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How to Hide Your Identity Like Superman

A how-to guide on how to disguise yourself just like the Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman.

Superman, aka Clark Kent is a famous DC superhero from the planet Krypton, it’s people being called ‘Kryptonians’. Depending on version of Superman, Krypton was destroyed for different reasons, his parents sending him away on a course to Earth so that he could live. His shuttle crashed in the small town, ironically named ‘Smallville’, Kansas. Later in adulthood he moved to Metropolis, which is apparently in Delaware. By day, he works as a reporter at ‘The Daily Planet’, a newspaper company, when he’s not Clark Kent, he’s Superman, a nearly unkillable hero who can fly, see through walls and shoot lasers out of his eyes. His costume is fairly simple, red cape, blue pants, big red “S” on his chest. His face however, is completely exposed. Now, here’s the best part. He does all this while nobody recognizes him. So, how does he do it?

Low Profile
The first thing Clark has going for him, is that unlike for example, Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman, Clark Kent is just a small name reporter. Sure, The Daily Bugle is a huge industry, as far as we know the biggest in the entire city or maybe even country, but even then he would most likely only have little to no fame. Bruce Wayne on the other hand, is one of the most famous people in America. Sort of like a real life version of Elon Musk, only Musk as far as we know doesn’t have to deal with umbrella wielding Danny DeVito’s running for Mayor or green haired clowns trying to blow up boats full of people. One advantage Wayne does have however, is that he covers most of his face. Which brings us to the next point;

Costume
Despite being more recognizeable, Bruce Wayne chooses to cover nearly his entire face, usually only showing his face. Clark Kent on the other hand, actually reveals more of his face as Superman. How so? One word: “Glasses”. Superman’s glasses magically disguise his entitre identity. No glasses=Superman Glasses=Clark Kent. Nobody in Metropolis or even the world is capable of telling the difference. This all makes total sense and should not at all be considered a hilarious plothole that could easily be undone through the simple use of facial recognition technology.

-The Screenwriter

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