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Chris Kent, son of general Zod, was Nightwing during Superman: New Krypton, in which Superman was coming to terms with the death of his adoptive father while also dealing with 100,000 Kryptonians now living on Earth as a result of the shrunken cities that he recently recovered from Braniac's ship which contained the lost Kryptonian city of Kandor. At the end of the fourth issue of the arc, a new Nightwing and Flamebird appear in Superman's fortress of solitude to stop two of Zod's followers (who were living on Kandor) from releasing the Kryptonian General from his Phantom Zone imprisonment. While guarding the projector in order to prevent any Zod loyalists from freeing him from the Phantom Zone, both Flamebird and Nightwing exhibit powers that are not inherent to normal Kryptonians. Flamebird exhibits flames that project from her hands, while Nightwing uses "natural tactile telekinesis". The pair seem to be stronger than normal Kryptonians as they knock out the two Zod loyalists with one blow apiece. In a later appearance, the duo is seen in Gotham city. Nightwing casually hovers in the sky as Flamebird instructs him to stop flying and states that he isn't "the only one with a secret to keep." Unlike previous portrayals, it seems Flamebird believes herself to be the dominant partner. Furthermore, when the Kryptonians, on Zod and Alura's command, flee on a rebuilt Krypton circling the Sun, Nightwing and Flamebird stay in Gotham. The arc is ongoing. It is revealed in Action Comics #875, that Nightwing is none other than the son of Zod and Ursa, Chris Kent. The "Nightwing" identity is revealed to be based on a mythical Kryptonian creature, whose existence is intertwined with that of its partner beast, the Flamebird. Inside the Phantom Zone Chris' mind interfaced with a piece of Braniac technology, awakening a long-dormant connection to the Nightwing, and linking his mind to that of Thara Ak-Var, who had a connection to the Flamebird.


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