The Kryptonian Law Council was a council composed of the democratically elected leaders of the planet Krypton, which met in the Legislation Chamber prior to the planet's destruction. The members are made up from one selected individual from each of Krypton's Guilds, and the council is lead by the High Eminence[1].

Known members

Former members


Forbidding Doomsday

At some point during their history, the Kryptonian Law Council strictly forbid the creation of the formidable Kryptonian hybrid monster Doomsday ever again, due to said monster's stupendous bloodlust and destructive capabilities.[3]

Final Days

During the last days of Krypton, General Zod lost faith in the Council and their leadership of the planet, believing them to have made Krypton's bloodlines weak.

Jor-El met with the Council, telling them that Krypton would explode in mere days and that they had to evacuate the planet. However, High Eminence Ro-Zar and Lor-Em informed Jor-El that evacuation was impossible. Before Jor-El could go further, Zod burst in, killed the High Eminence, announced his intended rule and had Jor-El taken away when he refused to join him, while Faora forced the other councilmen from their thrones, imprisoning them.

After Zod and his followers were arrested by the Sapphire Guards, they were brought before the freed Law Council (with Lor-Em now acting as High Eminence), who sentenced them to 300 years of somatic reconditioning inside the fearsome Phantom Zone for their war crimes. The Council members remained unmoved when Zod launched into an enraged tirade at them. They, along with Jor-El's wife Lara Lor-Van, then watched as Zod and his cohorts were encased inside cryocapsules and loaded aboard the Black Zero, which was then taken through the Phantom Zone Projector into the Zone.

When Krypton exploded as Jor-El had predicted, the Law Council perished along with everyone else on the planet.[4]

Behind the scenes

  • The Law Council is very similar to the Science Council or Ruling Council from previous comics and movies.


  1. Cox, Greg (2013). Man of Steel. Titan Books. ISBN 978-1781165997. 
  2. Cox, Greg (2013). Man of Steel. Titan Books. ISBN 978-1781165997. 
  3. Goyer, David S., Terrio, Chris (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (March 25, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  4. Goyer, David S., Nolan, Christopher (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (June 14, 2013). Man of Steel.