Hatu-El was a native of the planet, Krypton, and ancestor of the Earth-based Kryptonian Kal-El. Like many esteemed members of the noble House of El, Hatu-El was a scientist and gained recognition for his contributions in the field of electrical theory. His discoveries paved the way for the invention of the electric motor and the electromagnet. The mineral Hatuar, a combination of Magnesium, Silicon and Oxygen is named after him. A statue commemorating Hatu-El was erected inside the El family vault on the planet, Rokyn.