Zor-El was a Kryptonian scientist and the father of Kara Zor-El. He and his wife Alura In-Ze raised Kara to become a successful pilot and she took part in Krypton's colonization of other planets, graduating top of her class. Zor and Alura congratulated her for bringing prestige to their family and wished her luck on her mission. He and his wife later watched as the ships bound for outer space left Kandor for the unknown.
- See: Kryptonian
Had Zor-El entered a star system with that of a Yellow Sun, then his body would absorb the solar energy and provide him with incredible powers and enhance his body physically and would obtain powers identical to those of his descendant Kal-El, who was raised from infancy on the planet Earth.
- Man of Steel Prequel (First appearance)
- In the DC Comics universe, Zor-El is the brother of Jor-El and uncle of Kal-El. More recently, he also took on the mantle of Cyborg Superman.