It's a common fact that kryptonite is Superman's weakness, but I haven't really grasped what effect it actually has on him. Does it take away his powers at the same time as making him sick or does it just make him sick? Like, will Superman be as susceptible to bullets and blunt force as humans when he's exposed to kryptonite or will he be just as durable but sickened by the kryptonite? If so, how does that work, every cell in his body is durable as ####, do they soften or are they in fact as soft as human cells and the biological forcefield around them disappears in the presence of kryptonite? Will kryptonite only make him sick and take his powers away so that others can kill him or can he actually die from kryptonite poisoning if he's exposed to it for too long? Does it vary from writer to writer?
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