After saving a monorail train with Lois Lane aboard, Clark retreated to the top of the crow's nest where he is seen wearing a black suit with the House of El family crest on his chest standing proudly as he watched over the city of Metropolis at night. Later that same night, he called Lois as the Blur from the crow's nest.
When Oliver Queen rediscovers himself after playing Roulette's deadly game of life and death. He reassumes his identity of Green Arrow and joins alongside Clark above the crow's nest overlooking the city. Oliver tells Clark he looks ridiculous in his black attire and suggest that Clark could use a tailor who had a better sense of color. Clark is happy to see his old friend back. Oliver also commends Clark in his efforts in fighting crime in the city and assures Clark that he can count on Green Arrow to help him as well. Clark is pleased as he tells Oliver he thinks they'll need all the help they can get in the days ahead.
When Alec Abrams is transformed from Warrior Angel into Devilicus, He kidnaps Chloe holding her up against her will on the rooftop of the crow's nest to provide him with the location of Zatanna to prevent himself from returning to a normal boy by threatening to kill Chloe. But before he can carry out his threat, Zatanna's counter-curse goes into effect. The force of the magical blast throws Chloe off the rooftop, but thankfully Clark rescues her by Super leaping up catching her and returning to the rooftop of the crow's nest, to find Alec returned as a little boy huddled in tears.
Clark makes a fateful decision to ensure that the future he had witnessed in which Major Zod and his army ruled humanity with tyranny doesn't come to existence by destroying the Solar tower the key source for restoring their powers by using his heat vision at maximum power from the top of the crow's nest.
Tess had the crystal console from Zod's solar tower placed in the crow's nest. The console, built by the Kandorians to turn the sun red, was later used in conjunction with the Book of Rao to transport the Kandorians to a new world. It would serve moments later as the location of the season's final battle between Clark and Zod. After allowing himself to be stabbed with a blue kryptonite knife and watching Zod ascend with the rest of the Kandorians, Clark fell from its heights and plummeted to the ground below.
Later, a dark figure arrives on Earth on the tower, manifesting as a shadowy entity that roared at the night sky. Kara revealed to Clark that Darkseid had arrived on earth when Clark had transported the Kandorians with the Book of Rao that left a rip in the universe three weeks earlier.
- Season Nine: Savior, Metallo, Roulette, Idol, Disciple, Absolute Justice, Part 2, Warrior, Persuasion, Escape, Checkmate, Salvation
- Season Ten: Lazarus, Supergirl