Clark Kent/Lois Lane
|Pairing:||Clark Kent/Lois Lane|
|Alternative name(s):||Clois, CK/LL|
|Gender category:||Het, M/F|
|Fandom:||DC Comics, DC Comics Animated Universe, Superman, Superman Returns, Smallville, Man of Steel, Justice League|
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Lois & Clark
The early seasons of the show revolved around the couple's UST and the love triangle with Superman, even though Lois nearly marries Lex Luthor and both date others (Mayson Drake, Dan Scardino). Once Lois learns Clark's alternate identity, they soon get engaged, but there's a weird & unpopular arc where Clark accidentally marries a frog-eating Lois clone before the couple finally marry. Most of the final season has them working together as husband and wife.
Lois and Clark originally only had a brother/sister relationship in the first couple seasons together (both also officially paired off with other people). They become canon in Season 9, officially dating, while in Season 10 had them getting engaged.
Lois & Clark
The pairing is almost completely dominant in this fandom, with very little else written, except occasionally as a prequel to the "true" relationship. Tropes include:
- revelation stories
- first time stories, often with Clark as a virgin
- amnesia stories set during alternate versions of the Nightfall episode, 'All Shook Up'
- hurt/comfort stories, often where Lois takes care of an injured Superman
- episode tags to 'That Old Gang of Mine' (TOGOM), in which Lois believes Clark to have died
- alien sex stories exploring Clark's non-human nature and especially how he & Lois might have children together
- immortal-Clark angst
- stories where Lois is reincarnated
- pretend couple stories, often undercover investigating a story
- Green Card stories and other forced or accidental marriage scenarios
- canonical alternate dimensions with alt-Clark or alt-Lois from the 'Tempus, Anyone?' episodes
- and many more...
With Lois Lane's first appearance in Season 4, the pairing took off in a big way. Some fans had already shipped them together do their comicsverse relationship and the fact that it was more than likely endgame, however a lot of other fans were disappointed the series went that way due to them shipping Clark with Chloe, Lana or Lex. The pairing is sometimes referred to as 'Clois'.
Lois & Clark
- Strange Visitor From the Congo by Wendy Richards. Alternate universe Lois (1999)
- Are You Lonesome Tonight...? by Doc Klein's LabRat. Amnesia story, AU 'All Shook Up' (2000)
- When Friends Become Lovers by Kathy Brown & Demi. Post-TOGOM (2000)
- Lois/Clark recs at Het Reccers
- Static by Kasuchi, Rated Explicit, "You haven't forgotten that we're partners, have you?" When Clark gets sent on a round-the-world assignment detail, he and Lois communicate via phonecalls.
- Volar (Or, Flight) by Kasuchi, When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
- Somos (We Are) by Kasuchi, We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Integration (Five People Who Had Lois and Clark Figured Out) by Kasuchi
Archives and Communities
- Clark Kent/Lois Lane tagged works on AO3
- Clark/Lois works at FFN category Superman (comics)
- Clark/Lois works at FFN category Superman (films)
- Clark/Lois works at FFN category Smallville
- Clark/Lois works at FFN category Lois and Clark
- The Clois Fanfiction Archive
- Cloisverse, community for any version
- svclois, community for the Smallville version
- clois_icons, icons comm
- cloisfic, fanfiction comm
- 12 Days of Clois, a holiday challenge comm
- inhereyes_icons, icon comm
- clois_vids, vids comm
- clois_fest, static fest comm
- cloisicontest, static icontest comm
- clois_news, static news comm
- clois_scans, static scans comm
- clois_daily, static daily comm
- At Smallville Multishippers Clois tags are: banners, fanfic, icons, manips, videos, wallpaper
- Are You True?, the Smallville fanlisting for the relationship
- Redboots.net, fansite
- Happy Ending.org, (defunct) previous location for the above fanlisting and fansite
- Pimp the Clois (defunct Smallville ship fanlisting)
- Devoted to Clois (defunct fansite)
- Moon Gazing (defunct fansite)
- Forever Clois.com (defunct fansite)
- Prologue (defunct fansite?)
- Secret-Friends.net (defunct fansite)
- Being with you is stronger than me alone., essay by seersha at ship_manifesto (2004)
- Shipper's manifesto: Lois Lane/Clark Kent by verogeller at het_reccers (2012)
- Clark and Lois relationship at Smallville Wiki