Whitney Fordman had a number of near-death experiences before eventually dying in combat in Indonesia.
|Image||Episode||Episode Name||Near-death experience|
|1x01||Pilot||Jeremy Creek would have killed all the students of Smallville High, including Whitney if Clark Kent hadn't stopped him.|
|1x02||Metamorphosis||Whitney would have died in the explosion of his truck after he was attacked by Greg Arkin if Clark hadn't pulled him out.|
|1x05||Cool||Sean Kelvin almost sucked the heat out of his body but he sought refuge in the Luthor Mansion along with Lana Lang.|
|1x08||Jitters||Whitney almost died in a gas explosion at the LuthorCorp plant but Lex Luthor saved him and the rest of his class.|
|1x11||Hug||Whitney would have been killed by Kyle Tippet with a baseball bat after he had been persuaded to kill Tippet by Bob Rickman if Clark hadn't intervened.|
|1x13||Kinetic||Whitney was almost crushed by a falling car but Clark pushed him out of the way.|
|1x17||Reaper||Whitney was knocked unconscious by Tyler Randall and possibly would have been killed along with his father, George Fordman, if Clark hadn't intervened.|
|1x20||Obscura||Whitney and Lana were nearly caught in a gas-line explosion.|
|2x11||Visage||Whitney died in combat in Indonesia.|
- Whitney was the first main character to die.