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Clark has been on Earth his entire life and has become very familiar with his super-powers and with the atmosphere. The Kryptonians have not and although they might seem to have become used to their environment incredibly quickly, they haven't. At several points Zod is shown attempting to get used to his powers. As an example, he has problems controlling ...


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As is indicated in the film, native Kryptonians are born genetically pre-ordained to certain roles within their society based on the codex, and for Zod that was to be a military commander. Zod not only excels in this role, he relishes it, it is every fiber of his being and existence. His single purpose in life is to protect Kryptonian society, and bring ...


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As apparently a "good" list question can exist, here we go! Empire Online listed 15 Easter Eggs from the film. The following is almost directly lifted verbatim from the side, so I've put it all in a quotation block: There’s a Keep Calm And Call Batman poster hidden in the final fight The Utopia Casino sign hints towards another Superman villain......


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I think you're astute in your approximation, you've surely already pretty much nailed it in your answer. This was clearly a very emotional moment for the emergent Superman, not only for the reasons you've identified but also because Clark/Kal has just taken his first life. He is presented as being your average, everyday American boy. To commit what is ...


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Do these two films exist in the same universe under the same franchise? Yes, and it has been said many times. Such as from indianexpress: The movie is completely trackable on its own merit. That said, there a lot of fun little nods/homages/Easter eggs that can be enjoyed should one be caught up in the DCEU.”- Zachary Levi Even director discussed about ...


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I think you might have mixed things up a little bit. Jor-El (Superman's father) wanted to send the Kryptonian genetic codex (the library of Kryptonian genetic material) to another planet where it could be used to restore Kryptonian society. Zod, however, rebelled against the council and tried to steal the codex for his own purpose - to remove those ...


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I gave an explanation of the ending of Dawn of Justice that touches on this topic a bit. So far it's not entirely clear how Zach Snyder's Superman "works", but the idea here seems to be that the Kryptonians can heal from almost any damage -- as long as they're still alive. When Superman kills Zod in Man of Steel, he inflicts lethal damage on Zod in a very ...


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They actually said in the film how the atmosphere of Earth is more nourishing, and the sun provides him with more energy. This happened over his entire life, and only a short while for the other Kryptonians, therefore Superman has essentially had a great diet his whole life, whereas the Kryptonians have been eating junk food: he is physically in far better ...


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The following is just a first start, not so much based on proper quotes from the responsible film-makers rather than common sense and the respective Wikipedia article on the movie. First and foremost the visual style of a movie is to a large degree up to its director and Zack Snyder has repeatedly shown his affinity towards darker and gloomier color tones, ...


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In the Superman Mythos, it is tradition that the Kryptonians don't believe the planet is doomed, until it's too late. Also, they eliminated their space program centuries, if not millenia before, so scout ships are out. Naturally, the criminals in the PZ would want to kill them, and try to escape. Finally, Jor-El and Lara wanted to leave, but it was ...


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What is this creature/machine? The birthing of Kryptonians, as we know, is no longer "natural" but is an automated process. Clearly the creature/machine is just part of the handling process of the gestation of new children. The Genesis Chamber was fashioned on the planet Krypton to house the Growth Codex and all unborn Kryptonian gene seeds that ...


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He took the random jobs to try and blend in with society, while helping those who needed it, then moving on before anyone developed any kind of attachment. The purpose being he could move around, stay under the radar, and do what he felt was right. Once people started getting help from this blur or flying man, he had to re-invent himself to avoid any ...


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I would say there are five reasons he screams.... He was forced to make a choice that his Father (Jonathan) placed before him let innocent people die or kill Zod. This is the first time he's ever had to take a life and he feared it would change who he is and the Choices would make him. Zod is the last connection he has to Krypton with the other ship ...


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The answer requires knowing the source that this version of Superman is based on, which I've been unable to find a definitive target of. For instance, in Superman Earth One, Clark attempts many interviews and different professions, trying to find where he fits best. It isn't until his powers are called on that he finds the inspiration to be a protector. ...


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Superman screamed because General Zod was his last hope to learn who his people were. Superman already felt as if he was alone and did not fit in. It seemed like he was hoping Zod would stop and come to his senses and maybe they could one day get along.


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Acquiring the power of Superman would make all other training irrelevant. Consider Judo, which uses gravity to facilitate falls. You can't trip someone who can fly, no matter how many belts you have. The best boxer in the world would be just as mowed down by a machine gun as a couch potato would be. Also, Brandon Routh's Superman took a bullet in the eye ...


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Culture. Kryptonians abhor capital punishment and will go to incredible lengths to avoid it. Damning convicts to a different dimension may be a cognitive heuristic that allows this universe to remain "clean". For example, objectively and scientifically, we know that evil cannot "infect" a material object... but it's well studied and ...


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He is able to do this because in this version of Superman he was born not cloned (that part has nothing to with his power set) and the codex was infused into his body. The codex is every Kryptonian that has ever lived or will ever live. He is literally ALL that ever was or ever will be of Krypton. He has access to all of the information stored in each cell ...


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I think the answer talking about Clark being more used to his powers is right, and Zod etc do have trouble with them. BUT the codex bit is totally wrong, as the scientist on Zod's ship says he doesn't need to be alive to harvest the codex from his body. The way Superman can defeat them is having more experience with his powers, coupled with having been on ...


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What was Wonder Woman doing during the events of Man of Steel? We don't know exactly but she just walked away from humanity, as she explained to Bruce in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: BRUCE WAYNE: They will. And they'll fight. We have to stand together. DIANA PRINCE: A hundred years ago I walked away from mankind. From the century of horrors. Man made ...


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Superman: Earth One (a story Man of Steel borrows from) shows Clark going to numerous job interviews and Man of Steel shows Clark bouncing through various jobs. Clark was also trying find his purpose in the world bouncing through various jobs under different identities because whenever he has to use his powers to save people he then has to disappear and go ...


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Zod was still pissed off at Jor-El for stealing the codex and he doesn't care about humans or even certain Kryptonian bloodlines. He had no interest in going off to some other planet and he is not exactly the diplomatic type. Besides, the codex and the ancient scout ship with the genesis chamber were already on Earth. As far as he is concerned there is no ...


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Superman screams not because of the terrible feeling of his first kill. His fight with Zod killed thousands of innocent bystanders and he doesn't pause to mourn. Superman screams because he realised by killing Zod, he became the last Kryptonian in the universe and his hope for reviving Krypton is crushed to the ground.


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I see that you brought an old, answered question from the dead. Well, let me give you my input! First and foremost, Man of Steel is the first installment in the DC Cinematic Universe. That being said, Zack Snyder confirmed that there are several tie-ins with the upcoming movies. The satellite was, in fact, belonging to Wayne Enterprises, which is headed by ...


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You have two questions here. Is there a bugle in the office and, if so, what does it symbolise. So firstly, what is a bugle? As per Wikipedia?: The bugle is one of the simplest brass instruments, having no valves or other pitch-altering devices. This is the picture from Wikipedia: So now we at least know what we're looking for. To answer the first ...


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