History YMMV / Supergirl

27th Jan '18 4:59:17 AM lillolillo
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In ''Action Comics #270'', Superman dreams he travels to the future and his cousin is now Superwoman, the world's greatest heroine. Fast-forward twenty-five years and she is killed by the Anti-Monitor, never becoming Superwoman or taking over her cousin. On the other hand, Superwoman ''is'' one of her worst enemies in the Post-Crisis universe.



** In ''Action Comics #270'', Superman dreams he travels to the future and his cousin is now Superwoman, the world's greatest heroine. Fast-forward twenty-five years and she is killed by the Anti-Monitor, never becoming Superwoman or taking over her cousin. On the other hand, Superwoman ''is'' one of her worst enemies in the Post-Crisis universe.


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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: When Supergirl made her appearance in ''Action Comics'' #252 she spent several years training and struggling to be treated with respect and be able to operate publicly. Then, in ''Action Comics'' #275 Superman revealed his cousin's existence to the world, making all her effort and hardships worthwhile.
15th Jan '18 12:44:38 AM jormis29
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Some people just watch the movie to see Helen Slater in the very flattering Supergirl suit.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Some people just watch the movie to see Helen Slater Creator/HelenSlater in the very flattering Supergirl suit.



* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: As incoherent as the film ended up being Helen Slater really worked on her role, earning herself a Saturn Award nomination. Even the reviewers who hated the film tended not to criticise her performance. She also takes special care to give subtle differences between Supergirl and Linda Lee, making it very believable that they could be different people.



* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Helen Slater actually gave a very likeable performance as the title character - sadly, her sincerity got lost in a story that made no damn sense.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Helen Slater As incoherent as the film ended up being Creator/HelenSlater really worked on her role, earning herself a Saturn Award nomination. Even the reviewers who hated the film tended not to criticise her performance. She also takes special care to give subtle differences between Supergirl and Linda Lee, making it very believable that they could be different people.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Creator/HelenSlater
actually gave a very likeable performance as the title character - sadly, her sincerity got lost in a story that made no damn sense.
29th Dec '17 1:01:01 PM lillolillo
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* Flanderization: Supergirl started off as a sweetheart with quite a temper if pushed and a snarky side. Then [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths she got killed]] and writers and fans got into their heads the notion that Kara was a saccharine-sweet, ever-smiling girl who never, ever, talked against her cousin (which flies in the face of her character development throughout the Pre-Crisis period). In order to (over)compensate for this, [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 subsequent]] [[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 reboots]] amped up her hotheadness and hotbloodedness to the point [[ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton she was turned into a Red Lantern]] and became "Miss Rage Issues" to the fandom's eyes.

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* Flanderization: {{Flanderization}}: Supergirl started off as a sweetheart with quite a temper if pushed and a snarky side. Then [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths she got killed]] and writers and fans got into their heads the notion that Kara was a saccharine-sweet, ever-smiling girl who never, ever, talked against her cousin (which flies in the face of her character development throughout the Pre-Crisis period). In order to (over)compensate for this, [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 subsequent]] [[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 reboots]] amped up her hotheadness and hotbloodedness to the point [[ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton she was turned into a Red Lantern]] and became "Miss Rage Issues" to the fandom's eyes.
29th Dec '17 12:59:10 PM lillolillo
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* Flanderization: Supergirl started off as a sweetheart with quite a temper if pushed and a snarky side. Then [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths she got killed]] and writers and fans got into their heads the notion that Kara was a saccharine-sweet, ever-smiling girl who never, ever, talked against her cousin (which flies in the face of her character development throughout the Pre-Crisis period). In order to (over)compensate for this, [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 subsequent]] [[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 reboots]] amped up her hotheadness and hotbloodedness to the point [[ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton she was turned into a Red Lantern]] and became "Miss Rage Issues" to the fandom's eyes.



** Linda Danvers worked for San Francisco news station KSF-TV in the 1971-1972 period. Some years later a real life San Francisco TV station with call letters similar to the one in the Supergirl comics was started. The station is KTSF-TV, channel 26. It is an independent station broadcasting mostly in Chinese, serving the Chinese community there.



* OlderThanTheyThink: In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' Kara and Jimmy have a short-lived romance. Some fans have shipped both characters since the late fifties, and [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2015/07/lucy-lane-on-supergirl-show-supermans.html they married in imaginary story Superman's Pal #57]]

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* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
** Peter David's Supergirl's fans think she's more unique than the original Supergirl because of her stories' supernatural bent. However, Kara Zor-El ran into and fought ghosts, sorcerers and demons every so often during her ''Adventure Comics'' run in the early 70's.
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In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' ''Series/Supergirl2015'' Kara and Jimmy have a short-lived romance. Some fans have shipped both characters since the late fifties, and [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2015/07/lucy-lane-on-supergirl-show-supermans.html they married in imaginary story Superman's Pal #57]]#57]]
** As revealed in ''Action Comics'' #303, the original Supergirl already had an adoptive big sibling, although Jan Danvers passed away before Kara got adopted by the Danvers.


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* ParanoiaFuel: If Supergirl knows you well enough, she can identify your heartbeat from across the city... or even hear it from the moon. It's not as bad as it could be because she's a nice girl... except she's also short-tempered and reckless. Short-tempered enough to draw a Red Lantern Ring and becoming a mindless, living "extinction level threat".
17th Dec '17 11:43:35 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Ask someone on the street who Supergirl is and they will describe a blond girl wearing a female version of Superman's costume and who happens to be Clark Kent's cousin. Ask them about her name and "Kara" is the only one you will get. No one will mention or describe Matrix or human Linda Danvers. Supergirl's writer Creator/PeterDavid tells that his book -featuring human Linda Danvers- hardly sold anything because most of fans only cared for the original Kara Zor-El who was Kryptonian's Superman cousin. Of course, appearances in animated shows and movies, as well as videogames, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and [[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her live-action show]] have solidified this.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Ask someone on the street who Supergirl is and they will describe a blond girl wearing a female version of Superman's costume and who happens to be Clark Kent's cousin. Ask them about her name and "Kara" is the only one you will get. No one will mention or describe Matrix or human Linda Danvers. Supergirl's writer Creator/PeterDavid tells that his book -featuring human Linda Danvers- hardly sold anything because most of fans only cared for the original Kara Zor-El who was Kryptonian's Superman cousin. Of course, appearances in animated shows and movies, as well as videogames, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and [[Series/{{Supergirl ''[[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her own live-action show]] show]]'' have solidified this.
17th Dec '17 11:42:55 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Ask someone on the street who Supergirl is and they will describe a blond girl wearing a female version of Superman's costume and who happens to be Clark Kent's cousin. Ask them about her name and "Kara" is the only one you will get. No one will mention or describe Matrix or human Linda Danvers. Supergirl's writer Creator/PeterDavid tells that his book -featuring human Linda Danvers- hardly sold anything because most of fans only cared for the original Kara Zor-El who was Kryptonian's Superman cousin. Of course, appearances in animated shows and movies, as well as videogames, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and [[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her Live-Action show]] have solidified this.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Ask someone on the street who Supergirl is and they will describe a blond girl wearing a female version of Superman's costume and who happens to be Clark Kent's cousin. Ask them about her name and "Kara" is the only one you will get. No one will mention or describe Matrix or human Linda Danvers. Supergirl's writer Creator/PeterDavid tells that his book -featuring human Linda Danvers- hardly sold anything because most of fans only cared for the original Kara Zor-El who was Kryptonian's Superman cousin. Of course, appearances in animated shows and movies, as well as videogames, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and [[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her Live-Action live-action show]] have solidified this.
17th Dec '17 11:42:31 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Ask someone on the street who Supergirl is and they will describe a blond girl wearing a female version of Superman's costume and who happens to be Clark Kent's cousin. Ask them about her name and "Kara" is the only one you will get. No one will mention or describe Matrix or human Linda Danvers. Supergirl's writer Creator/PeterDavid tells that his book -featuring human Linda Danvers- hardly sold anything because most of fans only cared for the original Kara Zor-El who was Kryptonian's Superman cousin. Of course, appearances in animated shows and movies, as well as videogames, ''Series/{{Smallville'' and ''[[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her Live-Action show]]'' have solidified this.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Ask someone on the street who Supergirl is and they will describe a blond girl wearing a female version of Superman's costume and who happens to be Clark Kent's cousin. Ask them about her name and "Kara" is the only one you will get. No one will mention or describe Matrix or human Linda Danvers. Supergirl's writer Creator/PeterDavid tells that his book -featuring human Linda Danvers- hardly sold anything because most of fans only cared for the original Kara Zor-El who was Kryptonian's Superman cousin. Of course, appearances in animated shows and movies, as well as videogames, ''Series/{{Smallville'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''[[Series/{{Supergirl [[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her Live-Action show]]'' show]] have solidified this.
16th Dec '17 10:01:07 AM lillolillo
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Back in 2009 DC took steps to correct several issues which had plagued the book until then, such like excessive, disturbing fanservice. Artist Jamal Igle started to drawing bike shorts under Supergirl's skirt, which led to fans [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2009/06/what-more-bike-shorts-talk.html complaining]] [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2009/07/one-last-bike-shorts-post.html loudly]], to the point Newsrama and other comic sites echoed the "controversy".
7th Dec '17 6:26:04 AM Anicomicgeek
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Saturn Queen was a villain in an arc of ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' who was seemingly erased from time when her story was over. No one ever expected her to show up again when ''Absolute Power'' ended.
1st Dec '17 11:01:52 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: The Post-Crisis version of [[SociopathicSoldier Benjamin Martin Krull]], alias [[NuclearNasty Reactron]], was [[{{Sadist}} never a nice guy]], and is Supergirl's ArchEnemy. His first clash with Supergirl saw a vast amount of property damage and significant casualties, with many survivors suffering from radiation sickness or cancer. It was in the ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'' storyline, however, where Reactron really crossed the line. Having been rebuilt by ComicBook/LexLuthor into a {{cyborg}} with a Gold Kryptonite heart, Reactron invades New Krypton alongside Metallo, depowering and killing numerous Kryptonians, threatening to rape Supergirl, and then murdering her father, Zor-El, in front of her by giving him radiation sickness. Tasked by General Lane with eliminating Supergirl, Flamebird, and Nightwing, Reactron murdered all the soldiers assigned to help him when they expressed doubts about the mission, and did his best to slowly torture Supergirl and Flamebird to death, all while gloating about how fighting two such attractive girls was a dream come true (strongly implying he'd like to rape them). Captured and tortured by Supergirl's mother, [[KnightTemplar Alura]], Reactron waited until Supergirl came to free him from the torture chamber to reveal that his capture had been a set up and that Luthor had transformed him into a living bomb. [[SuicideAttack Detonating himself]] with [[GoOutWithASmile a smile]], Reactron gives a [[DissonantSerenity serene look]] as he incinerates Alura, the city of Kandor, and the [[EarthShatteringKaboom entire planet]] of New Krypton, [[FinalSolution killing over ninety percent of the population]] in a single fell swoop. A lech, a bully, and a thug at his core, Reactron is a study in just how horrific it can be when somebody like that gets their hands on real power, and has done more to hurt Supergirl than any of her other adversaries, killing her father, her mother, and her entire race in a matter of weeks.

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* CompleteMonster: The Post-Crisis version of [[SociopathicSoldier Benjamin Martin Krull]], Krull, alias [[NuclearNasty Reactron]], was [[{{Sadist}} never a nice guy]], guy, and is Supergirl's ArchEnemy. His first clash with Supergirl saw a vast amount of property damage and significant casualties, with many survivors suffering from radiation sickness or cancer. It was in the ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'' storyline, however, where Reactron really crossed the line. Having been rebuilt by ComicBook/LexLuthor into a {{cyborg}} cyborg with a Gold Kryptonite heart, Reactron invades New Krypton alongside Metallo, depowering and killing numerous Kryptonians, threatening to rape Supergirl, and then murdering her father, Zor-El, in front of her by giving him radiation sickness. Tasked by General Lane with eliminating Supergirl, Flamebird, and Nightwing, Reactron murdered all the soldiers assigned to help him when they expressed doubts about the mission, and did his best to slowly torture Supergirl and Flamebird to death, all while gloating about how fighting two such attractive girls was a dream come true (strongly implying he'd like to rape them). Captured and tortured by Supergirl's mother, [[KnightTemplar Alura]], Alura, Reactron waited until Supergirl came to free him from the torture chamber to reveal that his capture had been a set up and that Luthor had transformed him into a living bomb. [[SuicideAttack Detonating himself]] with [[GoOutWithASmile Detonating himself with a smile]], Reactron gives a [[DissonantSerenity serene look]] look as he incinerates Alura, the city of Kandor, and the [[EarthShatteringKaboom entire planet]] of New Krypton, [[FinalSolution killing over ninety percent of the population]] population in a single fell swoop. A lech, a bully, and a thug at his core, Reactron is a study in just how horrific it can be when somebody like that gets their hands on real power, and has done more to hurt Supergirl than any of her other adversaries, killing her father, her mother, and her entire race in a matter of weeks.
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