Clark Kent

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Name: Clark Kent, Kal-El, Superman
Occupation: journalist, superhero
Location: Metropolis, Smallville
Status: alive
Relationships: Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van (parents), Kara Zor-El (cousin), Karen Starr (Earth-2 cousin),
Jonathan and Martha Kent (adoptive parents), Conner Kent (genetic half-clone)
Lois Lane (wife or love interest in most universes), Diana (love interest or wife in AUss), Lana Lang (love interest), Lori Lemaris (love interest),
Christopher Kent (foster son), Jonathan Samuel Kent (son), Jason White (son in Superman Returns)
Fandom: Superman, DC Comics, Justice League, DCAU, Legion of Super-Heroes
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Clark Kent is a fictional character from the DC Comics universe and is the secret identity of Superman. He has appeared in many DC properties across various media over the last seventy years. The way these two identities are balanced is an important element in defining the character, and varies between different interpretations. In the early comics Clark was almost an after-thought, tacked on to Superman to make it easier for him to find out about situations that needed his help. Later interpretations, most notably John Byrne's redevelopment of the character, made Clark more important. For example, in Lois and Clark, modelled closely on Byrne's run, it's evident that Clark is the real person, Superman is a construct created out of expediency:

"Lois, Superman is what I can do. Clark is who I am." [1]

The current action-orientated comics incarnation seems to be veering away from Clark as the important side of his personality, to the dismay of older fans.

Aside from comics fandom his primary fannish incarnations are from the shows Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Smallville. He is often paired romantically with Lois Lane (see Clark/Lois), Lex Luthor (see Clark/Lex), and Batman (alter ego Bruce Wayne, see Clark/Bruce).

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