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@AndyC if you ever need your resident speedster for JL shennanigans, just ask.


Of course. There's ample opportunity for the traditional "Superman and Flash race around the world for gits and shiggles" arc.


SUPERMAN
"Being Superman isn't about what planet you're from, or what powers you have, or what symbol you wear on your chest. It's about what you do. It's about action."
Clark Joseph Kent♦ April 18th, 1978 (39) ♦ Male Neutral Good

C O N C E P T A B S T R A C T:
My first attempt for Superman in this RP was....a little too ambitious for its own good. Not to mention meta to the point of outright pretentiousness. After spending so long away from roleplaying, I'm going to dial it back and make sure I've still got the fundamental chops to do justice to my favorite character. No weird time warps or fictional awareness, just prime-era Superman at the top of his game, fully formed and easy to interact with. I may get weird with it later, but first and foremost I want to have some fun, save the world, maybe bench-press the moon a couple of times, that sort of thing.


N O T E S:


Superman's powers, supporting cast, and rogues' gallery are more or less the same as they always are. I'm willing to make edits if, f'rinstance, someone wants to play Supergirl differently from what I have in mind, but the general idea is that everything is accessible and within people's expectations. The exact details may be a little different here and there, but it's nothing too wild.

T I M E L I N E:



Okay, Take Two:

SUPERMAN
"Being Superman isn't about what planet you're from, or what powers you have, or what symbol you wear on your chest. It's about what you do. It's about action."
Clark Joseph Kent♦ April 18th, 1978 (39) ♦ Male Neutral Good

C O N C E P T A B S T R A C T:
My first attempt for Superman in this RP was....a little too ambitious for its own good. Not to mention meta to the point of outright pretentiousness. After spending so long away from roleplaying, I'm going to dial it back and make sure I've still got the fundamental chops to do justice to my favorite character. No weird time warps or fictional awareness, just prime-era Superman at the top of his game, fully formed and easy to interact with. I may get weird with it later, but first and foremost I want to have some fun, save the world, maybe bench-press the moon a couple of times, that sort of thing.


N O T E S:


Superman's powers, supporting cast, and rogues' gallery are more or less the same as they always are. I'm willing to make edits if, f'rinstance, someone wants to play Supergirl differently from what I have in mind, but the general idea is that everything is accessible and within people's expectations. The exact details may be a little different here and there, but it's nothing too wild.

T I M E L I N E:


Okay, so the whole idea was that as the story went along, the exact nature of Superman's erasure would be uncovered and reveal why places like Metropolis were erased with him: rather than just a simple time warp, Luthor had become aware of his fictional nature and (with help from Mxyzptlk) re-wrote the universe's 'story' so that it doesn't include Superman. Since Metropolis is Superman's city, if Superman was never part of the story, then there was no reason for it to exist-- same with Smallville: no point in Clark's hometown taking up narrative space if there's no Clark to grow up in it. But, because of Superman's impact on influencing the creation of all the other superheroes that still currently exist, the narrative structure of the universe demands he be there, hence his mere displacement rather than complete removal.

All that said, I don't think the concept is going over well, and doesn't fit with the way this RP world works. Since I haven't posted in IC yet, I'm going to just go ahead and rescind my application. I'll apply again when I've got something that fits the scenario better.
It's not necessarily removing all those people, just relocating them. The people who would have lived in Smallville would have simply instead lived in the surrounding towns; likewise, the potential population of Metropolis would have just spread out throughout whatever vague area of New England the city's located in, like Clark himself.

And from a purely practical standpoint in terms of the RP itself, was anyone really planning to have a character arc in Smallville or Metropolis that I took away from them? If it's going to be an issue, I can scrap it and work with something else, but if it's not stopping other players from using their characters in the way they want, I really don't see the problem.
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