‘Superman & Lois’: Big Reveal May Not Be Zod After All, But Another Comic Book Character

Missing an episode of Superman & Lois right now is like missing a flight for the first day of vacation. Each week, there’s a new twist toward the end of the TV show leaving viewers wondering what’s going to happen next. The Kent family is consumed with Jordan’s powers while trying to figure out what’s really going on in Smallville, and some fans have been waiting for General Zod to pop up. But after that major revelation in episode 9, there’s another idea about which Kryptonian is on the scene.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 9 “Loyal Subjekts”]

Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in 'Superman & Lois' episode 1
Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in ‘Superman & Lois’ Season 1 Episode 1 | The CW

Morgan Edge revealed himself to be Superman’s ‘brother’

For much of season 1, many viewers have been waiting for Morgan Edge to reveal another identity or at the very least, his detailed plan for Smallville. Lois figured the latter part out her own and made the connection with X-Kryptonite, but what about Edge?

He finally showed his hand when he summoned Superman to a desert dressed like a supervillain. Donning a black suit with a Kryptonian crest, Edge said he landed on Earth the same time Superman did, and then he called him “brother.” What??

Fans are trying to sort out whether he means that in a sibling way or as a fellow planetary brother. Morgan Edge as Zod is a theory that’s been floating around for a while, so Kryptonian “brother” would make sense in that instance. However, a small group of fans think Edge could be a different comic book character.

Adam Rayner attends the Disney/ABC International Upfronts at the Walt Disney Studio Lot on May 20, 2018
Adam Rayner attends the Disney/ABC International Upfronts at the Walt Disney Studio Lot on May 20, 2018 | Jesse Grant/Getty Images

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Could Morgan Edge be H’El from Krypton?

There are storylines in Superman’s comic book canon that give him a Krypton family beyond his cousin Kara. Kon-El is the “little brother” who comes to mind. Edge is not young enough to be Kon-El, but he could fit the description for H’El, a Kryptonian who used to work directly with Superman’s parents, Jor-El and Lara.

In comic lore, H’El was so close to them, he considered them to be like his own mother and father. He also viewed Kal-El as his younger brother. Jor-El sent H’El away in a spaceship the same way he did Superman when he realized Krypton’s fall was coming. Later in life, H’El learned he was a clone forged from various Kryptonian DNA, which is a scientific theme that’s currently playing out in Superman & Lois.

Some fans would love to see this twist. The show already put its own stamp on the Jonathan Kent storyline — he’s the only child in the comics — by adding twins. Some feel it’s plausible that Superman & Lois writers would flip a potential Zod plot by introducing a different Krypton advocate.

A few Redditors think it’s H’El who’s on Earth, including one person who analyzed the crest on Edge’s suit: “It seems like a reversed version of the House of El symbol, so my best guess is H’El.”

If Edge is really H’El and not Zod, what’s his agenda?

All of Superman’s adversaries are typically holding on to some type of grudge against him or his family, and many want to relive their glory days on Krypton. That means either wiping out humanity or resurrecting a dead planet. That’s fitting for H’El.

In the comics, he has the same abilities as Superman, but he’s immune to Kryptonite. And H’El wants to bring Krypton back so he can rule over it. Edge is using sophisticated science to turn humans into mini Superman clones, which is something Zod or a Jor-El protégé would know how to do.

Viewers can’t wait to find out which Morgan Edge theory is correct when Superman & Lois episode 10 airs on June 15 at 9 p.m.