 Posted by ryubh (519 posts) - - Show Bio

I read most of the silver age comics and people exaggerate too much, Yes, from time to time he developed new powers but most of the time were side effects of red kryptonite taken out of context.

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#9 Edited by HeavenlyDarkDragon (2212 posts) - - Show Bio

It was never something really planned ahead. It wasn't like Superman trained or invented some kind of method to give himself those powers.

A writer would write a story and wanted to show something cool that Superman never did before, or it was convenient plot wise, and so they gave him that power even if it was a one-time-only.

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