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10 Weirdest Powers Superman Once Had But Lost

Superman's powerful enough that he can gain and lose powers all the time, and some are weird...

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Superman has been around for nearly a century, and over the many decades he’s been around, the Man of Steel has gone through some changes. After all, originally, he couldn’t even fly, but over time, his powers somewhat settled into the ones most fans know of today.

That said, he’s picked up and lost more superpowers over the years than most teams of heroes have had combined. A lot of those powers came and went with little explanation for their removal, and some of them were particularly odd.

Superman is an alien, after all, so it makes sense that his physiology is a bit different, but that doesn’t mean he should be able to do anything… or does it? Whenever a writer ran into a wall and couldn’t think of what to do with the Last Son of Krypton, they came up with whatever worked, and then seemingly forgot about it as time went on.

This list compiles some of the weirdest powers Superman has picked up over the years. Every one of them went away or were inexplicably never seen or used again, which is probably a good thing as many of these are too weird, even for comic books.

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