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Quote1 For you-- And I don't say this to hurt you-- for you, Krypton is theoretical and Earth is your home. You forget, cousin, that technically, I am older than you. I grew up on Krypton. Quote2
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Kara-Zor-El is the heroine known as Supergirl. Born on Krypton to Superman's uncle and aunt, Kara was rocketed to Earth by her father to save her life. She was adopted by the Danvers family and became the protector of National City. In her secret identity she is Kara Danvers, a run-of-the-mill high-schooler. Possessing vast powers given by her Kryptonian physiology, Supergirl is one of the most powerful heroes in the world, and has been a member of the Justice League and the Red Lantern Corps.

Origins and Early Life

New 52 Origin

Kara was born on Argo City to Zor-El and Alura In-Ze. When she was fifteen, her cousin Kal-El was born. Around that time, her father distanced himself from her uncle Jor-El after Jor-El expressed his disapproval at his brother's biological experiments. Not caring for their feud, Kara kept on babysitting her baby cousin while studying for her graduation trials.

A few months later, Kara accompanied her father to his lab. There, Zor-El showed her a space pod where he put her to sleep. As Kara lost consciousness, Zor-El stated Jor-El was right about Krypton being doomed, and he had built a rocket to save her. Ignoring her protestations, Zor-El placed Kara in her vessel together with a Sunstone recording his last words, and launched her into space right before Krypton's explosion.[1]

Kara's rocket reached the Solar System, and per its programming, it spent two decades orbiting the Earth's sun as its passenger remained in stasis.

Following the cosmic upheavals of the Rebirth period, this character's history was revised.

Current Origin

Kara was born in Argo City to Zor-El and Alura In-Ze. During Kara's naming ceremony, her uncle Kru-El attempted to kill her father and her uncle, Jor-El, intending to take control of the House of El for himself. However, the attempt was not successful, and Kru-El was arrested before being sentenced to the Phantom Zone.

As she grew, Kara developed a keen interest in history. As such, she became an avid student of the teacher and historian Catar-Ol.

Argo City survived Krypton's destruction as a result of the efforts of her father, though many of its citizens perished. Though her mother Alura survived the initial destruction, she eventually fell ill and died as a result radiation poisoning as the minerals in the soil beneath Argo slowly became Kryptonite. Ever the scientist, Zor-El created a solution; he would mass-produce lead shields and spread them over every inch of exposed land in Argo. Every hand was required to complete this massive task, including Kara's. The task was long and ardous, and by its completion, only five thousand citizens survived out of the initial eighteen thousand, and many who survived were still slowly dying of radiation exposure from before the lead shield was completed.

In the next year, she continued to survive in the slowly dying city, living a relatively solitary life. However, as stellar debris hit the exterior of the unsteerable Argo, it penetrated the city's air bubble, and asteroid fragments rained down on the city, penetrating the lead shield they had struggled so hard to build, dooming the survivors of Argo.

Desperate, her father salvaged what was left of the lead shield and his own creations and built a rocket capable of carrying a singular passenger, and used it to send his daughter out into the cosmos, leaving her as the the sole known survivor of Argo.[2]

Kara eventually arrived on Earth at some point during the early years of her cousin Kal-El's career as Superman.[3] During this period, he briefly put her in an orphanage as part of her cover, something that continued to be a sore subject later on in their lives.[4]

Early Career

At some point, she went on a date with Dick Grayson. Unfortunately, the outing ended in disaster. At first, Kara spent a good deal of time trying to pick out an outfit for the occasion, only to discover when she arrived that Dick had arrived to the date in-costume. She perceived it as showing off that he was going on a date with Superman's cousin; he was unsure that she had a secret identity, and hadn't wanted to assume. Subsequently, she complimented the waiter's eyes, comparing him to Hal Jordan, which Dick perceived as flirting with the waiter. Dick then offered to cover the check, which they both thought came off as bragging about the Wayne fortune. Later, as Kara was telling Dick about the various kinds of Kryptonite, Dick interrupted, hungry, wondering when their food would arrive; Kara, as an empowered Kryptonian, didn't get hungry, leading to her frustration. Kara, hoping to smooth things over, asked about Dick's life; to which he told of his origin and the tragedy that led to him becoming Robin, leading to yet another awkward turn in the conversation. Subsequently, the date was interrupted by a car accident outside that resulted in a truckload full of bowling balls flying out into the street and an incipient bus crash. They managed to stop the incident, but not before getting soaked by a nearby puddle and covered in dirt. They attempted to resume the date, only for Dick to discover that he'd forgotten to pick up cash, and could not pay with a card without revealing his secret identity. Afterwards, they parted ways.[5]

Kara did eventually soften a bit on the Boy Wonder; she later told her cousin she saw that he had just been trying to impress her, and how she reacted felt intolerant, judgmental, and manipulative, and that she didn't like who she was around him. However, some animosity between the pair remained for some time.[6]

A few months later, when her cousin was injected with a chemical cocktail of red kryptonite isotopes, it was briefly suggested that she be called in to help, but it was feared that she, too, could be exposed. [7] Later, after Superman was cured by the Doom Patrol and the attack traced back to the legend of an ancient Chinese warlord, the Devil Nezha, Kara was contacted. Together, she and Robin were sent back in time to contact the House of Ji, who had defeated Nezha in their time.

They successfully arrived in the correct time, and were able to find the House of Ji with relative ease. However, as they carried Nezha's sword, the House of Ji mistook them for servants of Nezha, and confronted them nearly immediately.[8]

At some point, she met and befriended Biron, a centaur who was forced into the shape of a horse by a magic spell. [9]

At the culmination of the first crisis, Kara made a great sacrifice for the sake of the world and was lost, but eventually returned. In honor of her sacrifice, a statue of her was constructed in the Hall of Justice. Her statue stood alongside that of Superboy, Batman, and Barry Allen, all of whom died in the line of duty over the years and eventually returned.[10]

Though she met her cousin-once-removed after his birth, Jon Kent, it would be many years before she realized how much the infant Jon resembled his father at the same age.[11]

New 52

Arrival on Earth

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Kara Zor-El arrives on Earth

After a while, Kara's pod crash-landed in Siberia. Kara stumbled from her craft only to be suddenly surrounded by gigantic armed robots who began trying to subdue her. Kara instinctively fought back, displaying powers she didn't know she had when Superman showed up all of sudden.[12]

Confused about her current situation, her strange powers, and the arrival of a stranger wearing her family's crest, Kara demanded to know who he was. When Superman identified himself as her cousin Kal-El, Kara became enraged, thinking he was an impostor, and she attacked Superman. The two exchanged blows all the way from Siberia to the Great Wall of China, where Kara realized her fight was endangering the people nearby. She stopped fighting and agreed to listen to Superman.[13]

Nonetheless, Kara refused to believe him when he told Krypton had been gone for decades. Kara flew back to Siberia, hoping her pod held some clues, but she found instead a holographic message from a man called Symon Tycho inviting her to his space station. Kara flew to the space station only to find out it was a trap designed to test her abilities. Kara destroyed Tycho's weapons and found her pod, but she was weakened by chunks of Green Kryptonite stuck to the hull.[14]

Kara was captured by Tycho, who intended to tear her apart in order to study her physiology. However, he was overheard by one of his employees, who broke Kara out. Kara fought her way out of Tycho space station and retrieved the Sunstone he had stolen. Unfortunately, it was too damaged to provide answers. Feeling hopeless, Kara wondered if her new powers would allow her to fly back Krypton.[15]

Kara left Earth, heading for her home-world. On the way, the Sunstone led her to a spatial portal which took her back to her hometown Argo City, now a deserted city protected by a bubble shield and orbiting a blue star. Exploring the ruins, Kara finally confirmed that Krypton was gone and her family and friends dead. Overwhelmed by grief and fury, she cried out and started to tear the city up. Her rampage was stopped by a mysterious woman named Reign, who claimed to be a worldkiller. Reign defeated Kara, pinning her to a wall and left, challenging Kara to follow her back to Earth.[16]

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Supergirl fights the Worldkillers

Despite her weakened state, Kara managed to break free and fly back to Earth to fight Reign, who was leveling New York City in the meantime. Kara engaged Reign, but the Worldkiller revealed she had three partners.[17]

After a tough, exhausting battle Kara won against all odds, beating the worldkillers back. Before leaving, though, Reign warned Kara that she would return one day... and there was a fifth Worldkiller she hadn't met yet.[18]

Following the cosmic upheavals of the Rebirth period, this character's history was revised. While some of these events may have occurred, Kara arrived on Earth much earlier in current continuity.

Meeting Silver Banshee and Superboy

 Main article: Supergirl: Girl in the World (Collected)

Later, Kara met Siobhan Smythe, an Irish girl with a gift for language and music. Both girls befriended each other quickly, and Siobhan offered to help Kara, letting her stay in her apartment for a while.

Siobhan decided to bring Kara to listen to music at a club. While at the club, both girls were attacked by Siobhan's father, a villain known as Black Banshee. Being a magic creature, Black Banshee hurt Kara, forcing Siobhan to transform into Silver Banshee in order to stop him.[19]

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The menace of Black Banshee

Kara and Siobhan faced the Black Banshee together, but Kara had no choice but to let Black Banshee absorb her in order to fight him.[20] Supergirl managed to defeat Black Banshee and rescue Thomas, Siobhan's older brother who had been previously absorbed by Black Banshee.[21]

A while later Kara met Superboy when she was taking some time by herself. They talked, but when she learned about him being a clone, she attacked, believing him to be evil. However, she stopped when she realized that Superboy didn't know that Kryptonian clones were mindless killing machines. Seeing Superboy that wasn't evil, Kara protected him from police attack and opted to leave him alone, going to confront Kal about Kon.[22]

Upon arriving in Metropolis, Kara had to battle a Superman duplicate to protect the city. Kara fought valiantly, but the fake Superman gained the upper hand and beat Kara up. Their battle got interrupted when the real Superman showed up and managed to defeat the imposter. Kara congratulated her cousin and questioned him about Superboy, but Kal explained he didn't know anything about Superboy.[23]


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Sanctuary of Solitude

While having lunch with Tom Smythe at a cafe, Kara was attacked by a humanoid blob. She fought and won, but the fact that it was able to find her when she was dressed in plain clothes worried her. Kara left Siobhan and Tom for their own safety and to find out who was attacking her.[24]

Kara brought the remains of her attacker to Superman, and using the technology in his Fortress of Solitude, they tracked the signal that was controlling the nano-machine man back to its source, miles beneath the ocean. Superman offered his assistance, but Kara still didn't fully trust him, turning down his offer to help yet again, leaving to find whoever was attacking her.[25]

Exploring the ocean floor, Kara found a Kryptonian sanctuary, created by a fragment of her pod. She also found out Simon Tycho had invaded her Sanctuary of Solitude and was the one was behind the attacks. Kara battled him and locked him away in a crystal prison, claiming her underwater base.[26]

H'el on Earth

In order to achieve his plan to bring Krypton back, H'el tricked Kara into helping him, promising to save Krypton and claiming that Earth would not suffer. Kara helped him, even going so far as to battle her cousin, Superboy, the Flash and Wonder Woman until she found out that H'el actually planned to destroy Earth to bring Krypton back. Horrified, Kara turned against him. During the final battle, she stabbed him in the chest with a shard of Kryptonite, saving the planet.[27]

Kara collapsed afterward, muttering that she couldn't "leave things to her baby cousin". Superman held her in his arms carrying her to safety.

Supergirl and Power Girl

 Main article: Supergirl: Sanctuary (Collected)

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Two Supergirls

Her ordeal with H'el left Kara with a severe case of Kryptonite poisoning.

Kara went to Dr. Shay Veritas to help, but she grew impatient and left during a battery of tests. On her way back, Kara was attacked by an alien woman made of lava [28] (who previously had attacked Superboy [29]). The lava woman defeated Kara, but fled when the US Army came along. The soldiers were about to take an unconscious Kara with them, when Power Girl showed up and rescued her alternate self.[30]

Both girls fought the army and an agent of Lex Luthor named Appex. Supergirl and Power Girl won the battle, but Kara fainted again, and Power Girl took her to Sanctuary to heal. Unfortunately, the Sanctuary's AI went crazy and tried to kill Kara, forcing both heroines to blow it up.[31]

I'noxia and Cyborg Superman

 Main article: Supergirl: Out of the Past (Collected)

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Supergirl looks for Cyborg Superman

Believing that no one could heal her illness, Kara left Earth to die alone.

Kara headed out into space and ran into I'noxia, a technological world conquered by Brainiac and ruled by Cyborg Superman.[32]

Cyborg Superman pretended to be a friend before revealing his true intentions: using Kara's flesh to reconstitute his own body and restore his memory.[33] Kara fought hard and desperately but he won. Kara's body was dissolved and her soul was forcefully integrated into the I'noxian mind-hive as her flesh was used to reconstruct Cyborg Superman's body. Cyborg Superman got his memories back remembering he was Kara's father.[34]

Horrified, Zor-El rebuilt Kara's body -who was meanwhile tearing down the I'noxian's collective consciousness-, turning himself back into the Cyborg Superman. While he and Brainiac -who had come to check on his pawn- fought, Supergirl and the I'noxian collective escaped undetected.[35]

Krypton Returns

Kara helped Superman and Superboy to ruin Hel's plans to bring Krypton back to life, an act which would alter the time line and destroy the universe.[36]

Supergirl traveled to the Battle of the Sky Core during the Great War in order to prevent a clone insurrection and defeated H'el in that timeline.[37] For his part, Superboy was sent to Argo City, a few days before Krypton's destruction, and protected Kara Zor-El from H'El.[38]

Kara and Kal reunited in the present after fulfilling their respective missions. There, they learned Superboy didn't make it. Mourning his loss, they returned to Earth.[39]

Red Daughter of Krypton

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Supergirl against Lobo

After several months of endless battles during which Kara never dealt with her survivor guilt and feelings of loss and loneliness, and believing she had been manipulated, betrayed or let down by everybody she met, Kara was on the verge of a breakdown.[40]

While visiting Dr. Veritas, The Block was attacked by Lobo.[41]. Kara initially tried to talk him down, but he exploited her friendliness to hurt her. Feeling angrier than ever, Supergirl decided she was done with being civil. They fought, and Lobo taunted Kara during the whole battle until she exploded, and her long-repressed, unleashed fury acted like a magnet to a Red Power Ring.[42]

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A Red Ring finds Supergirl

After a brief scuffle with Silver Banshee, a barely coherent and enraged Kara flew into space so that she didn't hurt anybody.[43] Found by a pair of Green Lanterns, Kara was taken to Ysmault by Hal Jordan [44] and dunked into the Blood Ocean. After getting her sanity back, Kara joined the Red Lantern Corps of Guy Gardner.[45]

Ironically, joining the Rage Lanterns helped Kara get over her anger and isolation issues, and gain emotional stability. She fought alongside the Red Lanterns for a while, battling the Diasporans [46] and Atrocitus' splinter cell [47] However Guy kicked her out of the team, unwilling to let her get killed by Atrocitus.[48]

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Supergirl emerging from the Sun

With her Red Lantern tenure over, Kara decided to come back to Earth. She was reentering Solar System when she was attacked by the Diasporan army. Although the Diasporans tried their best to capture her, Kara beat them and engaged the Diasporan leader, who revealed he was the last Worldkiller. A parasitic being, the Worldkiller tried to bond with Kara and take over her body.[49] Kara hurled herself into the Sun to destroy it, but when her attempt failed, she removed her Red Ring. Such action should have killed her, but the Sun restarted her heart and granted her a power boost which allowed her to destroy the last Worldkiller once and for all.

Free from the Red Ring and the accompanying all-consuming anger and confusion clouding her mind, Kara realized Earth could become her new home after all, and headed for the planet.[50]

Superman: Doomed

Before being kicked out of the team, Kara and her Red Lantern allies tried to stop Superman, who had been infected with a virus that was turning him into a rampaging monster, but Kal-El [51] fought them off. So she tried a different tactic, showing her cousin he could harness his anger to protect the galaxy, as she had done.[52]

After ridding herself of the Red Ring, Kara returned to Earth and helped out to rescue people trapped or hurt owing to the energy-draining Brainiac's attack. In the process, she saved the parents of Michael, a crippled boy she had a brief relationship with.[53]

Shortly after she spotted Superman when he was returning to Earth and caught him when he got hit by an energy pulse that sent him plummeting through the atmosphere.[54] Finally, Kara saved Batman from Cyborg Superman, defeating him conclusively.[55]

In the aftermath of the battle against Brainiac, Kara met Red Hood, who 'requested' her help to dismantle an alien gang that was supplying alien weaponry to street gangs.[56]

Red Lanterns: Atrocities

Shortly after Kara left the Red Lanterns, Atrocitus invaded Earth. Kara took part in the battle, helping her ex-team out [57] and keeping an army of newly-created Red Lanterns at bay while Guy took the fight to Atrocitus.[58]

Remarkably, she had the opportunity to seize a new Red Ring but she turned it down, arguing that she had let her anger go.[57]

Supergirl and the Justice League

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Justice League member

After being released from the Red Ring, Supergirl listened to a distant cry for help across the galaxy. Kara streaked through the space to help several Leaguers solve a case. Kara joined the new Justice League along with Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Green Arrow, Animal Man, Hawkman, Equinox, Adam Strange and Alanna Strange to deal with Infinitus and other threats.[59]


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This section of the history takes place during Convergence, a massive crossover event revisiting characters from past eras and realities. The villains Brainiac and Telos plucked them from their own timeline and stored them together, causing them to cross over into each others' reality. Its precise chronological placement and canonicity may be unclear.

While several alternate Supergirls fought in the Convergence planet, Kara joined the heroes working to save the universe. However, when Telos manifested in their universe, most of the heroes fled. Only Kal and Kara stayed behind to watch, holding hands and hoping for the best.[60]


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Crucible Academy

After her ordeals with the Red Lanterns, Super-Doom and Brainiac, Kara decided to make an effort to adapt to Earth. She started working as barista in New York and dated Michael. During a heart-to-heart conversation with her cousin, she stated that Earth was her home now and she wanted to live among the people she was protecting.[61]

Shortly later she was transported away to Crucible Academy, an intergalactic organization that trains heroes. Kara agreed to undergo training, and after helping to uncover a conspiracy to take over the school, she graduated and returned to Earth.

After returning, though, she realized her powers were suddenly gone.[62]

Final Days of Superman

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Inheriting the mantle

After coming back from Crucible Academy, Kara's powers started being leeched by Vandal Savage shortly before her cousin's secret identity was revealed.[63]

She still tried to help people until she lost most of her powers. Then she was approached by Director Cameron Chase, who offered to help her get her powers back if Kara joined the D.E.O.. Kara agreed, leaving New York City and the Justice League with no explanation[64] -albeit she retained "reserve member" status-[65] and moving to National City.

A few weeks later Superman sought Supergirl out to reveal he was dying, tell her his Fortress belonged to her now and ask her to consider protecting Earth after he was gone. Shedding a tear, Kara accepted.[66]

Later, while she was undergoing treatment to restore her powers, Kara heard her cousin was in danger. She told her new foster parents to let her go, and streaked off.[67]

Kara joined the battle against the Energy Superman, but she was unable to save her cousin. Before his apparent death, she vowed that she would make him proud.[68]


Reign of the Cyborg Supermen

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A new home

As a last-ditch effort to restore her powers, the D.E.O. built a space rocket and sent Kara into the Sun. The intense charge of solar energy managed restore Supergirl's powers, and she flew back to Earth just in time to save the D.E.O. from a Kryptonian werewolf called Lar-On who escaped from the Phantom Zone accidentally.

After that ordeal Kara started working for the D.E.O. officially, moving to National City, being adopted by Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers and attending her new school.[69]

While Kara tried to adapt to her new life and new parents after her cousin's death, Cyborg Superman returned, revealing his true identity to Kara[70] and vowing to make her happy by bringing Argo City back to life... even if he had to sacrifice Earth in the process. He refused to listen when Kara tried to dissuade him from that course of action,[71] forcing her daughter to fight him.[72] Kara managed to disable his cybernetic body, and after expressing regret at his inability to ask her help to save Argo, Kara hugged him and vowed to help him go back to being the man he was.[73]

Superman: Reborn

After putting a stop to Cyborg Superman, Supergirl and the D.E.O. worked on finding the cause of Lar-On's transformation in order to cure him.[74]

A few days later, Superman visited Supergirl and invited her over to celebrate a Kryptonian celebration called "Day of Truth"[75][76]. Kara was thrilled to finally talk to her family and speak to her second cousin Jonathan. Afterwards, Clark revealed Kara that he and Lois were whole again after being split by an unknown but immensely powerful enemy, and history was changed in the process.[77] Kara stated she would always be there for him, and promised to help him fight whoever threatened him.

Escape from the Phantom Zone

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Supergirl and Batgirl, together again for the first time

After listening to the telepathic messages of an alleged Kryptonian imprisoned by Project Cadmus called Gayle Marsh (Psi), Kara enlisted Batgirl's help to break into a Cadmus black site. Although it was revealed Gayle wasn't Kryptonian but she was trying to find a way to travel to the Phantom Zone, Supergirl and Batgirl became friends during that case.[78]

Several days after her meeting with Kal, Supergirl had to attend a clean energy expo sponsored by TychoTech, Simon Tycho's old firm. TychoTech stole Kryptonian dangerous techonology from the D.E.O. and created a device powered by energy siphoned from Phantom Zone. Supergirl needed to be in the event to make sure that nobody got hurt. Kara met Barbara Gordon before the unveiling and recognized her right away. Magog attacked Supergirl during the ceremony and their battle broke the device down. Both Batgirl and Supergirl were thrown into the Phantom Zone.[79]

There they were captured by Xa-Du, the Phantom Zone's first inmate. Xa-Du had captured Psi, intending to coerce her into opening a rift to escape from the Zone, but she encased herself into a psionic bubble. So Xa-Du was boiling other Phantom Zoners over and turning their souls into fuel for his armor in order to make himself powerful enough to break her shell.[80] Batgirl and Supergirl managed to escape, and Batgirl faced Xa-Du while Supergirl reached Psi out. Both girls managed to defeat the villain and Psi sent them back home. After their adventure, Barbara and Kara praised each other, and Barbara stated Kara could ask her help whenever she needed her.[81]

In the meantime, Emerald Empress got to build a team to destroy Supergirl.

Superman Revenge Squad

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The Superman Family in action

Hank Henshaw, turned back into Cyborg Superman, and five other Superman enemies -Zod, Mongul, Metallo, Eradicator and Blanque- allied themselves to destroy the Man of Steel.[82] Blinded and cornered, Kal-El took his wife and son to the Fortress, sent his cousin a distress call and tried to fight the six villains at once. The Superman Revenge Squad was about to kill him when Supergirl swooped down and took her cousin away.[83]

The Superman Family and the Revenge Squad battled. Kara fought Cyborg Superman, but when Zod appeared to blow up Lois and Jon's escape ship, Supergirl got utterly mad and attacked him. Unfortunately, he smashed her into the ground.[84] Zod sent the rest of the Superman Family to the Zone and decided to kill the last member of the House of El, but Superboy -riding a Kryptonian battle suit- distracted Zod long enough for Kara recovering. During the battle Supergirl struck Zod and bashed Metallo. However, Zod managed to get his own family out of the Zone and leaving Earth together with them. After the battle, Superman and Supergirl freed the Superman Family but agreed to leave Cyborg Superman in there.[85]

The Girl of No Tomorrow

Emerald Empress put together a new Fatal Five team to destroy Supergirl, made up of Selena, Magog, Indigo, a clone of Solomon Grundy and herself.

In order to destroy the Girl of Steel and erase her legacy, they scrambled her powers[86] and leaked that her father was Cyborg Superman and was put under her custody.[87] Although the Fatal Five were defeated and the Emerald Empress sent back to the future, the National City townsfolk stopped trusting Supergirl, Catherine Grant started campaigning against the young hero, and the D.E.O. cut ties with her to save face. Kara's adoptive parents quit their jobs and the whole family moved out, but Supergirl was determined to keep protecting National City, unaware that Mister Bones is plotting against her and Mister Oz mercy-killed her father.[88]

Shortly after cutting ties with the D.E.O., Supergirl helped stop Superwoman when the latter went on a rampage.[89] After calm Lana down, Kara helped her get a friend of hers infected with Red Kryptonite back to normal. Then both women were attacked by an Almeracian soldier looking to claim the "Maxima" name, but the real Maxima joined them in bringing the pretender down.[90]

Plain Sight

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Supergirl under siege

Although the Fatal Five were defeated, their actions left Supergirl in a very precarious situation. In order to control her overwhelming powers, Kara visited Kong Kenan and his master I-Ching per Superman's advice. I-Ching taught Kara meditation routines to bring her powers under control, which came in handy when Supergirl and the Chinese Super-Man headed to Mongolia to solve a conflict between a Rocket Red Brigade member and several frightened civilians.[91]

Nonetheless, Supergirl was facing bigger troubles. She was considered dangerous and untrustworthy by the National City's residents, who couldn't forget her father was the Cyborg Superman. Director Bones had taken direct control of the D.E.O.'s National City branch and was determined to get dangerous parahumans like Supergirl under control. As his agents patrolled the schools, searching for clues to discover her secret identity, search-and-capture squads were deployed every time Supergirl intervened to save lives. At the same time, Kara Danvers' boss Cat Grant, who also felt betrayed by the Cyborg Superman's business, was campaigning against her. Chased by the D.E.O. and hated by the townsfolk, Kara briefly wondered if she should bother with a secret identity despite her parents' asking her to lay low for a while.[92]

Mister Bones started to send out mind-controlled parahumans after her: Strange Visitor,[93] Deceilia,[94] and the Evolutionist.[95] Nonetheless, all of them were talked down or beaten down by Supergirl, who guessed the DEO was after them and Bones was being helped by some expert in mind-controlling and brainwashing.

Working jointly, Cameron Chase, Shay Veritas and Lar-On discovered Bones was working with, and being manipulated by, Mokkari. Mokkari captured Shay straight after she found out about his schemes, forcing Kara and her allies to go on the attack after a failed attempt to reason with Bones on Cameron's part. As Supergirl confronted Bones and Mokkari -at the same time saving their lives from an overzealous metahuman-, Cameron and Lar broke into the DEO's base, rescued Chase and hacked in the database, sending all information regarding Mister Bones's dirty dealings to Benjamin Rubel, who had decided to help Supergirl after talking to people saved by the Girl of Steel.[96] Ben spread the data through the CatCo Worldwide Media's app, ruining Bones' reputation.

At the end, Supergirl delivered a public speech, stating she wasn't perfect and she would always make mistakes, but she promised to work for earning everybody's trust.[97]

No Justice

 Main article: Justice League: No Justice Vol 1

When the Source Wall got cracked and several Justice League teams left to save Colu from the Omega Titans, Supergirl and Green Arrow remained on Earth. However, Supergirl found the Titans had arrived on Earth first when she was leaving the Earth's atmosphere.[98]

During the Crisis, Supergirl and Batgirl work together to find Green Arrow, but Supergirl is attacked by Brainiac 2.0 as looking for Oliver Queen around the Fortress of Solitude.[99]

The Dark Gods

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Supergirl engaging Savage Fire

As a mysterious insanity made people across the world swear off their old gods and riot violently while proclaiming the coming of "the dark gods", Supergirl was mind-controlled into attacking Wonder Woman.[100] Both women battled across the skies of Washington, D.C. until Wonder Woman ensnared Supergirl in her Lasso of Truth and commanded Kara to tell her everything she knew about the dark gods. Instead, Supergirl blacked out and collapsed.[101]

Supergirl came around later, mercifully free from mind control, and found the dark gods had already arrived, and one of them was pummelling an armored man mercilessly. Supergirl knocked Savage Fire with a double fist attack but her magic aura weakened the Girl of Steel. As Savage Fire vanished, Wonder Woman's brother Jason helped Supergirl land safely and introduced himself. Supergirl, Jason and the Justice League decided to approach the leader of the dark gods, King Best, who was standing still. Unfortunately, King Best absorbed their combined might when they came near him and wished them away.[102]

The Man of Steel

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Supergirl fighting Rogol Zaar

Kara attended a ceremony to honor everything her cousin had done for Metropolis.[103]

Later, she heard the Fortress of Solitude's alarm and headed to the place. She became horrified when she found the base demolished and the Bottle City of Kandor smashed. Kara and Kal - who had arrived first - were deeply upset and headed out to find the culprit. Supergirl first went back to National City to check on her family and friends and then headed towards Metropolis to meet with her cousin, who was already under attack by an unknown alien calling himself Rogol Zaar. Rogol Zaar claimed to have been the destructor of Krypton and had sworn to cleanse the universe of all Kryptonians.[104]

Kara and Kal attacked right away, the former blind with rage, but not even their combined might was enough to stop Rogol. Rogol Zaar knocked Supergirl away, blasted Superman down and was about to run his axe through the Man of Steel when the incoming arrival of Green Lantern caused him to run away mysteriously. Supergirl decided to fly off and look for Rogol.[105]

Supergirl made a stop at the Fortress to clean up the mess and retrieved an undamaged Phantom Zone Projector. Back on Metropolis, Supergirl was busy searching for her now missing cousin and saving people when she was approached by the Justice League, already aware of Rogol Zaar's crimes. As Wonder Woman tried to reassure her, Supergirl realized Superman would want to take Rogol off world. A quick telescopic scan confirmed her cousin was lying on the Moon, unconscious and badly wounded. Kara retrieved Kal and took him to the Hall of Justice where he received medical treatment. Suddenly, Superman realized where Rogol Zaar was hiding, and bolted out, leaving his dejected cousin behind.[106]

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Supergirl sends Rogol Zaar into the Phantom Zone

Unwilling to be left behind or protected, Supergirl picked up the Phantom Zone Projector and when she spotted Superman and Rogol Zaar battling beyond the atmosphere, joined the fight and sent Rogol into the Zone. When her cousin argued they couldn't toss every trouble into the Phantom Zone, Kara agreed, but said that monster deserved the punishment as far as she and Kryptonian law were concerned.

Later, Kara and Kal were building a memorial for Kandor. Since they knew nothing about Rogol other than his claims of destroying Krypton, Supergirl decided to leave Earth for a short while in order to investigate.[107]

The Killers of Krypton

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Supergirl puts her new solar-collector suit on

Supergirl set out to find out the truth about Rogol Zaar's claims in spite of her cousin begging her to take a breath and stay with him. She believed she had put her pain and anger to rest, but Rogol's actions and words brought her post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor's guilt back to the forefront. Kara got Hal Jordan to scan Rogol's battleaxe and confirmed that someone powerful who doesn't want to be found was behind Rogol's actions and hiding the truth about Krypton. Determined to get answers, Kara built a spaceship, donned a solar collector suit and took off towards Mogo, accompanied by Krypto.[108]

Shortly after arriving in Mogo, Kara discovered a recording of Appa Ali Apsa confessing to being a member of an organization called the Circle which was responsible for Krypton's demise,[109] and revealed the existence of several data stones storing the full truth.[110] Supergirl started a hunt across the galaxy, unknowingly followed by an agent of the Circle.[111]

During her quest, though, Supergirl was found and captured by Harry Hokum.[112] After getting several genetic samples, Hokum had her thrown in a cell, but Kara broke out on her own and stumbled upon the Omega Men during her jailbreak.[113] The group of heroes managed to run away from the Citadel, but Hokum sent after them an army of Supergirl clones.[114]

Secret Six

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Supergirl responded to the Fortress of Solitude's security alarm, which had been activated by The Commissioner, and found herself in the midst of a battle between five corrupted former heroes against Batman and Superman. She came to the aid of Batman as Sky Tyrant almost killed him and brought him to her cousin. As Scarab launched a Batarang infected by the Batman Who Laughs, Supergirl caught it. Kara soon felt the infection and transformed into the darkest version of herself. With Supergirl's infection, the Secret Six had been assembled and used their powers to open a portal into the Dark Multiverse.[115] Shortly afterwards, she left to foil Brainiac-1's attempts to control her and killed him.[116]

Doomsday Clock

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After Superman was framed and rendered comatose by an unknown enemy, Supergirl joined the army of heroes who headed towards Mars to confront Doctor Manhattan. Although she took part in the ensuing battle, she and all the remaining heroes were easily defeated by Manhattan.[117]

Infinite Frontier

Woman of Tomorrow

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Supergirl protects Ruthye

Supergirl just turned 21 and traveled to a planet without a red sun so she could feel the full effects of alcohol. Simultaneously, Ruthye Marye Knoll's father was murdered, so she wanted a warrior to track the killer. Both women met and were attacked by Krem, the killer of Ruthy'e father.[118]. After searching for Krem, Kara and Ruthye were stranded on a planet, Barenton, that has a green sun that severely hurt Kryptonians. Ruthye protected a weakened Kara from monsters and eventually escape the planet.[119] Supergirl caught up with Krem, but he threw a deadly, magical ball and Kara outran it with Comet the Super-Horse.[120] Eventually, Ruthye managed to tie up Krem and tortured him as Kara took on and defeated the Brigands. Kara returned to Ruthye and almost sliced of Krem's neck, but chose not to.[121]

Dark Crisis

After returning from space, she was asked, and accepted, to be part of Jon Kent's New Justice League, created in the wake of the death of the Justice League. [122]


  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under the effects of a "yellow" sun, Kara possesses the same potential powers as an average Kryptonian. These include:
    • Solar Energy Absorption: Under optimal conditions, this is the main source of Kara'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 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'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'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 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. Karas 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 can see with better acuity in darkness, and to a degree in total darkness.
    • Flight: Kara 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 is nigh-invulnerable to extreme energy forces. In addition, her extends this protection against toxins and diseases.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Kara 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'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 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 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 can live longer than regular humans, remaining at her prime as long as she was under the exposure of the "yellow" sun.
    • Energy Projection: Supergirl can project the solar energy she has absorbed. The energy projection is strong enough to free her from the Lasso of Truth.[123]
      • Force Field: Supergirl can use the absorbed solar energy to cover her body in a glowing light. The force field has a protective nature. For example, it can prevent her from getting wet and allows her to breathe underwater. However, the extent of its effects is unknown.[25]
    • Sound Manipulation: Supergirl is able to alter her voice in order to affect her surroundings as demonstrated when, in order to get out of a trap created by Cyborg Superman, Kara disrupted the frequency of the machine by screaming at a certain frequency.[124]




  • Supergirl was 16 years old when she arrived on Earth.[112]
  • Supergirl is known as the Girl of Steel and the Girl of Tomorrow.[30]
  • Supergirl is the first member of the Red Lantern Corps who has managed to destroy her own ring and survive without one and without having any help from a Blue Power Ring, only because she was able to absorb enough yellow sunlight due to being at Earth's yellow sun when it happened.



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