A twist in the latest episode of Krypton reveals that an iconic Superman character has been a part of the show from the beginning. Apparently, Seg’s son, Cor-Vex, is actually Jor-El, the father of Superman. Surprisingly, one of the most important moments in Superman lore, the birth of his father, has already taken place.
Seg’s main love interest on Krypton has always been General Zod’s mother, Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell). As Seg and Lyta have been involved in a long-term forbidden romance, it seemed like a strong possibility that Lyta would end up becoming Superman’s grandmother. In a recent episode, this theory was disproved when Lyta was publicly executed by the rebel leader, Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham).
In Krypton season 2, episode 7, “Zods and Monsters”, Seg and Nyssa (Wallis Day) share a moment with their son, Cor-Vex, after making another attempt at getting Brainiac (Blake Ritson) out of Seg’s head. Nyssa explains to Seg that because of everything her father did, she no longer wants her son to carry the “Vex” name. Instead, she would rather him be an “El”. At the suggestion of Val’s AI counterpart, Seg decides to name him “Jor-El” after Val’s father.
The introduction of Jor-El on Krypton carries deep meaning, as it’s an important step toward the creation of Superman. The birth of Jor-El was something that fans have been expecting for quite a while now, but it was unclear when it would happen. Interestingly, though, Jor-El has been in the show all along, but hidden in the background. Jor-El was conceived in the series premiere when Seg and Nyssa went to the Genesis Chamber to have their genetic material combined. They were shown a simulation of their son’s life, and learned that he would grow up to be a good man. At the end of the season, Nyssa took her son from the Genesis Chamber and ever since has been focused on keeping him safe.
His safety continues to be a factor, as now Seg and Nyssa have a new problem. At the end of “Zods and Monsters”, Brainiac returns by taking over Val’s AI programming and kidnaps Jor-El. The reveal that Seg’s son is Jor-El serves as a reminder that Superman’s legacy remains integral to the show. Saving their child has been a top priority for Nyssa and Seg, and now there’s a new reason why the child must live. Restoring Superman to the timeline now depends on Jor-El’s survival.
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