Tess Mercer has had several near-death experiences.
Plastique Tess was caught in a bus explosion and Clark Kent rescued her.
Toxic While on a remote island, Tess was kidnapped by Marcos. Tess was almost killed, but Oliver Queen jumped in front of her and saved her life. Marcos tracked Tess down to Metropolis and attacked her and just as he was about to kill her, Clark arrived and saved her.
Instinct Maxima grabbed Tess by the neck and threw her into the wall knocking her unconscious, almost killing her. Tess later regained conscious.
Power While trying to discover the location of Lex Luthor´s labs, Regan Matthews broke into Tess' office at the Daily Planet and prepared to shoot her but Tess disarmed him and then kicked him to death.
Turbulence Tess set off an explosion on the Queen Industries jet during her journey with Clark to expose his powers. Clark saved her after she was made unconscious from the lack of oxygen.
Eternal Davis Bloome threw Tess across the room after she revealed his destiny.
Injustice Tess' Injustice League turned on her and threatened to kill her but Clark and Oliver burst in to stop them.
Doomsday Tess fought Lois Lane at the Daily Planet and was knocked out by her. She later recovered and returned to the Luthor Mansion.
Savior Tess was violently beaten by the Kryptonians that she released from the Orb. She would likely have been killed by them if she couldn't have convinced them that she did not know why they were on Earth.
Rabid Tess was attacked by zombies and then turned into one herself by the zombie virus. She would have remained this way if the antidote hadn't been released.
Crossfire Tess' security was infiltrated by one of Zod's soldiers. Zod ordered the soldier to interrogate Tess and then kill her, but Tess overcame the soldier and later gave Zod his bloody dog tags.
Kandor Clark grabbed Tess by the neck to forced her to tell him the location of Jor-El.
Pandora Tess was killed by a crossbow bolt shot by Chloe Sullivan in the future. When Lois traveled back in time, she changed the future and created a new timeline in which Tess is still alive.
Persuasion Tess was nearly killed by Clark when he was infected with gemstone kryptonite, who believed Tess murdered the clone of his father.
Checkmate When Clark discovered that Tess was a member of Checkmate, he dangled her over the side of a building.
Sacrifice Chloe had to kill Tess to disarm the GPS tracker that Checkmate had implanted into her. Chloe then revived her once the tracker was disarmed.
Hostage Tess was kidnapped and held hostage by Maxwell Lord, who tormented her with visions in order to forced her to reveal information about the Book of Rao. However, Tess was able to wake up and knocked Lord.
Salvation Tess was burned by Zod's heat vision and later died of her injuries at Metropolis General Hospital.
Lazarus After Tess wakes up in Cadmus Labs fully recovered, she fights one of Lex's clones that nearly killed her and "Lex" handcuffed her in a room while setting Cadmus on fire then Clark rescued her.
Abandoned Tess was about to be hanged by one of Granny Goodness' girls but Clark rescued her.
Luthor Tess was threatened with death by Clark Luthor when he tried to recover the Mirror box and later risked her own life to protect the Watchtower from him.
Icarus Tess and Emil Hamilton were about to be executed by an official of the VRA, but Clark rescued them before anything happens.
Beacon Clark and Tess were surprised by Alexander Luthor, who threatened them with a gun until they were able to reason with him and Tess was able take the weapon from him.
Kent When Tess betrayed Clark Luthor by changing a tracker location, he grabbed her by the throat and shoved her through a window, dangling her over the edge. Just as he was about to drop her, Clark sped in and saved her.
Dominion When Lois discovered Tess' plan to destroy the Phantom Zone gateway while Clark and Oliver were still trapped inside, she pulled a gun on Tess, forcing to Tess to abandon the plan.
Finale, Part 1 Tess was ambushed and kidnaped by several armed men while driving to Smallville to warn Clark about the arrival of Apokolips.
Finale, Part 2 Tess is stabbed by Lex. She dies in his arms after infecting him with a neurotoxin which takes away his memories of Smallville and Clark's secret.
Tess' life has been at risk 27 times since her introduction to the show in Season Eight until her death in the series finale.
Clark Kent has been willing to kill Tess on three different times in the course of the series. This makes her the only female character, and one of the few characters, which Clark has tried to kill due to anger.
 Tess has died and came back three times, but only in Season Nine.
Like Chloe Sullivan, Tess is the only female lead to die and be resurrected. In Tess' case, later the next morning by Granny Goodness.
Tess is murdered by Lex in . Her last act is to infect him with a neurotoxin that takes away his memories of Smallville, including Clark's secret.
Finale, Part 2 Tess is the only female main character that dies definitely on the show.
Season 9 is the only season that Tess has the most near-death experiences with a total of 10.
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