Superboy (Real Name Conner Kent and Kryptonian Name Kon-el) is the artificially created son of Superman and his human wife, Lois Lane, without their knowledge or consent. He was created and forcibly grown by Cadmus Labs to replace or destroy Superman. He was freed from his captivity by Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Miss Martian, and they helped him destroy Cadmus Labs and escape. They then asked him to join their team and officially formed The Team.
Despite being Superman's biological son, the acclaimed superhero has ignored and dismissed Superboy since their introduction. This has further strained Superboy's already explosive anger and ill-mannered temperament. Still, he has since become the partner of Black Canary in order to gain proper crime-fighting experience that Superman refuses to provide.