General Zod
General Zod
Personal Info:
Real Name: Dru-Zod
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Krypton
First Appearance: Action Comics Vol.2 #23.2: Zod (2013) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Faora
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Superman
Creators: Robert Bernstein and George Papp
As a member of the Kryptonian Military Guild, General Zod received extensive training in the use of weapons, applicable technology, hand to hand combat, strategy, and survival techniques. He is an expert in military tactics and an incredibly gifted leader.
Enhanced Abilities: General Zod has vast super human strength, super-speed and endurance.
Invulnerability: General Zod is practically invulnerable to any form of physical or energy attack.
Super-Breath: General Zod can freeze a target with his breath or create strong gusts of wind.
Flight: General Zod is able to fly.
Super-Hearing General Zod has the ability to hear any sound at any volume or pitch.
Super-Vision: General Zod has X-ray, Electro-magnetic, Microscopic, Infrared and Telescopic visions.
Heat Vision: General Zod has the ability to fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking.
Dru-Zod was the son of Kyptonian scientists. One day, his family took on a scientific expedition to Krypton's wilderness where they were attacked by dangerous animals. After his mother was killed, Zod's father urged his son to escape. He does so, killing his father in the process to distract the creatures and give himself time to flee. For over a year, Zod managed to survive on his own until being found and rescued by Jor-El and Zor-El.
By adulthood, Zod became a distinguished soldier in the Kryptonian military and became concerned with Krypton's violent neighbouring alien species, the Char. Although the Char had remained pacified for the last twenty-seven years, Zod was frustrated by his fellow Kryptonians' lax attitude towards them. In response, he forged a group of like-minded followers, such as his lieutenants Faora and Non, and engineered a false flag operation, creating and unleashing a Char-like creature on Krypton's populace to justify a war against the Char. However, Jor-El discovered Zod's deception and turned him over to the authorities. The Kryptonian Science Council found Zod guilty of treason and sentenced him and his followers to be exiled to the Phantom Zone.
But being thrown in the Phantom Zone would not mean the end of Zod's villainy. During their time within the Zone, Zod and Faora became acquainted with the Warworld, a humongous alien war machine and planned to use its endless armies to conquer the outside worlds. Their plan also involved the Kryptonian monster known as Doomsday, also a prisoner within the Zone. Zod and Faora released the beast from his captivity and threw him across the boundaries of the Phantom Zone, weakening them and allowing for their eventual escape.
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