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Clark was hired as a freelance "stringer"... Clark gets his job at the Daily Planet at the very end of Man of Steel, after Lois already knows he is Superman: LOIS: What are you going to do when you're not saving the world? Have you given any thought to that? CLARK: I have, actually. I gotta find a job...where I can keep my ear to the ground. Where ...


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Cool question - I can maybe help fill in some details. Having witnessed the filming of this scene, (super fun!), I'd say you've nailed it with: "...Clark knows that the singer, played by Allison Crowe, has a particularly deafeningly loud part of her act, and coordinates his actions with this aural camouflage." I serve as manager to Allison, the Canadian ...


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The codex contains the DNA of the unborn kryptonians, but he stills needs an artificial womb to grow them. The ship contains one of these devices. You can see one in Krypton, in the chamber where Jor-El steals the codex. The ship that Superman destroyed was originally meant for colonisation purposes, as such, it contains one of these "genesis chambers" that ...


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Not plot holes but drawing incorrect conclusions Your assumptions regarding both the Kryptonian ship and the Kryptonian battlesuits are not quite correct. This would have been alleviated if the writers had been just a bit more effective in delivering key information. It is also possible this information was edited out in post-production in order to save ...


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Yes, that is exactly what we are being asked to accept. The technology used to create both the under-armor of Kal-El's suit and the technology used to activate the ship were both compatible with the technology created by the Kryptonians 20,000 years ago. Considering the Kryptonians had been a space-faring civilization for 80,000 of its 100,000 years, it is ...


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Man of Steel makes no direct mention of Lex Luthor, but a panoramic shot does show the existence of the LexCorp tower meaning Lex is probably alive and well. Considering his overexposure during the Christopher Reeve's and Brandon Routh Superman movies, it is just as well he did not show up.


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The only reference that she has made is a vague statement she makes in Dawn of Justice: A hundred years ago I walked away from mankind. From a century of horrors. Man made a world where standing together is impossible. Given the timing, this would mean that Diana "walked away" from mankind almost immediately after the end of World War I. We can only ...


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Using this map tool, I ran along the entire shoreline of the Indian Ocean. If you went straight through the earth, most of the time you would end up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The only place I found that actually has land on the other side is on the Western shore of Indonesia, which puts you in Venezuela or Colombia if you went straight through the ...


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The Power of Imagery Warning: This answer is about the artistic reason(s) for the levitating glove, not scientific reasons. If you're into such things, Man of Steel is rich with imagery and symbolism. Sometimes it's conspicuous, such as when Clark is at a church and the camera pauses ever so briefly with an anguished Clark in front of a crucified Christ. ...


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The Man Of Steel Answer Insight Commentary (MOSAIC) Podcast Episode 6 covers this topic fairly thoroughly. However, let me give you the answer then you can listen to see the work / proofs / logic. MOS Kryptonian super powers are powered entirely by Earth's Yellow Sun (this includes sensory abilities). That is the only mandate on having their powers. Thus ...


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If you remember Jor-El's dissertation: The Kryptonians expanded into the universe and had established outposts on or near other planets in a plan to conquer those worlds. Earth was one of those worlds 20,000 years ago. They had gone so far as to establish a base on the dark side of the Moon. Inexplicably something undermined the project and the ...


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Superman uses his heat vision to cauterize her bleeding injury. Since he has the ability to use his "x-ray" vision or enhanced visual senses to see the full extent of her injuries, it was relatively easy for him to stop the wound from bleeding. The medical practice or technique of cauterization is the burning of part of a body to remove or close off a part ...


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The Kryptonians have had space travel and advanced technologies for 100,000 years. Consider in all of that time in space they surely have come across other species and utilized translation technology allowing them to broadcast in multiple languages simultaneously. Their ability to send data to multiple locations should have been little more than a party ...


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Zod still thought that the "codex" was out there somewhere, and so it stands to reason that he brought Lois in case extreme measures were needed to force Kal-El to reveal its location. Later Zod learns


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The structure of the story really didn't leave Kal-El much choice. He needed to fight and defeat Zod. Zod did not need (except perhaps emotionally) to defeat Kal El, which meant the ground was his to choose. If Kal-El had flown away to try to draw Zod off, all Zod would have had to do was start burning people and property to the ground with his newly-...


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Zod is a soldier with big muscles. Jor-El is a scientist with smaller muscles. You'll find, even on Earth, a range of strength levels in individual people.


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Superman, the character with 75 years of written canon about him and his behavior, would have been absolutely concerned about the collateral damage caused in the movie. In addition, the character of Superman was concerned with the protection of all life where possible, so the death of Zod is problematic, especially for Superman fans. Honestly, I think there ...


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It would appear that Clark, as he grows, is coming into his powers. Presumably this is perfectly normal and happens in a way that's analagous to puberty. On that particular day, he suddenly became able to use both his super-vision (x-ray, infra-red/ultra-violet) and his super-hearing. There's no mention in the novel of a particular trigger, only that it was ...


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But...


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There is a theory that superman flies by manipulating gravity around him Lex Luthor once theorized that Superman had to stem from a gigantic planet with enormous gravity, where his species had developed natural anti-gravity organs to be able to function; on Earth, this would allow him to control his own gravimetric field in order to fly. as given here ...


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This is Nam-Ek Nam-Ek was born on the distant planet Krypton as a genetically engineered soldier without a speaking ability, later joining the ranks of Krypton's Military under the leadership of General Zod whom Nam-Ek answered only to. Nam-Ek was a test subject of a test to mix the DNA of Kryptonians and animals know as Randor. The test caused Nam-Ek to ...


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Because the General would already know. Superman has spoken with the General on several occasions. Given that he's spent the majority of his life in a small town in Kansas, his accent would be (for someone with unlimited access to government linguists) relatively easy to place. Note that Cavill underwent extensive training to sound like an American. ...


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Given the effort required by Jor-El to acquire, transfer and protect the genetic information of the Codex, as well as transferring some aspects of his scientific ability to a data-key, it should be assumed he had some plan for the information of the Codex, even if he never mentioned it during the movie. Jor-El is a thoughtful individual and his world's ...


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Short Answer SPECULATION: Since Man of Steel's Kryptonians are genetically engineered for their occupations in life, warrior, scientist, scholar, statesman and presumably others, each lifestyle is assumed to have an ideal state upon birth of what each person is supposed to embody. This technology is supposedly well developed and highly respected for its ...


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If Man of Steel ran according to the standard canon, the High Council did NOT believe Jor-El's prediction of the doom of Krypton and assumed the tectonic disturbances would eventually quiet. This is a core tenet of the myth of Krypton. Jor-El warns, the High Council ignores, refutes and in some canon attempts to imprison Jor-El for heresy. They sentenced ...


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Zod's attention was diverted between Jor-El and the pod, at which point Jor-El managed to whack him in the head with the butt of his rifle. From that point onward, Zod seems to be very much on the defensive. We could certainly talk about Jor-El's superb genetic inheritance or the fact that he trained as a pilot but the reality is that he just got in a lucky ...


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Notice though that it creates what ammounts to underwear for Kryptonians. Most of the "modern" Kryptonians wear similar clothing under what appears to be techno-organic armor. As you can see in these shots Jor El is wearing something very similar under an outer cloak with a chest piece. Here we see Zod wearing combat armor with his suit slightly visible ...


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Given we are writing for a science-impaired audience, it is safe to assume 300 cycles would be 300 revolutions of Krypton around its central star, Rao. What that period would relate to is unknown since we were never given a way to approximate how long a Kryptonian year/cycle was in relationship to Earth. Given that Kal-El grew up at a rate that approximated ...


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That is a very difficult question to answer, but I will try. First off Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (published April 18, 1938). Back then he couldn't fly and had no heat vision but he had superhuman strength, could run at amazing speeds, leap high into the sky and had an incredibly dense body structure. Often he was portrayed as having a ...


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