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Kal-El was a survivor of Krypton's destruction. Afterwards, he grew up on Earth, where he took on the name Clark Kent and became a reporter for the Daily Planet. Thanks to the effects of Earth's yellow sun, Clark developed superpowers and decided to use his abilities for good as Superman.

While protecting civilians in the Middle East, Superman came across a young boy, Rafi, and his dog, Isa. A winged creature named El approached them and convinced Clark to take Rafi under his care. He returned to Metropolis to find minions of Darkseid attacking LexCorp and being fought back by three Supermen, but Kal's arrival caused the minions to retreat.[1] While Clark left Rafi in the care of a nanny, he was alerted by Jimmy Olsen that Darkseid's Elite were attempting a second raid. He came to the rescue of the Supermen and defeated Kalibak. Later, the Supermen were being examined by at LexCorp when Kalibak burst into the building and boasted that he had kidnapped Rafi and Isa.[2] The Supermen believed that they were likely on New Krypton due to Darkseid's invasion of their home. With that information, Kal-El traveled to New Krypton to free the planet and Rafi.[3] He encountered Orion, who brought him to where Rafi was being held.[4] Superman was able to rescue Rafi from the clutches of Granny Goodness and Kalibak with the help of not only Orion, but Lois, Big Barda, and Mister Miracle. Believing Rafi to be in safe hands, Clark used a Boom Tube to return to Earth and confront Darkseid and Luthor.[5] Darkseid boasted that he a drive containing LexCorp's secrets, but after Superman destroyed it, Darkseid returned to New Krypton. Clark returned to his allies, where Orion revealed Darkseid was just going to try all-out assaults. They attacked Darkseid's base and Superman destroyed a Boom Tube, causing Uxas to give up.[6]


  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under the effects of a "yellow" sun, Kal-El possesses the same potential powers as an average Kryptonian. These include:
    • Solar Energy Absorption: Under optimal conditions, this is the main source of Kal-El'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: Kal-El 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: Kal-El'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: Kal-El'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: Kal-El 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. Kal-Els 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: Kal-El can see with better acuity in darkness, and to a degree in total darkness.
    • Flight: Kal-El 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, Kal-El is nigh-invulnerable to extreme energy forces. In addition, his extends this protection against toxins and diseases.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Kal-El 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: Kal-El'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: Kal-El 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: Kal-El 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: Kal-El 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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