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"Your Kryptonian body draws its strength from earth's yellow sun."
"It will give you abilities that no other human has.
"
Jor-El and Lara-El[1]

Superman (STAS)

Superman The Last Son of Krypton

Kryptonians were the dominant species of the planet Krypton.

History[]

In appearance, Kryptonians were virtually identical to human beings. Physiologically, they were vastly different. Under the influence of a yellow sun, like Earth's, Kryptonians would gain almost-unimaginable superpowers: flight, superhuman strength and speed, invulnerability to almost any physical harm, enhanced senses, heat vision, super breath, and freezing breath. While under a red sun, like Krypton's, they have normal human abilities.

Super-powered Kryptonians were, however, particularly vulnerable to the radioactive remains of Krypton itself — Kryptonite.

Only a handful of Kryptonians survived the planet's destruction—Superman, and the convicted criminals Mala and Jax-Ur. Supergirl is the last surviving member of the related Argoan species.

Appearances[]

Superman: The Animated Series

Batman Beyond

Static Shock

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited

See also[]

References[]

  1. Burnett, Alan, Dini, Paul (writers) & Jeralds, Scott, Geda, Curt (directors) (September 6, 1996). "The Last Son of Krypton, Part II". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 2 (airdate). Episode 2 (production). Kids WB!.
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