This ability first appeared in 1963 in Action Comics #306. S:TAS - The Main Man, Part II; S:TAS - Solar Power; S:TAS - Legacy, Part II. [2] Captain Marvel has been able to knock him out with 1-2 punches by taking him by surprise,[3] and Superman has stated outright that the latter has the advantage in a fist-fight due to his magic-derived powers. Durability: Low Multiverse level ( Withstood multiple hits from Jaxon the Mighty, who was his equal in terms of raw power) | Unknown. The extent of his powers peaked during the 1960s and - albeit to a lesser extent - the 1970s and 1980s, to the point where it became difficult to create suitable challenges for the character. PC Superman was so powerful that he could easily. Another sequence in the story portrays Superman as accidentally cutting his finger on Wonder Woman's sword, to which she responds; "you always were a bit susceptible to magic.". Maaldor, a powerful cosmic being who had existed for billions of years and conquered an entire universe, refered to Superman and Power Girl as the two most powerful beings in the multiverse. Flight, super speed, super intelligence, and massive strength, are all depicted, although other powers associated with the Silver Age, such as time travel, are not depicted, and no real limitations are placed on his powers themselves. Had Superman merged with this sword, he would have become one with all of the universe. Superman also has a minor form of telepathy, which he uses to erase Lois' recent memories with a kiss. A rogue Superboy robot grabbed Superman and flew him thousands of miles into space in a fraction of a second, then flung him faster than light across the solar system. Pushed himself toward the center of the big bang and destroyed a structure that was withstanding it. He was able to travel trillions of miles in seconds without exerting any effort at all. The source of Superman's powers was stated to be his dense molecular structure, a trait that was occasionally mentioned in the comics. Superman also uses a cellophane-like substance from his S-insignia to trap a villain, although whether this was a power or a device was not made clear. He is also shown to be susceptible to a sound wave device, which causes him temporary pain. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [1] The canonicity of this series is unknown. In the past, I've tried assuming other identities-- But it just didn't work! To start viewing messages, The third season episode "Hereafter", explores Clark's immortality and his ability to alter the destiny of others. Unlike most depictions of the character, this Superman feels alienated from humanity, possibly suffering a form of depression. PC Supes brushed off the explosion of a nuclear warhead which could have vaporized the entire East coast. Superman sealed off that universe from the rest of the multiverse with his heat vision. Superman's heat vision power has a variant use where he can project destructive heat energy from all over his body as a massive solar flare when an attack in all directions is needed. Later in Season 3, in the episode "Resurrection", it is said Clark's blood has the power to revive the dead. The Flash possesses the ability to travel at the speed of light, shunting his mass towards infinity, and enabling him to perform such feats as defeating a white martian with one punch,[7] or almost overcoming the Anti-Monitor singlehandedly. In the origin stories of the comic books and comic strip, Kryptonians were shown using the same powers that Superman would have on Earth. As presented in the original 1930's comic strip, Superman's powers were indigenous to those of all Kryptonians. His powers were explained as a result of two factors: the comparatively weaker gravity of Earth, and the intensity of Earth's yellow sun. Strength, flight, and heat vision are all depicted. As an infant, he is seen bending a tire iron in the Kents' car after being taken from his space craft; in the first issue, he experiences physical pain for the first time as an adult. Tactile Telekinesis An attempt was made to explain Superman's ability to fly with large objects through the introduction of tactile telekinesis. He is shown recoiling in pain from electrocution multiple times (such as from Dr. Gavler's electrified door and the device Deadshot attached to a manhole cover).