Daron-Vex was a member of the Lawmakers Guild and is the father of Nyssa-Vex. He is a major antagonist in the SYFY TV Series ‘Krypton,’ serving as the secondary antagonist in the first season and a minor antagonist in the second season.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Abilities
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Appearances
- 6 References
Originally a poor laborer in Bokos, at some point Daron-Vex married into the House of Vex and had five daughters, one of them being Nyssa-Vex. Rising through the ranks of Kandorian society, Daron-Vex became the Magistrate of Kandor City and a member of the Lawmakers Guild. In this capacity, he oversaw Val-El's trial for sedition and sentenced him to death when the scientist would not pledge allegiance to the Voice of Rao. His pronouncement also led to the House of El being deranked from Kryptonian society.
Fourteen years later, Daron-Vex served as Magistrate of Kandor City. When a terrorist attempted to kill him during a trial, he was ironically saved by Val-El's grandson, Seg-El, who was there simply to deliver medicine to his father Ter-El. As a reward for his actions, Daron-Vex arranged for Seg to be reinstated to a Ranked status, to marry his daughter, Nyssa, and take the Vex surname. Daron later oversaw the trial of Seg's mother, Charys-El, who had stolen a skimmer and then claimed to be a member of Black Zero in order to get her voice heard before the Council. During the trial, both Charys and Ter were killed by Jayna-Zod. Daron subsequently scolded Jayna for her actions, before realizing they were being overseen by the Voice of Rao.
"House of El"
Daron later called Seg to the Lawmakers Guild. Noticing Seg's interest in the Voice of Rao's mask, he explained being a callback to their old gods, as well as their one true god Rao. He also checked that Seg wasn't intending to repeat what his parents had done, before letting him know of his investiture ceremony into the House of Vex. Daron was later visited by Seg, the former discussing the latter's grandfather's fall from grace. When Seg requested to join the Science Guild, Daron approved it.
Hoping to keep Seg's trust through his daughter Nyssa, he had her give Seg his parent's ashes, an otherwise treasonous act. Shortly following, Daron and Nyssa found Seg in the Lawmakers Guild, early for his investiture ceremony. Seg had not to become a Vex, though still continue his work through the Science Guild. Although Daron was initially angry, the Voice of Rao appeared and approved this, much to Daron's frustration.
"The Rankless Initiative"
Daron and Nyssa Vex later met with Voice of Rao in discussion about "The Rankless Initiative", the action in which Voice of Rao hoped that it will destroy Black Zero. Daron convinced him in this initiative and that he will inform him about the progress. He later met at Military Guild where Primus Jayna-Zod told them that the Black Zero operatives are in one area of Rankless District, Sector 19. During the action, one Sagitari soldier Kol-Da shoot innocent Rankless citizen in belief to be Black Zero operative. Lyta-Zod arrested her for her breach of chain command. Daron was shocked what happened and, facing no other option for this failure, decided to tell the Voice of Rao about this incident.
"The Word of Rao"
Daron and the Voice of Rao discussed about the mission's failure. Due to the public outcry and unrest, the Voice of Rao decided to frame one person as a scapegoat for this incident in order to preserve the peace in Krypton. The person in the question was Lyta-Zod and Daron agreed to put it in motion. During her trial in the court, Daron ordered the soldiers to arrest her for treason and involvement with Black Zero. Daron and Jayna-Zod saw the recording of arrested Sagitari, Kol-Da, in computer screen, Daron assuring her about Lyta as a suspect. Daron and Nyssa had a heavy argument of Lyta's arrest after Nyssa decided to help her, presenting herself as a lawyer. Nyssa accused him for his manipulations, but assured her that he did because of the pressure from the Voice of Rao. Nyssa convinced him that they need Seg as the only hope to dethrone the Voice of Rao and unite Kandor, but he said no to her.
"House of Zod"
Daron became enraged by what Nyssa did when giving the offer to Jayna in order to release her daughter Lyta, fearing that this will cause the wrath of Voice of Rao and branding the Vex family as a traitors. He later visited imprisoned Kol-Da, whom Daron instructed her to make a false charges against Lyta. Daron was revealed to be in love with her, promising Kol to release her. During Lyta's execution at Kandor's Council, he changed his heart and decided to release her from all charges and recanted Kol-Da's statements. Despite his promise, he presumably killed her by instructing Sagitari soldier to do it, to make it as a suicide in order to avoid the suspicion from Voice of Rao, in the hopes to reclaim Kandor with Nyssa and Jayna-Zod.
Daron eventually decided to remove the Voice of Rao from power. He conspires with Jayna Zod and Nyssa-Vex to kill the Voice of Rao but they fail, as the Voice of Rao had been possessed by Brainiac's Sentry and handily defeats his would-be assassins.
After the failed attempt to kill the Voice of Rao, Daron started to serve Brainiac in fear of losing his life. He became torn in allegiances between him and his daughter and allies.
Still serving VOR, Daron attempted to crush the resistance movement. Daron later had Adam Strange in his guild's office, who intentionally came here to save Seg-El's grandson Kal-El. Striking a deal with Adam Strange for information on Brainiac's enemies, Daron seeked out his master the Voice of Rao to tell of what he had learned. The Voice however was at that moment in a trance absorbing energy from the Genesis Chamber and could not hear him, and shortly after Black Zero arrived to destroy the Voice. Daron attempted to flee but was knocked out cold by Seg-El and subsequently captured. As a part of the deal, Nyssa agreed to Dru-Zod to take him to Black Zero leader, Jax-Ur.
Daron is brought before Jax-Ur, and old friend of his and Val-El, both of whom Daron betrayed. Jax tortures Daron until he provides information regarding the Genesis Chamber and her Codex, at which point he is left to rot. Daron manages to entice his guard into his cell with the allure of money, but his guard is unmoved and cannot be bribed. As the guard departs, Daron grabs him and begs to be freed, filching the key to his cell in the process.
Escaping, Daron bribes a rankless black market merchant for a skimmer to flee Kandor City. Daron however did not expected that the device Jax-Ur used to torture him was still implanted in his neck, and she activated it the moment she realized he was gone, just as Daron was flying out of the city. Distracted by the pain of the device, Daron loses control of the skimmer and crashes into a mountain in the Outlands.
"Light-Years From Home"
Having somehow survived the crash, six months later Daron is found cleaning in Bokos, a sewer system, by Nyssa-Vex. Although he is unwell, Nyssa confronts him about her original death, the death of her mother, and her state as a clone, but before he can answer his head is blasted apart by Lyta-Zod, who had followed Nyssa to Bokos.
- "Chief magistrate, huh? Guy like that probably has a bunch of valuable information right at his fingertips."
- —Adam Strange to Seg-El[src]
Daron-Vex was Kandor City's chief magistrate. As such, he was privy to valuable information and had access to the city's deep space sensors.
- Daron is widowed, as revealed in "The Phantom Zone", due to his wife dying in a skimmer accident.
- Daron married into House Vex as it was his wife's last name. It is unknown to what his original name is.
- "House of El"
- "The Rankless Initiative"
- "The Word of Rao"
- "House of Zod"
- "Civil Wars"
- "Savage Night"
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- Kalteux, Luke (writer), Boak, Keith (director) (April 11, 2018). "The Word of Rao". Krypton. Season 1. Episode 4. Syfy.
- Patel, Lina (writer), Ramsay, Julius (director) (April 18, 2018). "House of Zod". Krypton. Season 1. Episode 5. Syfy.
- Egan, Doris (writer), Dennis, Kate (director) (April 25, 2018). "Civil Wars". Krypton. Season 1. Episode 6. Syfy.
- Francis, David Paul (writer), Hüseyin, Metin (director) (May 2, 2018). "Transformation". Krypton. Season 1. Episode 7. Syfy.
- Kob, David (writer), Roskin, Marc (director) (May 9, 2018). "Savage Night". Krypton. Season 1. Episode 8. Syfy.
- Fiveash, Chad and Stoteraux, James (writers), Ettlin, Lukas (director) (May 16, 2018). "Hope". Krypton. Season 1. Episode 9. Syfy.
- Goyer, David S. & Welsh, Cameron (writers), Roskin, Marc (director) (June 12, 2019). "Light-Years From Home". Krypton. Season 2. Episode 1. Syfy.