Why is Superman and Kryptonians in general weak on their planet but super powerful on earth?
- Gray BoldLv 712 months agoFavourite answer
The cellular structure of Kryptonians allows for solar energy to be absorbed at extremely high levels. On the planet Krypton, whose parent star has often been depicted as an ancient red supergiant with a relatively low energy output, their natural abilities were the same as humans. When exposed to a young yellow star like Earth's Sun, which is much smaller than their own sun and with a vastly higher energy output, their bodies are able to absorb and process so much energy that it eventually manifests as vast superhuman powers (such as superhuman strength, superhuman speed, invulnerability, flight, x-ray vision, heat vision and superhuman senses).Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptonian
- SmegheadLv 712 months ago
- CowboyLv 612 months ago
It's the DC universe
- MarvinatorLv 712 months ago
Superman, when he came to Earth - in the ORIGINAL comic - it was the Yellow Sun that gave him his powers. The sun on Krypton was red and he was unaffected by it's rays.
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- Barkley HoundLv 712 months ago
Supposedly the lower gravity here.
- 12 months ago
Because on superman's planet, everyone is super strong, so that makes everyone exactly the same strength, but on earth, we are generally weak, so he is strong on a planet of the weak. so here's an example, humans, average strength, goes to a planet of Hamsters, is super strong.