Superman is powerful. That’s just one of those things that people know. But how powerful is the Man of Steel in the Injustice: Gods Among Us universe? NetherRealm Studios’ creative director Ed Boon tweeted last week that a player took the time to figure out just that. Their conclusion, which they based on the Kryptonian Crush attack, reveals the following:
Superman punches his opponent a whole 126 km into the sky! How powerful is that? Well it depends on the mass of the opponent…comicvine gives Darkseid a weight of 1815 lbs, which I will use. Energy-wise, that means Superman delivered 1.02E10 Joules of energy into that punch. In better terms, that’s 2.43 tons of TNT.
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I double checked the math, because that’d be about as effective as me trying to survive one of these punches myself. If you fancy yourself a math whiz and wish to contest the data, you can find the calculations here.
Additionally, some may be quick to note that Darkseid, the character whose weight plays a role in determining the final result, does not appear in the console version of Injustice. The villain does, however, make an appearance in the mobile version of the game, wherein Supes can still deliver the same devastating blow.