Superman Earth-One
But I need being Clark-- I need a private life just like anyone! In the past, I've tried assuming other identities-- But it just didn't work! Clark Kent is as much a part of who I am as Kal-El of Krypton is! Ma and Pa Kent... The way they raised me... My boyhood in Smallville-- They made me what I am-- And I'd sooner die than give it up!
~ Superman, Action Comics #524

Powers and Stats

Tier: 2-C | Unknown

Name: Kal-El, Superman (Commonly called Earth-1 Superman/Pre-Crisis Superman/Silver Age Superman)

Origin: DC Comics

Gender: Male

Age: Likely 35-40

Classification: Kryptonian

Powers and abilities:

Attack Potency: Low Multiverse level (His clash with Jaxon the Mighty generated enough energy to counter the combined power of the future Green Lantern Corps, which destroyed multiple timelines[1]. Pushed himself toward the center of the big bang and destroyed a structure that was withstanding it.[2] Comparable to the original Captain Marvel, who defeated the Invincible Man) | Unknown (Far more powerful than before[3])

Speed: Massively FTL+ (He could cross the universe in seconds, and the multiverse in minutes[4], tied in a running race across the galaxy against the Flash, and flew to a long dead universe in seconds to safely sneeze[5]). Immeasurable by flying through time. | Omnipresent

Lifting Strength: Immeasurable (Stronger than Superboy-Prime) | Immeasurable

Striking Strength: Low Multiversal | Unknown

Durability: Low Multiverse level (Withstood multiple hits from Jaxon the Mighty, who was his equal in terms of raw power) | Unknown

Stamina: Incredibly high, but he has been shown to tire when fighting comparable opponents

Range: Interstellar | Unknown

Standard Equipment: None notable | The Sword of Superman

Intelligence: Extraordinary Genius (Smarter than supercomputers, could build advanced robots and technology, vast knowledge about aliens and the universe, could understand all languages) | Nigh-Omniscient

Weaknesses: Superman is subject to Kryptonite, magic, red sunlight, and he cannot see through lead | None notable


  • He was hit with the power of 100 Galaxies and was only slightly surprised.[6]
  • He has endured the gravity and weight of heavy-mass galaxies[7]
  • He has thrown spaceships to another galaxy.
  • He has picked up and thrown neutron stars.
  • A sneeze from PC Superman destroyed an entire solar system.
  • PC Superman was so powerful that he could easily move a star with just his breath.
  • He could close a Boom-Tube with his bare hands.
  • He was able to eat molten metal.
  • PC Superman toyed around with an enraged Hulk like he was a child in a crossover.
  • He could move the entire Earth like a ping-pong ball.
  • He was able to fly at such speeds, that he could enter hyperspace effortlessly.
  • PC Superman was so powerful that he could alter time itself without even trying.
  • He was able to travel trillions of miles in seconds without exerting any effort at all.
  • He easily threw a neutron star several light years away. He claimed that the star weighed Trillions of tons and that it exerted a magnetic pull greater then dozens of Supernovas, but this didn’t affect him in the slightest.
  • PC Superman threw moon-sized balls of ice at the Earth, when all of its oceans had been dried up.
  • He was able to fly through the time barrier and go millions of years into the past on a whim.
  • While PC Clark Kent was in disguise, he was confronted by the Joker who released an enormous amount of his laughing gas. Superman was able to inhale all of the gas before it contaminated anyone without laughing.
  • PC Supes brushed off the explosion of a nuclear warhead which could have vaporized the entire East coast.
  • PC Clark could move so fast that he appeared invisible.
  • With the sword in his hand, Supeman's cape deflected the most powerful blast that King Kosmos could muster. It was a blast that could have altered reality itself, yet it was blocked by Superman’s clothing.
  • Superman (after nearly killing King Kosmos out of anger) decided that this sword, which was present at the dawn of time, could not be controlled as a separate entity, so at this point he actually started to merge with the sword. Superman remarked that it had power which he had never felt. Before Superman completely merged himself with infinity (the sword), he stopped just as he got to its hilt, and decided that he no longer needed to merge with the sword, so he threw the remainder of it into deep space. The reason for this is that, in the midst of fusing with the sword, he heard a godly voice (either Jor-El or God himself), and this voice spoke of Superman's greatness.
  • “Your greatness among living things is assured. So shall it EVER be”. Had Superman merged with this sword, he would have become one with all of the universe.
  • PC Superman displayed his super-intellect by learning a long dead, yet incredibly sophisticated language (which he had never heard before); instantly.
  • PC Supes caught meteorites, and moved around planet-sized asteroids effortlessly.
  • Not even the Flash was swift enough to punch PC Superman.
  • The Guardians sent Superman on a special mission to preserve the Galactic Balance of Nature. Superman was not at full power during this event, as the part of the Galaxy he flew through was full of red stars. Despite this, Superman was still strong enough to make a small planet by fusing meteorites together, and then proceeded to move it.
  • Superman intercepted a bomb that was meant to destroy the Earth and wasn’t harmed at all.
  • A Supernova only dazed Superman for a microsecond. He then found himself in an unknown solar system and proceeded to drill his way to the center of a planet.
  • PC Superman could actually create a tiny version of himself, an avatar so to speak, which was endowed with all of his powers (but he loses his powers if he does so).
  • Superman one time defeated the Galactic Golem. The Galactic Golem is the monstrous result of Lex Luthor’s attempt to create life by collecting galactic matter into the form of a man. Infusing his creation with a hunger for the hyper-stellar energy that made its creation possible. During this battle Superman uses the Golem’s own energy-radiation to speed up his vibrations and shift every living thing on the Earth to another dimensional plane.
  • Superman balanced a replica of the Empire State building with just his pinky.
  • Superman’s Fortress of Solitude contained an entire solar system that he created by himself.
  • PC Kryptonians could travel between universes at will.
  • Superman and Power Girl easily defeated creatures that had conquered entire worlds.
  • Maaldor, a powerful cosmic being who had existed for billions of years and conquered an entire universe, refered to Superman and Power Girl as the two most powerful beings in the multiverse. He tries to kill Power Girl, then Superman fought him, narration stated that Maaldor shrugged off attacks that could reduce a planet to rubble, and replied with attacks that had been used for just that purpose. Superman was fine, and it turned out that Power Girl survived.
  • Superman and Power Girl tricked Maaldor into confronting his own soul which caused him to self-destruct and create an entire new universe from the remains of his energy. Superman sealed off that universe from the rest of the multiverse with his heat vision.
  • A rogue Superboy robot grabbed Superman and flew him thousands of miles into space in a fraction of a second, then flung him faster than light across the solar system. He couldn't turn around until he reaches Uranus, but he still got back in only a matter of minutes.
  • Superman contained a nuclear bomb with his cape.
  • Superman contained a supernova explosion.
  • Easily survived a 10 megaton bomb.
  • Was only knocked back slightly by a gravitational force that could move a planet.
  • Used some extra energy to reignite a dying Sun.
  • Casually flew past galaxies in seconds.
  • Superman turned a diamond into a piece of coal by altering it’s molecular pattern.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Heat Vision: Fired a beam of heat hotter than the sun from his own eyes which is capable of starting up stars, and even sealing holes within reality.
  • Super Breath: Could move stars and planets with it.
  • Ice Breath: Could freeze planets and stars alike.

Key: Regular | With The Sword of Superman


  • There are technically two Pre-Crisis versions of Superman. One is the Superman of Earth Two, AKA the Golden Age Superman. The other is the Superman from Earth One, AKA the Silver Age Superman. This profile covers the Silver Age Superman. For the Golden Age version see this profile.
  • When Superman merged with the Sword of Superman, he was able to "know" the universe, meaning that he knew the entire history of the universe. He was also said to "expand", spreading himself throughout the universe that he resided in, becoming an all-seeing protector. This would mean that having knowledge of the past, present, and the future of said universe, he would essentially be omnipresent within that universe altogether.
  • Maaldor the Darklord was consistently shown as being superior to Superman, so they should not scale to each other. 
  • We have been conservative in our estimation of the Jaxon feat, given that the timelines imperiled during that story were described as diverging alternate futures rather than any of DC's parallel realities. While it is clear that multiple timelines were destroyed, nothing in the story suggests that the timelines were infinite in number. Any estimation that large would be far too high compared to all of Superman's other feats, including being outmatched by opponents like Maaldor, Kent Nelson, and Mordru, all of whom he can only damage to an extent and usually needs help to completely defeat.


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Megaman.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network) Megaman.EXE's Profile (2-C versions used and speed was equalized)

Inconclusive Matches:

Ness (Earthbound) Ness’s Profile (Ness is at Low 2-C, Superman is at 2-C without the sword. Speed is equalized. The battle takes place in Ness’s Magicant.)


  1. Superman Vol 1 #295, January 1976
  2. Action Comics Vol 1 #553, March 1984
  3. Superman Annual Vol 1 #10, 1984
  4. DC Comics Presents Vol 1 #29, January 1981
  5. Action Comics Vol 1 #273, February 1961
  6. Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Vol 1 #147, March 1972
  7. Forever People Vol 1 #1, March 1971

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