Not much is known about Philipe's early life other than that he grew up in a remote cabin in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada with his mother and grandfather. (Phantom)
In 2007, when he was eight, he was admitted to Saint Mary's Hospital in Quebec with blackened corneas, high fever, and explosive tendencies. The doctors were unsure what was wrong with him. When Lex found out about the boy, he took him in an unmarked helicopter back to Reeves Dam.
Bartlett extracted some blood from the boy and got the sample he needed for Project Ares. When Bizarro awoke, Lex ran out of the room, sealing the door and allowing him to kill Dr. Donovan Jamison. When Bizarro busted out of the room, he found both Lex and Clark. Bizarro left Philipe's body, leaving him unconscious when the dam exploded.
- Most of the information around his fate was revealed when Chloe Sullivan brought up his hospital record online in Phantom. Philipe was probably possessed for about 24 hours.