Krypton: Brainiac's Plan For Jor-El Could Completely Change Superman Lore

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "The Alpha and the Omega," the Krypton Season 2 finale.

A Kryptonian is headed to Earth ahead of his time. In "The Alpha and the Omega," the Krypton Season 2 finale, Brainiac set a course for Earth with baby Jor-El, armed with plans to make Seg and Nyssa's son a god among men.

As the episode came to a close, the show cut to Brainiac, who has not been seen since he kidnapped Jor-El and took him away in his ship. The scene picked up with Brainiac in his ship. The villain approached Jor, who slept in his own little pod, unaware of the major events occurring around him.

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"Sleep, now, child," Brainiac said with a smile, looking down at his new charge. "We have a long journey ahead of us, but it will be worth it, for once we reach our destination, you will be a god amongst men. My son." Following this, the show offered a glimpse of Brainiac's destination: Earth.

But Brainiac and Jor may not be the only aliens headed there. As Seg-El returned to the resistance, victorious in his quest to overthrow General Zod, he ran into an old friend. He found Lobo partying with the resistance, including Val-El and Adam Strange. Seg immediately confronted him.

After a quick exchange, Lobo revealed why he had come to Krypton: "You are going to help me" find Brainiac.

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"Why would I help you? Last time we were in a room together, you tried to kill me and Adam," Seg pointed out.

Lobo replied that Adam had already forgiven him, since "that was in the past" -- a point Adam drunkenly agreed with. "Seeing as how you and Brainiac had a lovely, kinky love affair inside one another, you dirty dog, maybe -- just maybe -- you ain't entirely useless," Lobo explained.

"You want my help tracking down Brainiac, don't you?" Seg asked.

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Lobo insisted he didn't need help tracking down the "mother-fragger," but "I am going to need you to answer some questions about your last encounter with the bastitch, if you know what I mean."

Seg agreed -- so long as they could strike a deal, anyway. "Look, I'll tell you everything I know about Brainiac and I'll help you find him, if you help me bring my son back," he offered. "Brainiac took my son."

"Tell you what. You lead me to Brainiac, and I will deliver to you that little ugly potato that you call a son, safe and sound and mostly -- I said mostly -- in one piece," Lobo acquiesced. With that, they shook on it, sealing their deal to look for Brainiac together.

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Since Brainiac and Jor are headed to Earth, Seg and Lobo will likely follow. This means Seg may get a taste of what it's like to be Superman, as he's sure to feel the effects of a yellow sun if and when he arrives on Earth. However, there's no telling how long it will take them to get there, as the planets are lightyears away from each other and Seg doesn't know where to start searching just yet.

By bringing Jor to Earth, Brainiac appears ready to raise the Kryptonian there like the Kents did for Superman. Depending on how long Jor spends on Earth, this could make or break Superman's comic book canon as we know it. If he stays too long, the Man of Steel may never be born. However, if Jor lives there just long enough, his time on Earth may inspire him to send his own son there when Krypton is destroyed.

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Indeed, the latter possibility was explored in a similar way on Smallville. In the Season 3 episode "Relic," Clark learned his biological father Jor was sent to Earth by his own father as a rite of passion. Jor came to understand life on Earth and even met Jonathan Kent's father Hiram, which inspired the Kryptonian to send his son to Kansas when the planet was destroyed. By sending Jor to Earth so young, Krypton may be pulling a similar move.

Notably, Krypton has not been renewed for a third season at the time of writing. However, should Syfy pick the series up for Season 3, it seems undeniable that the show is headed for a very familiar location.

Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Ian McElhinney as Val-El and Blake Ritson as Brainiac.

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