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This character has been mentioned only and never actually shown in a comic book. Despite their lack of physical appearances, information about them might still be relevant or interesting or at least worthy of documentation. Anything known about them is to be considered second-hand information.
Quote1 Yes. Of all your cursed family, the name of Jor-El alone is spoken with respect by those of us who crave freedom. But his words cost him his life. Quote2
-- Lois Lane src

Jor-El was a member of the royal House of El in England. His ancestor the immortal Kryptonian monarch Gar-El had come to Earth from the dying planet Krypton in a rocket centuries ago and conquered the planet during the American Revolutionary War. Jor-El was ninth generation from the sovereign after many years of inter-species breeding and his hereditary powers were heavily diminshed, making him barely peak human in strength. He spoke out against the fascist government system and Gar-El ordered him executed. Members of the revolutionary movement against the sovereign such as Lois Lane regarded him as a hero of the people. His son Kal-El had no powers, but spoke out more successfully and convinced Gar-El to leave the planet forever when he sacrificed his life to gain an audience with him.[1]

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