Ethan was a groundskeeper for a Midvale all-girls prep school whom Selena the witch tried to make into her personal consort by casting a spell on him that would make him love her. However, as Ethan found himself stumbling through downtown Midvale, he was caught by a construction scoop machine that was under the control of Selena, wreaking havoc and causing destruction in its path. Supergirl rescued Ethan from the scoop machine, and soon the spell caused Ethan to fall in love with Supergirl, much to Selena's displeasure. Eventually Ethan's affections for Supergirl proved to be genuine rather than caused by Selena's magic.