It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a debate that could literally go on forever! Superman is one of the most recognizable faces in the DC universe and in most popular culture. His amazing powers and ability to always do the right thing are one of many reasons why his stories have always thrived. But one question has always cropped up: is there something that could turn Superman evil?
There are times when the Big Blue Boy Scout is portrayed in less than stellar lighting by his writers, usually after a great loss in his life. The trope of the evil Superman is, by now, pretty well known in both comics and visual media, making it a ripe point of conversation among superhero fans on this ever winding question: is and should Superman be able to be turned evil?
Luckily, we flew through the treads to find out! We used our X-ray vision to finally answer the question of is Superman evil and found the best reactions to the debate. Grab your capes and dive into the debate: is Superman evil?
The concept of evil Superman was unique and cool a decade ago, now it’s just the most boring shit
— Eth8n (@noteth8n19) July 4, 2021
Used to be cool
It’s funny how insane the idea used to be to fans before it became so common.
Superman is kind of a boring character in most hands.
This is at least interesting.
— Matt Jarbo (@mjarbo) July 4, 2021
We can agree here; poor Supes has had it rough until recently . . . .
You are wrong the problem with superman is he has been handled by incompetent people super man is not a prop that turn evil for a lousy what if he is a character that is suppose to represent doing the right thing pic.twitter.com/73rjviuy7l
— Commander-Rascal (@CommanderRascal) July 4, 2021
Do the right thing
That’s also true; at his core, he’s meant to be the best of us.
Dude, Superman lost his wife, jimmy, his unborn child, and his city. Bruce wouldn’t even console him, and half the league abandoned him. His parents were taken away from him by the US Government.He was manipulated by countless villains and hero’s to exaggerate his initial actions
— Rudy (@MrKiteMan123) July 4, 2021
Lost it all
Yeah, when you put it like that . . . .
There’s an entire comic that shows why this is false pic.twitter.com/s8d73FF2ko
— THE A (@A52847273) July 5, 2021
To the comics!
We do love it when debaters cite their sources . . . .
Is there any superman comics that dealt with his positions and power in the face of global politics? I felt like evil Superman shit is boring but a Superman that doesn’t know that he hurts people by being good for the US would be an interesting read.
— gilang/retweet account lol (@GilangJofan1983) July 5, 2021
Honestly, that does sound like a fascinating twist to the idea!
Is t that the whole point of it being an alternate reality? The superman in injustice is clearly different because of the fact he became a tyrant. I don’t see how it’s ridiculous to think there is a version of superman that wouldn’t react like that.
— Cursed (@gatehacker00) July 5, 2021
Those are a convenient way to explore while keeping the character intact, but as we’ve seen, they can get messy . . . .
Now look. I don’t care much for Injustice myself, but taken in a vacuum, it’s fine. There is a little more to it than just Lois dying and part of the appeal is the heartbreaking reality of the world’s greatest hero breaking bad and two old friends having to come to blows.
— The 15th Shadow (@15thShadow) July 4, 2021
Friends to blows
Yeah, that last part is just a sucker punch to the feels, guys!
Snyder Cult isn’t gonna like this one
— Qans (@qans00) July 4, 2021
Shush, don’t summon-too late!
Imo the idea of Superman turning evil on his own goes against the character
Anti life equation and his mind being corrupted make sense
But Superman fights that urge and he is truly the best among us
Just my 2 cents
— Flashfire #AirNinjago (@Flashfi08250717) July 4, 2021
Noted and appreciated, dude!
What are your thoughts on the question; is Superman better as an evil character? Drop them below in the comments before the Kryptonite starts flying!