Personal Info:
Real Name: Non
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Krypton
First Appearance: Action Comics Vol.1 845
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Ally of General Zod and Ursa, Formerly the Kryptonian Science Council
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Superman
Enhanced Abilities: Non has super human strength, endurance, speed and endurance on a level with Superman.
Invulnerability: Nonís Kryptonian physiology gives him a high degree of invulnerability to physical and energy attack.
Flight: Non is able to fly at super speeds.
Heat Vision: Non has heat vision.
Enhanced Senses: Non has enhanced senses including x-ray, telescopic, infra-red, and microscopic vision.
Enhanced Hearing: Non has super human hearing.
The origin of Non actually dates back to the story of an earlier Kryptonian scientist named Jax-Ur. Jax-Ur's unorthodox research into interstellar space travel caused the destruction of Krypton's moon Ė an act that also caused the seeming destruction of the Kryptonian lunar colony, Kandor.
As a result, the Kryptonian Science Council appointed the distinguished scientist, Non, to study atmospheric anomalies. Along with his best student, Jor-El, Non discovered that Krypton's sun had become unstable. Analyzing the research, they discovered that Krypton had less than ninety days before the sun's instability caused the planet's ultimate destruction. They addressed their concerns to the Kryptonian Science Council, but they were met with scorn and derision. Citing them for the illegal act of heresy, the Science Council sent the militaristic Defence Council to arrest Non and Jor-El. Among the arresting officers were General Zod and his lieutenant, Ursa. Non and Jor-El's punishment was light, but they were warned against causing a global panic by spreading such sensationalised findings.
Jor-El chose to obey the council's wishes, but Non could no longer keep silent. He began speaking publicly to anyone who would listen, spreading the word that Krypton was doomed. In a short amount of time, General Zod and Ursa learned that Non was absolutely correct. They defected from the Kryptonian Defence Council and joined Non's cause. The Kryptonian Science Council eventually caught up with Nonís followers and apprehended them. Non was lobotomised and turned into a brutish, mute savage.
General Zod was outraged. He decided to continue Nonís work, determined to take control of the planet Krypton, if only to save it from itself. He tried to enlist the aid of Jor-El, but Jor-El refused. He wanted to save Krypton as well, but he was not prepared to throw his lot in with insurrectionists.
The Science Council captured Zod and Ursa, and was prepared to sentence them to death. Jor-El argued on their behalf, and convinced the Council to adapt a more humane means of punishment. Jor-El had discovered an inter-dimensional reality known as the Phantom Zone. He exiled Non, Zod and Ursa into the zone where they existed as insubstantial ghosts that would never age and never die. Zod swore revenge against Jor-El for betraying him, and promised that he would strike back against both him, and his family.
Non and the others remained in the Phantom Zone for many years, but eventually they found a means to escape and made their way towards Earth. Following Zod's leadership, Non found himself in conflict with Jor-El's son, Kal-El, better known to the rest of the world as Superman.