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Unlike her Earth-One counterpart, this Kara Zor-El was born prior to the destruction of Krypton and it was her father Zor-El who raised her in Kryptonopolis and discovered that Krypton was going to be destroyed.

When Krypton exploded, Zor-El placed Kara, himself and Allura in a spaceship and rocketed the family to Earth. Settling on a farm outside of Smallville, the three assumed the identity of the Zorelle family. At first, Kara's parents would use their powers, to secretly help the community. But, after they were exposed to Gold Kryptonite, they lost their powers. Afterwards, Kara's parents made her a suit and she started to save people in Smallville, as Supergirl.[1]

As Carole Zorelle, she flirted with a young Lex Luthor, but he had no time for plain old Carole, when his idol was Supergirl.[1]

Years later, her parents died during an epidemic. Kara sold the farm and moved to Metropolis, where she took up a career as a private detective and set up the Metropolis Detective Agency, while she secretly continued to fight crime as Superwoman. She employed Jimmy Olsen and ultimately revealed her secret identity to him in order to eliminate the menace of her malicious cousin, Kal-El who had made his way to Earth from Argo City.

Superwoman in Earth-332 was as proficient and popular as Superman was in Earth-One, and had little time for young Kal-El's spoiled nature; nor his misbehaviour which she constantly had to rectify.

When Superwoman discovered that Superboy was attempting to open the Phantom Zone she posed as the evil Tir-An and tricked Superboy into touching Red Kryptonite; before Superboy -- through his own malfeasance -- exposed himself to Gold Kryptonite. Superwoman had little choice but to super-hypnotize Kal and she made him forget his Kryptonian heritage, and dropped him at Midvale Orphanage; which in another life Kara was very familiar with.[2]

Powers

  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under the effects of a "yellow" sun, Kara Zor-El possesses the same potential powers as an average Kryptonian. These include:
    • Solar Energy Absorption: Under optimal conditions, this is the main source of Kara Zor-El's super powers as they are contingent upon exposure to solar radiation from a yellow sun star system. Her biological make up includes a number of organs which lack analogues in humans and whose functions are unknown. It is believed that between one or more of these and her bio-cellular matrix, "yellow" solar energy is stored for later use. This allows for the use of these powers to fade when yellow solar radiation is not available instead of immediate failure.
    • Heat Vision: Kara Zor-El can, as a conscious act, fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking at it. She can vary the heat and area affected.
    • Super-Hearing: Kara Zor-El's hearing is sensitive enough to hear any sound at any volume or pitch. With skill and concentration, she can block out ambient sounds to focus on a specific source or frequency.
    • Enhanced Vision: Kara Zor-El's vision processes the entire electromagnetic spectrum as well as allowing vast control over selective perception and focus.
      This umbrella ability includes the following:
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum Vision: Kara Zor-El can see well into most of the electromagnetic spectrum. She can see and identify radio and television signals as well as all other broadcast or transmitted frequencies. Using this ability, she can avoid detection by radar or satellite monitoring methods. This also allows her to see the aura generated by living thing.
      • Telescopic Vision: This is the ability to see something at a great distance, without violating the laws of physics. Though limited, the exact extent of the ability is undetermined. In function, it is similar to the zoom lens on a camera.
      • X-Ray Vision: This is the ability to see through any volume of matter except lead. Kara Zor-Els can see things behind a solid, opaque object as if it were not there. She can focus this ability to "peel back" layers of an object, allowing hidden image or inner workings to be observed. The exact type of energy perceived—such as x-rays, cosmic rays, or some other energy invisible to normal humans—is unclear. This ability perceives an ambient energy source though, it does not involve the eye projecting a concentrated, possibly toxic, beam to be reflected back from objects.
      • Microscopic Vision: This is the ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the atomic level.
      • Infrared Vision: Kara Zor-El can see with better acuity in darkness, and to a degree in total darkness.
    • Flight: Kara Zor-El is able to manipulate graviton particles to defy the forces of gravity and achieve flight. This ranges from hovering to moving in any posture, in any direction.
    • Invulnerability: Due to the interaction of her dense molecular structure and supercharged bio-electric aura, Kara Zor-El is nigh-invulnerable to extreme energy forces. In addition, her extends this protection against toxins and diseases.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Kara Zor-El is able to maintain continuous strenuous physical action for an indefinite period of time. This based on her body converting yellow solar radiation directly to energy, but is limited by physiological and psychological needs to eat, drink, and sleep.
    • Superhuman Strength: Kara Zor-El's strength is augmented by yellow solar radiation interacting with the greater than human density, resilience and biological efficiency of her musculature. Her strength is more an act of conscious will on energy fields than actual physical strength. It is this act of conscious will that enables her to perform physical feats that are beyond the mere application force, such as moving a mountain top without said rock crumbling under its own mass.
    • Superhuman Speed: Kara Zor-El is able to move at incredible speed by sheer force of will. This extends to her perceptions and allows for feats such as catching bullets in mid flight as well as covering vast distances in little or no time.
      This also confers:
    • Super-Breath: Kara Zor-El is able to create hurricane force winds by exhaling air from her lungs. She can chill the air as it leaves her lungs to freeze targets. She can also reverse the process to pull large volumes of air or vapor into her lungs.
    • Longevity: Kara Zor-El can live longer than regular humans, remaining at her prime as long as she was under the exposure of the "yellow" sun.

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