Jor-El of the House of El was a Kryptonian scientist who prophecized the destruction of the planet Krypton and was not able to convince their high council.

He only had time to build one Rocket large enough for his child Kal-El to escape and be sent to Earth, where he was discovered by Jonathan and Martha Kent in Smallville, Kansas; that child would grow up as a great hero to become Superman.



  • This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Supergirl and is an adaptation of Jor-L. The original character was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appeared in Superman #53.
  • Jor-El was portrayed by a unknown actor.



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