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Wir-El was an ancient native of the planet, Krypton, and one of the oldest known patriarchs of the House of El.

He was a respected inventor recognized for designing Krypton's first audio-recording sound technology. Wir-El was the progenitor of the Shu-El family line, a direct paternal ancestor of Superman. Wir-El passed away (presumably of natural causes) many years prior to the explosion of Krypton. A statue of Wir-El was erected in the House of El memorial room in New Kandor on the planet Rokyn.

  • This version of Wir-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.