Metron is a supreme explorer, scientist and inventor. He considers him
neither good nor evil, but a collector of knowledge, who works for his own
selfish reasons. However, he usually allies himself with the forces of New
Metron's first frey into the affairs of the New Gods' world was when he
learned of the discovery of the "X-element," a starnge material which possessed
teleportational properties. He bargained with its possessor Darkseid, to allow
him to have the material; in turn, he would assist Darkseid develops weapons of
war for Apokolips. In this way, Metron is partly responsible for the outbreak of
war between the two planets of the New Gods. Whether it was guilt or his own
selfish reasons, he soon allied with the forces of New Genesis; with Orion and
Lightray, the chief warriors of New Genesis, and with Scott Free, whom he
observed on Apokolips and helped him in his escape. He shared the technology of
the "boom tube" with Highfather when Darkseid threatened to break his pact with
New Genesis, and revealed secrets of Darkseid's plan to invade and conquer Earth
to Orion when the pact was broken.
"There's never been a god like Metron; there's never been an
academic god. but we have him now."- "The King,"
After years of war, Metron returned to his mission of gaining knowledge
from all over the universe. He used his Mobius Chair to travel through time,
space and other dimensions in order to obtain more and more knowledge about the
cosmos. On one journey, he encountered the Anti-Life in a sperate dimension.
After confronting this spectacular sight, he was overcome with awe, which
literally damaged his mind and sent him into a comatose state. He was discovered
in this state by Darkseid, who teamed with Highfather and various heroes of
Earth, and together they battled the Anti-Life, which had sent some of its power
into the New Gods and Earth's dimensions when Metron entered its dimension.
Metron awoke frm his coma after the battle was over, unaware, and most likely
ignorant, of the sacrifices and losses that resulted from, basically, his
Since Metron's voyage for knowledge will one day, he hopes, lead him to
penetrate the Source itself, he does all he can to learn more about it. So when
Desaad approached him recently to break Darkseid from imprisonment on the Source
Wall, he agreed, in order to hopefully find out even more about that which he
sought to understand. Although he probably knows as much now as he ever has
about the Source of all things, he nonetheless travels the cosmos in constant
search of information.