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The "Pilot" episode of Smallville describes the population as 25,001 in 1989 and 45,001 in 2001. For such a small town, they seem to have an inordinate number of deaths. This article details the body count of each episode in Season Two. Serious injuries and other crimes are also noted, but only actual lives lost are tallied. Likewise, although Clark saves people from various ill fates, his rescues are counted if death seemed reasonably certain. Since the death of a metahuman is not always certain, continual updates are expected.

Vortex (09/24/02)
01VortexBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 3 Villain: Dead (Nixon)
Part One of this episode ended with the following lives in jeopardy: Roger Nixon, Jonathan Kent, Lionel Luthor, and Lana Lang. They were caught up in a terrible tornado storm. Jonathan saves Roger from the tornado. Lex saves Lionel, and Clark saves Lana, but then Roger tries to kill Jonathan and Lex shoots him in the back.
Heat (10/01/02)
02HeatBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 1 Villain: in custody (Desirée)
Desirée Atkins convinces Jonathan Kent to kill Lex Luthor, but Clark saves him, and Desirée goes to jail.
Duplicity (10/08/02)
03DuplicityBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 2 Villain: dead (Hamilton)
Steven Hamilton kills Ray Wallace and would have killed Pete Ross if Clark hadn't arrived in time. Pete then has to save Clark from meteor rock. Finally, Dr. Hamilton succumbs to his profound exposure to the meteors.
Red (10/15/02)
04RedBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 1 Villain: dead (Palmer), cured (Clark)
Ted Palmer kills Jessie Brooks' boyfriend Kyle. Mr. Brooks kills Ted Palmer. Jonathan and Pete save Clark from himself. He probably wouldn't have died, but his actions would likely have lead directly to the death of Mr. Brooks.
Nocturne (10/22/02)
05NocturneBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 0 Villain: in custody (Byron)
Byron Moore attacked Clark, Pete, Lana, Martha, and Lionel Luthor. It is unlikely that he would have actually killed anyone, except maybe Lionel, but Pete and Lana both ended up with broken arms.
Redux (10/29/02)
06ReduxBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 1 Villain: dead (Chrissy)
Chrissy Parker killed Troy Turner and Russell Burton. She would have killed Terrence Reynolds if Clark hadn't stopped her
Lineage (11/05/02)
07LineageBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 2 Villain: hospitalized (Rachel)
Rachel Dunleavy tries to kill Lex. Rachel is hospitalized in a psychiatric ward. Flashbacks reveal how Jonathan Kent saved Young Lex after the meteor shower.
Ryan (11/12/02)
08RyanBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 0 Villain: escaped (Garner)
Lawrence Garner held Ryan James against his will. The doctors at the hospital believed that his experiments caused Ryan's tumor to grow. In spite of everything that Clark, Lex, and the doctors tried to do, Ryan died.
Dichotic (11/19/02)
09DichoticBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 2 Villain: in custody (Ian)
Ian Randall killed his shop teacher, and he would have killed Lana and Chloe if Clark had not intervened. Ian was incarcerated in Belle Reve Hospital.
Skinwalker (11/26/02)
10SkinwalkerBodycount.jpg Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 1 Villain: dead (Kyla)
Kyla Willowbrook killed a LuthorCorp foreman and threatened Martha Kent. It does not seem likely that Martha Kent's life was in danger, but Lionel Luthor was in real danger when Clark intervenes. Kyla dies after cutting herself while jumping through a window in wolf form.
Visage (01/14/03)
11VisageBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 4 Lives saved: 1 Villain: dead (Tina)
Tina Greer kills someone in faking her death. While impersonating Whitney Fordman, she kills a lieutenant who came to tell Mrs. Fordman that Whitney's remains were found in Indonesia. Clark almost dies of kryptonite exposure due to Lana's necklace, but his ship saves him. Tina is killed in a fight with Clark.
Insurgence (01/21/03)
12InsurgenceBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 3 Villain: dead (Pine)
Pine shot and killed Kern during the robbery. Clark saves Martha and Lionel. Martha saves Clark. Lionel kills Pine.
Suspect (01/28/03)
13SuspectBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 3 Villain: in custody (Ethan)
Clark saves Pete from Sheriff Miller when he shoots at the car and blows it up. The Sheriff kills the bartender. The staff at the mansion and the doctors at the medical center save Lionel Luthor. They have the death penalty in Kansas, so Clark actually saves Jonathan's life when he saves him from murder charges and exposes Sheriff Miller.
Rush (02/04/03)
14RushBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 3 Lives saved: 2 Villain: exterminated (parasites)
Travis and two other students kill themselves in dangerous accidents after being infected with a parasite. Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross are also infected with the parasite. Clark is able to get them to a hospital before they do themselves in.
Prodigal (02/11/03)
15ProdigalBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 1 Villain: dead (henchman)
Lucas uses a bystander as a human shield. Lex Luthor saves Lucas from his pursuers. Clark saves Lucas from a henchman on a motrocycle with an automatic weapon. That henchman is killed in police custody. Clark also tries to save Lionel Luthor from Lucas, but that gun was loaded with blanks as part of a scam.
Fever (02/18/03)
16FeverBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 2 Villain: none
Martha and Clark are infected with a meteor rock toxin. Jonathan is able to save them by stealing the key and activating Clark's ship.
Rosetta (02/25/03)
17RosettaBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 0 Villain: none
Dr. Walden is very badly injured when he activates the Kawatche Caves with the key.
Visitor (04/15/03)
18VisitorBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 1 Villain: saved (Kyle)
Cyrus Krupp saves Kyle, but it stresses him out so badly that he has to be hospitalized.
Precipice (04/22/03)
19PrecipipeBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 2 Villain: In Custody (Hayden)
Andy attacks Lana. Clark saves her, but Andy probably wouldn't have killed her. Paul Hayden kills Lexs henchman and attacks Helen Bryce and leaves her for dead. She is saved by Lex Luthor's quick arrival on the scene. Lex hunts down Paul and very nearly kills him. He is saved by the positive influence Helen has been in Lex's life.
Witness (04/29/03)
20WitnessBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 1 Villain: In Custody (Eric)
Thugs steal kryptonite from a LuthorCorp truck, injuring the driver seriously. They throw Clark into a blast furnace which certainly would have killed him if he were human or if the the thugs hadn't driven off with the kryptonite. They also strung up Martha and Jonathan Kent. Clark subdues them and the cops take them into custody.
Accelerate (05/06/03)
21AccelerateBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 0 Lives saved: 1 Villain: In Custody (Emily)
Emily Dinsmore injures her father by driving a stake through his torso. She pushes Lana into the river. She very nearly drowns, but Clark saves her.
Calling (05/13/03)
22CallingBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 1 Lives saved: 0 Villain: Dead (Walden)
Dr. Walden is killed in an explosion while trying to kill Clark.
Exodus (05/20/03)
23ExodusBodyCount.jpg Lives lost: 2 Lives saved: 0 Villain: Undiscovered
When Clark destroys his ship, the Kents truck is overturned and Martha Kent loses the baby. Lex will later reveal that Helen killed the pilot.


  • Season 2- Twenty-seven people died in Season 2, (four of them off-screen.) Unfortunately, Clark was responsible for the death of his unborn sibling.1
  • There are 8 episodes this season where no one was killed.
  • By the end of this season, there are a total of 13 episodes in the whole series where no one was killed. That's an average of approximately 7 episodes per season.
  • Clark saves Lana Lang123 and Lex Luthor123 three times each. He saves Chloe Sullivan twice.12 He saves Pete123 and Lionel123three times. He saves Jonathan from mortal danger twice12 and gets him out of serious trouble twice12. He saves Martha once1 and helps Jonathan save her once.1
  • Clark's ship saves him twice.12
  • Lex,1 Pete,1 Jonathan,1 and Martha1 each save Clark once.
  • Although not in mortal danger, Clark is saved from red kryptonite by Pete and Jonathan,1then inadvertently by Chloe.1


See also

Body Counts in Smallville
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