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dating Megan soon after, who at the time was a cheerleader, he discovered that he had much
in common with Lana, both academically and athletically.
Jordan and Lana spent a lot of time at Smallville High as honor students studying together.
They shared many of the same classes. In time, they began to trust one another, and would
sometimes share their dreams and goals with each other.
One of their major concerns was the large number of meteor infected individuals in
Smallville, and the potential of these individuals to wreak havoc on the population. To
solve this dilemma Jordan believed that a league should be formed in order to maintain
justice in Smallville. Being an avid reader Jordan became inspired by the example of King
Arthur and the code of the Knights of the Round table. Jordan believed that people should
not only enforce the law but also dedicate themselves to principles of loyalty, honor,
faith and steadfastness. He also believed that it was the responsibility of the strong to
defend the weak.
Lana agreed somewhat with Jordan's ideas. But Lana believed that it was the responsibility
of the strong to defend the innocent people of Smallville from the meteor infected by
rounding up meteor infected individuals and relocating them to the Belle Reve sanitarium.
Jordan himself was meteor infected, yet he felt that revealing this to Lana might make her
apprehensive. Jordan tried to convince Lana that not all meteor infected individuals were
Lana was shocked to hear this from Jordan, who she considered to be a close friend. She
could not understand why the deaths of Principal Kwan and Van McNulty did not convince him
of the necessity to take serious measures to defend the citizens of Smallville from the
meteor-infected menace. Lana had been especially upset from the death of Van at the hands
of several meteor freaks in Belle Reve. Van had once saved her life. She told Jordan never
to speak to her again and stormed off.