- This article is about the city of Kandor. For the Season 9 episode, see Kandor (episode).
Kara and KandorEdit
Kandor was home to many important buildings for Krypton and the Science Council. It was home to the Science Council's military headquarters, the government building where the Science Council commute and also had a large mine which was run by Zor-El.
Zor-El started to ignite Krypton's core from Kandor's mine before Jor-El stopped him, and locked-down the control room. Jor-El informed him that General Zod had been captured, and that he was under arrest for his association with Zod. Zor-El then contacted Brainiac, who overrode the lockdown and enabled Zor-El to re-ignite Krypton's core, which subsequently started Krypton's destruction.
When Kara found out about her father's association with Zod, she contacted her aunt Lara and told her that Zor-El was planning to destroy Krypton. Zor-El found her and tried to stop her but she pushed him onto hologram crystals and injured him. He then erased her memories of that day and sent her away in the ship he planned to use to escape Krypton, along with a blue crystal, so she could resurrect him on Earth, as he couldn't make the journey to Earth injured.
Kandor was presumably destroyed along with Krypton when the planet exploded, although there was no onscreen confirmation of this.
Rumor of KandorEdit
Tess seemed to be taking instructions from a voice within the Orb, asking if Kal-El was ready to fulfill the prophecy and she was to save Kandor.
After Doomsday was imprisoned beneath Earth's surface, the Orb transported at least one being to Earth. It later emerged that the being was Major Zod, a group of his soldiers and the rest of Kandor. Their last memory was being in Kandor and giving blood. They had no awareness that Krypton had been destroyed, and were confused as to why they lacked powers under a yellow sun.
The Destruction of KandorEdit
It is revealed that Kandor itself was destroyed twenty years prior to the destruction of Krypton. During a civil war of unknown origin, Major Zod commanded a group of soldiers during the battle. However, a catastrophic explosion took the city.
Zod, Jor-El, and numerous other soldiers had their blood samples taken during this time, where they were later resurrected by the orb on Earth. It seems that the city was rebuilt after this, as Kara had mentioned living in Kandor and she was not alive during the time of its destruction.
In the ComicsEdit
In the DC Comics universe, Kandor was once the capital of Krypton until it was shrunken and stolen by the supervillain Brainiac, several years before the planet was destroyed. Superman discovered the city in Brainiac's possession when the android came to Earth decades later to harvest more cities (Action Comics #242, Jul 1958) and rescued it, keeping it in his Fortress of Solitude while looking for a way to restore it to full size. In return, the Kandorians provided the superhero with a place where he was an honored guest, various professionals to assist him when asked and even occasionally assisted him in the outside with the Superman Emergency Squad.
- Kara: (sighs) It's different for you, Kal-El. You don't have any memory of Krypton. This has always been your home.
- Clark: Well, then, be my memory. Tell me about my family.
- Kara: It's hazy from all those years of sleep in the ship. I do remember some. (chuckles) I used to, uh, sneak away from Kandor and come and see Lara. She always made me smile.
- Clark: You knew my mom?
- Kara: The day she found out she was pregnant, I'd never seen her so happy. (sighs) You were so cute. You were her miracle baby. And now she's gone. My parents are gone, the entire House of El. I'll never see any of my family ever again.
- Clark: Well, you're with family now.
- Season Seven, Kara
- Kara: Everything and everyone that I love is here on Krypton.
- Zor-El: This crystal is your way back to us. So long as you have it, the world you know and love will be safe.
- Kara: Why can't you come with me?
- Zor-El: I'm needed here to protect Kandor.
- Season Seven, Lara
- Kara: When I was in that hell-hole, I heard rumors that Kandor still exists. Kal-El, I think that a part of our civilization may have survived before the explosion. If I can find that city, I can save our bloodline.
- Season Eight, Bloodline
- Orb: Is Kal-El ready to fulfill the prophecy?
- Tess: I did as you asked. The crystal has been destroyed.
- Orb: Then you shall be the savior of Kandor.
- Season Eight, Injustice
- Season Seven - Lara
- Kara and the Chronicles of Krypton
- Season Eight - Bloodline (Mentioned only), Injustice (Mentioned only)
- Season Nine - Kandor, Sacrifice (Mentioned only)
- Kandor - Wikipedia