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"Hope is the light that lifts us out of darkness."
—Clark Kent[src]

Clark Kent is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet. He is the husband of the late Lois Lane and the father of Jason. He became the superhero known as Superman and operated in Metropolis. During the Crisis of 2019, he was revealed to be the Paragon of Truth.

Biography

Early life

Clark once went "nuts and fought [himself]," and also faced Lex Luthor. He also at some point had a son, Jason. After a reject from Gotham believed the Daily Planet wasn't covering him enough, he played a "practical joke" and gased the building, killing nearly everyone inside.[1]

Crisis of 2019

After the Monitor found a Kryptonian to be the "Paragon of Truth", Clark was visited by Clark Kent and Lois Lane of Earth-38, and Iris West-Allen, who explained the situation to him, further explaining Lex Luthor to be out to kill him. Luthor appeared, using the Book of Destiny to make Earth-96 Clark kill Earth-38 Clark. They briefly fought, but after Lois knocked Lex out, they were able to get through to Earth-96 Clark. They returned to their base of operations, the Waverider, where Clark met his Earth-38 counterpart's son. His doppelgänger, Ray Palmer, attempted to use a piece of technology to locate the other Paragons, but they only found one, that of Kate Kane, who was in the room with them.[1]

Personality

"Um, do you have a second?"
"Sure. For a citizen of Metropolis, always."
Clark Kent (Earth-38) and Clark Kent (Earth-96)[src]

Clark has the same personality as Ray Palmer and Barry Allen (Earth-1). Clark was kind of reclusive when he lost his friends and his wife Lois and his son Jason.

"They would want your memories of them to lift you up, not drive you to darkness. That's the truth, Clark, and the truth means everything to you. Remember who you are."
Lois Lane to Superman (Earth-38)[src]

When Clark found out that he might be the key to saving the multiverse, he immediately suited up, prepared to face Lex Luthor. Lois Lane noted him for his caring attitude, despite his selfish claims (while under Lex Luthor's influence) that he did not care about their universe because he failed to protect his loved ones.

After Lois Lane and Iris West-Allen freed him from Lex Luthor's control, Clark regained his optimism and sense of humor.

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Kryptonian physiology: Normally, like all Kryptonians, Clark's capabilities are no greater than a normal human of his physical conditioning. However, once charged by the energy spectrum of a yellow sun, he becomes able to perform various inhuman feats. His primary counterpart's cousin has noted Clark for "looking jacked."
    • Super speed: Clark is able to change into his Superman suit exceptionally fast, much faster than the human eye is capable of processing. He also kept up with his primary counterpart during their fight in the skylines of Metropolis.[1]
    • Super strength: Clark possesses super strength, and has used it to toss Superman of Earth-38 around, also nearly choking him to death with one hand.[1]
    • Flight: Clark can fly through the sky, notably using it in his fight against Earth-38 Superman.[1]
    • Heat vision: Clark can shoot beams of heat that are red in color, being able to injure Kryptonians with their intensity.

Abilities

  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Clark was a highly skilled fighter, able to contend with his primary counterpart.
"My friends, my wife. I lost everyone in one fell swoop."
"Almost as if you've been through more loss than any mortal man could endure."
—Clark Kent and Lois Lane[src]
  • Indomitable will: According to the Monitor, Clark is the Paragon of Truth (a being "of the purest will"),[1] having been through more loss than any mortal man could endure. When he put on his suit, he made a promise to keep fighting no matter what.[2]

Equipment

  • Superman suit: Clark wears a protective suit as his super-hero alter-ego, Superman.

Appearances

Batwoman

Season 1

The Flash

Season 6

Gallery

Promotional images

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Behind the scenes

References

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