Originally Posted by DKDetective
Exactly, agreed on all points. If it is the Kents' Midwestern values that form his moral compass as Superman, as it has typically been depicted, the only logical conclusion is for Superman to be as much Clark Kent (ie. the son of John and Martha Kent) as Kal-El. I like the comparison to Bruce Wayne quite a bit.
He's Clark Kent, and always will be. Even after he finds out about his Kryptonian heritage, he's rooted as Clark. The Clark at the DP is an act, (whether that be bumbling, mild mannered, etc). But Superman is definitely Clark from Smallville.