- For other uses, see Christopher (disambiguation).
Christopher Reeve was an American actor and activist for stem cell research, who was best known for his portrayal as the superhero Superman in the original Warner Bros Superman film series. He appeared in the episodes "Krazy Kripples" and "200", in which he is the main antagonist in the former.
In "Krazy Kripples", Christopher Reeve comes to town to promote stem cell research. In order to 'cure' his quadriplegia, he is shown sucking the fluids out of fetuses from a medical bio-hazard container. With each fetus he sucks dry, Reeves becomes healthier and more dependent on them for his developing super human strength.
In a reversal of character, Reeve becomes the villain when stem cell research is banned, making Gene Hackman Hack-Man, who portrayed the villain Lex Luthor, his rival. He forms a supervillian group called Legion of Doom in response of this. Reeve is eventually imprisoned by the passing of a law banning stem cell research in a manner similar to the end of the movie Superman II, trapped in a 2 dimensional Phantom Zone in outer space.
Reeve appears to be confined to his electric wheelchair for the first part of "Krazy Kripples" and after having consumed many fetuses, he was able to walk towards the end of the episode. Reeve has gray hair and can be seen wearing a red collared shirt under a green sweater and blue pants.
Reeve is portrayed as evil and power-hungry, greedily consuming the blood of aborted fetuses to give himself super-powers, showing his complete disregard for the bioethics of his actions, with the intention to conquer the world as an all-powerful supervillain.
- Reeve did not actually consume fetuses, nor is this a known form of stem cell treatment.
- According to the DVD commentaries, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker had been developing the idea of a Christopher Reeve parody for several years, but were deterred from doing so due to its potentially contentious nature. However, they eventually decided to go through with it after seeing his appearance on Larry King Live, in which he espoused what they perceived to be an unwarranted sense of self-entitlement, especially in relation to those people who had been born with disabilities.
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