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Old October 8 2008, 02:28 PM   #31
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It's called survivor's guilt. While not to blame for causing their deaths, he still feels guilty over being involved in their death.
He's never said sorry or noted the most peripheral compliance in the situation. And Lana never said boo either. it's a non subject on smallville.
Wasn't it an ongoing thematic thread in the first season, once Clark realized that his arrival coincided with the Langs' deaths? I seem to recall a big reason for keeping his secret from her was that he feared that she would blame him. At least that's about the only impression I retain from the Green Pendant Days.

She was carrying that baggage so hard, she was wearing her parents' deaths around her neck. He was terrified of her finding out, as I recall.

Not to say he should bear any responsibility for the event, though.
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Old October 8 2008, 06:43 PM   #32
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He's Superman.
And you're Captain Obvious!

I was hoping you'd do that.
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Old October 8 2008, 06:53 PM   #33
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Wasn't it an ongoing thematic thread in the first season, once Clark realized that his arrival coincided with the Langs' deaths? I seem to recall a big reason for keeping his secret from her was that he feared that she would blame him. At least that's about the only impression I retain from the Green Pendant Days.

She was carrying that baggage so hard, she was wearing her parents' deaths around her neck. He was terrified of her finding out, as I recall.

Not to say he should bear any responsibility for the event, though.
I watched the first two seasons on dvd recently and I didn't pick up on that, although I was kinda spacey (now that's an ironic and punny thing to say unintentionally.) trying to absorb all that shit in just three days.

I saw again the alternate present where Supergirl is head of Domestic Security working for... Fuck Kal El is thick, he was even told that that world was not real that "Jor-El" was just spinning fear like FOX to beat Clark into submission with the worst shit the "AI nanny cam who pretends to be his father" could imagine... But there was still a meteor strike even without Clarks Ship, that just kara's ship brought all that radio active bullshit raining down on smalville by itself and what was that about her mission being to find and kill baby Kal-El? "Jor-El" just loves a good wheeze... But she went as far as to say that she had been raised along side Lex (without aging in the last 20 years/but still found under the damn) and that he had protected her secret...

SHE WAS THE PERSON WHOSE JOB IT WAS TO HUNT HERSELF (Dexter much?) DOWN AND SHE COULDN'T LOCATE THE IRONY OR THE HUMOUR IN HER SITUATION STILL CRAVENLY BEGGING FOR SECURITY FROM PRESIDENT LUTHOR WHO PLAYED HER LIKE A FIDDLE... No, really for the ham fisted skill that imaginary Lex luthor displayed, he played her like a slide whistle.

I love how angry the ineptitude of this story telling makes me feel. It makes me feel like the Hulk or Lewis black.
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Old October 9 2008, 06:42 PM   #34
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But he's in no way involved other than being *in* the meteor shower.

As I said up thread, a moment or two one direction or the other and Lana's parents would've lived. It was just dumb luck and happenstance that they died in the meteor shower.
And that is exactly what survivor's guilt *is*. Feeling guilty about surviving when others have died even though you were not the cause.
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Old October 9 2008, 07:08 PM   #35
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And Eva Braun's secret offspring feel a little complicit about all the families that were disappeared to create their new identities when they were put into hiding during the last days of the second world war.

Everyone died because Clark is more important they are. Little people don't matter. Most humans are little people. The universe can burn as long as any given Kryptonian gets their own way. During the second strike, the news report said "29 people are dead" and he said "My parents!" because they were more important to him than all these people who died on graduation day were inconsequential because some new menace was out to destroy him and couldn't quit hit their target.

[Erkle]"Did I do that?"[/Erkle]

In the case of the first meteor strike, Clark was the bullet rather than than the finger on the trigger. It's grunt work, but still pretty important.
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Old October 9 2008, 11:02 PM   #36
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^I find your sentence structure "challenging".
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Old October 14 2008, 01:22 AM   #37
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His secret is that he's an alien with super powers.

And he's Superman.
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