Jonathan Kent - Typical miserable old frick. Constantly beating down his kid. Had zero faith in humanity. I never for one moment believed that he 1. wanted what was best for Clark, 2. loved Clark, 3. felt that Clark was good enough to be a positive for mankind.
Wrong. He was cautious about how the world would receive him. But he knew he would be important to the world when the time was right. He taught Clark restraint and maturity, essential qualities of superman.
Jonathan Kent: You’re not just anyone. One day, you’re going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, it’s going to change the world.
Jonathan Kent: You’re the answer, son. You’re the answer to “are we alone in the universe”.
Clark Kent at 13: Can’t I just… keep pretending I’m your son?
Jonathan Kent: You ARE my son. And I have to believe that you were sent here for a reason. And even if it takes the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is.