Years ago Lex secretly began to assemble an elite task force of metahumans. One of the first metahumans he sought was
Jeremy Creek, a former Smallville student who went on a rampage after being meteor infected. Lex invited Jeremy to join an elite Luthorcorp training program. He told him that with Luthorcorp training and specialized equipment he could be one of the most powerful metahumans ever.

Jeremy was cautious about Lex's proposal. He had been only recently released from Belle Reve Sanitarium, where his rehabilitation was long and difficult. And, like Jeff Palmer, Jeremy had also come to respect and admire
Clark Kent as a role model. In his modest room at Belle Reve he spent many hours contemplating what it would be like to be a hero like Clark, but he soon found life outside Belle Reve to be extremely difficult.

Clark Kent learned of Jeremy's dilemma and offered room and board at the Kent farm. He warned Jeremy not to trust Lex. Jeremy knew that Lex wasn't to be trusted, but he also didn't want to impose on Clark. Jeremy still had not forgiven himself for what he planned to do to Clark's classmates.

In his despondent state Jeremy ultimately accepted Lex's proposal. He soon began training to become a member of Luthorcorp's elite task force, a group that would one day be known as the Legion of Doom.

A group of Luthorcorp scientists, including Dr. Helen Bryce and Molly Griggs, began a bold technique of augmenting Jeremy's power of electrical manipulation (the ability to control, generate and absorb electric fields). Once their experiment was complete Jeremy had the ability to store and absorb a seemingly limitless amount of electricity. Jeremy also seemed to gain the power over magnetism to a certain degree, allowing him to manipulate magnetic fields, move objects, and to fly.

Their experiment was a resounding success. Luthorcorp revealed their experiment to the world and Jeremy was embraced by the public as if he was a rock star. Together he and Lex traveled the world in an effort to convince venture capitalists to invest their money in Luthorcorp technology.

Jeremy was grateful to Lex for his new abilities, and Lex was grateful for Jeremy's ability to sway investors. They made a lot of money together and became great friends.

But Jeremy never completely trusted Lex. He knew his friend's ambitions sometimes overcame his better judgment. He knew that by swaying investors they were putting other companies, some from other countries, out of business. Yet Jeremy had become very skeptical since his release from Belle Reve Sanitarium. He figured Lex was no better or worse than any other corporate tycoon.