Smite was a being who killed for sheer pleasure. He had already destroyed the populations of 12 planets before arriving to Parthon. On Parthon, Smite comes face to face with Starro. Starro intends to test Smite's moral compass and perhaps teach him the errors of his ways. In the end, Starro defeats Smite but instead of killing him, Starro deems Smite worthy of being his general. Smite knew when he was beaten and accepted Starro's offer but for the time being. Smite doesn't take failure lightly and when the oppurtunity presents itself, he will betray Starro.