General Zod is a character created by Robert Bernstein and George Papp. He is a criminal from Krypton that was banished to the Phantom Zone. He escaped, and arrived on Earth, hellbent on conquering it. Thankfully, Superman always manages to defeat him. He has super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, flight, x-ray vision, telescopic vision, micorscopic vision, heat vision and freeze breath.