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Tor-An is an infamous Kryptonian war criminal and member of the Sword of Rao, earning a reputation as General Zod's favorite hatchet man.

Together with General Zod, Tor-An attempted to re-establish Krypton on Earth by terraforming the planet, but he was ultimately re-imprisoned in the Phantom Zone.

Biography

Kryptonian Civil War

"General Zod, for your crimes of murder and high treason, the Council has sentenced you and your fellow insurgents to 300 cycles of somatic reconditioning."
Lor-Em delivering the Sword of Rao's sentence.[src]

On Krypton, Tor-An grew to become a fierce soldier in the Kryptonian military. He became a loyal servant of General Zod and under him, helped to stage a coup d'état of the Council of Krypton. Tor-An was present when General Zod raided the Legislation Chamber, and escorted Jor-El out on Zod's orders. However, Jor-El managed to overpower Tor-An and use his firearm to kill two other soldiers before knocking him unconscious.

Later, he was arrested alongside General Zod and the rest of the Sword of Rao for their crimes, sentenced to 300 cycles of somatic reconditioning within the Phantom Zone. After the destruction of Krypton's core released the shock wave that freed him and the other prisoners from the Phantom Zone, he joined General Zod again in his quest to search for other surviving Kryptonians.

Search for the Codex

After Zod delivered his ultimatum to the humans of Earth, Tor-An delivered the General and his forces to Smallville, Kansas in order to acquire the Codex from the home of Superman. Tor-An returned to attack Superman after he'd damaged General Zod's Breather before returning to the Black Zero. He later retrieved Nam-Ek and Faora-Ul from Smallville after they encountered Superman, dragging their brawl to a nearby town.

Reimprisonment

Following Colonel Nathan Hardy's activation of the Phantom Drive aboard Kal-El's infant pod, Tor-An was pulled into the Phantom Zone singularity above Metropolis, along with the remaining Sword of Rao, Colonel Hardy, and Dr. Emil Hamilton.

Personality

Genetically engineered into the Kryptonian Warrior Guild as a warrior, Tor-An was known as a cold-blooded killer without a drop of mercy or compassion in his veins, as he was genetically incapable of feeling empathy towards his enemies.[1] As a result, Tor-An was the favorite hatchet man of General Zod, being quick to get his hands dirty when the cause required it.[1]

His greatest weakness came from him having been programmed with limited thinking boundaries engineered into his genetics. As a result, Tor-An possessed a poor grasp at free will and was prone to dogmatic tunnel vision, utterly unable to live out any lifestyle other than the one that he was born for.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Kryptonian Physiology: As a Kryptonian, Tor-An's bone structure is almost identical to that of a human. On a planet near a red class M main-sequence star, like his native Krypton with its sun Rao, Tor-An had physical attributes nearly identical to those of humans. However, if he were to travel to a planet near a yellow G-type main-sequence star, like Earth, he would have gained many incredible superpowers, identical to those of Superman, which would have made Tor-An also appear godlike. However, since he was never exposed to the radiation of Earth's sun, Tor-An did not get the chance to gain superpowers before his Phantom Zone re-imprisonment.

Abilities

  • Expert Combatant: Tor-An, as a member of the Kryptonian Warrior Guild, is a highly skilled combatant, having a penchant for getting his hands dirty when needed. He was, however, defeated by Jor-El, having been outsmarted by the later in close quarters and outmanuvered.
  • Expert Pilot: Tor-An is a highly skilled pilot, managing to knock down Superman with a plasma bolt and rescue General Zod, Faora-Ul, and Nam-Ek, after which he swiftly outmanuvered and destroyed F-18 fighter jets.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cox, Greg (2013). Man of Steel. Titan Books. ISBN 978-1781165997. 

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