Faora-Ul snapped Kal-El’s neck. General Zod would be upset, but that was mere sentimentality. They could extract the Codex from the heretic’s cells just as easily if he was dead, and it would be more efficient in the long run.
And so it was. Without a Kryptonian on their side, the humans had no defense as Zod and his followers raised the World Engine.
But that doesn’t mean that Zod and his companions now had uncontested claim to Earth. Quite the opposite: in reshaping the Earth, the World Engine awakened something. Something ancient and terrible. Something from the depths of the darkest Kryptonian legend. Something with an older and truer claim to Earth than the human could ever pretend to.
So here is the matchup, my fellow nerds. In one corner, we have a military strike force of yellow-sun charged Kryptonians, complete with Imperial-era weapons and technology:
And in the other, we have Cthulhu:
(And don’t start with the assumption that nothing can beat Cthulhu. The Elder Things held their own against him and his Star-Spawn for millions of years.)
Vote and discuss!