Characters: Smallville: Meteor Freaks
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Played by: Adrian McMorran
In 1989, Jeremy was a victim of bullying and the meteor shower put him in a coma. Upon awakening in 2001, he went on a rampage before being stopped by Clark.
Played by: Chad E. Donella
A former geek who gained proportionate abilities to insects, using them to attack people. He kidnapped and tried to mate with Lana before being stopped by Clark. In Season 10, he reflects on his life and that of Clark's, declaring to Lois Lane that Clark inspired him to be a better person.
- Abusive Parents: His mother.
- Continuity Nod: His random reappearance and Heel-Face Turn in Season 10 is a possible reference to a Chloe Chronicles story where some of the bugs from his swarm form are shown to be in the possession of a scientist working on both giving himself powers and finding a cure for meteor freaks (if not for the powers, then at least the kryptonite psychosis).
- The Glasses Gotta Go: After being bitten by meteor-infected insects.
- Heel-Face Turn: In Season 10. The role in the particular episode was probably supposed to be filled by Jeremy Creek, but for some reason or other, Bug Boy was used instead.
- In a Single Bound: He can leap great distances.
- Self-Made Orphan: Greg killed his own mother.
- Shout-Out: To Spider-Man. He even shoots webbing (from his mouth).
- Super Speed: He can move fast enough to disappear from the sight of ordinary people.
- Super Strength: He could grapple with Clark.
- Stalker with a Crush: For Lana.
- Wall Crawl: He is shown clinging to walls and ceilings.
- The Worm That Walks: When Clark defeats him, his body breaks into dozens of bugs.
Coach Walt Arnold
Coach Walt Arnold
Played by: Dan Lauria
A football coach who was so obsessed with the game that he was willing to do anything
to win, including threatening to kill his players if they lost. Upon gaining pyrokinetic powers, he used them to further his agenda before being stopped by Clark.
- Made of Iron: Clark throws him across a room and through a table, and he gets up like nothing happened.
- Playing with Fire: When he gets angry, everything around him burns.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he finds that his fire can't harm Clark, since he can't tolerate losing at anything.
A shape-shifting girl who was obsessed with Lana. She is defeated by Clark twice, dying after her second defeat in Season 2.
Played by: Michael Coristine
A guy who gained ice powers, but a craving for heat as a trade-off. He drained the body heat from others to keep himself alive, before being defeated by Clark.
- And I Must Scream: A spin-off revealed that he's still alive, but stuck in a block of ice kept by a Mad Scientist. An explosion thaws and apparently rejuvenates him, and he appears to escape.
- Serial Killer: He could feed off of anyone, but specifically targets attractive girls.
- Walking Wasteland: His presence alone can reduce a room to an Arctic nightmare.
Played by: Jackie Burroughs
A friendly blind woman who can see people's futures by touching them. She assures Clark that he will make the world a better place. Later, she sees Lex Luthor
's future, but it's so horrifying that she dies of shock.
- Blind Seer: She lost her vision in the 1989 meteor shower.
Cassandra: (to Clark) More than once, I've touched people, and I've seen such pain and despair. But then you were there and the pain was gone. I think that's your destiny: to help people, to save people from fear and darkness.
Played by: George Murdock (old), Eric Christian Olsen (young)
A fellow resident of Cassandra Carver's rest home, kindly old Harry is actually a paroled murderer still harboring a grudge against the jurors who convicted him. When a plunge into a pond lined with kryptonite turns out to be a Fountain of Youth
, he takes the opportunity to wreak his vengeance on their descendants.
- Retired Monster: Until the Green Rocks give him a second shot at monsterdom.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He goes after the children of those he has grudges against, including Jonathan Kent (though he settles for attempting to kill Martha since Jonathan isn't home at the time.
A girl who used to be fat until she gained a hyper-accelerated metabolism, along with a craving for body fat in the process. After her defeat, Clark takes her to the hospital, where she can hopefully be cured.
- Body Horror: Her mouth transforms when she feeds.
- Horror Hunger: Played sympathetically, as she's shown trying to resist but cannot.
Played by: Gregory Sporleder
Played by: Rick Peters
Played by: Shawn Ashmore
Played by: Kavan Smith
Played by: Ryan Kelley
Played by: Reynaldo Rosales
Played by: Shonda Farr ("Drone"), Jovanna Huguet ("Cure")
Played by: Adam Brody
- Anti-Villain: A subversion. He's played this way at first, but is soon revealed as just a whiny, homicidal psycho.
Dr. Steven Hamilton
Dr. Steven Hamilton
Played by: Joe Morton
- Expy: To Dr. Emil Hamilton
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In "Duplicity," his desperation to vindicate himself before he dies drives him to kidnapping, torture, and murder.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: In "Nicodemus," when one of his experiments is stolen and puts several people in the hospital, Lex has to coerce him into helping research a cure.
- Race Lift: Assumed originally.
- Teacher/Student Romance: Why he no longer teaches at Metropolis University. Lex asks him if he's registered with the Metropolis police...
- They Called Me Mad!: He's very bitter about being reduced to, in his words, "some sideshow freak, a quack doctor who sells meteor rocks on the side of the road."
Played by: Krista Allen
- Black Widow: She married rich men and hypnotized other men to kill her husbands so they'd inherit their money.
Played by: Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Played by: Tamara Feldman
Played by: Jeremy Lelliott
Played by: Jodelle Ferland ("Accelerate"), Amber Rothwell ("Forsaken")
Played by: Kevin Zegers
Played by: Joseph Cross
- Blessed with Suck: Sees a vision of how people die when he touches them. He is often disturbed by the visions.
- Meaningful Name: According to the Smallville Wiki, Jordan's name may refer to the River Jordan in Asia. The Israelites "crossed the river Jordan" to get to the Promised Land after escaping slavery from Egypt. Since then, it has been a symbol for souls crossing into paradise after death.
- Power Incontinence: He can't turn his power off.
Played by: Sarah Carter
A girl with the power to teleport and a serious crush on Clark. She's an antagonist in Season 3, attempting to murder Lana, but returns in Season 4, having reformed. She is murdered by a meteor freak hater shortly after revealing Clark's secret to Chloe; both of these factors cause Chloe to change her stance toward meteor freaks.
- Achilles' Heel: She can't teleport if she's touching or surrounded by lead.
- Anti-Villain: Alicia is a Type II.
- Back for the Dead: In Season 4.
- Blondes Are Evil: Or at least very Yandere-ish.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She becomes obsessed with Clark, hanging pictures in his locker, scratching out Lana's picture in his yearbook, and redecorating his loft.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Was so popular in her season 3 appearance, most likely due to Sarah Carter's strong chemistry with Tom Welling, that she was brought back for a two-episode arc the following season.
- Exact Words: She says she wouldn't tell Clark's secret to anyone as long as she is alive. No, she didn't wait till she is dead...no one said anything about a little demonstration to a very shocked Chloe.
- Femme Fatale: She teleports into Clark's bedroom to kiss him, which is fine because Clark's glad that he has someone to be with who's like him, but then she turns obsessed and decides she's going to have Clark no matter what it takes.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Frustratingly so. Clark mourns her death for the episode she's murder and then never mentions her again, 3 episodes after her death he's already pining over Lana again.
- Heel-Face Turn: In Season 4.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Tim Westcott.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Attempts to do this to Lana.
- Not Me This Time: When citizens start getting attacked in her final episode.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Clark's
- Reformed, but Rejected: By most of the people in Smallville, mostly due to what she'd done to her father and Lana. But post-mortem, at least Chloe, Lois, and Clark's parents showed remorse for her (especially Chloe, for obvious reasons).
- Shadow Archetype: What if Chloe had all the ability to act on her crush, and none of the restraint?
- Taking the Bullet: Literally does so for Clark to protect his secret.
- Yandere: She has an expressive face with kind eyes and a bright smile. In the beginning of the episode, she uses her power to protect Clark's powers, but by the end, she tried to stab Lana to death for her past with Clark.
Trent Mac Gowen
Played by: James Bell
Played by: Derek Hamilton
Played by: Beatrice Rosen
stereotypical Valley Girl
and hot favorite for Prom Queen. Smallville is about to learn that not even death can stand in her way
Andrea Rojas/Angel Of Vengeance
Maddie Van Horn
Maddie Van Horn
Played by: Emily Hirst
- Cute Mute: At first.
- Enfante Terrible: Subverted. While she can be very destructive, it's her dad who's the real threat.
- Happily Adopted: Not at first, having been shuttled from foster home to foster home. Implied to finally be happy courtesy of her grandmother at the episode's end.
- In the Blood: Maddie is a second-generation meteor freak, inheriting her powers from her father Tyler McKnight.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: She almost killed her father to save everyone else, but Clark talked her out of it.
- Mind over Matter: Glass, specifically.
- Power Incontinence: Has trouble controlling her powers.
- Self-Made Orphan: Believed to have killed her mom. Almost kills her dad, who is also her mother's real murderer.
Tyler Mc Knight
Played by: Callum Keith Rennie
- Ax-Crazy: Tyler isn't so much evil as he is very badly unhinged.
- In the Blood: Passed on his glass-breaking powers to his daughter Maddie.
- Mind over Matter: Specifically, glass and, oddly, diamond.
Played by: Alexander Scarlis
A rich boy with humble beginnings, there's more to Graham Garret than meets the eye—for good reason.
- Shadow Archetype: There's a lot of Bruce Wayne in him—wealth and power, dubious connections, a talent for not being seen...
- Smug Super: Seriously underestimates Lex's ability to find him.
- Visible Invisibility: There's a distortion when he first disappears, but after that he's completely invisible, save when he bumps into something.
Played by: Bryce Hodgson
- Anti-Villain: Type II. His victims really had it coming. Alden was thoroughly unrepentant and seemed to get a sick thrill from it, only wishing Duncan was there for further torment.
Played by: Elias Toufexis
Played by: Tori Spelling
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: Linda Lake got her powers after her news van crashed into a lake in Smallville during the 2005 meteor shower.
Played by: Greyston Holt
Played by: Anthony Shim
- Mind over Matter
- Only Sane Man: Exceedingly rare as he appears in the same episode with Tobias, making two sane meteor freaks in one episode. Three if counting Chloe. But then, Lex doesn't give him much time until his minions catch up with him in a "car accident." This may have something to do with this episode being directed by Michael Rosenbaum, Lex's actor, who always wanted Lex to be evil. Naturally, he would have to make meteor freaks more sympathetic to make Lex look bad. Also, it seems meteor freaks in general have becomes less psychotic after this episode.
Played by: Juan Riedinger
Played by: Richard Stroh
- Ax-Crazy: At least, according to Lex.
- Blow You Away: Being an extremely minor character, it is unclear but he appears to restrain Lana with air currents.
Played by: Lindsay Bourne, Lynda Carter
Played by: Tahmoh Penikett
Also known as Ares
, model Mark IV. The first synthesized meteor freak created by Lex Luthor
- You Look Familiar: Penikett had played a fairly minor character seasons earlier, who had died. Twice.
Played by: Christine Chatelain
Played by: Elisa King
Played by: Eva Marcille
Bette San Souci/Plastique
Played by: Julia Maxwell
Played by: Tyler Johnston
- The Sociopath: Bad even for meteor freak standards. He kills just to get famous.
Played by: Anna Mae Routledge
Played by: Brendan Fletcher
- Adaptational Badass: A mild version. He doesn't need skin contact to absorb powers and it is done in a second. He could also give them back and keep them longer.
Played by: Jae Lee