History Film / Supergirl

18th Jul '16 2:05:55 PM Tron80
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* BullyingADragon: Supergirl runs into two truck drivers shortly after reaching Earth. She quickly identifies herself as Superman's cousin... and the pair of hicks decides to harass her. Then she proves she has Kryptonian powers... and the idiot duo attacks her.
15th Jun '16 9:43:52 AM marcoasalazarm
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** The Omegahedron has since appeared on some other Superman media as well, the most recent being the ''Series/Supergirl2015'' TV series.
21st Jul '15 9:04:25 PM lalalei2001
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* DeusExitMachina: A radio news report mentions Superman's departure from Earth on an intergalactic peacekeeping mission, which explains why he isn't around to handle Serena.

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* DeusExitMachina: A radio news report mentions Superman's departure from Earth on an intergalactic peacekeeping mission, which explains why he isn't around to handle Serena.Selena.


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* MundaneUtility: Selena's first acts of power with the Omegahedron are to start a car and roast a turkey.
10th Jul '15 3:04:29 PM lalalei2001
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The film's running time was slashed by its North American distributor for the American theatrical release -- from 125 minutes to 105 minutes -- and slashed further (to 92 minutes) for broadcast networks and syndication. Scenes cut from the film include a "flying ballet" in which Kara discovers her powers after arriving on Earth. The film was eventually released on DVD with both the 125-minute International Cut and a 138-minute DirectorsCut present (the latter basically being the rough cut before any scenes were deleted).

Oh, yes, almost forgot one thing: the plot. Argo City is a part of Krypton that survived the planet's destruction and thrives in another dimension, but is dependent on the tiny-but-powerful device known as the Omegahedron. Zaltar has been secretly fooling with it and when he hides it with innocent Kara (cousin of a certain Kal-El), her own foolishness causes it to "escape" the city. Everyone will be doomed in a few days without it, so she heads out into our dimension to retrieve it; following it to Earth, she gains her own superpowers from its yellow sun. Supergirl tracks the Omegahedron to the small town of Midvale and learns it has fallen into the clutches of Selena, who is using its powers in service of her witchcraft to TakeOverTheWorld (of course!).

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The film's running time was slashed by its North American distributor for the American theatrical release -- from 125 minutes to 105 minutes -- and slashed further (to 92 minutes) for broadcast networks and syndication. Scenes cut from the film include a "flying ballet" in which Kara discovers her powers after arriving on Earth. The film was eventually released on DVD with both the 125-minute International Cut and a 138-minute DirectorsCut present (the latter basically being the rough cut before any scenes were deleted).

Oh, yes, almost forgot one thing: the plot.
Argo City is a part of Krypton that survived the planet's destruction and thrives in another dimension, but is dependent on the tiny-but-powerful device known as the Omegahedron. Zaltar has been secretly fooling with it and when he hides it with innocent Kara (cousin of a certain Kal-El), her own foolishness causes it to "escape" the city. Everyone will be doomed in a few days without it, so she heads out into our dimension to retrieve it; following it. Following it to Earth, she gains her own superpowers from its yellow sun. Supergirl tracks the Omegahedron to the small town of Midvale and learns it has fallen into the clutches of Selena, who is using its powers in service of her witchcraft to TakeOverTheWorld (of course!).
TakeOverTheWorld.

The film's running time was slashed by its North American distributor for the American theatrical release -- from 125 minutes to 114 minutes -- and slashed further to 92 minutes for broadcast networks and syndication. The film was eventually released on DVD with both the 125-minute International Cut and a 138-minute DirectorsCut present (the latter basically being the rough cut before any scenes were deleted).
8th Jul '15 12:59:37 PM lalalei2001
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* RapidAging: Selena betrays Nigel, steals the Burundi wand, and makes him old to spite his affections.

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* RapidAging: Selena betrays Nigel, steals the Burundi wand, Nigel and makes him old to spite his affections.



* TheStarscream: Selena betrays Nigel, taking his Burundi wand for herself and turning him old.
* SupervillainLair: After channeling the Omegahedron's powers through the Burundiwand, a device of "pure evil", one of Selena's first acts is to create this -- a mountain crowned with her new, Gothic castle materializes at the edge of Midvale. Soon she conquers the town, puts the authorities under her command, and has the heroine's friends caged up within as she and Bianca plot to extend her reach further and further. Her magic allows her to create traps on the fly to stymie the heroine.

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* TheStarscream: Selena betrays Nigel, taking his Burundi wand Wand for herself and turning him old.
* SupervillainLair: After channeling the Omegahedron's powers through the Burundiwand, Burundi Wand, a device of "pure evil", one of Selena's first acts is to create this -- a mountain crowned with her new, Gothic castle materializes at the edge of Midvale. Soon she conquers the town, puts the authorities under her command, and has the heroine's friends caged up within as she and Bianca plot to extend her reach further and further. Her magic allows her to create traps on the fly to stymie the heroine.
7th Jul '15 7:00:27 PM lalalei2001
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* AntiVillain: Neither Nigel nor Bianca really ''do'' anything evil, but association with Selena doesn't make them heroes.

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* AntiVillain: Neither Nigel nor Bianca doesn't really ''do'' anything evil, but association with Selena doesn't make them heroes.do her any favors.



* KarmaHoudini: Nigel is a warlock who participates in Ethan's capture, but he walks away scot-free at the end.



* MostCommonSuperpower: This was averted. Helen Slater, whose bra size is reportedly 32A, said the following in an interview about the film: "In the comics, Supergirl is quite, um, buxom...so I hope people won't come to the film expecting that."

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* MostCommonSuperpower: This was averted. Helen Slater, whose bra size is reportedly 32A, said the following in an interview about the film: "In the comics, Supergirl is quite, um, buxom... so I hope people won't come to the film expecting that."
7th Jul '15 6:51:07 PM lalalei2001
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Subverted. Selena thinks the Omegahedron is a conduit for the power of shadow, but it's amplifying her existing powers and is also used to power Argo City.
* AscendedFridgeHorror: The Phantom Zone is shown in all its infamy, complete with an endless void, a craggy surface, and all-encompassing darkness. Supergirl is trapped there briefly. Zaltar voluntarily went there. Both tried to escape; he never made it out...

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* AntiVillain: Neither Nigel nor Bianca really ''do'' anything evil, but association with Selena doesn't make them heroes.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Subverted. Selena thinks the Omegahedron is a conduit for the power of shadow, but it's amplifying her existing powers and is also used to power Argo City.
City. Played straight with the Burundi Wand, an artifact of pure evil that amplifies the Omegahedron's powers.
* AscendedFridgeHorror: The Phantom Zone is shown in all its infamy, complete with an endless void, a craggy surface, and all-encompassing darkness. Supergirl is trapped there briefly. Zaltar voluntarily went there. Both tried try to escape; escape, but he never made makes it out...out.



* EvilCounterpart: Nigel to Zaltar -- both are mentor figures, but to the villainess and heroine respectively.

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* EvilCounterpart: Nigel to Zaltar -- both Zaltar. Both are mentor figures, but to the villainess and heroine respectively.



* FatalFlaw: Selena's impatience and short-sightedness is commented on by several characters, and the main reason she lacked the power to take over the world until finding the Omegahedron.

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* FatalFlaw: Selena's impatience and short-sightedness is commented on by several characters, and is the main reason she lacked the power to take over the world until finding the Omegahedron.



* [[Main/HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: Once Supergirl escapes the clutches of the giant demon Selena summons, she takes Nigel's advice to turn the witch's powers against her. Supergirl creates a cyclone that traps Selena and the demon together, and since it now has nothing else to go after...

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* [[Main/HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: Once Supergirl escapes the clutches of the giant demon Selena summons, she takes Nigel's advice to turn the witch's powers against her. Supergirl creates a cyclone that traps Selena and the demon together, and since it now has nothing else to go after...after, it turns on Selena.



* InvisibleMonsters: Selena sends an invisible demon to fight the superpowered Supergirl and reduce the movie's special effects budget, though it's briefly visible at the end of the fight.

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* InvisibleMonsters: Selena sends an invisible demon to fight the superpowered Supergirl and reduce the movie's special effects budget, though it's briefly visible at the end of the fight.



* PortalPool: Inverted; a lake on Earth turns out to serve as this between Supergirl's dimension and our mundane one.
* ProductPlacement: Even by 1984's standards, this movie's blatant about it. One of the biggest action scenes takes place in and around a Popeyes Fried Chicken franchise. Popeyes is even prominent in the background of some of the most memorable stills from the movie of Helen Slater as Supergirl.

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* PortalPool: Inverted; a lake on Earth turns out to serve as this between Supergirl's dimension and our mundane one.
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* ProductPlacement: Even by 1984's standards, this movie's blatant about it. One of the biggest action scenes takes place in and around a Popeyes Popeye's Fried Chicken franchise. Popeyes is even prominent in the background of some of the most memorable stills from the movie of Helen Slater as Supergirl.
7th Jul '15 10:28:34 AM lalalei2001
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* EvilIsPetty: Selena torments a girl Nigel is interested in just to hurt him, and to gain followers. She's ''furious'' when Linda accidentally makes Ethan flal in love with her and vows to make her as miserable as Supergirl.

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* EvilIsPetty: Selena torments a girl Nigel is interested in just to hurt him, and to gain followers. She's ''furious'' when Linda accidentally makes Ethan flal fall in love with her and vows to make her as miserable as Supergirl.



* EvilTeacher: Nigel's day job is to teach at Midvale College.

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* EvilTeacher: Nigel's day job is to teach math at Midvale College.


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* TheStarscream: Selena betrays Nigel, taking his Burundi wand for herself and turning him old.
6th Jul '15 5:48:16 PM lalalei2001
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* SocialButterfly: Bianca is good friends with the locals, inviting them to parties at Selena's house. Selena later exploits this to gain followers.

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* SocialButterfly: TheSocialExpert: Bianca is good friends with the locals, inviting them to parties at Selena's house. Selena later exploits this to gain followers.
6th Jul '15 5:47:46 PM lalalei2001
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* YearInsideHourOutsideA: The Phantom Zone is implied to work like this. Zaltar feels it's been forever inside when only a few days have passed.

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* YearInsideHourOutsideA: YearInsideHourOutside: The Phantom Zone is implied to work like this. Zaltar feels it's been forever inside when only a few days have passed.
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