After this, in this scan it is made quite clear that 50% of what made the sun red is shut down, and when Metallo says that he can get the sun to full-on yellow in seconds, Lex tells him to do it only on his comand because he wants Superman and Zod to fight as equals, which you conveniently left out.
And this is where they square off as equals, with Superman extremly motivated. Superman beats him, afterwards the synchronization Lex was talking about taking place and Zod killing himself by hitting himself on Superman's body while the sun was fully Yellow:
So it seems the showing you used to make it seem as if Zod is far less formidable that he actually is doesn't really help you at all.
Originally posted by kgkg
-To make matter worse both of team 1 can produce Solar energy to depower Zod Instantly<at least Firelord can>. Frankie isn't helping much here
Good thing that he has the costume on, which renders solar attacks null. Or, since the last time we've seen him he had no solar costume and he is depowered under a yellow sun, it means this whole battle will be taking place under a red one in order for the combatants to fight at full capacity.