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Clark Kent no background by arunion Clark Kent no background by arunion
Kal-El was born to Jor-El and Lara on the planet Krypton. His parents, desperate to save their son from a dying world, launched him toward Earth in the moments just before the planet's destruction.

The infant Kryptonian arrived in Smallville, Kansas, where Jonathan and Martha Kent found him and raised him as their son. They gave him the name Clark, and nurtured him with a virtuous sense of responsibility. It became obvious that the young Clark was gifted with superhuman abilities; incredible strength and speed, flight, and the ability to project heat beams from his eyes. He would later discover that the abilities were brought about by exposure to the Sun.

Jonathan and Martha taught Clark to hide his abilities in an effort to allow their adopted son a chance at a normal life. Clark agreed with his parents, downplaying his strength, and even wearing eyeglasses to feign vision problems.

In high school and college, Clark showed aptitude in writing, and majored in journalism at Kansas State. He worked for the Smallville Gazette for a time, before moving to the big city of Metropolis. He eventually landed a job working for the Daily Planet, where he became the partner and rival of the newspaper's star reporter, Lois Lane.

After working on an exclusive series of stories about Lexcorp's advancements in the field of robotics, Clark befriended the company's founder and chief scientist, Lex Luthor. The entrepreneur's desire to use his intellect to correct injustice in his city inspired Clark.

Eventually, Clark decided he could no longer stand on the sidelines as criminal organizations, like Intergang, preyed upon the law-abiding citizens of Metropolis. Inventing a costumed persona, Clark used his Kryptonian abilities to fight against lawlessness. The astounded citizens of the world applauded his heroism, and the Daily Planet was the first to name him Superman, thanks to a headline by Clark's rival, Lois Lane.

In order to protect his friends, colleagues and family, Superman refused to reveal his identity, maintaining his alter ego as a mild-mannered reporter.
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JayBay15 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Sounds like an intro to a video game! Let's go :D!
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Pity. I'm most familiar with Smallville's Lex, who strikes me as loyal to a fault; if Smallville's Clark had trusted that Lex with the truth when he should have, I have no doubt Lex would literally have protected Clark -- and his secret -- with his life.
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arunion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I couldn't really get into Smallville, but I do like the idea that they begin as friends.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I like the idea of them beginning as friends, and also the idea that, after everything, they might still end as friends.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Great Clark Kent, and I very much like the backstory you've given him -- especially his friendship with Lex Luthor. Does your Clark ever trust Lex with the whole truth about himself?
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arunion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
No. Clark is no dummy. He's very much aware that a man of Lex's ambitions will not hesitate to use any means at his disposal to neutralize a potential threat. Lex isn't sure he can trust Superman, even at the beginning.
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