Ral-Dar was a Kryptonian, and a member of the Kryptonian Military Guild of New Krypton. Val-Dar believed that in order for the Kryptonian race to survive, certain sacrifices needed to be made. During the newly christened planet's first Nova Cycle celebration, Val-Dar pushed his way through the crowds of the capital city and fired an energy weapon at Defense leader General Zod. Witnesses to the event pounced on Val-Dar and he likely would have been ripped apart had the Kryptonian Military Guild members of Red Shard not apprehended him.