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Superman took the wounded Matrix with him back to his universe, entrusting her at first in the care of his parents, who called her "Mae". Unsure of itself, the shapeshifter began to model itself after Superman. It also assumed the role of Clark Kent briefly when the real Superman was in self imposed exile in outer space. Eventually, Superman returned and Matrix, still locked in Superman's image, banished herself into outer space. She was found by [[Maxima]] and [[Draaga]], who mistook her for the real Superman. During a fight with Draaga, she shifted back into her Supergirl image. Both Draaga and Matrix were then taken to [[Warworld]] and brainwashed by [[Brainiac]] into serving him.<ref>''Action Comics'' #674</ref> Brainiac was planning an invasion of Earth, but Superman (rallying most of Earth's heroes) launched a preemptive strike against Warworld. Early in the fighting, Draaga and Matrix both managed to shake off Brainiac's brainwashing and join with Superman. <ref>''The Adventures of Superman'' #488</ref> Supergirl managed to convince Maxima to switch sides as well. She was prepared to sacrifice herself to destroy a bomb Brainiac sent after the team, but Draaga (having sworn to protect her) sacrificed himself instead, much to Matrix's heartache. <ref>''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #10</ref> After Brainiac was defeated, Supergirl buried Draaga on an asteroid. She decided to keep the image and name Supergirl and return to Earth.<ref>''The Adventures of Superman'' #489</ref>
 
Superman took the wounded Matrix with him back to his universe, entrusting her at first in the care of his parents, who called her "Mae". Unsure of itself, the shapeshifter began to model itself after Superman. It also assumed the role of Clark Kent briefly when the real Superman was in self imposed exile in outer space. Eventually, Superman returned and Matrix, still locked in Superman's image, banished herself into outer space. She was found by [[Maxima]] and [[Draaga]], who mistook her for the real Superman. During a fight with Draaga, she shifted back into her Supergirl image. Both Draaga and Matrix were then taken to [[Warworld]] and brainwashed by [[Brainiac]] into serving him.<ref>''Action Comics'' #674</ref> Brainiac was planning an invasion of Earth, but Superman (rallying most of Earth's heroes) launched a preemptive strike against Warworld. Early in the fighting, Draaga and Matrix both managed to shake off Brainiac's brainwashing and join with Superman. <ref>''The Adventures of Superman'' #488</ref> Supergirl managed to convince Maxima to switch sides as well. She was prepared to sacrifice herself to destroy a bomb Brainiac sent after the team, but Draaga (having sworn to protect her) sacrificed himself instead, much to Matrix's heartache. <ref>''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #10</ref> After Brainiac was defeated, Supergirl buried Draaga on an asteroid. She decided to keep the image and name Supergirl and return to Earth.<ref>''The Adventures of Superman'' #489</ref>
   
Upon returning to Earth, she met [[Lex Luthor]] and allied herself with him. In her universe, Luthor had been a brave and honorable man and she assumed that he was similar. Supergirl became Luthor's bodyguard and lover, often coming into conflict with Superman. Eventually, she discovered that Luthor had been attempting to clone an army based off of her. Upon discovering this, she uncovered the full nature of Luthor's duplicity and ended their relationship.
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Upon returning to Earth, she met [[Lex Luthor]] and allied herself with him. At this time, Luthor was posing as his son, Lex Luthor II. In her universe, Luthor had been a brave and honorable man and she assumed that he was similar. Supergirl became Luthor's bodyguard and lover, much to Superman's chagrin (who still had his doubts about this new Luthor).<ref>''Action Comics'' #677</ref> When Doomsday emerged, Luthor kept Supergirl from joining the fray until the battle between the monster and Doomsday reached Metropolis itself. Unfortunately, Doomsday was so powerful that he quickly overcame Matrix, hitting her so hard that she was reduced to her protoplasm state. <ref>''Superman: The Man of Steel'' #19</ref> Supergirl was grieved at the loss of the Man of Steel, and decided to try and live up to legacy and defend Metropolis. When Superman's body was stolen by Cadmus, Supergirl decided to investigate, leading to a battle with the Underworlders.<ref>''The Adventures of Superman'' #499</ref> When Lois Lane discovered that it was Cadmus that stole the body, Supergirl retrieved the body herself and saw that it was reburied.<ref>''Superman'' (vol.2) #77</ref>Supergirl also led Team Luthor alongside Lex during Superman's absence.<ref>''Supergirl and Team Luthor'' special #1</ref>
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Eventually, she discovered that Luthor had been attempting to clone an army based off of her. Upon discovering this, she uncovered the full nature of Luthor's duplicity and ended their relationship. She only stopped short of killing Luthor by Superman's intervention.<ref>''Supergirl'' 1994 Mini-Series #1-4</ref> It was at this point that the truth about Luthor (him being the original Luthor in a cloned body) was discovered.
   
 
She got along very well with the Kents and briefly stayed with them in [[Smallville]]. Matrix also briefly joined the Teen Titans after helping them defeat an evil version of [[Raven]].
 
She got along very well with the Kents and briefly stayed with them in [[Smallville]]. Matrix also briefly joined the Teen Titans after helping them defeat an evil version of [[Raven]].

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Real Name: Matrix
Nicknames: Mae
Former Aliases: No known former alias
Other Current Aliases: No other known current aliases


Status

Occupation: Adventurer
Legal Status: Legal status unknown
Identity: Secret
Marital Status: Marital status unknown
Group Affiliation: Teen Titans
Base of Operations: Mobile

Origin

Artificial lifeform created by a Lex Luthor from another universe.


Place of Birth: unknown
Known Relatives: Fred and Edna Danvers (parents)
First Appearance: SUPERMAN Vol. 2 #16 (April, 1988)
Final Appearance: SUPERGIRL Vol. 3 #1-2 [1996] (merged with Linda)

History

An artificial 'protoplasmic' lifeform, Matrix was the only survivor from a pocket universe destroyed by super-powered Kryptonian criminals despite Superman (Kal-El/Clark Kent)'s assistance.

Superman took the wounded Matrix with him back to his universe, entrusting her at first in the care of his parents, who called her "Mae". Unsure of itself, the shapeshifter began to model itself after Superman. It also assumed the role of Clark Kent briefly when the real Superman was in self imposed exile in outer space. Eventually, Superman returned and Matrix, still locked in Superman's image, banished herself into outer space. She was found by Maxima and Draaga, who mistook her for the real Superman. During a fight with Draaga, she shifted back into her Supergirl image. Both Draaga and Matrix were then taken to Warworld and brainwashed by Brainiac into serving him.[1] Brainiac was planning an invasion of Earth, but Superman (rallying most of Earth's heroes) launched a preemptive strike against Warworld. Early in the fighting, Draaga and Matrix both managed to shake off Brainiac's brainwashing and join with Superman. [2] Supergirl managed to convince Maxima to switch sides as well. She was prepared to sacrifice herself to destroy a bomb Brainiac sent after the team, but Draaga (having sworn to protect her) sacrificed himself instead, much to Matrix's heartache. [3] After Brainiac was defeated, Supergirl buried Draaga on an asteroid. She decided to keep the image and name Supergirl and return to Earth.[4]

Upon returning to Earth, she met Lex Luthor and allied herself with him. At this time, Luthor was posing as his son, Lex Luthor II. In her universe, Luthor had been a brave and honorable man and she assumed that he was similar. Supergirl became Luthor's bodyguard and lover, much to Superman's chagrin (who still had his doubts about this new Luthor).[5] When Doomsday emerged, Luthor kept Supergirl from joining the fray until the battle between the monster and Doomsday reached Metropolis itself. Unfortunately, Doomsday was so powerful that he quickly overcame Matrix, hitting her so hard that she was reduced to her protoplasm state. [6] Supergirl was grieved at the loss of the Man of Steel, and decided to try and live up to legacy and defend Metropolis. When Superman's body was stolen by Cadmus, Supergirl decided to investigate, leading to a battle with the Underworlders.[7] When Lois Lane discovered that it was Cadmus that stole the body, Supergirl retrieved the body herself and saw that it was reburied.[8]Supergirl also led Team Luthor alongside Lex during Superman's absence.[9]

Eventually, she discovered that Luthor had been attempting to clone an army based off of her. Upon discovering this, she uncovered the full nature of Luthor's duplicity and ended their relationship. She only stopped short of killing Luthor by Superman's intervention.[10] It was at this point that the truth about Luthor (him being the original Luthor in a cloned body) was discovered.

She got along very well with the Kents and briefly stayed with them in Smallville. Matrix also briefly joined the Teen Titans after helping them defeat an evil version of Raven.

After Superman's battle with Doomsday, she posed as Clark Kent to preserve his secret identity.

Matrix had promised to find a missing woman, Linda Danvers. Linda had fallen in with cultists and was to be sacrificed. She was stabbed repeatedly by Buzz. Matrix bonded itself to the dying Linda, forming a new being--Supergirl (Linda Danvers).

Characteristics

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 140 lbs (xxx kg)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
Unusual Features: No unusual features


Powers

Known Powers:

  • super strength
  • superspeed and flight
  • Shapeshifting
  • Psychokinetic blasts and shields
  • Invisibility

Known Abilities: No known abilities.
Strength Level: Strength level unknown


Miscellaneous

Equipment: No known equipment.
Transportation: No known transportation.
Weapons: No known weapons.


Notes

Trivia


Recommended Readings

  • Supergirl: Many Happy Returns


Related Articles


External Links


References

  1. Action Comics #674
  2. The Adventures of Superman #488
  3. Superman: The Man of Steel #10
  4. The Adventures of Superman #489
  5. Action Comics #677
  6. Superman: The Man of Steel #19
  7. The Adventures of Superman #499
  8. Superman (vol.2) #77
  9. Supergirl and Team Luthor special #1
  10. Supergirl 1994 Mini-Series #1-4



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