|Superman (True Brit)|
Kal-El, instead of landing in Kansas, is intentionally sent to England (as it is the heart of the British Empire). He is found by the Clarks, who view a headset video found with Kal-El, learning of his origins. They mistake "Kal-El" for "Colin" and name him Colin Clark. Being raised stereo-typically British includes belief in the philosophy: "What would the neighbours think?"
When Colin's powers begin to surface, each power causes a unique problem: when he learns to fly, he smashes the ceiling, and when he acquires heat vision, he accidentally burns his mother; his father creates glasses (from the glass of his spaceship) to help contain the heat. Eventually Colin agrees not to use his powers, as they are causing problems.
Colin goes to university and meets and falls in love with Louisa Layne-Ferret, who initially ignores him completely. After a tragic cricket accident in which the bowler is impaled by Colin's cricket bat, ("It only hurts when I laugh"), a guilty Colin meets the British version of Perry White (Peregrine Whyte-Badger), who takes both Colin and Louisa under his wing to become reporters for the fictitious Daily Smear, a British tabloid.
Although his parents hated it when he used any of his powers, after an heroic save of the Rutles Colin adopts a secret identity and garish costume to become Superman.
Powers and Abilities
Superman possesses the ability to fly under his own power, incredible strength and near invulnerability, as he can only be harmed by the element Kryptonite. His eyes can emit bursts of heat, while vision ranges from the microscopic to the telescopic. His vision is also capable of a broader spectrum than human eyes, able to see x-rays and radio waves. He can hear faint sounds among a bustle of noises by concentrating. His lungs are capable of holding air for long periods of time in environments without oxygen, and the ability to compress this air and exhale it in a freezing capacity.
Superman's powers vary over the years in various forms of media. For a more in-depth view on this range, see Superman's Powers and Abilities.