Edward Teague is an antagonist appearing in the WB/CW series Smallville seventh season but was mentioned in the fourth. He was a powerful lawyer who was a member of Veritas and disciple of Virgil Swann. He was the husband of Genevieve Teague and the father of Jason Teague.
He was portrayed by Rick Ravanello in a flashback and by Robert Picardo in the present who portrayed Wayne Whittaker in Supernatural, Amazo in Justice League animated series, Shadowman in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Sebastian Krueger in the same game, one of the pirates in The Pagemaster, Eddie Quist in The Howling, Sylvester Smirch in Beethoven's Christmas Adventure, Meg Mucklebones in Legend, Equinox EMH and The Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager.
Edward and Genevieve Teague were part of Veritas, a group dedicated to locating the fabled Traveler. Edward and his wife tried to locate the Stones of Power since they believed it held information on the Traveler. The other members of Veritas knew about their expeditions around the world looking for the stones and the group were unsure whether to trust them or not. Edward cut his son Jason off after he refused to study law and become a lawyer at Merrian, Teague and Wiseman. He and Jason were estranged for years by the time he transferred from Metropolis University to attend Central Kansas A&M.
After his wife and son died, Edward went into hiding in Montreal, Canada, and became a priest at the St. Christopher's Cathedral. After years of waiting, Edward learned that Clark Kent was the Traveler and started to carefully study him. Edward felt Clark was weak and should be destroyed before he could be used by Lex Luthor for personal gain and subdued Clark with a piece of kryptonite hidden in his cane. Edward formed a Kryptonian ritual that was meant to sacrifice a warrior and carved the Mark of El on Clark's chest. Edward later had to fight Lex Luthor after he found the missing piece of the Orb in a clock.
Edward fled to South America since he was resentful over what he did to Clark and for failing to keep the Orb's missing piece from landing into the hands of Lex Luthor. Brainiac, posing a Kara, attacked Edward and forced him to talk about where the Orb was. Brainiac then left Edward to die after getting the information he needed from him.
- In an alternate universe, he and his family were killed by Clark Luthor.
- Edward Teague is the only Veritas member to be killed by an alien, Brainiac.