History YMMV / Smallville

6th Aug '17 5:42:12 AM jormis29
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** Erica Durance as Lois Lane: She's either best Lois ever, and perfectly captures the [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric]], never-say-die career woman and ActionGirl of the comics, who was not only a better love interest but also a better written romantic pair for Clark, or she's Lois InNameOnly: a ditzy, HardDrinkingPartyGirl.

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** Erica Durance Creator/EricaDurance as Lois Lane: She's either best Lois ever, and perfectly captures the [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric]], never-say-die career woman and ActionGirl of the comics, who was not only a better love interest but also a better written romantic pair for Clark, or she's Lois InNameOnly: a ditzy, HardDrinkingPartyGirl.



* FanPreferredCouple: The base has pretty much been in a fandom civil war over who Clark should ship with, and it can't really be argued which Clark pairing was the most dominant overall, as the base was ''highly'' fractured over the issue of who to pair Clark with (Lana vs. Chloe vs. Lois vs. Alicia, and even some Clark/Tess supporters). At best, it can be argued which ships may have been dominant at different times in the show's history: In the very ''earliest'' handful of episodes, Clana may have started out with a majority of support back when it was seen as "cute," but as Lana became increasingly unpopular, Chlark (Clark and Chloe) overtook it, and may have been the main fan-preferred ship before Lois's arrival, as she was seen as a foil against the widely-reviled Lana (many fans freely admitted that they were only shipping Chlark as an alternative to the now-unpopular Clana, until Clark met his destined future with Lois, knowing full well that both Clana and Chlark were equally DoomedByCanon). Then once Lois arrived, many fans rallied around her, welcoming her as a harbinger of Clark's destined future as Superman and enjoying her witty lines and Erica Durance's acting (though many ardent Chloe-supporters still stayed with the Chlark ship). It can be argued that Clois had become the majority pairing by the end, partially helped by Lois's continued development and increasing importance in the story, as well as the fact that Chloe got involved in another popular pairing: Chlollie.

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* FanPreferredCouple: The base has pretty much been in a fandom civil war over who Clark should ship with, and it can't really be argued which Clark pairing was the most dominant overall, as the base was ''highly'' fractured over the issue of who to pair Clark with (Lana vs. Chloe vs. Lois vs. Alicia, and even some Clark/Tess supporters). At best, it can be argued which ships may have been dominant at different times in the show's history: In the very ''earliest'' handful of episodes, Clana may have started out with a majority of support back when it was seen as "cute," but as Lana became increasingly unpopular, Chlark (Clark and Chloe) overtook it, and may have been the main fan-preferred ship before Lois's arrival, as she was seen as a foil against the widely-reviled Lana (many fans freely admitted that they were only shipping Chlark as an alternative to the now-unpopular Clana, until Clark met his destined future with Lois, knowing full well that both Clana and Chlark were equally DoomedByCanon). Then once Lois arrived, many fans rallied around her, welcoming her as a harbinger of Clark's destined future as Superman and enjoying her witty lines and Erica Durance's Creator/EricaDurance's acting (though many ardent Chloe-supporters still stayed with the Chlark ship). It can be argued that Clois had become the majority pairing by the end, partially helped by Lois's continued development and increasing importance in the story, as well as the fact that Chloe got involved in another popular pairing: Chlollie.
2nd Aug '17 9:24:54 PM DoctorCooper
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** The writers clearly believe that Lana is the show's true Woobie. [[CreatorsPet They are wrong.]]

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** The writers clearly believe believed that Lana is the show's true Woobie. [[CreatorsPet They are wrong.]]
4th Jul '17 3:48:24 PM valhallaerikson
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* GrowingTheBeard: The show really started to come into its own once the bulk of Clark's adventures center in Metropolis and the Superman mythos have became the focal point of his arc.
9th Apr '17 1:14:05 PM monique.mudie
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** Oliver Queen is introduced right after he had Lex Luthor kidnapped to be experimented on after his possession by Zod his decision to stop it was undercut by the fact that he hired SociopathicSoldier to do it. Hes later seen rescuing the meteor freaks that Lex was experimenting on however since there was no mention of his earlier activities he comes across as just as big a hypocrite as Lex. Finally upon finding out that Linal Luthor killed his parents he tracked down and attempted to kill Lex Luthor [[MisplacedRetribution who had absolutely nothing to do with it]]. When you add the revelation that he used to bully Lex in school and Oliver come across less as a WellIntentionedExtremist and more of SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp
26th Feb '17 9:41:35 AM ErikModi
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*** Even before Clark came on the scene, Jonathan had more than his fair share of trouble in life. Martha says that Jonathan and his father never really got along, and Jonathan regrets never being able to patch things up between them. He met Martha while taking some classes at college (probably to manage the farm better), and she was way out of his league: daughter of a high-powered Metropolis attorney, and her father no love for the yokel Martha was falling for. In the end, Clark's grandfather was invited out of the family, and never really reconciled with his daughter, son-in-law, or grandson. Jonathan and Martha were also unable to have children of their own, despite numerous attempts. And through it all, Jonathan had to keep a rather powerful rage in check to be the good man he always wanted to be.
26th Feb '17 8:10:51 AM ErikModi
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** In Season 2's "Heat," the Freak of the Week, Desire Atkins, is trying to make her escape after setting Lex on fire. She runs for the door, but Clark heats up the doorknob from a distance with his heat vision. Desire grabs the doorknob and lets out what must be the most unconvincing and fake-sounding shriek ever heard on national TV. Oh and the best part? The whole time she's screaming she's still holding on tightly to the doorknob instead of letting go of it the way one would in real life. Blame the actress for that one.

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** In Season 2's "Heat," the Freak of the Week, Desire Atkins, is trying to make her escape after setting Lex on fire. She runs for the door, but Clark heats up the doorknob from a distance with his heat vision. Desire grabs the doorknob and lets out what must be the most unconvincing and fake-sounding shriek ever heard on national TV. Oh and the best part? The whole time she's screaming she's still holding on tightly to the doorknob instead of letting go of it the way one would in real life. Blame the actress for that one. She ''is'' best known for her softcore porn career.
26th Feb '17 7:56:51 AM ErikModi
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** A milder version would be Kal (Clark on Red Kryptonite), who is usually not particularly evil but still a real {{Jerkass}} who could easily get violent. Once could even argue that Kal is an invocation of this trope, along with GirlsWantBadBoys and EvilIsSexy.

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** A milder version would be Kal (Clark on Red Kryptonite), who is usually not particularly evil but still a real {{Jerkass}} who could easily get violent. Once could even argue that Kal is an invocation of this trope, along with GirlsWantBadBoys AllGirlsWantBadBoys and EvilIsSexy.
26th Feb '17 7:56:07 AM ErikModi
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** A milder version would be Kal, who is usually not particularly evil but still a real {{Jerkass}} who could easily get violent.

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** A milder version would be Kal, Kal (Clark on Red Kryptonite), who is usually not particularly evil but still a real {{Jerkass}} who could easily get violent.violent. Once could even argue that Kal is an invocation of this trope, along with GirlsWantBadBoys and EvilIsSexy.
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).
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