History YMMV / Supergirl

11th May '18 2:55:24 PM costanton11
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* FandomBerserkButton:
** Suggesting that Supergirl is nothing but a "Superman with skirt/boobs" with no distinguishing traits who added nothing to the Superman mythos and had no good stories prior to ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' or Creator/PeterDavid was the first who wrote the character right will get everyone who actually know Supergirl's character and history laughing their asses off or groaning in exasperation.
** Don't mention Matrix within hearing range of Kara Zor-El's fans and never, ever, bring Cir-El up. And for the God's sake, don't ask "Who is better: Supergirl or Comicbook/PowerGirl?"
** Joe Kelly's run and anything related to H'El are widely considered Dork Ages. Professing love for them or judging Supergirl based on them will get you lynched.
** Even though it was repelled back in 2004, DC's "Superman must be the only survivor from Krypton" edict is a hot button for Superman and especially Supergirl fans.

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* FandomBerserkButton:
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FandomBerserkButton: Suggesting that Supergirl is nothing but a "Superman with skirt/boobs" with no distinguishing traits who added nothing to the Superman mythos and had no good stories prior to ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' or Creator/PeterDavid was the first who wrote the character right will get everyone who actually know Supergirl's character and history laughing their asses off or groaning in exasperation.
** Don't mention Matrix within hearing range of Kara Zor-El's fans and never, ever, bring Cir-El up. And for the God's sake, don't ask "Who is better: Supergirl or Comicbook/PowerGirl?"
** Joe Kelly's run and anything related to H'El are widely considered Dork Ages. Professing love for them or judging Supergirl based on them will get you lynched.
** Even though it was repelled back in 2004, DC's "Superman must be the only survivor from Krypton" edict is a hot button for Superman and especially Supergirl fans.
exasperation.
14th Apr '18 10:23:14 AM lalalei2001
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: In the novel of the film, Kara on Argo City laments her very common name, noting that her cousin moved to Earth and took on the exotic name of---Clark Kent.
14th Apr '18 10:16:27 AM Gojirob
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: In the novel of the film, Kara on Argo City laments her very common name, noting that her cousin moved to Earth and took on the exotic name of---Clark Kent.
5th Apr '18 11:07:16 PM despoa
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* 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.
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.
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