How Much Do You Know About Once Greatest Krypton’s Greatest Military Leader General Zod?

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As a fan of Superman, all we know is how much General Zod can do? Obviously not in a good way. We know Zod along with his team member was banished to the phantom zone. It was a punishment for the crime he committed.

Zod was treated as one of the best and the greatest military leaders of their kind and the strongest enemy of Superman. He was seeking revenge by going after his jailer’s surviving son named Kal-el of Krypton.

Zod could be the best supporting role in Superman but he was determined to get the final revenge. More important details about Zod are given below.

Who Is General Zod?

Superman is closely related to his enemy General Zod. He first appeared in 1961 in adventure Comics #283. In the story of Superman, Zod continues his fight against Superman for years.

This megalomaniacal general is doing everything to beat Superman and destroy his belongings. When he was exiled to the Phantom Zone, we were wondering how he would get his revenge.

All we know is that Superman is best at beating Zod. This powerful character was created by Robert Bernstein and George Papp.

How Much Do You Know About Once Greatest Krypton’s Greatest Military Leader General Zod?
Picture: General Zod

Overview on General Dru-Zod:

How much do you know about this character from DC Comics? All the time we saw him fighting against Superman and planning to beat him all the time. Here is the character profile of Zod.

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  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 215 lbs
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Race: Kryptonian
  • Place of Birth: Krypton
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Occupation: Conqueror, terrorist, and former soldier
  • Known Relatives: Ursa (Wife), Lor-Zod (son)
  • The base of Operations: Jekuul
Picture: Superman
Picture: Superman

What is the Origin of General Zod?

Most of the time, we are looking for the answer to many questions about Zod. Lots of things are still unclear to us. His family is a staple of the military. Their family rules the Military Council.

In the meantime, the military of Zod was serving on Krypton. This mission was to keep the peace on this planet. Jor-El was the person who knew their planet was going to be destroyed soon.

Picture: Krypton
Picture: Krypton

For that, he convinced and informed his mentor, friend about this situation.  To take any steps for it, they need more respected scholars. It was not possible to do that. For that reason, Jor-El decides to fight. This fight to convince the Kryptonian council.

The council assigned General Zod to dispatch Jor-El. On the other hand, Ursa (Trusted lieutenant and loyal lover) stayed by his side for the great cause. After a while, the council agreed to Jor-EL. Zod wasn’t happy with that decision. Later, the council identified three defectors including Zod.

They sentenced them to be prisoners on another planet named Phantom Zone. It was a punishment to death for his contemporaries.

Zod tried to overthrow the stubborn Kryptonian Council. The purpose was to rule Krypton. But the judgment of the Council was final and Jor-el administered the punishment. Before banishing, Zod regarded Jor-El as a coward. That’s how the story of Zod started.

The Appearance of Zod On Different Platforms:

Zod is one of the best and highlighted villains in the Superman Series. We’ve found him on many other platforms, even as a guest appearance. Let’s find out everything about his appearances.


  • Live-Action: Smallville, Supergirl
  • Animation: Superman (1988), Justice League Action, Legion of Super-Heroes, The Looney Tunes Show

Film (Main Character)

  • Live-Action: (Superman – The Movie, Superman II, Man of Steel)

Guest Appearances/Cameos

  • Live-Action: Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice
  • Animation: (The LEGO Batman Movie, Justice League – Gods and Monsters)

Video Games

  • Superman
  • DC Universe Online
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Injustice 2
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
 Picture: General Zod's outfit as Kryptonian
Picture: General Zod’s outfit as Kryptonian

What Are The Power of Zod?

Do forget that Zod comes from Superman’s birthplace. Both Superman and Zod Kryptonian. That’s why most of the power of Zod is similar to Superman. But we need to explain something about it.

  • Under the Yellow sun, Zod can get some potential power as Superman and other Kryptonians get.
  • He can absorb solar energy.
  • Zod can throw fire beams that cause intense heat.
  • Sensitive hearing is another power of Zod. He can hear the sound of any pitch or volume.
  • He also has the power to see well into most of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • From a great distance, Zod can see everything.
  • His X-Ray Vision lets him see through any volume of matter.
  • Microscopic Vision helps Zod to see extremely small objects, even at an atomic level.
  • Has the ability to manipulate gravitation particles.
  • Because of this kind, he has superhuman stamina.
  • Like Superman, Zod also has the same strength.
  • Zod also has superhuman speed and is able to move at incredible speed.

What are the abilities of Zod?

Zod is not only super powerful like superman, but he also has some different abilities, and here it is.

  • Zod is a trained and skilled person for Hand-to-Hand Combat.
  • Zod can survive in different situations because he knows how to do that and learned from his childhood.

What Are The Key Weaknesses?

Zod is not good in all parts. Everyone has some weaknesses and Zod is the same as others. Some weaknesses are explained below.

  • Because of Kryptonian Physiology Zod is Vulnerable to Kryptonite.
  • He also vulnerable to magic
  • Without poorer solar energy Zod cannot use lots of his power as well as ability.

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You can come to any conclusion for the most powerful and cruel enemy of Superman. Undoubtedly, General Zod is the best in many things. That’s why Superman struggles to fight with this super villain all the time. Because of the oath of the Zod for revenge, the storyline got a spark.

As a fan of Superman, all of us are well-versed with this character. When he arises in the story, we expect some extraordinary dialogue and fight as well.

We think General Zod is the only villain who could cover the whole story of superman. This Krypton’s greatest military leader is more than a villain for us.

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