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27th Jul '16 10:10:42 AM NatDuv
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*** Clark himself had actually time traveled at least twice ("Reckoning" and "Apocalypse") before "Legion".
25th Jul '16 12:46:03 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"]]
17th Jun '16 10:24:19 PM lalaTKG
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** The fangirl from "Fanatic" sneaks into Lex's place [[GoingCommando in just a trenchcoat]], [[spoiler:head shaved like Music/BritneySpears to resemble Lex. Yep. She's ''batshit crazy'']].

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** The fangirl from "Fanatic" sneaks into Lex's place [[GoingCommando in just a trenchcoat]], trench coat]], [[spoiler:head shaved like Music/BritneySpears to resemble Lex. Yep. She's ''batshit crazy'']].



* FauxActionGirl: Played with while many of the main female characters such as Lana and Tess are repeatedly shown to be ActionGirl its generally only shown for DesignatedGirlFight yet only on men when it is convenient to the plot. Otherwise all of their skill instantly disappears. For example in "Power" Tess is suddenly attacked, and instead of using her martial arts, she resorts to the typical girl-in-distress montage. She grabs a statue and plugs the guy, potentially killing him despite (if she knows aikido) knowing a way to incapacitate him with pressure points and uncomfortable postures once the gun is gone. Then she gang initiation kicks him until her face is covered in blood, and the show takes pains to romanticize her rubbing it from her lips in slow motion.
** This also has the UnfortunateImplications to often be combined with HystericalWoman. In "Nemesis" a military officer who is able to conduct CIA style informational espionage kidnaps Lex and rigs 5 miles of explosives because she knows her husband is alive.
* 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 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.

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* FauxActionGirl: Played with while with. While many of the main female characters such as like Lana and Tess are repeatedly shown to be ActionGirl its {{Action Girl}}s, their fights are generally only shown reserved for the DesignatedGirlFight yet or only on men when it is convenient to the plot. Otherwise Otherwise, all of their skill instantly disappears. For example in "Power" In "Power", Tess is suddenly attacked, and instead of using her martial arts, she resorts to the typical girl-in-distress montage. She grabs a statue and plugs the guy, potentially killing him despite (if ([[InformedAttribute if she knows aikido) aikido]]) knowing a way to incapacitate him with pressure points and uncomfortable postures once the gun is gone. Then she gang initiation kicks him until her face is covered in blood, and the show takes pains to romanticize her rubbing it from her lips in slow motion.
** This also has the UnfortunateImplications to often be combined with HystericalWoman. In "Nemesis" a military officer who is able to conduct CIA style informational espionage kidnaps Lex and rigs 5 miles of explosives because she knows her husband is alive.
* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: The show is very bad at has a problem with this however from time to time. However it was taken to absurd levels in the episode "Bound" "Bound", where Lex Lex, a man had who every woman he was ever in a relationship betray him with had betrayed, being portrayed as less sympathetic then than a crazy suicidal stalker and a woman who cheated on her fiancé for a one night stand. It reach reaches the point that the main characters were so disgusted by Lex’s actions that they were more willing to trust Lionel ''Lionel'' over Lex.



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

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



** On a separate note, in the prologue of the pilot episode, we see a newspaper headline mentioning that the head of Queen Industries is missing presumed dead. This foreshadows [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Oliver's]] eventually appearance on the show.

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** On a separate note, in the prologue of the pilot episode, we see a newspaper headline mentioning that the head of Queen Industries is missing presumed dead. This foreshadows [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Oliver's]] eventually eventual appearance on the show.



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* Fridge Brilliance: In the season one episode "Hourglass," Cassandra Carver can see the fate of those she touches. She sees a vision of Lex In a white suit standing in a field of flowers. It begins to rain blood and the field turns into a pile of corpses. After the vision ends, Cassandra dies and Lex never hears his fate. Later, In the season 4 episode "Scare," a fear gas causes Lex to see his worst fear, Which is almost identical to Cassandra's vision (which again, he never saw). Lex's greatest fear is tragically his fate. This detail was hard to notice unless you binged the show as the episodes aired 3 years apart.



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He admits that his reactions to things are what keep people from telling him things in "Luthor." He starts the episode off by telling [[spoiler:([[DramaticIrony secret]]) Luthor Tess]] that all Luthors are dangerous and evil. He then is furious and offended when he finds out that she hid Lex's clone from him. He then disappears [[AlternateUniverse into the plot]] before [[spoiler:Tess can admit to her heritage]], so we don't know how he would've taken that. At the end of the episode, however, he's realized that blaming the entire Luthor bloodline for Lionel's influence is the exact reason why [[spoiler:Tess didn't tell him the truth]], so he stops being a jerk about it.

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*** He admits that his reactions to things are what keep people from telling him things in "Luthor." He starts the episode off by telling [[spoiler:([[DramaticIrony secret]]) Luthor Tess]] that all Luthors are dangerous and evil. He then is furious and offended when he finds out that she hid Lex's clone from him. He then disappears [[AlternateUniverse into the plot]] before [[spoiler:Tess can admit to her heritage]], so we don't know how he would've taken that. At the end of the episode, however, he's realized that blaming the entire Luthor bloodline for Lionel's influence is the exact reason why [[spoiler:Tess didn't tell him the truth]], so he stops being a jerk about it.



** Clark gets a lot of heat in the start of season 3, acting like a totally different person under the influence of red Kryptonite. The thing is, ''the same thing happened'' to Chloe in "Devoted", Lana in "Spell" and Lex in "Onyx" later in season 4. Either Clark can't bring himself to call them out on it, or it never occurred to him.



* IdiotBall: This also has the UnfortunateImplications to often be combined with HystericalWoman. In "Nemesis", a military officer who is able to conduct CIA style informational espionage kidnaps Lex and rigs 5 miles of explosives because she knows her husband is alive.



** Albeit not as strong of an example as others have been, one episode has Jimmy figuring out Clark's secret as a vigilante. The general train of logic goes something like this. Jimmy takes picture of blurred red figure (Clark saving both him and Lois from a mugger using superspeed in his typical red jacket), Smallville has people being saved from various "accidents" (past episode kinds of things), then after seeing a picture of Clark in his red jacket, thinks Clark is the vigilante. While the end conclusion is correct, the train of logic/actions taken to figure this out is wildly weird. First off what the heck would lead you to a backwater town of all places, especially when there is virtually nothing to point you to said town even with the 'saving people from accidents' bit. Second off, you think that Clark is the guy because of his red jacket? Yeah because he's clearly the ONLY person in the ENTIRE planet who wears a freaking RED JACKET!!!! All in all, Clark should have been able to shoot this train o' logic down no probs.
** Lana’s notion in "Power" that she had finally become Clarks equal after gaining power through selfishness, money, lies, and near suicide.
** Pete in "Nicodemus" where everyone else affected resulted in SerialEscalation his logic devolved into this. Just watch his thought process when he came to the conclusion that if he killed Lex Luthor Chloe would like him.

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** Albeit not as strong of an example as others have been, one episode has Jimmy figuring out Clark's secret as a vigilante. The general train of logic goes something like this. Jimmy takes picture of blurred red figure (Clark saving both him and Lois from a mugger using superspeed in his typical red jacket), Smallville has people being saved from various "accidents" (past episode kinds of things), then after seeing a picture of Clark in his red jacket, thinks Clark is the vigilante. While the end conclusion is correct, the train of logic/actions taken to figure this out is wildly weird. First off what It's reasonable to start looking in Smallville first, seeing that most of the heck would lead you incidents occurred over in that area. But the real head turner is how he managed to a backwater town pinpoint Clark of all places, especially when there is virtually nothing to point you to said town even with the 'saving people from accidents' bit. Second off, you think that Clark is as the guy because of his red jacket? Yeah because Blur. [[SarcasmMode Because he's clearly the ONLY only person in on the ENTIRE planet who wears a freaking RED JACKET!!!! All in all, Clark should have been able to shoot this train o' logic down no probs.
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** Lana’s notion in "Power" that she had finally become Clarks Clark's equal after gaining power through selfishness, money, lies, and near suicide.
** Pete in "Nicodemus" where everyone else affected resulted in SerialEscalation his logic devolved into this."Nicodemus". Just watch his thought process when he came to the conclusion that if he killed Lex Luthor Chloe would like him.



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** Clark gets a lot of heat in the start of season 3, acting like a totally different person under the influence of red Kryptonite. The thing is, ''the same thing happened'' to Chloe in "Devoted", Lana in "Spell" and Lex in "Onyx" later in season 4. Either Clark can't bring himself to call them out on it, or it never occurred to him.



* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals
** It rained heavily during the funeral of Whitney's father. It snowed at Jonathan Kent's funeral. It was a bright sunny day at Henry James "Jimmy" Olsen's funeral. It was [[spoiler: also sunny at Carter Hall's funeral in Egypt in "Luthor", albeit was held indoors]].

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* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals
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ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: It rained heavily during the funeral of Whitney's father. father, but for everyone else, it was a subversion. It snowed at Jonathan Kent's funeral. funeral; It was a bright sunny day at Henry James "Jimmy" Olsen's funeral. It funeral; and it was [[spoiler: also sunny at [[spoiler: Carter Hall's Hall]]'s funeral in Egypt in "Luthor", albeit was held indoors]].indoors.



** Lex and Oliver after it was revealed in season 6 episode "Reunion" that he indirectly causes the death of one of the classmates that he bullied though no one calls him out on it, not even Clark..
** Lana Lang is probably the ultimate example of this. She has 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.

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** Lex and Oliver after it was revealed in season 6 episode "Reunion" that he indirectly causes the death of one of the classmates that he bullied though no one calls him out on it, not even Clark..
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** Lana Lang is probably the ultimate example of this. She has 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 [[DisproportionateRetribution who will not run one of her stories, stories]], released Brainiac into the world, and TOTALLY got away with it all as she did it to help the person she loved.



* KlingonPromotion: By Season 7, Lex really, really wants to be evil. But he just can't pull it off convincingly. The solution? Kill the [[BigBad biggest baddie]] around, [[spoiler:Lionel Luthor]]. Also a case of DyingToBeReplaced which is only of humourous interest to people who have read the Administrivia/RenamedTropes page.

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* KlingonPromotion: By Season 7, Lex really, really wants to be evil. But he just can't pull it off convincingly. The solution? Kill the [[BigBad biggest baddie]] around, [[spoiler:Lionel Luthor]]. Also a case of DyingToBeReplaced which is only of humourous interest to people who have read the Administrivia/RenamedTropes page.DyingToBeReplaced.



* LampshadeHanging: The Legion of Super-Heroes episode did this a lot. For example, surprised at Clark not being Superman, Lightning Lad expresses dislike at the "No tights, no flights!", and they mention [[spoiler:that they've never heard of [[CanonImmigrant Chloe]]]]. Possibly also a MythologyGag in reference to the Legion visiting Comicbook/PostCrisis Superman for the first time and being surprised at how he was not the Superman they were expecting. That story was a pivotal attempt at explaining how the Legion could remain non-retconned after the retconning of Superman removed his Superboy adventures. It didn't work.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The Legion of Super-Heroes episode did this a lot. For example, surprised at Clark not being Superman, Lightning Lad expresses dislike at the "No tights, no flights!", and they mention [[spoiler:that they've never heard of [[CanonImmigrant Chloe]]]]. Possibly also a MythologyGag in reference to the Legion visiting Comicbook/PostCrisis Superman for the first time and being surprised at how he was not the Superman they were expecting. That story was a pivotal attempt at explaining how the Legion could remain non-retconned after the retconning of Superman removed his Superboy adventures. It didn't work.



* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Did anyone else notice the very frightening fact that Lex's mother looked a lot like, and sounded a lot like, Lana?

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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Did anyone else notice the very frightening fact that Isn't it a little peculiar how much Lex's mother looked a lot like, and sounded a lot like, Lana?



* LimitedWardrobe: A side-effect of ColourCodedForYourConvenience -- Clark's blue shirt and red jacket combo. Every time he wears something else, he's probably at work, it's a special occasion, or he is evil/'dead'. [[LampshadeHanging It got to the point]] where, in one episode, Jimmy, seeing a red/blue blur caught on camera, came to the conclusion that it was Clark going around saving people, just based on the colors.

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* LimitedWardrobe: A side-effect of ColourCodedForYourConvenience -- Clark's blue shirt and red jacket combo. Every time he wears something else, he's probably at work, it's a special occasion, or he is evil/'dead'.evil/"dead". [[LampshadeHanging It got to the point]] where, in one episode, Jimmy, seeing a red/blue blur caught on camera, came to the conclusion that it was Clark going around saving people, just based on the colors.



*** Perhaps made fun of in the Season Nine episode "Warrior", where Clark goes to the ''Smallville'' universe's version of Comic Con (Metro-Con or something). We see somebody wearing what looks like Clark's red and blue. This would mark the first time Clark has worn red and blue since "Doomsday" (the Season Eight finale, which was over eleven episodes ago)... if it weren't for the fact we see Clark bump into the guy wearing what looks like his old outfit, and is wearing his ''Daily Planet'' suit.

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*** Perhaps made fun of in the Season Nine episode "Warrior", where Clark goes to the ''Smallville'' universe's version of Comic Con (Metro-Con or something).Con. We see somebody wearing what looks like Clark's red and blue. This would mark the first time Clark has worn red and blue since "Doomsday" (the Season Eight finale, which was over eleven episodes ago)... if it weren't for the fact we see Clark bump into the guy wearing what looks like his old outfit, and is wearing his ''Daily Planet'' suit.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Smallville loves this trope

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Smallville loves this tropetrope:



* NowOrNeverKiss: It takes until the end of season 5 to get one with [[spoiler:Clark and Chloe - who were you expecting?]]

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* NowOrNeverKiss: It takes until the end of season 5 to get one with [[spoiler:Clark and Chloe - who were you expecting?]]Chloe]].



* PragmaticAdaptation: Sort of. It takes elements from all versions of Superman from the Silver Age to Post-Crisis to The Superman Films and kind of puts it together while adapting it for a modern day audience.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Sort of. PragmaticAdaptation: It takes elements from all versions of Superman from the Silver Age to Post-Crisis to The Superman Films and kind of puts it together while adapting it for a modern day audience.



* RaceLift: Pete is white in the comics (no relation to [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Pete White]]). [[WTHCastingAgency Lana is usually depicted as a redhead.]] The Martian Manhunter's "John Jones" identity is African-American on the show, but Caucasian in the comics. In an interview, Phil Morris (the actor who portrays Martian Manhunter) said that he once asked the producers if it was intentional that J'onn would take on the appearance of a racial minority as a reaction to the sensation of being an outcast he feels since he's the only surviving member of his race. The producer's response was basically "[[AscendedFanon Not originally, but it is now.]]"

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* RaceLift: Pete is white in the comics (no relation to [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Pete White]]). [[WTHCastingAgency Lana is usually depicted as a redhead.]] comics. The Martian Manhunter's "John Jones" identity is African-American on the show, but Caucasian in the comics. In an interview, Phil Morris (the actor who portrays Martian Manhunter) said that he once asked the producers if it was intentional that J'onn would take on the appearance of a racial minority as a reaction to the sensation of being an outcast he feels outcast since he's the only surviving member of his race. The producer's response was basically "[[AscendedFanon Not originally, but it is now.]]"



* ReallyGetsAround: Oliver Queen is portrayed to being quite fond of female company. [[spoiler:He has slept with all three of the main female characters as of season nine.]] The Luthors are also all over this trope.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Oliver Queen is portrayed to as being quite fond of female company. [[spoiler:He has slept with all three of the main female characters as of season nine.]] The Luthors are also all over this trope.



* RevengeFic: Lana Lang had this. A lot. Let's just say that there were many Smallville fans who hated Lana's Mary Sue status on the show and were eager to take the character down a peg.



** In turn, ''Smallville'' was succeeded by ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', another reimagining of the DC mythos.

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** In turn, ''Smallville'' was succeeded by ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', another reimagining of the DC mythos.mythos and the flagship DC show of WB/The CW.
4th Jun '16 10:46:58 PM gewunomox
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** An almost perfect example--in the pilot episode, Lex rescues Clark from a prank of being strung up on a scarecrow post in the middle of a field. In the first episode of the last season, the Old Lex clone ties Lois up on the same post as bait for his and Clark's LastDance. The clone actually [[LampshadeHanging comments]] on this to both of them.

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** An almost perfect example--in the pilot episode, Lex rescues Clark from a prank of being strung up on a scarecrow post in the middle of a field. In the first episode of the last season, the Old Lex clone ties Lois up on the same post as bait for his and Clark's LastDance.TheLastDance. The clone actually [[LampshadeHanging comments]] on this to both of them.
3rd Jun '16 8:47:40 PM zealots
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[[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]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:The cast for season eight. From left to right: [[TheBaroness Tess Mercer]], [[SerialKiller [[TheMedic Davis Bloome]], Comicbook/LoisLane, [[TheHero Clark Kent]], Comicbook/JimmyOlsen, [[CanonImmigrant Chloe]] [[TheSmartGirl Sullivan]] and [[Comicbook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]].]]
31st Mar '16 2:02:59 PM bradleyduke
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Too often, girl power is portrayed, as it is here, by how much power OVER men a girl has, the ability to kill them/control them at will. Now reverse that. What is it when a guy shows how much power over people, particularly women, a guy has. Misogyny! Why is one okay and the other decried?
30th Mar '16 8:46:50 AM SharkToast
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*EverybodyHatesHades: In episode 10X05, Lois got possessed by Isis and tried to bring Osiris back into the world -- which, despite him being the just ruler of the dead, was treated as a very bad thing. Though it wasn't treated as a bad thing because Osiris himself was bad, but because calling him up would bring the Underworld into the real world.
19th Mar '16 8:14:30 PM merotoker
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** CriminalAmnesiac: [[spoiler:Lex, on the other hand, immediately exploits the situation to learn something important about the Kawatche Caves.]]

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** CriminalAmnesiac: [[spoiler:Lex, on the other hand, immediately exploits the situation to learn something important about the Kawatche Caves.]]Caves]].



** Glaringly subverted in "Spirit" where a case of BodySurf is HandWaved by Chloe saying "We ''are'' in Smallville."

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** Glaringly subverted in "Spirit" where a case of BodySurf is HandWaved {{handwave}}d by Chloe saying "We ''are'' in Smallville."



** [[spoiler:Chloe Sullivan, who left in "Fortune"]].

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** [[spoiler:Chloe Sullivan, who left in "Fortune"]]."Fortune".]]



%%* BullyingADragon: "[[Recap/SmallvilleS01E09Rogue Rogue]]"

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%%* * BullyingADragon: In the episode "[[Recap/SmallvilleS01E09Rogue Rogue]]"Rogue]]", a DirtyCop who sees Clark using his powers uses that knowledge to blackmail him. Sure, Clark's ThouShaltNotKill philosophy prevents him from easily killing the guy with said powers, but he doesn't know that. All he knows is that Clark is tough enough to stop an out-of-control bus by stepping in front of it and strong enough to toss a generator across a room like a wad of paper. And yet, he keeps on provoking him and even threatening his family. [[spoiler:KarmicDeath took care of him.]]



* 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.

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* CanonCharacterAllAlong: ZigZagged ZigZaggingTrope 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.



** "Commencement": [[spoiler:Another meteor shower hits the town.]]

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** "Commencement": [[spoiler:Another meteor shower hits the town.]]town]].



%%* ChristmasEpisode: "[[Recap/SmallvilleS05E09Lexmas Lexmas]]"

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%%* * ChristmasEpisode: "[[Recap/SmallvilleS05E09Lexmas Lexmas]]"Lexmas]]" centered on Lex's "prefect" dream in which he is married with Lana, with a young boy and expecting a girl, and Clark is with Chloe. He gives up the senator race but wins the Humanitarian award of the year, and is on excellent terms with everyone except Lionel, but who cares? [[spoiler:[[TearJerker/{{Smallville}} At least, not until the dreaded]] DreamApocalypse...]]



** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E08Ryan Ryan]]": [[spoiler:The specialist Clark used his powers to get fails to save Ryan, and he still dies. The final scene shows Clark leaving Ryan's hospital room, looking back on the now empty bed, and he stands in the corridor, the hospital staff walking around Clark, oblivious to his grief.]]
** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E23Exodus Exodus]]": [[spoiler:Clark destroys his ship and the shock wave from the explosion kills Martha's unborn baby. [[WhatTheHellHero Jonathan rails at Clark for this]], and Clark leaves his parents in their grief. Chloe, jealous of Clark and Lana's growing romance, agrees to spy on Clark for Lionel. Lex wakes up midair in his private jet to find his bride gone, the pilot gone, the control consoles smashed, and his jet crashing into the ocean. Overcome with grief and guilt, Clark deliberately puts on a Red Kryptonite ring, reverting to his {{Jerkass}} Kal persona to avoid feeling any more pain. As Kal, he leaves Smallville, Lana, and his adoptive parents, seemingly for good.]]

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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E08Ryan Ryan]]": [[spoiler:The specialist Clark used his powers to get fails to save Ryan, and he still dies. The final scene shows Clark leaving Ryan's hospital room, looking back on the now empty bed, and he stands in the corridor, the hospital staff walking around Clark, oblivious to his grief.]]
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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E23Exodus Exodus]]": [[spoiler:Clark destroys his ship and the shock wave from the explosion kills Martha's unborn baby. [[WhatTheHellHero Jonathan rails at Clark for this]], and Clark leaves his parents in their grief. Chloe, jealous of Clark and Lana's growing romance, agrees to spy on Clark for Lionel. Lex wakes up midair in his private jet to find his bride gone, the pilot gone, the control consoles smashed, and his jet crashing into the ocean. Overcome with grief and guilt, Clark deliberately puts on a Red Kryptonite ring, reverting to his {{Jerkass}} Kal persona to avoid feeling any more pain. As Kal, he leaves Smallville, Lana, and his adoptive parents, seemingly for good.]]good]].



** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS03E18Truth Truth]]": [[spoiler:Chloe, after being inflicted with a truth gas made from meteor rocks, goes to retrieve her voicemail which has Lionel's confession over how he killed his parents. However, it is not Lionel's confession, but a recording of Lionel saying that he has erased the voicemail, leaving Chloe heartbroken.]]
** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS03E19Memoria Memoria]]": [[spoiler:Lex recalling the truth of what happened to his brother Julian and confronting Lionel with it after an episode of flashbacks showing how their relationship began to break down from bad to terrible and increasingly destructive.]]

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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS03E18Truth Truth]]": [[spoiler:Chloe, after being inflicted with a truth gas made from meteor rocks, goes to retrieve her voicemail which has Lionel's confession over how he killed his parents. However, it is not Lionel's confession, but a recording of Lionel saying that he has erased the voicemail, leaving Chloe heartbroken.]]
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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS03E19Memoria Memoria]]": [[spoiler:Lex recalling the truth of what happened to his brother Julian and confronting Lionel with it after an episode of flashbacks showing how their relationship began to break down from bad to terrible and increasingly destructive.]]destructive]].



** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E17Onyx Onyx]]": [[spoiler:Lex's good and evil selves are merged, but not before Evil!Lex goads his father Lionel into giving up his conversion to good. The smirk on Lex's face at the end as Lionel announces the end of the charity he founded suggests that Lex's halves merged with his evil side dominant which suggests Lex's FaceHeelTurn began here.]]
** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E20Ageless Ageless]]": [[spoiler:Evan, the rapidly aging boy Clark and Lana grew to love, ages to the point of being an old man and dies. Lex's final line, just a few episodes after "Onyx," indicates he's now well and truly become evil.]]

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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E17Onyx Onyx]]": [[spoiler:Lex's good and evil selves are merged, but not before Evil!Lex goads his father Lionel into giving up his conversion to good. The smirk on Lex's face at the end as Lionel announces the end of the charity he founded suggests that Lex's halves merged with his evil side dominant which suggests Lex's FaceHeelTurn began here.]]
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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E20Ageless Ageless]]": [[spoiler:Evan, the rapidly aging boy Clark and Lana grew to love, ages to the point of being an old man and dies. Lex's final line, just a few episodes after "Onyx," indicates he's now well and truly become evil.]]evil]].



** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS07E10Persona Persona]]": [[spoiler:Lana is forced to admit she's been far happier in the past month with Bizarro than she's ever been with Clark...just before she kills Bizarro. Even as he knows he's dying, Bizarro tells Lana he loves her. Brainiac drains the mind of (and most likely murders) his kindly creator Dax-Ur, giving himself the information he needs to become more powerful. Lex has Grant Gabriel, the clone of his dead brother Julian, murdered before Lionel's eyes just as Lionel and Grant were starting to bond.]]

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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS07E10Persona Persona]]": [[spoiler:Lana is forced to admit she's been far happier in the past month with Bizarro than she's ever been with Clark...just before she kills Bizarro. Even as he knows he's dying, Bizarro tells Lana he loves her. Brainiac drains the mind of (and most likely murders) his kindly creator Dax-Ur, giving himself the information he needs to become more powerful. Lex has Grant Gabriel, the clone of his dead brother Julian, murdered before Lionel's eyes just as Lionel and Grant were starting to bond.]]bond]].



** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS08E10Bride Bride]]": [[spoiler:Doomsday literally crashes Jimmy and Chloe's wedding, killing at least one person, brutally beating Jimmy into a coma, and abducting Chloe. Lois is left grief-stricken and confused, wondering why these horrible things keep happening to all of them, and left crushed when Clark, her date for the wedding who is at this point over Lana enough that this evening could be considered their first REAL date, ends up rushing right back to Lana when she shows up. Chloe is possessed by Brainiac (again). And the whole thing's being monitored by Lex Luthor.]]
** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS08E14Requiem Requiem]]": [[spoiler:Lana leaves Smallville forever due to being irradiated with kryptonite and being near Clark could kill him.]]

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** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS08E10Bride Bride]]": [[spoiler:Doomsday literally crashes Jimmy and Chloe's wedding, killing at least one person, brutally beating Jimmy into a coma, and abducting Chloe. Lois is left grief-stricken and confused, wondering why these horrible things keep happening to all of them, and left crushed when Clark, her date for the wedding who is at this point over Lana enough that this evening could be considered their first REAL date, ends up rushing right back to Lana when she shows up. Chloe is possessed by Brainiac (again). And the whole thing's being monitored by Lex Luthor.]]
Luthor]].
** "[[Recap/SmallvilleS08E14Requiem Requiem]]": [[spoiler:Lana leaves Smallville forever due to being irradiated with kryptonite and being near Clark could kill him.]]him]].



** "Salvation": [[spoiler:Clark is able to send Zod and all the Kandorians away, saving Earth. However, Clark has a dagger made of [[PowerNullifier blue kryptonite]] stabbed into him and is falling to his death off the building. He gets better, though.]]

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** "Salvation": [[spoiler:Clark is able to send Zod and all the Kandorians away, saving Earth. However, Clark has a dagger made of [[PowerNullifier blue kryptonite]] stabbed into him and is falling to his death off the building. He gets better, though.]]though]].



** The fangirl from "Fanatic" sneaks into Lex's place [[GoingCommando in just a trenchcoat]], [[spoiler:head shaved like Music/BritneySpears to resemble Lex. Yep. She's ''batshit crazy.'']]

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** The fangirl from "Fanatic" sneaks into Lex's place [[GoingCommando in just a trenchcoat]], [[spoiler:head shaved like Music/BritneySpears to resemble Lex. Yep. She's ''batshit crazy.'']]crazy'']].



%%* FinaleSeason: Season 10



* FinaleSeason: The words "The Final Season" appear above the title in the commercials for season 10. In fact, the PreviouslyOn segment at the beginning of the season premiere ends with Tom Welling's voice saying "And now, the final season of Smallville".* TheFinalTemptation: "[[LotusEaterMachine Labyrinth]]"



%%* ForcedPrizeFight: "[[Recap/SmallvilleS06E17Combat Combat]]"
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:[[CaptainObvious Clark is going to become Superman.]]]]

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%%* * ForcedPrizeFight: The Live or Die Fight Club in "[[Recap/SmallvilleS06E17Combat Combat]]"
Combat]]" posts these fights on the Internet.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:[[CaptainObvious Clark is going to become Superman.]]]]Superman]]]].



* FreudianExcuse: Lex's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder hyper-manipulative, borderline-sociopathic, power-obsessed dad]] really did a number on him. Then again, in the finale [[spoiler: absolutely all his memory is erased, up to and including all his childhood memories, rendering this pretty much pointless.]] Well, presumably, his personality is still intact, so he is still the bitter, angry, cynical bastard we've all come to know, [[spoiler:even if he doesn't remember ''why''.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: Lex's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder hyper-manipulative, borderline-sociopathic, power-obsessed dad]] really did a number on him. Then again, in the finale [[spoiler: absolutely all his memory is erased, up to and including all his childhood memories, rendering this pretty much pointless.]] pointless]]. Well, presumably, his personality is still intact, so he is still the bitter, angry, cynical bastard we've all come to know, [[spoiler:even if he doesn't remember ''why''.]]''why'']].



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Episodes like "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E12Insurgence Insurgence]]," "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E13Suspect Suspect]]," and "Precipice" are completely meteor-freak-less. Also, "[[Recap/SmallvilleS05E14Tomb Tomb]]" [[spoiler:has a girl raised from the dead by a meteor rock bracelet ([[LightningCanDoAnything and a bolt of lightning]]) to go after an AxCrazy but otherwise ''human'' psych ward orderly. Who, y'know, ''put her there in the first place.'']]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Episodes like "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E12Insurgence Insurgence]]," "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E13Suspect Suspect]]," and "Precipice" are completely meteor-freak-less. Also, "[[Recap/SmallvilleS05E14Tomb Tomb]]" [[spoiler:has a girl raised from the dead by a meteor rock bracelet ([[LightningCanDoAnything and a bolt of lightning]]) to go after an AxCrazy but otherwise ''human'' psych ward orderly. Who, y'know, ''put her there in the first place.'']]place'']].



** Slade bears very little resemblance to his ComicBook counterpart, ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}. He's actually much closer personality-wise to [[GeneralRipper Wade Eiling]] or Marvel's [[ComicBook/XMen Senator Kelly]].

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** Slade bears very little resemblance to his ComicBook comic book counterpart, ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}. He's actually much closer personality-wise to [[GeneralRipper Wade Eiling]] or Marvel's [[ComicBook/XMen Senator Kelly]].



** This also happens to Bizarro as well whenever he's exposed to sunlight, revealing his true nature as [[spoiler: a Phantom who stole some of Clark's DNA in order to gain his appearance.]]

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** This also happens to Bizarro as well whenever he's exposed to sunlight, revealing his true nature as [[spoiler: a Phantom who stole some of Clark's DNA in order to gain his appearance.]]appearance]].



** After all the grief Clark gets for not telling Lana the truth about himself, the end of season 5 has Lex developing similar powers from a syringe [[spoiler:by Brainiac, to prepare him to be Zod's vessel]]. He then goes on to [[spoiler:rub it in everyone's faces by reusing Clark's reasons when he tells Lana.]]

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** After all the grief Clark gets for not telling Lana the truth about himself, the end of season 5 has Lex developing similar powers from a syringe [[spoiler:by Brainiac, to prepare him to be Zod's vessel]]. He then goes on to [[spoiler:rub it in everyone's faces by reusing Clark's reasons when he tells Lana.]]Lana]].



** It rained heavily during the funeral of Whitney's father. It snowed at Jonathan Kent's funeral. It was a bright sunny day at Henry James "Jimmy" Olsen's funeral. It was [[spoiler: also sunny at Carter Hall's funeral in Egypt in "Luthor", albeit was held indoors.]]

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** It rained heavily during the funeral of Whitney's father. It snowed at Jonathan Kent's funeral. It was a bright sunny day at Henry James "Jimmy" Olsen's funeral. It was [[spoiler: also sunny at Carter Hall's funeral in Egypt in "Luthor", albeit was held indoors.]]indoors]].



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: "Void" is about a serum that brings a person near death, giving them visions of their loved ones that have passed on. Which could merely be drug-induced hallucination and nothing more, [[spoiler:but then the "vision" of Jonathan Kent tells Clark something that ''Jonathan didn't live to tell anyone.'']]
* [[ProphetEyes Milky White Eyes]]: Both Lana and Chloe get it when they are [[spoiler:put into painful comas by Brainiac.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: "Void" is about a serum that brings a person near death, giving them visions of their loved ones that have passed on. Which could merely be drug-induced hallucination and nothing more, [[spoiler:but then the "vision" of Jonathan Kent tells Clark something that ''Jonathan didn't live to tell anyone.'']]
anyone'']].
* [[ProphetEyes Milky White Eyes]]: Both Lana and Chloe get it when they are [[spoiler:put into painful comas by Brainiac.]]Brainiac]].



* NeverMyFault: Pete blames everyone else for his problems from Lex for what his father did to Clark for having powers and not using them to help him lie cheat and steal.

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* NeverMyFault: NeverMyFault:
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Pete blames everyone else for his problems from Lex for what his father did to Clark for having powers and not using them to help him lie cheat and steal.



%%* NoirEpisode: "[[Recap/SmallvilleS06E20Noir Noir]]"

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%%* * NoirEpisode: "[[Recap/SmallvilleS06E20Noir Noir]]"Noir]]''; black and white, period costumes, references to noir-era "Superman", a noir-ish storyline...



%%* ParentsForADay: "Ageless"

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%%* * ParentsForADay: "Ageless"Clark and Lana in "Ageless" with the odd twist that it only lasts a day because the child in question has a kryptonite-induced mutation that causes him to age by several years every few hours.



* RewatchBonus: In "Splinter" when Clark starts driving home his seatbelt suddenly disappears.



*** In Season ten, to calm people's mistrust of superheroes, [[spoiler: Oliver unmasks himself, [[Film/IronMan by calling a press conference, announcing that 'I am [hero identity], as an ex girlfriend who's a reporter watches on, resulting in the crowd of reporters suddenly getting louder and ask a ton of questions.]]]]

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*** In Season ten, to calm people's mistrust of superheroes, [[spoiler: Oliver unmasks himself, [[Film/IronMan by calling a press conference, announcing that 'I am [hero identity], as an ex girlfriend who's a reporter watches on, resulting in the crowd of reporters suddenly getting louder and ask a ton of questions.]]]]questions]]]].



* StarterMarriage: [[spoiler:Jimmy and Chloe]]. They were very sweet together at first but gets increasingly rocky due to the involvement of first Clark, then Davis. Ends with a huge TearJerker when [[spoiler:Jimmy [[BreakTheCutie shouts at Chloe and declares marrying her is the biggest mistake of his life]].]]

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* StarterMarriage: [[spoiler:Jimmy and Chloe]]. They were very sweet together at first but gets increasingly rocky due to the involvement of first Clark, then Davis. Ends with a huge TearJerker when [[spoiler:Jimmy [[BreakTheCutie shouts at Chloe and declares marrying her is the biggest mistake of his life]].]]life]]]].



** In "Descent" Lex blames Clark for stressing Jonathan into death after the later says that Lex could have had his father's approval if he'd only tried. However Clark was warned that saving Lana would have consequences, and he chose to, and he killed his own father. Meaning that Lex was absolutely right.

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** In "Descent" Lex blames Clark for stressing Jonathan into death after the later says that Lex could have had his father's approval if he'd only tried. However Clark was warned that saving Lana would have consequences, and he chose to, and he killed leading to the death of his own father. Meaning that Lex was absolutely right.



%%* VillainTeamUp: "Asylum." [[spoiler:Leading to ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.]]

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%%* * VillainTeamUp: "Asylum." [[spoiler:Leading Two meteor freaks, Eric Summers and Ian Randall, get assistance from [[TheHunter Van McNulty]] because he knows Clark's weakness. They plan to escape from Belle Reve by having Eric take Clark's powers. [[spoiler:Leads to ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.]]



** "Absolute Justice" has [[spoiler:Amanda Waller and Checkmate. She uses her Suicide Squad (or a member of it) to go after the JSA, not really caring that he kills a couple but killing him when he tried to kill everyone. Why? She wanted to bring them out of hiding to join the budding JLA and prepare for the coming Apocalypse (or is it Apokolips?).]]

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** "Absolute Justice" has [[spoiler:Amanda Waller and Checkmate. She uses her Suicide Squad (or a member of it) to go after the JSA, not really caring that he kills a couple but killing him when he tried to kill everyone. Why? She wanted to bring them out of hiding to join the budding JLA and prepare for the coming Apocalypse (or is it Apokolips?).]]Apokolips?)]].
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* FakeShemp: Michael Rosenbaum left the show after Season 7, so Lex's brief appearances in Season 8 were actually a body double named Kevin Miller.


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* FakeShemp: Michael Rosenbaum left the show after Season 7, so Lex's brief appearances in Season 8 were actually played by a body double named Kevin Miller.
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* FakeShemp: Michael Rosenbaum left the show after Season 7, so Lex's brief appearances in Season 8 were actually a body double named Kevin Miller.
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