ago Lex secretly began to assemble an elite task force of metahumans. One of
the first metahumans he sought was JeremyCreek, 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 ClarkKent 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.
ClarkKent 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
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.