Kel Gand is the father of famed Daxamite hero Mon-El. Kel Gand was one of the Daxamites involved in the Invasion! of Earth lead by the Dominators. The Daxamites received powers similar to Superman once exposed to Earth's yellow sun. The Daxamites then discovered that while on the planet they had godlike powers but also they found the species' greatest weakness, Lead, which is a very common element on Earth. It affects them as Kryptonite would a Kryptonian, forcing them to retreat.