"The House of Kent, Part Five": Brainiac 5 starts recording in real time a message that details the conflict between the Kent family and the Invisible Mafia. He talks about what happened in these past few moments: the Invisible Mafia had unleashed a powerful creature, a parasite from an alternat
Synopsis for "The House of Kent, Part Five"
Brainiac 5 starts recording in real time a message that details the conflict between the Kent family and the Invisible Mafia. He talks about what happened in these past few moments: the Invisible Mafia had unleashed a powerful creature, a parasite from an alternate universe, into the world and the creature had apparently killed Conner Kent, the original Superboy.
Superman, Jonathan and Supergirl keep the Parasite occupied while Brainiac 5 attempts to help Conner but the boy is barely clinging to life, as his unique hybrid physiology prevented the Parasite from fully absorbing his life-force. Unfortunately, the Kents' best attacks to little more than merely inconvenience the Parasite.
Meanwhile, at the Daily Planet, Leone accuses Lois of being an impostor from another universe and even claims to have proof. Agent Chase tells Leone that the FBI is investigating the Daily Planet for its connections to the Invisible Mafia, but Leone says that Lois wanted the FBI to raid the Daily Planet in order to destroy Leone's reputation.
The battle between the Kents and the Parasite continues and the Parasite proves to be capable of speech. He reveals himself to be Raymond Maxwell Jenson, a Parasite from an alternate world, and he absorbed the powers of Superman and everyone else in his world. Now that he is aware that other worlds exist beyond his own, he plans to continue his rampage. Superman uses his telescopic vision to look across the Metropolis skyline and catches a glimpse of the Red Cloud, but suddenly the Parasite attempts to absorbs his powers, proving that he has evolved beyond the need to touch his opponents. Supergirl and Jonathan keep the Parasite distracted while Superman goes on to confront the Red Cloud.
Brainiac 5 is able to revive Conner with a dose of Kandored, while the Parasite wastes so much power fighting the Kents that his size decreases to the point that Brainiac 5 is able to trap him in a containment field. Brainiac 5 says that even in a small size, the Parasite is still dangerous and cannot be allowed to remain on this world, and the other Kents agree. With the Parasite defeated for now, the young heroes go on to assist Superman, who is fighting the Red Cloud.
Superman is angry that Red Cloud killed Melody Moore, but Red Cloud says that Superman only has himself to blame, as he didn't believe she was capable of murder. Red Cloud infects Superman with her toxins while the young heroes arrive at the scene.
At the Daily Planet, Leone accuses Lois of hiding something and asks her about her father's death. Lois is angry that Leone would bring that up and tries to attack her, but Chase stops her and places her under arrest.
Appearing in "The House of Kent, Part Five"
- Brainiac 5
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Jimmy Olsen
- Lois Lane
- Superman Family
- Perry White
- Ron Troupe
- Steve Lombard
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Mentioned only)
- Lex Luthor (Mentioned only)
- Melody Moore (Mentioned only)
- Raymond Maxwell Jenson (Prime Earth) (Mentioned only)
- Sam Lane (Mentioned only)
- Superman (unknown alternate reality) (Mentioned only)
- Earth 0
- Phantom Zone (Mentioned only)
- Unnamed Reality (Mentioned only)
- Kandor (Mentioned only)