By: Kryptonian Detective

Isn’t it great when fanboy speculation comes true?  A few months ago, Michael Ausiello shared an online tease that led fans to begin speculating that Conner Kent would appear on Smallville, in this the tenth, and final season.  This theory gained further moment during the latest episode “Beacon”, when Tess tried to give Alexander a lethal injection, only to realize that the needle bent upon contact with Alexander’s skin.  The question then became, had Lex injected his clone with the super serum he had experimented with years earlier, or had he infused his clone with kryptonian DNA? According to Ausiello, and his website TVLine the answer is Kryptonian DNA, and at some point during the season Alexander Luthor will become Conner Kent.

Regarding his role on the show, the producers indicate, “Conner’s journey is manipulated by a master. “Luckily, someone knows more about Conner’s life than he does. But he should be wary of strangers bearing gifts.”  In the comic books Conner Kent/Kon – El a.k.a. Superboy is a human/ kryptonian hybrid clone engineered with the DNA of Superman and Lex Luthor.  He was created under the codename Project Cadmus during the Reign of Superman storyline, following the death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday.  He has all the powers of Superman, as well as the ability of tactile telekinesis.  It will be interesting to see whether all of these powers will manifest themselves on the show, or if only certain ones will be highlighted. This new developement adds more excitement to the final few episodes, but also raises an interesting question.  With Alexander Luthor turning out to be Connor Kent, does that mean Michael Rosenbaum’s return will be a fully grown clone, or the bona fide Lex Luthor.  If it is indeed the real Lex Luthor, then rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated. (Source: TVLine)

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