Phantom: Clark's still alive. He's out there.
And you will help me kill him.
l need meteor rocks. A lot of them.

Lex: l'd never help you kill Clark.

Phantom: Lex, redemption doesn't suit you. He's not the noble type?
Why protect a Clark who hates you...when you can help the one
who wants to be your ally?
Or benevolent type. Redemption: (Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil.
Thanks, Mister Micawber!