Krypton was a planet located approximately 27.1 light-years from Earth. Primarily known for being the home of the Kryptonian race, the Kryptonian civilization's history spans over 100,000 years of relative Earth time and consists of two periods: one of interstellar travel and interplanetary discovery and one of harvesting planetary resources to maintain their civilization; a choice that would lead to the planet's destruction.
Early Years and EvolutionEdit
Krypton was formed 8.7 billion years ago, with the development of both unicellular and multi-cellular life leading to the creation and subsequent evolution of mammalian-like sapient beings known as Kryptonians.
As time passed, civilization flourished and technology became more advanced, resulting in an age of expansion. In an attempt to spread themselves across space, Kryptonians used scout ships to establish colonial outposts and World Engines to terraform the environments of other planets to their needs.
Decline and DeteriorationEdit
Dev-Em, a member of the terraforming project, became the first murderer in over a millennium. Despite being found guilty, he was freed and stowed away on a scout ship captained by Kara Zor-El, who was romantically involved with Kell-Ur, the man he murdered.
At some point, for unknown reasons, the Kryptonians suddenly abandoned the colonial outposts, brought an end to the space exploration program, and artificially engineered all newborns for pre-determined roles in society. As a result, the planet's natural resources were exhausted and the core became extremely unstable.
The End of KryptonEdit
After realizing that Krypton was facing imminent destruction, eminent scientist Jor-El confided in his childhood friend Dru-Zod, unaware that the latter had founded the Sword of Rao and became determined to purge the "degenerate bloodlines" that undermined the planet's development.
Jor-El went before the Law Council and asked for control over the Codex as Zod and his followers stormed the Legislation Chamber. In the chaos that followed, Ro-Zar was killed and Jor-El was captured. The latter, however, managed to escape with the Codex and make his way to the House of El Citadel.
He infused the Codex into the cells of his his infant son and placed the child in a starcraft moments before Zod's forces arrived. Jor-El and Zod engaged in a fierce duel, which resulted in the former's death, as Jor-El's wife Lara launched the starcraft into space.
Zod and his surviving followers were arrested and sentenced to 300 cycles of somatic reconditioning in the Phantom Zone. Shortly after, Krypton's unstable core gave way and imploded.
A spheroid-shaped terrestrial planet with a solid planetary surface, Krypton's landscape was once heavily filled with mountain ranges but became a barren wasteland after decades of strip mining and exhausting natural resources.
Krypton once had an unknown number of cities, but this number quickly diminished and Kandor eventually became the only remaining city.
- Man of Steel Prequel (First appearance)
- Man of Steel
- Man of Steel (Novel)
- Man of Steel: The Early Years
- Man of Steel: The Fate of Krypton
- Man of Steel: Superman Saves Smallville
- Man of Steel: Friends and Foes
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Prequel (Mentioned only)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Playground Heroes (Mentioned only)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Mentioned only)
- Krypton's population was 1.4 billion, approximately five times less than Earth's.
- The distance from Earth to Krypton is approximately 27.1 light years.
|Media||Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Untitled Superman film|
|Characters||Clark Kent/Superman | Lois Lane | Perry White | Jonathan Kent | Martha Kent | Jor-El | Lara Lor-Van | Emil Hamilton | Nathan Hardy | Steven Lombard | Jenny Jurwich | Lana Lang | General Swanwick | Peter Ross | Bibbo Bibbowski | Kara Zor-El | Bruce Wayne/Batman | Diana/Wonder Woman | Jimmy Olsen|
|Enemies||Lex Luthor | General Zod | Faora-Ul | Doomsday | Mercy Graves | Jax-Ur | Nam-Ek | Tor-An | Car-Vex | Dev-Em | Nadira|
|Miscellaneous||Metropolis | Daily Planet | Smallville | Krypton | Metropolis Police Department | Kryptonite | LexCorp | Super Suit | Kent Farm | Fortress of Solitude | Black Zero | Kryptonian | Command Key | Kal-El's Starcraft | Phantom Zone | Superman film series|