History Characters / Supergirl

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* TakeUpMySword: Supergirl takes over for her cousin after capturing his murderer.
-->'''Supergirl:''' You can stop wasting bullets! I have all of Superman's astonishing powers! Gangdom may have suceeded in treacherously killing Superman, but I'm going to carry on his great work!
8th Dec '16 1:11:43 PM Tron80
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** With Brainiac 5 from ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.

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** With Brainiac 5 from ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''.
* IntrepidReporter: For a short while in the early 70's Linda worked as a junior photographer and reporter for San Francisco news station KSF-TV. She quit in ''Adventure Comics'''s last story.
4th Dec '16 3:38:15 AM Tron80
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* FriendlessBackground: Linda Danvers was her friend. Her ''only'' friend.
4th Dec '16 12:19:02 AM Tron80
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* UngratefulBastard: Supergirl could save 'Nasty' over and over again, and 'Nasty' kept mocking her and attempting to expose her SecretIdentity.
1st Dec '16 10:52:52 AM Tron80
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* CurbStompBattle: On the receiving end of an absolutely brutal one from LexLuthor early in her career, which forced her to realize that she did, in fact, need to start thinking her actions through more.

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* CurbStompBattle: On the receiving end of an absolutely brutal one from LexLuthor Comicbook/LexLuthor early in her career, which forced her to realize that she did, in fact, need to start thinking her actions through more.
29th Nov '16 3:36:12 AM Tron80
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* SuperheroesWearTights: Her hero costumes.
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* {{Heavyworlder}}: Krypton having a much greater mass than Earth was one of the explanations for Supergirl's powers.
28th Nov '16 3:35:14 AM Tron80
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* HatesBeingAlone: Kara felt almost as alone as Clark. Fortunately she had a cousin she could relate to, but she spent several months living in an orphanage until she was adopted. She hated the place because she felt utterly alone and friendless in a strange land. In ''Superboy #80'' [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SsNtuB78FlI/AAAAAAAAFe0/60uw5Kw3fZE/s1600-h/sb+80-02.jpg both cousins talk about this]].
-->'''Superman:''' Many years ago, when I lived in Smallville as Superboy, I could never play with kids my own age for fear of giving away my identity! Oh, how I longed for a human playmate who was super, like myself!\\
'''Supergirl:''' I know how you feel! I, too, dare not play with anyone my own age!


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* HatesBeingAlone: Once Kara and her friend Stephanie Brown watched a cheesy movie. Most of audience laughed out loud when Dracula cried out he was alone, but both girls couldn't laugh about it. They know what being alone is like, and they don't find it funny at all.


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* HatesBeingAlone: She was so sick of being alone and insolated that she flew off the handle and joined the Red Lanterns.
24th Nov '16 1:53:41 PM Tron80
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[[folder:Simon Tycho (New 52)]]
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A twenty-eight year old trillionaire who lives on a space station and rarely ever sets foot on Earth. When Supergirl landed on earth in the ''New 52'' he captured her and held her on board his space station hoping to contract some of her Kryptonian blood. [[spoiler:An explosion during Supergirl's escape left most of his body destroyed yet his assistant Miss Thorn was able to graft him onto the body of "The Brain", an organism of basic nerves and a brain, to keep him alive]].

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->There's no stopping her! She counters my every move! She'll be freed for sure now! Take heart, Shyla-- though our plans will be delayed, we can still move ahead with caution!...

->'''AKA:''' Sylvia Shadow

Sylvia Shadow was an alleged university researcher. Kara -who was working back then as a Student Advisor in New Athens Experimental School in Florida- began
to see Simon's second form.]]

A twenty-eight year old trillionaire
investigate her after several students participants in Sylvia’s research programme start complaining of narcolepsy. She discovered that Sylvia's real name was Shyla Kor-Onn, a Phantom Zone escapee whose experiments involved draining the life energy from participants, and who lives on a space station and rarely ever sets foot on Earth. When Supergirl landed on earth in the ''New 52'' he captured her and held her on board his space station hoping tried to contract some of her Kryptonian blood. [[spoiler:An explosion during drain Supergirl's escape left most of his body destroyed yet his assistant Miss Thorn powers. Kara beat her and tricked her back into the Phantom Zone.

However Shyla managed to persuade Kandorians officials to release her, claiming that Kara Zor-El
was able in cahoots with Lex Luthor. Shyla tried to graft him onto the body of "The Brain", an organism of basic nerves and a brain, to keep him alive]].
frame Kara by using Lex Luthor's mental recordings in which Lesla-Lar impersonated Supergirl many years before.




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* GreenAndMean: Supergirl's villains apparently '''love''' wearing green.
* KarmaHoudini: Supergirl denounces Shyla's crimes and manages to prove she framed her. Shyla got scot-free, though.
* ManipulativeBastard: She was very cunning and an expert at manipulating people.
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A twenty-eight year old trillionaire who lives on a space station and rarely ever sets foot on Earth. When Supergirl landed on earth in the ''New 52'' he captured her and held her on board his space station hoping to contract some of her Kryptonian blood. [[spoiler:An explosion during Supergirl's escape left most of his body destroyed yet his assistant Miss Thorn was able to graft him onto the body of "The Brain", an organism of basic nerves and a brain, to keep him alive]].

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* LovesMyAlterEgo:
** In Action Comics #361, a boy wanted to date Linda because he suspected that she was Supergirl. When Linda managed to make him believe she was a normal, powerless girl, he stopped being interested.
** During her time working as a photographer in San Francisco, Linda Danvers had a crush on her boss Geoffrey "Geoff" Anderson. Geoff was not interested in Linda but he liked Supergirl. He even kissed her at the end of ''Demon Spawn''. However, Linda quit her job and moved away shortly after, and they never saw each other again.
** In imaginary story '' Jimmy Olsen Superman's Pal #57'' Linda and Jimmy marry. However Linda is amnesiac and depowered when the wedding happens, and doesn't remember anything about her SecretIdentity. When Linda regains her memories and her powers she decides she needs to tell Jimmy she is Supergirl but in a tactful way. Her "great" plan was revealing Supergirl's existence to him. Then, as Supergirl, she will make him fall in love with her. Then when he is in love with both Linda and Supergirl, she'll reveal she is one and the same. Surprisingly, her nutty idea worked.
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