Jonathan Kent (Smallville)
|Relationships:||Martha Kent (wife), Clark Kent (adopted son)|
|Other:||Portrayed by John Schneider|
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He is an organic farmer whose family had lived in the town of Smallville for a long time. He married Martha Clark, a city girl from Metropolis, and they adopted a son Clark, actually an alien from the planet Krypton. He died in season 5 of the show.
Fannish Engagement with the Character
Fans frequently refer to Jonathan's platitudes, such as "those cows won't feed themselves," in ways that range from lovingly mocking to hatefully mocking. His character was sometimes seen as one note, and Jonathan tends to be less popular in fanworks than the other parental-generation characters.
Fanon about the Character
One trope in fanfiction was that Jonathan would do anything to protect Clark's secret, leading to darkfic. His canonical hatred of the Luthor family often extended to rejecting Clark's relationship with Lex in Clark/Lex stories.