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Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman

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"I can't just abandon the world."

Species: Kryptonian

Known Aliases: Superman, Clark Kent, The Man of Steel, The Big Blue Boy Scout, The Man of Tomorrow

Portrayed By: Tyler Hoechlin, Lennix James (child), Dylan Kingwell (teenager) /

Voiced By: Irwin Daayán (Latin-American Spanish dub), Masashi Tamaki (Japanese dub)

First Appearance: "Pilot" (Superman & Lois 1x1)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

"Each power comes with its own burden. It's not just what you do, but it's also what you don't do."

Earth's premiere superhero. He decided to settle down with his wife, Lois Lane, and two sons, Jonathan and Jordan...

Or tried to. After the sudden death of his adoptive mother, Martha, he and the family decide to move back into his childhood home in Smallville. Between dealing with troubles at home, aiding people in need, missions assigned to him by his father-in-law, and dealing with a mysterious new enemy who has it out for him, there appears to be no end in sight for Superman.

see Arrowverse: Metropolis Citizens for info about his Earth-Prime counterpart
see Titans (2018): Other Superheroes for info about the Earth-9 character who bears his name and background
see Arrowverse: Other Earths for info about his counterparts on undesignated Earth, and the Earth-75, Earth-99 and Earth-D characters who bear his name and background.
see Arrowverse: Bizarro World for the version of him from an alternate Bizarre dimension
see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Kents for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Earth-2 for an Alternate Universe Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see DCEU: Superman for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears his name and background
see Superman Theatrical Cartoons for the Earth-F character who bears his name and background
see New 52 for the Earth-N52 character who bears his name and background

  • The Ace: Par for the course with Superman.
  • Action Dad: He has two sons, and he’s still Superman. He tries to balance his superhero duties with his family life.
  • Adaptational Curves: He is noticeably bulkier than his Arrowverse counterpart.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: Has green eyes, rather than the blue eyes he has in other incarnations.
  • Aerith and Bob: Spelling aside, his Kryptonian first name doesn't sound out of place on Earth.
  • All-Loving Hero: Very much so. He cares about humanity and will save them from any threat, even themselves.
  • Amicable Exes: With Lana. They dated when they were in high school, but have since found other people in their lives. They still remain close friends.
  • Badass Cape: Part of his Iconic Outfit. He is the Trope Namer and Trope Codifier of The Cape for a reason.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: A Tall, Dark, and Handsome man who is also one of the most heroic people on Earth.
  • Beta Outfit: Flashbacks show a teenaged Clark stopping crimes in an all-black outfit and a balaclava.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's on the receiving end of this in season 2 of Superman & Lois, thanks to his newly discovered older brother, Tal-Rho. Specifically, Tal develops such a strong Big Brother Instinct that he doesn't hesitate to help Clark escape from a black site prison, fight off a heavily armed attacker with kryptonite weapons, act as a (sort of) Human Shield when said attacker tries to shoot Clark (nearly dying in the process) or fight a villain with near god-like powers if it ensures Clark's safety.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His suit is predominantly blue.
  • Brainy Brunette: A dark-haired man who's also one of the best reporters on the planet.
  • Bumbling Dad: Invoked by Clark as a part of his secret identity. He usually makes a point to pass himself off as clumsy and weak. Why anybody believes this given his physique and how often he lets the act slip is as much of a mystery as why his Nerd Glasses fool people.
  • The Cape: He's the Trope Namer and Trope Codifier!
  • Chest Insignia: It's the El family crest, and it translates to "stronger together."
  • Child of Two Worlds: He was born on Krypton but was raised on Earth.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: As per the traditional Superman, he always saves civilians. One scene has him shielding a family from a hail of bullets.
  • Clark Kenting: Again, the Trope Namer and Trope Codifier. He's so good at it that his own sons never connected for years their dad was Superman. Even when he tells them point-blank, they don't believe it until he lifts a truck over his head while flying.
  • Costume Evolution: Wore a suit based on the Superman Theatrical Cartoons that Martha made when starting his career. He gains a new suit based on his Rebirth design.
  • Country Mouse: A midwestern farmboy who moved into the big city when he was a young adult and moves back to the farm.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: His first show of strength was when he threw a toy rocket and ended up cracking a hole into his house. This happened when he was a toddler.
  • Dork Knight: Very much so.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He's already a seasoned superhero when the series begins.
  • The Everyman: As Clark Kent, he's just a farmer from Kansas who moved to the City of Tomorrow as an adult and got a job as a reporter.
  • Famed In-Story: He is so well known that there is a video game based on his adventures. His son likes to play the villain while playing it.
  • Farm Boy: He grew up on a farm in Smallville, and moved back after his mother's death.
  • Flying Brick: He's Superman. He's super strong and super durable and he can fly owing to his Kryptonian physiology.
  • For Want Of A Nail: Just like his Earth-167 counterpart, Clark returns to Smallville to live there and his family. But unlike Earth-167 Clark, he is still Superman and has his powers.
  • Genius Bruiser: He knows every language on Earth. Not through some obscure ability, but because he's so genuinely interested in the world's different cultures.
  • Good Is Not Soft: While he always prefers to be as gentle as possible, he doesn't hold back against his brother when his son is in danger.
  • Good Is Old-Fashioned: Has hints of this, what with the fact that he won't drink and fly (even though he can't get drunk) and proposes to Lois on one bended knee.
  • Good Parents: He struggles but is nevertheless an extremely proud and loving father to his twins.
  • Happily Married: He and Lois have been married for almost two decades and love each other very much.
  • Heroic Build: He's muscular and tall.
  • Hero's First Rescue: His first heroic act as Superman is saving a kid from being trampled by a falling car (while also saving the person inside the car).
  • Hope Bringer: As always, Superman inspires hope.
  • Human Alien: Just like every other Kryptonian.
  • Hunk: He's visibly bigger in Superman & Lois, and is handsome to boot.
  • Iconic Outfit: If it's not obvious enough, his superhero costume.
  • Ideal Hero: He's Superman! Of course, this is a given.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Downplayed. He's not shirking his responsibilities as Superman or wishing that he didn't have his powers anytime soon, but he's more than a little happy that he's able to just be able to walk around and live as Clark Kent and raise his sons with Lois.
  • Immune to Bullets: He effortlessly takes a load of bullets without a scratch.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite living different lives he and his counterparts from Smallville and Superman Returns are married to Lois.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Towards Jordan. While Clark does love him, Jordan has never been able to escape the impression that he is seen as a disappointment by his father due to not being as athletic, popular or outgoing as Jon and his struggles with anxiety. This plus Clark's constant absences due to his superheroics have put a serious strain on their relationship which Clark is trying to amend with mixed results.
  • Interspecies Romance: He is married to Lois, an ordinary human.
  • I Work Alone: By default since he’s the only superhero in this continuity.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Tyler Hoechlin's Superman isn't lacking in that department.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: A robber tries punching Supes after the latter proves he's Immune to Bullets. Superman mocks the crook's Genre Blindness by wondering why he'd think his fist would be effective after bullets proved useless.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Not only is he extremely fast but he's got an extremely powerful punch for a combination.
  • Mandatory Unretirement: He's forced to return to super-heroics when evil Kryptonians start body-snatching Smallville citizens.
  • Master Actor: Many people in-universe don't know that Superman and Clark Kent are one and the same until they're told that they are. Even his own sons didn't believe that until he took off his Nerd Glasses and lifted a car in front of them.
  • Mirror Match: With John Henry Irons, his Legacy Character in the comics, and in Season Two Bizarro.
  • Morality Pet: In season 2, he becomes one to his older brother, Tal-Rho. When Clark comes to him asking questions about any possible side effects of the Eradicator, Tal answers his questions honestly, and offers a way of possibly getting answers — thier mother's hologram, making up for smashing Jor-El's hologram in the process. Later, when Clark gets arrested for treason, Tal doesn't hesitate to help him escape. He then protects Clark from Lt. Anderson when Anderson attacks them in Tal's Fortress, willingly getting shot in the chest multiple times in the process. He apologizes to Lois, promises to never hurt her or her loved ones again, and does his best to help defeat Ally. During the finale, Tal says that Clark has inspired him to try to be a hero himself. When Clark questions his sudden interest in saving humanity, Tal clarifies that he isn't fighting for humanity, he's fighting for Clark. Tal even says Clark and his family are the only people on Earth he cares about. (Though his phrasing and tone of voice make it obvious that Clark's family is more of an afterthought for him. Clark is his first priority.)
  • Mundane Utility: He casually uses his Super-Strength to pull a snack machine so it dispenses faster.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: Not only is he durable, but his suit is too. It's unaffected by bullets from a drone and it's not even dirtied by debris or broken glass.
  • Nerd Glasses: A part of his Clark Kenting.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: He arrived a few seconds too late when Martha died of a stroke.
  • Nice Guy: As is tradition for the character. He even turns his head when a bank robber tries punching him, just to soften the damage to the dude's hand.
  • Older Than They Look: Lana (who is his childhood friend despite their respective actors being 12 years apart in age) claims he looks like he did in high school, to which Clark replies that he's just lucky to have good genes.
  • Omniglot: His perfect recollective abilities and desire to learn about all of Earth's different cultures have led to him studying every language in the world.
  • Papa Wolf: Being stabbed with Kryptonite doesn't stop him from pulling it out of his chest with his bare hands as soon as he hears from Lois that his sons are in trouble.
    • When Jordan is attacked in Season Two, Clark gives the offender a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown while growling, "Don’t you ever touch him!"
  • Parents as People: Despite being able to bench press entire bridges and fly around the world in seconds, being a father to twin boys is still Clark's greatest and most persistent challenge. Most notably, he initially has a close relationship with Jonathan, the happy, athletic son, while having difficulty connecting with Jordan, who has psychiatric issues. Then Jordan starts manifesting Kryptonian powers and Clark finally starts to bond with him as he helps Jordan learn to control his new abilities. But this results in his relationship with Jonathan becoming more disconnected.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has a very short beard.
  • Primary-Color Champion: As ever.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: One of the palest depictions of the Man of Steel.
  • Renaissance Man: He's a (former) top reporter, a skilled farmer and knows every language on Earth.
  • Red Baron: "The Man of Steel", "The Big Blue Boy Scout" and "The Man of Tomorrow" are the only ones confirmed in this version, though canonically he has tons.
  • Red Is Heroic: His cape, crest, belt, and boots are red.
  • Rousseau Was Right: As always, this is Superman's take on humanity. He's always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt and encourages them to follow their better natures.
  • Shockwave Clap: Uses this to take out Intergang in Haywire, and later Thaddeus Kilgrave as well.
  • Shooting Superman: Trope Namer. A thug tries to pepper him with bullets and punches him but he's not fazed whatsoever.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: How well he does against humans who have been enhanced with his similar Kryptonian strength and powerset throughout the series will differ enough to make your head spin. When he's fighting alongside Steel against Tal-Rho's soldiers who are well-trained and have been enhanced with Kryptonian powers, he can mow them down effectively one after another. Then later on, he somehow is not able to decisively put down Henry Miller with Kryptonian powers in more than one fight even though Henry is much less experienced in the use of those powers and despite his supervillain career, isn't exactly a more disciplined soldier with military experience.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: He is the Trope Namer and Trope Codifier of The Cape for a reason.
  • Superpower Lottery: Thanks to Earth's yellow sun, he possesses superhuman strength, speed, durability and senses. He also has separate abilities, such as the power to fly, see through opaque objects, project thick beams of heat from his eyes, generate ice-cold currents with his breath, as well as becoming virtually impenetrable to most weapons and possessing accelerated healing.
  • Super-Speed: Faster than a speeding bullet, remember? He was able to travel from Metropolis to Smallville in mere seconds.
  • Super-Strength: He can casually lift cars and lift a glacier he himself made.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He stands six feet tall and is ogled by multiple characters.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm (his Earth identity, to be specific).
  • Underwear of Power: He used to wear one but has since improved his outfit. The underwear is shown in the intro of the show's Pilot.
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: It's clear that what made Clark Superman is his happy upbringing. What motivated him wasn't his parents dying or any other tragic event, he was simply raised to be a good person who does good because it's good.
  • Vague Age: While Tyler Hoechlin was born in 1987, meaning he would likely be in his late 20s to early-mid 30s across his appearances in the Arrowverse, the character is likely supposed to be about a decade or so older than that, with his youthful appearance due to Kryptonians aging more slowly on Earth.
  • Worf Had the Flu: In "Loyal Subjekts", a Mexican bank robber is able to temporarily knock out Superman with shotgun blasts due to Superman being previously poisoned by Rosetti with synthetic Kryptonite.
  • World's Best Warrior: Since no one else on this Earth has powers.

    Lois Lane 

Lois Lane

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"Your life falling apart doesn’t mean you're special. It means you're human."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Elizabeth Tulloch

Voiced By: Jocelyn Robles (Latin-American Spanish dub), Shinobu Kato (Japanese dub)

First Appearance: "Pilot" (Superman & Lois 1x1)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A renowned reporter from The Daily Planet. She is Sam Lane's eldest daughter and Lucy Lane's older sister. She is married to Clark Kent and is the mother of Jonathan and Jordan Kent.

see Arrowverse: Metropolis Citizens for info about her Earth-Prime counterpart
see Arrowverse: Other Earths for info about her Earth-75 counterpart.
see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears her name and background
see Smallville: Lanes for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
see Smallville: Earth-2 for an Alternate Universe Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
see DCEU: Smallville and Metropolis page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears her name and background
see Superman Theatrical Cartoons for the Earth-F character who bears her name and background

  • Action Girl: She's not afraid to get into action. Then again, she is a Military Brat.
  • Action Mom: She has two sons and is not afraid to get physical.
  • Alliterative Family: With her sister Lucy.
  • Alliterative Name: Perhaps the most prominent person with the L.L initials in the entire Superman mythos.
  • Almighty Mom: She is Superman's wife and equal, and what the whole family does is based on her approval.
  • Cool Big Sister: Averted, she tried to be this to Lucy, but Lucy just resents her for always being "perfect".
  • Damsel in Distress: She has a habit of throwing herself into dangerous situations and then relying on Superman to save her. Granted, she does try to put up a fight the best she can unless the odds are clearly against her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She wouldn’t be Lois Lane without her signature sass.
  • Interspecies Romance: She is married to Clark, a Human Alien.
  • Intrepid Reporter:
    • Her going "all-out" to find her own story was mentioned by a number of characters. It's heavily implied that this is what caused Clark to truly fall in love with her.
    • In fact, she's The Daily Planet's most famous Intrepid Reporter, such that Morgan Edge wouldn't be able to justify firing her when he make cuts at the newspaper, like he does Clark. Instead, she quits.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Inverted. This version of Lois Lane never had feelings for Superman, because she was already in love with Clark.
  • Military Brat: She's the eldest daughter of General Lane.
  • Nice Girl: She's a warm, kindhearted woman.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Ends up being prone to this, clearly showing that she's much more guilty of starting trouble than her sons could ever be.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has dark brown hair and a notably pale complexion.
  • Secret-Keeper: She knows Clark is Superman. For a long time, she even keeps it from their children.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics norm.

    Jonathan Kent 

Jonathan Kent

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Species: Kryptonian-Human hybrid

Portrayed By: Jordan Elsass (seasons 1-2), Michael Bishop (seasons 3-4)

Voiced By: José Antonio Toledano (Latin-American Spanish dub), Yukihiro Nozuyama (Japanese dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The athletic and extroverted son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

See Superman Film Series for Jason White, the Earth-96 character who shares his family background

  • The Ace: He's an athlete, popular, has a girlfriend, is cool, and generally the target of Jordan's envy as the more sociable of the two. Becomes Subverted as moving away from his friends in Metropolis to the unfamiliar setting of Smallville and Jordan developing powers while Jon doesn't lead to more and more role reversal.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It isn't fully clear whether he has any powers or will eventually develop them. A flashback to his childhood shows him cutting down a rope swing just by throwing a football at it, making his parents suspicious, but other than that he doesn't seem to show any of the symptoms his brother has.
    • It's mentioned severaly times that he's incredibly strong, fast, and durable for his age, being the only freshman to ever qualify for Metropolis's nationally-ranked varsity team. He may have lesser versions of his father's powers but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
    • Whether or not the X-Kryptonite is entirely responsible for his new powers is currently up in the air. He's clearly very dependent on it, however, given he is half-Kryptonian, there's always the possibility that at least some of it is natural.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: He has short sandy hair, while his brother's hair is closer to that of his comic counterpart.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: His comics namesake is bisexual, while this version has shown no interest in men thus far.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Unlike his comic counterpart, he has no superpowers here. Instead, his brother does. Though, his cutting down a tire swing by simply throwing a football at it with ease as a toddler has yet to be addressed...
  • Age Lift: The comic version of Jonathan Kent debuted as a 10-year-old before Brian Michael Bendis suddenly aged him up to 17. The show splits the difference, making him and his brother 14. Also applies in-universe, as he was an infant Pre-Crisis.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Jonathan is the slightly older twin, and as much as he teases Jordan, Jonathan cares for him deeply and is quick to come to his defense when Sean starts beating on him for kissing Sarah. According to Jordan, Jon's been looking out for him for most of their lives.
  • Broken Ace: Moving away from Metropolis, where he was a star football player and very popular turns out to be rough on Jonathan, something that's made even worse when Jordan begins developing abilities and outshines him on the football field, which eventually leads him to start using X-K, and getting expelled after covering for his girlfriend, who was the one selling it, something that alienates him from his parents and widely disliked by the people of Smallville, who blame him for getting the football season cancelled.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's prone to wisecracks, making it clear that he's picked up his mother's sass.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He's named after Clark's adoptive father Jonathan.
  • Decomposite Character: With his brother. Jonathan inherits his comic counterpart's name and kind, amicable personality, but other traits of his comic counterpart are instead applied to his brother. May also be a literal Starfish Character, given that Lois and Clark went from having one baby pre-Crisis to twins post-Crisis.
  • Easily Forgiven: Jordan has not been the easiest brother to live with, far from it. Jon has had to sacrifice his life at Metropolis, his girlfriend, his place on the football team, and even had his hand broken and possible football career ended by Jordan, but Jon never holds a grudge against his brother for long, and is always there to support him.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-Kryptonian, half-human, but seemingly has very few, if any Kryptonian traits.
  • Humble Hero: He takes not having superpowers in stride, half-jokingly taking pride that his athletic abilities are due to simple talent on his part.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: As Jordan grows into his powers, Jon starts feeling useless in comparison. In "Holding the Wrench", he tries to emulate his mother's brand of badass and his recklessness nearly gets him killed.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Openly admits he's jealous that Jordan's developing powers and not he, culminating in him using X-Kryptonite to simulate Jordan's abilities.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He inherited his father's niceness, but also his mother's tenacity, which comes in handy because he's the twin without superpowers.
  • Lovable Jock: Smug and cocky personality aside, Jon ultimately loves his family and especially his brother, whom he's quite protective over. While he will tease his brother playfully, he's no Big Brother Bully, and it's an Out-of-Character Alert for him to be outright mean to anyone.
  • Meaningful Name: He was named after his father's adoptive human father, while his twin brother was named after their father's biological Kryptonian father. He's the one who didn't inherit Kryptonian powers.
  • Nice Guy: He clearly inherited his father's selflessness, refusing to let Jordan's rapid success at joining football get to him and instead tries to convince Clark that it's good for Jordan since he's finally happy and making friends for once.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: His dad is Superman, his mom is a famous, award-winning journalist, his half-sister is a Teen Genius who created her own robot armor, and his twin brother has superpowers and looks to be following in their father's footsteps.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: He's a kind, friendly, and extroverted jock, in stark contrast to Jordan.
  • The Resenter: Subverted. He fully admits to jealousy towards Jordan's powers and newfound social status but doesn't let any of it hinder the fact that he loves his brother and wants to look out for him.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Jon is the Lovable Jock (Manly Man) to Jordan's Troubled Teen (Sensitive Guy).
  • The Unfavorite: In Season 2, this becomes an issue. Jonathan uses X-K to gain temporary powers, partly because other boys on the football team are also doing so and partly because he is bothered by Jordan's growing Kryptonian powers while he remains seemingly human. He then covers for his girlfriend Candice, who is the dealer. This results in him being expelled from school, getting the football season cancelled, continuing to lie to his parents in order to protect Candice from getting into trouble, and being the subject of hostility from his former teammates and the townspeople in general. To make matters worse, his father and Jordan are bonding over their shared powers. As a result, Jonathan feels increasingly like an outsider in his own family.

    Jordan Kent 

Jordan Kent

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"I don't think I've ever been as scared as I was today."

Species: Kryptonian-Human hybrid

Portrayed By: Alex Garfin

Voiced By: Emilio Treviño (Latin-American dub), Kosuke Hatakeyama (Japanese dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

"I think some stupid part of me actually thought that the powers would bring me closer to people, but all they really do is bring me farther away."

The introverted, intelligent, but troubled son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

See Superman Film Series for Jason White, the Earth-96 character who shares his family background

  • Bully Hunter: Having been bullied for most of his childhood, once he discovers his powers he used them to push back against the guys tormenting him and his brother, but he never let it get to his head once he earned their respect.
  • Character Development: Jordan started out as a moody, awkward and antisocial teenager. As he has been growing more and more powerful, he has been becoming more self-confident and determined to emulate his father as a superhero.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Takes after his father in this. Much like when Clark was a teenager, Jordan feels the need to use his powers to help people. Lois does not approve, but comes to accept it when he saves her and Sam from being shot by a crook.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He's named after Clark's biological father, Jor-El.
  • Decomposite Character: He inherits the comic version of Jonathan Kent's heroic drive, curly black hair, and superpowers. May also be a literal Starfish Character, given that Lois and Clark went from having one baby pre-Crisis to twins post-Crisis.
  • Demonic Possession: He got kidnapped by Tal-Rho and used as a vessel for Zeta-Rho. Thankfully, he was freed again during the Season 1 finale.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In Episode 6 "Broken Trust", he jumps at the chance to get back at the Metropolis High football team as his former bullies are part of the team; he then does exactly that and even taunts Cutter about it.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-Kryptonian and half-human. Unlike his brother, he is developing powers, but his development was initially much slower than his father's. However, during the second season that changes dramatically.
  • I Just Want to Be Special:
    • Due to feeling like he was in Jonathan's shadow, he was thrilled at the idea of inheriting his dad's powers and carrying on the Kryptonian legacy. When told his powers may not permanently manifest, he was very upset.
    • He was however happy about joining football and being good at it with his newly developed Super-Strength. Although he did stop playing the following year.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Clark directly drew a comparison between them after Jordan joined football practice, expounding how he tried out for baseball when he was Jordan's age knowing full well that his powers would give him an advantage. Jordan has also inherited many of his father's powers as well as his sense of justice.
  • Meaningful Name: Jordan was named after his father's biological Kryptonian father, while his twin brother Jonathan was named after their father's adopted human father. Jordan's the one who inherited Kryptonian powers.
  • Mood-Swinger: He's prone to extremes with his emotions, being ecstatic and happy one moment to becoming depressed and angry the next.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Though his powers may not be at the level of his father's yet, even when they first started manifesting he still possessed enough strength to tackle teens larger than he was and knock them away. He even broke his brother's arm by accident, leaving him horrified.
  • Nice Guy: Troubled Teen and Mood-Swinger he is, he's ultimately not a bad person. Once he got his revenge on Sean on the football field by knocking him and his friends back, he sincerely apologized for kissing Sarah and offered a hand to help him up, which Sean accepted.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: He's a withdrawn, socially awkward, moody, and introverted nerd, the opposite to Jonathan.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Notably shorter than his brother, and his peers - earning him the nickname "Shortstack" when playing football.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Jordan is the Troubled Teen (Sensitive Guy) to Jon's Lovable Jock (Manly Man).
  • Superpower Lottery: Seems to be gradually developing all the powers his dad has. Thus far he has manifested Heat Vision, X-Ray Vision, Healing Factor, Super-Hearing, Super-Strength, Super-Breath, Super-Speed and Flight (including into space). Exactly how great his Super-Toughness is has not been established yet, but he can survive hits from opponents who also have comparable Super-Strength. His powers have been increasing rapidly as the series progresses. At an even faster rate than his father's did, although Jordan's powers didn't start to manifest until he was 14, unlike Clark, whose powers began to appear in childhood.
  • Troubled Teen: He has officially been diagnosed with severe Social Anxiety Disorder, causing him to have trouble socializing with others and connecting with his parents. This seems to be getting better as his self-confidence grows.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By the start of Season 3, he's developed pretty much all his Kryptonian abilities, and is powerful enough to hold his own against similarly super-powered adversaries.
  • The Unfavorite: He was under this impression, as Jonathan was athletic, cool, and sociable. While Jordan, on the other hand, was prickly and easily provoked into depression and anger. He also wasn't pleased to hear that their parents suspected Jon of having superpowers but not him. Since his powers started manifesting, though, Jordan has been growing closer to his father, as well as his grandfather Sam Lane.

    Martha Kent 

Martha Kent

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Michele Scarabelli

Voiced By: Yolanda Vidal (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The adoptive mother of Clark Kent.

see Titans (2018): Other Characters for the Earth-9 character who bears her name and background
see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears her name and background
see Smallville: Kents for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
see DCEU: Smallville and Metropolis page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears her name and background

  • Cool Old Lady: Besides already qualifying due to being Superman's mother, she was considered Smallville's personal "Superwoman" as the resident Good Samaritan.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: All the previous live-action Martha Kents whose series is part of The Multiverse are last shown alive.
  • Good Parents: She and Jonathan raised the alien baby they found with powers far beyond those of mortal men to become Superman.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Her death via stroke is what kickstarts Clark and Lois's decision to move back to Smallville, where Superman & Lois is expected to mostly take place.

    Jonathan Kent, Sr. 

Jonathan Kent, Sr.

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Fred Henderson

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The adoptive father of Clark Kent.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Kents for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Earth-2 for an Alternate Universe Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see DCEU: Smallville and Metropolis page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears his name and background

Cushing Family

    Lana Lang Cushing 

Lana Lang

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Emmanuelle Chriqui

Voiced By: Annie Rojas (Latin-American Spanish dub), Naomi Shindo (Japanese dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Clark's longtime friend and ex-fiancé, who is a mortgage manager at Smallville Bank. In Season 2, she starts running for Mayor.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears her name and background
see Smallville High for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
see DCEU: Smallville and Metropolis page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears her name and background

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Redhead in the comics, brunette here.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Lana has black hair and olive skin, but it isn't clear what her ethnicity is. The actress is Moroccan Jewish (Sephardic) ethnically.
  • Amicable Exes: Like in most versions, she and Clark are on very good terms.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: There are implications that she had a less-than-stellar home life.
  • Nice Girl: In stark contrast to her husband, she is very warm and friendly.
  • Race Lift: White in the comics and most adaptations, she is portrayed by an actress of Moroccan-Jewish descent.
  • Stepford Smiler: She eventually opens up to Sarah that she's not as happy as she shows herself off to be, noting that she'd been raised to "not show the hurt inside."

    Kyle Cushing 

Kyle Cushing

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Erik Valdez

Voiced By: Héctor Emmanuel Gómez (Latin-American Spanish dub), Anri Katsu (Japanese dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Lana's husband, the fire chief of Smallville.


  • The Alcoholic: Has a problem with drinking too much. He loses this partway through Season One, partially due to Morgan Edge making him a Subjeckt, partly through committing to shape up and be a better husband and father than he has been up to that point. His alcoholism is a major contributing factor to the stressors in the Cushing household driving both Lana and Sarah's character arcs early on.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was created for the show. In the pre-Flashpoint comics, Lana has only been married (and divorced from) fellow Superman supporting character Pete Ross.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He can barely hide his contempt for Clark. According to his daughter Sophie, he got angry with his wife for merely visiting Clark's Facebook page.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He and Lana made a deal with each other that they would never, ever hit their daughters, and in season 3, he treats it as a very big deal when Lana slaps Sarah in a moment of anger.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: For Morgan Edge, being convinced that he will be good for Smallville, despite all evidence to the contrary. He even supports Edge paying his employees less than minimum wage on the basis that it's better than nothing.
  • Hypocrite: He's paranoid of his wife possibly still having feelings for Clark, while he actually had an affair with another woman in the past. Granted, he seems to acknowledge the affair as a mistake on his part. After he and Lana divorce, he starts to get jealous of her interactions with John Henry even though he and Chrissy sleep together.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he acts quite hostile towards Clark and is a big supporter of Morgan Edge, he isn't malicious, as all he wants is to help his community, which is also shown by his profession as a firefighter. Even Lois admits that in spite of his antagonism towards her, she ultimately respects him for genuinely caring about Smallville's wellbeing.
  • Naturalized Name: Kyle's a Latino, and it's eventually explained his father changed their last name from Cortez to Cushing, fearing bigotry in Smallville otherwise.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He goes from resenting Clark due to him having dated Lana, to striking up a genuine friendship with him.
  • The Scapegoat: He's not the only person who was highly supportive of Morgan Edge but in the aftermath of Superman stopping Edge's Kryptonian army, he becomes the convenient lightning rod who gets all the blame from Smallville citizens for what Edge did to them.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: According to Sarah, he has seen a lot of bad shit during his job.

    Sarah Cushing 

Sarah Cushing

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Inde Navarrette

Voiced By: Nycolle González (Latin-American Spanish dub, season 1-present), Alicia Vélez (Latin-American Spanish dub, season 1), Kawakatsui Mirai (Japanese dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The older daughter of Kyle and Lana and an object of attraction for Jordan.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Dates Sean and Jordan, but kisses Aubrey. It's never outright stated she is attracted to girls in general, or if kissing Aubrey was a fluke.
  • Canon Foreigner: She was created for the show. In the pre-Flashpoint comics, Lana had no daughters, only a son.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: She confesses to Lana that her depression stems from feeling trapped by her current life, and answers "I don't know" when Lana asks her upfront what life she wants.
  • Meaningful Rename: Starts going by "Cortez", her dad's actual last name, after her quinceñara.
  • Nice Girl: Friendly and supportive of both Kent twins, even though her boyfriend at the time hates them.
  • Noodle Incident: Something happened to cause a rift between her and Lana and put her in therapy. It's later confirmed that she once attempted suicide as well.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: Subverted. The Sarah the audience meets at the start of the series is an attractive girl who's dating one of the star players on the football team. But she doesn't really fit the cheerleader stereotype in any other way. It turns out that her mother's the cheerleading coach, and Sarah quits after an argument with her. It's heavily implied that Lana put Sarah on the squad as a way to help her reintegrate into Smallville after her suicide attempt.
  • Ship Tease: Even though she already has a boyfriend, Sean, there is clearly some attraction between her and Jordan. After breaking up with Sean, she freely hangs out with him.
  • Small Town Boredom: Sarah doesn't share her parents' love of Smallville and really wants to get out of town. When she is charged with a DUI, which will remain on her criminal record for five years, she becomes deeply depressed because she worries this will prevent her from going away to college.

    Sophie Cushing 

Sophie Cushing

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Joselyn Picard

Voiced By: Regina Carrillo (Latin-American Spanish dub), Onsai Yamashita (Japanese dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The younger daughter of Kyle and Lana.


  • Brutal Honesty: Casually brings up the fact that Kyle got angry about Lana visiting Clark's Facebook page in front of both families.
  • The Bully: Sarah reveals during her rant to Lana that Sophie bullies her classmates.
  • Canon Foreigner: She was created for the show, like her sister.

Others

    Chrissy Beppo 

Chrissy Beppo

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Sofia Hasmik

Voiced By: Fernanda Robles (Latin-American Spanish dub), Koho Kobe (Japanese dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

An aspiring journalist and apparent sole employee of the Smallville Gazette.


  • Adorkable: She's a fangirl of Lois, and much of her personality is expressed through awkward but adorable excitement from meeting her hero.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She's a huge fan of Lois, and "Heritage" ends with Lois coming to her for help publishing an article on Morgan Edge. Later, she and Lois become business partners and co-owners of the Gazette. Then she is told the truth about Clark being Superman. When he flies her to Metropolis and back while working on a story together, Chrissy is full-on Squee about it.
  • I Have This Friend: She's the editor of the Gazette but to save face in front of Lois Lane, she claims her editor is a separate person.
  • Mythology Gag: Her name is a reference to Beppo the Super-Monkey, and which later was the name of Lois' childhood toy in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series.

    Sean Smith 

Sean Smith

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Fritzy Clevens-Destine

Voiced By: Roberto Salguero (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Sarah's ex-boyfriend, who isn't exactly happy at the Kent brothers' closeness to her.


  • Alliterative Name: Sean Smith.
  • The Bully: He torments Jordan for kissing Sarah, and later takes his anger out on Jonathan on the football field on the basis that they're family.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He beats the shit out of Jordan (who didn't know she was attached) for kissing Sarah, and every subsequent encounter shows him steaming about any little interaction the two have.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Sean is surprisingly accepting of Jordan's apology for kissing Sarah after Jordan manages to knock him down during football practice, and his thanks for it lacks sarcasm or contempt.
  • Jerk Jock: He's on the football team and he acts as an antagonist to Jordan and Jonathan's subplot of trying to live in Smallville.

    Timmy Ryan 

Timmy Ryan

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Zane Clifford

Voiced By: Javier Olguín (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A student at Smallville High School who is a friend of Sean Smith.


  • The Rival: Towards Jon, in Football. He even goes as far as to take X-Kryptonite to beat him.

    Tag Harris 

Tag Harris

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Species: Metahuman

Portrayed By: Wern Lee

Voiced By: José Ángel Torres (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A student at Smallville and a friend of Sean Smith who developed vibration abilities upon being exposed to yellow phosphorescence the day Jordan's heat vision manifested. He laters gets recruited into the Supermen of America.

see U.S. Military section for the rest of the Supermen of America

  • The Bus Came Back: After his Power Incontinence, initially escaping from Military custody and then being recaptured, Tag disappears from Season 1. He returns in Season 2, as a part of the Supermen of America.
  • Child Soldier: Anderson recruits him into the Supermen of America despite Tag being barely 18 years old.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: His super-speed also comes with accelerated healing abilities, with his broken arm repairing itself within a day of his power manifesting, along with a cut on his hand healing in seconds.
  • Power Incontinence: Initially in Season 1, with parts of his body vibrating uncontrollably and breaking whatever he's touching at first, and even when he manages to move past that, he nearly derails a train simply by running over the tracks and damaging the rails. By Season 2, he seems to have gotten it under control.
  • Reformed Bully: He was among Sean's friends who helped beat up the Kent brothers after Jordan kissed Sarah. He later kept bullying them and then attacked Jordan, blaming him for gaining powers. As of Season 2 however, he is a bona fide superhero.
  • Sole Survivor: Is the only member of the Supermen of America to survive fighting Bizarro.
  • Super-Speed: Gains this from exposure to the yellow phosphorescence (most likely coming from X-Kryptonite). Sam Lane even notes that it rivals Clark's speed.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: Kidnaps Sarah because he needs someone he knows to confide in about his suspicions about Jordan, showing her the video of him using heat vision at the party in the first episode.

    Tegan Wickhem 

Tegan Wickhem

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Kayla Heller

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A student at Smallville High School and a crush of Jonathan's.


  • Dark and Troubled Past: When apologizing to Jonathan, she mentions that she moved to Smallville from Central City (the Flash's home base) due to her dad being sent to prison.
  • Fair-Weather Friend: Towards Jon, initially, pretending to be interested in him, but really just wanting to have exclusive information about Edge. She later comes to regret it.
  • Romantic False Lead: After apologizing to Jonathan and the two starting to get on friendly terms, it is implied that they will start dating. However, as of Season 2, she isn't mentioned again and Jonathan is dating Candice Pergande instead.

    Candice Pergande 

Candice Pergande

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Samantha Di Francesco

Voiced By: Erika Ugalde (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Jonathan's girlfriend as of Season 2.


  • I Did What I Had to Do: Is unapologetic about selling drugs, as she claims she is doing it to support her family.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: She and Jonathan get caught trying to have sex in his bedroom by Lois, who throws her out.
  • Love Interest: Jonathan's, as of Season 2.
  • Nice Girl: Genuinely sweet and encouraging towards Jonathan. Until it turns out she is selling X-Kryptonite.
  • Remember the New Girl?: Combined with Suspiciously Similar Substitute. Instead of continuing to date Tegan Wickhem, as was implied at the end of Season 1, Jon is now suddenly dating her, with no mention of how they met or what happened to Tegan.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Not only does she sell drugs to Timmy and later Jon himself, she even encourages him to take them.

    Mayor George Dean 

Mayor George Dean

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/george_dean.png

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Eric Keenleyside

Voiced By: José Luis Orozco (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The Mayor of Smallville, who has been running unopposed for 10 years.


  • Hate Sink: Proves himself to be a nasty piece of work, first in Season 1 by ruining the Cushing's reputation, blaming the Morgan Edge disaster on them, then in Season 2 where he digs into their past, trying to use Sarah's suicide attempt against Lana's run for Mayor. All while wearing a smug smile on his face.

Metropolis Citizens

The Daily Planet

Current Employees

    Perry White 

Perry White

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/perry_white.png

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Paul Jarrett

First Appearance: "Pilot" (Superman and Lois 1x1)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Planet.

see Arrowverse: Metropolis Citizens for info about his main Arrowverse counterpart
see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Daily Planet for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see DCEU: Smallville and Metropolis page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears his name and background

  • Da Editor: He's the big boss of the Daily Planet.

Former Employees

    Ron Troupe 

Ron Troupe

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Charles Jarman

First Appearance: "A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events" (Superman and Lois 1x11)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A reporter from the Daily Planet during Clark's early days.


Companies

Edge Global

    Morgan Edge 
See the Krypton section.

    Leslie Larr 
See the Krypton section.

    Dabney Donovan 

Dabney Donovan

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Robel Zere

First Appearance: "Haywire" (Superman and Lois 1x4)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

An associate of Morgan Edge who assists in his experiments with X-Kryptonite.


Residents

    John Diggle 

John Diggle

Species: Human

Portrayed By: David Ramsey

First Appearance: "Through the Valley of Death" (Superman and Lois 1x12)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

An A.R.G.U.S agent and former vigilante who has worked with Superman in the past.

See Arrowverse: Team Arrow for his Earth-Prime counterpart
see Arrowverse: Other Earths for his Earth-16 counterpart
see The Flash (1990) for his Earth-90 counterpart
see Smallville: Clark's Allies for John Stewart, the Earth-167 character who bears his first name and comic book connections.

  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not clear how similar his history is to that of his Earth-Prime counterpart, though he mentions losing his friend Oliver, experiencing multiverse related events and finding a "glowing box". So it's possible that Arrow happened in Broad Strokes and with the addition of Superman as Earth's only other hero.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Ambiguous Situation aside, this version of John still lived a life pretty similar to his Earth-Prime counterpart based on his comments.
  • Retired Badass: Sort of. He used to be a vigilante himself, but after Oliver's death he left that lifestyle and started working for A.R.G.U.S instead.

    Oliver 

Oliver

A friend of John Diggle's whose death convinced him to stop being a vigilante.

see Arrowverse: Oliver Queen for the Earth-Prime who bears his first name
see Arrowverse: Earth-2 for the Earth-2 character who bears his first name
see Arrowverse: Other Earths for the Earth-16 character who bears his first name
see Smallville: Clark's Allies for the Earth-167 character who bears his first name
see Smallville: Earth-2 for the Alternate Universe Earth-167 character who bears his first name
see Arrowverse: Earth-X for the Earth-X character who bears his first name

  • Adaptational Relationship Overhaul: While previously thought to be the same version from Arrow, the revelation that the show takes place in a different continuity to the Arrowverse reveals that this Oliver had a much closer relationship to Superman than the one in Arrow did, who only met him twice during crossover events while this version of Diggle mentioned that Oliver considered Superman to be the best hero.
  • Ambiguous Situation: At the time Diggle mentioned Oliver, Superman & Lois was still considered part of the main Arrowverse universe. So while it can be assumed he's still Oliver Queen, it's unclear whether he was ever Green Arrow himself or how different his life was to the Earth-Prime version. However, Diggle's comments would suggest that the events of Arrow happened in Broad Strokes and with the addition of Superman as Earth's only powered hero. Word of God is that Oliver was Green Arrow and other non-powered vigilantes may exist on this Earth as well, but no Flash or any other metahuman or alien heroes besides Superman.invoked
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • He died at some point which had a big impact on his friend Diggle, just like his Earth-Prime counterpart though the circumstances of his death were clearly different.
    • Like his Earth-Prime and Earth-167 counterparts, he considered The Cape of his world to be the Big Good and "the best they had", at least according to Diggle.
  • Posthumous Character: He passed away before the start of the show.

    Jimmy Cutter 

Jimmy Cutter

A student at Metropolis High. He was Jon and Jordan's classmate prior to the twins moving to Smallville and as of Superman & Lois, is a linebacker on their football team; the Spartans.


  • Bullying a Dragon: Not that he knew, but if Jon hadn't caught that punch, Jordan would have killed him right then and there.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he finally shows up on-screen, first thing he does is mock Jordan (also revealing that he's been bullying the other Kent twin since grade school) and then antagonize Jon by revealing that he's Eliza's new boyfriend.
  • The Ghost: Until Episode 6, "Broken Trust".
  • Sore Loser: After the game (which Metropolis lost), he and the other Spartans crash the Smallville party to mock the Kent twins even more; something completely unnecessary and makes the Metropolis Spartans look very petty.
  • This Cannot Be!: When Jordan sends him flying mid-game.

Metropolis Criminals

Criminal Groups

Intergang

    Bruno Mannheim 

Bruno Mannheim

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bruno_manheim.jpg

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chad L. Coleman

Voiced By: Gerardo Vásquez (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "Uncontrollable Forces" (Superman and Lois 3x2)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A visionary and a philantrophist that for the rest of his community is a hero, but beneath the mask is the leader of the nefarious Intergang.

see Arrowverse: Star City - Criminal Groups for Tobias Church, the Earth-Prime character who shares his appearance.

  • Adaptational Sympathy: He's still a ruthless criminal but in this continuity, is given a more sympathetic background of growing up poor with a mother who fell ill. And he's also married to Onomatopoeia and has a son with her, giving him just a bit more humanity than what he has in the comics.
  • Anti-Villain: He does appear to have at least some genuinely good intentions, as well as a loving wife and son, the former of whom's cancer is the motivation for many of his unethical experiments, in addition to a code of honour, but he still regularly commits nefarious criminal activities via his Intergang organization.
  • Big Bad: Appears to be the main antagonist for season 3. He is, along with his wife in a Big Bad Duumvirate, but only up to the season's third-last episode. For the season's final two episodes Lex Luthor takes over as the Big Bad.
  • Freudian Excuse: His mother fell ill when he was 14 years old because his neighborhood was built next to a chemical waste dump. Nobody cared to do anything about it, so he decided that he had to stand up and save his community all by himself.
  • Hypocrite: He claims that everything he cares about is to help people, yet he doesn't have any problems with threatening a judge to the point of being suicidal.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He's just a regular person, but thanks to his connections to a team of mad scientists who can experiment on people to give them powers (who then serve him), as well as mercenaries armed with Kryptonite weapons and a ruthlessness to target the families' of his opponents, and his extraordinarily talent in covering all of it up so that the law can never convict him, he still presents a threat to the heroes.
  • Race Lift: In the comics he was a Caucasian white man, but is African-American here.
  • Self-Made Man: According to him he lived in a neighborhood that was so bad that people just kill themselves, he grew up to be a symbol to his community and used his resources to make it a better place.
  • The Unfought: He's the Big Bad for most of the third season, at least until Lex Luthor appears in the final two episodes, and directs superpowered henchmen like Henry Miller and Deadline to fight Superman, in addition to even getting his wife to fight him. However, Bruno never puts on any power armor or becomes empowered himself to fight Superman.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the comics, Boss Moxie is his father. Here, Boss Moxie was instead the founder and previous ruler of Intergang while Bruno was simply an underling of his who ultimately successfully overthrew him, with Peia's help.

    Season 3 Spoiler Villain 

Peia Mannheim / Onomatopoeia

Species: Metahuman

Portrayed By: Daya Vaidya

First Appearance: "Closer" (Superman & Lois 3x1)

A mysterious villain that may have connections to Henry Miller's increased power.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: Onomatopoeia in the comics is best described as being a Faux Affably Evil masked serial killer who takes pride and pleasure in his work and can really turn on the charm with a new disguise as "Baphomet" to get close to heroes like Batman to really hurt them. Here, Onomatopoeia is a seriously ill woman stricken with cancer who doesn't appear to even enjoy taking on the role of a supervillain but feels like she must to help Bruno Mannheim find a cure.
  • Adaptational Karma: Peia isn't the exact same character as comics Onomatopoeia, being a gender-flipped black woman rather than a white male serial killer but Onomatopoeia in the Post-Crisis era of DC got away with killing numerous Badass Normal heroes and escaped capture multiple times from Green Arrow and Batman, ending his run in that era by killing Batman's girlfriend in front of him. In this show, while Peia isn't quite as sadistic as the original Onomatopoeia, she's still a ruthless killer who took a lot of lives under Intergang and Mannheim. And unlike the original, she actually pays the price for her actions by being stricken with cancer that puts her through a lot of suffering and later on taking a serum that makes the cancer go away but spins her powers out of control to the point where she finally dies.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: The comics version of Onomatopoeia doesn't have any powers, but instead features a gimmick where all the dialogue he speaks is the onomatopoeia of whatever he's about to kill his victims with. Due to this gimmick being pretty much impossible to portray outside of the realm of comic books, this concept was rebuilt, with Onomatopoeia instead having the superpower to perfectly replicate sounds and other peoples' voices.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Aside from her love for her family and her friendship with Lois, Peia isn't shown doing much of anything good throughout the season, being a ruthless superpowered mob assassin who shows no hesitation in killing people. And she ultimately even chooses to throw her friendship with Lois under the bus when she gets a cure, revealing that once she's well again and the facade of being a long-suffering cancer victim is over, she'll immediately choose to be with Mannheim again as a Retired Monster and escape facing any consequences for her crimes. However, once the "cure" makes her powers spin out of control, Peia is portrayed sympathetically again in her final appearance, with Superman feeling bad for her and helping her "let go" during her final moments, Lois inquiring sympathetically about her, and John Henry Irons even deciding to honor Mannheim's request to look after Matteo after seeing Mannheim cradle his deceased wife.
  • Cool Mask: Her supervillain outfit has a black mask with a white spiral on it, a slight change to the bullseye shape of the comic Onomatopoeia's mask. When she's about to use her sound powers concussively, the spiral morphs into an ominous cubic pattern.
  • Gender Flip: Onomatopoeia is a woman here.
  • In Name Only: While she has the name and a very similar costume, this version of Onomatopoeia is a substantially different character to the one in the comics, who is a nameless, faceless spook with a quiet shtick of Saying Sound Effects Out Loud in lieu of actual dialogue. Peia, meanwhile — on top of being a different gender and race — is a fleshed-out character whose civilian identity is a subject of drama, and she also features voice-based superpowers the original Onomatopoeia lacks, ditching the Saying Sound Effects Out Loud gimmick in the process (though this was a necessity due to the gimmick not translating from comic books to live-action very well).
  • Make Some Noise: She has the power to project deadly supersonic waves or imitate sounds.
  • Master of Illusion: A rare non-visual example: Onomatopoeia can use her Voice Changeling abilities to imitate any sounds and seemingly from any direction, which she can use to trick and deceive people. During her first encounter with Superman, he — not knowing what she can do — suddenly hears the sounds of explosions, gunfire, and people screaming all around him. He flies up into the sky to investigate, only to see nothing happening, giving Onomatopoeia the time to run.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Onomatopoeia is a character whose comic book gimmick of speaking through the onomatopoeia of his murder weapons only really works as intended in the medium of comic books, which is why he was passed up in Arrow (it's simply next to impossible to make a guy saying "swish", "woosh", and "blam" look like a scary serial killer in live-action). Onomatopoeia finally makes an appearance in Superman & Lois, but with a reworked, more technically feasible gimmick where she can perfectly imitate any sound, making it an actual superpower she can use to trick people or use concussively to devastating effect.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Onomatopoeia is usually a Green Arrow villain, but she only makes her first appearance in the Arrowverse as a Superman villain. The showrunners of Arrow intended to use him back in that show, but weren't able to figure out a way to translate him to live-action at the time.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Onomatopoeia, whose civilian identity is Peia Mannheim.
  • Superpower Meltdown: Using her powers too long strains her, which gets even worse as her health deteriorates from her condition. The experimental cure for her cancer ends up making things even worse with her becoming completely unable to contain her powers as they blast everything apart around her. Superman tries to save her, but in the end, she dies in an explosion of her own sounds.
  • Voice Changeling: One aspect of her powers is the ability to perfectly imitate the voices of others, which is helpful for luring Superman into a trap by thinking Lois is around, or doctoring recorded audio evidence of Lex Luthor.

    Thaddeus Killgrave 

Thaddeus Killgrave

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thaddeus_killgrave.png

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Brendan Fletcher

First Appearance: "Haywire" (Superman and Lois 1x4)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A Mad Scientist and old enemy of Superman who works with Intergang.

see Arrowverse: Star City - Independent Criminals page for Stanley Dover, the Earth-Prime character who bears his physical likeness
see Smallville: Meteor Freaks page for Rudy Jones, the Earth-167 character who bears his physical likeness

  • Badass Normal: Killgrave is a regular human being, who is able to threaten Superman with his vast intellect and weaponry.
  • Creepy Monotone: Killgrave's manner of speaking.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Killgrave is a ruthless supervillain who wears glasses.
  • MacGyvering: Killgrave breaks out of his prison transport, using a (in his own words) temperature-sensitive synthetic polymer resin he made in the sink of his prison cell, which is highly mercurial at an atomic level. The explosion is triggered by the vibration produced by the wristwatch of one of the guards.

The Inverse Society

    In General 
A religious/spiritual cult, under the leadership of Ally Allston.
  • Church of Happyology: It's hard not to think about a certain real-life cult.
  • Cult: Described as such by Lois, and judging by their rituals, she isn't wrong.

    Ally Allston 

Ally Allston

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ally_allston.png

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Rya Kihlstedt, Amber Taylor (child)

Voiced By: Irene Jiménez (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A shady woman who leads the Inverse Society.

see Arrowverse: Bizarro World for her Inverse counterpart

  • Alliterative Name: Ally Allston.
  • Arch-Enemy: She is a very personal enemy for Lois, due to Lucy having fallen into her cult and almost died because of it.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Lois's primary antagonist for season 2, contrasting Bizarro Superman being Clark's primary foe. Becomes the sole Big Bad after Bizarro is killed.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, she seems like a friendly group therapy counselor, but underneath that surface, she's a very manipulative woman.
  • Flying Brick: She gains these powers after merging with her alternate self, in addition to being a Power Parasite.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She wears glasses, but is anything but friendly.
  • Freudian Excuse: When she and her doppelganger are incarcerated, Ally admits that her lust for power was just overcompensation for her own loneliness and feeling of incompletion.
  • Godhood Seeker: This seems to be her goal at the end of the day—merge with her alternate self from the Bizarro world to gain immense god-like abilities, and then merge both universes together to reign over both worlds as its god.
  • Hate Sink: She is very manipulative and seeks to ruin Lois by turning her sister Lucy against her. And this is just the beginning of her Character Arc. She only gets more and more monstrous as the season progresses and we find out she seeks to threaten a multiversal apocalypse to reign over what remains as its god, killing any and all who get in her way.
  • Mundanger: In a sci-fi series with aliens and multiple dimensions, her villainy at first appears to have none of these elements—she's just a cult leader, a danger people could encounter in Real Life that's just as or even more insidious than those things. That being said, her name means she's based on the comics villain "Parasite", who is very much not a mundanger. Seemingly ultimately subverted as of "Girl... You'll Be a Woman, Soon"; while her backstory, influence and powers still aren't fully revealed, it's clear there are aspects of her associated with supernatural/sci-fi elements involving multiple dimensions, as Bizarro believes she needs to be stopped. Once she and her Bizarro counterpart get ahold of their pendants and fuse with each other they gain outright superpowers.
  • Mythology Gag: Lois calls her a "Parasite", referencing the Superman foe of the same name. She later gains genuine Power Parasite superpowers (in addition to Flying Brick powers as well).
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A cult leader named Ally Allston? It's hard not to be reminded of Allison Mack, who was best known for playing Chole Sullivan on Smallville before she was exposed and arrested as a member of the NXIVM cult for human trafficking.
  • Sequel Adaptation Iconic Villain: Of a sort. Compared to Morgan Edge in the first season, Parasite is one of Superman's more recognizable rogues alongside Bizarro. On the other hand, Allston isn't one of the better known incarnations of Parasite to the general public and she notably never takes on the more monstrous purple comic book appearance Parasite is known for in the entire second season.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Ally normally pitches this as Higher Understanding Through Drugs to her followers who aren't concerned about taking illegal hallucinogens. But if she is unsure whether or not somebody she wants on her side will voluntarily take the drug cocktail that causes visions of the Inverse World (and usually makes them fanatically loyal to her), then she won't hesitate to offer them a drink that already contains it.
  • You Don't Look Like You: She notably never takes on the inhuman purple look her comic book counterpart possesses and still looks fully human, even when she gains greater power.

    Lucy Lane 

Lucy Lane

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Portrayed By: Jenna Dewan

Species: Human

Voiced By: Vianney Monroy (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "The Inverse Method" (Superman and Lois 2x4)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Lois Lane's younger sister, who is estranged from her sister and who has joined the Inverse Society, almost dying due to a drug overdose years ago.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears her name and background
see Smallville: Lanes for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
see Arrowverse: U.S. Military for her Earth-38 self.

  • Alliterative Name: Lucy Lane.
  • Cool Aunt: Despite her conflict with Lois, she adores Jonathan and Jordan.
  • Fatal Flaw: She's got a few that wreak havoc on her life and her relations with others, especially her sister.
    • Defensiveness. A big part of why she's so testy with Lois is that when her sister tries bringing up her concerns Lucy tends to dig her heels in and push back, unwilling to actually critically look at things just because she doesn't like what she's hearing. She constantly twists Lois's words around to make her sister seem harsher than she's actually being and refuses to hear a bad word about Ally, defending and justifying the cult leader's outright illegal actions.
    • Vindictiveness. Lucy just can not let things slide when she feels slighted, wanting to get back at whomever she blames. She point blank blames Lois, who was eight years old at the time, for their mother leaving and unloads that on her sister as a manipultation tactic. During Sam's attempt at getting them to reconcile, Lois avoids bringing up anything about Ally or the Inverse Society but Lucy brings it up in an effort to make Lois admit she was wrong. When Lois refuses to admit she was wrong about Ally, given the woman's illegal involuntary dosing of Chrissy, Lucy storms off over not getting what she wanted out of the exchange but not after some petty insults.
    • As Lois puts it Lucy has always tended to latch onto people who seem to have all the answers, leaving her as a Horrible Judge of Character who doesn't think critically about things when red flags pop up.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Is completely taken in by Ally Allston pretending to be a benevolent leader, despite almost losing her life due to an overdose of drugs Ally had her take years ago.
  • Jerkass to One: She’s friendly to everyone except Lois.
  • Karma Houdini: She never faces any comeuppance for trying to destroy her sister's reputation, drugging her father, almost getting her brother-in-law killed and endangering the lives of her nephews.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Lucy unfairly places the blame of their mother leaving the family on Lois, who was only eight years old at the time.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: It’s not until she sees Ally nearly kill her father and Superman that she even begins to realize she was following the wrong person.
  • Psychological Projection: In "Tried and True" she accuses Lois of "refusing to be wrong", something that applies far more to Lucy herself.
  • The Resenter: A lot of her issues with Lois come down to Lois having been very successful in life. When Lucy decides to leave after staying with Lois and her family for a while, she openly states that she cannot stand to look at Lois's happy life, successful career, marriage and children. This is on top of her childhood grievances towards Lois. Ally expertly uses this to get to Lucy as soon as she mentions being Lois Lane's sister, pretending sympathy for what it must be like living in Lois Lane's shadow.
  • Secretly Selfish: While Lucy claims her issues with Lois are morally based, it's implied that she's actually lashing out at Lois out of resentment.
    • In "Tried and True" Lois doesn't bring up anything about Ally or the Inverse Society but Lucy does bring it up, leading to another bitter argument. While it seems like Lucy is trying to defend her friend she storms off after accusing Lois of "refusing to be wrong", implying that forcing Lois to admit she was wrong was her reason for bringing it up rather than loyalty.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Going through one of these is why she fell in with Ally. She lost her job and her fiancé and had to move in with Lois for an unclear amount of time, things which clearly took a toll on her emotionally.

Independent Criminals

    Atom-Man 

Atom-Man / Henry Miller

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Species: Human

Known Aliases: Atom-Man

Portrayed By: Paul Lazenby

First Appearance: "A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events" (Superman and Lois 1x11)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

An arsonist who Clark fought in his early days.


  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in the Season 3 opener, "Closer".
    • Bus Crash: ...and he's killed by Onomatopoeia.
  • Chest Insignia: Two Nazi lightning bolt symbols.
  • Composite Character: His costume is based on the unidentified Atom Man of Superman Smashes the Klan, which in turn was based on the iron mask worn by the villain of the Atom Man vs Superman serial, but his name is an Anglification of the radio and comic book Atom Man, Henrich Melch.
  • Evil Is Petty: He chucks grenades at the crowd when Superman stops him, reasoning that Superman won't be able to stop both grenades tossed in opposite directions. He's wrong, and Lois tasers him unconscious when he's distracted.
  • Knight Templar: He is fully convinced of the righteousness of his attacks against minorities.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: A Neo-Nazi arsonist targeting minority businesses.
  • Shout-Out: To the 1950 movie serial, Atom Man Vs. Superman.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Somewhere between the flashback appearance and "Closer", he's given amazing super powers that rival Superman in strength.

    Nuclear Man 

Nuclear Man

Species: Unknown

Portrayed By: N/A

First Appearance: "The Anniversary"

Appearances: Earth-Prime

A criminal defeated by Superman.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his codename

  • Ambiguously Human: Since it's not confirmed that he's a clone like the original version of the character, it's unknown whether he's a Kryptonian clone, a different alien or a metahuman.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear how he's connected to Superman, or if he even has any, considering that the original version was an evil clone of the hero.

    Lex Luthor 

Lex Luthor

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Michael Cudlitz

First Appearance: "Injustice" (Superman and Lois 3x12)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

An old foe of Superman's, a billionaire and criminal mastermind that's been in prison for the past 17 years for a crime he didn't commit.

see Arrowverse: Lex Luthor for info about his Earth Prime counterpart
see Titans (2018): Villains for info about the Earth-9 character who bears his name and background
see Arrowverse: Other Earths for info about his Earth-75 counterpart.
see Superman Film Series for more info about two Earth-96 characters; one who bears his name and background, and Lenny Luthor who bears his Earth Prime counterpart's physical likeness
see Smallville Lex Luthor for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Earth-2 for the Mirror Universe of the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see DCEU: Lex Luthor page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears his name and background

  • Adaptational Curves: He has a far more formidable physique than expected from Lex Luthor, given he had 17 years of prison time to work out.
  • Adaptational Karma: Lex in other incarnations can get beaten and arrested but usually can escape and go back to supervillainy whenever he feels like it. In this show, he's incarcerated for seventeen long years with no escape avenue and suffers beatings in prison. While Lex is able to get revenge on the prisoners who beat him and eventually run much of the prison, those seventeen years, regardless, took a heavy toll on him when he got out and raged at Lois for putting him in prison, made worse by the fact that he had a daughter who grew up without him, with Lex not being able to see her at all during all that time.
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: In most incarnations, Lex tends to appear early on in television and movie mediums to establish himself as Superman's enemy. In this show, while Lex is mentioned in previous seasons, he doesn't make his actual appearance until the very end of the show's third season due to being in prison.
  • Adaptational Sympathy: He was incarcerated in prison for a crime he didn't commit, while also having a daughter he wasn't able to see due to being imprisoned. This makes him a great deal more tragic than most other Lex Luthors.
  • Age Lift: He's a much older Lex Luthor than usual with his actor in his late 50s, which is a good 20+ years older than Tyler Hoechlin.
  • Alliterative Name: Lex Luthor.
  • Arch-Enemy: The most definitive nemesis to Superman, as per usual.
  • Bald of Evil: He eventually sports one. Though it should be noted he's initially seen with a full head of hair, before he voluntarily chose to shave it off during his stay in prison.
  • Beard of Evil: Much like his Earth-Prime counterpart, this Lex sports a beard. Unlike the Earth-Prime Lex's full beard, this version rocks a thick, overhanging, bushy beard.
  • Composite Character: His role in Doomsday's transformation takes cues from the Kryptonian scientist Bertron in Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey, the one responsible for creating Doomsday in the comics. note 
  • The Dreaded: He's described as an absolutely terrifying human being, with Peia calling him "the Devil himself".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a daughter, it turns out. One who he didn't get to see grow up because of his imprisonment, and who now refuses to even speak to him.
  • The Ghost: He's mentioned all throughout the series, having been Superman's arch-enemy, but doesn't physically appear until Season 3.
  • It's Personal: With Superman and especially with Lois, since her reporting is what falsely (unknown to Lois) got him put in prison for 17 years.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Exhibiting none of the charisma of his other versions, his presence and fury are portrayed in a very serious tone. He even viciously roars at Lois for putting him in prison, and then makes a chilling death threat towards Superman before eventually summoning Doomsday.
  • Sequel Adaptation Iconic Villain: He's bar none Superman's most iconic villain of all time, but doesn't make his physical appearance until the final two episodes of the third season.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: A formerly well-respected public figure, being the billionaire head behind LuthorCorp. However, knowledge of Luthor's criminal empire eventually reached the public when he was falsely imprisoned, which led his public image to crumble.

U.S. Military

    GEN Sam Lane 

General Sam Lane

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Dylan Walsh

Voiced By: Carlos Segundo (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "Pilot" (Superman & Lois 1x1)

A general in U.S. Army Intelligence and the father of Lois and Lucy Lane.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Lanes for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see the Arrowverse: Other Earths page to see his counterpart from an Undesignated Earth
see Arrowverse: U.S. Military for the Earth-38 character who bears his name and background.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He doesn't have a problem with Superman for being a powerful alien, rather he's now finding him problematic due to raising his family interfering with his superheroics.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: He is Superman's main liaison with the US government and possibly the world, a relationship strengthened/complicated by the fact that he knows that Superman is Clark Kent and his son-in-law. There is a lot of tension between the two of them, since Sam is trying to safeguard a world that isn't as trusting as he is towards Kryptonians, but there is also clearly a tremendous amount of respect, if not love between the two men.
  • Dad's Off Fighting in the War: General Lane and his daughters often bump heads because both Lois and Lucy feel that he was an absent parent who put his military responsibilities ahead of his family, even after the death of his wife left him a single parent with young children.
  • Doting Grandparent: His first onscreen interaction with Superman is to eagerly ask if he can spend time with Jonathan and Jordan soon. In season two of Superman & Lois he starts personally training Jordan in the use of his powers as well as fighting skills. When Jordan rescues him and Lois from criminals he gives his grandson a look a quiet pride.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He tries to convince his daughter and grandsons that the world needs a plan in place to stop Superman if he ever becomes a threat, a notion which they all vehemently reject. However, Clark himself agrees with him, and there have been circumstances in which he could be possessed or manipulated into becoming a threat.
  • Papa Wolf: He may be an old man who is constantly at odds with his daughter and son-in-law on how they raise their children, but he will fight and attempt to kill pseudo-Kryptonians who are threatening his family. He also builds Kryptonite-based weapons, although he seems sincere in claiming that he would have only used it on Superman as an last resort and that his job requires him to cover all possible scenarios.
  • Parents as People: As much as he loves his family, he has always prioritized being the good soldier over them. As he becomes a grandparent and father-in-law to the greatest hero on the planet, he attempts stress that Superman has a more important duty to the planet, while Lois' priority for Clark is on his own family. He also starts to come to terms with the fact that he failed to realize just how bad his daughter Lucy's mental state has become and that he himself has been unhappy ever since his wife left decades ago.
  • Secret-Keeper: He has been in on Clark's and Lois's secret for quite some time as of the beginning of Superman & Lois.

    GEN Hardcastle 

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Patricia Drake

First Appearance: "Tried and True" (Superman and Lois 2x6)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Mitch Anderson's immediate superior.

    LTG Mitch Anderson 

Lieutenant General Mitch Anderson

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ian Bohen

First Appearance: "What Lies Beneath" (Superman and Lois 2x1)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A lieutenant general of the U.S. Army and founder of the "Supermen of America" program.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike his comic book counterpart, who learned to accept Superman after the Man of Steel opted to save his family instead of possibly putting down Doomsday early on, this Mitch obviously never got that bit of character development and flipped his lid thanks to Bizarro.
  • Artistic Licence – Military: Despite sometimes being referred to by "Lieutenant", his uniform has three stars on it, indicating that he is a Lieutenant General (the third-highest rank in the U.S. Army). Which makes "General" the correct form of address, since that's a type of general, not a type of lieutenant.
  • Blood from the Mouth: A consequence of getting punched really hard in the torso by the evil Jonathan from the Bizarro universe.
  • Contrasting Replacement Character: He takes over General Lane's old spot. In contrast to the stern and patriotic, but ultimately benevolent General, Anderson puts up a benevolent front, claiming to have been a Superman fanboy. However, he puts American interests above all other nations and tries to convince Superman to restrict his heroics to only America; scolding him when he saves a North Korean nuclear submarine from sinking and returns it to their government. When he can't get Superman to agree to this, he co-opts Superman's symbol for his own super soldiers and cuts Superman out.
  • Death by Irony: Anderson manages to kill Bizarro Superman but ends up being killed by Bizarro Superman's son, Jonathan-El. The kicker? Jonathan hated his own dad and he only ended up killing Anderson because Ally told him to. He may not have known Anderson killed his father but he probably couldn't have cared less if he did know, so avenging his father was probably the last thing on his mind when he brutally ended the life of his father's killer.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Anderson doesn't really get that Superman's altruism is universal and not America-specific. This leads him to start distrusting the Big Blue Boyscout.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He is introduced as a reluctant ally to Superman who wants the Man of Steel to put America's interests before those of humanity in general. When some of his soldiers' die on his watch and Superman keeps the secrets of the Bizarro pendants away from him (albeit for understandable reasons, considering Mitch's own antagonistic attitude towards the Man of Steel), Mitch decides take matters into his own hands, labels Superman an enemy of America and even steals special weaponry to kill Superman, Tal-Rho and Bizarro, leading to a confrontation that ends with Bizarro's death. Coming to the conclusion that Superman has ruined his life, Mitch steals the Bizarro pendants, becomes part of Ally's cult and travels to the Bizarro universe, where he comes to the bitter realization that Ally was an evil, power-hungry conqueror all along and that the Bizarro killed by Mitch was actually a family man. This revelation moves Mitch to tears and throws in his lot with Superman, attempting to save him from Ally's cult. In one final act of redemption, he attempts to defeat Jonathan-El but only succeeds in getting himself killed.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: After Bizarro kills two of the Supermen of America, Anderson's thirst for vengeance takes him down a dark path that makes him at least as bad as Bizarro himself, which sticks around even after he succeeds in killing Bizarro.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He starts off the season in morally grey territory, as while he does seem to genuinely want to help people and will try to ally with Superman when he can, he has an "America-first" policy note , and his artificial Supermen of America army clearly has some questionable qualities to them. When two of them are killed by Bizarro under his watch, his guilt (reinforced by being reprimanded by his superior General Hardcastle) causes him to completely snap and seek out revenge against Bizarro regardless of the consequences, to the point where he imprisons Superman in the same black site as Tal-Rho, and then later steals a bunch of X-Kryptonite and becomes a fugitive from the army himself. And while he succeeds in his mission of vengeance in killing Bizarro, it's clear his darker path has stuck when he allies himself with the very blatantly evil Ally Allston.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: As mentioned above, he takes a very nationalistic stance, growing very unhappy whenever Superman helps out people in other countries that may not have the best relations with America geopolitically. He is even willing to recruit Tag Harris into his team, a barely 18-year-old boy, and brushes off Superman's concerns.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He is actually moved to tears upon meeting Bizarro's family and realizing that the "monster" he killed was actually a family man trying to save his family and his world. This leads Mitch into trying to help Superman.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Mitch's final act involves him trying to save Superman from Ally's cult, but the evil Jonathan from the Bizarro dimension beats him to death.

    LTC Reno Rosetti 

Lieutenant Colonel Reno Rosetti

Species: Human

Played By: Hesham Hammoud

First Appearance: "Heritage" (Superman and Lois 1x2)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A military officer of the U.S. Army, serving under General Sam Lane.


    1LT Jason Trask 

First Lieutenant Jason Trask

Species: Human

Played By: Spencer Lang

First Appearance: "Holding the Wrench" (Superman and Lois 1x8)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A first lieutenant of the U.S. Army, serving General Sam Lane. He is renowned as a torture specialist.


    Supermen of America 

Supermen of America

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Species: Enhanced Humans

Played By: Evelyn Gonda, Dominique Termansen

First Appearance: "What Lies Beneath" (Superman and Lois 2x1)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A trio of super-powered individuals in service of the United States Army, founded by Mitch Anderson.

see Smallville Citizens section for their third member, Tag Harris

  • Big Damn Heroes: They save Clark from Phillip Karnowsky when the former is affected by his visions and nearly killed by the latter.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": They use Superman's crest as a brand logo. The Man of Steel is not amused.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: They are in way over their head against Bizarro, who easily overpowers them and kills two of them.
  • Neck Snap: Both unnamed members die this way at Bizarro's hands, simultaneously.
  • No Name Given: The other two members besides Tag Harris are never referred to by name.
  • Red Shirt: The two unnamed members die unceremoniously in the fourth episode of Superman and Lois Season 2.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: There is one blonde woman alongside Tag Harris and the nameless black man.

The Multiverse

  • Bizarro World: Kal-El, Ally Astonnote 

    John Henry Irons / Steel / The Stranger 

John Henry Irons / Steel

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"Everything you are saying is just getting in the way of what needs to be done. But you were right about one thing, Lois. I will not hesitate. I saw you die. I lost Natalie. Millions of people, gone. I won't let that happen again. I have a responsibility to do the right thing."

Species: Human

Played By: Wolé Parks

Voiced By: Daniel del Roble (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "Pilot" (Superman & Lois 1x1)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A man initially thought to be "Captain Luthor" whose world was destroyed by Superman. Has now sworn vengeance on the Superman of another Earth.
  • Actually a Doombot: When Superman defeats the Stranger the first time, he discovers the suit is empty and being remotely controlled.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics and all previous adaptations, John Henry Irons is a hero who is on good terms with Superman. Here, he opposes him, though he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist who believes Superman is a Villain with Good Publicity like the one from his Earth. Given that he's from an alternate universe, he may even count as this to his main counterpart. He does later pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Anti-Villain: His intentions are actually understandable since a version of Superman did destroy his Earth and murdered his wife, Lois. He genuinely believes Earth-Prime Superman will do the same and, when it's pointed out Superman isn't a villain in this world, he says he isn't a villain "yet". He's eventually convinced that Superman isn't a future threat.
  • Badass Normal: In a series that features humans with the exact same power level as Superman, he has been the only one to not only consistently challenge him, but also come close to actually killing him on more than one occasion.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: One of the main villains of Season 1 of Superman & Lois. That is, until he decides to give up on his revenge in "Shadow of the Valley of Death".
  • Canon Character All Along: He initially seemed to be the show's version of Alexander Luthor, being a version of Lex who survived the Crisis and arrived on the post-Crisis Earth to cause trouble. Then it's revealed he isn't a Luthor but actually John Henry Irons.
  • Composite Character: A scientist married to Lois Lane from a universe where Superman is evil, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was Alexander Luthor Sr. especially since his A.I. calls him "Captain Luthor". He also has elements of his son Alexander Luthor Jr. who following Crisis, caused problems on the new main Earth, after his own one was destroyed in the Crisis.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Downplayed Trope. His ship's A.I. believes he is Lex Luthor due to it having been designed for the Luthor of his Earth and not being fully up to date yet. He eventually fixes that.
  • First-Episode Twist: His identity as "Captain Luthor" isn't revealed until the very end of the series premiere. Later subverted and turned into a Red Herring. "Captain Luthor" was just what the A.I. was calling him. His real identity is John Henry Irons.
  • Fire-Forged Friendship: He and Clark were once fierce enemies, but eventually they become Bash Brothers.
  • For Want Of A Nail: He was married to his Earth's Lois Lane, as opposed to her marrying Clark/Superman.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He just wouldn't be Irons without his incredible aptitude for designing and building machines.
  • Genius Bruiser: Just as capable of handling himself in a physical fight as he is crafting high-tech weaponry that can actually harm Superman.
  • Good Parents: He truly loves his daughter, Nat, and a lot of what he's doing is part of his intention to keep his promise to her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "Shadow of the Valley of Death", John Henry has Superman in his crosshairs and is authorized to hit him with a red sun missile. He can't bring himself to do it and convinces Superman to fight off the possession. It works and Superman recruits him to help take down Morgan Edge. By the end of the episode, John Henry is firmly an ally of Superman's.
  • Humongous-Headed Hammer: He fights with Steel's iconic warhammer, which redirects kinetic energy and can boomerang back into his hand, to compensate for a lack of superpowers.
  • Hypocrite: He opposes Earth-Prime Superman because the Superman of his world destroyed Earth, killing billions of people including his wife. Yet he's willing to commit mass murder himself just to escape and plan revenge against Superman another day, as shown by how he commanded his ship, armed with multiple bombs, to bombard a building full of innocent people.
  • Knight Templar: He has made it his goal to kill Superman no matter what it takes. Unlike most Lex Luthors, he actually has a valid reason for believing Superman is evil: his version of Superman destroyed his Earth and essentially ruined his life. Thankfully, he's not too far gone like some examples. Once he witnesses Earth-Prime Superman fighting against Zod's possession, he realizes that he's not a future threat and pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Mid-Season Twist: Episode Seven of Season One reveals he's actually John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel, who in the comics is a devout friend and ally of Superman to the point of earning the right to wear his symbol.
  • Mythology Gag: His alias is "Marcus Bridgewater". The surname may be a reference to this character.
  • Perspective Flip: On his Earth, he was the hero and Superman was the villain.
  • Powered Armor: Has one not unlike the Lexosuit that Lex Luthor uses to fight Superman. It's also similar to the armor that his comic book counterpart would wear in his identity as Steel.
  • Race Lift: This version of Luthor is Black. Subverted when it's revealed he's not a version of Lex at all, but John Henry Irons, who has always been a Black man.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He was married to his world's Lois, which no version of Steel ever has been before.
  • Related Differently in the Adaptation: His niece, Natasha Irons, from the comics is adapted as his daughter Natalie here.
  • Scary Black Man: He's a Black Knight Templar who poses a serious threat to Superman.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Earth he came from was destroyed by an evil version of Superman, so he believes the same holds true for Earth-Prime Superman and wishes to eliminate him for this reason. Even when seeing Superman do good, he holds to his belief that Superman will eventually turn evil and must be stopped before that happens.

    Natalie Irons 

Natalie Lane Irons

Species: Human

Played By: Tayler Buck

Voiced By: Angélica Villa (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "Last Sons of Krypton" (Superman & Lois 1x15)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The daughter of John Henry Irons and the Lois Lane of his Earth.
  • Adaptational Name Change: She is named Natalie instead of Natasha as in the comics.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Natalie is named after her mother's grandmother, Natalie Lane.
  • Related Differently in the Adaptation: In the comics, Nat is John Henry's niece, not his daughter.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She is the daughter of a doppelganger Lois Lane, which no version has ever been before. This in turn also makes her the half-sister to Jonathan and Jordan Kent and granddaughter to General Lane.
  • Walking Spoiler: While she previously appeared in flashbacks, Nat's presence in "Last Sons of Krypton" gives away the fact that she's survived the destruction of John's Earth.

    Kal-El / Superman 

Kal-El / Superman

Species: Kryptonian

Played By: Tyler Hoechlin

First Appearance: "Heritage" (Superman & Lois 1x2)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The Superman of Irons's Earth and his Arch-Enemy.
See Titansverse: Other Superheroes for the Earth-9 character who bears his name and background
See Arrowverse: Smallville Citizens for infos about his Earth-38/Prime counterpart.
See Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his name and background
See Smallville: Kents for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
See Smallville: Earth-2 page to see the Alternate Universe Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
See DCEU: Superman for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears his name and background
See Superman Theatrical Cartoons for the Earth-F character who bears his name and background
See New 52 for the Earth-N52 character who bears his name and background

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: According to the Earth-Prime comic, his adoptive parents died in an accident and he ended up with abusive foster parents until he killed his father with heat vision, after which he was captured and experimented on in a government facility. While he was able to escape and eventually become Superman after creating the Fortress of Solitude, this trauma is what led him to have a far more negative view of humanity and resulted in him choosing to destroy Earth with Tal-Rho.
  • Beware the Superman: As literal as the trope can get, being an evil version of Superman from another Earth.
  • Composite Character: As an evil Superman from another Earth, he seems most heavily based on Ultraman who, in the comics, is an Evil Doppelgänger of Superman from Earth-3.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: This version of Superman had a pretty awful life, which was why he eventually agreed with Tal-Rho's plan unlike his heroic counterpart from the main reality of Superman & Lois.
  • Dark Is Evil: His costume is black, and he's a villain through and through.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: To Earth-Prime Superman, being an Omnicidal Maniac.
  • Evil Wears Black: Wears a black version of Earth-Prime Superman's costume, not unlike the Deegan Superman who appeared in Elseworlds.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He is responsible for destroying Irons's Earth.

    General Lane 

General Sam Lane

Species: Human

Played By: Dylan Walsh

First Appearance: "Heritage" (Superman & Lois 1x2)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The late friend and father-in-law of John Henry Irons.
See Arrowverse: U.S. Military for infos about his Earth-38/Prime counterpart.
See Smallville: Lanes for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background

    Lois Lane 

Lois Lane

Species: Human

Played By: Elizabeth Tulloch

First Appearance: "The Best of Smallville" (Superman & Lois 1x5)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Sam Lane's daughter and John Henry Irons's late wife.
See Arrowverse: Smallville Citizens for info about her Earth-38/Earth-Prime counterpart.
See Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears her name and background
See Smallville: Lanes for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
See Smallville: Earth-2 page to see the Alternate Universe Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
See DCEU: Smallville and Metropolis page for the character in an undesignated Earth who bears her name and background
See Superman Theatrical Cartoons for the Earth-F character who bears her name and background

  • Alliterative Name: Lois Lane.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: It's strongly implied and then shown that Irons's Superman killed her, sending him on his path to stop Earth-Prime Superman.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: The second confirmed deceased Lois Lane in The Multiverse after the pre-Crisis Earth-96 version, who was eventually implied to be resurrected post-Crisis anyway.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Her last moments of life are reporting on Superman and the other Kryptonian's attack, doing her best to give survival tips to everyone. When Superman slowly hovers behind her, preparing to kill her, she simply looks at the camera and tells her husband and daughter that she loves them.
  • Posthumous Character: She's long dead and is only seen through Irons's flashbacks.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She is married to John Henry Irons, aka Steel, and the mother of Nat Irons, relationships which no comic version of Lois Lane has had before.

Krypton

The House of El

    Jor-El 

Jor-El

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Angus Macfadyen

Dubbed By: Michel Papineschi (European French)

First Appearance: "Heritage" (Superman & Lois 1x2)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A prominent scientist in Krypton. He was Superman's biological father.

see Arrowverse: Aliens for the Earth-Prime who bears his name and background
see DCEU: Krypton for the post-Crisis Earth-1 character who bears his name and background
see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background

    Lara Lor-Van 

Lara Lor-Van

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Mariana Klaveno, Emmanuelle Chriqui (when possessing Lana Lang)

First Appearance: "O Mother, Where Art Thou?" (Superman & Lois 1x10) (possessing Lana Lang), "The Ties That Bind" (Superman & Lois 2x2) (in her own form)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

The wife of Jor-El and Kal-El's mother.

see Arrowverse: Aliens for the Earth-Prime character who bears her name and background
see DCEU: Krypton for the post-Crisis Earth-1 character who bears her name and background
see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears her name and background
see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
see Doom Patrol (2019) – Other Characters for Valentina Vostok, the Earth-21 character who shares her appearance.

The Defense Council

    Morgan Edge / Tal-Rho 

Morgan Edge / Tal-Rho

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Portrayed By: Adam Rayner

Voiced By: Raúl Anaya (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "Heritage" (Superman and Lois 1x2)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

Having adopted the human identity Morgan Edge, he's Kal-El's Kryptonian half-brother.

See the Arrowverse: National City - Citizens page for the Earth-Prime character who bears his civilian identity's name
See the Smallville: Other Major Villains page for the Earth-167 character who bears his civilian identity's name

  • Abusive Parents: His father tortured him to make him strong enough to conquer Earth.
  • Adaptational Badass: Has Kryptonian powers, compared to his human comics counterpart.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Rayner's Edge is English in origin, in contrast with Pasdar's version and the versions from the comics.
  • Adaptational Species Change: He is actually Kryptonian here, unlike the human Morgan Edge of the comics.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: One of the main antagonists of the first season of Superman & Lois along with the Stranger, John Henry Irons. Then Irons pulls a Heel–Face Turn, making him the sole Big Bad. Until his father gets resurrected in Jordan's body, of course.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Started showing signs of this in season 2, to his younger brother, Kal-El/Clark. To the point that he'll help him break out of a black site prison without hesitation, then later superspeeding in front of Kal to protect him from getting shot by multiple kryptonite bullets.
    • By the end of the season, he's willing to go up against Ally, who is essentially a god at this point (and is at the time pulling another Earth out of its home dimension, and she'd already used her power to nearly kill him) purely because her actions are a serious threat to Clark's safety.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to his half-brother Kal-El's Abel.
  • Canon Character All Along: Inverted. He first appears to be the same Morgan Edge from Supergirl only recast, but it turns out he's an entirely new character using the alias of the comic book character as a front to his intentions and true identity. By "Failsafe", he's more of a Composite Character as he's fused with the Eradicator.
  • Composite Character: Clark has had a brother in loose non-canon one-shots, which Tal is loosely based off of. Tal-Rho bears some similarities to H'El from the New 52. Like H'El, Tal-Rho was a Kryptonian survivor with the mission to preserve Krypton's legacy in any way possible, no matter how ruthless. Unlike H'El who thought of Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van as his parents while he actually was a clone, Tal-Rho is a biological son of Lara Lor-Van. Becomes very literal when he merges with the Eradicator machine.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Something he has in common with his Pre-Crisis self. Lois mentions that he has a pattern of exploitative business practices, slowly gutting the Daily Planet, and Smallville appears to be his next target. He secretly acquired the bank offering loans to the residents in a scheme to buy up the land in order to mine for X-Kryptonite, which combined with the Eradicator allows him to transplant the souls of dead Kryptonians into humans.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The first humans he encountered tried to kill him, he eventually got caught and experimented on, but escaped, only to end up horribly tortured by a representation of his own father, as a twisted form of "training" before being set free to enact Zeta-Rho's plan of wiping out humanity.
  • Evil Brit: To the point where his mistreatment in Britain is the overarching reason he is evil.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's a Kryptonian with the same powerset as Clark, but his designs are far more nefarious.
  • Evil Uncle: Being Clark's half-brother makes him this to Jonathan and Jordan, complete with the threatening their lives. By late Season 2, he's come to regret this, and gifts them both expensive cars of their own as an apology in the season finale before going to Bizarro World.
  • Freudian Excuse: Unlike Clark, who was adopted by the loving Kents when he landed on Earth, Tal-Ro was shot at, imprisoned, and experimented on by the first humans who encountered him, leading him to believe that Humans Are Bastards. Zeta-Rho torturing him as a method of tutelage certainly didn't help matters after he escaped.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Zeta-Rho invoked this trope as part of his training. Tal was forbidden from reaching out to anyone, especially Kal-El, to ensure nothing would distract from his mission.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Turns out to be his main motivation. Unlike Clark, he never had a home or a loving family on Earth, and his mission turns out to be an attempt to please his horribly abusive father, Zeta-Rho, who is the only person he has left, and who forbade him from seeking out his brother, Superman. After being imprisoned, he gets a few opportunities to genuinely spend time with his brother, and gradually becomes a better person, as he finally begins feeling like he is part of a family.
  • Mean Boss: Has been laying off tons of reporters (including Clark) since taking over the Daily Planet.
  • Truer to the Text: He has much more in common with the original comics version of Edge than his Pre-Crisis Arrowverse self did, his changed country of origin aside. Subverted when we learn that he is actually Kryptonian and Clark’s older half-brother, pushing him further away from his comics counterpart than his original Arrowverse incarnation.
  • Trumplica: Morgan Edge appears to have an extremely devoted fanbase in wide swaths of rural America despite continuing to be a Corrupt Corporate Executive, much like the real Trump, as this review of the pilot of ''Superman & Lois'' points out.

    Leslie Larr 

Leslie Larr

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Portrayed By: Stacey Farber

Voiced By: Rosalba Sotelo, Gwendolyne Flores (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "Heritage" (Superman and Lois 1x2)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

A woman with super-strength and heat vision who works as the personal assistant to Morgan Edge.


  • Adaptational Name Change: Possibly. There is a character from the comics named Lesla-Lar, an enemy of Supergirl, and the name "Leslie Larr" may just be an alias that better fits Earth.
  • Alliterative Name: Leslie Larr. It has not been revealed if this is significant, especially when considering that she is yet another important person in Clark's life with 'LL' as her initials.
  • Demonic Possession: Is actually a human named Irma Sayres, who has been possessed by the soul of a dead Kryptonian.
  • The Dragon: To Morgan Edge.
  • Eye Beams: Her most prevalent ability. She has killed Subjekt 13 with it, and primarily uses it to kill people on Edge's orders or who pose a threat to Morgan Edge.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her primary superpower is her Eye Beams and she uses that power the most out of her powerset.

    Zeta-Rho 

Zeta-Rho

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Portrayed By: A.C. Peterson

Voiced By: Jesse Conde (Latin-American Spanish dub)

First Appearance: "A Brief Reminiscence In Between Cataclysmic Events" (Superman and Lois 1x11)

Appearances: Superman & Lois

  • Abusive Parents: In addition to being emotionally abusive, he put his son Tal-Rho through immense physical torture by red sun radiation in order to toughen him up enough to conquer Earth.
  • Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: He and Lara Lor-Van were "genetically matched" in accordance with centuries of Kryptonian tradition. She later left Zeta-Rho and married Jor-El.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jor-El.
  • Evil Is Petty: He stole Lara's sunstone crystal (containing her consciousness) and sent it along in Tal-Rho's pod, for no other reason than to make her watch his plans for Krypton's restoration come to fruition and destroying her after.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: His Hologram manipulates and encourages his son through most of the Season. He arguably ascends to Big Bad status himself after possessing Jordan.
  • Hologram: His consciousness manifests as one in Tal-Rho's desert fortress.
  • Love Is a Weakness: A strong believer in this, he discouraged his son from seeking out other surviving Kryptonians on Earth, and also forbade him from speaking to his mother's hologram despite its crystal being readily available.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Unlike his son, who expresses genuine outrage over the deaths of their comrades, Zeta-Rho is implicitly motivated by self-interest. His plan to restore Krypton comes from a mix of ego (referring to it as his vision), Social Darwinism (viewing weak human minds being crushed and supplanted while Kryptonian powers flourish as "proper greatness"), and sheer spite against the House of El (frequently putting down Jor-El as "the worst of Krypton," snarling that he refuses to be stopped especially by his nemesis' son, and intending to kill Lara after showing her how he's warped her life's work). His stance on Lara especially highlights this; he looks down on her as pathetic and treasonous simply for leaving him, indicating quite clearly how he only cares for a Krypton that bows to his will.
  • Posthumous Character: Appears only as a hologram. Until he pulls a Grand Theft Me on Jordan Kent.
  • Puny Earthlings: In his mind, humans are potential vessels for 'superior' Kryptonian consciousnesses and nothing more.
  • Psycho Ex: Thoroughly despises Lara, and outright says he wants to destroy her, after first forcing her to witness him wipe out humanity and restoring Krypton on Earth.

    General Zod 

Dru-Zod

Species: Kryptonian

First Appearance: "Through the Valley of Death" (Superman and Lois 1x12)

Portrayed By: Tyler Hoechlin (possessing Superman)

A rogue Kryptonian general and one of Superman's greatest adversaries.

see Arrowverse: Aliens for the character on Earth-Prime who bears his name and background
see DCEU: General Zod for the post-Crisis Earth-1 character who bears his name and background
see Superman Film Series for the Earth-96 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background


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