Kryptonian battle armor was a form of protective garments worn for protection and combat, used by Kryptonians exclusively on the planet Krypton.


Jor-El in Standard Kryptonian Battle Armor

Jor-El wearing armor with the insignia of the House of El.

Kryptonian battle rmor would be worn over a Kryptonian's clothing, usually lined with Kryptonian chain mail. It would be assembled piece by piece in order to be worn. On the chestpiece of the armor, it would display the wearer's house symbol.[1]


Certain armors, such as the armor worn by General Zod, were equipped with retractable blades within the gantlets.[1]

Faults and Weaknesses

Though offering extra protection, the armor does not protect the wearer from energy blasts from Kryptonian rifles. The separation of the armor pieces also leaves unprotected spots that can be taken advantage of in combat, an example being General Zod able to fatally wound Jor-El by stabbing him between pieces.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Goyer, David S., Nolan, Christopher (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (June 14, 2013). Man of Steel.
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