Zor-El is a Kryptonian man and scientist. He is a member of the House of El, being brother to Jor-El, uncle of Kal-El/Superman, and father to Kara Zor-El/Supergirl. In certain adaptations, he was a member of the Kryptonian Council. In most, he resides in Argo City which he also leads. He helped the city survive Krypton's destruction.