Post by Superman on Apr 4, 2015 19:58:01 GMT
BIRTHDAY: February 29th, 1978 but celebrates it on June 18th (the day his ship crashed in Smallville)
CURRENT: Metropolis, Delaware
• Mother: Martha Kent, 72 . Alive
• Father: Jonathan Kent, 70. Deceased
• Mother(Biological): Lara El, 39 . Deceased
• Father(Biological): Jor El, 43. Deceased
• Cousin: Kara Zor-El, 18. Alive
• Clone: Connor Kent, 7(but appears 16). Alive
• Clone: Match, 9. Alive?
ALLIANCE: Justice League
RANK: A founding member
POWER: Thanks to his Kryptonian DNA, Clark has an impressive list of powers that he gains access to while under a yellow sun.
Super Strength - Clark is able to lift... virtually anything, to be honest. He has yet to encounter something that can truly withstand his strength. If necessary, he could move entire planets. As a result, he has to be very careful unleashing his strength, and 'lives in a world of cardboard', to put it simply.
Super Speed - Clark is intensely fast, both in the air and on land. It's rumored that he could potentially reverse the Earth's rotation with his speed, and he... doesn't plan on trying that any time soon. As of yet, he hasn't managed a contest with the Flash to see who is faster, but no matter who wins, it will be an extremely close call.
Flight - Fairly basic power. Clark can fly. At supersonic speeds even.
Invulnerability - It takes a lot to hurt Clark. And I mean a lot. Bullets bounce off of his chest, he could take a bomb to the face and be fine, etc. Magic is one fo the few things that can harm Clark, that is, without someone having a piece of kryptonite handy.
Super Visions - Clark has a variety of super visions. One, his sight is just incredible, period. He can see better than pretty much any other creature on Earth - no need for the glasses that he always wears! Two, he has heat vision, where he pretty much shoots lasers out of his eyes. Three, he has X-Ray vision, but he cannot see through lead. (Just to not give it its own category, he also has super hearing, too, and can hear pretty much everything, anywhere. It gives him a biiit of a headache sometimes, but he's learned to filter it out.)
Super Breath - Clark has two key types of super breath. One is the plain, normal, well, super breath, in which he can breathe really hard, giant gusts of air and whatnot, and knock people away just by doing it. The other is more common, his freeze breath, where he can freeze things 100% solid. Fairly simple.
Super Stamina - Fitting right into the rest of his powers, Clark can keep going... and going... and going... and going. He doesn't need as much sleep as the average person (to be honest, he doesn't technically need it, but he does enjoy getting a rest), he doesn't need a ton of nutrients from food (hence his constant array of junk food), and he doesn't really wear himself out a lot. Of all of his powers, he can stretch himself to the limit more here - though if Clark is forced to expend himself for a long enough time he'll burn through the solar radiation his body has absorbed.
Super Mind - Finally, Clark has a super mind. Now, that doesn't mean he's a genius - he doesn't plan on taking Brainiac 5's job any time soon - but he processes things faster and can come to conclusions faster than a normal person. Thankfully, that doesn't help a ton in writing, which is one of the many reasons he likes it. He can also read and absorb things far quicker than the normal person, too! It's pretty handy.
BLOOD TYPE: Kryptonian
SCARS AND MARKINGS: Thanks to the way Kryptonian dna uses the radiation of our yellow sun, Clark doesn't develop scars or permanent markings upon injury and healing.
COLOR(S): Red, blue, and yellow
UNIFORM: When performing heroic acts as "Superman" Clark wears what is perhaps the most recognizable outfit on the planet. It consists of a blue, form-fitting bodysuit/uniform bearing the famous red and yellow "S" symbol upon the chest. For the sake of decency, he also wears a pair of red trunks with a yellow belt around the waistline. On his feet Clark wears red boots that stop a couple inches below the knee. Finally the uniform is finished off with a red cape that tucks under the collar of the bodysuit
DESCRIPTION: Clark Kent is a tall, and somewhat attractive-looking Caucasian male with bright blue eyes and short black hair. Krypton's last son stands at a height of six feet and two inches, weighing in at around two hundred and thirty pounds. When appearing as "Superman" its apparent that he's all muscle as Clark stands tall and proud. However when not saving the world, Clark shows a different appearance to his friends and coworkers at The Daily Planet. Indeed Clark looks like a throwback to a bygone era, standing slouched over and wearing a loose-fitting suit. He finishes the disguise with a pair of black, horn-rimmed glasses and a fedora.
PLAY-BY: Brandon Routh
Fear: Being unable, for all his abilities, to save those he cares for and loves most.
Desire: To inspire hope in mankind so that they can be the great people that Jor-El and Clark both know we can be.
HABITS: Clark, when at work as a mild-mannered reporter, maintains a bit of a slouched poster. This is to help throw anyone off the trail of him being Superman. Also Clark has a habit of pushing his glasses back up as they're prone to slipping down a bit.
PET PEEVE: One of the things Clark hates most is a blatant disregard for life. To Clark, life is the most precious thing in all of creation. Something else that really bothers the man of steel is the betrayal of his trust.
• Kryptonian DNA is the biggest strength in Clark's arsenal. It is his unique alien DNA that allows his body to soak in the solar radiation of our sun and, thus, have the powers he displays as Superman.
• Combat Training - Clark has been trained in boxing by Ted "Wildcat" Grant, wrestling and gladiator combat by Wonder Woman, and some training in martials arts by Batman
• Believes in people - Clark was raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent believing that there was good in every person. So he genuinely believes in people when no one else does.
• Kryptonite is, of course, the main weakness of Superman. To this point only the green type has been discovered. Immediately upon exposure to it, Clark becomes physically weakened and his powers lessened. Prolonged exposure would, most likely, result in death.
• Magic is about the only thing of Earth capable of hurting Clark without the presence of a certain green rock.
• A lack of yellow sunlight. Clarks powers come from his body absorbing the solar radiation of our yellow sun. That mainly happens when he is at rest, allowing his cells the chance to soak in the sunlight. However were Clark to overly exert himself for a very prolonged length of time, he'd burn through the stored solar radiation until he was merely a mortal. Likewise if he finds himself under the light of a different colored sun, Clark loses all his powers.
TRAITS: As Superman, Clark is seen as a kind and brave-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality, and righteousness by the world. The man of steel sticks to a strong moral code instilled in him by his adoptive parents with their small town American values. He also believes in acting within the laws of man as passed in each nation on Earth. While this serves as an example and inspires some heroes, others have developed a bit of resentment about it. His strictness in following this code of obeying laws led to some nicknaming him as "The Big Blue Boy Scout". But above all else he is protective over his adoptive home of Earth and all those he loves and cares about.
When not saving the world, he's reporting all the latest news for Metropolis' own The Daily Planet as Clark Kent. To throw off suspicions of his true identity, Clark presents a totally different demeanor to his coworkers at The Daily Planet and the public at large. Whereas Superman is strong, confident, and sure of himself, the "Clark" his coworkers know is anything but. He is still a kind and good man, but they see a Clark that is a little more meek in his demeanor. Clumsy and naïve would be ways they might describe him.
Clark is also a very lonely person. One might expect that when you consider his early life. At a young age Clark's powers began to activate. Out of fear of what the government would do with him if his powers were discovered, and the fact the powers could injure or even do even worse to the other kids he grew up with? Clark had to take precautions that made him an outsider even further than being a kid with super powers. Then he found out he was actually an alien, and at that time, the last surviving member of his kind. And even though he and Superboy eventually grew to be like brothers, Clark still found himself the only true Kryptonian. Its only really been since Kara's arrival to Earth that Clark's loneliness has lessened.
HISTORY: In 1978 it was discovered by famed scientist Jor-El that Krypton, the home of all Kryptonians, was on the verge of self-destruction. Jor-El presented his findings to the High Council, but his claims were dismissed. Knowing that he was right, Jor-El and his wife Lara refused to let their infant son's life be so quick and meaningless. He hatched a plan to build a ship to send baby Kal-El to another world. Once the ship was built Jor-El searched for a new home for his son. His gaze fell upon Earth and he studied humanity. In the people of Earth Jor-El saw potential for greatness. And so it was that as Krypton's final moments ticked away, Kal-El was rocketed away from the doomed world.
Luck, or perhaps fate, seemed to be on the side of the baby Kryptonian as he crashed to Earth in a Kansas cornfield. Jonathan and Martha Kent, a happy couple who found themselves unable to have children, found the baby boy and his ship. They took in Kal-El and gave him the name Clark. As the boy grew up he began to develop strange, other-worldly powers. The Kents feared what the US government would do to their son if his powers were discovered. They forbade Clark to use them in public and he listened. However as the years passed by Clark became lonelier and began to question where he came from. Finally his adoptive father revealed the truth to Clark, showing him the ship that Clark had arrived to Earth in. And when he opened it and touched the inside area, a message played from Jor-El. The message told Clark of his heritage as well as informed him of a location hidden in the northern artic: The Fortress of Solitude.
During his teenage years Clark found himself traveling to the Fortress quite often. There were crystals there that served as storage banks for all Kryptonian knowledge. Guided by the voice of his birth-farther, Clark learned of his former homeworld. He learned of Krypton's many triumphs and its failures. He learned how Jor-El saw the potential for Earth to become an enlightened race of people itself. With that knowledge Clark began to use his powers, in secret, around his home town of Smallville. His parents were both proud and angered at the same time. Eventuall though the anger gave way to simply pride in the values they'd instilled in their boy.
It wasn't long after he graduated from Smallville High that Clark got his first taste of tragedy. He was returning home from working at the local diner with friends Pete Ross and Lana Lang. As Clark strode up the driveway he witnessed Jonathan stumble from the barn clutching his chest. He rushed to his father's side, just in time to hold him as he took his last breath. The loss of the man who raised him shook Clark very badly. During his high school years Clark had taken up journalism with the school's paper. The kid was pretty good at it and the hobby developed into a possible career choice. Now with Martha left widowed, Clark resolved to stay in Smallville and run the Kent farm.
By 1998 Martha Kent could no longer stand to watch as her son spent his life toiling away on the family farm. Martha sat Clark down one night and convinced him that it was time he left the farm. She implored her son to go out into the world and live his life for himself. Martha said it was time for him to become the symbol of hope that she felt Jor-El and Jonathan believed him capable of being. So with a bit of a heavy heart Clark left for Metropolis at the age of 21.
Clark Kent joined the world famous Daily Planet newspaper on the ground-level as a paid intern. During this time he met photographer Jimmy Olsen and ace reporter Lois Lane. Almost immediately Clark fell in love with Lois, though she barely noticed him at first. It wasn't long though until Clark introduced himself to the world atlarge in a costume fashioned from materials inside his ship. The world was talking about this man in red and blue blur of a man. One fateful evening Clark, in his costume, saved his crush Lois from dying in a helicopter crash. She asked for an exclusive interview and he granted it to her. During this interview Lois dubbed him Superman.
The next five years saw Superman build his reputation as the world's greatest superhero. However in February of 2003 the invasion of the alien Appellaxians proved to be too much even for the Man of Steel to handle alone. He sent out a call for assistance from the rest of the world's known heroes. The call was answered by Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Hal Jordan(then the only Green Lantern of Earth), Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. Together the seven heroes bonded together and defeated the invaders. The group of heroes decided to informally form a team to take on issues that were too much for any single hero to face. Originally they didn't go public with it. But eventually their secret base of operations was discovered, and attacked, by the Joker.
After being exposed by Joker's attack, Superman and the other heroes went public as the Justice League. They built the Hall of Justice as a front for tourists and the media, but really worked out of the orbiting "Watchtower" satellite. As time went on the league grew to include more members of the superhero community. Eventually "The Team" was founded in 2010 featuring the partners of some league members. During the mission that brung the team together, Superman discovered that Cadmus Labs had secretly cloned him. This shook him almost as badly as losing his father had years ago. He felt violated by the clone's creation and, at first, tried to avoid Superboy when possible. Though they did grow to become like brothers.
Once Superman returned from the trial on Rimbor, he soon learned of the loss of Kid Flash Wally West. Like most of the members of the league and the team, Superman was very saddened by this loss of such a young life. However he felt great joy when his cousin Kara's ship eventually reached Earth. It was such a relief for Clark to have another Kryptonian, let alone blood relative, around. He took her under his wing before eventually taking her to be further trained by Wonder Woman and the rest of the Amazons. After her training was completed, Clark continued to fight for truth, justice, and the American way in Metropolis and around the world with Kara as his partner. Finally, this year, he introduced her to The Team after she had struck out on her own as a hero.
Now Superman continues to protect his adopted homeworld while keeping a watchful and protective eye on his younger cousin as well as "brother" in Connor.
EXPERIENCE: Since about 2001
CONTACT: PM or Skype.
HOW'D YOU FIND US? Already here as GL
CHARACTERS: Green Lantern(John Stewart)
ANYTHING ELSE? I used the app of the Superman we had last year as a base for some of the information. I really liked some of the stuff he'd put in an how he'd worded things.
Code: Wonder Bat