Many heroes think that the presence of human DNA can make stronger alien DNA weaker, but Superman and Gohan are both examples of this not being the case.
Warning: SPOILERS for Dark Crisis #6When it comes to semi-human aliens, the new superman and dragon balls gohan prove they share one of the most unexpected secret benefits an alien could hope for.
The entire DC Universe is in the middle of a very traumatic situation Dark Crisis. After trapping the Justice League on separate worlds to bolster his power of darkness, Pariah raised a dark army to stand against Earth’s remaining heroes. The new Superman, Jon Kent, attempted to gather a new Justice League of younger heroes to oppose him, but Black Adam, who was present when the original Justice League fell, criticized Superman for his naïve approach to becoming a hero be.
in the Dark Crisis #6 by Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere, the dark army engaged the remaining heroes in a last stand. Led by Deathstroke, this dark army was made up of powerful villains like Darkseid and Doomsday. To stop him, the heroes wanted to use Pariah’s machine against him, but they needed time. To give them time, Superman faced the enemies and nearly died in the process. But as he struggled, he remembered his mother, Lois Lane, telling him that he had the best of both worlds, Earth and Krypton.
Jon Kent and Gohan’s human sides give them strength
Being half alien and half human, Superman shares several Dragon Ball Z characters. Gohan is the son of Goku and Chi-Chi. Goku is an incredibly powerful alien named Saiyan while Chi-Chi is a human. The Saiyan Prince Vegeta believed that Gohan was weaker than a full-blooded Saiyan because he was only half of the powerful race. However, it was revealed that since Gohan is a hybrid, he actually has access to more power than a full-blooded Saiyan. So he became a Super Saiyan 2 to destroy the evil cell.
In many ways, John Kent faces a similar arc. He’s only half Kryptonian, so it stands to reason that his human half would actually make him weaker. But that is not the case. At a young age, this new Superman could take on a corrupted version of Darkseid and Doomsday himself. He lost the fight and would have died if his father hadn’t arrived in time, but the fact that he held his own and gave the other heroes enough time is extremely impressive. This shows that his human side does not make him weaker. Just like in the case of gohan, superman Double DNA can actually make him stronger than Thoroughbreds.
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Dark Crisis #6 is available now from DC Comics.