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YJ: SuperDad by DreamaDove93 YJ: SuperDad by DreamaDove93
Superboy deaged, Superman is not amused.

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I've had this sketch for a while and finally got around to coloring it....

young justice (c) Warner Brothers & DC comics.

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:iconehsol-namu:
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist
Superman: Why is it still following me? 
Me: Because you're his dad, duh. 
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Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist
 omg rofl LOL XD
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Too cute man!
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MonoSheep Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aw! So cute!
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mizuzu-sama Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Everyone knows if you feed it it'll follow you around!
Come on supes you should know this!
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
One of the great legacies of YJ - worst animated Superman ever. ;)
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Batman is a close second
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BubbleGuppy070203 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
He doesn't like being called an it.
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DreamaDove93 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
who does? xD
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bibliophilea Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Man, how can something so cute leave such a bitter taste in my mouth? Little baby Connor just wants care and affection from his Kryptonian daddy, but Superman can't see him as a real person for some reason I can't fathom! Sure he's a clone, and cloning Superman without permission was pretty low of Cadmus, but it's not Connor's fault! Be angry at Cadmus, not Connor! People punishing those who had no hand in the crime committed gets under my skin... but that it's Superman punishing not only an innocent, but an innocent who sees him as a father figure... that just makes that barb bitterly disappointing, as well.
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TryxeyHobbitses Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Yes. This! This is exactly what I was thinking the whole time. I still am upset about this regularly.
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MatthieuLacrosse Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Don't worry they grow closer in season 2
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bibliophilea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Yep, I was glad for that!
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DreamaDove93 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh honey, you do sound very sensitive to children in pain. How's it going over there in DoaS??? lolololol

Yeah, that was pretty messed up of superman. I get being offended but don't blame the kid! I really like batman in YJ. He was the best daddy. In the first YJ comic (based on the show) Wally took Connor to his house until they could find a place for him. While there, they received a mystery envelope with a credit card "to pay for all expenses" Connor thought it was from Superman but it was signed with a bat xD

Dannybats wins!
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Dlawing90 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
this was my only gripe with the show.

character derailment,severe derailment at that, for the sake of drama is not good storytelling
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madztar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
yeah
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IB-Drawers-Sb Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and that's why batman is a better father than you
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Mathiais Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Does he hate him on principal or just because of the part of Conner that's Luthor or what? I really can't understand someone like Clark being so uncaring toward a being that shares his DNA and wants a father figure. Hell look at Bruce 3 out of 4 of his sons are not Biological and though he admittedly screws up a lot when it comes to them it's leagues above what Clark did. I just always wondered what the frame of mind behind his attitude was.
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AlphaEliatrope Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
Two. In all the ani-verses I've seen. Bruce has two biological sons, Damien and Terry (I'm not totally sure but I think hes a clone). And one adopted, Dick/Richard. Jason and Tim, I think were just associates-close friends-essentially family, however you'd put it.
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Mathiais Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
In the comics Bruce has canonically adopted his 3 elder sons and of course is the biological father of Damian. Stephanie Brown was his ward for a time and depending on the Era he also adopted Cassandra Cain. As for Biological son's Bruce has had 3 in different canons. Damian in the main canon and the DCAU has both Terry and Matt McGennis who's father's DNA was overwritten with Bruce's own, making them his sons. In the DCAU Jason and Tim were combined into a single character Tim Drake (who's personality and backstory mirrored that of Jason) this Tim was Bruce's ward but it is unclear if he was in fact adopted.  
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DreamaDove93 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Clark was just disturbed and personally offended that someone had CLONED him. They stole his DNA and made a mini him. I'd be upset, too.
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Redlight47 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Even still, that is no reason to take of out on the clone that didn't want to be made. especially since he's de-aged into an adorable toddler.

On a side note, I like YJ Conner better than superman for two reasons. One, he's voiced by Nolan North. As a gamer, that means you get to hear one of the greatest video game voices on TV, which is awesome. And two he's relatable. Super boy's character revolves around him being created as the successor to the worlds greatest and most powerful superhero. But he has to struggle with not only not being strong enough to succeed him, but also has to deal with the fact that superman barley acknowledges him as a person. I can relate to this as I am constantly compared to these gifted children by my mother while I am only an above average student. This makes me feel... Not good enough. Like I'm just a failer. Just like what he goes through in the earlier parts of the show.
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Mathiais Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
That and Supy is Basically Superman before the creators decided to make him god. Originally Superman had moderate super strength, moderate super speed, and semi-invulnerability, as in faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. He couldn't fly, didn't have heat vision, x-ray vision, frost breath or any of the other circus of powers they've since added on. It makes Connor much more relateable.
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Redlight47 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Right. Unlike mister perfect, Conner is a character with flaws and goals.
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1999MarvelTeen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Come on Superman he just wants his daddy
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Pink-fluffy-unicorn1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Jazz-Blaze Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
im AWESTRUCK! by seeing this pic now its gonna make me smile for some timee.........Love Love 
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TheModeCrasher7 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so true
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youngjusticewriter Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To DD93: Cute and great work. 
To Superman: This is why I'm fan of Batman. 
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MeMyselfandI7890 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Conner looks so cute but really super man HE'S YOU'RE SON!!!! EVEN HIS BIKE TAKES MORE CCARE BETTER THAN HIM! (the tech he rescued) 
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Daaaw~
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randomkitty101 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww!
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Eszra01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I find cute that made me not want to slap Clark with my hand dipped in Kryptonite, was that he at last began caring for Connor. He even gave him a Krypton name! Kon-El, which is just sneaky if you ask me. But at least he calls him his brother for godsake. This is way I worship the Bat. Kid's he has no blood tie's with and he's still a better father!
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starwind001 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
"cough"Damian"cough". But your right, superman is a horrible father; which is surprising considering how he's always pining that he is the last of his kind.
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Eszra01 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well seeing as your cough isn't in the YJ world I get the point. Personally I'm really surprised that they did the Brainiac AKA the collector of worlds plot in the comics with out Supergirl just makes me mad. But then again dumb contracts just got in the way. They really should get permission to use characters before they make a show, I mean Wonder girl was actually meant to be in the first season I've heard. Or could be mistaken. But really Clark not as good a dad as Bruce.
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starwind001 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I have also read that WG was supposed to be in season one (I this it was in the shows Q&A forum) so you might be right, she wasn't the only one though, a lot of characters got cut: Lois, Donna, Marvel Jr, and lots of others were supposed to make appearances. I don't know how they would have included Kara since it would have made Kon totally useless, then again he was useless for all of season two, they might as well had just called him M'Ganns ex since that's all he amounted to (I'm not insulting Superboy, I'm just mad how miss-used he was; he is actually my favorite DC character and I was disappointed at how little development he got). Also, I think the writers cut out a lot since the amount of episodes and comics were cut, it really felt like there was supposed to be a lot more and it was all canceled before its time. And Clark is not even a father since he still insisted on calling Kon a clone/brother (having only half of Clarks DNA means that Kon is not a clone) so he does not even deserve the title.
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Eszra01 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

That is true! Actually if Kara had appeared then Connor would have felt useless. Personally I feel he should have learned to fly either at the start or at the 2nd season because the boy can fly in the comics. Personally I think if he had been able to fly with how Clark was acting I would assume Kon wouldn't want to use it as often and just use his jumping ability then fly if needed.

Interestingly enough it's stated that Donna and the Marvels joined after the end of season 1 but left during the time skip.

Oh and I know a lot of people prefer that SB can't fly cause the story would be messed up, I feel it wouldn't. The patches Lex gave him could have been used to just enhance his powers to be fully developed instead of just unlocking them.

This is why I love the ability of Fanfictions, because you can alter a story to make it better. That's what I'm doing. I just have to get the damn thing written, I'm also adding a go between character who takes Kon in like a little brother to give him some kind of family. Poor Kon has to wait half a year just to get a family and it's just not right. Mr. Kent senoir, is an awesome Father, unlike Clark who sucks at it.

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starwind001 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
To be honest, I hated the Shield patches almost as much as I hated the inhibitor collars. Both were ridiculously moronic plot devices that were not only abused but completely unexplainable, the collars somehow shut down physiological features that were inherent in the individual as if powers were some fashion accessory that could be taken away any time, imagine if Nightwing got a collar around his neck that made him lose his ability as an acrobat or lessened his capacity to hack computers... Stupid right? But that still makes more sense then shutting down something that is a part of that persons physical structure like the ability to act as a solar battery.

 I don't like the shields for that same reason, Kon only had half of Clarks DNA so he only had half the genetic information of a Kryptonian, he shouldn't have been able to able to manifest full Kryptonian powers because the genetic information simply doesn't exists within him. This would make the story make more sense since Kon is stuck at the same physiological age that Cadmus could get Match to (before he started degrading) as that would have been their reference point. If the writers wanted Kon to be able to fly then the most logical choice would have been to have Kon somehow activate the metagene (it was part of the plot-line in season 2) in his human half in order to develop a adaptation that better allowed him to utilize his ability to process solar energy by developing abilities that mimicked Kryptonian powers (TTK would have been just right).

I honestly don't understand how a pair of professional writers could have written something like this! Young Justice was a golden opportunity to refine the personalities and origins of so many characters, all that was needed was a little before thought and instead of using cheap plot devices (starro tech, inhibitor collars, Shield patches, and so on) to move the plot forward have character development between the team and their mentors which has them come together to overcome obstacles. Sorry for the lengthy reply, bad writing really grinds my gears and I needed to get that off my chest .
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Eszra01 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

You know I agree with you and I also don't. For one the plot devices had they been used more properly then it would have made more sense.

Now for the collars I can see how the are weird, I mean why make certain criminals where them and not others. Personally if they slapped one on Savage he'd be dead most likely in a matter of months or weeks depending on his death sentence. The collars were both miss written and also do their job, as because many villain's are naturally or man made metahuman's then the collars make sense when it comes to stopping them, but the real reason that the collars don't work is because they are still humane as they can be turned off by a normal person, if they really wanted to they should have had two versions, one that was altered to be controlled by remote the other once locked around the neck can not me turned off by an outside force with out a special key for each one. But they can't do that because the show's length wouldn't permit it.

As for others such as Starro Tech it in it's self is an interesting and decent plot device as unlike other ways such as just magic, telekinetic power, or technology it's a combo. Though cheap and sneaky it works as once attached it can't be undone with out the Cure Tech, which in my mind was made to quickly and had the episodes been slightly drown out it would have felt more natural. Starro Tech is more inhumane which it takes away the human right to think for themselves which gives more of a sense of danger.

The shield patches are there also because they represent the dangers of chemical dependency. It also shows Connor's deep wanting to be more like Superman, wanting him to see him as an equal. Truly the patches are a sneaky way to bring in drug use for a character in a more comfortable way, much more comfortable then with Red Arrow who in the comics was a drug addict which they tried to rewrite with him going nearly mad looking for the original Roy Harper.

The main thing is that no item or device can be truly used properly when not written out which happened in the show, living people to read between the lines which many do not. With that because many villain's themselves are normally just powerful with out metahuman genes, but with wealth or the use of persuasion be it with greed or fear. Note that "The Light" the main villain's are just like that, with the exception of Klarion the witch boy. Queen Bee only has her power of persuasion to do her work, Savage is a special case, and if you look up the others, there's nothing special about them except for their backgrounds and reputations.

For me the one thing I don't care for is the Red Arrow and Cheshire relationship. (Blech!) For one it was clear that Cheshire herself in this season never once showed romantic interest in Red Arrow, only flirting, and most likely if your not blind was more interested in a sexual relationship. Note her only real emotion came out with her family. For this I don't like the writing with this relationship, I personally find the comics more compelling and interesting, but the YJ version it makes no sense!

First thing that makes no sense, is that at some time after 2011 Cheshire "left" crime to be with Red Arrow. The main problem with this is the League of Shadows. The group wouldn't just let a member go, they would forever monitoring her unless Ra's al Ghul permited her to be let go, which he may have done, but I don't buy it.

Then we have to take Red Arrow in to the mix. Why in gods name would he willingly have a relationship with a woman he had no interest in at all at the start when she knew he was a clone, and made a foul out of him. Not to mention that the JL and The Team for three years were all looking for the original Roy Harper. With the help of the them both surrounding him, then that would mean the Roy would be harboring a well known assassin and criminal. As well as the fact that Roy's growing obsession and need to find original Roy Harper would have been growing and he wouldn't be interested in any relationship of any kind especially after the third year when the League and Team stopped looking for original Roy. The only thing possible would have been an emotional and guilt ridden depression which would lead to a one night stand, which would have just given more problems.

Next is the fact that Red Arrow married Cheshire. WHY?! Again Roy feels he is nothing more the a worthless clone who stole the originals life, why would he get legally married?! And not to mention to a criminal with massive warrant's on her head no doubt?! Now the shows writers just said they did it because a baby out of wedlock isn't right for a kids show. BULL! Most of the audience for YJ was older anyway and I really doubt no ones heard of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt by at least age 8 for gods sake!

Personally find that Red Arrow would only do any of these things if he already was in a relationship before the time skip which would have made more sense and deeper meaning of a woman excepting him for him not as a clone. The entire Roy and Cheshire relationship is pure crap and the only thing good to come out of it was Lian and that was it. Of course even in the comics she doesn't last either which just wrecks everything.

Beat you on length didn't I? I do enjoy having a good conversation.

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starwind001 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I still do not see how the collars made any sense? The meta-gene isn’t some power that can be turned on or off, it’s a code that allows humans to make massive physiological changes in a relatively short amount of time (it’s hyper-evolution). It has nothing to do with whether or not the collars can be turned off but what they do and how they do it, they somehow turn off physical characteristics of an individual without harming them, things that are not only automatic but on a cellular level,  it’s the equivalent of turning off your mitochondria! Not to mention the fact that the collars were used on beings that weren’t even human and they still worked flawlessly.  Also, from a writer’s standpoint the collars make the individual weaknesses of all beings that possess abilities above humans void as they bring EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM down to a level that is often even less than human; what was the point of using Kryptonite in the season one finale if the team could have just slapped a collar around Superman’s neck, (Superman and Superboy already had their powers butchered, everything else after that was just adding insult to injury) and that was just one of many situations the collars could have completely made pointless. Honestly, I think the writers just didn’t feel coming up with a complex enough storyline to occupy both the Super-powered beings and the more human ones so they just neutered them all whenever convenient to save time… Ugh, Lazy writing; Ever notice how Superboys strength levels fluctuated? One moment he’s tearing apart tanks with his bare hands and the next he can’t even break out of some metal restraints (Episode 9, Bereft) and I can think of a least a dozen times when he just suddenly turned in to a weakling for no other reason than to move the plot along or make some other character look tougher by flooring him.

The shield patches being used to illustrate “the dangers of chemical dependency” could have been a good plot line but they fail right from the beginning. The patches completely invalidated the premise that Superboy was half human, they created something that simply wasn’t there. If half of a human beings genetics were to be suppressed their cells would cease to function because the proteins necessary for cellular function would not be built; the same thing can be said about Superboy, if the human half of his DNA was turned off temporarily (which is physically impossible due to the nature of DNA) then the cells would simply not function, the whole reason that he was even created was because Cadmus could not replicate Kryptonian DNA without there being major systemic degradation (project Match); Connor can’t develop powers that he doesn’t have because genetic information necessary for him to have those abilities simply does not exist within his genetic code, shutting down half of his genetic structure wouldn’t  change that. I have no problem with the show trying to demonstrate the pitfalls of drug abuse but only when it doesn’t interfere with the reality within which the story is set and the actual attempt at illustrating drug abuse is fully developed; Connor doesn’t even face any repercussions for what he did, other than a few violent outbursts (which he already had plenty of) and one question from Aqualad which he could’ve easily dodged. There was no withdrawal syndrome, no lasting side effects, and no intervention, Connor just comes clean (pun intended) to his friends and that’s it.

I will skip the Starro-Tech since it uses magic, otherwise known as the cheapest plot device ever created (I’m not saying magic can’t be used right within the confines of the story, but it’s capacity and tendency for abuse is too great to be ignored). I do agree with you about Cheshire and Red Arrow relationship, but to be honest I didn’t even think about it until you brought it up since it was such a relatively small part of the storyline, but you are right nonetheless, it doesn’t make sense; good catch! I suppose we can add that to the growing list of things that need to be red inked.

In your second to last paragraph you mentioned how the writers had to marry Jade and Roy because a child out of wedlock isn’t right for a kids show, that is exactly the problem that Young Justice could never overcome. Simply put, it wasn’t a kids show but it tried to be one, there were a lot of dark themes like child abuse (Sports Master and Artemis), neglect (Superman and Superboy), terrorism, abduction, unethical experimentation upon living creatures (Cadmus), the apocalypse, drug abuse, unhealthy obsessions, political corruption, the list goes on. But the vast majority of these themes were watered down so as to maintain a child safe rating; on top of all that the demographic cartoon network was targeting wasn’t the one that the show attracted which created a conflict of interests and presentation, which combined to make the show difficult to market and disjointed in terms of its narrative.

Still, my biggest gripe is that too often did the writers cross the line between suspension of disbelief and full on logical fallacy. That and I was hoping Superboy would finally be recognized as Superman’s illegitimate son rather than a clone (he is a hybrid, how long is it going to take DC writers to get that through their heads).

And for the record this reply is 935 words long while yours was 997 (I checked) so yours is still longer, Congratulations. =)
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DreamaDove93 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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PrincessAurora1991 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Maury: When it comes to 1y.o./16y.o. Conner, Superman you ARE the father!

Crowd full of League members: (roars)

Batman: I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU, Take responsibility BITCH!!!
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TryxeyHobbitses Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
😂
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PolarWolfMoon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I-i really shouldn't have laughed as hard as I did.
B-but I did.
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BobsCookie Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
:heart: !! xD
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GhostDog401 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol OH MY GOSH I LOVE IT!!!!
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Toadstar Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"Why is it still following me?" Oh, Supes, you will NEVER escape the adorable deaged!Supey~
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XxnagatofanxX Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMFG! xDDD I could so see this happening. They should make a ep where Conner is Deaged. xD
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totalqt13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Superman is the worst father ever! (And that includes my own.) Seriously, the if the kid's got your name, your looks, and your freakin' DNA ... guess what?! He's your son! By conventional means or otherwise. Super JERK! *grumbles to self*

Anywho, Conner's adorable here - hopefully, he'll win over Daddy's affections sooner rather than later. :D
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LadyKatamari Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
So I've had this idea for a while;
One twin is pretty much a clone of the other, right? So why can't superman at least accept Conner as a twin brother or something.
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