After my 10 DC superheroes that can defeat Superman article, I thought of 10 Superman Weaknesses. Let's begin.
Let's get the obvious one out of the way. Superman's most popular weakness is kryptonite. But its not just green kryptonite that can seriously harm him. Here are what a few kryptonites do to kryptonians:
Green K: Makes a kryptonian seriously weak and sick. Prolonged exposure will be fatal.
Blue K: Takes away a kryptonian's spirit, which makes it more deadly than green kryptonite.
Gold K: Takes away a kryptonian's powers...permanently.
Magic is another popular weakness of Superman. Any item that is magical in origin or has been enchanted, can hurt Superman. So all Batman has do to make Superman bleed is get Zatanna to cast some spells on his batarangs. Some examples of magic hurting Superman are:
3.) Red Sun Radiation
Red Sun Radiation has the opposite effect of Yellow Sun Radiation. The best way to look at it is if you think of Superman as a solar battery. Yellow Sun Radiation charges the battery and Red Sun Radiation drains the battery. In a Red Sun radiated environment, Superman has no powers. Which means he can get the shit beaten out of him.
4.) High Pitched Frequencies
Because of Superman's super-enhanced hearing, high pitched frequencies can range from annoying him to seriously harming him. Jimmy Olsen has a watch that emits a high pitched frequency, that doesn't harm Superman, but does stand out over all the background noise to Superman. But imagine if the frequency was higher...
5.) Blunt Force Trauma
Like everyone, Superman can be hurt if you get him hard enough. The only problem is, you have to hit him really, really, REALLY hard. And there have been quite a few people who have done that:
I've probably missed a few, but you get the idea.
6.) Super Extreme Heat
I know some of you are saying he can't be injured by extreme heat, because Superman has been in the Sun itself. Let me try to explain, there is no convection or conduction in space, so all the heat is coming off as radiation and we know a kryptonian's cells are designed to absorb solar radiation. That is why when his heat vision hit his hand, he bled, because he is not immune to super extreme temperatures, its just that he is born to absorb solar radiation, hence he cannot be hurt by the Sun.
Yes, nukes seriously harm Superman. In fact, he get pretty close to death when he gets nuked. Here's another time he got nuked.
So both New 52 and Pre-New 52 agree that Superman nearly dies when he gets nuked.
8.) Gravity Gun
The Gravity Gun manipulates space-time, causing time to jump forwards or backwards on whoever or whatever you fire at. With this you can turn back time on Superman and turn him into an infant, or get him in a place that sunlight can't penetrate through and turn time forwards, so that Superman hasn't had contact with the Sun's radiation for a year or longer.
Batman said its a weakness, so its a weakness. Superman is always concerned about doing the right thing and not to lose control. So if ever Wonder Woman went evil, he would hesitate to contain her and she would seize the opportunity and kill him with her sword. Also, villains have escaped from Superman by putting someone's life in danger and Superman goes to save them only to let the villain get away and put more lives at risk. Ironically, his morality is his biggest weakness and the one that many villains use to their advantage.
10.) YOU CHOOSE!
Now I know people will be angry and hate this article for this, but hear me out. I've thought of 9 Superman weaknesses, which I personally didn't find all that easy. So comment a Superman weakness that I haven't mentioned and the best one will eventually become number ten on this list, and yes, you will be credited.