Hal-Vu was a statesman from the city of Kandor on the planet, Krypton. In the Kryptonian year 9852, citizen of both Kandor and the devastated Kryptonopolis were still suffering from hardships left behind by the Last War. Several diplomats, including Hal-Vu, gathered together in an effort to formulate a united federation of Kryptonian city-states and draft a new constitution. Hal-Vu recommended that new Kryptonian leaders should be chosen by lot, but his contemporaries, Tala-El and Sin-Dar, preferred an alternative system of government.