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Created about 20 years before the destruction of Krypton, by Jor-El, under orders from the Ruling Council. In the event of Krypton being destroyed, the Orb would create clones of those Kryptonians, whose DNA was stored within it (including Jor-El and Zod)

History

Created about 20 years before the destruction of Krypton, by Jor-El, under orders from the Ruling Council. In the event of Krypton being destroyed, the Orb would create clones of those Kryptonians, whose DNA was stored within it (including Jor-El and Zod), on Earth. However, fearing for the safety of humanity, Jor-El secretly blasted the Orb with Blue Kryptonite radiation (thus ensuring that any clone created by the Orb, would be powerless under a yellow sun).[1]

For unknown reasons, Jor-El arranged for the Orb and three stones (that, when combined, would allow for the creation of a fortress) to be sent centuries into Earth's past, rather than to Earth in the 1960's.[2] The main part of the Orb was hidden inside of a castle in Scotland, while a smaller piece was hidden elsewhere.[1] At some point, the Orb became incorporated into the Legend of Naman/the Traveler, if not the cause of it. Some believers in the legend believed that the Orb would allow them to control the Traveler.[1]

In 2008, both pieces of the Orb were discovered and united by Lex Luthor. Upon uniting them, the Orb projected a hologram, that showed Lex the location of the Fortress of Solitude.[1] Lex traveled to the Fortress with the Orb, which forced Clark Kent to come there.[3] While the Orb had been believed to grant a human control over the Traveler, in reality, Jor-El had programmed the Orb to destroy the Fortress and remove the powers of any Kryptonians present, leaving them powerless.[4]

The Orb was eventually found by Tess Mercer, who it began to speak to and give instructions.[5] After Doomsday was buried alive, the Orb finally fulfilled its original purpose and created hundreds of Kryptonian clones.[6][7]

Trivia

  • On the commentary for "Kandor", the Orb is identified as the show's equivalent to the bottle city of Kandor.


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