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|Played By||John Novak|
Jed McNally is a meteor-infected metahuman who owned a large farmland near to the Kent property. During the 2005 meteor shower, Jed was buried deep underground for three days, during which time he was exposed to large quantities of raw Kryptonite which mutated his genetic makeup.
Emerging with the ability to burrow through the ground by displacing minerals, Jed was recruited into Lex Luthor's 33.1 project before being released. Returning to work, Jed began smuggling illegal immigrants to work on his farm; using his powers to discretely kill any deserters.
Jed is a rather tall man, who often wore dark-brown clothing and a hat while he was on the job managing his farm. He has the build and mass of a man of his size, who engages in daily manual labor and work.
Jed had a very rustic personallity, claiming that his farmland is his lively hood. Clark described him as a very kind person, but after being caught for murdering countless immigrants, he becomes very angry. Chloe points out that Kryptonite Infection has this effect on almost all of it's victims.
Powers and Abilities
- Burrowing: Jed possesses the ability to displace minerals in the soil around him through physical contact. This allows him to seamlessly and quickly burrow through the ground with superhuman force. His mastery is such that he can pluck people from the surface and drag them deep underground. This ability also seemed to extend to his respiration, giving him a limited degree of super-breathing to survive underground for an hour at most. Additionally, his ability seemed to manifest about his body as a kind of vibration affect that displaces the soil and allows mobility.
During the 2005 meteor shower, McNally was buried down in the ground and exposed to kryptonite radiation. Missing for three days, McNally gained the ability to dig underground incredibly quickly. He was brought into Level 33.1 at LuthorCorp by Lex Luthor, until he was released and allowed to go back to his farm.
McNally began holding migrant laborers captive and forcing them to work on his farm, including Javier Ramirez. When some of his workers tried to escape, he used his tunneling powers to trap them underground. McNally was found out by Clark Kent and when Javier escaped custody, he vowed revenge against Clark and Javier. When McNally came for Clark, he was unable to kill him as easily as he had the migrant laborers: McNally was shot out of the ground and knocked unconscious. McNally was then returned to Level 33.1 in a coma.