History YMMV / Smallville

7th Nov '16 5:11:28 PM Berrenta
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* InkStainAdaptation: Lana Lang has played a minor role in the many adaptations of Franchise/{{Superman}}, including ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', but unfortunately she gets immense hate for her first big appearance in the show, where she is infamous for 8 seasons of non-stop RomanticPlotTumor. After ''Smallville'' ended, she got lesser appearances in other Superman-related adaptations and only got one small cameo in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' as a child. In the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', she's regulated back into the [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] since Superman is now dating Comicbook/WonderWoman.
30th Sep '16 6:38:50 AM Tron80
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** The show itself to Superman fans. Some think the show made a great representation of the modern Superman and wanted Tom Welling and Creator/MichaelRosenbaum to be in ''Film/SupermanReturns'' and/or ''Film/ManOfSteel'', and others who think this version is too much of a TeenDrama (even though the show grew out of this after about Season 4).

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** The show itself to Superman fans. Some think the show made a great representation of the modern Superman and wanted Tom Welling and Creator/MichaelRosenbaum to be in ''Film/SupermanReturns'' ''Film/SupermanReturns'', ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and/or ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', and others who think this version is too much of a TeenDrama (even though the show grew out of this after about Season 4).
30th Jul '16 7:32:52 AM Anddrix
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** Green Arrow quickly became a fan favorite and rose to become one of the main characters from Season Eight onwards, though he became a slight BaseBreaker afterward.

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** Green Arrow quickly became a fan favorite and rose to become one of the main characters from Season Eight onwards, though he became a slight BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter afterward.



** Chloe and Oliver are sometimes accused of this, particularly from [[DieForOurShip Chlark and Chimmy shippers]], and it is one of the main reasons both characters have BaseBreaker status.

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** Chloe and Oliver are sometimes accused of this, particularly from [[DieForOurShip Chlark and Chimmy shippers]], and it is one of the main reasons both characters have BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter status.
1st Jul '16 11:39:50 AM BatmanKalEl
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* SeasonalRot: Pick any season after Season 3 and you'll find its fair share of haters, to the point where pretty much every season besides the universally-loved Season 3 could be considered {{Base Breaker}}s. However Seasons 8-10 have been largely well-received (with Season 8 alone breathing enough life back into the show that it regained enough momentum to make it to the ten-year mark), and the final season, 10, has been even better received, though the series finale [[BrokenBase breaks the base yet again]].

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* SeasonalRot: Pick any season after Season 3 and you'll find its fair share of haters, to the point where pretty much every season besides the universally-loved Season 3 could be considered {{Base Breaker}}s.Breaking Character}}s. However Seasons 8-10 have been largely well-received (with Season 8 alone breathing enough life back into the show that it regained enough momentum to make it to the ten-year mark), and the final season, 10, has been even better received, though the series finale [[BrokenBase breaks the base yet again]].
1st Jul '16 11:38:05 AM BatmanKalEl
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* BaseBreaker:

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter:
17th Jun '16 10:25:33 PM lalaTKG
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* RevengeFic: Lana Lang had this. A lot. Let's just say that there were many Smallville fans who hated Lana's supposed MarySue status on the show and were eager to take the character down a peg.
11th Jun '16 8:14:11 PM Angeldeb82
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** "[[LoanShark Rick]]'s type, [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob yo]][[Comicbook/GreenArrow ur]] type, political type, twisted type…"

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** "[[LoanShark Rick]]'s type, [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob yo]][[Comicbook/GreenArrow ur]] type, political type, twisted type…"type..."



** Happens in-universe with the Native American Kryptonian prophecy. Anyone with the immense powers prophesised would surely be corrupted by it, and his so-called archenemy would require immense courage to face him - so who's the real hero here?

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** Happens in-universe with the Native American Kryptonian prophecy. Anyone with the immense powers prophesised prophesied would surely be corrupted by it, and his so-called archenemy would require immense courage to face him - so who's the real hero here?



** Chloe became this in the later seasons. For the vast majority of the show's run, she was an immensely popular character (and for years there were campaigns to get her into the comics, which finally succeeded), but starting in Season 8, an unfortunate combination of factors led to a sharp decrease in her popularity: 1. The Chloe/Davis relationship was a major controversial one, and many saw it as a betrayal not only of Jimmy, but also of Clark. 2. Chloe's drastic security and surveillance measures in Season 9 were seen as Orwellian, and as another betrayal (it was revealed that she kept cameras all over Clark's house), 3. Many fans felt like Chloe had become a PuritySue and FixerSue during the middle seasons and that the writers had slowed down Clark's development as an investigator in favor of having Chloe provide all the answers, and 4. The increasing division over Chloe was also probably in part due to a pent-up HypeBacklash against the more overzealous Chloe fans, a reaction that had been slowly brewing for several years and finally came to a head in the wake of S8 and 9.

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** Chloe became this in the later seasons. For the vast majority of the show's run, she was an immensely popular character (and for years there were campaigns to get her into the comics, which finally succeeded), but starting in Season 8, an unfortunate combination of factors led to a sharp decrease in her popularity: 1. The Chloe/Davis relationship was a major controversial one, and many saw it as a betrayal not only of Jimmy, but also of Clark. 2. Chloe's drastic security and surveillance measures in Season 9 were seen as Orwellian, and as another betrayal (it was revealed that she kept cameras all over Clark's house), 3. Many fans felt like Chloe had become a PuritySue Purity Sue and FixerSue Fixer Sue during the middle seasons and that the writers had slowed down Clark's development as an investigator in favor of having Chloe provide all the answers, and 4. The increasing division over Chloe was also probably in part due to a pent-up HypeBacklash against the more overzealous Chloe fans, a reaction that had been slowly brewing for several years and finally came to a head in the wake of S8 and 9.



** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} was the [[RoboticPsychopath ruthless]] {{AI|IsACrapshoot}} responsible for triggering [[EarthShatteringKaboom Krypton's destruction]], and he didn't prove himself any better after arriving on Earth. Viewing humans as little more than animals, Brainiac made repeated efforts to exterminate the human race, first on behalf of [[GreaterScopeVillain General Zod]], and then of his own volition, engineering a deadly plague from the planet's most devastating diseases, releasing a computer virus intended to send the human race back to the technological Stone Age, convincing President Luthor to start a [[NukeEm nuclear war]] in a BadFuture that he himself created, and finally kidnapping Doomsday so that he could turn him into a weapon to not only KillAllHumans, but [[OmnicidalManiac all life in the universe]]. Along the way he infects Martha Kent with a Kryptonian virus, self-repairs by cannibalizing the trace minerals in a succession of victims, murders his "father," Dax-Ur, by draining his mind of all data, leaves Lana in a coma, unable to move, but experiencing constant agony, traps [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] in the Phantom Zone, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacks]] Chloe, intending to kill her afterwards. [[LackOfEmpathy Incapable of empathy]], and dedicated to the annihilation of all organic life, Brainiac was easily the most vile foe that Clark ever faced.

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** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} was the [[RoboticPsychopath ruthless]] {{r|oboticPsychopath}}uthless {{AI|IsACrapshoot}} responsible for triggering [[EarthShatteringKaboom Krypton's destruction]], and he didn't prove himself any better after arriving on Earth. Viewing humans as little more than animals, Brainiac made repeated efforts to exterminate the human race, first on behalf of [[GreaterScopeVillain General Zod]], and then of his own volition, engineering a deadly plague from the planet's most devastating diseases, releasing a computer virus intended to send the human race back to the technological Stone Age, convincing President Luthor to start a [[NukeEm nuclear war]] in a BadFuture that he himself created, and finally kidnapping Doomsday so that he could turn him into a weapon to not only KillAllHumans, but [[OmnicidalManiac all life in the universe]]. Along the way he infects Martha Kent with a Kryptonian virus, self-repairs by cannibalizing the trace minerals in a succession of victims, murders his "father," Dax-Ur, by draining his mind of all data, leaves Lana in a coma, unable to move, but experiencing constant agony, traps [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] in the Phantom Zone, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacks]] Chloe, intending to kill her afterwards. [[LackOfEmpathy Incapable of empathy]], and dedicated to the annihilation of all organic life, Brainiac was easily the most vile foe that Clark ever faced.



** [[CardCarryingVillain Desaad]] is one of ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s CoDragons, and unlike his [[AnticlimaxBoss underwhelming master]] is determined to live up to his reputation, unnerving even his fellow dragons, [[OrphanageOfFear Granny Goodness]] and [[PropagandaMachine Gordon Godfrey]]. Operating a chain of BDSM-themed nightclubs, Desaad uses them as a front to [[TheCorrupter corrupt]] the minds of his clientele, making them susceptible to a mass MindRape by Darkseid. Anyone who cannot be corrupted is gruesomely murdered, as Desaad uses his [[MindOverMatter telekinetic powers]] to induce hemorrhaging and implode their internal organs, leading to an agonizing death from internal bleeding. Having disposed of several FBI agents who were investigating him, Desaad kidnaps Chloe and subjects her to an extended MindRape, attempting to turn her into one of Darkseid's minions. When she proves resistant, Desaad tries to kill her, tries to kill Clark when the latter intervenes to save her, and then turns Oliver Queen/Green Arrow into a minion of Darkseid after provoking the archer into brutally beating him. Incarcerated under Belle Reve, Desaad breaks out, gives the now mind controlled Oliver a Gold K ring, and tries to force him to depower Clark, so that the future Superman can be slain and the end of the world ushered in. Devoted to freeing Darkseid and bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Desaad is equal parts TortureTechnician, [[ReligionOfEvil cultist]], and SerialKiller.

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** [[CardCarryingVillain Desaad]] is one of ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s CoDragons, and unlike his [[AnticlimaxBoss [[AntiClimaxBoss underwhelming master]] is determined to live up to his reputation, unnerving even his fellow dragons, [[OrphanageOfFear Granny Goodness]] and [[PropagandaMachine Gordon Godfrey]]. Operating a chain of BDSM-themed nightclubs, Desaad uses them as a front to [[TheCorrupter corrupt]] the minds of his clientele, making them susceptible to a mass MindRape by Darkseid. Anyone who cannot be corrupted is gruesomely murdered, as Desaad uses his [[MindOverMatter telekinetic powers]] to induce hemorrhaging and implode their internal organs, leading to an agonizing death from internal bleeding. Having disposed of several FBI agents who were investigating him, Desaad kidnaps Chloe and subjects her to an extended MindRape, attempting to turn her into one of Darkseid's minions. When she proves resistant, Desaad tries to kill her, tries to kill Clark when the latter intervenes to save her, and then turns Oliver Queen/Green Arrow into a minion of Darkseid after provoking the archer into brutally beating him. Incarcerated under Belle Reve, Desaad breaks out, gives the now mind controlled Oliver a Gold K ring, and tries to force him to depower Clark, so that the future Superman can be slain and the end of the world ushered in. Devoted to freeing Darkseid and bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Desaad is equal parts TortureTechnician, [[ReligionOfEvil cultist]], and SerialKiller.



** It's worth mentioning, though, that most of the main cast members were heavily retooled as the show's focus shifted to Metropolis: Chloe became the Oracle, for instance. However, no amount of retooling could save this ex-cheerleader/professional artist/astronomer/wicca/business magnate/polymath/commando in the public eye and [[Website/TelevisionWithoutPity some people]] marked her as the biggest reason the ratings were dropping. Nonetheless, the writers seemed determined to keep the gorgeous Kristen Kreuk around, inserting her into every storyline they could, if only so she could keep pulling in the teenage girl demographic (even if much of that demographic wanted to punch her in the larynx). The writers' persistence could be chalked up to the fact that Lana is traditionally the girl in Clark's past… if ''Smallville'' hadn't made far bigger breaks with tradition, particularly by introducing Lois Lane. What arguably made it even more annoying for fans was that the show constantly had other characters [[CharacterShilling rave about how awesome Lana supposedly was.]] There were plenty of times when Lana did wrong to Chloe, only for us to see Chloe blindly ''praise'' Lana later in the same episode, and times she toyed with Clark's emotions only for him to willingly continue to be her doormat. Even Tess Mercer, a tough-as-nails corporate executive and occasional DarkActionGirl who is usually the SnarkKnight, practically declared her undying love and hero-worship of Lana in Season 8.

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** It's worth mentioning, though, that most of the main cast members were heavily retooled as the show's focus shifted to Metropolis: Chloe became the Oracle, for instance. However, no amount of retooling could save this ex-cheerleader/professional artist/astronomer/wicca/business magnate/polymath/commando in the public eye and [[Website/TelevisionWithoutPity some people]] marked her as the biggest reason the ratings were dropping. Nonetheless, the writers seemed determined to keep the gorgeous Kristen Kreuk around, inserting her into every storyline they could, if only so she could keep pulling in the teenage girl demographic (even if much of that demographic wanted to punch her in the larynx). The writers' persistence could be chalked up to the fact that Lana is traditionally the girl in Clark's past… past... if ''Smallville'' hadn't made far bigger breaks with tradition, particularly by introducing Lois Lane. What arguably made it even more annoying for fans was that the show constantly had other characters [[CharacterShilling rave about how awesome Lana supposedly was.]] There were plenty of times when Lana did wrong to Chloe, only for us to see Chloe blindly ''praise'' Lana later in the same episode, and times she toyed with Clark's emotions only for him to willingly continue to be her doormat. Even Tess Mercer, a tough-as-nails corporate executive and occasional DarkActionGirl who is usually the SnarkKnight, practically declared her undying love and hero-worship of Lana in Season 8.



* DamselScrappy: Lana Lang, for quite a while now. And when they decided to fix it in later seasons [[GodModeSue they went too far in the opposite direction]]. The kid ''can't'' win, really.

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* DamselScrappy: Lana Lang, for quite a while now. And when they decided to fix it in later seasons [[GodModeSue they went too far in the opposite direction]].direction. The kid ''can't'' win, really.



* EvilIsCool: Lionel Luthor. His fans are fully aware of his utter bastardry, yet love him all the more for it. Brainiac's another example, being more or less universally loved not for his good traits, but for being an endearingly creepy and irredeemable psycho on a show that was otherwise filled with {{Antivillain}}s and {{Tragic Monster}}s.

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* EvilIsCool: Lionel Luthor. His fans are fully aware of his utter bastardry, yet love him all the more for it. Brainiac's another example, being more or less universally loved not for his good traits, but for being an endearingly creepy and irredeemable psycho on a show that was otherwise filled with {{Antivillain}}s {{Anti Villain}}s and {{Tragic Monster}}s.



** Jensen Ackles playing the psychotic snarker with huge psychological and parental issues named Jason, since he would go on to play Jason Todd in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', the second Robin who has the same problems, except his parental issues are focused on his dad, [[ParentalSubstitute Batman.]]

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** Jensen Ackles playing the psychotic snarker with huge psychological and parental issues named Jason, since he would go on to play Jason Todd in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', the second Robin who has the same problems, except his parental issues are focused on his dad, [[ParentalSubstitute Batman.]]Batman]].



*** And now there's a ''[[{{Series/Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'' show, which is essentially DC's attempt at another Superman show without actually using Superman, since he's tied up with movies.

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*** And now there's a ''[[{{Series/Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'' ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' show, which is essentially DC's attempt at another Superman show without actually using Superman, since he's tied up with movies.



** Lindsay Harrison may not be Kara (Supergirl), but she would be [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot Wonder Woman!]]
** "Kids, [[Series/HowIMetYourMother before your aunt Robin]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 joined SHIELD,]] she was boning a completely different bald man..."

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** Lindsay Harrison may not be Kara (Supergirl), but she would be [[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot Wonder Woman!]]
Series/{{Wonder Woman|2011Pilot}}!
** "Kids, [[Series/HowIMetYourMother before your aunt Robin]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 joined SHIELD,]] SHIELD]], she was boning a completely different bald man..."



** Chloe and Oliver are sometimes accused of this, particularly from [[DieForOurShip Chlark and Chimmy shippers,]] and it is one of the main reasons both characters have BaseBreaker status.

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** Chloe and Oliver are sometimes accused of this, particularly from [[DieForOurShip Chlark and Chimmy shippers,]] shippers]], and it is one of the main reasons both characters have BaseBreaker status.



** Lionel Luthor was [[CorruptCorporateExecutive no]] [[SelfMadeOrphan saint]] [[AbusiveParents either]], but once again, there's a strong tendency (especially among [[DracoInLeatherPants Lex]] fans) to turn him into pure evil in fanfics, complete with Sexual Abuse.

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** Lionel Luthor was [[CorruptCorporateExecutive no]] [[SelfMadeOrphan saint]] {{s|elfMadeOrphan}}aint [[AbusiveParents either]], but once again, there's a strong tendency (especially among [[DracoInLeatherPants Lex]] fans) to turn him into pure evil in fanfics, complete with Sexual Abuse.



** Even '''Clark''' gets this treatment very often in fanfic, believe it or not. That's right folks: the future ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' often gets made out to be a monster in fanfic, usually in fics that involve Chloe shipping with Lex, Ollie or Davis. These fanfics often bash on Clark for [[FelonyMisdemeanor committing the horrible crime of seeing Chloe as *gasp* just a friend and not a love interest.]] Apparently, Clark deciding that he and Chloe are BetterAsFriends is enough to justify portraying Clark as a borderline retarded, selfish, and sniveling asshole who genuinely ''wants'' to make Chloe as miserable as possible. Chloe will then rush into the waiting arms of Lex/Davis/etc., who will usually get ''heavy'' DracoInLeatherPants treatment. Naturally, this is the ''farthest'' thing from canon. In the show's actual canon, Clark is a genuinely nice person (and TheCape in fact) who cares deeply about Chloe (as his best friend) and shares a PlatonicLifePartners relationship with her from Season 5 onward... but don't tell that to the shippers.

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** Even '''Clark''' gets this treatment very often in fanfic, believe it or not. That's right folks: the future ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' often gets made out to be a monster in fanfic, usually in fics that involve Chloe shipping with Lex, Ollie or Davis. These fanfics often bash on Clark for [[FelonyMisdemeanor committing the horrible crime of seeing Chloe as *gasp* just a friend and not a love interest.]] interest]]. Apparently, Clark deciding that he and Chloe are BetterAsFriends is enough to justify portraying Clark as a borderline retarded, selfish, and sniveling asshole who genuinely ''wants'' to make Chloe as miserable as possible. Chloe will then rush into the waiting arms of Lex/Davis/etc., who will usually get ''heavy'' DracoInLeatherPants treatment. Naturally, this is the ''farthest'' thing from canon. In the show's actual canon, Clark is a genuinely nice person (and TheCape in fact) who cares deeply about Chloe (as his best friend) and shares a PlatonicLifePartners relationship with her from Season 5 onward... but don't tell that to the shippers.



* SeasonalRot: Pick any season after Season 3 and you'll find its fair share of haters, to the point where pretty much every season besides the universally-loved Season 3 could be considered {{Base Breaker}}s. However Seasons 8-10 have been largely well-received (with Season 8 alone breathing enough life back into the show that it regained enough momentum to make it to the ten-year mark), and the final season, 10, has been even better received, though the series finale [[BrokenBase breaks the base yet again.]]

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* SeasonalRot: Pick any season after Season 3 and you'll find its fair share of haters, to the point where pretty much every season besides the universally-loved Season 3 could be considered {{Base Breaker}}s. However Seasons 8-10 have been largely well-received (with Season 8 alone breathing enough life back into the show that it regained enough momentum to make it to the ten-year mark), and the final season, 10, has been even better received, though the series finale [[BrokenBase breaks the base yet again.]]again]].



* TakeThatScrappy: In the fandom, Lana Lang is almost universally loathed. Her constant hypocrisy, passive-aggressive behavior, and manipulation of both Clark, and her own best friend Chloe, caused most viewers to despise the character, to the point where whenever Lana would bumble her way into a dangerous situation with the MonsterOfTheWeek (an almost weekly occurrence), many fans seemed to view it as this trope. But perhaps the biggest TakeThatScrappy was the scene where Lionel Luthor, [[FreakyFridayFlip while trapped in Clark's body]], notices Lana approaching, and rolls his eyes, growling "''This'' one." Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Mind you, Lionel was still the BigBad at that point, so presumably the showrunners were hoping that fans would view Lionel as being obviously wrong, and sympathize with Lana instead. It didn't work, a fact not helped by Lionel being a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan favorite]].

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* TakeThatScrappy: In the fandom, Lana Lang is almost universally loathed. Her constant hypocrisy, passive-aggressive behavior, and manipulation of both Clark, and her own best friend Chloe, caused most viewers to despise the character, to the point where whenever Lana would bumble her way into a dangerous situation with the MonsterOfTheWeek (an almost weekly occurrence), many fans seemed to view it as this trope. But perhaps the biggest TakeThatScrappy was the scene where Lionel Luthor, [[FreakyFridayFlip while trapped in Clark's body]], notices Lana approaching, and rolls his eyes, growling "''This'' one." Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}. Mind you, Lionel was still the BigBad at that point, so presumably the showrunners were hoping that fans would view Lionel as being obviously wrong, and sympathize with Lana instead. It didn't work, a fact not helped by Lionel being a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan favorite]].



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Doctor Fate. He could've been a great mentor figure and ally to Clark but instead [[spoiler: he's killed off in his debut episode just so Icicle can get the Helmet of Nabu.]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The plot to make Lana a GodModeSue could have been handled so much better, especially since they already did it before in "Wrath". If they played it like a drug addict having a relapse then it would have been just right; a drive to get that back is realistic and would have made for good drama. Instead they had to go the Girl Power route and have Lana sacrifice her safety and comfort to prove she is worthy of the burden of having unlimited power... You know because she just wants to help people, make the world a better place, and pet kittens.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Doctor Fate. He could've been a great mentor figure and ally to Clark but instead [[spoiler: he's killed off in his debut episode just so Icicle can get the Helmet of Nabu.]]
Nabu]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The plot to make Lana a GodModeSue God-Mode Sue could have been handled so much better, especially since they already did it before in "Wrath". If they played it like a drug addict having a relapse then it would have been just right; a drive to get that back is realistic and would have made for good drama. Instead they had to go the Girl Power route and have Lana sacrifice her safety and comfort to prove she is worthy of the burden of having unlimited power... You know because she just wants to help people, make the world a better place, and pet kittens.



* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Doctor Fate and Hawkman]].

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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Doctor Fate and Hawkman]].Hawkman.]]



** Jonathan Kent was DEFINITELY a Woobie - an [[IronWoobie iron one]]. The guy basically spent his entire adult life working to protect Clark's secret, and (along with Martha) dealing with Clark's developing powers. Then, he makes an unfortunate deal with the Jor-El AI that leads to his developing a heart condition that eventually ''kills'' him, all for the sake of saving Clark. Along the way, poor Jonathan had to deal with the stresses of running a barely-profitable farm that was constantly beset with financial difficulties. And how does Jonathan react to all of this? By '''NOT''' taking refuge in {{Wangst}}. Instead, [[{{Determinator}} he tells Clark and Martha not to worry about him, and focuses on getting the job done.]] In Season 10, when we see [[NearDeathExperience Clark talking to Jonathan in the afterlife]], Jonathan reminisces on his own life, and ''still'' refuses to dwell in self-pity. Now THAT'S an honorable character.

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** Jonathan Kent was DEFINITELY a Woobie - an [[IronWoobie iron one]]. The guy basically spent his entire adult life working to protect Clark's secret, and (along with Martha) dealing with Clark's developing powers. Then, he makes an unfortunate deal with the Jor-El AI that leads to his developing a heart condition that eventually ''kills'' him, all for the sake of saving Clark. Along the way, poor Jonathan had to deal with the stresses of running a barely-profitable farm that was constantly beset with financial difficulties. And how does Jonathan react to all of this? By '''NOT''' taking refuge in {{Wangst}}. Instead, [[{{Determinator}} he tells Clark and Martha not to worry about him, and focuses on getting the job done.]] done]]. In Season 10, when we see [[NearDeathExperience Clark talking to Jonathan in the afterlife]], Jonathan reminisces on his own life, and ''still'' refuses to dwell in self-pity. Now THAT'S an honorable character.



** Blue Beetle. [[ButtMonkey The poor kid just gets shat upon on a near constant basis]].

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** Blue Beetle. [[ButtMonkey The poor kid just gets shat upon on a near constant basis]].basis.]]
20th May '16 1:23:07 PM appealus
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** In Season 2's "Visage", mighty-morphing shapeshifter Tina Greer exposits her reasons for wanting to take over Clark's identity: "You have the perfect life, Clark. Great parents, good friends, and the girl of our dreams just waiting for you to make a move." Fast forward just a couple years later and it becomes clear that this exact same line could describe in a nutshell why Lex becomes insanely jealous of Clark and, in part, why he turned against him.

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** In Season 2's "Visage", mighty-morphing shapeshifter Tina Greer exposits her reasons for wanting to take over Clark's identity: "You have the perfect life, Clark. Great parents, good friends, and the girl of our your dreams just waiting for you to make a move." Fast forward just a couple years later and it becomes clear that this exact same line could describe in a nutshell why Lex becomes insanely jealous of Clark and, in part, why he turned against him.
6th May '16 1:58:51 PM KlawKalash
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** What makes this even more annoying is that this aspect of Lana’s character changes with each season. For the first couple it was her dead parents yet she expected everyone to based their decisions on the fact that her parents are dead. Then she gained abandonment issues her aunt finally decided to get out and start dating again now that Lana is grown some thing Lana wanted no part of she also left Whitney after enlisted yet somehow both of these people abandoned her despite it being the other way around.

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** What makes this even more annoying is that this aspect of Lana’s character changes with each season. For the first couple it was her dead parents yet she expected everyone to based their decisions on the fact that her parents are dead. Then she gained abandonment issues her aunt finally decided to get out and start dating again now that Lana is grown some thing grown, something Lana wanted no part of of; she also left Whitney after enlisted yet somehow both of these people abandoned her despite it being the other way around.
6th May '16 9:02:47 AM KlawKalash
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: After Season 3, Smallville's domestic ratings began to decline, and it by Season 5 it had gone from being a hugely popular mainstream sensation (during which time the show's stars frequently appeared on the cover of TV Guide and other magazines) to cult show status, at least at home in the United States. However, the show remained massively popular in Latin America all the way until the final season.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: After Season 3, Smallville's domestic ratings began to decline, and it by Season 5 it had gone from being a hugely popular mainstream sensation (during which time the show's stars frequently appeared on the cover of TV Guide and other magazines) to cult show status, at least at home in the United States. However, the show remained massively popular in Latin America all the way until the final season.
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