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Real Identity: Kal-El (Clark Joseph Kent)
Affiliation(s): Daily Planet and Justice League
Appearance(s): Independence Day Part One, Part Two, Schooled, Terrors, Homefront, Revelation, Failsafe, Agendas, Usual Suspects, Auld Acquaintance, Happy New Year, Alienated, War, and Endgame
Appearances (Comics): Stopover, Monkey Business, Face Your Fears (Memory), Fears (Memory), Players Chapter One, Players Chapter Two, Players Chapter Three, Players Chapter Four, Players Chapter Five, and Players Chapter Six
Appearances (Games): Legacy
Powers/Skills: Enhanced Strength, Enhanced Speed, Impenetrable Skin, Enhanced Vision, Flight, Solar Absorption, and Journalism
Voiced By: Nolan North
Kal-El was born as his home planet, Krypton, but the world was at its end. A year later or so, his father Jor-El, a brilliant scientist, sent his son away in a rocket with a few choice items, including the symbol of his family. Kal-El landed on Earth in Smallville, Kansas. He was discovered and raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent. They named him Clark from Martha's maiden name. Clark was raised with a strong sense of ethics and morals and when he came of age, he discovered Earth's Sun radiated him and gave him a range of super powers. Kent still remained distant and almost acted his humanity, often being forgetful and clumsy.
After a couple years, he decided to use his powers for the sake of humanity and became Superman. Superman's debut inspired a new generation of heroes. After relocating to Metropolis at age 21, he took a day job as a reporter for the Daily Planet. Over time, Superman discovered a weakness to red sun radiation and irradiated debris of Krypton, dubbed Kryptonite. Undaunted, Superman cleaned up Metropolis and defied Lex Luthor. After 10 years, Superman, now 33 years old, is also a co-founder and member of the Justice League.
On July 4th, a little after 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Superman reported a fire at Project Cadmus. However, Zatara's distress call delayed immediate investigation of the genetics lab. Later that day, Superman and the rest of the League arrived at Cadmus. He was shocked to meet his teenage clone, Superboy, and was at a loss at how to deal with the revelation. On July 7th, Superman and Flash appeared in Central City to end a battle between Kid Flash, Superboy, and the Terror Twins. Superman left the scene to pursue the twins. On August 3rd, 7:38 EDT, Superman helped civilians during a bridge incident. He encountered Superboy, who attempted to ask for training and a relationship. Instead, Superman replied to Green Arrow's request for assistance against Amazo in Litchfield County and left. Bruce Wayne was observing and decided to was time to have a discussion with Superman. Following the battle with Amazo, Wayne and Clark Kent met at Bibbo's in Metropolis at 21:18 EDT. Kent refused to admit his status as Superboy's father and abruptly left.
In mid-September, Superman was present in the Cave when Batman presented the Team with its latest mission. On September 14th, 16:53 Central Daylight Time (CDT), Superman and Martian Manhunter fought the Terror Twins in New Orleans and tossed them into a warehouse where Aqualad, Red Tornado, Batman, Superboy, and Miss Martian were waiting. On September 22nd, Superman was among the members of the Justice League who arrived at the Cave to find it in shambles, the Team defeated, and Red Tornado missing. On October 1st, 18:13 EDT, Superman fought Plant Creatures in Metropolis with Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkman, and Hawkwoman. On December 1st, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen went to Qurac to interview Marie Logan about her sanctuary and cover President Harjavti's impeachment hearings. While at the Logan Animal Sanctuary, he met Connor Kent and Megan Morse. They bumped into each other again in Dhabar. Morse connected to Kent with a mind link and revealed she knew he was Superman. He explained he wanted to get to know Superboy as a person not as his clone. Kent switched to Superman to save President Harjavti from Deadshot's assassination attempt but became distracted saving Miss Martian instead.
On January 1st, Team Year One, Superman finally made amends with Superboy and congratulated him on his work in helping liberate the Justice League. Superman also voiced his approval of Superboy's alias and revealed his own to Superboy. Over the next five years, Superman and Superboy became closer. Superman regarded Superboy as his younger brother and Superboy took the name "Kon-El." On November 30th, Team Year Four, Superman was challenged to single combat by an alien named Draaga. Superman refused at first but Draaga would not stand down. Superman and Superboy barely defeated him but didn't learn how he heard about Superman in the first place. On February 17th, Team Year Five, Superman encountered Alpha Squad in Verhoyansk as he worked to divert the flow of an avalanche headed towards a mining community. Superman and Alpha successfully saved the village.
On December 1st, Team Year Five, Clark Kent was on hand to cover Noor Harjavti's rally in Metropolis. After Miss Martian added Superman to the Team psychic link, he sighted Devastation and rushed off to change into Superman. While on route back to the rally, Superman was teleported away. He was freed by Captain Atom and noticed Draaga was among those taken. After returning to Earth, The Collector of World's scan of Superman and discovery he was a Kryptonian was a factor in him convincing him to spare Metropolis. On January 6th, Team Year Six, Superman took part in the Malina Island raid. However, a bomb was planted. Superman stayed behind and attempted to convince the Kroloteans to evacuate into their ship so he could tow it to safety. The Kroloteans thought it a trick and attacked Superman. Superman survived the major explosion. After Aquaman carried him back to the Bio Ship, Wonder Woman announced he was still breathing and had a strong pulse.
On January 26th, Team Year Six, Superman left Earth with some of the League to stand trial on Rimbor. On June 20th, they were cleared of all charges. On July 4th, Superman and Captain Marvel flew with the Green Lanterns and bid them farewell as they left Earth for Oa with the Reach delegation. Superman was shocked when G. Gordon Godfrey threw in his support for Lex Luthor to be the next United Nations Secretary-General.