The first comic superhero to be ever created was Superman. Our childhood has been full of stories of superman. We have read more of his comics than seen his movies because, at that time, only comics were first revealed. The first comic superhero is superman, who has a lot of strengths but a few weaknesses too. Let us see his powers and weaknesses.
The First Comic Superhero – Superman
He Gets His Energy From The Sun
The superman believes that the sun is his Almighty and he gets all his energy from there. We all know that Sun is vital to all life forms on the Earth. But for superman, the sun is the utmost necessity. If the access to the sun’s rays is cut off, his powers get reduced and he can easily lose battles.
Superman Is Very Scared Of The Red Sun
A fictitious red sun in superhero comics shows that superman is scared of the Red Sun. He gets all his powers from the Sun but is afraid of the Red Sun. It weakens him a lot. Superman’s home planet Krypton relies on light from the Red Sun. But since Superman spends most of his time on the Earth, it now has become vulnerable to the red light from the Red Sun. This weakness of Superman has been exploited several times by villains and they engage him in a battle using Red Light.
Superman Is Scared Of Lead
Lead is very harmful to superman as it blocks Kryptonite radiation. This is Superman’s greatest weakness. If Superman uses lead to protect himself from Kryptonite, he blinds his vision. This is because his X-Ray vision cannot enter a point. His enemies often use lead to concealing things from Superman.
Vulnerable To Telekinetic Attacks And Psychic Information
Superman’s mind can be easily exploited, even though he has immense strength. He is vulnerable to telekinetic attacks and psychic information too. This is the only reason Batman always carries precautions when fighting along with Superman, to protect and stop him. Although over the years, he has trained his mind to resist psychic attacks that may harm everyone including him, he still gets defenseless against telekinetic attacks. These can hurt him at a molecular level.
Magic Can Have An Adverse Effect On Superman
Superman has gained all his powers because of a natural phenomenon. He has no defenses against any kind of magic and is just as vulnerable as any other ordinary person. DC comics has put Superman in problematic and dangerous situations many times, especially when he is facing semi-divine beings. This also means that magic weapons can harm superman.
This was a list of all the strengths and weaknesses of Superman. The character has been written in such a way that humans and especially children can be related to him. If they created a character with no weaknesses, then there would be no storyline or no thrill in watching or reading its stories. With these weaknesses, we can relate to us, humans, too, who have some or other weaknesses. Such strengths and weaknesses help them create great stories full of an adrenaline rush, fun, adventure, thrill, and enjoyment.