When Kryptonians became the dominant species on their planet, they were initially a race of fierce, almost savage warriors. Eventually, they became more peaceful as their technology became more advanced, and they became a race of science, having a Ruling Council to decide matters on a democratic level instead of an army.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Main article: Solar battery Added byHealingtears14Clark can, though sometimes passively and inadvertently, absorb and store solar energy emitted from Earth's yellow sun inside his body. This solar energy is likely stored within his cells for conversion into fuel for his superhuman powers and abilities, as this process is the core from which his other abilities manifest. Despite the fact that Kryptonians require the rays of yellow sunlight to charge their abilities, they can use their abilities under roofed structures, in the dark or during the night, and even while in space, indicating that Earth-bound Kryptonians under a yellow sun may act as solar batteries. Clark and Kara have both used their abilities in space. (Crusade,Hidden, Kara, and Veritas) Added by DvaWhen Clark is directly exposed to sunlight, his strength levels are greatly increased. He also heals faster when in direct sunlight.
Clark was not aware the source of his powers until Perry, where he learned that his powers come from Earth's yellow sun. This process is alluded to when Sean Kelvin gets a major power boost by sucking Clark's energy, but Clark eventually wakes up. (Cool)
- Season 3: Clark's powers flicker on and off and he gets unpredicatable and tremendous boosts of power during the unpredictable effects of a solar flare. After the solar flare ends, his powers are fully restored to normal levels. (Perry)
- Season 6: Clark loses most of his abilities after exposure to kryptonite while trapped in some underground tunnels. After he escaped and was exposed to the sun, his powers were restored. (Nemesis)
- Season 7: Bizarro knocked Clark down, but Clark landed under a hole in the wall, directly underneath a beam of sunlight. The sun healed Clark, allowing him to take Bizarro's best punch, then uppercut Bizarro high into the sky. ('Bizarro') When Clark travels back in time via the Fortress of Solitude and goes to Krypton with Kara to stop Brainiac from killing his baby self, he loses his abilities due to exposure to the rays of the red sun of Krypton. When he sends his baby self to Earth and leaves the planet before it explodes via a portal, his powers are fully restored when he reaches Earth. (Apocalypse)
- Season 8: Although largely powerless, he maintained some power, according to him, which he used for minor Super strength. When Clark was without powers, absorbing a large amount of yellow solar radiation in outer space regenerated his powers. (Odyssey)
- Season 9: In the future, Clark was left powerless due to red solar radiation; however, Chloe's computer virus knocked out the solar tower, which brought back the rays of the yellow sun, thus allowing Clark to regain his powers. (Pandora)
- Season 10: After Lois removes the blue kryptonite knife from Clark's body, he is bathed in yellow solar radiation, fully restoring his body and super powers. (Lazarus) Clark stood in the sunlight to relieve his headache after his first drunken night out. (Fortune)
Main article: Super strength
- "Okay, that's doable, but then how are we gonna get the PIN? I mean, they keep those things under lock and key at the dealership. What are you gonna do, break in and rip open the safe?" – Chloe Sullivan, Recruit
Clark stacks three pickup trucks.Added by Samantha's MomClark's chief ability is that he is astronomically physically powerful. Even as a child, Clark broke doors, smashed tables, and put holes in walls during tantrums. As he ages, his strength significantly increases. As a teenager Clark can easily pick up vehicles, heavy-duty machinery, punch through reinforced steel, and throw humans across long distances. Most of the time, during his adolescent years, he used his super strength primarily to take care of the Kent Farm. Clark is still being seen lifting heavy farm equipment, plunging fence posts into the ground, or driving nails into wood with his thumb. (Perry, Sneeze,Action) He seemingly had super strength when the Kent's first found him. Clark's strength is magnified if he is in direct sunlight (Perry, Bizarro).
- Childhood: Clark was said to have put some holes in the walls during temper tantrums, and he was kept away from other children for fear that he might hurt them. Jonathan Kent told Roger Nixon that, as a toddler, Clark crawled under a 500-pound bed frame and lifted it over his head when Jonathan tried to get him. When he was 3, he broke the dining room table in half. When he was 6, Clark threw a 9-year-old through a door, tearing the door off its hinges and reducing it to splinters. (Leech, Zero, Vortex, and Krypto)
- Season 1: Clark is able to, although off-screen, pick up multiple vehicles and stack them up on each other without straining himself in the process. (Pilot) He later fights with Greg Arkin, a fellow high school classmate, and eventually overpowers him. (Metamorphosis) While talking with his friend Pete, Clark notices that Principal Kwan is trapped inside his car that is burning at Walt Arnold's will, and easily rips Kwan's car-door from its hinges and tosses it across the parking-lot. (Hothead) Clark battles Sean Kelvin, and manages to overpower him when he threatens to take his family, friends, and the woman he loves, Lana Lang, from him. (Cool) Clark easily throws Harry Volk into a wall, and later manages to rip open a hatch on the corn filter to save his mother Martha from getting smothered. (Hourglass) During a school field-trip to Lex's power-plant, the students including Clark, are kept hostage there by Earl Jenkins. After Lex convinces him to release them, Clark runs to one of the primary gas-pressers and manages to twist the knob back, which surprises Lionel Luthor. Later, Clark manages to, despite the fact that Earl's skin calluses are laced with green kryptonite, pull both him and Lex up from a breaking bridge, suggesting that Clark experienced a brief adrenaline rush. (Jitters) Clark, while working alongside of Sam Phelan, throws a titanium-based safe from a window onto a road, landing right next to Sam. In a fit of rage because he father was sent off to jail, Clark destroys a wooden beam inside his house. While on the job for Sam, Clark picks up a bag and hurls it out of a window and it lands at least a yard away. (Rogue) Clark, to save his mother Martha, easily lifts a man by the name of Tyler Randall off his feet and hurls him into a set of boxes. (Reaper)
- Season 2: After he entered the tornado, Clark was able to, despite the strong winds and currents of the storm, rip off the door of Lana's truck and pull himself in to save her (it is worth noting that Clark's ability to fly may have helped propell him into the truck). He was capable of lifting a mobile home with little visible strain (Vortex)
- Season 3: Clark's strength has increased dramatically since the first season. Clark, as Kal while under the influence of red kryptonite, smashes many heavy duty, reinforced ATM machines easily, and later overpowers some thugs at a bank. (Exile) As Kal, he fought with his father Jonathan, who had Kryptonian powers thanks to Jor-El; he showed some signs of difficulty in battling his superpowered father. (Phoenix) Clark was able to easily rip off Perry White's car door from its hinges, and toss it aside. (Perry)
(Lionel) Clark prepared to snap Lex's neck "like a twig"Added by ImperiexSeed*Season 4: While he was Kal-El of Krypton, he became extremely powerful, even more so than his human persona of Clark Kent, but after he got merged with Clark by Martha via black kryptonite, Clark lost this potential. (Crusade) Clark easily overpowers many military agents. (Gone) He pushes Mikhail into a wall, knocking him out and easily breaks apart a set of handcuffs. (Jinx) Also, when Lionel was inside his body, he threatened Lex he could snap him like a twig.
- Season 5: Clark, after the two prime Disciples of Zod use the Phantom Zone bracelet, which opens a portal to the Zone, almost gets sucked into the vortex vacuum, manages to pull himself out and pushes them both into the portal, closing the door to the Zone. (Arrival)
- Season 6: Only Aldar, a Zoner with vast super strength, was shown to be clearly stronger than Clark. (Static) Clark defeated Titan in a mortal combat with a few punches (Combat), and managed to fight Bizarro to a standstill until Lionel Luthor unintentionally supplied the latter with green kryptonite. (Phantom)
- Season 7: Clark was able to send Bizarro into Earth's upper atmosphere with just one punch; at the time, he was powered up from being in direct sunlight. He also ripped a steel refrigerator door off its hinges to save Lois and Jimmy Olsen. (Bizarro, Descent)
- Season 8: Clark, with no effort, managed to rip open a metal bus to help survivors. However, Doomsday is shown to be more powerful, as he, like Aldar, is able to effortlessly catch one of Clark's punches, though Clark was strong enough to overpower him while Doomsday was in his human form of Davis Bloome; later, his strength got the better of him when he was frustrated about Chloe's situation with Davis. (Plastique, Bride,Beast)
- Season 9: Clark was easily able to catch a monorail train with no apparent effort and put it down carefully. Clark was easily able to tear off a limo car-door. After ripping the car-door from its hinges, Clark threw it to the side with tremendous force. (Savior, Hostage) While trying to rescue Lois Lane, Clark hit Zod with such force, he sent him sailing across Metropolis. Later, when slightly depowered by blue kryptonite, Clark is shown to still possess considerable strength, as he is able to lift Major Zod off his feet with a single punch. (Salvation)
- Season 10: Clark grabbed the Daily Planet globe in the air and was still able to soar higher, without losing any momentum or speed, even though the globe weighed more than a ton. (Lazarus) Clark was able to effortlessly block and catch numerous attacks from Oliver, even though he was powered by Darkseid. (Finale, Part 1). He was capable of flying straight through Lionel's chest while Lionel was possessed and enhanced by Darkseidwith no difficulty Then he was later able to save Lois and numerous government agents from crashing in a plane by lifting it back into position. He lastly was able to lift a full-sized planet rivaling Saturn in size and fly it into the upper atmosphere and back into space, showing no signs of strain in the process. (Finale, Part 2)
Main article: Super stamina
Clark cannot tire under ordinary circumstances, but Martha goes as far as to say, "even you have your limits". This may be wrong due to her limited view as a human. The only things that have been shown to directly tire him include green kryptonite, the cold he caught in the Phantom Zone, and combat with very high-level cosmic beings.
He can exercise for extended periods of time without tiring or straining himself, and has sweated only rarely, such as during his power losses, while in the presence of Green kryptonite, while infected with Silver kryptonite (though his abilities were still intact), in the prescence of Desiree Atkins, and finally, from a Phantom Zone virus. This ability has increased with age.
- Season 1: Clark, at age fourteen, was able to do a lot of manual labor around the farm without straining his body, and could use his abilities for long periods of time before tiring himself. After he missed the bus for school, Clark was able to run from the Kent farmhouse to school, and appeared rather un-phased afterwards. (Pilot) Clark, after seeing that Chloe was enveloped in flames, was able to run through the schools' doors from the football field, through some hallways, up a flight of steps, and appeared at Chloe's side unscathed. (Hothead) Clark was able to run from the Talon to the carnival grounds to save Lana from Watts, deflect a bullet, and save her from a falling mirror without tiring. (Obscura) Clark was able to protect Lana from a raging tornado with some apparent difficulty. (Tempest)
- Season 2: Clark was able to run to Hub City, a city outside of Smallville, to find a doctor for his friend Ryan, and appeared completely unscathed afterwards. (Ryan)
- Season 3: Off-screen as Kal, Clark was able to run from Metropolis to Lex's "funeral" without getting tired. (Exile) Still as Kal, Clark was able to fight his father Jonathan, who temporarily possessed Kryptonian powers and abilities, without tiring in the process. (Phoenix) Clark was able to run a vast distance from hotline headquarters in Smallville to save Lana from a bullet that had already been fired. (Crisis) Clark was able to brawl with Jeremiah, a young man who had gained Kryptonian powers from the use of the Starblade, without tiring. (Talisman)
- Season 4: While under Jor-El's influence and operating as Kal-El, Clark was able to operate in extreme conditions, such as when he flew from his house, into space, and into Lex's jet without fatigue. (Crusade)
- Clark was able to chase and race a boy named Bart without tiring, though Bart was considerably faster than him. (Run) Clark was able to stop playing football for a brief moment, save Chloe in the interim, and then continue playing football, all without tiring or alerting the crowd to his absence. (Jinx) Clark was able to battle the witch Isobel, who was in possession of Lana's body at the time, without becoming overly fatigued. (Sacred)
- Season 5: Clark was able to resist the wormhold leading to the Phantom Zone with great difficulty by super-speeding out of it. (Arrival) While without his abilities, Clark was visibly sweating and tired while working on a barn-raising. (Mortal) After infection by a sliver of silver kryptonite, Clark's overall stamina appeared unaffected, though he did sweat and breath heavily during that time, which were likely psychosomatic responses to the paranoia induced by the silver kryptonite. (Splinter) Clark was able to deliver gifts to underprivileged kids throughout Metropolis on Chloe's request without tiring. (Lexmas) Clark was capable of running from the Talon to a medical facility, fighting guards, and freeing Victor without tiring. (Cyborg) Clark was able to fight Zod, who was in possession of Lex's body, without tiring. (Vessel)
- Season 6: Clark managed to survive the battle against General Zod with great effort. (Zod) Back from the Phantom Zone, Clark incubated a virus he had contracted while in the Zone, developing a cold. Though he appeared fatigued, he still managed to help rebuild Metropolis after the events of Dark Thursday. (Sneeze) Clark traveled from South America to Metropolis in a matter of minutes without tiring. (Justice) Clark was able to battle Titan without losing strength. (Combat) After Clark went up against Wes, he admitted to Chloe that Wes's blows hurt similarly to those of Titan, yet he was still able to overpower him. (Prototype)
- Season 7: Clark battled Bizarro without losing strength. (Bizarro) Powerless due to exposure to blue kryptonite, Clark tired easily when he faced Zor-El. (Blue) While he was mentally engaged inside Lex's mind, Clark was completely powerless, and Lex was able to pick him up with one hand. (Fracture)
- Season 8: While he was without his abilities, Clark's stamina was shown as normal when he fought some Russians and failed to overpower them. (Odyssey) Clark runs from Kansas to Brazil and back again with ease. (Toxic) Clark grabbed Davis and supersped from the Talon to the Fortress without undue strain. (Beast) Clark fought Doomsday with great difficulty, but managed to imprison him underground. (Doomsday)
- Season 9: Clark was able to save many lives and stop dozens of crimes in one night without tiring. (Savior)
- Season 10: Clark ran from Lawson's Field to Miller's Field and put out a fire to save Lois, and then ran to Metropolis to save citizens, showing no signs of fatigue afterward. (Lazarus) Clark was able to run from London, England to the Daily Planet in Metropolis with ease, demonstrating the growth of this ability. (Masquerade) Clark was able to run from the Daily Planet to the Luthor Mansion, fight Darkseid, fly to theFortress, redirect a plane, and then cradle Apokolips and fly it to space, without showing fatigue. He can run and fly at super speed. (Finale, Part 2)
Main article: Super dexterity
- "You asked your father if we'd ever seen you trip before. Never. Not without kryptonite. I was so excited to see you get a chance to be like everyone else that I guess I forgot for a moment that you aren't. I didn't think anything of it when you tripped, but you've never had mishaps like other kids." - Martha, to Clark, Jinx
Clark is completely accurate in all of what he does, whether it be reading, playing sports, running, or throwing objects. This ability manifested over time. Green kryptonite and magic can impair this ability.
- Season 1: Clark, at age fourteen, was more dexterous than normal humans. He trips while approaching Lana, due to her kryptonite necklace. (Pilot) Clark was able to catch a football thrown at Chloe with one hand, and was able to throw it back at the guy easily, adding a bit of strength to his throw. (Hothead) Clark throws at bowling ball through several wooden boards obscuring the target, and it hits James Gibson right in the chest, knocking him out. (Stray)
- Season 2: While drawing his family tree, Clark uncharacteristically misses the bin when throwing a paper ball, which was likely due to his frustration and being distracted. He also misses the basketball hoop when playing basketball in front of Lucas Luthor but that might have been on purpose. (Rosetta, Prodigal)
- Season 4: Clark trips due to the coercion powers of Mikhail Mxyzptlk. While trying to figure out what made him trip, Clark, Martha, and Jonathan all confirm that he's never tripped before. Martha also tells Clark that she's "never seen you miss before", after Clark fails to throw a football through a swinging tire. He opens his hand, revealing that he is holding a shard of kryptonite. Also the majority of passes Clark throws while playing football appear to be with 100% accuracy. (Jinx)
- Season 8: When Jimmy Olsen is being attacked by Randy Klein, Clark throws a rubber car tire at him from distance with pinpoint accuracy as well as not throwing the tire too hard to kill him considering Clark's super strength. Later, Clark is able to perform a super-powered jump with perfect accuracy; while carrying Doomsday, Clark jumps from Metropolis to a distant LuthorCorp geothermal facility. (Prey, Doomsday)
- Season 9: As Clark was on the phone with Lois, he threw a can to the back of a crook's head with precise aim, ensuring that the crook would not escape from him. (Warrior)
Main article: Super leap
- "Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" - Lois to Clark, Crimson
Clark can leap extremely high distances, both vertical and horizontal, by combining his super strength with his super dexterity to perform highly accurate super leaps. In some episodes, Clark has, without directly showing it on screen, been at the bottom of a building and somehow is then on top of the structure. This is hinted when he saves about 50 people, including Lois, who gets up to see the Blur, who was already gone and perched on a building above her. (Savior) It is implied again when Clark and Zod are seen on top of the Space Needle, suggesting that he leaped and Zod flew. (Upgrade)
- Season 2: To save his mother from a siege at LuthorCorp Plaza, Clark leapt from the Daily Planet roof to the LuthorCorp building, leaping his 'first tall building in a single bound.'Clark's first leapAdded by Kal-EL
- Season 4: Clark super-jumped from a bridge to the truck with the kidnapped Lois and the supposedly kidnapped Lucy Lane. (Lucy)
- Season 5: Clark jumped very high onto a nuclear missile launching into outer space. (Hidden) Later, Clark jumped onto an upper level of the Fortress of Solitude with Lana in his arms in an alternate timeline. (Reckoning) Interestingly, before his leap onto the missile, force was seen gathering around him, just as it was right before he flew as Kal-El in Crusade.
- Season 6: Clark leaped across Metropolis from the Daily Planet building to Queen Tower with Lois in his arms, after which she first stated the well-known line, "Leaping tall buildings in a single bound." (Crimson)
- Season 8: When Clark was investigating an attack at the Ace of Clubs, he traveled from the ground floor to the upper balcony in a single jump. Clark leapt from the streets of Metropolis to the top of the Daily Planeteasily; as seen in Crusade and Hidden, force is seen gathering around him before this super-jump. During his battle with Doomsday, Clark grabs the beast and takes a flying leap to a geothermal facility that has a deep tunnel where Doomsday is trapped. (Prey, Hex, Doomsday)
- Season 9: Clark super leaps to Chloe's rescue after Zatanna's counterspell blast her off the rooftop. (Warrior) Later he leaps onto a rooftop after saving Lois. (Charade)
Main article: Flight
- "I know it could've been the wind, but all of a sudden, I was moving toward the truck and it felt like I was willing myself to do it. It felt like I was flying." - Clark, to Jonathan, Vortex
After he fully embraced and basked himself in his destiny, he has learned how to fly. After gaining this ability, he lunged towards a possessed Lionel Luthor of Earth-2, and destroyed both him and Darkseid with his fists. In a rather short amount of time, Clark has proven to have completely mastered this ability.
It is possible that like X-ray vision and super breath and other powers, it has to be physically developed. It is also possible that his childhood spent on Earth under the influence of Earth's yellow sun, which gave him his powers, also hinders their development.
In addition, flight among Kryptonians does not seem to be universal. Some Kryptonians have flown, like his fatherJor-El when he was on Earth in 1961. His cousin Kara Kent can fly as did the replicant of his uncle Zor-El. General Zod when he possessed Lex Luthor's body in could also fly despite the body not being biologically Kryptonian. However, other Kryptonians couldn't (or didn't know they could) fly. The Disciples of Zod in Arrival didn't demonstrate an ability to fly and, like Clark, ran everywhere at high speed. Raya didn't fly in Zod, Reunion, or Fallout but ran with Clark. In Metamorphosis, Clark dreams of himself floating above Lana, and wakes up floating above his bed.Added by CGSmallville23Despite the fact Clark has never truly flown, he has broken the laws of gravity often. In these instances, somebody has been pushed off a ledge and Clark has then jumped off after that person has already fallen a good-distance. Despite the fact Clark should be unable to reach the ground before the person that fell first, he has been able to will himself downward faster, allowing him to save that person. He was also able to defy the laws of gravity in other ways, without necessarily flying. These instances are in red text. Instances where Clark has floated/flown or attempted to fly under normal circumstances are in blue.
- Season 1: After dreaming of flying and floating, Clark awoke several inches above his bed, and immediately fell and destroyed it afterward.When he saved Jonathan from being sliced, he fell faster than his father and seemingly broke the law of terminal velocity. (Metamorphosis) It is possible that feats such as this are possible due to Clark being able to alter his own density and weight, though it is safe to assume that the audience is meant to think that Clark is able to defy gravity without really flying; instances of gravity-defying are most likely signs that he is beginning to learn how to fly and are arguably possible because Clark is, over time, accepting his destiny, if not only subconsciously.
- Season 2: While being blown about in a tornado, Clark felt as if he might be flying. He jumped off of the top of the dam to save Chloe after she was thrown off by Ian Randall, but Chloe had already been thrown off, so Clark must have been utilizing some kind of external force; gravity alone could not have pulled him down first. He dreamed of flying to the Kawatche Caves, and woke up in the middle of Route 8, apparently having flown there in his sleep. (Tempest, Vortex, Dichotic, Rosetta) Clark super-leaped for the first time, taking a superspeed-running leap from the Daily Planet rooftop into LuthorCorp Plaza. (Insurgence)
- Season 3: During his stay on Earth, Jor-El once demonstrated the power of flight. It foreshadows that Clark will eventually obtain this ability. Clark was only able to fly with the help of "Kara". (Relic, Covenant)
- Season 4: After Jor-El "reprogrammed" Clark into Kal-El, his Kryptonian talents were increased, and also gave him the ability to fly. When Kal-El was defeated, however, Clark explained that he was still "earthbound." (Crusade)
- Season 5: When Lex was possessed by Zod, he threw a phantom Zone bracelet outside the Clark's loft, and Clark jumps out to stop it from putting someone or something else in the Phantom Zone. Clark could have flown then since he was focused on stopping that bracelet. (Vessel)
- Season 6: Bizarro's flight out of Reeves Dam perhaps indicates Clark's potential to fly, since the wraith extracted a sample of his DNA to create a Kryptonian host. (Phantom)
- Season 7: Clark was able to run across a broken bridge by running on nothing but air, heavily indicating that he levitated over the the section where bridge was missing. (Bizarro) Clark was able to accelerate his fall in order to save Lana from a fatal fall, similar to when he saved Chloe five years earlier. (Action)
- Season 9: Clark confronts Jor-El about not being able to fly. Jor-El informs him that his powers lie within him and that his physical composition is no different than Kara's, but that Clark still thinks of himself as human.Clark deduces that his inability to fly is all in his head. Later, in a mental trial, he attempted to fly, leaping off the Statue of Liberty, but did not succeed. (Savior).
- Season 10: Clark made a super-leap to catch the Daily Planet globe. However, when he caught it, he stopped in mid-air for a brief second, but then he carried the Globe back to the top of the building; later, he told Jor-El that it felt like he had been flying, if only for a moment. (Lazarus). When Kara again attempted to teach Clark how to fly, he briefly flew through the air, but lost concentration and fell down and through the roof of the barn.(Supergirl). While Clark was dancing in the barn with Lois, he levitated off the ground as they danced, his eyes closed and in that moment, seemingly unaware that he was even doing it. (Homecoming). Later when both he and Lois were trapped in cyberspace, Clark flew with Lois to escape; he later stated that he still could not fly in the real world, but had faith that he would someday fly. (Collateral) Clark and Lois flying off of the Daily Planet.Added by SuperBlahBlahClark flew for the first time while fighting against Darkseid. (Finale, Part 2)
- Season 11: Recently Clark has admitted that ever since he gained the power of flight, he became slower whenever he runs but he is just about as fast as Impulse when he flies.(Detective, and Haunted)Superman and Impulse racing. Superman admits he is slower when he runs.Added by Ironman29758
- The Future: In Clark's dream of the year 2013, Clark flew and caught a runaway plane before it hit the Daily Planet globe. (Salvation) In the future year of 2017, Clark witnessed his future self fly off as Superman at super speed to save the city of Metropolis from a nuclear explosion. (Homecoming).
Main article: Invulnerability
- "Clark, you don't hesitate to run into a burning building or jump in front of a bullet because nothing can penetrate that iron flesh of yours." – Chloe,Promise
Clark is virtually impervious to harm. After this ability first manifested in Clark after he got hit with Lex Luthor's car (Although it may have been active before then and Clark simply never knew it as he was never in a position to be hurt badly enough for him to notice its existence), he became extremely resistant to harm through some mystical genetic aura that surrounds him. Much like his strength, speed and hearing, his durability capacity potential increases as he gets older and he has been said to be stronger than steel.
Clark doesn't seem to need to eat, drink, breathe, or sleep to maintain himself. But because he was raised on a farm, he can be seen eating sometimes.
The invisible aura that surrounds seems to sometimes extend some invulnerability to his clothing, as well, but this has not been portrayed consistently. In one instance, Lana, while being possessed by a witch, tries to cut Clark's hair with scissors but they break after it touches Clark's hair.
At first, as growing teenager, Clark was unable to get sick by earthly diseases and sicknesses, he was unaffected by extreme temperatures, and knives, swords, and maces wouldn't leave even a scratch on him, as they would only break over his skin, and bullets couldn't penetrate his skin but would often leave behind bruises, but a lot of metahumans' abilities worked on him.
As he grew older and more powerful, in addition to being resistant to the list above, Clark has become almost indestructible. Clark is shot with an automatic weapon.Added by Samantha's Mom*Season 1: Jonathan was shocked when, at age 14, Clark stuck his arm into a running wood chipper and then removed it without harm. Clark casually walks through fire. (Hothead) Weather/temperature doesn't affect him; when talking with Chloe, he's adamant that he isn't cold, with it being below 20 degrees. (Cool) With meteor rock in hand, he survives being struck by lighting in the heart, but of course, he feels pain, as by the kryptonite. (Leech) He survived having a generator dropped on him and a bus exploding around him. When a medieval weapon slammed into his face (by a fellow teenager who presumably had ordinary human strength), it shattered, but Clark seemed to show pain, though that might have been because the boy was covered in a kryptonite formula that made him invisible, though a moment later Clark exhibited super-strength enough to throw the boy flying (unless the paint dumped on the boy somehow canceled out the kryptonite). Clark was shot with an automatic weapon and the bullets only left large bruises all over his body. Tyler Randall could cause Clark's face to turn darker for a moment where he had instantly killed anyone else he touched. Clark deflected a bullet with his bare hand, and used his own body to shield Lana from broken glass. Clark survived when Roger Nixon tried to blow up his truck with Clark inside, but Clark commented that he almost didn't even feel the heat from it. (Pilot, Hothead, Cool, Rogue, Shimmer, Hug,Kinetic, Reaper, Obscura, Tempest) Clark is not depicted as completely indestructible throughout most of this season (he was surprised to survive when Nixon blew up his truck, hinting that even in earlier examples when no visible injury is apparent, he might still feel pain on occasion), mostly when it comes to meteor freaks. Clark mentioned later in Vortex that, while inside the tornado he ran into in order to save Lana, things were "bouncing off him"; however, he left the tornado without any visible injury. (Tempest, Vortex )
- Season 2: Clark didn't sweat during a heat wave that hit Smallville. While under the influence of red kryptonite, Clark demonstrated his invulnerability by shooting his own hand with a handgun at point-blank range. Other than superficial gunpowder marks, no injuries were seen. (Heat, Red)
- Season 3: Clark's body is now strong enough to take dozens of bullets with ease. He was able to block a bullet with his chest, and did not suffer any injury. (Exile, Crisis)
Clark takes a copious energy surge unscathedAdded by ImperiexSeed*Season 4: Clark was able to repel bullets fired from point-blank range. He states that he is immune to the effects of alcohol. Also, Clark was immune to Geoff Johns' metahuman paralysis power. Though they harmed him, he was able to survive Isobel's magical energy blasts, which were powerful enough to kill humans instantly. Later, an evil version of Lex drops a massive concrete slab on top of him, which instead of crushing him, splits in half upon contact with his back, allowing him to absorb the brunt of the block while protecting Chloe Sullivan. When Evan Gallagher's accelerated agingcaused a massive surge of energy that destroyed the windmill inChandler's Field, Clark took the brunt of the blast with his own body and emerged relatively unscathed. (Lucy, Recruit, Sacred, Onyx, Ageless)
- Season 5: Clark was able to survive in the vacuum of space for a short amount of time, atmospheric re-entry from orbit, a distant nuclear explosion, and the effects of heat vision from another source. While powerless, Clark stubbed his toe and was amazed that it could hurt so bad. (Arrival, Hidden)
- Season 6: Titan made Clark bleed after repeated punches, but he showed little pain. Wes Keenan's super-powered punch didn't cause Clark to bleed. Clark was unharmed by Baern's radiation blast, though he was stunned for a few moments. When weakened by kryptonite dust, his left arm was impaled by a large piece of shrapnel, which he failed to notice until Lex pointed it out to him, and he also survived after the ceiling collapsed on him. (Combat, Prototype, Fallout, Nemesis)
- Season 7: Intensive exposure to sunlight enabled Clark to endure Bizarro's best punch unharmed. Clark entered Lex's mind within the framework of Project Intercept, but Clark's central nervous system proved to be immune to the fatal side effects of the procedure. (Bizarro, Fracture)
Bullets bounce off of Clark.Added by LOVINxLOST*Season 8: Clark was unaffected by Bette Sans Souci's energy-blasting powers, the blast deflected back at her and knocking her to the ground. He was also unharmed when Faora threw him through a brick wall and he fell several stories finally landing on top of a car. A bullet bounced off of Clark and apparently went back to the shooter at a speed capable of injuring the man. In the alternate time line in which Clark reveals his identity, he was attacked by multiple gun-toting federal agents, whose shots prove completely harmless and display the same ricochet effect seen inBulletproof. Clark was severely injured by the atomic axe of the Persuader. Assuredly, Clark was not harmed at all from jumping from a falling Queen Industries jet. When Clark took a bullet for Lois, he was severely injured due to the exposure to a vast amount of kryptonite. Even when at full strength, Doomsday was still able to overpower Clark and cause him to bleed. (Plastique, Bloodline, Legion,Bulletproof, Infamous, Turbulence, Stiletto, Doomsday)
- Season 9: Clark was largely unaffected by the explosion created by the bomb after he used his own body to contain the effects of it. However he seemed slightly dazed after the incident (although this could be due to theTelepathy power). When Rick fires his gun at Lois and Oliver, Clark steps in and the bullets bounce right off his chest not leaving a scratch. (Echo, Crossfire)
- Season 10:Even with a dagger of Blue Kryptonite logged in his abdomen, Clark retained a portion of his invulnerability. This is evidenced when his body remains relatively undamaged when he hits a street pavement after falling more than a dozen stories, when it should have been pulverized upon landing (Lazarus). Clark was completely unaffected, when the car that he and Cat Grant were in exploded, due to a bullet been shot through the exhaust by Deadshot (Shield). Clark may be physically invulnerable, but he isn't mentally. His doubts about himself have made him vulnerable to the dark force inhabiting Gordon Godfrey, also known as Darkseid(Supergirl). While depowered by Blue Kryptonite, a fire merely scorched his back instead of incinerating him (Harvest). Later, Clark was in the last vigilante prison facility when Slade Wilson activated the self-destruct mechanism. The explosion did not harm Clark in any way, who was inside a kryptonite cell at the time. (Patriot) Clark is able to shrug off blows from Conner Kent, which while taking him off his feet and sending him through solid walls, did not appear to actually hurt him (Scion). Clark was uninjured when he was smashed into the Fortress by Clark Luthor. (Kent) He was able to take an energy blast to the chest without any damage. (Booster) He was able to be heaved out of a window and fall 3 metres and take a beating from an infected Oliver. (Finale, Part 1) He was then able to survive being thrown threw the loft by Darkseid uninjured. (Finale, Part 2)
- Season 11: After embracing his destiny as Superman, his invulnerability augmented, considerably. Clark has incredible levels of resistance to damage (Guardian) . His invulnerability consists of dense molecular structure which makes his skin nigh-impenetrable and the bio-electrical aura is generated from the inside to the outside of his body protects him from extreme energy forces, this force field encase all of the cells in his body as well (Detective) . Clark is invulnerable to temperatures of cold and heat and is highly invulnerable to electric shock.
- See Also: Clark Kent's vulnerabilities
- Clark was mostly unaffected by Jeremy Creek's electric shock. A more intense voltage threw him back a bit, but he was not hurt. (Pilot)
- When Sean Kelvin first absorbed Clark's heat from his body, he suffered hypothermia, but regained consciousness in a few minutes. The second time he was largely unaffected. (Cool)
- Tyler Randall was able to temporarily darken his skin and cause him pain, but could not turn him into ash (Reaper).
- Clark was immune to Geoff Johns' ability to paralyze people. (Recruit)
- Brendan Nash was unable to turn Clark to wax. When he touched Clark, his power was reflected and Brendan himself was turned to wax. (Forever)
- The powers of the Weather Girls did not affect Clark until they unearthed kryptonite. (Fierce)
- Clark was immune to Ryan James' mind-reading ability. (Stray)
- Desirée Atkins' pheromones had little or no effect. (Heat)
- Chloe's truth-telling abilities had no effect. (Truth)
Main article: Healing factor
Due to the remarkable effects of the sun yellow, Clark possess a regenerative ability. Clark can heal his body from virtually any wound instantly, as long as he is not exposed to green kryptonite. If Clark is wounded due to the presence of green kryptonite, he heals automatically once it is removed. This extends to internal healing, such as blood purification, since the Lazarus serum (made out of his blood) was ineffective after kryptonite exposure. If he is wounded by other aliens, Clark might remain unconscious for several hours before waking up, fully recovered. This ability is peculiar, in that it's not normally displayed or demonstrated, as it's nearly impossible for Clark to get hurt anyway.
Despite this, he can, by certain forces (kryptonite, some cosmic weapons, Jor-El, other Kryptonians, etc.), get hurt. There are even some objects than can permanently scar his body, like the Star Blade/Palak and Gold kryptonite.
- Season 1: When his powers, stolen by Eric Summers, were returned to Clark, a wound on his forehead was closed instantly. (Leech)
- Season 2: Thugs overpowered Clark with green kryptonite and threw him into a furnace, but after they left, Clark was able to recover, break out of the furnace, and heal himself. (Witness)
- Season 3: Clark healed immediately after exposure to kryptonite bullets. He remained unconscious for a while after the bullets were removed, before recovering fully. Clark was blinded by a combination of kryptonite and his own heat vision, but it didn't begin to heal until a blowtorch passed over his eyes. (Extinction, Whisper)
- Season 4: The citizens of Smallville are affected by a deadly LuthorCorp experimental toxin, and Clark is infected as well. Unlike the other victims, Clark eventually recovers and wakes up from his nightmare on his own. (Scare)
- Season 5: While Clark's powers were taken by Jor-El, Clark is shot and killed. However, he revives and his bullet wound heals after he regains his abilities. (Mortal, Hidden)
- Season 6: After being thrown into a field by General Zod, Clark wiped blood clean from his face, revealing he had completely healed. He completely healed in a few seconds after being impaled in the abdomen by Gloria's deadly vines. (Zod, Wither)
- Season 7: During his battle with Bizarro, Clark demonstrates that his healing factor is tied to, or at least augmented by, exposure to direct sunlight; in their second encounter in Reeves Dam, Bizarro caused Clark to bleed, but Clark healed almost instantaneously upon moving into direct sunlight. Edward Teague surrounded Clark with kryptonite and carved symbols into his chest, but when Chloe removed the kryptonite, a yellow glowing light surrounded Clark and he was instantly healed. (Bizarro, Quest)
- Season 8: After he was shot through the heart by a mind-controlled Green Arrow while temporarily powerless, the Martian Manhunter took Clark all the way to the sun, where its radiation allowed Clark to both regain his powers and recover from his injuries. Assuming, he healed from being shot, though how he did so without Lois or Jimmy noticing is unknown. Clark also healed from his wounds automatically after Jimmy removed the kryptonite arrow from his shoulder. Later, he is able to heal from the massive beating he took at the hands of Doomsday. (Odyssey, Stiletto, Doomsday)
- Season 9: Clark took damage from Alia's attack, while vulnerable because of blue kryptonite. Afterward, he healed quickly. (Savior)
- Season 10: After Lois removes the blue kryptonite knife from Clark's body and throws it a great distance away from him. Clark begins to regain consciousness just as the first sunrise begins. Clark is bathed in the yellow sun rays which heal his wounds and restores his powers. (Lazarus) Clark is slashed in the abdomen with a sickle by the village leader who had Blue kryptonite in his body, and once the villagers buried him in the ground and were at a safe distance away from him, he is automatically healed just in time to save Lois from being burned alive by blue kryptonite fire. The fire burns the back of Clark's skin as he shields Lois with his body and once the people move far away from him, his powers are fully restored and is healed instantaneously. (Harvest) Clark healed from being scratched by Harriet's claws. (Abandoned)
Main article: Clark Kent's blood
- Season 3: Clark's blood has the power, when converted into the Lazarus Serum, to revive the dead for twelve hours, although this was only applicable to those who had died of a particular liver disease and required regular doses of the serum. (Resurrection)
- Season 4: Clark's blood (or soul) was able to heal Lionel Luthor's liver when their bodies were swapped. (Transference)
- Season 9: Clark's blood was used in part to cure an airborne virus that was created and released by Coats, which turned the citizens of Metropolis into zombie-like creatures. (Rabid) A drop of Clark's blood can bring back even a depowered Kryptonian from a seemingly fatal wound, and also restore their Kryptonian powers. (Conspiracy)
- Season 10: Clark's blood was used by Lex Luthor to correct genetic flaws in a clone of himself, creatingConner Kent. (Scion)
Main article: X-ray vision
- "Hold on a minute, are you telling me that you can see through solid objects?" – Chloe Sullivan, Blank
Clark sees Pete's muscles.Added by Nik-ElClark recognizes Tina Greer's skeleton.Added by Samantha's MomClark can see through literally anything except for lead. As pointed out by Lois, Clark could potentially use it while superspeeding.
Clark developed this ability at age 14 shortly after starting high school. Clark can see through any solid object except for lead. The exact mechanism by which he does so is not yet known. His X-ray vision has been depicted to function at varying degrees. Originally, he was depicted as being able to control whether he saw an x-ray like image of the skeletons of those he was looking at, or simply saw through solid objects. The latter has only been seen in the first and second seasons.
At this point, he has mastered both aspects both full-color and x-ray, and the scope and power of this ability have been enhanced.
- Season 1: Clark first discovered his X-ray vision when he saw a bank robber with green bones. Later, he saw Pete's muscular structure and saw through the wall into the girls' locker room. Finally, it settled down and consistently manifests itself (at least to the audience) as images similar to x-ray photographs. (X-Ray)
- Season 2: Clark used his X-ray vision to identify Tina Greer. Although she has disguised herself as Whitney Fordman, he recognized her kryptonite-infected bones. Clark read through the cover of his teacher's grade book to peek at Pete's shop class grade. Clark was able to see a birthmark through Chloe's clothing, implying that his X-ray vision is not exclusive to an X-ray-like image. He used his X-ray vision to see a metal plate in a masked robber's head, and later was able to identify the robber without his mask. (Visage, Dichotic, Red,Witness)
- Season 3: Clark's X-ray vision has by this point gotten stronger. He can now zoom in over large distances, when he tried to find Lana and rescue her. (Slumber)
- Season 4: While at the top floor of a hotel, Clark used his X-ray vision and looked down an elevator shaft all the way to the ground and focused on a particular object. (Bound)
- Season 5: While about to rescue Lana again, Clark zoomed in and scanned the area in a matter of seconds. Clark was able to see Victor Stone's internal robotic parts. (Lockdown, Cyborg)
- Season 6: Clark X-rayed Chloe to get the tracking device out of her. He also found a tiny tracking device on Lex's car by X-raying it. (Freak, Progeny)
- Season 7: Clark used X-ray vision to uncover Lana's secret viewing station at the Isis Foundation in Wrath.
- Season 8: Clark used his X-ray vision to uncover Maxima's symbol underneath scorch marks on the pavement. He detected Randy Klein who was trying to choke the life out of Jimmy. Clark used his x-ray vision to find the sniper rifle in Joe Simmons's car. He also x-rayed a field to find Doomsday's victims. (Instinct, Prey,Bulletproof, Eternal)
- Season 9: Clark used his X-ray vision to uncover the bomb Toyman had placed under Oliver. Clark also used his X-ray vision to uncover Jor-El's crest underneath sand in the desert. Clark x-rayed Oliver's office to find his Celtic arrows. Clark X-rayed Kent Nelson's bag and found the Helmet of Nabu. Clark used his x-ray vision to find the enchanted comic book. Clark found Siobhan's portrait underneath Bevan McDougal's using his x-ray vision. Clark x-rayed John Jones to find an earpiece hidden in his jacket and later x-rayed Tess's office to find her hidden weapons. (Echo, Kandor, Disciple, Absolute Justice, Part 1, Warrior, Escape, Checkmate)
- Season 10: Clark has now fully mastered this ability. He used his X-ray vision to scan Slade Wilson and discovered that he was marked by the Omega symbol of Darkseid. (Patriot) When Tess was kidnapped by her father, Clark was able to find her car and X-ray the seat to find her phone with a message on it. (Finale, Part 1) When Lois asked how many people are infected with the mark of the darkness Clark x-rayed a large number of people in the Daily Planet, only to find out that most of them were infected. (Finale, Part 2)
Telescopic and Microscopic VisionEdit
Main article: Super vision
- "I thought you said that telescopes were for geeks and stalkers." - Clark, to Lois, Lucy
Clark finds Lana at a great distance.Added by Samantha's MomNot much is said or confirmed about these abilities to date. It can be inferred that Clark's vision has evolved gradually over the course of time, probably starting somewhere around season two. His microscopic vision or rather "micro vision" first manifested at age 23 while investigating a string of murders. (Source:Masquerade) His telescopic vision first manifested when he looked at a diagnosis report from afar so he could locate his friend Ryan. (Source: Ryan)
Clark currently uses his enhanced eye sight to watch over the people of Metropolis from the Daily Planet rooftop. Clark demonstrates some extent of his enhanced eye sight (Clark x-rays an entire field).Added by LOVINxLOSTClark can see vast distances via telescope.Added by DvaClark's accommodation has apparently been improved recently. Not only can he can magnify his x-ray vision to see through objects at a greater distance away but also can see 50 feet away as well as tiny residues on people's bodies.
- Season 1: Clark reads "Pepper" on a dog tag on the floor from the next room. He spots Chloe in a buried coffin from the top of a windmill. (Reaper, Obscura)
- Season 2: From down the street, Clark sees Rachel Dunleavy attack Lex. To find Ryan, he reads the roster from the other side of the desk. He reads his shop teacher's grade book from across the classroom. (Lineage, Ryan, Dichotic)
- Season 3: Clark telescoped his X-ray vision to find Lana at a great distance. He looks through the trees to find her in her car about to be blown up by Nicholas Conroy. (Slumber)
- Season 4: Clark can focus particular objects from a greater distance, as seen in an elevator where he scans the floor several meters under his feet (see X-ray vision). Clark can perceive various details from outer space by looking through an ordinary telescope, whereas a human (Lois) can just see a cloudy picture with clusters of stars. While using X-ray vision, he was able to see a LuthorCorp ID chip under a dog's fur. (Bound, Lucy,Krypto)
- Season 6: Unlike Chloe, Clark was able to recognize Raya on a satellite image that shows a crater in Australia. (Reunion)Season 6: Clark Telescopically x-rayed Chloe to get the tracking device out of her
- Season 8: When Martian Manhunter was shot, Clark zoomed in on his hospital bed to see his face. (Bulletproof) When Clark and Chloe were searching for Davis they found his car abandoned, his car was abandoned at the exact field where Clark's ship landed; Clark then saw the field was full of dead bodies and then zoomed in on the entire field using X-Ray vision combined with his enhanced eyesight, in which a field full of skeletons was revealed to Clark. (Eternal)
- Season 9: It is assumed that Clark uses this ability along with super-hearing to monitor the city of Metropolis from the rooftop of the Daily Planet. Clark has learned over a span of approximately 2–3 years how to control this ability. As of now, Clark can see 50 feet in every direction. Clark quickly zooms-in on the bomb under Oliver's feet with his X-ray-vision. (Echo) Clark quickly zooms in on Lois and sees her hanging from a flag pole, and he super speeds to the roof of the Daily Planet to save Lois. (Idol) During a phone conversation, Clark tells Chloe that he can see 50 feet in every direction (Upgrade)
Clark uses his Microscopic VisionAdded by Theblur56*Season 10: Clark uses his Microscopic vision to find ink residue on the body of a victim. Clark has referred to this ability as "micro vision".(Masquerade)
- Season 11: In the comic series based on the television show, Clark mastered this ability thanks to the help of Emil. While high in the air he was able to squint his eyes and spot something miles away happening in in an alleyway in Metropolis.
Season 11: With the help of Emil, Clark learned he could see into the entire elecromagnetic spectrum enabling him to see gamma radiation, ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation, microwave radiation, and radio waves. This would also allow him to see in the dark and thermal heat signatures. Using his multi-spectrum vision he was able to tell that a spaceship had a leak of radiation. Clark displaying Multi-spectrum Vision.Added by NatDuv==Heat VisionEdit== Main article: Heat vision
- "I started to feel hot. And my eyes started to burn. All of a sudden, the spot I was staring at burst into flames." – Clark, Heat
Clark's heat vision goes off without warning.Added by Kal-ELClark can emit heat/shoot fire from his eyes. The actual temperature of this is unclear, however it's enough to cause objects to combust or melt, and can also deflect moving objects, possibly by causing rapid expansion of the heated air in the objects' path.
This power first manifested at the age of 15, and was linked to Clark's level of sexual arousal. Since developing this ability, Clark has also learned to control the temperature for varying tasks. He has used it to pop popcorn, light candles, and warm up hot chocolate and baby bottles, but can also increase the temperature enough to vaporize bullets, fix leaky drainpipes, and weld metal. He can shoot a steady beam of heat or intermittent blasts. The heat can effect only the surface of an object like a laser, or heat it evenly throughout like a microwave beam. By Season 6, his control is pinpoint-accurate enough to burn through Chloe's shoulder and stop directly in front of a microchip that was implanted there without causing her serious injury.
- Season 2: It first manifested itself during a summer heat wave. Humorously, Clark's first brush with heat vision occurred while watching an education video about sexual reproduction; Desirée Atkins, an attractive teacher, taught the class. During a practice session at the Kent farm, Clark whispered "Lana" to himself, and he ignited the scarecrow serving as a target dummy. Within a short time, his control becomes precise enough to light candles and pop popcorn. Clark used accurate heat vision when he saved Lex from Jonathan's gunshot by vaporizing the bullet in flight. (Heat)
Clark melts the road.Added by Samantha's MomClark utilizing his heat vision to 1000 degrees Kelvin.Added by ImperiexSeedClark uses his heat vision to initial a baseball in Legion.Added by LOVINxLOST*Season 3: Clark learned how to adjust the focus of the heat beams. He melted a 5' x 10' section of asphalt in a single pass in order to trap Seth Nelson's getaway car. Clark used short blasts of heat vision almost like bullets; unfortunately, one "bullet" is reflected back at him by a piece of kryptonite. (Magnetic, Whisper)
- Season 4: Clark has complete mastery over this ability now. For one thing, Clark used his heat vision to deflect various hurled handheld tools with great precision. (Spell) He heated up antidotes to 1000 Kelvin in seconds. (Scare). He even managed to heat the bottle and not have it curdle. He displayed immense control here. (Ageless) When he lost all of his memories and saw Lana again for the first time, his heat vision was triggered uncontrollably. (Spell, Scare, Blank)
- Season 5: Clark used heat vision to weld a diamond onto a ring in order to propose to Lana. While it's true that those events never happened in the current timeline, it's reasonable to suppose he could do something similar again. His Heat vision is also powerful enough to project force against people. (Reckoning, Oracle)
- Season 6: Clark's heat vision is powerful enough to shatter Kryptonian metal; he destroyed the Kryptonian black box that General Zod was using to transform Earth into a new Krypton. Clark's heat vision is also now assuredly pinpoint accurate. He burned a small hole in Chloe's shoulder in order to extract a GPS microchip that had been implanted under her collarbone. Clark ripped a door off its hinges in the Luthor Mansion and welded it back so as to avoid suspicion. Clark used heat vision that is apparently of greater intensity, with increased reddening effect in his eyes and more concentrated beam, in order to break through Wes Keenan's force-field. (Zod, Freak, Promise, Prototype)
- Season 7: Clark's heat vision is powerful enough to stop a tidal wave of water dead in its tracks. Bizarro, who replicated a body using Clark's DNA, exhibits heat vision, although his heat vision also shot bolts of electricity out of his eyes, as though heating the air to the point of ionization. Clark demonstrated a diffused, mild form of heat vision to unfreeze and revive Lois and Jimmy after they were trapped in a freezer. (Bizarro, Descent)
- Season 8: Clark used his heat vision to break an electrical pylon so it would fall and hit Marcos to stop him from attacking Tess. He also used this power to burst some pipes in order to create a cover of steam so he could use his superpowers to overpower Macy and rescue Lois. Clark used his heat vision to sign a baseball that Garth Ranzz asked for. (Toxic, Committed, Legion)
- Season 9: Clark seems to possess extreme control over this ability as seen when he burns his family crestinto nearby walls, signs, to indicate the "Blur" was there. (Savior) Clark's heat vision has increased greatly as he was able to melt a lead plate in a matter of seconds and place it on Metallo's kryptonite heart. (Metallo) Clark uses his heat vision on Rick's automatic weapon to cause it to explode. (Crossfire) Clark used heat vision to destroy Zod's solar tower the night before it would be activated to give the Kandorians their powers. The heat vision was shown to be exceptionally powerful as Clark completely decimated the structure with it. (Persuasion) Clark also used heat vision in bullets and offensively, as demonstrated against Icicle. (Absolute Justice, Part 2)
Clark using his heat vision on the amulet of Isis.Added by SuperBlahBlah*Season 10: Clark used his heat vision on the Amulet of Isis to trap her back in it. The process worked because his heat simulated the rays of the sun as sunlight was needed in order for the entrapment to work, and it was at night when the incident occurred. (Isis) Clark used the heat vision to prevent Tess from being strangled to death by Lashina's lashes. (Abandoned)
Main article: Super hearing
- "It's like someone turned on a giant stereo full blast. Suddenly all the sounds were magnified." – Clark, Whisper
Clark's highly-improved auditory canal.Added by Flash0816Clark's hearing seemed to have always been more attuned than that of humans. In one episode, Clark had headphones on, listening to music, and Martha exclaimed he could still hear her. When he was in the Talon with Lana, he knew what exact vent a noise was coming from. (Drone) When Lex hung-up with Roger Nixion on his cell-phone, Clark, although he was far away, told Lex he knew who he was talking with. (Vortex) Despite this, this ability officially developed around age 16. He can hear indirect whispers, pitches, frequencies, and both sides of telephone conversations from several yards away, or even through rooms, and while in his loft, can hear his parents talking in the house. On screen, this is showed by close-ups of whatever is making the noise with sound waves rippling away from it. On occasion, a close-up of Clark's eardrum is shown. In Season 7, however, this effect is changed and Clark's ear faces the camera with a bright light all around him.
- Season 3: Super hearing first manifested itself when Clark is temporarily rendered blind. Judging from the show's earlier depictions, he is able to consciously activate and deactivate it, like his X-ray vision and heat vision. However, other times it appears he is using the power without conscious awareness. (Whisper)
- Season 4: Chloe whispered Clark's name to him from outside a room, activating his super hearing without him consciously listening for her. (Blank)
- Season 5: When re-located in the Arctic, Chloe triggered Clark's super hearing with minimal volume and Clark even unaware of her suffering. Clark located Graham Garrett by listening to his heartbeat in a crowded room; presumably, this means Clark can discern individual breathing and heartbeats (because he once this while trying to find Lana in the Luthor Mansion), or he could track Graham by maintaining focus on him. (Arrival,Splinter, Fade)
- Season 6: Clark was able to hear Tobias Rice whispering on the phone from blocks away. (Freak)
- Season 7: Grief-stricken by Chloe's temporary death, Clark lost control of his super hearing, and it focused on everything including Chloe's cry for help; he then came to her rescue. Clark is able to hear subsonic noise and it can hurt him. Bizarro was able to use his super hearing to detect the beeping from a bomb and save Chloe and Jimmy. He could also hear the frequency from Lana's cell phone when she called Clark to warn him of his presence. Clark uses his super hearing to hear Lois and Jimmy trapped in a refrigerator. (Bizarro, Gemini,Siren, Descent)
- Season 8: After the bus exploded, Clark was able to hear the policemen talk about how there was no bomb used on the bus and uses it to save Lois from Macy. Clark's super hearing picked up on Lana saying his name even without activating it consciously, though he could hear her more clearly and louder when he actually started super hearing. His super hearing was used just in time for him to hear Oliver being beat-up and almost killed by Davis Bloome. Later, he used his super hearing to hear Eva/Chloe's screams in a nearby forest and later to find Chloe and Davis in Edge City. Then he used it to hear Doomsday terrorizing the citizens. (Plastique, Committed, Power, Beast, Injustice, Doomsday)
- Season 9: Standing vigil atop the Daily Planet rooftop early in the morning on patrol in Metropolis, Clark used his super-hearing to listen in on thousands of conversations in the city and then finally he heard a police call of a robbery. (Metallo). Clark seems to have much more control over his super hearing as of late, he used it to hear crys of help numerous times consecutively during his movie night with Lois Lane. (It's to be noted it was used while also watching a movie and maintaining conversation with Lois at the same time). (Roulette) Clark could hear Lois was in danger through the ear-piece. (Crossfire) Clark used super hearing to hone in on Chloe while she was being held by Checkmate. (Checkmate) He also used it to hear the heartbeat of Faora's unborn child. (Sacrifice)
- Season 10: Clark uses the super hearing ability on the butterfly on top of Chandler's Field's windmill, he uses it to clear his mind in order to fly. (Supergirl) He later used it to hear that a little girl was in danger and saved her from Granny Goodness. (Abandoned) He was able to hear Jaime Reyes trip in front of a car. He was also able to hear a conversation between Ted Kord and Booster Gold even though he was 10 feet away and they were whispering. (Booster) When Tess sent Lois a scrambled voice mesage due to interplanetary interference, Clark was able to decrypt it using his Super hearing. (Finale, Part 2)
Enhanced lung capacityEdit
- Season 4: Kal-El is able to breathe in the atmosphere while he flew to catch up to Lex's plane. (Crusade)
- Season 5: Clark was able to hold his breath underwater for a long period of time. Clark was apparently able to hold his breath in the upper atmosphere of Earth when trying to disable a nuclear missile.(Aqua, Hidden)
- Season 8: Clark was able to function normally when the plane he and Tess where traveling on de-pressurized, which causes Tess to pass out from oxygen deprivation.(Turbulence)
- Season 10: Clark, while wearing the Superman suit, flies into the atmosphere, and redirects an off-course plane, without any discomfort. He was also able to survive without any discomfort in outer space after pushing Apokolips out of Earth's atmosphere and he observed a safe Earth from space for a time. (Finale, Part 2)
Super Breath/Arctic BreathEdit
- "Now huff puff and blow that door down." – Chloe, Sneeze
Clark using his super breath.Added by Big S94Clark can suck-up massive amounts of air by inhaling, then just by exhaling, he can release the waves of air in the form of a hurricane from his mouth, which are strong enough to break through metal, steel-doors, and windows.
Through the evolved version, arctic breath, Clark can chill his breath, allowing him to freeze objects and people just by breathing on them. .
At age 19, Clark did not have his powers in the Phantom Zone and, upon returning to Earth, developed a head cold which manifested itself as super-strong sneezes. The accompanying illness also shorted out his other powers, but eventually, he was able to restore them and control this new gift.
- Season 6: Clark's sneezes could blow doors off their hinges. Clark used his new power to put out a warehouse fire and blow clouds away. He also learned how to control the intensity; he used it to simply blow some papers around to distract Dr. Robert Bethany to steal his laptop. He quickly developed sufficient precision to blast a lead-lined steel safe door open while not harming Chloe, who was standing nearby, with the backlash of the pressure wave. (Sneeze, Freak)
- Season 8: Clark used his super breath to smash open a door in order to save Lois, which was the first time he was seen to be using this ability in two years. (Committed)
Clark blowing away the sand.Added by Kal-EL*Season 9: Clark used his super breath presumably twice in the episode Rabid. First it's assumed that Clark used his super breath to extinguish a fire in Metropolis, managing to do so in the time span of 2 seconds. (Rabid) While in the desert with Oliver, Clark used his super-breath to blow away the sand covering his family crest. (Kandor) He later combined his arctic breath with Zod's to freeze John Corben. (Upgrade)
- Season 10: Lois told Clark there was a refinery on fire in Smallville and he supersped away to stop it and most likely used his super breath to put out the flames. (Ambush) He later used his arctic ability to freeze metal chains so that he could release himself from chair that was close to Green kryptonite. (Abandoned)
Super memory is the ability of having a photographic memory or speed-reading. Clark has the ability to speed read, as quoted in Prey when he read the list of Chloe's Isis Foundation members but denies that he has a photographic memory. Chloe quotes in Season 7 when Bizarro, who is impersonating Clark, does not know the whereabouts ofDax-Ur's shield, "You never forget anything; your mind is like a titanium trap."
Other Kryptonians have displayed signs of having super memory, such as Raya. She mentions past memories on Krypton that occurred many years before she was in the Phantom Zone. Kara Kent also has memories of Krypton from a young age. However, as to whether this is a Kryptonian power is yet to be clear, although it is likely.
- Season 1: Chloe says that Clark has a "freakishly good memory" when he recalls when and where a girl's blood drive appointment is. (Shimmer)
- Season 7: Chloe mentioned that Clark never forgets anything, that his mind is like a titanium trap. This suggests that Clark has an eidetic memory. (Persona)
- Season 8: Clark clarifies that he does not have a photographic memory, but can speed-read. (Prey)
Omnilingualism is Kryptonian ability to learn, speak, understand and read any language what user comes in contact. Kryptonians need be exposed to a large amount of solar energy for long time to achieve this ability or have an already matured body.
At first, Clark did not show this ability, only learning Kryptonian thanks to Kryptonian technology of Jor-El, but a short time after embracing his destiny as Superman, learned Hindu, French and Ape. Through this power, Clark can speak any language on Earth, including animal ones, and most alien languages.
This power just like ability to fly was blocked, but 6 months after Clark embraced his Kryptonian destiny, he already can learn and speak any language, fluently.
Season 11: On a mission to rescue russian astronauts, Clark admited he had not the chance to know Russian, but promised learn it. (Guardian). Clark is able to speak Hindi, France and Ape, fluently (Haunted).
Main article: Longevity
Throughout the series, it has been implied that, while under the rays of the yellow sun, Clark will at some point stop aging. When Clark goes to the future and finds his future self, he sees that they both look exactly the same, indicating that at some point in his twenties, he will stop physically aging. It has been hinted at several times that Clark will live forever or at least live a greater lifespan than most, but he can be killed permanently if not resurrected by Kryptonian technology. This has never been officially confirmed.
- Season 1: Clark shared a vision of the future with the precognitive Cassandra Carver, in which they foresaw Clark outliving everyone on Earth. (Hourglass)
- Season 3: Jordan Cross, another person with precognitive abilities, with the ability to see people's eventual method of deaths, failed to see Clark die when he touched him. He speculated that this was because Clark will live forever. Jonathan later speculated that Clark will never die. (Hereafter, Legacy)
- Season 4: Interestingly, Chloe, unbeknownst to her, admits that for some reason, she isn't sure she can promise that she'll always be there in Clark's life.
- Season 7: The episode Cure deals with the issue of Clark's possible immortality, with the Martian Manhunter confirming that Clark will outlive all of the people he loves. Later, Clark meets a Kryptonian scientist namedDax-Ur who had lived on Earth for roughly a hundred years. At some point, Dax-Ur had donned a bracelet ofblue kryptonite, which took away his abilities and allowed him to age like a human. (Persona)
- Season 9: When Doctor Fate reads Clark's Fate, he sees the same thing that Jordan Cross saw years earlier: Superman's cape flying through space. (Absolute Justice)
Main article: Precognition
- Season 1 Clark was able to see the same visions seen by a precognitive named Cassandra Carver while she held his hand, who stated that this had never happened with anyone else whose future she had foretold.
- Season 4: He has also had a possibly precognitive dream relating to the arrival of the second ship, though this is not clear. Although he has not been heard speaking it. Clark also had a precognitive hallucination about a second meteor shower in Scare when infected with a fear toxin.
- Season 9: While inside Lois' mind, Clark was able to see what the future would be like if the Kandorians got their powers back. (Pandora) Later, he experiences a precognitive dream in which he and Lois are star reporters at the Daily Planet, Perry White is the Editor-in-Chief, Lex is alive and running for the U.S. Presidency, and he himself appears briefly in his future costume preventing an airplane from crashing into the Daily Planet building. (Salvation)
Main article: Telepathy
- Season 9: Part of the many trials to come, Jor-El temporarily granted this ability to Clark, and said this power would activate due to feelings of doubt but would later dissipate in time. Clark was able to hear thoughts close around him, and it was mainly focused on Lois for the time being, and later to discover the identity of the bomber, later revealed to be Toyman. Clark, after learning the key points of Jor-El's trial was stripped of this ability, then using what he had learned to better himself when saving people. (Echo)
- Season 9: When Clark Kent and Lois Lane entered a Valentine's Day party, they get sprinkled with Gemstone kryptonite dust. Lois is unaffected, but Clark winds up infected and unaware of the kryptonite's powers until he persuades Lois to be in a traditional relationship causing Lois to revert to a traditional housewife; he as well persuades Chloe that she needs to be more protective of him, persuades Emil Hamilton to be more relaxed, and persuades Zod to confess to his involvement in Jor-El's murder. However this power was only temporary and was taken away at the end the episode (Persuasion).
- Main article: Telekinesis
Clark also possesses a telekinetic connection to Kryptonian devices. However this seemed to be an only temporary power, used only when he was Kal-El.
- Season 4: Kal-El was able to call one of the Stones of Power to his hand, using telekinesis in Lex's jet at 40,000 feet (Crusade).
Kryptonians are classified as high-tier cosmic beings, and are virtually indestructible under a yellow sun. However, superpowered, in other words earth-bound, Kryptonians are extremely vulnerable to kryptonite, highly radioactive fragments of their homeworld, and there are many different types, all having very different effects. Green kryptonite weakens Kryptonians greatly both physically and mentally, to the point where to much exposure can kill them. Blue kryptonite strips Kryptonians of their abilities. Red kryptonite removes a Kryptonian's inhibitions and judgment.
Kryptonians are rendered completely powerless under sunlight given off by a red sun, a prime example being Krypton's red sun, although this star no longer exists.
The artificial entity Jor-El has proven capable of removing and restoring inherent Kryptonian powers and abilities.
Kryptonians can also be harmed by other aliens that are of the same or higher power. Doomsday/Davis Bloome was genetically engineered by Zod and Faora to hate the House of El, making him an almost unstoppable foe to Kryptonians of that house, as his inner rage towards them drove him to want to destroy them; as such, Doomsday can easily overpower and kill Kryptonians. Phantoms inhabiting the bodies of living corporeal beings can bring harm to Kryptonians, as can Zoners. Bizarro, after replicating Clark's DNA, gained Kryptonian powers; with them, he could match Clark. The alien Aldar was able to easily overpower Clark and could have killed him. Brainiac can also hurt Kryptonians, but he isn't as strong. John Jones was able to catch a punch from Clark and, with his amazing arsenal of powers, could kill a Kryptonian.
Kryptonians are also vulnerable to alien weapons. The Persuader's Atomic Axe can bypass a Kryptonian's invulnerability, causing a severe wound which also hinders their ability to heal instantly, although Clark healed two minutes afterwards. The crystals in the Fortress of Solitude can bypass and pierce through their invulnerability, and can possibly kill them, as seen when Zor-El tried to kill Kara with them. A Kryptonian dagger can also hurt and possibly kill a Kryptonian, but they can be broken easily.
Kryptonians can be harmed by the effects of magic.  Because Kryptonians can be influenced by magic and other such abilities, they are vulnerable to Apokoliptian symbols, as shown with Kara was trapped inside a protective barrier.
Human technology embedded with or powered by kryptonite can affect Kryptonians to a degree.
Kryptonians are vulnerable to some mental and cognitive control. Dr. Hudson was able to invade Clark's mind. Brainiac turned an ordinary rock into silver kryptonite, which was able to cause fear and paranoia in Clark. Clark proved vulnerable to test-tube implants (mostly likely laced with green kryptonite) which sent his brain into a virtual realm where he had no powers. But, with the help of Lois, he managed to fly and escaped the simulation.
The Kryptonian language is an alien language filled with hieroglyphics and shapes that can be read by its people. The Kryptonian language is referred to as "Kryptonian." Written Kryptonian is made up of two separate writing systems: An alphabet and a logographic writing system.
The Kryptonian alphabet is a transliteration of the Roman alphabet. Like the Roman alphabet, it has 26 letters; it also has 10 numbers, corresponding to the ten Arabic numerals. Each Kryptonian letter corresponds to a Roman letter, and every Kryptonian number corresponds to an Arabic numeral.
Kryptonian logograms often combine letters in the Kryptonian alphabet into a single character. For example, Clark burned the Kryptonian logogram for "hope" into the side of the Kents' barn. The logogram is made up the four Kryptonian letters corresponding to the English letters H-O-P-E, re-arranged into a single glyph.
The Kryptonian spoken language is rarely spoken on-camera. Even when two Kryptonians speak, they are shown speaking English. For example, in Memoria, when Clark is shown as a baby remembering his birth parents, they are speaking English, and during a flashback in Blue, Lara-El, Kara, and Zor-El are also shown speaking English. (It is unclear if they are actually speaking English, or if they are speaking Kryptonian but it is rendered as English as a convenience to viewers.) An alternate explanation is that English and Kryptonian are somehow related languages.
Clark learned Kryptonian by having the information downloaded into him, and Kara mentions that she "studied" the English language on Krypton, becoming a fluent speaker with command even over idiomatic expressions. It is possible that Kryptonian technology can download a language into someone's brain, turning all interested Kryptonians into native speakers of the English language.
Virtually all Kryptonians perished when Krypton was destroyed due to the war with Zod. However, there are a few survivors who escaped the planet's destruction, by either being in a spaceship, in the Phantom Zone, or on Earth.
In a spaceshipEdit
- Kal-El: Survived because his parents sent him to Earth in a spacecraft. After learning of his true origins, Clark Kent assumed that he was the last son of Krypton.
- Kal-El (Earth-2): Survived because his parents sent him to Earth in a spacecraft.
- Nam-Ek and Aethyr, the Disciples of Zod: Survived due to being inside the Black Ship at the time of Krypton's destruction. Nam-Ek was killed by Raya many years later while in the Phantom Zone.
- Kara: Survived by being sent to Earth by her father Zor-El in a red spaceship.
- Jor-El as an artificial entity: The brainwaves of Kal-El's father traveled to Earth stored in his son's spaceship.
- Doomsday as genetic matter: Doomsday was created by Zod and Faora, and attached to Kal-El's spaceship as genetic matter which grew on the three-year journey to Earth and formed a camouflage persona named Davis Bloome.
- Brainiac: Survived when he was put into the Black Ship; now re-programmed as Brainiac 5.
In the Phantom ZoneEdit
- Zod: Survived by being sent to the Phantom Zone, but no longer had a corporeal body. Zod possessed Lex Luthor on Earth in 2006, but was stopped by Clark using the Crystal of El.
- Raya: Survived by living in the Phantom Zone, but was killed years afterward by Baern after Clark released her.
- Faora: Was sent to the Phantom Zone along with her husband Zod. She escaped and possessed Lois Lane, but was stopped by Kara using the red crystal.
- Dax-Ur: Survived Krypton's destruction due to living on Earth as a human for 100 years until he was presumably killed by Brainiac.
- Lara-El: While Kal-El's mother did not survive Krypton's explosion, Zor-El had taken her DNA and put it in a blue crystal, which he sent with Kara to Earth.
- Zor-El: Zor-El's DNA was also inside the blue crystal. His consciousness and physical form was replicated and took over the Fortress of Solitude, also using blue kryptonite to render his nephew Kal-El powerless.
- Major Zod
- Jor-El (clone)
- Faora (clone)
- Kandorian army
- Conner Kent (Kryptonian hybrid)
Kryptonians were once less sophisticated beings who, as warriors, used swords and daggers. Major Zod, after he was resurrected on Earth by the Orb, was seen bearing a sword inscribed with Kryptonian glyphs.
Centuries later, Kryptonians became more advanced beings and started to use technologies that were far more complex than that of most other worlds, including Earth. Each Kryptonian was known to have carried a shield pendant that emitted a particular beacon which was atoned in accordance to that of their family house. Kryptonians also had such technology that they could store vast amounts of data and information in objects. They could somehow strip corporeal beings of their physical bodies; in this regard, Jor-El, with the help of John Jones, stripped many criminals of their bodies and cast them into the Phantom Zone.
Kryptonians could somehow embed or store Kryptonian powers and abilities inside objects. Palak was a mythical dagger that was embedded with abilities similar to those of Kryptonians to protect it until it could be delivered to the true Naman. The Kryptonian black box was Brainiac's hard-drive and it also contained Kryptonian abilities, but only he could access them.
Kryptonian devices, artifacts, and sacred areasEdit
- Brain InterActive Construct, or Brainiac: Krypton's supercomputer that was designed by Dax-Ur and later made by Jor-El. It was later corrupted by Zod. Brainiac survived Krypton's destruction by uploading itself into the Black Ship.
- Kal-El's ship: The spaceship that brought Kal-El to Earth.
- Black Ship: A large spacecraft containing the Brainiac and Zod's disciples Nam-Ek and Aethyr.
- Kara's ship: The red spaceship that brought Kara to Earth.
- Key: A small, octagonal device that can access Kryptonian devices of the House of El, such as Kal-El's ship and the technology located in the Kawatche Caves.
- Kawatche Caves: A series of underground caves that have historical connections to Jor-El and Krypton. Also contains Kryptonian technology.
- Memory pendant: Kryptonian device used to record memories that occurred in a given time as interactive experiences.
- Starblade: Kryptonian dagger that gave its possessor Kryptonian abilities and revealed Naman's true enemy Sageeth.
- Kryptonian dagger: A handheld weapon used by Kryptonians.
- Phantom Zone: A plane of existence created by Jor-El as a prison for extraterrestrial criminals from the 28 known galaxies.
- Phantom Zone bracelet: Metallic bracelet that can form into a vortex to the Phantom Zone and suck their victims inside.
- Stones of Power: Kryptonian stones that are each encoded with the teachings of the 28 known galaxies. They must be united to form the Crystal of Knowledge.
- Crystal of Knowledge: Diamond-shaped crystal that is formed when the Stones of Power are united. Holds all the knowledge of the universe and can create the Fortress of Solitude.
- Fortress of Solitude: Vast Kryptonian structure that holds the artificial intelligence of Jor-El. A storehouse for all the knowledge of the universe as well, the Fortress uses native Kryptonian technology to achieve feats of immense power.
- Blue crystal: Contains Lara-El and Zor-El's DNA, memories, and clothing. Capable of shutting Jor-El's essence out of the Fortress.
- Crystal of El: Kryptonian crystal displaying the Mark of El. This crystal has the ability to wipe out memories, fend off phantoms by emitting a burst of light, and remove phantoms that have possessed humans.
- Dax-Ur's shield: Kryptonian beacon owned by Dax-Ur.
- Orb: A device created by Jor-El and designed to control Kal-El and resurrect the Kandorian army as clones.
- Book of Rao: Created by Jor-El, this octagonal device was designed to send the Kandorians to a New Krypton; by doing so, this fulfills Rao's prophecy. This device looks similar to the other octagonal key that came from Kal-El's ship.
- Mirror box: Kryptonian device that allows Kryptonians, as well as humans, to travel to parallel universes.
Gallery of KryptoniansEdit
In the ComicsEdit
In the comics, Superman/Clark Kent has displayed some other Kryptonian powers that were not displayed on Smallville; super smell, and on one occasion he displayed super scream. Superman, in other versions, has displayed some form of telekinesis.
In the comics, the Kryptonian language and characters are quite different. For example, the symbol for "hope" is Superman's logo rather than the symbol that appeared in Rosetta. Incidentally, the reverse of Superman's logo means 'resurrection'.
- ↑ Quest
- ↑ Kandor
- ↑ Smallville: The Visual Guide
- ↑ Legion
- ↑ Blue
- ↑ Spell
- ↑ Prophecy
- ↑ Memoria, Lara, Collateral
- ↑ Prophecy
- ↑ Labyrinth
- ↑ Splinter
- ↑ Collateral
- ↑ Rabid
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