In the film Man of Steel was Zod a dictator or a general leading a small army? My bother and I have been having this argument and cannot reach an agreement nor are we willing to compromise. General Zod never set up a government on Earth or on Krypton. On his planet he attempted to stage a coup but was unsuccessful. However he als had total power the Kryptonians who followed him in regards to being a leader. I'm only giving a little information here to see what you guys have to say on this with your own opinions and sources etc. as to why he was one or the other.