For his namesake and grandfather, see Jonathan Kent Sr..


"Jonathan really has your eyes, huh?"
"I'll take it so long as he has your everything else."
Lois Lane and Clark Kent on their son, Jonathan Kent[src]

Jonathan "Jon" Kent (born 2019 in the original multiverse; 2007 in the new multiverse[1]) is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, the twin brother of Jordan Kent, the first cousin once removed of Kara Danvers, the nephew of Lucy Lane, and the grandson of the late Jor-El, the late Lara Van-El, and Sam Lane. He is also the adoptive grandson of Martha and Jonathan Kent Sr.

Biography

Original multiverse

Birth

Jonathan was born in 2019 in Argo City to Clark Kent and Lois Lane;[2] who were moved there as they feared that the pregnancy would strain Lois's health the longer they stayed on Earth.[3]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

Jon with his parents in Argo.

Clark and Lois, who were enjoying their peaceful time with their son in Argo City, received a holographic message from Kara Danvers, warning them of the city's impending destruction by antimatter. They evacuated John to his pod with help from Alura Zor-El.

Jonathan's pod took off just seconds before the city perished. Though his evacuation was successful, the antimatter knocked Jonathan's pod off-course, which in turn landed him on Earth-16. Lois traveled there with Querl Dox and Sara Lance in tow, and found Jonathan inside the Arrowcave, where he had been rescued by Oliver Queen. Lois, Jonathan, Brainy, and Sara then returned to Earth-38.

Jonathan in his mother's arms.

Soon after, they evacuated to Earth-1 just before Earth-38 was destroyed by the antimatter. Lois and Jonathan reunited with Clark just before Oliver Queen died.[2]

While Clark and Lois ventured the multiverse in search for the Paragon of Truth, they left Jonathan in the care of Mick Rory from Earth-74,

Clark, Lois and baby Jonathan during the Monitor's explanation.

who is revealed to be surprisingly good with children. Mick decided to read his own novel, Caged Passion, to the baby in order to calm him down. Ray Palmer commented on how the book doesn't seem too "kid-friendly", to which Mick objected, claiming that Jonathan does "love" it.

After Lois and Clark returned to the Earth-74 Waverider with the Clark Kent of Earth-96, he met his counterpart's son, commenting he looked a lot like his own son, Jason.[4]

Later Jonathan, as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[5] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[6]

New multiverse

Early life

"Clark, I need you to get to Metropolis now; it's the boys."
"The boys?
"
Lois Lane and Clark Kent[src]

As a result of the merging of Earth-38 with Earth-1 and Earth-TUD5, the timeline was changed, resulting in Lois and Clark having twins instead of one. They were born in 2007 instead of 2019.[7]

Young Jonathan.

Jonathan was a happy, athletic kid, while Jordan had destructive outbursts and tantrums that were eventually diagnosed as social anxiety disorder.

As a child, Lois and Clark took Jonathan and Jordan to spend a summer in Smallville, where they met Sarah Cushing. There, he broke a rope by throwing a football, surprising his parents. So, Clark took him to the Fortress of Solitude to see if he had superhuman abilities, but the Fortress tests said it was unlikely.

In his teens, Jonathan was slated to be the first freshman to be starting quarterback for his varsity football team at one of the most competitive high schools in the United States. At some point, Jonathan started dating Eliza.[8]

Discovering Clark's secret

Jonathan talks to Clark.

One night, after having dinner with Jordan and Lois, Jonathan went to his room and made a video call with Eliza, when Clark returned home, he went into Jonathan's room and asked if he had any news, Jonathan said that he actually had starting QB for varsity. His father congratulated him and after an embarrassing minute, he left the room, leaving Jonathan and Eliza talking. The next morning, while drinking coffee, Jonathan overheard his parents talking about his grandmother Martha, he asked if they would see her in Smallville, Clark said they were late and Jonathan said Smallville is boring. When Jordan came in, Jonathan questioned him about his outfit, with Jordan answering him sarcastically. Then they went to school.

Jonathan at Martha's funeral.

When Martha died, Jonathan went to her funeral in Smallville, There, Jonathan asked his brother, Jordan if he had taken his pills, Jordan said he was not his mother, with Jonathan saying that someone had to look after him, when Jonathan saw Sarah Cushing and her family arriving, he warned Jordan and they went over to meet them with his parents, Sarah said she was sorry for his loss, when his parents left, they talked about the summer they met.

Jonathan and Jordan take Sarah to the barn.

Then Sarah asked what had in the Kent farm barn, so he and Jordan accompanied her there. While in the barn, Sarah said that almost anything there could kill them and that Smallville sucks. Jonathan said that Clark kind of loved living there and that it can't be that bad.

Sarah then asks for a phone number from one of them, Jonathan thinks it's his but actually Jordan's. Sarah then picks up the phone and says that there will be a bonfire tomorrow and he can go. Jordan tries to impress Sarah by climbing on the scaffold without a ladder to reach the router, but he falls hard on the ground when the straps that hold the steel beams are broken. Jonathan then tries to save his brother from the steel beams by jumping in front of him, but Jordan manages to turn them over and save them both. Sarah alerts Clark, who finds the boys, and quickly takes the steel beams off them.

Jonathan and Jordan are examined.

Then, a doctor examines them and says that they only have mild concussions. Jonathan asked the doctor if his diagnoses are correct and Clark says the two are lucky. Then they go to their rooms. Jonathan says he missed training for the week and Jordan asks him if he really cares about it now. Jonathan said that if he wants to stick to something, it must be Sarah Cushing. He takes Jordan's cell phone and mocks the message the other one sent to Sarah, calling him freaky.

Jonathan and Jordan find Kal-El's pod.

The next morning, Jonathan and Jordan investigate the barn; Jordan finds it strange that they are not dead. Their search reveals a spaceship, which scares Jon. Jordan takes a crystal from the ship and Jonathan asks what it is, with Jordan responding that whatever it is, it is not from Kansas.

Jonathan and Jordan discover that their father is Superman.

When Lois and Clark return home, the twins confront their parents and Clark reveals his origins; to prove his alter ego, he lifts his car over his head while flying, surprising the twins, who feel they have heard lies all their lives. Later, they go to Sarah's party.

Jonathan protects Jordan.

When a boy tries to hit Jordan for kissing Sarah, Jonathan steps in front.

But soon several boys are beaten up, until Jordan uses his heat vision out of rage and explodes the bonfire. When Clark gets there, he hugs him and says that Jordan powers are manifesting. At the Kent Farm, Jonathan asks what will happen to Jordan and Clark says he doesn't know. Jonathan then says that Jordan can control, which is like learning to drive, if the cars were indestructible and with giant lasers. His parents scold him and he goes to his room. Jonathan is happy that he does not have powers; it proves that his athleticism is human, not half-alien. The next morning, the twins talk to Sarah about what happened the night before. He asks after privacy for them to talk alone.[8]

Moving to Smallville

Smallville Crows.

Later, Lois and Clark decided to move to Smallville with their children, to be closer as a family and allow Jordan to explore his powers. His parents also decided to keep Jordan out of school until he could control his powers, so Jonathan went to the new school alone, while Clark took Jordan to the Fortress of Solitude, leaving Jonathan a little jealous. In school, Jonathan was talking to Sarah when Sean, Tag and Timmy stopped him. At the time of football training, they sabotaged and humiliated him, preventing him from receiving the team manual, frustrating him and making him angry for having moved. When Clark and Jordan returned home, he heard his brother complain that he was not special as he believed, and the two started to argue until Lois appeased the situation and the two went to their rooms. Then they went to the Cushing family barbecue, where they met Sarah and Sophie Cushing. He also talked to Eliza in a video call. That night, they reconciled and Jonathan promised to help Jordan discover the truth about his powers.[9]

The next morning, they were trying to paint the house until Clark heard something and had to leave. Then they went to school, where Sean and other members of the football team intimidated Jordan, despite Jonathan's efforts to protect him. Then his father suddenly showed up at school, making the bullies go away and making the twins angry. Later, Jonathan was at football practice when Tag warned him that his brother was coming to participate. Jonathan tried to convince Jordan that it was a bad idea, but he was insistent and secretly using his powers, he proved to be dominant on the field. Jonathan then got angry because his brother suddenly decided to succeed in something that was always outside of him, and asked why he was playing and that he always hated sports. They also chatted with Sarah at a diner, until Lana came out and yelled her out. When his parents learned that Jordan had joined the team, they forbade him to play. Jonathan was initially pleased but when he spoke to Jordan to make sure he was okay, he realized how depressed Jordan was. He realized that another player sent a message to Jordan, who had never had friends, and then he realized that playing on the team was the best for him. Jonathan then convinced Clark to let Jordan play for the team, telling him how his confidence and social skills had improved while playing on the team.[10]

When Jordan became the star of the team, Jonathan was put in the background. After the game was over, they went to a party at Corey Wellnitz's lake house, where they met Sarah. When Jon realized that Tag Harris was behaving strangely, he tried to inform his father, but Tag insisted that he was fine and Clark left to deal with the fugitive criminal Killgrave. The next day, Sam Lane told the twins not to distract their father from his duties as Superman. Later, Jon and Jordan followed Tag when he ran off alone into the forest. They found him suffering immense pain due to the uncontrollable vibration. Jon wanted to call Clark for help, but Jordan reminded him of Sam's warnings, and blaming himself for Tag's situation, tried to help him. Tag threw Jordan away, knocking him unconscious, so Jon used the signaling device to call Clark. When he arrived, Jon saw as his dad carried Tag into the atmosphere, where he passed out. Back at home, Jonathan admitted to Jordan that he was jealous of him and assured him that he was not responsible for Tag's condition. Clark then asked why the twins waited so long to call him when they learned the truth about Tag and he and Jordan revealed Sam's order to disturb their father with their problems, to the joint fury of their parents.[11]

Jon is working on the farm with his family to prepare for the upcoming Smallville Harvest Festival. Later, he and Jordan go to school, where Jon receivs a call from his girlfriend Eliza. Jon invited her to visit Smallville for the Harvest Festival, and although she initially agreed to come, but she breaks up with him. When they return home, Lois goes to console him. Jon later told his parents that he wanted to move back to Metropolis, as a friend of his had agreed to let him stay with them. At the Festival, Jon met up with Timmy Ryan and another boy, and got drunk on liquor they had brought with them. They drunkenly made fun of Jordan and Sarah Cushing, and Sarah stormed off in disgust at his behaviour. Jon apologised to Jordan but when their parents found them they found he was drunk and sent them to home. At home, Clark told him that he would not be punished, but asked him to give Smallville a chance, telling him they would discuss allowing him to move to Metropolis if he was unable to find happiness here.[12]

Personality

Jonathan has been described as modest and kind-hearted, with an aw-shucks attitude that somehow doesn't seem dated. While his twin brother Jordan is quite timid and closed off, Jonathan is social and confident. His father has said that things seem to come easy to Jonathan, seen with how popular he is in conjunction with an athletic prowess that has given him a shot a being the quarterback of the football team as a freshman. Jonathan also seems to have inherited his father's bravery and compassion as he tried to help Tag despite how much of a hard time he had given him since he arrived.

Jonathan seems to have a healthy relationship with both of his parents. He seems able to talk with his mother about personal issues and seems to actively let his father know what's going on with his life. Though, he was upset when he learned that both of his parents were hiding the fact that his father was really Superman, lying to both him and Jordan all their lives. Yet, it seems that he is quickly adjusting to this new revelation.

Jonathan is protective of Jordan, encouraging him to socialize with his childhood friend, Sarah Cushing and impulsively jumping to try and shield him from the poles or defending him when he was attacked by teens at the bonfire. He also chose to leave his life in Metropolis behind as he realized that coming to Smallville would help his brother adjust to the new changes he seemed to be going through. While it was clearly a hard decision, and one that he is struggling with, he bares through it as best as he can for his brother's sake and even told Jordan that he would be there to help him navigate through whatever was happening to him if no one else would. He also on occasion teases and banters with Jordan like any other sibling though doesn't seem to mean any ill will by it. Though they did go on to have an intense argument, they quickly made up showing that they can't stay mad at each other.

Abilities

"My skills on the field are legit."
—Jonathan Kent to Jordan Kent[src]
  • Peak of human physical condition: Jonathan is a physical specimen and a talented athlete. At a young age, he was able to easily rip through a rope by throwing a football at it. Before moving to Smallville, he was slated to be the first freshman to be starting quarterback for his varsity football team at one of the most competitive high schools in the United States of America. His performance on the field is so impressive that his parents speculated he might have inherited Kryptonian genes from his father and unknowingly used them. Jonathan is overall in excellent shape and sports a well-muscled build. He also has quick reflexes, as he went to cover Jordan when metal poles fell on him. He is also tough, as he only received a mild concussion from the poles landing on them, and strong enough to briefly overpower Sean and his friends in a fight. Jonathan has also been referred to as a "star quarterback."

Appearances

Supergirl

Season 4

Season 5

Batwoman

Season 1

The Flash

Season 6

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 5

Superman & Lois

Season 1

Gallery

Promotional images

Superman & Lois

Trivia

  • Jonathan is the youngest known time-traveler and breacher.
  • Jonathan is the fourth known hybrid of two different species, after Nia Nal, Elizabeth Hawkings, and Maeve Nal.
  • So far, the only person to refer to Jonathan as "Jon" is Jordan.
  • Jonathan is 14 years old at the start of the series which means he was born sometime in 2007.
  • According to his grandfather Sam Lane, Jonathan (despite his dislike for rural places like Smallville) enjoys going fishing with him.

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC Comics, Jonathan Samuel Kent is the son of Superman and Lois Lane, who was born during the Convergence storyline.
  • Clark and Lois had a son who appeared twice in Superman live-action media. Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman where someone delivers a child to Clark and Lois in the series finale, and Superman Returns where their son Jason appeared in the movie.
    • Clark Kent from Earth-96 even notes how similar the two look, implying that despite the different appearances of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, Jason and Jonathan may still be doppelgangers.

References

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