Date: 2018-07-11 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
"As a politician, I mean. You have super PR powers, so it could be a piece of cake"

Date: 2018-07-11 11:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
.... is John... like... is John ok?

Date: 2018-07-11 11:21 pm (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
He's got a 6 pack window.

It could go either way.

Date: 2018-07-13 11:07 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Someone needs to tell J'onn that showing off your muscles doesn't work as well when everybody knows you just shapeshift them.

Date: 2018-07-11 11:55 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Lora, crafting. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Martian on the Half-Sell.

Date: 2018-07-12 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] beeyo
...Martian power?

Date: 2018-07-11 11:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Uh... J'onn didn't mean to suggest to Clark that he should take over the world, right?

Date: 2018-07-12 05:50 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Pretty sure he did!

Date: 2018-07-12 01:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Are we sure that's not one of the white Martians that just broke loose in Justice League pretending to be J'onn?

Date: 2018-07-12 02:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
I have posted "Why doesn't Clark Kent run for mayor or city councilman or something?" An another alien who isn't J'Onn could say "Even in your flimsy disguise you want to bring information to the people. Why not lead them while using the name of the humans who found you?"

Date: 2018-07-12 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I was actually thinking about how Jor-El could complain that if Clark is so attached to humans he could at least try to lead them. Tell people what he thinks, back this politician or that politician if he doesn't want to run things himself.

Why is he so afraid of people following his example?

Date: 2018-07-12 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
The idea is that, as Superman, he must remain neutral. Which I agree with.
Politics is a VERY complex thing in which you have to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL with what you say or do.

Superman already has a hard time whenever someone accuses him of emboding american imperialism. Imagine if he was suddenly dragged into every little political scandal there is.
Now, clark kent? he can support whoever he wants and, as a well established and respected reporter from a high profile publication, has the means to be heard (what I am saying is, I headcanon that Clark Kent is VERY open about his political beliefs)

Date: 2018-07-12 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
neutral can be a very loaded term, especially in this day and age

Date: 2018-07-13 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Yes. And I am using it as a very specific exception in that he isn't neutral, but rather he can't allow himself to give his opinions.

Date: 2018-07-13 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
there'd be plenty of times when people used his silence to put words in his mouth

Date: 2018-07-13 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
That's... true with pretty much everyone in any position of power.

Date: 2018-07-15 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I suppose so, but still it'd be in teresting to see him as a celebrity endorsement kind of. Jenny McCarthy can be anti-vaccine, Superman can be pro, that sort of thing

Date: 2018-07-12 02:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
"What if Superman took over the world?" is a fresh, new idea that's only been explored in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Injustice, Injustice 2, Injustice the comic series, Injustice 2 the comic series, Superman: Red Son, that fucking dream sequence in Batman V. Superman, Superman/Batman: Absolute Power, Earth 2, Earth X, and probably more Elseworlds I can name.

Oh, and versions with Not!Superman such as Squadron Supreme, Supreme Power, Irredeemable, The Authority, etc.

Virgin territory, in other words.

Date: 2018-07-12 03:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfury
I'm as cynical as Bendis as the next guy, but hopefully this is just setting up an arc where Superman is tempted to do 'more' and explores what that could be.

That could be interesting, in exploring what more he can do and how he does it and what he finds to be acceptable limits. J'onn could be the well intentioned devil on ear that nudges him one way or the other. Like Wonder Woman in Injustice, but not psychotic and lacking all the traits that make her a hero.

If this follows Bendis's typical form, this will be the interesting hook that he explores 50-75% of, and then ends terribly somehow.

Date: 2018-07-12 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jmacq1
Or conversely, J'onn being J'onn, he's testing Clark in some way, and turning it down is key to "passing."

Because it's hard to imagine J'onn suggesting any of his friends take over the world.

Or maybe J'onn's under some kind of yet-to-be-revealed influence.

Date: 2018-07-12 06:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
I really hope if it’s anything, it’s outside influence. Snyder seems to have finally rerailed J’onn back to where he should be over in Justice League.

Date: 2018-07-13 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
here is an idea: What if J'onn is acting behind the scene to convince... retcon dude... that Clark is not a problem? trying to show him that Superman is not like kryptonians at all.

Date: 2018-07-14 04:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I feel like including four versions of Injustice is padding things a little to make your point, since it's all meant to be one setting. ;P

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