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Man of Steel

Man of Steel

Kal-El doesn't have the very best of upbringings -- though it is still very, very good. His Kansas parents genuinely wish him the very best, but struggle sometimes -- owing to their own limitations -- to provide what Kal-El needs, what any kid would need, to in fact become an adult who through belief in self might just change the world (not impossible: in certain favorable times -- times of permission, not times of crisis or war -- near lone-individuals in fact do). His father is worried that if his son shows his super abilities too early, he'll be overwhelmed by how the world would react to him, and the alarmed world wouldn't have an adult him, to calm them down some and help them stay sane. And this is sensible, but clearly installs in Kal-El a sense that any time he summons his natural instincts, summoned along with it is a frustrating grapple-hold of restraint that'll frustrate and infuriate him. His mother will do what she can to calm her son down, bu…