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Dru-Zod was a former general in the Kryptonian Military Guild before being exiled in the Phantom Zone.

New Young Justice

Superboy put on one of Superman's Costume in front of a Phantom Zone portal. General Zod kidnapped Kon-El in a case of mistaken identity. He tried convincing the Phantom Zoners that he wasn't Superman, confusing the prisoners. Jor-El rescued Superboy and tried berating Zod, only to learn that Zod thought he was the pizza boy, who Jor-El forgot to call.[1]

Superman Family Adventures

Zod Dogs

Zod was able to manipulate the crystals within the Fortress of Solitude to free himself and his family. He planned to conquer the Earth through the means of a hot dog stand. "Zod Dogs" was surprisingly popular, bring in long lines and media attention. After Superman became suspicious on him, Zod sprinkled Red Kryptonite salt onto a few hot dogs, transforming them into giant monsters. Zod and the hot dogs engaged the Superman Family, but were swiftly defeated. Superman took Zod back to the fortress, where Zod took advantage of the situation to enlarge Kandor. Unfortunately, they discovered that Brainiac had enslaved the city.[2] During the ensuing fight, Brainiac was stunned by the return of Jor-El and the revelation that Superwoman was pregnant. He decided to leave, turning Kandor into New Krypton in the process.[3]

Super Powers

Zod decided to move to the new Kryptonian settlement,[4] becoming an influential leader among his people.[5] Following the birth of Jor-El's second son, Prym-El, General Zod teamed-up with Brainiac, who he didn't know was being controlled by Lex Luthor, to trap Jor-El's soul within the Fortress of Solitude forever.[6] Unfortunately, Zod was sent back to the Phantom Zone when New Krypton was hit by the Phantom Zone Projector during a scuffle between Brainiac and Prym-El.[7]


  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under the effects of a "yellow" sun, Zod possesses the same potential powers as an average Kryptonian. These include:
    • Solar Energy Absorption: Under optimal conditions, this is the main source of Zod's super powers as they are contingent upon exposure to solar radiation from a yellow sun star system. His biological make up includes a number of organs which lack analogues in humans and whose functions are unknown. It is believed that between one or more of these and his bio-cellular matrix, "yellow" solar energy is stored for later use. This allows for the use of these powers to fade when yellow solar radiation is not available instead of immediate failure.
    • Heat Vision: Zod can, as a conscious act, fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking at it. He can vary the heat and area affected.
    • Super-Hearing: Zod's hearing is sensitive enough to hear any sound at any volume or pitch. With skill and concentration, he can block out ambient sounds to focus on a specific source or frequency.
    • Enhanced Vision: Zod's vision processes the entire electromagnetic spectrum as well as allowing vast control over selective perception and focus.
      This umbrella ability includes the following:
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum Vision: Zod can see well into most of the electromagnetic spectrum. He can see and identify radio and television signals as well as all other broadcast or transmitted frequencies. Using this ability, he can avoid detection by radar or satellite monitoring methods. This also allows him to see the aura generated by living thing.
      • Telescopic Vision: This is the ability to see something at a great distance, without violating the laws of physics. Though limited, the exact extent of the ability is undetermined. In function, it is similar to the zoom lens on a camera.
      • X-Ray Vision: This is the ability to see through any volume of matter except lead. Zods can see things behind a solid, opaque object as if it were not there. He can focus this ability to "peel back" layers of an object, allowing hidden image or inner workings to be observed. The exact type of energy perceived—such as x-rays, cosmic rays, or some other energy invisible to normal humans—is unclear. This ability perceives an ambient energy source though, it does not involve the eye projecting a concentrated, possibly toxic, beam to be reflected back from objects.
      • Microscopic Vision: This is the ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the atomic level.
      • Infrared Vision: Zod can see with better acuity in darkness, and to a degree in total darkness.
    • Flight: Zod is able to manipulate graviton particles to defy the forces of gravity and achieve flight. This ranges from hovering to moving in any posture, in any direction.
    • Invulnerability: Due to the interaction of his dense molecular structure and supercharged bio-electric aura, Zod is nigh-invulnerable to extreme energy forces. In addition, his extends this protection against toxins and diseases.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Zod is able to maintain continuous strenuous physical action for an indefinite period of time. This based on his body converting yellow solar radiation directly to energy, but is limited by physiological and psychological needs to eat, drink, and sleep.
    • Superhuman Strength: Zod's strength is augmented by yellow solar radiation interacting with the greater than human density, resilience and biological efficiency of his musculature. His strength is more an act of conscious will on energy fields than actual physical strength. It is this act of conscious will that enables him to perform physical feats that are beyond the mere application force, such as moving a mountain top without said rock crumbling under its own mass.
    • Superhuman Speed: Zod is able to move at incredible speed by sheer force of will. This extends to his perceptions and allows for feats such as catching bullets in mid flight as well as covering vast distances in little or no time.
      This also confers:
    • Super-Breath: Zod is able to create hurricane force winds by exhaling air from his lungs. He can chill the air as it leaves his lungs to freeze targets. He can also reverse the process to pull large volumes of air or vapor into his lungs.
    • Longevity: Zod can live longer than regular humans, remaining at his prime as long as he was under the exposure of the "yellow" sun.





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