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    Clark Kent (Earth-1: Post-Crisis)

    For other uses of Superman, see Superman (Disambiguation).
    For other uses of Man of Steel, see Steel (Disambiguation).




    My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they'd reject me... out of fear. I let my father die because I trusted him. Because he was convinced that I had to wait. That the world was not ready. What do you think?
    — Clark Kent to Lois Lane[src]

    Clark Joseph Kent, born as Kal-El, is Krypton's first natural birth in centuries and a Kryptonian refugee sent to Earth mere days before Krypton's destruction. Kal-El is also the son of Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van.

    Landing in Smallville, Jonathan and Martha Kent adopted young Kal-El and gave him the name of Clark Kent, raising him as their own son. As Kent grew up, he began to develop exceptional abilities and was told not to reveal it to anyone while his adoptive parents attempted to teach him how to control them. Unfortunately, him listening to Jonathan's orders about hiding himself led to the latter's death in a tornado, which guilted Kent for years.

    Kent soon began to travel and help people in need. His actions were discovered by Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane, whom Kent began a romantic relationship with while battling General Zod. After the Black Zero Event, Kent revealed himself to the world as the Superman, serving as one of Earth's greatest heroes.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]

    Symbol of Hope[edit | hide]

    Not Ready[edit | hide]

    Mystery Man[edit | hide]

    Zod's Arrival[edit | hide]

    Ultimatum[edit | hide]

    Escape from the Black Zero[edit | hide]

    Battle of Smallville[edit | hide]

    Black Zero Event[edit | hide]

    Son of Krypton vs. Bat of Gotham[edit | hide]

    Controversial Actions[edit | hide]

    Bombing of the Capitol[edit | hide]

    Duel[edit | hide]

    Doomsday[edit | hide]

    Nobel Sacrifice[edit | hide]

    Justice[edit | hide]

    Resurrection[edit | hide]

    Final Battle[edit | hide]

    A Whole New World[edit | hide]

    Back to Work[edit | hide]

    Invited by Shazam[edit | hide]

    A Speeding Kryptonite Bullet[edit | hide]

    Butterfly Invasion[edit | hide]

    The Justice League arrives

    In January 2022, Kent, alongside the Justice League, was contacted by Amanda Waller to assist the 11th Street Kids in thwarting the Butterfly Invasion. However, the team arrived after the battle concluded, with Peacemaker carrying the unconscious body of Emilia Harcourt away.[6]

    Champion of Kahndaq[edit | hide]

    After Black Adam's battle with Sabbac, Amanda Waller warned him that once he step foot outside Kahndaq, he would be considered an enemy. Adam ignored the warning, and threatened her to send all the forces to stop him. Kent then arrived at his palace, demanding to talk to Black Adam.[7]

    Knightmare[edit | hide]

    Downfall[edit | hide]

    The Regime[edit | hide]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Powers[edit | hide]

    You've grown stronger here than I ever could have imagined. The only way to know how strong, is to keep testing your limits.
    Superman's first flight
    • Kryptonian Physiology: Kent's Kryptonian physiology grants him a variety of superpowers when exposed to the Sun of the Solar System.[1]
      • Solar Energy Absorption: As the Sun of the Solar System is much younger than that of Krypton's star system, Kent's cells drunk in the radiation and strengthened his muscles, skin and senses.[1]
        • Accelerated Healing Factor: Kent has the ability to heal from injuries in mere seconds or minutes, it was also shown that his injuries from Kryptonite and body stress can be immediately healed when directly exposed to sunlight.[2]
        • Atmospheric Adaption: Kent does not require any need of oxygen to breathe in space or underwater.[1][2]
        • Flight: Kent has the ability to fly at an exceptional speed through manipulating his own gravitational field, which could easily overcome the relatively weaker gravity of Earth. After further practice, Kent can now fly exceeding the speed of sound and able to extend his gravitational field to individuals he carries, protecting them from the negative impacts of travelling at a superhuman speed.[1][2][3]
          • Levitation: By manipulating his own gravitational field, Kent has the ability to levitate in the air.[1]
        • Heat Vision: Kent is able to generate and release a powerful blast of heat from his eyes. The heat vision appears a red laser-like energy blast and has the same nature as plasma rifles. Like flying, Kent has mastered total control over heat vision and could manipulate the temperature and the intensity of the energy, from cauterizing Lois Lane's wounds to damaging Steppenwolf's armor.[1][3]
        • Invulnerability: Kent appears to be invulnerable to most conventional weapons of Earth and Krypton.[1]
          • Cold Resistance: Kent has the ability to endure the extremely low temperature of the Arctic, allowing him to survive in the cold for months.[1]
          • Heat Resistance: Kent has the ability to endure extremely high temperatures, including being direct exposed to the Sun, and being in close range to an explosion.[2]
        • Superhuman Breath: Kent is able to freeze objects using his breath, as shown when he froze Steppenwolf's Electro Axe and easily shattering it.[3]
        • Superhuman Hearing: Kent is able to perceive sounds from miles away, requiring him to focus one sound at a time to truly comprehend the sound. The power initially affected his normal hearing and suffered from it in primary school. However, listening to Martha's instructions to focus at one at a time, Kent soon managed to control the ability as he wishes.[1]
        • Superhuman Leaping: One of the benefits of Earth's weaker gravity, Kent can easily leap over buildings and mountains with ease.[1]
        • Superhuman Smell: Kent has the ability to notice weak scents from a great distance, as shown when he noticed the saline odor behind thick walls.
        • Superhuman Speed: Kent is able to fly and run at an exceptional speed, exceeding the speed of sound and appearing as a blur to the naked eye.[1]
          • Superhuman Reflexes: Kent is able to perceive and respond to attacks much faster than the average person.[1]
        • Superhuman Stamina: Despite battling for multiple hours, Kent appeared merely stressed from encountering the World Engine and quickly returned to his peak performance once exposed to the Sun.[1]
        • Superhuman Strength: Kent possesses a tremendous strength and has the power to lift heavy vehicles with ease.[1]
        • Superhuman Vision: Kent has enhanced eyesight and is able to see objects normal humans would not notice.[1]
          • X-Ray Vision: Kent is able to see through almost any material except for lead.[1]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Genius-level Intellect: Kent is proven to be intelligent and possesses knowledge over a variety of subjects. He was seen winning a science fair when he was nine years old and appeared to be reading complex literature when he was thirteen years old. He was also able to adapt to the job of a reporter in merely a year and receive awards for journalism.[1][2]
      • Journalism: Kent received the Elliot Prize for Investigate Journalism after working at the Daily Planet for merely a year and surpasses reporters with more experience.[2]
      • Leadership: Bruce Wayne considered Kent to be a better leader for the Justice League and admitted that albeit his experience, he would not lead the team as well as Kent will. Kent soon took over the position of leader of the Justice League after the battle.[3]
    • Bilingualism: Kent is fluent in English and Spanish.
    • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Kent did not go through formal and extensive combat training. However, he was proven to be a well combatant utilizing his superior strength and physiology against his opponents.[1][2]

    Weaknesses[edit | hide]

    • Kryptonite: Like all Kryptonians, Kent is susceptible to most forms of Kryptonite with it being one of the few things that can kill him.[2]
    • Green Kryptonite: Green Kryptonite is a form of Kryptonite that will make Kent, and all other Kryptonians, sick and eventually kill him when exposed to it for a long enough amount of time.[2]
    • Lead: Kent is unable to see through lead.[1]
    • Solar Energy Depletion: Kent does not possess his powers when his body is depleted of yellow sun energy.[2]

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Current Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Superman Suits: Kent initially wore a red and blue Kryptonian skinsuit as Superman.[1] However, he replaced the skinsuit with a black one shortly after his resurrection and continued to don the outfit afterward.[3]
    • Growth Codex: Kent's cells are bonded to the Growth Codex of Krypton and contains the genetic makeup of countless Kryptonians.[1]
    • Glasses: To conceal his identity as Superman, Kent wears a pair of black glasses when he operates as a civilian.[1]

    Former Equipment[edit | hide]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Man of Steel: The Early Years: Junior Novel Appears
    Man of Steel: Friends and Foes Appears
    Man of Steel: Superman Saves Smallville Appears
    Man of Steel: Superman's Superpowers Appears
    Man of Steel: The Fate of Krypton Appears
    Man of Steel Prequel Appears
    Man of Steel (Film) Appears
    Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization Appears
    Man of Steel (Video Game) Appears
    Man of Steel: Hero's Flight Appears
    Lois Lane (Warner Bros. Pictures Presents: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) Appears
    Senator Finch Appears
    Superman (Comic) Appears
    Lex Luthor (Warner Bros. Pictures Presents: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) Mentioned
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Cross Fire Appears
    Guide to the Caped Crusader/Guide to the Man of Steel Appears
    Time Out Shortlist: Gotham/Metropolis Mentioned
    Playground Heroes Appears
    Field Trip Appears
    Picture Proof Mentioned
    Lights Out (General Mills Presents: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) Appears
    Upstairs/Downstairs Appears
    Batman v Superman: Who Will Win Appears
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Tech Manual Appears
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Appears
    Suicide Squad (Film) Mentioned
    Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization Mentioned
    Batman v Superman Annual 2017 Appears
    Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization Mentioned
    Justice League Appears (Non-Canon)
    Justice League VR: The Complete Experience Appears
    Aquaman (Film) Mentioned
    Shazam!: The Junior Novel Mentioned
    Shazam!: Freddy's Guide to Super Hero-ing Drawing
    Shazam! Appears
    Superhero Hooky Mentioned
    Zack Snyder's Justice League Appears
    The Suicide Squad Mentioned
    The Choad Less Traveled Indirectly Mentioned
    Monkey Dory Mentioned
    It's Cow or Never Appears
    Freaks and Heroes Drawing
    First Mission Mask
    Black Adam Appears
    Shazam! Thundercrack Drawing
    The Big Game Mentioned
    Dogtown and Blue Boy Mentioned
    The Flash (2023 Film) Vision
    The Flash: The Official Visual Companion Mentioned

    Gallery[edit | hide]

    Promotional Images[edit | hide]

    References[edit | hide]


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