Originally Posted by DA_Champion
Just FYI Zod let Superman kill him.
This. It's amazing how people missed this subtle detail. He wanted the Kryptonian council to kill him, only to have him banished to a prison (meaning he witnessed the destruction of his planet and its people...which makes him purposeless to an extent). Kal-El denied his wish to have Krypton revived (meaning that Zod witnessed the destruction of his only hope of reviving Krypton and the death of his fellow members, making him fully useless...so much so that he'd rather die than live with no purpose).
Zod had a death wish that was denied twice until he forces Superman to kill him.