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Goodbye, My SonJor-El: "Goodbye, my son. Our hopes and dreams travel with you."
Lara Lor-Van: "He will be an outcast. They'll kill him."
Jor-El: "How? He'll be a god to them."
Just following the birth of Kal-El, his parents have to quickly give him up to be sent to earth. It's a bittersweet moment for both but father Jor-El has high hopes for his son and knows that Kal-El will be seen as a god among men in his new world.
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Keep This Side of Yourself a SecretFellow Parent: "My son was in the bus! He saw what Clark did!"
Jonathan Kent: "You have to keep this side of yourself a secret."
Teenage Clark Kent: "What was I supposed to do? Let them die?"
Jonathan Kent: "Maybe"
A teenage Clark Kent was forced to make a tough decision when a school bus crashes and Clark makes the choice to save the children aboard while also possibly exposing his secret powers. Later in a discussion with his adoptive father, Jonathan, Clark learns that sometimes he must make the hard decisions to keep his secret safe.
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For the Greater Good of My PeopleGeneral Zod: "No matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people."
Despite being a fierce enemy, General Zod swears that he is not an evil antagonist that is simply out for violence and destruction, rather simply someone working to save his own people.
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You Are Not AloneGeneral Zod: "You are not alone. You are not alone. You are not alone. My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach you. For some time your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you but he is not one of you. To those of you who know of his location, the fate of your planets rests in your hands. I request that you return this individual to my custody. To Kal-El, I say this, 'Surrender within 24 hours of watch this world suffer the consequences.'"
Kryptonian leader General Zod gives some fighting words to the people of earth in an attempt to find and retrieve Kal-El. He knows of Superman's powers and hopes that others who do too will come forward to save themselves by exposing him.
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HopeJor-El: "You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But you will help them. You will guard them. You will give them hope. In time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders. That's what this symbol means, hope."
Jor-El, Kal-El's biological father, explains to his son that the task ahead is not an easy one but eventually Kal-El will serve as the source of hope for the people of earth, that the S on their chests is the symbol of hope.
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