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Nim-El was a native of the planet, Krypton, and an esteemed member of the House of El.

He was one of the three sons of Jor-El the First, and the twin brother of Jor-El the Second. Like many in his family line, Nim-El pursued a career in science. He was recognized as one of the primary weapons manufacturers on Krypton. He supported his brother Jor-El's plans to build space-arks to rescue Krypton's population from the impending explosion of the planet. However Nim-El was present in the city of Kandor when it was stolen by Brainiac.[1]

  • This version of Nim-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 event and later restored following the rebirth of the infinite Multiverse during the Dark Crisis of 2022-2023. Even though other versions of the character may have appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • The fate of Nim-El after the theft of Kandor is unclear, as he does not appear after Superman rescues the bottle city from Brainiac years later. His son Don-El, however, eventually becomes police chief of Kandor and does meet Superman.