Here’s the thing about being a damsel in distress… it’s only bad if that’s all she is. If the character’s defining characteristic is being a damsel in distress, that’s bad. But if an otherwise complex character with lots of other agency and actions happens to be in distress, then… that’s all it is. She is in distress. That happens. (x)
POWER COUPLE | Faith. Love. Understanding.
Superman: I need to be with you too. You make me laugh. You’re the only one I can talk to, Lois. See, sometimes, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.
Lois: I’m always here for you, you know that. And you’ll do the right thing, no matter what it is, you always have.
- Superman IV
POWER COUPLE | Lois Lane offers faith and hope to her superhero (Clark/Blur) before he faces his possible death at Doomsday’s hands.
POWER COUPLE | Love. Understanding. Encouragement.
Clark: I don’t know what to do, Lois. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do… (AoS 643)
Clark: Diana killed a man, Lois!
Lois: A man who had control of you! Who made you a danger to everyone, including yourself. She did what she had to do to save her friend, and maybe the world.
Clark: By crossing a line we can never cross!
Lois: She didn’t have a choice!
Clark: There’s always a choice! You didn’t see her. She was fine with what she did. No doubt. No remorse. No guilt over what she’d done.
Lois: Unlike you. You carry guilt over everything. Even what you can’t control. Like the things Max made you do.
Clark: We all have so much to be ashamed of these days. And no one will admit they’ve done wrong.
Lois: Clark, you didn’t do wrong. You’re the last person who should feel guilt. (AoS 644)
- Images and dialogue from Adventures of Superman #643-644