jlvsclrk: (ScruffyClark)

And now for the last and longest list of all - Clark himself getting saved by another person. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tariel22 for the idea. There are probably more mini saves with someone tossing away a random chunk of kryptonite that I don't count. Generally, the saves I've included are the resolution to the story's crisis so occur about 2/3rds of the way through the episode. The crisis is the low point for the protagonist, so in Smallville many episodes will have someone getting the upper hand on Clark. Then he gets saved (or saves himself which is often the case), then he goes and confronts the big bad in the climax. The Pilot is a classic example of a fantastic crisis leading to a powerful climax.

Less frequently, Clark is saved as part of the climax itself. This is usually a less effective storytelling approach because the protagonist is put into the passenger seat. It works best in a Clark gone bad situation or when the person who saves Clark is in fact the protagonist of the episode (for example, Lex in Memoria).


I'd appreciate comments and corrections, particularly if I've overlooked an episode. Thanks!

Details below the cut )

jlvsclrk: (HiddenRocket)
This list is, gasp, almost as long as the Lana list. And you know it would be a lot longer, but the show doesn't show us all of the implied saves in Prey, Infamous and Turbulence. The first save of Lex counts since, except in alien bonding fics, neither remembers their original encounter. Smallville High students only count if they are recent transfers like Cyrus and Jordan.


I'd appreciate comments and corrections, particularly if I've overlooked an episode. Thanks!



Details below the cut )

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Two words that go together: intrepid and Lois. Lois is too smart to be totally fearless, but she never lets that fear keep her from doing what needs to be done. As a result, she frequently winds up over her head and needs a helping hand from a certain farm boy. Not that she'd ever admit it!


Keep up with me Smallville )

jlvsclrk: (ChlarkKiss)
My Smallville save project continues with Chloe. Clark said it best in Abyss when he thanked her for being the best friend and ally he could have had. I know a lot of people are angry at Clark for not fully restoring Chloe's memories, but he has always seen knowledge of his secret as endangering those around him. Of course, that begs the question, is it knowing the secret, or simply knowing him? Does letting people in on the secret give them a chance to take counter measures for their safety, or does it perhaps create a false sense of security? Its impossible to say, though undeniably Chloe has come under increasing attack since her own meteor ability was revealed.



Update: oops, forgot about one. How could I forget Arrival? Hmmm, and I guess I should include Promise too.



Won't you please, please help me )

jlvsclrk: (Default)
This is part 2 of my tabulation of frequently saved people on Smallville. Poor Lex. To know that something extraordinary happened to you, yet to have the person involved deny it. And yet, why so little trust? Why use unscrupulous people to investigate? Why not let it go? Ah, obsession is a dangerous mistress.


I'd appreciate comments and corrections, particularly if I've overlooked an episode. Thanks!

I could have sworn I hit you )
jlvsclrk: (SavingLana)
I'm sure its been done elsewhere, but here's my stab at tabulating Clark's saves of his nearest and dearest, and their reaction to same. I start with Lana as the most frequently saved person, though Lois is going to catch up soon methinks. I'd appreciate comments and corrections, particularly if I've overlooked an episode. Thanks!

Lana saves )

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