For other uses of Kal-El, see Kal-El (disambiguation).
For other uses of Superman, see Superman (disambiguation).


"He's not one of us, Sam. Where I come from, you're like me, and you don't trust him either because you know what he's capable of. You have to help me save your planet, Sam. Before Kal-El..."
Captain Luthor to Sam Lane about Superman's Earth-TUD22 counterpart[src]

Kal-El is a Kryptonian that was sent to Earth-TUD22 from Krypton before it was destroyed. He later took on the moniker of Superman.

Biography

Kal-El was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth following Krypton's destruction. At some point during his adulthood he would become known as "Superman".[1] At some point he would become a threat to the population of Earth and would use his heat vision against a squadron of military soldiers led by General Sam Lane, with Luthor as one of the soldiers.[2]

Powers and abilities

Powers

  • Kryptonian physiology: Normally, like all Kryptonians, Kal-El's capabilities are no greater than a normal human of his physical conditioning. However, once charged by the energy spectrum of a yellow sun, he becomes able to perform various inhuman feats.[2]
    • Flight: Kal is able to manipulate his own gravitational field to generate thrust and propel himself through the air.[2]
    • Heat vision: By concentrating the solar energy in Kal's body, he can emit red energy beams from his eyes.[2]
    • Invulnerability: Kal was able to withstand direct gunfire without taking any damage.[2]

Weakness

"The only remnants of your real home, Kryptonite, make you sick."
—Captain Luthor, to Kal-El's Earth-Prime counterpart[src]
  • Kryptonite: Like all Kryptonians, even while empowered, Kal is vulnerable to the exposure of Kryptonite, a radioactive mineral from his home planet Krypton. Depending on the nature of the said Kryptonite, it will cause a different adverse effect on him.[1]
    • Green Kryptonite: Green Kryptonite not only physically hurts Kal, but also it weakens his physical attributes; making him equivalent to that of a normal human.[1]

Equipment

  • Superman suit: Kal wore a black and silver protective suit as his alter-ego, Superman, to hide his identity from his enemies.[2]

Appearances

Superman & Lois

Season 1

Trivia

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Kal-El is the superhero known as Superman and as his human guise Clark Kent. He debuted in Action Comics #1 (June, 1938) by creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
    • This version of Superman seems to be loosely based on Ultraman; the evil counterpart to Superman from Earth 3. In this universe, Alexander Luthor, Jr. was a hero who wished to rid his world of Ultraman.

References

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