Western Animation: Super Best Friends Forever
Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wonder Girl are SBFF!Super Best Friends Forever
is a series of shorts created by Lauren Faust
for Cartoon Network
's DC Nation
block (consisting of Young Justice
and Green Lantern: The Animated Series
). The one minute and fifteen second shorts feature Supergirl
(Kara Zor-El, voiced by Nicole Sullivan
(Barbara Gordon, voiced by Tara Strong
), and Wonder Girl
(Donna Troy, voiced by Grey DeLisle
) fighting crime and their adventures as SBFF!
Five episodes were made. The first episode aired on March 17th, 2012. Since they're only about a minute long, they lean more on the comedy side of things.
- Short #1: Wonder Girl is ready to help her sister Wonder Woman in the world of man, but her friends Batgirl and Supergirl are more interested in hijacking the fabled Invisible Jet.
- Short #2: Poison Ivy is attacking the city, and Batgirl has to race across Gotham to meet up with her friends to fight the menace.
- Short #3: Kara is grounded, but Batgirl and Wonder Girl convince her to sneak out to fight crime. She just has to get by her Cousin of Steel first.
- Short #4: While fighting Cheetah, the girls argue whether or not "The Super Best Friends Forever" is a good name for their little team or not.
- Short #5: The team tries to get in a fight with Solomon Grundy, but "SOLOMON GRUNDY NO FIGHT GIRLS!"
No relation to the Super Best Friends seen on South Park
. Despite lasting for only five shorts, it has been widely considered Too Good to Last
. An online petition has been created
to try to convince Cartoon Network to approve the shorts as an animated show for the network.
These shorts have a jet-load of tropes!
- Action Girl: All three main characters are being written by Lauren Faust and are proteges of the DC Trinity (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman), this absolutely applies.
- Almighty Mom: Ma Kent. She can bring Supergirl to heel just by wagging her finger angrily.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Wondergirl forbids the others from stealing her sister's invisible jet because such a selfish, juvenile act would greatly dishonor her title as an Amazon. That and Wonder Woman would be pissed.
- Ascended Fangirl:
- According to Lauren Faust, this version of Babs is a huge Batman and general superhero fangirl and wanted to be a superhero herself. Now she is!
- In the second short we see her bedroom, which is filled to the brim with Batman merch. She even has a Bat-mite plushie.
- Aside Glance: After scaring off Batgirl and Wonder Girl, Superman does this at the end of the third short.
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Boast:
Supergirl: You can't tell me what to do! You're not my dad!
(Superman grabs Supergirl's leg and flings her over his shoulder.)
Superman: No, but I'm Superman. And you'll do as I say!
- Badass Normal: Batgirl.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Batgirl, Wonder Girl, and Supergirl.
- Berserk Button:
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Supergirl, Wonder Girl, and Batgirl.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Supergirl, Wonder Girl, and Batgirl.
- Combat Pragmatist: Only Supergirl would follow up throwing a tractor at Superman with giving him a WEDGIE.
- Comic Trio: From what we've seen, Supergirl is the leader, Batgirl is the follower, and Wonder Girl is the helpless one.
- The Comically Serious: Wonder Girl and Superman.
- Composite Character:
- This version of Batgirl is basically Stephanie Brown's personality in Barbara Gordon's body.
- This version of Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, but she's wearing Matrix/Linda Danver's costume and has a personality and (somewhat) similar build to her alternate universe counterpart, Power Girl.
- Crazy-Prepared: Batgirl and her Air Mattress Grenade.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Word of God says Supergirl suffers from this. She has all the powers of Superman, but not the same universal love and respect so its made her a bit of a hot head.
- Evil Laugh: Supergirl chuckles very quietly with a sinister grin on her face as she boards the invisible jet with rolls of toilet paper in her hands.