The ‘scientific’ explanation behind Superman’s amazing powers

Look, up in the sky! It's a flock of fan theories!


Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to break box office records (and critics’ hearts) without breaking a sweat. Superman has truly earned the name.


The ‘super’ bit, we mean.

But how do those abilities actually work? Why is he so strong, and how can he lift an aeroplane by the nose without it breaking apart in his hands? Screen Rant has combed through the comics for a ‘scientific’ explanation.

The short answer?

“Superman is a solar battery.”

The long answer?


“Hey, heid the baw? Superman is freaking Superman. Any other stupid questions?”