The Metropolis Inquisitor is the Metropolis newspaper in competition with the Daily Planet. It is a less reputable newspaper than the Planet, but is very popular. In X-Ray, Lex Luthor says that although his father is obsessed with the Planet, he is more interested in the paper that people actually read.
On career day, Chloe Sullivan was stressing over the fact that it was so difficult to get an internship at the Daily Planet. Pete Ross suggested that she try for an internship at the Inquisitor instead. Chloe found the suggestion unthinkable. (Crush)
- Perry White worked for the Inquisitor after losing his job at the Daily Planet.
- Roger Nixon worked for the Inquisitor, until he was killed by Lex while working on an expose of Clark Kent.
- Lois Lane's professional journalism career began at the Inquisitor in Sneeze. Lois worked for the Inquisitor throughout Season Six.
The Metropolis Inquisitor has never actually appeared on the show. However, it's been mentioned in several episodes:
- Season One:
- Crush - Chloe mentions that she only wants to intern at the Planet, not at the Inquisitor. Clark Kent finds a copy of the Inquisitor with an article about how Justin Gaines' doctor lost his hands. The article is headlined, "GOING DOWN! DOCTOR LOSES HANDS IN FREAK ACCIDENT."
- X-Ray, Leech, Obscura, Tempest, Vortex - Inquisitor reporter Roger Nixon worked for and eventually betrayed Lex Luthor.
- Season Two:
- Season Five:
- Season Six:
- Sneeze - Lois began working at the Inquisitor and got her first byline, writing about a barn door that fell out of the sky
- Hydro - Chloe said to Linda Lake about Clark's secret that the Inquisitor wouldn't believe the story.
- Combat - Lois wrote a story for the Inquisitor about underground fight circuit being broadcast over the Internet
- Noir - Lois investigated Lana's shooting at the Planet, trying to get the scoop for the Inquisitor.
- Season Seven:
- Season Ten:
- Grant Gabriel: Tell me about your close encounter.
- Lois: Can't share a trade secret. I work for your rival, the Inquisitor.
- Grant Gabriel: Our rival? This is the Daily Planet, read in virtually every country across the globe. We have no rival.
- Season Seven, Kara
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