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Quote1 Say it! Say it, damn it! Tell the world I'm Superman! Quote2
Denny Swan src

Denny Swan assumed he was Superman after being hit by a bolt of energy. As he was out of control, it led to a fight with the real Superman.

Last Days of Superman

Denny Swan was returning to his car when he was approached by a state trooper. The trooper told Denny that his license plate and face match the ID of a parolee from Shawshank who had missed his check-in for two months. Denny assaulted the officer with his coffee and drove off in his truck. While speeding away, a sentient bolt of energy, infused with the genome of Superman, collided with his truck, causing it to fall off a bridge. When Denny emerged, his body was emitting solar energy, stating, "I'm Superman!"[1]

Later, at A.R.G.U.S., Superman and Wonder Woman were brought to see a contained Swan, still calling himself Superman and accusing Clark Kent that he is an impostor. While Superman spoke to Neil Quinn, who was also being held captive at A.R.G.U.S., Swan escaped from his cell, claiming that Superman was a fraud. He battled with Wonder Woman, eventually fleeing from A.R.G.U.S.[2] Swan later showed up at the home of Clark White. During the confusion, Swan threatened Clark's son, Jonathan, causing Clark White to act.

During a battle with two Supermen, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batman, Swan's powers began to grow more unstable. He flared up, releasing massive amounts of energy. Superman, who was dying,[1] flew Swan up into the sky with the help of Superman, knowing that Swan was about to explode. In a final standoff in the sky with Superman, Swan exploded, leaving the younger Superman to try and absorb the energy from the blast.[3]


  • Unique Physiology: After being hit by a bolt of sentient energy infused with the genome of Superman Denny gained Kryptonian-like powers.[1]
    • Superhuman Strength: Denny possesses incredible strength, easily able to match the likes of Wonder Woman[2], Superman and Supergirl[3]in terms or raw power.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Denny can fight for long periods without ever tiring.[4]
    • Invulnerability: Denny can survive blows from extremely strong opponents without suffering damage.[2] He could take numerous punches at super-speed from Superman without apparent damage.[5]
    • Flight: Denny aquired the ability to fly at great speed.[2]
    • Thermokinesis: Denny can discharge powerful blasts of energy from his body.[2]
      • Heat Vision: Danny can discharge his energy through powerful beams from his eyes.[6]


Other Characteristics

  • Mental Disorder: His powers have caused him to suffer from dual personalities, one that wants to help people and one that kills and is desperate to prove he is the true Superman.[2]



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