The Kryptonian Rifle was used by the Kryptonian Warrior Guild led by General Zod on their attack on the Law Council. Jor-El managed to get a hold of one of these rifles and use it to defend himself. He took it back to his lab where he protected his wife Lara Lor-Van and his infant son Kal-El.
After the Black Zero Event in Metropolis, several Kryptonian weapons found their way onto the black market. Some criminals used these weapons to break into the Wayne Enterprises R&D Facility to steal from the vault. They were ultimately stopped by Superman who destroyed the weapons afterwards.
Much like the Kryptonian Pistol, the Kryptonian Rifle is designed to emit thick blue energy bolts, killing living targets usually with a single hit (as Zod did with Ro-Zar). These weapons are extremely effective against Kryptonians within their native atmosphere under a red dwarf star.
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