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Sex & Nudity

  • In the first episode toddler is seen without clothes but no actual nudity is shown.
  • Earlier seasons had more frequent sexual content, but this was limited to conversations and making outs.
  • There are implied sexual relationships.
  • Seasons 2-5 feature most of the series sexual content, but most of it are just characters seen in their underwear and/or making out.
  • Season 5 has an episode in which a lot of it takes place in a strip club, although there is no nudity. Women in the club wear skimpy outfits no more revealing than a bikini.
  • In Season 4 we briefly see Clark's butt in a hospital. This is meant to be comedic, and is also the only nudity in the entire series. Chloe tries to get Clark to have sex with her in the episode "Devoted".
  • In Season 7, the episode "Fracture" shows Lana and Lex having sex (with Clark watching). This is the strongest moment of sexual content in the entire series.
  • Season 9 has an episode which shows Clark and Lois rolling around in bed, implied to be having sex.

Violence & Gore

  • Season One featured a "bad guy of the week" formula in which Clark would fight a 'meteor freak' in every episode. Most of these episodes feature moderate fantasy violence with little blood/gore.
  • The show gets darker and more graphic from Season 2 onwards. Some aftermaths of crimes are gory. A meteor freak gets impaled by a large piece of sharp metal from a wreckage during a fight with Clark. We see the structure sticking out from her back covered with her blood.
  • Season 4's episode "Forever" features some graphic horror violence. A man holds a severed head of a young woman before dropping it to the ground and it breaks to bloody pieces.
  • One episode in Season 5 has Brainiac suddenly stab a man with his hand that has transformed into a blade (we see the blade protrude from his back). In the episode "Mortal", a character vomits a lot of thick blood after getting shot.
  • Seasons 6 to 10 on the whole features more graphic violence than Seasons 1 to 5.
  • Season 6 features a scene where a man is graphically impaled by a falling sharp object and we see a lot of blood spill on the ground after that. A woman gets stabbed in the episode "Phantom" and we see her graphically pulling out the knife from her stomach with lots of blood pouring out. In the season premiere, Zod stabs Lana's hand to a wall brutally. We see her struggling to take it out as she screams in pain. Very disturbing. A creature tears out the spine of a man (seen from a distance) A man possessed by an alien being punches through an alien man's stomach and we see gory detail.
  • Season 7's episode "Bizarro" contains a scene where Bizarro is shown to be impaled after being punched hard into a telephone wire pole by Clark. We then see him graphically pull out the pole from his body. Another episode has Bizarro punch a hole through a black man and we see blood pouring from his wound. In "Apocalypse", a man shoots another man in the stomach and he touches the bloody wound and he gets shot again and we see blood spurt from his shoulder.
  • Season 8 features one gory scene in a dream sequence where a character is seen torn in half and hanging on a wall briefly. Clark is shot repeatedly with arrows by Green Arrow and we see a lot of blood. A creature slashes a man and blood spurts. A woman impales a man with a metal pole and we see him drop to the ground with lots of blood pooling around his body. In the episode "Doomsday", two man stab each other brutally to death.
  • Season 9 is the darkest season. Daggers being extracted graphically from open wounds are present most notably in the episode "Pandora". Graphic horror violence is present in the episode "Rabid".
  • Season 10 has graphic violent sequences such as in Episode 19 where a large amount of blood spurting is seen and close-ups of a sword piercing through a mans back with blood dripping from it is shown.
  • Overall, every season contains some moments of strong violence. Some episodes feature horror themes in which more bloody violence is depicted.


  • There is some mild language throughout the series such as "ass", "hell", "damn", "crap", and occasionally the insults "bitch" and "bastard" are used.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Lex pours alcoholic beverages for himself in many episodes and in one or two episodes he does get drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The episode "Forever" is particularly disturbing.
  • Episodes have been rated both TV-PG and TV-14 throughout the series' run.
  • The darker episodes would usually carry a TV-14 rating.


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Sex & Nudity

  • Season 4 has an episode where Lex is accused of murdering a girl after having sex with her (Bare backs and shoulders are seen)

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