In Man of Steel, when Zod attacks the Council, we get a glimpse on some of his soldiers. One of them, seems to be a physically huge guy (I don't think it is a matter of perspective in the screen)

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Can be seen really well in the video here (min 0:15)

It called my attention due to his size, but I'm not that familiar with the Superman mythos. Is he supposed to be any of the well known kryptonian enemies of Superman (Non, Quex-Ul, etc.)?

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    Doesn't he get in direct combat with superman at the end of the movie? – EricSSH Oct 2 '14 at 17:58
  • @EricSSH, either that or he picks Zod or Faora after a combat with Superman, IIRC. You are right, he is seen again in the movie. Maybe I can get better pictures from those scenes. Thanks. – Kreann Oct 2 '14 at 18:13
  • if your are talking about the tall big guy the answer below is correct. Stats -- Gender - Male - Height - 9'3" - Weight - 395lbs -Eyes - Brown - Hair - Brown – Tasos Oct 2 '14 at 18:47
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    He is the one with Faora fighting Superman in Smallville. He also picks up Faora and carries her onto the ship after a missile knocks her out at the end of that battle. – Omegacron Oct 2 '14 at 20:44
  • 8'3" would be a more accurate height. – user44829 Apr 26 '15 at 2:19
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This is Nam-Ek

Nam-Ek was born on the distant planet Krypton as a genetically engineered soldier without a speaking ability, later joining the ranks of Krypton's Military under the leadership of General Zod whom Nam-Ek answered only to. Nam-Ek was a test subject of a test to mix the DNA of Kryptonians and animals know as Randor. The test caused Nam-Ek to grow multiple feet taller and develop superhuman strength even while in Krypton's environment.

It is also my understanding he is completely CGI in the movie, can't confirm it though.

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    I can't help but wonder if the person who named him is a Dragon Ball fan... – FuzzyBoots Oct 2 '14 at 18:47
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    I can't find Nam-Ek, "Big/Tall Kryptonian" or anything of the like in the film credits on IMDB, so he may well be a full CGI creation. Getting hard to tell these days, ain't it? I assumed it was an actor enhanced with CGI but maybe not. – Omegacron Oct 2 '14 at 20:47
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    @Omegacron that was my assumption also. – EricSSH Oct 2 '14 at 20:49
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    movies.cosmicbooknews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/… - He's a CGI character. He was animated using motion capture – Valorum Oct 2 '14 at 22:39
  • Gracias. That was my problem with IMDB too. I thought he might be the same guy as in Superman II (Non), but I had no luck with my research. – Kreann Oct 2 '14 at 23:55

This could also be Tor-An, a large Kryptonian played by stuntman Richard Cetrone. He can be seen without his helmet in a couple of scenes, and is a fairly tall guy (6'4"). If it IS Cetrone, obviously his height was enhanced with CGI in post-production.

Here is his first appearance, when Zod lands on Jor-El's landing pad during the Krypton battle. That's him in the center background:

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He can be seen again briefly when Zod is exploring the Kryptonian colony world:

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Cetrone is probably known to most genre fans as "Pierce" in the Underworld franchise. He was also the stunt-double for Tony Stark in Iron Man, as well as the stunt double for Ben Affleck in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice". While looking this up, I learned he was also the lead antagonist (Big Daddy Mars) in "Ghosts of Mars" as well as the Merman (AND the Werewolf) in "Cabin in the Woods". So even if the big guy isn't Tor-An, it may still be Cetrone doing the motion capture work for the character.

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