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"I don't have a halo over me, Mr Secretary. I went into the desert, people died. It keeps me awake. It should."
―Lois Lane to Calvin Swanwick[src]

Lois Lane is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper based out of Metropolis. She is most well known for her articles on the alien superhero who would soon become known as "Superman". With some crucial help from Lois, Superman was able to successfully stop the alien invasion of General Dru-Zod, and most of the Kryptonian forces were banished to the Phantom Zone. Shortly thereafter, Superman joined her in the Daily Planet (disguised as Clark Kent), and the pair would promptly begin a romantic relationship.

Two years later, Lois actively investigated the Nairomi incident and the subsequent US Capitol bombing, the latter of which was an exploit by the malevolent super genius Lex Luthor in order to set up a conflict between Superman and the vigilante known as Batman. Lane later grieved along with the rest of the world when Superman was killed in his battle with Doomsday. Lois was able to expose Luthor's numerous crimes, which led to his imprisonment.

Struck with grief by the death of her love, Lois's position at the Daily Planet was reserved to writing fluff pieces about various topics, and she stopped coming to the office.

Two years later, Superman was revived by the combined efforts of the newly formed Justice League, and Lois and Clark were finally reunited. Lois continued to be a writer for the Planet until as recently as December 2018, when she worked with Freddy Freeman to publish a story about the new hero in Philadelphia.


Early life

As a child, Lois was an army brat.[1]

As an adult, Lois became a top reporter for the Daily Planet of Metropolis ever since at least September of 2001. Around September 12 of that year, an article was published by Lois Lane covering the destruction of the twin towers in a terrorist attack called '9/11'.[2] During or before her time with the Daily Planet, Lois gained a Pulitzer Prize for one of her articles. At some point, Lois was embedded with the 1st Division and wrote a few stories of her time spent there with them.[3]

Meeting Kal-El

Encounter in the snow

Lois arriving in Canada

Lois arriving in Canada.

On November 28, 2013, Lois Lane arrived in a northern region part of Canada to investigate a unique discovery that had been unearthed by the US military and was currently being kept top secret. As she descended from her helicopter, her luggage is taken by Joe, who carries the many heavy bags with casual ease. Lois then meets with Colonel Hardy, Dr. Hamilton and Officer Sedowsky, who informed her that a mysterious object buried deep within the ice was at least 18 thousand years old. During her stay on the site, Lois witnessed Joe roaming the site at night without any tundra gear on.

Lois explores the cavern

Lois explores the ship.

Lois followed him to a recently melted cavern entrance that burrowed deep within the ice until it led directly to the epicenter of the artifact, which was revealed to be an ancient alien spacecraft. Lois continued to follow Joe and attempted to take a photo, but accidentally activated the automated sensors of a Sentry Robot on the ship, which attacked her. Lois was rescued by Joe, who crushed the robot with his bare hands, much to Lois' astonishment. The man (whose real name was not actually "Joe", as Lois realized) saw that she was bleeding exponentially, and cauterizes the wound with his heat vision, the brief yet intense pain of which causes her to pass out.

The next day, Lois awoke to find herself outside on a small glacier in the middle of the ocean, where a military helicopter had found her.

Lois talking to Woodburn

Lois talks to Woodburn.

On November 30, she returned to the Daily Planet in Metropolis, intending to write her story, but editor-in-chief Perry White refused to print it, since the military and Pentagon itself would just deny the story even occurred, and Lois had no solid proof of it.

Later that day, not wanting to drop the story of her alien rescuer, Lois sought out gossip journalist Glen Woodburn to spread the story all over the Internet while she retraced the steps of her rescuer. Lois followed all of the leads regarding miraculous rescues occurring all North America by a mysterious man, until she found the original source in Smallville, Kansas.[3]

Searching for her savior

"How do you find someone who has spent a lifetime covering their tracks?"
―Lois Lane[src]
Lois talks to Clark

Lois confronts Clark.

On December 12, 2013, Lois interviewed Pete Ross, which led her directly to Martha Kent, where she then learned that the name of her rescuer was Clark Kent. Lois encounters Clark in the cemetery at the grave of his father, Jonathan Kent. Clark tells her his story and why he didn't want it to be told to the world,

Perry White and Lois Lane watch Zod's message

Lois and Perry watch General Zod's message.

in fear of being rejected for being an alien with godlike superpowers. Lois came to respect and admire Clark for what he's doing and, full of compassion for him, selflessly decided to drop the story. Returning to the Daily Planet, Lois was reprimanded harshly by Perry, who was furious at her for leaking the story to Woodburn. Lois accepted her punishment of a two-week layoff with no pay. Perry admired her for choosing to drop the story, as he thought that it would have caused mass panic if the world learned of Clark Kent's power. He knew that it was uncharacteristic of her, and respected the fact that suspecting her leads did actually take her straight to the source.

Alien message and capture

Later that night, Lois and Perry were summoned by Steve Lombard, who told them to watch a mysterious transmission that was emitting from every form of telecommunication. Every screen displayed a message stating "You are not alone". General Dru-Zod then appeared on the screen, identifying himself, and promptly requesting that his fellow alien "Kal-El" turn himself over to him in twenty-four hours, or that the planet would suffer consequences of apocalyptic proportions otherwise. Lois realized that Zod was referring to Clark, and saw out of the window that General Zod's ship was slowly descending upon Metropolis. As newscasters and journalists all around the world began to panic, Glen Woodburn swiftly betrayed Lois by declaring that she knew who the alien Kal-El was, to which Lois tried to flee, but was apprehended by the FBI. Kal-El, now dressed in a colorful red and blue Kryptonian attire, appeared before the military at a Northcom base, surrendering himself to be handed over to General Zod, but under one condition - that he could speak with Lois Lane first, who would be set free after his delivery to the other Kryptonians.

Superman and Lois in military custody

Lois and Clark in military custody.

Inside a military institution, Lois interviewed the handcuffed Kal-El, finding it amusing that he would allow himself to be captured let alone be restrained by handcuffs. He told her that he did it as a show of good faith and it made the military feel like they were in control. Lois asked Clark what the "S" on his chest stood for. Clark stated that it wasn't an "S" but a symbol of hope. They were then interrupted by Dr. Hamilton who began to question Clark from behind a window in the other room. Clark used his x-ray vision to see him with Hardy and General Swanwick, in addition to other military personnel. He broke free of the handcuffs with effortless ease, and approached the window, calmly saying that he was not their enemy, but that he believed General Zod to be.[3]

Conflict with the Sword of Rao

Surrender to General Zod

Lois says goodbye to Superman

Lois says goodbye to Clark.

The next morning, Lois accompanied Kal-El to the co-ordinates that General Zod had requested. Clark thanked her for believing in him and requested that she return to the military despite her unwillingness to depart from his side. A Kryptonian craft appeared in the distance and Lois returned to the military barricade. Lois watched as Faora-Ul descended from the craft to greet Kal-El, she requested that Lois accompany them as well. Colonel Hardy began to refuse but Lois agreed to go with them.

Jor-El appears before Lois

Jor-El's AI appears to help Lois escape.

Inside the craft, Faora placed a Kryptonian helmet on Lois to allow her to breath aboard Black Zero, Zod's Mothership. Clark also slipped Lois the command key to keep safe. Once aboard the ship, Zod greeted them: Unfortunately, Clark's body struggled to adjust to the natural Kryptonian environment and he began to weaken and cough up blood. Lois showed great concern for Clark, pleading to the Kryptonians to help him.[3]

Escape from the Black Zero

Lois was then separated from Clark, while her mind was being probed for any useful information she might have regarding Clark. After being placed in a prison cell, she noticed a keyhole with a diamond pentagram on the wall, she inserted the command key into the hole, activating Jor-El's holographic program into the ship mainframe. Jor-El guided her through out the ship and also reprogrammed the ship's environment to reactivate Clark's powers. Leading her to an escape pod Jor-El gave her crucial information to give to Clark regarding how to stop Zod's plans.

Lois Lane in escape pod

Lois in the damaged escape pod.

Lois's pod was fired upon by Car-Vex, causing damage upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. As fire appeared around the pod encasing her, Lois caught a glimpse of Clark soaring down after her, and he ripped open the pod, managing to grab and wrap his indestructible cape around her just in time, successfully shielding Lois from the blast of the explosion from the pod. He then lowered her gently down into a cornfield. Lois apologized to Clark, as she told him that they probed her mind to find information about him. He told her they did the same to him, so she shouldn't worry. Clark then realized that his mother was in mortal danger, and quickly launched up into the sky, flying at top speed towards the Kent Farm. Lois saw an approaching police car and commandeered the car to head to the Kent Farm as well, as she still intended to relay Jor-El's plan to Clark.

Superman after saving Lois Lane

Lois, saved by Clark.

Upon finally arriving at the farm, Lois saw the destruction that General Zod and his Sword of Rao loyalists had caused, and found Martha and Kal-El (who was now nicknamed "Superman" by the military) among the remains of the Kent house. Lois told Clark what Jor-El had told her. Using his ship they could send the Kryptonians back to the Phantom Zone. With assistance from the military they'd fly his ship directly into Black Zero causing a black hole while Clark would stop the World Engine in the Indian Ocean.[3]

Black Zero event

Lois and Hamilton accompanied Colonel Hardy aboard an air carrier with Superman's infant ship in tow with an intended aerial strike in Metropolis towards the Black Zero. Lois prepared to arm the ship using the command key but it malfunctions. Suddenly, without warning, Faora appeared on board the ship and dispatched the military personnel with easy until she re-encountered Colonel Hardy. Meanwhile, Emil and Lois tried to figure out the solution to the key as Zod appeared behind them in the ancient Kryptonian Scout Ship, preparing to fire as Clark appeared and crashed directly into the ship. Emil saw the problem as the ship wasn't aligned properly and solved it, starting the ship and causing a massive shock wave which sent Lois hurtling out of the air carrier plummeting down towards Metropolis.

Lois tries to arm the phantom drive

Lois, attempting to activate the Phantom Drive.

Superman emerged from the rubble of the Kryptonian Scout Ship and saw Lois falling in mid air so he took flight and caught her just as the portal of the Phantom Zone began pulling the Kryptonians and their ships into the Zone. Clark, with all of his might, pushed through the vortex and saved Lois, flying her down to safety. In the mist of the Metropolis ruins, she and Clark began to kiss passionately but were cut short by the reappearance of Zod who was extremely outraged at Kal-El for choosing to protect humanity rather than the survival of his own Kryptonian race. Superman engaged in a ferocious battle against General Zod in Metropolis and space, as Lois watched the mighty aliens' battle from a safe distance.[3]

General Zod's defeat

Superman hugging Lois after killing Zod

Lois, comforting Superman after he is forced to kill Zod.

The battle reached its climax in the Metropolis train station, where General Zod used his heat vision, threatening to incinerate a helpless family who were pinned against a wall, leaving Clark little choice but kill Zod, snapping his neck. Clark was devastated by this act but Lois saw the whole event unfold and was there to comfort him.

In the following week, Lois was at her desk in the Daily Planet, busy writing a story regarding the recent unprecedented events that had transpired, when Steve Lombard asked her out on a date, offering her tickets to a basketball game. Lois, uninterested, suggested he try his luck with the interns. Perry then introduced a new reporter to her, Clark Kent who was now wearing a pair of glasses to help hide his identity. Lois, the only one to instantly recognize him as Superman, warmly welcomed Clark to "the planet" (an inside pun joke that only the two of them understood).[3]

Barely two weeks following the Battle of Metropolis, Lois continued to cover the relief efforts in the city.[4]

Interviewing Mark Hanford

Lois after subduing Hanford

Lois, after subduing Hanford.

A couple of months later, Lois and Clark swiftly exit the Daily Planet newsroom, as Lois heads off to expose the corrupt CEO Mark Hanford (who had been illegally profiting from the sale of Kryptonian weapons on the black market), while Clark heads off to help with floods in Bangladesh as Superman, warning Lois to be safe in his absence.

Upon meeting with him, Lois threatens to expose his illegal activities, but when he attempts to shoot her, she promises to write his side of the story if he puts the gun away. Hanford hesitates, however, and Lois then promptly knocks him down with two swift blows.[5]

Tracking Lex Luthor

Nairomi incident

Lois Lane sees something

Lois interviews Amajagh.

On October 28, 2015, in search of a story, Lois travels to war-torn Nairomi, seeking an interview with the warlord Amajagh, who lead one faction in the Nairomian Civil War. Lois was accompanied by photographer Jimmy Olsen, who is revealed to be working for the CIA. Jimmy had a tracking device hidden in his camera, revealed by Amajagh's bodyguard Anatoli Knyazev. Jimmy states that Lois knew nothing of the device or his identity, before Knyazev shoots him. Lois is then taken as a hostage by Amajagh who threatens to kill her. However, Superman then arrives and saves Lois from the warlord. Lois recovers a bullet from the scene, and after researching discovers it is not made by any known manufacturer.[6]

Visited by Clark Kent in the apartment

"I just don't know if it's possible?"
"If what's possible?"
"For you to love me and be you."
―Lois Lane and Clark Kent[src]
Clark and Lois Lane in tub

Clark embracing Lois while she bathes.

Later that day, Lois is sitting in the bathtub when suddenly Clark Kent comes to her apartment. Clark said to her that he wanted to surprise her by cooking up something. When the subject shifts to the controversy surrounding his actions in Nairomi, Clark makes it clear that he didn't kill anyone and wasn't concerned also adding that Lois can also be killed. Hearing this, Lois asked him if he can still love her then Clark enters the bathtub and starting to kiss her and he takes his glasses off and his shirt off.[6]

Collaborating with Jenet Klyburn and meeting with Secretary Swanwick

Lois, in order to effectively research the mysterious bullet that she recovered from Nairomi, seeks out the help of S.T.A.R. Labs weapons expert and ballistics specialist Jenet Klyburn. Upon examination, Jenet informs Lois that the bullet was innovative and composed of an unknown metal. Lois takes the mysterious bullet to Secretary of Defense Swanwick. Reluctantly, he gives in to her requests to know who makes the bullet. He reveals to her they are a special prototype round made by LexCorp Industries.

Lois Lane meets someone

Lois meeting Calvin Swanwick.

With Swanwick unwilling to go on record with this high-clearance classified information, Lois phones Perry White, requesting that he expose Lex Luthor though the press. However, knowing that even if Lois is correct, that Lex would "sue the Daily Planet out of existence", Perry is ultimately unwilling to do so.[6]

U.S. Capitol bombing

Lois Lane looks at horror

Lois at the United States Capitol.

On November 12, despite much media speculation to the contrary, Superman arrives to speak and answer at Senator Finch's committee, at the US Capitol in Washington DC. While there are notably quite a few anti-Superman protesters gathered there (with banners labelled "SuperDeath", "Thanks for the "Help"", "Earth Belongs to Humans", "God Hates Aliens" and "Aliens Doom Nations", a House of El glyph with a Nazi swastika, as well as an alien-shaped head on a pole), Lois stands there as well, for additional support to Clark.

When Lex Luthor's bomb (concealed in Wallace Keefe's wheelchair) suddenly ends the hearing, Lois is shocked and devastated, but stays, seeing how Superman attempts to help, carrying an injured woman to safety. He begins to look around him and sees dozens of corpses and injured civilians, he begins swelling with guilt, and throws a glance of sorrow at Lois, before launching off into the air.[6]

'End of Love Affair with Man in the Sky?'

Shortly after the Capitol bombing, Jenet Klyburn phones Lois, and points out that the bomb blast, while still devastating and causing many deaths, was suppressed from its full potential, as the bomb was encased inside the wheelchair with lead. This revelation allowed Lois to deduce why Superman had not seen the bomb, as lead is impenetrable to his Kryptonian X-ray vision.

That evening, Superman flew back to his and Lois' apartment and spoke to her on the balcony. While Lois assured him that he was not to blame and was about to tell him of Lex Luthor's involvement, Superman insisted that he hadn't been able to prevent the bombing because he hadn't been looking for a potential bomb in the first place. Now, mortified at how his actions had so far consistently lead to horrible consequences, Clark claims that the whole idea of "Superman" had never even been real in the first place, with it only ever being "the dream of a farmer from Kansas." Lois insisted that this "dream" is all that most people have to give them hope, and she pointed to his House of El glyph, stating that it still means something. However, Clark sadly replies that while it did on Krypton, that world no longer exists, and he then promptly flies off, into self-imposed exile.[6]

Finding the truth

Determined to find evidence against Superman's alleged involvement in the Capitol bombing, Lois visits the late Wallace Keefe's apartment. While there, most of what she finds seems to indicate that Keefe was behind the bombing: However, at the last moment, Lois discovers that Keefe had just bought groceries, indicating that he was unaware that he was going to die.

Lois quickly follows up with Jenet Klyburn, who tells her that the metal in Keef's wheelchair bomb is the same metal as the bullets from the Nairomi incident. Jenet then tells Lois that Luthor encased the bomb in lead, allowing Lois to realize that Superman couldn't have seen the bomb and therefore couldn't stop it.[6]

The death of Superman

Kidnapped by Lex Luthor

"You're psychotic."
"That is a three syllable word for any thought too big for little minds."
―Lois Lane and Lex Luthor[src]
Superman carries Lois Lane

Superman returns from exile in time to save Lois.

Shortly thereafter, Lois is kidnapped by his men in order to draw Superman to him. He pushers her off the edge of his buildings helipad, and Lex's plan works as she is rescued by Superman. After flying Lois to safety, he confronts Lex who shows Superman photos of his mother in captivity and uses the threat of her life in order to get him to kill Batman.[6]

Arriving in time

"Why did you say that name?! Martha?! Why did you say that name?! WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?!"
"It's his mother's name! It's his mother's name."
Batman and Lois Lane[src]
Lois Lane looks up

Lois saving Clark from Batman.

Lois returns to the Daily Planet, and begs Perry to send for a helicopter so she can fly to Gotham City and try to dissuade Superman from killing Batman. Right before she arrives, Batman is about to impale Superman with his Kryptonite Spear, and the latter, weakened and unable to escape, urged Batman to save "Martha", telling him that "he" has her and to find "him", which caused Batman to mentally flash back to the night his parents died. Confused and enraged, Batman screamed at Superman, demanding to know why he had said that name. At that precise moment, Lois rushes in and begs Batman to stop, telling him that Martha is the name of Superman's mother. Shocked, Batman comes to his senses, finally realizing that Superman is in fact a selfless person instead of an monstrous alien threat, and seeing the hypocrisy of his own actions. Enraged, ashamed, and horrified at the monster that he had almost become, Batman threw away the spear in rage and resolves to help Superman and Lois stop Lex Luthor, the true enemy.

As Superman flies to the Fortress of Solitude to stop Lex, and Batman flies off to rescue Martha Kent, Lois grabs the Kryptonite spear and hurls it into a pool of water, so as to keep the dangerous weapon (and exploitable weakness against Superman) out of others' hands.[6]

Showdown in Gotham Port

After leaving the warehouse, Lois watches as a massive nuclear missile detonates just above the atmosphere and the alien monster Doomsday crashes back to Earth on Stryker's Island, an uninhabited island located in the bay between Gotham City and Metropolis. Lois concludes that since Doomsday emerged from the Kryptonian Scout Ship, he must have a physiology similar to that of Kryptonians, and therefore most likely also has Kryptonite as an exploitable weakness. Therefore, Lois goes into the pool to retrieve the spear from underwater. However, as Doomsday evolves in a colossal blast of energy, the building collapses on top of her, trapping Lois underwater. Superman hears Lois drowning and rushes to rescue her. Having pulled her up from underwater, he dives in again to retrieve the spear, but due to the weakening effects of Kryptonite, he needs some assistance from Lois in climbing back up. Understanding that Superman is about to risk his life to destroy Doomsday once and for all, Lois pleads with Superman not to, but Superman tells Lois he loves her, and that she is "[his] world", after which he takes hold of the spear and charges towards Doomsday, killing the monster, but also getting killed by the dying Doomsday himself.

A visibly saddened Batman finds Superman's body, enveloping Clark in his own cape, and giving the fallen hero's body to Wonder Woman, who gently places it on the ground, seconds before the arrival of Lois, to whom she gives a silent glance of empathy. Realizing what Clark had done, Lois was devastated, proceeding to cradle and weep over her fallen beloved, as Batman and Wonder Woman stand next to her in respectful lamenting silence.[6]

Dawn of justice

In order to posthumously cover up Superman's secret identity, Lois reports that Clark Kent has also died during the superheroes' devastating battle with Doomsday, having chosen to carry out his duties as a reporter and cover it, and ultimately getting caught in the crossfire.

The next day, Metropolis holds a citywide funeral for Superman in Heroes Park while another funeral is held for Clark Kent on the Kent farm near Smallville, with Lois herself, Bruce Wayne, Diana Prince, Lana Lang, Pete Ross, and Father Leone all attending it.

Lois Lane at memorial

Lois giving her goodbyes to Clark Kent.

Right before Clark's funeral, Martha gives Lois an envelope with an engagement ring which was to be given to her during Clark's proposal. Heartbroken, Lois wears the engagement ring at the funeral, and, while Bruce and Diana are busy talking close by, she drops a handful of dirt onto Clark's casket.

Unbeknownst to Lois, a faint heartbeat is heard inside the casket, and the handful of dirt begins to levitate, indicating that Superman might still be alive.[6]

Reuniting with Clark

Lois looking at a photo

Lois looking at a photo of Clark.

In the time after Superman's death, Lois became withdrawn, choosing not to report back to the Daily Planet and taking daily walks to the ruins of the Superman Statue at Heroes Park and often seeing a stationed policeman named Jerry. The two seemed to develop an acquaintance over time to the point that she would bring coffee with her for the policeman to enjoy.[7]

Clark and Lois

Lois and Clark are reunited.

Before Superman can kill Batman, Lois arrives with Alfred to calm Clark down, after reuniting Clark leaves with Lois back to the Kent farm. After a day, Clark fully regains his memories and reunites with his mom after a tender moment with Lois. Lois then warns him about Steppenwolf and regretfully sends him away. After the battle is over, Clark and Bruce return to the Kent Farm, with a bunch of movers bring back all of Martha Kent's property. Clark thanks Bruce for getting the property back from the bank and wonders how he did it. Bruce reveals he bought the bank, Lois gives Clark a gleeful smile as she enters back into the house with Martha.[8]

The new champion of Shazam

In December 2018, after Billy Batson was chosen as champion by the wizard Shazam, Batson immediately went to his adopted brother Freddy Freeman, who is a superhero fanatic, to test out his new powers. As Freeman is also a big fan of Lois Lane and the Daily Planet, he wrote into the Daily Planet as a self-proclaimed "Shazam expert", hoping to write an article on the new hero and have it published. Lane wrote back to Freddy, telling him that she liked his writing, and that she would read it and maybe publish it in the Planet. After reading it, the article was published.[9]


Lois is a resolute, tough, and persistent reporter, who always seeks the big scoop and story. When putting aside her job description however, Lois is shown to be kind and fair, and after her first meeting with Superman, she was so smitten with the selfless heroics, as well as the childhood pain that he had endured all his life, that she decided to drop what could have been the biggest story in modern human history for him. Superman comes to fairly quickly reciprocate her love, and after having dated her for 2 years, his love for Lois became so great, that Clark goes so far as to let her know that "[she] is [his] world" before confronting Doomsday in a mortal duel, making those his final words. When Superman gets resurrected with a Mother Box and suffers post-mortem amnesia, only Lois manages to save the Justice League from him, as seeing her again made Superman begin to remember his past life.

Lois Lane

Lois also showed exceptional courage, boldly going on board the Black Zero starship with Superman when the fearsome Faora demanded it, risking her life to help foil General Zod's plan (by participating in the Phantom Drive collision counter-plan), boldly standing up to Lex Luthor with righteous anger when brought before the malevolent supergenius, risking her own life to save Superman from Batman, later risking it again to retrieve the Kryptonite Spear (so that Doomsday could be stopped), and later even boldly confronting a sinister resurrected Superman (despite him having just defeated the whole Justice League in a fit of rage, as Lois correctly believed that seeing her would jump-start his memories and return his former personality).

Lois is also quite tough, enough to be willing to kill, as she shot several Sword of Rao Kryptonians while escaping the Black Zero. She is also a very good and moral woman. Despite not being responsable for what happened during the incident in the desert of Nairomi where many people died being burned alive she is seen guilty and feels it is her duty to find out what happened (mostly due to being unaware of the CIA using her as a bait, which ended up in many getting killed unable to do anything and only stood there as a mere bystander). Her moral standars pushes her to go great lengths facing many powerful people such as Lex Luthor, a multi-billionaire owner of the leading company in the field of high-technology defense innovation whose power, influence and conexions are enough to end her career as a journalist and close the Daily Planet for good.


"He said you could smell a story further away than he could hear."
"Well, stories just made sense. It was more than just a puzzle. It was about the truth. It was about seeing the engine of the world. When it still ran."
Martha Kent and Lois Lane[src]
  • Gifted Intellect: Lois Lane is exceptionally intelligent, observant and perceptive, with it extending mainly to her reporting and logical thinking skills, allowing her to occasionally aid Superman himself with useful insights or investigations, notably telling him of Jor-El's plan to re-imprison General Dru-Zod in the Phantom Zone. Supergenius Lex Luthor, however, claimed that despite all of that, Lois still has a mere "little mind" compared to his.
    • Expert Reporter: Lois is a highly skilled and experienced reporter for the famous Daily Planet, having even won the Pulitzer Prize for her work, with Superman even claiming that "she could smell a story better than [he] could hear it." Her exceptional reporting skills, as well as her being remarkably observant and perceptive, allow Lois to be the first to uncover certain truths, with her notably being able to gradually track down Clark Kent all the way back to his home in Smallville despite his attempts to leave no trails of his history, her determining that Wallace Keefe was not a willing suicide terrorist, and her even being able to uncover a portion of Lex Luthor's plan to frame Superman for the murders in Nairomi and the US Capitol relatively quickly, notably determining the last one before even genius detective Batman did - though she had some assistance from Secretary Calvin Swanwick and S.T.A.R. Labs' Jenet Klyburn. Lois soon came to realize that Doomsday would be vulnerable to Batman's kryptonite spear, and her ultimately busting the numerous crimes of super criminal Lex Luthor led to the latter's imprisonment soon after Superman's death.
    • Expert Social Intuit: Lois has a high degree of social confidence, allowing her to intuitively determine how to interact with others, gain their respect and get her point across with calmness, eloquence, and charisma. She was able to interview a great variety of people from different social classes in order to track down Clark Kent to Smallville (though notably unable to get a hold of Ludlow[1]), managing to finally befriend the cynical Colonel Hardy, as well as striking up useful friendships with Secretary of Defense Swanwick and Jenet Klyburn.
  • Martial Artist: As a former army brat,[1] Lois has some skill in martial arts, being able to beat Handford Technologies' CEO Mark Hanford with only 2 swift strikes.[5]
  • Marksman: Lois is a skilled marksman, able to take down several Sword of Rao Kryptonians while escaping the Black Zero, despite using an unfamiliar Kryptonian plasma pistol.


  • Notebooks: Lois, as a Daily Planet reporter, carries around with her a notebook and pen at almost all times. The one she took with her to Nairomi ended up getting one of the LexCorp innovative alloy bullets lodged into it, which allowed Lois to eventually track Lex Luthor down as the culprit for Superman's incrimination.






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