When Jor-El realized Krypton was headed for destruction he built a ship here, which was intended to carry his unborn son away from the doomed planet. Jor-El later assisted Lara in giving birth to their son, Kal-El. After Jor-El steals Krypton's Growth Codex, he quickly hurries back to the citadel to say his final goodbyes to Kal-El. He and Lara watch as his ship is successfully launched, however General Zod and his followers close in on the citadel firing multiple plasma carbines at the main door. When Zod and his followers enter, he and Jor-El battle until Zod stabs and kills Jor-El.
Lara later watches from her home as Krypton is destroyed.