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The Chlois theory is the idea of Chloe Sullivan ending up as a reporter under the name Lois Lane in the future in the Smallville fandom. This is due to the fact that Chloe had the same kind of personality that Lois does in the comics/Lois & Clark and the fact that she wants to be a reporter. Canon-wise, Chloe Sullivan was revealed to be the cousin of Lois Lane.
There are three types to the Chlois theory:
- The Pseudonym theory - Chloe started to use the name Lois Lane as a pen name, which she did canonically in Season 3. It was believed that at some point in the future she would change her name to Lois Lane. (This theory took a hit after the appearance of Erica Durance as Lois Lane in Season 4.)
- The Identity Switch theory - Chloe would take over Lois' identity at some point in the future, changing her name to Lois Lane and hair color to brown. In this version of the Chlois theory, Erica Durance's Lois Lane would die or disappear... or alternatively, agree to give her identity to Chloe.
- The Names Don't Matter theory - Chloe retains the name "Chloe Sullivan" but acquires all the iconic characteristics of Lois Lane: a strong, opinionated award-winning reporter who works at the Daily Planet, is married to Clark Kent, and knows Superman's secret identity.
- Chlois Theory: Smallville Wikia