History ComicBook / LoisLane

17th Apr '16 8:25:54 AM narm00
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Neither marriage had children, so far (except for their son in ''Film/SupermanReturns''). You also could count the adoption of Christopher Kent, a young Kryptonian boy who turned out to be the son of General Zod.

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Neither marriage The Post-Crisis Superman and Lois returned in ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'', before ending up in the New 52 universe, alongside their N52 counterparts, in ''ComicBook/SupermanLoisAndClark''.

The original Superman and Lois never
had children, so far (except for their but the Post-Crisis Superman and Lois had a son, Jonathan, in ''Convergence'' (as well as a son in ''Film/SupermanReturns''). You also could count the adoption of Christopher Kent, a young Kryptonian boy who turned out to be the son of General Zod.
Zod.

Lois again got her own title in 2016 as part of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', ''Superwoman'', where [[EmpoweredBadassNormal she gained Superman's powers]] and used them to protect Metropolis.



* {{Badass}}: Very much so. She's a crusading idealist who works as a reporter to bring down corrupt elements, and she's got the martial arts skills to back up her idealism. Lois is frequently shown to be courageous and often refuses to be intimidated by supervillains, resulting in several CMOA's for her over the years, one notable one being in WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound when Brainiac is monologueing about how insignificant Earth and it's people seem to him, and Lois responds simply by giving Brainiac the finger, much to his confusion.
* BerserkButton: Don't insult, use Kryptonite on, or otherwise hurt Superman in front of Lois. You're talking about an unpowered human who has SeenItAll and is not intimidated even by the likes of ComicBook/LexLuthor and TheJoker. You do ''not'' want to be on the wrong end of her UndyingLoyalty to the Man of Steel.

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* {{Badass}}: BadassNormal: Very much so. She's a crusading idealist who works as a reporter to bring down corrupt elements, and she's got the martial arts skills to back up her idealism. Lois is frequently shown to be courageous and often refuses to be intimidated by supervillains, resulting in several CMOA's for her over the years, one notable one being in WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound when Brainiac is monologueing about how insignificant Earth and it's people seem to him, and Lois responds simply by giving Brainiac the finger, much to his confusion.
* BerserkButton: Don't insult, use Kryptonite on, or otherwise hurt Superman in front of Lois. You're talking about an unpowered human who has SeenItAll and is not intimidated even by the likes of ComicBook/LexLuthor and TheJoker.SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. You do ''not'' want to be on the wrong end of her UndyingLoyalty to the Man of Steel.



* HappilyMarried: To Clark Post-Crisis, Pre-New 52.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Lois and Clark's son [[HumanMomNonHumanDad Jonathan]].
* HappilyMarried: To Clark Post-Crisis, Pre-New 52.in the Post-Crisis timeline.



* HotScoop: Especially in the Silver age (one story had her merely need a bottle of hair dye to pose as a famously beautiful actress.)

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* HotScoop: Especially in the Silver age Age (one story had her merely need a bottle of hair dye to pose as a famously beautiful actress.)



* MilitaryBrat: In ever since the mid-1980's reboot this has been a key part of her characterization, as it provides a backstory, a source for her ActionGirl badassery, and plenty of dramatic tension between her, her strict father General Lane, and her sister Lucy (who often sides with the General over Lois). In many stories, Lois's military friends and the knowledge she gained about military protocols often come in handy for stories she's chasing as well.

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* MilitaryBrat: In ever Ever since the mid-1980's reboot this has been a key part of her characterization, as it provides a backstory, a source for her ActionGirl badassery, and plenty of dramatic tension between her, her strict father General Lane, and her sister Lucy (who often sides with the General over Lois). In many stories, Lois's military friends and the knowledge she gained about military protocols often come in handy for stories she's chasing as well.



* OfficialCouple: With Superman ComicBook/PostCrisis and before the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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* OfficialCouple: With Superman in the ComicBook/PostCrisis and before the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.timeline.



* TheyDo: With Superman... although not in their New 52 versions.



* TooDumbToLive: If it wasn't for Franchise/{{Superman}}, she would be dead since [[TheForties 1940]] [[GoingForTheBigScoop thanks to her fondness for snooping around way too much]]. Sometimes its shown that she takes those risks because she knows she has backup; she [[DamselOutOfDistress can handle herself just fine,]] but just lets herself get into these situations because a hostage can get the best details of what the criminals and supervillains are up to, and will always have Superman to back her up if/when she needs it.
** This is exemplified in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'', when Lois goes and decides that ''revealing Superman's secret identity is a good idea''. She's completely and utterly unrepentant over it despite not only ruining Superman's life as Clark Kent, but also others connected to him.

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* TooDumbToLive: If it wasn't for Franchise/{{Superman}}, she would be dead since [[TheForties 1940]] [[GoingForTheBigScoop thanks to her fondness for snooping around way too much]]. Sometimes its it's shown that she takes those risks because she knows she has backup; she [[DamselOutOfDistress can handle herself just fine,]] but just lets herself get into these situations because a hostage can get the best details of what the criminals and supervillains are up to, and will always have Superman to back her up if/when she needs it.
** This is exemplified in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'', when Lois goes and decides that ''revealing Superman's secret identity is a good idea''. She's completely and utterly unrepentant over it despite not only ruining Superman's life as Clark Kent, but also others connected to him. (Then again, given the bad guys had discovered Superman's secret identity and were using it to blackmail him, ensuring they ''didn't'' have a hold on him any longer seems somewhat understandable.)



* TheyDo: With Superman... until the 2011 reboot RetCon.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Superman. At least until ''ComicBook/TheNew52''.

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* TheyDo: With Superman... until the 2011 reboot RetCon.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Superman. At least until ''ComicBook/TheNew52''.Albeit not in their ''ComicBook/New52'' versions.



* VitriolicBestBuds: In those continuities were she ''doesn't'' know Clark Kent and Superman are the same (for instance the Christopher Reeve films or ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') she is usually this to Clark, enjoying a very friendly workplace rivalry with him and chastising him for his timidity. In the ''very'' early [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] her dislike for Clark was genuine but their relationship quickly evolved into this trope.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: In those continuities were where she ''doesn't'' know Clark Kent and Superman are the same (for instance the Christopher Reeve films or ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') she is usually this to Clark, enjoying a very friendly workplace rivalry with him and chastising him for his timidity. In the ''very'' early [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] her dislike for Clark was genuine but their relationship quickly evolved into this trope.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Traditionally in live action adaptations Lois is played by actresses slightly ''older'' than the actor playing Clark despite the two characters being roughly the same age, or, as was the case in Donnerverse films Lois being the younger one[[note]]A scene deleted from the theatrical cut of ''Film/{{Superman}}'' (but present in the DVD and television cut) has a teenage Clark run pass a train with a pre-teen Lois on board.[[/note]]. This is probably to reflect her hardbitten, StreetSmart reporter persona against Clark's farmboy naivetie.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Traditionally in live action adaptations Lois is played by actresses slightly ''older'' than the actor playing Clark despite the two characters being roughly the same age, or, as was the case in Donnerverse films films, Lois being the younger one[[note]]A scene deleted from the theatrical cut of ''Film/{{Superman}}'' (but present in the DVD and television cut) has a teenage Clark run pass a train with a pre-teen Lois on board.[[/note]]. This is probably to reflect her hardbitten, StreetSmart reporter persona against Clark's farmboy naivetie.
26th Feb '16 12:26:12 PM TitoMosquito
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** Also, Wonder Woman for being an equal for Superman.
27th Jan '16 3:44:25 PM nombretomado
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* VitriolicBestBuds: In those continuities were she ''doesn't'' know Clark Kent and Superman are the same (for instance the Christopher Reeve films or ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') she is usually this to Clark, enjoying a very friendly workplace rivalry with him and chastising him for his timidity. In the ''very'' early [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] her dislike for Clark was genuine but their relationship quickly evolved into this trope.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: In those continuities were she ''doesn't'' know Clark Kent and Superman are the same (for instance the Christopher Reeve films or ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') she is usually this to Clark, enjoying a very friendly workplace rivalry with him and chastising him for his timidity. In the ''very'' early [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] her dislike for Clark was genuine but their relationship quickly evolved into this trope.
31st Dec '15 4:00:31 PM dsneybuf
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Neither marriage had children, so far (except for their son in ''Film/SupermanReturns''). You also could count the adoption of Christopher Kent, a young Kryptonian boy who turned out to be [[spoiler:the son of General Zod]].

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Neither marriage had children, so far (except for their son in ''Film/SupermanReturns''). You also could count the adoption of Christopher Kent, a young Kryptonian boy who turned out to be [[spoiler:the the son of General Zod]].
Zod.
25th Dec '15 6:14:17 PM nombretomado
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During TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, Lois had her own series, titled ''Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane''. Which lasted for 137 issues, from March-April, 1958 to September-October, 1974. In this series, which had a more humorous tone, Lois became a shrew who constantly tried to prove that Clark was Superman on the assumption that he would *have* to marry her then. Instead of, you know, simply courting him the regular way. (Note that Superman himself was openly courting her, but Lois apparently felt that she still needed to prove herself smarter than him. No wonder she became a target of his SuperDickery so often. It should also be noted that this was how most superhero [[LoveInterest love interests]] flew anyway). To be fair, they DID truly love each other, both just had a lot of quirks to overcome.

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During TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, Lois had her own series, titled ''Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane''. Which lasted for 137 issues, from March-April, 1958 to September-October, 1974. In this series, which had a more humorous tone, Lois became a shrew who constantly tried to prove that Clark was Superman on the assumption that he would *have* to marry her then. Instead of, you know, simply courting him the regular way. (Note that Superman himself was openly courting her, but Lois apparently felt that she still needed to prove herself smarter than him. No wonder she became a target of his SuperDickery so often. It should also be noted that this was how most superhero [[LoveInterest love interests]] flew anyway). To be fair, they DID truly love each other, both just had a lot of quirks to overcome.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks had her in these a rather severe amount of times, and not just on the receiving end. Check out [[TheSixties the second panel]] of [[http://westcoastavengers.tumblr.com/post/66777389174/everything-you-need-to-know-about-lois-lane-in-4 this comic]] to give you a legitimate idea [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits of her character back then.]]

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks had her in these a rather severe amount of times, and not just on the receiving end. Check out [[TheSixties the second panel]] of [[http://westcoastavengers.tumblr.com/post/66777389174/everything-you-need-to-know-about-lois-lane-in-4 this comic]] to give you a legitimate idea [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits of her character back then.]]



* StalkerWithACrush: During the SilverAge, intentionally or not.

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* StalkerWithACrush: During the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, intentionally or not.



* WeakWilled: During [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks the Golden Age]] she was ''very'' [[HypnotizeThePrincess frequently (and easily) hypnotised]]. Oddly this was much more a trait of the Golden Age Lois who was assertive and had a very strong personality than the less feisty [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version.

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* WeakWilled: During [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks the Golden Age]] she was ''very'' [[HypnotizeThePrincess frequently (and easily) hypnotised]]. Oddly this was much more a trait of the Golden Age Lois who was assertive and had a very strong personality than the less feisty [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version.
13th Nov '15 2:05:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Very much so. She's a crusading idealist who works as a reporter to bring down corrupt elements, and she's got the martial arts skills to back up her idealism. Lois is frequently shown to be courageous and often refuses to be intimidated by supervillains, resulting in several CMOA's for her over the years, one notable one being in SupermanUnbound when Brainiac is monologueing about how insignificant Earth and it's people seem to him, and Lois responds simply by giving Brainiac the finger, much to his confusion.

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* {{Badass}}: Very much so. She's a crusading idealist who works as a reporter to bring down corrupt elements, and she's got the martial arts skills to back up her idealism. Lois is frequently shown to be courageous and often refuses to be intimidated by supervillains, resulting in several CMOA's for her over the years, one notable one being in SupermanUnbound WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound when Brainiac is monologueing about how insignificant Earth and it's people seem to him, and Lois responds simply by giving Brainiac the finger, much to his confusion.
10th Oct '15 9:49:40 AM nombretomado
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** Susie has reappeared in the [[{{New52}} comics, as of 2012]] - but Lucy still exists in this continuity, implying there might be a third Lane sister.

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** Susie has reappeared in the [[{{New52}} [[ComicBook/{{New52}} comics, as of 2012]] - but Lucy still exists in this continuity, implying there might be a third Lane sister.



* OfficialCouple: With Superman PostCrisis and before the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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* OfficialCouple: With Superman PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis and before the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.
11th Sep '15 4:55:34 PM nombretomado
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The first Lois died during the events of InfiniteCrisis (as did the first Superman) only for both to be brought back during the BlackestNight crisis as [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Black Lanterns]].

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The first Lois died during the events of InfiniteCrisis ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis (as did the first Superman) only for both to be brought back during the BlackestNight ComicBook/BlackestNight crisis as [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Black Lanterns]].
5th Jul '15 3:55:53 PM nombretomado
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* BerserkButton: Don't insult, use Kryptonite on, or otherwise hurt Superman in front of Lois. You're talking about an unpowered human who has SeenItAll and is not intimidated even by the likes of LexLuthor and TheJoker. You do ''not'' want to be on the wrong end of her UndyingLoyalty to the Man of Steel.

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* BerserkButton: Don't insult, use Kryptonite on, or otherwise hurt Superman in front of Lois. You're talking about an unpowered human who has SeenItAll and is not intimidated even by the likes of LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor and TheJoker. You do ''not'' want to be on the wrong end of her UndyingLoyalty to the Man of Steel.
27th Jun '15 2:21:03 PM vifetoile
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Over the decades, Lois has been a symbol both [[GirlsNeedRoleModels for]] ''and'' [[StrawFeminist against]] feminism; while she is a career woman (an IntrepidReporter) who speaks her mind and goes for [[GoingForTheBigScoop the big scoop]] regardless of danger, she has also been the object of mockery for [[ClarkKenting not noticing that her fellow reporter Clark Kent]] is Superman. On this front she is normally joined by Clark Kent's other close friends, but she is closer to either of them than anyone else who does not know they are the same, and even in ''Lois and Clark'' where she does figure out the fact that Clark Kent is Superman before he tells her, she has made out with him on at least one occasion under both identities before that. She also gets marked down by some since she is [[DamselInDistress constantly getting in trouble that she needs to be rescued from]]. However at least in some incarnations this often involves her as a bold, fearless attacker who will grab whatever large object is around and go after the local evil force, at times when such a force is in the process of defeating Superman without the use of Kryptonite.

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Over Looking at her reception over the decades, Lois has been a symbol both [[GirlsNeedRoleModels for]] ''and'' [[StrawFeminist against]] feminism; while years, you'll find people have claimed her as an assertive [[GirlsNeedroleModels role model for girls]] and as... not. While she is a career woman (an IntrepidReporter) career-driven, IntrepidReporter who speaks her mind and goes for [[GoingForTheBigScoop the big scoop]] regardless of danger, she has also been the object of mockery for [[ClarkKenting not noticing that her fellow reporter Clark Kent]] is Superman. On this front she is normally joined by Clark Kent's Not that she's alone, mind you; Clark's other close friends, friends are similarly oblivious, but she is Lois ''is'' closer to either of them Superman and Clark Kent than anyone else who does not know they are the same, and even in ''Lois and Clark'' where she does figure out the fact that Clark Kent is Superman before he tells her, she has made out with him on at least one occasion under both identities before that. She Some readers also gets marked mark her down by some since she is for being [[DamselInDistress constantly getting in trouble that she needs to be rescued from]]. However However, at least in some incarnations this often involves her as incarnations, Miss Lane does not take being a Damsel lying down. She might then become a bold, fearless attacker [[BadassNormal who will grab whatever large object is around and go after the local evil force, at times when such a force is in the process of defeating Superman without the use of Kryptonite.
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