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Quote1 Ready for a techno exorcism. Quote2
-- Garth Ranzz src

Along with fellow founding Legion members Rokk Krinn and Imra Ardeen, Garth traveled through time back to the 21st century to stop the Persuader from killing Clark Kent. They found him to be at Clark's barn where he had just returned from seeing Jimmy Olsen off to Star City. After he had cut open his abdomen, Rokk took away his Atomic Axe and Imra distracted him enough so that Garth could knock him out using his electricity before Rokk took away his stolen Legion ring sending him back to the 31st century. Rokk, Garth and Imra then introduced themselves to Clark before Garth asked Clark where his cape was, with Clark unaware of what he meant.

The three explained to Clark what he is truly destined to become which is a model to all the galaxy for aliens to come to Earth and live among humans. The three Legion members decided to help Clark defeat Brainiac, even if they had to kill its human host: Chloe Sullivan, although he had refused their help. The Legion attacked Brainiac, stunning it to prevent its plan to steal knowledge. Working together with Clark, finally, Imra and Clark managed to connect with Chloe from within as Garth used his powers to short circuit Brainiac.

Before returning to the future with what was left of Brainiac, Garth asked to keep one of Clark's baseballs as a souvenir, claiming it was for his sister.


  • Garth is the first character of the series to almost (before was he cut off by Rokk) intentionally and knowingly call Clark by his official adult hero name "Superman".
  • Garth always calls Clark "Kal" obviously referencing his Kryptonian name Kal-El meaning it as a nickname. So far Clark has only gone by this name when under the influence of Red Kryptonite.
  • Garth also asked "Kal" where his cape was, referencing his iconic cape when fully accepted his destiny as Superman.


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