Have you been watching Young Justice? You should, it’s awesome. One thing I think is really interesting in the show is Superboy’s relationship with Superman, or lack thereof. Superboy is pretty desperate for some attention from Superman which causes him to be all angsty and have this pent up rage, Superman has been pretty distant and consistently given him the cold shoulder. You can see examples below if you haven’t been watching:
I’ve seen most people calling Superman a dick, douche or a bad dad. Personally, I don’t think he’s being a dick at all, he’s just being a human being (which he technically isn’t, I know, but you get me). Look at it from his point of view, suddenly there’s a young YOU… not your child, a clone, it is a young you, created in a lab, it looks just like you, how creeped out would you be by that first of all? Then people expect you to take responsibility for this fully grown teenage duplicate of yourself that was grown in a lab, because he’s your clone. It’s not like Supes went out and knocked somebody up and this is the result. Without his knowledge he was cloned and now people are like “You’re a dad now dude! Deal with it!” That would be kinda overwhelming don’t you think?
I tried to put myself in his super boots. I can’t imagine the mindfuck I’d have if I woke up tomorrow and someone is like “Hey Jeff, you have a fully grown teenage son who was made in a lab, you have to be his father now!”
(this is my face learning that I have a teenage clone that I’m now apparently responsible for)
Seriously, who is not going to be weirded out by that?
I’m sure Superman will eventually come around, at the moment he’s just understandably freaked out by the whole thing, that’s all. Can’t a dude be a little freaked out by weird shit sometimes? But whatever the case may be, I think it makes for an interesting show.
For the record though, I’d murder my own younger clone. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!