After a catastrophic incident, Silas' son, Victor, lost everything but his torso, half of his arms and head, causing Silas to bring him to S.T.A.R. Labs. Silas desperately attempted to revive his son using normal medical procedures, however none had succeeded. Frustrated and out of options, Silas resorted to activating a mysterious alien Mother Box from Apokolips to help his son. As Silas brought the Mother Box to Victor, it generated electrical discharges and disintegrated into Victor, creating appendages and repairing his body whilst also causing Victor intense pain and suffering. All of this was filmed, later found and kept by Lex Luthor.