"You will travel far my little Kal-El. But we will never leave you. Even in the face of our deaths. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father, and the father, the - The son."
Appeared in Superman Returns
Actor Marlon Brando (archive footage)

Jor-El is the biological father of Superman. He was a leading member of the Science Council before Krypton's destruction. He foresaw the planet's destruction and, failing to convince the rest of the Council, he decided to send his son, Kal-El, to Earth to save him, and give the world a light to lead the way for them to become a great people. He continues to guide his son through the Fortress of Solitude.


Superman ReturnsEdit

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  • The idea of Superman's S-Shield originating from Krypton as the House of El's family crest came from Marlon Brando himself.
  • When Jor-El physically appeared in seasons 9 and 10 of Smallville, he was dressed in an outfit similar to Donner's Jor-El.


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