Why are people saying Superman can't get tired? Sure, things that would tire a normal person wouldn't cause him to get tired at all..but things like going all out against villains sure can. It's just he doesn't need sleep in order to regain his energy, the sun does that for him. This doesn't mean he wouldn't gain anything from sleeping if he was exhausted, it just means sleep wouldn't be the only way to rest up.
He really doesn't need to sleep or eat, he does so partly out of habit and partly to feel more human. Though I guess one might wonder how he forces himself to go to sleep if he isn't tired, but who knows he probably has a super power that takes care of that.
Last edited by Surtur; 05-09-2012 at 10:23 AM.
A woman can move a lot faster with her skirt up than a man can with his pants down.
It was explained that Clark's powers gave him incredible stamina. As a result, he could get by on one hour's worth of sleep where normal people need at least eight hours. When he goes to sleep, he does so because he knows that he needs sleep. Not so much that he desires it. After a hard day or even a week of fighting and using his powers regularly, which would tax him, then he would be exhausted and thus need sufficient rest. That's why I mentioned "Time & Time Again" earlier. Clark was on the go a lot after the second issue and as a result, he was very exhausted by the time of the epilogue issue when he finally made it back to Lois. But at the end of a routine day, he's not overtly exhausted. He just goes to sleep because he's conditioned to do so. This applies to the Post Crisis continuity. Who knows how it works today.
"Make yourself comfortable, I haven’t time to attend to it." - With these words, a legend was born.
His body is not like ours when he has his powers. He doesn't feel the same things we feel. He can drink fifteen cups of coffee and go for hours without having to take a piss. It doesn't hurt like it does for us. When he knows that he has to go, then he goes. Not because he wants to.
I thought his metabolism and general bodily functions were super-efficient and he didn't need to use the loo, and didn't need to shower, either (he only did so in Krisis because he'd been turned human rather than depowered)...
You're confusing never not needing to go, with not feeling the urge to do so. The former is true of him, while the latter is only in effect when he has his powers. That's why in the stories where he's gone for days and doesn't have a chance to hit the head, he's not bothered because he's not feeling the urge to go. His muscles are strong and will not succumb to that kind of pressure. When he's done and he has time, then he will take care of business.Originally Posted by Two Headed Sex Beast
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I still don't agree about Supes not feeling the urge to go. If anything the power of his super bladder would force his wiz out of his body more so than human wiz in a human body. Not to get graphic but Superman's stream probably has got the strength of a big ol' fire hose going full bore. There's no way he doesn't feel that building up inside of himself.