Everyone is different. Not everyone sees Superman as a great character, to some he as obnoxious as a Gary Stu. At least Smallville made him less of a Gary.
If I ever came to care about the character it was because Smallville did something that appealed to me. It did something I felt was good. As for my tastes, WHAT DO YOU CARE? Taste is subjective, what you think is great taste may be lame to me and a few others.
@ Reginleif: I agree with your comment on Chloe. Also, I like Maractus, it's one of those awesome Pokemon introduced in Gen V, IMO.
Last edited by MrV; 03-08-2012 at 02:39 PM.
Now, I don't know if your comment is a smartass attack towards me or anyone else, and I don't want to find out. As to why would some people see Superman as a Stu: Maybe because they may have gotten the impression he lacked any real personality flaws and was powerful in very unbelievable ways due to the poor writing past writers gave him.
Last edited by MrV; 03-08-2012 at 02:58 PM.
On a lighter note, wth Last Son? You cannot accuse someone of being elitist because Smallville got him to like Supes! I still really dont care for him (Supergirl is the reason Im here btw), what do you think of me? Should I be placed in a FEMA camp along with MrV?
Okay, how about the meaning is not precise and varies from person to person depending on what forum you're in. So whatever you think the answer is will be subjective. Meaning neither you and I will be correct. Some say it is a character that acts as wish fulfillment for the author; Author Avatar, which I think is bullshit, because even Author Avatars can be great characters with flaws and three dimensions.
Ah, or how about this one: A character who is important in the story, possesses unusual physical traits, and has an irrelevantly over-skilled or over-idealized nature. At least two fit Superman. They also tend to have over-dramatic backstories. Superman comes from a planet that was destroyed, is seen as the damn hero of the people, a patronizing figure of imposing good all-American morals and all that garbage. Oh yeah, and Mr. Kent also has over a dozen powers (over skilled).