Every Superman ranked from weakest to strongest

The Man of Steel is as strong as they come, but which version of him is the strongest of all?

DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Crisis on Infinite Earths -- Image Number: LGN_CWN2138_CROSSOVER_SUPERMAN_V1_8x12_W2.jpg -- Pictured: Brandon Routh as Superman -- Photo: Jordon Nuttall/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Crisis on Infinite Earths -- Image Number: LGN_CWN2138_CROSSOVER_SUPERMAN_V1_8x12_W2.jpg -- Pictured: Brandon Routh as Superman -- Photo: Jordon Nuttall/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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The Flash -- "Crisis On Infinite Earths: Hour Three" -- Image Number: FLA609a_0435r.jpg -- Pictured: Tyler Hoechlin as Superman -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved /

7. Supergirl's Superman

This won't be the last time we see Tyler Hoechlin appear on this list, as he has protrayed two iconic Men of Steel throughout the past decade. His very first appearance came on The CW's Supergirl, where he finally debuted as Kara Zor-El's heroic cousin.

Seeing the two Kryptonians team up on-screen made for an incredibly fun adventure every time, and their first save together was one of the most thrilling moments of the show's whole run. Hoechlin also nailed all the mannerisms of the character well, capturing the inherent nerdiness of Clark Kent as well as the triumphant nature and quiet resolve of Superman.

It made sense that he didn't appear too often as the show wasn't about him. However, in some of his later appearances, the writing did him a disservice, as the show continually portrayed him as being much weaker than the iconic hero actually is. This was an issue for fans, especially as the first season spent so much time reinforcing that.

The show rightfully portrayed Supergirl as being stronger than her cousin (which is also loyal to the comics) but it went out of its way to weaken Superman to do so, having him constantly lose battles while also overlooking him as a potential paragon in Crisis On Infinite Earths.

That makes it hard to place this Superman. On one hand, we've been told he's one of the most powerful beings on Earth, but the writing didn't always highlight that.