Tal-Rho

Tal-Rho

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  • Alter ego

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Biological Information
Species Status
Kryptonian Alive

Universe Information

Home universe

Earth-TUD25

Current universe

Inverse World

General Information

Occupation

( once )
Majority stockholder of ( once )
CEO of ( once )

Owner of the Daily Planet Majority shareholder of Galaxy Holdings CEO of Edge EnerCorp

Affiliation

Galaxy Holdings ( once )
Daily Planet ( once )
Edge EnerCorp ( once )

Family

Zeta-Rho ( church father ; deceased )
Lara Lor-Van ( mother ; deceased )
Kal-El ( enate stepbrother )
Jonathan Kent ( nephew )
Jordan Kent ( nephew )

Actor

Adam Rayner
Jack Rehbein ( 10 years old )
Ben Cockell ( 19 years erstwhile ) Images

Perhaps you can find something more worthy of your unique gifts. If you want to make a real impact, I can be a resource. I pride myself in helping people achieve their best selves.
—Morgan Edge[src]

Tal-Rho ( born c. 1968 ) [ 1 ] is the son of the late Zeta-Rho and the late Lara Lor-Van, and the enate stepbrother of Kal-El. After being rocketed to Earth as a child a year prior to Krypton ‘s destruction, he landed in England, where he killed the farmers who tried to shoot him and then was chased by the town, arrested and experimented. As a adolescent, he managed to escape, killing his captors and creating his fortress in the desert, where he was guided by his don ‘s A.I. to mix with humans and resurrect Krypton by implanting Kryptonian consciousnesses into homo hosts using the Eradicator.

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As an adult, he used the mention Morgan Edge and was a majority stockholder of Galaxy Holdings and the CEO of Edge EnerCorp. He used the Eradicator to resurrect Leslie Larr and she became his personal adjunct. After becoming the owner of the Daily Planet, he fired respective employees, including Clark Kent. In Smallville, Edge gained ownership of a mine that contains X-Kryptonite which he plans to use to continue experiments in an undertake to create a super-powered united states army. His work in the town brings him into far conflict with Lois Lane and Superman. finally, Edge revealed himself to Superman as his brother and asked him to join him, but Superman refused and ended up defeating all of his subjekts. Tal then threatened his syndicate until he agreed to submit. Superman was possessed by General Zod until freed by John Irons and Lois, so Tal made off with the Eradicator and absorbed all Kryptonian awareness, but ended up being trapped in the DOD. When his powers returned, he escaped, kidnapped Superman ‘s son Jordan and implants Zeta-Rho ‘s awareness into him, and resurrected the Kryptonian Defense Council. finally, Jordan expels Zeta-Rho from his body and Tal and the Defense Council are ultimately defeated by Superman and John Irons and Tal was exposed as the perpetrator for implanting Kryptonian minds in people ‘s bodies. finally, Superman went to ask Tal-Rho for help in stopping a bizarre version of himself and Ally Allston, the drawing card of a cult. They about made up after Tal-Rho saved Clark ‘s life and helped him destroy Ally ‘s pendant, but he ended up running off when Clark was distracted. After Ally was defeated, Tal went to the Inverse World to explore his counterpart ‘s life

biography

early animation

Brother?”
“I know how unlikely it may seem, but the two of us, we share the same Kryptonian blood.”
“You are not my brother.”
“I am, Kal-El. My real name is Tal-Rho. I’m the son of Zeta-Rho and Lara Lor-Van.”
“That’s not possible. My mother—”
“Married Jor-El, your father. Yes, I know. Years after she’d been matched to my father, years after I was born. It was when she first warned that Krypton was dying. The very reason my father sent me here. I was the first son of Krypton to leave… and I came here with one purpose: to further our Kryptonian heritage.
—Tal-Rho and Superman[src]

Tal-Rho was born in 1968 to Zeta-Rho and his genetic match Lara Lor-Van on Krypton. He was sent to Earth a year before Krypton ‘s destruction and landed somewhere in the british Isles. When his pod opened, Tal absorbed yellow sun radiation sickness quickly and gained extraordinary powers. A couple with a shotgun on a hunt trip in the woods found him and he incinerated them with his heat vision ascribable to lack of control condition. other hunters captured the young child and turned him over to the government. For 9 years, Tal was the subject of experiment until he escaped. [ 2 ] Tal learned to speak british English, [ 3 ] but he besides developed a dislike for humans. [ 2 ] Upon setting up a headquarters in the abandon, Tal interacted wit the A.I. of his father who had to subject him to further train. [ 1 ] late, he adopted the alias “ Morgan Edge ” and founded Edge EnerCorp and became a majority stockholder of Galaxy Holdings. [ 4 ]

Meteorite shower

Now the resurrection begins.
—Morgan Edge[src]

Tal finally found out that Superman was his buddy, this motivated him to go against his father ‘s wishes and find another direction to resurrect the people from Krypton once he finds the Eradicator. [ 5 ] In 2015, Morgan went to Saskatchewan ; while there, he was in a convoy as it was bombarded by meteorites. When a the Eradicator fell to the ground, Morgan exited his vehicle and declared that the resurrection could begin. [ 3 ]

The research

Morgan promised the towns of New Carthage, Hazel Green, and Granville that he could bring prosperity and jobs as he bought farms and domain in the area. however, he failed to keep his promise to each town, causing bankrupt and exit for its citizens. [ 6 ] Morgan used his engineering mix with X-Kryptonite to give Kryptonian powers to respective people, including his adjunct Leslie Larr and David Fuglestad. Morgan told one of his workers, Derek Powell, that he had an “ opportunity of a life ” for him. Derek disappeared and besides gained superpowers. [ 7 ] [ 8 ]

Smallville

Why would someone like Morgan Edge be interested in a bunch of farms in Smallville, Kansas?
—Lana Lang Cushing[src]

Morgan recently bought the Daily Planet and laid off much of its staff, including Whit and Clark Kent. [ 4 ] Morgan targeted little towns that were vulnerable due to natural disasters and fiscal downfalls, and is beginning fresh business in Smallville. late, at the township meet, Morgan Edge arrives with his personal adjunct Leslie Larr and makes promises to the citizens of Smallville that he will bring jobs and money to the township. Lois challenges Edge in front of everyone with her research, indeed Morgan spins the story to make himself more reputable. Edge then rewrites Lois ‘s article. During a meet of the Daily Planet, Lois appears and leaves her letter of resignation. [ 6 ] He then sends David Fuglestad to spy on Lois in Smallville. But, when he is discovered and defeated by Superman, Edge orders Leslie to kill him. [ 7 ]

Rediscovering X-Kryptonite

Morgan sent Leslie to the Smallville Gazette with a copy of Lois ‘ Daily Planet contract, which included a article preventing her from publishing an article that would “ defame ” him. then he went to watch a Smallville High School football bet on with Kyle Cushing. then they went to dinner with Mayor Dean and Lana, where Morgan noted that Lana had great potential that she was wasting in Smallville. He besides went to inspect the Shuster Mine with Leslie, where they found Lois again, who asked him what he was doing in town, and Edge asked the same interrogate. As Lois was unable to make her case at the city council meet, Edge gained exclusive rights to the mines .
former, he and Leslie surveyed the mines and she effortlessly punched through the rock face at a spot he indicated, revealing a large supply of X-Kryptonite. Leslie noted that they might have a intemperate time finding candidates, but Morgan noted that he could find talented people. [ 3 ] After a fire burned the donations made to the Smallvile Harvest Festival, Morgan Edge wrote a check to have the items replaced. [ 8 ] Days passed. Morgan and Leslie greeted employees and inspectors when they opened the mine. Leslie saw Lois Lane, but Morgan told her to ignore her. meanwhile, Morgan approached Lana, as opposed to Kyle, about promoting the mine and being its representative to the town. Lana accepted the position and the increase income. Leslie questioned Morgan ‘s decision ; Morgan cited that Lana had credentials that were above others in Smallville. [ 9 ]

Edge EnerCorp

Morgan gave Lana an office at Edge EnerCorp and asked her to interview people for a leadership plan he was developing that needed five people like her who had untapped potential. meanwhile, Morgan reprimanded Leslie [ 10 ] for allowing two intruders in the Shuster Mine to escape her. [ 9 ] Morgan noted that he had excessively many people in his business, including Superman, but he wanted no matchless to disturb his shipments of X-Kryptonite. Leslie suggested that she would send a belittled cargo to see who follows it. Morgan told her not to fail him again ; Leslie showed fear. When Lana interviewed Emily Phan, Morgan pretended that he was not listening. Later, behind Lana ‘s back, Morgan hired Emily for the program. Leslie returned and pleased Morgan that she succeeded in sending a cargo. [ 10 ] Morgan told Leslie that he wanted Kyle Cushing in the leadership course of study, but he was not going to pressure Lana into making that happen. [ 11 ] Morgan smiled as Leslie escorted Kyle into his office, as Kyle accepted being a region of the leadership program, frankincense gaining superpowers. Finding the citizens of Smallville to his wish, because they could accept the superpowers without glitching, Morgan put an ad in the Smallville Gazette for more participants. Lois saw the ad and stormed into his office at Edge Enercorp and told him that she objected ; Morgan retorted that viva-voce advertise would do because the citizens were happy with the course of study and the money that he was providing. After Lois left, Morgan told Leslie that he was going to have Lois attacked. To that end, Morgan sent Emily, Kyle, and Jasper Townes to the Kent Farm ; during the melee, Emily escaped with the ELT and took it to Morgan. [ 12 ]

Revealed identity

late, at somewhere airless to Smallville, Morgan, using the ELT of Lois Lane to summon Superman, wore a Kryptonian become and told “ his brother ” about his history and true identity. [ 12 ] Tal gave Kal-El a choice between Kryptonians and humans, as Tal wanted to revive the race on Earth. After a brief scuffle, Tal told his younger stepbrother that he would give him time to decide. In actuality, Tal was giving the Kryptonian minds inside the humans time to settle in their raw bodies. Tal met with Superman again about twenty-four hours late ; Superman chose humanness. Tal explained that his clock time with humans growing up was not equally good as Superman ‘s must have been, but Superman would not be swayed. Citizens from Smallville who had been converted, including Emily Phan and Jasper Townes, grouped together to kill Kal. Tal and his Subjekts chased Kal through Smallville and through Sequoia. As the Subjekts fired their heat imagination, Tal hesitated ; he noticed that Kal had the Eradicator. Tal screamed as the Eradicator was activated by Kal ‘s solar flare, reverting the Subjekts to their human forms. Tal could not find his younger brother and went to see Leslie Larr, the only Subjekt left ; he told her that he had a back-up plan. [ 2 ] Catching up with the unconscious mind Superman at the Fortress of Solitude, Tal used an invention created by Krypton ‘s greatest scientist Ter-Loc to scan Superman ‘s memories where he learned about his history and his connections with Lois Lane and his sons. After breaking the quartz glass containing the copy of Jor-El ‘s conscious, Tal roughed up Superman and left to go confront Lois, Jonathan, and Jordan. Jordan tried to use his eye beams on him entirely for Tal to defeat Jordan. Superman caught up with Tal and surrendered to him while stating to Lois that there ‘s no other way. At his desert hideout, Tal is advised by Zeta-Rho ‘s A.I. to discipline Superman to the reclaimed Eradicator. [ 1 ]

Becoming the exterminator

Superman tried to resist the Eradicator and begs Tal-Rho to help him, but Tal tells him to submit. When Jordan manages to use his super-hearing to locate Tal ‘s Fortress, he warns Jordan that anyone he sends after them would not find Superman, but person else. Superman is finally infected by General Zod ‘s mind, but thanks to John Henry Irons, Superman is able to break free and both he and Irons undertake to capture Tal-Rho, who went to the space and used his heat imagination to merge himself with the Eradicator, absorbing the thousands of Kryptonian life forces. John then shot Tal with a Solar Missile which drained him of his powers. He was captured and imprisoned in a military prison under a Kryptonite radiation sphere. [ 13 ] belated, Tal was visited by Kal-El in prison, who told him that Leslie Larr had been captured and that he would spend the respite of his life in prison. He besides showed Tal the Sunstone of Zeta-Rho that had been retrieved from his Fortress and Tal told him to destroy it. Tal scolded Kal for trying to be a human alternatively of ruling them, as he was more powerful than them all. finally, Tal transformed into the Eradicator and his powers were restored. He well defeated all the guards and fled into space, orbiting the sun and absorbing huge amounts of solar energy to supercharge his powers. [ 5 ] As a last ditch campaign to complete his forefather ‘s plan, Tal gained the world power to instantaneously plant Kryptonian consciousnesses into humans.

After three weeks, he returned to Earth and freed Leslie from prison, and the two headed to Metropolis to announce the seduction of Earth. Kal-El and John Irons arrived to stop them. Tal activated four Subjekts obscure among the civilians and released them on the city. Superman and Irons defeated the Subjekts and Leslie, but when they tried to capture Tal, he stopped them with a force field and escaped again. He tracked down and kidnapped Jordan and took the boy binding to his hideout, where he implanted Zeta-Rho ‘s awareness into his body. [ 14 ] At Zeta ‘s behest, Tal went to Smallville and eradicated six of General Lane ‘s soldiers, converting them into the Kryptonian Defense Council. Tal then returned to the Shuster Mines and began the process of using X-Kryptonite to eradicate the population of Smallville, while Zeta and the Defense Council would try to stop Superman and John Irons. Tal broke through the rock face in the mines and began generating the energy, which began to attack Smallville. After defeating Zeta and the Council, Superman restrains Tal while Irons throws his solar-powered kinetic hammer at him. The hammer hit with full force and nullified his powers, changing him from the Eradicator back to Tal-Rho. Tal told Kal that he constantly wanted a syndicate. He was kept in a limited cell that has red solar lights. [ 15 ]

Helping Clark

Superman visited him to see if there were any side effects on the Eradicator ‘s consciousness due to the afflictive visions he has. Tal mentioned that he did n’t experience them while besides stating that he lost his powers. When the vision reoccurs after a hostage crisis, Superman gives in to Tal ‘s share to make practice of his Fortress while Jordan comes with him to keep an eye on Tal. He activates Lara, his beget ‘s A.I., she examines Superman and he begins to have the visions again. Jordan discovers that Tal-Rho has pretended to lose his powers and after a brief contend between Superman and Tal, Lara tells Superman that the visions are the leave of an “ incursive cosmologic event ” and tells Tal-Rho that there might be some good in him. Tal- is by and by returned to his cellular telephone on the military prison. [ 16 ]

Bonding with Clark

Weeks belated, Superman was arrested by Lieutenant General Mitch Anderson and placed in the lapp cell as Tal until he revealed the location of his Inverse World counterpart. Tal said that he knew that humanness would finally turn against him. When Superman refused to reveal the location, Anderson tortured Tal with Kryptonite until Superman told the truth. So Superman gave him the coordinates of the Fortress of Solitude, so they would have time to come up with a design. They decided to stage a contend and when the soldiers came to stop them, they defeated them and Tal used one of the weapons to destroy the crimson sunlight and regain his powers. They then went to Tal ‘s fortress, where Tal met Superman ‘s counterpart, who was trapped by the A.I. of Lara and told Tal that in his global, he and Tal ‘s counterpart had been good brothers until they fell out over a dispute involving the latter ‘s wife. Tal was intrigued and asked who his wife was, but before he could find out Anderson broke into the fortress and attacked them. He managed to defeat them as he was using X-Kryptonite and tried to shoot Superman with Green Kryptonite bullets, but Tal stepped in front of him and was shot three times in the chest. Superman then used his hotness vision to burn the Kryptonite while his bizarre counterpart fight Anderson, but Tal ‘s powers were excessively weak to allow him to heal. So Superman took him close to the sun to charge his powers adequate for him to recover. Tal recovered and woke up in his cell, where Superman said he could n’t allow Tal to go barren. Before leaving, Superman thanked Tal for saving him, and Tal asked him to apologize to Jordan for him. [ 17 ]

Making amends

sometime late, Tal would be visited by his buddy again, this clock to destroy Ally Allston ‘s pendant ( mho ). however, this would not be a alone attempt like ahead, as Superman enlisted General Lane and John Henry Irons for technical school support and backup to ensure that Lara ‘s calculations were chastise and to prevent Ally from reclaiming the pendant. Seizing this opportunity, Tal asked his buddy if he could apologize to Lois, bringing flowers and promising to her that he would never hurt his nephews again. After destroying Ally ‘s pendant, Tal took off with the chandelier before Ally could notification, leaving John Henry Irons and Superman confused. It is presently strange what his intentions are with the pendant, whether he may plan on attempting to merge with his counterpart or study it to use against Ally. [ 18 ] Tal would late step up to try tackle Ally in his brother ‘s place, as he had been de-powered, simultaneously completing the process of making amends with his nephews and Kal through this altruistic act. late, Tal arranged for the pitch of a give to his nephews, while finding a direction to traverse to the Inverse World as he was curious and wanted to explore his counterpart ‘s life. [ 19 ]

personality

Tal has the like personality as Earth-38 Morgan Edge, but he is perceptibly more pitiless and intelligent than his counterpart. Unlike Morgan, he has a slightly better respect for women, given his assistant, Leslie Larr however has no problems insulting them as seen with Lois Lane and Lana Lang Cushing. He is besides not above threatening anyone, as seen when Lois attempted to dig up dirt and late the attack on her liveliness. As Lois once pointed out, Tal enjoys using exploitative clientele practices to gain more fortune while slowly causing individuals to lose their jobs in the march. His ability to be conniving, crafty and charming makes others, such as Kyle Cushing, to be otherwise ardent toward Tal, rendering them ignorant to his deceptive means ; his elusive, even manipulative, skillset has allowed those affiliated with him to turn on one another, such as Lana and Kyle, without much campaign. Tal ‘s opinions on Earth extend from his church father, believing them to be a weak-willed species prone to violence and destruction, an idea he has kept since his arrival on Earth and the traumatic feel of it. This was further strengthened by the abuse of his forefather, Zeta-Rho, whose A.I refreshment had carried on his plans through Morgan ‘s pain. While Tal did end up carrying out his father ‘s plans, his actions of resistance toward his founder display that he is homesick and that he urgently wishes to have a real family again. He was overjoyed to find Kal-El was his stepbrother, but ; ascribable to his allegiance to Krypton and his father ‘s pervert, Tal could only in full accept his stepbrother if he helped him bring back Krypton. Taking a no-compromise approach, tied resorting to threatening Kal ‘s family, which alienated him further and further from his stepbrother. When he was finally defeated, he admitted to Kal that all he always wanted was a syndicate and Kal responded that he had one, they were brothers and Tal began to regret what he ‘s done. a lot of his negative nature seems to stem from his harsh upbringing : Being raised entirely by his holier-than-thou and shameless father and believe that his mother never loved him. Tal has mellowed out and matured with his time in prison and reconciliation with his buddy and mother. Though initially still provocative, Tal finally realized his past arrested development on Kryptonian purity made him lose the opportunity to find a family in Kal-El and his family, and this inspired him to work on redeeming himself. When overpowered by Mitch Anderson, Tal risked his life for his brother, taking several Kryptonian bullets meant for Kal. belated, he would take another step in trying to own up to his mistakes, apologizing to Lois about what he did to her and Jordan, while besides stating he has no expectation of her forgiving him. however, he still retains his highly irregular demeanor .

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Kryptonian physiology: Normally, like any Kryptonian, Tal’s capacities are no greater than any normal humans of his physical conditioning. However, once properly charged, the energy surging throughout his physiology enables him to perform various superhuman feats. Having spent decades on Earth since he was a child, Tal-Rho’s powers are more developed than most other Kryptonians; making him one of the most powerful beings in the entire multiverse. Due to his prolonged exposure in a red sun cell, though, Tal is currently only equal to his brother, if not weaker
    • Enhanced mental capacity: Like his brother, Tal’s mind is extremely fast and sharp, giving him a perfect memory and recall. After travelling to the Inverse World, he quickly adjusted to its backwards speaking.
    • Solar energy absorption: 250?cb=20220626152546 Like all Kryptonians, Tal relies on the yellow sun to charge his cells enough to grant him his powers.
      • Superhuman strength: Tal possesses an immense capability for superhuman strength; as he managed to punch Superman away after the latter charged at him mid-flight.
      • Superhuman speed: Like all Kryptonians, Tal is capable of moving at superhuman speeds.
        • Accelerated perception: Tal possesses enhanced reflexes that allow him to view events in slow motion, giving him an enhanced reaction time relative to a human.
      • Flight: Like all Kryptonians, Tal is able to manipulate his own gravitational field to generate thrust and propel himself through the air at tremendous hyper-sonic speeds.
        • Levitation: Tal can utilize his flight to suspend himself in the air and remain stationary while doing so.
      • Heat vision: Tal can emit red energy beams of intense heat from his eyes. Due to his control; he was able to beat Jordan Kent’s own heat vision with ease.

former powers

  • Eradicator application: Once he blasted the device in a last effort attempt to preserve his plan, Tal physically merged with the Eradicator, upgrading his standard set of Kryptonian abilities.
    • Kryptonite immunity: After merging with the device, Tal now has an immunity to the effects of Kryptonite. Being shown to be unaffected by it’s radiation and even able to use his powers to their full extent while under Kryptonite.
    • Solar energy blasts: Instead of being able to blast them from his eyes, Tal is able to launch solar blasts from his whole body.
      • Force field generation: Tal can use his solar energy to create an energy barrier at will. He used this ability when Superman and John Henry Irons charged at him, instead finding themselves thrown back.
    • Mind transference: Tal can transfer Kryptonian consciousnesses into people at will.

Abilities

  • Great business acumen: Tal has great business skills.
  • High tolerance for pain: Tal has a very high tolerance to pain, and feels little, if any pain after Zeta-Rho conditioned him with prolonged exposure to an intense laser ray in his fortress. However, his prolonged time spent in a red sun cell has weakened his tolerance considerably, and he almost immediately called out to his brother from the overwhelming pain of the kryptonite shock collar.

Weaknesses

  • Kryptonite: Similar to all Kryptonians, Tal has a weakness to Kryptonite. This was no longer a factor after he became one with the Eradicator device. However, after he lost the powers of the Eradicator, he has a weakness to it once again.
    • Green kryptonite: Green kryptonite has been shown to weaken Tal and even dampen his powers enough to contain him. It also left him in a critical state when he was hit by it after prolonged exposure to red sun energy.
  • Red sun energy: Tal loses access to his powers under red sun energy, and prolonged exposure will disable his accelerated healing factor. If the (yellow) sun isn’t out, his healing factor must be manually jumpstarted with a strong dose of yellow sun exposure in outer space.

equipment

  • Protective suit: Tal-Rho wears a protective suit to conceal his identity as “Morgan Edge”.

Appearances

Superman & Lois

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Superman & Lois

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