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Quote1 I did not ask to be created. But I will decide the time and circumstance of my termination. Quote2
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Superboy

 
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Superboy is a clone of Jon Lane Kent created by N.O.W.H.E.R.E., an organization which threatens the lives of teen heroes and has a wide array of unforeseen plans. He was awakened by his caretaker and pseudo-mother Caitlin Fairchild.

He was continually tested by N.O.W.H.E.R.E. under orders by Zaniel Templar and supervised by Rose Wilson, Doctor Umber and Doctor White. His first field mission was to infiltrate an alien prison designated as Pen 51, where he lost control of his telekinetic powers and was first separated from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. Upon reaching the surface he was attacked by another alien from Pen 51 who revealed that Superboy is both Kryptonian and human.[3] After defeating Caitlin Fairchild, Superboy met with Centerhall who told him he's free to come and go as he pleased, but asked that Superboy considered returning to help N.O.W.H.E.R.E. put a stop to dangerous metahumans.

After seven days of freedom, Superboy felt his first compulsion towards heroics when he stopped a metahuman couple who had killed a restaurant full of people. As he met Centerhall again, he agreed to rejoin N.O.W.H.E.R.E.[4]

After freeing Caitlin Fairchild while in disguise, Superboy prepared for battle against the Teen Titans. After taking Wonder Girl and the other Teen Titans down Superboy realized that he was in fact created as a weapon and was being wielded by N.O.W.H.E.R.E.[5] In an encounter with Supergirl, he learned of his Kryptonian heritage, though when she learned he was a clone, she considered him Kon-El, "an abomination in the House of El."[6]

Superboy returned once again to N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and defeated Centerhall. He discovered he was the second clone created, but was defeated in combat by Rose Wilson before he could find out more.[7]

The Culling

After a failed rescue attempt by the Teen Titans, Superboy was forced to train for the Culling with a metahuman called Grunge. Superboy realized that Grunge, Caitlin Fairchild and the other so-called "Ravagers" shared a common immunity to his telekinesis. Superboy defeated Grunge, but being wounded himself, passed out.[8]

When he woke up, Superboy found himself in the Colony faced with Beast Boy and Terra. After being convinced to join the Teen Titans in their battle to defeat Harvest, he and the other Titans teamed up with the time-stranded portion of the Legion of Super-Heroes.[9] Harvest sent the Ravagers to finish off the young heroes. Superboy tried to take down their leader, Warblade, but was outmatched because of his opponent's immunity to telekinesis. Dawnstar tipped the balance back in his favor. With Warblade defeated, the young heroes could face Harvest.[10] Harvest escaped and the complex exploded, but Superboy and Wonder Girl managed to save the others.[11]

With the Teen Titans and Ravagers

Superboy woke up in an island full of animals believed to be extinct. Wonder Girl was with him,[12] and they found the other Titans the next day. As they spent time on the island, they started finding clues that it was Danny the Street who brought them there. Danny offered to bring them home with the risk of his life. The Titans agreed reluctantly.[13]

Superboy returned to New York where he found an apartment which he rents with money he "borrowed" from a bank. Bunker tried to explain to him that what he did was wrong, but Superboy failed to understand. [14]

H'El on Earth

While he was on a walk with Miguel, he was attacked by H'el because he is a clone. Even with the help of the Teen Titans, he lost the fight and was abducted.[15] H'el brought Superboy to Supergirl to serve as proof to his loyalty towards Krypton. His life ended up into the hands of Supergirl when H'el asked the female Kryptonian if they should end his life, in which Supergirl answered not to do it yet.[16]

Superboy was then brought to Superman for the same reason he was brought to Supergirl. When H'el was about to snap his neck, Superman interfered and saved him. Superboy tried to help Superman fight H'el to no avail and he ended up getting badly injured.[17]

After H'el left, Superboy was brought to the Fortress of Solitude by Superman to try and save his life. Superman found out that he had three strands of DNA as opposed to the usual two. Two of them were identified, which are Human and Kryptonian, but the third one could not be identified. To stop the genetic meltdown, Superman put his Kryptonian battle armor on Superboy. It worked but it caused Superboy's telekinesis to concentrate and condense, limiting his power only to the things he touched.[18]

Forever Evil and Lost in Time

Teen Titans landed at the Fallen Watchtower. Saving the law enforcement on the scene in the wake of debating whether the Justice League is dead or not, Johnny Quick utilize the Vibrational Frequency of Kid Flash to cause a temporal rift which pulled Superboy alongside whatever is left of the Teen Titans into the future,[19] after being thrown to different focuses in time[20] Kon and the Titans arrived in a possible future where the child of Superman killed the vast majority of the Metahumans on Earth,He was brought onboard the Justice League satellite by beast boy of the future and was assault by the group who confused him for the evil Superboy, Kon went outside of Satellite shortly after Jon telepathically placed the memories of him killing the metahumans, the duo engaged in battle,which Kon overpowered as well as figured out how to pierce him onto the Satellite, before he could land a finishing blow he was pulled into the timestream.[21]

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Crucible

 
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Wanting to find a sense to his existence, Kon traveled throughout the world, learning different religions and philosophies. While in Rome, he stumbled into the students of an inter-planetary school for super-heroes called Crucible Academy. One of those students -Maxima- was under orders to take him to Crucible. Though Supergirl, who happened to be a Crucible student, stepped in the way and tried to stop her schoolmates. When Maxima -and Kon- pointed out that Kryptonians hate clones, Supergirl replied she had changed and she knew better now.

Superboy agreed to go to Crucible anyway, reasoning he had nothing to lose for visiting that place. However, one of the preceptors captured him with the purpose of extracting his Kryptonian DNA with which creating an army of clones. Supergirl and her schoolmates rescued him, and Kon and Kara managed to destroy the cloning facility. Afterwards, Kon returned to Earth to keep looking for answers.

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Powers

  • Cloned Kryptonian Physiology: Under the effects of a "yellow" sun, Superboy possesses the half-potential of powers an average Kryptonian. Though his kryptonian abilities hasn't perfectly developed, probably due to his young age. These include:
    • Solar Radiation Absorption: Under optimal conditions, this is the main source of Superboy's powers as they are contingent upon exposure to solar radiation from a yellow sun star system. His Kryptonian body is constantly absorbing and storing energy from Earth's yellow sun, which in turn grants him incredible powers.
    • Self-Sustenance: Superboy can live and speak in the vacuum of space just fine even though he had difficulties breathing in space when he was in it for first time.[22]
    • Superhuman Strength: Superboy displayed strength enough to bench press a couple tons, he is strong enough to lift a semi-truck car over his head while flying [23], He also has showcased enough physical might to lift the city of Kandor into space without his psychic powers.[24][25] His upper limit has fluctuated over time however.
    • Superhuman Speed: Superboy is able to move at incredible speed by sheer force of will. This extends to his perceptions and allows for feats such as catching bullets in mid flight as well as covering vast distances in little or no time. He was able to travel for more than three miles and back so fast that people didn't even noticed he left.[26]
    • Superhuman Durability: Even without his tactile telekinesis field, Superboy is tough enough to resist the touch of lava.[27]
    • Heat Vision: Superboy can, as a conscious act, fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking at it. He can vary the heat and area affected.[28]
    • Superhuman Hearing: Superboy hearing is sensitive enough to hear any sound at any volume or pitch. With skill and concentration, he can block out ambient sounds to focus on a specific source or frequency.[citation needed]
    • Superhuman Stamina: Superboy can exert himself at peak capacity for several days.
    • Accelerated Healing: Superboy has the ability to heal himself (from the wounds or diseases of others or themselves).
    • Flight: Superboy can fly without using his tactile telekinesis. He was able to fly incredibly fast from Smallville to the middle of a desert.[2]
  • Telekinesis: Superboy has full telekinetic powers; he's used it to levitate, manipulate and repel objects and people, create force fields, dissasemble people and things and shoot telekinetic blasts.
    • Tactile Telekinesis: Superboy's body is completely surrounded by an invisible field of telekinetic energy, protecting him from harm and enhancing his physical abilities. This can also be used to manipulate objects that are on the same surface as the user (such as the ground) or to fly by pushing his own body through the air (this usually requires effort though).
    • Stimulated Superhuman Strength: Superboy uses a telekinetic field to lift heavy objects.[29] Superboy's strength is so great with his telekinesis he easily defeated Martian Manhunter in a few blows.[30]
    • Stimulated Heat Vision: By vibrating molecules within his line of sight, Superboy can set things ablaze through the application of extreme heat.
    • Telekinetic Blasts: Superboy is able to project bursts of raw energy bolts of concussive force. He mostly projected the energy from his hands, but his TK field permeated from his entire body. The blasts he emitted had concussive force equivalent to 5,000 pounds of TNT.
    • Stimulated Invulnerability: Superboy uses his telekinetic ability to create an invisible force field around his own body.
    • Flight: Superboy uses his telekinetic ability to stimulate flying.
  • Telepathy: Superboy possesses telepathic powers, enabling him to sense, broadcast and detect the thought patterns of sentient beings. He also seemingly has a very potent telepathic resistance, that enables him to defend against psychic manipulators.[31]

Abilities

  • Farming[2]
  • Genius Level Intellect: Superboy has shown to possess superior intellect to what humans could ever have. His mind works with incredible speeds, and combined with his tactile telekinesis, it might be one of his greatest assets.
  • Multilingualism: Due to his unique psionic powers, Superboy can learn new languages by simply touching a person. He has shown to know and speak English and Kryptonian perfectly.

Weaknesses

Equipment

  • Containment Suit (Formerly): Superboy's suit sports the symbol of the House of El and monitors his TK and repairs itself.

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Footnotes



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