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Tess Mercer
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Family

Unnamed adoptive parents, Lachlan Luthor (paternal grandfather, deceased), Eliza Luthor (paternal grandmother, deceased), Lionel Luthor (father, deceased), Pamela Jenkins (mother, deceased), Lex Luthor (half-brother), Lucas Luthor (half-brother), Julian Luthor (half-brother, deceased), Grant Gabriel ("half-brother", deceased), Alexander Luthor/Conner Kent ("half-brother"), Lena Luthor (partial genetic clone/"sister")

Occupation

Member of the Justice League
Former agent of Checkmate
Former CEO/Managing Director (LuthorCorp)
Former owner (Daily Planet)

Powers and abilities

Above average intelligence, hand-to-hand combat.

Weaknesses

Standard human weaknesses

Status

Alive

Tess Mercer as she appears in Smallville fan-fics.

PersonalityEdit

Tess' personality is usually a continuation of her development in Smallville with her both returning to life somehow and continuing on as an additional Watchtower for the League. She also maintains her crush for Clark Kent but always keeps it at bay. Also, sometimes she's portrayed as having never been given up for adoption.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Tess has no superpowers aside, but she does seem to be Oliver Queen's equal in hand-to-hand combat.

WeaknessesEdit

Tess can be killed by anything that can kill a normal person, as in several versions, she's killed the same way as in the Finale.

HistoryEdit

Conner Kent: AlienEdit

SiblingsEdit

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Tess comforts Alexander after the mess with Lex.

Shortly after the fight with Ray-Lan, a friend of Emil's named Brent Ivo downloaded Tess' consciousness into one of STAR Labs' drones and put clone flesh around the drone skeleton, thus fully reviving Tess as a cyborg with enhanced physical capabilities thanks to her cyborg skeleton. She was also assured by Steve that the outfit Emil designed would still be used for situations where she had to go into the field. Tess then got invited to help Clark and Lois move back to the farm, which she gladly accepted. Tess then met John's niece, Megan Morse, Miss Martian. After Clark, Conner, Kara, Bruce, John, Megan, Jaime, Zan, and Janya left for a short time and came back with two others, they introduced themselves to Tess as Alex and Lena, while Tess greeted them and explained how she was alive again. Tess then enrolled Alex in Smallville High as an exercise in social skills, being invited by Clark to stay at the Mansion until they can find a place of their own.

BasicsEdit

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Tess tries to comfort Alex about his first day at school.

After Alex's first day at Smallville High, Tess learns that no one at the school likes him, so she assures Alex that he won't become Lex. Tess then recited a quote that she can't remember the source to that states that Alex should just be a man and let history decide what kind of man he is. To cheer Alex up, Tess and Alex have a fencing match for fun. Though Tess clearly has the experience, Alex finds a hole in her defense and lands a strike. Tess congratulates Alex and asks Alex to read Lena a bedtime story. The next day, when Alex left to help Clark, Conner,  Kara, Martian Manhunter, the team, and Nightwing go to confront Eric Marsh, Lena complains to Tess that she wants to save the world like Clark, Conner, and Alex do, but Tess says that she needs to wait a few years and hugs her when she's disappointed.

Conner Kent: OlympusEdit

SiblingsEdit

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Tess comforts Alexander after the mess with Lex.

Shortly after the fight with Felix Faust and Hades, a friend of Emil's named Brent Ivo downloaded Tess' consciousness into one of STAR Labs' drones and put clone flesh around the drone skeleton, thus fully reviving Tess as a cyborg with enhanced physical capabilities thanks to her cyborg skeleton. She was also assured by Steve that the outfit Emil designed would still be used for situations where she had to go into the field. Tess then got invited to help Clark and Lois move back to the farm, which she gladly accepted. Tess then met John's niece, Megan Morse, Miss Martian. After Clark, Conner, Bruce, John, Megan, Jaime, Zan, and Janya left for a short time and came back with two others, they introduced themselves to Tess as Alex and Lena, while Tess greeted them and explained how she was alive again. Tess then enrolled Alex in Smallville High as an exercise in social skills, being invited by Clark to stay at the Mansion until they can find a place of their own.

BasicsEdit

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Tess tries to comfort Alex about his first day at school.

After Alex's first day at Smallville High, Tess learns that no one at the school likes him, so she assures Alex that he won't become Lex. Tess then recited a quote that she can't remember the source to that states that Alex should just be a man and let history decide what kind of man he is. To cheer Alex up, Tess and Alex have a fencing match for fun. Though Tess clearly has the experience, Alex finds a hole in her defense and lands a strike. Tess congratulates Alex and asks Alex to read Lena a bedtime story. The next day, when Alex left to help Clark, Conner, Martian Manhunter, the team, and Nightwing go to confront Eric Marsh, Lena complains to Tess that she wants to save the world like Clark, Conner, and Alex do, but Tess says that she needs to wait a few years and hugs her when she's disappointed.

MaternalEdit

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Tess becomes affected by Zatanna's spell.

While Conner was staying at the mansion overnight, Tess had the two head off to school after breakfast as she went over some files on her computer. Once she'd found an e-mail from Zatanna, she read it and was placed under a spell to make her act like a mother to Alex and Lena. Once that was done, she hugged Lena before quitting her job as the manager of the Smallville LexCorp plant. Once Alex and Conner got home, Tess had made dinner for them, dressed as a mother from a fifties sitcom. She then explained what she had done to Alex and Conner while welcoming Conner, Megan, and Jaime to stay for dinner. She also insisted that Alex call her "Mom". When Alex asked, she said that she'd gotten an e-mail from Zatanna, but she refused to believe Alex's theory that the e-mail was making her do this. She then served the gang dinner which was excellent and made them decide to hold it off until tomorrow. Tess then explained how Clark and Lois are home, so Conner can head off after dinner, and they can all watch Conner's test against Diana. She also stopped Shelby from getting seconds. Once everyone had their fill, she encouraged them to work off those calories before she cleaned up. Once Alex and Lena come in, Tess has the two head off to bed. The next morning, Tess made breakfast for everyone. She then explained to Alex how she always knew how to cook, but she just never needed to put it to use. Tess was then angry at Alex for having seen Spaceballs after he made a reference to Alien. Once the two were done, Tess decided to go see Clark and Lois before Conner's fight. At the farm, Tess greeted Clark and complimented on how nice the farm is, which shocks Clark. Tess then states that she's fine. Tess then greets Lois as the kids arrive. Lois then tricks Tess into checking the wooded areas of the bedrooms before coming down having made the house shine. Tess then reprimands Lois for swearing before she agrees to have Conner, Clark, and Lois over after Conner's fight with Diana. During the fight, Tess boasted about Conner's connection to Alex and reprimanded him for swearing. At the Mansion, Tess began making lunch while referring to the others as kids to catch up. At lunch, Tess has everyone dig in while she gets the guest rooms ready, not wanting intercourse in the house. She then runs into Lois. Tess believes that Lois is jealous of her for having the love of Lena and Alex as well as wanting Clark to have all the glory. She also thinks Lois wants Conner, Alex, and Lena dead. She then slaps Lois and drags her to the guest room to stay there as a sort of time out. Tess then goes to the others and lies saying that Lois headed out. When Clark goes to get Lois, Tess approaches the two with Kryptonite, with Tess now believing that they want to take the three away from her because they think she's a monster. Conner then distracts her by arriving as Alex arrives and knocks her out with a dart. A few days later, Tess wakes up and is told what happened by Alex and Lena. She then promises to give Zatanna a piece of her mind once she's changed her clothes back to normal, getting frustrated when Lena and Alex jokingly call her Mom.

SuperboyEdit

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Tess just before confronting Alex.

When the League tracked down the terrorists who stole the Lexo Suit, Tess helped Chloe contact Sam Lane with Chloe. After the suit was retrieved, Superman arrived and explained how Lex, who arranged for the theft of the suit, had completely covered his tracks. She then agreed with Clark that the Crisis wouldn't be his style as there would be no way for him to preserve his own existence while destroying the rest of reality, using Lex's attention to detail in this case as an example as well as how Lex is too smart to do this scheme again to show he's too smart to want the Crisis to happen.

GamesEdit

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Tess at Watchtower during the mess with Riddler.

At the Watchtower, Tess and Chloe were discussing dying and coming back to life before Tess changed the subject to asking Chloe how the baby's doing, with Chloe saying that the baby was getting nice and big. When Toyman broke out of prison, and Superman was sure Toyman wouldn't reveal his secret, Tess asked how he could be sure with her answer being that if everyone knew Clark's secret, they couldn't play anymore, confusing Tess. When Batman arrives and reveals that the one who broke Toyman out was a man named Edward Nigma, Tess asked why he did that with Bruce explaining that he was obsessed with challenges, being the Riddler.

LegionEdit

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Tess learns about the Crisis.

Tess arrived at Watchtower to talk with Chloe when she met the Legion of Superheroes. She was then caught off-guard when one of the younger members of the group, Salu Digby, called her awesome. Tess is exasperated for the use of moderate swear words since Lena's present while she also learns that the Crisis is quickly approaching. She then asks Brainiac 5 if he has any tracking ideas for the Monitor. She then tries to hide the situation from Lena, much to Lena's annoyance. She also learns that Garth's sister Ayla is his twin, suffering from an electrolyte imbalance following the incident that gave the two their powers as well as learning that the Monitor is being aided by a Daximite. A short time later, she learns from Kara that the Daximite's a presumed dead member of the Legion named Pax. She's also upset with Lois as well for swearing when Brainiac 5 debunks her theory of Lex working with Pax. Then, while Tess is observing the situation from Watchtower with Steve, Pax, having seemingly defected to the heroes' side, helps the heroes investigate the corn field near the Kent Farm. Tess then joined the heroes in chasing after the Anti-Monitor with Pax's Warp Key into a universe where several junior heroes were already fully-fledged.

Crisis Part 1Edit

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Tess as she's about to head off again.

When Tess met the Young Justice, he helped convince them of the Crisis and confronted the Anti-Monitor's ship when it was over Washington DC. Once the Anti-Monitor retreats following Robin deactivating his weaponry, they follow him using the Warp Key again and end up in a universe where the League are veteran heroes.

Crisis Part 2Edit

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Tess Mercer at the Watchtower.

When Tess met the older Justice League, she helped explain the Crisis to them. After Superman, Green Arrow, and the Flashes had rushed off to confront the Anti-Monitor for apparently kidnapping Jimmy Olsen, Tess regrouped with the five as the Anti-Monitor once again retreated to another dimension. Following him via the Warp Key, she and the others arrived in a universe with a Bat-Family around the heroes' age.

Crisis Part 3Edit

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Tess learns about Pax.

After Tess met up with the alternate Bat-Family, she helps explain the Crisis to them. When an alarm occurred on the Batcomputer, Tess helped Lois and Chloe monitor the League, able to operate the alternate Batcomputer as well as Chloe due to its similarity to the Watchtower and her status as a cyborg. After Pax killed the Anti-Monitor and commandeered his ship to go to another universe, Tess regrouped with the League at the Batcave and used the Warp Key Pax left behind to go to a universe where Oliver was more like Bruce Wayne and held at arrowpoint by Arrow.

Crisis Part 4Edit

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Tess meets Moira Queen.

Tess managed to help the heroes convince Arrow that they weren't enemies and went with the alternate Oliver to search for Pax. When they arrived at the Queen Mansion for a restbit, Tess noted how it looked like the Luthor Mansion back in their world. Tess then introduced herself to Moira Queen as herself. When the alternate Oliver's sister Thea figured out who they were when she overheard Oliver talking to the alternate Robert Queen's grave, Tess heard from a friend of the alternate Oliver's named Tommy that a girl named Laurel was kidnapped by Pax. She then stayed behind in the Arrowcave with Chloe, Lois, Felicity, Tommy, Thea, Diggle, Ellen, and Ethan to monitor the heroes. After having saved Laurel, who forced Pax into retreat and his subsequent kidnapping of Laurel's mother Dinah, Tess regrouped with the others as Nabu appeared on one of the Arrowcave's screens once again urging them to go back before it teleported Tess and the others to Earth-2 where they ran into Ultraman, and Tess quickly helped brief him on the Crisis.

Crisis Part 5Edit

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Tess confronts Pax.

Tess arrived at Earth-2's Watchtower and helped inform the League about the Crisis. When she saw Jester, she joked that he looked like a rodeo clown. When Pax sent out a screech to let the heroes with superhearing know where they were, Tess went with the heroes and covered Ellen while she subdues Pax with lead. However, she and Ellen quickly learned that Pax was now immune to lead thanks to having fused with his earlier self, and Tess was unable to stop Pax from kidnapping both Ellen and Earth-2's Bruce, leaving only Chloe left before Pax will be able to rewrite the multiverse.

Crisis Part 6Edit

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Tess and Lois just before heading home.

Tess assisted the heroes in searching for Earth-2 Batman and by association with Pax. Once Thea managed to activate Earth-2 Batman's signal, Superman had Tess stay with Lois, Oliver, Earth-2 Oliver, Earth-2 Lois, Earth-2 Chloe, Thea, Felicity, Diggle, Ethan, the DCAU League, and the Young Justice League to protect Chloe as she'd just gone into labor. After Superboy defeated Pax and freed his hostages, Tess regrouped with the heroes at the Watchtower where Chloe had given birth to her son, Roy Gabriel Queen. Tess then goes back to Earth-1 with her League, officially ending the Crisis with only Earth-2 and Earth-1 remembering it. Once the Legion was about to head off, Tess repeated their mantra of "Long Live the Legion" before going back to the Mansion with Lena.

Conner Kent: ArgoEdit

SiblingsEdit

Tess and Alexander

Tess comforts Alexander after the mess with Lex.

Shortly after Clark and Booster's adventures in the future, a friend of Emil's named Brent Ivo downloaded Tess' consciousness into one of STAR Labs' drones and put clone flesh around the drone skeleton, thus fully reviving Tess as a cyborg with enhanced physical capabilities thanks to her cyborg skeleton, relieved she won't be naked for the rest of her life. Tess then got invited to help Clark and Lois move back to the farm, which she gladly accepted. Tess then met John's niece, Megan Morse, Miss Martian. After Clark, Conner, Bruce, John, and Megan left for a short time and came back with two others, they introduced themselves to Tess as Alex and Lena, while Tess greeted them and explained how she was alive again. Tess then enrolled Alex in Smallville High as an exercise in social skills, being invited by Clark to stay at the Mansion until they can find a place of their own.

BasesEdit

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Tess tries to comfort Alex about his first day at school.

After Alex's first day at Smallville High, Tess learns that no one at the school likes him, so she assures Alex that he won't become Lex. Tess then recited a quote that she can't remember the source to that states that Alex should just be a man and let history decide what kind of man he is. To cheer Alex up, Tess and Alex have a fencing match for fun. Though Tess clearly has the experience, Alex finds a hole in her defense and lands a strike. Tess congratulates Alex and asks Alex to read Lena a bedtime story. The next day, when Alex left to help Clark, Conner, Martian Manhunter, Miss Martian, and Nightwing go to confront Eric Marsh, Lena complains to Tess that she wants to save the world like Clark, Conner, and Alex do, but Tess says that she needs to wait a few years and hugs her when she's disappointed.

SuperboyEdit

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Tess just before confronting Alex.

When the League tracked down the terrorists who stole the Lexo Suit, Tess helped Chloe contact Sam Lane with Chloe. After the suit was retrieved, Superman arrived and explained how Lex, who arranged for the theft of the suit, had completely covered his tracks. She then agreed with Clark that the Crisis wouldn't be his style as there would be no way for him to preserve his own existence while destroying the rest of reality, using Lex's attention to detail in this case as an example as well as how Lex is too smart to do this scheme again to show he's too smart to want the Crisis to happen.

GamesEdit

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Tess at Watchtower during the mess with Riddler.

At the Watchtower, Tess and Chloe were discussing dying and coming back to life before Tess changed the subject to asking Chloe how the baby's doing, with Chloe saying that the baby was getting nice and big. When Toyman broke out of prison, and Superman was sure Toyman wouldn't reveal his secret, Tess asked how he could be sure with her answer being that if everyone knew Clark's secret, they couldn't play anymore, confusing Tess. When Batman arrives and reveals that the one who broke Toyman out was a man named Edward Nigma, Tess asked why he did that with Bruce explaining that he was obsessed with challenges, being the Riddler.

LegionEdit

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Tess learns about the Crisis.

Tess arrived at Watchtower to talk with Chloe when she met the Legion of Superheroes. She was then caught offguard when one of the younger members of the group, Salu Digby, called her awesome. Tess is exasperated for the use of moderate swear words since Lena's present while she also learns that the Crisis is quickly approaching. She then asks Brainiac 5 if he has any tracking ideas for the Monitor. She then tries to hide the situation from Lena, much to Lena's annoyance. She also learns that Garth's sister Ayla is his twin, suffering from an electrolyte imbalance following the incident that gave the two their powers as well as learning that the Monitor is being aided by a Daximite. A short time later, she learns from Kara that the Daximite's a presumed dead member of the Legion named Pax. She's also upset with Lois as well for swearing when Brainiac 5 debunks her theory of Lex working with Pax. Then, while Tess is observing the situation from Watchtower, Pax, having seemingly defected to the heroes' side, helps the heroes investigate the corn field near the Kent Farm. Tess then joined the heroes in chasing after the Anti-Monitor with Pax's Warp Key into a universe with a group of veteran Justice Leaguers.

Crisis Part 1Edit

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Tess Mercer at the Watchtower.

When Tess met the older Justice League, she helped explain the Crisis to them. After Superman, Green Arrow, and the Flashes had rushed off to confront the Anti-Monitor for apparently kidnapping Jimmy Olsen, Tess regrouped with the five as the Anti-Monitor once again retreated to another dimension. Following him via the Warp Key, she and the others arrived in a universe with a Bat-Family around the heroes' age.

Crisis Part 2Edit

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Tess learns about Pax.

After Tess met up with the alternate Bat-Family, she helps explain the Crisis to them. When an alarm occurred on the Batcomputer, Tess helped Lois and Chloe monitor the League, able to operate the alternate Batcomputer as well as Chloe due to its similarity to the Watchtower and her status as a cyborg. After Pax killed the Anti-Monitor and commandeered his ship to go to another universe, Tess regrouped with the League at the Batcave and used the Warp Key Pax left behind to go to a universe where Oliver was more like Bruce Wayne and held at arrowpoint by Arrow.

Crisis Part 3Edit

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Tess meets Moira Queen.

Tess managed to help the heroes convince Arrow that they weren't enemies and went with the alternate Oliver to search for Pax. When they arrived at the Queen Mansion for a restbit, Tess noted how it looked like the Luthor Mansion back in their world. Tess then introduced herself to Moira Queen as herself. When the alternate Oliver's sister Thea figured out who they were when she overheard Oliver talking to the alternate Robert Queen's grave, Tess heard from a friend of the alternate Oliver's named Tommy that a girl named Laurel was kidnapped by Pax. She then stayed behind in the Arrowcave with Chloe, Lois, Felicity, Tommy, Thea, Diggle, Ellen, and Ethan to monitor the heroes. After having saved Laurel, who forced Pax into retreat and his subsequent kidnapping of Laurel's mother Dinah, Tess regrouped with the others as Nabu appeared on one of the Arrowcave's screens once again urging them to go back before it teleported Tess and the others to Earth-2 where they ran into Ultraman, and Tess quickly helped brief him on the Crisis.

Crisis Part 4Edit

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Tess confronts Pax.

Tess arrived at Earth-2's Watchtower and helped inform the League about the Crisis. When she saw Jester, she joked that he looked like a rodeo clown. When Pax sent out a screech to let the heroes with superhearing know where they were, Tess went with the heroes and covered Ellen while she subdues Pax with lead. However, she and Ellen quickly learned that Pax was now immune to lead thanks to having fused with his earlier self, and Tess was unable to stop Pax from kidnapping both Ellen and Earth-2's Bruce, leaving only Chloe left before Pax will be able to rewrite the multiverse.

Crisis Part 5Edit

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Tess and Lois just before heading home.

Tess assisted the heroes in searching for Earth-2 Batman and by association with Pax. Once Thea managed to activate Earth-2 Batman's signal, Superman had Tess stay with Lois, Oliver, Earth-2 Oliver, Earth-2 Lois, Earth-2 Chloe, Thea, Felicity, Diggle, Ethan, and the DCAU League to protect Chloe as she'd just gone into labor. After Superboy defeated Pax and freed his hostages, Tess regrouped with the heroes at the Watchtower where Chloe had given birth to her son, Roy Gabriel Queen. Tess then goes back to Earth-1 with her League, officially ending the Crisis with only Earth-2 and Earth-1 remembering it. Once the Legion was about to head off, Tess repeated their mantra of "Long Live the Legion" before going back to the Mansion with Lena.

FaceoffEdit

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Tess after the fight with Bizarro.

When Bizarro had taken Conner's place and Clark had figured it out, Bizarro held Tess hostage at the Watchtower as insurance, having her tied up and gagged. When Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Miss Martian, and Batman arrived to deal with Bizarro, he shoved her down as a show of not caring about her well-being. While Bizarro faces the Kryptonians and Martians, Batman unties Tess as they try to get to the Kryptonite vault but are stopped by Bizarro, with Tess getting tied back up. Once Conner punches Bizarro out of the Watchtower, he ungags Tess who warns Conner about a counter attack, leading Conner to fly Bizarro to Mars and leave him there since it worked last time. She also agrees with Batman that she liked Miss Martian better when she was brooding. Once Tess was dropped off at the Mansion, Conner assured her that he'd find Alex and Lena, who were buried alive by Bizarro.

CompassionEdit

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Tess sees how far Lena pulled her.

While Tess was taking a bath and sipping champagne after a long day at work, Question arrived, alarming Tess as she quickly covered herself up. She demanded to know what Question wanted, and he told her how he needed her to get Bizarro back on Earth to neutralize a Kryptonite reservoir Lana found before Lex can get his hands on it. Tess then put on a robe and called Conner, John, and Megan to her room. Once Conner, John, and Megan arrived, Tess let Question explain the situation to Conner, John, and Megan. Once Conner and Bizarro saved Lana, Alex barged in and demanded to know why Tess had asked Conner to bring Bizarro back from Mars, with Tess explaining about Lana. When Alex gets angry at no one telling him, Tess tried to assure him that she didn't want him to worry, but Alex believed she didn't trust him and only saw Lex in him. She begged Alex to trust her, but Alex refused to listen. Alex then walked off as Tess went after him, along with Lena, but Alex doesn't believe that Tess does trust him and walks off. As Lena screams for Alex to come back, Tess tries to hold her back as she sends up pulling her several feet before she manages to calm her down, discovering that Lena has super strength.

Secrets of BetrayalEdit

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Tess talks to Conner about Alex.

After Conner returns from Cadmus, he meets up with Tess, and she explains how Alex left because he believed she didn't trust him due to not telling him about Lana. She then wonders if Alex was right, and she doesn't actually trust him due to subconsciously seeing Alex as only Lex Jr before she's comforted by Conner and told that he's sure she didn't mean to, and that they'd get Alex back.

PrototypeEdit

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Tess learns about the other Emily.

Tess later arrives at LexCorp to talk to Alex, asking him to come home as Lex arrives, telling her that he's already home. She then insists that Alex isn't Lex and that she won't let Lex turn Alex into him, barely able to restrain herself when Lex blames her of doing just that. She then said how Lex destroyed everything good in his life out of a selfish desire for control as a way to get Alex not to be like Lex. She then added that while she was like that at one point, Clark showed her a better way and that Alex has the same option as well as Alex having a brother. However, she seems to fail as Alex simply leaves. Arriving at the farm, Tess is upset over not being able to save Alex, being comforted by Conner. She then met a new clone of Emily, causing Tess to pass out. Tess is then awakened by Lena patting her cheek, waking Tess up as she thanks Lena and hugs her. Tess then asks where Emily came from, learning that she was made by Lex. She was still wondering where Tess came from with Bruce. She's then shocked that when Emily goes to rest, she says good night to her, she knew that Tess was Lex's sister having heard when Lex killed Tess at LexCorp since that was where she used to live, leading Conner there. While Conner, John, and Megan were away, Tess was knocked out by men working for a mysteriously revived Lionel Luthor before she recovered with help from Conner, John, Megan and a returned Alex.

FamilyEdit

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Tess talks to Alex about his return.

Tess waited with Alex at the farm for updates on Emily coming back. She then thanks Alex for checking up on LexCorp for the League, recognizing that with Emily going missing, Alex acts like their fight never happened, assuring Alex that the only thing he shares with Lex is his face, adding that he also has hair. Tess says that Lex was too smart to leave evidence of any illegal actions in the open, though happy that Alex had gotten some things on Lex to help the League keep an eye on him. After Lana found Emily, and they all celebrated with ice cream at the farm, she then asked Alex if he was ready to head home and asked for input on a deal with a company called LuCorp involving increasing budget without decreasing staff.

LucyEdit

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Tess recovers from Dunleavy's spell.

While going over the final readouts of her visit with LuCorp, Tess thanked Alex for his help and assured him that she'd be home by the time Alex and Lena got back home from school. Tess then went to LuCorp's base of operation, the house Rachel Dunleavy bought when she came to Smallville. Going in, she finds Miss Dunleavy there, being the founder of LuCorp, using what was left of the money Lionel gave her. She agreed to have some pie when Dunleavy offered, which causes her eyes to dilate and slacken. It turns out the pie Tess had eaten was magic pie that made the eater believe that the giver of the pie was their mother. When Clark, Conner, Megan, Alex, and Lois investigated Tess' disappearance, they found Tess dressed as a five-year-old and believing her name was Lucy. She then told Dunleavy that some people had wanted to see her. When Dunleavy denies ever hearing Tess' name, the group decides to play along and leaves with Tess waving good-bye. When Lena arrives while Miss Dunleavy is out, Tess asks if she's a new friend, which she confirms. She then invites her to the Mansion to play, which she accepts. Just then, Tess is brought to the Mansion from the road by Zatanna, marveling at the big house before Zatanna uses her magic to restore Tess to normal, making her wonder why everyone's staring at her. She then realizing what she's wearing and wonders what had happened. She then threatens to ground Alex for life if he takes a picture. Explaining that the last thing she remembers is taking some pie from Miss Dunleavy, thinking about what flavor it was when Zatara asked about it. When asked if she has more pie, Tess finds a pie in a pocket of her dress, oddly enough. When the pie is confirmed by Zatanna as the cause for Tess' mental alteration, Tess has Zatanna go to the guest room due to her mentally altered state. Tess then decides to change out of the outfit before Conner points out that Dunleavy will know about it. Tess is unsure what to do until everyone stares at her, and she objects as she doesn't want to go through becoming a five-year-old again. She refuses until Alex points out that it's their shot at taking care of Dunleavy for good. Tess then returned to Miss Dunleavy's house and claimed that she had been playing outside, and she agreed to tell her next time, so she wouldn't worry. She then got ready for dinner, hoping for no pie. When Superman convinces Dunleavy to return to get help and let Tess go, she turns to Tess and, not knowing she's already returned to normal, asks her to wait eleven hours for a big surprise, as Tess agrees and hugs her good-bye. Returning to the Mansion with Conner, Tess agrees to take care of Zatanna until the spell wears off as the slice she ate as a test was stronger than believed, and she thinks she's eight years old.

JusticeEdit

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Tess just after Slade's defeat.

While at the Watchtower with Black Canary, and Martian Manhunter, Tess was shocked to find a recovered Slade arrive. Tess was then knocked out by Slade with a stunner and dragged off with the others. Tess and the rest of the League were eventually saved when Superboy, Nightwing, Robin, Speedy, Cyborg, Zan, and Janya formed a team called Young Justice and defeated Slade.

Conner Kent: HauntedEdit

SiblingsEdit

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Tess comforts Alexander after the mess with Lex.

Shortly being saved from Lex, a friend of Emil's named Brent Ivo downloaded Tess' consciousness into one of STAR Labs' drones and put clone flesh around the drone skeleton, thus fully reviving Tess as a cyborg with enhanced physical capabilities thanks to her cyborg skeleton, relieved she won't be naked for the rest of her life. Tess then got invited to help Clark and Lois move back to the farm, which she gladly accepted. Tess then met John's niece, Megan Morse, Miss Martian. After Clark, Conner, Bruce, and Megan left for a short time and came back with two others, they introduced themselves to Tess as Alex and Lena, while Tess greeted them and explained how she was alive again. Tess then enrolled Alex in Smallville High as an exercise in social skills, being invited by Clark to stay at the Mansion until they can find a place of their own.

BasesEdit

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Tess tries to comfort Alex about his first day at school.

After Alex's first day at Smallville High, Tess learns that no one at the school likes him, so she assures Alex that he won't become Lex. Tess then recited a quote that she can't remember the source to that states that Alex should just be a man and let history decide what kind of man he is. To cheer Alex up, Tess and Alex have a fencing match for fun. Though Tess clearly has the experience, Alex finds a hole in her defense and lands a strike. Tess congratulates Alex and asks Alex to read Lena a bedtime story. The next day, when Alex left to help Clark, Conner, Miss Martian, and Nightwing go to confront Eric Marsh, Lena complains to Tess that she wants to save the world like Clark, Conner, and Alex do, but Tess says that she needs to wait a few years and hugs her when she's disappointed.

MaternalEdit

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Tess becomes affected by Zatanna's spell.

While Conner was staying at the mansion overnight, Tess had the two head off to school after breakfast as she went over some files on her computer. Once she'd found an e-mail from Zatanna, she read it and was placed under a spell to make her act like a mother to Alex and Lena. Once that was done, she hugged Lena before quitting her job as the manager of the Smallville LexCorp plant. Once Alex and Conner got home, Tess had made dinner for them, dressed as a mother from a fifties sitcom. She then explained what she had done to Alex and Conner while welcoming Conner and Megan to stay for dinner. She also insisted that Alex call her "Mom". When Alex asked, she said that she'd gotten an e-mail from Zatanna, but she refused to believe Alex's theory that the e-mail was making her do this. She then served the gang dinner which was excellent and made them decide to hold it off until tomorrow. Tess then explained how Clark and Lois are home, so Conner can head off after dinner, and they can all watch Conner's big game. She also stopped Shelby from getting seconds. Once everyone had their fill, she encouraged them to work off those calories before she cleaned up. Once Alex and Lena come in, Tess has the two head off to bed. The next morning, Tess made breakfast for everyone. She then explained to Alex how she always knew how to cook, but she just never needed to put it to use. Tess was then angry at Alex for having seen Spaceballs after he made a reference to Alien. Once the two were done, Tess decided to go see Clark and Lois before Conner's game. At the farm, Tess greeted Clark and complimented on how nice the farm is, which shocks Clark. Tess then states that she's fine. Tess then greets Lois as the kids arrive. Lois then tricks Tess into checking the wooded areas of the bedrooms before coming down having made the house shine. Tess then reprimands Lois for swearing before she agrees to have Conner, Clark, and Lois over after Conner's game. During the game, Tess boasted about Conner's connection to Alex and reprimanded him for swearing. At the Mansion, Tess began making lunch while referring to the others as kids to catch up. At lunch, Tess has everyone dig in while she gets the guest rooms ready, not wanting intercourse in the house. She then runs into Lois. Tess believes that Lois is jealous of her for having the love of Lena and Alex as well as wanting Clark to have all the glory. She also thinks Lois wants Conner, Alex, and Lena dead. She then slaps Lois and drags her to the guest room to stay there as a sort of time out. Tess then goes to the others and lies saying that Lois headed out. When Clark goes to get Lois, Tess approaches the two with Kryptonite, with Tess now believing that they want to take the three away from her because they think she's a monster. Conner then distracts her by arriving as Alex arrives and knocks her out with a dart. A few days later, Tess wakes up and is told what happened by Alex and Lena. She then promises to give Zatanna a piece of her mind once she's changed her clothes back to normal, getting frustrated when Lena and Alex jokingly call her Mom.

SuperboyEdit

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Tess just before confronting Alex.

When the League tracked down the terrorists who stole the Lexo Suit, Tess helped Chloe contact Sam Lane with Chloe. After the suit was retrieved, Superman arrived and explained how Lex, who arranged for the theft of the suit, had completely covered his tracks. She then agreed with Clark that the Crisis wouldn't be his style as there would be no way for him to preserve his own existence while destroying the rest of reality, using Lex's attention to detail in this case as an example as well as how Lex is too smart to do this scheme again to show he's too smart to want the Crisis to happen.

GamesEdit

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Tess at Watchtower during the mess with Riddler.

At the Watchtower, Tess and Chloe were discussing dying and coming back to life before Tess changed the subject to asking Chloe how the baby's doing, with Chloe saying that the baby was getting nice and big. When Toyman broke out of prison, and Superman was sure Toyman wouldn't reveal his secret, Tess asked how he could be sure with her answer being that if everyone knew Clark's secret, they couldn't play anymore, confusing Tess. When Batman arrives and reveals that the one who broke Toyman out was a man named Edward Nigma, Tess asked why he did that with Bruce explaining that he was obsessed with challenges, being the Riddler.

LegionEdit

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Tess learns about the Crisis.

Tess arrived at Watchtower to talk with Chloe when she met the Legion of Superheroes. She was then caught offguard when one of the younger members of the group, Salu Digby, called her awesome. Tess is exasperated for the use of moderate swear words since Lena's present while she also learns that the Crisis is quickly approaching. She then asks Brainiac 5 if he has any tracking ideas for the Monitor. She then tries to hide the situation from Lena, much to Lena's annoyance. She also learns that Garth's sister Ayla is his twin, suffering from an electrolyte imbalance following the incident that gave the two their powers as well as learning that the Monitor is being aided by a Daximite. A short time later, she learns from Kara that the Daximite's a presumed dead member of the Legion named Pax. She's also upset with Lois as well for swearing when Brainiac 5 debunks her theory of Lex working with Pax. Then, while Tess is observing the situation from Watchtower, Pax, having seemingly defected to the heroes' side, helps the heroes investigate the corn field near the Kent Farm. Tess then joined the heroes in chasing after the Anti-Monitor with Pax's Warp Key into a universe with a Bat-Family around the heroes' age.

Crisis Part 1Edit

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Tess learns about Pax.

After Tess met up with the alternate Bat-Family, she helps explain the Crisis to them. When an alarm occurred on the Batcomputer, Tess helped Lois and Chloe monitor the League, able to operate the alternate Batcomputer as well as Chloe due to its similarity to the Watchtower and her status as a cyborg. After Pax killed the Anti-Monitor and commandeered his ship to go to another universe, Tess regrouped with the League at the Batcave and used the Warp Key Pax left behind to go to a universe where Oliver was more like Bruce Wayne and held at arrowpoint by Arrow.

Crisis Part 2Edit

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Tess meets Moira Queen.

Tess managed to help the heroes convince Arrow that they weren't enemies and went with the alternate Oliver to search for Pax. When they arrived at the Queen Mansion for a restbit, Tess noted how it looked like the Luthor Mansion back in their world. Tess then introduced herself to Moira Queen as herself. When the alternate Oliver's sister Thea figured out who they were when she overheard Oliver talking to the alternate Robert Queen's grave, Tess heard from a friend of the alternate Oliver's named Tommy that a girl named Laurel was kidnapped by Pax. She then stayed behind in the Arrowcave with Chloe, Lois, Felicity, Tommy, Thea, Diggle, Ellen, and Ethan to monitor the heroes. After having saved Laurel, who forced Pax into retreat and his subsequent kidnapping of Laurel's mother Dinah, Tess regrouped with the others as Nabu appeared on one of the Arrowcave's screens once again urging them to go back before it teleported Tess and the others to Earth-2 where they ran into Ultraman, and Tess quickly helped brief him on the Crisis.

Crisis Part 3Edit

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Tess confronts Pax.

Tess arrived at Earth-2's Watchtower and helped inform the League about the Crisis. When she saw Jester, she joked that he looked like a rodeo clown. When Pax sent out a screech to let the heroes with superhearing know where they were, Tess went with the heroes and covered Ellen while she subdues Pax with lead. However, she and Ellen quickly learned that Pax was now immune to lead thanks to having fused with his earlier self, and Tess was unable to stop Pax from kidnapping both Ellen and Earth-2's Bruce, leaving only Chloe left before Pax will be able to rewrite the multiverse.

Crisis Part 4Edit

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Tess and Lois just before heading home.

Tess assisted the heroes in searching for Earth-2 Batman and by association with Pax. Once Thea managed to activate Earth-2 Batman's signal, Superman had Tess stay with Lois, Oliver, Earth-2 Oliver, Earth-2 Lois, Earth-2 Chloe, Thea, Felicity, Diggle, and Ethan to protect Chloe as she'd just gone into labor. After Superboy defeated Pax and freed his hostages, Tess regrouped with the heroes at the Watchtower where Chloe had given birth to her son, Roy Gabriel Queen. Tess then goes back to Earth-1 with her League, officially ending the Crisis with only Earth-2 and Earth-1 remembering it. Once the Legion was about to head off, Tess repeated their mantra of "Long Live the Legion" before going back to the Mansion with Lena.

FaceoffEdit

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Tess after the fight with Bizarro.

When Bizarro had taken Conner's place and Clark had figured it out, Bizarro held Tess hostage at the Watchtower as insurance, having her tied up and gagged. When Superman, Superboy, Martian Manhunter, Miss Martian, and Batman arrived to deal with Bizarro, he shoved her down as a show of not caring about her well-being. While Bizarro faces the Kryptonians and Martians, Batman unties Tess as they try to get to the Kryptonite vault but are stopped by Bizarro, with Tess getting tied back up. Once Conner punches Bizarro out of the Watchtower, he ungags Tess who warns Conner about a counter attack, leading Conner to fly Bizarro to Mars and leave him there since it worked last time. She also agrees with Batman that she liked Miss Martian better when she was brooding. Once Tess was dropped off at the Mansion, Conner assured her that he'd find Alex and Lena, who were buried alive by Bizarro.

PoisonedEdit

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Tess sees how far Lena pulled her.

While Tess was taking a bath and sipping champaigne after a long day at work, Question arrived, alarming Tess as she quickly covered herself up. She demanded to know what Question wanted, and he told her how he needed her to get Bizarro back on Earth to save Lana from Kryptonite poisoning. Tess then put on a robe and called Conner to her apartment. Once Conner, John, and Megan arrived, Tess let Question explain the situation to Conner, John, and Megan. Once Conner and Bizarro saved Lana, Alex barged in and demanded to know why Tess had asked Conner to bring Bizarro back from Mars, with Tess explaining about Lana. When Alex gets angry at no one telling him, Tess tried to assure him that she didn't want him to worry, but Alex believed she didn't trust him and only saw Lex in him. She begged Alex to trust her, but Alex refused to listen. Alex then walked off as Tess went after him, along with Lena, but Alex doesn't believe that Tess does trust him and walks off. As Lena screams for Alex to come back, Tess tries to hold her back as she sends up pulling her several feet before she manages to calm her down, discovering that Lena has super strength.

Secrets of BetrayalEdit

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Tess talks to Conner about Alex.

After Conner returns from Cadmus, he meets up with Tess, and she explains how Alex left because he believed she didn't trust him due to not telling him about Lana. She then wonders if Alex was right, and she doesn't actually trust him due to subconsciously seeing Alex as only Lex Jr before she's comforted by Conner and told that he's sure she didn't mean to, and that they'd get Alex back.

PrototypeEdit

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Tess learns about the other Emily.

Tess later arrives at LexCorp to talk to Alex, asking him to come home as Lex arrives, telling her that he's already home. She then insists that Alex isn't Lex and that she won't let Lex turn Alex into him, barely able to restrain herself when Lex blames her of doing just that. She then said how Lex destroyed everything good in his life out of a selfish desire for control as a way to get Alex not to be like Lex. She then added that while she was like that at one point, Clark showed her a better way and that Alex has the same option as well as Alex having a brother. However, she seems to fail as Alex simply leaves. Arriving at the farm, Tess is upset over not being able to save Alex, being comforted by Conner. She then met a new clone of Emily, causing Tess to pass out. Tess is then awakened by Lena patting her cheek, waking Tess up as she thanks Lena and hugs her. Tess then asks where Emily came from, learning that she was made by Lex. She was still wondering where Tess came from with Bruce. She's then shocked that when Emily goes to rest, she says good night to her, she knew that Tess was Lex's sister having heard when Lex killed Tess at LexCorp since that was where she used to live, leading Conner there. While Conner, John, and Megan were away, Tess was knocked out by men working for a mysteriously revived Lionel Luthor before she recovered with help from Conner, John, Megan and a returned Alex.

FamilyEdit

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Tess talks to Alex about his return.

Tess waited with Alex at the farm for updates on Emily coming back. She then thanks Alex for checking up on LexCorp for the League, recognizing that with Emily going missing, Alex acts like their fight never happened, assuring Alex that the only thing he shares with Lex is his face, adding that he also has hair. Tess says that Lex was too smart to leave evidence of any illegal actions in the open, though happy that Alex had gotten some things on Lex to help the League keep an eye on him. After Lana found Emily, and they all celebrated with ice cream at the farm, she then asked Alex if he was ready to head home and asked for input on a deal with a company called LuCorp involving increasing budget without decreasing staff.

LucyEdit

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Tess recovers from Dunleavy's spell.

While going over the final readouts of her visit with LuCorp, Tess thanked Alex for his help and assured him that she'd be home by the time Alex and Lena got back home from school. Tess then went to LuCorp's base of operation, the house Rachel Dunleavy bought when she came to Smallville. Going in, she finds Miss Dunleavy there, being the founder of LuCorp, using what was left of the money Lionel gave her. She agreed to have some pie when Dunleavy offered, which causes her eyes to dilate and slacken. It turns out the pie Tess had eaten was magic pie that made the eater believe that the giver of the pie was their mother. When Clark, Conner, Megan, Alex, and Lois investigated Tess' disappearance, they found Tess dressed as a five-year-old and believing her name was Lucy. She then told Dunleavy that some people had wanted to see her. When Dunleavy denies ever hearing Tess' name, the group decides to play along and leaves with Tess waving good-bye. When Lena arrives while Miss Dunleavy is out, Tes asks if she's a new friend, which she confirms. She then invites her to the Mansion to play, which she accepts. Just then, Tess is brought to the Mansion from the road by Zatanna, marveling at the big house before Zatanna uses her magic to restore Tess to normal, making her wonder why everyone's staring at her. She then realizing what she's wearing and wonders what had happened. She then threatens to ground Alex for life if he takes a picture. Explaining that the last thing she remembers is taking some pie from Miss Dunleavy, thinking about what flavor it was when Zatara asked about it. When asked if she has more pie, Tess finds a pie in a pocket of her dress, oddly enough. When the pie is confirmed by Zatanna as the cause for Tess' mental alteration, Tess has Zatanna go to the guest room due to her mentally altered state. Tess then decides to change out of the outfit before Conner points out that Dunleavy will know about it. Tess is unsure what to do until everyone stares at her, and she objects as she doesn't want to go through becoming a five-year-old again. She refuses until Alex points out that it's their shot at taking care of Dunleavy for good. Tess then returned to Miss Dunleavy's house and claimed that she had been playing outside, and she agreed to tell her next time, so she wouldn't worry. She then got ready for dinner, hoping for no pie. When Superman convinces Dunleavy to return to get help and let Tess go, she turns to Tess and, not knowing she's already returned to normal, asks her to wait eleven hours for a big surprise, as Tess agrees and hugs her good-bye. Returning to the Mansion with Conner, Tess agrees to take care of Zatanna until the spell wears off as the slice she ate as a test was stronger than believed, and she thinks she's eight years old, happy to give her a payback for Zatanna's maternal spell last year.

JusticeEdit

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Tess just after Slade's defeat.

While at the Watchtower with Black Canary, Cyborg, and Martian Manhunter, Tess was shocked to find a recovered Slade arrive. Tess was then knocked out by Slade with a stunner and dragged off with the others. Tess and the rest of the League were eventually saved when Superboy, Nightwing, Robin, Speedy, Zan, and Janya formed a team called Young Justice and defeated Slade.

SecretsEdit

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Tess reveals how she got Conner adopted.

When Conner questioned Tess about Smallville Charities, Tess nervously asked why Conner asked her about it. Learning Zoe had uncovered it while investigating his adoption, Tess admitted she had to make it up due to Conner actually being a clone.

ReporterEdit

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Tess warns Alex about reporters.

Tess also learned from Alex that a reporter wanted to interview him, which she was immediately against since if Alex screwed up once, he could end up on a medical table. She also advised Alex that she never met a reporter that took no for an answer. She then asked if Alex was sure he could handle it if the reporter came back, which he was.

MisconceptionEdit

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Tess comforts Victoria.

After Victoria arrived, claiming Conner and Alex were her thought dead children, Tess arrived at the farm with Alex to check on Conner and learning that Smallville charities existed before Conner, Tess advised him to be careful. Learning from the sheriff that Victoria wanted a blood test from Conner and Alex, Tess was surprised that Conner considered Alex safe, learning that basically, Alex's paternal DNA would show up as Lionel Luthor's which would coincide with their cover story of Alex being the son of Lionel and Pamela Jenkins. She couldn't do anything for Conner though as taking a DNA sample wasn't illegal. After Conner managed to trick the DNA test, Tess ran into Victoria on her way home from LexCorp. Unable to get her to leave, Victoria stabbed Tess with a sedative, so she couldn't move. She was then taken to the Dunleavy house and tied up and gagged. Victoria planned to kill her if Lex didn't admit Conner and Alex were their children. When Lex refused to give into the demands, Tess was nearly killed by an axe before Conner arrived as Superboy and stopped it. After freeing Tess, she offered Victoria a card for an orphanage, advising her to adopt a child after getting serious therapeutic help. She then offered Victoria help if she needed it. She then admitted to Conner that she wasn't sure why she did it. Back at the farm, Tess thanked the gang for their help. When Lena ran up to Tess, she easily caught her and gave Lena a hug. She also noted that she hoped Victoria would get the help she needed, jokingly adding that she didn't want to go through the Dunleavy incident again.

SistersEdit

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Tess introduces herself at the Arctic tundra.

When Martha had come to visit the farm, Tess arrived with Lena, formerly introducing the two. When Lena suddenly screamed and rushed away, Tess asked what was wrong, learning that her super hearing seemed to have developed. She then nervously asked why she had to help her, still nervous when she accepted Lois' claim that they were sisters. Tess then went to the cellar and sat next to Lena. She asked if Lena was okay and suggested making the world small as her untrained ears were picking up the whole world, telling her to focus on her voice and pretend it was an island. Tess then smiled when Lena got it under control, and the two hugged. Tess then told the group that super hearing was now under control. She then chuckled with the others as Conner and Lena played tag.

Chloe, I Blew Up Your KidEdit

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Tess and Chloe after Roy grew again.

At the Smallville LexCorp Plant, Tess was experimenting with a ray to enlarge produce. However, the experiment always ended with the target exploding. After an experiment with an apple exploding, Tess said that while the others could still have the weekend off, she'd check on the experiment tomorrow. She then confirmed to Alex that she was still having problems with the machinery. As she, Lena, and Alex were taking care of Roy for Chloe and Oliver while the two went to Hub City, Tess assured her that Roy will be fine. The next day, Tess decided to go to LexCorp with Alex, Lena, and Roy, assuring Alex that nothing bad would happen, especially since Roy had just learned to walk. She then asked Roy if he wanted to see where she worked, Roy happily agreed. At the lab, Tess figures out that the reason for all the explosions was that the laser intensity was simply too high. She then decided to use Roy's stuffed wolf, Wolfie, as a subject, despite Roy's objection. She then began the experiment when there was a sudden power surge due to decreasing the laser's power too much. After saving the data, Tess found Wolfie fine and gave it back to Roy, happy to avoid making Chloe mad and heading home with them to lunch. On the way home, Tess introduced Roy to the security guard, who remarked that Roy was big for his age. At the kitchen, Tess asks Roy what he liked, and when Roy wanted to go to a restaurant, Tess assured him that the food in the mansion was good and got a compromise by convincing Roy to pretend he was in a restaurant. She then took Roy's request for spaghetti and put canned spaghetti in the microwave and went to document the experiment. When she went to check on Roy with Alex and Lena, Tess discovers that Roy had grown to eight feet high. Tess quickly worked out that Roy must have gotten in the way of the beam to get Wolfie. Tess then had Alex calm down as Roy was still a baby. Tess then said that all they needed to do was go back to the lab, analyze the data, and reverse the process. Just then, her cell phone rang, and she learned from Lex that he's having the experiment abandoned due to lack of results, much to Tess' frustration. She then decided to throw caution to the wind and hurry to the lab before the laser was decommissioned. When Alex dressed Roy up to appear adult, Tess was sure the process wasn't going to work. They arrived at the plant only to find it locked. When Roy tore the door open, Tess decided to leave, and they headed out after Roy put the door back. Tess wondered what to do next, taking comfort in the fact that they had a week before Chloe came back to think of something. She then asked Roy not to tell Chloe about what had happened. When Tess saw Chloe at the Mansion with Wolfie, Tess drove off in a panic, unsure what to do next. Unsure of what to do, Tess eventually decided to drive back to the Mansion since Chloe wouldn't kill her, though she partially doubted she wouldn't. She then arrived and learned that Chloe and Oliver had rearranged the business they went to Hub City on and took her to the Mansion to explain what had happened before she saw Roy. Tess ended up revealing what she'd done just as Roy came in. Tess then told Alex to stop joking and help her get Chloe onto the couch, confirming to Roy that Chloe was sleeping. As Tess was near Chloe, she tried to influence her not to kill her, but Chloe mumbled in her sleep about wanting to do it despite this. Tess then learned from Oliver was playing with toys as Tess demanded that he stop. When Chloe woke up, Tess nervously greeted her. She was then choked by Chloe as she told Alex and Oliver to tell Roy to stay in the guest room and close the door, with Tess being freed once Roy arrived with the door. When Roy insists on fixing the door, Tess tries to convince Roy to let her fix it, only getting smacked in the head by the door when Roy insisted on doing it himself. When Clark, Lois, and Conner arrived, wanting to know what had happened, Tess explained that it was an accident, snapping at Lois when she remarked on how Tess shouldn't have tried to use Wolfie. She then explained how the laser was in the plant, which was locked down, and she couldn't go with Roy as he was. They then headed off, leaving Roy with Conner and Alex. When Lex met up with them and asked what they were doing, Tess insisted it was an accident when Chloe explained what had happened. When they arrived to learn that Roy had left and had grown to fourteen feet, Tess realized that the growth was caused by electromagnetic fluxes. After Lex puts fixing the mess in the hands of Tess, Oliver, and Chloe due to a lack of military applications, Tess learns with everyone else that Roy is headed to Metropolis, much to everyone's alarm. Tess then sarcastically thanked Lois for implying to Chloe that the laser could blow Roy up. Once Alex proved that he could shrink with the ray by shrinking Krypto, Tess demanded that Alex return Krypto to normal, which he did. Tess then prepared to return Roy to normal before Conner informed them that Roy was now a hundred feet tall. At Metropolis, when Alex explains that Roy has to stand still for 2.5 seconds, Tess gets the idea to have Superman distract him. When that ultimately fails, and Roy continues to walk around, Tess learns that Chloe wants to make her grow, since Roy will recognize his mom and do what she says. Tess is worried as too little power, and she'll grow slowly like Roy, and too much, she could explode. However, Tess is encouraged by Chloe saying she trusts her, and they enlarge her. Once Chloe got Roy to stay still, so they could be returned to normal, Chloe went to Tess, and Tess fully expected to get punched in the face, only to get a thank you from Chloe.

Conner Kent: DetectiveEdit

RevivalEdit

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Tess comforts Alexander after the mess with Lex.

Shortly after Lex made his threat to Tess, Lex revived Tess, having preserved her body and repairing it with cloning again, this time making a clone of her named Lena as a way to get her out of his head once he found out about Conner. When Tess and Lex confronted each other again, Tess met Lena, and she promised her they'd get out of the room Lex locked them in. After being separated from Alex, Conner was tossed in as well, and he happily hugged Tess before she introduced him to Lena. Tess then explains to Conner how dying was painful and then suddenly comfortable. Shortly afterwards, Superman and Batman are tossed into their cell, and Tess encouraged Alex to make something of himself away from Lex's memories, arguing that despite being a clone, Alex isn't Lex. Once Lex leaves, and Alex lets them go, Tess introduces Alex to Lena. Tess then arrived at the farm, having enrolled Alex in Smallville High as an exercise in social skills, being invited by Clark to stay at the Mansion until they can find a place of their own.

BasesEdit

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Tess tries to comfort Alex about his first day at school.

After Alex's first day at Smallville High, Tess learns that no one at the school likes him, so she assures Alex that he won't become Lex. Tess then recited a quote that she can't remember the source to that states that Alex should just be a man and let history decide what kind of man he is. To cheer Alex up, Tess and Alex have a fencing match for fun. Though Tess clearly has the experience, Alex finds a hole in her defense and lands a strike. Tess congratulates Alex and asks Alex to read Lena a bedtime story. The next day, when Alex left to help Clark, Conner, and Nightwing go to confront Eric Marsh, Lena complains to Tess that she wants to save the world like Clark, Conner, and Alex do, but Tess says that she needs to wait a few years and hugs her when she's disappointed.

SuperboyEdit

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Tess just before confronting Alex.

When the League tracked down the terrorists who stole the Lexo Suit, Tess helped Chloe contact Sam Lane with Chloe. After the suit was retrieved, Superman arrived and explained how Lex, who arranged for the theft of the suit, had completely covered his tracks. She then agreed with Clark that the Crisis wouldn't be his style as there would be no way for him to preserve his own existence while destroying the rest of reality, using Lex's attention to detail in this case as an example as well as how Lex is too smart to do this scheme again to show he's too smart to want the Crisis to happen.

GamesEdit

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Tess at Watchtower during the mess with Riddler.

At the Watchtower, Tess and Chloe were discussing dying and coming back to life before Tess changed the subject to asking Chloe how the baby's doing, with Chloe saying that the baby was getting nice and big. When Toyman broke out of prison, and Superman was sure Toyman wouldn't reveal his secret, Tess asked how he could be sure with her answer being that if everyone knew Clark's secret, they couldn't play anymore, confusing Tess. When Batman arrives and reveals that the one who broke Toyman out was a man named Edward Nigma, Tess asked why he did that with Bruce explaining that he was obsessed with challenges, being the Riddler.

LegionEdit

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Tess learns about the Crisis.

Tess arrived at Watchtower to talk with Chloe when she met the Legion of Superheroes. She was then caught offguard when one of the younger members of the group, Salu Digby, called her awesome. Tess is exasperated for the use of moderate swear words since Lena's present while she also learns that the Crisis is quickly approaching. She then asks Brainiac 5 if he has any tracking ideas for the Monitor. She then tries to hide the situation from Lena, much to Lena's annoyance. She also learns that Garth's sister Ayla is his twin, suffering from an electrolyte imbalance following the incident that gave the two their powers as well as learning that the Monitor is being aided by a Daximite. A short time later, she learns from Kara that the Daximite's a presumed dead member of the Legion named Pax. She's also upset with Lois as well for swearing when Brainiac 5 debunks her theory of Lex working with Pax. Then, while Tess is observing the situation from Watchtower, the heroes investigate the corn field near the Kent Farm for Pax. Tess then joined the heroes in chasing after the Pax with the Fortress of Solitude's ability to jump into a universe where they were cornered by an alternate version of Oliver Queen.

Crisis Part 1Edit

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Tess meets Moira Queen.

Tess managed to help the heroes convince Arrow that they weren't enemies and went with the alternate Oliver to search for Pax. When they arrived at the Queen Mansion for a restbit, Tess noted how it looked like the Luthor Mansion back in their world. Tess then introduced herself to Moira Queen as herself. When the alternate Oliver's sister Thea figured out who they were when she overheard Oliver talking to the alternate Robert Queen's grave, Tess heard from a friend of the alternate Oliver's named Tommy that a girl named Laurel was kidnapped by Pax. She then stayed behind in the Arrowcave with Chloe, Lois, Felicity, Tommy, Thea, and Diggle to monitor the heroes. After having saved Laurel, who forced Pax into retreat and his subsequent kidnapping of Laurel's mother Dinah, Tess regrouped with the others as Nabu appeared on one of the Arrowcave's screens once again urging them to go back before it teleported Tess and the others to Earth-2 where they ran into Ultraman, and Tess quickly helped brief him on the Crisis.

Crisis Part 2Edit

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Tess confronts Pax.

Tess arrived at Earth-2's Watchtower and helped inform the League about the Crisis. When she saw Jester, she joked that he looked like a rodeo clown. When Pax sent out a screech to let the heroes with superhearing know where they were, Tess went with the heroes and subdues Pax with lead. However, she quickly learned that Pax was now immune to lead thanks to having fused with his earlier self, and Tess was unable to stop Pax from kidnapping Earth-2's Bruce, leaving only Chloe left before Pax will be able to rewrite the multiverse.

Crisis Part 3Edit

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Tess and Lois just before heading home.

Tess assisted the heroes in searching for Earth-2 Batman and by association with Pax. Once Thea managed to activate Earth-2 Batman's signal, Superman had Tess stay with Lois, Oliver, Earth-2 Oliver, Earth-2 Lois, Earth-2 Chloe, Thea, Felicity, Diggle, and Ethan to protect Chloe as she'd just gone into labor. After Superboy defeated Pax and freed his hostages, Tess regrouped with the heroes at the Watchtower where Chloe had given birth to her son, Roy Gabriel Queen. Tess then goes back to Earth-1 with her League, officially ending the Crisis with only Earth-2 and Earth-1 remembering it. Once the Legion was about to head off, Tess repeated their mantra of "Long Live the Legion" before going back to the Mansion with Lena.

FaceoffEdit

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Tess after the fight with Bizarro.

When Bizarro had taken Conner's place and Clark had figured it out, Bizarro held Tess hostage at the Watchtower as insurance, having her tied up and gagged. When Superman, Superboy, and Batman arrived to deal with Bizarro, he shoved her down as a show of not caring about her well-being. While Bizarro faces the Kryptonians, Batman unties Tess as they try to get to the Kryptonite vault but are stopped by Bizarro, with Tess getting tied back up. Once Conner punches Bizarro out of the Watchtower, he ungags Tess who warns Conner about a counter attack, leading Conner to fly Bizarro to Mars and leave him there since it worked last time. Once Tess was dropped off at the Mansion, Conner assured her that he'd find Alex and Lena, who were buried alive by Bizarro.

PoisonedEdit

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Tess sees how far Lena pulled her.

While Tess was taking a bath and sipping champaigne after a long day at work, Question arrived, alarming Tess as she quickly covered herself up. She demanded to know what Question wanted, and he told her how he needed her to get Bizarro back on Earth to save Lana from Kryptonite poisoning. Tess then put on a robe and called Conner to her apartment. Once Conner, John, and Megan arrived, Tess let Question explain the situation to Conner, John, and Megan. Once Conner and Bizarro saved Lana, Alex barged in and demanded to know why Tess had asked Conner to bring Bizarro back from Mars, with Tess explaining about Lana. When Alex gets angry at no one telling him, Tess tried to assure him that she didn't want him to worry, but Alex believed she didn't trust him and only saw Lex in him. She begged Alex to trust her, but Alex refused to listen. Alex then walked off as Tess went after him, along with Lena, but Alex doesn't believe that Tess does trust him and walks off. As Lena screams for Alex to come back, Tess tries to hold her back as she sends up pulling her several feet before she manages to calm her down, discovering that Lena has super strength.

Secrets of BetrayalEdit

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Tess talks to Conner about Alex.

After Conner returns from Cadmus, he meets up with Tess, and she explains how Alex left because he believed she didn't trust him due to not telling him about Lana. She then wonders if Alex was right, and she doesn't actually trust him due to subconsciously seeing Alex as only Lex Jr before she's comforted by Conner and told that he's sure she didn't mean to, and that they'd get Alex back.

PrototypeEdit

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Tess learns about the other Emily.

Tess later arrives at LexCorp to talk to Alex, asking him to come home as Lex arrives, telling her that he's already home. She then insists that Alex isn't Lex and that she won't let Lex turn Alex into him, barely able to restrain herself when Lex blames her of doing just that. She then said how Lex destroyed everything good in his life out of a selfish desire for control as a way to get Alex not to be like Lex. She then added that while she was like that at one point, Clark showed her a better way and that Alex has the same option as well as Alex having a brother. However, she seems to fail as Alex simply leaves. Arriving at the farm, Tess is upset over not being able to save Alex, being comforted by Conner. She then met a new clone of Emily, causing Tess to pass out. Tess is then awakened by Lena patting her cheek, waking Tess up as she thanks Lena and hugs her. Tess then asks where Emily came from, learning that she was made by Lex. She was still wondering where Tess came from with Bruce. She's then shocked that when Emily goes to rest, she says good night to her, she knew that Tess was Lex's sister having heard when Lex killed Tess at LexCorp since that was where she used to live, leading Conner there. While Conner, John, and Megan were away, Tess was knocked out by men working for a mysteriously revived Lionel Luthor before she recovered with help from Conner, John, Megan and a returned Alex.

FamilyEdit

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Tess talks to Alex about his return.

Tess waited with Alex at the farm for updates on Emily coming back. She then thanks Alex for checking up on LexCorp for the League, recognizing that with Emily going missing, Alex acts like their fight never happened, assuring Alex that the only thing he shares with Lex is his face, adding that he also has hair. Tess says that Lex was too smart to leave evidence of any illegal actions in the open, though happy that Alex had gotten some things on Lex to help the League keep an eye on him. After Lana found Emily, and they all celebrated with ice cream at the farm, she then asked Alex if he was ready to head home and asked for input on a deal with a company called LuCorp involving increasing budget without decreasing staff.

JusticeEdit

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Tess just after Slade's defeat.

While at the Watchtower with Black Canary, Cyborg, and Martian Manhunter, Tess was shocked to find a recovered Slade arrive. Tess was then knocked out by Slade with a stunner and dragged off with the others. Tess and the rest of the League were eventually saved when Superboy, Nightwing, Robin, Speedy, Zan, and Janya formed a team called Young Justice and defeated Slade.

SecretsEdit

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Tess reveals how she got Conner adopted.

When Conner questioned Tess about Smallville Charities, Tess nervously asked why Conner asked her about it. Learning Zoe had uncovered it while investigating his adoption, Tess admitted she had to make it up due to Conner actually being a clone.

ReporterEdit

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Tess warns Alex about reporters.

Tess also learned from Alex that a reporter wanted to interview him, which she was immediately against since if Alex screwed up once, he could end up on a medical table. She also advised Alex that she never met a reporter that took no for an answer. She then asked if Alex was sure he could handle it if the reporter came back, which he was.

MisconceptionEdit

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Tess comforts Victoria.

After Victoria arrived, claiming Conner and Alex were her thought dead children, Tess arrived at the farm with Alex to check on Conner and learning that Smallville charities existed before Conner, Tess advised him to be careful. Learning from the sheriff that Victoria wanted a blood test from Conner and Alex, Tess was surprised that Conner considered Alex safe, learning that basically, Alex's paternal DNA would show up as Lionel Luthor's which would coincide with their cover story of Alex being the son of Lionel and Pamela Jenkins. She couldn't do anything for Conner though as taking a DNA sample wasn't illegal. After Conner managed to trick the DNA test, Tess ran into Victoria on her way home from LexCorp. Unable to get her to leave, Victoria stabbed Tess with a sedative, so she couldn't move. She was then taken to the Dunleavy house and tied up and gagged. Victoria planned to kill her if Lex didn't admit Conner and Alex were their children. When Lex refused to give into the demands, Tess was nearly killed by an axe before Conner arrived as Superboy and stopped it. After freeing Tess, she offered Victoria a card for an orphanage, advicing her to adopt a child after getting serious therapeutic help. She then offered Victoria help if she needed it. She then admitted to Conner that she wasn't sure why she did it. Back at the farm, Tess thanked the gang for their help. When Lena ran up to Tess, she easily caught her and gave Lena a hug. She also noted that she hoped Victoria would get the help she needed, jokingly adding that she didn't want to go through the Dunleavy incident again.

SistersEdit

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Tess introduces herself at the Arctic tundra.

When Martha had come to visit the farm, Tess arrived with Lena, formerly introducing the two. When Lena suddenly screamed and rushed away, Tess asked what was wrong, learning that her super hearing seemed to have developed. She then nervously asked why she had to help her, still nervous when she accepted Lois' claim that they were sisters. Tess then went to the cellar and sat next to Lena. She asked if Lena was okay and suggested making the world small as her untrained ears were picking up the whole world, telling her to focus on her voice and pretend it was an island. Tess then smiled when Lena got it under control, and the two hugged. Tess then told the group that super hearing was now under control. She then chuckled with the others as Conner and Lena played tag.

Chloe, I Blew Up Your KidEdit

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Tess and Chloe after Roy grew again.

At the Smallville LexCorp Plant, Tess was experimenting with a ray to enlarge produce. However, the experiment always ended with the target exploding. After an experiment with an apple exploding, Tess said that while the others could still have the weekend off, she'd check on the experiment tomorrow. She then confirmed to Alex that she was still having problems with the machinery. As she, Lena, and Alex were taking care of Roy for Chloe and Oliver while the two went to Hub City, Tess assured her that Roy will be fine. The next day, Tess decided to go to LexCorp with Alex, Lena, and Roy, assuring Alex that nothing bad would happen, especially since Roy had just learned to walk. She then asked Roy if he wanted to see where she worked, Roy happily agreed. At the lab, Tess figures out that the reason for all the explosions was that the laser intensity was simply too high. She then decided to use Roy's stuffed wolf, Wolfie, as a subject, despite Roy's objection. She then began the experiment when there was a sudden power surge due to decreasing the laser's power too much. After saving the data, Tess found Wolfie fine and gave it back to Roy, happy to avoid making Chloe mad and heading home with them to lunch. On the way home, Tess introduced Roy to the security guard, who remarked that Roy was big for his age. At the kitchen, Tess asks Roy what he liked, and when Roy wanted to go to a restaurant, Tess assured him that the food in the mansion was good and got a compromise by convincing Roy to pretend he was in a restaurant. She then took Roy's request for spaghetti and put canned spaghetti in the microwave and went to document the experiment. When she went to check on Roy with Alex and Lena, Tess discovers that Roy had grown to eight feet high. Tess quickly worked out that Roy must have gotten in the way of the beam to get Wolfie. Tess then had Alex calm down as Roy was still a baby. Tess then said that all they needed to do was go back to the lab, analyze the data, and reverse the process. Just then, her cell phone rang, and she learned from Lex that he's having the experiment abandoned due to lack of results, much to Tess' frustration. She then decided to throw caution to the wind and hurry to the lab before the laser was decommissioned. When Alex dressed Roy up to appear adult, Tess was sure the process wasn't going to work. They arrived at the plant only to find it locked. When Roy tore the door open, Tess decided to leave, and they headed out after Roy put the door back. Tess wondered what to do next, taking comfort in the fact that they had a week before Chloe came back to think of something. She then asked Roy not to tell Chloe about what had happened. When Tess saw Chloe at the Mansion with Wolfie, Tess drove off in a panic, unsure what to do next. Unsure of what to do, Tess eventually decided to drive back to the Mansion since Chloe wouldn't kill her, though she partially doubted she wouldn't. She then arrived and learned that Chloe and Oliver had rearranged the business they went to Hub City on and took her to the Mansion to explain what had happened before she saw Roy. Tess ended up revealing what she'd done just as Roy came in. Tess then told Alex to stop joking and help her get Chloe onto the couch, confirming to Roy that Chloe was sleeping. As Tess was near Chloe, she tried to influence her not to kill her, but Chloe mumbled in her sleep about wanting to do it despite this. Tess then learned from Oliver was playing with toys as Tess demanded that he stop. When Chloe woke up, Tess nervously greeted her. She was then choked by Chloe as she told Alex and Oliver to tell Roy to stay in the guest room and close the door, with Tess being freed once Roy arrived with the door. When Roy insists on fixing the door, Tess tries to convince Roy to let her fix it, only getting smacked in the head by the door when Roy insisted on doing it himself. When Clark, Lois, and Conner arrived, wanting to know what had happened, Tess explained that it was an accident, snapping at Lois when she remarked on how Tess shouldn't have tried to use Wolfie. She then explained how the laser was in the plant, which was locked down, and she couldn't go with Roy as he was. They then headed off, leaving Roy with Conner and Alex. When Lex met up with them and asked what they were doing, Tess insisted it was an accident when Chloe explained what had happened. When they arrived to learn that Roy had left and had grown to fourteen feet, Tess realized that the growth was caused by electromagnetic fluxes. After Lex puts fixing the mess in the hands of Tess, Oliver, and Chloe due to a lack of military applications, Tess learns with everyone else that Roy is headed to Metropolis, much to everyone's alarm. Tess then sarcastically thanked Lois for implying to Chloe that the laser could blow Roy up. Once Alex proved that he could shrink with the ray by shrinking Krypto, Tess demanded that Alex return Krypto to normal, which he did. Tess then prepared to return Roy to normal before Conner informed them that Roy was now a hundred feet tall. At Metropolis, when Alex explains that Roy has to stand still for 2.5 seconds, Tess gets the idea to have Superman distract him. When that ultimately fails, and Roy continues to walk around, Tess learns that Chloe wants to make her grow, since Roy will recognize his mom and do what she says. Tess is worried as too little power, and she'll grow slowly like Roy, and too much, she could explode. However, Tess is encouraged by Chloe saying she trusts her, and they enlarge her. Once Chloe got Roy to stay still, so they could be returned to normal, Chloe went to Tess, and Tess fully expected to get punched in the face, only to get a thank you from Chloe.

Emily ReturnsEdit

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Lois getting aggravated by the marriage jokes.

Tess and Alex visited the farm while Clark, Lois, John, and Conner were watching Emily while Lana visited Nell in Metropolis. Tess invited the group to the mansion for dinner before realizing Emily was there, learning that she was doing well. She then declined watching Emily lift up cars, but she suggested Alex might like to see that. During dinner, Tess learned that Emily's bunny Bugsy passed away as she passed on her condolences. Once Lana took Emily home, Tess joined in on Alex joking about Lois and Clark's wedding taking forever.

Kara and LenaEdit

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Tess returns home.

When Tess came to visit the Kents to pick up Lena, she got jumped by her, much to her chagrin, making her ask Lena to stop doing that. She then asked Kara if anything had happened to her, learning from Conner that she'd just uncovered some hidden emotional scaring. Tess sympathized and asked if she wanted to talk about it, though Kara assured her she was fine, though Tess kept the offer on the table.

Conner Kent: GuardianEdit

RevivalEdit

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Tess comforts Alexander after the mess with Lex.

Shortly after Lex made his threat to Tess, Lex revived Tess, having preserved her body and repairing it with cloning again, this time making a clone of her named Lena as a way to get her out of his head once he found out about Conner. When Tess and Lex confronted each other again, Tess met Lena, and she promised her they'd get out of the room Lex locked them in. After being separated from Alex, Conner was tossed in as well, and he happily hugged Tess before she introduced him to Lena. Tess then explains to Conner how dying was painful and then suddenly comfortable. Shortly afterwards, Superman is tossed into their cell, and Tess encouraged Alex to make something of himself away from Lex's memories, arguing that despite being a clone, Alex isn't Lex. Once Lex leaves, and Alex lets them go, Tess introduces Alex to Lena. Tess then arrived at the farm, having enrolled Alex in Smallville High as an exercise in social skills, being invited by Clark to stay at the Mansion until they can find a place of their own.

BasesEdit

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Tess tries to comfort Alex about his first day at school.

After Alex's first day at Smallville High, Tess learns that no one at the school likes him, so she assures Alex that he won't become Lex. Tess then recited a quote that she can't remember the source to that states that Alex should just be a man and let history decide what kind of man he is. To cheer Alex up, Tess and Alex have a fencing match for fun. Though Tess clearly has the experience, Alex finds a hole in her defense and lands a strike. Tess congratulates Alex and asks Alex to read Lena a bedtime story. The next day, when Alex left to help Clark and Conner go to confront Eric Marsh, Lena complains to Tess that she wants to save the world like Clark, Conner, and Alex do, but Tess says that she needs to wait a few years and hugs her when she's disappointed.

MaternalEdit

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Tess becomes affected by Zatanna's spell.

While Conner was staying at the mansion overnight, Tess had the two head off to school after breakfast as she went over some files on her computer. Once she'd found an e-mail from Zatanna, she read it and was placed under a spell to make her act like a mother to Alex and Lena. Once that was done, she hugged Lena before quitting her job as the manager of the Smallville LexCorp plant. Once Alex and Conner got home, Tess had made dinner for them, dressed as a mother from a fifties sitcom. She then explained what she had done to Alex and Conner while welcoming Conner to stay for dinner. She also insisted that Alex call her "Mom". When Alex asked, she said that she'd gotten an e-mail from Zatanna, but she refused to believe Alex's theory that the e-mail was making her do this. She then served the gang dinner which was excellent and made them decide to hold it off until tomorrow. Tess then explained how Clark and Lois are home, so Conner can head off after dinner, and they can all watch Conner's big game. She also stopped Shelby from getting seconds. Once everyone had their fill, she encouraged them to work off those calories before she cleaned up. Once Alex and Lena come in, Tess has the two head off to bed. The next morning, Tess made breakfast for everyone. She then explained to Alex how she always knew how to cook, but she just never needed to put it to use. Tess was then angry at Alex for having seen Spaceballs after he made a reference to Alien. Once the two were done, Tess decided to go see Clark and Lois before Conner's game. At the farm, Tess greeted Clark and complimented on how nice the farm is, which shocks Clark. Tess then states that she's fine. Tess then greets Lois as the kids arrive. Lois then tricks Tess into checking the wooded areas of the bedrooms before coming down having made the house shine. Tess then reprimands Lois for swearing before she agrees to have Conner, Clark, and Lois over after Conner's game. During the game, Tess boasted about Conner's connection to Alex and reprimanded him for swearing. At the Mansion, Tess began making lunch while referring to the others as kids to catch up. At lunch, Tess has everyone dig in while she gets the guest rooms ready, not wanting intercourse in the house. She then runs into Lois. Tess believes that Lois is jealous of her for having the love of Lena and Alex as well as wanting Clark to have all the glory. She also thinks Lois wants Conner, Alex, and Lena dead. She then slaps Lois and drags her to the guest room to stay there as a sort of time out. Tess then goes to the others and lies saying that Lois headed out. When Clark goes to get Lois, Tess approaches the two with Kryptonite, with Tess now believing that they want to take the three away from her because they think she's a monster. Conner then distracts her by arriving as Alex arrives and knocks her out with a dart. A few days later, Tess wakes up and is told what happened by Alex and Lena. She then promises to give Zatanna a piece of her mind once she's changed her clothes back to normal, getting frustrated when Lena and Alex jokingly call her Mom.

SuperboyEdit

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Tess just before confronting Alex.

When the League tracked down the terrorists who stole the Lexo Suit, Tess helped Chloe contact Sam Lane with Chloe. After the suit was retrieved, Superman arrived and explained how Lex, who arranged for the theft of the suit, had completely covered his tracks. She then agreed with Clark that the Crisis wouldn't be his style as there would be no way for him to preserve his own existence while destroying the rest of reality, using Lex's attention to detail in this case as an example as well as how Lex is too smart to do this scheme again to show he's too smart to want the Crisis to happen.

BatmanEdit

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Tess at Watchtower during the mess with Riddler.

At the Watchtower, Tess and Chloe were discussing dying and coming back to life before Tess changed the subject to asking Chloe how the baby's doing, with Chloe saying that the baby was getting nice and big. When Toyman broke out of prison, and Superman was sure Toyman wouldn't reveal his secret, Tess asked how he could be sure with her answer being that if everyone knew Clark's secret, they couldn't play anymore, confusing Tess. When Batman arrives and reveals that the one who broke Toyman out was a man named Edward Nigma, Tess asked why he did that with Bruce explaining that he was obsessed with challenges, being the Riddler. When Batman glided off, Tess was in awe as she always believed that the Batman was a myth the Gotham PD made up. Tess then learns from Chloe that Batman is Bruce Wayne, confused by Bruce Wayne's playboy attitude. She then asks for the plan.

LegionEdit

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Tess learns about the Crisis.

Tess arrived at Watchtower to talk with Chloe when she met the Legion of Superheroes. Tess is exasperated for the use of moderate swear words since Lena's present while she also learns that the Crisis is quickly approaching. She then asks Brainiac 5 if he has any tracking ideas for the Monitor. She then tries to hide the situation from Lena, much to Lena's annoyance. She also learns that Garth's sister Ayla is his twin, suffering from an electrolyte imbalance following the incident that gave the two their powers as well as learning that the Monitor is being aided by a Daximite. A short time later, she learns from Kara that the Daximite's a presumed dead member of the Legion named Pax. She's also upset with Lois as well for swearing when Brainiac 5 debunks her theory of Lex working with Pax. Then, while Tess is observing the situation from Watchtower, the heroes investigate the corn field near the Kent Farm for Pax. Tess then joined the heroes in chasing after the Pax with the Fortress of Solitude's ability to jump into the Fortress of Solitude of Earth-2 where they were cornered by Ultraman.

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AlexanderEdit

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Tess comforts Alexander after the mess with Lex.

When Alex and Lionel held Clark and Conner captive in the cornfield, Tess arrived to talk to Alex. She encouraged Alex to make something of himself away from Lex's memories, arguing that despite being a clone, Alex isn't Lex. This encourages Alex to punch out Lionel, and the group heads off, with Tess having bought a house in Smallville. Tess then arrived at the farm, having enrolled Alex in Smallville High as an exercise in social skills.

BasesEdit

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Tess tries to comfort Alex about his first day at school.

After Alex's first day at Smallville High, Tess learns that no one at the school likes him, so she assures Alex that he won't become Lex. Tess then recited a quote that she can't remember the source to that states that Alex should just be a man and let history decide what kind of man he is. To cheer Alex up, Tess and Alex have a fencing match for fun. Though Tess clearly has the experience, Alex finds a hole in her defense and lands a strike. Tess congratulates Alex.

RelationsEdit

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Tess at LuthorCorp.

After the incident with Clark Luthor, Tess came home to see Alex reading Hamlet and had a discussion with him about how it's a story of justice, impressed by how Alex drew a parallel between this story and how Clark dealt with Sheriff Ethan Miller after he shot Lionel Luthor and framed Jonathan Kent. Tess then let Conner stay at the mansion with her and Alex, telling him that Clark and Lois are entering the next phase of their lives. She then says it's gonna be a fun while.

MaternalEdit

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Tess becomes affected by Zatanna's spell.

While Conner was staying at the mansion, Tess had the two head off to school after breakfast as she went over some files on her computer. Once she'd found an e-mail from Zatanna, she read it and was placed under a spell to make her act like a mother to Alex and Conner. Once that was done, she quit her job as the manager of the Smallville LexCorp plant. Once Alex and Conner got home, Tess had made dinner for them, dressed as a mother from a fifties sitcom. She then explained what she had done to Alex and Conner. She also insisted that Alex call her "Mom". When Alex asked, she said that she'd gotten an e-mail from Zatanna, but she refused to believe Alex's theory that the e-mail was making her do this. She then served the gang dinner which was excellent and made them decide to hold it off until tomorrow. Tess then said that they can all watch Conner's big game. She also stopped Shelby from getting seconds. Once everyone had their fill, she encouraged them to work off those calories before she cleaned up. Once Alex and Conner come in, Tess has the two head off to bed. The next morning, Tess made breakfast for everyone. She then explained to Alex how she always knew how to cook, but she just never needed to put it to use. Tess was then angry at Alex for having seen Spaceballs after he made a reference to Alien. Once the two were done, Tess decided to go see Clark and Lois to bring them to Conner's game. At the apartment, Tess greeted Clark and complimented on how nice the apartment is, which shocks Clark. Tess then states that she's fine. Tess then greets Lois as the kids arrive. Lois then tricks Tess into checking the wooded areas of the bedrooms before coming down having made the house shine. Tess then reprimands Lois for swearing before she agrees to have Conner, Clark, and Lois over after Conner's game. During the game, Tess boasted about Conner's connection to Alex and reprimanded him for swearing. At the Mansion, Tess began making lunch while refering to the others as kids to catch up. At lunch, Tess has everyone dig in while she gets the guest rooms ready, not wanting intercourse in the house. She then runs into Lois. Tess believes that Lois is jealous of her for having the love of Lena and Alex as well as wanting Clark to have all the glory. She also thinks Lois wants Conner and Alex dead. She then slaps Lois and drags her to the guest room to stay there as a sort of time out. Tess then goes to the others and lies saying that Lois headed out. When Clark goes to get Lois, Tess approaches the two with Kryptonite, with Tess now believing that they want to take the three away from her because they think she's a monster. Conner then distracts her by arriving as Alex arrives and knocks her out with a dart. A few days later, Tess wakes up and is told what happened by Alex and Lena. She then promises to give Zatanna a piece of her mind once she's changed her clothes back to normal, getting frustrated when Conner and Alex jokingly call her Mom.

KryptoEdit

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Tess Mercer at the Mansion.

When Tess arrives and discovers that a small white puppy as clawed away a good chunk of her front door and bitten off the leg of her desk, she learns that the culprit is a puppy from Krypton named Krypto, who escaped with Oliver and Clark during the mess with Zod. She then insisted that they're not keeping Krypto as he has a clearly destructive nature, despite not understanding his own strength. When Alex blackmails her with photos of when she was affected by Zatanna's spell, she calls Alex's bluff but caves when it's clear he's not bluffing. She allows Krypto to stay but grounds Alex until further notice. Tess clearly dislikes Krypto and demands he stay away from her until he goes up to her with the dress she wore under Zatanna's spell and chews it up. She then calls Krypto a good boy and is surprised when Conner has rebuilt the door and the desk in a matter of seconds since Clark got the supplies while Krypto was going to town on the dress. When Kara is frustrated with Krypto not liking her, Tess believes it's because she whines all the time. She also finally sees the news reel of Conner saving the Washington Monument as a New Blur. Tess then demands to know what Conner was thinking since someone could have seen him and accuses him of thrill seeking until she learns about LX-16. Tess accepts this but says that Conner isn't doing anymore superheroing until he finds a better disguise than a t-shirt. When Dr. Polaris holds the American Senate hostage, Conner convinces her to let him go by wearing dark sunglasses. When Dr. Polaris escapes from jail, Tess assures Conner that they'll find them and also scolds Krypto for trying to play fetch with a log.

MasterEdit

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Tess just before confronting Alex.

Shortly after Lois gained superpowers, Tess was visited at the Daily Planet by Alex. She then tells Alex how Lois is on a mission for the League and refuses to tell him what as it's for "eighteen and older." When Krypto is barking at Alex, Tess wonders what's going on before Alex pulls out a gun with Kryptonite bullets. When Alex points the gun at Tess, she asks him to take it easy. She still doesn't tell Alex where Lois is and even if she wasn't on a mission, she wouldn't tell Alex about it. She then asks who's making him act like this. Tess refuses to believe that Alex is acting like this of his own free will and insists that this isn't him. Tess then goes to Krypto when he's shot and yells in Latin "End this madness" to return Alex to normal as he heads off after explaining to Tess that it was Lionel who did this. When Lois arrives, she asks what Alex was doing here, and Tess explains that Alex and Conner have it under control.

Smallville: Unfinished Business: PaxEdit

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Tess learns about the Crisis.

After having been killed by Lex, Tess woke up in Cadmus and panicked, accidentally punching Alex in the face, believing he's Lex. Conner then calmed Tess down as she recovered and realized what had happened. She then realizes what happened and apologizes for punching Alex, which had led to a bloody nose. She then discovers that the boys gave up some of themselves to save her. She then asked how they got her here and warned the two not to touch her gloves, learning that it was a friend of hers named Question who helped her. She then goes to the Kent Farm, unsure of telling Clark what she did to Lex. She agrees with Conner to tell Clark and just accept what happens afterwards. She then explains to Clark that she's been recovering from a run-in with Lex, which led to her getting stabbed and dying, being saved thanks to Cadmus. She then began to explain what she did to Lex when she remembers how Lex was revived and denies it actually being Lex as she considers him a Frankenstein monster, pieced together by the best pieces of Lex's clones. She then says how she blanked Lex's mind, which Clark accepts considering how Lex knowing his secret led to the end of his friendship with Lana. She then agrees to let Conner move back to the farm, having been bought back by Clark, as long as Conner visits her and Alex. She then learns from Chloe and Oliver that Chloe's pregnant. As they're celebrating, they meet an ally of Virgil Swann's named Traveler who warns them of a coming danger who Tess confirms is working with a second version of Veritas, having joined them a short time ago. When Kara arrives and explains how the future's been altered by a figure from the future returning and targeting the founder of the Legion, Tess agrees with Chloe that Clark could be the target, being the inspiration for Rokk, Garth, and Imra. Tess then helps the team investigate a devastated Brownstone with the Helmet of Nabu left alone while replicas of Carter and Shayera's helmets have been smashed to pieces. Tess then wonders about how the Legion inducts children into the team with Kara saying that the Legion doesn't have junior members.

Smallville: SwannEdit

OdysseyEdit

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Tess introduces herself at the Arctic tundra.

Four weeks after Lex Luthor disappeared, Tess went to the Arctic to take command of LuthorCorp and search for signs of their missing CEO. She turned out to be the successor designated by Lex to guard all his interests in case something happen to him and immediately took control of the search project, as well as help the Justice League find the Crystal of Knowledge and Clark. However, all she found was a bit of blood, leaving to let the League take over the search, which led to the rescue of Clark and Lex from Russia. Tess then welcomed Lex back as he was talking to Kara. Tess then welcomed Clark to the Planet as the new editor, having been appointed to the post by Lex after his return. She also advised Clark to wear a button-up shirt tomorrow.

BloodlineEdit

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Tess talks to Lex about Davis Bloome being Doomsday.

Tess was with Lex at a board meeting when there was a call from Oliver that Clark, Kara, and Lois had gone missing. After the trio returned, Clark and Kara informed Tess, who informed Lex, that Davis was a being called Doomsday who Lex recognized as the Ultimate Destroyer from the Veritas Journals he'd inherited from Lionel. Tess was then shocked when Clark arrived, demanding that he not do that as well as being annoyed by Clark's new dog from the Phantom Zone, Krypto when he jumped onto Tess and licked her face.

AbyssEdit

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Dressed up Tess.

Tess attended Chloe's bridal shower with Lex and Kara where she met Lana Lang. She later attended the wedding as Oliver's guest, discussing a sexual relationship they were beginning and how Lex had reacted to it, with him being very forgiving about Tess' side as he treated her like a sister, hinting at her true parentage. However, the wedding was interrupted by Doomsday.

RequiemEdit

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Tess at LuthorCorp.

Tess learned with Lex that they lost a contract to Victoria and LexCorp, wondering how it was possible. When Lex turned on a stereo to search for a bug, he remarked on how Tess had a Wicked CD in the stereo, resulting in Tess to defensively tell him to shut up. When Krypto later arrives with Clark and tugs on Kara's skirt, Tess states that she shares Kara's distaste for Krypto but also that he has good instincts. After Kara left with them, Tess denied Lex's statement that she secretly likes Krypto before heading to Watchtower to keep an eye on the group. When Oliver arrived to confront Lex about Lionel's murder of his parents, Tess misinterpreted it as Oliver wanting to have another night over with her. She then told Lex that she'll find out what other deals LexCorp is trying to weasel its way into. When an explosion kills the LuthorCorp board, Tess and Lex were saved by being late due to traffic. She later learned from Lex that the explosion was caused by an ex-employee named Winslow Schott. At Watchtower, Tess was confused about the other Lex's involvement, presuming he died when the Fortress crushed him. When Lex went to deal with the other Lex, Tess followed with Oliver and witnessed the other Lex's truck mysteriously explode. Remarking on the situation's awkwardness.

Smallville: The Last Family of KryptonEdit

OdysseyEdit

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Tess introduces herself at the Arctic tundra.

Four weeks after Lex Luthor disappeared, Tess went to the Arctic to take command of LuthorCorp and search for signs of their missing CEO. She turned out to be the successor designated by Lex to guard all his interests in case something happen to him and immediately took control of the search project, as well as help the Justice League find the Crystal of Knowledge and Clark. However, all she found was a bit of blood, leaving to let the League take over the search, which led to the rescue of Clark and Lex from Russia. Tess then welcomed Lex back as he was talking to Kara. Tess then welcomed Clark to the Planet as the new editor, having been appointed to the post by Lex after his return. She also advised Clark to wear a button-up shirt tomorrow.

BloodlineEdit

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Tess talks to Lex about Jude Royce.

Tess was with Lex at a board meeting when there was a call from Oliver that Clark, Kara, and Lois had gone missing. After the trio returned, Clark and Kara informed Tess, who informed Lex, that Davis was a being called Doomsday who Lex recognized as the Ultimate Destroyer from the Veritas Journals he'd inherited from Lionel. Tess was then shocked when Clark arrived, demanding that he not do that as well as being annoyed by Clark's dog, Krypto when he jumped onto Tess and licked her face.

AbyssEdit

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Dressed up Tess.

Tess attended Chloe's bridal shower with Lex and Kara where she met Lana Lang. She later attended the wedding as Oliver's guest, discussing a sexual relationship they were beginning and how Lex had reacted to it, with him being very forgiving about Tess' side as he treated her like a sister, hinting at her true parentage. However, the wedding was interrupted by Doomsday.

Smallville: LuthorEdit

PilotEdit

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Tess saved by Clark.

Tess was taken with her brother Lex and Lionel to the Smallville Plant, teasing Lex with his asthma when they go into the cornfield. Caught in the Meteor Shower, Tess' hair was singed off to her shoulders, and it remained at that length. On her first day in Smallville, Tess was in Lex's car when it hit Clark Kent, and she saw them come in to save them, losing consciousness before Clark had to use his powers. Thus began a similar friendship to Clark that her brother had started and an obsession with the crash. She also assisted Lex in untying Clark from the scarecrow post.

MetamorphosisEdit

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Tess Mercer at the Mansion.

Tess went with Lex to a local fair where she met up with the Kents again and introduced herself to Lana Lang and made friends with Chloe Sullivan, encouraging her to pursue a relationship with Clark since Clark's crush on Lana was little more than a mild annoyance. She also stares a Clark for a second before admitting that they'd only be together in another life. Shortly afterwards, Tess noted that it was sweet Lex gave Clark the lead box. She also groaned over his obsession with the Meteor Rocks but wasn't able to argue the point as she had the Porche from the accident in the Mansion's Obsession Room.

HotheadEdit

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Tess at Smallville High.

Tess stood by Lex's decision to expand the Plant's workforce by twenty percent, though she was worried about possible backlash. She also enjoyed Lex's remark about telling Dominic's sister hi for him. Tess was witness to Lionel's fencing match with Lex and saw Lex lose. After that, she learned of Clark and Lana Lang's family troubles before going with Chloe to investigate Walt Arnold to get some fresh air and encouraged Chloe to go to Clark's first game to support his decision to play football since his father didn't. There, Tess saw Coach Arnold cause the sprinklers to shoot fire and was investigating with Chloe when a mysterious fire sprang up around them. Chloe called for help from Clark, and Clark saved the two, with Tess wondering how Clark was able to save them. The next day, Tess went to the game with Chloe to support Clark and met up with the Kents there. When Clark went missing, Jonathan had Tess and Chloe check the lockers. By the end of the day, Tess saw the fried remains of Walt Arnold and the Meteor Rocks he was using in his sauna. After another trip from Lionel, Tess gave Lex the Meteor Rocks in the sauna, which he put in his Obsession Room.

X-RayEdit

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Tess blackmails Nixon.

When a Meta-Human named Tina Greer impersonated Tess and robbed a bank, Tess was brought in for questioning and went to the Kents with Lex to do some questioning of her own. The robbery led to Tess meeting a reporter from the Inquisitor named Roger Nixon. He threatened to release Tess and Lex's sealed juvie records if Tess didn't pay him off. She did, but threatened to wipe away all traces of him from the Earth if he walked out of the Mansion with the money, also blackmailing him with information that Nixon bought off his brother for the juvie records to force him to help her investigate the bridge accident.

Smallville: A Mother's Love, a Father's StrengthEdit

JittersEdit

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Tess at LuthorCorp.

Tess is the illegitimate child of Lionel Luthor and a friend of his wife's, Pamela Jenkins. She was given up for adoption at Lionel's assistance, and years later, ended up working with her mother and her step-mother, unknowingly, at Job Inc. She also does some work with Lex as well. Tess was the first one to inform Lex when Earl Jenkins took high school students hostage within the Plant and helped Lex explain the situation to the Kents. Once Lionel arrived, Lex had her go back to the Mansion to explain the situation to Lillian, which Tess reluctantly did. She ended up having to babysit Lex's little brother, Julian, and it resulted in her being tied up with Julian, who fell asleep on the bed before he could untie her, only getting free once Lex and Lillian arrived.

HugEdit

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Dressed up Tess.

Tess arrived at Rickman's presentation to ask Lex if he was able to have dinner with Lillian, coldly greeting Bob Rickman. Tess then confirmed what Lex asked and left, with Lex explaining to Victoria that she was like the little sister he never had, subtly hinting that he knows of their family connection.

ZeroEdit

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Tess talks to Lex about Jude Royce.

Tess is about to go over paper work with Lex, curious about his disturbed look, but promising to stay out of it if he promised never to have her babysit Julian again. Later, Lex had Tess dig up information on Jude Royce, which Tess explained. She then stated that things would be easier if Lex told her what was going on, which Lex refused to do.

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