So why was Superman such a dickhead in this scene? >discover there is a teenage version of yourself

So why was Superman such a dickhead in this scene?
>discover there is a teenage version of yourself
>he looks up to you and needs a role model
>ignore him and avoid him the entire time
>gets so bad even Batman has to have a talk with him
>completely chimps out
>IM NOT HIS FATHER!1!1
>leaves
Wtf?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine if your worst enemy made a weird clone of you that's probably evil and one of your friends said it's your fault and that you have to let him live in your house and teach him to drive and stuff

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Clearly I’ve seen the weird clone version of me doing heroic deeds saving the world. I think I’d at least give him a chance and try to turn him into the best version of him(my?)self. Give him a sense of family and parental love.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's pretty obvious that the discovery of Conner was extremely recent and Clark hadn't fully sorted out how he should feel about having a clone of himself running around. Bruce was right in that he can't put off addressing Conner forever and that the longer he does the more Conner's going to resent him, but it's obvious that Clark was already very conflicted about how to feel about it, especially considering Conner was already having teenage angst and anger problems.

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      This, Clark's reaction is completely reasonable and human. No one is going to immediately accept having to deal with something like that. He was uncomfortable and unprepared, and didn't know how to handle this new responsibility. He probably reacted better than most. YJ makes a lot of writing frick ups but this was a really interesting story turn. People just don't like it because it isn't very nice. What actually does suck is that we don't actually get to see them bond and grow their brotherly relationship. Stupid fricking five year time skip.

      Imagine someone took your sperm without your consent and produced a child without your knowing, then proceeded to raise that child in a cult isolated from society where they seem to know some of the basics of science and history (e.g. knowing the difference between North and South Korea) but you don't know what programming/brainwashing may have been taught even though at the moment this child is mostly good hearted and somewhat angry/spergy.

      You'd have mixed feelings too.

      Most people could understand Clark's apprehension initially but after awhile he should have embraced Conner as his son. No matter how much people want to refer to him as a "clone" Conner is, biologically speaking, Clark's son and therefore Clark has an ethical obligation to his own flesh and blood as well as to society to ensure Conner doesn't become a living WMD. Being a loving, supportive father would be one of the best ways to prevent that from happening. Besides, Bruce raised his hellspawn conceived via rape so its not like there isn't a precedent in DC for that sort of thing.

      Silver age Superman just stuck Supergirl, his biological cousin, in an orphanage and would only call her as a secret weapon

      >dumps Kara off at an orphanage
      >ignores Conner and refuses to acknowledge him as his son
      >lets Jon get kidnapped and then tortured and molested by an evil version of himself for seven years
      I'm noticing a pattern. Why does Superman hate his own flesh and blood so much?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why does a man who's entire birth society was utterly destroyed before he couldn't even speak and struggled to accept his own identity as an adopted sun god living as a mere mortal have issues accepting other sun gods who he has zero frame of reference for as dear, beloved members of a family he literally has never known?
        It's a pickle, that's for damn sure

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Conner is, biologically speaking, Clark's son
        Actually if we're talking pure genetics, Connor is more akin to twin brother. The bits of Luthor's DNA were used simply to stabilize the genome as a kind of genetic scaffold, he's a strait copy of Clark otherwise. Iirc they even went on to act like brothers in later seasons

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he's a strait copy of Clark
          >strait
          Ssh, nobody tell him.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I thought Jon ended up the gay one?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He has half Lex's DNA and half Clark's DNA which would make him their son. Bizarro would be the one more like Clark's brother.
              [...]
              He did. Ironic that the Superboy with two dads ended up being the straight one

              jfc, how many of these little shits did supes pump out? more like superbawd

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's the only one he made consensually lol

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He has half Lex's DNA and half Clark's DNA which would make him their son. Bizarro would be the one more like Clark's brother.

          I thought Jon ended up the gay one?

          He did. Ironic that the Superboy with two dads ended up being the straight one

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >He has half Lex's DNA and half Clark's DNA
            Except no, he doesn't. If that were the case he wouldn't look EXACTLY like Clark. Iirc they couldn't fully copy Krptonian DNA because something something genes too unstable, so Lex has the idea to use human DNA to "stabilize" things, as it were. It's less of a 50/50 split and more like 90/10

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Imagine if your worst enemy made a weird clone of you that's probably evil and one of your friends said it's your fault and that you have to let him live in your house and teach him to drive and stuff

      This is just having children in general.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably as some stupid allegory about unwanted parenthood

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Probably as some stupid allegory about unwanted parenthood
      Or rape victims and people who sabotage condoms for child-support money. Aren't these usually a blend of Clark and Lex DNA? That's more complicated than "hey, look, a younger me"

      [...]

      >How could you be so heartless?
      Easily. Superman isn't adopting the hundreds of thousands of orphans of the world either. Why should he be responsible for the one that happens to share more of his DNA than most? He had just as little agency in bringing any of them into the world.

      Hell, Clark is doing him a favor. Rule of thumb, people who don't want to be parents tend to be shit parents.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is not an allegory, there is nothing allegorical about it. Superman has a child with lex. an unwanted child

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick off, bet you wouldn't react any different.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Superhero fiction fostering teenagers onto characters who are around 30 and expecting them to immediately pair-bond is stupid.
    Pair bonding happens when the child is a baby. You can’t expect someone to feel a random teenager with a near adult body and voice is a child figure worth protecting

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      HES SUPERMAN HES SUPPOSED TO BE SUPER GOOD

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Silver age Superman just stuck Supergirl, his biological cousin, in an orphanage and would only call her as a secret weapon

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Silver Age Superman was a creepy, and cold unfeeling alien freak.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And it was the most popular version of the character.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Frick off, Byrnebot.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You focus too much on the super at the cost of the actual man

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick off, bet you wouldn't react any different.

      Imagine if your worst enemy made a weird clone of you that's probably evil and one of your friends said it's your fault and that you have to let him live in your house and teach him to drive and stuff

      This, Clark's reaction is completely reasonable and human. No one is going to immediately accept having to deal with something like that. He was uncomfortable and unprepared, and didn't know how to handle this new responsibility. He probably reacted better than most. YJ makes a lot of writing frick ups but this was a really interesting story turn. People just don't like it because it isn't very nice. What actually does suck is that we don't actually get to see them bond and grow their brotherly relationship. Stupid fricking five year time skip.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty obvious that the discovery of Conner was extremely recent and Clark hadn't fully sorted out how he should feel about having a clone of himself running around. Bruce was right in that he can't put off addressing Conner forever and that the longer he does the more Conner's going to resent him, but it's obvious that Clark was already very conflicted about how to feel about it, especially considering Conner was already having teenage angst and anger problems.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's not paying child support

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no you guys don’t get it Superman isn’t cool because he’s an overpowered mary sue he’s cool because emotionally he’s just a regular human *smirks*
    >NOOOOOO CLARK DON’T ACT LIKE A REGULAR HUMAN YOU HAVE TO ACT LIKE LE ALL-ADOPTING CHARITY SKYGOD
    If anything a regular human would tell Conner to his face that they don’t want this and he’s not his son. Clark’s polite enough to keep schtum but he doesn’t have to want Conner as his son out of nowhere.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Superman is not a freak like Bruce and doesn't need a bunch of brats cramping his style.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    May I remind you he was created by Lex 40 cakes Luthor? Superman was more than justified in being wary of him, for all he knew Connor could have exploted into a kryptonite mushroom cloud the second supes hugged him.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, very well could have been secret agent/mind controlled to kill Clark & co. He's also not thrilled about suddenly being a parent to a moody teenager

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine someone took your sperm without your consent and produced a child without your knowing, then proceeded to raise that child in a cult isolated from society where they seem to know some of the basics of science and history (e.g. knowing the difference between North and South Korea) but you don't know what programming/brainwashing may have been taught even though at the moment this child is mostly good hearted and somewhat angry/spergy.

    You'd have mixed feelings too.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Superboy is the one in the wrong here. It’s wrong to pressure and guilt Clark into being his dad when he’s not even his father. He’s just a clone of him. Imagine if Ben Reilly showed up to Peter Parker’s house and started farming NEETbux from him. He’d be told to frick off. Clark has no obligation towards him and the fact that he doesn’t outright rebuke him entirely shows how good Superman is as a person.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Superboys not in the wrong either He's a kid and a clone and naturally feels lost and like a "thing" since he was created as a weapon. Its just a shitty situation all around

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He didn't consent to having his DNA stolen by his nemesis. It's not his responsibility. Weisman was always a homosexual.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Bruce, I'll help you find Jason
    RedHood 3 when?

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this a troll post? Imagine not only seeing a clone, but a younger version of yourself. Same voice, same look, that's creepy as frick. Kill it with fire.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >your archenemy makes a clone baby with your DNA
    >it turns up fully grown asking “are you my dada?”
    >be freaked out
    >Cinemaphile starts ranting about how evil you are

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because Greg Weidman is a fricking hack

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The same people saying this is a normal reaction for SUPERMAN to have cry and shit themselves over Injustice

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah I enjoy Injustice
      And even then
      >briefly rejecting a clone is the same as becoming a genocidal dictator

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Clark doesn't want Luthor to be his baby mother, simple as.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He is literally a rape baby.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >uhh actually you have to take care of your rape baby or you're a bad father
      no

      Bruce raised his rape baby so Clark has no excuse not to do the same. He also probably could get millions in child support every month from Lex.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you can't get Lex in jail, how are you going to get money from him?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bruce had a rape baby to support, Clark had a rape grown man to support. Much harder.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blame the writers?

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >uhh actually you have to take care of your rape baby or you're a bad father
    no

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gets so bad even Batman has to have a talk with him
    Bruce has daddy issues (well, he also has mommy issues, given what happens to his parents), he's not a good source for being reasonable about this shit.
    He wanted a kid to have 'a dad' and didn't pay attention to what Clark would think about that.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He was basically raped and being told by Batman to accept him as his son.

    At some point offscreen during one of those moronic timeskips, Clark and Connor seemed to have formed a familial relationship- not as father and son, but as brothers. Connor is Clark’s clone, not his son.

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