WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for "Princes All," the Season 3 debut of Young Justice: Outsiders, streaming now on DC Universe.
Of the many developments to come out of the return of Young Justice, the one that will get the biggest reaction from longtime fans is what happens to Superboy and Miss Martian. Everyone's favorite couple is getting married!
Well... maybe. Superboy does pop the question in "Princes All," the Season 3 debut of Young Justice: Outsiders, right before Conner Kent leaves for Markovia with Nightwing's black ops unit, though it remains to be seen whether the big day actually takes place.
The moment that will have social media going wild takes place in the couple's home in Happy Harbor. Superboy and Miss Martian are sitting at a breakfast table having a psychic conversation, with Kon-El having mixed feelings regarding how long Superman has been off in space. The conversation reveals that Season 3 takes place two years after the events of Season 2, with the Justice League having split into two teams -- one team protects Earth while the other combats threats out in the galaxy.
Superboy is starting to feel a burden to step up in the Man of Steel's absence, and he gets his opportunity when Nightwing recruits him for a special mission to take out a metahuman trafficking syndicate in Markovia. Miss Martian, who is now the Young Justice leader, wants to be a supportive girlfriend, but part of her wishes he declined to help fill the void after Robin (Tim Drake), Spoiler and Arrowette quit the Team following Batman and Green Arrow's resignations from the Justice League.
To prove that Miss Martian can always count on him, Superboy gets down on one knee, pulls out an engagement ring he's carried around for a month and asks M'Gann to marry him. Of course, she enthusiastically says yes, and they seal the moment with a kiss.
When we asked producer Greg Weisman what led to the big moment, he directed fans to a Young Justice Outsiders prequel comic available exclusively on DC Universe, featuring Superboy and Miss Martian taking on the psychic villain Psimon.
"We've got a comic that comes out January 2-3 that's in-canon to the show and tells a story about Superboy and Miss Martian, and takes place between Season 2 and Season 3," Weisman told CBR. "So if fans are interested in that progression and how we got to that Episode 1 proposal, they'll probably want to take a look at that comic and read that story."
"We've taken these characters a long way since they first met in Episode 2 of Season 1, and they've still got a long way to go," he added. "It just felt right to show them living together and proposing in the first episode."
For now, we have to wait and see how Conner and M'Gann's friends react to the news, and if their new relationship status affects their work on missions. We're also going to cross our fingers and hope we get the big wedding before Young Justice: Outsiders concludes -- minus any interference from their enemies, of course.
Young Justice: Outsiders is now available to stream on DC Universe, with three new episodes debuting every Friday.