Chloe is badly hurt when three mysterious thieves rob Lex's manor. Lex hushes up the crime because they stole a computer disk with evidence that he is tapped into his father's computer network. It turns out that the robbers are three former jocks who have figured out a way to make tattoos out of a meteor rock distillation that hyper-accelerates their metabolism, letting them walk through walls. The kryptonite tattoos also affect Clark, weakening him. The tattoos' effects are temporary and the subject gradually becomes immune to the effects, so they need new blood and sign up Whitney. The gang tries to blackmail Lex, but Clark intervenes. Whitney finally realizes the hyper-speed gang life isn't for him and turns to Clark and Lana for help. Clark finds Lex's disk, but the gang try to kill Whitney. The leader's tattoo wears off, and he is crushed beneath a car as Clark super-speeds to Whitney's rescue. The two remaining gang members are hauled off to jail, with Lex threatening them to ensure their silence.
Copyright 2002 Steve Crow