Much before the present day MCU, DCEU, and Arrowverse, etc. appeared on the big and small screens, Smallville had landed in 2001. The series mesmerized the viewers courtesy the nail-biting narratives, characters that seemed so nice and giving Superman’s tales a human touch. What followed was a streak of non-stop and incredible success which let the show expand. While initially, Smallville had been a prequel series based on how Clark Kent spent his teenage years, it grew to become a massive superhero franchise. With the arrival of new seasons, Smallvilledived deeper into the expansive DC mythos, and it brought forward several of the most popular DC heroes.
While Smallville ended in 2011, DC’s mythology kept expanding on the television screen with the arrival of the Arrowverse. This mega TV franchise also became hugely successful upon its arrival, and it gave wings to DC’s live-action TV universe again. Considering the vastness and its growth, it wasn’t surprising to see the characters who appeared in Smallville also make an appearance in Arrowverse.
Another obvious factor is that this resulted in fans comparing the two franchises, and relentlessly contemplating which one had depicted the featured characters better. Arrowverse is steadily evolving and expanding, and that means the fans will keep debating in the future too. Keeping that in mind, let us have a look at eight characters from Arrowversewho looked superb in Smallvilleand also some that looked better in their new incarnation only.
1. GREEN ARROW
3. GENERAL ZOD
4. CAPTAIN COLD
5. SOLOMON GRUNDY
7. A BRAINIAC