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    Sent to Earth as an infant from the dying planet Krypton, Kal-El was adopted by the loving Kent family and raised in America's heartland as Clark Kent. Using his immense solar-fueled powers, he became Superman to defend mankind against all manner of threats while championing truth, justice, and the American way!

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    #1  Edited By modernww2fare

    I have to pay tribute to one of the characters I grew up with, and my favorite superhero alongside Batman. So without further a due, here are some of DCAU Superman's best feats:

    Strength:

    His punches caused shockwaves
    His punches caused shockwaves

    Made Metropolis shake with every punch of anger(S:TAS)

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    Sent Lobo, Ten, and Darkseid flying across the city with one punch(S:TAS/JLU)
    Sent Lobo, Ten, and Darkseid flying across the city with one punch(S:TAS/JLU)
    Darkseid in particular, was punched through 7 skyscrapers(JLU)
    Darkseid in particular, was punched through 7 skyscrapers(JLU)
    Carried a jumbo-jet with one arm(JLU))
    Carried a jumbo-jet with one arm(JLU))

    Lifted ships(Batman Beyond & Justice League)
    Lifted ships(Batman Beyond & Justice League)
    Tossed Kalibak miles away(S:TAS)
    Tossed Kalibak miles away(S:TAS)
    Stopped a speeding missile with one arm(S:TAS)
    Stopped a speeding missile with one arm(S:TAS)
    Sent Gorilla Grodd flying across a football stadium with just his finger(JL)
    Sent Gorilla Grodd flying across a football stadium with just his finger(JL)

    Speed:

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    Immense speed(S:TAS)
    Immense speed(S:TAS)
    Barely lost against Flash in a race around the world 100 times(S:TAS)
    Barely lost against Flash in a race around the world 100 times(S:TAS)
    Fast enough to act like a drill/tornado(S:TAS/JLU)
    Fast enough to act like a drill/tornado(S:TAS/JLU)
    Fast enough to catch bullets from automatic guns in mid-air(S:TAS)
    Fast enough to catch bullets from automatic guns in mid-air(S:TAS)
    Dodged lightning attacks up close(S:TAS)
    Dodged lightning attacks up close(S:TAS)
    Dodged Darkseid's Omega beam(JL)
    Dodged Darkseid's Omega beam(JL)
    Flew from Metropolis to outer-space in 1 second(S:TAS)
    Flew from Metropolis to outer-space in 1 second(S:TAS)

    Durability:

    Unphased by lava(JLU)
    Unphased by lava(JLU)

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    Unphased by a jet missile and a car bomb(S:TAS)
    Unphased by a jet missile and a car bomb(S:TAS)

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    Immune to small-arms fire(S:TAS/JLU)
    Immune to small-arms fire(S:TAS/JLU)
    Survived a kryptonite missile(S:TAS)
    Survived a kryptonite missile(S:TAS)
    Withstood Captain Marvel's magic lightning attacks(JLU)
    Withstood Captain Marvel's magic lightning attacks(JLU)
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    Unphased by buildings collapsing on top of him(JLU)
    Unphased by buildings collapsing on top of him(JLU)

    Combat:

    Defeated Captain Marvel as a side mission(JLU)
    Defeated Captain Marvel as a side mission(JLU)

    One-shotted Aquaman and defeated Grundy(JL)
    One-shotted Aquaman and defeated Grundy(JL)
    One-shotted Kalibak(S:TAS/JL)
    One-shotted Kalibak(S:TAS/JL)
    Defeated Darkseid in H2H combat(JL)
    Defeated Darkseid in H2H combat(JL)
    Beat the hell out of Mongul before being distracted(JLU)
    Beat the hell out of Mongul before being distracted(JLU)
    Defeated Captain Atom while holding back(JLU)
    Defeated Captain Atom while holding back(JLU)
    Held his own while fighting AMAZO with everyone's powers(JL)
    Held his own while fighting AMAZO with everyone's powers(JL)
    Wiped out an entire army of Parademons with heat vision(S:TAS)
    Wiped out an entire army of Parademons with heat vision(S:TAS)

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    Good thread.

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    #7 zaied  Online

    Don't forget his punches are supersonic as well.

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    Again, i likedTAS one more that what it came next.

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    #9  Edited By modernww2fare

    @zaied said:

    Don't forget his punches are supersonic as well.

    I believe his strongest punch was, yeah

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    #10  Edited By zaied  Online

    @modernww2fare: I mean regular punches. If you watch during the Brainiac (Luthor) fight, the impact of Clark's hits have a distinct supersonic design. I don't think it's just an animation thing since I never noticed it with other characters including WW.

    His strongest one was probably closer to hypersonic or somewhere in between.

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    #11  Edited By modernww2fare

    @zaied said:

    @modernww2fare: I mean regular punches. If you watch during the Brainiac (Luthor) fight, the impact of Clark's hits have a distinct supersonic design. I don't think it's just an animation thing since I never noticed it with other characters including WW.

    His strongest one was probably closer to hypersonic or somewhere in between.

    Oh yeah that's true! I believe the same goes for Captain Marvel when they fought

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    Nice

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    Cool thread. Don't want to ruin in but Superman from the DC Animated Movies is above this. Hopefully people will stop low balling DC Animated Characters.

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    Because it had limits and they were well used in the writing.

    Also it help to him to go beyond his limits and make him more heroic and more human, the important aspects.

    Not the powers.

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    @never_give_up: which DC Animated movie? He's different in each one

    Superman/Batman Apocalypse, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, Superman Unbound, All Star Superman and him being the most impressive in Superman vs The Elite. Even though he has insane feats in the others such as surviving a supernova in Superman Unbound.

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    #22  Edited By modernww2fare

    Because it had limits and they were well used in the writing.

    Also it help to him to go beyond his limits and make him more heroic and more human, the important aspects.

    Not the powers.

    Character-wise, yeah, he was better in STAS. But he had REALLY weak moments there too, like getting his ass kicked by a cop in a helicopter:

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    @modernww2fare said:

    @never_give_up: which DC Animated movie? He's different in each one

    Superman/Batman Apocalypse, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, Superman Unbound, All Star Superman and him being the most impressive in Superman vs The Elite. Even though he has insane feats in the others such as surviving a supernova in Superman Unbound.

    I'm not so sure about that one.

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    @deathpoolthet1000 said:

    Because it had limits and they were well used in the writing.

    Also it help to him to go beyond his limits and make him more heroic and more human, the important aspects.

    Not the powers.

    Character-wise, yeah, he was better in STAS. But he had REALLY weak moments there too, like getting his ass kicked by a cop in a helicopter:

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    @modernww2fare said:

    @never_give_up: which DC Animated movie? He's different in each one

    Superman/Batman Apocalypse, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, Superman Unbound, All Star Superman and him being the most impressive in Superman vs The Elite. Even though he has insane feats in the others such as surviving a supernova in Superman Unbound.

    I'm not so sure about that one.

    And that what matter to me.

    The important part of SuperHuman its human.

    Not Super.

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    And that what matter to me.

    The important part of SuperHuman its human.

    Not Super.

    But he's not Superhuman

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    #26  Edited By modernww2fare
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    @zaied said:

    Don't forget his punches are supersonic as well.

    I don't see how those punches on Luthor were close to subsonic at all. The closest he came to subsonic punches was after his 'World of Cardboard' speech against Darkseid or

    And that what matter to me.

    The important part of SuperHuman its human.

    Not Super.

    To be fair, there are plenty of comic writers who have succeeded in making Superman a relatable yet inspirational human character whilst also being a mighty alien powerhouse too. It's not impossible to strike a balance, though I do agree the characterisation of the DCAU Superman was pretty good. And personally I think they balanced Superman's power level and characterisation well in Season 2 of Justice League and JLU.

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    @lvenger said:

    And personally I think they balanced Superman's power level and characterisation well in Season 2 of Justice League and JLU.

    This

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    @lvenger said:

    And personally I think they balanced Superman's power level and characterisation well in Season 2 of Justice League and JLU.

    This

    I remember the executive producers, writers and other crew of Justice League admitting in an interview that they relied too much on the same formula for establishing how powerful the villain was. Namely said villain owning Superman in battle. They managed the villain's threatening status and Superman's power quite well after Season 1.

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    @deathpoolthet1000 said:

    Because it had limits and they were well used in the writing.

    Also it help to him to go beyond his limits and make him more heroic and more human, the important aspects.

    Not the powers.

    Character-wise, yeah, he was better in STAS. But he had REALLY weak moments there too, like getting his ass kicked by a cop in a helicopter:

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    @modernww2fare said:

    @never_give_up: which DC Animated movie? He's different in each one

    Superman/Batman Apocalypse, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, Superman Unbound, All Star Superman and him being the most impressive in Superman vs The Elite. Even though he has insane feats in the others such as surviving a supernova in Superman Unbound.

    I'm not so sure about that one.

    I watched it recently. They both seem to be on similar levels.

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    @modernww2fare: Season 1 Episode 7 where Metallo escapes prison, Superman lifts a MASSIVE rock and blocks up the wall the was broken for him to get out. He seems to do it with relative ease too.

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    @modernww2fare: Season 1 Episode 7 where Metallo escapes prison, Superman lifts a MASSIVE rock and blocks up the wall the was broken for him to get out. He seems to do it with relative ease too.

    I made a gif of that, but I can't seem to upload it here

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    @lvenger said:

    @zaied said:

    Don't forget his punches are supersonic as well.

    I don't see how those punches on Luthor were close to subsonic at all. The closest he came to subsonic punches was after his 'World of Cardboard' speech against Darkseid or

    So should I include them here or not?

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    Wow I'm feeling real confident im my soon to be tournament im creating with animated characters i presumed supes would beat thor but seeing this respect thread it's is the complete opposite and thor stomps supes ironic right

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    Wow I'm feeling real confident im my soon to be tournament im creating with animated characters i presumed supes would beat thor but seeing this respect thread it's is the complete opposite and thor stomps supes ironic right

    how?

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    @lvenger said:

    @zaied said:

    Don't forget his punches are supersonic as well.

    I don't see how those punches on Luthor were close to subsonic at all. The closest he came to subsonic punches was after his 'World of Cardboard' speech against Darkseid or

    So should I include them here or not?

    You should still include them here, Superman did create shockwaves with those punches and they're good striking feats. But were they subsonic? No not at all.

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    Wow I'm feeling real confident im my soon to be tournament im creating with animated characters i presumed supes would beat thor but seeing this respect thread it's is the complete opposite and thor stomps supes ironic right

    Hmm yeah the EMH Avengers do seem more powerful than the DCAU Justice League. An ironic turn of events considering the power discrepancy in the comic book versions.

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    #43  Edited By Spiderman1997

    @lvenger said:

    @comicsrulebutdbzdoes2 said:

    Wow I'm feeling real confident im my soon to be tournament im creating with animated characters i presumed supes would beat thor but seeing this respect thread it's is the complete opposite and thor stomps supes ironic right

    Hmm yeah the EMH Avengers do seem more powerful than the DCAU Justice League. An ironic turn of events considering the power discrepancy in the comic book versions.

    They had one thing in common though. Both DCAU Supes and EMH Thor,despite the power difference, had some equally embarassing low showings like Thor getting owned by Cap when he first appeared and Batman judo-throwing Superman.

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    @spiderman1997: Well the power of human overrating doesn't seem to be going away from fiction any time soon :P

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    @lvenger said:

    @spiderman1997: Well the power of human overrating doesn't seem to be going away from fiction any time soon :P

    Nor does the power of PIS :P

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    @lvenger said:

    @spiderman1997: Well the power of human overrating doesn't seem to be going away from fiction any time soon :P

    Nor does the power of PIS :P

    Too much of that as it is across all fictional mediums.

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    @lvenger said:

    @spiderman1997 said:
    @lvenger said:

    @spiderman1997: Well the power of human overrating doesn't seem to be going away from fiction any time soon :P

    Nor does the power of PIS :P

    Too much of that as it is across all fictional mediums.

    Agreed 100%.

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    @lvenger said:

    @modernww2fare said:

    @lvenger said:

    @zaied said:

    Don't forget his punches are supersonic as well.

    I don't see how those punches on Luthor were close to subsonic at all. The closest he came to subsonic punches was after his 'World of Cardboard' speech against Darkseid or

    So should I include them here or not?

    You should still include them here, Superman did create shockwaves with those punches and they're good striking feats. But were they subsonic? No not at all.

    Coming back to this comment, I remember his Justice Lord counterpart punching Doomsday so hard it caused shockwaves that shattered windows and pushed back a news Helicopter. Sounds subsonic to me

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    #50  Edited By Lvenger

    @modernww2fare said:

    @lvenger said:

    @modernww2fare said:

    @lvenger said:

    @zaied said:

    Don't forget his punches are supersonic as well.

    I don't see how those punches on Luthor were close to subsonic at all. The closest he came to subsonic punches was after his 'World of Cardboard' speech against Darkseid or

    So should I include them here or not?

    You should still include them here, Superman did create shockwaves with those punches and they're good striking feats. But were they subsonic? No not at all.

    Coming back to this comment, I remember his Justice Lord counterpart punching Doomsday so hard it caused shockwaves that shattered windows and pushed back a news Helicopter. Sounds subsonic to me

    It was Justice Lord Superman and Doomsday's combined punch impact which caused those shockwaves. It was a joint feat, Superman didn't do it himself.

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