In the all the greatest interpretations of Superman throughout comics, movies, and TV shows, there is one constant in his lore: the Fortress of Solitude. It's Superman's home away from home, where he can go to relax, concentrate, and have some personal time. But have you ever noticed that there are a ton of insane things in his Fortress of Solitude?
While Clark Kent has acquired all sorts of awesome powers as Superman, he has also acquired a ridiculous load of strange keepsakes in the Fortress of Solitude. Did you know about Superman's zoo filled with alien creatures? What about his giant, multi-screen, fast-paced TV? Or an entire civilization that's trapped inside a bottle? Read on for a list of some of the weirdest things that can be found in Superman's Fortress of Solitude and vote up any that are unusual, uncanny, or unexpected.
The Bottled City Of Kandor
Before the planet Krypton was destroyed, the supervillain Brainiac miniaturized one of its prominent cities, Kandor, and kept it in a bottle. Superman would eventually take the shrunken city from Brainiac and keep it locked in the Fortress of Solitude. Superman vowed to the Kandor citizens that he would find a way to restore the city back to its actual size, but has been unsuccessful. You would think that a quick phone call to the Atom would solve the problem within a day, but it seems like Superman prefers to keep the city as his own Kryptonian ant farm.
Jor-El's Uploaded Consciousness
While Superman was raised by adopted parents, it doesn't mean that he never had a good father-son chat with his biological dad. Superman's birth father, Jor-El, had his consciousness uploaded into the Fortress of Solitude, allowing him to teach and guide his son from beyond the grave. While it's insane to think that Superman could have a relationship with a paternal computer program, it seems quite quaint compared to the day-to-day madness that Superman usually deals with.
An Alien Zoo
Nations from across the world have come together to form sanctuaries for endangered animals on Earth, but what about endangered species across the galaxy? Superman molded a special section of his Fortress as a wildlife preserve for various endangered alien species. However, there's no real explanation for Superman's overall plan of reintroducing these creatures back to their home planets or how they are all able to coexist.
Gigantic Statues Of His Birth Parents
People typically have a photo of their parents placed in a special spot in their homes, but Superman is apparently aiming for "Son of the Century." Within the Fortress, Kal-El honors his birth parents with two gigantic statues of them holding aloft the planet Krypton. Being proud of one's parents is great, but this is just gauche. Plus, where's the giant monument to Ma and Pa Kent, Clark? You know, the people who actually raised you?