|Portrayed by:||Tom Welling|
Bizarro Clark, or simply Bizarro, was the last and possibly most dangerous Zoner. He was accidentally created in a laboratory on the planet Krypton, and was sent into the Phantom Zone by Jor-El and The Martian Manhunter. He escaped when Clark Kent opened a portal to Earth so he could escape from the Zone. Bizarro followed him and spent the next several weeks seeking a host that could sustain him. Bizarro eventually confronted Clark and stole a piece of DNA from him, allowing him to create an imperfect clone of the Kryptonian which would act as a permanent host body for Bizarro to inhabit.
Bizarro was created in a laboratory on the planet Krypton. Shunned by society, he began to loathe life and bore a particular hatred towards Kryptonians, eventually becoming uncontrollable. It was then that Jor-El and the Science Council decided to strip Bizarro of his corporeal form and place his essence inside the Phantom Zone, and Jor-El called upon the Martian Manhunter to assist him in this task.
In 2006, when Clark Kent escaped from the Phantom Zone, several of the other prisoners, including Bizarro, followed him back to Earth. Bizarro burst out of Iguazu Falls, Argentina and began a desperate search to find a Kryptonian body, inhabiting human hosts to survive. He killed a couple making a tourist video; Lex Luthor obtained this video, which was stolen by his wife Lana Lang, who gave it to her father-in-law Lionel Luthor. Lex and Lionel then simultaneously began tracking the wraith.
Bizarro inhabited an old man in Quebec, Canada, when the Martian Manhunter found and was subsequently injured by the phantom. Lex's men arrived shortly after, but Bizarro left the old man's body and proceeded to possess and kill a mail carrier in a neighboring village. Eventually, Bizarro took control of a young boy named Philipe Lamont. Lex abducted the child and brought him to Reeves Dam to extract the boy's mutated DNA and empower his army of super-soldiers. The possessed boy broke free and killed Bartlett, Lex's project assistant, and Dr. Donovan Jamison. Clark arrived as Lex escaped the wraith.
Bizarro left Philipe's body through his mouth and passed through Clark's body to create a permanent body using Clark's Kryptonian DNA. Clark was momentarily stunned, but soon awakened to find an exact duplicate of himself with Bizarro dwelling inside of it, and the two began a super-powered battle that tore the dam apart. Lionel arrived with a chunk of green kryptonite and tried to weaken Bizarro with it, unaware that it would strengthen him. Bizarro was then able to overpower Clark, sending him flailing through the air uncontrollably.
Bizarro flew after Clark and continued their battle upon finding him in a forest. Clark managed to gain the upper hand when Bizarro stepped into sunlight, and Bizarro was punched away and impaled on a power line pole. After killing a man with a burst of heat vision, Bizarro then went to Clark's loft at the Kent Farm and healed himself using Clark's chunk of green kryptonite. Wanting to strike a deal with Lex, Bizarro made his way to the Luthor Mansion where he met Lois Lane and came onto her. Under the impression she was interacting with Clark, Lois responded by letting Bizarro down gently at first, then slapping him when he grabbed her backside. Bizarro located Lex and was taken to an area of Reeves Dam that housed more kryptonite, only for Lex to double-cross him. After knocking Lex unconscious, Bizarro fought with Clark again, and was punched upward toward the sun. The Martian Manhunter then caught Bizarro and flew off into space, trapping Clark's doppelganger on Mars.
Bizarro re-appeared months later back at the Kent Farm. Finding Clark gone, he devised a plan to take over Clark's life and managed to avoid suspicions from Clark's friends. When Bizarro told Lana Lang that he wanted to help take Lex down, Lana revealed to him her lab at the Isis Foundation where she was attempting to care for Casey Brock, who had been poisoned by Brainiac. Bizarro recognized that Brock was speaking Kryptonian and sought out Chloe Sullivan's help to translate it, coincidentally saving her and Jimmy Olsen from an explosive device. Together, they learned that Brainiac was attempting to reboot itself.
Bizarro tracked down Brainiac to ask him for a way to live under the sun and take Clark's place permanently. Brainiac was too weak to help him, but divulged that a Kryptonian scientist named Dax-Ur, who could be located with a shield, could help. Bizarro went to the Fortress of Solitude to look for the shield and alerted Jor-El to his presence, which led to Clark being freed from his icy imprisonment to put to stop to his lookalike's plan. Bizarro again asked Chloe for help, but his behavior made her question if he was really Clark; she was proven correct when Clark returned. Lana was also informed of Bizarro's charade and was shocked to realize that she had been living with an impostor for over a month.
However, Brainiac was using both Bizarro and Clark to locate Dax-Ur for himself. While posing as Lionel, Brainiac told Clark that he could acquire a supply of blue kryptonite from Dax-Ur and use it to destroy Bizarro. Meanwhile, Bizarro followed Lana to Oliver Queen's apartment, and Lana called Clark for help when she saw Bizarro's true appearance in sunlight. Clark arrived, but was powerless once he opened the lead box containing the blue kryptonite; as such, he was left unable to get close enough to Bizarro to defeat him. Finally, Lana declared her love for Bizarro, which lowered his guard long enough for her to place the blue kryptonite in his hand. Shortly before exploding, Bizarro reciprocated Lana's feelings.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As a wraith, Bizarro had the ability to fly and possess a human body for up to 24 hours before it died. In this form, he exhibited Invulnerability and vast superhuman strength. While inside the body of an elderly man, Bizarro tore a hole in the Martian Manhunter's stomach before punching him skyward, and dragged a grown man across a room while in possession of a small boy. He was also immune to the Crystal of El's anti-phantom powers.
Bizarro could also somehow visually distinguish between humans and aliens, as he instantly knew that Clark was from Krypton and also recognized Martian Manhunter, who sent Bizarro into the Phantom Zone before Krypton exploded. Bizarro could also extract DNA from a Kryptonian and use it to create a body for himself, obtaining his target's memories and superpowers in the process. Once Bizarro had created his own body from Clark's DNA, he displayed a level of Kryptonian superpowers superior to that of Clark:
- Super Strength: Bizarro's strength increases when he drains Green Kryptonite. He is extremely strong; he has proven to be capable of matching Clark in a fight unless exposed to sunlight.
- Super Speed: Bizarro can run as fast as Kal-El.
- Flight: Bizarro can use his new body to fly.
- Invulnerability: Bizarro was able to withstand punches from Kal-El. It could be noted that no human could physically harm Bizarro.
- Heat Vision: Bizarro's heat vision exhibits bolts of lightning, as if it heats the air to the point of ionization.
- Super Hearing: Bizarro was able to hear a bomb ticking at the top of the Template:Daily Planet.
- Healing Factor: Bizarro is able to heal from injuries very rapidly once exposed to green kryptonite.
As might be expected from a reverse Kryptonian, Bizarro draws his power from green kryptonite. Exposure to it causes Bizarro momentary pain, but this passes within a few seconds, at which point he becomes stronger than before. This made green kryptonite useless as a weapon against him.
While Bizarro was designed to have no real weaknesses, exposure to the rays of a yellow sun would strip him of his virtual invulnerability and transform his skin into jagged stone. He was also highly vulnerable to Blue Kryptonite as direct contact with it imbued him with so much strength that his body, unable to cope with the stress of such sudden power, would self-destruct.
As a wraith, Bizarro appeared to have no moral qualms. He was obsessed with finding a Kryptonian to create a permanent host, and has probably killed dozens, if not hundreds, of humans. While posing as Clark, Bizarro seemed strangely affected by the memories he shared with Clark as he began to kill people in a less indiscriminate fashion, decided against revealing Clark's powers to the town's populace and steadily increased his attempts to integrate himself into society. He also found himself developing human emotions, such as his feelings for both Lois Lane and Lana Lang. Brainiac even taunted him for falling in love with a human like Kal-El did. Unlike Clark, Bizarro had less morals and did things Clark would never do. He hit on Lois by grabbing her backside but accepted when she rejected him, opened up to Lana in ways that apparently Clark never did, and was willing to kill in order to survive.
Bizarro usually wore the inverse of Clark's brightly-colored attire: A navy-blue jacket over a maroon shirt. When he posed as Clark, he often wore the dark blue jacket and bright red shirt that Clark was seen wearing in the show's early seasons. His voice was also noticeably deeper than Clark's. When exposed to strong levels of sunlight, Bizarro's skin became a gray stone-like substance and broke away when exposed to more direct levels of sunlight, revealing chunks of what appeared to be bright green flesh.
- The doppelganger was never actually referred to as Bizarro, but was only as "the phantom" or "the wraith." Chloe once referred to him as "Bizarro-Clark." He has also been described as "bizarre" by several characters, including himself. In addition, one of the episodes he was featured in was called Bizarro.
- Bizarro absorbed the kryptonite radiation in a similar way to how Clark's spaceship did. This is perhaps only similar neutralization of the kryptonite, however; when Clark inserted the kryptonite key into his ship in Exodus, the kryptonite did not charge the ship, but in fact caused it to self-destruct. This reinforces the idea that, while both occasions caused the green kryptonite to turn clear, it was a neutralizing effect from the ship, and an energy-leeching by Bizarro.
- Clark's fight with Bizarro marked the second time he fought a double of himself; the shape-shifting Tina Greer assumed his appearance when the two of them faced off in Visage, although Tina lacked Bizarro's level of power.
- Bizarro was rumored to have been trapped by the Martian Manhunter on the sunny side of Mars. (Bizarro) Because of Bizarro's vulnerability to sunlight, this would have reduced his powers and potentially made it difficult for him to fly back to Earth. This may perhaps also be considered a nod to elements of the DC Comics continuity, where the corrupt Superboy Prime was left stranded without a yellow sun for power, perhaps fittingly the opposite of what happens to Clark's opposite Bizarro.
- According to producers, his return in Gemini was made possible by the solar eclipse that Zor-El caused in Blue. Normal solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring Earth's view of the Sun. Zor-El's solar eclipse may have been broader in scope, blocking out the Sun throughout the solar system.
- Alfred Gough left Bizarro's return in the future open, saying "There is ALWAYS a chance that this guy could show up."
- When Bizarro was created in the lab on Krypton, he was frowned upon by society and so created a dislike to all life, in particular Kryptonians. The Martian Manhunter told Clark this in Labyrinth in a deleted scene.
- Bizarro, being the most powerful Phantom Zone prisoner Clark has encountered, is one of two main antagonists of Season Six. The other is Lex Luthor.
- Before taking Clark Kent's DNA Bizarro was seen once in his Wraith form then both possessing an old man in Quebec and a young boy.
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