An orphan boy who lived in the dark ages of Krypton, 500.000 years ago, El was adopted by Naton and Mar, an elder couple who raised the boy as their own. In those savages times, El grew to tranform himself in a gentle, stronger man. However his life changed when a group of riders of Lord Utor came close to his village. When Naton and El fight them, the riders were amazed for El mighty strengh. He alone killed two of the stronger members of the riders, but he also was wound in the fight. The people of the village take him to the temple of Rao, searching for a miracle. The priests of the temple discovered than the wound in his cheast resemble the secret mark of Rao. Wonder themselves if the boy was Rao's chosen one, the priest send the boy with the god, who granted amazing powers, far from those of mortal men. The one destined to bring back the golden age of krypton. El was the first of the linage, and direct ancestor of Superman.