At the Smallville County Fair, where Seth Nelson worked, he was bashed in the head with a snow globe containing meteor rock, which strangely reacted with the MRI he subsequently got at the hospital that gave him magnetic powers that influence both metallic matter and mind. Seth used his abilities to make Lana Lang fall in love with him by manipulating her brain's electro-magnetic activity to make it secrete chemicals that would make her attracted to him. Clark Kent attempted to confront Seth about his actions, but Seth simply accused Clark of being jealous, with Lana reacting in a hostile manner to Clark's attempts to tell her about Seth's abilities. Eventually, Seth was able to talk Lana into running away with him, after Lana robbed the Talon of a lot of cash, having a brief confrontation with Lex Luthor before the two of them left.

With some help from Clark Kent - who used his heat vision to melt the road in front of their car -, the sheriff chased the two, thwarting their escape. Seth got away by grabbing onto a passing oil tanker, but Lana was put in jail, Lana subsequently providing Clark with a false story about Seth having a brother in Granville to throw Clark off the scent. However, Seth helped Lana escape, and they ran together to the fairgrounds.

There, they were confronted by Clark, who tracked them down by using a compass to track Seth's presence to the fair's 'Tunnell of Love'. Lana threatened to kill Clark with the gun Seth stole from the police station, forcing Clark to let Seth go, Seth subsequently using his powers to take the gun. After the bullets were shown to be useless, he attempts to throw one of the cars against Clark, but Clark subsequently used an electric cable to reverse the electro-magnetic field and pull Seth towards the cart, putting him in a coma. Lana was sentenced to community service at the hospital.


  • Seth Nelson was played by Kevin Zegers.



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