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Krypton in its final moments.

Krypton was the home planet of the Kryptonian race.[1] It orbited a red sun, Rao,[2] which exploded, destroying the planet.[3]

History

Early history

Krypton was governed by the Kryptonian High Council.[4]

Over the course of Krypton's history, the planet colonized the planet Daxam.[3]

Metron entered into a technology exchange with Krypton,[5] and stored his acquisitions in his Infinity Vault, including some Kryptonite and the last known Phantom Zone Projector.[6]

General Dru-Zod attempted a coup against the Kryptonian government due to his disagreement over their relations with New Genesis.[7] Thanks to Jor-El and Zor-El, the coup failed and Zod and his followers were sent to the Phantom Zone.[6]

At some point before 1978,[8] the planet was destroyed when its home star, Rao, exploded.[2] Jor-El predicted the disaster, but no-one believed him. The only person he could save was his infant son, Kal-El, later known as Superman, who he sent to Earth.[9]

2015

The seal of Krypton as seen on Metron's storage cases.

 
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Superman regretted that he forgot to ask the Collector of Worlds whether anything from Krypton was preserved.[1]

Appearances

Background information

The planet Krypton is the home of Superman and all other Kryptonians. The doomed planet was destroyed by a natural disaster, and Kal-El was thought to be the only survivor. Later, it was revealed that other Kryptonians survived as well, either in the Phantom Zone (a pocket dimension prison) or the bottle city of Kandor (shrunk by Brainiac). The Kandorians eventually rebuilt the planet, in the Silver Age as Rokyn, and in the modern age as New Krypton.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Six: Rolling Doubles" Young Justice 25 (February 20, 2013), New York, NY: DC Comics
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (June 2, 2022). "Over and Out". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 25. HBO Max.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Krieg, Jim, Volpe, Giancarlo (writers) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (April 21, 2022). "Encounter Upon the Razor's Edge!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 19. HBO Max.
  4. Fujita, Akira "Mark" (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (May 26, 2022). "Zenith and Abyss". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 24. HBO Max.
  5. Sparrow, Aaron (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (May 5, 2022). "Odyssey of Death!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 21. HBO Max.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (April 28, 2022). "Forbidden Secrets of Civilizations Past!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 20. HBO Max.
  7. Vogel, Michael (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (May 19, 2022). "Ego and Superego". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 23. HBO Max.
  8. Weisman, Greg (2012-10-09). Question #16314. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  9. Fullerton, Charlotte (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (May 12, 2022). "Rescue and Search". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 22. HBO Max.
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