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YMMV: Powergirl
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Pretty much her existence in a nutshell.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Power Girl is an Ensemble Darkhorse in the greater DCU; fans love her and many feel she's underused.
  • Internet Backdraft: Some fans weren't happy that Power Girl, who existed originally as the Earth-2 counterpart to Supergirl in that they were both cousins to Superman and had superpowers, now started off in the new Earth-2 as explicitly as a direct counterpart to Supergirl, having started off her superheroic career as Supergirl.
    • And there's the costume design...
    • And that she's way less heroic than before the reboot...Let's just say that fans of Power Girl are not big fans of World's Finest in general.
  • Les Yay: In the New 52 her friendship with the Earth 2 Huntress/Helena Wayne is full of this.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Subverted with her recurring foe Desaad. He's an Evil Genius who sees himself as a brilliant chessmaster and future ruler of Apokolips. In reality he's a Dirty Coward who, while sometimes dangerous, tends to get dragged off to a horrible fate by his genuinely competent boss Darkseid.
  • Narm Charm: The famous boob window has become such a big part of her character and charm that both fans and writers violently object whenever DC tries to get rid of it.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: World's Finest is this incarnate; make the totally heroic Power Girl a dodgy Anti-Hero, change her costume and remove the most famous aspects of said costume, and team her up with Huntress when Power Girl has always been a solo hero... it's like DC wanted to use a different character entirely before deciding to slap Power Girl's name onto it.
  • What The Hell Costuming Department: Power Girl's New 52 costume got this reaction from fans.

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