What Is Superman's Real Name on Krypton?


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Superman's real name on Krypton is Kal-El. He was given his Earth name, Clark Joseph Kent, by the rural Kansas couple that found him as a baby.

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It was this same couple that taught Superman to use his extraordinary super-powers of strength, flight, superhuman hearing and X-ray vision for a morally righteous cause.

His enemies are those of the public at large — greedy corporate oligarchs like Lex Luthor — and he combats these not only as Superman, or Kal-El, but as Clark Kent the reporter as well.

In addition to the name Superman, he is also often referred to as the "Man of Steel."

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