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Jor-El was a Kryptonian scientist who sent his newborn son Kal-El to Earth to escape Krypton's destruction.

Jor-El sent Kal-El to Earth in an experimental rocket, along with a Sunstone crystal programmed with his consciousness. However, Kal-El was separated from the rocket shortly after landing on Earth. The rocket and the Sunstone were found by the American government and held in a secret facility for years. Kal-El did not find the Sunstone until he was imprisoned in the same facility in his early teens.

Kal-El escaped the facility with the Sunstone and journeyed to the Amazon Rainforest, where the Sunstone built a Fortress of Solitude and generated a hologram of Jor-El. Kal-El told his father how humanity had mistreated him and Jor-El told him that he needed to save humanity from themselves. The hologram trained Kal-El on the use of his powers for years until Kal-El revealed himself to the world as the hero Superman.

For twenty years, Superman tried to be the light to guide humanity to greatness, but he eventually turned on mankind and joined his half-brother Tal-Rho's plans to supplant humanity and make Earth into a New Krypton.

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