Nam-Ek is a recurring antagonist the WB TV series Smallville. He and his fellow Kryptonian Aethyr served as the Disciples of Zod and appeared as the main antagonist in the Season 5 premiere "Arrival".
Nam-Ek served General Zod loyally and acted as his counselor during the war against Black Zero. When Zod was captured and sentenced to the Phantom Zone, Nam-Ek and Aethyr fled Krypton before it was destroyed with the Brain InterActive Construct in the Black Ship making Earth its destination.
The Black Ship came to Earth during the 2005 meteor shower, after the Crystal of Air was stained with the blood of Genevieve Teague. The ship's crash-landing was witnessed by Lana Lang.
Nam-Ek and Aethyr exited the ship and encountered Lana who begged them not to hurt her before the Smallville police force arrived and tried to apprehend them. They quickly took care of them by using their heat vision to kill most of them. They massacred the entire police force leaving only Deputy Harris and Greg Flynn alive. The disciples super sped to the caves underneath Smallville and met Lex Luthor asking him if he was Kal-El. Nam-Ek grabbed him by the neck and determined he was not Kal-El as Lex bleeds, taking the key from his hand and left abruptly. The pair traversed Smallville in search of Kal-El, leaving a trail of destruction and brutality in their wake. The two believed themselves the last survivors of Krypton.