Adam Knight was supposed to be a pre-Batman Bruce Wayne traveling the world IncognitoBut higher-ups in Warner Brothers nixed it late in the development, or even during the airing of his episodes, because it would distract from the upcoming Batman Begins. Look at the facts: The ending of his arc was incredibly stupid and he was an angry, angry lad clashing against Clarks idealism.
The original ending would have been "Adam" discovering something aweful that Lionel or maybe Lex did and him having him at the ropes, blinded by rage and about to kill him only for Clark to swoop in and deliver a Breaking Speech explaining why killing is wrong, having Adam accept that he still has a lot to learn and that he must continue his travels and him telling Clark that he is a true hero and a friend. Cue him walking away from the camera while Danny Elfman's Batman score vaguely echoes in the backround.
The most damning evidence of all? His name:
Adam West, The Dark Knight
The Darkseid from Season 10 is the same one from DC Comics after Final Crisis.In the comic Final Crisis, Darkseid loses his physical body and becomes a spirit that can possess people. It's possible that after he's defeated by Superman that he actually fled to one of the other worlds of the Multiverse, which were accessible at the time, to start over. So why not the Smallville world? That would explain why Darkseid is a spirit on the show instead of a 7-foot tall super-god. It could also explain why there is no Batman on Earth-Smallville (beyond a few throw-away references) because it was Batman who dealt him his mortal blow in the comics, he would make sure to erase the Wayne family from history so that it wouldn't happen again, before he was sealed away by Orion. Plus, it makes Clark's struggle all the more epic, since he didn't just battle any old Darkseid, he fought THE Darkseid.
Lana Lang cheated death, and now death is hunting her.Think about it, Lana should have died at least 10 times in the first season alone, but was saved by Clark, and not all of these were meteor freaks either, other times it was just random stuff that was meant to kill her. So, Final Destination style, Death is continually trying to kill her and Clark keeps getting in the way. Its lessened now that it got John Kent, but her days are still numbered.
This is not a prequel of Superman, it is a re-imagining much like Ultimate Marvel.That way all this squabble about continuity and dead characters evaporates. And it makes a much more interesting story. In this continuity The Blue-Red Blur is his Alter Ego, and his voice-synthesizer is him Clark Kenting.
The Show's Green Rocks are psycho-reactive.The various krypto-mutants shown on the series always have powers somehow related to their contact with kryptonite meteor rocks, but in ways that defy logic and physics. Obviously, they get the powers that they think they should get. This would explain why the kryptonite only glows when Clark is near it and, typically, only after he notices it's there. His Kryptonian brainwaves interact with it differently, causing it to release the harmful radiation.
Lead doesn't just block Kryptonite radiation; it actively suppresses it.It's been neutralized by lead-based paint. And Alicia Baker's Restraining Bolt - a lead bracelet - worked by releasing traces of lead into her bloodstream. Yeah, that's healthy.
Red Kryptonite makes Clark impotent.Hey, he supposedly stayed a virgin all during his months in Metropolis as a rich good-looking guy with no inhibitions who went clubbing every night.
Red Kryptonite makes Clark asexual.One of us! One of us!
Clark cannot have sex because he is too potentHe could never finish the job after a thrust or two. He was basically in the same boat as Death from Family guy]].
Clark lost his virginity in Metropolis while under the influence of Red KryptoniteThe exposure to kryptonite for such a long time caused him to forget.
The entire show is a highly fictionalized account of the real Clark Kent's adolescence in the 1930s.Assuming that the Literary Agent Hypothesis is true, the original Superman would have arrived on Earth around 1915 and became a full-fledged superhero no later than 1938. Any account of his childhood would have been kept top secret by US government agents. Sometime after Clark Kent was killed in 1992 (and replaced by either his son or his grandson), the government gave the producers of the show permission to adapt the top-secret files. This means that the real Chloe Sullivan, if she existed, could not be a computer hacker.
The writers of this show hate Clark/Chloe fansClark/Chloe fans treasure the letter Chloe wrote Clark in "Fever." They also tend to hate Jimmy and the pairing Chimmy, and think that Jimmy is a two-faced idiot with a wandering eye who betrayed her to Lex and is bringing her character down with him. So, what happens? Jimmy finds the six-year-old letter and gets so down in the dumps about it that he makes out with the Monster of the Week; then Chloe somehow uses the letter to prove her love for Jimmy. Gah. Just dump him, please!
The title does not refer to the town, but to the protagonist.As of the Season 8 Retool, the show could now reasonably be renamed Metropolis. But the title doesn't refer to the town Clark grew up in, but to Clark himself. "Smallville" is the nickname his future wife Lois constantly uses to address him.
Bizarro was a prototype for Doomsday.Think about it. They're both described as having been created in Kryptonian labs, and they both have the power to beat Kryptonians.
There is a Hellmouth underneath SmallvilleThat's why so many god-awful horrific things happen in it.
Chlois Theory: The Lois Lane we read about in the comics is Chloe Sullivan writing under a pen name, taken when the current "Lois Lane" gets killed for her reckless stupidity.That's why the current Lois seems as dumb as a bag of rocks (minus the rocks), with none of the skills that past Loises have used to break through the glass ceiling.
Chloe is not Lois Lane, she's Lucy LaneOr as close to Lucy Lane as you can get. Lucy has shown up once as herself, but it's more plausible that Chloe would use a pen name based on someone who's shown up only once and isn't in the newspaper business than that she would use "Lois Lane." And in the Silver Age and Bronze Age, Lucy was a blonde who was dating Jimmy Olsen.
Smallville is not the origin of Superman, but of Ultraman.The Clark Kent of ''Smallville' is by no means the moral, compassionate man seen in the DC Universe. He's an obsessive stalker with substance abuse problems (red kryptonite) who thinks nothing of violating other people's property or safety.
Chloe will end up in a nut house.Let's face it, Chloe hasn't had any luck on relationships, let alone love. Now that Chloe and Jimmy are possibly annulling their marriage, she might end up with Davis. If she finds out that Davis is Doomsday, then she might end up having a nervous breakdown. Thus, she is sent to an insane asylum, probably in Belle Reve (or maybe Topeka), probably the one where her mother's staying. This is the most logical explanation of why the Legion of Super-Heroes never heard of her - she was no longer in Clark/Superman's life. Her friendship with Clark may be a factor in her mental instability; she kept the fact that Oliver killed Lex to herself, and Clark was so upset when he found out that he couldn't trust her anymore. Perhaps Brainiac might return to posses her body once more, since a part of him might still be in Sebastian Kane.
Metahumans get their powers from Kryptonian ancestry.In Skinwalker, it was implied that the original Naman bred with the Kawatche werewolf tribe. Dax-Ur has a half-human kid. And Kryptonians have been visiting Earth for centuries. So maybe the meta-gene is a Krypto-gene. Kryptonian powers, in some continuities, have been attributed in part to a form of psychokinesis; maybe the random shuffle of genetic interactions has altered the powers to produce a wider variety of applications. This could explain, among other things, why Kryptonite has such wacky effects on humans here when, in every other continuity, it either does nothing or acts like ordinary radiation. More snarkily, it could also explain why so many people on the show act as dumb as Clark.
Lex will get a new body.So Lex was killed in the explosion in "Requiem". There's no way he could have survived it. But maybe his brain did. Scientists loyal to Lex were able to retrieve it and preserve it until they clone him a new body. This happened in the comics, where Lex died of cancer from long exposure to kryptonite. So his brain was placed in a younger cloned body posing as his own illegitimate son (looking a lot like Lionel) and Lex was claimed dead for a while. Not only will we see Lex in the show again (and hopefully Michael Rosenbaum will make a special appearance), but he'll lose most of his memory. He won't remember ever going to the Fortress. He won't remember Clark is an alien, but he'll still resent him. He may not even remember pushing his father through the window. He'll also take back LuthorCorp, renaming it LexCorp (which was bought by his father during a takeover).
That new body is Oliver Queen's current body.An alternate theory is that the explosion was a cover-up in order to take control of both LuthorCorp and Queen Industries after the merger was put forth as an idea. While Oliver was chilling at LuthorCorp unconscious, Lex perhaps had Regan transfer Oliver to another location and then got a new body and is currently posing as Oliver, hence the changes in the character since Requiem. Of course, this skews a bit too close to another show's season-ending resolution, but it could fit.
Emily Dinsmore is still on the loose.At the end of the Season 3 episode "Forsaken" she escaped custody on her way to Belle Reve. She traveled the country as a vicious killer. When she sees people to "bad things" (even the most harmless wrong) she uses to powers to kill them and escapes before she gets caught. By Season 9, she is a shadow of her former self. She no longer trusts anybody and doesn't want any friends anymore. She no longer cares for Lana and desires to kill her for "letting her die" and Clark for getting in her way. If Lana ever does encounter Emily, she'll be able to match her power.
Adam Knight is PrometheusWell, he's not Batman but he's kinda similar. And one of his aliases was Chad, so...
In the show's universe, Bruce Wayne was killed along with his parents.The show clearly takes place in some version of the DC comics universe, with desperately obscure characters popping up all the time. So why hasn't Lex or Oliver bumped into Bruce Wayne at some point? It's simple - when his parents were shot, Bruce died too. Wayne Industries got taken over and renamed by some billionaire or other, which is why we never hear about it either.
Clark's superhearing interferes with his vision.It would be consistent with how he discovered it in the first place, and would give a Watsonian explanation for the whiteout effect they use.
Chloe will become the new Dr Fate
Tess will become A Female FuryWhen Tess was dying from severe injuries sustained by Zod a old woman No doubt Granny Goodness enters the room Tess was staying in then Tess would be brought back to life thanks to Granny Goodness. By Season 10 Tess will appear fine but we could see signs of her being brainwashed and crazy due to Granny Goodness's manipulation. Also expect a power upgrade.
Chloe will erase herself from the memories of Clark, Lois and Ollie, similar to the Sentry of Marvel ComicsChloe becomes the new Doctor Fate. For some as yet unknown reason, she can no longer be part of Clark's life. Maybe her inclusion in his life prevents him from fully becoming Superman. So she magically "retcons" herself out of existence, so that Lois, Ollie and Clark no longer remember her. This is perhaps the context of the "I'm sorry Clark" while holding the helmet of Fate, in the trailer. It also explains why the Legion of Superheroes have never heard of her.
The Book Of Rao is a Mother Box that summoned a Boom Tube to New GenesisThe way the Book of Rao transported the Kandorians to their new world looks suspiciously like a Boom tube, a piece of technology used by the New Gods. Considering that Darkseid has been confirmed as the Big Bad of Season Ten, it would make a lot of sense. It would also resolve the Kandorian story arc by having them arrive on New Genesis.
Smallville is a deconstruction of Super Sentai showsTraditional Sentai get colour schemes that apply to their clothing, Clark has a wardrobe of nothing but blue and red. Super Sentai get weird mentors, Clark's are his parents. Most Sentai are humans, with alien guides, who often have to deal with interfering humans (often concerned parents) in their normal lives. Clark is an alien (although very human), mentored by human parents, and sometimes faces an interfering alien (a hologram of his concerned birth father). Most of the foes in Sentai series are humanoid aliens with strange powers. The majority of foes in Smallville are humans who were given powers by alien rocks. Smallville deconstructs the Earth human vs alien monsters theme by making one of the heroes the alien and making their foes into Human monsters instead of aliens.
Either Jor-El or Clark's Father in the Season 10 premier...Is Darkseid.
The sole reason for taking the whole "Darkseid possessing people" angle...Is so that the writers will have an excuse to have Michael Ironside play him without the fans going, "HEY, YOU CAN'T DO THAT, HE'S LOIS' DAD!"
The Book of Rao actually opened up a Portal to Apokolips.
Chloe doesn’t need to explain her existence or eliminate it because she is the Barbara Gordon analog of the Smallville UniverseBecause of the Bat Embargo, Smallville can’t use any of the Batman characters but that should hardly stop a savvy producer from bringing in those characters. So they brought on Green Arrow/Oliver to take the place of Bruce Wayne/Batman and now they’ve changed Chloe from a Lois impersonation into the Barbara Gordon of Smallville.
Darkseid in the Smallville Universe is actually the dispossessed spirit of Lex LuthorIt was stated that the “evil spirit” came to earth through a recent tear in the universe and that it happened at the same time as the Kandorians being beamed away. However, Clark’s death and resurrection happened at the same time too, and according to DC Comics when Superman dies and comes back to life, it tends to have lasting consequences. Lex slipped back into the world when Clark did but had no body to return to so now he is gathering a cadre of followers to help resurrect him – Godfrey weakens his enemies, Desaad gathers like-minded followers, and Granny builds him an army.
Lionel Luthor was in league with Darkseid.Lionel was nearly just as evil as him before his Heel-Face Turn. While Lionel was still living with his abusive parents (or sometime after he killed his parents), he meets Darkseid who sensed the darkness within him. Darkseid may have sparked his Social Darwinist views. It was also Darkseid who told Lionel of the Traveller, which led the Luthors to join the Veritas group. Lionel hopes to find him, train him to be the son Lionel always wanted, and eventually be possessed by Lionel. However, at some point, Darkseid becomes to distrust Lionel when Granny Goodness received a vision that Lionel will be on the side of good. When Lionel heard of this, he was appalled that he would become "weak" like everyone else. However, he's more shocked when he finds out he will be murdered by his son Lex who will surpass him. He assures Darkseid it would not happen and does everything to prevent that. Though, this led to a chain of events which led to what happened as we've seen throughout the entire series until his death.
The final episode will be titled "Superman"
The upcomming Jaime Reyes episode will be a Poorly Disguised Pilot for the recently announced Blue Beetle television series.
Clark will make peace with Lex in the end.Even though time and time again, it has been mentioned and alluded to that Lex will be Clark's ultimate enemy, there is a twist. At some point, Clark will either try and make his own path and make amends with Lex, and/or Darkseid will possess Lex, resulting in his death at Clark's (or his own) hands, Lex making peace with Clark with his dying breath, and a dramatic scene with Clark craddling Lex's body while shouting at the heavens. Possibly in the rain.
What will happen in the last episode(s)...
After the fifth season finale, there are two continuities. One is Smallville. The other one is Superman ReturnsIt's difficult, but surely possible. Just help me to understand how; don't tell me why it's impossible. I know we can pull it off.
Earth-2 Lionel and Alexander are going to become alliesFor starters, the two of them are slated to appear in an upcoming episode together. Moreover, Earth-2 Lionel has made it very clear that he wants, in his very Social Darwinist way a worthy successor. If he meets Alexander, Enfante Terrible that he is, he may very well see something that he can shape into a potential heir. Whether or not this will work is doubtful, but it could form the basis for an excellent, if creepy alliance. Alternately, they might ally in order to free Real!Lex from whatever Limbo he's currently trapped in. Or maybe Lionel will team with someone else. This being the last season, and them only having three more episodes to use him, I can't see him remaining independent without really complicating the story. Whoever gets him, he's certainly going to be a force multiplier for them, and I can see Alexander as understanding that best (not to mention that that alliance works for many other reasons). In the event I'm right, any money on who backstabs who first? A lot of people seem to expect Alexander to kill Lionel as part of his journey to becoming Lex, but I could almost see it working better with Lionel killing Alexander, only to be slain by the real Lex (who, if they can't get Rosenbaum back, could remain offscreen).
Evil Brainaic is still out thereIf there's one thing Brainiac has demonstrated in this series, it's his ability to come back from injuries that would destroy a less sophisticated AI. Given his power to regenerate From a Single Cell, it's entirely possible that there are a few pieces of his Season 5 and/or 7 incarnations still out there. While the core computer eventually became Brainiac 5, these pieces will eventually regenerate and become the iconic villainous Brainiac who opposes Superman for years to come. Please note it probably won't happen onscreen; I'm just trying to figure out how there will still be a Brainiac after Clark finally becomes Superman.
Earth-2 Lionel...Will be killed by either the real Lex, Alexander, or Tess. Just with the one sentence, "Because no true son of mine, no true Luthor would have let me live this long." did he just set up his own demise.
Brainiac 5 will fall in love with Kara.Like in the comics.
Kryptonite-powered Lana is the Smallville's TitanoBecause someone wanted Foe Yay between Titano and Superman.
The Lex clone...Is losing his memory is because they are being replaced by Clark's memories. He's not just a clone of Lex, but he may have been made with Clark's DNA as well. As we've seen in "Beacon", he has invulnerability. So he's Smallville's version of Kon-El.
Clark will give Earth-2 Lionel a Reason You Suck Speech.The reason being how his parents abuse him. And his Social Darwinist is a way to deal his how much he hated the people who were supposed to care and love their children.
Darkseid will resurrect Lex for Earth-2 Lionel.And erase his memories which cuts to before Lex killed Lionel (thus no memory of knowing Clark's powers and origins).
Katar and Shayera Hol will join the team as the new Hawkman and Hawkgirl.Since both Catar and his wife Shayera are now dead, the Thanagarians took it upon themselves to don the mantle of the Hawks. Clark and the gang will first meet them while paying their respect for the Hawks. After a misunderstanding, they get to know each other. Carter has met the two sometime between the JSA's disbandment and their reformation. They were space cops from the planet Thanagar to capture a dangerous criminal (most likely Byth). After that they decide to stay on Earth and disguise themselves as a married human couple. Katar renames himself "Carter Hall, Jr.", Carter's cousin. Carter also trains them in human art of war. It turns out that Thanagar has visited Earth even longer than Krypton, mostly in Egypt. They were worshiped as gods and their "mystical" Nth metal gave Khufu and Chay-Are the gift of "eternal love" (which is reincarnation). They also came to help defeat Darkseid, who nearly destroyed Thanagar. But the Thanagarians have used Nth metal to draw him away. The Thanagarians call him Onimar Synn. Green Arrow will take a great dislike on Katar for trying to "replace Hawkman". Shayera Hol will discover she's pregnant (the child is Carter reincarnated). And becomes friends with Zatanna, after being intrigued by her magic. In one heartwarming scene, the Hawks take Clark to outer space, to where Krypton once was.
Jeremy Creek (the meteor freak from the pilot) is Jonathan Crane.After losing his electrical abilities and his memory (which also causes him to misremember his name), he moves to Gotham and sets about creating a new identity for himself. However, he still has flashes of memory in his mind, like being bullied at school, and a desire to somehow strike back against those physically stronger than him, and the recurring image of a scarecrow...
Jor-El or [insert other ridiculously powerful being here] will alter the planet's memories of "Clark Kent" in order to preserve his secret identity.Clark has been very careless with his identity, given that the thought of actually letting himself be seen in public didn't occur to him until later on in his "hero" career. His encounter with Toyman in Prophecy was just one example. Such a massive deus ex machna would SUCK, but since we won't get the chance to see this Superman live with the consequences of having such a shaky "secret identity," they may as well...
Jor-El (computer) absorbed Jonathan Kent's personality into himself.And is able to project him, too. This would explain his repeated appearances in the finale, and how he was able to 1) appear out of nowhere in the Fortress and 2) apparently teleport Clark's suit out of the crystal that rose from the ground into his hands, so he could hand it to Clark.
Jonathan Kent is the ghost of Julius Caesar.And Perry White's Catch Phrase is due to Jonathan's love of trolling him.
At the end of the series, Superman's real identity is public knowledge.
The TV Station playing at The Planet in the closing moments of the finale made an error, it was meant to read "Lex Luthor SWORN IN as President," not "ELECTED" President.There was too much controversy around Luthor for him to get on the Presidential ticket in the 2016 election, but he did get the nod for Vice President and they were elected. After which he arranged for something "unfortunate" to happen to the President (assasination, impeachment, etc), and he's next in line to take over.
Major!General Zod forced Slade Wilson to lose his memory of Clark Kent's identity as The Blur before sending him back from the Phantom Zone.Season Nine Zod used Clark's secret for his own gain, but not by telling the world. That's an edge over Kal-El he'd not want to give up, so he would be loath to let just anyone keep that knowledge. How is up in the air, maybe Zod has enough know-how of human anatomy to know which parts of the brain deal with memory. And it's implied that NO metahuman abilities work in the Phantom Zone, so Slade's healing factor couldn't help him. This still does not help with all of the VRA soldiers under Slade's command knowing the secret, however.
The version of Ursa we see with General Zod in "Dominion" is really...A humanoid Zoner possessed by Faora's Phantom. She and the General seem pretty close (Word of God is that his interest in Lana was solely due to being inside of Lex's body) and both the General and the Major have fallen in love with her in two different lifetimes. Zone!Faora was obsessively loyal to the General, and it makes sense that he would want her with him when he set out to conquer the Zone. As for the Non stand-in, he's likely one of Zod's henchmen who was thrown into the Zone after the failed coup.
The Child of Green Arrow seen in the finale is really Superboy-PrimeAnyone else get that feel when seeing him?
Lana Lang is deadSince Lana left because of the superpowered suit that was loaded with Kryptonite and couldn't be with Clark, we haven't seen her or even heard about her. Maybe taking in so much Kryptonite killed her soon after she left. She should have done something that mattered in the series when she had her powers, after leaving Clark.
Lex did have a superpowerBefore his "death", he has an abnormal white blood cell that allowed him never to become sick in his entire life. If he trained himself to use it correctly or explored more about it, he could have taken on Clark since they couldn't be hurt at all. Lex could have become David Dunn of sorts.
Some of the unredeemed "meteor freaks" and other one-shot villains in Belle Reve will make up Superman's Rogues Gallery.Though he might encounter his classic enemies off-screen, these can't just can't be go to waist. Giving Clark some additional enemies, and being linked to his hometown, unless their memories were erased/altered/blocked.
Superman will face Doomsday again at some point.Last we saw Doomsday, Clark threw him deep underground. And Clark returns, with no memory of how he even got out. It's possible, through Kryptonian means, Clark trapped him inside a metal prison. Doomsday eventually breaks free and wants a rematch with Clark, who's more than ready to face him. Thus subverting the usual Death of Superman story.
Bart knew about the JSA before "Absolute Justice."Or at least knew something about them. Otherwise it's very coincidental that he would Jay Garrick as one of his alias when Jay actually exists in the Smallville 'verse.
Lana and Pete are married.Just like in the comics for a while.
In the Distant Finale, Pete is Vice President.In the episode "Forsaken", Pete owes Lex after saving him from Agent Loder. It helps since Lex's memories have been erased. As Vice President, Pete is able to listen in on Lex's evil plans and report back to Watchtower.
The portal that let Darkseid and his minions come through was a Boom Tube.I'm just throwing it out there, even if it was never named, it makes sense.
The series was originally about Lana LangKind of like Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane. Considering the evidence, is it hard to fathom?
Lana Lang has a passive meteor power...Which makes everyone fall in love with her. Super effective on kryptonians (Clark Kent and even Zod) and meteor freaks (including Chloe Sullivan).
In the season nine premier, Chloe Sullivan was pregnant.I only realized this after watching this video for about a thousand times. At 4:43, after Clark walks out of her life, she puts her hands on her waist - reminds you of anything? That would explain why she vehemently begged Clark to bring Jimmy back even though she knew that would spell disaster. But the Powers That Be decided to abort it. No pun intended...
The seasons of Smallville correspond to The Ages of Superhero Comics.Partially intentional and partially because History Repeats. The Golden Age of Comic Books: Season one to three. Superman being the one dominant hero, relatively limited powers but using them in manners that could have been lethal, forgettable villians with simple motives, and of course, the plain old-school-ness. The Silver Age of Comic Books: Season four. General silliness helped by the "Lana is a reincarnated witch with kung fu magic powers" main story arc. Introduction of Barry Allen (Bart in Smallville, but most fans think he is Barry anyway because of his origin, Freak Lab Accident rather than being born with powers, and in Superman's generation). The Bronze Age of Comic Books: Season five to seven. Dealing with more serious topics (although the Very Special Episode for teenage sexuality is in season four, the one for drugs, Void, is in season five), introduction of the Base Breaker Anti-Hero Oliver, stepping a fine line with some horror courtesy of Phantom Zone escapees and arguably with the best writing. Also contains the pivotal parts of the last steps of Protagonist Journey To Villain and Moral Event Horizon, both excellently handled, of Lex Luthor. The Dark Age of Comic Books: Season eight to nine. General darkness, Oliver becomes a ruthless murderer, Chloe goes from Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold to Manipulative Bitch, Doomsday, (metaphorically) The Death of Superman, and a black and silver outfit that is much ridiculed on Smallville. Also had Devilicus claim that lethal enforcers were big in the nineties. When threatening to push Chloe off a building. After the great rating crash of season nine, it goes to... The Modern Age of Comic Books: Season ten. Clark going back to a more classic outfit, Reconstruction of The Cape / Ideal Hero, Kingdom Come-style. The symbolic defeat of Darkseid. "Always hold on to Smallville".
Chloe Sullivan is a composite character of Lana Lang, Lois Lane, and the elder Kents....In order for fans to generate sympathy for an original character. But it has Gone Horribly Right. The Chlois Theory, period. And don't even start on Lana. The mainstream Lana Lang shares many more traits with Chloe Sullivan compared to Smallville's version of Lana. They are both green-eyed Caucasians (although Lana has red hair and Chloe is blonde; Kristin Kreuk has brown hair and eyes, as well as being part Chinese and part Dutch), have a crush on Clark Kent, dated, fell apart in good terms and remained friends into adulthood (and the relationship is a lot more lighthearted than Smallville's wangst-packed Lana who left as a God-Mode Sue, which didn't happen to the mainstream version) and early secret keepers. Pete Ross, who married Lana Lang in the comics, also had an unrequited crush on Chloe and next to none interaction with Smallville Lana. On the other hand, she did many things Clark's parents did for him in the mainstream continuity, like encouraging him to adopt a Secret Identity. The producers may have correctly guessed that having a Hollywood Nerd female childhood best friend doing it would appeal to the younger audience better than having his parents lecturing him.
The producers don't hate Chloe/Clark.Contrary to popular belief. They actually also think Chloe and Clark are great together. That's why they get huge amounts of Ship Tease and their moments dominate the heartwarming entry. As for why they aren't put together, it is a reasonable guess that Executive Meddling does not allow Clark to have a Canon Immigrant long-term Love Interest (despite his canon college love interest being a mermaid) and that they made Chloe and Clark fit each other well to produce fan pressure so they might just have a chance to at least briefly put them together.. This could also explain why Lois/Clark and Chloe/Oliver are Strangled by the Red String and how their relationships are badly written - They Just Didn't Care. If you are charged to write something you don't like, you won't put much effort into it either. In my opinion, Hex is not a Take That of the Chlois Theory - more like an Affectionate Parody. The episode is obviously played for humour and Chloe was being too nice to pass for Lois. "You haven't insulted me yet" "You actually crossed at the crossing" "And Chloe let me drive".