AKA: Superdog, Pooch
Species: Kryptonian canine
Hair: White
Eyes: Blue
Base: Xavier Institute
Affiliations: Superman
Abilities: Under a yellow Sun:
  • Super strength, speed, durability, and stamina
  • Near invulnerability
  • Flight
  • Super hearing
  • Super vision

Krypto is Superman's pet, a Kryptonian creature with incredible powers and the appearance of a dog.


Krypto was the family dog in the House of El's household, and was used for a test flight of a Trans-Warp ship conducted by Jor-El. However, Krypto's ship was blown off course and drifted in space for many years until the rocket picked up the signal from Kal-El's ship that landed on Earth. Krypto arrived when Kal-El was a teenager, and the two got along famously. Krypto was brought to the Xavier Institute where he lived with the X-Men as his new surrogate family.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Krypto possesses the same powers and abilities as a Kryptonian adult, although his physical abilities are proportionate to his smaller size and species. Like ordinary dogs, Krypto's senses are more receptive and enhanced than those of Superman, especially his hearing and smell. Krypto has a above canine intelligence and a gradual understanding in interacting with people, although he's capable of taking his own initiatives, such as when he decided to help Peter Parker when he was being threatened by Flash Thompson.

Background information Edit

Krypto's first appearance was in a Superboy story in Adventure Comics #210 in March 1955. Krypto's breed is never specifically given in the comic books, and he is drawn as a white dog of generic pedigree.

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