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17th Nov '17 6:23:21 AM reppuzan
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** In ''Superman #35'', Jon saves a bunch of mutant dogs that were going and slaughtered to be eaten by the residents of Apokolips. The dogs are so grateful that they're willing to allow Jon to ride them into battle against Kalibak, who had just totaled both Superman and Lex Luthor.

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** In ''Superman #35'', Jon saves a bunch of mutant dogs that were going and to be slaughtered to be and eaten by the residents of Apokolips. The dogs are so grateful that they're willing to allow Jon to ride them into battle against Kalibak, who had just totaled both Superman and Lex Luthor.
16th Nov '17 11:30:15 PM reppuzan
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* InnocentBlueEyes: Shares his father's icy blue eyes and remains cheerful as ever amidst things that would traumatize any other child.

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* InnocentBlueEyes: Shares his father's icy blue eyes and remains cheerful as ever amidst things that would traumatize any other child. Depending on the artist, Jon's eyes downright ''sparkle'' when he's happy, making this trope especially prominent.



** In ''Superman #35'', Jon saves a bunch of mutant dogs that were going to be slaughtered to be eaten by the residents of Apokolips. The dogs are so grateful that they're willing to allow Jon to ride them into battle against Kalibak, who had just totaled both Superman and Lex Luthor.

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** In ''Superman #35'', Jon saves a bunch of mutant dogs that were going to be and slaughtered to be eaten by the residents of Apokolips. The dogs are so grateful that they're willing to allow Jon to ride them into battle against Kalibak, who had just totaled both Superman and Lex Luthor.
16th Nov '17 12:29:38 PM reppuzan
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* BadassAdorable: Being the (physically) youngest incarnation of the titleholder, this shouldn't come as a surprise. He only gets more badass as time goes on, thanks to his increasing mastery of his powers, impressing Starfire in ''Super Sons #7'', who inducts him into the Teen Titans after only a night of working with him. At the same time, he's worried about his curfew, tries his best not to cuss, and gushes over the thought of working with the Teen Titans.

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* BadassAdorable: Being the (physically) youngest incarnation of the titleholder, this shouldn't come as a surprise. He only gets more badass as time goes on, on thanks to his increasing mastery of his powers, impressing Starfire in ''Super Sons #7'', who inducts him into the Teen Titans after only a night of working with him. At the same time, he's worried about his curfew, tries his best not to cuss, and gushes over the thought of working with the Teen Titans.Titans.
-->'''Starfire:''' ''[while pinching a grinning Jon's cheek]'' And do not forget to bring our newest member along with you. He's adorable and great in a fight!



-->'''Starfire:''' ''[while pinching a grinning Jon's cheek]'' And do not forget to bring our newest member along with you. He's adorable and great in a fight!



--->'''Jon:''' We have a ''mini-fridge?!'' Is this heaven, or what?



* CheerfulChild: Much like any other child raised in a loving household at his age.

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* CheerfulChild: Much like any other child raised in a loving household at his age.age, he is very excitable involving superhero related matters, sports, holidays, and basically anything that isn't school. This trope ''does'' get zigzagged depending on the writer, with this trait being more prominent with Tomasi than Jurgens, who writes Jon as being indifferent to adult matters, preferring to stare at a video game screen instead of listen to his father's co-workers.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Downplayed. Like most other kids his age, Jon loves animals and regularly cares for the many on his family farm, even offering to take Damian's pets there so they can get some clean air and sunshine. He is also devastated when [[spoiler:he accidentally kills Goldie and when Krypto seemingly dies.]] However, it's nowhere near Damian's levels, as he shows visible disgust at the notion of being at a cow-raising contest as he dislikes the smell of their manure.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Downplayed. Like most other kids his age, Jon loves animals and regularly cares for the many on his family farm, even offering to take Damian's pets there so they can get some clean air and sunshine. He is also devastated when [[spoiler:he accidentally kills Goldie and when Krypto seemingly dies.]] Then on Apokolips, he exposes himself to a bunch of Apokoliptians to save the dogs that were being slaughtered for their meat. However, it's nowhere near Damian's levels, as he shows visible disgust at the notion of being at a cow-raising contest as he dislikes the smell of their manure.
16th Nov '17 12:15:53 AM reppuzan
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** He's also ''very'' excited to see the mini-fridge in the hideout (which he christens the "Fortress of Attitude") his dad and Batman built for him and Damian.
16th Nov '17 12:05:42 AM reppuzan
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** In ''Superman #35'', Jon saves a bunch of mutant dogs that were going to be slaughtered to beaten by the residents of Apokolips. The dogs are so grateful that they're willing to allow Jon to ride them into battle against Kalibak, who had just totaled both Superman and Lex Luthor.

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** In ''Superman #35'', Jon saves a bunch of mutant dogs that were going to be slaughtered to beaten be eaten by the residents of Apokolips. The dogs are so grateful that they're willing to allow Jon to ride them into battle against Kalibak, who had just totaled both Superman and Lex Luthor.
15th Nov '17 11:48:23 PM reppuzan
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** In ''Superman #35'', Jon saves a bunch of mutant dogs that were going to be slaughtered to beaten by the residents of Apokolips. The dogs are so grateful that they're willing to allow Jon to ride them into battle against Kalibak, who had just totaled both Superman and Lex Luthor.
2nd Nov '17 11:44:46 PM reppuzan
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* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler:Manchester Black made it appear as though Lois' leg was blasted off while Jon was restrained with his eyes forcibly kept open to watch the whole thing. Then in ''ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal'', he's forced to watch as his mother succumbs to the Doomsday Virus after she locked him in the family safe room to protect him from it.]]


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* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:During ''Comicbook/DarkNightsMetal'', Lois locks Jon in a special safe room designed to be nigh-impenetrable to even Kryptonians in order to save him from the Doomsday Virus that was infecting her and the rest of Metropolis as well as the other members of the Super-Family like Supergirl and Superwoman.]]
27th Oct '17 9:33:59 AM reppuzan
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: While he's still the same cheerful kid he started as, his [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic diction]], which was extremely childish to the point of using "hafta" instead of "have to" and pronouncing many of his "to's" as "tas" in ''ComicBook/SupermanLoisAndClark'', improved dramatically by the time of ''ComicBook/SupermanRebirth'', which heavily toned this down. In addition, while Jon was able to at least hover at the end of Lois and Clark, he's completely unable to do so in the more recent comics.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: While he's still the same cheerful kid he started as, his [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic diction]], which was extremely childish to the point of using "hafta" instead of "have to" and pronouncing many of his "to's" "because" as "tas" "cuz" among other things in ''ComicBook/SupermanLoisAndClark'', improved dramatically by the time of ''ComicBook/SupermanRebirth'', which heavily toned this down. In addition, while Jon was able to at least hover at the end of Lois and Clark, he's completely unable to do so in the more recent comics.comics until the end of the ''Black Dawn'' arc.



* 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. That said, by the events of the annual holiday special (which is heavily implied to take place a good deal of time after their last encounter) they're close enough to have each other on speed dial and to buy gifts for each other (with Damian buying the two of them a video game they both wanted). Heck, they even have Christmas dinner together! Of course, [[https://i1.wp.com/cdn.batman-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DC-Rebirth-Holiday-Special.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&ssl=1&w=800 the front cover of the same comic has Damian kicking a Heat Vision-ready Jon in the face while stealing a present from him]], so they aren't ''that'' chummy yet. It's also implied that Damian respects Jon deep down, but is too prideful to admit it, as noted by [[TheEmpath Raven]].

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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. That said, by the events of the annual holiday special (which is heavily implied to take place a good deal of time after their last encounter) they're close enough to have each other on speed dial and to buy gifts for each other (with Damian buying the two of them a video game they both wanted). Heck, they even have Christmas dinner together! Of course, [[https://i1.wp.com/cdn.batman-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DC-Rebirth-Holiday-Special.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&ssl=1&w=800 the front cover of the same comic has Damian kicking a Heat Vision-ready Jon in the face while stealing a present from him]], so they aren't ''that'' chummy yet. It's also implied that Damian respects Jon deep down, but is too prideful to admit it, as noted by [[TheEmpath Raven]]. Eventually, Jon comes to enjoy being around Damian enough to be disappointed when he doesn't get a chance to go out with him on a weekend.
16th Oct '17 10:23:43 PM reppuzan
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* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Jon's strength tends to vary based on how strong the plot needs him to be. For instance, he can lift a car over his head in one issue but has trouble breaking iron chains in another. This becomes particularly glaring after the ''Black Dawn'' arc, where he's strong enough to stop a train with ease, but Damian can still punch him hard enough to feel pain.

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* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Jon's strength tends to vary based on how strong the plot needs him to be. For instance, he can lift a car over his head in one issue but has trouble breaking iron chains in another. This becomes particularly glaring after the ''Black Dawn'' arc, where he's strong enough to stop a train with ease, but Damian can still punch him hard enough to feel pain. Sometimes justified by the fact that as a Half-Kryptonian, he ''has'' to hold back or he'll splatter normal people with a regular punch.
14th Oct '17 11:10:21 PM reppuzan
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* BlowYouAway: He discovers his Super-Breath in ''Superman #10'', which he can use to blow things great distances or freeze them solid if he so wishes.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: Thanks to his Kryptonian heritage, Batman refers to Jon as one of the "two most dangerous beings on the planet" even while ''ComicBookWonderWoman'' is in the room. The "Batman of Tomorrow" also says that Jon will be responsible for the death of millions in the near future. Hence the former's attempts to murder him in the present to prevent that from happening.

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Thanks to his Kryptonian heritage, Batman refers to Jon as one of the "two most dangerous beings on the planet" even while ''ComicBookWonderWoman'' ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' is in the room. The "Batman of Tomorrow" also says that Jon will be responsible for the death of millions in the near future. Hence the former's attempts to murder him in the present to prevent that from happening.
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