As we know, Superman & Lois is a different kind of Supes show, in that it features a Superman who is at least 15 years into his Supes career and has faced off with most of his most famous foes already. Yes, any of them can come back or be "rebooted" thanks to Crisis, but this also presents an opportunity to bring in some lesser known villains/arcs. OF COURSE I want to see Brainiac ASAP. That's a given. And Lex is a constant part of Superman's life. Would never expect any different here. But what villains could be adapted to this show that would best-utilize this set of characters (eg, Supes' whole family) and unique setting? A few that first come to mind for me... Ruin From Greg Rucka's highly underrated Adventures of Superman run, Ruin was one of those villains who shows up on the scene and immediately knows EVERYTHING about our hero. He knows who he really is, who his loved ones are, knows all of his physical weaknesses (and wearing a suit that utilizes those weaknesses) and battle strategies. He gets at him through his family and friends. So the mystery of "Who IS Ruin?" played out for several issues, to the point that it was highly suspected at one time to be one of Clark's oldest friends (and then-President), Pete Ross, who'd fallen out with Clark in recent times. But it turned out not to be Pete, after all. Dr. Emil Hamilton, who spent YEARS as one of Superman's closest allies, had been through the ringer at that point, due to his associations with Superman - he'd lost an arm. He got possessed by Brainiac-13, which left him mentally unstable. He fell in with a "cyber cult." And then after he got side-lined as Supes' go-to "science guy" by John Henry Irons, he dropped off the map for years. And upon his recent discovery that Superman and his fellow Kryptonians were draining the sun's radiation to the point of shaving billions of years off its life-span, he became Ruin, to preserve the Earth for future generations and prevent our friendship with Kryptonians from bringing ruin upon us as he feels it did him. This is a story that could only be done right with a Superman who's been around for years, which makes him a great candidate for this show, imo. The Eradicator Let's be real, at least one of Superman's sons in this show has got to get powers at some point, right? So anyone who knows Tomasi's Rebirth will recall the first arc in which the Eradicator - whose directive is preserve the "purity" of Krypton - shows up to take Superman's half-human, half-Kryptonian son, and "eradicate" the human half. This one's a no-brainer, imo. That arc was a ton of fun and had Clark eventually attempting to get his family to safety by getting them off the the planet - to Batman's moon base, where Lois went full mama bear wielding pieces of Batman's Apokolips armor to protect her kid. Who wouldn't want to see that?! Manchester Black No, I'm not looking for an adaptation of "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?" In my mind, that story probably happened in this continuity many years ago. Nah, instead, I want its spiritual sequel. Again from Tomasi's Rebirth, his "Black Dawn" storyline is an IDEAL concept for a long-term arc on this show, imo. Basically, following his defeat by Superman, Manchester Black traveled to other dimensions to regain his power and gathered up a group of other inter-dimensional outcasts he called the "Super-Elite." They then covertly infiltrated the small farm town Clark and his family were now calling home (Hamilton in the comics, Smallville here). Turns out, they were people Clark and Lois knew. Neighbors, co-workers, even the recently-elected mayor of their little town. Manchester's plan? To groom Superman's super son Jon into the type of "hero" he always thought Superman should've been, showing him everything "wrong" with the way Superman does things (including eventually making him believe Lois got gravely injured as a result of Supes' "half-measures"), slowly turning Jon against his father without him knowing it. Of course it culminates in a big battle with Manchester, Jon and the Super-Elite that's basically a battle for Jon's soul. I think that could be a great basis for a season-long arc on Superman & Lois. Bonus points if they give us the coda with cow!Manchester : Anyone else have some others that would work well for a long-established Supes and his family?