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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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