Sunday, April 27, 2014

Superman vs Clark Kent

I was thinking recently about Superman, and I realized something.  Everyone likes to talk bad about Lois Lane because she was in love with the hero (Superman) and barely gave the "regular, ordinary guy" (Clark Kent) the time of day.  People say she was shallow for only noticing the hero, the one with all the glory, but the thing is, they don't realize that's who Superman was
The thing about Superman is that, when he was mild-mannered, normal every-day Clark Kent, that was when he was putting on an act.  That was when he was lying.  Lois was in love with who he really was: strong, confident, and willing to put his life on the line to save other people.  She wasn't enticed by his lie, because she could tell that Clark Kent wasn't actually genuine.  He was always putting on a front, always hiding.  Superman, on the other hand, was always himself.  He knew who he was, and he wasn't afraid of it.  That's what attracted Lois Lane.  Not his good looks, or his chivalrous behavior (though both are good ;) ), because honestly, Clark Kent both had the same thing.  Believe it or not, they are the same guy.  The difference was that one put up a front, and one was honest about himself.
That's not to say I don't have my problems with Lois Lane (seriously, how many times do you have to get your butt saved before you learn to be a bit more careful when you get your stories?!), but I actually think she made the right choice as far as men go.  Pick the man who's going to be honest with you, because you never know what the fakers are hiding.

Fare thee well, friend!


  1. I never thought of it that way, but you're right!

    Though I *have* decided she must be face blind to not realize that they are the same person.... ;-)