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This article is about Earth in Clark Kent's native universe. For the alternate universe version, see Earth-2.
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Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun in the Solar system, located somewhere within the Milky Way galaxy.

After the destruction of Krypton, two separate meteor showers struck Earth, primarily around Smallville, Kansas. The first meteor shower struck in October 1989 and the second one struck in May 2005. Both meteor showers deposited significant amounts of kryptonite in the Smallville region.

Earth serves as a home for many different species, the most of which are humans. Humans have a genetic affinity for kryptonite, radioactive remnants of the planet Krypton. When exposed to kryptonite (usually along with a catalyst such as heat, electricity, magnetism, or the like), many humans develop superpowers and become metahumans.

Notable Citizens

  • Clark Kent (born as Kal-El) was sent to Earth by his kryptonian parents, Jor-El and Lara, to save his life and because they knew that one day when he is ready, he would eventually take the burden of protecting humanity. At first, he was afraid of this destiny, feeling that he wouldn't make a worthy protector, but after ten years, he finally embraced his calling and became the planet's greatest hero, Superman.

Important Events

Earth and its inhabitants were almost destroyed several times as the result of attacks by aliens, rogue Kryptonians, Braniac, as well as Darkseid.

  • Zoners Escape - In 2006, Clark Kent escaped from the Phantom Zone, a limbo dimension created by his father Jor-El as a prison for Kryptonian and alien criminals, along with seven other prisoners . Several of these escaped criminals wreaked havoc on Earth before Clark and the Martian Manhunter were able to re-capture or kill them. All known criminals from the Phantom Zone are now deceased or returned to the Zone.
  • Solar Eclipse - In 2007, Zor-El plotted to come to Earth by way of cloning and turn it into a new Krypton. In 2007, after being resurrected by the blue crystal, he took over the Fortress of Solitude and used its powers to trigger a planetwide solar eclipse that would wipe out all of humanity . Clark was able to stop Zor-El and end the solar eclipse before any permanent harm could be done.
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Superman hovering over Earth.

  • Contact - In 2011, Darkseid began infecting humans with his omega symbols. The infected began to turn against their "vigilante" heroes culminating in the Vigilante Registration Act (VRA.) At some point, the planet Apokolips began to approach Earth through a magnetic force created by the Omega symbols burned into people's skulls. After embracing his destiny and becoming Superman, the newly costumed Clark Kent flew into space and pushed the planet back into space. Six months after the event now referred to as "Contact", photographic evidence proving the existence of alien life on Apokolips, adorns the internet and newspapers like the Daily Planet across the globe, instilling a mixed sense of concern, wonder, as well as fear among human population.

Important Places

  • Gotham City - A major metropolitan city in the United States. It is the home of Bruce Wayne, a billionaire-philanthropist, who also patrols the city at night as the vigilante, Batman. (Detective)
  • Keystone City - A city that has been described as being "the blue collar capital of the United States" and a center of industry.Green Arrow mentioned Impulse and Clark dealing with a crisis in Keystone City.
  • Hub City -Hub City is a city located in southern Illinois, southeast of St. Louis and north of Cairo, Illinois, 425 miles away from Smallville. It is known as being the most corrupt city in America surpassing the crime levels of even Gotham City.
  • Blüdhaven - The sister city to Gotham. LuthorCorp established a fourth fertilizer plant in Blüdhaven, just outside Gotham City, as well as about four of each of the following types of factories: farm equipment, food preservative, and food packaging.
  • Coast City - A large metropolitan area located in an unknown state. Coast City is best known for its surfing social life.
  • Granville -A town near Smallville, Edge City and Metropolis. It has been confirmed that Granville is located in Lowell County, Kansas. Granville is the home of Joseph Willowbrook and is the location where Lex Luthor was shot in December 2005.

Relationship with Krypton

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The view of Earth when Kara leaves with Brainiac.

Earth exists under a yellow sun, giving superpowers to visiting Kryptonians. Perhaps as a result, Kryptonians have been traveling to Earth for centuries. (Skinwalker, Relic, Sacred, Arrival) These ancient Kryptonians implanted their technology in underground caverns belonging to a Native American tribe called the Kawatche, as well as hid the Stones of Power, Kryptonian crystals encoded with all the knowledge of the Kryptonian civilization, around the planet.

Krypton and Earth had several teleportation portals set up between the two planets, until a civil war with Zod forced the Ruling Council to shut them down. The Kryptonian scientist Dax-Ur used one of these portals to come to Earth 100 years ago. In 1961, Jor-El used another such portal to travel to Earth. Lara-El, Kara, as well as Zor-El used these portals to visit Earth in 1986.

Kryptonian spaceships can be used to fly from Krypton to Earth. So far, three ships have made the journey: Kal-El's spaceship, the Black Ship carrying the Disciples of Zod and Brainiac and Kara's ship. Both Kal-El's and Kara's trip lasted three years, but Kara's ship landed in reservoir near Reeves Damn, holding her in suspended animation. For some reason, the Black Ship never made the full journey, but after the Crystal of Air was tainted with Genevieve Teague's blood, the Black Ship finally made its journey to Earth during the 2005 Meteor Shower.

See also

References

  1. (in Abyss Chloe Sullivan mentions that it was "something like" a two hour commute. Whether this was one way travel time or round trip wasn't made clear)
  2. Vengeance, Identity, Bulletproof
Places in Smallville
Smallville Crater LakeHigh SchoolKawatche CavesKent Farm (barn, house, storm cellar) • Luthor MansionLuthorCorp Fertilizer Plant Number ThreeMedical CenterMiller's FieldTalon (apartment, basement)
Metropolis Ace of ClubsBelle ReveCadmus LabsC&L's apartmentDaily PlanetIsis FoundationGeneral HospitalLuthorCorp Plaza (Level 33.1) • Queen TowerSuicide SlumsSummerholt InstituteUniversityWatchtower
Other Black CreekCheckmate CastleD.E.O. headquartersEgyptFortress of SolitudeGotham City (Arkham Asylum, Batcave, Wayne Manor) • GranvilleS.T.A.R. LabsStar CityThemyscira
Planets AlmeracApokolipsEarthEarth-2Earth-MajesticKrypton (Kandor, New Krypton, Phantom Zone) • MarsOa

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