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"You know it's true what they say? Behind every great man is a strong woman."
—Beth Breen[src]


Beth Breen is the corrupt former CFO of Spheerical Industries. She was arrested on two counts of murder and conspiracy for using the Biomax technology to control the late Jack Spheer against his will.

Biography

Activities at Spheerical Industries

Beth Breen worked with Jack Spheer as the Chief Financial Officer of his company, Spheerical Industries, and was one of the major investors in the Biomax project. When Jack tried to perfect the Biomax nanobots, he tested the nanotechnology on himself and realized there was a dangerous side effect in which the nanobots took over the subject's mind. He wanted to shut down the program but Beth knew that scrapping it would be a huge financial loss for the company. Jack's body had fused with the Biomax so Beth used a neurotransmitter to control him in order to continue production on the cutting-edge technology. Beth also arranged for falsified human test trials, payoffs for the selected candidates, and for lab technician Joe Watkins to be fired when he realized that the Biomax hadn't actually been tested. Beth and Jack claimed that the Biomax nanobots were now perfected and ready for distribution.[1]

Biomax plot

Biomax presentation

Jack and Beth present the Biomax.

Beth and Jack went to National City to launch their campaign with a press-filled presentation. They were met with much ovation and afterwards, Beth pulled Jack away from conversing with his ex-girlfriend, Lena Luthor, to talk with the shareholders.

Later however, Beth realized there were leaks within the company that tried to go to both Kara Danvers and Snapper Carr to expose the truth about Biomax, including Joe and one of the "test subjects", Derrick Simmons. She controlled Jack and had him kill the two before they divulged the truth to Kara and Snapper, respectively. The next night, Lena went to confront Jack at a Spheerical Industries lab upon learning of the situation from Kara. However, when Lena saw that Jack didn't know what she was talking about, Beth took control of him, revealing herself as the real culprit and that Jack was simply was an unwilling pawn.

Beth reveals her plan

Beth reveals her plan to Lena.

Beth explained that Jack's decision wasn't financially responsible and she had to had to step in to save Spheerical Industries. She criticized Lena for abandoning "the breakthrough of the century" to "clean up after [her] brother". Lena protested the Biomax technology wasn't functional, but Beth dismissed her, explaining how with Jack as her figurehead, the nanotechnology's medical capabilities would be utilized in every hospital, army base, and eventually, home. Lena believed Beth was going to kill her but Beth pointed out that killing the former also wasn't financially responsible. Instead, if she controlled Lena as well, she would gain access to L-Corp to further the Biomax program.

Beth tried to have Jack inject the nanobots into Lena, but Supergirl showed up and saved her. Beth commanded Jack to attack Supergirl with the Biomax swarm. When confronted by Lena, Beth kicked her in the mid-section and boasted at having achieved a black belt degree. However, Lena quickly recovered and knocked Beth out with a couple punches. As Lena moved to override the Biomax, Beth warned her that the nanobots had merged with Jack and disabling them would kill him, but was promptly knocked out again. Lena disabled the Biomax at Jack's urging, killing him.

Beth was sent to jail to answer for her crimes. Snapper then published an article in CatCo Magazine that exposed all of Beth's actions to the public.[1]

Personality

"Poor, sweet boy actually wanted to scrap the whole thing just because of a pesky little side effect that removes free will. Not financially responsible. Luckily, I was there to step in."
—Beth Breen to Lena Luthor[src]

Beth is an immoral, selfish, and ruthless individual, aiming to freely market dangerous nanotechnology for the sake of fame and money without regard for the potential consequences on its subjects. She will not hesitate to kill those who oppose her or use them to her advantage; Beth turned Jack Spheer into her figurehead when he wanted to discontinue the Biomax project and callously used him to murder two people who tried to bring the truth about the project to light.

Beth is cunning, pragmatic, and always thinks ahead; when Lena Luthor discovered her plan, Beth tried to take over her mind as well in order to get access to L-Corp's resources for the Biomax project instead of simply killing Lena.

Beth is proven to be prideful and arrogant, believing she was "a realist" and felt justified in her actions to ensure a prosperous future for Spheerical Industries. Even on the verge of defeat, Beth displayed no remorse for her crimes and even sadistically gloated to Lena that overriding the Biomax program would kill Jack.

Abilities

  • High-level Intellect/Business acumen/Skilled tactician: As a businesswoman, Beth knew how to market products to ensure they reach the masses and was in charge of overseeing Spheerical Industries's financial affairs. She had considerable knowledge on the Biomax technology, using a neurotransmitter to control Jack Spheer and weaponize the nanobots that merged with him. Beth intended to pin her crimes on Jack if anyone caught onto her plan, and would have succeeded if Supergirl and Lena Luthor hadn't stopped her.
  • Skilled combatant: Beth is a black belt, which makes her a capable fighter. However, she was taken down rather quickly by Lena in single combat, most likely because the latter caught her off-guard.[1]

Equipment

Former equipment

  • Jack Spheer: After Jack was infected with the Biomax nanobots, Beth gained control over him and used him as a figurehead to promote the nanotechnology and eliminate anyone who got in her way.

Appearances

Supergirl

Season 2

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ace Reporter"
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