Ro-Zar was the High Eminence of the Kryptonian Law Council during the last days of the planet Krypton, before her death at the hands of General Zod (after which her political position would be taken up by Lor-Em).
During a meeting with Jor-El, who wanted control of the Growth Codex to ensure the survival of Krypton's race, he told them that the planet was going to implode after the Council's decision to harvest energy from the planet's core. The audience was cut short when General Zod burst in. His forces arrested Jor-El and killed Ro-Zar, taking the rest away for trial.
Shortly thereafter, Lor-Em (who had replaced Ro-Zar as High Eminence of the Council), condemned General Zod and the latter's followers to 300 years of somatic reconditioning within the Phantom Zone for their crimes of high treason, as well as the murder of Ro-Zar and Jor-El.
Genetically engineered to be a skilled leader (ultimately becoming the High Eminence of the Kryptonian Law Council), Ro-Zar was fiercely loyal to Krypton's ideals, much to the chagrin of Jor-El and General Zod, with the former seeing Ro-Zar's ideals as stale, flawed, and outdated, and the latter seeing Ro-Zar representing a "degenerative bloodline" that lead their native planet to ruin, inducing him to swiftly kill her.
Powers and Abilities
- Kryptonian Physiology: As a Kryptonian, Ro-Zar's bone structure is almost identical to that of a human. On a planet near a red class M main-sequence star, like her native Krypton with its sun Rao, Ro-Zar had physical attributes nearly identical to those of humans. However, if she were to travel to a planet near a yellow G-type main-sequence star, like Earth, she would have gained many incredible superpowers, identical to those of Superman, which would have made Ro-Zar also appear godlike.
- Limited Free Will: Ro-Zar's greatest psychological weakness comes from her having been genetically engineered in a Genesis Chamber, with thinking boundaries programmed into her engineered DNA. Indeed, Ro-Zar was even more debilitated by this than General Zod, as it induced her to have a poor grasp at free will, and a tendency for dogmatic tunnel vision, leading to Ro-Zar being unable to see just how ineffective her Kryptonian Law Council was. Indeed, Ro-Zar was so incapable of living out any lifestyle other than the one that she was born for, that she doomed Krypton with her refusal to take Jor-El's warning seriously and to assemble a planetary evacuation.
- Ro-Zar is female in the film, however she is described as male in the novelization.