History Comicbook / Superboy

20th Jan '17 12:05:54 AM rafi
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* ChivalrousPervert: Just some examples in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'': once he and Supergirl are caught in a "walls closing in" DeathTrap and Conner compain that would have preferred if there was ComicBook/PowerGirl with him. Another occasion, he find some sexbots of the female Teen Titans, belonging to the teenage Toyman (''not'' the original villainous version); Conner clearly enjoys...until Tim Drake (Robin) destroy them!.

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* ChivalrousPervert: Just some examples in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'': once ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman''. Once he and Supergirl (Cir-El) are caught in a "walls closing in" DeathTrap and Conner compain that would have preferred if there was ComicBook/PowerGirl with him. Another occasion, he find some sexbots of the female Teen Titans, belonging to the teenage Toyman (''not'' the original villainous version); Conner clearly enjoys...until Tim Drake (Robin) destroy them!.
20th Jan '17 12:04:24 AM rafi
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* KidANova: Girls whom he's dated or have been attracted to him include: Tana Moon, Roxy Leech, Knockout, Sparxx, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy all THREE of]] [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Triad/Triplicate Girl]]'s [[MesACrowd split selves]], [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Dr. Sterling Roquette, ComicBook/WonderGirl, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara-Zor-El]] (Pre-Crisis), [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice M'gann M'orzz]] (Miss Martian), Lori Luthor, and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Poison Ivy]]. Especially when you consider that he's, ''[[CloningBlues born few years ago.]]''

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* KidANova: Girls whom he's dated or have been attracted to him include: Tana Moon, Roxy Leech, Knockout, Sparxx, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy all THREE of]] [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Triad/Triplicate Girl]]'s [[MesACrowd split selves]], [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Dr. Sterling Roquette, ComicBook/WonderGirl, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara-Zor-El]] (Pre-Crisis), [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice M'gann M'orzz]] (Miss Martian), Lori Luthor, and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Poison Ivy]]. Especially when you consider that he's, ''[[CloningBlues born few years ago.]]''
20th Jan '17 12:01:25 AM rafi
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* ChivalrousPervert: Just some examples in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman''. Once he and Supergirl are caught in a "walls closing in" DeathTrap and Conner compain that would have preferred if there was ComicBook/PowerGirl with him. Another occasion, he find some sexbots of the female Teen Titans, belonging to the teenage Toyman (''not'' the original villainous version); Conner clearly enjoys...until Tim Drake (Robin) destroy them!.

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* ChivalrousPervert: Just some examples in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman''. Once ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'': once he and Supergirl are caught in a "walls closing in" DeathTrap and Conner compain that would have preferred if there was ComicBook/PowerGirl with him. Another occasion, he find some sexbots of the female Teen Titans, belonging to the teenage Toyman (''not'' the original villainous version); Conner clearly enjoys...until Tim Drake (Robin) destroy them!.



* KidANova: Girls whom he's dated or have been attracted to him include: Tana Moon, Roxy Leech, Knockout, Sparxx, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy all THREE of]] [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Triad/Triplicate Girl]]'s [[MesACrowd split selves]], [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Dr. Sterling Roquette, ComicBook/WonderGirl, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara-Zor-El]] (Pre-Crisis), [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice M'gann M'orzz]] (Miss Martian), Lori Luthor, and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Poison Ivy]].

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* KidANova: Girls whom he's dated or have been attracted to him include: Tana Moon, Roxy Leech, Knockout, Sparxx, [[TwinThreesomeFantasy all THREE of]] [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Triad/Triplicate Girl]]'s [[MesACrowd split selves]], [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], Dr. Sterling Roquette, ComicBook/WonderGirl, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara-Zor-El]] (Pre-Crisis), [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice M'gann M'orzz]] (Miss Martian), Lori Luthor, and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Poison Ivy]]. Especially when you consider that he's, ''[[CloningBlues born few years ago.]]''


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* RetCon: Superboy was initially depicted as a genetically-engineered metahuman clone of human origin designed by Project Cadmus as a duplicate and closest genetic equivalent of Superman. The character was retconned in ''Teen Titans'' as a Kryptonian/human hybrid of Superman and Lex Luthor.
11th Jan '17 12:06:03 PM reppuzan
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* NiceHat: Frequently wears numerous baseball craps to help hide his identity as Superboy.



--->'''Jon:''' How much do I--owe--you...

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--->'''Jon:''' ''[eyes slowly widening]'' How much do I--owe--you...



** Later, when left to his own devices at home as his parents deal with [[spoiler: Lex Luthor being kidnapped for execution]], he and his friend Kathy raid the fridge for ice cream, soda, and whipped cream on top of ordering at least three boxes of pizza. Having never made frozen pizza before, he puts the pizza in ''with the box and plastic wrap still on''. The next issue of Action Comics has his Mom complaining about the mess he made.

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** Later, when left to his own devices at home as his parents deal with [[spoiler: Lex Luthor being kidnapped for execution]], he and his friend Kathy raid the fridge for ice cream, soda, and whipped cream on top of ordering at least three boxes of pizza. Having never made frozen pizza by himself before, he puts the pizza in ''with the box and plastic wrap still on''. The next issue of Action Comics has his Mom complaining about the mess he made.
11th Jan '17 11:50:58 AM reppuzan
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* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:After accidentally using his freeze breath on Maya and Goliath, sending them all plumetting towards the ground.]]
-->'''Jon:''' I'msorry-I'msorry-I'msorry!



* OhCrap: Has this reaction with Damian after their fight as their dads look down at them in disappointment.
--> '''Jon and Damian:''' Uh oh.
** Again after he [[spoiler:accidentally runs into the non-powered Clark Kent while trying to get the door for Chinese takeout delivery.]]
--->'''Jon:''' How much do I--owe--you...



** Later, when left to his own devices at home as his parents deal with [[spoilter: Lex Luthor being kidnapped for execution]], he and his friend Kathy raid the fridge for ice cream, soda, and whipped cream on top of ordering at least three boxes of pizza.

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** Later, when left to his own devices at home as his parents deal with [[spoilter: [[spoiler: Lex Luthor being kidnapped for execution]], he and his friend Kathy raid the fridge for ice cream, soda, and whipped cream on top of ordering at least three boxes of pizza.pizza. Having never made frozen pizza before, he puts the pizza in ''with the box and plastic wrap still on''. The next issue of Action Comics has his Mom complaining about the mess he made.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Completely averted. Jon peppers his dialogue with all sorts of likes, gonnas, wouldas, comin's and other forms of realistic diction. This only highlights Jon's differences with Damian, who speaks with polished prose much of the time due to Damian's classical education under Talia.
11th Jan '17 12:05:36 AM reppuzan
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-->'''Jon:''' Thanks Kathy! '''''All'''''' the cherries!

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-->'''Jon:''' Thanks Kathy! '''''All'''''' '''''All''''' the cherries!
11th Jan '17 12:05:25 AM 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. Later on, he's seen enjoying several tubs of ice cream, at least two boxes of pizza, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and numerous liter bottles of soda with his friend Kathy and his first dog Ranger.

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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. Later on, he's seen enjoying several tubs of ice cream, at least two boxes of pizza, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, cherries, and numerous liter bottles of soda with his friend Kathy and his first dog Ranger.Ranger.
-->'''Kathy:''' ''[adding condiments to her ice cream]'' Want any cherries?
-->'''Jon:''' Thanks Kathy! '''''All'''''' the cherries!



* 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. 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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* 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 naivety, inexperience, and inexperience immaturity than any stupidity on his 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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* PrimaryColorChampion: Like Dad, Red, Blue, and Yellow characterize his super outfit.


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* SecretLegacy: Is completely unaware of his father's superhero activities until he's around ten years old and his powers begin manifesting.
10th Jan '17 11:53:10 PM reppuzan
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* TheAllAmericanBoy: A Middle Example, being a small-town boy who's sweet, polite, and more than a bit naive. However, he does have a cheeky side and he tends to be somewhat rebellious when no one's looking.



* 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.

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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. Later on, he's seen enjoying several tubs of ice cream, at least two boxes of pizza, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and numerous liter bottles of soda with his friend Kathy and his first dog Ranger.



* BrainsAndBrawn: Has this relationship with Damian Wayne (Robin), being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers.
* 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 (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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* BrainsAndBrawn: Has this relationship with Damian Wayne (Robin), (Robin) as the Brawn to his Brains, being the superpowered newcomer vs Damian's experience and lack of superpowers.
* 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 (it 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).potential. As his teacher describes him:



* CivvieSpandex: Like his Post-Crisis counterpart, Jon doesn't have a super-advanced suit, instead opting for a jacket with the Superman logo and a cape he soddered on with heat vision, otherwise wearing what he normally wears to school, torn jeans and all.

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* CivvieSpandex: Like his Post-Crisis counterpart, Jon doesn't have a super-advanced suit, instead opting for a jacket with the Superman logo and a cape he soddered soldered on with heat vision, otherwise wearing what he normally wears to school, torn jeans and all.



* 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 show visible disgust at the notion of being at a cow-raising contest as he dislikes the smell of their manure.
* GenerationXerox: Jon looks exactly as his father did at his age and is also a 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.]]

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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.]] However, it's nowhere near Damian's levels, as he show shows visible disgust at the notion of being at a cow-raising contest as he dislikes the smell of their manure.
* GenerationXerox: Jon looks exactly as his father did at his age and is also a generally sweet and respectful boy who always tries to take the moral high ground. He even has a childhood friend who happens to be a SecretSecretKeeper much like his dad's relationship with Lana Lang. 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.]]



* 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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* 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.watching on television.



** Of course Clark was never exposed to other superheroes at such a young age (at best meeting the Legion of Superheroes during his teenage years depending on the canon), and certainly not one who is as misanthropic as Damien.

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** Of course Clark was never exposed to other superheroes at such a young age (at best meeting the Legion of Superheroes during his teenage years depending on the canon), and certainly not one who is as misanthropic as Damien. Damian.
** Later, when left to his own devices at home as his parents deal with [[spoilter: Lex Luthor being kidnapped for execution]], he and his friend Kathy raid the fridge for ice cream, soda, and whipped cream on top of ordering at least three boxes of pizza.



* 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!

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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!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.
25th Dec '16 8:10:26 AM Basara-kun
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Several alternate versions of Superboy were also seen over the years (including the aforementioned "Pocket Universe" version). The most prominent one is Superboy-Prime, a formerly heroic alternate-Earth Superboy seen in ''Crisis On Infinite Earths'' who reappeared in modern continuity as an EvilTwin of Superman/Superboy. The original Superman-as-a-boy has also been restored to continuity.

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Several alternate versions of Superboy were also seen over the years (including the aforementioned "Pocket Universe" version). The most prominent one is Superboy-Prime, ComicBook/SuperboyPrime, a formerly heroic alternate-Earth Superboy seen in ''Crisis On Infinite Earths'' ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' who reappeared in modern continuity as an EvilTwin of Superman/Superboy. The original Superman-as-a-boy has also been restored to continuity.



* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''Teen Titans'' #100, he came to the conclusion that the only way to deal with the three clones of himself created by Superboy-Prime was to murder them with kryptonite he'd been keeping in his room as a fail safe, despite all the heartache and angst he'd been going through ever since he learned he was cloned from Lex Luthor and fearing that he may have been evil all along.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''Teen Titans'' #100, he came to the conclusion that the only way to deal with the three clones of himself created by Superboy-Prime ComicBook/SuperboyPrime was to murder them with kryptonite he'd been keeping in his room as a fail safe, despite all the heartache and angst he'd been going through ever since he learned he was cloned from Lex Luthor and fearing that he may have been evil all along.
18th Dec '16 9:20:16 PM reppuzan
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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 not take place a good deal 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!

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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 not 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!
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