"Meteor Freak" is the term used to refer to the humans that obtained superpowers through exposure to the Kryptonite meteor rocks that arrived on Earth with Clark. Such meteor infection often results in psychosis, resulting in them becoming the Villain of the Week and spreading terror throughout Smallville and Metropolis.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: Some of the Meteor Freaks are established characters in the comics that have completely different origins, like Plastique and Parasite.
- Karmic Transformation: A lot of them get their powers related to something that they are in contact with or close to during the exposure to the meteors. Like Coach Arnold who got his Playing with Fire powers during a sauna or Desirée Atkins who got her Living Aphrodisiac powers while she was having sex with her boyfriend.
- Magic Meteor: They gained their powers through contact with alien meteors from Krypton.
- Mass Super-Empowering Event: They all gained their powers when the Kryptonite meteor shower of in which Clark first arrived on Earth and at the same time giving many of the locals odd powers and/or altering their personality sometimes and causing them to become the Villain of the Week. There are a few humans empowered by Kryptonian technology, and it's vaguely implied that there's some Kryptonian ancestry among humanity.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: A lot of the meteor freaks end up going insane and evil.
- Villain of the Week: What the great majority of them end up becoming.
- Played by: Adrian McMorranAppearances: Pilot
In 1989, Jeremy was a victim of bullying and the meteor shower put him in a coma. Upon awakening in 2001, he went on a rampage before being stopped by Clark.
- Bully Hunter: After waking up from his coma, he goes after the bullies who tormented him in high school.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He electrocutes himself after Clark gets him wet.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: After he electrocutes himself.
- Older Than They Look: Due to slowed aging, he still looks like a teenager when he awakes from his coma, but is really in his late 20s.
- Prom Wrecker: He plans to use his powers to electrocute people at the Homecoming Dance to get revenge on those who tormented him in High School.
- Psycho Electro: Due to the meteor shower, he is capable of making electric shockwaves from his hands and uses the ability to kill people and jumpstart cars to escape.
- Shock and Awe: Can control electricity.
- Starter Villain: He is the first foe Clark faces.
- Sympathetic Murderer: He goes after the people that left him tied to a log and endangered him due to the meteor shower.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Water. Incidentally, water is also the weakness of Livewire and Static.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Because he was bullied and left to die tied up in a cornfield as "the Scarecrow", he uses his new abilities to track down and kill those bullies responsible for his death.
- Played by: Chad Donella
A former geek who gained proportionate abilities to insects, using them to attack people. He kidnapped and tried to mate with Lana before being stopped by Clark. In Season 10, he reflects on his life and that of Clark's, declaring to Lois Lane that Clark inspired him to be a better person.
- Animalistic Abilities: Greg has a variety of insect-themed abilities such as Wall Crawling, Projectile Webbing and shedding his skin.
- Continuity Nod: His random reappearance and HeelFace Turn in Season 10 is a possible reference to a Chloe Chronicles story where some of the bugs from his swarm form are shown to be in the possession of a scientist working on both giving himself powers and finding a cure for meteor freaks (if not for the powers, then at least the kryptonite psychosis).
- The Glasses Gotta Go: After being bitten by meteor-infected insects.
- HeelFace Return: In Season 10. The role in the particular episode was probably supposed to be filled by Jeremy Creek, but for some reason or other, Bug Boy was used instead.
- In a Single Bound: He can leap great distances.
- Self-Made Orphan: Greg killed his own mother.
- Shout-Out: To Spider-Man. He even shoots webbing (from his mouth).
- Super Speed: He can move fast enough to disappear from the sight of ordinary people.
- Super Strength: He could grapple with Clark.
- Stalker with a Crush: For Lana.
- Wall Crawl: He is shown clinging to walls and ceilings.
- The Worm That Walks: When Clark defeats him, his body breaks into dozens of bugs.
Coach Walt Arnold
- Played by: Dan LauriaAppearances: Hothead
A football coach who was so obsessed with the game that he was willing to do anything to win, including threatening to kill his players if they lost. Upon gaining pyrokinetic powers, he used them to further his agenda before being stopped by Clark.
- Big "NO!": His last word.
- Broken Pedestal: He used to be Jonathan's coach when the latter was in high school. It becomes very clear when Arnold makes a contemptuous remark about Jonathan, who just glares at him before walking away.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He accidentally sets himself on fire and burns to death. He seems to be so filled with rage to feel pain.
- Hot-Blooded: He gets very mad very easily and his anger and short temper alone is enough to make huge fires.
- It's All About Me: Doesn't care about any of his players, he's just worried they will make him look bad.
- Jerkass: He verbally abuses his players and even burns the wrist of one kid who told Principal Kwan that Arnold supplied his players with exam answers.
- Jerk Jock: He is an abusive coach who barely cares for his players.
- Killed Off for Real: Is notably the first Meteor Freak to actually die.
- Made of Iron: Clark throws him across a room and through a table, and he gets up like nothing happened.
- Playing with Fire: When he gets angry, everything around him burns.
- Pyromaniac: He is capable of producing fires using the powers of his mind and anger and short temper. He eventually starts making fires to burn his players and kill people.
- Second Place Is for Losers: Beats and threatens his players if they achieve anything less than perfection.
- Serious Business: Football.
- Sore Loser: He doesn't take losing with stride.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Implied, since Jonathan doesn't mention him being as Jerkass as he is when attempting to dissuade Clark from joining the football team.
- Unstoppable Rage: His rage alone is enough to generate large fires and scare people. It ultimately leads to his demise.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he finds that his fire can't harm Clark, since he can't tolerate losing at anything.
A shape-shifting girl who was obsessed with Lana. She is defeated by Clark twice, dying after her second defeat in Season 2.
- Accidental Murder: Kills her mother by accident by pushing her down the stairs.
- Berserk Button: Tina hates being called a "freak". As Pete and Lana found out the hard way.
- Bed Trick: Turns into Whitney and Clark in order trick Lana into being with her.
- Bury Your Gays: Tina dies trying to kill Clark in order to be with Lana.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Tina gets very jealous of anyone close to Lana and shows her jealousy whenever she morphs into anyone associated with Lana.
- Continuity Nod: Her body was seen in a Chloe Chronicles story. Pete makes a comment to her that she'll never threaten Lana again.
- Discount Lesbians: In her second appearance, when she's trying to seduce Lana, she always does so while in a male body (except for a brief moment when she's disguised as Chloe).
- Faking the Dead: Tina pulls this off by murdering a woman identical looking to her and escaping Belle Reeve insane asylum.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Lana in her first appearance. She thinks Lana has the perfect life and wants to replace her.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: See below.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On the spike she planned to use on Clark.
- Incompatible Orientation: Tina is a closeted lesbian obsessed with her childhood friend Lana, who is straight.
- Kill and Replace: Plans to do this to Lana in her first appearance.
- Killed Off for Real: Accidentally kills herself in her second appearance.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She is very feminine and girly in appearance while crushing on Lana.
- Perverted Sniffing: She sniffs Lana's underwear at one point in "Visage."
- Psycho Lesbian: In her second appearance, she's realized she doesn't want to be Lana; she wants to be with Lana.
- Red Right Hand: Her bones are green when viewed by Clark's X-Ray Vision. Of course, this doesn't do anyone else any good.
- Self-Made Orphan: She accidentally pushed her mother down the stairs when she tried to take the money back.
- Shapeshifting Seducer: Turns into other men in order to seduce Lana.
- Stalker with a Crush: For Lana.
- Super Strength: Can fight Clark on a relatively even playing field.
- Tragic Villain: Arguably. She robs a bank to help her mother's financial issues. She kills her mother by accident, and continues to run the shop. She sees Lana as having the perfect life and wants to take it over, but later decides she doesn't want to be Lana at all, she just wants to date her. It's possible to root for her to succeed (at least in the latter goal), but for the number of people she wound up hurting in the process.
- Voluntary Shape Shifting: Her powers allow her to take the form of another person.
- Yandere: She is very obsessed with Lana and goes to great lengths to keep Lana to herself.
- Played by: Michael CoristineAppearances: Cool
A guy who gained ice powers, but a craving for heat as a trade-off. He drained the body heat from others to keep himself alive, before being defeated by Clark.
- And I Must Scream: A spin-off revealed that he's still alive, but stuck in a block of ice kept by a Mad Scientist. An explosion thaws and apparently rejuvenates him, and he appears to escape.
- An Ice Person: Kelvin can absorb heat from things, turning them into ice.
- Blatant Lies: "Chloe, I promise it won't hurt..."
- Expy: Probably unintentional, but he is basically a Gender Flipped Killer Frost.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Clark throws him into a lake, which freezes solid, trapping him.
- Horror Hunger: For heat. He's not sympathetic because he enjoys killing people to save himself.
- Jerk Jock: Pre-transformation.
- Lack of Empathy: Already a Jerkass before gaining his powers, Sean loses all empathy for others after gaining them and clearly enjoys feeding on others.
- Likes Older Women: When he sees Martha, Sean comments to Clark that "Your mom is hot!"
- It's possible he meant it literally.
- Made of Iron: He takes quite a few hits from Clark, including one with a pipe. The frozen layer on his skin might justify this.
- Meaningful Name: Kelvin is a temperature scale.
- Monster Misogyny: All his victims are female.
- Power Incontinence: He can't stay warm and soaks up the heat out of anything living or otherwise.
- Serial Killer: He could feed off of anyone, but specifically targets attractive girls.
- Walking Wasteland: His presence alone can reduce a room to an Arctic nightmare.
- Played by: Jackie BurroughsAppearances: Hourglass
A friendly blind woman who can see people's futures by touching them. She assures Clark that he will make the world a better place. Later, she sees Lex Luthor's future, but it's so horrifying that she dies of shock.
- Alliterative Name: Cassandra Carver.
- Blind Seer: She lost her vision in the 1989 meteor shower.
- Cool Old Lady: She's a caring, powered older woman with a sense of ethics.
- Cassandra: (to Clark) More than once, I've touched people, and I've seen such pain and despair. But then you were there and the pain was gone. I think that's your destiny: to help people, to save people from fear and darkness.
- Killed Off for Real: She dies from shock after seeing Lex's future.
- Meaningful Name: Cassandra was a prophet from The Iliad.
- Secret-Keeper: Promises to be one to Clark, but she ends up dead by the end of the episode.
- Touch Telepathy: Her powers activate when she touches people.
- Played by: George Murdock (old), Eric Christian Olsen (young)Appearances: Hourglass
A fellow resident of Cassandra Carver's rest home, kindly old Harry is actually a paroled murderer still harboring a grudge against the jurors who convicted him. When a plunge into a pond lined with kryptonite turns out to be a Fountain of Youth, he takes the opportunity to wreak his vengeance on their descendants.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, Harry seems like a nice, friendly old man. Once his youth is restored, he reveals his murderous personality and goes about killing the children of the jurors who convicted him of murder.
- Disproportionate Retribution: His first murder was retaliation for not being recommended for a scholarship to the Metropolis Conservatory.
- Faux Affably Evil: Seems like a kind old man at first, before his true nature is revealed and he's given an opportunity to enact his revenge.
- Fountain of Youth: His Meteor powers reversed his age from an old man to a young adult.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Tells this to Lana, and he is shown to be very handsome when his age reverses.
- It's All About Me: Doesn't give a damn about anyone but himself.
- Killed Off for Real: Is Buried Alive by grain while trying to kill Martha in a grain silo.
- Never My Fault: First blamed his teacher for not giving him a scholarship and then held a lifelong grudge against the jurors who condemned him, never once thinking he's the one in the wrong.
- Retired Monster: Until the Green Rocks give him a second shot at monsterdom.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He goes after the children of those he has grudges against, including Jonathan Kent (though he settles for attempting to kill Martha since Jonathan isn't home at the time).
- The Sociopath: Murdered his teacher's son for a petty reason and seeks revenge on the descendants of the jurors who condemned him.
- Wicked Cultured: A former concert pianist who can also recite Euripides in the original Greek.
A girl who used to be fat until she gained a hyper-accelerated metabolism, along with a craving for body fat in the process. After her defeat, Clark takes her to the hospital, where she can hopefully be cured.
- Alternate Self: Has one on an unnamed Earth as Lois Lane.
- Anti-Villain: Type II
- Big Eater: Becomes one after her body keeps losing fat at an alarming rate.
- Body Horror: Her mouth transforms when she feeds.
- Bully Hunter: Her only intended victim was Dustin, a guy who used to bully her.
- Horror Hunger: Played sympathetically, as she's shown trying to resist but cannot.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Jodi can suck the fat from other people and almost ate Pete when her hunger got the better of her.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After she almost eats Pete and she almost kills Clark.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Jodi becomes a fat-sucking vampire.
- Tragic Monster: She's very reluctant to kill others, but her hunger gets the better of her.
- Weight Loss Horror: While her initial weight loss was positive, her body keep losing fat too fast for regular food to keep up.
- Bus Crash: The Chloe Chronicles reveals he died of his seizures several months after Jitters.
- Played by: Gregory SporlederAppearances: Hug
- Compelling Voice: He and Rickman can use Kryptonite handshakes to persuade anyone to do whatever they want them to do.
- Foreshadowing: He and Rickman are basically in-universe predecessors to Clark and Lex, being former friends who went down different paths due to conflicting moralities. Kyle can even be considered a look into what Clark was like if he chose to hide from the world to keep his secret rather than trying to help it.
- The Hermit: Choose to live a secluded life in the forest in order to not abuse his powers.
- Mind Control: Capable to issue commands to people after they shake his hand.
- Mind-Control Eyes: Chloe's eyes briefly turn green when Kyle makes her kiss Clark.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Persuades Rickman into shooting himself.
- Secret-Keeper: Becomes one for Clark.
- Played by: Rick PetersAppearances: Hug
- Compelling Voice: He and Rickman can use Kryptonite handshakes to persuade anyone to do whatever they want them to do.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Uses his powers to "persuade" officials to overlook the harmful effects of his chemical plants.
- Evil Counterpart: To Kyle, both having the same power, but Rickman chooses to abuse it.
- Evil Former Friend: To Kyle, as they both used to be partners before getting their powers.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: According to Kyle, he and Rickman were terrible salesmen until the first meteor shower gave them superpowers.
- Hate Sink: Out of all the meteor freaks presented in the show, Rickman is definitely the most loathsome. He uses his powers to expand his corporate empire, completely indifferent to the environmental damage it causes, and has no problem with mind-controlling people into killing themselves if they get in his way.
- Karmic Death: He persuades a health inspector to jump out a window in the opening. In the end, he gets persuaded by Kyle to shoot himself dead.
- Mind Control: Capable to issue commands to people after they shake his hand.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Does it to a health inspector at the opening and ends up killing himself when Kyler persuades him to shoot himself in the head.
- Psychotic Smirk: Does it a lot.
- Played by: Shawn Ashmore
- Energy Absorption: His power is leech powers from other people.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: After taking on Clark's abilities.
- Hollywood Nerd: Is supposed to be a nerdy loser, but he's a very handsome guy with nerdy glasses.
- I Just Want to Be Special: He has a strong desire for attention and respect.
- Identical Stranger: He has a passing resemblance to Jimmy Olsen (their actors are twins).
- Instant Expert: Learns how to use Clark's powers in less than a day.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Killing Ian.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: Needs it to trigger the power transfer.
- Logical Weakness: When he leeches Clark's powers he also gained his weakness for Kryptonite
- Smug Super: When he had Clark's powers.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Does this to Ian in Asylum after he leeches Clark's powers again.
- You Look Familiar: His actor's twin brother would go on to play Jimmy Olsen.
- Career-Ending Injury: Used to be a promising football player, until a knee injury ended his career.
- Karmic Death: Is crushed by a car which he is dropping on Whitney.
- Kick the Dog: The First villain to cause some serious damage by throwing Chloe out of a window for no good reason and makes Clark angst about it.
- Intangible Man: By using kryptonite tattoos.
- Played by: Ryan Kelley
- Abusive Parents: His stepparents, who try to take advantage of his powers to commit crimes.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies due to a brain tumor.
- Living Lie Detector: Is one thanks to his Telepathy powers.
- Psychic Nosebleed: In his second appearance.
- Put on a Bus: Goes to live with his aunt in another city at the end of his first appearance.
- Telepathy: Can read people's minds, but only what they are thinking at the moment.
- Played by: Reynaldo RosalesAppearances: Reaper
- Anti-Villain: Type III
- Back from the Dead: Meteor rocks on his body combined with the medicine he was taking make him come back to life in the morgue, along with new deadly powers.
- Came Back Strong / Came Back Wrong: Depending on how you view it.
- Driven to Suicide: After Clark convinces him he's doing more harm than good he uses his powers to kill himself.
- Mercy Kill: Tries to do it to his mother in the opening. When he gets his powers he decides to use them on people that are suffering and in need of a peaceful death.
- Touch of Death: His powers, which let's him kill anything organic that he touches.
- Played by: Shonda Farr (Drone), Jovanna Huguet (Cure)
- Back for the Dead: In Season 7's Cure.
- Brought Down to Normal: Loses her powers in Cure
- Bee Afraid: Her powers let her controls bees.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Sasha wears a pair of glasses, and cares little for others.
- Hive Mind: Is the hive queen for her bees.
- Serious Business: Class President election.
- Alternate Self: Has one in an undesignated universe named Freddy Freeman.
- Anti-Villain: A subversion. He's played this way at first, but is soon revealed as just a whiny, homicidal psycho.
- Ax-Crazy: His desire for revenge turned him into a homicidal maniac.
- Disability Superpower: Lost the use of his hands in a car accident and then gained telekinesis powers.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Common among meteor freaks, but he takes it Up to Eleven. He seems genuinely attracted to Chloe, but when she is going to expose him, he throws her around a bit before trying to kill her with a chainsaw.
- Evil Former Friend: Was an old friend to Chloe before he turned evil.
- Mind over Matter: Justin's power.
- Yandere: Towards Chloe.
- Black Widow: She married rich men and hypnotized other men to kill her husbands so they'd inherit their money.
- Bond Breaker: Tries to break Lex relationship to all his friends and loved ones. This is reversed when she's exposed and arrested.
- Evil Teacher: Works as Clark's teacher and is plotting to use him to kill Lex.
- Femme Fatale: Beautiful, seductive and dangerous to a fault.
- Gold Digger: Is only after rich men.
- Hot Teacher: Worked as a teacher one in Smallville, and gets the attention of all the male students, even Clark.
- Frame-Up: When Clark shows himself to be immune to her powers, she tries to get rid of him by framing him for arson.
- Living Aphrodisiac: Her powers, driving men mad with lust for her and making them obey all her wishes.
- Meaningful Name: Desirée means "desired", alluding to her powers. Also doubles as a Meaningful Rename, since her original name was Allison Sanders.
- Mind Control: Can seduce men with pheromones and bend them to her will.
- More Than Mind Control: Her powers only enhance the natural attraction her targets have towards her, which is why she only uses them on men. Even when she convinces Jonathan into killing Lex, his dialogue implies he's partially fueled by his own natural dislike of Lex.
- Ms. Fanservice: Enough to trigger Clark's heat vision for the first time.
- Self-Made Orphan: With her powers, she used her boyfriend to kill her parents and get her inheritance.
- Sex Goddess: Her Living Aphrodisiac powers combined with her natural sex appeal make her one, which is how she keeps a hold on Lex for so long. A Deleted Scene shows them post-sex, with Lex exhausted and breathless while wine bottles broken around them.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: When Jonathan catches her Skinny Dipping she doesn't bother covering herself when leaving the pool to talk to him.
- She's Got Legs: Which Clark (and the camera) pays a lot of attention to.
- Teacher/Student Romance: Attempts to seduce her student, Clark so she could later convince him to kill Lex. It backfires when her powers don't work on Clark and he's too moral to willingly cheat on Lex's wife.
- Toplessness from the Back: After she climbs out of the pool to talk to Jonathan, before he tells her to Please Put Some Clothes On.
- Played by: Jonathan Taylor Thomas
- Back for the Dead: Comes back in Asylum only to end up killed by Eric Summers when he outlives his usefulness.
- The B Grade: Ian's response to Mr. Frankel refusing to give him a passing grade? Kill him.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Backstabs his teacher, Lana, Chloe, and Van, and eventually tries it on Eric. That last one doesn't end so well.
- It's All About Me: Ian taunts Clark with the idea that he's only investigating Ian because he's jealous that Lana and Chloe are now interested in him, and frames the 'suicide note' he wrote for Lana and Chloe as though they'd rather die than not be with Ian.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Eric Summers in Asylum. A deleted scene had him die in his first episode. But it was changed to his double falling to his death instead.
- Me's a Crowd: Can split into two.
- Never My Fault: During the second confrontation with Clark, Ian acts as though Clark is the only reason he's in Belle Reeve, ignoring the fact that Clark only began to investigate Ian after Ian killed a teacher for giving him a lower grade.
- Self-Duplication: His powers, which let him to multiple copies of himself.
- Shirtless Scene: Justified to facilitate aforesaid splitting-in-two. No Magic Pants in this show.
- The Sociopath: Gleefully attempts to murder Chloe and Lana at once.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Died in Clark's arms.
- Killed Off for Real: By attempting a Super Window Jump.
- Magical Native American: A Native American with powers derived from the "green stones" that fell from the sky.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: She's a "Skinwalker" with the ability to transform into a wolf.
- Rescue Romance: With Clark after he rescues her from a boulder, and revealed his powers to her.
- Secret-Keeper: Was one for Clark, briefly.
- Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Her power didn't affect her clothes or other objects on her person. Consequently, whenever she shifted from wolf form back to her human form, she was naked.
- Temporary Love Interest: For Clark in Skinwalker.
- Voluntary Shape Shifting: Her powers allow her to transform into a wolf.
- Played by: Jeremy Lelliott
- Played by: Jodelle Ferland ("Accelerate"), Amber Rothwell ("Forsaken")
- Played by: Kevin Zegers
- Death by Irony: He didn't die, but being defeated by being magnetically attracted to a metal cart is really ironic.
- More Than Mind Control: He uses magnetic powers to tweak brain signals, but it is just a shade less of actual Mind Control.
- Power Perversion Potential: Unzips Lana's shirt with them. Don't worry, nothing happened.
- Played by: Joseph Cross
- Blessed with Suck: Sees a vision of how people die when he touches them. He is often disturbed by the visions.
- Meaningful Name: According to the Smallville Wiki, Jordan's name may refer to the River Jordan in Asia. The Israelites "crossed the river Jordan" to get to the Promised Land after escaping slavery from Egypt. Since then, it has been a symbol for souls crossing into paradise after death.
- Power Incontinence: He can't turn his power off.
- Played by: Sarah Carter
A girl with the power to teleport and a serious crush on Clark. She's an antagonist in Season 3, attempting to murder Lana, but returns in Season 4, having reformed. She is murdered by a meteor freak hater shortly after revealing Clark's secret to Chloe; both of these factors cause Chloe to change her stance toward meteor freaks.
- Achilles' Heel: She can't teleport if she's touching or surrounded by lead.
- Acquired Poison Immunity: She must have an enhanced resistance to lead poisoning, since her powers were restrained by a bracelet that released small amounts of lead into her bloodstream for years.
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime named Grace Gibbons.
- Anti-Villain: Alicia is a Type II.
- Back for the Dead: She returns to Season 4 and has a romance with Clark only to be killed shortly after.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She becomes obsessed with Clark, hanging pictures in his locker, scratching out Lana's picture in his yearbook, and redecorating his loft.
- Cute and Psycho: She's very pretty and extremely unstable.
- Exact Words: She says she wouldn't tell Clark's secret to anyone as long as she is alive. No, she didn't wait till she is dead...no one said anything about a little demonstration to a very shocked Chloe.
- Femme Fatale: She teleports into Clark's bedroom to kiss him, which is fine because Clark's glad that he has someone to be with who's like him, but then she turns obsessed and decides she's going to have Clark no matter what it takes.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Frustratingly so. Clark mourns her death for the episode she's murder and then never mentions her again, 3 episodes after her death he's already pining over Lana again.
- HeelFace Turn: In Season 4.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Tim Westcott.
- Ms. Fanservice: shows a fair amount of skin during her first two appearances, especially during her and Clark's honeymoon before he loses the red kryptonite necklace.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Attempts to do this to Lana.
- Not Me This Time: When citizens start getting attacked in her final episode.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: She becomes way too obsessed with Clark, to the point of attempting to kill Lana and almost raping Clark.
- Reformed, but Rejected: By most of the people in Smallville, mostly due to what she'd done to her father and Lana. But post-mortem, at least Chloe, Lois, and Clark's parents showed remorse for her (especially Chloe, for obvious reasons).
- Shadow Archetype: What if Chloe had all the ability to act on her crush, and none of the restraint?
- Small Role, Big Impact: She revealed Clark's identity to Chloe. Something that changed the way Chloe related to Clark for the rest of the series.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Alicia is reserved or hostile around most people (initially having to keep a distance because of fear of her powers being exposed, and later because she's viewed warily after her stay in a mental hospital) but is quite excitable and warm around Clark, except during a couple Yandere scenes in her first episode.
- Taking the Bullet: Literally does so for Clark to protect his secret.
- Teleportation: She can teleport wherever she wants, as long as she isn't using lead.
- Temporary Love Interest: After reconciling, she becomes Clark's girlfriend until she is killed by Tim Westcott.
- Unexplained Recovery: Overcomes her insanity.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Her teleportation is blocked by lead.
- Yandere: She has an expressive face with kind eyes and a bright smile. In the beginning of the episode, she uses her power to protect Clark's powers, but by the end, she tried to stab Lana to death for her past with Clark. At one point, she gives him Red Kryptonite and nearly rapes him until she changes her mind.
- Played by: James Bell
- Bald of Evil: Head-stubble variant.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: One of his preferred attacks.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: Into metal.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Lionel promises to help him set up a normal life once Chloe is dead.
- Killed Off for Real: Lois electrocutes him and Clark incinerates him with heat vision.
- Professional Killer: Hired by Lionel to kill Chloe.
- Shout-Out: To the T-1000. Down to getting killed off in a foundry!
- Slasher Smile: Does this when strangling Chloe.
- Played by: Derek Hamilton
- Dishing Out Dirt: Could convert to sand at will.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: Sand.
- Frameup: Frames Alicia Baker for his murders.
- The Fundamentalist: There is a serious religious undertone to most of what Tim talks about.
- Knight Templar: Believes that all those who have sinned, no matter how small the infraction, must die. To put it in perspective, he tries to kill Lana and Jason for being in a student/teacher relationship.
- He also believed the meteor shower had corrupted Smallville. It's more or less true.
- Super Strength: He was able to hit Clark across the room.
- You Are What You Hate: Inferred. He has issues with meteor freaks, blaming the meteor shower for bringing an evil to Smallville, yet he himself is one which may have caused him serious issues. However, it's never said directly that he acquired his powers from the meteors.
- Played by: Beatrice Rosen
Overly stereotypical Valley Girl and hot favorite for Prom Queen. Smallville is about to learn that not even death can stand in her way.
- Alpha Bitch: A selfish and insensitive popular girl obsessed with being prom queen.
- Body Surf: Dawn had the power to transfer her conscious to different bodies.
- Catchphrase: "Laters!" and "Genius." Letting our heroes Spot the Impostor.
- Hate Sink: Dawn is obsessed with her own image and popularity above all else and cares nothing for other people.
- Never My Fault: She tries to kill everyone at prom by burning down the school building after discovering they all hated her. That they had very good reasons for doing so never seems to cross her mind.
- Prom Wrecker: When she finds out the rest of the student body hates her, attempts this by Burning down the school during Prom.
- Shout-Out: To Fallen.
- Played by: Denise Quiñones
Maddie Van Horn
- Played by: Emily Hirst
- Cute Mute: At first.
- Enfante Terrible: Subverted. While she can be very destructive, it's her dad who's the real threat.
- Happily Adopted: Not at first, having been shuttled from foster home to foster home. Implied to finally be happy courtesy of her grandmother at the episode's end.
- In the Blood: Maddie is a second-generation meteor freak, inheriting her powers from her father Tyler McKnight.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: She almost killed her father to save everyone else, but Clark talked her out of it.
- Mind over Matter: Glass, specifically.
- Power Incontinence: Has trouble controlling her powers.
- Self-Made Orphan: Believed to have killed her mom. Almost kills her dad, who is also her mother's real murderer.
- Played by: Callum Keith Rennie
- Played by: Alexander Scarlis
A rich boy with humble beginnings, there's more to Graham Garret than meets the eye—for good reason.
- I Owe You My Life: Towards Clark.
- Killed Off for Real: By Lex.
- Shadow Archetype: There's a lot of Bruce Wayne in him—wealth and power, dubious connections, a talent for not being seen...
- Smug Super: Seriously underestimates Lex's ability to find him.
- Visible Invisibility: There's a distortion when he first disappears, but after that he's completely invisible, save when he bumps into something.
- Played by: Bryce Hodgson
- Anti-Villain: Type II. His victims really had it coming. Alden was thoroughly unrepentant and seemed to get a sick thrill from it, only wishing Duncan was there for further torment.
- Astral Projection: Lois brings up the possibility upon seeing Duncan's brain activity, and the EMP arrow actually reveals a Duncan present at the scene of the crime.
- Bully Hunter: When he came back.
- Create Your Own Villain: Lex, Oliver, and their friends made him who he was.
- Evil Cripple: He was in a coma.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: To Lex.
- Killed Off for Real: When one of Oliver's EMP arrows accidentally fries his brain.
- Mind over Matter: A standard case of moving things around, with the added twist that Duncan can astral-project himself for miles to see what he's doing. And he can somehow do really complex things like unlock Oliver's Wall of Weapons.
- This Was His True Form: Invoked - the astral projection of Duncan appears as he did before the accident (likely from the reuse of that footage).
- Played by: Elias Toufexis
- Played by: Tori Spelling
- Alliterative Name: Linda Lake.
- Asshole Victim: So much so that it's difficult to judge Davis too harshly for killing her.
- Bullying a Dragon: What ultimately brings her down.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: Into water.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She seems to enjoy ruining people's lives; that or she doesn't give a damn about anyone but herself and her career. It honestly baffles her that Chloe wouldn't jump on the opportunity to reveal what she knew about Clark.
- Evil Counterpart: Played as Lois', especially in her second appearance.
- For the Evulz: At least some of her actions are simply because she's a sadist who enjoys inflicting pain. She certainly seems to enjoy all of her misdeeds, though.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: Tries to manipulate Davis into transforming and freeing her. Instead he turns and kills her.
- It's All About Me: She doesn't care about a single thing except for herself and is perfectly willing to destroy anyone's life for her own benefit.
- Killed Off for Real: By Davis in Season 8.
- Kryptonite Factor: Electric shocks force her back into human form.
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: Linda Lake got her powers after her news van crashed into a lake in Smallville during the 2005 meteor shower.
- Too Dumb to Live: Trying to manipulate an obviously unstable man with an obscenely powerful alter ego into doing your bidding isn't a good idea, to say the least.
- Played by: Greyston Holt
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime as a regular human named Tyler.
- Aura Vision: Sees normal people as red figures and meteor freaks as blue figures in a manner similar to infrared imaging.
- Blind Seer: Granted the ability to detect meteor freaks after being blinded.
- Disability Superpower: See above.
- Irony: Since he can only detect kryptonite derived powers, he thinks Clark is the most ordinary person around.
- Only Sane Man: One of the very few meteor freaks who hasn't gone crazy and/or homicidal. Although he really isn't in any condition to harm anyone, unless you count...
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Tricked into handing Chloe to Lex's secret lab where she is experimented on and painfully humiliated, and later almost killed.
- Played by: Anthony Shim
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime as an unnamed police officer.
- Mind over Matter
- Only Sane Man: Exceedingly rare as he appears in the same episode with Tobias, making two sane meteor freaks in one episode.Three if counting Chloe. But then, Lex doesn't give him much time until his minions catch up with him in a "car accident." This may have something to do with this episode being directed by Michael Rosenbaum, who always wanted Lex to be evil. Naturally, he would have to make meteor freaks more sympathetic to make Lex look bad. Also, it seems meteor freaks in general have becomes less psychotic after this episode.
- Played by: Juan Riedinger
- Played by: Richard Stroh
- Played by: Lindsay Bourne, Lynda Carter
- Played by: Tahmoh Penikett
Also known as Ares, model Mark IV. The first synthesized meteor freak created by Lex Luthor's team.
- All Your Powers Combined: As mentioned by Lex.
- Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime as a criminal named Nick Salvati.
- Barrier Warrior: Chloe mentions it took an equivalent of a mini-nuke to break the force field of an earlier prototype. Clark defeats him with a particularly vicious blast of heat vision.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Lois' arms.
- Dying as Yourself:
- Fighting from the Inside: With limited success.
- Invisibility: Both for himself and people he needs to be.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: But when Lex is involved, it is too much.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Ares is the War God from Greek Mythology.
- Super Speed: Taken from The Flash.
- You Look Familiar: Penikett had played a fairly minor character seasons earlier, who had died. Twice.
- Played by: Christine Chatelain
- Played by: Elisa King
- Played by: Eva Marcille
- Played by: Julia Maxwell
- Played by: Tyler Johnston
- Played by: Anna Mae Routledge
- Played by: Brendan Fletcher
- Played by: Jae Lee