"Ma" Kent is the otherwise unnamed adoptive mother of Clark Kent and the wife of the otherwise unnamed "Pa" Kent.


The woman was born and raised in Smallville, Kansas.[1] She eventually got married and lived on the Kent Farm with her husband, but didn't have children.

In 1979, when Kal-El arrived from the doomed planet of Krypton and landed in Smallville, the woman and her husband found his pod; being a kind-hearted couple, they raised the boy as their own son and named him "Clark Kent". The woman and her husband taught Clark important lessons and strong moral values as he grew up, which led him deciding to use the extraordinary powers he gained on Earth from its yellow sun to do good, fighting evil and protecting the innocent as Superman.[2]

In 2018, before leaving Earth for more than nine months, Clark did some repairs on the Kent Farm to ensure it was alright for "Ma".[3]



Season 1

  • "Pilot(indirectly mentioned)

Season 4

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Clark's adoptive mother is named Martha Kent, though in the Golden Age, she was called Mary Kent. In many versions of Superman's myth, after the Kents adopted Clark, they gave him a first name which was the woman's maiden name, "Clark".


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