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Jodi Melville was a freshman student at Smallville High School who was in the same study group with Clark Kent, Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross. She later became a metahuman with the ability to absorb fat.

Personality

Jodi was an overweight young woman who was obsessed with becoming thin, due to the teasing she received from school bullies. She was friends with Clark, Chloe and Pete, submitting occasional articles to the Smallville Torch and possessing a slight crush on Pete due to him being one of the few people at school to be nice to her.

Powers and Abilities

Jodi's face distorts as she prepares to devour the deer.

  • Fat absorption: After drinking nutrient shakes with traces of green kryptonite, Jodi gained the ability to suck fat from animals and people as well.
  • Elasticity: After her transformation, Jodie can widen her mouth like a snake to an extreme level, allowing her to ingest anything she desires.
  • Hyper-accelerated metabolism: After her change, Jodi digests foods and loses fat extremely fast. This also renders her constantly ravenous.

Season One

An obese Jodi.

After being brutally bullied by Dustin Crenshaw for her weight, Jodi's plans a diet with vegetable shakes for which she unknowingly used meteor rock-infected vegetables. The results were dramatic: her body fat melted away and she lost 60 pounds in two days, but it made her so hungry that eating could no longer keep up her body's demand. While driving out to buy more food, she sucked dry a deer she hit with her car, prompting Clark and Chloe to start investigating. At school, Jodi subsequently put Dustin, who tried to flirt with the now slim and attractive Jodi, into a coma by sucking away all his fat; she would have killed him if Clark Kent hadn't arrived and forced her to flee.

Jodi attacks Pete.

She was nearly driven to devour Pete when she suffered another hunger attack while preparing to attend a dance, but Clark interrupted her before she could finish. She battled Clark in the meteor rock-laced greenhouse, the meteors rendering him weak enough for her to knock him down with a shovel. Just as she was about to kill Clark, the sight of her reflection drove her to try and kill herself by triggering a gas explosion in the greenhouse by destroying the ultraviolet lights after breaking open the gas pipes. Despite his weakness, Clark managed to save her, himself, and Pete, subsequently taking her to Metropolis General Hospital.

Alternate Realities

Season Eleven (Earth-2)

See: Jodi Melville

Appearances

Notes

  • Jodi's powers reflect her desire to become thin.

Amy Adams as Lois Lane in Man of Steel.

  • Jodi Melville was portrayed by Amy Adams, who also played the role of Lois Lane in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
  • Jodi was the first meteor freak who was actively reluctant to kill others despite possessing a hostile power; Sean Kelvin, who (like Jodi) drew what he lacked from others to survive -- in his case, body heat -- actually seemed eager to absorb the heat from others despite his knowledge that it would kill them, regardless of their identities, but Jodi's only intended victim was Dustin, who she had already had a grudge against for his past treatment of her. She only attacked the deer and Pete because she was too hungry to resist when they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • A fellow student named Heather Fox was inspired to make her own mix of nutrient shakes grown within the same greenhouse owned by the Melville family that Jodi took her vegetables from (as the greenhouse had apparently been reopened after the explosion caused by Jodi) to sell a fresh batch of meteor-rock-contaminated vegetables. As a result, Heather was able to build up from her initial exposure to the meteorite shower (which had initially cured her of her allergies) and control her long-developing shapeshifting abilities, which allowed her to shapeshift into any live or dead animal she touched (as shown in the novel Animal Rage).
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