History Series / Smallville

10th Feb '16 7:08:03 AM Chexero1
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
In 2016, An episode of ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' comfirmed that this was an alternate universe to the Franchise/ArrowVerse as when Barry was glimpsing at the other dimensions, this version of the Green Arrow was shown.
6th Feb '16 8:20:03 AM JesseMB27
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: A lot of characters (specifically ComicBook/LexLuthor, ComicBook/LoisLane and various superheroes and supervillains) in the show showed up years '''before''' Clark Kent even became Franchise/{{Superman}}.
19th Jan '16 5:03:59 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
*** And Lex did try to gain his father's approval. How was it met?
16th Jan '16 3:34:21 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ViewersAreMorons: In Britain, Creator/{{Channel 4}} and its sister channel E4 insisted on billing it as ''Smallville: Superman - The Early Years''. They eventually stopped doing that, thankfully.
29th Dec '15 3:20:26 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Whereas ''Series/LoisAndClark'' shifted gears toward a Comicbook/PostCrisis vision of Superman, Creator/JephLoeb led the way in bringing many [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ideas back into prominence on ''Smallville''. Most notable among these is the origin tale of Clark and SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}} knowing each other in high school, and Comicbook/LoisLane being introduced to Clark long before their partnership at the ''Daily Planet''.[[note]]Interestingly enough, one 1940's comic featured a young Clark/Superboy winning a high school journalism contest, with the prize being a day as a cub reporter on the ''Daily Planet''. Guess who the other winner was?[[/note]]
to:
Whereas ''Series/LoisAndClark'' shifted gears toward a Comicbook/PostCrisis vision of Superman, Creator/JephLoeb led the way in bringing many [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ideas back into prominence on ''Smallville''. Most notable among these is the origin tale of Clark and SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}} ComicBook/LexLuthor knowing each other in high school, and Comicbook/LoisLane being introduced to Clark long before their partnership at the ''Daily Planet''.[[note]]Interestingly enough, one 1940's comic featured a young Clark/Superboy winning a high school journalism contest, with the prize being a day as a cub reporter on the ''Daily Planet''. Guess who the other winner was?[[/note]]
29th Dec '15 3:06:51 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** [[spoiler:Creator/MichaelRosenbaum as...[[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor take a wild guess]].]]
to:
** [[spoiler:Creator/MichaelRosenbaum as...[[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor take a wild guess]].]]

** Besides characters, various elements from ''Smallville'' that have made their way into the comics include black kryptonite (which has the power to split a Kryptonian into two personalities with separate bodies and first showed up in the S4 premiere), the ''Smallville'' version of Comicbook/GreenArrow's costume which--as of the Comicbook/{{New 52}}--is now Ollie's official costume. Also, Oliver's clean-shaven appearance from ''Smallville'' has made its way into the comics as of the Comicbook/{{New 52}} (these last two changes can be attributed to the fact that ''Smallville'''s version of Ollie is probably the best-known version to the general public). Also the idea of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor spending time in Smallville during Clark's teenage years--though originally an idea from the Silver Age ''Superboy'' comic books that was retconned away at the start of the Post-Crisis era--was brought back into continuity largely thanks to ''Smallville''. And more, Ma and Pa Kent in the comics have started to look like older versions of Annette O'Toole and John Schneider, even though it often [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on the artist]].
to:
** Besides characters, various elements from ''Smallville'' that have made their way into the comics include black kryptonite (which has the power to split a Kryptonian into two personalities with separate bodies and first showed up in the S4 premiere), the ''Smallville'' version of Comicbook/GreenArrow's costume which--as of the Comicbook/{{New 52}}--is now Ollie's official costume. Also, Oliver's clean-shaven appearance from ''Smallville'' has made its way into the comics as of the Comicbook/{{New 52}} (these last two changes can be attributed to the fact that ''Smallville'''s version of Ollie is probably the best-known version to the general public). Also the idea of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor spending time in Smallville during Clark's teenage years--though originally an idea from the Silver Age ''Superboy'' comic books that was retconned away at the start of the Post-Crisis era--was brought back into continuity largely thanks to ''Smallville''. And more, Ma and Pa Kent in the comics have started to look like older versions of Annette O'Toole and John Schneider, even though it often [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on the artist]].
9th Dec '15 6:03:58 PM GordyTepig
Is there an issue? Send a Message
[[caption-width-right:330:The cast for season eight. From left to right: [[TheBaroness Tess Mercer]], [[SerialKiller Davis Bloome]], Comicbook/LoisLane, [[TheHero Clark Kent]], Comicbook/JimmyOlsen, [[CanonImmigrant Chloe]] [[TheSmartGirl Sullivan]] and [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]].Thankfully not present: [[CreatorsPet Lana]] [[TheScrappy Lang]]]]
to:
[[caption-width-right:330:The cast for season eight. From left to right: [[TheBaroness Tess Mercer]], [[SerialKiller Davis Bloome]], Comicbook/LoisLane, [[TheHero Clark Kent]], Comicbook/JimmyOlsen, [[CanonImmigrant Chloe]] [[TheSmartGirl Sullivan]] and [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]].Thankfully not present: [[CreatorsPet Lana]] [[TheScrappy Lang]]]] ]]
15th Nov '15 3:42:09 AM Omeganian
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* CanonCharacterAllAlong: ZigZagged with Chloe Sullivan who, when she writes her first piece for the ''Daily Planet'', uses her cousin's Lois Lane's name as her ''nom de plume'' - setting up that Chloe is the ''Smallville''-verse Lois. But later in the series Lois proper shows up. Chloe does become that universe's analogue of Oracle.
24th Oct '15 2:47:52 PM matthewhecht
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* SealedCastInAMultipack: The HalfArcSeason for season 6 was assorted Kryptonian baddies being accidentally released from the PhantomZone and Clark & Kira having to round them up.
to:
* SealedCastInAMultipack: The HalfArcSeason for season 6 was assorted Kryptonian baddies being accidentally released from the PhantomZone and Clark & Kira having to round them up.
21st Oct '15 10:46:11 PM merotoker
Is there an issue? Send a Message
%%** [[Recap/SmallvilleS09E17Checkmate Checkmate]]"

%%** [[Recap/SmallvilleS09E17Checkmate Checkmate]]"** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS09E17Checkmate Checkmate]]" Both the Justice League and Zod have a bone to pick with [[GovernmentConspiracy Checkmate]]. [[spoiler:Oliver and John get captured at different points, although they managed to escape. Chloe is also kidnapped and almost killed in an attempt to blackmail Clark into revealing more about their team.]] Zod simply comes over to visit and burns down their entire castle base with [[EyeBeams heat vision]].

** The moral of "Bound" seems to be that if you use women like a paper towel, it will come back to haunt you, even if you're rich. Problem is, it's not what plays out in the show, the woman were shown to be perfectly willing parties, with the victim being the one who initiated the relationship. The episode seems to completely ignore that given Lex’s past relationships with woman it is perfectly understandable why he would opt for meaningless flings, but the only two women who had a problem with this the murderer and her victim both proved to be completely insane. The victim coming across as a stalker and the murderer trying to invoke NeverMyFault.
to:
** The moral of "Bound" seems to be that if you use women like a paper towel, it will come back to haunt you, even if you're rich. Problem is, it's not what plays out in the show, show; the woman were shown to be perfectly willing parties, with the victim being the one who initiated the relationship. The episode seems to completely ignore that given Lex’s past relationships with woman it is perfectly understandable why he would opt for meaningless flings, but the only two women who had a problem with this the murderer and her victim both proved to be completely insane. The victim coming across as a stalker and the murderer trying to invoke NeverMyFault.

* TheBusCameBack: Pete Ross returned for one episode in Season 7, and Lana returned partway through Season 8 for a small story arc. [[spoiler:Kara]] in Season 8's "Bloodline" and Season 10's "Supergirl." Season 10 had practically ''every'' major character who had departed the show [[ContinuityPorn return in some capacity]] during the season. Notably, Pete and Lana were the only living characters not to return during the season, whilst any other characters who didn't come back had been KilledOffForReal. [[spoiler:Not that being dead managed to stop Jonathan, Lionel, and Lex returning in some capacity]].
to:
* TheBusCameBack: Pete Ross returned for one episode in Season 7, and Lana returned partway through Season 8 for a small story arc. [[spoiler:Kara]] in Season 8's "Bloodline" and Season 10's "Supergirl." Season 10 had practically ''every'' major character who had departed the show [[ContinuityPorn return in some capacity]] during the season. Notably, Pete and Lana were the only living characters not to return during the season, whilst any other characters who didn't come back had been KilledOffForReal. [[spoiler:Not that being dead managed to stop Jonathan, Lionel, and Lex returning in some capacity]].capacity.]]

* ClarkKenting: Not so much Clark himself, but Oliver Queen. He dresses up like RobinHood for a party in "Wither," then in the ''next'' episode, the Green Arrow (Oliver in disguise) steals a necklace at a party. Lois, of course, [[LovesMyAlterEgo doesn't see a connection]].
to:
* ClarkKenting: Not so much Clark himself, but Oliver Queen. He dresses up like RobinHood Myth/RobinHood for a party in "Wither," then in the ''next'' episode, the Green Arrow (Oliver in disguise) steals a necklace at a party. Lois, of course, [[LovesMyAlterEgo doesn't see a connection]].

** Season Four's Lois episodes. In fact, that entire year is almost a retelling of ''Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane'' -- right down to [[BLAMEpisode Lois becoming a witch.]]
to:
** Season Four's Lois episodes. In fact, that entire year is almost a retelling of ''Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane'' -- right down to [[BLAMEpisode [[BizarroEpisode Lois becoming a witch.]]

%%* TheDogWasTheMastermind: "[[Recap/SmallvilleS09E05Roulette Roulette]]"
to:
%%* * TheDogWasTheMastermind: In "[[Recap/SmallvilleS09E05Roulette Roulette]]"Roulette]]" Oliver is put through a series of life and death games. Who could be responsible? [[spoiler: Chloe Sullivan,]] of course.

* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: The show is very bad at this however it was taken to absurd levels in the episode "Bound" where Lex a man had every woman he was ever in a relationship betray him being pertrayed as less sympathetic then a crazy suicidal stalker and a woman who cheated on her fiancé for a one night stand. It reach the point that the main characters were so disgusted by Lex’s actions that they were more willing to trust Lionel over Lex.
to:
* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: The show is very bad at this however it was taken to absurd levels in the episode "Bound" where Lex a man had every woman he was ever in a relationship betray him being pertrayed portrayed as less sympathetic then a crazy suicidal stalker and a woman who cheated on her fiancé for a one night stand. It reach the point that the main characters were so disgusted by Lex’s actions that they were more willing to trust Lionel over Lex.

* FirstGirlWins: Averted, [[spoiler:despite Lana being hyped as the designated love interest, she and Clark ultimately separate.]]
to:
* FirstGirlWins: Averted, [[spoiler:despite Lana being hyped as the designated love interest, she and Clark ultimately separate.]]separate]].

* GambitRoulette: Quite early in the series, in Season 1, there was a Roulette involving Lex Luthor, his father, and an old lover named Victoria. Victoria came to the Luthor mansion and led Lex to believe that she was playing on Lex's dislike for his father so that her own father could buy out [=LuthorCorp=]. Lex convinced her that they should play their fathers against each other and bring them both down. Lex cultivated a romantic relationship with Victoria and when they went into business talks with Victoria's father, he said that he was poised to buy out [=LuthorCorp=] thanks to Victoria's intelligence she gathered from Lex's computer. However, Lex had already made sure that Victoria's father's endeavors would be useless and unfruitful. Lex and his father bought out Victoria's father's corporation, but in a surprising twist, [[spoiler: It was revealed that Victoria was a lover of Lex's father and working for him the whole time.]]
to:
* GambitRoulette: Quite early in the series, in Season 1, there was a Roulette involving Lex Luthor, his father, and an old lover named Victoria. Victoria came to the Luthor mansion and led Lex to believe that she was playing on Lex's dislike for his father so that her own father could buy out [=LuthorCorp=]. Lex convinced her that they should play their fathers against each other and bring them both down. Lex cultivated a romantic relationship with Victoria and when they went into business talks with Victoria's father, he said that he was poised to buy out [=LuthorCorp=] thanks to Victoria's intelligence she gathered from Lex's computer. However, Lex had already made sure that Victoria's father's endeavors would be useless and unfruitful. Lex and his father bought out Victoria's father's corporation, but in a surprising twist, [[spoiler: It it was revealed that Victoria was a lover of Lex's father and working for him the whole time.]]time]].

** Lana Lang is probably the ultimate example of this. She has kidnaped and tortured an old man, ran a shadow organization, spied on an old lover, beat him senseless, knocked out people at a major press who will not run one of her stories, released Brainiac into the world, and TOTALLY got away with it as she did it to help the person she loved.
to:
** Lana Lang is probably the ultimate example of this. She has kidnaped kidnapped and tortured an old man, ran a shadow organization, spied on an old lover, beat him senseless, knocked out people at a major press who will not run one of her stories, released Brainiac into the world, and TOTALLY got away with it as she did it to help the person she loved.

** At the end of "Onyx", [[spoiler:Lionel had originally started a charity after being given a second chance in life after getting out of prison, but one encounter with Lex's EvilTwin convinced him to go back to his old ways by the time the real Lex could reach him.]]
to:
** At the end of "Onyx", [[spoiler:Lionel had originally started a charity after being given a second chance in life after getting out of prison, but one encounter with Lex's EvilTwin convinced him to go back to his old ways by the time the real Lex could reach him.]]him]].

** An epic one from Zod at the end of "Salvation" when he realizes that he's just [[EngineeredPublicConfession accidentally confessed]] to killing [[spoiler: Faora]] in front of his troops and later when he realises that [[spoiler: Clark fatally stabbed himself with the blue kryptonite dagger, so nothing could prevent Zod from being transported to New Krypton to face ''[[FateWorseThanDeath justice]]'' from his former comrades.]]
to:
** An epic one from Zod at the end of "Salvation" when he realizes that he's just [[EngineeredPublicConfession accidentally confessed]] to killing [[spoiler: Faora]] in front of his troops and later when he realises that [[spoiler: Clark fatally stabbed himself with the blue kryptonite dagger, so nothing could prevent Zod from being transported to New Krypton to face ''[[FateWorseThanDeath justice]]'' from his former comrades.]]comrades]].

** A very blatant and awkward one at the end of season eight. [[spoiler:This Jimmy Olsen turns out to be the older brother of ''the'' Jimmy Olsen. Named Henry James Olsen, while his younger brother is the James Bartholomew Olsen from the comics.]] That being said, the showrunners did make it up to [[spoiler: Aaron Ashmore by having him return as Jimmy--this time the real one--in the DistantFinale]]. *** Although, the writers knew from the start of Jimmy's run that [[spoiler:he would not be the real Jimmy Olsen.]] Although this was more down to ExecutiveMeddling than anything. They decided that either when Smallville ends, or they had "taken Jimmy as far as he could go" they would reveal the truth.
to:
** A very blatant and awkward one at the end of season eight. [[spoiler:This Jimmy Olsen turns out to be the older brother of ''the'' Jimmy Olsen. Named Henry James Olsen, while his younger brother is the James Bartholomew Olsen from the comics.]] That being said, the showrunners did make it up to [[spoiler: Aaron Ashmore by having him return as Jimmy--this time the real one--in the DistantFinale]]. *** DistantFinale]]. Although, the writers knew from the start of Jimmy's run that [[spoiler:he would not be the real Jimmy Olsen.]] Although this was more down to ExecutiveMeddling than anything. They decided that either when Smallville ends, or they had "taken Jimmy as far as he could go" they would reveal the truth.

* StrawCharacter: Cat Grant, a major departure from the freewheeling comic book version. When Lois is performing rituals under possession of Isis, Cat actually says "I will never understand liberals." Gordon Godfrey is a caricature of conservative talk show hosts, though that at least is true to his comic book roots. Although in "Icarus", [[spoiler:Cat [[CharacterDevelopment agreed to at least be more objective when it comes to superheroes]].]]
to:
* StrawCharacter: Cat Grant, a major departure from the freewheeling comic book version. When Lois is performing rituals under possession of Isis, Cat actually says "I will never understand liberals." Gordon Godfrey is a caricature of conservative talk show hosts, though that at least is true to his comic book roots. Although in "Icarus", [[spoiler:Cat [[CharacterDevelopment agreed to at least be more objective when it comes to superheroes]].]]superheroes]]]].

%%* UnfinishedBusiness: "Tomb"
to:
%%* * UnfinishedBusiness: "Tomb"Chloe is possessed by the ghost of a girl to find and take revenge on her murderer.

* WithFriendsLikeThese: Clark and Pete the former repeatedly forced Clark to lie, cheat, steal, threatened expose his secret then act like nothing happened. This is especially seen in Velocity and Hero.
to:
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Clark and Pete the former repeatedly forced Clark to lie, cheat, steal, threatened expose his secret then act like nothing happened. This is especially seen in Velocity "Velocity" and Hero."Hero".

* WritersCannotDoMath: The recon done in "Power" where instead of Lana leaving Clark of her own free will she was kidnapped by Lex. This means that Lex was building the Prometheus suit to fight Clark and save his battered body long before he was even aware of Clarks secret and was wounded in the Fortress. Sure he had deals going on like Aries that led to it but Lana seemed to be on to it way sooner than she should have. That was cool but everything about it here just fell totally flat. There is no way Lex would have let it get out to Lana like that, especially after the Fortress when he needed it the most.
to:
* WritersCannotDoMath: The recon done in "Power" where instead of Lana leaving Clark of her own free will she was kidnapped by Lex. This means that Lex was building the Prometheus suit to fight Clark and save his battered body long before he was even aware of Clarks Clark's secret and was wounded in the Fortress. Sure he had deals going on like Aries that led to it but Lana seemed to be on to it way sooner than she should have. That was cool but everything about it here just fell totally flat. There is no way Lex would have let it get out to Lana like that, especially after the Fortress when he needed it the most.

* YouLookFamiliar: ** Shawn Ashmore played a villain in Seasons 1 and 3, but his identical twin brother Aaron plays Henry "Jimmy" Olsen in later seasons. Aaron returns in the series finale to play James Bartholomew Olsen. ** The token Asian of the crooks that break into the Luthorcorp tower early in the series shows up in season 4 as a Chinese national constable on the take. They're played by Byron Mann of ''Film/StreetFighter'' fame.

----
to:
----
This list shows the last 10 events of 455. Show all.