History ComicBook / LanaLang

2nd May '17 9:51:05 AM AnotherGuy
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Gets charcoaled in ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Gets charcoaled in ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'.''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''.
2nd May '17 9:50:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Gets charcoaled in ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'.


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* FirstGirlWins: Averted in that Clark ended up with Lois.
19th Apr '17 6:04:30 PM Omnicron13
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* StalkerWithACrush: After Clark revealed he had superpowers and left to pursue his journey to become Superman, Lana became heartbroken and alone with the knowledge the man she loved would never be hers and became a stalker, to the extent that Lex Luthor noticed the frequency with which she appeared in the vicinity of Clark in Metropolosi and had her tortured in an attempt to gain whatever inside knowledge of Superman she might have.

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* StalkerWithACrush: After Clark revealed he had superpowers and left to pursue his journey to become Superman, Lana became heartbroken and alone with the knowledge the man she loved would never be hers and became a stalker, to the extent that Lex Luthor noticed the frequency with which she appeared in the vicinity of Clark in Metropolosi Metropolosis and had her tortured in an attempt to gain whatever inside knowledge of Superman she might have.
11th Apr '17 7:54:49 PM Omnicron13
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* StalkerWithACrush: After Clark revealed he had superpowers and left to pursue his journey to become Superman, Lana became heartbroken and alone with the knowledge the man she loved would never be hers and became something stalker, to the extent that Lex Luthor noticed the frequency with which she appeared in the vicinity of Clark in Metropolosi and had her tortured in an attempt to gain whatever inside knowledge of Superman she might have.

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* StalkerWithACrush: After Clark revealed he had superpowers and left to pursue his journey to become Superman, Lana became heartbroken and alone with the knowledge the man she loved would never be hers and became something a stalker, to the extent that Lex Luthor noticed the frequency with which she appeared in the vicinity of Clark in Metropolosi and had her tortured in an attempt to gain whatever inside knowledge of Superman she might have.
11th Apr '17 7:51:36 PM Omnicron13
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Her reason for her angst with Superman is based around how he didn't choose to be Lana during his childhood and broke her heart.



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend

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* UnluckyChildhoodFriendStalkerWithACrush: After Clark revealed he had superpowers and left to pursue his journey to become Superman, Lana became heartbroken and alone with the knowledge the man she loved would never be hers and became something stalker, to the extent that Lex Luthor noticed the frequency with which she appeared in the vicinity of Clark in Metropolosi and had her tortured in an attempt to gain whatever inside knowledge of Superman she might have.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Blatantly pined after Clark and still tries to win his affection, to no avail.
* YourCheatingHeart: Even after Lana eventually married Pete Ross, settled into a quiet life in Smallville, where they had a son they named after their mutual friend, Clark, she still pined after Clark Kent. As she and Pete began to drift apart due to her blatant affection for Superman, Lana began to subtly attempt to regain Clark's affections, much to the anger of his (now) wife Lois Lane.
19th Nov '16 9:39:51 AM annette12
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Outside of comics Lana played a major role in the TV series ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' (where she was played by Stacy Haiduk), ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' (where she was played by Kristin Kreuk, but many ''Smallville'' fans would like you to forget everything about her) and the film ''Film/SupermanIII'' (where she was played by Annette O'Toole). Jadin Gould plays her in ''Film/ManOfSteel''.

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Outside of comics Lana played a major role in the TV series ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' (where she was played by Stacy Haiduk), ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' (where she was played by Kristin Kreuk, but many ''Smallville'' fans would like you to forget everything about her) Kreuk) and the film ''Film/SupermanIII'' (where she was played by Annette O'Toole). Jadin Gould plays her in ''Film/ManOfSteel''.
11th Nov '16 10:02:33 AM narm00
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Lana was substantially reinvented for ''Film/SupermanIII'', her first major role outside the comics which emphasised her GirlNextDoor aspects and her friendship (and romantic interest) with Clark rather than his alter-ego.

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Lana was substantially reinvented for ''Film/SupermanIII'', her first major role outside the comics comics, which emphasised her GirlNextDoor aspects and her friendship (and romantic interest) with Clark rather than his alter-ego.



In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, she was re-imagined as an engineer, and became a major supporting character in ''Action Comics''. Her role as one of the very few people who Superman has confided his real identity in remains secure.

In ''Comicbook/{{Superwoman}}'' #1, it's revealed that when the New 52 Superman died in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the blast gave both Lois and Lana superpowers, Lois getting Superman's classic powers, Lana getting the energy powers of Superman Red and Blue. Lois convinced Lana to become Superwoman alongside her - only for Lois to apparently die at the end of the issue.

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In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, she was re-imagined as an engineer, and became a major supporting character in ''Action Comics''.Comics'' and ''Superman/Wonder Woman'', establishing a long-term relationship with [[ComicBook/{{Steel}} John Henry Irons]]. Her role as one of the very few people who Superman has confided his real identity in remains secure.

In ''Comicbook/{{Superwoman}}'' #1, it's revealed that when the New 52 Superman died in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the blast gave both Lois and Lana superpowers, Lois getting Superman's classic powers, Lana getting the energy powers of Superman Red and Blue. Lois convinced Lana to become Superwoman alongside her - only for [[DecoyProtagonist Lois to apparently die at the end of the issue.
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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: [[spoiler: For Superman in ''Superwoman'', specifically the Superman Red incarnation from when he was split up into two energy-based beings in the late 90s.]]

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: [[spoiler: For Superman in ''Superwoman'', specifically the Superman Red incarnation from [[MythologyGag when he was split up into two energy-based beings in the late 90s.]]



* AscendedExtra: Became the protagonist in ''Superwoman'' after sixty-odd years as a supporting character.



* ComesGreatResponsibility: How Lois convinces her to [[spoiler: use the powers she gained from Clark's death and become Superwoman. Lois tells her that she should honor Clark's memory by reminding people what his symbol stands for]].

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* ComesGreatResponsibility: How Lois convinces her to [[spoiler: use the powers she gained from Clark's death and become Superwoman. Lois tells her that she should honor Clark's memory by reminding people what his symbol stands for]].for.


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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: In ''Superwoman''.


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* ParentalAbandonment: In the ComicBook/New52, her parents died during the events of ''ComicBook/SupermanDoomed''. ''Superwoman'' subsequently gave her a deceased brother as well.
26th Sep '16 7:35:34 AM CrypticMirror
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In ''Comicbook/{{Superwoman}}'' #1, it's revealed that [[spoiler:when the New 52 Superman died in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the blast gave both Lois and Lana superpowers, Lois getting Superman's classic powers, Lana getting the energy powers of Superman Red and Blue. Lois convinced Lana to become Superwoman alongside her - only for Lois to apparently die at the end of the issue.]]

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In ''Comicbook/{{Superwoman}}'' #1, it's revealed that [[spoiler:when when the New 52 Superman died in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the blast gave both Lois and Lana superpowers, Lois getting Superman's classic powers, Lana getting the energy powers of Superman Red and Blue. Lois convinced Lana to become Superwoman alongside her - only for Lois to apparently die at the end of the issue.]]
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18th Sep '16 2:36:11 AM Tron80
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In ''Superwoman'' #1, it's revealed that [[spoiler:when the New 52 Superman died in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the blast gave both Lois and Lana superpowers, Lois getting Superman's classic powers, Lana getting the energy powers of Superman Red and Blue. Lois convinced Lana to become Superwoman alongside her - only for Lois to apparently die at the end of the issue.]]

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In ''Superwoman'' ''Comicbook/{{Superwoman}}'' #1, it's revealed that [[spoiler:when the New 52 Superman died in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the blast gave both Lois and Lana superpowers, Lois getting Superman's classic powers, Lana getting the energy powers of Superman Red and Blue. Lois convinced Lana to become Superwoman alongside her - only for Lois to apparently die at the end of the issue.]]
11th Aug '16 8:54:08 AM narm00
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Meanwhile Lana had started to appear as an adult in ''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane'' (while still appearing as a teenager in ''Superboy'' stories). Many Superman tales of the 60s dealt with the Lois/Superman/Lana triangle. Later, in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks 70s and 80s]] she was Clark's co-anchor on the WGBS-TV's evening news.

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Meanwhile Lana had started to appear as an adult in ''Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane'' (while still appearing as a teenager in ''Superboy'' stories). Many Superman tales of the 60s dealt with the Lois/Superman/Lana triangle. Later, in the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks 70s and 80s]] she was Clark's co-anchor on the WGBS-TV's evening news.



ComicBook/PostCrisis with Clark's time as Superboy retconned away Lana's role was altered into being Clark's UnluckyChildhoodFriend and SecretKeeper, largely keeping her characterisation from ''Film/SupermanIII''. She appeared occasionally in the Superman stories and had a rocky few years, marrying and then divorcing fellow Smallville native Pete Ross and never quite getting over Clark. Later on she returned to prominence as a surrogate mother/big sister figure to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.

In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} she has been a major supporting character in ''Action Comics''. Her role as one of the very few people who Superman has confided his real identity in remains secure.

Lana and Lois were caught in the blast when the current Superman died and when nova, granting them both superpowers. She's eventually takes on the mantle of Superwoman after [[spoiler: Lois dies saving her life while fighting an unknown female supervillain in ''Superwoman #1'']].

Outside of comics Lana played a major role in the TV series ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' (where she was played Stacy Haiduk), ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' (where she was played by Kristin Kreuk, but many ''Smallville'' fans would like you to forget everything about her) and the film ''Film/SupermanIII'' (where she was played by Annette O'Toole). Jadin Gould plays her in ''Film/ManOfSteel''.

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ComicBook/PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis, with Clark's time as Superboy retconned away away, Lana's role was altered into being Clark's UnluckyChildhoodFriend and SecretKeeper, largely keeping her characterisation from ''Film/SupermanIII''. She appeared occasionally in the Superman stories and had a rocky few years, marrying and then divorcing fellow Smallville native Pete Ross and never quite getting over Clark. Later on she returned to prominence as a surrogate mother/big sister figure to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.

In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} 52}}, she has been was re-imagined as an engineer, and became a major supporting character in ''Action Comics''. Her role as one of the very few people who Superman has confided his real identity in remains secure.

Lana and Lois were caught in In ''Superwoman'' #1, it's revealed that [[spoiler:when the blast when the current New 52 Superman died and when nova, granting them in ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'', the blast gave both superpowers. She's eventually takes on Lois and Lana superpowers, Lois getting Superman's classic powers, Lana getting the mantle energy powers of Superman Red and Blue. Lois convinced Lana to become Superwoman after [[spoiler: alongside her - only for Lois dies saving her life while fighting an unknown female supervillain in ''Superwoman #1'']].

to apparently die at the end of the issue.]]

Outside of comics Lana played a major role in the TV series ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'' (where she was played by Stacy Haiduk), ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' (where she was played by Kristin Kreuk, but many ''Smallville'' fans would like you to forget everything about her) and the film ''Film/SupermanIII'' (where she was played by Annette O'Toole). Jadin Gould plays her in ''Film/ManOfSteel''.



* AffirmativeActionLegacy: For Superman, specifically the Superman Red incarnation from when he was split up into two energy based beings in the late 90s.

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: [[spoiler: For Superman, Superman in ''Superwoman'', specifically the Superman Red incarnation from when he was split up into two energy based energy-based beings in the late 90s.]]



* BettyAndVeronica: Pre-crisis Lana and Lois were in a long running triangle over Superman. Broadly speaking Lana was the Betty (as the childhood friend) and Lois the Veronica (as the glamorous big city gal) but they actually had aspects of each in their characters - Lana ended up a TV reporter making her pretty glamorous too while Lois frequently showed a softer side to her personality. Post-crisis Lana is firmly in UnluckyChildhoodFriend territory.
* {{Buttmonkey}}: Tied with Jimmy as the unluckiest major character in the Superman mythos. Pre-crisis it was frequently her own fault when a scheme backfired, post-crisis she is more of a {{Woobie}} type.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: How Lois convinces her to [[spoiler: use the powers she gained from Clark's death and become Superwoman. The former tells her that she should honor Clark's memory by reminding people what his symbol stands for]].

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* BettyAndVeronica: Pre-crisis Pre-Crisis Lana and Lois were in a long running long-running triangle over Superman. Broadly speaking Lana was the Betty (as the childhood friend) and Lois the Veronica (as the glamorous big city gal) but they actually had aspects of each in their characters - Lana ended up a TV reporter reporter, making her pretty glamorous too too, while Lois frequently showed a softer side to her personality. Post-crisis Post-Crisis Lana is firmly in UnluckyChildhoodFriend territory.
* {{Buttmonkey}}: Tied with Jimmy as the unluckiest major character in the Superman mythos. Pre-crisis Pre-Crisis it was frequently her own fault when a scheme backfired, post-crisis post-Crisis she is more of a {{Woobie}} type.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: How Lois convinces her to [[spoiler: use the powers she gained from Clark's death and become Superwoman. The former Lois tells her that she should honor Clark's memory by reminding people what his symbol stands for]].



* {{Expy}}: Of Lois. She was originally introduced to be the nosey investigative love interest for a young Clark Kent. For ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' the creators created a [[CanonImmigrant new character]] (Chloe Sullivan) to fill this role as their version of Lana didn't mesh with that role, resulting in the odd situation where they had both a Lana character and a character who was for all intents and purposes an {{Expy}} of the ''comics'' version of Lana.
* HotScoop: In some continuities she is a TV anchorwoman.
* FieryRedhead: Iconically red haired (except in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'') but her fireness tends to vary depending on time period (she was a lot firer in the 50s and 60s for instance.)
* FriendshipMoment: In pre-Crisis continuity Lana was the person who stayed with the Kents during Johnathan and Martha's terminal illness and tried to keep Clark's spirits up.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Lois. She was originally introduced to be the nosey nosy investigative love interest for a young Clark Kent. For ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' the creators created a [[CanonImmigrant new character]] (Chloe Sullivan) to fill this role as their version of Lana didn't mesh with that role, resulting in the odd situation where they had both a Lana character and a character who was for all intents and purposes an {{Expy}} of the ''comics'' version of Lana.
* HotScoop: In some continuities she is a TV anchorwoman.
* FieryRedhead: Iconically red haired (except in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'') but her fireness fieryness tends to vary depending on time period (she was a lot firer more fiery in the 50s and 60s for instance.)
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: ''Superwoman'' #1, as noted above.
* FriendshipMoment: In pre-Crisis continuity Lana was the person who stayed with the Kents during Johnathan Jonathan and Martha's terminal illness and tried to keep Clark's spirits up.



* LegacyCharacter: Inherits the Superwoman legacy after [[spoiler: Lois dies in ''Superwoman #1'']].
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Pre-crisis Lana was in love with Superman (or Superboy depending on the timeframe of the story). Post-Crisis (and in ''Film/SupermanIII'') she was best friends with and interested in Clark.
* PetTheDog: The pre-crisis Lana could be plenty obnoxious at times but on many occassions she showed that beneath her often selfish exterior she was a good person.
* SecretChaser: Pre-crisis. The page image says it all.
* SecretKeeper: Post-crisis. Pre-crisis due to StatusQuoIsGod the times she learned Clark's secret she either forgot it thanks to some handy plot element or was tricked into thinking she'd misinterpreted things.

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* LegacyCharacter: Inherits the Superwoman legacy after [[spoiler: Lois dies in ''Superwoman #1'']].
HotScoop: In some continuities she is a TV anchorwoman.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Pre-crisis Pre-Crisis Lana was in love with Superman (or Superboy depending on the timeframe of the story). Post-Crisis (and in ''Film/SupermanIII'') she was best friends with and interested in Clark.
* PetTheDog: The pre-crisis pre-Crisis Lana could be plenty obnoxious at times but on many occassions occasions she showed that beneath her often selfish exterior she was a good person.
* SecretChaser: Pre-crisis.Pre-Crisis. The page image says it all.
* SecretKeeper: Post-crisis. Pre-crisis Post-Crisis. Pre-Crisis due to StatusQuoIsGod the times she learned Clark's secret she either forgot it thanks to some handy plot element or was tricked into thinking she'd misinterpreted things.things.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: More significant at some points than others, however.
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