Written by Mr. Mouseburger 16th Jul 2006
Kindly submitted by The Doctor
Nuclear Man is a creation of Lex Luthor from Superman’s DNA, located in a hair he stole with his Valley-dude nephew Lenny in order to create a being that would serve as an equal for Superman and to possibly destroy him. However, Nuclear Man has a slight flaw: if he's out of the sunlight, he "powers down." Yes, I know, it's lame, but stay with me here.
Having a crush on the new editor of the Daily Planet, Lacy Warfield, Nuclear Man kidnaps her and takes her into space (with no spacesuit, I should add). He plans to destroy everyone on Earth, leaving him and Lacy to rule over the remains.
However, he didn't count on Superman, who's recovered from nuclear poisoning as a result of a scratch from Nuclear Man's long nails. As well as that, Superman has also freed himself from the lunar Surface, where Nuclear Man hammered him in to the ground like a ten-penny nail.
Superman saves Lacy from falling off of Nuclear Man (in space!) and then manages to deactivate Nuclear Man due to a Superman generated solar eclipse (you can really see why this was the last film in the franchise, can’t you!) before taking Lacy back to Earth. Now, any normal person would be cooked to a crisp re-entering the Earth's atmosphere like that, but Lucy is completely unharmed. Having saved the damsel, Superman then goes back to deal with Nuclear Man.
He grabs the deactivated Nuclear Man and flies him down to Earth. Finding a nearby nuclear power plant, Superman drops Nuclear Man into the cooling tower which (rather stupidly) leads to an open reactor core, in which Nuclear Man lands. Didn't this strike anyone as a pretty big design flaw?
Anyway, the reactor closes after Nuclear Man is dropped in and almost immediately the readings on all the pretty dials go off the scale, and the lights all over Metropolis grow a lot brighter than normal.