|“||Up until a couple days ago I thought I was a normal kid--with normal parents livin' a normal life. But that was a lie! Now I'm hearing about other planets and aliens and dad bein' Superman even though there's another Superman and I just... I mean, what I really want to know is... what does all this mean?||„|
|~ Jon questioning the nature of his existence|
Jonathan Samuel "Jon" Kent is the biological son of Superman and Lois Lane. Born with the help of Thomas Wayne in the Flashpoint timeline, Jon grew up oblivious to his heritage and the fact that he and his parents were from an entirely different version of Earth than the one he lives in. However, various circumstances led him to discover his family's past and awaken his latent Kryptonian powers. As a result, his father decided to officially begin teaching Jon about his abilities, allowing him to become Superboy.
Powers and Stats
Name: Jonathan Samuel "Jon" Kent, Superboy
Origin: DC Comics
Classification: Human/Kryptonian Hybrid, Superhero
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Freeze Breath, Super Breath, Heat Vision, Super Hearing, X-Ray Vision, and Telescopic Vision, Limited Sound Manipulation (Shattered a window by accident while shouting), Resistance to Time Stop (Broke out of Time Commander's attempts to freeze time around him, albeit after Time Commander's powers were significantly drained from rapidly aging Robin)
Attack Potency: Unknown (Can easily barrel through doors and punch through walls, stagger fully grown dinosaurs, force Wonder Woman and badly burned Superman's back with his Heat vision by accident, and damaged the Eradicator, who went toe-to-toe with Superman, albeit while the latter was admittedly weakened by the Rebirth continuity. Batman stated that Jon will be even more powerful than his father once he reaches his full potential, which he briefly accessed while being controlled by Manchester Black and could visibly harm his father with his blows)
Speed: Unknown (Like the rest of his powers, Jon's speed tends to fluctuate, outracing his father at one point, who raced Wally West, but was still being caught off guard by Robin, Nobody, and Goliath. He later caught up to a speeding train and briefly managed to run and hide from Lex Luthor while the latter was using a set of armor imbued with New God technology)
Lifting Strength: Unknown, possibly Class 5 (His mother, Lois, says he's lifted a car over his head)
Striking Strength: Unknown (His overall strength tends to vary, ranging from breaking ropes with some difficulty, punching Damian Wayne non-lethally, to staggering dinosaurs and hurting the Eradicator, which was powered by the souls of hundreds of Kryptonians)
Durability: Unknown (His durability also tends to vary, as while he is unaffected by his own feats of strength, but has gotten a concussion from falling off a tree and was sedated via injection on another occasion. Robin and his pets were also able to make Jon wince as they fought. In more recent issues, knives and forks being tossed around by gale-force winds shatter against his skin. He also was thrown into a building without harm and traded blows with his father while under the control of Manchester Black)
Range: Human melee range normally, Several dozen meters with Heat Vision and Freeze Breath
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Despite being called a "day-dreamer" and acting much like any other child his age, Jon has proven himself to be unusually intelligent at times, solving fairly complex 5th Grade math problems nearly instantly while he wasn't paying attention and tinkering with Kryptonian technology with his father's help. He is also capable enough to drive a tractor on his own, later applying those skills to ram a truck into Zade while the latter was fighting his father. However, his inexperience has left him with incomplete control over his powers and he lacks proper combat technique due to growing up in a normal household. However, his mastery over his powers is slowly growing in more recent issues, being able to sift through weeks worth of visual data in seconds and possessing much greater control over his heat vision. As of the Black Dawn arc, his control has greatly improved to the point that he rarely has problems using his powers.
Weaknesses: Jon's powers are still unstable and tend to fluctuate with his emotions, He is very inexperienced and thus does not have full access or control over his powers, but this problem has become virtually non-existent as of the end of the Black Dawn arc.
- Badly singed Superman's back with Heat Vision in Superman #2.
- Damaged the Eradicator in Superman #4 and Superman #6
- Staggered a fully grown pterosaur that had eaten Krypto the Superdog. in Superman #8.
- Briefly stunned Lex Luthor with a kick despite the latter's New God-technology powered armor in Super Sons #2.
- Easily tore apart individual Amazo duplicates of himself that had copied all of his powers in Super Sons #3.
- Damaged the Amazo Armor, which was able to briefly restrain Lex Luthor while the latter was using a New God-technology bnased suit and after the Armor had copied Jon's own powers in Super Sons #4.
- Easily busted a door off its hinges in Superman #17.
- Was stated to be able to easily lift cars over his head by his mother in Trinity #1
- Pushed back the likes of Wonder Woman during a misfire of his Heat Vision in Trinity #1
- Repeatedly traded blows with Superman while his powers were being pushed to their limits by Manchester Black's control in Superman #25. He also easily severed Frankenstein's arm with Heat Vision in the same issue. Frankenstein had traded blows from Superman in Superman #13.
- Effortlessly caught a burning beam and easily stopped a train in Superman #26.
- Helped to defeat a replica of Chun Yull, the Faceless Hunter, alongside Starfire in Super Sons #7. Who was previously impressed by Jon's power.
- Was completely unaffected by flames and a superheated door handle in Superman: Lois and Clark #6.
- Metal forks and knives shatter against his skin and were easily crushed in his grip in Superman #17.
- Unaffected by the quills of a giant porcupine in Superman #17.
- Only briefly dazed after being punched into a building in Superman #26.
- Caught up to a speeding, runaway train in Superman #10.
- Browsed through 175 hours of camera footage while putting it on fast forward to pick out four frames within the same instance in a few seconds in Super Sons #2.
- Repeatedly dodged heat vision blasts from Amazo Duplicates of himself while giving Robin a piggyback ride in Super Sons #3.
- Easily outraced his father in Action Comics #966. At this point, Superman was racing Wally West for sport in Titans #7, who was described as being faster than ever and could process information in picoseconds in Titans #5. Superman also pushed an alien into orbit in seconds in Superman #26.
- Broke a window by accident simply by shouting happily in Action Comics #960.
- Peered at the Cosmos One Space Station from Earth in Action Comics #966
- Forcibly broke the Time Stop placed upon him and the Teen Titans by Time Commander with sheer willpower, albeit while the Time Commander's powers were drained from rapidly aging Robin in Super Sons #7.
- Heat Vision: Like his father, Jon is able to emit concentrated solar energy through his eyes, allowing him to blast targets with searing energy beams. Those who are able to resist them are sent flying backwards instead. Jon's Heat Vision is powerful enough to badly singe his father's back and even a misfire was powerful enough to push back Wonder Woman as she blocked it with her bracelets.
- Freeze Breath: Jon is also able to exhale large amounts of frigid air, flash freezing anything caught in range. However, it seems to be less potent than his father's, as Goliath was able to break free to catch both Jon and Maya soon afterwards. It was later shown to be potent enough to freeze a sludge monster created from genetic samples in the Batcave to the point that the monster shattered as plain ice when kicked by Damian Wayne. He has also demonstrated the ability to use simple Super-Breath, blowing his foes away with a powerful gust of wind.
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