History ComicBook / Superboy

30th Nov '16 4:42:11 PM reppuzan
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* BrilliantButLazy: Despite being portrayed as the DumbMuscle of the Super Sons, Jon is surprisingly intelligent for his age when he puts his mind to it, solving fifth-grade math problems nearly instantly after not listening to the question, tinkering with Kryptonian technology under his father's supervision, and knows how to drive a tractor and subsequently [[spoiler:a truck, which he rams into the guy who was starting to overpower his dad.]] His foolishness comes more out of naivety and inexperience than any stupidity on his part. As his teacher describes him:

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* BrilliantButLazy: Despite being portrayed as the DumbMuscle of the Super Sons, Jon is surprisingly intelligent for his age when he puts his mind to it, solving fifth-grade math problems nearly instantly after not listening to the question, tinkering with Kryptonian technology under his father's supervision, and already knows how to drive a tractor and subsequently [[spoiler:a truck, which he rams into the guy who was starting to overpower his dad.]] His foolishness comes more out of naivety and inexperience than any stupidity on his part.part (it also helps that he's around ten-years old and is thus not particularly invested in academia or otherwise using that brain of his to its full potential). As his teacher describes him:


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* FarmBoy: Runs in the family.


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* IAmWho: It takes Jon a while to come to terms with the fact that he's Half-Kryptonian along with the fact that his ordinary, constantly tired and busy father is Superman, but not the Superman he grew up watching.


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* TagalongKid: Due to the instability of his powers, his dad and mom are reluctant to let Jon get into the thick of the fight, forcing him to stay on the sidelines most of the time.
25th Nov '16 12:02:05 PM reppuzan
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* BigEater: Less explicit than most examples, but in ''Superman #7'' he's shown eating a burger while slurping soda with his Dad holding an armful of snacks in tow. The snacks are nowhere to be seen a few panels later. He then helps himself to cotton candy and all-you-can-drink milk.



* BrilliantButLazy: Despite being portrayed as the DumbMuscle of the Super Sons, Jon is surprisingly intelligent for his age when he puts his mind to it, solving fifth-grade math problems nearly instantly after not listening to the question, tinkering with Kryptonian technology under his father's supervision, and knows how to drive a tractor and subsequently [[spoiler:a truck, which he rams into the guy who was starting to overpower his dad.]] His foolishness comes more out of naivety and inexperience than any stupidity on his part. As his teacher describes him:
-->'''Tony Martinez:''' ''[To Clark and Lois]'' You've got a great boy here. Quick thinking, always a few steps ahead, little bit of a '''''daydreamer''''', but always respectful of me and his classmates. A real pleasure to have in class.



* EmotionalBruiser: He gets really emotional whenever his parents are in danger and he's prone to crying in such situations.



* HeadbuttingHeroes: To put it bluntly, he and Damian do get along well at all.

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* HeadbuttingHeroes: To put it bluntly, he and Damian do not get along well at all.all.
-->'''Damian:''' ''[after making fun of each other over getting a Christmas tree]'' I'll have your miserable, mutated head, '''''[[FantasticRacism ALIEN!]]'''''
-->'''Jon:''' Come and get it, '''''[[HeightAngst TWERP-ZILLA!]]'''''
18th Nov '16 11:12:15 PM reppuzan
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-->'''Jon:''' ''[after getting insulted by Damian]'' Aren't you forgetting something? I'm '''''much''''' [[BerserkButton taller.]]



* {{Foil}}: To Damian Wayne alias Robin in ''Supersons''. Jon has super-powers, but not control and is a nice guy. Damian is a normal human very skilled and definitely not a nice person (nearly a {{Jerkass}}).

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* {{Foil}}: To Damian Wayne alias Robin in ''Supersons''. ''Super Sons''. Jon has super-powers, superpowers, [[UnskilledButStrong but not can't]] [[PowerIncontinence control them]] and is generally a nice guy. pleasant person to be around due to his [[GoodParents normal]] and happy upbringing. Damian is a normal human very skilled (comparatively) WeakButSkilled BadassNormal and definitely not a nice person (nearly JerkWithAHeartOfGold with absolutely atrocious social skills due to his upbringing in the League of Assassins.
* GenerationXerox: Jon looks exactly as his father did at his age and is also
a {{Jerkass}}).generally sweet and respectful boy who always tries to take the moral high ground. That said, he has his natural bursts of childish unruliness, and his moral code doesn't always stop him from [[TheGadfly intentionally getting on Damian's nerves in their petty arguments.]]
17th Nov '16 5:44:01 PM Blazer
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* VitriolicBestFriends: Heavy on the Vitriolic towards [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Damian Wayne]]. One minute, they could be saving the world, the next they're slugging each other silly.
17th Nov '16 7:01:35 AM rafi
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* {{Foil}}: To Damian Wayne alias Robin in ''Supersons''. Damian is a normal human very skilled and definitely not a nice guy.

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* {{Foil}}: To Damian Wayne alias Robin in ''Supersons''. Jon has super-powers, but not control and is a nice guy. Damian is a normal human very skilled and definitely not a nice guy.person (nearly a {{Jerkass}}).
17th Nov '16 6:59:34 AM rafi
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* BrainsAndBrawn: Has this relationship with Robin, being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers.

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* BrainsAndBrawn: Has this relationship with Robin, Damian Wayne (Robin), being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers.



* HeadbuttingHeroes: To put it bluntly, he and Robin do get along well at all.

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* {{Foil}}: To Damian Wayne alias Robin in ''Supersons''. Damian is a normal human very skilled and definitely not a nice guy.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: To put it bluntly, he and Robin Damian do get along well at all.
17th Nov '16 5:58:03 AM Tron80
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* {{Expy}}: Lana Lang essentially served as a teenaged Expy of ComicBook/LoisLane.

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* {{Expy}}: Lana Lang Comicbook/LanaLang essentially served as a teenaged Expy of ComicBook/LoisLane.ComicBook/LoisLane.
* IncestSubtext: In ''Superboy'' #80, Kara travels to the past to meet Superboy, and Clark looks a tad smitten of his cousin. And then you have [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SsNtkLIiqkI/AAAAAAAAFeM/T5WENser1mc/s1600-h/sb+80-07.jpg this scene]]. In the words of [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2009/11/back-issue-box-superboy-80.html a reviewer]] "The rather phallic look of the alien ships added a little bit to my 'Clark hopes they could be kissing cousins' theory. I mean ... those ships could have been drawn any shape in the world."



* {{Superdickery}}: A staple. Adventures ranged from Lana Lang constantly getting powers, trying to find out Superboy's identity, or something along the lines of Smallville going through an obesity epidemic due to radioactive milk.

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* {{Superdickery}}: SuperDickery: A staple. Adventures ranged from Lana Lang constantly getting powers, trying to find out Superboy's identity, or something along the lines of Smallville going through an obesity epidemic due to radioactive milk.



* TimeTravel: A constant for all Superboys, since the character is closely connected to the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.

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* TimeTravel: TimeTravel:
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A constant for all Superboys, since the character is closely connected to the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}.ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes.



* KissingCousins: This one is complicated. Back when they first met, Kon-El and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} II/(Matrix) were not related, and Superboy used to hit on Matrix with impunity. He also later enjoyed mutual flirtation with the ''Pre-Crisis'' Kara Zor-El when she was torn from time and space. Most subtext between the two was dropped when it was realized that Superboy is Superman's "offspring", but in the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' crossover, a Black-Lantern-ring-possessed Superboy taunts ComicBook/WonderGirl (his girlfriend at the time) by saying that when he's alone, it's his ''"cousin"'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms he fantasizes about]].

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* KissingCousins: KissingCousins:
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This one is complicated. Back when they first met, Kon-El and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} II/(Matrix) were not related, and Superboy used to hit on Matrix with impunity. He also later enjoyed mutual flirtation with the ''Pre-Crisis'' Kara Zor-El ''[[Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns when she was torn from time and space.space]]''. Most subtext between the two was dropped when it was realized that Superboy is Superman's "offspring", but in the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' crossover, a Black-Lantern-ring-possessed Superboy taunts ComicBook/WonderGirl (his girlfriend at the time) by saying that when he's alone, it's his ''"cousin"'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms he fantasizes about]].
11th Nov '16 5:58:35 PM reppuzan
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* NiceGuy: Jon is generally upbeat and cheerful and is generally pretty upstanding and polite, though he does have to vent his childish impulses from time to time and he loosens up while at home and with friends.
4th Nov '16 11:24:17 PM reppuzan
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* BrawnAndBrains: Has this relationship with Robin, being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers.

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* BrawnAndBrains: BrainsAndBrawn: Has this relationship with Robin, being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers.
4th Nov '16 11:23:33 PM reppuzan
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* BrawnAndBrains: Has this relationship with Robin, being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers.


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* UnskilledButStrong: Jon's powers are unstable, making him above average at best and a liability at worst. This is further exacerbated by his inexperience and naivety. Nevertheless, when they do kick in, he's powerful enough to burn his father with his heat vision and even outrace him.
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