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Man of Steel(2013) rebooted the Superman franchise and was the starting point for the DC Extended Universe of movies. Use with the [dc] and [dc-extended-universe] tags, as well as the [superman] tag as needed

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How did Zod know Kal-El was on Earth?

In Man of Steel Kal-El triggers the homing beacon on the scout ship, this signal is picked up by Zod who then travels to Earth. Zod explains this is how he is here but not how he knew Kal-El was also ...
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In Man Of Steel, why did the scout ship have genesis chamber but no codex?

What would be the purpose of sending a ship far far away for purposes of colonization and even put genesis chamber inside it but then do not include a codex so it would be useless? Is it a plot hole ...
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What is a Class-B crime and its punishment in Superman?

In Man of Steel, Jor-El goes to the Genesis chamber and steals the codex. Before he goes in, Kelex states, Jor-EL: Can you see the codex? Kelex: Its just beneath the central hub sir. But I am ...
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In the 2013 movie Man of Steel why doesn't Jor-El simply cripple or destroy General Zod's ship?

In Man of Steel, when Lois inserts the command key, it enables Jor-El's avatar and consciousness to appear and he demonstrates he is able to change the physical layout of the ship. He is seemingly ...
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Was Zod's house symbol in Man of Steel inspired by the one from “Red Son”?

While watching clips from "Man of Steel", I noticed that Zod's house symbol (the logo on his chest) looks very much like the symbol used in "Red Son". For those who haven't read it, Red Son is an ...
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Where was Diana during the events of Man of Steel?

Out-of-universe, when they made Man of Steel, DC weren't planning to pursue an expanded universe in the same way Marvel had, so Man of Steel was made as its own standalone film. When it turned out to ...
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Does having the codex inside him make superman strong in Man of Steel?

At the start of Man of Steel we see Jor-El imbuing Kal-El with the Kryptonian Codex. The Codex is an ancient Kryptonian artefact that defines the genetic makeup of the artificially incubated babies ...
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Wouldn't this sound kill or seriously maim everyone close to Superman?

In Man of Steel, when Clark and General Zod fight! Clark lets out an almighty scream with what seems to be all of his strength. We know that Superman has a lot of powers that are far more powerful ...
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When Superman bleeds, does that mean he is killing the Kryptonian race?

Well, I don't mean literally killing the Kryptonian race. We are told that, Jor-El, managed to steal the Codex and bond its genetic information with the individual cells of his newborn son Kal-...
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What are the life support systems in the reconditioning tubes?

Is that any explanation as to how the prisoners survived in the reconditioning tubes. The substance looks to be in a very viscus liquid state when it goes around the body and hardening only on the ...
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How did Jor-El beat general Zod in hand to hand combat?

How did a Kryptonian that was bred to be an intellect, Jor-El was born on Krypton as a genetically engineered baby to become more intelligent and innovative, making him a more efficient scientist ...
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Why not warn the Law Council earlier?

Why didn't Jor-El warn the council earlier that Krypton was doomed?
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How did anyone not notice what Lara Lor-Van was carrying

How did anyone not notice that Lara Lor-Van was carrying a baby for a full term? Considering that Kryptonians prohibited cross breeding, Thousands of years ago, the Kryptonian law council ...
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Why did the Kryptonian colonies fail?

I recently re-watched Man of Steel after seeing the new Batman v Superman movie. It occurred to me that I couldn't explain the reasoning behind the failure of the Kryptonian colonies in Man of Steel. ...
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Why does Clark freak out at school when he uses his Super-vision?

In Man Of Steel, Clark is shown to have abilities right from his childhood. He has super-strength and other abilities right from the start. But why only on one certain day at school does he find his ...
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How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel?

How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel? While there might be a lot in those "lost years" that we are not shown on screen, it seems that he has spent a lot of time ...
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How strong would Clark have to be to lift the school bus out of the water? [closed]

How much additional weight would the water have added to the bus and how much strength would be needed to lift the bus out of the water in the way that he did?
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Can post-Crisis Superman destroy the world with his heat vision?

A number of questions were raised in a discussion about Post Crisis Superman... We were wondering if he could destroy the Earth with his Heat Vision and it came to my attention that in one issue He ...
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Why would Superman tell the General where he grew up?

At the end of Man of Steel, Superman destroys a surveillance drone belonging to the army. During the conversation with the general he says: "I grew up in Kansas General. I'm about as American as ...
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Why not make “supermen” on Krypton?

As a scientist and a father, Jor El wouldn't send his son to a planet with an environment that could potentially kill him, so he had to test what the yellow Sun's rays would do to the Kryptonian body. ...
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Why do Kryptonians become disoriented when they use heat vision?

Whenever Clark used heat vision, he became dazed after he close his eyes and had to shake it off. This is shown when he melts through the steel beam Zod hits him with and when he melts through the Ice....
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In the Man Of Steel movie where could have the kryptonians gone after being sucked by the black hole?

In the Man Of Steel movie, the way Superman gets rid of the kryptonians aside from General Zod was by having them sucked into a black hole . Now we know after the destruction of Krypton , the phantom ...
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Do all members of one family wear the same family crest on their chest?

If General Zod had a son, would the symbol on his chest be the same as seen in the film or would he have his own?
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How can Superman be so weakened by Kryptonian air?

In the recent movie Man of Steel, we can see Kal-El being weakened down by Kryptonian atmosphere.. there isn't any question about a red sun or Kryptonite.. he got weakened by the air breathing on his ...
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Who is the huge soldier among Zod's retinue in Man of Steel?

In Man of Steel, when Zod attacks the Council, we get a glimpse on some of his soldiers. One of them, seems to be a physically huge guy (I don't think it is a matter of perspective in the screen) Can ...
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Why is General Zod more powerful than Jor-El in “Man of Steel”?

In the movie Man of Steel, General Zod is shown as being more powerful than Jor-El, father of Superman. Why is General Zod more powerful than Jor-El in Man of Steel?
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In story, how did Clark destroy the truck in Man of Steel without being caught?

On January 12, 2012, we received one of our first glimpses of an intriguing visual from the set of Man of Steel. It was one of the first released materials and likely earlier in production. In the ...
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In “Man of Steel”, where did the codex come from?

In the movie, the codex appears to be an old skull, and it doesn't look like it's from a homo-sapient like creature. So, where did it come from? Why a skull? Is there any canon information about it?
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Did Kryptonians in Man of Steel know they were doomed when they imprisoned Zod?

In Man of Steel: After: So, when they do this, did they know that it was "pointless" because the planet would be destroyed and still did it (in accordance to their laws and traditions, to uphold ...
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Who’s the child with the soldiers in Man of Steel?

In the scene where Clark surrenders to the Kryptonians, among the soldiers behind him is a child in military armour. Does anyone know who that is?
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Why are the lights still on in Metropolis in Man of Steel?

While Zod and Superman are duking it out across Metropolis, you see them destroying building after building. What surprises me is that the lights are on in all of the buildings. You'd think that ...
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Has Superman ever been this violent? [duplicate]

Having just watched "Man of Steel", I have to wonder about the darker side of the movie. I've never heard of an instance before where Is there any other reference of this in canon?
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Was General Swanwick & the army aware of Superman's powers?

In the scene where Clark and Lois are conversing in the interrogation room: Clark reveals that he can in fact see a squad of soldiers in the next room, preparing a tranquilizing agent to subdue him, ...
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Did the World Engine from ‘Man of Steel’ appear in Superman comic books?

Was the concept of a World Engine in "Man of Steel" derived from the Superman comics or invented just for the movie? This article http://dccinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/World_Engine does not ...
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How does 'Man of Steel' differ from how Superman is portrayed elsewhere?

For example, I can spot a few: Originally, Lois didn't know who Clark Kent is. In Man of Steel, Lois knows. In the original superman, Superman's main job is to stop petty crimes, like robbery, etc. ...
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How long was Zod initially supposed to stay in the phantom zone?

In Man of Steel, Zod is sent to the phantom zone for high treason. But for how long exactly? LOR-EM : General Zod, for the crimes of murder and high treason, the Council has sentenced you and your ...
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Floating glove scene in Man of Steel. What does it mean?

In the movie Man of Steel, General Zod and Superman fought in an unfinished building. In that scene, General Zod mentioned that "trained all his life to master his senses" and then removed his armor ...
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What is somatic reconditioning and what does it do to a Kryptonian?

In the movie Man of Steel, General Zod and his followers were sentenced to "300 cycles of somatic reconditioning" (not sure if I got that right). What exactly is somatic reconditioning and what does ...
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Why did Zod age?

At the beginning, we see a youthful looking Zod's coup result in failure. Then when he arrives on earth, he has visibly aged complete with greyed goatee. But his followers do not seemed to have aged. ...
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What is the Phantom Zone?

In the film, Man of Steel, we are told that Zod and his minions are being sent to the Phantom Zone for 300 cycles. Is the Zone just a black hole? Is the actual prison the pods that Zod's and his ...
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Can the genetic codex from Man of Steel still be used in the future? [duplicate]

Or did the end of the movie mean that all Kryptonians were completely extinct? I was a bit confused by the end because it seemed to suggest that all kryptonians were completely extinct. But Jor-El ...
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What did Superman do to Lois to fix her fatal wound?

In Man of Steel movie, Lois followed Superman to thousands years old alien ship where she was wounded by security bot. Then, Superman did something with his heat vision to save her. What was that?
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Why didn't govt. consider nuking Terraforming Machines with Nuclear Weapons?

In Man of Steel movie, fighter jet squads tried to blow Terraforming Machine above Metropolis (which eventually failed because of increased gravity in that area). Instead of this, why didn't govt. ...
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Are humans an ancient Kryptonian colony?

The Man of Steel movie reveals an 18,000 year old Kryptonian ship that was trapped in a glacier. One of the pods is open and the occupant is missing. Is this a plot device to explain why humans look ...
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Did Jor-El have intentions for Kal-El to recreate Krypton?

SPOILERS: Hence my question, what was the point of putting the Kryptonian codex into Kal-El DNA if Jor-El never intended for Kal-El to use them? Rather than say.. destroy the DNA codex in the first ...
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Why wasn't the codex enough for Zod, in Man Of Steel?

I was under the impression that all Zod needed was Aren't the contents of the ship superfluous?
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What did General Zod want from Lois Lane?

In Man of Steel, General Zod ordered to bring Lois Lane along with Superman on-board his ship. Why?
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How do Kryptonians know Earth languages?

In Man of Steel, when General Zod & company arrived to Earth, they broadcast a message in many Earth languages. We've also seen them speaking English. How do they know Earth languages?
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Where is Lex Luthor in Man of Steel?

I really missed Lex Luthor type amazing character in Man of Steel. I was expecting him to contact General Zod for personal benefits. With Lex Luthor being the iconic villain for Superman, was he ...
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Why aren’t the Kryptonians powerless in their biosuits in Man of Steel?

In Man of Steel (2013), it is shown that Superman is as weak as a human on the Kryptonian spaceship after adapting to the ship's preset Kryptonian environment, even though he wasn't shielded from the ...