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Kem-L is an ancestor of the House of El.

Origin

In the distant past, Cleric was an alien missionary whose faith lead him to Krypton, where his peaceful message and denunciation of cloning quickly gained him a following. However, the Kryptonian Science Council was threatened by the preacher and asked Kem-L to develop a device to kill him and and "prevent any similar act of heresy". Kem-L ultimately developed the Eradicator. However, with his xenophobic views, he also designed the Eradicator to ensure no more Kryptonians would leave the planet and no more outsiders could come, preserving his ideal of Kryptonian culture. When it was used, the Eradicator merely incapacitated the Cleric, but it instigated a riot that left many dead.

Phantom Zone

A rebel alien priest called Tuoni sought the power of Kismet, but lost and he was banished to the Phantom Zone. His broken body was discovered by a hologram of Kem-L. Kem-L's hologram used Tuoni technology to rebuild a body for the latter. Now with psionic and vast cosmic powers, Tuoni became Dominus, a Lord of Chaos, and escaped the Phantom Zone via the Fortress of Solitude.[1]

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