This article is about Tess of Earth-2. For her Earth doppelganger, see Tess Mercer.
|Family||Lionel Luthor (father, deceased), Lex Luthor (half-brother, deceased), Clark Luthor (adopted brother)|
|Occupation||Former Stockholder of LuthorCorp|
|Played By||Cassidy Freeman|
Lutessa "Tess" Lena Luthor was Tess Mercer's doppelganger from Earth-2. She was Lionel Luthor's disowned daughter and Clark Luthor's adoptive brother and lover. She was later revealed to have died along with the rest of Earth-2.
In an alternate Earth where Lionel found the Traveler in Smallville and raised him as his son, Tess grew up knowing that Lionel was her father and that Lex was her half-brother and was raised by him but was disowned because she was not "special".
Despite being adopted siblings, Tess was having a passionate affair with Clark and together planned to use Lionel's mirror box to escape to Earth-1 and make it their own. When Clark Kent was sent to this darker Earth, Tess did not take long to realize that they were not the same person and helped Clark realize what happened.
After trying to get information about the Kryptonian device from Lionel's office, she was discovered by him and after Lionel insulted her by calling her a disappointment, a half-breed tramp and just not special enough she is visibly hurt by the comments and screams at him in rage where Tess claims that he never loved her and demands to know why he never cared about her, she was arrested by security for having slapped Lionel and is dragged away still yelling at Lionel.
It is mentioned by Earth-2's Chloe Sullivan that the planet was destroyed, meaning Tess died as well.
- Tess of Earth-1 was seemingly killed by Lex Luthor, Tess of Earth-2 was killed when the planet was destroyed unlike Tess of Earth-1 she is never resurrected and is dead for good.
- Similar to Tess of Earth-1 she was abused and bullied most of her life though she was only abused by Lionel rather than by several different individuals and she only suffered through emotionally abuse and without the physical abuse that her Earth-1 counterpart had gone through.
- Her relationship with Clark cannot be considered incestuous since he is her adopted brother.
- Like Chloe of Earth-2 she has a different hairstyle than her Earth-1 counterpart. She straightens her hair and always wears it down.
|Tess Mercer in Smallville|
|Luthors in Smallville|