Wes Keenan was a decorated Green Beret transformed into a super soldier in the CW TV series Smallville. He served as the secondary antagonist in the Sixth Season episode "Prototype".

He was portrayed by Tahmoh Penikett who played Gadreel in Supernatural and Darius in Need for Speed: Carbon.

Biography

Early life

Wes Keenan was a childhood friend of Lois Lane having both grown up as army brats. He later joined the army and became a Green Beret in the United States Special Forces. He met Jodi Keenan who became his wife before he went off to war. However while stationed in Afghanistan, Wes' helicopter was shot down. While Wes survived, he had sustained serious injuries in the crash and voluntarily allowed LuthorCorp to make him the prototype for Project Ares. To keep the project a secret, his wife was informed that Wes was killed in action but Jodi refused to believe he was dead.

Nemesis

Jodi traced the connection between her husband and LuthorCorp and captured Lex Luthor in a series of underground tunnels. She demanded to know the truth about her husband while threatening to blow up the tunnels with Lex inside. But her efforts were in vain as Jodi died before learning the truth that Lex had manipulated Wes into becoming a mindless super soldier with no free will under the guise of helping wounded soldiers like him. The plan was to create super soldiers using genetic augmentations produced from the DNA of various metahumans and aliens. Wes was the first successful prototype of Project Ares' true mission as he was turned into a programmable automaton.

Prototype

Lex and his assistant Jason Bartlett went to the secret laboratory under Reeves Dam where Dr. Donovan Jamison had been running a test against the base's defenses where Wes managed to take out the guards and reach his intended target. Lex used Wes to go through the underground tunnels to reach the main lab by going through all of the armed forces that stood in his way. Once Wes had been augmented, Lex had him assassinate Senator Ed Burke who was threatening to shut down Project Ares and expose LuthorCorp's underhanded practices. However, the assassination was witnessed by Lois who recognized him when Wes advances on her. He hesitates, then disappears by turning invisible and super-speeding away.

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