What are you trying to tell me, Dad? That I'm from another planet? I suppose you stashed my spaceship in the attic?
~ Clark to his dad

Clark Kent, also known as Superman, and formerly as The Blur, is the main character and the main protagonist of the CW series Smallville, based on the DC Comics character Superman.

He is portrayed by Tom Welling as a teen-to-adult, Malkolm Alburquenque played young Clark in the pilot and the episode "Lineage", and Jackson Warris also did in "Abyss". Lionel Luthor's actor, John Glover, also played the character when they swapped bodies.

He is Smallville's interpretation of Superman. Clark starts off as a teenager trying to live a normal, human life after finding out he is an alien (specifically a Kryptonian). Soon, he begins to both gain and control his powers and abilities and use them for good.


He fits the "tall, dark and handsome" description. He has black hair, blue eyes, high cheekbones, fair skin and a broad, muscular body. Clark is 6 ft 3 inches tall. His physical assets has made him the object of sexual desire of many women more than once. Clark believes there is good in everyone. He considers human beings as noble and mankind having the capability for compassion. Because of that, most villains, especially Lionel Luthor and Tess Mercer, redeemed themselves.

He is sad often about being Kryptonian because he thinks his alien heritage hinders his humanity. One of his biggest flaws is his hypocrisy. He gets angry when someone conceals a secret from him, but he has built all his relationships with secrets and lies. He considers it right that his friends keep his condition a secret, but he considers it wrong that any secret of someone else is kept from him.


Early life

Clark was born on the planet Krypton as Kal-El, the son of Jor-El and Lara-El. Kal-El was only a few weeks old when Krypton was about to be destroyed due to a civil war being fought against General Zod and his forces. To save their only son from Krypton's impending apocalypse, Jor-El and Lara put Kal-El in a spaceship and launched him away from their doomed world. Kal-El's ship made its way to the planet Earth, where it crash-landed in Smallville, Kansas during a destructive meteor shower that devastated the town.

Kal-El, now a toddler, was found by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, who adopted and raised the young Kryptonian as their own son, naming him "Clark" and teaching him strong moral values. He showed massive strength as a toddler, often putting holes in walls when throwing tantrums, and once lifted 500-pound bed. Clark was friends with Pete Ross since early childhood. Clark fell in love with Lana Lang, who lived a mile away. He used a telescope to spy on her, and did so through the series in the barn. He met Chloe Sullivan in eight grade and, along Pete Ross, the threesome became inseparable friends.

Due to his superhuman prowess, Jonathan and Martha didn't want Clark to injure children, and he wasn't allowed in play groups. Around the age of six, he developed super speed, allowing him to go around town in seconds. Despite thinking that his powers were "gifts", Clark's adoptive parents didn't want him to reveal his powers for the sake of his life. When he was fourteen years old, Clark knew he was adopted, but wanted answers for his strange "gifts". Clark attended Smallville High School, and still harbored feelings for Lana Lang, but had to deal with her boyfriend, Whitney Fordman.



Professor Willowbrook thinks that I'm Naman. Jor-El wants me to be some sort of Kryptonian warrior. I just want to be Clark Kent.
~ Clark in season 3.
I wear the symbol of our family everyday to remind myself that I have a different destiny.
~ Clark in season 9.



  • Tom Welling also played young Jor-El, Kal, Bizarro, and Clark Luthor on the show.
  • He was voted "Most likely to be drafted into the NFL" in high school, and his senior year.
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