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"Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound."Lois Lane, to Clark Kent, Crimson
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Super leaping is the ability to jump extreme distances, vertically and even horizontally.

Before the second half of series finale, Clark couldn't maintain flight, instead, he combine his super strength and super dexterity to perform highly accurate super leaps.

Clark first demonstrated a small degree of this ability while he was playing basketball, though he jumped his first vast distance to save his mother, displaying great hesitancy; since then, he has shown increasing amounts of confidence and control over his super leaps.

But now that he can fly, it's highly inferred that he doesn't use it anymore.

Characters with this ability

  • Clark Kent - Clark can, by combining super strength and super dexterity, leap extremely high in the air, allowing him to leap over tall structures.
  • Doomsday - Doomsday can perform super leaps, allowing him to jump over large buildings.
  • Greg Arkin - Greg, after being bitten by kryptonite-infected bugs, jump very high, and can leap over fences.
  • Victor Stone - Victor can, after being fused with cybernetics, leap very high.
  • Andrea Rojas - Andrea can leap very high, but not as much as Clark or Victor can.
  • Buffy Sanders - Buffy, after being infected with Kryptonite, could leap very high, but not as high as full fledged Kryptonians or even than Victor.
  • Conner Kent - Due to that he has Kryptonian DNA, which includes Super strength, Conner most likely has this ability.
  • Arthur Curry - While not on par with Clark, he has proven capable of performing standing high jumps]] (both on land and from water) and was able to jump for the ocean to the Metahuman holding facilities with ease as well as jump through the ice. (Odyssey, Patriot)
  • Mera - Because of her Atlantean abilities, she has proven capable of performing standing high jumps as well (both on land and from water) and was able to jump for the ocean to the Metahuman holding facilities with ease. (Patriot)
  • Diana of Themyscira - Diana can combine her super strength and dexterity to perform highly accurate super leaps. She is shown to leap up and down from a rooftop. She is also seen leaping out of a building. (Olympus)

Season Two

  • Clark first performs a super jump when he is playing basketball with his best friend Pete Ross. (Duplicity) When Clark falls into a hole in the ground, which is covered over by grass, Pete asks him if he'll just jump up. (Skinwalker) To save his mother from a siege at LuthorCorp Plaza, Clark leapt from the Daily Planet rooftop to the LuthorCorp building, leaping his 'first tall building in a single bound.' (Insurgence)

Season Four

  • Clark super-jumped from a bridge to the truck with the kidnapped Lois and the supposedly-kidnapped Lucy Lane. (Lucy)

Season Five

  • Clark jumped very high onto a nuclear missile launching into outer space. (Hidden) Interestingly, before Clark's leap onto the missile, force was seen gathering around him, just as it was right before he flew as Kal-El in Crusade and as Superman in Finale, Part 2.
  • Later, Clark jumped onto an upper level of the Fortress of Solitude with Lana Lang in his arms in an alternate timeline. (Reckoning)

Season Six

  • 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 Eight

  • 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. (Prey)
  • Clark leapt from the streets of Metropolis to the top of the Daily Planet easily; as seen in Crusade and Hidden, force is seen gathering around him before this super-jump. (Hex)
  • During his battle with Doomsday, Clark grabs the Kryptonian beast and takes a flying leap to a geothermal facility that has a deep tunnel where Doomsday is trapped. (Doomsday)

Season Nine

Season Ten

  • Clark super-leaps upwards to catch the Daily Planet globe from falling on the citizens of Metropolis below, using his super strength and willingly propelling himself upwards, almost like flying; he guides the globe back onto the rooftop with the crowd below cheering him on in appreciation. (Lazarus)


  • It is interesting to note that the canonical introduction of the Golden Age Superman showed that he did not fly; he preformed enormous leaps. In later issues of Superman, he was given the power of flight. It could be argued that Clark Kent on Smallville is simply following canon.

See also

Clark Kent's powers and abilities in Smallville
Super Super strengthspeeddexteritystaminaleapsbreath (Arctic breath) • hearing
Vision X-raytelescopicmicroheat vision
Other Clark timeinvulnerabilitysolar batteryflighthealing factorlongevitytelekinesisprecognition

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