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Quote1.png You just have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be, Clark. Because whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's going to change the world. Quote2.png
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Jonathan Kent was the adoptive father of Superman.

Jonathan Kent and his wife Martha were farmers in Smallville, Kansas. When an alien ship crashed on the side of the road, they discovered a child inside. That child was Kal-El, the last son of Krypton. They took the child in as their own adopted son and named him Clark. As Clark began to experience that he had super powers, Jonathan would often give him advice as to what to do with these powers. He often suggested he keep them a secret because the world might not be ready for someone like him.

After Clark saved a bus full of school children from drowning after the bus had gone off of a bridge, Mr. Kent revealed to his son his real origins. That he was from another planet. This confused the young Clark Kent as to why his real parents would give him up. He reassured the boy that no matter what he was still his son.

Years later, Clark and Jonathan were arguing while driving down the road. Clark told Jonathan that he was not his real dad, to which he replied, "You're right, no I'm not." The argument ended when they saw a tornado coming their way. They all got out of the truck and helped people get to the over pass for safety. A woman cried for help, her dog was stuck inside her car. Jonathan went to help her. As Clark went to save his father form the storm, he just put his hand out, the wind snapped his neck but he stood strong and told his son not to come for him.

  • Jonathan was born in 1951 and died in 1997; making him approximately 46 years old at his death.[1]