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In philosophy, the ideal superior man of the future; the term in English originally a translation of German Übermensch in the philosophy of Nietzsche (1844–1900).

Superman (with capital initial) is a US cartoon character having great strength, the ability to fly, and other extraordinary powers, who conceals his true nature behind the identity of mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent. Superman was created in 1938 in a comic strip by writer Jerry Siegel (1914–96) and artist Joe Shuster (1914–92).

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