Lana Lang is born and raised in Smallville, Kansas and attends Smallville High School. She falls in love with and begins dating a man named Clark Kent. She discovers that he arrived on earth from another planet as a child and has many extraordinary abilities. She is worried that if people find out about his superpowers, he'll be locked up and sent to a government laboratory, so she continually tells him to stop using his abilities to save people. They eventually become engaged. After a woman from a parallel earth convinces him to use a costume to disguise himself and fight crime as the superhero she dubs "Superman", Lana tells Clark that it's either her or Superman. Clark refuses to give up his new persona, so she breaks up with him.