Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the infant of Krypton is now the Man of Steel: SUPERMAN! To best be in a position to use his amazing powers in a never-ending battle for truth and justice, Superman has assumed the disguise of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper.
~ The intro to the first seven shorts


This Superman is the one featured in the seventeen shorts created by Fleischer Studios. The shorts are remembered for their extremely high-quality animation for the time and reasonably accurate adaptation of Golden Age Superman stories, and served as both an introduction to the character for the general public and a major inspiration for the DC Animated Universe. They have since entered the public domain.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 8-C

Name: Clark Kent/Kal-El

Origin: Fleischer Superman shorts

Gender: Male

Age: Likely thirties

Classification: Kryptonian

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical CharacteristicsFlight, X-Ray Vision, Regeneration

Attack Potency: Large Building level (Punched back the beam of the Mad Scientist, pushed a chunk of mountain the size of a large dam, dragged an enormous ship underwater)

Speed: Supersonic+ (Faster than a speeding bullet

Lifting Strength: Class M (Lifted the Empire State Building )

Striking Strength: Large Building Class

Durability: Large Building level (Withstood the full-power beam of the Mad Scientist without a scratch, which was capable of vaporizing large chunks of a bridge at reduced power)

Stamina: Apparently high; can engage in prolonged melee.

Range: Standard melee range; higher with thrown objects.

Standard Equipment: His costume, which appears to be quite resistant to damage, allowing him to protect others.

IntelligenceLikely above average; he is a trained reporter and decent at disguise.

Weaknesses: Aside from lacking the power of many other Supermen, none notable; Kryptonite, red sun radiation, and magic were never depicted.

Feats: Respect Thread


Notable Victories:

Godzilla 98 (Godzilla) Godzilla’s Profile (Speed was Equalized)

Notable Losses:

Kei Kurono (Gantz) Kei's Profile (Note: Gantz Suit Kei was used)

Inconclusive Matches:

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