If Clark is The Superman, is Zod the Man of Steel? Or let us use the other name for this character in history: Stalin.
Both belong to a more evolved species, which have an allergic reaction to the world as it is, or shall we say, America.
The heightened senses and ability to see through the most surface appearances and analyze this information more rapidly and more deeply can be paralyzing. Action is impossible without being able to focus.
The battle between Stalin and The Superman, both of the same species, for the fate of the real world is the real contradiction to focus on, while the american military’s guns bounce off these more evolved characters, like paper tigers.
But it must be remembered The Superman contains all the DNA of this species, even Stalin’s, and this can never be denied.