History Headscratchers / Smallville

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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[[WMG:Main/{{Smallville}}]]

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[[WMG:Main/{{Smallville}}]][[WMG:Series/{{Smallville}}]]
28th Dec '15 7:23:19 AM Anddrix
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*** If the Smallville afterlife is anything like the main DCU afterlife, it's bloody complicated and you usually don't get to do that sort of thing without help. Maybe he got some help from SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}} or ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger or someone similar.

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*** If the Smallville afterlife is anything like the main DCU afterlife, it's bloody complicated and you usually don't get to do that sort of thing without help. Maybe he got some help from SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}} Deadman or ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger or someone similar.
25th Dec '15 7:43:55 PM nombretomado
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*** Creator/GeoffJohns and Creator/GrantMorrison are now practically [[{{RunningTheAsylum}} running the DC Universe]], and are unnecessarily reintroducing tons of wall-banging SilverAge details, such as the silly "Superman can juggle planets" stuff, and Creator/GeoffJohns became at least somewhat involved with Smallville in the last two seasons, so we can assume that he and Morrison may have had a hand in this.

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*** Creator/GeoffJohns and Creator/GrantMorrison are now practically [[{{RunningTheAsylum}} running the DC Universe]], and are unnecessarily reintroducing tons of wall-banging SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] details, such as the silly "Superman can juggle planets" stuff, and Creator/GeoffJohns became at least somewhat involved with Smallville in the last two seasons, so we can assume that he and Morrison may have had a hand in this.
12th Sep '15 12:12:09 PM nombretomado
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* {{Brainiac}} repeatedly does one very stupid thing despite all his intelligence. He is almost a match to a true kryptonian. And he is unaffected by kryptonite. Shouldn't he be carrying Kryptonite at all times? The only time I remember him using kryptonite against Clark is [[spoiler:''Solitude'']]. He would have won easily if he had a piece in [[spoiler:''Veritas'' or ''Arctic'']]. And you know, in Smallville, KryptoniteIsEverywhere.

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* {{Brainiac}} ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} repeatedly does one very stupid thing despite all his intelligence. He is almost a match to a true kryptonian. And he is unaffected by kryptonite. Shouldn't he be carrying Kryptonite at all times? The only time I remember him using kryptonite against Clark is [[spoiler:''Solitude'']]. He would have won easily if he had a piece in [[spoiler:''Veritas'' or ''Arctic'']]. And you know, in Smallville, KryptoniteIsEverywhere.
6th Jul '15 11:31:29 AM nombretomado
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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 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 LoisLane[[note]]a.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?
14th May '15 4:14:48 PM nombretomado
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*** GeoffJohns and GrantMorrison are now practically [[{{RunningTheAsylum}} running the DC Universe]], and are unnecessarily reintroducing tons of wall-banging SilverAge details, such as the silly "Superman can juggle planets" stuff, and GeoffJohns became at least somewhat involved with Smallville in the last two seasons, so we can assume that he and Morrison may have had a hand in this.

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*** GeoffJohns Creator/GeoffJohns and GrantMorrison Creator/GrantMorrison are now practically [[{{RunningTheAsylum}} running the DC Universe]], and are unnecessarily reintroducing tons of wall-banging SilverAge details, such as the silly "Superman can juggle planets" stuff, and GeoffJohns Creator/GeoffJohns became at least somewhat involved with Smallville in the last two seasons, so we can assume that he and Morrison may have had a hand in this.
3rd Feb '15 8:03:00 AM syrusdark
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** This is a mix of Clark wanting to have a normal life, being too humble to want to become a larger-than-life alter-ego when he does use his powers, and just flat out not needing a costume for the most part. When you move so fast anyone can only see or commit to video a blur, you don't need a silly costume to hide your real self.
2nd Jan '15 4:48:36 AM RayAP9
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* In this universe, why does it take Clark Kent so long to adopt his superhero alter-ego (nickname, costume, etc.)? Usually, the M.O. for writers of comic books or works based on them is that a person discovers that he/she has superhuman powers, and within days, sometimes weeks, they become the full-fledged superhero/villain we know them as. But in ''Smallville'', as far as I'm aware, Clark Kent is an adolescent kid with superpowers. No superhero codename, no costume, no secret identity, nothing. For a ''long'' time (and it's not as if costumed heroes/villains don't exist in the ''Smallville'' universe). In-universe, why is this the case? How did Clark avoid all the problems of being a non-traditional "superhero" (might be a bad word in this series)?[[note]]Keep in mind I haven't seen this series, and I'm not criticizing it-- just curious. If I'm wrong about anything, please correct me.[[/note]]

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* In this universe, why does it take Clark Kent so long to adopt his superhero alter-ego (nickname, costume, etc.)? Usually, the M.O. for writers of comic books or works based on them is that a person discovers that he/she has superhuman powers, and within days, sometimes weeks, they become the full-fledged superhero/villain we know them as. But in ''Smallville'', as far as I'm aware, Clark Kent is an adolescent kid with superpowers. No superhero codename, no costume, no secret identity, nothing. For a ''long'' time (and it's not as if costumed heroes/villains don't exist in the ''Smallville'' universe). In-universe, why is this the case? How did Clark avoid all the problems of being a non-traditional "superhero" (might be a bad word in this series)?[[note]]Keep series), and why did he avert the common "superhero birth" trope?[[note]]Keep in mind I haven't seen this series, and I'm not criticizing it-- just curious. If I'm wrong about anything, please correct me.[[/note]]
1st Jan '15 5:05:17 PM RayAP9
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* What's the deal with the inconsistent mind control rules in "Delete" from Season 3? The last mind control email, the one directed to Clark's Parents, implies that the victims are given very general, must-be-obeyed instructions and use their own knowledge to carry them out, hence the specifics of their plan and the fact that Jonathan used the kryptonite on Clark despite that mind controller not knowing about his weakness to it. But if that's the case, why didn't Clark, while mind controlled, decide that the best way to kill Chloe would be to actually use his powers and snap her neck like a toothpick at super speed? The only explanation I can think of was that the mind control message was overly-specific, specifically demanding she be run over with a truck, but it still seems like the victims are given quite a bit of "creative freedom" and do things not specifically demanded that further the general goal.

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* In this universe, why does it take Clark Kent so long to adopt his superhero alter-ego (nickname, costume, etc.)? Usually, the M.O. for writers of comic books or works based on them is that a person discovers that he/she has superhuman powers, and within days, sometimes weeks, they become the full-fledged superhero/villain we know them as. But in ''Smallville'', as far as I'm aware, Clark Kent is an adolescent kid with superpowers. No superhero codename, no costume, no secret identity, nothing. For a ''long'' time (and it's not as if costumed heroes/villains don't exist in the ''Smallville'' universe). In-universe, why is this the case? How did Clark avoid all the problems of being a non-traditional "superhero" (might be a bad word in this series)?[[note]]Keep in mind I haven't seen this series, and I'm not criticizing it-- just curious. If I'm wrong about anything, please correct me.[[/note]]
* What's the deal with the inconsistent mind control rules in "Delete" from Season 3? The last mind control email, the one directed to Clark's Parents, parents, implies that the victims are given very general, must-be-obeyed instructions and use their own knowledge to carry them out, hence the specifics of their plan and the fact that Jonathan used the kryptonite on Clark despite that mind controller not knowing about his weakness to it. But if that's the case, why didn't Clark, while mind controlled, decide that the best way to kill Chloe would be to actually use his powers and snap her neck like a toothpick at super speed? The only explanation I can think of was that the mind control message was overly-specific, specifically demanding she be run over with a truck, but it still seems like the victims are given quite a bit of "creative freedom" and do things not specifically demanded that further the general goal.
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