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"I just met you, and there's no doubt in my mind that you're a force for good in this world." - Patricia Swann to Clark Kent, Traveler

Patricia Swann was the daughter of Virgil Swann. She inherited her father's fortune and research about Krypton after his death.

Physical Appearance

Patricia Swann.

An attractive woman in her mid-twenties with big blue eyes and red hair. Her physique is slim and she appears to be in good general shape for her age.


Patricia was a very intellectual, smart and caring young woman. She, like the other children of the Veritas group have had their lives forever changed by Lionel Luthor and his obsession with Clark. Patricia was very strong-willed and exhibited a passion for her father's work through her desire to continue working with Clark. She was not easily swayed by Lionel's threats and proved to be very courageous.


Early life

Patricia as a young girl.

Patricia was born in 1982. She was childhood friends with Lex Luthor, Oliver Queen and Jason Teague as they used to play together while their parents were at the meeting.

Season Seven

Patricia meets with Lionel.

Years after her father died, Patricia learned about Veritas and the Traveler that was to come to Earth. She also found a link in the deaths of her father as well as Robert Queen and Laura Queen, and suspected Lionel Luthor as the one responsible. Patricia confronted Lionel with proof of the murders, and asked Lex for help, but even he was clueless about Veritas, even after seeing a drawing of the Veritas symbol. [1]

Lionel agreed to a deal with Patricia, so she went to see him in a warehouse where Clark Kent was being held. Patricia wanted Clark to be set free before giving Lionel the evidence, but she was knocked unconscious by Pierce. [1]

Patricia and Clark.

After Clark was rescued by his cousin Kara Kent, Patricia and Clark talked things over at the Kent Farm over a cup of coffee. She gave him her father's journal that was filled with Kryptonian symbols. Patricia also decided to move to Metropolis in order to be closer to Clark, wanting to be there for him, like her father before her. Unfortunately, while driving back to Metropolis, Patricia was shot and assassinated by her driver. Her death was ordered by Lex as afterwards he examined her bloody necklace. [1]

Patricia's autopsy report.

Approximately a week later, Patricia's body was found in a lake with a bullet to the head. Soon after, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen found incriminating documents left by Lionel further indicating Lex's involvement in Patricia's death. [2]

After he was shot in Detroit, [3] Lex began to remember events from his childhood like the days when he played alongside Patricia, Oliver and Jason and recollected his father's secret meetings with the group known as Veritas.[2]




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