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"Here's what I love about Lois Lane... when she smells a story, she goes after it with everything she has, even if it concerns her own boss."
Morgan Edge on Lois Lane[src]

Lois Lane is a former reporter of the Daily Planet, the daughter of Sam Lane and an unnamed woman, the estranged older sister of Lucy Lane, the wife of Clark Kent, and the mother of Jonathan and Jordan Kent.

When Lois was young, her mother abandoned her and Lucy, making their father focus on work and distance himself from them. In the adulthood, Lois joined the Daily Planet and became a strong and assertive investigative reporter who would rush headlong into dangerous situation to uncover the truth. Eventually, she was in love with both Superman and Clark Kent for a very long time, unaware at the time, that the two were one-and-the same. Eventually, Clark revealed his alter-ego to her and they got married and started their own family. Years later, Lucy got involved with Ally Allston's cult and nearly took her own life, but was saved by Lois, causing them to grow further apart.

After Martha Kent died and found out that Jordan has powers, Lois and her family moved to Smallville. When Morgan Edge bought the planet and changed her article, Lois resigned and joined the Smallville Gazette, with her new editor-in-chief being Chrissy Beppo. When Morgan Edge reveals himself as Tal-Rho, Clark's Kryptonian half-brother and forces him to submit to the Eradicator, Lois enlists the help of John Henry Irons to stop him, who eventually manages to free Clark and together they defeat him.

After Tal's defeat, a ship crash landed close to the Kent Farm and from it emerged Natalie Lane Irons, the daughter of Lois and John Irons from another Earth. The two moved to Metropolis but Natalie couldn't adapt, so Lois offered them to stay at Kent Farm and they accepted. Later, Lucy tries to deny Lois' article about Ally and a counterpart of Superman from the Inverse World who was imprisoned in the Shuster Mines was released.


Original multiverse

Early life

Lois' employer, the Daily Planet.

Lois was born in Metropolis to General Sam Lane and an unnamed woman. She has a younger sister, Lucy, but for unspecified reasons, the two never really got along.[1] Despite being raised in a family with a long military tradition, Lois never attended a military academy nor joined the U.S. Army; instead, she pursued a career in investigative journalism, rising to become one of the best reporters of the Daily Planet.

Over the years, Lois grew estranged from her father due to Sam's immorality, black and white view of aliens, and control issues over his daughter's life.[2]

Superman's girlfriend

Clark Kent, Lois' future love.

Lois won numerous awards during the course of her career[3] and was one of the first reporters to interview Superman, remaining one of his closest allies and developing strong romantic feelings for him.[4] She also began a strong rivalry with Cat Grant during the period in which the latter worked as the assistant to the Daily Planet's editor-in-chief, Perry White.[5] When Clark Kent began to work at the Daily Planet, he was paired with Lois and fell in love with her at first sight.

Over the years, Lois began a steady romantic relationship with Clark.[4] Eventually, she became aware that he and Superman are one-and-the-same.[6]

Lois has won the Siegel Prize for Women in Media over Cat multiple times.[7] At some point, she wrote a memoir titled A Time to Soar, which included details of her supposed relationship with Lucy.[1]

Trying to get an interview with Supergirl

In late 2015 when Supergirl appeared in National City for the first time, Lois, along with Clark, was said to furiously be working on getting an exclusive with the superheroine.[5] However, over the following years, Lois was apparently introduced to Supergirl by Clark and learned her civilian identity, Kara Danvers, and the two women soon became good friends.[6]

In late 2016, after Clark went on a brief visit to his cousin in National City, Lois called him in order to check if he was alright.[4]

Visiting Argo City

At some point after the battle against the Worldkillers, Clark decided to take a sabbatical from Earth to visit Argo City, leaving Kara in charge of the planet full-time.[8] He also brought Lois with him in order to share the experience of "connecting with Kryptonian culture" with the woman he loves. Clark and Lois explored the Jewel Mountains and attended several deliberations of the High Council.[6]

Around this time, Lois became pregnant.[9]


Back to Earth and battle for Earth-1

Clark and Lois share a kiss at the Kent Farm.

In his first spare day after he returned to Earth, Clark goes to the Kent Farm where he was raised, taking with him Lois and Kara in order to do some repairs to the van and the barn as well as enjoy an afternoon together. There, Lois tried once more to convince him to let her write an article about their time on Argo City despite Clark was skeptical as the public would then demand why Lois Lane was off-world with Superman, to which she pointed out she would invent something and that being the first woman who ever visited Krypton's remains is just something she "needed to write", finally managing to convince him before going to the barn in order to drive nails with a hammer.

Lois tells Clark to join the fight on Earth-1.

While in the barn she got approached by Barry Allen and Oliver Queen, who arrived directly from Earth-1, at first she got scared and tried to fend them off with a hammer but, after Kara explained they were her friends, she cools off and introduced cheerfully. Later, they explained to her, Kara and Clark their situations of having switched powers and lives due to an unknown reason. Clark offered the two some time in his farm in order to reflect about what to do, however, a few hours later, Vibe came to the place telling them about A.M.A.Z.O.'s rampage on Earth-1's Central City leading them to come back. Lois suggested Clark join the fight.[6]

Oliver and Barry, turned in a couple of criminals known as the "Trigger Twins", visit the Fortress of Solitude to ask Superman's help.

A few hours later, while they were together in the Fortress of Solitude intent on preparing a barbecue, Lois and Clark are visited once more by Oliver, Barry and Cisco, the two explained to him that they were rendered powerless as well as a couple of criminals nicknamed the Trigger Twins, while Cisco was now a mob boss and Kara was held prisoner at the S.T.A.R. Labs after their Earth's reality was reshaped for the second time by Doctor John Deegan who, using the Book of Destiny, has given to himself Superman's destiny, looks and powers, taking over the whole world and becoming a sort of dictator. Clark explained he had seen similar artifacts in the past and know how to deal with them, as they're activated with the power of the mind and everything they had to do is to find that book. Hearing that, Cisco revealed to them that it's something important to him, probably "Superman" kept it in his vault inside the S.T.A.R. Labs, to which Clark and Lois exchanged a look of complicity saying he needed to go back to Earth-1.

The heroes are victorious.

Later, as Superman was battling Doctor Deegan on Earth-1 and he spawned a new A.M.A.Z.O. out of the Book to fight him, Lois arrived from Earth-38 armed with the Solar hammer and leading a supporting team composed of Brainiac 5 and the Martian Manhunter. While Brainy handled A.M.A.Z.O. and J'onn protected the civilians, Superman and Lois attacked Deegan using the hammer, leading the Doctor to reach for the Book of Destiny sending a powerful shockwave that sent Lois several feet in the air in free-fall just in the exact moment Flash and Supergirl managed to slow down the Earth's time. Green Arrow took the opportunity to throw an arrow at the Book of Destiny and destroying it turning the reality back to normal, as well as Deegan's body, although with a scarred face who looks more like a skeleton. As soon as time began to flow again normally Superman reached for Lois, catching her just in time, while Brainy shut down A.M.A.Z.O. removing the robot's hard drive and completing the heroes' victory.[9]


Clark and Lois reveal to Kara that they're having a baby.

Back to Earth-38's Smallville, after Clark told Kara that he believed she's stronger than he could ever be and that's the reason why he's sure he was making the right thing, she asked him what does it mean and Lois reached them telling Clark to merely be direct, indirectly leading Kara to realize they're having a baby. After she happily congratulated with them, Clark revealed to her their intention to move to Argo City until the child is born and maybe a little longer. Although she knew she will miss both her cousin and Lois, Kara was overjoyed to hear him tell her that "the world doesn't need Superman if it has Supergirl" and that he felt it's safe to let its protection in her hands for a little while.

Superman proposes to Lois.

Back to the Fortress, while spending the evening together, Clark absentmindedly burns the barbecue and, after Lois made him notice it he apologized telling her that he wanted that night to be perfect; after the woman asked why Clark fumbled awkwardly about wishing all of their nights together to be perfect forever, to which Lois smiled and reminded him once more to be direct. Then, with a single clench of his fist, Clark put a chunk of coal under enough pressure to turn it into a diamond, placed it on a ring, kneel and started to propose to Lois, who accept to marry and passionately kissed him even before he managed to finish his sentence.[9]

About nine months after she and Clark returned to Argo City, Lois gave birth to their son, Jonathan Kent.[10]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

Traveling to Earth-16

Lois and Clark in Argo City.

After the beginning of the Anti-Monitor Crisis Lois and Clark, who were enjoying their peaceful time with their son in Argo City, received a holographic message from Kara, warning them of the city's impending destruction by antimatter. They evacuated John to his pod with help from Alura Zor-El sending him en route to the Earth before the city perished. Despite seemingly being wiped away as well, the Kryptonian hero and his wife were actually saved by the Harbinger, who gathered the worlds’ greatest heroes under the Monitor's order, so Clark and Lois found themselves in the D.E.O. headquarters together with Oliver Queen, Mia Queen, Kate Kane and Harbinger herself.

Harbinger brings the heroes to the D.E.O.

There, she reunites with Kara as Clark explained that he couldn't manage to save her mother. Few moments later, the heroes were informed of the Anti-Monitor's threat to the multiverse's existence; after the briefing, Lois and Clark told Kara that they couldn't find their son pod despite having sent it to Earth and Brainy started immediately into work to track it.

Lois decides to go to Earth-16.

Right after this, the quantum towers buried underneath National City, rose above the surface, fending off the antimatter wave approaching the planet; then Harbinger brought at the D.E.O. Barry Allen, Sara Lance and Ray Palmer, explaining that the Anti-Monitor's army of shadow demons would have attacked the city in order for them to destroy said building and allow the antimatter to consume that universe too. In that moment, Brainy informed he had tracked Jonathan's pod to Earth-16, in the year 2046, and although Superman was ready to go rescue his son, Oliver convinced him to stay behind to protect National City, prompting Lois to go in his place together with Sara and Brainy.

Lois rescues her baby on Earth-16.

After reaching Earth-16 Star City, Lois, Sara and Brainy followed the pod's tracker to the Arrowcave of that Earth and met a Oliver's doppelgänger, who had found the infant and took him to his lair in order to keep him safe from Grant Wilson's gangs. Initially the archer mistook them as foe, but later came to his senses after seeing Sara and being told she was from a parallel Earth. Then Lois took back her baby and thanked Oliver for protecting him.

Lois assist at Oliver's death.

Later the trio went to Earth-1, where Lois and Jonathan are reunited with Clark, just in time to assist Oliver's death after he sacrifice himself to allow the evacuation of three billion of Earth-38's inhabitants before it's destruction and the Monitor returned his body to his homeworld. Then, the Pariah appeared stating he had freed the Anti-Monitor and now everything is doomed.[10]

Looking for the Paragon of Truth

Clark, Lois and baby Jonathan during the Monitor's explanation.

After the Monitor informed everyone of the heroes that there are seven individuals known as Paragons, described as "beings of the purest will who can ultimately defeat the Anti-Monitor", two of them being Kara Danvers, the Paragon of Hope, and Sara Lance, the Paragon of Destiny, while other two being "the Bat of the future" as the Paragon of Courage and a Kryptonian who had suffer "more loss than any mortal man could endure" as the Paragon of Truth; Lois volunteered to look for the latter alongside her husband after leaving baby Jonathan in the care of Mick Rory from Earth-74.

Clark and Lois on Earth-75.

The couple first went to Earth-75 in order to verify if its Superman was the Paragon of Truth, however they received a message from Iris West-Allen informing them that Lex Luthor had stolen the Book of Destiny and was traveling the multiverse in search of every Supermen to get rid of all of them, having already succeeded in murdering the Superman of Earth-75, commenting they should speed-up their research before Lex managed to kill every single Superman in the multiverse.

Clark and Lois meet Earth-167's Clark.

Then, joined by Iris, Lois and Clark went to Earth-167's Smallville and met that universe's Clark Kent but, right after they informed him of the danger, all three of them are sent away by Lex, using the Book of Destiny.

Lois meets Earth-96 Clark.

Finally, the trio reached Earth-96 and met its Clark Kent, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet who has suffered the loss of all of the people he cared for in a terrorist attack at the newspaper, thus making him the Paragon of Truth; as the three explained the situation to him, he quickly changes into his Superman suit, getting quickly followed by Clark, stating his intention to help.

Lois uses the Book of Destiny to help Earth-96 Clark.

In that moment Luthor appeared, using the Book of Destiny to force Earth-96 Clark into trying to kill Earth-38 Clark; the two Supermen engaged in a battle through the skies of Earth-96 Metropolis, until Lois managed to knock Lex out. Using the Book of Destiny herself, she and the heroes were able to make Earth-96 Clark come back to his senses.

Clark's family and his Earth-96 counterpart on the Waverider.

Clark, Lois, Iris and Earth-96 Clark then returned to their base of operations, the Earth-74 Waverider, where Lois had her husband's Earth-96 counterpart met her son. Then, after Ray Palmer attempted to use a piece of technology to locate the other Paragons, they found out that Kate Kane was actually the Paragon of Courage.[11]

Taking people to Earth-1

Lois, beside Superman, at the briefing on the Waverider after finding the last Paragons.

On December 10, 2019, after with the assistance of Cisco Ramon the team managed to identify Barry Allen as the Paragon of Love, J'onn J'onzz as the Paragon of Honor and Ivy Town scientist Ryan Choi as the Paragon of Humanity, the heroes split: Ralph Dibny, Ray Palmer and Iris went to look for Choi, Diggle, Constantine and Mia visited Earth-666 in a last attempt to revive Oliver claiming his soul from Purgatory, while Clark, his Earth-96 counterpart, the Martian Manhunter and Sara, knowing that Earth-1 would have been the last reached by the antimatter wave, ventured the multiverse in order to save as much individuals as possible and take them to Earth-1, with Lois offering to stay on the Waverider bridge to coordinate the operations.

Lois talks with the Monitor.

After she saw Earth-73 being destroyed, leaving only seven Earths left in the multiverse, Lois talked with the Monitor about how ironic it is that she is witnessing the biggest story in history yet no one will be around to read it, the Monitor revealed that his world and family were destroyed as well. Lois asked what they were like and he fondly described them and how he regretted not prioritizing them over his work; the cosmic entity complimented Lois on her journalism skills with her ability to get him to open up.

Lois asks Earth-96 Superman why he put black on his crest.

They were interrupted by Earth-96 Superman breaching in, informing them that he was unable to save the inhabitants of an Earth. Lois asked him why he put black on his crest, to which he told her it was to honor his wife and because even in the darkest times, it was hope that lift people out of darkness. After the hero left to save more lives, Mar Novu vanished as well, leaving Lois alone on the bridge. Later, after all the Earths in the multiverse were consumed, Harbinger mysteriously appeared on the Waverider mind-controlled by the Anti-Monitor, knocking out all of the heroes with a single gesture and generating a massive antimatter wave that ultimately destroyed even Earth-1. The Monitor was killed while confronting his nemesis, giving Pariah the time to teleport the Paragons to the Vanishing Point. Lois, her husband, and the remaining heroes were swept away by the antimatter wave and killed like everyone else in the multiverse.[12]

New multiverse

One month later, Lois was restored to existence after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[13] As a result from the merging of Earth-38 with Earth-1 and Earth-TUD5, the timeline was slightly changed, resulting in Lois and Clark having two sons instead of one, as well as Lex Luthor never being arrested by Superman, and being known worldwide as a beloved and respected humanitarian.[14]

Early life

In the new multiverse, Lois's mother left her and her sister, Lucy, at some point in their childhood.[15] Throughout her life, Lois realized that her father's job was his number one priority. Accepting that wasn't easy, but she learned to live with it and somehow even came to respect him because she believed he was trying to do the right thing and thought that once she had a family, he could change and start to put them first.[16]

When they were young, Sam liked to tell Lois and Lucy that he set two state records in his senior year. At some point, Lois and Lucy snuck out with Sam's rum. Later, they took a sketchy bus back to base only to find him waiting for they and he got pissed.[17]

When Lois was 15, she only dated guys who would piss off her dad. At some point, she started dating a guy named Dave, who played in a Primus cover band. She found dating him awful and hasn't told any other guys she dated about it.[18]

Daily Planet and meeting Clark

Lois and Clark get to know each other.

In the 2000s, Lois began working at the Daily Planet, where she was partnered with the newbie reporter, Clark Kent. Jokingly, Lois asked Clark if Lombard had told him to wear a tie. The two introduced themselves, to which Lois stated she had never met a Clark before, though Clark said he only knew one Lois. Just than Ron Troupe arrived to excitedly remark that Superman's arrival was his path to a Pulitzer, showing Jimmy Olsen's pictures of the hero. Lois wasn't as excited, which led Clark to ask her if she thought heroes were a good thing; and she said Metropolis has many systemic issues beyond simple rescues.

At some point, Lois began investigating a case of an arsonist attacking and defacing minority-owned businesses with Nazi SS symbols. Clark was surprised not to know this and Lois pointedly said that Superman's arrival had drowned out her coverage of the situation; so Clark offered to help.

Lois and Clark investigate the Atom-Man on the Daily Planet.

As days passed, Lois and Clark worked around the clock to hunt down the neo-Nazi arsonist, calling and questioning many of his victims, until Lois discovered that one of their suspects was recently arrested. Sitting in the office of the Daily Planet, Clark complimented Lois' journalism before telling her that he had to get going. Lois jokingly asked if he had a big date, though Clark dismissed the idea. Before Clark moved to leave, Lois offered to ask Perry to give him his own beat in something such as local politics, but Clark declined and wished to stay alongside her.

The next day, Lois left to confront one of their suspects, Henry Miller. Miller revealed himself as the arsonist and was going to attack her, until she was saved by Superman, who froze the flamethrower and Lois could knock Miller down with a tazer. As Lois approached Superman, she asked for his name, suggesting "Mister Metropolis" or "Red and Blue Man". Superman said she'll come up with something and left, leaving Lois to decide upon dubbing the hero as "Superman".

Lois and Superman in their first broadcast interview.

Lois and Clark began falling in love and started dating. Eventually, Superman allowed himself to be interviewed by Lois on the Daily Planet. Lois questioned Superman about his childhood on Earth and the location in which he was raised. Superman dodged the identifiable questions and told her that he learned many languages ​​during his time on Earth as an attempt to connect with everyone. The interview then took a break and Lois left for a mic check and started talking to Janet, who said that Superman liked her and Lois said she was in love with Clark. Lois returned to Superman and apologized for being unprofessional, although reminded him that she won't go easy on him with the questions.

Sometime later, Lois went with Clark to Smallville to meet his mother, Martha Kent at Kent Farm. Clark then led Lois outside into the field, where he revealed that he is Superman.[19] When Lois caught Clark spying on her with his superhearing, she almost broke up with him, but Clark spent two weeks sending her flowers so she decided to get back in touch with him and rekindle the relationship since she was still in love.[20] Clark proposed to Lois at the Fortress of Solitude and the they were married in Smallville.[21]


Lois and Clark tell Martha they are having twins.

In 2006, Lois became pregnant. An ultrasound later revealed that she and Clark were going to have twin boys. They surprised Martha Kent with the news via the sonogram picture. Lois and Clark would later have twin boys, Jonathan and Jordan Kent.[21][19]

When the boys were about eighteen months old, Lois got pregnant again. An ultrasound revealed that the baby was a girl, and Lois intended to name her Natalie (after Lois's grandmother), but she had a miscarriage.[22]

On Earth-Prime, Lois calls Clark about their sons.

Jonathan was a happy, athletic kid, while Jordan had destructive outbursts and tantrums that were eventually diagnosed as social anxiety disorder.[21]

By 2009, Lois became a world-renowned journalist, being short-listed twice for the Pulitzer[23] and gaining the jealousy of Cat Grant, who became her rival.[24]

Ally Allston's cult

After Lucy lost her job and her fiancé, she moved in with Lois and her family in Metropolis, and eventually became involved with the Ally Allston's cult. Lois didn't agree with this, which made Lucy move and argue with her. Lois believed Ally was a "parasite" and responsible for the death of one of her followers, and swore to do whatever was necessary to bring Ally down. Eventually, Lois ended up saving Lucy when her took pills trying to see the Inverse World. Believing Lucy had tried to kill herself, Lois wrote an article of the Daily Planet exposing Ally and calling the group a cult, and it caused her and her sister to be speechless for years.[25][26]

Losses abound

In 2020, the day after Earth-Prime was created and Superman helped to stop the Anti-Monitor from destroying it once more, Lois called her husband while he was on patrol. She informed Clark that he was needed in Metropolis to deal with an issue regarding their sons.[14]

J'onn apparently restored Lois's Pre-Crisis memories, as she was aware of the multiverse, which people who J'onn didn't restore their memories didn't know existed, and that Lex wasn't the hero he was praised as in this new universe. Like Clark, her memories adjusted to the Post-Crisis timeline, fully aware of and remembering her twin children and new history.

Lois and Clark at the Daily Planet.

Lois dines with her children alone while Clark is on a mission. When Clark returns to their house in Metropolis, Lois tells him that he has missed Jordan's doctor's appointment and that Jonathan is about to become a starter in varsity football though he is a freshman.

The next morning, she drinks coffee with her family. After the twins go to school, she questions Clark if it's not time to tell them the truth. She then goes with Clark to the Daily Planet, where they discover that Morgan Edge has been firing employees, like Whit. Sam Foswell calls Clark and warns him that he too was fired.

Lois at Martha's funeral.

While talking to Clark, his phone rings indicating that his adoptive mother, Martha, had suffered a stroke and died. Lois went to the funeral in Smallville with her family. There, she consoles Clark and they met Cobb Branden and later Lana Lang and her family. After an awkward moment, they then go to talk on the kent farm while the kids go to the barn. They talk about Morgan Edge, whom Lois says is bad and Kyle Cushing disagrees and gets angry. Lana then tells him to go after the children. When the twins have an accident in the barn, Sarah Cushing runs to warn the Kents. They run over there and Clark saves the boys. After the doctor arrives and examines the boys, discovering that they were not injured, Lois questions Clark again about telling them the truth.

Lois and Clark at Smallville bank.

The next morning, Lois and Clark go to the Smallville Bank to meet with Lana, who works there and informs them that, due to Martha's helpfulness to the poorer people of Smallville, the bank has the right to possess the farm unless Clark and Lois buy it. When they return home, the twins say they have found a spaceship and then the parents decide to tell the truth. Lois holds Clark's glasses while he lifts the truck with his hands and levitates it in the air. Lois tells the children that she was also surprised when she found out, but they are angry that they didn't know the truth before and left.

At night, Lois takes a call when she sees Clark battling a stranger on TV. When Clark returns home with the children, they reveal to her that Jordan has powers. When Jon makes a mean comment, Lois asks him to go to his room. The next day, Lois and Clark tell Lana that they have decided to keep the farm. Lois questions Lana if she knew that Morgan Edge is one of the bank's associates and she says she didn't know.[21]

Moving to Smallville

Leaving the Daily Planet
"You do your Superman stuff, and I'll do my Lois Lane stuff."
—Lois Lane to Clark Kent[src]

Lois and Clark move to Smallville.

Lois and the Kent family move to Smallville to the Kent farm; Lois thinks that this is opportunity for new family memories and to fall in love with Clark all over again. After a long day, the Kents eat take-out for dinner, while the boys discuss their problems with going to Smallville High School; namely, Jonathan has not gotten the football playbook from Coach Gaines and Jordan does not like his selection of classes. Clark and his wife tell Jordan that one reason they moved to Smallville was to have a safe place to train him in his power usage and going to regular school is not a good idea. Dinner ceases, as Jordan runs from the table, upset, and Jonathan leaves to talk to Eliza.

The next morning, Lois drives Jonathan to school as Clark takes Jordan to the Fortress of Solitude. As Lois sits in a diner researching Morgan Edge's past dealings with New Carthage, she notices that a woman is watching her. Lana Lang and Kyle Cushing enter the diner, greet Lois, and invite her to the Cushing family barbecue. Kyle notices Lois' work, but when the mayor walks past, Kyle is distracted from arguing. Lois learns of the city council meeting.

Lois received a call from her father that he was coming to the farm. As the sun set, Clark hugged Lois happily; Clark and Jordan were closer as father-son. As Lois told Clark about the council meeting, Clark heard the approach of Sam. Lois volunteered to take their sons to the meeting so the men could be alone.

At the meeting, Lois told the boys to behave and that they would not be there for long. Lois confronts the woman from the diner; she is Chrissy Beppo of the Smallville Gazette and she has admired Lois for awhile but was too scared to introduce herself. As the meeting starts and Mayor George Dean introduces Morgan Edge, Chrissy tells Lois that she can write for her paper anytime. Morgan promises over 600 jobs, but Lois wants to know if that number is an estimate or not, because Morgan failed New Carthage when he went there with promises of opportunity. Morgan lets the citizens know with an backhanded compliment that he is Lois' boss, before he has the people see him as a provider who has the option to change his mind if Lois pursues her questions. The meeting ends, with Lois sitting quietly.

The next day, Lois listens as Clark tells of his battle in Mongolia. Lois begins her article on Edge and the research that she did. Clark reminds her that she is writing negatively about her boss; she tells him politely to do his thing as Superman, while she does hers.

Lois resigns from the Daily Planet.

The Kents go to the Cushing barbecue; Kyle lectures Lois about how Smallville needs Edge's money and the jobs he promises, before the town loses more people and opportunities. Lois tells Clark to leave when Clark is distracted because he is needed elsewhere. At the barbecue, Lois met the firefighter Tom Mitchell.[27]

When Morgan Edge edited and rewrote her article, Lois resigned and joined the Smallville Gazette, with her new editor-in-chief being Chrissy Beppo.[28]

Working for the Smallville Gazette
"We have been here a week, and somebody's already tried to blow up my car."
—Lois Lane[src]

The Kent family paints the house when Clark becomes Superman to stop a bridge collapse in China; the family then discusses how Superman can hear distress far away. The boys want to know what was the most embarrassing thing Clark heard, but Lois insists that the conversation stays age-appropriate with her high school freshman sons. Switching the subject, Lois and Clark talk to the boys about not drawing attention to their father's secret identity or even Jordan's sporadic powers.

The next evening over dinner, Clark and Lois talked about the twins' reaction to Clark's eavesdropping; she reminded him that he almost lost her because of it when he eavesdropped on her when they were first dating. Back then, Clark spent two-weeks' pay on flowers to win her back; Lois said that the promise to stop was more important and asked him to do the same with the twins.

Lois and Chrissy watch Lois' car as it burns.

The next morning, Lois interviews Sharon Powell and her son's connection to Morgan Edge. Afterwards, Chrissy feels that Lois should slow down on trying to pursue such a big story. Suddenly, a explosion occurs; the ladies run outside to Victoria May's to see Lois' car on fire. When Lois gets home, Clark consoles her; she notices the flowers he bought.

The next night, Lois listens as Clark confronts Jordan about joining the Smallville Crows. The conversation gets heated and the twins are sent to their rooms. As Lois prepares to see Sharon Powell in New Carthage, she tells Clark not to think so much about the anger of the 14-year old Jordan. She borrows Clark's truck, joking about her lost car.

Lois goes to a motel in New Carthage to meet with Sharon. She notices the door ajar, but enters; there is evidence of a struggle. Lois sees a tall man and runs but he stops her. Lois stabs him in the ear with an ink pen but he is not deterred. Lois uses the ELT; Superman is there in seconds. Lois runs to where the man was and finds Sharon unconscious. Lois unties the rope around Sharon's neck and calls for Superman; he allows his foe to escape to take Sharon to a hospital.

The next morning, Lois accompanies Clark as he asks Coach Gaines for a job as his assistant; Lois convinces Gaines by saying that Clark will work for free. Later, she returns to work where she and Chrissy wonder about the tall, super-strong man.[20]

Sitting with Chrissy during the rain, Lois watched as her sons played the home-opener football game; they noticed that Morgan Edge and Mayor George Dean were both there. Lois felt that Edge was there, pretending to care about the citizens. Sam approached the women and became upset when he realized that Jordan was demonstrating super powers.

Lois and Sam went to the farm to discuss the possibility that Jordan had powers when Clark arrived and defended his wife against her father. Sam realized that the Kent family moved to Smallville to develop Jordan's powers. Sam explained his situation about Intergang and Thaddeus Killgrave to the Kents but Clark retorted that his sons were his top priority. Sam decided to send the weekend to understand the family's choices better.

Chrissy will not publish Lois' article against Edge.

Lois went to the Gazette to talk to Chrissy about her article against Edge when Leslie Larr arrived and reminded Lois that she has a contract with the Daily Planet that Lois cannot defame Morgan under penalty. Chrissy told Lois that the article could not be published because the Gazette did not have any lawyers.

The next morning, Lois, after asking Clark to attend the town meeting, went to the Shuster Mine and confronted Morgan and Leslie. Morgan and Lois asked each other for the real reason that the other was in Smallville, given that both have been exposed to greater.

Lois went to the town meeting with Chrissy, but Clark did not show. As Lois was leaving, she was asked by Lana to have drinks with her and to talk. As Lois got ready, Clark apologized for not attending the meeting; Lois did not want to discuss it, but she said she understood that her husband is Superman and is busy.

Lois and Lana at a bar.

At the bar, Lana told Lois that Lois changed Clark and made him a better man.

When Lois got home, she learned that Jonathan and Jordan had an encounter with Tag Harris that Superman had to diffuse. Later, Clark tried to have a romantic dinner with his wife in the barn, but Sam called with an emergency; Lois allowed Superman to leave, blowing him a kiss as he sped away.[23]

Morgan Edge's rise

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Lois and Clark at Smallville Harvest Festival.

As Lois makes breakfast the next morning, the news shows that Superman has increased his activity around the world.[27]

Eventually, Lois discovered that the man she encountered was not Marcus Bridgewater. So she asked for Chrissy's help and they found out he was actually the Stranger; John Henry Irons. Lois managed to arrive in time and stop Clark from killing him.[29]

Lois and Sam arrive as John is about to stab Superman.

Then he was arrested by the DOD, but released after saving Superman from Reno Rosetti in Project 7734. Lois asked Lana to infiltrate Edge EnerCorp to spy on Morgan Edge[30] and eventually, he sent Emily Phan and Jasper Townes to kill her, but Sam stopped them.[31] When Morgan Edge revealed himself as Tal-Rho, Clark's half-Kryptonian brother,[32] he threatened Lois and the kids if Clark didn't go with him, so Clark went and Lois called asking for John Irons' help.[33]

Lois and Diggle confront Sam Lane.

Irons and Sam wanted to kill him, but Lois didn't agree. In the meantime, Lois found John Diggle at the DOD and revealed to John Irons that her husband was Superman, but for him that didn't change anything. Superman was possessed by Zod but thanks to Irons' distraction, Clark heard Lois' voice and returned to normal. He and Irons captured Edge and returned home.[34]

Clark and Lois talk about a fail safe.

Eventually, Edge escaped[35] and went to Metropolis, where Lois went to report the event and was nearly killed by Leslie Larr. Edge ended up kidnapping Jordan and implanting Zeta-Rho's consciousness in him,[36] but thanks to Lois he was able to resist and banish Zeta from his mind.[37]

A new beginning

Meeting Natalie

The Kent family sees Natalie's arrival.

After Morgan Edge was defeated, Lois went to a party at the Cushings' house, where she met Chrissy and they decided build a newspaper owned and operated by themselves. For reporters who put the story first no matter the consequences. Lois later attended the "funeral" of Jor-El's A.I. along with her family, when a ship crashed and left Natalie Lane Irons, daughter of John Irons, which confused Lois with her mother, surprising everyone.[37]

Natalie attempted to hug Lois but John stopped her and explained that she was not her mother. Lois stood in silent shock until the two departed in John's trailer. The next three months, Lois repeatedly tried to reach out to Natalie over, but she refused to speak to her. Over this three months, Chrissy attempted to hire new reporters for the Smallville Gazette, like Micahel, but could not find anyone who was both affordable and met Lois' standards.

Upon returning home, Lois caught Jon and his girlfriend about to have sex and got mad at Clark for leaving him unsupervised. When Jordan got home, she asked where he was, and he said he was just on a date with Sarah at the lake.

John called Lois and set up a meeting between her and Natalie at Victoria May's. He took Natalie to Smallville and met with Lois and seeing her, Natalie angrily stormed out, and Lois followed her. She told Natalie that although she was not her mother she still wanted to get to know and be friends with her, and offered them to stay at the Kent Farm for the time being, which she accepted.[15]

Rise of Ally Allston

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The next morning, Lois made a breakfast for everyone, but Natalie said she was vegan and Clark started having painful visions. Eventually, Lucy tried to debunk Lois' story about Ally Allston on a podcast and Lois invited her to Smallville so they could talk, but at Lucy's request, Lois met Ally instead,[38] and Ally went with several men to intimidate her.

After the earthquakes that were happening in the city, Lois went to interview Kit Faulkner, the chief of operations of the AmerTek mining operation in Smallville, but found nothing. So Lois asked for help from John Irons, who initially refused to help but eventually accepted. He found it wasn't earthquakes, but something trying to get out of the mines, which might have something to do with Clark's painful visions. Eventually, an armored monster escaped the mines.[25]

Lois and Lucy argue.

Lois and Chrissy found out that Ally was going to give a lecture in New Carthage, so Chrissy infiltrated the meeting and Lois went looking for Lucy. She found her in a hotel and Lucy confronted her, recording Lois admitting that she hated Ally and had left Lucy's vision out of the story. Chrissy saw the video and got mad at Lois for always telling half-truths.[26]

Lois was watching a video of Ally when she recognized Dr Kit Faulkner and went to talk to her at AmerTek, but when she arrived, she saw that the monster that escaped from the mines (a Superman doppelganger) had killed Kit and upon seeing Lois, he ran away. She then called Superman and they went to Ally's apartment to warn that she was also in danger. There, she found Chrissy and the monster attacked again, but this time he was stopped and arrested by Superman. At night, Lois went to Sarah's quinceañera with her family and found Chrissy, who said that Ally drugged her and made her enter an Inverse World that Ally dominated. She said Ally was dangerous and they needed to stop her together.[39]

The Lane family at the Smallville Crows game.

Eventually, Sam convinced Lucy to go to the Kent Farm and make amends with Lois. They were initially hostile, but Lucy was happy to be reunited with her nephews again and ended up staying all day. In the evening, Lois went with her and Sam to watch Jonathan's football game. Lucy believed that Lois had already accepted Ally's teachings, but Lois told her that Ally was still dangerous and poisoned Chrissy without her consent and they argued again until Lucy left.[17]


"If you're not, I will, Smallville."
—Lois Lane to Clark Kent on teaming up with the heroes of Earth-1[src]

Lois is described as "an award-winning, tenacious, righteous, and stubborn reporter who will go to any lengths to get the story and almost never fails".[40] She is known to do anything to get to the bottom of a story, even risking her own life in the process; according to Lois herself, "when you get kidnapped, you're on the right track" in reporting.[41] Lois is known to be a strong and assertive woman, more than capable of handling herself in dangerous situations. She is also kind and open-minded, as evidenced by her admiration of Superman and Supergirl, both extraterrestrials.

Lois has a difficult relationship with her father, Sam Lane, partly due to his disapproval of/interfering in her relationships with men and mainly because of his immoral traits, as Sam has an anti-view on all aliens in general.[2] For unknown reasons, Lois also does not get along with her younger sister, Lucy Lane at all.[1]

Lois is quite outspoken and direct, often reminding Clark not to "beat around the bush", as a result, she is also somewhat inhibited regarding her private or sexual life.[9] Lois has an innate excitable and adventurous side, never wanting to miss the chance to be into the field; this was demonstrated when she watched Barry Allen and Oliver Queen starting a fight and began cheering for the first or when she told Clark that if he doesn't want to go to Earth-1 to fight A.M.A.Z.O., she would have been happy to do it.[6]

As a wife and mother, Lois is very warm and loving towards her husband, Clark and her son, Jonathan Kent.[10] She is also an extremely compassionate woman, capable of using the Book of Destiny by concentrating on her love as Lex Luthor did with his hatred, and helping the brainwashed Superman of Earth-96 come back to his senses;[11] it was later explained by Lex that using the Book of Destiny is impossible if it's user is not deeply focused on something, proving the strength of her love and compassion, which also led Mar Novu himself opening up with Lois over his own past losses.[12]

In the new multiverse, Lois has a good relationship with her father, Sam Lane, due to the fact that he is open-minded and does not have an anti-view on all aliens in general.

Lois is a loving wife and mother, as she cares about her husband, Clark Kent, and her sons, Jonathan Kent and Jordan Kent, she supports Clark's vigilante activities, despite the fact that it takes an emotional toll on her, due to his absence, she also respects Clark's decisions, even if he does not agree with some of them; such as keeping his identity as Superman a secret from their sons, Jonathan and Jordan until they reach adulthood, even though she believed they should have just told them the truth from the beginning.

Lois has a good relationship with both of her sons, Jonathan and Jordan, however, she is far more concern for her son, Jordan; due to his social anxiety disorder. But this does not necessarily mean that he does not care about Jonathan.

Lois has a sense of justice, honor and good morals; for example, when Morgan Edge started new business in Smallville; due to it's financial downfall, she attempted to expose his attempt to destroy the town, just like he had done with previous small towns. But the article that she wrote, regarding Morgan's misdeeds was prevented; due to the fact that he is the new owner of Daily Planet.

After realizing that as long as the Daily Planet is still owned by Morgan, the latter will always twist the truth, to prevent anything from affecting his reputation, Lois ultimately resigns from the Daily Planet and joins the Smallville Gazette in order to expose Morgan as the corrupt businessman he truly is.

Powers and abilities

Original multiverse

Former powers

  • Abilities via the Book of Destiny: Using the book, Lois was able to perform metaphysical feats, until she gave it back to his owner.[11]


"One small step for Lois Lane, one giant leap for Lois Lane's career."
"Says the woman who is already the most famous, feared, and intrepid reporter on two planets.
—Lois Lane and Clark Kent[src]
  • High-level intellect/Expert tactician/Leader: Lois is highly intelligent, being considered her greatest rival by Cat Grant herself.[5] Despite her well-known recklessness, Lois is quite an exceptional tactician, having formed a team consisting of Martian Manhunter and Brainiac 5 to assist Superman in the final fight against John Deegan, even bringing them to Earth-1 just at the right time. She is always full of good advice and has proven to be a capable leader,[6][9] managing to coordinate the heroes from the Earth-74 Waverider in a massive operation to evacuate the Earths that were about to being reached by the antimatter.[12]
    • Expert investigator: As an award-winning and one of the best, if not the best reporter of the Daily Planet, Lois is an exceptional investigator, as she follows every lead and rumor to discover the truth behind any story.[5][41] Mar Novu himself complimented Lois skills and her ability to get everyone to open up with her.[12]
    • Expert driver: Lois is capable of driving multiple vehicles with ease.[29]
  • Stealth: Lois was able to sneak up behind and knock out Lex Luthor without being noticed.[11]
  • Network: As a top reporter of the Daily Planet, Lois has a wide array of contacts.


Original multiverse

  • Solar hammer: Lois briefly wielded a mysterious war hammer, usually stored in the Fortress of Solitude, that, whenever is activated, touched or comes in contact with a surface, generates a burst of light energy.[9]

Former equipment

New multiverse



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  • Given Lois' estranged relationship with her sister, Lucy Lane; this might explain why she is has a close, sister-like relationship with her cousin-in-law, Kara Danvers.
  • Lois seems to be fond of pashminas.[6][9]
  • Lois is the first known human to visit and later on live in a Kryptonian city.

Behind the scenes

  • Lois Lane first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June, 1938) and was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. She is an investigative reporter at the Daily Planet and Superman's main love interest.
    • Unlike her DC comics counterpart, the Arrowverse's version of Lois and her sister, Lucy Lane, do not get along at all.
    • Like her DC comic book counterpart, Lois does not have a good relationship with her father.
    • Just like her comic book counterpart, Lois often calls Clark by the nickname "Smallville", which she has given to him due to his origins as a "small-town-farm-boy".[6] This originated in Superman: The Animated Series.
  • Elizabeth Tulloch is the fifth actress to portray Lois Lane whose older than the actor portraying Superman; she is 6 years older than Tyler Hoechlin while Amy Adams is 9 years older than Henry Cavill, Teri Hatcher is 2 years older than Dean Cain, Lesley Ann Warren is 3 years older than David Wilson, and Margot Kidder was 4 years older than Christopher Reeve.
  • Lois' wardrobe emulates the comic book character's outfits on Elizabeth Tulloch's request. When she got the role, Tulloch personally emailed the wardrobe designer, asking for Lois' outfit to be purple after seeing pictures of the character depicted in her trademark color in other media on Twitter. She reportedly said, "We have to have her in purple! It's her color!"[42]
    • The dress Lois wears when Clark proposes to her pays homage to Margot Kidder's Lois Lane from the Superman films.[43]
  • Lois is the first Supergirl​ character to be introduced on another show, The Flash​, before appearing in her own show.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Childish Things"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Red Faced"
  3. "Hostile Takeover"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The Adventures of Supergirl"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Stronger Together"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 "Elseworlds, Part 1"
  7. "How Does She Do It?"
  8. "American Alien"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 "Elseworlds, Part 3"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three"
  13. "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four"
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five"
  15. 15.0 15.1 "What Lies Beneath"
  16. "Loyal Subjekts"
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Tried and True"
  18. "Truth and Consequences"
  19. 19.0 19.1 "A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events"
  20. 20.0 20.1 "The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 "Pilot"
  22. "Holding the Wrench"
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Haywire"
  24. "Prom Night!"
  25. 25.0 25.1 "The Thing in the Mines"
  26. 26.0 26.1 "The Inverse Method"
  27. 27.0 27.1 "The Best of Smallville"
  28. "Heritage"
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Man of SteelMan of Steel
  30. "Holding the Wrench"
  31. "Loyal Subjekts"
  32. "O Mother, Where Art Thou?"
  33. "A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events"
  34. "Through the Valley of Death"
  35. "Fail Safe"
  36. "The Eradicator"
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Last Sons of Krypton"
  38. "The Ties That Bind"
  39. "Girl... You'll Be a Woman, Soon"
  40. EXCLUSIVE: Arrowverse Crossover Breakdown For Lois Lane! - ThatHashtagShow
  41. 41.0 41.1 "Bunker Hill"
  42. Elizabeth Tulloch "We HAVE to have her in purple!"
  43. Elizabeth Tulloch tribute to Margot Kidder