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| Image = Supergirl-matrix.png
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| Image = Supergirl Matrix 001.jpg
| ImageText = Supergirl (Matrix)
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| RealName = Matrix
| RealName = Linda Danvers
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| MainAlias = Supergirl
| CurrentAlias = Supergirl
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| Aliases = [[Mae]], [[Linda Danvers]], [[Draaga]]
| Distinguish1 = Supergirl
 
| Distinguish2 =
 
| Aliases =
 
 
| Identity = Public
 
| Identity = Public
 
| Alignment = Good
 
| Alignment = Good
| Affiliation = Superman, Justice League
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| Affiliation = [[Superman Family]]; [[Teen Titans (New Earth)|Teen Titans]]; [[LexCorp]]
| Relatives = Teen Titans, Tem Luthor/Lexcorp
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| Relatives = [[Lex Luthor (Pocket Universe)]] (creator)
| Universe = New Earth
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| Universe = Pocket Universe; New Earth
| BaseOfOperations = Metropolis
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| BaseOfOperations = [[Metropolis]] (formerly); [[Leesburg]] (formerly)
   
 
| Gender = Female
 
| Gender = Female
| Height = [[Height Scale#5 Feet 8 Inches|5'8]]
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| Height = 5'8
| Weight = 138
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| Weight = 118 lbs
 
| Eyes = Blue
 
| Eyes = Blue
 
| Hair = Blond
 
| Hair = Blond
| UnusualFeatures = none
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| UnusualFeatures =
   
 
| Citizenship = American
 
| Citizenship = American
 
| MaritalStatus = Single
 
| MaritalStatus = Single
| Occupation = Adventurer
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| Occupation =
| Education = Unknown
 
   
| Origin =
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| Creators = John Byrne
| PlaceOfBirth = Lexcorps labs
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| First = Superman Vol 2 16
| Creator = [[John Byrne]]
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| Last = Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix Vol 1 2
| First = [[Superman Vol 2 16|Superman vol.2 #16]]
 
   
| HistoryText = '''Encounter with Superman'''
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| Quotation =
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| Speaker =
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In an alternate reality (a "Pocket Universe") three Kryptonian criminals escaped the Phantom Zone, and tried to take over that reality's Earth. There was no Superman in this reality (his younger self, Superboy, having died before the criminals' escape) but there was a Lex Luthor who hadn't gone bad. Using an artificial lifeform called the "protoplasmic matrix," Lex made a red-headed woman who resembled his true love, the deceased alternate reality Lana Lang, even having Lana's memories due to her synaptic pathways being copied into the creature. This Lex had also patterned her physiology to resemble Superman's, whom he had seen using one of his many inventions to look into the mainstream universe.
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| Overview = '''Matrix''' was a protoplasmic, shape-shifting life form created by an alternate [[Lex Luthor (Pocket Universe)|Lex Luthor]]. She was '''[[Supergirl]]''' for a while.
   
Like Superman, the creature was superhumanly strong and fast and could fly, but also had the powers of shapeshifting, telekinesis, and invisibility. The girl, whom Luthor called Matrix, was given a feminine version of Superman's uniform, shape-shifted into a young blonde woman, and fought the three criminals as "Supergirl". Her powers were no match for theirs, however. Desperate, Lex sent Matrix into the mainstream universe to recruit Superman. Her efforts were successful, and Superman did aid in stopping the Kryptonian criminals, but the alternate Earth had been ruined, and was now lifeless. Superman took the orphaned Matrix back to the mainstream DC Universe with him.
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| HistoryText =
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===Origins===
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{{main|Supergirl: The Supergirl Saga}}
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In a [[Pocket Universe]] alternate reality, three [[Kryptonian]] criminals escaped the [[Phantom Zone]], and tried to take over that reality's Earth. There was no Superman in this reality (his younger self, [[Kal-El (Pocket Universe)|Superboy]], having died before the criminals' escape) but there was a [[Lex Luthor (Pocket Universe)|Lex Luthor]] who hadn't gone bad. Using an artificial life form called the "protoplasmic matrix," Lex made a red-headed woman who resembled his true love, the deceased alternate reality [[Lana Lang (Pocket Universe)|Lana Lang]], even having Lana's memories due to her synaptic pathways being copied into the creature. This Lex had also patterned her physiology to resemble Superman's, whom he had seen using one of his many inventions to look into [[New Earth|another universe]].
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Like [[Kal-El (New Earth)|Superman]], the creature was super humanly strong and fast and could fly, but also had the powers of shape shifting, telekinesis, and invisibility. The girl, whom Luthor called Matrix, was given a feminine version of Superman's uniform, shape-shifted into a young blonde woman, and fought the three criminals as "Supergirl". Her powers were no match for theirs, however. Desperate, Lex sent Matrix into the mainstream universe to recruit Superman. Her efforts were successful, and Superman did aid in stopping the Kryptonian criminals, but the alternate Earth had been ruined, and was now lifeless. Superman took the orphaned Matrix, now turned into a humanoid form of protoplasm, back to the mainstream DC Universe with him.<ref>{{c|Superman Vol 2 22}}</ref>
   
 
===Supergirl===
 
===Supergirl===
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Upon arrival on the mainstream Earth, Matrix was taken to live with Superman's parents, [[Jonathan Kent (New Earth)|Jonathan]] and [[Martha Kent (New Earth)|Martha Kent]]. Although the Kents were kind, Matrix (or "Mae" as the Kents named her) became delusional for a time, believing she was Clark, even assuming his form. After a fight with the real Superman, Matrix came to her senses, but concerned that she might become unstable again and cause the Kents harm, she fled into outer space.<ref>{{c|Action Comics Vol 1 644}}</ref>
   
Upon arrival on the mainstream Earth, Matrix was taken to live with Superman's parents, the Kents. Jonathan and Martha did a fine job raising their new "daughter", but Matrix (or "Mae" as the Kents named her) became delusional for a time, believing she was Clark, even assuming his form. After a fight with the real Superman, Matrix came to her senses, but concerned that she might become unstable again and cause the Kents harm, she fled into outer space.
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After many misadventures, she returned to Earth, where she met and fell in love with [[Alexander Luthor (New Earth)|Lex Luthor]], who was disguised at the time as his own son.<ref name=AC676>{{c|Action Comics Vol 1 676}}</ref> Again donning the uniform her reality's Lex had given her, Matrix assumed the name of Supergirl and became Luthor's bodyguard. Lex made Matrix's existence public to the world, which led to a brawl between Matrix and Superman over her decision, although Superman and the Kents eventually accepted her right to make her own decisions while Matrix in turn assured her 'family' that she wouldn't tell Lex any of Superman's secrets.<ref name=AC676/>
 
After many adventures (or misadventures), she returned to Earth, where she met and fell in love with the mainstream Lex Luthor (Disguised at the time as his own son). Again donning the uniform her reality's Lex had given her, (and once again in the form of the young blonde woman), she assumed the role of Supergirl in the mainstream DC universe, determined to make this Earth a better one than the one she left. One of her first acts was to return to Smallville, Kansas, and reunite with her "parents", Jonathan and Martha Kent.
 
 
Her parents and Superman were shocked when they learned that their dear Mae was now dating Luthor. Mae began living with Lex, and even had an altercation with her "brother" Superman over it.
 
 
When Doomsday killed Superman, Supergirl used her powers to protect Metropolis, but was met with some derision, as many people saw her as Luthor's "pet". She did an admirable job of rescuing victims, teaching the new hero Superboy about the importance of being serious when saving lives, and helped Superman return once he was found to be alive again. She even posed as Clark Kent, pretending that Clark was trapped in a well-stocked cellar during Doomsday's initial attack, to help explain why Clark was gone while Superman was dead.
 
   
But her biggest shock came when she learned that Lex had cloned her, making thousands of his own personal "Supergirls". She went berserk, and destroyed his lab, his clones, and almost killed Lex before he fell into a coma. She decided to join the Teen Titans for a short while, but left shortly afterwards, realizing that it just wasn't for her.
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===Death of Superman===
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{{main|Death of Superman}}
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When [[Doomsday (New Earth)|Doomsday]] killed Superman, Supergirl used her powers to protect [[Metropolis]], but was met with some derision, as many people saw her as Luthor's "pet".{{cn}}
   
'''Earth-born angel'''
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During that time Matrix rescued victims, taught the new hero [[Kon-El (New Earth)|Superboy]] about the importance of being serious when saving lives, and helped Superman return once he was found to be alive again. She even posed as Clark Kent, pretending that Clark was trapped in a well-stocked cellar during Doomsday's initial attack, to help explain why Clark was gone while Superman was dead.
After some soul searching, Mae began to wonder if she was even a real person or if she even had a soul. But this was solved when she held the hand of a dying girl named Linda Danvers. Matrix's shapeshifting ability merged the two into the new Supergirl and Mae became the Earth Angel of Fire, simultaneously losing her shape-shifting abilities as she subconsciously defined herself as just Linda and Supergirl. The remnants of her protoplasmic form that were not absorbed in the merge became an evil, insane Matrix, who fought the Mae/Linda merged Supergirl, until she was absorbed by Blithe, the Earth Angel of Light. Later, when the good aspect of Matrix was separated from Linda, she was merged with Twilight, and became a new Angel of Fire.
 
   
| Powers = '''Telekinesis:''' her primary power was telekinesis which she could use to move objects with her mind and enhance her strength and speed to superhuman levels. By levitating herself, she could fly at supersonic speeds. She used her telekinetic powers to surround herself with an aura of psionic invulnerability which could deflect almost any attack. She could focus her psychokinesis into devastating force blasts, or extend a psionic barrier around others to shield them from harm. She could even use her psi-power to rearrange the molecular structure of fabrics, and alter clothing and costumes with her thoughts (an ability that enabled her to change her clothing when she changed shape, and turn tattered rags into a costume for Superman).
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===Reign of Tomorrow===
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{{main|Supergirl Vol 3}}
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But her biggest shock came when she learned that Lex had cloned her, making thousands of his own personal "Supergirls". She went berserk, and destroyed his lab, his clones, and almost killed Lex before he fell into a coma due to flaws in the cloning process that had created his new body.
   
'''Invisibility:''' By deflecting lightwaves and sound waves with her aura, she could become invisible and inaudible, even to Superman's sense of hearing.
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Later on, She joined the [[Teen Titans (New Earth)|Teen Titans]] for a short while, but left shortly afterwards, realizing that it just wasn't for her.
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'''Superhuman strength''' - Her strength was augmented by her psychokinetic power.
 
   
'''Superhuman speed''' - Her speed and reflexes were augmented, though not to the same degree as Superman's; however, this may have required some degree of conscious concentration, as when she was suffering from exhaust after Superman's battle with Doomsday, a rescue worker was able to snatch a cup from her hand against her will.
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===Earth-born Angel===
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After some soul searching, Mae began to wonder if she was even a real person or if she even had a soul.
   
'''Shape-shifting''' - Possibly an application of her psychokinesis. Minor changes in coloration and facial features were relatively effortless, but signifigant changes in size, build or gender were appently quite strenouous.
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Eventually she happened upon a dying girl named [[Linda Danvers (New Earth)|Linda Danvers]]. Matrix's shape shifting ability merged the two into the new Supergirl and Mae became the Earth Angel of Fire, simultaneously losing her shape-shifting abilities as she subconsciously defined herself as just Linda and Supergirl. The remnants of her protoplasmic form that were not absorbed in the merge became an evil, insane Matrix, who fought the Mae/Linda merged Supergirl, until she was absorbed by [[Blithe (New Earth)|Blithe, the Earth Angel of Light]]. Later, when the good aspect of Matrix was separated from Linda, she was merged with [[Twilight II (New Earth)|Twilight]], and became a new Angel of Fire.<ref>{{c|Supergirl Vol 4 74}}</ref>
   
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Matrix wouldn't get directly involved in metahuman affairs again, and her existence was erased after several [[Infinite Crisis|cosmic]] [[Flash: Flashpoint|upheavals]].
   
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| Powers =
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* {{Psychokinesis}}
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** {{Flight}}
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** {{Invisibility}}: By deflecting lightwaves and sound waves with her aura, she could become invisible and inaudible, even to Superman's sense of hearing.
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** {{Invulnerability}}
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** {{Metamorphosis|Shape-Shifting}}: Minor changes in coloration and facial features were relatively effortless, but significant changes in size, build or gender were apparently quite strenuous.
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*** {{Bio-Fusion}}: Matrix could revert to her proctoplasmic form in order to fuse with other beings and heal them as shown with [[Linda Danvers (New Earth)|Linda Danvers]] and [[Twilight II (New Earth)|Twilight]].
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** {{Superhuman Agility}}
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** {{Superhuman Speed}}
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** {{Superhuman Stamina}}
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** {{Superhuman Strength}}: Matrix was, using her Psychokinesis, strong enough to lift in excess of 100 tons. Her strength does not match other [[Supergirl|Supergirls]] however she was able to knock one of them out with a single punch.
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** {{Telekinesis}}
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*** {{Energy Projection}}: She could focus her telekinesis into devastating force blasts.
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*** {{Force Field}}: She could extend a psionic barrier around others to shield them from harm.
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*{{Unique Physiology|Earth-Born Angel of Fire}} {{Formerly}}: After being separated from [[Linda Danvers (New Earth)|Linda]] Supergirl retained at least some of her angelic abilities.
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** {{Pyrokinesis|Flame Vision}}
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** {{Wings}}
 
| Abilities =
 
| Abilities =
| Strength = Superhuman to an unknown degree
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| Weaknesses = * {{Vulnerability to|Fatigue}}: Her stamina, while probably greater than a human's, was not unlimited. She was vulnerable to fatigue, and to physical and emotional stress. When under the influence of the [[Eradicator]], she suffered an identity crisis and believed that she was Superman/Clark Kent, as well as having impaired cognitive abilities.
   
 
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| Weapons = Her stamina, while probably greater than a human's, was not unlimited. She was vulnerable to fatigue, and to physical and emotional stress. When under the influence of the [[Eradicator]], she suffered an identity crisis and believed that she was Superman/Clark Kent, as well as having impaired cognitive abilities.
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| Recommended = {{Supergirl RR}}
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[[Category:Lex Luthor's Love Interests]]

Latest revision as of 14:01, July 5, 2020

Matrix was a protoplasmic, shape-shifting life form created by an alternate Lex Luthor. She was Supergirl for a while.

Origins

 

In a Pocket Universe alternate reality, three Kryptonian criminals escaped the Phantom Zone, and tried to take over that reality's Earth. There was no Superman in this reality (his younger self, Superboy, having died before the criminals' escape) but there was a Lex Luthor who hadn't gone bad. Using an artificial life form called the "protoplasmic matrix," Lex made a red-headed woman who resembled his true love, the deceased alternate reality Lana Lang, even having Lana's memories due to her synaptic pathways being copied into the creature. This Lex had also patterned her physiology to resemble Superman's, whom he had seen using one of his many inventions to look into another universe.

Like Superman, the creature was super humanly strong and fast and could fly, but also had the powers of shape shifting, telekinesis, and invisibility. The girl, whom Luthor called Matrix, was given a feminine version of Superman's uniform, shape-shifted into a young blonde woman, and fought the three criminals as "Supergirl". Her powers were no match for theirs, however. Desperate, Lex sent Matrix into the mainstream universe to recruit Superman. Her efforts were successful, and Superman did aid in stopping the Kryptonian criminals, but the alternate Earth had been ruined, and was now lifeless. Superman took the orphaned Matrix, now turned into a humanoid form of protoplasm, back to the mainstream DC Universe with him.[1]

Supergirl

Upon arrival on the mainstream Earth, Matrix was taken to live with Superman's parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent. Although the Kents were kind, Matrix (or "Mae" as the Kents named her) became delusional for a time, believing she was Clark, even assuming his form. After a fight with the real Superman, Matrix came to her senses, but concerned that she might become unstable again and cause the Kents harm, she fled into outer space.[2]

After many misadventures, she returned to Earth, where she met and fell in love with Lex Luthor, who was disguised at the time as his own son.[3] Again donning the uniform her reality's Lex had given her, Matrix assumed the name of Supergirl and became Luthor's bodyguard. Lex made Matrix's existence public to the world, which led to a brawl between Matrix and Superman over her decision, although Superman and the Kents eventually accepted her right to make her own decisions while Matrix in turn assured her 'family' that she wouldn't tell Lex any of Superman's secrets.[3]

Death of Superman

 
Main article: Death of Superman

When Doomsday killed Superman, Supergirl used her powers to protect Metropolis, but was met with some derision, as many people saw her as Luthor's "pet".[citation needed]

During that time Matrix rescued victims, taught the new hero Superboy about the importance of being serious when saving lives, and helped Superman return once he was found to be alive again. She even posed as Clark Kent, pretending that Clark was trapped in a well-stocked cellar during Doomsday's initial attack, to help explain why Clark was gone while Superman was dead.

Reign of Tomorrow

 
Main article: Supergirl Vol 3

But her biggest shock came when she learned that Lex had cloned her, making thousands of his own personal "Supergirls". She went berserk, and destroyed his lab, his clones, and almost killed Lex before he fell into a coma due to flaws in the cloning process that had created his new body.

Later on, She joined the Teen Titans for a short while, but left shortly afterwards, realizing that it just wasn't for her.

Earth-born Angel

After some soul searching, Mae began to wonder if she was even a real person or if she even had a soul.

Eventually she happened upon a dying girl named Linda Danvers. Matrix's shape shifting ability merged the two into the new Supergirl and Mae became the Earth Angel of Fire, simultaneously losing her shape-shifting abilities as she subconsciously defined herself as just Linda and Supergirl. The remnants of her protoplasmic form that were not absorbed in the merge became an evil, insane Matrix, who fought the Mae/Linda merged Supergirl, until she was absorbed by Blithe, the Earth Angel of Light. Later, when the good aspect of Matrix was separated from Linda, she was merged with Twilight, and became a new Angel of Fire.[4]

Matrix wouldn't get directly involved in metahuman affairs again, and her existence was erased after several cosmic upheavals.

Powers

Weaknesses

  • Vulnerability to Fatigue: Her stamina, while probably greater than a human's, was not unlimited. She was vulnerable to fatigue, and to physical and emotional stress. When under the influence of the Eradicator, she suffered an identity crisis and believed that she was Superman/Clark Kent, as well as having impaired cognitive abilities.

Related

Footnotes


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