The Season 9 opening credits appear near the beginning of each Season Nine episode.
The credits mostly include footage from Season Eight and the first few Season Nine episodes, including Savior, Metallo and Rabid and Kandor. Some footage is also taken from seasons 3-7, as well as a small clip from the first season.
The cast is credited in the following order.
- Tom Welling as Clark Kent
- Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
- Erica Durance as Lois Lane
- Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer
- Callum Blue as Major Zod
- Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen
- Episode indicates the episode from which the corresponding setting is taken.
- Used indicates the season or seasons in which the corresponding setting is used for the opening credits.
|A comet approaches the sun.||3x05 Perry|| S. 5 -|
|Ruins of the comet fall into the sun and cause solar flares|
|Asteroids from the 2005 meteor shower rain down on Smallville||4x22 Commencement|
|Clark Kent uses his super speed to save a young boy during the 2005 meteor shower|
|Character: Tom Welling as Clark Kent||?|
|Background: Clark feels the Mark of El burning||3x01 Exile|| S. 4 -|
|Clark changes into his Red-Blue Blur attire in a telephone booth and uses super speed at the Daily Planet||8x16 Turbulence||S. 9|
|Clark super leaps to the top of the Daily Planet||8x17 Hex||S. 9|
|Clark leaps to the top of the Ace of Clubs||8x06 Prey||S. 9|
|Chloe Sullivan runs for her life in Black Creek, after realizing she's not being held by the DDS||8x01 Odyssey||S. 8 -|
|Chloe pulls a gun after hearing a noise in the Watchtower||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
| Character: Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan,||?|| S. 5 -|
|Background: Chloe looks in amazement at the new Watchtower computers bought by Dr. Emil Hamilton||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
|Lois Lane prepares to battle Alia||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
|Lois flirts with Clark||8x04 Instinct|| S. 8 -|
|Lois gets out of Crater Lake||5x04 Aqua|| S. 6 -|
| Character: Erica Durance as Lois Lane||?|| S. 5 -|
|Background: Lois calls out to the Blur||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
|Clark attends a press conference undercover||7x18 Apocalypse|| S. 8 -|
|Tess Mercer is surprised at the Arctic Circle by the Justice League||8x01 Odyssey|| S. 8 -|
|Tess practicing martial arts||9x02 Metallo||S. 9|
| Character: Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer||?|| S. 8 -|
|Background: Tess detonates a bomb to kill Davis Bloome.||8x18 Eternal||S. 9|
|A monorail derails||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
|Major Zod addresses his troops||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
|Major Zod attacks Tess||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
| Character: Callum Blue as Major Zod||?||S. 9|
|Background: Major Zod in front of the House of El||9x07 Kandor||S. 9|
|Clark working at a Russian labor camp before being rescued by Oliver Queen||8x01 Odyssey|| S. 8 -|
|Tess talks to the Orb||8x21 Injustice||S. 9|
|Oliver and Lois talking whilst Alia makes an explosive appearance.||9x01 Savior||S. 9|
|Clark and Lois about to be sent to the Phantom Zone by the Crystal of Knowledge||8x08 Bloodline||S. 9|
|Oliver takes his motorcycle helmet off while on a Ducati||9x03 Rabid||S. 9|
|Oliver tries to seduce Tess by appearing naked in her bed||8x21 Injustice||S. 9|
|Oliver reaches for one of his arrows||6x04 Arrow||S. 9|
|One of Oliver's arrows shoots through the air||S. 9|
|Green Arrow saves Lois||S. 9|
| Character: Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen||?|| S. 8 -|
|Background: Oliver "kills" Lex Luthor||8x10 Bride||S. 9|
|The Crystal of Knowledge creates the Fortress of Solitude||5x01 Arrival|| S. 9 -|
|Clark's training with Jor-El in the Fortress||9x01 Savior|| S. 9 -|
|Clark and Lois lean to kiss||8x10 Bride||S. 9|
|Clark stops a bus||1x09 Rogue|| S. 2 -|
|Kal-El flies above the clouds.||4x01 Crusade|| S. 5 -|
|Clark walks away from an explosion||6x11 Justice||S. 9|
|Clark super leaps onto a nuclear missile||5x03 Hidden|| S. 6 -|
|The Blur watches over Metropolis||9x01 Savior|| S. 9 -|
- Chloe's appearances in the credits have been reduced while Lois' have increased. Zod features the least.
- Cassidy Freeman is now changed from Right side, to the Left side.
- Although the opening few seconds remain unchanged, the majority of pre-season 8 clips have been removed from the rest of the credits with only a few snippets from Season 5 remaining.
- Despite adding many season 7 clips in the Season 8 credits, only one clip from Apocalypse remains this season.
- This is the first time since the Season 4 opening credits that the credits haven't ended in scenes showing Kal-El flying in Season 4's Crusade. Instead, the final shot is of Clark standing on the bell-tower, looking down on Metropolis.
- This is the fifth season in a row that the credits have opened with the same three clips: an asteroid from Season 3's Perry, the meteor storm from Season 4's Commencement, and then Clark saving a young boy in Commencement.
- This year's credits feature scenes from 5 different season premiere's; Exile, Crusade, Arrival, Odyssey, and Savior.
- This is the fourth season in a row to feature scenes from the Fortress of Solitude in the opening credits, however, this season it features more prominently than most. New scenes of the Fortress are seen this year from the Season 9 premiere, Savior.
- The opening presents clips from all seasons, except Season 2.