Heroine Overview
Wait what? Lane? Lois Lane? The one Superman always saves?!
~ A Terrorist about Lois Lane.
'Fraid so...
~ Lois Lane Superman the animated series: World's Finest.
It's not wrong if it's the truth.
~ New-Earth Lois Lane.
I believe in you, Clark Kent. I believe in Superman.
~ Prime-Earth Lois Lane.

Lois Lane is a heroine from the DC Universe and the love interest of Superman. She's a reporter of the Daily Planet, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (though how she won a Pulitzer is never specified).



Lois Lane has had a long-standing fascination with the Man of Steel since he first rescued her. She spent the majority of her career trying to get an interview from him, succeeding at least once in the comics, movies and cartoons.

Over time this obsession turned to love and Superman finally revealed his true identity to her: her reporting rival, Clark Kent!

In the videogame Injustice: Gods Among Us, Superman finds out that Lois is pregnant. Shortly afterwards she's kidnapped by the Joker, and when Superman tries to save her he's drugged with a mix of Scarecrow's fear gas kryptonite fumes.

He imagines Doomsday about to attack and forces him into orbit. It's not until he's well above the Earth's atmosphere that Superman realizes that he was actually attacking Lois!

When Superman comes back down to Earth, he sees that the Joker used this as a distraction to destroy all of Metropolis.

Broken beyond repair, Superman kills the Joker and places all of Earth under his dictatorship. These events illustrate just how much Lois means to Superman. If he lost her he'd lose his humanity.

Clark Kent

When Lois first met Clark, she didn't have much of an opinion on him, but when he started making headlines on Superman's activites, she developed an on-off rivalry.

Lois also had a habit of teasing Clark who seemed fairly wimpy despite his build and success.

Eventually, Lois warmed up to Clark and found herself attracted to him in a similar manner to Superman. When she found out that the two were one and the same, she publicly married Clark and had a private wedding ceremony with Superman.

Lex Luthor

Luthor has had a long-standing attraction to Lois. Lois, however, sees Luthor as the villain he is, frequently questioning him on what his latest technological venture is intended for and pointing out how many of his war machines have a suspicious habit of falling into the wrong hands.

In the Lois and Clark TV series, a more suave version of Lex Luthor makes several attempts to woo Lois and is portrayed as a romantic rival for Clark as well as an arch-nemesis to Superman. He nearly succeeded in getting Lois to marry him, but is thwarted even then.

In Superman: Red Son, Lois is married to Lex Luthor since Superman grew up in Russia and was publicly linked to Wonder Woman.




  • In Superman (1948), she was portrayed by the late Noel Neill, who also played the character again in Stamp Day for Superman.
  • In Superman and the Mole Men, she was portrayed by Phyllis Coates.
  • In the late Christopher Reeves Superman films, she was portrayed by the late Margot Kidder.



  • In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, she was voiced by Dana Delaney.
  • In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, she was voiced by Juliet Landau, who also voiced Verdona.
  • In The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen, and Batman: Hush, she was voiced by Rebecca Romijn, who also played Mystique.



  • In the Adventures of Superman, she was portrayed by Phyllis Coates.
  • In Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, she was portrayed by Teri Hatcher, who also voiced Dottie.
  • In Smallville, she was portrayed by Erica Durance.
  • In the Arrowverse, she is portrayed by Elizabeth Tulloch.


  • In the 1960s Filmation The New Adventures of Superman, she was voiced by the late Joan Alexander and the late Julie Bennett.
  • In Super Friends, she was voiced by Shannon Famon.
  • In Superman (1988), she was voiced by Ginny McSwain.
  • In The Batman, she was voiced by Dana Delaney.
  • In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, she was voiced by Sirena Irwin.
  • In Tales of Metropolis, she was voiced by Maria Bamford.
  • In the original DC Super Hero Girls, she was voiced by Alexis G. Zall.
  • In Justice League Action, she was voiced by Tara Strong, who also voiced Twilight SparkleHarley Quinn, Timmy Turner, Poof, Hello Kitty, Bubbles, Raven, Teen Titans Go! Raven, Ben Tennyson, Mary Jane Watson, and many others.

Video Games

  • In Superman: The Man of Steel, she was voiced by Monica Murray.
  • In DC Universe Online, she was voiced by Adriene Mishler.
  • In Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, she was voiced by Bridget Hoffman, who also voiced Belldandy.
  • In Lego Dimensions, she was voiced by Courtenay Taylor.
  • In Lego DC Super-Villains, she was voiced by Cissy Jones, who also voiced Fury in Darksiders III.


  • In the 1940s The Adventures of Superman, she was voiced by the late Rolly Bester, Helen Choate and the late Joan Alexander.
  • In BBCs Radio 4 Superman on Trial and The Adventures of Superman, he was voiced by Shelley Thompson and Lorelei King in the latter, who voiced the character again in Superman: Doomsday & Beyond.


  • In 1966s It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Superman, she was portrayed by the late Patricia Marand.
  • In 1975s It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Superman, she was portrayed by Lesley Ann Warren.
  • In 2013s Encores, she was portrayed by Jenny Powers.


As long as you've done everything you can, Clark, you've nothing to regret. And you always do everything you can. Always. You know that... don't you?
~ Lois to Superman.
You look at Superman, and you wonder, what can he possibly have to worry about? What could possibly ever hurt him? But just because his skin is invulnerable, that doesn't mean his heart is. And that's how you hurt Superman. You break his heart.
~ Lois Lane.
I need you to consider this, Clark -- maybe, just maybe, sometimes... I'm trying to protect you.
~ Lois Lane.
Truth is so potent that -- given the choice -- most people would prefer to ignore it in favor of a lie more to their liking.
~ Lois Lane.



Superman | Supergirl | Superboy | Power Girl | Steel

Kent Family
Lois Lane | Jon Kent | Jonathan Kent | Martha Kent

Jor-El | Lara Lor-Von | Zor-El | Lor-Zod

Supporting Characters
Lana Lang | Jimmy Olsen | Perry White | Pete Ross | Cat Grant | Sam Lane | Lucy Lane | Bibbo Bibbowski | Lori Lemaris | Maxima

Krypto the Superdog | Streaky the Supercat | Comet the Super-Horse

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