In this darkly take on a Christmas Carol/It's a Wonderful Life, Clark begins to wonder with Lana still comatose and Kara held captive in the past by Braniac, if things would be better if he never arrived on Earth. The spirit of Jor-El then transports Clark to an alternate reality of what Smallville and the rest of the world would be like if he never existed; an alternate adoptive version of Clark Kent living at the Kent farm; Chloe is engaged to marry another guy, and Lex Luther is the ruthless President of the United States, with Kara as his right-hand person/assassin, and Milton Fine/Brainiac as Lex's chief adviser. Written by
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Kara uses the alias Linda Danvers. In the original comic book storyline introduced in 1959, Linda Danvers was the name Superman's cousin took when living in the orphanage. In a later DC revision to the storyline, in 1996, Supergirl merged with a dying Linda Danvers, and gained a human soul. See more
In the alternate time line shown to Clark, Lex has been elected President of the United States. Lex must have also amended the Constitution because a person has to be a minimum of 35 years old to hold that office. There is no possible way Lex is 35, that would make him 15 years older than Clark, which is clearly not the case. See more
You disappoint me, my son. You cannot question your destiny on this planet.
It was you! You wanted to show me what the world would be like if I wasn't here.
The disc in your hand revealed your misguided intentions. I was forced to show you the error of your ways. I sent you to Earth for a purpose, Kal-El. One that cannot be taken lightly.
Send me back!
You must stop the Brain InterActive Construct from altering history and taking your life. You cannot fail. This time, there will be ...
References It's a Wonderful Life
Written by Michael Baiardi
and Rudaina Haddad
Published by Soundfile Publishing (ASCAP)
Performed by Rudaina
Courtesy of Soundfile Records See more