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You always wanted to fly, Kent! Now it's your chance!
~ Corrupted Superman making fun of Clark Kent before throwing him into the trash compactor

Corrupted Superman is a major antagonist in the movie Superman III and is somewhat unique (at least at the time) as being a villain that is actually a part of Superman himself - his selfish and suppressed evil half taken form.

He was portrayed by the late Christopher Reeve, who also played his good counterpart.

History

Corrupted Superman committed small-scale villainy compared to many of the Man of Steel's enemies but was perhaps one of the greatest due to the fact that Superman had to face his own inner-demons and literally overcome his dark side in order to regain control over his life.

Some of the things Corrupted Superman did were extinguish the Olympic Flame, straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa and ripping open an oil tanker so that the contents would fall out and pollute the surrounding oceans - as stated before these were casual acts of vandalism but soon mounted up as the public began to see Superman as a super-powered thug rather than a protector.

Corrupted Superman was the result of exposure to Kryptonite (which normally weakens Superman, however the Kryptonite used in the movie was synthetic and thus he was corrupted rather than weakened).

In the end Superman defeated his Corrupted counterpart via splitting into two beings, the Corrupted Superman and the seemingly mortal Clark Kent - however Clark Kent proved to be stronger than the Corrupted Superman and despite numerous attempts to crush him using industrial machinery Clark soon caught up to his Corrupted clone and strangled him, causing him to vanish.

As the corruption wore off Superman wasted little time in undoing the varied acts of vandalism his evil-half had committed.

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Superman: Lex Luthor | Otis | Eve Teschmacher | General Zod | Non | Ursa
Superman II: General Zod | Non | Ursa | Lex Luthor | Otis | Eve Teschmacher | Rocky
Superman III: Ross Webster | Corrupted Superman | Vera Webster | Lorelei Ambrosia
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace: Lex Luthor | Nuclear Man
Superman Returns: Lex Luthor
Man of Steel: Sword of Rao (Zod, Faora-Ul, Nam-Ek, Jax-Ur, Tor-An, Car-Vex, Nadira & Dev-Em II)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Lex Luthor | Doomsday | Anatoli Knyazev | Mercy Graves | Cesar Santos | Amajagh | Joe Chill | Zod | Steppenwolf

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Superman: Brainiac Attacks: Brainiac | Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves | Mister Mxyzptlk
Superman: Doomsday: Lex Luthor | Superman Clone | Doomsday | Toyman | Mercy Graves
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: Lex Luthor | Major Force | Metallo | Amanda Waller | Toyman | Solomon Grundy | Gorilla Grodd | Killer Frost | Lady Shiva | Giganta | Mongul | Captain Cold
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse: Darkseid | Female Furies (Granny Goodness, Gilotina, Mad Harriet, Lashina & Stompa) | Doomsday
All-Star Superman: Lex Luthor | Solaris | Parasite | Bar-El & Lilo-El
Superman vs. The Elite: The Elite (Manchester Black, Coldcast, Menagerie & Hat) | Atomic Skull
Superman: Unbound: Brainiac
The Death Of Superman: Doomsday | Lex Luthor | Intergang (Bruno Mannheim) | Mercy Graves | Cyborg Superman
Reign Of The Supermen: Cyborg Superman | Darkseid | Parademons | Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves
Superman: Red Son: Superman | Brainiac | Lex Luthor | Batman | Joseph Stalin | Superior Man
Superman: Man of Tomorrow: Parasite | Lobo | Lex Luthor

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Superman Arcade: Emperor Zaas

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