Supreme looking majestic, over a white background


(Alan Moore take)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Supreme was one of Rob Liefeld’s Superman expies  during the early days of Image Comics. It… wasn’t good. The early stages of the character can be seen in our Supreme (Rob Liefeld take) profile then the Supreme (Thunder God era) profiles.

Writer Alan Moore was contracted later on to remedy to the not-goodness. This turned Supreme into a vibrant homage to the Silver Age  Superman and his mythos, which was excellent.

These notes are super-duper old, though. They’re among the oldest archives on the site that still haven’t been redone.


  • Real Name: Ethan Crane.
  • Marital Status: Single, but dating his colleague Diana.
  • Known Relatives: Sally Crane alias Suprema (sister).
  • Group Affiliation: None, formerly The Allies.
  • Base Of Operations: Omegapolis, Earth.
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 250lbs Age: 78
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

Supreme is an immensely powerful being. He is superstrong, invulnerable, can fly faster than light, can blast several sorts of energies, heals quick, is extremely fast and has supersenses.

Along with this he also is an extremely able scientist and technician capable of building impossible devices such as dimensional ports, Supreme AI, etc. For a living he also writes and edits.


History is very long stretching back decades. For most of it see the most recent Supreme comics from around issue 40 until the last issue of 56 or wait for a later updated write-up.

Basically it is the same as it always has been for previous incarnations of Supreme, but with some real original and cool differences as well as a great supporting cast. I would really recommend this series to anyone interested in Golden/Silver Age heroes !


Supreme is a very muscular and athletic man. He wears a heroic superhero costume of full body white covering all but his arms and head. He also wears reed boots, a red cape, a red chest and back symbol and a pair of thick yellow gloves.

Otherwise he looks like a very powerful and healthy man in his 40s. He gives the impression of being a real hero.


Supreme is the Earth’s Greatest Hero. He has a forceful and kind personality that radiates fairness and goodness. Basically, in short, his personality is nearly the same than that of DCs Silver Age Superman with slight variations.

He abandons his own happiness for being able to protect humanity better. Supreme would never kill a living being even when it would be for the best. All life is sacred for him to the degree that he would protect it at any cost.

Being an immensely powerful being he still copes well with his humanity and wields his power with care and responsibility. He is a person who is very easy to trust and befriend and apparently saving mankind is what really makes him happy.


“Then I suggest it’s time for the return of The Allies !”

DC Universe History

Well, Supreme really is a carbon copy of Superman and thus Supreme is Superman in the DC Universe. A story containing parallel universes might very well have Supreme be a human version of Superman (i.e. non-Kryptonian).

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 10 Str: 25 Bod: 18 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 13 Wil: 20 Min: 15 Occupation: Editor, Superhero
Inf: 10 Aur: 10 Spi: 10 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 043 HP: 200

Acuity: 08, Detect: 20, Energy Blast: 15, Heat vision: 15, Invulnerability: 22, Flight: 40, Regeneration: 05, Sealed Systems: 20, Sonic beam: 15, Superspeed: 10, Systemic Antidote: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Acuity represents the Senses Supreme ; while using Acuity to mimic powers Supreme doesn’t need to divide his APs of Acuity among the powers, but gets the APs in all of them.
  • Detect is limited for tracking/sensing other Supremium powered beings.

Artist (Writer): 04, Gadgetry: 22, Scientist: 15

Area Knowledge (Galaxy), Genius, Expansive Headquarters (The Citadel), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Near-Immortal, Popularity.

Dazzle Comics (Low), League of Infinity (High), The Allies (High), Professor Night (High), Superhero Community (Low), Suprema (High).

Archenemy (Darius Dax), Voluntary Exile (Earth, earlier only), Secret Identity.

Suprematons, Supercomputers, a portal to the Hell of Mirrors and much more.

Previous Statistics

Previous Supreme write-ups have handled the pre-Moore Supreme well.

By Peter S Piispanen aka The Angel.

Source of Character: Supreme comics (Awesome Comics).

Helper(s): James Sommerville’s previous Supreme write-ups, Sébastien Andrivet.