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    General Dru-Zod
Three Words: Kneel before Zod.
General Dru-Zod was a member of the Kryptonian military, exiled to the Phantom Zone by Jor-El after attempting to conquer Krypton. When he escaped years later he targeted Superman and his adopted planet Earth.
  • Abusive Parents: Treats his son, Lor-Zod/Lor-El/Chris Kent, as little more than a means to an end.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Fullfills this role after Lor-Zod/Chris's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Beard of Evil: Zod's beard is both evil and awesome.
  • Chest Insignia: Wears the symbol of the House of Zod.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Like Brainiac, he doesn't get why Superman hasn't taken over the planet yet.
  • Evil Wears Black: He and his followers use black uniforms, and he's a ruthless military man.
  • The Extremist Was Right: He was imprisoned for staging a violent coup against the Council and trying to set himself up as a military dictator, believing the Council's inaction to the news of Krypton's instability would doom their species. The Council were morons and their actions did see the deaths of almost everyone on Krypton.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards all aliens. It's particularly notable with humans, whom he views as some sort of sub-Kryptonians, worthy of enslavement at best and genocide at worst.
  • Frontline General: Always. Zod leads the charge from the front of his army, and is usually one of the last ones out of combat.
  • The Generalissimo: Sets himself up as one following the destruction of Kandor's civilian government.
  • Kneel Before Zod: The Trope Namer. For Zod forcing his adversaries to kneel is a psychological compulsion. He needs them to submit.
  • Large Ham: Zod wouldn't be Zod if he wasn't chewing the scenery.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Zod is fast, strong, and hard-hitting even by the absurdly high standards of Kryptonians.
  • Military Coup: How he tried to take power on Krypton.
  • Narcissist: Not unlike Luthor, Zod views himself in messianic terms, is convinced that he can achieve anything simply on the basis of who he is, and thinks that he, and only he, has all the answers. He genuinely does want what's best for Krypton, but has convinced himself that Krypton can only be its best wih him in charge.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Zod styles himself as an old-school Kryptonian soldier-hero.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Jor-El and Kal-El both.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Superman's father, Jor-El, was one of the guys who arrested him and banished him to the Phantom Zone, so he takes his anger out on Kal-El. In Zod's mind, the House of El is to blame for the extinction of Kryptonian life.
  • Superior Species: Sees Kryptonians as inherently superior to humans (and every other alien race out there, for that matter).
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Ursa.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It was thanks to him giving Brainiac more Military functions that led to the Kryptonian Civilization's fall. He was only spared thanks to being in the Phantom Zone along with his followers.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Jor-El
  • Worthy Opponent: He was genuinely impressed by Superman's superior fighting skill compared to his men in the New Krypton storyline.

Ursa-Ul or simply "Ursa" is the loyal lieutenant and frequent lover of General Zod. She is as merciless as she is beautiful and is known for taking trophies from the enemies she encounters. Though she often flaunts her figure, be careful not to look too long or she might look back... with her heat vision. which she enjoys using in... creative ways.

If you don't kneel before Zod, this is the guy that will make you. Non-Ur, more commonly known simply as 'Non', is the loyal enforcer of Kryptonian warlord, General Zod. Though many think of Non as mere muscle, which he does have in spades, Non is also a skilled interrogator and xenobiologist, especially by Earth standards.


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