Date: 2011-04-27 07:49 pm (UTC)
shanejayell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shanejayell
Uhm... was Superman EVER an official US Citizen? I mean, where was this established pray tell?

Date: 2011-04-27 07:54 pm (UTC)
toby_wan_kenobi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] toby_wan_kenobi
Presumably since he was raised in Kansas by two parents who found him there - it's not like babies that get dropped off at hospitals aren't American citizens because nobody knows who their parents are. It's a logical assumption.

Superman giving up his citizenship, on the other hand, is kind of dumb as a gesture. And kind of antithetical to his origin, too.

Date: 2011-04-27 07:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Well yeah. Clark Kent has US citizenship. Superman? Dunno.

And since I doubt he'll reveal himself as Clark Kent to the world it seems a weird thing to say. And I think you have to have a citizenship with a country, trying to take away any citizenship would be impossible, I think.

Unless he wants to say he legally controls a part of the unclaimed Antarctic (which could work I guess) as his own country.

Date: 2011-04-27 08:22 pm (UTC)
toby_wan_kenobi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] toby_wan_kenobi
Pyro, that's a totally legitimate point and I should have remembered that folks in the DCU don't actually know that Superman is from Kansas. Apologies for the condescension and the brain fart.

He should just take over some unclaimed rock in the middle of the ocean.

Date: 2011-04-28 01:52 pm (UTC)
rdfox: Joker asking Tim Drake, "'Sup?" from Paul Dini's "Slay Ride" (Default)
From: [personal profile] rdfox
There are stateless persons out there; renouncing citizenship does not require becoming a citizen of another nation.

Not to mention those who've been stripped of their citizenship by their government, usually for political reasons.

Date: 2011-04-27 08:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Byrne's Man of Steel had Clark be born on American soil, since he wasn't born until the matrix released him.

Nowadays, not quite so literal.

Date: 2011-04-27 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Yeah, I'm thinking that if they follow up to this, it would be more of a symbolic thing.

Date: 2011-04-27 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
It's quite possible that he gained a sort of "honorary" citizenship once it became known that he's from another planet originally. The guy must have the key to pretty much every major city in the world, I can see him gaining citizenship by presidential decree or something to that effect.

That being said:
Superman is a secret Krytonian Raoist!!1!
WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?!?!?1!!2!

Date: 2011-04-27 09:09 pm (UTC)
divi_d: Very old drawing of my old feline OC Rashida.  (Still my avatar of choice, though :-p.) (Default)
From: [personal profile] divi_d
LMAO!

I love you for that.

Date: 2011-04-28 01:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] terrykun
MISTER LONG-CAPED MAC-DADDY! >:o

Date: 2011-04-29 02:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
*giggle* <3

Date: 2011-04-27 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] looking2dastars.livejournal.com
Can't find a reference to the original story, but Superman Fan Podcast confirmed that it was reprinted in The Origin Of Superman, the story was reprinted in Limited Collector's Edition presents Superman, issue C-31, November 1974.

In that story, Superman was granted citizenship in every member nation of the United Nations, along with a special “golden certificate” empowering him to apprehend criminals in U.N. member nations and to travel in and out of those nations without a passport.

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