Laboratory, Research Facility
|Management||Virgil Swann (Founder, deceased)|
S.T.A.R. Labs was founded by Virgil Swann during his days as a member of the Veritas Society. He founded it with the intent of helping The Traveler, Clark Kent, learn more about himself and the world around him.
At an unknown point S.T.A.R. Labs built Hazardous Environmental Drones as an emergency force.
While Clark searched through space for residue from the storm, Chloe and Emil monitored him from S.T.A.R. Labs. Clark revealed he had learned new abilities and Emil reveals that he and Clark had discovered the ability while training in the Lab.
On the day of the LexCorp shuttle launch, the shuttle explodes forcing Superman to rescue the crew from being destroyed. He is able to save most of the from harm but former N.A.S.A Commander Hank Henshaw was affected. Henshaw wakes up on a stretcher, with burns from the radiation exposure. As the paramedics begin to transport him,Superman instructs them to send him to Emil at S.T.A.R. Labs. Lois then visits Emil, in order to check on Commander Henshaw, who is being watched over by his wife. Emil explains to Lois that Henshaw is not in a coma, but has lost all motor skills due to the radiation, but is fully aware. Lois attempts to comfort Mrs. Henshaw, but she angrily blames Superman for what happened, despite knowing Henshaw's decision. Lois apologizes for the incident, but Mrs. Henshaw dismisses her attempts and leaves.
In S.T.A.R. Labs, 10 minutes before the Lexcorp shuttle Flight, Emil tells Chloe that the scanner Clark used has picked up a trail, and that the rocket that came to Earth has landed somewhere in Kansas.
In S.T.A.R. Labs, Emil attempts to comfort Mrs. Henshaw as she mourns her husband's condition, when Lex walks in. Emil alerts him that he does not have clearance to enter, but Lex dismisses his protest. He offers to help save Commander Henshaw but says he requires one of Emil's H.E.D drones.
In a STAR Labs bathroom, Tess appears to Lex once again, where he admits he can sense her when she appears. He also reveals that he plans to repeat the procedure his team is conducting if it is successful, and even plans to try it on Tess's consciousness. She questions why Emil agreed to the procedure and he admits it took a bit of manipulation to convince him. He then asks Tess just how close her and Emil's relationship was, and she smacks him, with Lex expressing his delight over finally having a way to remove her. Otis interrupts, informing Lex that the procedure is over. He then expresses his sorrow for her condition to the invisible Tess, much to Lex's annoyance.
Emil asks Terri to come into the operating room as her husband wants her, but is kicked out by Lex's security guards. Hank's robotic body goes online, and his wife tries to comfort him as he begins to grieve his condition. Lex congratulates him on his second chance, but Hank angrily grabs him and lifts him into the air, asking why Lex did it. Emil quickly reaches for and activates his signal watch.
Hank is causing trouble at STAR Labs; he is angry that he is now a robot. Trying to get over being a robot and his wife's blaming of Superman, Hank goes insane and decides he would be a better hero than Superman. However, Superman gets Hank to come to his senses, and Hank goes to sleep.Superman speaks to Terri about the special arrangements made for Hank. Hank apologizes to Superman after coming to his senses.
Due to Lex's capability to track Superman's location anywhere on Earth, Clark can't return to his life as Clark Kent and must remain Superman for the time being due to Lex's irradiation ploy, leading he and Lois not being able to see each other for weeks.While Emil is trying to figure out about the destruction of Earth-2, he is also trying to help solve Clark's dilemma. Research from S.T.A.R. Labs has revealed that his healing ability from the rays of the sun is slowly curing the radiation. But Emil isn't sure they could stop the process from eventually turn him into raw energy if he tried to fly into the sun to speed up the process and burn the rest of it away. He is close to accessing the black box from the late Earth-2 Chloe's space ship which he calls to inform Chloe.
At S.T.A.R. Labs, Emil meets with his staff to discuss two problems before them: one, assisting Superman in finding a way to help Impulse with the dark creature; and two, aiding Watchtower in retrieving the technology that LexCorp used to transfer Hank Henshaw's consciousness from his charred and crippled body into one of the H.E.D. drones. Emil states he will address the technology issue and assigns the others to Impulse's case.The scientists at S.T.A.R. Labs set Bart and Clark up for a speed assessment. As Bart chats up a lovely blonde scientist, Emil asks Clark how he's able to be so jovial. Clark answers that Bart probably welcomes any distraction from being chased by the creature as long as he has. With everything set, Bart wonders how Clark will manage to match his speed, considering he runs a lot faster than Clark. Emil explains that the treadmills they are using for the assessment had been specially designed with a frictionless engine assembly when they began testing Clark's abilities. This will allow Bart to run as fast as he can while Clark's treadmill will accelerate him towards Bart's speed. They all hope that if they can get Clark fast enough, he can witness the creature as well.
As they run, Clark encourages Bart to go full speed, insisting that he has his friend's back. With approval, Bart taps into the Speed Force and runs so fast that he causes the treadmill and the monitoring equipment to explode. As Clark falls to the floor, while in the Speed Force, the horrible creature towers over him, chastising his speed as "not pure." Outside of the force, Bart asks Clark if he was able to see the demon. Now knowing what he is dealing with, Clark assures his friend that he will find a way to save him.
In the ComicsEdit
S.T.A.R. Labs(The Scientific and Technological Advanced Research) Laboratories was introduced in Superman #246 (December 1971). In the comics, was founded by a scientist named Robert Meersman, who wanted a nationwide chain of research laboratories unconnected to the government or any business interests. He succeeded not only on a national scale, but an international one as well: S.T.A.R. Labs currently maintains facilities in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan as well as in the United States, with the total number of facilities numbering between twenty and thirty at last recorded count. Professor Hamilton formerly worked there, and Dr. Kitty Faulkner, also known as the superheroine Rampage, is currently employed there. The central branch in Metropolis is most likely one of the more recognizable branches, due to its connection with Superman and the various supervillains they hold. The Metropolis location is featured in a battle and as a plot point in Armageddon 2001. Lex Luthor has attempted to buy out S.T.A.R. on at least one occasion. The technology used to maintain Cyborg's mechanical parts comes from S.T.A.R. Labs. These parts were also used to create cybernetic enhancements for Ron Evers.In Teen Titans, Cyborg's parents, Silas and Eleanor Stone, and his former love interest, Dr. Sarah Charles, all worked for S.T.A.R. Labs.
Past S.T.A.R. Labs employees are Murray Takamoto, Dr. Jenet Klyburn, and Dr. Albert Michaels (the first Atomic Skull). The 1993 comics miniseries S.T.A.R. Corps was about a group of superhumans who had inadvertently gained their powers in a S.T.A.R. Labs experiment. The labs are featured in the 1996 mini-series The Final Night. As eternal winter threatens the world, thanks to the Sun-Eater, S.T.A.R. Labs keeps their webpage updated with encouragement and various information related to the emergency. The San Francisco and Montana branches play an important role in the arc in Justice League of America #110-114 (2005). 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1 (October 2007) shows a S.T.A.R. Labs relief operation working, side by side with Waynetech, in the devastated remains of the country of Bialya. All the relief workers are slain by outside forces. In the Justice League origin of the New 52 Universe, The S.T.A.R. Labs scientists are studying the Mother Box that Superman came in contact with from the Parademon. Just then the Mother Box explodes killing the scientists and destroying most of Victor's body to which Victor's father looks in horror. Victor and half of his body destroyed. Silas does everything he can for Victor's survival. He along with Sarah Charles, and T. O. Morrow go in "The Red Room" in S.T.A.R. labs which contains every piece of technology from around the world. Silas attempts to treat Victor with something that has never been attempted before and he is seen injecting Victor with some type of nanites and putting the robotic pieces on Victor (devices such as: a Promethean skin graft, Doctor William Magnus' responsometer, Anthony Ivo's A-maze operating system, The classified and prototypical B-maze operating system and Ryan Choi's White Dwarf Stabilizer). It is here where we see the creation of Cyborg.
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