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Jor-El (Smallville)
Appeared in Finale
Actor Terence Stamp (voice)
Julian Sands

Jor-El is the biological father of Superman. He was a leading member of the Science Council before Krypton's destruction. He foresaw the planet's destruction and, failing to convince the rest of the Council, he decided to send his son, Kal-El, to Earth to save him, and give the world a light to lead the way for them to become a great people. He continues to guide his son through the Fortress of Solitude.


Smallville: Finale[]

As Clark was flung by Darkseid during their battle while in mid-air, Clark remembers Jonathan’s final words of guidance that spoke of reconciling with Jor-El acknowledging that he is his father and still needs his guidance. Upon obeying his Jonathan's last request Jor-El responds by shows Clark mental images of his trials over the past ten years and reveals to him that he has always had the power within himself all along. Jor-El tells him that this is his final trial and that he is ready to seize his destiny. Clark then masters his ability to fly. Clark returns to the fortress, where he is embraced by Jor-El’s presence.

Jor-El tells him that his journey has come to an end and that he is truly proud of him for embracing his heritage and accepting his abilities fully. He tells his son that he is the only one that can lift the darkness from the Earth. Jor-El reveals the suit he had previously placed in a crystallized pillar and breaks the unit opened. And with one final word of wisdom, to not forget that even though he has Jor-El’s kryptonian blood within him, he must also remember his time in Smallville and his earthly parents and friends that made him into the hero he has become.

Jonathan appears presenting Clark with the suit and tells him to always hold on to Smallville. Clark takes it and with a nod to Jonathan, soars outwards from the fortress into the sky with his suit fully on and his cape blowing in the wind.



  • Jor-El is voiced by Terence Stamp, who previously portrayed Zod in Superman: The Movie and Superman II while Julian Sands portrayed Jor-El in two episodes of the series.

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