In this what-if xkcd there is this question and answer about Superman:
In the first Superman movie, Superman flies around Earth so fast that it begins turning in the opposite direction. This somehow turns back time [... ] How much energy would someone flying around the Earth have to exert in ...
Gilbert and Sullivan's first opera, "Thespis", written in 1871, had the sub-title "The Gods Grown Old", and was based around the premise that the Greek/Roman gods of Olympus had become old and decrepit because no-one believed in them anymore.
In Man of Steel, when Clark an this character,
He lets out an almighty scream and what seems to me is done with all his effort.
Would this have not killed or maimed all the people in close vicinity.
We know that Superman has a lot of powers that are far more powerful than humans.
Below is a ...
One of the earliest works of fiction, the Epic of Gilgamesh, plays with this idea. After humanity is drowned, the gods are starved for sacrifices and begin to whither away. So the idea is pretty much as old as fictional writing is. — Wad Cheber36 secs ago
Added as a comment. I might write a real answer tomorrow
@Jonah But if Gilgamesh is fictional, so is Noah! :o
The gods flooded the world in Gilgamesh because they were sick of arguing about whether the name was pronounced "Gilgamesh", "Jilgamesh", "Jiljamesh", or "Giljamesh".
You cheer me not. :D All new questions seem to be from Harry Potter or Star-wars. I like harry potter but not quite so much. And I have never watched Star Wars so (Hope no one asks me to get on the donkey of shame), sad story really.
I'm trying to find a book that had three illustrated science fiction stories in it.
The first was about explorers on an alien planet. They found a forest of trees with 'horns' or 'wires', and creatures like delta-winged (triangular) aeroplanes, in different colours, with hollow sockets that the...
This use of giveaway eye flashes, changes in colour or iris seems to be a common trope in several series as a way of informing the viewer when a nearby shapeshifter is listening/watching/involved.
Changeling (Shannara Chronicles),
Dragons in human form (Warcra...
It's just a far-fetched idea. How can a pacifist superhero like Captain America who is genuinely good be an agent, even in an alternate universe if that's what it is, of a Nazi terrorist community like Hydra? That breaks all the symbols and the moral standpoints the character ever stood for, it's a massive nonsense.