The project is a specialized suit that grants the wearer Extraordinary Superpowers. The first version of the suit (seen in Bulletproof) was bulky and made of metal and was to be worn externally by Lex whereas the second version (seen in Power) uses nanotechnology and is made by the subject being burnt so that the skin becomes damaged and then the nanotechnology is placed underneath the skin.
Lana learned of this information and agreed with Dr Groll that Lex would corrupt its power and so they moved the Project to a safe location and decided that Lana should become the subject instead. Lana then stole the information on Project Prometheus from Tess Mercer when she visited her at the mansion. This led to Lana taking possession of the project, which prevented Lex from recovering and at the same time grant him Superpowers. When the suit was placed on her body, Lana was given superpowers, making her one of the most powerful Superheroine on Earth. Tess broke into the facility and tried to destroy the suit. She and Dr. Groll fought before she shot at him but Lana broke out and stopped the bullet knocking Tess out before leaving at super speed. In her first rescue, Lana displayed Super Speed, Super Strength and Invulnerability.
Lana join Clark in protecting Metropolis and plan their future together. After Lana called for Clark to meet her at the rooftop of the Daily Planet and then explained to Clark that now he no longer had to worry about her safety, because nothing can hurt her anymore and that she wanted to devote her powers to working side-by-side with Clark in Metropolis, to save people with him and then they kissed very passionately as the sun rose over the horizon. Lana and Clark both have superpowers and, one night, they are in bed making love, causing the bed to break.
However, the suit was eventually the reason why Lana and Clark had to separate. When Clark and Lana discovered a kryptonite bomb on the roof of the Daily Planet, Lana used the suit to absorb the kryptonite and defused the bomb, saving Metropolis. This ultimately meant that Lana was permanently irradiated with kryptonite preventing Clark from being able to get near her without being weakened. As a result, Lana left Smallville forever to protect Clark and to use her gifts to continue to save lives and help the world.
"Ever since I was little, I've read stories about you, about the hardships you overcome and the incredible things you will go on to do. You are remembered for a lot more than just your relationship with Clark, you have a destiny all your own." -- Imra Ardeen to Lana Lang, Legion.
Lana was Destined to become a Great and Powerful Superheroine, whom history books will be written about. She will even be remembered a thousand years into the Future, by the Legion. Gaining Superpowers was all a part of her Destiny and without the Prometheus Suit she would have never been able to fulfil her calling. It's possible that Lana may develope other Superpowers in the future.
Powers and Abilities
- Super strength - first demonstrated in Power
- Super speed - first demonstrated in Power
- Super stamina - first demonstrated in Power
- Super Leap - with Super-Strength
- Invulnerability - first demonstrated in Power
- Kryptonite absorption - first demonstrated in Requiem
- Able to perceive the world in Super speed -first seen in Power