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Krypto
Krypto-Rat
Earth-One
Pre-Crisis
Characteristics
Real name Krypto
Alias Krypto the Superdog
Gender Male
Alignment Good
Occupation Pet; Test subject
Family none known
Affiliation Legion of Super-Pets; Superboy (Pre-Crisis); Space Canine Patrol Agents
Homeworld Krypton (born); Earth (adopted)
First appearance Adventure Comics vol 1 #210 (Mar 1955)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-One/Pre-Zero Hour
Alternate versions none known
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History[]

Krypto was the family dog in Jor-El's household, and was used for a test flight of the rocket that eventually carried baby Kal-El to Earth. However, Krypto's rocket was blown off course and drifted in space for many years until the rocket picked up the signal from Kal-El's rocket that landed on Earth. Krypto arrived when Kal-El was a teenager, and the two got along famously.

Krypto adventured alongside young Kal-El, though he was not publicly known. Krypto had superhuman (or supercanine) abilities, but with a normal canine intellect. This initially caused a great deal of trouble for his new master.

Krypto had a surprisingly violent reaction to Supergirl when he first encountered her. The dog happened upon the girl while she was exploring the Fortress of Solitude. Krypto attacked, going so far as to use his heat vision and other potentially lethal attacks.

Later, at the behest of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Krypto joined Streaky, Comet, and Beppo to form the Legion of Super-Pets to defeat alien invaders (the Brain Globes of Rambat). Thereafter, this group met often in the 30th Century, and accepted Chameleon Boy's protplasmic shape-changing pet, Proty II, as their fifth member.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-One/Pre-Zero Hour[]

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