Remember folks, we've still got ... the Wonder Twins.
How the heck would that encouraging to anyone???!!!
I think some would cheer Guy Gorman or Nuclear Man turning up because....well... its an established character.... though not good ones... umm... or likely even really resembling them... or even called by that name... but Smallville's Producers have discovered they can market the show to the online fandom this way...
Even when they have actually done a fairly straight on depiction of a character (minus age issues) they kill them off... ...telling us that it actually
his older brother... using his own brother's name as a nickname.... Sounds like Michael Jackson's kids, He nicknamed his first son Michael Junior - Prince... than decided to really name the second one that as a legal name.... so he calls the second kid Blanket instead.....