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Question: What is the best villainous "version" of Superman?  (Voting closed: March 09, 2005, 12:51:01 PM)
Pre-Crisis Bizzaro - 3 (30%)
John Byrne's Bizzaro - 0 (0%)
Current "Superman Arkham" Bizzaro - 0 (0%)
Ultraman - 6 (60%)
The Anti-Superman - 0 (0%)
SNL's Uberman - 0 (0%)
Cyborg Superman - 1 (10%)
Super-Menace - 0 (0%)
Evil Superman from the Superfriends - 0 (0%)
Nuclear Man from Superman IV - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 10

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2005, 08:07:36 PM »

Well, in defense of Henshaw, Luthor obviously was mistaken in blaming Superboy for his hair loss.  That didn't stop him from wasting a lifetime waging a vengeance war on Kal-El and on all Kal stood for.  Just because Hank is wrong in our eyes doesn't mean he's wrong in his own deluded POV.

As a side note, one's self-image is heavily based on body image.  Esp. for an insecure adolescent genius just trying to form his own identity, losing one's hair is a major ego blow.  I think those who knock Siegel's motivation for young Lex really don't know what they're talking about.  Or they've had hysterical amnesia to block out the horrors of adolescent insecurities.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2005, 08:23:17 PM »

I voted for Ultraman. :twisted:
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2005, 08:26:48 PM »

Quote from: "Captain Kal"
Well, in defense of Henshaw, Luthor obviously was mistaken in blaming Superboy for his hair loss.  That didn't stop him from wasting a lifetime waging a vengeance war on Kal-El and on all Kal stood for.  Just because Hank is wrong in our eyes doesn't mean he's wrong in his own deluded POV.


Well, no it doesn't. But in Luthor's case, even though I don't agree with his viewpoint, I can at least understand why he thinks what he thinks. It makes sense, at least in a comic book-exaggerated sort of way.

Henshaw, on the other hand... hell, his treatment isn't even consistent. If you read the first couple stories with him, he seems perfectly rational. There's no suggestion that he hates Superman or blames him for anything. Seems to me like an obvious case where Jurgens (or whoever else) thought that someone with this guy's powers would make a nifty supervillain, and didn't worry about not having any plausible explanation in mind for how to make him become one.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2005, 09:27:35 PM »

The Earth-3 Ultraman!!!
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