Real name: Kal-El
AKA: Clark Kent
Species: Kryptonian
Homeworld: Krypton
Universe: Earth-One
Hair: black
Eyes: blue
Relatives: Jor-El (father); Lara (mother); Jonathan Kent (foster father); Martha Kent (foster mother)
Occupation: None
Base: Smallville
Affiliations: The Kents
Voiced/Played:  ???[1]

Superbaby was the nickname of Kal-El when he was a baby.

Prior to his arrival on Earth, he lived under a red sun on the planet known as Krypton, and he didn't start to develop his super powers until he was on Earth, due to the Earth's yellow sun.[2]

By the time Superbaby passed the toddler stage of his life, people stopped calling him Superbaby, and eventually he would be called Superboy.


Superbaby wasn't always "super," his birthplace was Kryptonopolis, a city that was on a planet known as Krypton. That planet orbited a red sun called Rao. It was much different than Earth's sun, which was yellow, and had greater energy.

His father, Jor-El and Lara placed him in a rocket ship and sent him blasting off toward Earth, where he landed in Smallville and absorbed the sun's rays. This gave him incredible abilities.

He was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who eventually adopted him as their own child, and they named him after Martha's family.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Super Powers

Although Superbaby had incredible Superhuman Abilities, they were nothing compared to what they would become as he grew to become Superboy and later Superman. Still, it can be assumed that he had all of the same abilities, just far less powerful.

Also, some of the abilities listed here are merely conjecture, as it's not clear if he had developed all of these abilities as a baby, although it is quite certain that he did develop these abilities later on in his lifetime.



  • Kryptonite: Depending on the color, it could have different effects.
  • Power Limitation: Although referring to Superbaby as a "helpless baby" might be a bit much, but he was certainly tough to take care of, creating a difficult job for anyone babysitting him. He also no doubt messed his diaper on occasion.
  • Lead: Superbaby's x-ray vision was worthless when it came to seeing through lead.


  • Superbaby first appeared in Superman # 53 (August 1948).[4]


  1. The dialogue was merely crying, however we need to find out who did the cries in both the series and the Superman (TV series).
  2. As seen in the Super Friends season 1 episode The Planet-Splitter (1973).
  3. As seen in The Planet-Splitter (1973).
  4. For more information about that DC comic book, click here.

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