The War Kites were wiped out during when Krypton's core exploded, rendering the species extinct.
War kites were genetically and cybernetically enhanced creatures, whose DNA also included an extinct aquatic species native to Krypton. They featured large membranous wings and were strong enough to carry an adult Kryptonian.
Known war kites
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