|Portrayed By:||Sarah Douglas|
|First Appearance:||Superman: The Movie|
Ursa, also known as Faora and by other names in various continuities, is a Kryptonian supervillain, and companion (and lover, in some versions) to General Zod. She is a man-hater, although her two companions, Zod and Non, are both male. She is a prisoner of the Phantom Zone.
In nearly every depiction of the character, it seems that her primary crime was related to her hatred of men. In the silver age comics in which she was introduced, she ran a concentration camp for men, and killed 23 in the process.
In the movie Superman II, she was known as Ursa, still the companion of General Zod and a man-hater. In Superman: The Animated Series, she was known as Mala. In early seasons of the television series Smallville, she was known as Aethyr, which is the name of a different character in the comics. Despite her changing name, many elements of the character stayed constant throughout the various versions.
The current comics version of the character is called Ursa, and is active on New Krypton. In Smallville, the current version is Faora.
|Superman • Superman II • Superman III • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace|
|General Zod • Jor-El • Jonathan Kent • Martha Kent • Non • Ursa • Lara • Lois Lane • Lucy Lane • Lana Lang • Lex Luthor • Jimmy Olsen • Supergirl / Kara Zor-El • Superman / Clark Kent • Perry White • Otis • Ross Webster • Gus Gorman • Daily Planet • Metropolis|