The subject of this article has been mentioned only and never actually shown in a comic book or on-screen. Despite their lack of physical appearances, information about them might still be relevant or interesting or at least worthy of documentation. Anything known about them is to be considered second-hand information.

Jor-El was the father of Superman.

Jor-El sent his only son, Kal-El towards planet Earth in order to save him from the inevitable destruction of Krypton.

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  • This version of Jor-El, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.

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