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* HeadbuttingHeroes: In the initial arc, "When I Grow Up..." Unlike the comics starring their fathers, Jon and Damien can ''not'' get along. Jon is an innocent, inexperienced, good little kid who would rather not get into trouble with his loving parents, while Damien is a brilliant, manipulative, cruel punk who keeps charging into danger to prove that he's superior to his father. They could be an effective fighting force, except for the fact that 90% of their relationship is petty arguments, and the other 10% is them doing their own thing without including the other in the plan. This simmering conflict explodes into open fighting during the final issue of the arc, where Jon and Damian take out their mutual frustrations on each other in a showdown. Eventually it cools off, and Alfred remarks that their fighting each other-to-friends relationship is NotSoDifferent from that of their fathers. CharacterDevelopment seems to be moving them past this, although Damian is showing signs of being a non-romantic {{Tsundere}} in denial of their budding friendship.

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* HeadbuttingHeroes: In the initial arc, "When I Grow Up..." Unlike the comics starring their fathers, Jon and Damien Damian can ''not'' get along. Jon is an innocent, inexperienced, good little kid who would rather not get into trouble with his loving parents, while Damien Damian is a brilliant, manipulative, cruel punk who keeps charging into danger to prove that he's superior to his father. They could be an effective fighting force, except for the fact that 90% of their relationship is petty arguments, and the other 10% is them doing their own thing without including the other in the plan. This simmering conflict explodes into open fighting during the final issue of the arc, where Jon and Damian take out their mutual frustrations on each other in a showdown. Eventually it cools off, and Alfred remarks that their fighting each other-to-friends relationship is NotSoDifferent from that of their fathers. CharacterDevelopment seems to be moving them past this, although Damian is showing signs of being a non-romantic {{Tsundere}} in denial of their budding friendship.


* BullyingADragon: The strength difference between the two young heroes is clearly shown whenever Jon is pushed too far, with the latter lifting Damian by the collar and shoving him to the side like a ragdoll in the same issue. In the finale of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'', Jon casually knocks out Damian with a single punch at Starfire's suggestion.

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* BullyingADragon: BullyingADragon:
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The strength difference between the two young heroes is clearly shown whenever Jon is pushed too far, with the latter lifting Damian by the collar and shoving him to the side like a ragdoll in the same issue. In the finale of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'', Jon casually knocks out Damian with a single punch at Starfire's suggestion.



* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Jon is so preoccupied with not getting in trouble with his parents that he doesn't bother thanking Lex for saving his life after Damian dropped him from an eighty story building.

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* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike:
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Jon is so preoccupied with not getting in trouble with his parents that he doesn't bother thanking Lex for saving his life after Damian dropped him from an eighty story building.



-->'''Jon:''' ''[tears in his eyes]'' Dead... They're all dead... I'm calling my Dad! Th-This is-- horrible...
-->'''Damian:''' ''[calmly]'' It is Jon, but you need to stay calm, we can figure this out.

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-->'''Jon:''' ''[tears in his eyes]'' Dead... They're all dead... I'm calling my Dad! Th-This is-- horrible...
-->'''Damian:'''
horrible...\\
'''Damian:'''
''[calmly]'' It is Jon, but you need to stay calm, we can figure this out.


* JumpedAtTheCall: Jon is initially reluctant to go out superheroing with his parents' permission, but Damian quickly manages to convince him to sneak out with him to Metropolis.



* KidsAreCruel: There's of course, Damian and his hellraising approach to crime-fighting and investigation. On a more sinister note, Kid Amazo, who murders his whole family in cold blood. Though it's later revealed that these were robotic duplicates and that he's been doing this in front of them for ''weeks''.]Jon, being the son of Superman, is obviously an aversion, being an incredibly sweet, naive, and sympathetic young boy.

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* KidsAreCruel: There's of course, Damian and his hellraising approach to crime-fighting and investigation. On a more sinister note, Kid Amazo, who murders his whole family in cold blood. Though it's later revealed that these were robotic duplicates and that he's been doing this in front of them for ''weeks''.]Jon, Jon, being the son of Superman, is obviously an aversion, being an incredibly sweet, naive, and sympathetic young boy.



--->'''Jon:''': And usually smarter.

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--->'''Jon:''': --->'''Jon:''' And usually smarter.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jon spends the first two issues muttering about how much trouble he's going to get into if he's caught. He's right.

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: ThisIsGonnaSuck:
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Jon spends the first two issues muttering about how much trouble he's going to get into if he's caught. He's right.

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* SmartJerkAndNiceMoron: Jon is an open and friendly NiceGuy while Damian is an InsufferableGenius. While they both hate school, Jon is more BookDumb (but he isn't quite ''stupid'' and can sometimes be more reasonable than his partner) while Damian is bossy and constantly uppity towards others.


-->'''Damian:''' Well, I have to say, I was right about you. You make a '''terrific''' distraction.
-->'''Jon:''' ''[lifting Damian by the collar]'' '''You''' need to leave me alone! I should have never let my father start that training with you and Batman. You're just finding ways to use me!

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-->'''Damian:''' Well, I have to say, I was right about you. You make a '''terrific''' distraction.
-->'''Jon:'''
distraction.\\
'''Jon:'''
''[lifting Damian by the collar]'' '''You''' need to leave me alone! I should have never let my father start that training with you and Batman. You're just finding ways to use me!



-->'''Connor''': Who's in there?
-->'''Superman''': My ten year old son.
-->'''Connor''']]: Jon?!

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-->'''Connor''': Who's in there?
-->'''Superman''':
there?\\
'''Superman''':
My ten year old son.
-->'''Connor''']]:
son.\\
'''Connor''':
Jon?!


* ConflictBall: In ''Teen Titans #15'', the Titans sans Damian argue about what to do with Jon's potentially lethal Super Flare. Raven and Beast Boy want to follow Savior's lead and hunt down Jon in order to strip him of his powers or otherwise neutralize him even though Jon saved their lives a few hours ago, have knowledge of the fact that Jon only lost control because he was being pushed to the emotional brink by the guy they want to help, and literally just heard Savior admit to their faces that he's hellbent on murdering Jon and is fully willing to do the same to the Titans if they get in his way. Starfire, Aqualad, and Kid Flash want to find Jon first in order to protect him from them.

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* ConflictBall: In ''Teen Titans #15'', the Titans sans Damian argue about what to do with Jon's potentially lethal Super Flare. Raven and Beast Boy want to follow Savior's lead and hunt down Jon in order to strip him of his powers or otherwise neutralize him even though Jon saved their lives a few hours ago, him. They also have knowledge of the fact that Jon only lost control because he was being pushed to the emotional brink by the guy they want to help, and literally just heard Savior admit help. That same guy also admitted to their faces that he's hellbent on murdering Jon and is fully willing to do the same to the Titans if they get in his way. Starfire, Aqualad, and Kid Flash want to find Jon first in order to protect him from them.


The series was announced to be cancelled in May 2018 solicitations, with the final issue being released in that month. However, Tomasi revealed that a 12-issue maxi-series, entitled ''Adventures of the Super Sons'', will be launched in August, continuing the adventures of the sons.

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The series was announced to be cancelled in May 2018 solicitations, with the final issue being released in that month. However, Tomasi revealed that a 12-issue maxi-series, entitled ''Adventures of the Super Sons'', ''ComicBook/AdventuresOfTheSuperSons'', will be launched in August, continuing the adventures of the sons.


** Issue #15 also has one, with Jon and most of the Justice League at Kid Amazo's mercy.]]

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** Issue #15 also has one, with Jon and most of the Justice League at Kid Amazo's mercy.]]


''Super Sons'' is a monthly comic series that began on February 15th, 2017 after [[DevelopmentHell months of delays and author changes]]. Written by Creator/PeterTomasi, the brains behind ''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobin'', and initially drawn by rising artist Jorge Jimenez, the comic stars Batman's youngest son [[Characters/{{Robin}} Damian Wayne]] and Superman's son and the newest Superboy, [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Jonathan Kent]]. While their dads are off superheroing, the pair of "[[VitriolicBestBuds frenemies]]" will face harrowing perils of their own and might just save the day... if they don't kill each other first.

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''Super Sons'' is a monthly comic series that began on February 15th, 2017 after [[DevelopmentHell months of delays and author changes]]. Written by Creator/PeterTomasi, the brains behind ''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Batman And Robin'', and initially drawn by rising artist Jorge Jimenez, the comic stars Batman's youngest son [[Characters/{{Robin}} Damian Wayne]] and Superman's son and the newest Superboy, [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Jonathan Kent]]. While their dads are off superheroing, the pair of "[[VitriolicBestBuds frenemies]]" will face harrowing perils of their own and might just save the day... if they don't kill each other first.



* AdultsAreUseless: Subverted. Both of the boys know that their dads are more experienced and are generally able to take on threats that they can't. But the two would like to avoid having to ask them for help in order to gain more crime-fighting experience and prove their own merits. [[spoiler:Future Tim's knowledge of this leads him to shoot Batman and incapacitate Superman with Red Kryptonite in order to keep them from interfering with his plan to assassinate Jon.]]
* AesopAmnesia: The story tends to hit a reset button on Jon's and Damian's relationship whenever there needs to be conflict. Hence Damian can start warming up to Jon in one issue and go right back to being antagonistic and aloof in the next. This is most evident in #10 and #11, where the two are hanging out and testing the limits of Jon's powers in the former, and then have Damian lie to Jon about going on a mission with the Teen Titans for a grand total of three months without contact despite [[spoiler: sharing a secret base and going to school together.]]
* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: [[spoiler:After using a Super Flare for the first time out of panic in Super Sons #11, Jon stricken with grief and becomes terrified of the prospect that he could kill millions of innocent people if it happens again and begins thinking of [[TheAloner isolating himself to prevent such an event from coming to pass.]] Thankfully, Damian talks him out of this for the most part.]]
* AlwaysABiggerFish: [[spoiler:Kid Amazo may have been powerful enough to restrain Damian and Jon (whose powers are still developing), but he's not quite strong enough to take on Lex Luthor's Superman Suit, which is powered by New God technology (i.e. the stuff ''[[PhysicalGod Darkseid]]'' uses).]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Subverted. Both of the boys know that their dads are more experienced and are generally able to take on threats that they can't. But the two would like to avoid having to ask them for help in order to gain more crime-fighting experience and prove their own merits. [[spoiler:Future Future Tim's knowledge of this leads him to shoot Batman and incapacitate Superman with Red Kryptonite in order to keep them from interfering with his plan to assassinate Jon.]]
Jon.
* AesopAmnesia: The story tends to hit a reset button on Jon's and Damian's relationship whenever there needs to be conflict. Hence Damian can start warming up to Jon in one issue and go right back to being antagonistic and aloof in the next. This is most evident in #10 and #11, where the two are hanging out and testing the limits of Jon's powers in the former, and then have Damian lie to Jon about going on a mission with the Teen Titans for a grand total of three months without contact despite [[spoiler: sharing a secret base and going to school together.]]
together.
* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: [[spoiler:After After using a Super Flare for the first time out of panic in Super Sons #11, Jon is stricken with grief and becomes terrified of the prospect that he could kill millions of innocent people if it happens again and begins thinking of [[TheAloner isolating himself to prevent such an event from coming to pass.]] Thankfully, Damian talks him out of this for the most part.]]
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: [[spoiler:Kid Kid Amazo may have been powerful enough to restrain Damian and Jon (whose powers are still developing), but he's not quite strong enough to take on Lex Luthor's Superman Suit, which is powered by New God technology (i.e. the stuff ''[[PhysicalGod Darkseid]]'' uses).]]



* ArtInitiatesLife: [[spoiler:Kraklow's goons are actually recreations of previous DC Villains from the Post-Crisis continuity shaped by clay. But given Jon's comments at the end of ''Issue #7'', [[LivingBattery that's not all they're made out of.]]]]
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The ending of Issue #16 reveals that the boy's adventures are being narrated by an old man with bright blue eyes referred to as "Pop-Pop" by a boy who heavily resembles Damian and a girl who is floating off the ground. It's uncertain whether Pop-Pop is supposed to be an aging Batman, Superman, or Jon, as they all have blue eyes.]]

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* ArtInitiatesLife: [[spoiler:Kraklow's Kraklow's goons are actually recreations of previous DC Villains from the Post-Crisis continuity shaped by clay. But given Jon's comments at the end of ''Issue #7'', [[LivingBattery that's not all they're made out of.]]]]
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The The ending of Issue #16 reveals that the boy's adventures are being narrated by an old man with bright blue eyes referred to as "Pop-Pop" by a boy who heavily resembles Damian and a girl who is floating off the ground. It's uncertain whether Pop-Pop is supposed to be an aging Batman, Superman, or Jon, as they all have blue eyes.]]



* BatFamilyCrossover: The "Super Sons of Tomorrow" arc is one, bringing [[ComicBook/SupermanRebirth Superman]] and the [[Comicbook/TeenTitansRebirth Teen Titans]] as well as a few appearances by Franchise/{{Batman}} as they face off against [[spoiler:Tim Drake, the Batman of Tomorrow, who is hellbent on assassinating Jon to prevent millions of deaths in the future.]]

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* BatFamilyCrossover: The "Super Sons of Tomorrow" arc is one, bringing [[ComicBook/SupermanRebirth Superman]] and the [[Comicbook/TeenTitansRebirth Teen Titans]] as well as a few appearances by Franchise/{{Batman}} as they face off against [[spoiler:Tim Tim Drake, the Batman of Tomorrow, who is hellbent on assassinating Jon to prevent millions of deaths in the future.]]



* BigNo: [[spoiler:Jon freaks out when he sees his father seemingly die from continued Red Kryptonite exposure, causing him to lose control his powers again, creating an energy super-storm that would have killed him and obliterated everything in his surroundings while leaving him in a trance that kept him from seeing that Aqualad had freed Superman just in time.]]

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* BigNo: [[spoiler:Jon Jon freaks out when he sees his father seemingly die from continued Red Kryptonite exposure, causing him to lose control his powers again, creating an energy super-storm that would have killed him and obliterated everything in his surroundings while leaving him in a trance that kept him from seeing that Aqualad had freed Superman just in time.]]



* BreakingTheFellowship: ''Annual #1'' reveals that there were a group of superhero pets known as the Super-Pets, comprised of Krypto, Titus, Bat-Cow, Streaky the Supercat, Flexi the Plastic Bird (a bird with ComicBook/PlasticMan's powers), Detective Chimp and Clay Critter (which may be a cast-off of Clayface). [[spoiler:A battle with Dex-Starr of the Red Lantern Corps leads to the death of Clay Critter, which Streaky blamed Krypto for. A group of dog kidnappings convinces Krypto and Titus to start PuttingTheBandBackTogether.]]

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* BreakingTheFellowship: ''Annual #1'' reveals that there were a group of superhero pets known as the Super-Pets, comprised of Krypto, Titus, Bat-Cow, Streaky the Supercat, Flexi the Plastic Bird (a bird with ComicBook/PlasticMan's powers), Detective Chimp and Clay Critter (which may be a cast-off of Clayface). [[spoiler:A A battle with Dex-Starr of the Red Lantern Corps leads to the death of Clay Critter, which Streaky blamed Krypto for. A group of dog kidnappings convinces Krypto and Titus to start PuttingTheBandBackTogether.]]



** Issue #10 is another one of these, consisting almost entirely of Jon and Damian hanging out together, Jon getting the hang of his newfound strength, speed, and flight from the ''[[ComicBook/SupermanRebirth Black Dawn]]'' arc, getting a new base, and the reveal that the two of them will be going to school together. Aside from the intermezzo [[spoiler:which features a future version of Damian rising from the flaming ruins of Gotham]], it's probably the sappiest issue yet.
** ''Annual #1'' is this in every sense of the word. Other than the first few and the last few pages, Jon and Damian aren't even in the issue. Instead, the bulk of the issue is one gigantic loving ShoutOut to the Silver Age, as we see Krypto and Titus the Bat-Hound team up with [[ComicBook/PlasticMan Flexi the Plastic Bird]], Streaky the Super-Cat and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Bat-Cow]] to take down a pet kidnapper. [[spoiler: Who's an alien]]. And they even meet up with [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Detective. Freakin.' Chimp.]]
* BullyingADragon: The strength difference between the two young heroes is clearly shown whenever Jon is pushed too far, with the latter lifting Damian by the collar and shoving him to the side like a ragdoll in the same issue. [[spoiler:In the finale of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'', Jon casually knocks out Damian with a single punch at Starfire's suggestion.]]

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** Issue #10 is another one of these, consisting almost entirely of Jon and Damian hanging out together, Jon getting the hang of his newfound strength, speed, and flight from the ''[[ComicBook/SupermanRebirth Black Dawn]]'' arc, getting a new base, and the reveal that the two of them will be going to school together. Aside from the intermezzo [[spoiler:which which features a future version of Damian rising from the flaming ruins of Gotham]], Gotham, it's probably the sappiest issue yet.
** ''Annual #1'' is this in every sense of the word. Other than the first few and the last few pages, Jon and Damian aren't even in the issue. Instead, the bulk of the issue is one gigantic loving ShoutOut to the Silver Age, as we see Krypto and Titus the Bat-Hound team up with [[ComicBook/PlasticMan Flexi the Plastic Bird]], Streaky the Super-Cat and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Bat-Cow]] to take down a pet kidnapper. [[spoiler: Who's [[spoiler:Who's an alien]]. And they even meet up with [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Detective. Freakin.' Chimp.]]
* BullyingADragon: The strength difference between the two young heroes is clearly shown whenever Jon is pushed too far, with the latter lifting Damian by the collar and shoving him to the side like a ragdoll in the same issue. [[spoiler:In In the finale of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'', Jon casually knocks out Damian with a single punch at Starfire's suggestion.]]



* TheBusCameBack: In ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' tradition, ''Super Sons'' is bringing back numerous villains that have fallen out of prominence since the ''New 52'' reboot in ''Issue #6'' and ''Issue #7'', showcasing Kraklow, Chun-Yull the Faceless Hunter, Atom Master, and Time Commander - half the Forgotten Villains from ''DC Comics Presents''. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that the last three were recreations created by Rebirth's Kraklow, who was supplied clay from the Pre-Crisis continuity by his former self.]]

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* TheBusCameBack: In ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' tradition, ''Super Sons'' is bringing back numerous villains that have fallen out of prominence since the ''New 52'' reboot in ''Issue #6'' and ''Issue #7'', showcasing Kraklow, Chun-Yull the Faceless Hunter, Atom Master, and Time Commander - half the Forgotten Villains from ''DC Comics Presents''. [[spoiler:It's It's later revealed that the last three were recreations created by Rebirth's Kraklow, who was supplied clay from the Pre-Crisis continuity by his former self.]]



* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Damian tore off the head of one of Kid Amazo's duplicates in order to hotwire it into becoming a beacon that would show up on Lex Luthor's radar and leave him a message informing him of what happened to the Amazo Armor. Cue the cueball himself coming in to outmuscle Kid Amazo with his New God-tech powered super suit. Sara is also vital in removing the Amazo Armor from Reggie, incapacitating him after he pushes himself too far.]]

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* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Damian Damian tore off the head of one of Kid Amazo's duplicates in order to hotwire it into becoming a beacon that would show up on Lex Luthor's radar and leave him a message informing him of what happened to the Amazo Armor. Cue the cueball himself coming in to outmuscle Kid Amazo with his New God-tech powered super suit. Sara is also vital in removing the Amazo Armor from Reggie, incapacitating him after he pushes himself too far.]]



** The first issue ends with Lex Luthor breathing down the boys' necks, the second [[spoiler:ends with Superman (later revealed to be a robot duplicate) overlooking Robin while Batman (also revealed to be a robot duplicate) does the same for Superboy. The third has the both of them being overwhelmed by Kid Amazo's robots.]]
** Issue #15 also has one, with [[spoiler:Jon and most of the Justice League at Kid Amazo's mercy.]]

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** The first issue ends with Lex Luthor breathing down the boys' necks, the second [[spoiler:ends ends with Superman (later revealed to be a robot duplicate) overlooking Robin while Batman (also revealed to be a robot duplicate) does the same for Superboy. The third has the both of them being overwhelmed by Kid Amazo's robots.]]
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** Issue #15 also has one, with [[spoiler:Jon Jon and most of the Justice League at Kid Amazo's mercy.]]



* ConflictBall: [[spoiler:In ''Teen Titans #15'', the Titans sans Damian argue about what to do with Jon's potentially lethal Super Flare. Raven and Beast Boy want to follow Savior's lead and hunt down Jon in order to strip him of his powers or otherwise neutralize him even though Jon saved their lives a few hours ago, have knowledge of the fact that Jon only lost control because he was being pushed to the emotional brink by the guy they want to help, and literally just heard Savior admit to their faces that he's hellbent on murdering Jon and is fully willing to do the same to the Titans if they get in his way. Starfire, Aqualad, and Kid Flash want to find Jon first in order to protect him from them.]]

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* ConflictBall: [[spoiler:In In ''Teen Titans #15'', the Titans sans Damian argue about what to do with Jon's potentially lethal Super Flare. Raven and Beast Boy want to follow Savior's lead and hunt down Jon in order to strip him of his powers or otherwise neutralize him even though Jon saved their lives a few hours ago, have knowledge of the fact that Jon only lost control because he was being pushed to the emotional brink by the guy they want to help, and literally just heard Savior admit to their faces that he's hellbent on murdering Jon and is fully willing to do the same to the Titans if they get in his way. Starfire, Aqualad, and Kid Flash want to find Jon first in order to protect him from them.]]



** The third issue is the first one in the series to accurately depict what happens in the comic book, and even then it's a stretch as [[spoiler:they're fighting robot duplicates of their dads rather than the real thing]].

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** The third issue is the first one in the series to accurately depict what happens in the comic book, and even then it's a stretch as [[spoiler:they're they're fighting robot duplicates of their dads rather than the real thing]].thing.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:In Issue #16, Jon and Damian defeat Kid Amazo, who had since defeated and absorbed the powers of the entire Justice League sans the Green Lanterns, including The Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and Superman.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:In In Issue #16, Jon and Damian defeat Kid Amazo, who had since defeated and absorbed the powers of the entire Justice League sans the Green Lanterns, including The Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and Superman.]]



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Damian is frequently mocked for his lack of powers by friend and foe alike even when these people have knowledge of what he's capable of. In some cases, people who really ''should'' know who he is (like Lex Luthor) simply can't believe that he's actually Robin. Jon is also prone to this trope courtesy of Damian, who refuses to allow Jon onto the Teen Titans on account of Jon's age even though the young Superboy has repeatedly proven his mettle and is arguably more powerful than the entire team combined. On the other hand, the Titans themselves wholeheartedly respect and appreciate Jon's abilities, which adds more fuel to the fire when the boys butt heads. [[spoiler:The events of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'' ends up flipping their opinions, with Damian wholeheartedly advocating for Jon to be at least made a part-time member, but the rest of the Titans are too shaken and worried about their own teamwork to allow him to join.]]

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Damian is frequently mocked for his lack of powers by friend and foe alike even when these people have knowledge of what he's capable of. In some cases, people who really ''should'' know who he is (like Lex Luthor) simply can't believe that he's actually Robin. Jon is also prone to this trope courtesy of Damian, who refuses to allow Jon onto the Teen Titans on account of Jon's age even though the young Superboy has repeatedly proven his mettle and is arguably more powerful than the entire team combined. On the other hand, the Titans themselves wholeheartedly respect and appreciate Jon's abilities, which adds more fuel to the fire when the boys butt heads. [[spoiler:The The events of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'' ends up flipping their opinions, with Damian wholeheartedly advocating for Jon to be at least made a part-time member, but the rest of the Titans are too shaken and worried about their own teamwork to allow him to join.]]



** [[spoiler:Savior, an alternate future version of Tim Drake, is a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes that the future is set in stone unless he kills off people in the past. In this case, he's after Jon for causing millions of deaths in the future with his Super Flare.]]
** [[spoiler:Surprisingly enough averted with Savior's allies, future versions of Connor Kent, Cassandra Sandsmark, and Bart Allen from the fascist Titans Tomorrow timeline, who quickly put aside their differences with the current Titans in order to save Jon's life.]]
* EvilKnockoff: The boys fight dozens of robotic duplicates of themselves in the first issue [[spoiler:and it's later revealed that they were originally robotic duplicates of their fathers.]]

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** [[spoiler:Savior, Savior, an alternate future version of Tim Drake, is a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes that the future is set in stone unless he kills off people in the past. In this case, he's after Jon for causing millions of deaths in the future with his Super Flare.]]
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** [[spoiler:Surprisingly Surprisingly enough averted subverted with Savior's allies, future versions of Connor Kent, Cassandra Sandsmark, and Bart Allen from the fascist Titans Tomorrow timeline, who quickly put aside their differences with the current Titans in order to save Jon's life.]]
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* EvilKnockoff: The boys fight dozens of robotic duplicates of themselves in the first issue [[spoiler:and and it's later revealed that they were originally robotic duplicates of their fathers.]]



* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Jon forgot to scan the girl he saved with X-Ray Vision for abnormalities, [[spoiler:which would have saved him the surprise of discovering that she was a robot.]]
* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler:While calming Jon down in ''Teen Titans #15'', Damian finally admits that he sees Jon as a friend. Jon instantly picks up on this and lampshades it, prompting Damian to tell him to shut up.]]

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Jon forgot to scan the girl he saved with X-Ray Vision for abnormalities, [[spoiler:which which would have saved him the surprise of discovering that she was a robot.]]
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* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler:While While calming Jon down in ''Teen Titans #15'', Damian finally admits that he sees Jon as a friend. Jon instantly picks up on this and lampshades it, prompting Damian to tell him to shut up.]]



* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:Tim Drake, the Batman of Tomorrow, created a black slime to restrain Jon to dispose of him later. What he didn't account for was the fact that Jon is a ten-year old who is likely to panic when a black slime of unknown origin is seeping into his eyes, ears, and mouth after being told that he must die lest he cause millions of deaths in the future. His heat vision then bursts through the slime as Jon loses control of his solar energy levels, leading to a Super Flare like the one Tim saw in the future that takes a huge chunk of Titans Tower (while [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Future Tim is inside it]]) even after Jon tries to limit collateral damage by flying out of its vicinity.]]

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:Tim Tim Drake, the Batman of Tomorrow, created a black slime to restrain Jon to dispose of him later. What he didn't account for was the fact that Jon is a ten-year old who is likely to panic when a black slime of unknown origin is seeping into his eyes, ears, and mouth after being told that he must die lest he cause millions of deaths in the future. His heat vision then bursts through the slime as Jon loses control of his solar energy levels, leading to a Super Flare like the one Tim saw in the future that takes a huge chunk of Titans Tower (while [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Future Tim is inside it]]) even after Jon tries to limit collateral damage by flying out of its vicinity.]]



** Jon drops his politeness when Kid Amazo [[spoiler:declares that Jon will be his host.]]

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** Jon drops his politeness when Kid Amazo [[spoiler:declares declares that Jon will be his host.]]



* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Savior spent most of his return trip back to the main timeline convinced that he was being a hero by going back in time to change the future by murdering Jon. Seeing his Titans, the Teen Titans, and Superman work together to try and save Jon, he realizes that he was in fact in the wrong and tells the others to direct the energy towards him so he can take it with him through hypertime, thus saving everyone.]]

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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Savior Savior spent most of his return trip back to the main timeline convinced that he was being a hero by going back in time to change the future by murdering Jon. Seeing his Titans, the Teen Titans, and Superman work together to try and save Jon, he realizes that he was in fact in the wrong and tells the others to direct the energy towards him so he can take it with him through hypertime, thus saving everyone.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:After spending the last three issues of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'' attempting to kill Jon, Savior ultimately uses a hypertime wormhole to suck away that energy that was consuming Jon, saving everyone in the process. Subverted somewhat in that he ends up not dying despite fully expecting to.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:After After spending the last three issues of ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'' attempting to kill Jon, Savior ultimately uses a hypertime wormhole to suck away that energy that was consuming Jon, saving everyone in the process. Subverted somewhat in that he ends up not dying despite fully expecting to.]]



* KidsAreCruel: There's of course, Damian and his hellraising approach to crime-fighting and investigation. On a more sinister note, Kid Amazo, who murders his whole family in cold blood. [[spoiler:Though it's later revealed that these were robotic duplicates and that he's been doing this in front of them for ''weeks''.]] Jon, being the son of Superman, is obviously an aversion, being an incredibly sweet, naive, and sympathetic young boy.
* KillItWithWater: [[spoiler:Kraklow's creations are made of clay, and will thus start turning to sludge upon being directly exposed to too much water, as seen in the middle of ''Issue #7''.]]

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* KidsAreCruel: There's of course, Damian and his hellraising approach to crime-fighting and investigation. On a more sinister note, Kid Amazo, who murders his whole family in cold blood. [[spoiler:Though Though it's later revealed that these were robotic duplicates and that he's been doing this in front of them for ''weeks''.]] Jon, ]Jon, being the son of Superman, is obviously an aversion, being an incredibly sweet, naive, and sympathetic young boy.
* KillItWithWater: [[spoiler:Kraklow's Kraklow's creations are made of clay, and will thus start turning to sludge upon being directly exposed to too much water, as seen in the middle of ''Issue #7''.]]



* MurderIsTheBestSolution: [[spoiler:The opinion of Future Tim, who now goes by "Savior". By killing Jon, he'll save million of lives in the future, and he refuses to provide or look for any non-lethal alternatives. According to the other future heroes, the time travel is implied to be screwing with Tim's mind, making him believe this trope to be the case.]]

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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: [[spoiler:The The opinion of Future Tim, who now goes by "Savior". By killing Jon, he'll save million of lives in the future, and he refuses to provide or look for any non-lethal alternatives. According to the other future heroes, the time travel is implied to be screwing with Tim's mind, making him believe this trope to be the case.]]



** Invoked in ''Teen Titans'' #15, [[spoiler:where Tim Drake tries to soften the blow by using "terminate" instead of "kill." Starfire forces him to be [[BrutallyHonest honest]] and just say what he means.]]

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** Invoked in ''Teen Titans'' #15, [[spoiler:where where Tim Drake tries to soften the blow by using "terminate" instead of "kill." Starfire forces him to be [[BrutallyHonest honest]] and just say what he means.]]



* PowerIncontinence: Jon's is particularly pronounced as he can't break out of ordinary metal chains despite tearing Kid Amazo's duplicates in half only a few hours earlier. He's mostly gotten over it by the tenth issue though. [[spoiler:But falls right back into this trope when Future Tim Drake continues to push Jon to the emotional brink, losing control of his stored solar energy.]]

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* PowerIncontinence: Jon's is particularly pronounced as he can't break out of ordinary metal chains despite tearing Kid Amazo's duplicates in half only a few hours earlier. He's mostly gotten over it by the tenth issue though. [[spoiler:But But falls right back into this trope when Future Tim Drake continues to push Jon to the emotional brink, losing control of his stored solar energy.]]



* PsychicNosebleed: [[spoiler:Kid Amazo suffers this at the end of Issue 4 from the combined stress of splitting his mind so many times, copying Jon's powers, attempting to remerge his mind all at once, and his sister Sara tearing off the Amazo Armor at the same time.]]

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* PsychicNosebleed: [[spoiler:Kid Kid Amazo suffers this at the end of Issue 4 from the combined stress of splitting his mind so many times, copying Jon's powers, attempting to remerge his mind all at once, and his sister Sara tearing off the Amazo Armor at the same time.]]



** It's Damian's turn to start complaining when [[spoiler:his dad sends him to the private school Jon is going to attend to learn some social skills]]. Jon is actually pretty excited about the idea though.

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** It's Damian's turn to start complaining when [[spoiler:his his dad sends him to the private school Jon is going to attend to learn some social skills]].skills. Jon is actually pretty excited about the idea though.



* {{Technopath}}: Sara [[spoiler:along with all of her robotic duplicates.]]
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: [[spoiler:Future Tim's motivation for assassinating Jon, who caused millions of deaths in Tim's timeline due to the future version of Jon losing control of his abilities and unleashing an uncontrollable Super Flare.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Jon goes from barely being able to break metal chains and lift cars to [[spoiler:slugging it out and wrestling Kid Amazo, who had since absorbed the powers of all of the League's heaviest hitters, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.]]

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* {{Technopath}}: Sara [[spoiler:along along with all of her robotic duplicates.]]
duplicates.
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: [[spoiler:Future Future Tim's motivation for assassinating Jon, who caused millions of deaths in Tim's timeline due to the future version of Jon losing control of his abilities and unleashing an uncontrollable Super Flare.]]
Flare.
* TookALevelInBadass: Jon goes from barely being able to break metal chains and lift cars to [[spoiler:slugging slugging it out and wrestling Kid Amazo, who had since absorbed the powers of all of the League's heaviest hitters, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.]]



* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: In Issue #10, [[spoiler:Damian is sent to the same school as Jon, since Damian's social skills and attitude are lacking to say the least.]]

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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: In Issue #10, [[spoiler:Damian Damian is sent to the same school as Jon, since Damian's social skills and attitude are lacking to say the least.]]



* WhamLine: ''Super Sons of Tomorrow Part 4'' has one that works based on who's saying it given that [[spoiler: it was established in ''ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth'' that the present of the DCU doesn't lead to the Titans Tomorrow future.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Connor''']]: Who's in there?

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* WhamLine: ''Super Sons of Tomorrow Part 4'' has one that works based on who's saying it given that [[spoiler: it was established in ''ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth'' that the present of the DCU doesn't lead to the Titans Tomorrow future.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Connor''']]:
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-->'''Connor''':
Who's in there?



-->[[spoiler: '''Connor''']]: [[spoiler:Jon?!]]
** Again in ''Issue #13'' when Damian reveals that Talia al Ghul [[spoiler:plans on assassinating Lois Lane.]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Connor''']]: [[spoiler:Jon?!]]
-->'''Connor''']]: Jon?!
** Again in ''Issue #13'' when Damian reveals that Talia al Ghul [[spoiler:plans plans on assassinating Lois Lane.]]



'''Damian:''' Mother was sent here to find her targets. One of the people on the list she's been hired to kill is [[spoiler:your--]] ''[spins the laptop around]''\\
'''Jon:''' '''''[[spoiler:MOM?!]]'''''

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'''Damian:''' Mother was sent here to find her targets. One of the people on the list she's been hired to kill is [[spoiler:your--]] your-- ''[spins the laptop around]''\\
'''Jon:''' '''''[[spoiler:MOM?!]]''''''''''MOM?!'''''



* ZergRush: Kid Amazo's strategy against the Super Sons, swarming them with dozens of robotic duplicates of themselves. [[spoiler:It works.]]

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* ZergRush: Kid Amazo's strategy against the Super Sons, swarming them with dozens of robotic duplicates of themselves. [[spoiler:It It works.]]


-->'''Damian''': Why does everyone always assume if someone's taller they're older?
-->'''Jon''': And usually smarter.

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-->'''Damian''': --->'''Damian''': Why does everyone always assume if someone's taller they're older?
-->'''Jon''': --->'''Jon:''': And usually smarter.



* UnwittingPawn: Damian frequently abuses Jon's naivete to get want he wants, using him as a distraction to get Lex Luthor off his back. Jon is not happy about this in the slightest.

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* UnwittingPawn: Damian frequently abuses Jon's naivete in the first two issues to get want he wants, using him as a distraction to get Lex Luthor off his back. Jon is not happy about this in the slightest.


* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The ending of Issue #16 reveals that the boy's adventures are being narrated to them by an old man with bright blue eyes referred to as "Pop-Pop" by a boy who heavily resembles Damian and a girl who is floating off the ground. It's uncertain whether Pop-Pop is supposed to be an aging Batman, Superman, or Jon, as they all have blue eyes.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The ending of Issue #16 reveals that the boy's adventures are being narrated to them by an old man with bright blue eyes referred to as "Pop-Pop" by a boy who heavily resembles Damian and a girl who is floating off the ground. It's uncertain whether Pop-Pop is supposed to be an aging Batman, Superman, or Jon, as they all have blue eyes.]]

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* DeclarationOfProtection: To reassure Superman, Damian and Jon make one to each other at the end of the Super Sons of Tomorrow crossover.


* AdultsAreUseless: Averted. Both of the boys know that their dads are more experienced and are generally able to take on threats that they can't. But the two would like to avoid having to ask them for help in order to gain more crime-fighting experience and prove their own merits. [[spoiler:Future Tim's knowledge of this leads him to shoot Batman and incapacitate Superman with Red Kryptonite in order to keep them from interfering with his plan to assassinate Jon.]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Averted.Subverted. Both of the boys know that their dads are more experienced and are generally able to take on threats that they can't. But the two would like to avoid having to ask them for help in order to gain more crime-fighting experience and prove their own merits. [[spoiler:Future Tim's knowledge of this leads him to shoot Batman and incapacitate Superman with Red Kryptonite in order to keep them from interfering with his plan to assassinate Jon.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:The ending of Issue #16 reveals that the boy's adventures are being narrated to them by an old man with bright blue eyes referred to as "Pop-Pop" by a boy who heavily resembles Damian and a girl who is floating off the ground. It's uncertain whether Pop-Pop is supposed to be an aging Batman, Superman, or Jon, as they all have blue eyes.]]


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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:In Issue #16, Jon and Damian defeat Kid Amazo, who had since defeated and absorbed the powers of the entire Justice League sans the Green Lanterns, including The Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, and Superman.]]


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** Jon drops his politeness when Kid Amazo [[spoiler:declares that Jon will be his host.]]
--->'''Jon:''' ''[flies past Kid Amazo]'' Like '''''hell!'''''


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* TookALevelInBadass: Jon goes from barely being able to break metal chains and lift cars to [[spoiler:slugging it out and wrestling Kid Amazo, who had since absorbed the powers of all of the League's heaviest hitters, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.]]

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* BigBrotherMentor: Damian is trying to play this for Jon, giving him a lot of advice and occasionally even praising him when he thinks he's come up with a particuarly good idea. Jon is not having it.


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* RedOniBlueOni: Optimistic, excitable Jon tends to act more on emotion (red), whilst Damian is calculated and cynical (blue).

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