Tess Mercer3

Tess saved by Clark.

The first part of Smallville: Luthor.


Differences from SmallvilleEdit


  • Tess goes with Lex and Lionel to the Ross' factory and gets caught in the explosion too.
  • When Clark saves Lex and Tess, Tess sees Clark approach them before losing consciousness.


Clark and Lex (Smallville)3

Lex gives Clark the lead box.

  • Tess begins a friendship with Chloe akin to Lex's and Clark's, including encouraging Chloe to pursue a relationship with Clark the same way Lex encourages Clark.
  • Tess is the one obsessed with the accident while Lex is the one obsessed with the Meteor Rocks.


Chloe Sullivan (Smallville)9

Chloe as she was trapped in the room.

  • Tess accompanies Chloe in her investigation of Coach Walt Arnold and encourages Chloe to try supporting Clark's decision to play football. This also leads to Tess being put in danger along with Chloe due to investigating Coach Arnold's pyrokinesis.
  • Tess also retrieves several Meteor Rocks from Coach Arnold's sauna for Lex, connecting it to his pyrokinesis.


Lex and Nixon

Lex and Nixon.

  • Tina impersonates Tess rather than Lex. This leads to Tess forcing Nixon to help her figure out the car crash at the same time Lex has him investigate the Meteor Rocks.


Main CharactersEdit

Lex Luthor (Smallville)10

Clark saves Lex.

Supporting CharactersEdit

Lex and Lionel (Smallville)3

Lionel talks to Lex.

Minor CharactersEdit

Jeremy and Lex

Lex and Tess find Jeremy strung up like a scarecrow.