You'll Never Be Able To Name 100% Of These Smallville Characters!

How many of these Smallville faces do you know?

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Before Arrow, The Flash, Suicide Squad, the DCEU or "Marthaaaa!", there was Tom Welling and the cosy town of Smallville.

While not the first (nor last) superhero-based - or even Superman-based - TV series, Smallville tackled the DC hero's mythos with a fresh approach, getting in on the pre-Metropolis baby-faced Clark Kent when Superman was just a humble lad from Kansas.

In the show, Clark gradually learns to develop and control his superpowers, while navigating a bulging cast of villains, frenemies, love interests and, uhh, vampires... (see season five's fifth episode, Thirst - complete with Buffy Sanders).

Running from 2001 to 2011, for 217 super-powered episodes spread across 10 seasons, Smallville's longevity was built on its blend of superhero derring-do and high-stakes teen drama.

Since the tenth season's double-bill finale - in which a newly-minted Superman vanquishes Darkseid, before the episode ends on the Man of Steel tearing open his shirt to reveal the iconic S - the series has continued on in comic book form, DVD boxsets and even some streaming services. So you've got no excuse not to get all of these right! Right?

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Writer, editor and lifelong critic of test screenings, money men and films-by-committee. Let the work speak for itself, even if it has the voice of Moaning Myrtle.