Jonathan Kent walking home from school.
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Does Jonathan Kent Get Superpowers by the End of Season 1 of 'Superman & Lois'?

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Aug. 10 2021, Published 11:13 p.m. ET

During Season 1 of the CW's Superman & Lois, Jonathan Kent (Jordan Elsass) has had quite an interesting ride. He was uprooted from the only life he's ever known in Metropolis, where he was the popular guy with a girlfriend and his high school's starting quarterback. Through the freshman season, audiences have seen him struggle to adjust to his new life in Smallville and try to fit in amid all the high-flying heroism that's been going on.

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Lois Lane (Bitsie Tulloch) and Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) always thought that one of their sons had inherited Superman's powers. They believed that Jonathan had the powers for quite some time since it appeared that everything in his life came too easy. However, that wasn't the case, and it was revealed that Jordan (Alexander Garfin) had Clark's Kryptonian abilities. It's evident that he, too, this season has been struggling. For Jordan, he's been trying to control his limited superpowers and his anxiety.

A little tension brewing between Jordan and Jonathan.
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It seems as if Jonathan is slightly envious of his brother's powers, and while he says that he doesn't care, he may be feeling a bit left out because he doesn't have superpowers like his twin brother. Since Season 1 is coming to an end, fans are wondering if Jonathan will have powers to some degree before the finale of Superman & Lois. Keep reading to find out if he does.

Will Jonathan Kent get powers on 'Superman and Lois'?

It remains to be seen if Jonathan gets any sort of superpowers by the end of Season 1. It appears that Jordan Elsass, who portrays Jonathan, doesn't know either. In an interview with DCComics.com, he's asked whether or not he feels his character should have powers and answers, "This is such a good question and nobody’s really been asking it up until now. Episodes 7 and 8 make me wonder a bit more because of what happens to Jon. It kind of makes you go, 'Okay, is he going to get powers?'"

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Jordan goes on to say, "The truth is, I have no idea. The audience has no idea. Nothing’s really hinted at. But I’d almost rather he not have powers, or if he’s going to have powers, have them be temporary. Jon’s such a good person and I think seeing that being tested because of the fact that he doesn’t have powers is something that would be so interesting to play with."

Jonathan at school in the Principal's office.
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At the end of his interview, he talks about having powers and shares, "So, I want to say that if he is going to get powers, have it be down the road. If this show makes it to Season 5 or Season 6, maybe then. If he’s going to have powers, then it would be better to have them down the road and first see who Jon really is."

What kind of powers does Jon's twin brother, Jordan, have?

Like his father, Superman, Jordan has powers, but they are limited, and that’s because he’s half-human and half-Kryptonian. One of Jordan’s powers is that he has superhuman strength. Another power of Jordan’s is that he has Superman durability, which means that he’s more invincible than your average human.

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Jordan can also heal faster than most humans, which is a cool power to have. His senses are also highly developed, and he can hear people’s conversations. He has heat vision as well. Jordan can discharge red energy beams of intense heat from his eyes, which happens mainly when he’s under stress.

Jordan is releasing the red energy beams when football players all pile on top of him.
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The Season 1 finale of Superman & Lois airs Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. EST on the CW.

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