Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network to start publishing your own articles.Yes, we all know how the story goes. We all know that this is the final season of "Smallville" and that Clark Kent always ends up with Lois Lane (Erica Durance). But is Lois really the woman for Clark? Wouldn't he be better off with Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) or Chloe Sullivan (Alison Mack)? Here then is each of these women would rate as the better half of Metropolis' Superman.
Lana Lang - The Tragic Girl Next DoorFarm breed and raised next door to Clark, Lana was the Man of Steel's first love. Never mind that she somehow ends up being duped into marring Lex Luther (Michael Rosenbaum) by season six (in the episode "Promise"), or that she has relationships with Whitney Fordman (Eric Johnson), Adam Knight (Ian Somerhalder), and Jason Teague (Jensen Ackles) along the way. After all this show spans 10 seasons and Lana spent a good deal of those seasons trying to get a little bit of honesty out of Clark Kent. But let's put all that aside. In the end, Lana never stops loving Clark and in a moment of self sacrifice she leaves Smallville so she doesn't interfere with Clark's ultimate destiny. So how would Lana fare if she were to marry Clark Kent? First, there is their mutual attraction, coupled that with the fact that they have a friendship based on shared history and you have the start of a good relationship. Add to that the fact that Lana grows from a tragic orphaned figure into a self assured woman who doubles as a superhero by season eight, and you end up with a compelling match for Clark. On a 10 point scale then, let's give Lana a solid 8 as a match for Clark. She would rate higher if she hadn't married the show's archvillain.
Chloe Sullivan - The Best FriendBefore writers matched her up with Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan looked like a girl who would hold a torch for Clark for as long as "Smallville" stayed on the air, so we know that she is at least attracted to Clark. Add to that that she had a crush on him long before she found out about his super powers and that she has been the most loyal friend that any superhero can hope for and you have the foundation for a good relationship. Bright, spunky, and driven, Chloe would make a supportive partner for Clark on those troublesome days when Jor-El messes with his head. Though she can get into her fair share of trouble, this computer geek/newspaper reporter has also helped Clark on a number of his adventures. The only big drawback to Chloe Sullivan, and unfortunately it's a big one, is that Clark has never reciprocated her love for him. Because of that, poor Chloe can rate no higher than a 6 or a 7 as a match for Clark Kent, which is too bad because Chloe Sullivan is a Lois Lane with a heart.
Lois Lane - The Femme FataleLet's be honest, if he wasn't a Kryptonian superhero, Lois Lane would be the death of Clark Kent. Impulsive, head strong, and totally independent, Lois more often than not will place her own feelings ahead of Clark's. And while it's easy to picture Clark happy on a farm with either Lana or Chloe, it's hard to picture him on a farm with such a globetrotting wannabe. Yes, there is a mutual attraction here, and yes Lois Lane is a strong woman with a big enough backbone to butt heads with the Man of Steel. Yet in the end, the best role for Lois Lane to play, is that of a professional partner for Clark Kent. Heaven forbid these two should actually get married and attempt to have kids, since it would be poor Clark who would most likely end up changing diapers while Lois cover's the latest war halfway around the world. Though love can certainly change things around, I just wouldn't buy it in the case of these two. But the heart wants what it wants, so to be kind, let's rate Lois a 5 and hope that the writer's close out the show before getting deep into the "ever after" part of this relationship.
- Chloe Sullivan
- Clark Kent
- Lois Lane
- Lana Lang