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

Smallville

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A town in Kansas where Kal-El's ship landed. Given the name "Clark Kent", he would spend his entire youth in Smallville before venturing out into the world to perform heroic deeds and find answers to who he really is.


Kent family

    Clark Kent / Superman 

    Jonathan Kent 

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

Portrayed by: Kevin Costner

Voiced 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.


  • Adaptational Curves: Jonathan is typically depicted as a stocky man, while Kevin Costner is quite lean.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Jonathan is normally depicted as a boundless optimist who is Clark's biggest encourager to use his powers for good. In the film, he seems more cynical towards humanity in general and doesn't think it's a good idea for Clark to be openly using his powers to the point he even tells Clark that "maybe", he should have let a kid die. He even chooses to let himself be killed by a tornado when Clark could have saved him and Clark reluctantly respects his wishes, choosing to honor his father's trust rather than betray it.
    • He's a lot closer to his comics counterpart in death, where he appears as a ghost to give Clark words of comfort when he's doubting himself, then cheers Superman on when he's preparing to come to the aid of the Justice League.
  • All for Nothing: Johnathan allowed himself to die in a disaster that Clark could have rescued him from just to confirm to the locals that his son wasn't some superhuman entity. The masquerade lasts up until Clark's early 30s, at which point Kryptonians target Smallville and he ends up blowing his cover trying to contain the damage. Luckily the locals manage to prove Johnathan wrong and keep Clark's dual life a secret out of gratitude.
  • Alternate Self: As Superman's adoptive father, he exists in almost every universe that has a Clark Kent in it. So far Johnathan has alternate counterparts on Earth-Prime, Earth-96 and Earth-167.
  • 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. He learned this the hard way after an incident in his childhood left him wracked with guilt despite his good intentions.
  • 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, similar to his previosu cinematic iteration.
  • 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 to draw suspicion away from Clark.
  • 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.
  • My Greatest Failure: Johnathan tells Clark how in his youth he unintentionally killed a paddock full of horses, which left him wracked with guilt for many years. It wasn't until he met Martha that he started to put his angst behind him, though it once again reared its head during Clark's youth.
  • 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.
  • One True Love: How he feels about Martha.
    "She gave me faith that there was good in this world. She was my world."
  • Parents as People: He tells Clark that he was at one point traumatised by a grave mistake he made in his youth, but when he met Martha he was able to overcome his guilt and move on.
  • Posthumous Character: He only appears in flashbacks, and in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice as a "ghost" of sorts in Clark's mind.
  • So Proud of You: Johnathan says this word-for-word when Superman comes back from the dead, ready to resume his heroics in spite of the hardships it caused him.
  • Spirit Advisor: Appears in a Dream Sequence to give Clark a pep talk in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He also reassures Superman alongside Jor-El when he makes his comeback.
  • Survivor's Guilt: When he was a child, Johnathan assisted in saving his family's farm by redirecting floodwater, with his grandmother calling him a hero for his efforts. To his shock, the water ended up flooding a neighbouring farm and killing several horses. The event convinced Johnathan that heroics is far more complicated than it looks and he's desperate to convince Clark not to be too open about it.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: When Johnathan talks to Clark from beyond the grave, he shows none of the pessimism he showed in life. His reassurance to Clark that he's proud of his son for becoming Superman is what gives Clark some much-needed closure.
    "Fly, son. It's time."
  • 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 intially prove him right). 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 Kent 

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

Portrayed 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.
  • Alternate Self: As Superman's adoptive mother, she exists in almost every universe that has a Clark Kent in it. So far Martha has alternate counterparts on Earth-Prime, Earth-9, Earth-96 and Earth-167.
  • 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.
  • Happily Married: Her marriage with Jonathan showed no sign of trouble.
  • The Heart: To the Kent family.
    • 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.
    • Johnathan mentions suffering survivor's guilt over some mistakes in his past before meeting Martha, whose influence helped him to overcome his self-loathing.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Adopted a Kryptonian baby.
  • Madonna Archetype: Fitting with Superman as a Messianic Archetype, Martha has a few things in common with the Virgin Mary. She came from a humble background and was given sudden the responsibility of raising a child with otherworldly origins with a husband who was not the baby's father. She instills good values in her son and her name starts with the letters M, A and R.
  • 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.
  • Stepford Smiler: Despite going through more grief than any character who isn't Bruce Wayne, Martha always manages to keep a brave face. She couldn't conceive with Johnathan, then he died. When Clark comes home, he all too cheerfully tells her he's found his real parents. Then Clark dies and the bank forecloses on her home, but she keeps to herself. Even after being taken hostage, Martha is able to let out a bit of levity.
  • 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.
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    Hank 

Hank

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Species: Terrier dog

Portrayed by: Cowboy the Dog

Appearances: Man of Steel

A dog once owned by the Kent family. He was the only friend Clark had as a child as the two used to play in the garden and fields of the farm.


  • Canine Companion: The Kent family's loyal dog, and Clark's childhood friend.
  • Happy Flashback: Hank is part of the most beautiful and carefree parts of Clark's childhood shown in Man of Steel. But he's also part of Clark's first major traumatizing experience, that is losing his father to a tornado, when the latter rushed to save the dog from it.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: For the Kent family.
  • Posthumous Character: Hank is long dead by the time Clark is in his thirties in Man of Steel, per a normal dog's lifespan. He is eventually replaced with another dog, Dusty.

    Dusty 

Dusty

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Species: Border collie dog

Appearances: Man of Steel | Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

The new dog owned by Martha Kent after Hank passed away.


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

Portrayed by: Coburn Goss

Voiced 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 working at 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 advice 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 his 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

Portrayed 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.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: His comic self was Clark's childhood best friend while here he was his bully. Though after Clark saved his life he seemed to have stop and in Dawn of Justice appears to be on friendly terms with the Kent family.
  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-167.
  • The Bully: He was one to a quiet, private and pensive Clark when 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

Portrayed 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

Portrayed by: Rowen Kahn

Voiced 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

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The home residence of Lois Lane and later on Clark Kent. Metropolis is home to The Daily Planet, the remains of a Kryptonian Scout Ship that S.T.A.R. Labs have been studying since 2013 and shares a border with Gotham City.


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

Portrayed by: Amy Adams

Voiced 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.

See also The Knightmare for more information.

  • 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.
  • Adaptation 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 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. Whereas 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 calls her "Lo" a few times.
  • Age Lift: Most versions tend to portray Lois and Clark as being around the same age. Here, she is six years older than Clark as she was born in 1974 (just like her actress) while Clark was born in 1980.
  • 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!
  • Alternate Self: So far, she's got counterparts on Earth-Prime, Earth-96, Earth-F, and two on Earth-167, one who shares her name and background, and Jodi Melville, who shares her appearance..
  • Babies Ever After: Implied in Zack Snyder's Justice League. She keeps a pregnancy test kit in her bedside drawer and in the epilogue she's seen carrying a baby basket.
  • Birds of a Feather: Both Clark and Lois seek the truth and doing the right thing regardless of what may happen to them in their respective carriers (superhero-ing and journalism, although both for Clark). Their shared brave, altruistic and kindhearted personalities make them get along very well, and go through a lot of emotionally draining experiences together.
  • The Chick: The female lead of Man of Steel and Clark's Love Interest and moral support.
  • Chickification: Lois starts out a hard-hitting journalist willing to travel the world and risk any danger to get a story. After Superman's death, she sinks into a depression and stops chasing stories.
  • Cooldown Hug: When Clark comes back from the dead and goes on a delirium-fueled rampage, Lois rushes in and wraps her arms around him, which manages to calm him down.
  • 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. When it seems like Batman might actually kill Superman (and vice versa in Justice League) it's Lois of all people who comes to the rescue.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's always got a good quip or two up her sleeve, such as when she gives Colonel Hardy attitude for trying to police her journalistic duties as well as letting Jimmy Olsen know she's not here to make friends.
    "You know what Heron always says when we're on assignment together? Not a goddamn thing. I like Heron."
  • Determinator: When Lois has something on her mind and investigates, she never gives up, and eventually succeeds.
  • Dive Under the Explosion: Lois narrowly avoids getting fried by Doomsday's aura blasts by diving into a nearby body of water.
  • 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.
  • Elemental Motifs: Water seems to be a recurring element in most of her scenes. Lois is first introduced in the Arctic, has a calm-down bath after nearly getting killed on an assigment in Nairobi, discreetly meets with Swanwick in the rain, discards the kryptonite spear into a watery chasm and visits Superman's memorial even in the pouring rain.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her curiosity is always what gets Lois into trouble. Lois is introduced investigating an alien spacecraft, whose robot guard attacks her as soon as she tries to photograph it. She's then apprehended by both Earth and Krypton's military after trying to get in touch with Clark. When Lois investigates an African warlord and the mercenaries he hired, she's held hostage by the former and left at the mercy of Lex Luthor by the latter.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's not afraid to speak her mind. Downplayed in that even when she's standing her ground, she's still softly spoken.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Implied when Clark slips into the bathtub with Lois. It's later hinted that she's carrying his child in the epilogue to the Snyder Cut.
  • The Heart: She helps motivate Clark to graduate from Heroic Bystander to Super Hero.
    • On both occasions when Superman and Batman might have killed each other, Lois intervenes to placate the winning party. These moments lead Bruce to ponder on what the Knightmare version of Barry Allen meant when he said that Lois is "the key".
  • Identical Stranger: She has a lookalike on Earth-167 named Jodi Melville.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Standard for a character played by Amy Adams. Several people note that Lois is a little too idealistic and often doesn't consider the consequences of her actions even if they're done out of kindness or justice.
  • Insecure Love Interest: After being rescued from a warlord in Batman v Superman, Lois expresses her feelings of inadequacy to Clark, feeling like she might be just adding to his burden. Clark makes it clear she's worth it.
    • Lois' urge to help out fuels her character arc in said film, as she starts investigating the contract killers who participated in her kidnapping and with the help of Swanwick, manages to trace it back to Lex Luthor.
  • 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.
  • Nice Girl: Lois is genuinely polite, 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.
  • Now, Let Me Carry You: Lois needs to be rescued by Superman quite often, but when Batman has Superman at his mercy, she arrives just in time to talk Batman out of killing him.
  • Official Couple: With Clark as of Dawn of Justice.
  • One True Love: Since Clark's relationship with Lana is never shown to go any further than friendship, Lois is his only confirmed love interest. Likewise, Lois never shows a romantic interest in anyone besides Clark.
  • Real Award, Fictional Character: She's a Pulitzer Prize-winner. Lois brings this up during an argument with Perry as a way of showing clout, but Perry retorts with "Then act like one!".
  • Relationship Upgrade: Lois kisses Superman towards the end of Man of Steel. 18 months later and Clark is living with her.
  • Rescue Hug: Lois gets two with Superman. The first was when he saved her from almost getting sucked into the Phantom Zone. The second was after Lex pushed her off his skyscraper.
  • Rescue Romance: Clark first got Lois' attention when he saved her from a Kryptonian droid. While her interest in him was still platonic at that point, her obsession with finding out who her rescuer was eventually grew into romantic feelings. This escalated as Lois got to see Clark's vulnerable side, along with the adrenaline rush from every rescue.
  • Secret-Keeper: She went so far as to seek out Martha Kent and instantly recognized Clark with his glasses on.
  • Shower of Angst: After almost getting killed in Nairomi, Lois comes home and fills the bathtub, all the while looking very shaken. She doesn't perk up until Clark jumps in with her.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Lois only ever shows romantic interest in Clark. She even says outright that she'll never love another as much as she loved him.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: True to form, it's Clark's altruism and kindness that appeals to her.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: "So, are we done measuring dicks here?"
  • Tears of Joy: Lets them out when she sees the resurrected Clark.
  • Tragic Keepsake: After 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

Portrayed by: Laurence Fishburne

Voiced by: Gerardo Vásquez (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.


  • Alternate Self: Perry has a three on Earth-96, Earth-38 and Earth-167.
  • 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.

    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

Portrayed by: Rebecca Buller

Voiced 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

Portrayed by: Michael Kelly

Voiced 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.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Zigzagged. On the one hand, his comics counterpart is often drawn to be an impressive alpha male with the buff physique to match. Lombard in the films looks more like an average middle-aged man. On the other hand, his comics counterpart is generally portrayed as slovenly with questionable fashion taste, has an unflattering moustache and a bad toupee. Here, he's noticeably far better groomed and clean, well-dressed and makes no effort to cover his hairline. The fact that he also lacks the boorish, obnoxious personality his comics counterpart is infamous for also helps.
  • 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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"Now, let me speak to you from my heart. Not as a scientist. As a father..."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

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

Portrayed by: Joe Morton

Voiced 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

"In a world of ones and zeroes, you are the absolute master. No firewall can stop you. No encryption can defy you. We're all at your mercy, Vic...The question - no, the challenge - won't be doing it. It will be not doing. Not seeing. It is the burden of this responsibility that will define you and who you choose to be."

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.


  • Alliterative Name: Silas Stone.
  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-21.
  • 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 director's cut version of Justice League, he was disintegrated in front of his son's eyes.
  • Defiant Captive: In both versions 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.
    Silas: I'll die before I tell you!
    (in the theatrical cut) Steppenwolf: Finally, one that doesn't whine. But you will scream!
    (in the Snyder Cut) Steppenwolf: You'll die if you don't!
  • Despair Event Horizon: In the footage that Lex Luthor acquires, Silas puts his hands on his head and throws his safety glasses away out of rage at not being able 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 in the 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.
  • Identical Stranger: On Earth-167 as Steven Hamilton
  • 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.
  • So Proud of You: Victor had a lot of hangups over Silas prioritising his work over his family. Silas picks up on this and gives Victor a recorded speech reassuring him that he's genuinely proud of his son, which he made well before Victor became a superhero. When Victor hears those words, he smiles and nearly breaks out in tears.
  • Spanner in the Works: Were it not for Silas, the Justice League wouldn't have been able 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.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: His recorded speech to Victor is full of encouragement, knowing that Victor hates his cybernetic body. After explaining all the perks of becoming a cyborg, Silas then segues into telling Victor that he knows he's a good man at heart and he's proud of him just for that.

    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

Portrayed by: Karen Bryson

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

"With everything I know you could do today, I can't wait to see what you do tomorrow."

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.
  • 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

Portrayed by: Jena Malone

Voiced 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.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her character is a redhead in the comics but here her hair is blonde.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If her "odd little duck" line is any indication.
  • Hot Scientist: Even with a short haircut, messy clothing and glasses, it's still Jena Malone we're talking about.
  • Miss Exposition: Provides explanation for some of the technical aspects involved in the anti-Superman conspiracy.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's a scientist and wears truly massive glasses.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She helps Lois figure out the bullet's origin, but also that it's made out of a metal not found on Earth. She also figures out that the wheel-chair used to bomb Capitol Hill was made out of the same material, but also that the chair's inside was lined with lead.

    Ryan Choi 

Ryan Choi

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"You are looking at the hottest thing on Earth right now."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

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

Portrayed by: Ryan Zheng

Appearances: Zack Snyder's Justice League

D.O.D. Agent: Ship’s all yours now, kid. You’re the boss. “Ryan Choi, Director of Nanotechnology.” That’s your thing?
Ryan Choi: Yeah. That’s my thing!

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


  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Ryan is of Chinese descent and a top scientist in S.T.A.R. 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.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Ryan developed the electron laser that could heat up metals without melting them. This would later be used by Silas to heat up the Motherbox right before Steppenwolf could take it, allowing the Justice League to track its location via thermal-scanning satellite and eventually save the world. For being able to play such a key role, Ryan's given his own moment in the closing montage.

    Howard 

Howard

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

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

Portrayed by: Anthony Wise

Voiced by:

Appearances: Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

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

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

Portrayed by: Hugh Maguire

Voiced 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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"He made me half a man. My wife walked out on me. I can't even piss standing up! Let me face him."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Wayne Enterprises

Portrayed 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, which would also mean Luthor had been intercepting Keefe's severance pay, denying him of financial aid.

Metropolis Police Department

    Jerry 

Jerry

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Metropolis Police Department

Portrayed by: Marc McClure

Voiced 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

Portrayed by: Chad Krowchuk

Voiced 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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