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#277849 - 11/19/17 07:55 PM Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns)
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I'm working on a story crossing my Supergirl Returns series with Lois and Clark - basically, Jason Kent / Lane / White / whatever (Superman Returns) accidentally crosses to the L&C dimension, looks for help, and is a bit boggled by Clark looking nothing like his dad; meanwhile Clark remembers Jason Trask and can't believe that he'd have that name.

To make things more complicated, I'm thinking that Jason Kent might turn out to be named for Jason Trask - in the Superman Returns universe he was a Secret Service agent who was killed by Zod while defending the President, and Lois saw the name and thought she'd use it for her son as a tribute.

Plausible? Or would L&C Clark just shrug and immediately get over it? And what about Lois?



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#277855 - 11/19/17 08:27 PM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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For L&C, I would imagine it would be a no-go. Trask was a lunatic who nearly killed Clark, his parents, and their neighbor. It would be very, very hard for them to get past that name. It might even make them suspicious of the "new" Jason- that maybe, wonder if they can trust him at all.
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#277861 - 11/20/17 04:43 AM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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I think "our" L&C would have far more problems with Jason's Clark having behaved so poorly than with Jason's name. If they could accept that Jason's Clark was so different than their Clark, I don't think they'd have too much trouble believing that Jason Trask might be different, as well.

It might also depend on when you are setting the story. I am assuming that it is after L&C are at least engaged.

Sounds like an intriguing tale.

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#277866 - 11/20/17 09:54 AM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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It's set more or less in the present day, so L&C have their own family.

The hard part is coming up with a new means of dimensional travel. So far in this series I've mostly used magic, but I think this time around it'll be weird science.
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#277869 - 11/20/17 12:47 PM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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I think it'd cause some nose-crinkling, but not much else. I mean, they already know that universes can be different, and it's not like the kid chose his own name. It'd probably just result in a recurring "Seriously?!"
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#277870 - 11/20/17 06:41 PM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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As for a mechanism - there's always Eureka or Luthor or Star Labs messing up things they should know better about. And when all else fails, there are tempocanes. evil
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#277996 - 12/04/17 01:36 AM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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Ooh, interesting premise. I've written for both universes, and I gotta say I'm excited to see how this plays out.

I agree that Jason's first five years might trip up LnC more than the name, but it's likely that wouldn't come up. Why would Jason have any reason to mention this to them? Unless you wanna get angsty with it (a la Mouse devil ) maybe have Jason be a little jealous of Clark spending time with his youngest kid? If you had Jason mention something about Trask, I can see the reaction being plausible, but otherwise not sure how boggling it would be.

UNLESS I'm picturing a much older Jason. (Figured he's grown, or at least teenaged.) Is there any chance he's still a young kid? That might change his reactions to his dad looking so different too. Although I could see a scene where he thinks our Clark is an imposter and decides to take him on.

As far as dimensional travel goes, you could always play around with a Flash-verse idea. Maybe Jason just runs so fast he tears a breach into time and jumps to their universe. Maybe our Clark has never run that fast, has to figure it out with him.

Two cents deposited. laugh Looking forward to reading whatever you come up with!
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#278060 - Today at 02:12 PM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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Sorry for the delay replying, I missed that you'd commented.

I've gone with him being born some time in 2000, based on the chronology of Superman Returns, this is set in 2016 so he's 16 and thinking about going public as a superhero once he's 18. To complicate things his girlfriend is along for the ride - Sky Smith (adopted daughter of Sarah Jane Smith - Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures) who is another alien adoptee with electrical powers. Which is fortunate because I've now figured out how they got there, and there may be some opposition in need of zapping...

As you say, his early years are unlikely to come up - the origin of the name will.


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#278061 - Today at 02:27 PM Re: Opinion Needed - L&C Clark's reaction to Jason Kent (Superman Returns) [Re: Marcus Rowland]
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Forgot to say, what gave me the idea of Sky as his girlfriend was this picture from 2012, which establishes that she's physically about the same age as Jason (it's actually a bit more complicated than that because she is an artificial being) and at least in this picture is wearing a shirt with an eerily familiar letter:



I'm guessing her hair is like that for electrical reasons, I can't actually remember that scene but it looks like she's been charged up to a few thousand volts by a Van de Graaf generator.
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