Conner Kent/Superboy (Joshua Orpin) has been revealed to have inherited Superman’s susceptibility to magic in Titans Season 4.
The most recent episode of the HBO Max series, “Super Super Mart,” highlights Superboy’s susceptibility to strange phenomena. Here, Conner Kent and his gang face off against a swarm of zombies that are under Mother Mayhem’s influence (Franka Potente). Conner’s nearly indestructible skin is pierced by one of the undead creatures—none other than Deathstroke, a legendary Titans foe—whose attack on the young hero is magic-infused. Later, Conner vomits up a snake and then blood, demonstrating that he is not immune to Mother Mayhem’s spells.
As a clone of both Superman and his antagonist Lex Luthor, Conner’s origin tale as Superboy makes sense given that he shares Superman’s vulnerability to magic. In the appropriately called first episode of Season 4, “Lex Luthor,” played by Titus Welliver, Luthor makes his Titans debut. Showrunner Greg Walker has subsequently confirmed that Lex Luthor’s abrupt exit was due to DC Studios only allowing Titans to use the character in a single episode, as he is murdered by what appears to be the same kind of curse as Conner is afflicted with in “Super Super Mart.”
Will Superman appear in Season 4 of Titans?
Walker is still confident that Superman might make an appearance in Titans Season 4 despite the limits around Luthor’s presence. The showrunner stated that he would “love” to create at least one Superman-focused Titans episode in the future, particularly given how Conner’s relationship with the Last Son of Krypton fits into one of the show’s major themes. Walker remarked, “I believe it’s a story that our program frequently deals with, which is dads and sons,” said Walker. We could do a lot with a Superman appearance, and it feels like it would be a major win if we could pull it off.
Walker advised viewers to keep an eye out for other allusions to Superman sprinkled throughout the upcoming episodes of Titans Season 4. Other than DC’s main superhero this season, fan favorites have also been mentioned. John Constantine is mentioned in the third episode, “Jinx,” proving that he is a real character in Titan’s universe.
New episodes of Titans Season 4 are released every Wednesday on HBO Max.