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Clark Kent/Superman's close ones and acquaintances, and denizens of Smallville and Metropolis.
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Kent family

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    Jonathan 

Jonathan Kent

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"You just have to decide what kind of man you wanna grow up to be, Clark. Because, whoever that man is, good character or bad, he’s... he’s gonna change the world."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Kevin Costner

Dubbed by: Gerardo Reyero (Latin-American Spanish) | Manolo García (European Spanish) | Masane Tsukayama [Man of Steel], Naoya Uchida [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice] (Japanese) | Bernard Lanneau (European French) | Marc Bellier (Canadian French)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Zack Snyder's Justice League (photo and voice)

"You are my son, but somewhere out there... you have another father too, who gave you another name, and he sent you here for a reason, Clark; and even if it takes you the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is."

Clark's adoptive father, and the one most responsible for teaching him the value of a secret identity.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: The comic incarnation of Jonathan is much more idealistic.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Jonathan tells young Clark that he has to decide what kind of man he wants to be since, with his powers, he can change the world.
  • The Cynic: He realizes how Clark can be a force for good, but tells him as a boy that The World Is Not Ready to receive him, so maybe it would be better for him to hide his powers until he feels the time is right. This attitude is borne out of love and concern for Clark, but it saddles Clark with emotional baggage.
  • Death by Adaptation: The comics Jonathan dies many years into Clark's career as Superman, but this version suffers a Death by Origin Story.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Calmly accepts the fact that he's screwed as the tornado gets closer and closer to him.
  • Good Parents: Humans Are Flawed aside (see below), he has been a loving father to Clark and raised him to be a good person.
  • Happily Married: His marriage with Martha showed no sign of trouble.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Saving the family dog from a tornado led to his death.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Allows himself to be killed by a tornado in order to save his dog and allow Clark to continue concealing his powers.
  • Humans Are Flawed: Unlike the wiser versions of this character who always have the answers Clark needs, this version of Jonathan is portrayed as being as confused as Clark is and the only advice he has to offer is "Keep it secret for now". Jonathan eventually admits that he has no idea how to be a parent to a superhuman and that he's been making it up as he goes along.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Adopted a Kryptonian baby.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: One half with Martha.
  • Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: Technically, he let himself die. He waved Clark off when a tornado was about to consume him, convinced the world was not ready to know Clark's true nature
  • Posthumous Character: He only appears in flashbacks, and in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice as a "ghost" of sorts in Clark's mind.
  • Spirit Advisor: Appears in a Dream Sequence to give Clark a pep talk in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm. Kent is traditionally a male given name.
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: He and Martha raised Clark to be a good person and ultimately that's why he tries to do good in the world. Jonathan also raises Clark to believe the world would reject him because of his powers (and the people of Smallville prove him right at least). So Clark doesn't embrace his full potential until he gets the Superman suit as an adult, though prior to that, he still saves people when the need arises.

    Martha 

Martha Kent

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"What are you going to do when you are not saving the world? Have you given any thought to that?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Diane Lane

Dubbed by: Anabel Méndez (Latin-American Spanish) | Mercedes Montalá (European Spanish) | Tomoko Shiota (Japanese) | Hélène Chanson (European French) | Anne Bédard (Canadian French)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

"Be their hero, Clark. Be their monument, be their angel, be anything they need you to be. Or be none of it. You don’t owe this world a thing. You never did."

Clark's adoptive mother and Jonathan's wife.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Being played by Diane Lane, she doesn't look nearly as matronly as she does in the comics.
  • Damsel in Distress: Both General Zod and Lex Luthor have threatened her.
  • Death Glare: Downplayed, but present. She gazes at Lois Lane when the latter asks for information about Clark in Man of Steel. In Justice League she gives this look again as more of disbelief when she sees Clark for the first time since his resurection.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Tells Zod to "Go to Hell" when he threatens her.
  • Good Parents: She has been a loving mother to Clark and raised him to be a good person.
  • The Heart: Before Clark meets Lois and becomes Superman, she's the only anchor Clark has after Jonathan's death. He's at his happiest when he's at home.
  • Happily Married: Her marriage with Jonathan showed no sign of trouble.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Adopted a Kryptonian baby.
  • Mama Bear: Will protect her son with everything she's got. It's not that he really needs it, but she's still a very brave woman at the core.
  • Morality Chain: Lex invokes Martha as this, goading Superman to kill Batman in exchange for his mother's life. Superman tells Lois that he'll try and convince Batman to help him, but seems desperate enough to do it if push comes to shove. Considering that Batman is outright trying to murder him, it might even have counted as self-defense.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: One half with Jonathan for their god-like adoptive son.
  • Skunk Stripe: Some parts of her hair has graying strands.
  • Tears of Joy: Lets them out when she sees the resurrected Clark in Justice League.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm. Kent is traditionally a male given name.
  • Widow Woman: After Jonathan's death.

Other Smallville residents

    Father Leone 

Father Daniel Leone

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"Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust. For thy dew is like the dew of morning. And the Earth shall give birth to her dead."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Coburn Goss

Dubbed by: Angel de Gracia (European Spanish) | Yu Seki (Japanese)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"You have to take a leap of faith first. The trust part comes later."

The local clergyman assigned to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Smallville.


  • Due to the Dead: He officiates at Clark's funeral in Batman v. Superman.
  • Good Shepherd: He is open to the people who come to him, and listens with attention when Clark seeks spiritual advices as he's about to willingly turning himself over to the military in order to be brought to Zod and save humanity. It's Father Leone who holds Clark's funeral in Batman v. Superman, and he also accompanies a mourning Martha Kent, holding her arm after the funeral ends.
  • Oh, Crap!: Though he does what he can to conceal it, you can see him hard swallowing when Clark reveals to him that he is Kal-El. Even though he was scared, he keeps is composure and gives good advice to Clark.
  • Secret Keeper: Clark reveals his secret to him at the church in Man of Steel, and he has kept it ever since. Given his occupation, it's in his nature to be a confidant.
  • Two First Names: Both "Daniel" and "Leone" exist as first names.

    Pete Ross 

Peter "Pete" Ross

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Joseph Cranford | Jack Foley (aged 13)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A Smallville local who was once a classmate of Clark Kent and now works at the IHOP Smallville restaurant.


  • The Bully: He was one to a quiet, private and pensive Clark whe they were teens. Until the day Clark saved his life.
  • Character Development: He grew to respect Clark after the latter saved his life and that of an entire school bus.
  • Character Witness: As a teen, he was saved by Clark when the bus they were in was sinking in a river. Decades later, Lois Lane came to him for that reason.
  • Due to the Dead: He shows up for Clark's private funeral in Smallville at the end of Batman v Superman, accompanying Martha Kent and telling her that the funeral has been funded by "an anonymous donor" (Bruce Wayne, actually).
  • I Owe You My Life: He starts respecting Clark the moment he saved his and the other students' lives in a bus accident.
  • Nice Guy: He has grown into one.
  • Reformed Bully: He used to bully Clark until the latter saved his life.
  • Secret Keeper: Knows that Clark is Superman, but never takes advantage of this information.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He was The Bully to Clark in their teenage years but reformed after Clark saved his (and the other students') life. By Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he seems to be close enough to the Kent family to the point that he's the one assisting Martha for Clark's funeral.
  • Two First Names: Per a DC Comics habit. Ross is commonly used as a male given name.
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    Lana Lang 

Lana Lang

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Emily Peterson | Jadin Gould (aged 13)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A classmate and childhood friend of Clark when they were in primary school.


    Kenny Braverman 

Kenneth "Kenny" Braverman

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"Is that all you've got?! Come on, Kent! COME ON!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Rowen Kahn

Dubbed by: Víctor Ugarte (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Man of Steel

"Come on, fight back! Get up, Kent!"

A former childhood bully to Clark when they were in primary school.


  • The Bully: Picking on loners seems to be a favorite hobby for him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He's very lucky that Clark didn't develop any aggressiveness or resentfulness while growing up, to say the least.
  • Ironic Name: For someone with the name 'Braverman', he doesn't display the slightest bit of bravery by bullying a quiet, lonely and peaceful fellow schoolmate like Clark. Not only that, he also brings friends along.
  • Jerk Jock: A textbook example. He is in his school's football team and picks on Clark regularly, even outside of school.

Metropolis

Daily Planet

    Lois Lane 

Lois Lane

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"That farmer's dream is all some people have. It's all that gives them hope. [touches Clark's 'S' shield] This means something."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Daily Planet

Played by: Amy Adams

Dubbed by: Erica Edwards (Latin-American Spanish) | Mar Bordallo (European Spanish) | Chie Nakamura (Japanese) | Caroline Victoria (European French) | Viviane Pacal (Canadian French) | Sylvia Salustti (Brazilian Portuguese)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

"Welcome to the Planet!"

Lois Lane is a stubborn yet brave reporter at the Metropolis-based newspaper The Daily Planet. She investigated the trail of Clark Kent and found him, learned of his secret, then became his love interest as well as his most trusted human ally.


  • Action Survivor: Lois visibly has trouble wielding a Kryptonian handgun and only escapes the Kryptonian warship with the help of Jor-El's Virtual Ghost.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Sort of. In the comics Lois is usually shown with striking raven-black hair, but she was portrayed as a redhead for a while Post-Crisis.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Unlike other versions of this hard-nosed Intrepid Reporter, this version is never fooled by Clark; she's in on his secrets from the beginning, considering she tracked him down right to his adoptive family's farm in Smallville and interviewed his mother. In the sequel, she cottons on to Luthor's scheme very early in the film, much quicker than even Batman, and the evidence she unearths puts Luthor behind bars.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: In the comics, Lois is famously acerbic towards Clark Kent in a Tsundere-esque way, caustic with a Hidden Heart of Gold while her sweeter side was reserved for Superman, at least before she and Clark moved on to a relationship. Here, she's discovered his secret much sooner and is sympathetic to him from their very first conversation, remaining a Nice Girl to Clark through and through.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In regards to her combat ability, hereas Post-Crisis versions have a degree of military training, this one doesn't seem to; as noted above, she's really only effective in escaping the Kryptonian warship due to Jor-El's Virtual Ghost's assistance, though she does seem to be pretty handy with the Kryptonian sidearm she gets her hands on. She also tends to be more of a Damsel in Distress than her Golden Age or Post-Crisis incarnations.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Clark calles her "Lo" at the Daily Planet at one point in Batman v Superman.
  • Alliterative Name: Lois Lane, the most prominent person in the Superman mythos with the L.L. initials. This even applies to the actress that portrays her! Amy Adams!
  • The Chick: The female lead of Man of Steel and Clark's Love Interest and moral support.
  • Damsel in Distress: In just Batman V Superman alone, Lois has to be rescued by Superman three separate times. This is actually a plot point. The first was Lex, in Africa by proxy, testing if Superman would come for her if she were in danger. The second time was Lex using her to summon Superman.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She is Lois Lane, after all; kicking ass while in trouble is what she does for a living. Lex Luthor takes advantage of this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's always got a good quip or two up her sleeve.
  • Determinator: When she has something on her mind and investigates, she never gives up, and eventually succeeds.
  • Double Meaning: Her "Welcome to the Planet!" to Clark at the end of Man of Steel means he's both welcome to work at the Daily Planet and welcome on Earth.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's not afraid to speak her mind.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Implied when Clark slips into the bathtub with Lois.
  • The Heart: She helps motivate Clark to graduate from Heroic Bystander to Super Hero. She also managed to keep Batman from killing Superman.
  • Interspecies Romance: Lois (a human) and Kal-El/Clark Kent (a Kryptonian).
  • Intrepid Reporter: In Man of Steel, she goes to Canada to write an article about the Kryptonian ship that has been found under the ice. After Clark saves her from a Kryptonian android, she goes of her way to find out who he is and where he lives. In Batman v Superman, she doesn't hesitate to have herself invited to an African terrorist leader's headquarters for an interview and later investigates the wrong accusations against Superman, since she has witnessed what happened and knows that humanity can trust him.
    (when going to the Kryptonian ship) "I get writer's block if I'm not wearing a flak jacket."
    (to Amajagh) "I'm not a lady, I'm a journalist."
  • Knight in Sour Armor: More like Lady In Sour Dress but our introduction to Lo has her cynically having put legal pressure on the military, and in Batman v Superman her first assumption in the aftermath of the Nairomi incident is that the U.S. Government was secretly assisting the rebels. Our girl has clearly seen a lot of Grey-and-Grey Morality in her career... but there's still a Wide-Eyed Idealist in her, enough for Jenet Klyburn to comment on. Despite all the garbage she has to wade through in the film, she herself notes to Clark that Superman is "all some people have—it's all that gives them hope"—strongly implying that she's one of them. In other words, Clark's existence is what helps preserve the Romantic in her, and motivates her to keep going and fight for the good in the world as opposed to just the next big story.
  • Love Interest: Of Clark Kent/Superman. Their romance is established in Man of Steel and followed upon in Batman v Superman.
  • Morality Chain: The "Knightmare" sequence has Flash state "Lois Lane is the key" and Superman mysteriously yells to Bruce about her death ("She was my world, and you took her from me.") which implies, as in several other AUs that Lois' death is all it takes for Superman to lose his All-Loving Hero status.
  • Nice Girl: She is genuinely polite and affable and a loving girlfriend, she does her best to help Clark/Superman as she knows something is terribly wrong about the accusations against him and comforts him when things get uglier after the Capitol bombing.
  • Official Couple: With Clark as of Dawn of Justice.
  • Secret Keeper: She went so far as to seek out Martha Kent and instantly recognized Clark with his glasses on.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: True to form, it's Clark's altruism and kindness that appeals to her.
  • Tears of Joy: Lets them out when she sees the resurrected Clark.
  • Tragic Keepsake: After Superman / Clark's death at the end of Batman v. Superman, she finds out he had an engagement ring ready for her. When she says her final goodbye by dropping a handful of dirt on Clark's casket, she's seen wearing it; she would have said "yes". Not so tragic anymore now that he's Back from the Dead.
    • In Zack Snyder's Justice League, we see that she's even kept Clark's red Superman cape, taking it out and holding it at one point; In his absence, this is a way of being close to him by proxy.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Her default outfit is a chic black waistcoat over a white shirt.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Has enough of a streak of this that Jenet Klyburn semi-teases her about it.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Believe it or not. Lois thinks that by exposing Lex's crimes, she is removing another corrupt businessman from the picture. Considering she lives in a world of superheroes, she has no idea of what kind of man Lex is.

    Perry White 

Perry White

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"I am not going to risk the paper so that you can pass notes in class to the man who rescued you."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Daily Planet

Played by: Laurence Fishburne

Dubbed by: Gerardo Vázquez (Latin-American Spanish) | Juan Carlos Gustems (European Spanish) | Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese) | Paul Borne (European French) | Guy Nadon (Canadian French)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"Crime Wave in Gotham! Other breaking news: Water, wet!"

The pragmatic chief editor of the Daily Planet, and Lois' direct superior. He initially refuses to run Lois' story about aliens on Earth, until Superman's existence is revealed to the world.


  • Benevolent Boss:
    • When the Daily Planet is in danger, he organizes the evacuation and personally tries to free Jenny from the rubble, despite the World Engine wrecking the city. When he can't, he refuses to leave her alone.
    • When the publishers are calling for Lois's (figurative) head after she leaked her article, White mitigates it to unpaid administrative leave and a chewing-out, while also telling Lois she's doing the right thing when he realizes her article's subject is for real and Lois states she's dropping the whole thing, citing The World Is Not Ready.
    • Despite the Took a Level in Jerkass below, when Lois says she needs a helicopter for personal reasons that have nothing to do with getting a story (stopping the Batman/Superman fight) he has one brought to the helipad on the roof of the Daily Planet.
    • He attends Clark's funeral in Smallville.
  • Characterization Marches On: In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice he's portrayed as less ethical and caring more about making attention-grabbing headlines.
  • The Cynic: He has pretty much given up on investigative journalism by the time of Batman v Superman because people don't read that anymore, stating to Clark that they're not in 1938 anymore as the latter is eager to report on Batman's recent reckless activities.
  • Da Editor: He's the boss at the Daily Planet, and he always speaks his minds about the antics of either Lois or Clark when he thinks they don't do their job the way they should or go too far.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly in Batman v Superman, where he's seen snarkily turning down Clark's potential story pitches.
  • Expy: Fishburne based his Perry on 60 Minutes member Ed Bradley. Both even have a pierced ear.
  • Large and in Charge: Thanks to Laurence Fishburne's bulky figure.
  • Race Lift: Perry White, who's Caucasian in the comics, is played by the African-American Laurence Fishburne.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He may be somewhat stern, but he's not unreasonable.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice provides the implications that Perry White is privy to Clark's identity as Superman over the course of the film, though not without making it explicit to others. He takes note of all Clark's absences, inquires about his wellbeing to Lois during the aftermath of the senate bombing (which Superman was present for), immediately grants Lois's request for a helicopter to Gotham when she makes it clear she's not going for a story and on receiving the first printings of Superman's death, turns the page to Clark's obituary. The fact that he witnessed Superman kissing Lois in the previous film and after that Clark Kent turned up for work and quickly developed a close relationship with Lois probably meant he put two and two together.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: He doesn't appear in either Justice League or Zack Snyder's Justice League. Lois hasn't returned to work at the Daily Planet in the latter.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he refuses to run a story about Batman, even when Clark tells him that as journalists, they are required to be ethical. He did the same in Man of Steel, but out of concern for the general populace. Here, he is doing it because it won't get enough readers.
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    Jenny Jurwich 

Jenny Jurwich

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"It's all over the news. You've gotta see this."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Daily Planet

Played by: Rebecca Buller

Dubbed by: Cecilia Gómez (Latin-American Spanish) | Haruka Shibuya (Japanese), Geneviève Doang (European French)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

An intern at the Daily Planet.


  • Alliterative Name: Jenny Jurwich
  • Canon Foreigner: Hasn't appeared in anything Superman-related before Man of Steel.
  • Damsel in Distress: During the Kryptonian invasion she's trapped under rubble, leading to Perry and Steve staying back so they could try to rescue her.
  • Expy: She was rumored to be a gender-flipped Jimmy Olsen, but the movie reveals her surname is "Jurwich" by the end (and high-resolution publicity shots showing her ID card will reveal this, too). Confusingly, a tie-in book does name her as "Jenny Olsen."
  • The Generic Girl: Jenny doesn't have as much characterization as her fellow co-workers. There doesn't seem to be much about her other than being a Daily Planet employee.
  • Satellite Character: Only appears in scenes involving Perry White.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: She doesn't appear in either Justice League or Zack Snyder's Justice League. Lois hasn't returned to work at the Daily Planet in the latter.

    Steve Lombard 

Steve Lombard

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"Come on, Lois. When are you gonna throw me a bone?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Daily Planet

Played by: Michael Kelly

Dubbed by: Rubén Trujillo (Latin-American Spanish) | Xavier Fernández (European Spanish) | Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese) | Marc Saez (European French) | Renaud Paradis (Canadian French)

Appearances: Man of Steel

A somewhat lecherous reporter at the Daily Planet.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Lois and Jenny. Downplayed, as they react to his flirtations with more amused exasperation than outright disgust.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In most versions of the mythos, Lombard's a would-be Sitcom Arch-Nemesis to Clark. Here, he's a brave, if annoying, employee and friend of the staff at the Planet.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Hits on Lois and Jenny in quick succession with no success.
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: He didn't bolt yet, but you could tell he was considering it when he exclaimed "Dammit!" when Perry called for his help in extricating Jenny during the terraforming.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a jerk who's always hitting on Lois and Jenny, but when it comes down it, conscience compels him to help Perry dig Jenny out of the wreckage during the World Engine's terraforming.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: He is absent from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice despite the film having scene at the Daily Planet, with no word on his whereabouts. He doesn't appear in any version of Justice League either.

S.T.A.R. Labs

    Silas Stone 

Dr. Silas Stone

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"If you could see what we're learning from the Kryptonian ship..."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): S.T.A.R. Labs

Played by: Joe Morton

Dubbed by: Idzi Dutkiewicz (Latin-American Spanish) | Naomi Kusumi (Japanese) | Jean-Paul Pitolin [Batman v. Superman], Thierry Desroses [Justice League] (European French) | Patrick Chouinard (Canadian French)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Silas: You are NOT a monster.
Victor: It's weird that you thought I meant me.

A scientist working for S.T.A.R. Labs, and the father of Victor Stone. He tried to save his son after a catastrophic accident that left him with just his torso, half of his arms and head. In a desperate effort, he used a Mother Box, turning his son into Cyborg.


  • Adult Fear: His son almost died and lost all his limbs in a catastrophic accident, so he did everything in his power to save him.
  • Alliterative Name: Silas Stone.
  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-21 (Doom Patrol).
  • Black and Nerdy: He's an African-American scientist.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: He gets kidnapped by a Parademon, which prompts Victor/Cyborg to join the Justice League after he initially refused.
  • Daddy Didn't Show: He didn't show up at the GCU vs Wisconsin football match to support Victor unlike Elinore as the empty seat right net to her can attest,note  and Victor resented this.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the recut version of Justice League, he was disintegrated in front of his son's eyes.
  • Defiant Captive: In the theatrical cut of Justice League, unlike the other S.T.A.R. Labs hostages who beg Steppenwolf not to kill them, Silas shows no fear in the eyes of the New God and he would rather die than to reveal the location of the Mother Box. This act of courage impresses Steppenwolf but doesn't stop him from attempting to torture him.
    Steppenwolf: Finally, one that doesn't whine. But you will scream!
  • Despair Event Horizon: In the footage, he puts his hands on his head and throws his safety glasses away out of rage at not succeeding to save his son.
  • Dissonant Serenity: In the footage, he keeps his cool when talking in his dictaphone while he's desperate to save his son in his inner self. He is even enraged out of despair at one point, yet four hours later he still manages to be collected when comes the time to drop the "clinical protocol" and use the Mother Box.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In the Snyder Cut, after sealing himself with the Mother Box of Man inside a testing chamber to keep the Mother Box away from Steppenwolf, Silas activates the laser within said testing chamber to superheat the Mother Box's core, fully aware that the process will kill him. As the laser vaporizes him, Silas maintains a calm apologetic expression toward his son, who can only watch in horror and despair.
  • Happy Ending: In the theatrical cut, he finishes the film happy with his son at S.T.A.R. with both of them working together and Victor/Cyborg reshaping his armor. In Zack Snyder's version, however...
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the "Snyder Cut", he sacrifices himself to heat up a Motherbox so the League can track its heat signature.
  • No Body Left Behind: In Zack Snyder's Justice League, he gets disintegrated by the Mother Box when superheating it with lasers.
  • Parents in Distress: A Parademon kidnaps him as he gets back home one night in Justice League, right when the Mother Box he possesses activates. This causes Victor to reconsider the offer to join the League.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Initially, when it seems Silas attempted to use the testing chamber's laser to destroy the Mother Box, getting himself vaporized in the process. Subverted minutes after Silas' death and Steppenwolf leaves with the Mother Box, when Victor realizes his father used the laser to superheat the Mother Box's core, providing the League a means to locate Steppenwolf's base and take him down.
  • Spanner in the Works: Were it not for Silas, the Justice League would have been unable to locate Steppenwolf before he could complete the Unity.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Tried desperately to save his son Victor using cybernetics, but all of his interventions failed. In a last-ditch effort, he brought "US gov object 6-19-82" (a Mother Box) near what was left of his son. It activated, and painfully empowered Victor, allowing him to survive and turning him into Cyborg.
  • Workaholic: He was heavily focused on his work, to the detriment of his relationship with his son.

    Elinore Stone 

Elinore Stone

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"Victor helped her because he's got a good heart. What did YOU do to help her?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): S.T.A.R. Labs

Played by: Karen Bryson

Appearances: Justice League (photo only) | Zack Snyder's Justice League

A scientist working for S.T.A.R. Labs, the wife of Silas Stone and the loving mother of Victor. She died in the same car accident that crippled Victor.


  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-21 (Doom Patrol).
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Her image quote, which she directs at the dean who wanted to reprimand Victor for performing unethical actions that he wouldn't have needed to do if the university took better care of their students.
  • Good Parent: By all accounts, she was much less distant towards Victor than his father, being openly kind, supportive, and proud of him.
  • Posthumous Character: She died prior to the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: After hearing that Victor was essentially cheating so he could help a poverty-stricken co-ed make the grade, Elinore defends his actions because he was just trying to help someone who needed it.
  • So Proud of You: She attended Victor's football match and cried tears of joy when he scored a decisive touchdown. She also says both she and Silas are proud of him verbatim after the match, even as Victor rants about his father not taking time off the lab to see him.
  • Tears of Joy: She cries of joy when Victor scores a touchdown.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: When the university dean addresses her as Mrs. Stone, she bluntly tells him it's Doctor Stone.

    Jenet Klyburn 

Jenet Klyburn

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"This is what makes you such a good reporter. Stuff like this still shocks you."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): S.T.A.R. Labs

Played by: Jena Malone

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition cut only)

"The wheelchair and the bullet from the desert were made from the same metal."

An employee at S.T.A.R. Labs who helps Lois in her investigation of the bullet she found in Africa.


    Ryan Choi 

Ryan Choi

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): S.T.A.R. Labs

Played by: Ryan Zheng

Appearances: Zack Snyder's Justice League

A scientist working at S.T.A.R. Labs. Better known as the superhero The Atom (the third one) in the comics.


  • Asian and Nerdy: Is of Chinese descent and a top scientist in STAR Labs.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: After the passing of Silas, Ryan is instated as the head of STAR Labs. It's at this point we find out his field is in nanotechnology.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He likes to sprinkle some witty one-liners into his technobabble, like the time he said "You're looking at the hottest thing on Earth right now", which immediately segues into a self-deprecating joke involving his prom date.
  • Those Two Guys: He shares a lot of scenes with Silas Stone before stepping out of his shadow at the end of the film.

    Howard 

Howard

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): S.T.A.R. Labs

Played by: Anthony Wise

Voiced by:

Appearances: Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Howard: Please! We have families!
Steppenwolf: Then you have weaknesses!

A janitor who's employed by S.T.A.R. Labs on the site of the Kryptonian scout ship in Metropolis following the death of Superman. He ends up kidnapped by Parademons and interrogated by Steppenwolf.


  • I Have a Family: Almost word for word what he says to Steppenwolf when he's grabbed by the New God.
  • Innocent Bystander: A janitor who was just doing his job at the wrong moment, when Parademons came searching for Silas Stone's Mother Box.
  • Nice Guy: In the theatrical version of Justice League, he has real empathy for Silas Stone given what he went through recently, telling him how sorry he is for the death of his wife and son (Victor's survival is hidden from everyone at this point) and how Victor was a "wonderful kid".
  • Only One Name: He is just known as "Howard", his family name isn't pronounced in either version of Justice League (he is credited as "Howard the Janitor").

Wayne Financial

    Jack O'Dwyer 

Jack O'Dwyer

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"My God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, have mercy on my soul!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Wayne Enterprises

Played by: Hugh Maguire

Dubbed by: Óscar Gomez (Latin-American Spanish) | Hervé Caradec (European French)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The director of Wayne Financial in Metropolis. He perishes when Zod experiences his Eye Beams for the first time during the battle of Metropolis, cutting the Wayne Financial building's concrete pillars and causing it to collapse.


  • Face Death with Dignity: He calmly decides to face his doom with a prayer to God when Zod slices the building.
  • Old Friend: Over the years working at Wayne Enterprises, he gained the trust and friendship of Bruce Wayne. His death is one more catalyst for Bruce's growing hatred against Superman.
  • Say Your Prayers: As Zod's eye beams slice the building, Jack's last words are a prayer to God asking for mercy on his soul.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: He was holding a meeting while Metropolis was being levelled by the World Engine. It wasn't until Bruce urged him to evacuate the building that he took it seriously.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies two minutes after being introduced as the person in charge of Bruce Wayne's business in Metropolis.

    Wallace Keefe 

Wallace Vernon Keefe

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"I can't even piss standing up!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Wayne Enterprises

Played by: Scoot McNairy

Voiced by: Luis Fernando Orozco (Latin-American Spanish) | Mitsuru Shiraishi (Japanese), Thomas Roditi (European French) | Claude Gagnon (Canadian French)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"I've come here to tell them to wake up. This is flesh and blood. He's delivered a war here. And this... this is what war looks like. I have nothing."

An employee of Wayne Financial in Metropolis. He was severely injured in the collapsing of the Wayne Financial Building during the battle between Superman and Zod.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Both of his legs were amputated after they were crushed by a steel beam when the Wayne Financial building collapsed.
  • Canon Foreigner: Wallace Keefe is a new character, he doesn't come from any comics.
  • Defacement Insult: Some time after the destructive battle of Metropolis that cost him his legs, he climbs on Superman's statue and tags "FALSE GOD" on it with red spray paint.
  • Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: Being no longer able to work after losing his legs, Keefe refuses his severance pay from Wayne Enterprises. He becomes embittered towards both Superman and Bruce Wayne, and defaces Superman's statue with red spray paint.
    • Possibly subverted, if the theory regarding Luthor being the one responsible for Keefe never receiving his severance pay to be true.
  • Enemy Mine: He accepts Lex Luthor's assistance despite his obvious disdain for him, given that Lex mocked his disability and his poverty by sitting in a high-tech wheelchair that he didn't need.
  • I Can't Feel My Legs: A steel beam crushes his legs during the battle of Metropolis. Bruce helps get him out of it, but he doesn't feel them anymore and has to be amputated from them afterwards.
  • Precious Photo: He puts a photo of his once happy family (as if his wife and daughter were dead, they just abandoned him) on Superman's monument before vandalizing the statue.
  • Precision F-Strike: In the Extended Cut, upon finding Lex Luthor in his apartment, he asks "Who the fuck are you?"
  • Room Full of Crazy: Has the requisite wall of clippings on Superman to show his obsession.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Lex Luthor uses Keefe for his schemes after he vandalized Superman's monument in Metropolis, offering him an electric wheelchair and promising to pay bail if Keefe agrees to testify against Superman at the hearing. Luthor has a bomb put in his wheelchair just before the hearing. It blows up right as Senator June Finch was opening the hearing and kills everyone in the room bar Superman. It's also implied it's Luthor who sent the hate mail to Bruce Wayne and not Keefe, to fuel the conflict.

Metropolis Police Department

    Jerry 

Jerry

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Metropolis Police Department

Played by: Marc McClure

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Zack Snyder's Justice League

A Metropolis police officer who patrols Superman's memorial site and befriended Lois Lane.


Other Metropolis residents

    Glen Woodburn 

Glen Woodburn

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"Human beings have a horrible track record of following people with great power."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Chad Krowchuk

Dubbed by: Víctor Ugarte (Latin-American Spanish) | Mitsuru Shiraishi (Japanese), Sébastien Desjours (European French)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A blogger from Metropolis. After Lois Lane fails to get her story printed about a mysterious alien savior in the Daily Planet, she meets Woodburn in a bar and gives him her story, so that the mystery savior would know about her awareness of him. Woodburn promptly puts the story on his blog site.


  • Attention Whore:
    • After General Zod's menacing message has been transmitted across the globe, Woodburn uses the opportunity to give himself fame by appearing on TV with the knowledge of Lois's knowledge of Kal-El, story-naming her as his source, promptly leading the FBI to her as a result.
    • He gladly appears on TV again in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, being interviewed about Superman and casting his own doubts on people who trust such a powerful being.
  • Blog: He blogs about unconventional stories such as Lois' first encounter with Clark.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: His quote about humans following people with great power gives off a vibe of this.
  • Nerd Glasses: He's a blogger, and wears thick glasses.

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