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The Superman suit is a protective suit that Clark Kent wears as the superhero, Superman.

History

When Clark decided to become a hero he donned a blue suit with red trim, a red cape with golden clasps to hold it in place, and a red and yellow emblem, the House of El's coat of arms, emblazoned on the chest, along with a red and yellow belt and red boots. He normally wears the suit underneath his ordinary clothes so he can quickly change out of them.[1]

Original suit

At least until 2007, the leggings of Superman's suit resembled pants with underwear worn over them.[2]

Upgrades

The suit along with the Supergirl suit were briefly upgraded when Winn Schott built shields to protect them from Metallo's Kryptonite blasts. The shield would be worn on the chest area.

Functions

  • Cape: To help with his flying, Clark relies on a cape to help him to turn for when he is flying due to the fact capes help with aerodynamics.
  • Advanced durability: It is unknown what materials the suit is made out of, however, the suit is just as durable as Clark; as bullets cannot penetrate it, even explosives from missiles, and highly concentrated bursts of energy from Reactron and Metallo respectively could not damage it.

Appearances

Supergirl


Behind the scenes

  • Unlike Superman's initial iconic suit in the comics, this suit doesn't have the red trunks, similar to Henry Cavill's Superman suit in the DC Extended Universe, which is a more modern interpretation. However, the suit has nods to the previous iterations of Superman but mostly resembles the New 52 line, the ceremonial armor but minus the collar. The suit also has the feel of a spacesuit and the crest is similar to how it has been classically depicted by artist Dan Jurgens in the comics, especially in the Pre-New 52 era. Moreover, the way the cape clasps onto the suit is reminiscent of the Superman's look in the video game Injustice:Gods Among Us and of one of the suits of Supergirl in the comics.
  • Numerous episodes in season one, the suit and Superman himself have been CGI, rather than a physical suit. However, in other episodes either the cape, the sleeves or the boots were only featured.
  • In Midvale, it was revealed Clark used to have tights on his suit, but later removed it from his outfit. This was likely a reference to Smallville, which the suit featured tights but in the comics, which takes place after the end of the series Clark removed the tights from his outfit.
    • In the same episode, Clark was mentioned to have a friend named Chloe, who had a collection of information on supernatural things called The Wall of Weird. Chloe and The Wall of Weird were both original elements from Smallville.

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