History ComicBook / Superboy

19th Feb '18 2:42:42 PM reppuzan
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* BookDumb: Played with. Jon doesn't like being in school and frequently complains about everything from studying to the food. But he isn't a particularly ''bad'' student either, being able to mentally solve problems at his grade level in seconds when his teacher calls him out for not paying attention in class, and one of his parent's requirements for letting him be superhero is to keep up his grades.

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* BookDumb: Played with. Jon doesn't like being in school and frequently complains about everything from studying to the food. But he isn't a particularly ''bad'' student either, being able to mentally solve problems at his grade level in seconds when his teacher calls him out for not paying attention in class, and one of his parent's requirements for letting him be superhero is to keep up his grades. Played more straight in ''Super Sons #13'', since one of his classmates makes fun of him for his grades.
18th Feb '18 9:53:35 PM reppuzan
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* BrainsAndBrawn: Has this relationship with Damian Wayne (Robin) as the Brawn to his Brains, being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers. Somewhat subverted since Jon isn't ''dumb'', sometimes being more thoughtful and reasonable than his TeenGenius best friend. In addition, his Kryptonian heritage means that he can effectively be a walking supercomputer if he were to ever put his mind to it, as seen when he used his Super-Vision to analyze over 175 hours of camera footage to pick out four specific frames in seconds.

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* BrainsAndBrawn: Has this relationship with Damian Wayne (Robin) as the Brawn to his Brains, being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers. Somewhat subverted since Jon isn't ''dumb'', sometimes being more thoughtful and reasonable than his TeenGenius best friend. In addition, his Kryptonian heritage means that he can effectively be a walking supercomputer if he were to ever put his mind to it, as seen when he used his Super-Vision to analyze over 175 hours of camera footage to pick out four specific frames in seconds. He also once unlocked a door by sticking his finger in the lock and using his Super Strength to discreetly force the door open rather than bust the door down in order to avoid revealing his powers to his maternal grandfather, Sam Lane.
17th Feb '18 10:11:21 PM reppuzan
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** Adding on to that, [[spoiler: Superboy's status as an opposite morality clone of another Superboy makes him the Nu52 version of [[EvilKnockoff Match]]. Jon Kent and the Post-Crisis Superboy were emotional and extroverted teenagers, while Match and Nu52 Superboy are their stoic and technically superior clones. Jon Kent was even mentioned as having genetic issues, a common problem for the first version of Kon-El.]]

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** Adding on to that, [[spoiler: Superboy's status as an opposite morality clone of another Superboy makes him the Nu52 version of [[EvilKnockoff Match]]. Jon Kent and the Post-Crisis Superboy were emotional and extroverted teenagers, extroverted, while Match and Nu52 Superboy are their stoic and technically superior clones. Jon Kent was even mentioned as having genetic issues, a common problem for the first version of Kon-El.]]



* YoungerThanTheyLook: When adventuring with Damian, the pair are often mistaken for a SiblingTeam due to their similar hair color and age. Since Jon is the taller of the two, he's almost always assumed to be the older brother, much to Jon's amusement and Damian's annoyance. Also a case of DependingOnTheArtist, since while most comics portray him as clearly having the height and physique of a ten year old, some issues could have him comfortably passing for a teenager, as seen in ''Action Comics #997'', where his chest muscles are prominent enough to show through his sweatshirt.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: When adventuring with Damian, the pair are often mistaken for a SiblingTeam due to their similar hair color and age. Since Jon is the taller of the two, he's almost always assumed to be the older brother, much to Jon's amusement and Damian's annoyance. Also a case of DependingOnTheArtist, since while most comics portray him as clearly having the height and physique of a ten year old, some issues could have him comfortably passing for a teenager, as seen in ''Action Comics #997'', [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/0f3f59a2f00c9d0b09e00572df230e3e/tumblr_p45twodtbv1sek4xio1_540.png where his chest muscles are prominent enough to show through his sweatshirt.]]
17th Feb '18 12:39:38 PM nombretomado
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** Jonathan "Jon" [[TheMaidenNameDebate Lane Kent]], his immediate AlternateUniverse EvilCounterpart as the future son of the ComicBook/New52 Superman and Lois instead of the PostCrisis/[[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Pre-Flashpoint]] ones.

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** Jonathan "Jon" [[TheMaidenNameDebate Lane Kent]], his immediate AlternateUniverse EvilCounterpart as the future son of the ComicBook/New52 Superman and Lois instead of the PostCrisis/[[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} ComicBook/PostCrisis/[[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Pre-Flashpoint]] ones.



** Christopher "Chris" Kent was a Kryptonian boy adopted by PostCrisis/Pre-Flashpoint Clark and Lois, but he turns out to be the biological son of General Zod and Ursa. Never took the name Superboy (as he existed alongside Kon-El), was PutOnABus and is pretty much ExiledFromContinuity nowadays. [[spoiler:He reappears in the ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' continuity as a boy Jon's age. This version of Lor-Zod is a prisoner of the Phantom Zone and a loyal ally to his father General Zod.]]

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** Christopher "Chris" Kent was a Kryptonian boy adopted by PostCrisis/Pre-Flashpoint ComicBook/PostCrisis[=/=]Pre-Flashpoint Clark and Lois, but he turns out to be the biological son of General Zod and Ursa. Never took the name Superboy (as he existed alongside Kon-El), was PutOnABus and is pretty much ExiledFromContinuity nowadays. [[spoiler:He reappears in the ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' continuity as a boy Jon's age. This version of Lor-Zod is a prisoner of the Phantom Zone and a loyal ally to his father General Zod.]]
17th Feb '18 8:39:51 AM reppuzan
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* OlderThanTheyLook: When adventuring with Damian, the pair are often mistaken for a SiblingTeam due to their similar hair color and age. Since Jon is the taller of the two, he's almost always assumed to be the older brother, much to Jon's amusement and Damian's annoyance. Also a case of DependingOnTheArtist, since while most comics portray him as clearly having the height and physique of a ten year old, some issues could have him comfortably passing for a teenager, as seen in ''Action Comics #997'', where his chest muscles are prominent enough to show through his sweatshirt.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: When adventuring with Damian, the pair are often mistaken for a SiblingTeam due to their similar hair color and age. Since Jon is the taller of the two, he's almost always assumed to be the older brother, much to Jon's amusement and Damian's annoyance. Also a case of DependingOnTheArtist, since while most comics portray him as clearly having the height and physique of a ten year old, some issues could have him comfortably passing for a teenager, as seen in ''Action Comics #997'', where his chest muscles are prominent enough to show through his sweatshirt.
15th Feb '18 3:05:07 PM reppuzan
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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Averted. Although his father can hold up in space just fine with a pressured respirator for air, Jon gets outfitted with a special transparent suit and a pair of googles that he wears over his regular hero costume in order to protect him from harmful alien atmospheres (and lack their of) in ''Superman #40''. He certainly isn't bothered by the frigid temperatures or heat of reentry associated with space travel though.

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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Averted. Although his father can hold up in space just fine with a pressured respirator for air, Jon gets outfitted with a special transparent suit and a pair of googles that he wears over his regular hero costume in order to protect him from harmful alien atmospheres (and lack their there of) in ''Superman #40''. He certainly isn't bothered by the frigid temperatures or heat of reentry associated with space travel though.



--->'''Jon:''' ''[grinning while holding two empty kabobs]'' Oops, my bad.

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--->'''Jon:''' ''[grinning ''[smugly grinning while holding two empty kabobs]'' Oops, my bad.
15th Feb '18 10:30:11 AM NubianSatyress
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* KillItWithFire: Fire, electricity and other forms of intense energy were originally his biggest weaknesses, as his tactile telekinesis only worked if he was able to physically touch an object. At first, even touching a heated object could severely burn him. However, through training, he gained enough control to be able to withstand hot substances like lava, and slowly built up DamageReduction to heat and energy in general. After his Kryptonian abilities kicked in, he now had NighInvulnerability like Superman and no longer needed to worry.
14th Feb '18 9:30:23 PM reppuzan
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* OneOfUs: InUniverse. His room has multiple posters of anime including what seems to be ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' (one of the artists for ''Super Sons'', Jorge Jimenez, [[https://twitter.com/JorgeJimenezArt/status/889887154083700736 is an acknowledged]] ''Naruto'' fan, which makes Jon copying one of Naruto's gestures in an issue a possible InUniverse ShoutOut). He also loves movies and video games, name dropping Chewbacca and Han Solo while on a summer roadtrip with his parents and grumbling about not being able to bring his Xbox.

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* OneOfUs: InUniverse. His room has multiple posters of anime including what seems to be ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' (one of the artists for ''Super Sons'', Jorge Jimenez, [[https://twitter.com/JorgeJimenezArt/status/889887154083700736 is an acknowledged]] ''Naruto'' fan, which makes Jon copying one of Naruto's gestures in an issue a possible InUniverse ShoutOut). He also loves movies and video games, name dropping [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca and Han Solo Solo]] while on a summer roadtrip with his parents and grumbling about not being able to bring his [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Xbox.]]
14th Feb '18 9:16:40 PM reppuzan
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* NighInvulnerable: Originally zigzagged due to his PowerIncontinence, which caused him to be injured by things as minor as falling off a tree or being sedated via injection, but he still grabbed red-hot metal with ease. As his control improved, so did his durability, as knives and [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant porcupine quills]] harmlessly shattered against his skin and clothing in ''Superman #17''. In more recent comics, he's only slightly dazed after being knocked through a building and has no problems getting back up after being punched by the super-strong Chun Yull, the Faceless Hunter. [[spoiler:Also plainly noticeable after Jon, his mom, and grandfather Sam Lane are all shot by heavy machine gun. Jon is on the floor, but he's not bleeding profusely the way his family members were.]]

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* NighInvulnerable: Originally zigzagged due to his PowerIncontinence, which caused him to be injured by things as minor as falling off a tree or being sedated via injection, but he still grabbed red-hot metal with ease. As his control improved, so did his durability, as knives and [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant porcupine quills]] harmlessly shattered against his skin and clothing in ''Superman #17''. In more recent comics, he's only slightly dazed after being knocked through a building and has no problems getting back up after being punched by the super-strong Chun Yull, the Faceless Hunter. [[spoiler:Also plainly noticeable after Jon, his mom, and grandfather Sam Lane are all shot by heavy machine gun.gun fire. Jon is on the floor, but he's not bleeding profusely the way his family members were.]]
14th Feb '18 9:11:54 PM reppuzan
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* NighInvulnerable: Originally zigzagged due to his PowerIncontinence, which caused him to be injured by things as minor as falling off a tree or being sedated via injection, but he still grabbed red-hot metal with ease. As his control improved, so did his durability, as knives and [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant porcupine quills]] harmlessly shattered against his skin and clothing in ''Superman #17''. In more recent comics, he's only slightly dazed after being knocked through a building and has no problems getting back up after being punched by the super-strong Chun Yull, the Faceless Hunter.

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* NighInvulnerable: Originally zigzagged due to his PowerIncontinence, which caused him to be injured by things as minor as falling off a tree or being sedated via injection, but he still grabbed red-hot metal with ease. As his control improved, so did his durability, as knives and [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant porcupine quills]] harmlessly shattered against his skin and clothing in ''Superman #17''. In more recent comics, he's only slightly dazed after being knocked through a building and has no problems getting back up after being punched by the super-strong Chun Yull, the Faceless Hunter. [[spoiler:Also plainly noticeable after Jon, his mom, and grandfather Sam Lane are all shot by heavy machine gun. Jon is on the floor, but he's not bleeding profusely the way his family members were.]]



* OlderThanTheyLook: When adventuring with Damian, the pair are often mistaken for a SiblingTeam due to their similar hair color and age. Since Jon is the taller of the two, he's almost always assumed to be the older brother, much to Jon's amusement and Damian's annoyance. Also a case of DependingOnTheArtist, since while most comics portray him as clearly having the height and physique of a ten year old, some issues could have him comfortably passing for a teenager, as seen in ''Action Comics #997', where his chest muscles are prominent enough to show through his sweatshirt.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: When adventuring with Damian, the pair are often mistaken for a SiblingTeam due to their similar hair color and age. Since Jon is the taller of the two, he's almost always assumed to be the older brother, much to Jon's amusement and Damian's annoyance. Also a case of DependingOnTheArtist, since while most comics portray him as clearly having the height and physique of a ten year old, some issues could have him comfortably passing for a teenager, as seen in ''Action Comics #997', #997'', where his chest muscles are prominent enough to show through his sweatshirt.
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