History Series / Smallville

9th Apr '17 1:24:09 PM MagBas
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* Humanity in general became this as the series went on as ProtagonistCenteredMorality started to set in and the heroes started to take on a more NeverMyFault mentality. For example during the Kandorian arc despite them repeatedly killing and experimenting on humans when ever it became the focus of an episode the human in question would be the central antagonist.
** The most blatant would have to be when Davis Bloom killed Jimmy the heroes decided that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and became KnightTemplar however there are three things wrong with this which are never brought up.
*** Jimmy was only kill because Chloe had an affair with Davis and he decided to MurderTheHypotenuse.
*** It was Clarks decision to separate the fully aware Davis from the mindless Doomsday
*** Finally Davis isnít human
9th Apr '17 1:17:11 PM monique.mudie
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** When Lana started the Isis Foundation she began experimenting on meteor freaks in the same way as Lex but while Lexís action were treated as a MoralEventHorizon since she was searching for a cure itís ultimately treated as a good thing. She once found a sick freak instead of calling a doctor or taking him to a hospital she locked him in a room and waited for him to die. This is treated as a noble gesture.


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* Humanity in general became this as the series went on as ProtagonistCenteredMorality started to set in and the heroes started to take on a more NeverMyFault mentality. For example during the Kandorian arc despite them repeatedly killing and experimenting on humans when ever it became the focus of an episode the human in question would be the central antagonist.
** The most blatant would have to be when Davis Bloom killed Jimmy the heroes decided that HumansAreTheRealMonsters and became KnightTemplar however there are three things wrong with this which are never brought up.
*** Jimmy was only kill because Chloe had an affair with Davis and he decided to MurderTheHypotenuse.
*** It was Clarks decision to separate the fully aware Davis from the mindless Doomsday
*** Finally Davis isnít human
17th Mar '17 10:03:20 PM Kirayoshi
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** In the Season 10 episode "Harvest", when Clark rescues Lois from being sacrificed by a village of religious zealots, Lois tells the village that Clark was sent by God to punish them, [[Film/PulpFiction "With great vengeance and furious anger"]]



*** In the Season 10 episode "Harvest", when Clark rescues Lois from being sacrificed by a village of religious zealots, Lois tells the village that Clark was sent by God to punish them, [[Film/PulpFiction "With great vengeance and furious anger"]]
25th Feb '17 3:29:45 PM ErikModi
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** Lex actually ''does'' get a minor "Well done, son" from Jonathan. In an episode where Lionel froze all of Lex's assets, and Lex crashed at the Kent farm rather than submit to Lionel, Jonathan foisted a bunch of farm chores off on Lex to earn his keep. Jonathan later compliments Lex that he did every filthy, backbreaking job Jonathan could think of, did them without complaining, and did them ''well''.
25th Feb '17 3:02:45 PM ErikModi
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* PubertySuperpower: XRayVision, heat vision and super hearing. His invulnerability and super speed also had notable increases.

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* PubertySuperpower: XRayVision, heat vision and super hearing. His invulnerability and super speed also had notable increases. Most notably, Clark's heat vision starts kicking in as he gets, er, "excited."
25th Feb '17 1:30:51 PM ErikModi
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** Clark, during one of his more JerkAss moments, actually accused Jonathan and Martha of exploiting his abilities to keep the farm running more cheaply and efficiently than hiring extra hands or buying new farm equipment. JerkAssHasAPoint is ZigZagged, as the chores his parents give are typical farm labor, and could be done perfectly well with the tools on hand, Clark's abilities just let him do them faster and more efficiently.
24th Feb '17 7:28:54 PM ErikModi
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** Flipped in Season 9, when Major Zod commands his troops to "Kneel before Kal-El."
24th Feb '17 7:16:55 PM ErikModi
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Yeah, good luck with that. Clark has gotten a lot better about this. In fact, by Season Eight it's fully gone, though [[spoiler:in "Hex", when Zatanna granted his deepest wish he lost his powers and his memory of them, (Chloe was able to snap him out of it.)]] In Season Nine, it's even less likely he wants to be normal, as he has accepted his destiny to help humanity with his powers. This could be considered as part of the character growth as a virtual human raised by humans who is on the cusp of fully accepting who and what he is and thus becoming Superman.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Yeah, good luck with that. Clark has gotten a lot better about this. In fact, by Season Eight it's fully gone, though [[spoiler:in "Hex", when Zatanna granted his deepest wish he lost his powers and his memory of them, (Chloe was able to snap him out of it.)]] In Season Nine, it's even less likely he wants to be normal, as he has accepted his destiny to help humanity with his powers. This could be considered as part of the character growth as a virtual human raised by humans who is on the cusp of fully accepting who and what he is and thus becoming Superman. Even the "incident" with [[spoiler: Zatanna]] is treated less like Clark wanting to give up his abilities completely, and more like just wanting to take a vacation in the land of the ordinary human for a day or two.
24th Feb '17 7:10:39 PM ErikModi
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** Even in ''Finale'', we only see Clark in the Superman suit in ''extreme'' long shots (where he's probably a CGI double), or ''extreme'' closeups where it's just his face with some blue and red barely visible at the shoulders. Even the final shot ends with Clark just ripping open his shirt to show the S emblem underneath. Tom Welling wearing an actual Superman costume is never shown at any point in the entire series.
24th Feb '17 7:05:25 PM ErikModi
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** The proto-Justice League that forms about halfway through the series. Clark (obviously) in red and blue, Green Arrow (again, obviously) in green, Cyborg in silver, Aquaman in orange, Flash in red.
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