Julian Luthor died in infancy when Lex Luthor was twelve. Grant was cloned from Julian's DNA, and was implanted with false memories of a back story and childhood which detailed how he was given up for adoption, so that he would believe himself to be Lex's brother. He remembered being the former editor of the Star City Post. It is not clear if he was actually an editor, or if the memory was implanted.
In season seven Grant Gabriel introduced himself to Chloe Sullivan and Lois Lane on his first day at the Daily Planet. He seemed to know a lot about Chloe, but was unimpressed with her journalistic work. Instead, he was intrigued by the tenacity of her cousin Lois. He offered Lois Lane a job at the Planet if she could write a good story about her discovery of a mysterious spacecraft, thinking it would increase circulation. However, even though she could provide no evidence of the ship's existence, Grant still gave Lois the job at Daily Planet, giving her the desk right next to Chloe. Grant is under the impression that Chloe's journalism spark has burned out, but Lois is on the fast-track to becoming a brilliant journalist. He has since assigned Lois exclusive stories in New York City and Los Angeles, but has yet to actually publish any of Lois's stories.
When a local beauty queen was frozen to death, he sent Chloe and Jimmy Olsen to report it. When popular actress Rachel Davenport was almost killed on her movie set, Grant was furious that the Smallville Ledger received an exclusive story. He sent Lois to cover the event, even though she felt that LuthorCorp's purchase of land near Reeves Dam was more important. However, Rachel agreed to give a rare interview to Chloe as a favor to Clark Kent. Although the land purchase article was killed by Grant, it turned out that Lois had been right: Lana Lang had bought the land to imprison Lionel Luthor. That story never came to light though, possibly because Grant continually stymied Lois's attempts to investigate the Luthors. When Lana later presented Grant with a hard drive containing details on Lex Luthor's Project Scion, Grant refused to use stolen evidence to expose the project. He was later seen deleting the files from the hard drive.
Lois seemed oblivious to Grant's relationship with his brother Lex. Lex had been taking care of Grant for quite a while without their father knowing about it. Lex told Grant to cut off his relationship with Lois. Grant claimed they broke it off while in reality they were still dating. Grant found out about his origins when he met Adrian Cross, a failed clone experiment who had the same DNA and memories as Grant. He discovered they were both clones of Julian Luthor, and became outraged at Lex for being nothing more than an experiment. He became even more upset when he learned that Lex had just bought the Daily Planet and become his boss. Later, Grant broke up with Lois, convinced that their relationship had become too complicated.
When Grant went to Lionel to expose himself, Grant was welcomed with open arms by his father, much to his surprise. Afterwards Lex Luthor was told of their meeting with Gabriel by Lionel. Lionel compared Lex to Gabriel with Lex coming up far short. Later, Lex fired Grant from his post as editor of the Daily Planet for disobeying him, and out of jealousy towards Grant. Grant was warned by Lex to stay away from Lionel, but Grant wanted to face this head on and proceeded to start building a relationship with his father. After one final warning to Grant to stay away from Lionel, Lex felt that he was forced to do something about it. He had an assassin posing as a mugger kill Grant as Grant and Lionel were leaving a steak dinner they had together. "Julian" died in Lionel's arms.
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