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Real Identity: Kal-El
Affiliation(s): Daily Planet
Powers: Enhanced Physical Attributes, Invulnerability, Enhanced Vision, Flight, Solar Absorption, Bioelectric Field Generation, and Above Average Intelligence
Voiced By: James Denton
Kal-El was born as his home planet, Krypton, was at its end. His father, Jor-El, a brilliant scientist, sent his son away in a rocket with a few choice items, including the symbol of his family. Kal-El landed on Earth in Smallville, Kansas. He was discovered and raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent. They named him Clark from Martha's maiden name. Clark was raised with a strong sense of ethics and morals and when he came of age, he discovered Earth's Sun radiated him and gave him a range of super powers. Kent traveled the world to figure out what his future would be. He carried one truth with him, "There's always a way."
After a couple years, he decided to use his powers for the sake of humanity and became Superman. After relocating to Metropolis, he took a day job as a reporter for the Daily Planet. As Superman, he quickly fell in love with top reporter, Lois Lane who never knew his secret identity. She spend years trying to prove Superman and Clark Kent were the same person but failed. When Kent was a witness at the Boss Grimaldi trial, Batman disguised himself as Superman. Or a robot stood in as Superman when presented with the Metropolis Man of the Millennium Award. Over the years, Superman also amassed a collection of super villains, allies, a secret hideout named the Fortress of Solitude, and an eternal rivalry with Lex Luthor.
Lex Luthor took advantange of the first manned mission to the Sun to kill Superman once and for all. Every cell in Superman's body is a living solar battery, evolved to store raw energy from the Sun. The temperature on the solar chromosphere is 6000 degrees Fahrenheit. Luthor tricked Superman into exposing himself to critical levels of stellar radiation. Superman immediately developed a new power. He extended his bioelectric field to tow the mission team back to the Moon, where the DNA P.R.O.J.E.C.T. base is located. Tests showed his strength tripled at least and he could now push against an equivalent of 200 Quintillion Tons. Superman also learned his curiosity, imagination, and creativity also increased many times. He even developed an immunity to Kryptonite.
Faced with an eventual death, Superman completed what became known as the 12 Super Challenges: he created life, escaped from the Underverse, overthrew the Tyrant Sun, and answered the Unanswerable Question. Unable to restore Kandor to normal size, Superman relocated them to a planet suitable for colonization. The travel time left him absent from Earth for two months. He used a recent riot at Stryker's Island to cover for Clark Kent's absence but he soon learned Bar-El and Lilo, two Kryptonian astronauts, had arrived and took his place. Despite their hubris, Superman still showed them kindness after they fell ill to fatal Kryptonite poisoning and placed them into the Phantom Zone until a cure could be found.
Clark Kent submitted his final headline, "Superman Dead" just as Lex Luthor arrived, armed with synthetic super powers. Superman rose to battle and blasted Luthor with the Gravity Gun to burn off the powers. He then destroyed Luthor's spare vial of Super Serum. As his cells converted to pure energy, Superman bid farewell to Lois Lane and flew into the Sun to repair it. Earth was saved yet again. But the greatest contribution of Superman was giving man an ideal to aspire to and embodying their highest aspirations. Lex Luthor, Dr. Quintum, and Lois Lane helped continue the bloodline of Superman, well into the 84th century, where Kal Kent is the current Superman.