It's hard enough just figuring out how to be a kid. I can't imagine what it had to be like figuring out how to deal with adolescence and powers that you weren't fully in control of. Broken things were probably the least of the issues.
The puppies definitely help. It's hard to feel like a horrible mess of a human being when they're always happy to see you.
No ego on him, huh? That's probably a good thing for someone with that much power, being humble and genuine. And... actually from Mars? Because I thought they established Martian life was limited to bacteria.
Board games is one of the few normal indulgences I've always had. It was a bkt tricky when there weren't a lot of people around. But they're grounding. It's got to be nice. Having a relationship with your sibling like that.