|“||I made a horrible mistake. But I am so much stronger now. We, you and me, we are so much stronger now. But you know what? This guy... even then, he knew that you were the one. A lot of years have passed since then. But that feeling, knowing that you're the only woman that I will ever love... Lana, that has never changed. Not one bit.||”|
— Kyle Cushing to Lana Lang Cushing[src]
Fire Chief Kyle Cushing is the fire chief of the Smallville Fire Department who used to struggle with alcoholism. Cushing is also the ex-husband of Lana Lang and the father of Sarah Cortez and Sophie Cushing.
When Morgan Edge planned to exploit Smallville, Cushing welcomed him with open arms, believing it could bring good to the town that suffered for decades. Unfortunately, Cushing's judgement was wrong and Edge used his trust to eradicate him, making him a host of a Kryptonian. He was eventually restored and reconciled with his family, becoming the person they once admired and loved.
The peaceful life of the family did not last for a long period, however, as the residents of Smallville blamed them for Edge's actions. Despite them forgiving the Cushings after their efforts in the Battle of Smallville, Cushing secretly had a short affair with Tonya Martinez which once again broken the family.
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Early Life[edit source]
Kyle Cushing was born to an unnamed man and Maryann Cushing in Smallville.
Growing up, Cushing fell in love Lang Lang in high school and eventually began a relationship with her at 17 years old. After graduating high school, Cushing was trained to become a firefighter and insisted to pick up Lang in a fire engine after he completed his training, with the both of them celebrating for days afterwards.
In 2004, Cushing married to Lang and they had two children, Sarah and Sophie.
Past or Future[edit source]
Clark's Return[edit source]
|“||See, people like you, you look at Smallville and you think of the past, and you feel a little bad for us, right? People like Morgan Edge, though, now, see, he looks at Smallville and he sees the future.||”|
— Cushing to Clark Kent[src]
Family Struggles[edit source]
Working with Edge[edit source]
Motivating Sarah[edit source]
The Edge of Humanity[edit source]
Changing for Good[edit source]
Chaos in Smallville[edit source]
Hart for Mayor[edit source]
Lana for Mayor[edit source]
Making It Official[edit source]
Lack of Trust[edit source]
Digging Up Secrets[edit source]
Broken Family[edit source]
Sarah's Quinceañera[edit source]
Sarah's Performance[edit source]
Stepping Up[edit source]
Family Reunion[edit source]
One Time Thing[edit source]
Dean's Murder[edit source]
Powers and Abilities[edit source]
Former Powers[edit source]
- X-Kryptonite Mutations: Cushing was exposed to heated X-Kryptonite, giving him Kryptonian powers.
- Firefighting: Cushing has been a firefighter for a long time, eventually being promoted to the rank of fire chief.
- Guitar Playing: Cushing is skilled at playing the guitar and was supposedly the background musician for Sarah's audition.
- Peak of Human Physical Condition: As a firefighter, Cushing underwent extensive training and appeared to be a well-trained individual in the field.
- Engineering: Cushing worked on repairing the Firebird in his garage with his daughter.
Current Equipment[edit source]
- '78 Firebird: Cushing worked on repairing the Firebird in his garage with his daughter.
|The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower||Appears|
|The Best of Smallville||Appears|
|Man of Steel||Mentioned|
|Holding the Wrench||Appears|
|O Mother, Where Art Thou?||Appears|
|A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events||Appears|
|Through the Valley of Death||Appears|
|Last Sons of Krypton||Appears|
|What Lies Beneath||Appears|
|The Ties That Bind||Appears|
|The Thing in the Mines||Appears|
|The Inverse Method||Appears|
|Girl... You'll Be a Woman, Soon||Appears|
|Tried and True||Appears|
|30 Days and 30 Nights||Appears|
|Truth and Consequences||Mentioned|
|Lies That Bind||Appears|
|All Is Lost||Appears|
|Worlds War Bizarre||Appears|
|Waiting for Superman||Appears|
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Fire Chief Cushing
Promotional Images[edit source]
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- ↑ The Inverse Method
- ↑ In A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events, a high school yearbook of 1995 included the photo of Lana Lang, making her approximately 17-18 in 1995 and was born circa 1977. As Cushing met her at the same age as she was, he was also born circa 1977.
- ↑ Tried and True
- ↑ Haywire
- ↑ A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Pilot
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Loyal Subjekts
- ↑ O Mother, Where Art Thou?
- ↑ Holding the Wrench
- ↑ Last Sons of Krypton
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 What Lies Beneath