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    Default General Zod idolized by character in "Suits."

    So I'm watching Suits (USA Network show about lawyers) and one of the characters, Louis Litt, goes on about how General Zod was a great visionary and respected by everyone in his planet and how he wants his interns to "kneel before Zod."

    Is Zod that iconic or did Warner Bros. just make a deal with USA Network to hype up Man of Steel?

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    Honestly, I really think it's just that Terence Stamp's Zod is that iconic.
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    The show has a lot of lines with references to comic-book characters, especially Batman/Bruce Wayne. Also Louis is such a nerd.




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    Yeah but everyone knows Bruce Wayne/Batman.

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    Zod is also known. and the phrase "kneel before Zod" is a classic thanks to Stamp an Superman II.

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    Eh that still feels scant to me, especially the whole "he was revered by everyone on his planet, of course I know Zod."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes View Post
    Eh that still feels scant to me, especially the whole "he was revered by everyone on his planet, of course I know Zod."
    I don't think Warner begin right now to promote Man Of Steel. Maybe the episode's writer is a fan (he's not Geoff Johns, right?). For example, in the British series "The Fades" they often talk about Alan Moore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes View Post
    Eh that still feels scant to me, especially the whole "he was revered by everyone on his planet, of course I know Zod."
    My problem was he wasn't surprised the hot redhead knew Zod.

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    Oh yeah how did I forget to bring that part up.

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    She's the best legal secretary in the city, of course she's going to know


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    Suits didn't just idolized General Zod. They made reference to the greatest villain - Lex Luthor, they joked about a secret identity and referenced Clark Kent, the lead guy also asked his grandma "Anything else you haven't told me? Like, I'm secretly an alien from Krypton"
    If you haven't notice, the "villain" in the show is called Louis Litt. Sounds awfully like someone working in daily planet.
    This show is produced by Universal production, so theres nothing to do with WB. Its likely that the writers are fans and having pop culture references is part of the show. They also reference lots of movies between conversation. Superman and Batman also get referenced a little more because they are so iconic that it makes they can make subtle references to Superman and Batman without sounding like a nerd. However, its harder to reference avengers or x-men because when you think about billionaire playboy or time displaced war hero, you don't really think about Iron Man or Captain America. I guess Marvel just don't really create much mythology around their characters because they try to ground them in reality and when theres no mythology, theres hardly any space for pop culture reference. But in DC, the way to get to the top is to create as many mythologies as possible. Krypton, Kandor, Kryptonite, Fortress of Solitude, Daily Planet, Smallville, Phantom Zone, Man of Steel.
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    The show references a lot of movies by quoting lines from famous movies (The Godfather, Rocky, The Highlander, etc.) with the main characters (Harvey, Jessica, Mike) saying lines to each other. Superman shouldn't be any different from the others.

    While I'm sure Louis saw the movie I don't really see him as a comic book reader (currently).
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    I understand all that, I just find the detailed Zod reference to be beyond just "pop culture." Knowing Kneel Before Zod might make sense, but knowing Zod well enough to idolize him as a "visionary" just seems kind of baffling to me. Not to mention, Donna's line "You know who Zod is?"

    And Louis isn't "the villain," he's way more complex than that, and he's shown to be a good guy deep down.

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    Was Zod even important in the SUPERMAN mythos until Terence Stamp portrayed him in the Donner SUPERMAN movies? I know the character has Silver Age comics origins, but he didn't seem to be an important player in the overall mythos until the films greatly increased his profile. He certainly wasn't threatening Luthor, Brainiac, or even Myxlpltk as Superman's archenemy in the comics.

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    Well Supernatural had a New Gods reference,Dean mentioned boom tubes.

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