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Real Identity: Lois Joanne Lane
Appearances (STAS): The Last Son of Krypton Part Two, Part Three, Fun and Games, A Little Piece of Home, Feeding Time, The Way of All Flesh, Stolen Memories, The Main Man Part One, My Girl, Tools of the Trade, The Prometheon, Blasts From the Past Part One, Part Two, Livewire, Speed Demons, Identity Crisis, Target, Action Figures, Mxyzpixilated, Double Dose, Solar Power, Monkey Fun, Brave New Metropolis, Ghost in the Machine, World's Finest Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Hand of Fate, Father's Day, Bizarro's World, Prototype, The Late Mr. Kent, Apokolips...Now! Part One, Part Two, Little Girl Lost Part One, Part Two, Where There's Smoke, Little Big Head Man, In Brightest Day..., Superman's Pal, A Fish Story, The Demon Reborn, Legacy Part One and Part Two
Appearances (TNBA): Double Talk
Appearances (JL/U): Only a Dream Part Two, A Better World Part One, Part Two, Hereafter Part One, Clash, Question Authority, Divided We Fall and Destroyer
Voiced By: Dana Delany and Mae Whitman
Lois Lane is the Daily Planet's star reporter. She's a savy, stubborn and sly newswoman. Lane strives to be appreciated solely for her brains and hard, quality work. As a reporter, she's a complete professional, never biasing her stories or slinging mud. Though she takes big risks to get a story, they are always calculated. Despite this, Lane is known as a danger magnet. She once dated Lex Luthor and garners homicidal stalkers like Edward Lytener or the garden variety super villains.
Growing up, Lois Lane and her family moved from state to state. Sam Lane, her father, was a military officer. At age eight, Lane lost her pet monkey Titano. Lane watched the launch of Titano into space and the horrifying accident. Since then, she built up an emotional wall and became an independent woman. After high school, she moved to Metropolis and worked at the Daily Planet.
When Superman first appeared in Metropolis, Lane couldn't help but be a little suspicious. Is he for real? Is he really as good as he seems? What does he really want here on Earth? Lane dubbed the mysteryious hero as Superman and later befriended him. She also met a new co-worker named Clark Kent. The more Lane witnessed Superman's exploits, the more she believed his intentions were genuine. Together, they built up a relationship and mutual affection for each other over the years.
Professor Hamilton, of STAR Labs, was experimenting with Superman's Phantom Zone Projector technology with Lane present. A malfunction occured and Lane found herself in a parallel universe. In this universe, their Lois Lane died in a car explosion engineered by Intergang. The parallel universe's Superman was emotionally scarred and made the decision to team up with Lex Luthor to create a more stable order in Metropolis. Luthor, of course, deceived Superman and turned Metropolis into an authoritative model that suppressed the people. Our Lois Lane appealed to Superman and made him realize what he'd done. The two Superman's briefly met when Lois Lane was returned.
Lois Lane even dated Bruce Wayne for awhile. Wayne Tech partnered with LexCorp to design top of the line technology but were at odds with the application of it. As the romance continued, Lane considered a transfer to the Daily Planet's Gotham City bureau. She discovered Wayne's secret and decided to end the relationship. Despite being on the verge of the story of the century, she respected Wayne and kept his secret a secret.
When Superman went rogue under Darkseid's control, Lois Lane was one of the few people that suspected something wasn't right. She jogged Superman's memory and barely dodged a Kryptonite warhead. The federal government took Superman and Supergirl into custody and remained mum about any further details. Lane used her father's connections in the Pentagon to infiltrate the facility holding the heroes. She helped free Superman before a lethal Kryptonite injection could be administered. Lois Lane stood behind Superman and encouraged him to start over and repair his image.
After the formation of the Justice League, Lane and Superman rarely conversed. However, when they did have the chance, the sparks of romance were still apparent. Lane became concerned with the League's growing pro-active stance. She warned Superman about the dangers of the greater good and holding onto the people's trust.