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The history of Clark Kent from Smallville.

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 Kent and Martha Kent, who adopted and raised the young Kryptonian as their 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 with 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 playgroups. 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.

Season 1

During his freshman years, Clark's closest friends were Pete Ross and Chloe Sullivan. The three worked on the high school newspaper, the Smallville Torch. Clark's duties were minimal, such as writing the lunch menu and other small articles.

One day, Clark was accidentally hit by Lex Luthor's car, causing them to fall into a river. He was unharmed and swam to the bottom of the river to save Lex from drowning. Although Clark told Lex that the car did not hit him, rather he saw his car fall and jumped in to save him, Lex always had his suspicions. Lex tried to reward Clark with a new truck, but Jonathan refused it. Frustrated, Clark confessed to Jonathan that he didn't dive in after Lex's car: he was hit by it. Jonathan told him how he and Martha found him and a spacecraft, which they hid in the storm cellar. Confused and angry, Clark went to a graveyard to gather his thoughts where he had his first conversation with his long-time crush, Lana Lang.

Clark is forced into a school hazing ritual led by Lana's jealous boyfriend Whitney. Meanwhile, Jeremy Creek (Adrian Glynn), a teenage boy who was left in a coma after the first meteor shower, wakes up and sets out to get revenge on those that hurt him. Afterward, he prepares to do the same to the rest of the Smallville High students, but Clark arrives in time to stop him.

In "Hothead," after several football players are caught cheating, Chloe discovers that Coach Arnold assisted the players when they cheated. Coach Arnold asks Clark to join the football team, and Clark agrees against his father's wishes. Clark confronts Coach Arnold before his first game after Arnold attempted to kill Chloe and another football player for exposing the truth about the cheating. The coach's fury gets the better of him as he engulfs himself in flames while battling Clark.

In "X-Ray," Clark begins to develop X-ray vision when he is thrown through a window by Lex Luthor, who has just robbed the local bank. Clark accidentally x-rays "Lex's" body and discovers a green glow around his skeleton as Lex is running away. When it turns out someone was impersonating him, Lex is cleared of all charges. After gaining control over his X-ray vision, Clark discovers that Tina Greer (Lizzy Caplan), a young woman infected with meteor rock radiation, can morph into anyone she wants. He also learns that she robbed the bank when he X-rays her locker and sees the money from the bank. After a brief battle, Clark knocks Tina unconscious so the authorities can arrest her.

In "Cool," during a party at Crater Lake, Sean Kelvin falls into the frozen lake and emerges with an insatiable hunger for heat, thanks to the meteor rocks on the lake bottom. To stay warm, Sean sucks the heat from anyone he can. Sean goes after Chloe, but Clark is there to stop him. Clark finds Sean, who is headed to Luthor Mansion but is left frozen when Sean sucks the heat from his body. Clark's body reheats itself, and he arrives at the mansion just as Sean is about to attack Martha, who came with Jonathan to discuss their financial troubles with Lex. During the fight, Clark throws Sean into a lake, which immediately freezes with Sean inside.

In "Hourglass," Clark meets an elderly, blind woman, named Cassandra Carver, who receives precognitive visions by touching someone. When she touches Clark, both of them see Clark surrounded by the tombstones of everyone he loves. Lex visits Cassandra, after listening to Clark, and her vision of him entails blood raining from the sky. Harry Bolston, an older man at a nursing home, falls into a meteor rock-filled pond, which reverses the aging process. Harry uses his new youth to get revenge on the children of the jury members that put him away for murder decades earlier, one of whom was Jonathan's father. Clark stops Harry before he can kill Martha, who happened to be home when Harry came looking for Jonathan.

In "Craving," Jodi Melville is tired of being overweight, so she creates her diet, which consists of meteor rock-infected vegetables. The new diet causes her to shed weight faster than she can handle, which forces her to suck human fat to satisfy her hunger. When Pete arrives to pick her up for Lana's birthday party, her hunger gets the better of her, and she tries to feast on Pete. Chloe and Clark discover the truth about Jodi's weight loss, and Clark rushes to her house to save Pete. Clark stops Jodi from killing Pete, and gets her the help she needs to maintain a healthy weight; in the process, however, Clark misses Lana's birthday party but makes it up to her by giving her his present: a makeshift drive-in theater complete with the classic Bugs Bunny cartoon High Diving Hare. Meanwhile, Lex becomes interested in the effects of meteor rocks and funds a study on the green meteor fragments.

In "Jitters," overexposure to Luthorcorp's meteor rocks has caused employee Earl Jenkins (Tony Todd) to develop violent seizures. During a field trip to the local LuthorCorp plant, Clark and his classmates are taken hostage by Earl, who wants into "Level 3" (a secret testing facility at the plant) so he can find a cure for himself. Clark discovers "Level 3" just as Lex trades himself for the hostages. Clark reveals "Level 3" to Earl and Lex, but Earl's seizures put all three in danger. Clark manages to keep them all alive, and Lex makes a public statement that LuthorCorp will find a cure for Earl's condition.

Corrupt Metropolis cop Sam Felan witnesses Clark using his abilities and decides to blackmail Clark. When Clark double-crosses him, Phelan frames Jonathan for murder and forces Clark to help him steal a priceless Alexander the Great chest plate. Double-crossing him again, Clark alerts the security to the heist. Phelan is gunned down after trying to shoot his way out of trouble, and the charges are dropped against Jonathan when Lex's lawyers arrive. Lex and an old flame, Victoria Hardwick (Kelly Brook), plot to take over their parents' corporations.

After Amy Palmer discovers that Lex's roses release an invisibility fluid, someone attempts to make sure that Lex knows Victoria is wrong for him. Victoria is forced out of the house after almost being killed by an invisible assailant. Amy is blamed for the attack when a watch Lex's mother gave him turns up in her drawer, but it is her brother Jeff (Kett Turton) who is the attacker. Clark confronts Jeff in Lex's manor and using some paint, keeps Jeff visible long enough to be arrested.

In "Hug," From an incident with the meteor rocks years earlier, Bob Rickman can bend others to his will. Rickman plans to put a new pesticide plant in Smallville, and he needs the Kent farm to do it. Using his ability, Rickman convinces Jonathan to sell the farm. Clark seeks out Kyle Tippet for assistance, after learning that Kyle was with Rickman during the meteor shower. Rickman uses his ability to convince Lex to kill both Clark and Kyle. While Clark is battling Lex, Kyle, who has more control over the ability, forces Rickman to take his own life.

During a class field trip, lightning strikes Clark and classmate Eric Summers while Eric is holding a piece of meteor rock. Clark's powers are transferred to Eric, allowing Clark to finally live a normal life. Eric initially uses the powers for good, but soon begins abusing them. Clark decides to sacrifice the chance at a normal life so that Eric does not hurt anyone. Hoping Eric took his weakness along with his strength, Clark confronts Eric at an electrical generator, and uses the electricity, along with a meteor rock, to get his powers back.

In "Kinectic," Three ex-jocks are using meteor rock-saturated tattoos to give themselves the ability to pass through solid objects. Using their ability, they begin robbing banks. Clark has a confrontation with the thieves and is unable to stop them because of his weakness to the meteor rocks. The thieves decide to recruit Whitney, who has recently begun hanging out with them after losing his football scholarship, but he has second thoughts. Clark helps Whitney and Lex, who is now being blackmailed, fight the thieves. With their powers growing weak from overuse of the serum, Clark can subdue them.

In "Zero," although Clark doesn't appear for the majority of this episode, Clark saves Lex, but he begins to worry about Lex's past. During a class project, Chloe discovers inconsistencies in Clark's adoption, and it puts a strain on their friendship.

In "Nicodemus," Clark prevents Jonathan, Lana, and Pete from harming themselves or someone else. After a while, the flower's toxins cause the three to fall into a coma. Lex, unhappy that Dr. Hamilton has spent his time resurrecting dangerous flowers, has a team of specialists create a cure for Jonathan, Lana, and Pete. The episode ends with Clark and Lana top of the windmill in Chandler's Field to see the Metropolis skyline.

In "Stray," Ryan James, a young boy who can read minds, is forced to use his ability to help his stepparents rob stores. Ryan escapes his stepparents and is taken in by the Kents, who are unaware of his ability. Ryan immediately bonds with Clark, whom he sees as his superhero. Ryan's stepfather finds him in Smallville and kidnaps him. He attempts to use Ryan's abilities to steal Lex's trust fund. Clark comes to Ryan's aid before his stepfather can kill him. Ryan's aunt is located and she agrees to take custody of him.

In "Reaper," Tyler Randall, while trying to assist the suicide of her mother, accidentally falls out of a window, and a piece of meteor rock becomes embedded in his wrist as he dies. When the coroner removes the rock from his wrist, Tyler becomes reanimated. Now, whenever Tyler touches someone or something, they instantly incinerate and die. Believing he is helping, Tyler tries easing the pain of Whitney's dying father. Clark arrives in time to stop him and informs him that his mother is still alive. Thinking his mother could not accept who he had become, Tyler takes his own life.

During class elections, Pete nominates Clark. Apprehensive at first, Clark soon takes to the idea. A rival candidate, Sasha Woodman (Shonda Farr), does not appreciate the competition and sends out swarms of bees to take care of the other competitors. Eventually, the bees become dissatisfied with Sasha's demands and turn on her. Lionel has a journalist write a scathing exposé on Lex, but Lex has the story dropped when he gets the journalist promoted to editor. Lana gets cutthroat with the Talon and reports the rival coffee shop to the health board.

In "Crush," Justin Gaines is left with an unexpected gift of telekinesis after a hit-and-run accident destroys his drawing hand. Justin uses his new gift to exact revenge on those who wronged him. Using Chloe to discover the identity of his hit and run driver, Justin sets out to kill the person who took his drawing hands. Justin kills Principal Kwan, believing he was the driver who hit him and turns on Chloe when she discovers what he has been doing. Clark knocks Justin unconscious before he can kill Chloe. Whitney's father, who has been battling heart problems, dies.

In "Obscura," Lana gains the ability to see through other's eyes from a meteor rock explosion. Lana watches through the stranger's eyes as they kidnap Chloe. Teaming with Clark, Lana uses her gift to help locate Chloe. The kidnapper turns out to be a cop looking for easy promotion. Whitney finds some military medals his father earned, and takes it as a sign he should do something else with his life.

Clark, Pete, Chloe, and Lana make plans for the spring formal. Whitney informs Lana that he is enlisting in the Marine Corps, and he leaves for basic training on the day of the dance. Roger Nixon tests Clark's abilities by setting off a bomb in his truck, while he is inside. Nixon confronts Clark in the Talon coffee shop, but Lex intervenes on Clark's behalf. Nixon follows Clark home and overhears a conversation about Clark's ship being in the storm cellar, and that Lex has the missing piece from the ship. Nixon goes to the Luthor mansion and steals the octagonal key, and immediately returns to the storm cellar with a video camera.

Clark, Chloe, and Pete arrive at the dance and say their goodbyes to Whitney before he leaves for training. The weather begins to deteriorate, and a storm picks up, as Lana takes Whitney to the bus stop. Jonathan and Martha decide to head to the storm cellar to seek cover from the storm, and they discover Nixon just as the octagonal disk activates the ship. Nixon attempts to escape with the videotape, and Jonathan chases out into the storm after him. The ship levitates off the ground and flies out of the storm cellar. Lana says goodbye to Whitney and drives home. On her way, storm winds force her off the road, right next to three tornadoes that have touched down. The students at the dance are alerted to the tornados that have been sighted, and Clark races off to make sure Lana is all right. The three tornadoes merge into one large tornado and move in Lana's direction. Clark arrives just as Lana, in the truck, is sucked into the tornado's vortex; Clark speeds into the tornado to rescue her.

Season 2

Clark rescues Lana from the giant tornado which she was pulled into and takes her to the hospital. When he returns home, Clark learns that his ship is gone and that his father chased Roger Nixon into the storm for attempting to expose Clark's secret. Lex is wracked with guilt over not helping his father sooner when the mansion ceiling collapsed. Lex decides to rush into surgery to keep his father from becoming paralyzed. The surgery succeeds but results in the loss of Lionel's eyesight. Jonathan and Nixon attempt to dig themselves out of the crypt they fell into after a mobile home dropped out of the sky on top of them. Clark shows up before the two men lose all oxygen, but the meteor rocks in the crypt weaken him. Nixon takes advantage of the situation and kidnaps Clark. Jonathan chases him, but Nixon gets the upper hand. Lex shows up and saves Jonathan's life by shooting Nixon before he can kill Jonathan.

During a record heatwave, Clark develops his signature heat vision, which causes him to have uncontrollable bursts of heat from his eyes. Clark quickly learns that his flare-ups are based on a state of sexual arousal, having started a fire at school and the local coffee shop while with Lana. With Jonathan's help, Clark can gain control over his new ability. Meanwhile, Lex marries Desirée Atkins, a woman he barely knows and Clark's new biology teacher. Desirée can control men with pheromones enhanced by meteor rock. Desirée attempts to use her pheromones on Clark, but he is resistant. As a result, Desirée uses her abilities on Jonathan, convincing him to kill Lex so that she can inherit his fortune. Clark manages to save Lex before either Jonathan or Desirée can kill him.

Pete unknowingly discovers Clark's spaceship in a cornfield and makes plans to sell the story to the media. Against his parents' wishes, Clark decides to tell Pete the truth about his alien origins to keep Pete from telling anyone about the ship. Pete, more upset over Clark's dishonesty than the fact that he is an alien, leaves. Dr. Steven Hamilton, suffering from overexposure to the meteor rocks, steals the spaceship. When Lex refuses to believe his rants about a ship, Dr. Hamilton seeks support from Lionel Luthor. After realizing that the ship requires a key to open it, Dr. Hamilton kidnaps Pete to find out where the key is. Dr. Hamilton threatens Pete's life before Clark arrives and rescues Pete. In the process, Dr. Hamilton has a violent convulsion, as a result of his condition, and dies. After returning the ship to the Kent farm, Pete and Clark reconcile.

Clark goes against his father's wishes and purchases an expensive Class ring. Unbeknownst to him, the ring contains a red meteor rock, something he had previously never seen. The red meteor rock affects Clark mentally, stripping away his inhibitions. With his restraint gone, Clark begins to act out of character. Clark asks Lana out on a date but ditches her in the middle for another girl when Lana does not like how he is acting. Showing resentment toward his parents for forcing him to live the life of a farm boy, Clark decides to use his abilities to become rich and leave Smallville. Pete and Jonathan must work together to stop Clark, who goes after a young girl and her father who are on the run from mobsters. Using green meteor rock to weaken Clark, Jonathan smashes the ring with a sledgehammer. Later, Clark tries to apologize to his parents, but Jonathan suspects that Clark was expressing his true feelings.

While visiting her parents' grave, Lana finds a love poem left for her. The poem was written by a boy named Byron Moore, whose parents never allowed him to leave the house. Clark and Lana suspect that Byron is being abused, but when the police investigate Byron's parents, they say he died years earlier. Clark and Pete break into the home the next day and find Byron locked in the basement. When Byron is brought into the sunlight he transforms into a violent creature with superhuman strength. It is revealed that Byron had a deadly disease and was a test subject for one of LuthorCorp's projects run by Lionel Luthor. Byron goes after Lionel, but Clark tracks him down and slams him into a good shaft and out of the sunlight. The darkness returns Byron to normal long enough for Clark, with Lex's help, to get Byron to the hospital. Meanwhile, Martha takes a position as Lionel's assistant, much to the dismay of Jonathan and Clark.

Season 3

Three months later, still under the influence of red kryptonite and living in Metropolis, Clark went under the alias of "Kal." He got involved with a crime lord, Morgan Edge, who hired him to break into LuthorCorp. Jonathan made a deal with Jor-El to help bring Clark back home to Smallville by promising to release Clark to Jor-El when it came time to fulfill his destiny. Jonathan temporarily received Kryptonian powers and battled Clark, ultimately leading to Clark's homecoming. However, Edge tracked him down and demanded that he return Lionel's package (which contained a vial of Clark's blood). Edge learned of Clark's weakness to kryptonite and nearly sold him to Lionel, but Clark escaped. What happened to the money he stole or how he covered it up is unknown: Clark simply said he tipped off the police about the money's whereabouts.

Clark was shot in the hand and shoulder by a kryptonite bullet made by Van McNulty, who believed Clark to be a metahuman. With Clark passed out on the kitchen floor, Jonathan and Martha saved him by extracting the bullet from Clark's shoulder using a knife and pliers.

The Conroys moved to Smallville and into Lana's old house. While studying in his loft, Clark fell into a deep sleep and his dreams were penetrated with cries for help from Sarah Conroy, who was being kept in a drug-induced coma by her uncle and legal guardian, Nicholas. His parents were unable to wake him for over a day. Upon waking, Clark and Lana investigated the situation, but were thwarted by Nicholas. Sarah managed to keep a hold on Clark and he dozed off again while driving, wrecking the family truck. In their shared dreams, Clark was able to save Sarah from Nicholas and wake them both up by encouraging her to face her uncle.

Clark learned that Earth's sun was the source of his powers when a solar flare caused them to go into overdrive or fail completely. During this time, he met the drunk Perry White. Perry witnessed Clark's powers, but since he was perpetually drunk, nobody believed him. Under the effects of the solar flare, Clark became vulnerable and Perry was convinced that everything he saw from Clark was probably a drunken hallucination.

Thanks to some kind of flashbacks, Clark discovered that Jor-El was on Earth forty years ago and that probably he being found by the Kents was not a coincidence as Jor-El had found Jonathan's father on his visit to Smallville. In a series of revelations, Clark discovered that Lionel Luthor also could be more dangerous than he thought.

In an attempt to save Lex's life, Clark revealed his powers to Lex by taking the hit of a car. Lex was sentenced to Belle Reve and Clark began to question the consequences that could lead from Lex knowing his secret. However, Lionel had Lex's mind erased of the past seven weeks, and Clark's secret remained safe.

While trying to prevent a robbery, Clark tried to use his heat vision on the metahuman thief Nathan Dean, but the heat blast was reflected off of a kryptonite gem, which blinded him temporarily. While blind, Clark gained the use and control of his super-hearing. He learned of Chloe's deal with Lionel and they did not speak to each other for a time. They came to a tentative agreement that Chloe might not understand everything about him, but he would tell her when he was ready.

When Clark and Lana were hypnotized into trying to kill Chloe, Clark felt guilty, so he forgave Chloe for making a bad decision in a moment of weakness and their friendship was repaired.

Clark discovered one of his classmates, Alicia Baker, was a metahuman with the power to teleport anywhere she wanted. The two were forced to reveal their powers to each other while in a crashing elevator. Their shared secrets brought them together and they began dating. However, Alicia became completely obsessed with Clark, inserting herself into every aspect of his life. She attempted to kill Lana so she could have Clark all to herself, but Clark saved Lana just in time.

Thanks to Jonathan's deal with Jor-El, Jonathan's heart began to have problems. When Dr. Scanlan recommended triple bypass surgery to repair the arterial blockage in his heart. Jonathan was reluctant until Clark told him how important he is to him. Clark began to blame himself for the condition of his father and began to doubt about the true intentions of Jor-El.

When Lionel tried to extract information about Clark from Dr. Swann, Clark accused Swann of betraying him. He learned that Jor-El was waiting for Jonathan to fulfill his end of the bargain they made to bring Clark from Metropolis.

Under the guise of concern for his son, Lionel asked Clark to intervene when Lex began using an experimental treatment at the Summerholt Institute to recover lost memories, which involved submersion into a tank filled with a liquid kryptonite solution. When Clark went to rescue Lex, he was weakened by the solution, allowing Dr. Lawrence Garner to overpower him and place him inside the tank. Clark went into seizures as he recovered his earliest memory of his birth parents. He almost died, but Lex arrived just in time to save him.

Clark was stabbed in the stomach by Jeremiah Holdsclaw with the Starblade, an ancient Kawatche artifact apparently made of kryptonian metal. He almost bled to death, but Jor-El healed him through Jonathan and Clark survived. Clark also learned that either Lex or Lionel would be his ultimate enemy.

Many major events happened as Clark finished his junior year. Lana announced that she was moving to Paris and Clark decided to reveal his secret to her to make her stay. But when Pete was beaten up by one of Lionel's lackeys, Clark changed his mind because he did not want to put Lana in danger.

Clark said goodbye to his longtime friend when Pete's parents got divorced and Pete decided to move to Wichita with his mother. Lionel told Clark about Lex's secret room, which contained the evidence of Lex investigating his secrets. Clark declared that since Lex had not stopped researching him, their friendship was over. However, he kept his promise to testify against Lionel.

Clark also met "Kara", a beautiful girl who claimed to be from Krypton. Kara enticed him to fulfill his destiny and recreate Krypton with her and also revealed the deal made between Jonathan and Jor-El. Still reeling from all the recent goodbyes and revelations, Clark decided to go with Kara. As Clark prepared to leave with Kara, Jonathan arrived with proof that Kara was being used by Jor-El to lure Clark to him. When Clark refused to go into a portal in the cave wall, Jor-El dissipated Kara and hit Jonathan with a bolt of energy, threatening to kill him if Clark refused him again. Despite Jonathan's pleas, Clark entered the light and disappeared.

Season 4

Three months later, Clark reappeared in Smallville in a cornfield as Kal-El with no recollection of his life as Clark Kent. He was found by Lois Lane, who took him to the hospital, where Martha came and took him back to the Kent Farm, hoping that Clark would return to normal. Kal-El insisted that it was his destiny to collect the Kryptonian Stones of Power, and was summoned by the first one: the Crystal of Fire, which was recovered by Lex in Egypt. He flew away, took the stone from Lex, and put it in an altar in the Kawatche Caves. Martha contacted Dr. Virgil Swann to help free Clark from Kal-El and Dr. Swann sent his associate, Bridgette Crosby. Crosby gave Martha a piece of black kryptonite and Martha used it to separate Clark from Kal-El: Clark then used the black kryptonite to eliminate Kal-El. Back to normal, Clark began to help Lois investigate Chloe's murder. They discovered that Chloe was indeed alive and saved her from a metahuman assassin.

During his senior year, Clark again went against his parents' wishes and joined the football team, becoming the star quarterback in his rookie year. Unsurprisingly, he successfully took the team to an undefeated season and a state championship. Clark won a football scholarship from Metropolis University, but turned it down when he realized that he would be under too much scrutiny to conceal his powers.

Clark befriended Bart Allen, a boy that also had super-speed and used it to pickpocket and steal. He helped Bart realize that he should not use his powers to commit crimes or hurt others. Clark learned that Lex had a manuscript with a hidden map to another Stone of Power. Bart stole the map to sell it, putting both of their lives in danger. However, Clark's influence made Bart decide to give it back. He saved Clark and left Smallville, promising to try to live a more moral life.

Lionel Luthor obtained the Stone of Water and used it to switch bodies with Lex until Clark intervened: Clark and Lionel ended up switching bodies instead. Lionel discovered Clark's powers and began to wreak havoc on Clark's friends and family. In Lionel's body, Clark caused a riot in prison to enable him to return to his own body.

Even though he was preparing for a visit from a representative from Princeton University, Lois convinced Clark to throw a birthday party for Chloe in his barn. The party got raucous and out of hand when Countess Margaret Isobel Thoreaux and her companions attended, possessing the bodies of Lana, Chloe, and Lois. They stripped Clark of his powers when he tried to stop the witches: he received them back when he touched the Crystal of Fire. When Clark destroyed Isobel's spell book with his heat vision, the girls returned to normal.

Alicia Baker returned to Smallville and she and Clark rekindled their relationship. However, in an effort to convince him to run away with her, she gave Clark a red kryptonite necklace and the two ran away to Las Vegas to get married. On their wedding night, Alicia released Clark from the effects of the red kryptonite. His reasonable thinking restored, Clark was very angry at her for "drugging" him and broke up with her. Alicia apologized profusely and was even shot trying to protect his secret, so they later got back together. When Alicia was framed for attacking Lana and Jason Teague, then killed by another metahuman, Clark was brokenhearted and guilty. He was at one point so consumed with rage that he almost killed her murderer until Lois was able to reach out to him and halt the assault. Unbeknownst to him, Alicia exposed Clark's powers to Chloe.

Much to Clark's extreme annoyance, when Lois got kicked out of Metropolis University, she asked if she could stay with the Kents until she got back on her feet. Clark offered her his room and slept on the living room couch for the rest of the school year. He did his farm chores at odd hours to avoid being caught by Lois. Clark also adopted a dog that Lois hit with her car.

Before Dr. Swann died, he sent Clark one last letter and also gave him back his key. Clark placed it in the cave altar and established communication with Jor-El once again. Jor-El urged him to fulfill his destiny and collect the Stones of Power. Clark and Lana followed Jason and Lex to China to obtain the Crystal of Air. However, following another encounter with Isobel, Clark lost possession of the stone.

As his senior year drew to a close, Clark had many strange things happen to him: he got possessed by Dawn Stiles during his senior prom, lost his memory, and he and Lana found a rapidly-aging child left abandoned in a field.

Clark decided to attend Central Kansas A&M University so that he could commute while continuing to live at home and help his parents with the farm. The day he graduated from high school, Clark had a precognitive nightmare of something terrible happening in Smallville. Immediately after Clark accepted his diploma, the coming of another meteor shower was announced. Clark once again sought guidance from his Kryptonian birth father and Jor-El told him that he must reunite the Stones of Power immediately.

As the meteors began to bombard Smallville, Clark managed to find the other two Stones of Power and reunited them to form the Crystal of Knowledge. After grabbing the crystal, he was teleported to the Arctic Circle where he threw the crystal into a blanket of snow and created the Fortress of Solitude.

Season 5

Clark entered the Fortress of Solitude, where Jor-El told him that he had to stay and prepare to save Earth from a great evil from Krypton. He began his training, but unbeknownst to him, Chloe was also transported to the Arctic with him. Unable to withstand the sub-zero temperatures, she collapsed inside the Fortress. Clark interrupted his training and Jor-El initially forbade him to leave, but relented. However, Clark was warned that he must return to the Fortress before sunset or there would be dire consequences.

Clark took Chloe to a hospital in the Yukon. There, she admitted that she discovered his powers months ago and Clark told her that he was, in fact, from another planet. Clark returned to Smallville and banished the Disciples of Zod to the Phantom Zone. When Lana was injured, he chose to take her to the hospital and did not return to the Fortress. Jor-El took Clark's powers, making him powerless.

Initially, Clark was not sorry to see them go. With no secrets between them anymore, Clark and Lana finally began a normal relationship. When three metahuman criminals from Belle Reve escaped and held Lana, Jonathan, and Martha hostage, Clark was able to stop them without his abilities. When he discovered that Lex was responsible for their escape, Clark ended their friendship. Shortly after, Clark and Lana made love for the first time in Lana's apartment.

Days later, Clark was shot by Gabriel Duncan, who hatched a plan to redirect a nuclear missile to hit Smallville and kill all metahumans. Clark died, but Jor-El, temporarily possessing Lionel Luthor, resurrected him with his powers restored. However, Jor-El warned Clark that life-force of someone he loves will have to be traded for his own. Clark protested, saying he would rather die himself, but Jor-El informed him that Clark had already made the choice when he disobeyed him. Bitterly disappointed and apprehensive about Jor-El's prediction, Clark returned to Smallville, dismantled the missile in space, and saved the town.

Clark befriended his World History professor, Milton Fine. When Clark was infected with silver kryptonite, Fine revealed himself to be a Kryptonian and cured him. He later claimed that he was sent to watch over him and see that Clark walks the path of a true Kryptonian. However, when Fine infected Martha with a Kryptonian disease, Clark learned that Fine was actually the Brain InterActive Construct, a Kryptonian artificial intelligence that had, in fact, manufactured the silver kryptonite and was using Clark in a plot to release General Zod from the Phantom Zone.

With his abilities restored, Clark abstained from having sex with Lana. When she confronted him about it, Lana knew Clark was being less than truthful and the issue continued to drive a wedge between them. Clark admitted to Chloe that he wasn't sure what would happen and did not want to risk hurting Lana. Eventually, he realized that that he would lose Lana due to his secrecy, so he decided to take Chloe's advice.

Clark showed Lana the Fortress of Solitude, told her of his true origins, and proposed to her, which she later accepted. At Jonathan's election victory party, Lana was summoned away to the Luthor Mansion by Lex, who drunkenly asked about Clark's secret, and Jonathan was summoned away by Lionel. While driving back, Lana was chased by Lex and she was killed when a school bus collided with her car. Clark arrived too late to save her and having stopped at the accident site to comfort Clark, Jonathan never arrived to meet Lionel.

Devastated, Clark tearfully begged Jor-El to bring Lana back to life and Jor-El sent him back in time to the moment before he told her everything. Instead, Clark was forced to lie about why he invited her over. However, Lana saw through his excuse and told him that she wanted a break from their relationship. The second time, Clark was able to prevent the accident and save Lana, but Jonathan successfully made it to his meeting with Lionel. When Clark and Martha returned home, they saw Jonathan wandering around the farm. Having just beaten up Lionel, Jonathan collapsed to the ground and died in Clark's arms. Clark confessed to Martha that Jonathan died because he tried to prevent Lana's death.

Later, Clark told his mother that he "sort-of dropped out" of college to help with the farm. He also befriended a mysterious vigilante in Metropolis, Andrea Rojas. Andrea helped Clark find a thief who stole his father's watch from his mother and his experience with her helped Clark cope with his father's passing.

Clark met the seductive Simone who used a mystical amulet to hypnotize him to be her boyfriend. Under her control, he demonstrated his abilities to her and was about to engage in an intimate moment with Simone until Lana caught them. Simone was revealed to be sent by Lex to gain information on Clark. Instead, she told Clark to kill Lex. Chloe was able to stop him just in time with a chunk of kryptonite. During the confrontation, Simone's amulet was broken and Clark regained his senses. Realizing that all he seemed to bring to Lana was pain, Clark lies to Lana and said that he was no longer in love with her and they broke up.

Clark searched for Milton Fine in Honduras. When he returned to Smallville, he learned that Lana had become addicted to a kryptonite-based drug that allows a person to die for a brief period of time and communicate with their deceased loved ones. While trying to save Lana, Clark was injected with the drug and died. In the afterlife, he had a conversation with Jonathan in which he learned that Lionel knew his secret. When Clark returned to life, he began to watch Lionel closely.

Clark and Martha briefly took in a little girl, Maddie Van Horn. Maddie had been mute ever since her birth mother's death and Clark was able to get her to open up to him and start talking again. Clark helped Maddie gain control of her powers and reunited her with her grandmother.

Clark was forced to confirm what Lionel already knew when Lionel and Martha were kidnapped by a vindictive former LuthorCorp employee. In order to save his mother's life, he had to reveal his powers to Lionel. Clark later confronted Lionel, most likely to gauge exactly what he would do with his newfound information. Lionel maintained that he cared too much about Martha to expose Clark, but Clark did not believe him.

Clark saved the life of a stranger, Graham Garrett, who vowed to repay Clark for his kindness. Unfortunately, Graham was a hit man with the ability to make himself invisible and he decided to kill Lex as a way to repay Clark. When he went to the Luthor Mansion to warn Lex, Clark saw Lex and Lana kissing. Symbolically, the telescope he used to admire Lana from afar "broke" on the same day she came to tell him that she and Lex were in a relationship.

On his birthday, Clark saw his father's ghost, who told him that he had to kill Lionel. Clark and Chloe discovered that Lionel had meetings scheduled about "The Weapon." Thinking that Lionel planned to use him as a weapon, Clark called Lionel to the barn and started to beat him up. Lionel tried to explain his presence that night, but Clark was too emotional to listen. When Jonathan appeared again, Lionel convinced Clark that the image was not his father, but a Brainiac duplicate. Knowing his father would not want him to become a murderer, Clark attacked the impostor. Lionel went into a trance and vaporized the Brainiac copy.

Lionel showed him an entire closet filled with papers covered in Kryptonian symbols that he wrote. Chloe and Clark translated the symbols as "Zod is coming."

When Lex was kidnapped by Brainiac and given Kryptonian powers, Jor-El explained to Clark that Zod was responsible for Krypton's destruction and that his mind and spirit required a host body to inhabit on Earth. In order to prevent Zod's release, Clark must destroy Zod's chosen vessel: Lex. He was given a Kryptonian dagger to do so. When Fine approached Clark, he refused to release Zod. Fine then released a computer virus which spread rapidly to every major city on Earth.

With Metropolis in chaos, Clark went to get Chloe, but she urged him to go without her and stop Zod. Saying she might never see him again, Chloe gave him a passionate kiss. Clark confronted Zod in Lex's body, but he was overpowered and thrown into the Phantom Zone.

Season 6

While in the Phantom Zone, Clark found himself powerless and surrounded by deadly beings imprisoned by Jor-El. He met Raya, a Kryptonian who was one of Jor-El's assistants. Raya helped Clark escape just in time to save Martha and Lionel. Clark confronted General Zod and, after a brutal fight, used the Crystal of El to separate Zod from Lex and send him back to the Phantom Zone.

After the Dark Thursday disaster, Clark began to rebuild what Zod had destroyed, working several nights in a row. He started feeling tired and sick and sneezed so powerfully, it blew the barn door off of its hinges and almost hit Lois when she was on her morning jog. With the sneeze, Clark developed a new power: super-breath and used his newly acquired power to save Lex and Lana from a burning lab.

Clark discovered that the Green Arrow was actually Oliver Queen and revealed his powers to Oliver. Clark prevented Lois and Chloe from discovering the Green Arrow's true identity and later, with Chloe's help, Clark learned that there were more "Zoners" in other parts of the Earth and that Raya escaped the Phantom Zone as well. Clark has as objective to recapture all the fugitives and in his quest battled a female alien named Gloria and a dangerous cannibal named Aldar.

When Raya found Clark and told him that he had to complete his training with Jor-El to save Earth from extinction. Together, they fought Baern, but during the battle, Baern killed Raya. After defeating Baern, Clark decided that he would begin his training after sending all of the escaped Zoners back to the Phantom Zone.

On Thanksgiving, due to Jonathan's absence and Raya's recent death, Clark told his mother that he wasn't feeling very thankful, but Martha insisted on inviting their closest friends for dinner. He also discovered that Oliver was taking a drug to speed up healing, but also caused erratic behavior and aggression. Clark unsuccessfully pleaded with Oliver to stop and ended up having to use the drug to save Lex. Oliver was suitably chastised and joined the Kents for Thanksgiving dinner, along with Lionel, Chloe, and Lois.

Clark found Javier Ramirez seeking refuge in his barn after running away from the McNally Farm. Empathizing with Javier's situation, he convinced Martha to let him locate Javier's mother and help them stay in the country.

Clark learned from Chloe that Lana may still be in love with him. Overly excited, he rushed over to the Luthor Mansion to see her, but was confronted by Lex. Denying him access, Lex told Clark that Lana was pregnant with his child. Lana came to Clark's loft to talk to him, but he told her that everything has changed. Clark also helped Oliver keep his secret from Lois and while disguised as the Green Arrow, he received his first kiss from Lois.

Clark met Bart Allen again, but when Bart was captured by Lex, he learned that Oliver had assembled a team of superhumans to stop Lex's Level 33.1 activities. Clark went to save Bart, but he was incapacitated by kryptonite. The Green Arrow rescued him and Clark joined the other heroes in their effort to blow up the facility. Oliver asked Clark to join the team, but Clark told him he was obligated to capture the Zoners first.

A Zoner, Dr. Hudson, attacked Clark and caused him to believe he was a mental patient with no superpowers. Clark was able to break free from his delusion with the help of the Martian Manhunter, the mysterious entity who had saved him from Aldar as well as Shelby whose continuous barking he was able to hear even while hallucinating

After a recently-heartbroken Lois tried on lipstick made with red kryptonite during a Valentine's Day party, she became infatuated with Clark. Lois kissed him, causing Kal to emerge. Kal and Lois crashed Lex and Lana's engagement dinner and Kal kidnapped Lana and tried to force her to choose between him and Lex. He tried to kill Lex until Martha secretly subdued him with green kryptonite just as Lex stabbed Clark with a chisel. However, neither of them saw Lana collect the bent chisel.

Due to her engagement to Lex, Lana (and by extension, Clark) became the focus of paparazzi. Clark avoided using his powers on the farm because he always felt like he was being watched. Lana hid from a potential stalker at the Kent Farm and Clark learned that Lana had been investigating him for months. However, he still saved her.

Tobias Rice revealed that Chloe was, in fact, meteor-infected and Chloe was abducted, but returned as Clark and Jimmy Olsen frantically searched for her. Chloe made Clark X-ray her and when he located a GPS tracking device inside her, she forced him to burn it out of her. Later, Clark promised to help Chloe control her powers if she ever develops any.

When the day of Lex and Lana's wedding arrived, Clark decided to tell Lana his secret. However, unbeknownst to him, Lana had already witnessed his powers earlier that day. She promised to meet him at his barn where Clark intended to propose. However, Lionel blackmailed Lana into going through with the wedding and Clark was heartbroken as he watched Lex and Lana exchange vows.

Angered about Lana's marriage, Clark resorted to hunting down metahumans and turning them over to the police. After getting a tip from Oliver, Clark found Titan, a Zoner featured on a lethal Internet fighting ring. After persuading the emcee, Richtor Maddox, to let him into the ring, Clark had to fight Lois, who had been trying to get a story but was caught. Clark and Titan duked it out, but eventually Titan was killed by his own spike when Clark knocked him through the air.

When Chloe enlisted Clark's help to rescue her mother, who was being held captive by Lex, Clark was able to save both of them after a mind-controlled Chloe tries to shoot Lex. While Chloe was making arrangements for her mother, Moira began to slip back into her catatonic state, so Clark told her all about her daughter and her accomplishments.

After Lex was trapped in a series of underground tunnels laced with kryptonite, Lionel pleaded with Clark to rescue him. Although he located Lex, he was injured and grew weaker from the exposure to the meteorite. Lex helped him and while they tried to find a way out, they analyzed the breakdown of their friendship. Once everything had passed, Clark revealed to his mother that he felt responsible for Lex's descent into evil because he gave up on him too soon.

After Lana gets shot at the Daily Planet, Clark started to suspect that Lionel has something to do with Lana's decision to marry Lex, so he started to make his findings.

When Lois became a target for the super-soldier Wes Keenan, Clark had Lois stay with him at the Kent Farm and went to Lana to find out more about Lex's Project Ares. Clark discovered that Lex was preparing an army of super soldiers using the skills of the meteor-infected people and the Zoner he defeated weeks earlier.

The day that Clark's mother moved to Washington, Clark met Lana at the loft where she told him that she was leaving Lex and Smallville. Clark wanted her to stay and then told her the truth about himself, but Lana insisted that she needed to leave to protect him from Lionel. Clark went to Lionel´s office to confront him, but instead found the Martian Manhunter who explained that Lex was hunting the last phantom and needed to be stopped. When Clark learned that Lana had died from a car bomb while trying to leave town, he went to find Lex for revenge, but the two were confronted by the last phantom, who recognize Clark and took some of his DNA to perfect himself. The phantom took Clark's form and then threw Clark out of the Reeves Dam, destroying the place.

Season 7

Bizarro wanted to kill Clark and live his life since he obtained all of Clark's memories and started to become stronger by absorbing kryptonite. After momentarily escaping from him, Clark helped Lois and an unconscious Chloe to get out of the dam that was breaking and took them to the hospital, were the doctors pronounced Chloe dead. A grief-stricken Clark was able to super-hear Chloe's cries for help and rescued her from the morgue. With Chloe and the Martian Manhunter's help, Clark was able to defeat Bizarro by punching him towards the Sun out of the Reeve's Dam after discovering that the sun was his greatest weakness.

Still sad over Lana´s death, Clark decided to start his Kryptonian training after her funeral and told Lois he was leaving Smallville. However, after he found his kryptonian cousin Kara who had been in suspended animation for eighteen years, Clark decided to delay his plans and help her to adapt to life on earth. He let Kara stay with him at the farm, but when he went to ask Jor-El about her, Jor-El told him that Kara could have a hidden agenda and that his training begins with watching over her.

Clark tries to help Kara to control all her abilities so they could go unnoticed as he had done all his life, but Kara declared rebelliously that she would learn on her own. When Kara rescued him from two metahuman beauty queens, Clark realized that she would be fine living on earth on her way. By that time, Clark was shocked when Lana returned to him and explained that she faked her death to get out of her marriage with Lex. Clark offered her refuge, and they rekindled their relationship.

Clark learned from the Martian Manhunter that Kara and her family were enemies of his and Jor-El and warned Clark not to trust Kara and to locate her missing crystal before her. Kara got upset that Clark didn't trust her and disappeared for weeks. While searching for the crystal, Clark learned that Chloe had decided to undergo a radical cure for her meteor-rock infection and saved her after learned that the doctor involved, was actually killing his patients.

Clark saved the life of famous actress Rachel Davenport, but was forced to consider that his destiny might be more important than the life on the farm with Lana. Lana claimed she did not want to be the one holding Clark back, but Clark assured her that he had all he wanted with her. Clark located Kara and rescued her from Agent Carter, who had given her a treatment designed to recall her memories of Krypton.

Clark learned that his birth mother Lara-El had visited his home before his birth. He found a photograph of her, and also found Kara's crystal and hid it from her. Through reliving Kara's memories, Clark learned that his mother's DNA was encased in the crystal and shared this information with Lana.

Trying to reconnect with Lana, Clark arranged a romantic afternoon, but they were struck by lightning and his powers were incompletely transferred to her. Lana was amazed and excited by her now endless possibilities and convinced him to try out super-powered lovemaking, but even afterward, Clark wanted to restore Lana to normal as soon as possible. After Lana used the powers to hurt Lois, Clark was forced to realize that she was not the same person she used to be. He discovered Lana's secret agenda and found her as she was assaulting Lex and reversed the transfer. Clark confessed that felt guilty by her change because it was the result of his never trusting her.

Clark began to hear a voice calling out to him from the blue crystal, claiming to belong to his birth mother and take it to the Fortress, where replications of both Lara and his uncle Zor-El were formed. Lara gave Clark his father's Victory ring containing blue kryptonite, inadvertently stripping Clark of his powers. Zor-El was then able to kidnap Lara and announce his plans to dominate the earth. Clark went to confront Zor-El powerless and then Lara explained that Zor-El would only be stopped with the destruction of the blue crystal, so Clark destroyed it but at the same time both replicants. After Kara disappeared again, Clark asked Jor-El about Kara's whereabouts, but Jor-El replied that his defiance would not go unpunished.

Jor-El imprisoned Clark in a crystal for over a month, while Bizarro escaped and attempted to take over Clark's life and seduce Lana to fall in love with "Clark"'s new attentiveness and devotion. When Bizarro went to the Fortress looking for a kryptonian shield, Jor-El released Clark so he could defeat him. Clark was able to find the owner of the shield, Dax-Ur, who gave him blue kryptonite and Clark defeated Bizarro again.

Clark realized that Lana expected him to be something he is not, causing a tear in their relationship. However, after listening to Lois experience with Oliver after learning about his secret, Clark told Lana that he wanted to try to patch up their relationship.

When Clark and Chloe learned that Lex had been shot just after locating Kara, Clark volunteered to use an experimental interrogation procedure to enter Lex's subconscious and find his cousin's location. During his journey through Lex´s mind, Clark was able to understand a little more about his former friend and left the ordeal with the idea that Lex's good side could possibly be found again.

Upon Kara's return without her memory, Clark believed that she should be told the truth, but Lionel and Lana disagreed. However after Pete informed Clark during his visit that Lionel was lying to him by hiding Kara's bracelet from him, Clark start to wonder if Lionel was really an ally.

Clark hid Kara's bracelet in the barn and intended to go to the Fortress to ask Jor-El to cure her but then he was attacked by a team of men using kryptonite-enhanced taser guns and taken to a facility to be imprisoned in a cage that emitted adjustable levels of kryptonite radiation.

Clark was saved by Kara with the help of Lana and Chloe and then it was revealed that Lionel had created the cage and orchestrated Clark's abduction to protect him from Patricia Swann. Patricia introduced herself as the daughter of Virgil Swann and gave him her father's diary, which contained all of the acquired information about a prophesy of a Traveler.

When Brainiac resurfaced trying to get Kara to leave with him, she suggested she teach Clark how to fly so they can face the kryptonian computer, but Clark didn't really try to learn, convinced that he does not have the ability yet. After confronting Lionel about his role in Veritas, Clark discovered that Lana was attacked by Brainiac, who used her to deliver a message to the cousins. Against Clark's wishes, Kara left with Brainiac in order to save Lana, but Lana remained in a catatonic state and Clark became devastated from guilt and grief.

Clark spent most of his free time by Lana's hospital bed and enlisted Chloe´s help to search outer space for Kara and Brainiac. After learning that Lionel Luthor seemingly committed suicide, Clark and Chloe began to suspect that Lex was responsible. When Clark found a message for him left by Lionel, explaining that he must collect the Veritas keys to stop whoever could control him, Clark confirms his suspicions about Lex.

Clark placed all his priorities on curing Lana and finding Brainiac. When he realized that the entries of Swann's journal were changing, he went to the Fortress were he heard Kara's voice who explained that she was back in time on Krypton.

After learning that Brainiac goes back in time to kill an infant Kal-El, Clark fell into a depression and decided that Earth would have been better off if he had never arrived. Jor-El then showed him such an alternate reality where he never exist and Clark saw that his parents and friends were happy and healthy, but without his presence, Brainiac and Lex were taking over the Earth, causing mass destruction. This motivated him enough to go back in time and stop Brainiac and bring Kara home.

Thinking he had defeated Brainiac, Clark continued to try to cure Lana, but she continued to deteriorate. Clark then tracked down the last remaining member of Veritas, Edward Teague in Montreal and goes after him. However, Teague captured Clark wanting to perform a Kryptonian ritual to sacrifice the Traveler after realizing that Clark failed to do what he should have done to stop Lex. Teague carved the symbol of his ancestors into Clark's chest and left him to die, but Chloe arrived shortly after and saved him. Then, Clark realized that eventually, he might be forced to make a conflicting decision between save the Earth and kill Lex Luthor.

Lois suggested that Clark apply to work at the Daily Planet, but Clark declared that he'd never work for Lex. Suspecting that Kara killed Edward Teague, he and Chloe decided to confront Kara on her recent strange behavior and discover that "Kara" was Brainiac in disguise. He attacked Chloe as well and informed Lex that Clark was the Traveler. Clark confronted Brainiac and killed him, freeing Lana and Chloe from their catatonic state. After Lana fully recovered, she left the hospital and left Clark a video message in which she ended her relationship with him.

A heartbroken Clark learned from Jimmy of Lex's frequent trips to the Arctic and realized that Lex actually knew his secret. Clark went to the Fortress to confront his former friend, but Lex had obtained an orb that would control him. Clark tried to plead with Lex and appeal to the part that was his friend, but Lex had convinced himself that it was his destiny to defeat the Traveler. When Lex tried to activate the orb, the Fortress began to crumble on top of them.

Season 8

After four weeks of being missing, it was revealed that a powerless Clark was captured by Russians and forced to do manual labor. He was rescued by Oliver Queen who revealed that he knew where Chloe probably was. Despite having no powers, Clark insisted they rescue her and after Oliver fell victim to a mind-control serum and shot Clark in the chest, the Martian Manhunter appeared and flew Clark to the sun. He woke up fully healed and realized that he had been holding onto a life on the farm that no longer existed and decided to apply for a position at the Daily Planet and was hired as a reporter/copy-boy.

On his first day at the Daily Planet, a bus exploded outside of the building that morning and Clark quickly began helping the victims, including his new boss, Tess Mercer, who was now in charge of all of Lex's possessions and assets. Clark and Lois investigated the explosion and met Davis Bloome and a young metahuman girl named Bette, who stayed with Chloe for a while. After Clark realized Bette was responsible for the explosion, he saved Chloe from her and later congratulates Chloe about her engagement.

As Clark continued with his new life away from his hometown, he helped a poisoned Oliver Queen to find a cure for his state and learned about Chloe´s new ability to read and process information. Clark was worried about it, but Chloe decided to see it as a gift.

When an alien queen came to Earth in search of her soul-mate and starts to kill people in her quest, Clark confronted her and she kissed him, entrancing Clark. After Lois caught them making out in the elevator, Maxima goes after her, concluding that Clark is attracted to Lois, proof of which is him being able to break away from her spell upon seeing Lois. Clark rescues Lois. Maxima told Clark he would be lonely forever but Clark banished her back to her planet.

After Chloe and Jimmy went missing after their engagement party, Clark and Lois investigate the case and Lois suggested they pose as a happy couple to lure the kidnapper. Clark played along but finally left Lois alone to investigate on his own and when Chloe and Jimmy were returned safely, Clark learned that Lois has been kidnapped. Clark goes to her rescue, but the kidnapper holds the two hostage and forced Lois to admit that she loved Clark with a lie detector. After Clark saves the day, Lois was embarrassed by her confession. Clark being aware of this behaved like a gentleman by telling Lois she was such a good liar that she was able to trick the lie detector. Lois jumped on this opportunity and claimed she slipped the sensor off of her finger, leaving Clark to wonder if she was telling the truth or not.

Clark began obsessively tracking bandits over all Metropolis and when a serial killer threatened the city, he discovered that Davis Bloome was frequently at the crime scene. He questioned him but Davis maintained his innocence. After Clark considered the killer was a meteor freak, Chloe became angry and they argued over Clark's assumption that all metahumans are dangerous. After solving the case, John Jones warned Clark to be more discreet when saving people.

After Jimmy took a photograph of Clark super-speeding, he realized that Clark was indeed the city savior, but Clark enlisted Oliver and Chloe to help fool Jimmy into thinking he was mistaken. After Clark saved Lois from a hit-man sent to her by Tess, Chloe told Clark that he should consider adopting a secret identity, especially after the newspaper published an article on the new vigilante of the city : the Red-Blue Blur.

On the day that Lois decided to accept Clark's offer to stay in the farm, he received a mysterious package containing his missing Crystal of Knowledge, which sent them into the Phantom Zone. There, Clark finds Kara after many months and the two worked together to sent Lois back to Earth. Erroneously, they also unleashed the wife of General Zod Faora, who inhabited Lois' body and began to riot in the city while searching for his son. After Chloe return Clark and Kara to earth using his Brainiac abilities, they save Lois and banish Faora. Kara says goodbye to Clark and departed in search of her own destiny. Oliver then warned Clark about Chloe´s recent behavior.

After Chloe began to experience severe amnesia, Clark rebuilt the Fortress of Solitude to ask Jor-El to heal her. Thinking that the knowledge of his secret had ruined Chloe´s life, Clark was willing to sacrifice Chloe's knowledge of his abilities for her own safety. Clark pleads with Jor-El to help her and asked that Chloe not remember any memories of his true origins or Krypton. Chloe was seemingly restored to full health, but Clark instantly realized that he had lost a closeness between them. After that, Jor-El warned Clark about a Kryptonian creature that was coming for him.

Clark made it a priority to make Chloe's wedding day perfect and walking her down the aisle. When Oliver approached him the day of the wedding and told him that he thought Lex Luthor was alive, Clark was not willing to let Chloe down to go catch Lex. Clark, having grown closer to Lois, found himself an opportunity to offer her a dance during Chloe's wedding. Just as they were about to share a kiss, they were interrupted by the return of Lana.

When a beast crashed into the wedding, injuring Jimmy and kidnapping Chloe, Clark was desperate to get his friend back.

In his search, Clark was assaulted by an armored figure which was able to wound Clark but was rescued by three heroes from the 31st century who call themselves the Legion of Super-Heroes. They informed Clark about his legacy in history and tell him the way to stop Brainiac, who now has inhabited Chloe. The Legion was prepared to sacrifice Chloe to destroy Brainiac but Clark convinced them to work together and save her. After Brainiac was extracted from her, the Legion returned to the future and Chloe fully recovered her memories of Clark's secret.

After Lana returns, Clark continued his duties at the Daily Planet and around Metropolis. He helped Oliver investigate the shooting of John Jones and went undercover to expose corrupted police officers. Thinking he could balance his hero duties with happiness, he rekindled his relationship with Lana while she was in town, however, when she turned up missing, Clark investigated and learned that Lana had been forced to leave town by Lex and had returned to take revenge on him.

When Lana obtained superpowers after stealing Lex´s Project Prometheus, Clark saw it as an opportunity to have an equal partner who would help him help others.

As he and Lana investigated the deaths of the LuthorCorp Board of Directors, they deduced Lex was responsible and tried to locate him. Clark and Lana learned that her power suit allowed her to absorb kryptonite radiation and when they tracked Lex on the top of the Daily Planet building, they discovered a kryptonite bomb threatening the entire city. Lana was forced to absorb the kryptonite to diffuse the bomb, but that made her unable to go near Clark. Clark went to kill Lex but Lana stopped him and later announced she was leaving for good. They shared a last kiss before she left town.

After Lana's departure, Clark threw himself into his hero work but when he was approached by Linda Lake who threatened to expose his secret to the Earth, Clark revealed his secret on his own. After realizing that was a mistake get out to public eye without considering the consequences, he used the Legion ring to reset the day and keep his secret intact. He also used this as an opportunity to mend his relationship with Lois by making sure he picked her up from the airport.

Clark began making himself more visible as the Red-Blue Blur, believing the Blur was a symbol of hope for the people, but at the same time began to draw Tess' attention. After Tess took Clark on a business trip and revealed that Lex had kept a journal about him, she hoped that he would share his secret with her and orchestrated a plan to achieve it, but Clark was able to fool Tess. Without knowing the truth about Tess' plan, Clark told Chloe that Tess might not be as untrustworthy as Lex after all.

On Chloe's birthday, Clark investigated a magician named "Zatanna" who made Chloe look like Lois. After Zatanna granted Clark's heart's deepest desire, he was made to believe he was a normal human. With the help of Chloe, Clark was able to remember who he was really and stop Zatanna. Later, Clark confess he was comfortable about being a hero and Chloe start asked him about his changing relationship with Lois.

Clark realized that Davis was responsible for the attacks on people around the city when he and Chloe discovered that he had buried dozens of bodies in an old field. Tess revealed to Clark that she knew he was the Traveler and that Davis was the ultimate destroyer and informed him they were destined to kill each other. After Chloe helped Davis kill himself believing that Davis was destined to kill Clark, Clark felt responsible for Davis' fate.

When Chloe asked Clark to help her retrieve her stolen laptop, he discovered that the new super-heroine "Stiletto" was Lois, who was trying to keep the attention of the Red Blue Blur to rise her journalism career. Lois as "Stilletto" ended up saving Clark from mobsters holding Jimmy hostage. In the heat of the struggle, an incapacitated Clark risks his life and takes a bullet to save Lois. Clark called Lois with a voice-changer as the Red-Blue Blur and encouraged her that she didn't need a gimmick to be the best reporter she could be.

Clark realized that Chloe had been distant and distracted and confronted her, but Chloe decides would not tell him what she was dealing with. Clark confronted her again when he realized that Davis might not be dead but Chloe continues with her charade.

Although Oliver told Clark he needed to kill Davis, Clark was reluctant, but when Davis held Oliver and Jimmy hostage, Clark decides send him to the Phantom Zone and take Davis to the Fortress. Chloe intervened before he could send Davis to the prison and then fled with him to keep Clark´s safe.

After Chloe disappeared with Davis, Clark learned that Tess was using a team of metahumans to hunt Davis and was shocked when Chloe returned and encouraged him to kill Davis. After learning that she wasn't the real Chloe but rather a shape-shifter member of Tess team, Clark discovered that Tess would do everything possible, including destroying the black crystal of the Phantom Zone, to encourage him to accept his destiny and destroy Doomsday.

At the same time, Clark learned that Oliver was the one who had killed Lex Luthor and began to distrust him, letting him out from all his plans.

When Rokk Krinn came back from the future and informed Clark that Davis could not be stopped and that he will eventually kill Clark, he gave him another ring to send Doomsday to the future. Without wishing to condemn Davis as he considered him innocent, Clark arranged to meet with Dinah Lance and Bart Allen with a plan to split Davis and Doomsday, and trap Doomsday underground with an explosion.

Oliver and the others betrayed Clark and located Chloe and Davis before him and decided to end Davis their own. However, Chloe was able to separate Davis and Doomsday, who began a path of destruction in Metropolis. Clark revealed his secret to Jimmy and asked him to take Chloe and Davis to safety as he battled Doomsday. After stop Doomsday, Clark learned that Davis killed Jimmy himself, and was guilt-ridden as well as upset over the way he handled the situation. Clark told Chloe that he had lost faith in humanity, and that his human side prevented him from saving lives and then declared that his human side was dead.

Season 9

Three weeks after Jimmy's death and Lois' disappearance, Clark buried himself in his Kryptonian training with Jor-El until Lois reappeared, which began to distract him. As Clark kept an eye on Lois, he realized that she was being followed by a Kryptonian assassin from the future but, when he confronted the assassin, he discovered that she was actually after him and explained that she came to defeat him before he "destroyed their world." After defeated her, Clark began to worry about what she had said and discovered he has only a year to find out.

Still committed to protecting the Earth, Clark asked for Lois' help as the Blur to track down a man that caused a riot at the hospital. However, this led to Lois being kidnapped and Clark goes to her rescue. After he rescued her, Clark learned from Chloe that Tess was after Lois' memories, so Clark took back his job at the Planet to protect her.

Clark remained determined not to let his human attachments interfere with his training again but when a zombie virus swept through Metropolis, Clark had to fight his way through the Daily Planet with Lois, increasing the connection between them. Later when Clark received telepathic powers, he used it to his advantage to develop a closer relationship with her.

Clark relationship with Lois start to grow up and the two worked together to track down Oliver when he went missing. After Chloe revealed to Clark a video of the Kryptonian assassin Alia still alive, Jor-El confirmed Clark that Alia was from Kandor and that may be other Kandorians may be out there.

After that Oliver decided to return to his hero life, Clark told him they needed help each other to protect the city because there was something big was coming.

After Clark and Lois went on a televised blind date where Clark find out that Oliver still had feelings for Lois, and believing she felt the same way, he was forced to admit his feelings for her and the pair shared a passionate kiss at the Daily Planet.

A few days later, Chloe told Clark that a Kryptonian symbol was found in the Middle East and he went there with Oliver and discovered that Jor-El was on Earth. Clark confided in Oliver that he was reluctant to meet his father, but when he discovered that Tess had kidnapped him, Clark confronted Tess and forced her to reveal Jor-El's location. Clark was too late as Jor-El was already dying at the Kent Farm. With his dying breath Jor-El asked Clark to save Zod.

After learning that Zod was alive, Clark began to wonder if he could do what his father had asked him.

When superhero twins Zan and Jayna began to cause trouble for Clark by botching several rescues, which people assumed was the Blur, Clark decided to come forward as the Blur to clear his name but Lois stopped him after she thought she had worked out that Clark was the Blur. Clark was relieved when Zan helped disprove Lois' theory and Clark decided to help conceal his identity by starting to wear glasses.

Over-saturated by her memories from the future, Lois went in catatonic state and after was taken from the hospital, Clark went to see Oliver for help, and was told that Emil requested to see Lois' brain charts, seemingly on orders from Chloe. Clark angrily confronted Chloe, but discover that Tess was responsible. After learning about the future, Clark takes a drastic decision and meets with his people and Zod. By that time, Clark asked Lois about the status of their relationship, after seeing how promising their lives as a couple can be and they decide to start a relationship and managed to help Oliver stop his old mentor Vordigan after investigated Oliver's past.

Clark tried to overcome with her love life and his life as a Kryptonian, but after Zod pressed Clark to share information about how the Kandorians can receive their powers, approaching Lois in the process, Clark warn him to stay away from her.

As he was investigating the murders of the Justice Society of America, Clark discovered that they were super-heroic vigilantes. Clark then enlisted the help of Chloe, Oliver, and John Jones to stop the assassin Icicle and his connection to Checkmate. During this, he learned from Doctor Fate and Hawkman that even though he was on a righteous path, he and his team must still work together as one. Doctor Fate saw Clark's fate when Clark touched him and informed Clark that when he saw his fate he saw that he would lead this generation of heroes and that he would be the hope the Earth needed.

When Zatanna returned to town, Clark helped her hunting a cursed comic book. Zatanna used her magic on Clark to encourage him to fantasize more, which resulted in him kissing her. Later, he confessed this to Lois and she forgave him for it.

As Clark was induced with Gemstone Kryptonite, he persuaded unknowingly to Lois, Chloe, Emil, and Zod to do as he asks. And then the power had turned on him to make him as ruthless as Zod to achieve the justice for the murder of Jor-El which he believed to be Tess. Once Chloe saved him, Clark used his power to destroy the Solar Tower, changing the future that he witnessed.

After helping Faora and her sister Vala to adjust to their roles on Earth, Clark continued his life with Lois, but when Vala was kidnapped, Zod informed Clark that two other Kandorians were missing. Zod forced Clark to admit that he destroyed the Solar Tower, but Clark tried to convince him that he was right. After Zod was at an inch from death, Clark used his own blood to revive him and by doing so, Clark awakened the bound Kryptonian powers in Zod.

When Clark planned a romantic getaway to spend with Lois on the full intent on consummating their relationship, the escape of the Silver Banshee from the underworld and the revelation of Chloe and Oliver's relationship put his plans on hold.

After Oliver and Chloe were abducted by Checkmate, Clark discovered that Tess works for them, even though she neglected to tell them about her involvement with Clark and the Kandorians. He found that Amanda Waller knows about his team and wanted to enlist them to Checkmate, but Clark declines. After John Jones wipe Amanda memory from knowing the faces of the heroes, Clark eventually realized how unfair he has been to Chloe since his return to society.

After being exposed to Red Kryptonite, Clark became hostile towards Chloe when he found out about her Kryptonite arsenal. After discovering that Zod had gained his powers, Clark introduced him to the Fortress of Solitude. With the help of John Corben, Chloe and Tess cure Clark of his infection and when Clark returned to normal, he apologize to Chloe.

Clark found himself in a love triangle with Lois and his own alter ego, The Blur, when he discovered that someone else has been impersonating him, who he later discovered to be Zod.

When Lois was kidnapped by Checkmate agent Maxwell Lord, who was trying to figure out Clark's identity, Clark saved her and later called her as The Blur and tells her that they cannot stay in contact with each other anymore. As Clark, he met Lois on the Daily Planet rooftop and asked if he is enough for her since 'The Blur' is gone, but she didn't answer.

After discovering Zod's plans, Clark went to ask Oliver for his help in finding Zod. Clark learned that Faora was pregnant with Zod's child and was warned that Checkmate is after the Kandorians. After Oliver was attacked by Zod, Clark stopped Zod before he could kill Amanda Waller, but Zod escaped to the Fortress with the rest of the Kandorians. Once Clark tracked him down, he tried to convince the Kandorians that Zod killed Faora but their allegiance to Zod remained strong and Clark was shocked to discover that they all had powers as they flew out of the Fortress, declaring war on Earth.

Clark and Chloe tried to locate the Book of Rao before Zod, but discovered that the Red Queen was blocking his progress. When Clark's mother, returned to Smallville with her new boyfriend Perry White, she gave Clark her blessing for Clark's relationship with Lois. However, Clark's secret life caused Lois to end her relationship with him. Clark eventually discovered that Martha was the Red Queen and she gave him the Book of Rao but warned him that it would exile all Kandorians from Earth, including himself.

Clark discussed using the Book of Rao with Chloe but was reluctant to leave with the Kandorians because he believe his destiny was on earth. After Zod began his attack on the Earth, Clark accepted that he must sacrifice his destiny on Earth to defeat the Kandorians. After said goodbye to Lois and to his hero team, Clark goes in the search of Zod and the others. After saving Lois from dying at Zod's hand, he inadvertently exposed his identity to her after sharing a passionate and goodbye kiss as the Blur.

Clark was confronted by Zod and his army on the crow's nest where Zod inadvertently revealed the truth about how he caused Faora's death and the Kandorians turned their backs on Zod and followed Clark to the new world using the Book of Rao. Zod refused to go so he used a blue kryptonite knife to counteract the book's powers resulting in a fight to the death with Clark. After an epic battle, Clark realized that the only way to get Zod away from the knife was to be stabbed and intentionally allowed that to happen in order to make Zod transcend to the new world and fell off the building to his demise.


Season 10

Clark fell to the ground and had a near-death experience, where Jor-El warned him of a danger coming to Earth due to the darkness in his heart. After he recovered from his injuries and thinking that the danger was Lex, Clark investigated with Chloe all of Lex's projects and discovered a lab where Lex made several clones of himself. After finding a deficient clone of Lex who strung up Lois like a scarecrow and planted a bomb at the Daily Planet, Clark managed to save both Lois and the city.

Feeling guilty for what Jor-El told him, Clark's disappointment caused the ghost of Jonathan Kent to appear to him and console him over the feelings he was having, as well as warning him that something dark was coming.

When Clark's new partner, Cat Grant, became a target of an assassin named Deadshot, he and Tess put aside their differences and discovered that he was the real target. Clark saved Cat and later inspired by the words that Cat said to him about being saved by a vigilante hero skulking in the shadows, Clark returned to his red and blue colors in a new uniform.

After Kara returned to Earth and claimed that she returned on Jor-El's orders, to replace Clark as a hero, Clark was saddened. Kara tried to help him by teaching him how to fly so he could become the hero he was destined to be, although during his practices he crashed into the barn loft. Kara informed him that a tear in the universe was responsible for the dark essence that came to Earth and after learning that the darkness inhabited an anti-superhero campaign host, they went to confront him. When the darkness tried to possess Clark because of the darkness in his heart, Clark was distraught as he felt he was not able to defeat him.

Lois decided to take Clark to the Smallville High Reunion to cheer up him but this only led Clark to recapture his old memories of his time there. Brainiac 5 came back from the future to help Clark leave the past behind and become the hero he is, and through a journey into the past and future, Clark was able to have more self belief and finally let go of his past, visiting Jonathan's grave. After professing his love for Lois for the first time, he began to float in the air while dancing with her.

After proclaiming their love, things were initially uncomfortable between Lois and Clark, while both struggled with revealing their secrets to each other. Clark decided to tells Lois his secret and after freeing her from a Egyptian goddess' possession, Clark willingly revealed his identity to Lois as the Blur. They shared a passionate kiss, and he learned that she was already aware of his dual-identity.

Clark and Lois investigated a mysterious village together which greatly endangered Lois' life, and Clark found himself without his abilities. After Clark and Lois returned to the Kent Farm, Lois reaffirmed that Clark could be a symbol for hope of mankind. After Clark gave the Kryptonian journal to Lois, the two embraced each other and spent an extremely romantic and sensuous night together - making love for the first time after he admitted that she was the one and always would be.

Clark's relationship with Lois was put to the ultimate test by none other than Sam Lane and Lucy Lane, who paid them an unexpected visit on Thanksgiving. Lois pleaded with Clark to make a good impression with her father due to the fact he's never liked any of her other boyfriends and he's not supportive of superheroes. Clark did his best to honor Lois's request but their relationship was almost placed in dire jeopardy by the Lane family. After Clark as the Blur rescued Lois from a massive explosion in the Talon, Clark received an apology from Sam, who informed him he'd passed his test to date his daughter and Clark said he had a question to ask Sam, possibly alluding to a marriage proposal.

After Clark agreed to help Tess investigate an orphanage that apparently had some sort of bizarre connection to her, Clark was shocked to discover that the owner of the orphanage, Granny Goodness, was torturing and brainwashing the girls to later training them to become soldiers of the darkness. Granny stated that she planned to wipe Clark's memories and turn him to a soldier for Darkseid, but he escaped before she could.

At the same time, Clark find that Lois had gone to the Fortress of Solitude and when he arrived, Jor-El played a recording made by himself and Lara just seconds before Krypton was destroyed. Heartened by this, Clark finally made peace with his biological father and thanked Lois for help.

Since the Vigilante Registration Act came into effect, Clark began considering the idea of registering himself to relieve public tension against heroes but Oliver persuaded him to not. After learned that A.C had retaliated against the VRA, Clark found that Arthur and his wife Mera were destroying high tech holding cells the government had designed to contain vigilantes. After confronted Col. Slade Wilson and, Clark discovered he was under the influence of the darkness. Afterwards, he brought Lois to Watchtower, where he assembled the team and informed them of the coming darkness.

When Clark discovered that one of Lex's clones was alive, he summoned Tess to Cadmus Labs where he learned that she was hiding him and berated her for not telling him abut Alexander. Clark activated a kryptonian device that accidentally send him to a parallel Earth where an alternate him had been raised by Lionel Luthor. After returning to his universe, Clark consoled Tess on her lineage to the Luthors and Alexander's betrayal. While they both speculated that Lex Luthor will return, Clark promised Tess that they'd face him together.

Clark decided to take the next step in his relationship with Lois by asking for her hand in marriage, and she gladly accepted. However, with the now fully enforced VRA and the return of Slade, who went on a witch hunt for all known vigilantes and their associates, Clark decided to shutdown Watchtower and go underground. During a battle against Slade, Hawkman was killed and then Clark confronted Slade and sent him to the Phantom Zone. The entire team attended Hawkman's funeral in Egypt, during which they were all rendered unconscious by a mysterious crystal pyramid that arose from the sands.

After some time since the funeral of Hawkman in Egypt, Clark was released from the VRA, powerless, with few memories of Chloe conducting experiments on them. When Clark saw Chloe with Oliver escaping, the two had gotten in contact with him alerting them that they are all in a virtual reality. When Chloe asked her longtime friend if he still trusts her, Clark hesitated until he said he can’t. He still resented her for leaving and not telling anyone, especially him, why she left. Lois convinced him to trust in her, and once they returned to the real world as they "flew" their way out of it. Clark believed that he will be capable of flying, just like in cyberspace.

When Clark's mom was shot down while was supporting a Pro-Hero Rally in town, Clark investigate the case and find out that the bullet was made of Kryptonite and realized that the attack was for personal reasons. After the Lionel Luthor, of the alternate universe, and Alexander Luthor were back in control of LuthorCorp, Clark realized that Alexander was the one who shot Martha. A kryptonite-armed Alexander confronted Clark and Tess at the Kent barn but Clark convinced him that there was still time to save him. Later, Clark went to see video messages dedicated to the Blur that Lois and Chloe found and was inspired how so many people were rooting for him that he decided to no longer stay hidden and re-opened the Watchtower. Finally, the VRA was overthrown by the efforts of Martha and the others and the heroes were able to return to the streets.

With the VRA overthrown, Clark began to catch criminals around the Earth but at the same time began to risk his identity in public. Lois had insisted Clark use a different identity, in order to prevent that Clark and Blur were one and the same but Clark disapproved of this idea. Clark began to change his mind when suspicions began to be more evident and then agreed to a disguise as Clark Kent, by wearing glasses and change his personality as "an average joe". At the same time, while investigating a string of murders around the city, Clark confronted one of the Darkness' followers who warned him about what he and others were planning doing for their master Darkseid. After rescuing Chloe, Desaad notes that Clark was no longer capable of being corrupted by Darkseid.

While celebrating his bachelor party, Clark became very drunk and wild for the first time in his life thanks to a spell from Zatanna. After a huge hangover and a crazy day, Clark met Chloe in his loft, where she told him that she was once again leaving Smallville, to which he accepted and happily hugged her goodbye.

Early in the morning, Clark streamed back to the Kent Farm to find Tess waiting for him to ask him to be a mentor to Alexander and informing him that Alexander possesses Clark’s Kryptonian DNA inside him. Alexander, now named Conner, was left with Clark as he was discovering more about his Kryptonian abilities. When Conner disappeared and was infected with red kryptonite by Lionel, Clark managed to discover where Conner was, and was able to destroy the Kryptonite ring much like his own father had done years prior. Returning to the farm, Clark invited Conner to be part of his family and gave him the surname "Kent." Clark Kent received an early wedding gift from his mother, the deed to the Kent farm. When he arrived home, he encountered Clark Luthor who, using the mirror box, sent him back to the alternate reality. He arrived at a funeral for Oliver Queen, who Luthor had murdered, and discovered an alternate version of his father Jonathan, who he followed to the abandoned Kent farm where he was attacked and taken prisoner. After convincing Jonathan of his identity, Clark was pulled back to his universe by Lois and Emil. Kent found Luthor and brought him to the Fortress where he implored him to seek redemption and had Jor-El send him to his Fortress in his universe. Later, Clark talked to Lois about selling the farm and moving to Metropolis.

Clark continued to adjust to his mild-mannered reporter disguise he previously came up with but was struggling with adapting this new persona. Lois tried to be supportive but also reminds him that it was his idea and the importance of underplaying his character in order to show a complete distension between his identities. Just as Clark began to accept this change, a new hero known as Booster Gold arrived, stealing his thunder. At first Clark was jealous of the attention Booster was receiving but was also worried that Booster's ego to seek fame and fortune causing people to mistrust heroes again. However, thanks to inspirational advice he gave to Booster about Heroism, Booster was able to become a true hero and in turn Booster gave Clark advice in coming up with a much more suitable superhero name: something that begins with the 'S' he wears on his chest.

Clark and Lois were starting to move into their new Metropolis apartment, when they received a video communication call from Tess, alerting them that Slade Wilson had returned from the Phantom Zone. Clark realized that only a member of the House of El could release prisoners from the Zone, so he believed that if Slade managed to escape then others could have followed in some way. Clark used the help of Tess to create energy in the Crystal of El to open a portal to the Zone. Clark made a plan with Tess to destroy the gate to prevent any more prisoners from escaping. Clark went through the portal along with Oliver who followed Clark going against Clark's orders to stay behind. Angered by Oliver for not listening to his order Clark had no choice but to continue on their mission only to find that a crystal within the House of El console was missing. They were later taken by Zoners to their leader, General Zod, who reigned supreme in the Zone and conducted a gladiator arena. He pitted Clark and Oliver against each other, but the two worked together to steal the console crystal from Zod and returned to Earth. Clark realized that three weeks had passed on Earth, leaving Lois scared and alone as she managed to finish setting up the apartment, with their wedding only two days away.

At the Daily Planet, Clark went to see Lois in her new office. Clark asked Lois to come with him to the Fortress to start a Life Bond. Taking her before his spiritual father, Jor-El allowed this life bond to continue in which it transferred Clark’s Kryptonian powers into Lois. The two investigated that Toyman and Marionette Ventures were in league to use heroes to control and do their biddings. They managed to control Lois, but his love for her was able to stall her enough so he can receive his abilities back once it was sundown. Later went to the Fortress to tell Jor-El that his Kryptonian trials were now over for him and want to go on with the life he has now. At Watchtower, Clark talked to Lois, as they discussed about what they learned from the experience. And with that, Lois told him she could not marry him.

As the time drew near for the wedding, Clark tried to make Lois reconsider her decision to call off the wedding. He tried to remind her that Lois was never in his way, only by his side, as he would continue on with the wedding, waiting for her. He later went to the Kent Farm and saw Martha there, to discuss what her true intentions were for the farm: to remind him of the past of he did there, unfortunately he wanted to move on.

After conversing with the spirit of Jonathan Kent and Oliver Queen at the Smallville Graveyard, he went to see Lois at their apartment to talk to her. As the time went by, Clark met Lois at the wedding chapel, and walked her down the aisle. Unbeknownst to him, Oliver was under the influence of the Darkness and tried to ruin Clark’s destiny by switching the gold rings with gold kryptonite rings. During the ceremony, before Lois could put one on Clark, Chloe recognized its reaction when it came near Clark and knocked them away. Clark then did battle with Oliver, until his heart-warming words were able to reach his friend and free him from Darkseid. The two later looked on to see the Apokolips drawing near to the Earth.

The family came together at the Kent Farm, looking on to the coming Apokolips approaching Earth. Clark then met with Jonathan’s spirit in the barn, who told him that he must return to Jor-El to seek his guidance. Martha later walked up there that he is going to have to be the miracle that the Earth needs right now.

Clark goes to the Daily Planet to find out what Tess knows about the prophecies, as well as her whereabouts. He then went to the remains of Luthor Mansion since it was her last sighting. Going there, Clark met with old –but former – friend, Lex Luthor, alive and complete. Lex and Clark conversed, only to end with Clark promising that he will be there to stop Lex, which Lex was counting on. Clark left, after apologizing to Lex that he was not able to save him.

Returning to the farm, Clark confronted Darkseid, who now possessed Lionel Luthor. Battling him, both Jor-El and Jonathan were giving him words and images of inspiration to triumph over Darkseid. Reliving all of his trials over the past decade, Clark embraced his powers and started flying away to the Fortress. Through Jor-El and Jonathan Kent’s consent, Clark was then given back the superhero suit that Martha made for him.

As he finally consciously flew out of the Fortress with the suit, he put it on for the first time - becoming the hero he was destined to be. He managed to save Air Force One from falling, with the President and Lois being on board. He then flew off and used his powers to push and hurl the planet Apokolips into the depths of space. After performing this act, Clark lingered in space, watching Apokolips drift further away and then turned his attention towards Earth.

By October 15, 2017, 30-year-old Clark had been known as Superman for nearly six years. He and Lois both still worked at the Daily Planet but were now top reporters, working on the 8th floor of the building in their own private office. Clark's disguise appearance was now that of a nerdy, glasses wearing uptight mild-mannered reporter to conceal his identity as Superman. Clark knew that on this very day, an abandoned nuclear reactor was going to blow up just outside Metropolis that could destroy the city and also that while this happens, Lois would be in a helicopter that experienced problems and would fall off the roof of the Daily Planet. Clark waited in the elevator so that he would bump into his younger self who was still only 24 years old and had not yet become Superman. He said he knew to be here because the same thing happened to him when he was 24 and when he met his future self. Also, he told his younger self to go to the roof to save Lois while he went to contain the blast.

In 2018, Lois Lane runs into a bumbling Clark Kent while coming down the stairs after speaking to Jimmy Olsen. After assuring that no one was paying attention to them, she asks that Clark drop the act. Lois then asked Clark if he has their wedding rings to which he displays them to her with immense anticipation. Lois asked him if he is ready and he says that he has been ready for 7 years to have an official public wedding ceremony. Just then they are alerted to the fact that a bomb has been found in an elevator uptown. Clark mentions he'll be a few minutes late to the ceremony Lois says she'll be waiting for him.

Rushing up to the rooftop, Clark removes his glasses and runs forwards, ripping open his shirt to reveal the red and yellow House of El symbol against a wash of blue, as Superman flies off to save the day.

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