Alter Ego: Kon-El
Occupation: Cadmus field agent, adventurer, home student
Base of Operations: Metropolis, USA
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Cloned from Paul Westfield; DNA restructured by Roxy Leech´s genetic pattern
Group Affiliation: Young Justice; The Ravers; Legion of Super-Heroes ; formerly Justice League America
Weight: 150 lbs.
After Superman's death at the hands of the Anti-Monitor, what was believed to be his body was taken to the Cadmus Project where
director Paul Westfield unsuccessfully tried to clone Superman. However whereas the Cadmus scientists had
not been able to clone Superman's DNA, other experiments based on Superman's aura combined with the
DNA of Paul Westfield, director of Cadmus at the time, were successful and resulted in the clone now known
as Superboy. During the growth period the clone was stuffed with various memory implants (including math,
science, history, and movies) that matched up to his body's biological age. The clone was also made to believe
that he was actually the clone of Superman. When the new Newsboy Legion discovered that Westfield and
Carl Packard tried to implant code words that would enable them to control the clone once completed, they
broke free the not -yet- fully- grown clone. Aided by the new Newsboy Legion, the clone escaped the Cadmus
Project. When one of the newsboys called him Superboy, the kid was extremely annoyed and noted that his
name was Superman.
He then took of and headed towards Metropolis, where he ran into Sidearm, a criminal equipped with a
couple of robot arms. Still believing himself to be Superman's clone at the time, Superboy was counting on his
super-vision powers to give him an edge in the battle. As he could not make those powers kick in, due to the
fact that he was not Superman's clone, Sidearm almost brought the 'Metropolis Kid' to a quick demise. But
then his tactile telekinesis powers kicked in and short-circuited Sidearm's robot arms. Superboy then used those
arms to hang Sidearm on a lamppost for the police to find.
The following morning he saved a young woman from being run over by a group of young street punks that
had stolen a cap. The news of that incident, unlike that of the kid's battle with Sidearm, quickly found its way to
the media and joined a number of other reported Superman sightings. Along with the appearance of Superboy,
three other persons had taken on the S-shield and begun adventuring as Superman.
Superboy soon met Tana Moon, an aspiring reporter. Her exclusive interview with the clone got her a job at
GBS, and she and the kid became a consistent ratings getter. While doing another publicity stunt for GBS,
Supergirl showed up and invited him to join her for dinner. Infatuated by Supergirl he
accepted. After the dinner he met up with Vinnie Edge and Tana at Clark Kent's apartment. As Clark too
was presumed dead during the Crisis incident, Edge had arranged for Superboy to move into his now
available apartment. Edge introduced Superboy to his close personal friend Rex Leech whom he had hired to manage Superboy's
affairs. Before long Superboy ended up signing a contract with Rex who immediately got on with the business
of trademarking the name of Superman for the kid.
One of these staged events caused the destruction of Hobsneck bridge. At this bridge Stinger brought
Superboy to his knees. But when Supergirl unexpectedly showed up Stinger decided to leave as she was not
part of his contract. Before leaving, however, he placed a series of explosive charges and blew up Hobsneck
Bridge, burying the two heroes in the rubble. Luckily the heroes survived and were able to save a great many
Shortly thereafter Coast City was destroyed. The Cyborg Superman summoned him to investigate the crises
at his side. Superboy quickly left for Coast City where he met up with the Cyborg Superman and a GBS News
team all of whom then went into the blast zone in search of the rogue Superman. Just as the group was
approaching the remains of Coast City the Cyborg used his heat vision to blow up the GBS helicopter killing
everybody inside. Before Superboy had any time to react the Cyborg was over him and although he fought
valiantly the Cyborg eventually brought him down.
While the Cyborg had Superboy restrained, he told him of his plans to destroy Earth and make it into another
Warworld. While the Cyborg and Mongul were elsewhere planning their next move, Superboy panicked and
triggered his tactile telekinetic powers, blowing up his restraints. Although exhausted The Kid managed to
escape. Knowing that he couldn't take on the bad guys himself and knowing that the JLA were in space he
went back to Metropolis to find help.
After a flight home, Superboy found Steel, Supergirl, and Eradicator and the heroes headed to the former Coast City, Engine City where they went up against the
Cyborg, Mongul and their minions. When the Cyborg launched an Engine City missile, headed for Metropolis,
Superboy grabbed onto it and managed to deflect it just before before impact and instead it blew up over the
Superboy barely survived the blast, but headed back in Engine City and assisted Steel, Supergirl,
the Eradicator, and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) in bringing down the Cyborg and Mongul.
They were victorious, and returned to Metropolis. Later at Superboy's apartment, The Kid was taking a well
deserved rest, until he was woken by Tana, who stopped by to let him know that she has quit GBS and is
Some days later Superboy was attacked by a group of Payback D.N.Aliens from Cadmus and only the
timely intervention of Supergirl saved the kid. Later the Guardian caught up with The Kid and assured him
that Cadmus wasn't trying to kill him. Supergirl showed up and asked The Kid to give the Guardian the benefit
of a doubt and go back to Cadmus and furthermore he promised Superboy that he wouldn't be taken prisoner
or harmed as he himself will go back with them to learn the truth about Superboy's origin. All three then went
to Cadmus where they learned that that he is not really a clone of Superman and that his powers are
connected to experiments involving Superman's aura. Guardian then suggested that they have Dubbilex
keeping tabs on him while acting as the projects goodwill ambassador.
Even later back at Superboy's apartment, The Kid sold back the Superman trademark to the real
Superman's newly establishe memorial charity for a buck, who then allowed the SB to use the S-shield and the name Superboy if half the profits
went to charity. After giving it a little thought he realized that maybe it isn't such a bad name after all. At least
it indicated that he'd be next in line. Meanwhile, Rex decided that it was time for a world tour to establish the
Before long Superboy found himself on tour. After stopping off in Hawaii, The Kid decided to remain there.
Along for the ride were Rex, his tough-as-nails daughter, Roxy, and Dubbilex. Not long after arriving in
Hawaii, Superboy learned that Tana Moon, the TV reporter who had covered his adventures in Metropolis,
was now living in Hawaii as well. The two have since become something of an on-again-off-again item.
In a relatively short time, Superboy has encountered foes including Sidearm, Scavenger, King Shark, Silver
Sword, and Copperhead and many others! He'd formed a confusing and dangerously flirtatious relationship
with the meta-human called Knockout, who would just as soon kiss him as kill him. He has also formed an
alliance with head of the Honolulu S.C.U., Sam Makoa and run afoul of truant officer Mack Harlin, who has
corralled Superboy into going to school. Later he allowed The Kid to be home schooled by Dubbilex.
The Kid has also earned the trust of heroes throughout the universe and timestream! He was a member of the
old JLA, was the leading force of good in an intergalactic/interdimensional rave, he was such an influence that
his return inspired the ravers to victory against some evil Khunds, and the Earth clique even named them
selves Superboy and the Ravers! He is also an honorary member of the 30th century's Legion of
Super-Heroes, was invited to join the Teen Titans, and most recently joined a junior version of the Justice
League called Young Justice.
Superboy has managed to survive a deadly clone plague, the meltdown of his genetic structure, fighting a
mindless clone of himself, and was a key factor in breaking up the Silicon Dragons, a deadly hi-tech gang of
criminals that held Hawaii in a grip of terror.
Until lately Superboy was a very popular public figure in Hawaii. due to his mis-managed public
appearances, and lack of respect to the old Hawaiian legends, he has found his approval rating falling. After
his recent visit to the "Wild Lands" he has decided to be a field agent for the newly restructured Cadmus
outside of Metropolis. He is a supremely confident, wisecracking hero who never doubts that he can win a
battle. He always tries to do the right thing, and always has time for his fans, especially the female ones.
POWERS AND WEAPONS
Superboy´s powers are connected to the experiments involving Superman´s aura that were an important
factor in his creation. The scientists at Cadmus were able to translate that aura into a telekinetic field which
gives Superboy the power of tactile telekinesis, a power that can simulate most of Superman´s powers.
Tactile telekinesis makes Superboy capable of doing a wide variety of things, but it seems he barely
understands how to use these powers beyond their basics. It is possible they were on the verge of teaching him
what he can really do with his abilities, when he prematurely escaped Cadmus.
Tactile telekinesis is pretty much an energy field that surrounds Superboy´s body much like Superman's. The
difference though is that this is his only power. The theory now is that if he can picture moving it with his mind,
and he can touch it, it will be done. This enables him the equivalent of super strength, practical invulnerability,
and the ability to fly. As of yet, he doesn't know how to deflect energy, and gets hurt a lot easier by energy
form attacks than by solids. He does keep improving though. Recently, he's learned he can extend his field
under water, allowing him to move liquids. As time progresses, he's learning to develop an invulnerability to
energy attacks, and can withstand much more than he used to. Recently, he and Green Lantern were thrown
into molten lava, and he was able to both save both of them and walk away from it virtually unscathed.
In regards to strength, Superboy can do a lot of the same things Superman can. About the heaviest thing
he's lifted so far was the world's largest yacht. He has also prevented a train from crashing into another train.
Although this would rate him among the strongest heroes on Earth it can´t really be counted as true
super-strength. Once he was bound up with chains that was surrounded by a force field, and since he can't yet
manipulate energy, he was virtually helpless and unable to free himself. It is known that at least for now, he
can get hurt by energy, but most forms can't kill him. This is mainly due to the fact that he seems to resist
energy attacks better than a normal person can, and is getting better at resistance.
Tactile telekinesis seems to affect his metabolism as well. Superboy has a super-healing factor which means
that if he ever gets hurt he heals really fast, and a lot faster than a normal human being would. This in part has
probably helped him survive nuclear annihilation, recovering from diseases that would kill normal humans, and
the ability to get up after getting smacked around by super-strong types such as Valor and Knockout. When
unconscious, Superboy's telekinetic field drops, and he can get hurt like any normal human. Having a
"super-metabolism" can also mean that under stressful conditions, Superboy's reflexes get lightning fast. He
has stopped bullets in mid air, and has met fist with fist against Valor.
However, he does not by definition have super-speed. Under normal conditions, if he and Robin had a race,
Superboy would win quite easily. However, he once raced Impulse (he flew while Impulse ran), and got beaten
quite badly. When flying, he is much faster, but still isn't considered to be super-speed. At top speed, he can
outrun a high speed train, or fly coast to coast in under 4 hours, and has outflown a jet flying at Mach 3.
Since Superboy can't touch gases, he gets as easily hurt by them as any normal human would. He has been
hit with knockout gases before and has never fared too well. Superboy has also gotten a little more creative
with his powers and has learned to manipulate the ground to cause explosions through sheer will power. (Of
course he must be touching the ground to do this). With the exception of Kryptonite and magic none of
Superboy's weaknesses are a given.
For a time Superboy wore a eye-visor made by professor Emil Hammilton that gave him Infared Vision,
Microscopic Vision, Telescopic Vision, X-Ray Vision, and Heat Vision. This weapon was lost, then used
against The Kid, so he destroyed them to prevent anyone from getting hurt if they were ever taken by a villain
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