10 Superman Moments That Shocked The World

Turns out the Man of Steel is into some pretty freaky stuff...

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Often deemed DC's bright, shining symbol of hope and optimism, it’s not always been sunshine and rainbows for Superman.

One of the greatest characters in comics – at least when done right – the Man of Steel isn’t quite as squeaky clean as he’d maybe have you believe. In fact, Supes has carried out some pretty shocking and heinous acts over the decades. Granted, we all have our own particular skeletons in the closet, but none of us have the powers and abilities of a god-like alien at our disposal.

You have to remember, Superman is a character whose origins go all the way back to 1938. That means that, no matter how insta-smiling, baby-kissing and day-saving Ka-El has so often been, there’s plenty of room to dig up some dirt on the Last Son of Krypton’s most alarming moments. After all, he might be the Man of Steel, but superheroes straddle the line between good and evil all the time and Superman - believe it or not - is no different.

From murder, to bizarre adoptions, to superpowered rages of jealousy, to alien abductions, to - err - sex tapes, we’ve got you covered when it comes to some of the most shocking moments in the history of this iconic figure.

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