Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin's superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth's newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl.
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Did You Know?
In an early episode, it is mentioned that Metropolis was destroyed during one of Superman's fights as a nod to Man of Steel
(2013). A comic book prequel for that film revealed that Kara Zor-El does exist in that universe. See more
The invulnerable Supergirl has pierced ears. Young Kara's ears are not pierced in flashbacks to Krypton. Similarly, adult Kara has tattoos when it has been clearly shown that needles cannot penetrate her skin. See more
[once The Flash is revealed to be in National City
There's a new superhero in National City. This is huge; direct competition for Supergirl.
He doesn't have to be... competition.
Would you prefer... a sidekick?
No, not a sidekick. More like an equal, or an ally...
[Winn pats Barry's shoulder
... a new partner, maybe?
[Cat stares stoically; Barry nods
Speaking was the wrong choice. I see that now.
The DC Comics logo features a comic-book image of Supergirl. See more