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How is Superman able to defeat Kryptonians who are better trained and skilled than him?

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 ...
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Why did Zod not use some other planet for terraforming?

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 ...
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Do Shazam and Man of Steel exist in same universe?

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 ...
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Why did they want to send people to the Phantom Zone in Man of Steel?

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 ...
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What makes the difference between Zod's and Superman's regenerative abilities?

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 ...
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How is Superman able to defeat Kryptonians who are better trained and skilled than him?

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 ...
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Reason behind Man of Steels muted tones

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 ...
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How is Superman able to defeat Kryptonians who are better trained and skilled than him?

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....
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Why is Clark out doing random odd jobs all over in Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Why didn't the last survivors of krypton go to the phantom zone to live?

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 ...
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What is this creature/machine removing a baby from the treepod?

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 ...
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Why does Superman scream at the end of Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Why does Superman scream at the end of Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Why is Clark out doing random odd jobs all over in Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Why did they want to send people to the Phantom Zone in Man of Steel?

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 ...
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How is Superman able to defeat Kryptonians who are better trained and skilled than him?

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 ...
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How is Superman able to defeat Kryptonians who are better trained and skilled than him?

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'...
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What was Wonder Woman doing during the events of Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Why is Clark out doing random odd jobs all over in Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Why did Zod not use some other planet for terraforming?

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 ...
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Why does Superman scream at the end of Man of Steel?

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 ...
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Is this Green Lantern and Batman reference intended for a Justice League movie?

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,...
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Breathing issues?

Clark has never been around kryptonian atmosphere before as Zod said that he has spent a lifetime adapting to Earth's ecology that he never adapted to theirs.
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