hahaha, what a nice way to call someone batshit ugly.
the author knew and we knew it would because the author wanted it to work.
He copies and makes them stronger. The super saiyan is because of the leftover reality warping powers when him and Lucy touched hands and restored the city. She didn'twant him to die because he was the battery for them to use that power and so she did one final change to his body while watching the Broly Saga of Dragonball.
That is H'El, not me. How would you like it to have gone when H'El wanted to revive all of Kryptonians while Superman had the very thing that could do that but he didn't want to do it?
All I am saying is that using that short cut would make the story boring. Just like how Saitama can blast enemies away but let's them punch him around first. But, making life would be impossible for him for now, maybe life like puppets that don't have souls. And yes, reality warping is kinda what you described but having it may turn most people mad because they wouldn't be able to differentiate what's real or not because they can make the impossible possible.