Superman Unethical

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The original Superman is by far the most ethical superhero depicted to date. He is, as they say, the “super” man. By choosing to only use his powers for the good of the people, he is a perfect example of moral goodness and ethics. Superman possesses the powers of flight, superhuman strength, x-ray vision, heat vision, and the mind of an absolute genius. In the original comics, Superman never lost a battle, and never killed any of his villains. While fighting may be seen as unethical, he is doing this for the purpose of serving society and helping people. Fighting is nature and although fighting itself is not ethical, the reasons for doing so can be. For as long as history has been recorded, humans have fought for just about anything, because this world has always been about survival of the fittest. Superman fighting his villains doesn’t make him unethical because he is not taking their lives. Superman believes it is not his choice as to who lives or dies which is why when he fought Lex Luthor, his mortal enemy, he refused to kill him. He had him arrested instead. In Superman’s eyes there will always be a better alternative than killing someone. It is not in his character to kill. With every power that he possesses, Superman could literally be the “end all be all” of this planet. Superman could have crushed Batman to pieces with only one punch. He could literally “take over the world” as villains like to say, but morally chooses to utilize his power for the greater good.

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