original superhero; the oldest there is, having been crusading for peace and
justice across multiple mediums for over eighty years. In that time Superman
has undergone many changes, upgrading his powers extensively, originally
displaying the ability merely to leap over tall buildings, before gaining the
full power of flight.
Along with the
various changes to the core lore and myth of this iconic character, there has
also been a plethora of alternate versions, inhabiting other universes, far-off
futures, and even long dead pasts.
spectrum of heroism, amorality, tyranny, and other stages in between this list
details just ten examples of these alternate Clark Kents. With decades of
Superman lore, and a myriad of universes from which to pull, Superman
alternatives are in great surplus, so there are many more to explore beyond
10. Superman Prime
This is a futuristic version of Superman from the 853rd
century. His power has grown exponentially as a result of having become like the
living embodiment of the sun; essentially a sun god.
He acquires these new powers after travelling the universe for many
centuries, gaining more and more abilities along the way. After this
exploration he moves his fortress of solitude from earth to the centre of the
sun, where he resides for fifteen-thousand-years, the solar energy charging his
powers to an unprecedented extent.
The reason for his retreat from earth is that his Kryptonian genetics
allow him to live far beyond the years of those he loves. Lois Lane dies of old
age along with the rest of his family, and so he passes his duties on to new
heroes, and leaves earth.
Eventually he returns to heroism after his long hibernation
in the sun, and resurrects Lois in a new form with a futuristic silver body to
compliment his gold one.