Our story hasn't been written yet, Kal-El. And every villain is only as great as his hero. You see that all relies on you saving us from a coming Apokolips.

Lex: What killed me is you didn't even want it. You fought it, you hid from it. I would have taken it and relished it and embraced it.
Clark: My destiny wasn't yours to take!
Lex: I get that now which is why I've finally embraced my own. You and I, we will both be great men because of each other. We have a destiny together Clark, only on different sides.

But if you look at history the great men and women of the world have always been defined by their enemies.

Clark: Lex.
Lex: You still say it the way way. Astonishment, mixed with a hint of dread, yet with a hopeful finish.

Tess: How can you be so good, Clark?
Alexander: Because no one taught him to hate, like my father taught me.

In two separate worlds, you picked your son, and it wasn't me. You loved her son.


Alexander: I watched you fall 40 stories. It was the greatest moment of my life.
Lionel: What father doesn't want to make his son happy?

Lionel: You're throwing away your future, Lex.
Lex: Or forging a new destiny free of you.

Take the buyout now and you can keep your dignity. That's more than you left me.

I believe the term is cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

Lex: Any relationship founded on lies is destined to fail. It's a good thing we don't have that problem.
Clark: Lucky us.

Lex: The two theories seem to be I either ran the plant into the ground through incompetence or did it deliberately so that I can go back to Metropolis.
Clark: Your dad already offered you a job in Metropolis - just tell people the truth.
Lex: Then they get stuck with the incompetence rap. Being reviled is the lesser evil.

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I'm about as real as it gets.


Look, Clark, I'm your father. I'm supposed to have all the answers. It kills me that I don't, but you gotta have faith that we'll figure this thing out together.