Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Well, you know how it ends, don't you? It’s a sentence so iconic; that kids around the world know it.
Being Superman is the childhood fantasy of every little boy. He is an enduring emblem of the American dream, the young immigrant who comes to the United States, embraces the culture and makes something of himself and enriches his adopted nation. He is a classical hero in the modern age that fights criminals, rescues the helpless and has a sense of morals and justice as strong and unshakable as he is.
The most recognized superhero in pop culture, Superman has been elevated to mythic hero status. Born as Kal-El on the dying planet Krypton, his parents Jor-El and Lara sent him in a rocket to the planet Earth where he would be the last surviving member of his race, the Kryptonians. His rocket was discovered by the kindly Jonathan and Martha Kent, who raised him as their son Clark Kent in the town of Smallville, Kansas. Young Clark soon found out that due to the yellow sun, he has astonishing superpowers beyond that of any human being. Discovering his enormous powers, they instilled in him strong moral values.
Going through high school and college, Clark decided to use his powers for good and started working at The Daily Planet as a reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis. With this job, Clark could be informed of any perilous event where his superpowers are needed. Thus, the hero Superman was born.
To preserve the memory of his home planet and provide him rest from his double-life and adventures, he maintains a Fortress of Solitude at the North Pole. Superman remains proud of his dual heritage, taking seriously the lessons of his birth-parents and his adopted parents. Although he from Krypton to this world, he heavily values his humanity, and fights with conviction for truth, justice, and the American way.
Superhuman Strength:  Enhanced strength much greater than that of a human and even most superhumans, making him "more powerful than a train," is one of Superman's signature powers and has often described as chief among his other abilities. Whilst in direct yellow sunlight, his strength can augment to limitless and incalculable levels. He has strength necessary to shatter entire worlds. Superman's stamina had shown as limitless (whilst he remains in yellow sunlight).
Invulnerability: He has immunity to almost all forms of harm and ailments, including extreme force and extremely high temperatures. Effectiveness has ranged from his skin being piercable by nothing less than a "bursting shell" to being completely unharmed by a star going supernova. In some versions, this power greatly retards his aging and increases as he gets older, sometimes rendering him effectively immortal.
Flight: The ability to naturally defy and operate independently of gravity and propel him through the air at will.
Superhuman Speed:  Another one of Superman's signature abilities is his superhuman speed, allowing him to move, react, run, and fly extraordinarily fast. Superman's running speed has often shown to be on same level with that of The Flash's.
Superhuman Hearing – Can hear far more sounds with far more detail and at far greater distances than normally humanly possible, including sounds on frequencies undetectable by humans such as dog whistles. Superman is able mentally screen out most of these sounds to be able to function normally, even in a noisy environment, and can focus in on specific things, like a person's voice or heartbeat, even if they are in another part of the city. He can even hear sounds on other planets, which makes it likely that his hearing is fundamentally different from that of a human, as sound cannot travel through the vacuum of space. Like humans and most animals, he is skilled at automatically noticing his own name out of the jumble of several overheard conversations, making him adept at quickly responding to calls of distress all over the city.

Superhuman Vision – His senses grant him the ability to see farther and with greater accuracy and detail than humanly possible. Sometimes includes the ability to see EM frequencies invisible to humans, such as radio transmissions, infrared light, the bioelectric aura that surrounds all living things, even in pitch-black darkness. Offshoots of this power include Telescopic Vision, which allows him to "zoom in" on far away objects, sometimes hundreds of miles away, and Microscopic Vision, which allows him to zoom in on objects that would normally be too small to see, like those on a cellular or molecular level. X-Ray Vision – The ability to see through solid objects, usually with the exception of lead
Superman has super-everything—strength, speed, flight, invulnerability as well as his renowned X-ray and heat vision. The most powerful being on the planet, his amazing abilities are also a melancholy reminder of how different he is from the people he’s dedicated to protect. 
A universal icon, Superman means different things to the many diverse people he inspires: He’s an alien; an immigrant from a faraway land just looking to help; a country boy fighting the never-ending battle for truth and justice. And recent comics have truly spotlighted his role as the people’s hero: Following a neophyte Man of Steel still learning his powers’ limits, Superman fights the evil corporate tycoons and corrupt one-percenters that have overwhelmed the establishment.  


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