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    Dr. Virgil Swann 

Dr. Virgil Swann

Species: Human

Played By: Christopher Reeve

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"You must write your own destiny... Kal-El."

A wealthy scientist, Virgil Swann dedicated his life to seeking out and establishing contact with extraterrestrial life. In 1989, he received a transmission from outer space and eventually deciphered it as a message from Krypton telling of the destroyed planet's last survivor, Kal-El.

Fourteen years later, after seeing a newspaper photo of a Kryptonian symbol burned into the Kents' barn, Dr. Swann tracked down Clark Kent and invited him to his laboratory at the New York City Planetarium; when Clark came to visit him, he told him of his Kryptonian heritage and encouraged Clark to pursue his own destiny. In Season 3's "Legacy," it was revealed he was an old acquaintance of Lionel Luthor, who attempted to get info about Clark out of him. At the end of the episode, Swann somehow managed to get ahold of the key to Clark's spaceship.

In Season 4's "Sacred," Swann died of unknown causes, though not before returning the spaceship key to Clark along with a final letter of encouragement. In Season 7, it's revealed that Swann, along with Lionel, the Teagues, and the Queens, founded a secret society called Veritas that was dedicated to protecting Kal-El (known to them as "The Traveler"). Swann also kept a journal that was passed down to his daughter Patricia, who gave it to Clark.


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    Sheriff Nancy Adams 

Sheriff Nancy Adams

Species: Human

Played By: Camille Mitchell

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    Dr. Emil Hamilton 

Dr. Emil Hamilton

Species: Human

Played By: Alessandro Juliani

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A doctor and surgeon at Metropolis General Hospital, Emil is kept on retainer by Oliver Queen beginning in Season 8; as Green Arrow's inside man, his job is to look the other way when a member of the team comes in with bullet wounds or even weirder injuries. Emil's role quickly evolves, however, and he becomes the team's tech-guy, biologist, coroner, and confidant all rolled into one. He's been to Watchtower, examined Doomsday's blood, and whipped up cures for zombie viruses, among other things. All in a days work for a Super Hero's MD.

    Det. Maggie Sawyer 

Detetive Maggie Sawyer

Species: Human

Played By: Jill Teed

A reoccuring ally who first met Clark in Season Two as a lieutenant, and later appering in one episode for Seasons Three, Five and Seven. She also appeared in the Season 11 comics working with Dan Turpin, who previously appeared in a Season Eight episode.


  • Age Lift: Unlike most depictions Maggie appears to be older than Dan Turpin by at least a decade assuming they are roughly the same ages as their actors.
  • Alternate Self: Had one on Earth-1 as Dr Avery Pressnall before Crisis and has two on Earth-Prime as herself and Sharon Powell.

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    Andrea Rojas / Angel of Vengeance 

Andrea Rojas / Angel of Vengeance

Species: Metahuman

Played By: Denise Quinones

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A girl who received meteor powers from a heart transplant from someone who has been killed by a meteor. She fights crime in Metropolis and is named "Angel of Vengeance" by Chloe.


  • Adaptational Name Change: In the comics she called Acrata, which is the name of her mother's organization in the show.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, Acrata is a Shadow Walker.
  • All There in the Manual: Andrea feels guilty about her actions in "Vengeance" and jumps back from the slippery slope, but it happens during the online/DVD extra The Vengeance Chronicles rather than on the show itself. And only Chloe seems to be aware of it for the time being. Also, Andrea decides to continue as a superhero, with Chloe as her friend and confidante.
  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime.
  • Clark Kenting: Mild-mannered reporter at the Daily Planet who wears glasses. Sound familiar?
  • Composite Character: Of Batman, Superman, and Huntress.
  • The Cowl: She's a black-wearing dark vigilante that fights crime at night.
  • In a Single Bound: She can jump from the ground to an office building's window and jump between buildings.
  • Kill Him Already!: When Clark does a Neck Lift to the week's bad guy.
  • Meganekko: In her civilian guise.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: She kills criminals that deserve it.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Clark. Both of them had a parent they lost indirectly due to Lionel Luthor. And at the time of their meeting, both of them were driven by vengeance. However, while Clark was able to turn back from Jumping Off the Slippery Slope by remembering his late father's advice, Andrea unfortunately let her pain and anger get the better of her, and after killing the man responsible for murdering her mother and doing nearly the same to Lionel (he ordered the hit) before disappearing from public view as a fugitive.
  • Super Strength: She can easily send grown men flying.
  • Uncertain Doom: In the Season 11 comics Rose Wilson claimed to have taken Andrea down, but it isn't made clear whether she killed her as she didn't kill Stargirl when she had the chance and Superboy doubted she could actually kill someone.
  • You Killed My Mother: She says this to Lionel, who ordered the hit on her mother.

    Legion of Superheroes 

Legion of Super-Heroes — Rokk Krinn (Ryan Kennedy), Imra Ardeen (Alexz Johnson), Garth Ranzz (Calum Worthy), Brainiac 5 (James Marsters)

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  • Action Girl: Imra.
  • Alternate Self: Imra and Brainiac 5 both have one on Earth-Prime
  • Book Dumb: Garth is implied to be this.
  • Civvie Spandex: They sport outfits inspired by their comic costumes presumably for disguise. The Season Eleven comics have them in their classic outfits in the 31st Century.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: They are never called Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad. Inverted with Brainiac 5, who is never called by his civilian name, Querl Dox.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Rokk
  • Fanboy: Garth is an unabashed Kal-El fanboy. Fortunately, it's one of the rare harmless examples of this in-show.
  • Fantastic Racism: Have suffered it, courtesy of radical Humanists.
  • Freudian Trio: Garth's the Id, Rokk the Ego, and Imra the Superego. This is more or less consistent with their portrayal in the comics.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Brainiac 5. He's the one behind the Flight Rings and most of their other tech.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The Legion re-programs Brainiac into Brainiac 5.
  • Human Aliens: Imra, Garth, and Rokk all look pretty darn human.
  • Omniscient Morality Licence: Think they have one, due to being from the future.
  • Mythology Gag: Garth asks Clark to sign a baseball for his sister. Those who've read the Legion comics know that she's Light Lass, one of the other Legionnaires.
  • Shock and Awe: Garth, again.
  • Shoot the Dog: Their objective.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Rokk, Irma and Garth only have one major appearance in the series (with Rokk later having an additional cameo in "Doomsday"), but their introduction in the episode "Legion" has a massive impact on how the last three seasons of the show play out.
    • Clark and the Legion separate Brainiac from his host, Chloe, without having to kill her, which later leads to Chloe running off with Davis Bloome in the latter half of Season 8, something that did not happen in the Legion's original timeline. Ultimately, this change in the timeline results in Jimmy Olsen's death and the Justice League temporarily drifting apart.
    • The Legion give Clark two of their rings, so he'll be able to contact them or visit them whenever he likes. Lois gets her hands on one by mistake at the end of Season 8 and travels one year into the future. This event plays a vital role in the Kandorian arc of Season 9, when she discovers a world where Zod conquered the Earth ("Pandora") and she returns to her own time with repressed knowledge of everything she learned ("Savior", "Pandora").
    • In Season 10's "Homecoming", it's revealed that the Legion's decision to take Brainiac back to their own time and try to reform him actually paid off. Brainiac 5 shows Clark his past, present and future to convince him to let go of his doubts and regrets that are holding him back - and this is shown to be a very important, positive experience for Clark, that gives him another big push towards becoming the hero he was always meant to be for the rest of Season 10.
  • The Smart Guy: Brainiac 5.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Imra comes off as The Stoic thanks to her Telepathy, but as the episode shows, she really does have a heart in there.
  • Telepathy: Imra
    • Mind Probe: Although it backfires horribly against Brainiac.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: They pick it up from Clark.
  • ¡Three Amigos! / Two Guys and a Girl

    Justice Society of America 

Justice Society of AmericaCarter Hall / Hawkman (Michael Shanks), Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate (Brent Stait), Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl (Brittney Irvin), Dinah Drake / Black Canry I, Wesley Dodds / Sandman (Ken Lawson), Sylvester Pemberton / Star-Spangled Kid (Jim Shield), Pat Dugan / Stripesy, Shayera Hall / Hawkgirl (Sahar Biniaz), Jay Garrick / The Flash, Alan Scott / Green Lantern, Ted Grant / Wildcat, Charles McNider / Dr Mid-Night, Abigail Hunkel / Red Tornado I, Rex Tyler / Hourman, Terry Sloane / Mister Terrific, Jim Corrigan / Spectre, Al Pratt/The Atom

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A team of heroes that predated Clark's generation.


  • Aborted Arc: The reformation of the Justice Society of America ended up as this. The ending of Absolute Justice had Stargirl and Hawkman looking for the old JSA members with the implication they were going to restart the team. This plotline was never picked up again. Although the Season 11 comics would introduce Jay Garrick/The Flash and have him form the Teen Titans.
  • Action Girl: Stargirl
  • Action Hero: Hawkman
  • Alternate Self: The Hawks, Stargirl, & JSA have them on Earth-Prime, while another Stargirl & JSA reside on the post-Crisis Earth-2. Jay Garrick also has a counterpart on Earth-3 while Dinah Drake has one as Carolyn Lance on Earth-203.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Its unclear what happened to the remaining members of the JSA. Jay Garrick shows up in the Season 11 comics, but the fates of Alan Scott and the rest are never clarified.
  • Badass Adorable: Stargirl
  • Bare Your Midriff: Stargirl
  • Boom Stick: Stargirl's rod.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Disbanded after Checkmate had them arrested on false charges. Although they were released, the members realized they couldn't defy Checkmate's resouces and opted to go their separate ways.
  • Broken Ace: All of them, but especially Hawkman.
  • The Cameo: In addition to the character inroduced in the episode, the arrest footage feature brief appearances from Jay Garrick/The Flash, Alan Scott/Green Lantern, Ted Grant/Wildcat,and Al Pratt/The Atom. A number of members also appear in the JSA portrait including Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Jim Corrigan/The Spectre, Rex Tyler/Hourman, Terry Sloane/Mr. Terrific, Charles Mc Nider/Dr. Mid-Nite, and Shayera Hall/Hawkgirl.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Hawkman's mace. His wife seems to have favored an Epic Flail.
  • Composite Character: Sylvester Pemberton combines his comic self with elements of both Ted Knight/Starman( Member of the JSA and creator of the Cosmic Staff ) and Jack Knight/Starman (General look and personality)
  • Cute Bruiser: Stargirl
  • Death Seeker: Hawkman, and possibly Doctor Fate.
    • Stargirl also appeared furious that Green Arrow saved her life when she went up against Icicle. Though it's implied that she was acting somewhat self-destructively due to Sylvester's death.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Hawkman. He fights Slade and is mortally wounded and set on fire, yet still flies to Lois' rescue before going out like the badass he is.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Hawkman. He tells Clark that he'll have no problem defeating Darkseid, apologizes that he won't be there to help him, and even cracks a joke about how he's the expert on dying, then closes his eyes and appears to go to sleep. Generally speaking, it's a pretty dignified way to go.
  • Girly Bruiser: Stargirl
  • Glass Cannon: Doctor Fate's a Reality Warper, but goes down in one hit. He does seem to be a bit of a Death Seeker, though.
  • The Gwen Stacy:Hawkgirl
  • Happily Married: For all their issues, Carter and Shayera.
  • Herald: Doctor Fate could be seen as this with the quote:
    Doctor Fate: (to Clark) And when you show yourself to the world...it will be a different age than ours, Clark. A silver age of heroism...that will start when they look up into the sky at you with hope for tomorrow. You will help everyone to embrace it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Doctor Fate sacrifices his own life to restore Martian Manhunter's powers.
    • Hawkman in "Icarus."
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: They were arrested and framed by the goverment organization Checkmate. Although they were eventually released, the false charges remained until Lois writes an article to restore their reputation.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Between Stargirl and the older members of the Society. Hawkman eventually forms one with Clark and Oliver.
  • Killed Off for Real: Star-Spangled Kid, Sandman, Doctor Fate, Hawkman.
  • Little Miss Badass: Stargirl
  • Mask of Power: The Helmet of Nabu grants whoever wears it Doctor Fate's powers. God help you, though, if you aren't its personal choice.
  • Perma-Stubble: Carter has a short beard.
  • Reality Warper: Doctor Fate's powers.
  • Reincarnation: Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Doctor Fate.
    • And Hawkman in "Icarus."
  • Talkative Loon: Doctor Fate in his human form as Kent Nelson.
  • Together in Death: Implied with Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
  • True Companions: "Family isn't just about blood."
  • Undying Loyalty: They stuck together in the face of their arrests, something Clark admired even when he thought they were criminals.

    Green Lantern Corps 

Green Lantern Corps— John Stewart, Hal Jordan (presumed deceased), Tomar-Re (deceased), Kyle Rayner (deceased), Guy Gardner (deceased), Salaak, Kilowog, Ch'p, Soranik Natu, Aya

An intergalactic police force created by the Guardians of the Universe. However one of their members, Hal Jordan, was possessed by Parallax and used to decimate the Corps into only a few members.


  • Adaptational Relationship Overhaul: The Yellow Lanterns were created by the Guardians to back up the Green Lantern Corps instead of being an antagonistic force like the Sinestro Corps.
  • Alternate Self: Hal, Tomar-Re, Kilowog, and the Guardians all exist on Earth-12, and Kilowog and the Corps also exist on an undesignated Earth. Hal also has a counterparts on Earth-66 and Earth-N52.
  • Ambiguous Situation: How Alan Scott relates to the larger Green Lantern Corps is unclear, with John Stewart admitting he has no idea how he got a power ring. In the comics, Alan's power source is quite different and he took the name by sheer coincidence.
  • Death by Adaptation: Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner are killed before they meet any other superheroes and never joined the Justice League. Tomar-Re was killed in Krypton's destruction which he survived elsewhere, while Ganthet and the Guardians were murdered by Parallax.
  • Demoted to Extra: The other human Lanterns are only referenced in the backstory.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: In regards to their Earth-12 counterparts, Hal is believed to have been killed by Parallax while Tomar-Re was killed by the destruction of Krypton. The Guardians themselves were all killed by Parallax.
  • Legacy Character: After the original Guardians were killed by Parallax, the surviving members of the Corps agree to elect some of their members to be the new Guardians with John Stewart being one of them.
  • Power Glows: The Green Lantern uniforms.
  • The Remnant: Only a handful of Lanterns are left after the war with Parallax.
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    Mera 

Mera

Species: Atlantean

Played By: Elena Satine

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  • Action Girl: Can fight side by side with her husband, having similar powers to his.
  • Alternate Self: Has one on an unnamed Earth.
  • Battle Couple: With A.C. (or "Orin," as she prefers to call him).
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially has a poor option of Lois due to not having any powers, but once Lois proves herself, Mera changes her tune.
  • Fiery Redhead: Mera does not restrain from speaking her mind.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A bit towards Lois, since she briefly dated A.C. in the past.
  • Happily Married: To Arthur/Aquaman.
  • Making a Splash: She can control water and make it hit with enough force to knock Clark over.
  • No Social Skills: Whatsoever.
  • Raised by Wolves: Or at least Atlanteans. Boy, does it show. From her lack of a nudity taboo, right down to how she speaks.
  • Satellite Character: Her role in the plot revolves around being A.C./Orin/Aquaman's wife.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Changes clothes in front of Lois without even stopping to think about it and seems to enjoy making her fluster.
  • Smug Super: Mocked Lois for not having powers and any skills she considers useful. She tells Lois to her face that she doesn't understand what Arthur, Oliver, and Clark saw in her. Mera gets over herself when Lois helps them defeat Slade.
  • Super Strength: On par with Arthur's.
  • Super Speed: She can swim as fast as Arthur.

    Barbara Gordon / Nightwing 

Barbara Gordon / Nightwing

Species: Human

The crime fighting partner to Bruce Wayne/Batman, but unlike her mentor she is far more optimist and has more of a sense of humour. This optimism eventually led her to be chosen as a Blue Lantern and she left to explore her new abilities, but not before arranging for her boyfriend Dick Grayson to take her place.


Justice League of America

    In General 
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The Original Five
A team assembled by Oliver Queen in Season 6 with the intent of taking down LuthorCorp's Level 33.1, the Justice League has gone through many goals and a constantly rotating membership ever since. Simultaneously an elite strike team and a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, the as-yet-unnamed League has handled everything from Corrupt Corporate Executives to alien invasions, all while doing their best to stay under the radar.

    Oliver Queen / Green Arrow 

Oliver Queen / Green Arrow

Species: Human

Played By: Justin Hartley

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A billionaire playboy on the surface, Oliver was orphaned at a young age. This experience, combined with being stranded on an island a few years before the series began, prompted him to become a crimefighter, putting the archery skills he learned on the island to work as the Green Arrow, a leather-clad vigilante, with a sometimes shaky moral code.

First arriving in Metropolis in Season 6, Oliver dated Lois Lane and clashed with Clark over whether a pro-active or reactive approach was the best way to deal with crime. Frustrated with Clark's Heroic Neutral tendencies, Oliver gathered the proto-Justice League in an effort to shut down his old classmate Lex Luthor's Level 33.1 laboratories, eventually leaving Smallville (and Lois) to fight LuthorCorp all over the world.

Returning briefly in Season 7, Oliver had his secret outed in front of Lois during a battle with Black Canary. In Season 8, he became a regular cast member. This led to many revelations about his past, including his tortured relationship with Tess Mercer, whom he assists in taking over LuthorCorp. Oliver would go on to struggle with an intensification of his already-existing feelings of self-loathing, emptiness, and alienation. Entering a relationship with his girlfriend seemed to help snap him out of it, but her disappearance early in Season 10 sent Oliver into another downward spiral.

A deeply screwed-up young man with an extremely negative view of himself and the world, Oliver has clashed with the more idealistic Clark on many occasions. Despite this, he remains a loyal friend to the future Superman, a great (if flawed) Superhero, and one of the biggest badasses in the entire show.


  • The Alcoholic: Oliver's always had a drinking problem, but in Season 9, he descends into this.
  • Alternate Self: Including his Earth-2 counterpart he has a couple in the multiverse, with the most noticeable version being on Earth-Prime.
  • Anti-Hero: When we first meet him, he believes that, if a Corrupt Corporate Executive buys valuable artifacts from evil warlords or The Mafia, it's justifiable to steal the artifacts away from them and use them to fund charities. He provides the cynicism to Clark's idealism and, unlike our hero, is willing to stray from Thou Shalt Not Kill if he deems it necessary.
  • Archer Archetype: Commonly fights with a bow and arrow.
  • The Artifact: As Green Arrow, he always wears a hood, dark sunglasses, and a voice modifier...even after he publicly reveals his superhero identity, making all these disguises completely unnecessary.
  • Ascended Extra: He started out as a recurring guest character for the first half of Season 6, after which Oliver left town. But fan response was so overwhelmingly positive to the character that Ollie was brought back to guest star again in an episode of Season 7, and then brought on as a full cast member from Season 8 onward.
  • Badass Normal: He is a normal.
  • Badass Baritone: Has a deep, somewhat growly voice. Fitting for a character In the Hood.
  • Bash Brothers: With Clark by the later seasons.
  • Broken Ace: Oliver is rich and successful, moonlights as a superhero, and has more women than he can handle. And he hates himself, as demonstrated by his self-destructive tendencies, alcoholism, inability to commit to anything, and attempted suicide in Season 9.
  • The Casanova: Pre-Lois and Chloe.
  • Cheap Costume: A green leather hoodie and sunglasses. Somehow, he makes it look badass.
  • The Corruptible: As proven by Desaad in "Masquerade" and referenced by Zod in "Dominion."
  • The Cynic: Contrasting with Clark's idealist.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: Inverted. Confirmed to still be alive in 2018, all his counterparts are either dead or their status is unknown.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Hits it in Season 9. After an intervention from Chloe, he gets better.
  • Dual Wielding: In "Dominion."
  • Expy: There are some sharp similarities between his characterization and relationship with Clark, and that of Batman. Throw in the fact that The Dark Knight Trilogy likely meant the writers couldn't use Bruce, and that makes a lot of sense all of a sudden.
    • Appropriate, given that initially Green Arrow was very much the poor man's Batman in the comics, with his earliest stories featuring Speedy as a blatant Expy of Robin, as well as an Arrow-Mobile and even an "Arrow Cave."
  • Fatal Flaw: His self-loathing. Oliver became a hero partly to make up for how bad he used to be but he is willing to cross lines either because of his low self-view of himself or overzealous desire to get over it and when he does such things it causes him to view himself as unworthy of being a hero, leading to even more self-loathing. His flaws essentially feed into themselves.
  • Friends with Benefits: What he and Chloe try to be in Season 9, even though...
  • Gun Kata: Against Lex in Season 7's "Siren."
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: His superhero costume is made of leather
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Saying that Oliver hates himself is not an understatement.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Clark.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Every cent of Queen Industries' money was earned honestly. Ollie treats his employees fairly and, unlike Lex, refuses to sell to the bad guys. This is actually one of his biggest problems with Tess and the Luthors—the way they let their desire for profit get in the way of ethical business practices.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Regarding his murder of Lex. In fairness, the latter character was trying to mass-murder everyone in Metropolis.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: He is introduced after Season 5 but is a memorable character. So memorable in fact, that he became the foundation of Smallville's Spiritual Successor.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite many differences between himself and his counterpart from Arrow in terms of background and personality, they have lived very similar lives to each other in comparison to the comic book version. Both were cynical powerless vigilantes who were good friends with a more optimistic superhero with powers, ended up in relationships with women who acted as mission control to their teams as opposed to their comic book love interest Black Canary, and eventually each had a child with their respective wives with neither one being Connor Hawke who is his son in the comics. Also unlike in the comics they essentially replace a more famous superhero in their respective universes, with it later being revealed that said hero had already established himself and been active for years.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Clark stops Toyman's bomb before Oliver can use it to kill himself in Season 9's "Echo."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may seem oblivious and jerky at times, but his heart is always in the right place.
  • Karma Houdini: Deconstruction It was revealed in "Reunion" that he accidentally caused the death of one of the classmates that he bullied. We don't actually see if he gets punished, but either way, Oliver's self-loathing as an adult has its roots in this incident, and his desire to be a hero is partly about trying to redeem himself.
    • Oliver also never faces legal repercussions for straight-up murdering Lex in Season 8 and pinning it on Winslow Schott. Instead, he falls into a guilty, suicidal depression in early Season 9, renounces his vengeful, murderous ways for good after "Roulette", and is metaphorically redeemed by overcoming Darkseid's corruption at the end of Season 10. Lex's eventual resurrection means Oliver is a hero who literally got away with murder.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His murder of Lex after Lex threatens to nuke Metropolis. He feels incredibly guilty about it and people scold him, but given how much of a twisted sociopath and would-be mass-murderer Lex had become, it's easy to see why he did it.
  • Ladykiller in Love: With Lois in Seasons 6 and 7, and with Chloe in Seasons 9 and 10.
  • The Lancer: Started out as The Leader to the Justice League, but rapidly shaped up to be this to Clark.
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: It certainly blew up his relationship with Lois.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Seen very often without a shirt on.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In the Season 8 finale. He and Chloe are more or less responsible for Jimmy's death.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Ollie is one of the richest men in the world, and he uses his wealth, connections, and company to fight for what's right.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Is willing to KILL villains, if it is for the greater good.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mom and dad died in a plane crash when he was very young. Guilt about it has left him very bitter.
  • Properly Paranoid: Frequently. He and Chloe collecting an arsenal of Kryptonite weapons in Season 9 may look irrational, but as the Bad Future episode "Pandora" proves, they really come in handy.
  • Really Gets Around: Tess, Lois, Chloe...not to mention all his other conquests.
  • Reformed Bully: In high school, he was The Bully. He has since repented, but his role in the bullying of Duncan, Lex, and others is one of the reasons why he's come to hate himself. Despite Lex's turn to evil, Ollie actually makes a point of personally giving Lex a heartfelt apology for his behavior as a teenager. It's lampshaded in-universe that, although Ollie did some bad things a teen, he's been working hard to redeem himself...while Lex has gone in the opposite direction.
  • Secret Identity Identity: Oliver Queen really doesn't exist. Sometimes he's not sure Green Arrow does either.
  • Secret Relationship: With Chloe in Season 9. The relationship is soon discovered by Clark and Lois, though...
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Whenever he's in a suit.
  • Shoot the Dog: Seems to be his job description some days.
  • Suicide by Cop:Winslow Schott plans to kill Oliver with a bomb during one of Oliver's bleakest periods of depression and self-loathing...and Oliver actually tries to make Schott's plan work.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Downplayed as Oliver did join the Justice League in the comics, but he was never a founding member.
  • The Team Benefactor: Provides all the nascent JLA's money.
  • Trick Arrow: Tasers, gas—what will he think of next?
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Courtesy of Chloe, after his murder of Lex. He turns it around on her by pointing out that she would have done exactly the same thing.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: In the Bad Future episode "Pandora." Armed only with his trusty bow and arrows. Against an entire swarm of super-powered Kryptonians. Badass.

    Bart Allen / Impulse 

Bart Allen / Impulse

Species: Metahuman

Played By: Kyle Gallner

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A former thief gifted with Super Speed, Bart first met Clark when he saved Jonathan Kent from being hit by a car...only to immediately pick his pocket. After a rough beginning, he and Clark became friends, and Bart left town looking for other people like themselves. He later returned as a member of the Justice League and has been a key member ever since, able to respond to crises moments after they begin.
  • Accidental Time Travel: The Season 11 comics confirm he's from the 31st Century, where he was shown as a child meeting a time travelling Superman, though how he ended up in the past is unclear beyond that it had something to do with how he got his powers.
  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Contrary to what he told Clark when they first met the Season 11 comics reveal that he remembers nothing prior to getting his powers. A later story arc reveals that he comes from the 31st century and getting his powers somehow sent him back in time.
  • Badass Adorable: Has a childlike look, but is a strong speedster.
  • Big Eater: He burns up a large amount of calories so he often eats large amounts of food quickly.
  • Cassandra Truth: He really is from the future like he told Chloe, though ironically he isn't aware of this.
  • Cheap Costume: His main outfit in the show.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Although he does use Impulse, he never adopts the Flash identity unlike his comic self.
  • Composite Character: Is largely based off Bart Allen/Impulse, but his role as a founding member of the Justice League and friend of Superman are taken from Barry Allen/The Flash.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: In "Justice."
  • Handsome Lech: Of the childish variety. He flirts with Chloe in all the times they meet, with varying but generally low levels of success.
    Chloe: I still have a boyfriend.
  • Heel–Face Turn: From sneak thief to superhero. Not bad, Bart.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the Season 11 comics, sacrifices himself in order to defeat the Smallville version of the Black Flash.
  • In the Hood: As seen in the above image.
  • Legacy Character: Oddly averted considering reliance on the trope in The Flash. He had no idea who Jay Garrick was and never uses the Flash codename.
  • Mythology Gag: His fake identities are "Jay Garrick," "Barry Allen," and "Wally West," the first three Flashes from the comics. Bart himself in the comics became the fourth Flash.
    • Also, he tells Chloe he's from the future when using a bad pickup line. Bart Allen from the comics is from the future. And so is his counterpart here.
  • Not Wearing Tights: His oufit has the traditional Flash colors, but looks nothing like any of the comics outfits. The Season Eleven give him a costume thats seems to take inspiration from Jay Garrick's look rather than any of his comic outfts.
  • Parental Abandonment: He claims that he ran away from home after the way his parents looked at him after he got his powers.
  • Pet the Dog: Saving Jonathan from the truck and later Chloe from a gunman.
  • Required Secondary Powers: He seems to have the "super-stopping" and "resistance to friction" things down.
  • Smug Super: A mild, almost likable version. Bart's incredibly cocky about his Super Speed, and it tends to get him into trouble.
  • Sunglasses at Night: As part of his sort-of costume.
  • Super Speed: Duh.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Downplayed as Bart did join the Justice League in the comics, but he was never a founding member.

    Arthur "A.C." Curry / Aquaman 

Arthur "A.C." Curry / Aquaman

Species: Atlantean

Played By: (Alan Ritchson)

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A lifeguard with a penchant for eco-terrorism and corporate sabotage, A.C.'s attempts to destroy an environmentally unfriendly weapon developed by LuthorCorp ensured that he and Clark didn't get off to the best of starts. They were able to put their differences behind them, however, in the interests of stopping Lex; following this, A.C. left Smallville. After nearly being killed while sinking a whaling ship, A.C., now calling himself "Aquaman," was drafted into Oliver's superhero team after the latter saved his life. Captured and experimented on by LuthorCorp agents alongside Black Canary, A.C. went underground (or should that be underwater?) for some time, before resurfacing in Season 10, newly married and calling himself "Orin."

    Victor Stone / Cyborg 

Victor Stone / Cyborg

Species: Cyborg

Played By: (Lee Thompson Young)

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Presumed dead in the car crash that killed his parents and sister, Victor Stone was saved by LuthorCorp and resurrected as part of an experiment in cybernetics. Clark saved him from Lex's men and reunited him with his girlfriend, Katherine. Sometime afterwards, Victor and Katherine broke up, which led to him living on the streets; he was recruited by Oliver, who gave him a place to stay and a reason to keep on going.

    Dinah Lance / Black Canary 

Dinah Lance / Black Canary

Species: Metahuman

Played By: (Alaina Huffman)

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A right-wing vigilante with a passionate interest in justice, Dinah first appeared in Season 7, when she was hired by Lex Luthor to arrest Green Arrow, whom she believed to be a common criminal. After realizing she was on the wrong side, Dinah joined Oliver's team, helping to fight injustice round the world. She participated in the hunt for Clark in Season 8, helped battle Doomsday and Major Zod, and was most recently seen breaking out of the VRA's virtual prison in Season 10, alongside Clark, Oliver, Chloe, and Lois.

    J'onn J'onnz / Martian Manhunter 

J'onn J'onnz / Martian Manhunter

Species: Martian

Played By: Phil Morris

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The last survivor of the extinct Martian race, J'onn J'onnz was a former intergalactic police officer, tasked with pursuing Phantom Zone criminals. A friend of Clark's biological father Jor-El, he was asked to watch over Kal-El after his arrival on Earth. First appearing in Season 6 as a guardian figure during Clark's battles with the Zoners, J'onn is depowered in the Season 8 premiere "Odyssey" after saving Clark's life, and takes on the identity of police detective John Jones. He serves as Clark and Oliver's contact inside the Metropolis PD; eventually regaining his powers thanks to Doctor Fate, he now works with the Justice League on an ongoing basis.


    Tess Mercer / Red Tornado 

    Bruce Wayne / Batman 

Bruce Wayne / Batman

Species: Human

Motivated by the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne dedicated his life to become the vigilante Batman. First appearing in the Season 11 comic story Detective, he became a good friend of Clark's and a part time member of the Justice League. He protects Gotham with help from Barbara Gordon, who operates as his partner Nightwing, but after she joins the Blue Lantern Corps she makes arrangements for Dick Grayson to replace her.


  • Alternate Self: Has many throughout the multiverse, most noticeably on Earth-Prime, Earth-9, Earth-66, Earth-89, Earth-N52 and an undesignated Earth. Also has one from Earth-13, a sadistic criminal who murdered his own parents and ended up on Earth-167 who also resembles a very well known villain.
  • Composite Character: Not him, but his Earth-13 counterpart is essentially the Joker.
  • The Ghost: Never appears in the show, but is mentioned once by Chloe in Season 10. However in the episode Hourglass, Cassandra's vision of Lex's future shows him standing on a field surrounded by the skeletons of people he has killed, with it possible to see Batman's costume in the background suggesting he will be one of Lex's victims.

    Diana of Themyscira / Wonder Woman 

Diana of Themyscira / Diana Prince / Wonder Woman

Species: Amazonian

Princess of the Amazons, Diana first met Clark in the Season 11 comic story Olympus while searching for her missing mother Hippolyta. After finding her and reuniting with her childhood friend Steve Trevor, she decides to remain in Man's World as Wonder Woman and joins the Justice League.


  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime, one on Earth-9, one on Earth-76, one on Earth-N52 and one on an undesignated Earth.
  • The Ghost: Never appears in the show, but is mentioned once by Chloe in Season 10. However in the episode Hourglass, Cassandra's vision of Lex's future shows him standing on a field surrounded by the skeletons of people he has killed, with it possible to see her bracelets and tiara in the background suggesting she will be one of Lex's victims.

    John Stewart / Green Lantern 

John Stewart / Green Lantern

Species: Human

A detective in the New York Police Department, John is also part of Green Lantern Corps and first meets Clark in the Season 11 comic story Lantern. He eventually joins the Justice League.


  • Adaptational Job Change: Is a detective for the NYPD instead of an architect.
  • Alternate Self: Has two on Earth-Prime and Earth-16 as John Diggle, and one on Earth-90.
  • The Cameo: Not him speifically but in the episode Hourglass, Cassandra's vision of Lex's future shows him standing on a field surrounded by the skeletons of people he has killed, with it possible to see a power ring in the background. While this doesn't necessarily mean it's John's power ring, it does suggest that Lex is fated to kill one of Earth's future Green Lanterns.

    Zatanna Zatara 

Zatanna Zatara

Species: Human

Played By: Serinda Swan

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The daughter of the world's greatest magician, Zatanna inherited his magical powers and uses them to fight magical threats.


  • Alliterative Name: Zatanna Zatara.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Sci-Fi: When she casts her spell on Clark in Warrior to make him kiss her, things were clearly heading in a more intimate direction and the only reason it stopped was because Clark's love for Lois made him snap out of it. Despite this clearly being a violation of Clark's trust and a case of a hero abusing their powers, he bears no ill towards Zatanna and in fact feel guilty when he tells Lois about the kiss.
  • Hot Witch: Zatanna is a witch, and very attractive.
  • Hypnotize Clark Kent: In Warrior she hypnotizes Clark into making out with her.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: Does it to Clark, although her intent isn't malicious.
    • Her wedding present for Clark and Lois also causes this for Tess and Emil, and leads to Chloe and Oliver getting married.
  • Literal Genie: Her spells grant the literal meaning of the wish, not the metaphorical one.
  • Magicians Are Wizards: Can perform both stage magic and the real thing.
  • Mythology Gag: Her presence in the show and as Clark's ally actually serves as a clever reference to how her father first appeared in Action Comics #1 just like Superman.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her dad is dead; we don't know about her mom.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Clearly has a slight crush on Clark, who appears to on some level reciprocate.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: It doesn't occur on screen, but one has to think that she got one of these after "Fortune," given how absolutely horribly getting six people, one of whom has superpowers and all of whom are secretly a part of a vigilante organization, ridiculously drunk and then letting them loose among hundreds of people with no supervision could have gone.

    Booster Gold 

Michael Carter / Booster Gold

Species: Human

Played By: Eric Marstolf

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A showboating and fame hungry time traveller from the 25th century who travelled to the present to take Superman's place as history's greatest hero.


Teen Titans

    In General 
Appearing in the Season 11 comics, the Teen Titans were a group of adolescent super-heroes assembled by Jay Garrick, who also runs the school for these gifted children. Jay created the team to honor the memory of Bart Allen, blaming himself for his death.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: While most of the characters have been members of the Teen Titans in the comics, that was long after the team was established. In this version these characters are the first members of the Teen Titans.

    Conner Kent / Superboy 
See the Smallville: Kents page.

    Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle 

Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle

Species: Human

Played By: Jaren Brandt Bartlett)

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A teenage boy who came into contact with alien technology called the Scarab in the Season 10 episode Booster, and the Scarab briefly took control of his body to cause chaos until Jamie was able to regain control. In the Season 11 comics he joins the Teen Titans while Booster Gold is his mentor.


  • Adaptational Relationship Change: Jamie has never been Booster Gold's protege in the comics or any other adaption.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lois takes pity on Jaime and tries to encourage him to gain some confidence when she sees him getting bullied by his classmates.
  • Humiliation Conga: His daily life seems to be one before getting the Scarab.
  • Powered Armor: The Blue Beetle armor.

    Mia Dearden / Speedy 

Mia Dearden / Speedy

Species: Human

Played By: Elise Gatien

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A prostitute and martial artist in a fight club, Oliver took her under his wing with the desire to make her a better fighter and help her improve her life. While there was some difficulty at first she evnetually accepted and learned he was the Green Arrow before becoming his student. In the Season 11 comics she had taken the codename Speedy and became a member of the Teen Titans.


    M'gann M'orzz / Megan Morse / Miss Martian 

M'gann M'orzz / Megan Morse / Miss Martian

Species: Martian

First appearing in the Season 11 comics, she is the last surviving White Martian who was raised by Checkmate agent King Faraday until she was saved by Martian Manhunter and Batman.

    Rachel Roth / Raven 

Rachel Roth / Raven

Species: Human

First appearing in the Season 11 comics, she was going to be sacrificed by a cult to summon Trigon before she was saved by Zatanna and John Constantine.

    Zan and Jayna / Wonder Twins 

Zan and Jayna / Wonder Twins

Species: Metahumans

Played By: David Gallagher and Allison Scagliotti

Admirers of the Blur the twins attempted to be heroes like him but due to their youth and inexperience they caused more harm than good before Clark and Chloe could help them figure out what they were doing wrong. In the Season 11 comics they end up joining the Teen Titans.


Minor Characters

    Santa Claus 

Santa Claus

Species: Human

Played By: Kenneth Walsh

Yes, Clark actually met Father Christmas himself in the Season 5 episode Lexmas in a subplot where Clark, while delivering presents as a favour for Chloe, encounters a drunk Santa complaining about the state of the world. However a conversation with Clark renews his faith in the spirit of Christmas and he appears at the end of the episode to prove he wasn't just a drunk man dressed as Sana Claus.
  • Mythology Gag: His appearance is likely one to the Christmas stories which showed Superman helping Santa save Christmas, with most of those stories ending with Superman acting in the place of the reindeer to fly the sleigh so Santa could deliver presents.
  • Real After All: He at first appears to be just a depressed man in a Santa suit, but at the end of the episode he appears to Chloe to deliver all the presents she had asked Clark to deliver. She turns her back for one second and both Santa and the presents had vanished.

    John Constantine 

John Constantine

Species: Human

A friend of Zatanna who helped her save Rachel Roth.

    Outsiders 

Outsiders - Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning, Grace Choi, Rex Mason / Metamorpho, Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana and Roy Harper

A team created by the D.E.O and put under the leadership of Oliver Queen in the final Season 11 story arc Continuity.


    Dick Grayson 

Dick Graydon

Species: Human

The boyfriend of Barbara Gordon who decided he would be a good successor as Batman's partner.
  • Adaptational Relationship Overhaul: This Dick was never adopted by Bruce as a child, with it implied that his parents are in fact still alive, and by the time they do meet it is when Dick is an adult.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics Dick became a superhero as a child, and in comparison to his counterparts in the multiverse he is the most inexperienced version. However the ending of the Season 11 comics suggest he will become a superhero.
  • Alternate Self: Has four on Earth-9, Earth-66, Earth-89 and Earth-203.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the comics and every other adaption of the character Dick is Batman's first sidekick and one of the most important members of the Bat-Family. Here he's nothing more than a cameo.

    Billy Batson 

Billy Batson

Species: Human

The neighbour to John Jones who is also a fan of Superman while also having a friend named Mary.



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