|“||You should have listened to me!!||„|
|~ Byron Moore, to Clark Kent|
Byron Moore was a Smallville teenager who gained super strength after a behavioral experiment.
While not evil by nature, the drugs he was given had altered his behavior, which had monstrous side effects.
He was a major antagonist in the Second Season of Smallville appearing in the episode "Nocturne".
He was portrayed by Sean Faris.
Byron was an aspiring poet but had displayed behavior that were labeled as "anti-social" that caused concerns for his parents. Wanting to "cure" his condition, Byron's parents signed him up for a medical trial at Metron Pharmaceutical Labs, that was associated with LuthorCorp.
The drug altered his biology with a nasty side effect. If exposed to sunlight, he morphed into a violent beast with super strength and an uncontrollable rage until he returned to darkness.
His parents locked him in the basement of their house and faked his death to protect him. He had a death certificate signed by Dr. Emil Jenkins.
Byron managed to break out of the basement and became fascinated with Lana Lang and left her a poem on her parents' grave. As she opened it, Byron runs frantically through the woods. Byron falls on his back and his father, who appears to be out hunting him with a hound and shoots him with a tranquilizer.
He threw him back down in the cellar and threatens to kill him if he ever sneaks out again, and installs a stronger door on the cellar.
Later Byron was writing another letter to Lana when his mother comes down to the cellar to bring him a book. He complains to her about having to stay in the cellar, but she assures him that it is better this way.
When she leaves, he moves a poster from the wall and removes several cinder blocks. Byron found Lana at her parents' grave and had fallen asleep waiting for him.
When she wakes up, he runs away, but she calls out to him and stops him. They briefly talked but the sudden appearance of Clark startled Byron and fell back, hit his head on a stone, and faints.
Clark and Lana take Byron to the Talon and feed him chocolate cake where he quotes Shakespeare and explains that he has been home schooled. Clark notices scars on his wrists.
When Byron hears the morning milk truck, he becomes very anxious to get home before his parents wake up.
When Byron tried to get home quick, his mother pulled him into the house but Byron's father caught him and pointed his gun at him, Clark and Lana. When Clark and Lana returned with Sheriff Ethan Miller, Mr. Moore claims that his son died eight years ago and he has never seen Clark or Lana and accuses them of playing a cruel joke on them.
The sheriff leaves, but he promises Jonathan that he will get a warrant. Meanwhile, Byron is in the cellar, chained to the wall. Clark and Pete later return to Byron's house. They went through a boarded-up window and find the cellar door. Byron asks to be left alone, but Clark breaks his bonds and carries him outside.
When he gets out into the sunlight he falls to the floor of the porch and growls. Byron underwent his transformation into a feral, super-strong beast. When he stands up, he throws Clark across the yard, and when he turns to Pete, his eyes are black. He throws Pete into a car and runs off.
Lana found Byron in the cemetery at his own grave. He insists that he is not going back down in the cellar. Lana tells him that the Luthors did this, and they might still be able to find a cure. He grabs her and Lana scratches him; he throws her against a stone. Lana falls unconscious and Byron runs off.
Byron found out that Lionel Luthor was responsible for what had happened to him and went after him by holding onto the helicopter. He pulls Martha and Lionel from the helicopter and might have done Lionel real injury, but Clark rushes down and pushes Byron down a well where it is dark, and Byron changes back to his true self after his feral state was neutralized from the sunlight.
Byron is taken to the hospital and is resting under special lights when Clark visits him and brings him a book of limericks. Lana visits as well. Her wrist is bandaged, but it will be all right. Byron apologizes for hurting her. She says she knows it wasn't really him. Clark leaves as they hold hands tenderly.