The Pilot episode of Smallville describes the population as 25,001 in 1989 and 45,001 in 2001. For such a small town, they seem to have an inordinate number of deaths. This article details the body count of each episode in Season Six. Serious injuries and other crimes will also be noted, but only actual lives lost will be tallied. Likewise, although Clark saves people from various ill fates, his rescues will only be counted if death seemed reasonably certain. Since the death of a metahuman is not always certain, continual updates are expected.

Zod (9/29/06)
601Smallville0064 Lives lost: Unknown Lives saved: 3 Villain: Banished to the Phantom Zone (Zod)
An unknown amount of people died on Dark Thursday. Jor-El rescued Lois and Martha after Brainiac crashed their plane. Raya saved Clark after they fought the Disciples. Clark stopped Zod from killing Lana, and he saved the planet by blasting Brainiac's hard drive with his heat vision.
Sneeze (10/5/06)
602Smallville0915 Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 2 Villain: Deceased (Block)
Robert Pontius is shot and killed (offscreen) by Orlando Block. Lex kills Orlando Block by injecting a serum into the back of his neck. Clark saves Lex and Lana from a fire with his super breath.
Wither (10/12/06)
603Smallville0090 Lives lost: 4 Lives saved: 3 Villain: Deceased (Gloria)
A forest ranger is killed by Gloria. A girl dies by being impaled in a tree and a boy is killed by thorns by Gloria. Clark is saved by Chloe after being impaled by Gloria. Jimmy is saved from Gloria's vines by Chloe and Clark. Clark saves a man from the mansion party from Gloria. Gloria is electrocuted and disintegrates.
Arrow (10/19/06)
604Smallville0796 Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Unknown
Green Arrow saves Lois Lane from Milo and his men.
Reunion (10/26/06)
605Smallville0135 Lives lost: 3 Lives saved: 2 Villain: Deceased (Duncan)
A statue's sword suddenly falls off and impales Alden; Geoffrey's car explodes with him inside. Clark saves Oliver Queen and Lex from Duncan Allenmeyer. Duncan is killed when the discharge of an electrical arrow hits his "astral projection."
Fallout (11/02/06)
606Smallville0873 Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Banished to the Phantom Zone (Baern)
The phantom Baern kills Raya as well as a boy in Oakland, California. He was about to kill Martha, but Clark lures him to the Fortress of Solitude, saving her.
Rage (11/09/06)
607Smallville0894 Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 2 Villain: Unknown
Dr. Pamela Black is killed by an unknown assailant. Green Arrow saves himself by injecting a healing serum after being shot in the chest by Lex's automatic as Green Arrow simultaneously shot Lex with an arrow. Clark saves Lex by giving him the serum as well.
Static (11/16/06)
608Smallville0843 Lives lost: 2 (and a crew) Lives saved: 3 Villain: Deceased (Aldar, Bronson)
A crew ship is eaten by Aldar, Bronson is killed by Lex. Lex and Lana are saved by Chloe and Jimmy, and Clark is saved by Martian Manhunter who kills Aldar.
Subterranean (12/7/06)
609Smallville0427 Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 1 Villain: In a coma in Level 33.1 (Jed)
Javier Ramirez's friend Francisco is killed trying to escape. Jed McNally attacks Clark but he saves himself and Jed is put in a coma.
Hydro (1/11/07)
610Smallville0086 Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Unknown (Linda)
Linda Lake drowns Mike Dawson. Chloe is saved by Lana when she hits Linda with her car.
Justice (1/18/07)
611Smallville0626 Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 2 Villain: Alive (Lex)
Boy Scout is saved by the heroes ‎and Impulse is saved by Boy Scout from Lex's facility. No lives were lost-- a conscious effort on the part of the team.
Labyrinth (1/25/07)
612Smallville0611 Lives lost: 0 (in reality) Lives saved: 1 Villain: Incarcerated in the Phantom Zone (Hudson)
Clark is saved by Martian Manhunter and Shelby's incessant barking outside of Clark's subconscious. Dr. Hudson was returned by Martian Manhunter to the Phantom Zone. Chloe was shot and killed, but only in Clark's delusion.
Crimson (2/1/07)
613Smallville0970 Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Restored to normal (Clark)
Martha Kent possibly saves Lex from being strangled to death by burning the red kryptonite out of Clark's body with green kryptonite.
Trespass (2/8/07)
614Smallville0508 Lives lost: 3 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Deceased (Mack)
Mack, Lana Lang's security guard, kills fellow guard Brady and paparazzo Louis Esposito. When Mack and Lana fall through the mansion's skylight, Mack dies from the fall but Clark catches Lana and saves her.
Freak (2/15/07)
615Smallville0912 Lives lost: 3 Lives saved: 2 Villain: Deceased (Bethany)
Daniel Kim and another metahuman were killed by Level 33.1 operatives. Clark saves Chloe from the operatives by destroying the GPS transmitter. Dr. Bethany was killed when his taser gun's electric charge backfired when a super speeding Clark took the charge meant for Tobias Rice, saving him.
Promise (3/15/07)
616Smallville0408 Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Deceased (Langston)
Lex Luthor kills Dr. Langston partly by accident after beating him when Langston attempts to extort him. Lana marries Lex, somehow saving Clark from Lionel's threat to kill him.
Combat (3/22/07)
617Smallville0911 Lives lost: 3 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Deceased (Titan)
Titan kills a metahuman in combat, then Richtor Maddox. Clark Kent saves Lois Lane from being killed by Titan. Clark kills Titan in combat when he falls on his own saber by accident.
Progeny (4/19/07)
618Smallville0767 Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 3 Villain: Alive (Lex)
Clark saves Lex's life from a mind controlled Chloe. He takes Lana to the hospital after she is injured, although her injuries might not have been life-threatening. Martha saves Clark when he is rendered unconscious after Chloe puts a meteor rock in his pocket.
Nemesis (4/26/07)
619Smallville0243 Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 3 Villain: Deceased (Jodi)
Jodi Keenan blows herself up and tried to take Lex Luthor with her. Lex saves Clark's life by digging him out of the rubble of the tunnel. Clark saves Lex's life when he slips off the access ladder leading up to the surface. Lionel is saved by the Smallville Medical Center staff.
Noir (5/3/07)
620Smallville0084 Lives lost: 2 (in reality) Lives saved: 2 Villain: Deceased (assassin)
Lana Luthor is saved by emergency staff after being shot in the Daily Planet building. Brennan, the reporter Lana was going to meet, was killed by an unknown assassin, who was later captured alive but killed in jail. Chloe is saved from falling from a great height by super speeding Clark Kent. (In Jimmy's dream, Lex Luthor is killed accidentally by Jimmy; Lana Luthor is killed by Detective Clark Kent.)
Prototype (5/10/07)
621Smallville0884 Lives lost: 4 Lives saved: 1 Villain: Dead (Wes), Alive (Lex)
Senator Burke and two of his bodyguards are killed by supersoldier Wes Keenan. Clark saved Lois Lane from the same fate. Wes dies after Clark blasts him with heat vision in an attempt to stop him. During Wes' practice runs, it is unknown whether the guards died or were simply disabled.
Phantom (5/17/07)
622Smallville0854 Lives lost: at least 6 Lives saved: 5 Villain: Both alive (Lex, Bizarro)
Bizarro claimed the lives of three people before making its way to Smallville. It then killed Bartlett and the Level 33.1 doctor. A LuthorCorp guard died after trying to kill Lois Lane. Lana Lang was presumed dead from a car bomb. Chloe Sullivan and Lionel Luthor were left in mortal peril, but their fates were not revealed. Lex saved himself by locking the doctor in the room with the wraith. Lois Lane was saved by Chloe's healing tears. Martian Manhunter saved himself after being eviscerated by the wraith. He then very likely saved Lionel Luthor's life from an enraged Clark Kent; Clark saved Lex Luthor from the Wraith. Philipe Lamont survived the wraith's possession because it ended up within 24 hours. However, he remained unconscious for a while.


  • Forty-two people died in Season 6 plus Dark Thursday, which has an unknown body count.
  • There are 5 episodes this season where no one died.
  • By the end of this season, there have been a total of 41 episodes in the series where no one died. On average, that's approximately 7 episodes per season.
  • Clark saved Lex six times,123456 Lana three times,123 and Chloe12 and Lois12 two times each.
  • Clark saved Jimmy,1 Oliver (Green Arrow),1 and Martha1once each.
  • Clark was involved in two deaths, Titan and Wes Keenan.
  • Clark was saved by Raya12 and John Jones12 twice. He was saved by Lex,1 Chloe,1the Heroes, 1himself,1and Martha1once each.

See also

Body Counts in Smallville
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