Kryptonite is often referred to as green, but there are many types of K-stones, each with its own effect on Superman. Pink Kryptonite is the most controversial and baffling type of the stone that DC Comics has ever seen. What does Pink Kryptonite have to do with Superman?
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Pink Kryptonite seems to have the ability to change Superman’s sexual orientation. Supes was strongly implied to be homosexual by some bizarre stereotypical lines. Pink Kryptonite can also change Superman’s gender.
Although Pink Kryptonite’s introduction was satyrical in nature, it still amazes readers that they even considered the idea. Without further delay, here is everything you need about Pink Kryptonite: what it is and how it works.
What is Pink Kryptonite exactly?
Pink Kryptonite, a form of Kryptonite, first appeared in Supergirl Vol. 4 #79 in 2003, and has never been seen again in comics. It was a strange introduction to Kryptonite rainbow, which still raises eyebrows for readers today, almost 20 years after it occurred.
Pink Kryptonite is only mentioned once in comics. It appears in one panel. It is not clear if Pink Kryptonite represents a natural variation of Kryptonite that has undergone certain changes as it floats through space.
Red Kryptonite was once green, but it passed through a red space cloud that created a misty, changing its color and properties. White Kryptonite, which was once the regular Green K, became white as it traveled.
It is possible that Pink K was artificially made like many other types of Kryptonite. However, there’s no evidence to support the idea. You might wonder why? Its bizarre effects are the reason.
What is Pink Kryptonite’s relationship to Superman?
Superman is hurt by Green K, Silver K gives him a lift, and Gold K takes away his powers. Then there’s Pink Kryptonite.
Pink K was only seen once and seems to have had the effect of making Kryptonians homosexual, just as it did for Superman. Although it was intended to be a parody of Silver Age comics’ plots, the writers did it in such a stereotypical manner that it still puzzles and delights readers.
Superman, now gay, immediately compliments Jimmy Olson on his fashion choices and starts to hit on him. It seems that being gay can instantly change your personality. Although it was clearly satire, nobody gave much thought to it. However, it is amusing to see the panel taken out of context.
However, it is not clear what Pink Kryptonite would do for Kryptonians who are already homosexual. Is it possible for them to become heterosexual through the reverse effect of Pink Kryptonite? What about bisexual Kryptonians, if so? Are they more open to both genders? Or less? It’s wild, y’all. It’s a good thing that Pink K has never been seen in comics again.
However, it did appear in True Colors, an episode of Justice League Action’s short animations. This is where the Kryptonite Heart of Metallo is transformed into Pink Kryptonite By Firestorm. It may have a more bizarre effect on Superman.
After the Man of Steel had come in contact with Pink K, he switched genders and became The Woman of Steel. His character was the same, only his gender changed.
We don’t know if either Pink K or the other version have any lasting effects, but it seems to wear off after a while. It was a difficult choice for the writers and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Alternate versions of Pink Kryptonite
You can see that there were only two instances in which Pink Kryptonite was present. There are however, some Kryptonite types that may be worthy of being mentioned.
First, Purple Kryptonite, which is a rare form of Kryptonite, is what we think it is. It is almost impossible to recreate or find this type of Kryptonite, and that is why it never appeared again. My second theory is that the indecisiveness or psrinting error of the writers is what caused the color to change from purple to green. This is my preferred explanation.
The Krimson Kryptonite was another option. It was less pink than Pink, but was close enough. It was an artificial Kryptonite type that magic-induced. It was created by Mr. Mxyzptlk during the Post-Crisis continuity. It was given to Lex Luthor by him, and it took Superman’s powers.
Although the effects might have been permanent, there was one condition: Luthor had to promise not to reveal how he got the Krimson Kryptonite. Otherwise, the effects would cease working. Clark Kent was shocked when he admitted to him that Mr. Mxyzptlk had given him the rock. It immediately restored Superman’s powers.
Kromson K was not radioactive, and it didn’t emit any radiation. This is in contrast to almost all other Kryptonite types.