Long before appearing on Superman & Lois, the Arrowverse’s Man of Steel had already defeated a handful of the villains from his extensive rogues’ gallery. Since the show follows an experienced and seasoned version of Superman, it’s not necessarily surprising that some of his biggest foes had already been beaten ahead of his Arrowverse show. Many villains have already appeared in the Arrowverse, but Superman has already beaten a fair number of them and others.
Played by Tyler Hoechlin, the Big Blue Boy Scout has been operating as Superman and raising a family with Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) for more than a decade now. As the father of two teenage sons, the Arrowverse’s Superman is a good bit older than most live-action versions. Considering that he only appeared in a few episodes of Supergirl and two Arrowverse crossover events, not much has been done with Superman pre-Crisis. It’s for this reason that a lot of the history that the Arrowverse has established for him didn’t play out on-screen as it has with various other Arrowverse-based members of the Justice League like the Flash (Grant Gustin), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), and Green Arrow (Stephen Amell).
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As a result, several of the biggest events that have taken place in his life weren’t even shown. Among these are battles he’s…