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Kryptonians

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"For one hundred thousand years, our civilization flourished, accomplishing wonders."
Jor-El

A race and highly advanced civilization originating from the planet Krypton. They became critically endangered when their overexploitation of the planet's inner resources caused it to implode.


    In General 
  • Ancient Astronauts: Krypton was once a flourishing society and sought to expand themselves in the vastness of space a long time before human civilization even started, but these grandiose projects died out once artificial breeding was established and when they didn't manage to find new resources.
    • Explorers from a Kryptonian space program crash-landed on Earth sometime during the Stone Age. The Man of Steel Prequel comic book implies that their spacecraft's arrival influenced the mythologies of some early humans.
    • Zod and his crew sought ancient Kryptonian outposts in space once they were freed from the Phantom Zone.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Kryptonians can survive and breathe into the vacuum of space without problem, provided they're exposed to a yellow sun.
  • Bold Explorers: At the apex of their civilization, Kryptonians were prolific space explorers, but by Jor-El's time it's a long bygone era.
  • Creative Sterility: By the time of Kal-El's birth, Kryptonians were long past their former glory and found no other solution than harvesting the planet's core to compensate for their dying resources. Jor-El points out they could have found other ways to revive their society without resorting to this, like expanding in space again or abandoning artificial breeding.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: Though hardly the crystal-encrusted world shown in previous Superman media, the aesthetic is a "neo-medieval" one, with Jor-El, Zod and others wearing armor, capes, and robes over their supersuit-esque bodysuits.
  • Designer Babies: At some point, Kryptonians abandoned natural reproduction and started genetically engineering babies to fit specific roles in society without giving the babies any freedom of choice for their future. That social engineering got so radical that Zod views Jor-El's choice to conceive his child naturally as "heresy".
  • Doomed Hometown: They doomed their own native planet by harvesting its core.
  • Dying Race: There were only a few remaining known Kryptonians after the planet's explosion. After the Battle of Metropolis, the chances to revive the race are even more meager due to Kal-El being practically the Last of His Kind.
  • Fantastic Caste System: Kryptonians aren't merely sorted into a guild system (leaders, soldiers, scientists, etc.); they are genetically engineered and raised within these guilds. Kal-El represents the ultimate rebellion against this system; he is Krypton's first naturally conceived and birthed child in centuries, and he is able to choose his own path.
  • Higher-Tech Species: Their technology is the most advanced in the DCEU so far, with the possible exception of the New Gods.
  • Holograms: Kryptonians use holograms that look like they're made of shapeshifting liquid metal.
  • Human Aliens: Nothing can visually distinguish them from humans.
  • Long-Lived: They seem to age slower than humans, given how Zod and his crew look the same after 33 years. Though this may just apply to the warrior caste, as they'd need to be in their prime longer than scientists and politicians would.
  • Phantom Zone: As usual, the Trope Namer. The main Kryptonian way of banishing those guilty of high treason is to send them to the dimension called "the Phantom Zone".
  • Plasma Cannon: Kryptonian guns are basically this.
  • Superpower Lottery: A yellow sun, such as the one in the Earth's solar system, has tremendous effects on Kryptonian biology, heightening their strength, speed and senses dramatically. They also gain separate abilities, such as the power to fly, see through opaque objects, and project thick beams of heat from their eyes, as well as becoming virtually impenetrable to most weapons.
  • Superior Species: By far the most powerful species seen in the DC Extended Universe thus far, even ignoring their superpowers. Zod's ships and his World Engine were a greater threat to humanity than actual gods such as Ares, Enchantress, and Steppenwolf, and his crew consisted of a couple dozen criminals using essentially jury-rigged civilian gear. Lex Luthor later used a Kryptonian ship's genesis chamber to genetically engineer Doomsday, who was, again, on par with or far stronger than the aforementioned gods. One can only imagine what marvels Krypton could deploy at its height when there were still billions of them.
  • Uterine Replicator: Kryptonian babies are conceived in genesis chambers. Kal-El is the first Kryptonian in centuries not to be born this way.
  • Vestigial Empire: By the time of Kal-El's birth, the Kryptonian race has begun to collapse in on itself. All that remains of them now are some dilapidated outposts, one of which resides in Metropolis.

    Codex 

Codex

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Appearances: Man of Steel

The Codex contains the DNA templates used to fertilize and modify Kryptonians in their embryonic stage, grooming them for the various castes in Kryptonian society. Realizing Krypton would soon self-destruct and take the entire Kryptonian race with it, Jor-El absconds with the codex and entrusts it to his newborn son Kal-El in the hopes he would be able to revive the Kryptonian race anew.


  • Chekhov's Gun: Jor-El encoded the Codex into Clark's own cells, thus giving Zod a reason to kill Clark so he can extract it from his corpse.
  • Fossil Revival: The Codex resembles the skull of a prehistoric humanoid and contains the DNA patterns needed to populate Krypton through artificial means. As the tradtional definition of "codex" is synonymous with "archive", it means Krypton's penultimate generation were effectively clones of previous generations.
  • Killing for a Tissue Sample: The Kryptonian invaders aspire to reclaim the codex. Jax-Ur, one of General Zod's scientists, discovers that the Codex has been fused with Superman. All it'd take to retrieve it is a cellular extraction, but Zod has vengeance on the mind, and asks if Superman has to be alive for them to retrieve it. Turns out he doesn't.
  • LEGO Genetics: Jor-El disagrees with the practice that everyone on Krypton has their future decided for them before they are born, but it is also the reason he steals the codex, and infuses it with Kal-El's cells, presumably so that Clark would have the means to basically clone the species back to existence on Earth.

House of El

    Jor-El 

Jor-El

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"You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun, Kal. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders."

Species: Kryptonian

Citizenship: Kryptonian

Affiliation(s): House of El | Kryptonian Thinker Guild

Played by: Russell Crowe

Dubbed by: Octavio Rojas (Latin-American Spanish) | Jordi Boixaderas (European Spanish) | Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese) | Emmanuel Jacomy (European French) | Pierre Auger (Canadian French)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Zack Snyder's Justice League (voice only)

"The symbol of the House of El means 'Hope'. Embodied within that hope is the fundamental belief in the potential of every person to be a force for good. That's what you can bring them."

Krypton's greatest scientist, he warned the Council about the dangers of interfering with their planet's core—and when they did it anyway, warned them about the imminent implosion. He was ignored again, so he sent his natural-born son Kal-El to Earth with the Kryptonian Codex, both to save him and to have a chance of reviving their race one day.


  • Action Dad: Quite possibly the most badass character in Man of Steel, from exchanging blows with Zod to defend his newborn son to having his Virtual Ghost be pretty awesome as well.
  • Adaptational Badass: The most actionized version of Jor-El to date.
  • Alternate Self: Has one on Earth-Prime, on Earth-96 and on Earth-167.
  • And Starring: In Man of Steel's CBB.
  • Badass Boast: On behalf of his son.
    Jor-El: (to Zod) My son is twice the man you were.
  • Badass Bookworm: He was genetically designed to be a scientist, not a fighter. Despite that, he does a great job battling Zod and his forces.
  • Big Good: Of Man of Steel. Jor-El sent Kal-El to Earth along with the Codex so Kal could re-build Krypton's civilization with humans and Kryptonians coexisting peacefully, counterbalancing Zod's intentions to re-build the long-dead Krypton by wiping the humans out.
  • Bling of War: While Zod and his army sport Power Armor that looks more utilitarian and intimidating, Jor-El's personal armor looks like it was created by an artisan.
  • Cassandra Truth: He advised the Council to not drill into Krypton's core as it would destabilize it and cause the planet's destruction, but they didn't listen to him.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Allows Zod's men to take him into custody, then uses a flashbang to gain the advantage on them. Then, while defending Kal's pod, he averts Why Don't You Just Shoot Him? with two of Zod's henchmen, then proceeds to repeatedly punch and slam Zod's fresh facial gash into hard surfaces.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Though his primary concern is his son's survival, he's not ignorant of the implications Kal-El's superpowers will have on Earth, so his Virtual Ghost tells him to live in humanity's service. Though Clark was already helping people of his own accord, but not yet as a career.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears dark clothing like most Kryptonians.
  • Death by Adaptation: While he dies during the destruction of Krypton in many adaptations, he gets killed by Zod shortly before said event, leaving his wife Lara to die alone.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: The feeling is mutual between him and Zod. Jor-El thought that Zod wasn't as good as he was back in the day, while Zod felt betrayed for Jor-El not helping him in the rebellion.
  • Genius Bruiser: Despite being of an elite bloodline of the intellectual caste, Jor-El trounces Kryptonian soldiers left and right, and even wins in a Powered Armor brawl with Zod.
  • Humans Are Good: In contrast to Johnathan Kent, Jor-El has faith that humanity will take to his son.
    "Your heart was tested, but you gave hope to their world. Love them Kal, the way we loved you."
  • The Idealist: Jor-El sees the positives within the people of Earth. Given what his family crest stands for, his idealism is likely an inborn trait.
  • Ignored Expert: It wouldn't be the Superman mythos without Jor-El's apocalyptic portents being curtly ignored. Every single fallacy Jor-El finds in Krypton is real. Especially the big one.
  • Nerves of Steel: He keeps his composure under more or less all circumstances, whether it's taking on Zod and two of his soldiers (and winning) to protect his son, or his Virtual Ghost instructing Lois on how to escape and (thereafter) destroy the World Engine and send Zod's forces back to the Phantom Zone.
  • Papa Wolf: Jor-El, a man who was engineered to be a scientist by Krypton's geneticists, is the first father of a natural-born baby in eons, and he armors up to take on General Zod.
  • Patrick Stewart Speech: He gives quite a few inspiring speeches about humans to Clark/Kal-El, telling him he will guide them on a hopeful path and help them accomplish wonders.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Jor-El's holographic avatar explains to an adult Clark that both he and Lara felt responsible for Krypton's decline, and chose not to accompany their son to Earth so that he would be free to grow on his own where they would have been as bound by their programming as the rest of their kind.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Jor-El's proposal that Kryptonians should have settled on habitable planets rather than put strain on their native world was prudent in theory, but as Zack Snyder's Justice League mentioned, the forces of Apokolips had been scouring the Multiverse and wiping out civilizations for millennia, the remnants of which Zod and his crew discovered. Really, the Kryptonian race was doomed no matter what they did.
  • Science Hero: Was one of Krypton's premier scientists.
  • Virtual Ghost: He left an imprint of his consciousness on the Kryptonian key he sent to Earth with his son. When Superman comes back to life, he hears Jor-El speaking to him from beyond the grave, this time without the aid of technology.
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    Lara Lor-Van 

Lara Lor-Van

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"Make a better world than ours, Kal."

Species: Kryptonian

Citizenship: Kryptonian

Affiliation(s): House of El | Kryptonian Thinker Guild

Played by: Ayelet Zurer

Dubbed by: Cony Madera (Latin-American Spanish) | Esther Solans (European Spanish) | Yuko Izumi (Japanese) | Hélène Bizot (European French) | Marina Orsini (Canadian French)

Appearances: Man of Steel

"His name is Kal, son of El! And he is forever beyond your reach!"

The wife of Jor-El and mother of Kal-El.


  • Aerith and Bob: "Jor" sounds like it could come from another planet than Earth. "Lara" doesn't.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She possesses a calm and collected demeanor, and it shows while keeping a Tranquil Fury aura when she's watching Zod and co. getting sentenced.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Given her ability to preside over Zod's sentencing with Krypton's ruling High Council, she and her husband clearly belonged to one of the most highly-ranked castes in the Kryptonian civilization, and she herself had the looks to match it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Like her husband and most Kryptonians, she wears dark clothing.
  • Face Death with Dignity: As Krypton exploded, she didn't panic or futilely try to seek shelter.
  • Happily Married: To Jor-El.
  • Mama Bear: She does everything she can to ensure her son will escape Krypton's end.
  • Nerves of Steel: While she occasionally sheds a tear or two, she remains almost perpetually unflappable even when staring down a ruthless, insane Super Soldier like Zod.
  • Redemption Equals Death: According to Jor-El's Virtual Ghost, they both decided they were just as much a product of Krypton's failures as a society as Zod and the Council were, hence why they decided not to go along with Kal to Earth.
  • Satellite Character: To Jor-El and to a lesser extent Kal/Clark.
  • Science Heroine: Along with her husband Jor-El. They secretly give birth to Krypton's first naturally-conceived child in centuries, imbue him with the genetic code of their race and organize his exodus so that he can usher in a new beginning for their race in harmony with the Earthlings.
  • Screaming Birth: She screams while naturally giving birth to Kal-El. Given that she's the first Kryptonian woman to have gotten pregnant naturally in centuries, it's likely they forgot what epidurals were.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She's kind and caring, but doesn't back down when threatened by Zod.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her husband Jor-El and son Kal-El.
  • Watching Troy Burn: When Krypton begins to explode, she stands alone at her balcony and calmly but sadly watches the destruction.

    Kal-El / Superman 

    H'Raka 

H'Raka

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Species: Kryptonian war kite

Affiliation(s): House of El

Appearances: Man of Steel

A four-winged genetically engineered Kryptonian animal. It is used by Jor-El as his loyal flying mount.


  • Aerial Canyon Chase: After stealing the Codex, Jor-El is chased on H'Raka's back by two of Zod's followers' small ships in a canyon. H'Raka successfully evades them, even causing one to crash on a falling big ship, but gets fatally injured by debris from an explosion.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Ankylosaurus-like head, four wings and four legs with three fingers each.
  • Catch a Falling Star: Catches Jor-El after his high altitude jump from the Genesis Chamber.
  • Determinator: Serves its master very well and bravely to the very end, when Jor-El uses it to go to the Genesis Chamber to steal the Kryptonian Codex then to go back home. H'Raka doesn't flinch and does a wonderful job evading the fire of Zod's followers' ships through Krypton's canyons. It ultimately succumbs to its wounds upon landing at the House of El citadel but it has accomplished its mission.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Jor-El basically uses it like a horse.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Even under fire from General Zod's followers' ships, this creature brings its master to the Genesis Chamber then back home at the cost of its life.

    Kara Zor-El 

Kara Zor-El

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Species: Kryptonian

Citizenship: Kryptonian

Affiliation(s): House of El | Kryptonian Explorer Guild

Appearances: Man of Steel Prequel

The pride of the House of El some thousands of years before Krypton's doom. She departs the planet to participate in a campaign of expansion on behalf of the Explorer Guild by terraforming a foreign planet and introducing a Kryptonian population. However, in an attempt to cover up his lack of an execution, Kryptonian councilors smuggle the insane murderer Dev-Em onto her ship; he kills her crew during their cryogenic sleep and diverts the ship toward the Sol system.

Kara wakes up from cold sleep ten years after departing and ends up fighting Dev-Em. The damage sustained by the ship from the battle between the two newly-empowered Kryptonians causes it to crash somewhere on Earth, in Canada, where it ends up buried under the ice over the course of thousands of years. And sometime during Kal-El/Clark Kent's adulthood, the ship begins emitting a distress signal...


  • Age Lift: Usually depicted as Superman's cousin; here, she is his kinswoman who was born thousands of years earlier.
  • All There in the Manual: The only medium to show her so far is the prequel comic book released by Wal-Mart.
  • Bold Explorer: Her job is to explore new worlds to see if they're worth being terraformed to settle Kryptonian colonies.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: She has a dream of flying before waking up in the Sol system.
  • Dreaming the Truth: She dreams of saving the life of Kell-Ur, who then tells her who murdered him.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She was a badass before ever coming into contact with yellow sunlight, as she demonstrates during her two fights with Dev-Em.
  • Flight of Romance: As she recollects her memories after Kell-Ur's death, she remembers both of them flying on genetically engineered beasts and talking about exploring the universe as lovers.
  • Good-Looking Privates: She's quite attractive, to say the least.
  • Never Found the Body: She is absent from Man of Steel itself and her fate after the crash-landing was ambiguous. Something that would support the idea that she survived in the Fortress of Solitude is that there are several pods opened containing Kryptonian skeletons, and one that is suspiciously empty. Provided the comics is not Loose Canon.
  • Related Differently in the Adaptation: The original comics Kara Zor-El is Superman's cousin. Here she is a distant ancestor of his. Most importantly, nothing indicates whether she will become Supergirl or not. It also depends on her lifespan on Earth, since the crash happens some thousands of years before Krypton's destruction and Kal-El's arrival on Earth.

Kryptonian Military

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Kryptonian Law Council

    The Council 

The Kryptonian Law Council

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Film appearances: Man of Steel

Other appearances: Man of Steel Prequel

A council formed of five selected individuals from each one of the the five Guilds of Krypton to function as legislators and rulers for the planet.


  • Cool Chair: They sit on elaborate thrones with seemingly endless chairbacks and Kryptonian inscriptions on the wall behind.
  • Cool Crown: The Council's members wear very elaborate Kryptonian headdresses.
  • Ignore The Expert: The Council ignored Jor-El's apocalyptic portents about Krypton's impending doom.
  • Obstructive Zealots: They did not listen to Jor-El's advice, which led the Kryptonian race to its doom.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Due to Krypton's energy reserves being exhausted, they decided to harvest the planet's core without thinking about the consequences instead of seeking other worlds to colonize.
  • We Did What We Had to Do: While being called out by Jor-El for ignoring his warnings, they told him their energy reserves are dangerously low, and that there was no other options and they refuse to evacuate and colonize off-planet even now.

    Lor-Em 

High Eminence Lor-Em

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"Our energy reserves were exhausted. What would you have us do, El?"

Species: Kryptonian

Citizenship: Kryptonian

Affiliation(s): House of Em | Kryptonian Mediator Guild | Kryptonian Law Council

Played by: Julian Richings

Dubbed by: Humberto Vélez (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Man of Steel

"General Zod. For the crimes of murder and high treason, the Council has sentenced you and your fellow insurgents to 300 cycles of somatic reconditioning. Do you have any last words?"

A member of the Kryptonian Law Council who acts as its representative during the planet's final days. He replaces Ro-Zar as High Eminence after her murder by Zod.


    Ro-Zar 

High Eminence Ro-Zar

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"Are you seriously suggesting that we evacuate the entire planet?"

Species: Kryptonian

Citizenship: Kryptonian

Affiliation(s): House of Zar | Kryptonian Mediator Guild | Kryptonian Law Council

Played by: Mary Black

Dubbed by: Magda Giner (Latin-American Spanish)

Appearances: Man of Steel

The High Eminence of the Kryptonian Law Council during the planet's final days. She ends up murdered by General Zod as part of his coup.


Others

    Kell-Ur 

Kell-Ur

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Species: Kryptonian

Citizenship: Kryptonian

Affiliation(s): House of Ur | Kryptonian Explorer Guild

Appearances: Man of Steel Prequel

A Kryptonian pilot and explorer who lived at the same time as Kara Zor-El a few thousands of years before the destruction of Krypton and took part in her exploration campaigns on behalf of the Explorer's Guild.


  • Black Dude Dies First: He is the first character to die in the Man of Steel Prequel comics.
  • Bold Explorer: Like Kara, his job is to explore new worlds to see if they're worth being terraformed to settle Kryptonian colonies.
  • Canon Foreigner: He hasn't appeared in any comics prior to the DC Extended Universe.
  • Flight of Romance: As Kara recollects her memories after Kell-Ur's death, she remembers both of them flying on genetically engineered beasts and talking about exploring the universe as lovers.
  • Love Interest: He is romantically involved with Kara.
  • Multicultural Alien Planet: Him having an African-like appearance is another clue (along with Car-Vex) that Krypton's population might have been as ethnically diverse as Earth's.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies within the first five pages of the Man of Steel Prequel comics, falling off a cliff after being bitten by a snake.

     Dev-Em 

Dev Em

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Species: Kryptonian

Citizenship: Kryptonian

Appearance: Man of Steel Prequel

A colleague of Kara Zor-El. He killed Kell Ur, making him Krypton's first murderer in a millennia. In spite of his crime, Dev-Em managed to evade execution due to corrupt bureaucrats and set his sights on Kara.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: He flat-out tells Kara he wants their progeny to colonise Earth. Since sexual reproduction is considered taboo for Kryptonians, this serves to show how perverse he is.
  • The Brute: He's got a muscular build - but not in a pleasing sense like Superman - and has a violent streak a mile wide.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He sports a scar over his right eye.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After killing Kell Ur, Kara's parents honoured his memory by gifting her with a stone that projected a hologram in Kell's likeness. When Dev throttles Kara, she stabs him in the hand with it.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Back when he was in training with Kara and Kell, Dev established himself as the least cooperative teammate. He then demonstrates his villainy by killing Kell.
  • Uncertain Doom: He's last seen getting thrown back as the scout ship approaches Earth's atmosphere. He isn't shown to sustain any fatal injuries, leaving it unclear if he was killed by the impact or survived (the figure who exits the ship does share his bulky build).

Artificial Intelligence Systems

    Service Robots 

Kryptonian Service Robots

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Species: Machines / Artificial intelligences

Played by: Carla Gugino (voice of Kelor) | Rondel Reynoldson (voice of Kelex)

Dubbed by: Emmannuelle Bondeville (Kelor, European French)

Appearances: Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Robots created by Kryptonians to assist and aid in various tasks. The House of El has two of them, named Kelex and Kelor.


  • Battle Butler: Some models have offensive capacities such as Combat Tentacles, like the one Kal-El/Clark and Lois Lane encounter inside the Kryptonian scout ship on Earth.
  • Blinded by the Light: Kelex blinds Zod's men with a flash, allowing Jor-El to gain the upper hand on them and go after the Codex.
  • Hologram: They can generate liquid metal-like holograms in 3D on their screen/face.
  • Hover Mecha: They hover to move around.
  • Robot Buddy: They provide "videophone" communications and various other types of assistance to Kryptonians. For instance, Kelex visualizes Lara Lor-Van's beating heart and baby Kal-El in 3D as he's about to come out of Lara's womb, and Kelor helps Jor-El and Lara in selecting a new home (Earth) for Kal-El.
  • Video Phone: They can be used for communications, generating the interlocutor's face through the above-mentioned holograms.

    Scout Ship A.I. 

Scout Ship 0344 Artificial Intelligence

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"Welcome. Analysis reveals ship operating at... 37 per cent efficiency. Would you like to assume command?"

Species: Artificial intelligence

Played by: Carla Gugino (voice)

Dubbed by: Marion Valantine (European French)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"Action forbidden - it has been decreed by the council of Krypton that none will ever again give life to a deformity so hateful to sight and memory - the desecration without name."

The artificial intelligence of the Kryptonian scout ship 0344 of which Kara Zor-El was once the captain. Lex Luthor reactivated it some time after the battle of Metropolis to get a taste of the Kryptonian archive's invaluable knowledge, and used it in the ship's genesis chamber to create Doomsday with Zod's remains and his own DNA. After acquiring a Motherbox, the Justice League relies on the scout ship to resurrect the now-dead Superman.


  • Artificial Intelligence: A Kryptonian artificial intelligence that controls everything in the scout ship.
  • Cassandra Truth: The A.I has a kind of artificial clairvoyancy. It predicted that both revived Kryptonians would go on a rampage, as well as tracking Steppenwolf's activities and motives.
  • Computer Voice: It has a female voice (Carla Gugino's, more precisely). Said voice is glitchy at first upon being reactivated after being dormant for hundreds of years, then stabilizes.
  • Great Big Library of Everything: The A.I. can give access to the Kryptonian archive to whoever commands the ship. Said archive contains knowledge from a hundred thousand different worlds.
  • Ignored Expert: It recommends not resurrecting the dead twice, but is ignored on both occasions. Lex Luthor responded by essentially saying he's in charge now and the Justice League were too desperate to listen.
  • Imported Alien Phlebotinum: A Kryptonian technology that Lex Luthor uses for his grand scheme.
  • Oh, Crap!: A subdued variant. After practically begging the Justice League not to resurrect Superman, they do it anyway. The A.I. then states that "The future has taken root in the present", implying that Earth's heroes have now sealed their planet's fate.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: An A.I. that follows orders, no matter who issued them. It does however mention to Lex Luthor that engineering Kryptonian deformities in genesis chambers was forbidden by the Kryptonian council. Lex then asks where the council is now, to which it answers "destroyed". It then follows his orders and proceeds to create Doomsday.

    World Engine 

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