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    Brother, for years I've watched you do things no other hero is capable of. It's rather inspired me to have a go myself.
    So, this time last year, you were trying to destroy the world, and now you're fighting for it.
    I'm not fighting for the world, Kal. I'm fighting for you. You and your family. The only people on this planet that truly matter to me.
    — Tal-Rho and Kal-El[src]

    Tal-Rho is one of the very few survivors of Krypton's destruction and the son of Zeta-Rho and Lara Lor-Van, and the half-brother of Kal-El.

    Arriving on Earth like his half-brother, Rho used the alias of Morgan Edge and began his plan to resurrected Krypton through the use of the Eradicator. He then confronted his half-brother, who became Superman over the decades and later thwarted Rho's villainous actions in Smallville. During his long-time crusade, Rho also absorbed the device and became Eradicator before his mind was restored by Superman and Steel.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]

    Early Life[edit | hide]

    Tal-Rho lands on Earth
    I came here with one purpose: To further our Kryptonian heritage.
    — Tal-Rho to Superman[src]

    Tal-Rho was born to Zeta-Rho and Lara Lor-Van through Kryptonian engineering. He grew up on Krypton and was sent to Earth after his parents realized the planet's upcoming destruction. Landed in Britain countryside, Rho killed a couple after his lack of control. Soon, Rho was hunted by local people and was eventually captured.[4]

    Young Tal-Rho

    Years later, Rho was kept in an Air Raid Shelter with the British Army experimenting on him. With an open opportunity, Rho escaped to the exit and killed the soldiers with heat vision.[4]

    In 1987, Rho used his Sunstone Crystal and unlocked his fortress, allowing him to talk to his father's A.I.[5] For his later years, Rho was trained by his father's A.I. and underwent pain tolerance training, eventually leaving his fortress to become "Morgan Edge". However, he returned regularly and soon discovered his brother's presence on Earth. Rho attempted to reach his biological half-brother before being disapproved by his father.[2]

    Search for X-Kryptonite[edit | hide]

    Using the alias of "Morgan Edge", Rho founded Edge EnerCorp and searched for X-Kryptonite all over the planet in order to restore Krypton on Earth.[4]

    Edge later went to Saskatchewan with the company of Leslie Larr and Dabney Donovan. He then found the Eradicator during a meteor shower.[6]

    Buying Daily Planet[edit | hide]

    In fall 2020, Edge bought Daily Planet under Galaxy Holdings and appointed Samuel Foswell as its editor-in-chief as well as laying off multiple staff, such as Clark Kent and Whit.[3]

    Exploiting Smallville[edit | hide]

    Confronting Lois Lane[edit | hide]

    Promoting Lana Lang Cushing[edit | hide]

    Last Sons of Krypton[edit | hide]

    Confronting Superman[edit | hide]

    The Upper Hand[edit | hide]

    Defeated[edit | hide]

    Becoming The Eradicator[edit | hide]

    Battle of Smallville[edit | hide]

    Brotherhood[edit | hide]

    Family Reunion[edit | hide]

    Prison Break[edit | hide]

    Destroying the Pendant[edit | hide]

    Fighting for Earth[edit | hide]

    A New Life[edit | hide]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Powers[edit | hide]

    Heat Vision
    Solar Energy Absorption
    • Kryptonian Physiology: Rho's Kryptonian physiology grants him a variety of superpowers when exposed to a yellow sun.[7]
      • Solar Energy Absorption: Kryptonians are able to absorb solar energy and use it to fuel their powers.[7]
        • Accelerated Healing Factor: Even after being injured with, Rho was able to heal from his injuries in a short period of time under the exposure to a yellow sun.[8]
        • Atmospheric Adaption: Rho was shown to be able to survive in the vacuum of space without the air in his lungs being forcibly sucked out.[4]
        • Flight: Rho has the ability to fly as shown when he revealed his identity to Superman.[7]
          • Levitation: Rho has the ability to levitate while flying.[7]
        • Heat Vision: Rho is able to shoot immense heat blasts out of his eyes.[4]
        • Invulnerability: Rho was capable of withstanding a strong punch from Superman without any significant injuries.[4]
        • Longevity: Like other Kryptonians, Rho does not age like human beings but rather maintains the same appearance for years.[6]
        • Superhuman Leaping: Rho's Kryptonian physiology allows him to defy the gravity of Earth and gives him the ability to leap over tall buildings in a single bound.[7]
        • Superhuman Speed: Rho is able to perceive Superman's attacks and counteract it at an exceptional speed.[7]
        • Superhuman Reflexes: Rho can perceive and respond to attacks much faster than the average person.[7]
        • Superhuman Strength: Rho is incredibly strong and can lift extremely heaving objects.[7]

    Former Powers[edit | hide]

    "The Eradicator"
    • Eradicator-Mutated Physiology: After destroying the Eradicator with heat vision, Rho was exposed to all Kryptonian consciousnesses. Later, Rho accepted the consciousnesses' orders to become the Eradicator, unlocking powers that normal Kryptonians do not possess.[2]
      • Consciousness Transference: Rho is shown to be able to restore Kryptonian consciousnesses into Human bodies.[1]
      • Ergokinesis: After being urged to become the Eradicator, Rho unlocked his ability to manipulate and create blue energy blasts.[2]
        • Energy Shield: Rho is able to create a forcefield of energy to prevent being attacked.[1]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Genius-level Intellect: Rho can understand complex concepts in a short period of time, including the creation and the application of the Eradicator.[4]
      • Leadership/Business Acumen: As the owner of a multimedia company, Morgan Edge has been an expert in leading countless personnel.[3]
      • Manipulation: Rho was able to manipulate countless people to join his experiments.
      • Tactics: Rho was shown to be able to create a sophisticated and effective plan to restore Kryptonian glory on Earth with the assistance of his father's A.I.
    • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Rho was able to fight Superman easily with hand-to-hand combats. He was also capable of disarming a DOD agent from their firearm.[8]
    • High Pain Tolerance: For years, Rho was trained in his fortress and now able to withstand pain beyond human imagination.[2]
    • Marksmanship: Rho is familiar with firearms and is proficient in handling them, though often relies on his powers instead of weapons.[8]

    Weaknesses[edit | hide]

    • Kryptonite: Like all Kryptonians, Rho is susceptible to most forms of Kryptonite with it being one of the few things that can kill him.[9]
      • Green Kryptonite: Green Kryptonite is a form of Kryptonite that will make Rho, and all other Kryptonians, sick and eventually kill him when exposed to it for a long enough amount of time.[9]

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Former Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Tal-Rho's Suit: After revealing his true identity as a Kryptonian, Rho wears a black and silver protective suit with the emblem of the House of Rho on his chest.[7]
    • Eradicator: With his major objective on Earth being the restoration of Kryptonian glory, v searched for the Eradicator, a device capable of transferring Kryptonian consciousness into humans.[5] However, his plan was reversed by Superman and the device was absorbed into Rho's body, mutating him in the process.[9]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Pilot Television
    Heritage Appears
    The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower Phone Call
    Haywire Appears
    The Best of Smallville Mentioned
    Broken Trust Appears
    Man of Steel Appears
    Holding the Wrench Mentioned
    Loyal Subjekts Appears
    O Mother, Where Art Thou? Appears
    A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events Appears
    Through the Valley of Death Appears
    Fail Safe Appears
    The Eradicator Appears
    Last Sons of Krypton Appears
    What Lies Beneath Mentioned
    The Ties That Bind Appears
    The Inverse Method Mentioned
    The Thing in the Mines Mentioned
    Girl... You'll Be a Woman, Soon Mentioned
    Tried and True Mentioned
    Anti-Hero Appears
    Into Oblivion Mentioned
    Truth and Consequences Mentioned
    Lies That Bind Appears
    All Is Lost Mentioned
    Waiting for Superman Appears
    Closer Mentioned
    Uncontrollable Forces Mentioned
    What Kills You Only Makes You Stronger Mentioned

    Gallery[edit | hide]

    Promotional Images[edit | hide]

    References[edit | hide]

    Other versions of Tal-Rho
    New Multiverse

    Earth: Bizarro World
    Original Multiverse

    Earth: Bizarro World

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