History Headscratchers / Smallville

25th Feb '17 5:32:49 PM ErikModi
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*** No, there is an actual embargo on using the Batman character because of the movies. It had nothing to do with issues of over-exposure.



*** No, there is an actual embargo on using the Batman character because of the movies. It had nothing to do with issues of over-exposure.
25th Feb '17 5:31:46 PM ErikModi
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*** Wonder Woman was also in DevelopmentHell at the time, precluding her involvement in the series.


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** WildMassGuessing: When Jor-El gave Jonathan Kryptonian powers to bring Red Kryptonite Influenced Clark back home, Jor-El also copied Jonathan's memories and personality the same way he copied his own into the Caves/Fortress. Jor-El never let AI-Jonathan out of the box because Clark needed more from Jor-El at that point (learning to control and use his powers), but kept Jonathan "online" because he knew that, sooner or later, Clark would have questions/problems that ''only'' his "Earth-father" could answer. In Finale, it was appropriate for Jor-El and Jonathan Kent to give Clark their mutual blessing for fully assuming the mantle of Superman.
25th Feb '17 5:26:40 PM ErikModi
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*** Jor-El has a Kryptonian supertech solution that only works on Kal-El, because he never honestly expected any other Kryptonians to appear on Earth (he had information stored away in the unlikely event it happened, but wasn't CrazyPrepared enough to come up with something that would curtail any possible Kryptonian that could possibly show up ever)?


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*** It's entirely possible that Lois and Clark were living together long enough to be considered Common Law Married, but were both just too busy to schedule an actual wedding ceremony until seven years had passed (or they tried several times to have an actual wedding, but stories/supervillains/apocalypses kept disrupting their schedules).
25th Feb '17 5:04:18 PM ErikModi
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** Also, it's never really implied that Clark uses his telescope for anything "inappropriate" regarding Lana. He just watches her go in and out of her house sometimes, he doesn't, say, use it to see into her bedroom while she's changing clothes. In that context, it's not really any different than watching someone from the other side of the classroom in school. And the kicker is, while Clark may watch Lana more than is socially acceptable, he doesn't ''act'' on it. When he does try to get closer to Lana, physically and emotionally, he does it using only his normal personality.
25th Feb '17 4:58:48 PM ErikModi
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** There's also the prevalent TheyWouldCutYouUp rationale for the Kent's to keep Clark's nature a secret. Once Clark lets Pete, Chloe, Lana, etc. in on the secret, they now need to keep it with him. It's actually easier on their relationships if Clark keeps the secret himself, rather then telling his friends and burdening them with the knowledge that they have to be ''extra'' careful to make sure they don't spill the beans to the wrong person. Pete's arc after he learns Clark's secret is all about how difficult that makes everyday life for him, resulting in him eventually leaving Smallville completely. The others only handle it better because, by the time they figure it out, they're in positions to actually help Clark keep the whole thing under wraps.
25th Feb '17 4:54:14 PM ErikModi
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** It's basically a ten-year-long origin story for Superman (granted, they put iconic villains like Doomsday in WAY early by that metric, but hey). As such, Clark doesn't actually become "Superman" until the very last episode of the very last season, and even then, we never really get to see a shot of Tom Welling in the Superman costume (apparently, because either the network or the showrunners thought it would look too cheesy). When creating a superhero character, you need to answer two very important questions: how they became "super," and ''why'' they became a "hero." Well, we all know how Clark Kent became super, this is ten years of explaining why he chose to become a hero.
15th Dec '16 9:36:43 PM LarrBerr
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*** That and Jor-El taking away his powers for awhile never made sense to me though. His powers were never granted by Jor-El. They were a natural occurance of the Kryptonian genes under an Earth sun. How can Jor-El take away, or hold back these things that are naturally occuring, any more than a father can just turn off his childs ability to see, or to walk? And if Jor-El has some special way to turn off a Kryptonian on Earths powers why doesn't he just do so to Zod?
10th Jul '16 4:09:14 AM erforce
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*** If anything, Lana is Clark's teenage crush and there is barely any development past the "telescope stalking" stage other than that now Lana is into him too. All the time in season five Clark and Chloe has so many beautiful moments (Beginning ''and'' ending with two of the most[[note]]I know you can run faster than a speeding bullet, Clark... Take me along for the ride.[[/note]] powerful[[note]]Clark...I don't know if I'm ever gonna see you again *NowOrNeverKiss*[[/note]] Chloe/Clark scenes, or just two greatest scenes period). Probably why they had to suddenly brought back Jimmy - are they grasping at straws to keep them apart or something? Last time I checked Jimmy is mentioned only once before, two seasons ago; a very brief summertime fling, a guy who took Chloe's virginity and left without a word for ''over four years'' (as implied in ''Zod''). Then Chloe just went back to him before you could blink. Seriously, even ''{{Superman}}'' had a lot more difficulty with ComicBook/LoisLane[[note]]a.k.a. the character Chloe is something of an {{Expy}} of[[/note]] in SupermanReturns, with a much more believable reason for his absence[[note]]you'd think the "checking out my home planet because there is a chance I might not be the last of my kind after all" thing gets him off the hook[[/note]]. What were the producers thinking?

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*** If anything, Lana is Clark's teenage crush and there is barely any development past the "telescope stalking" stage other than that now Lana is into him too. All the time in season five Clark and Chloe has so many beautiful moments (Beginning ''and'' ending with two of the most[[note]]I know you can run faster than a speeding bullet, Clark... Take me along for the ride.[[/note]] powerful[[note]]Clark...I don't know if I'm ever gonna see you again *NowOrNeverKiss*[[/note]] Chloe/Clark scenes, or just two greatest scenes period). Probably why they had to suddenly brought back Jimmy - are they grasping at straws to keep them apart or something? Last time I checked Jimmy is mentioned only once before, two seasons ago; a very brief summertime fling, a guy who took Chloe's virginity and left without a word for ''over four years'' (as implied in ''Zod''). Then Chloe just went back to him before you could blink. Seriously, even ''{{Superman}}'' had a lot more difficulty with ComicBook/LoisLane[[note]]a.k.a. the character Chloe is something of an {{Expy}} of[[/note]] in SupermanReturns, ''Film/SupermanReturns'', with a much more believable reason for his absence[[note]]you'd think the "checking out my home planet because there is a chance I might not be the last of my kind after all" thing gets him off the hook[[/note]]. What were the producers thinking?
24th Feb '16 4:08:40 PM nombretomado
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** Maybe Jor-El thought that [[LastNameBasis Zod's]] name was [[Film/TheAvengers "Major"]]?

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** Maybe Jor-El thought that [[LastNameBasis Zod's]] name was [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 "Major"]]?
1st Jan '16 7:38:36 PM nombretomado
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