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How does Clark Kent get his job at The Daily Planet in Man of Steel?

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: MARTHA KENT: What are you going ...
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Where was Diana during the events of Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Why does Clark freak out at school when he uses his Super-vision?

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 ...
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How did Jor-El beat general Zod in hand to hand combat?

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 ...
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Why did the Kryptonian colonies fail?

The film's official novelisation offers some insight into why the Kryptonian colonies failed. The major problem seems to be that no matter how fabulously wealthy they were, these colonies lacked self-...
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How did Zod know Kal-El was on Earth?

I think this is a case of Zod simply making a series of deductions and assumptions: He knows that Kal-El was sent away by his father and that the pod is equipped to travel through interstellar space. ...
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Wouldn't this sound kill or seriously maim everyone close to Superman?

Superman was dramatically weakened by his exertions. It seems likely that his super-scream didn't have its normal potency. From the novelisation His foe had gone the way of Krypton, but Superman ...
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Are humans an ancient Kryptonian colony?

Not according to the official prequel comic. Which you might be able to read here. In the prequel comic, the ship that landed in ice was actually Kara Zor-El's colonisation ship - it was meant to go ...
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Where is Lex Luthor in Man of Steel?

This was addressed by the film's director in an interview with ScreenCrush. In short, Luthor is in the world, we just didn't happen to see him. Zack: What I was going to say about Lex Luthor was, ...
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How did anyone not notice what Lara Lor-Van was carrying

After the failure of her husband to convince the Council of Justice to stop mining the planetary core, Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van apparently isolated themselves, conducting scientific research, building ...
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Does having the Codex inside him make Superman stronger in Man of Steel?

If having the codex has any effect on Kal-El at all, there's no indication of that in the movie. Kal-El is Superman because he grew up on Earth, under our yellow sun. Zod and the other Kryptonians ...
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Was Zod's house symbol in Man of Steel inspired by the one from "Red Son"?

Actually, Zod's symbol is most likely a callback to Kryptonese, the Kryptonian language used in the comics from 1986-2000. The language used a syllabary instead of an alphabet, and the syllables ...
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In Man Of Steel, why did the scout ship have genesis chamber but no codex?

Very much a guess: The decision to add a genesis chamber had to be made early in the design process, the decision to bring a codex could be left to the last moments before launch. So they added the ...
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When Superman bleeds, does that mean he is killing the Kryptonian race?

The implication seems to be that the information that was stored in the codex isn't just (digitally) encoded into his blood. Jax-Ur happens to be examining some blood cells, but I think we can be ...
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What are the life support systems in the reconditioning tubes?

It's mentioned briefly in the film's novelisation. Apparently it's a "Preservative/Petrifying gel". Preservative gel began to fill the cells, spurring the condemned rebels to panic. Tor-An ...
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How did Jor-El beat general Zod in hand to hand combat?

Given the superior and customizable nature of the Kryptonian genetic technology, there is no reason to assume all Kryptonians are not created from a baseline genome thus rendering them, in the ...
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Why not warn the Law Council earlier?

The film transcript would strongly imply that he had spoken to them about it before, at sufficient length for the Council to spend their time looking at each other and rolling their eyes during his ...
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In the 2013 movie Man of Steel why doesn't Jor-El simply cripple or destroy General Zod's ship?

He wouldn't want to. He can't anyways. Disabling The Black Zero Means More Powered Kryptonians If he didn't want to kill Zod outright it was within his abilities to leave him on an inoperable ...
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Bar fight: would Superman's moral code allow him to take vengeance like that?

According to the film's official novelisation, Superman's "moral compass" is sufficiently human as to not only allow him to trash the guy's rig (in revenge for getting him fired and his ...
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Is it canon that Superman became stronger than Zod because he spent more time exposed to our yellow sun?

I'm not aware of anything like that having been established by an official source. Also, Zod was beaten up by Jor-El back on Krypton, where Earth's yellow sun obviously wasn't a factor. When watching ...
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True motivation of Superman in Man of Steel

This is addressed (in length) in the tie-in novel 'Man of Steel - The Early Years' which focuses heavily on Clark's upbringing. In brief, he's been raised by the Kents to focus on living his life as a ...
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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? Petitio ...
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Was Zod's house symbol in Man of Steel inspired by the one from "Red Son"?

There's a lot of references to socialist/communist symbology in the movie. I haven't thought deeply about it enough in context to the entire film, story and character development - but throughout the ...
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Why did the Kryptonian colonies fail?

As I recall Zod states that the colonies failed because the central home planet met its end. Implied is that the colonies relied on the home planet in some way and could not exist when it suddenly ...
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Does having the Codex inside him make Superman stronger in Man of Steel?

Superman had been absorbing yellow sunlight for 33 years, while the other Kryptonians including Zod, were new to the Earth's environment and thus had only had time to absorb a smaller amount of energy....
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Does having the Codex inside him make Superman stronger in Man of Steel?

The codex was essentially base level genetic information, which, frankly, could be carried by any living being. Getting stung by a bee, for instance, introduces trillions of bits of DNA coding from ...
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