Looking for a different version of this character?
|As a result of the 2011 initiative, the New 52, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation's. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambig.|
- I did not ask to be created. But I will decide the time and circumstance of my termination.
- -- Superboy src
- -- Superboy src
Superboy is a clone of Superman 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. 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.
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. 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."
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.
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.
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. 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. Harvest escaped and the complex exploded, but Superboy and Wonder Girl managed to save the others.
With the Teen Titans and Ravagers
Superboy woke up in an island full of animals believed to be extinct. Wonder Girl was with him, 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.
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. 
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. 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.
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.
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 have 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.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Superboy can lift and press over 3 tons. He can possibly lift more, the current limits of his strength are not known.
- Superboy (Kon-El) was created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett, first appearing as part of the Superman Family in Adventures of Superman Vol 1. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Scott Lobdell and R.B. Silva's New 52 Superboy series.
- Superboy's name "Kon" comes from a Kryptonian slur that means "abomination."
- 75 Appearances of Kon-El (Prime Earth)
- 57 Images featuring Kon-El (Prime Earth)
- 9 Quotations by or about Kon-El (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Kon-El (Prime Earth)
Discover and Discuss
- Search this site for:
- Search the Forums for:
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #3
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #4
- ↑ Teen Titans (Volume 4) #5
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #6
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #7
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #8
- ↑ Teen Titans Annual (Volume 4) #1
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #9
- ↑ Teen Titans (Volume 4) #9
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #10
- ↑ Teen Titans (Volume 4) #10
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #11
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #14
- ↑ Supergirl (Volume 6) #14
- ↑ Superman (Volume 3) #14
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #15
- ↑ Superboy (Volume 6) #5
- ↑ Teen Titans Annual (Volume 4) #2
Superman Family member
|Teen Titans member |
This character is or was primarily a member of the younger superhero team known as the Teen Titans, in any of its various incarnations. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Teen Titans members" category.