The alter egos of the Supermen of Two Earths were in actually the real identities of the twin Last Sons of Kryptons One and Two. Although when they decided to adopt their colorful clad costumed careers, it was necessary to disguise their natural personality, wrapping themselves in a mild-mannered manner.
For years, as the bumbling ace reports of the Daily Planet and Star, the Kents nevertheless aspired for greatness, only they thought it would be as the Men of Steel. Instead. they were each pushed to become something great while wearing their trademark suit-and-tie.
Hence, when Daily Planet owner Morgan Taylor saw potential in the milequetoast Clark of Earth-One, he promoted him to anchor of WBGS-TV. And a year after they wed, Daily Star editor-in-chief George Taylor retired and sought out an heir-apparent, finding the need qualities in Clark of Earth-Two, making him the new head of his newspaper..
Still, it was as their world's greatest superheroes where these men truely aspired to true greatness.