[[folder: General]]

!!Tropes which refer to all incarnations of the character:

* AudienceAwarenessAdvantage: A large number of people seem to know Supergirl is Superman's cousin rather than his girlfriend, little sister or fangirl. They know she is specifically his cousin and has his same powers and weaknesses, even in realities where they haven't made their relationship public.
* BetterThanItSounds: Teenager Superman with tits, skirt and a ton of issues tries to prove that she is her own person. Finally she does, and then she gets killed and erased from history.
* 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, ''[[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her Live-Action show]]'' has solidified this.
* GirlShowGhetto: Supergirl had this problem for decades. Even though she is one of the most recognizable superheroines in the world, she has never been on the same level of sales as her cousin, and her character is often disregarded and put down by people who never read her stories due to their perception of her being a "Superman with skirt/boobs", to the point that DC decided to kill her in the ''Crisis On Infinite Earths'' (in spite of her books having decent, albeit no great, sales). This situation started changing gradually since her reintroduction in 2004. She has starred in several comic-book series, cartoons and tv shows -including ''[[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her own series]]''- and she has become a kind of household name since then.
* IncestYayShipping: A number of Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} fans ship both characters together despite of being first cousins, either because they think there's no getting around the "Kryptonian of Steel, Human of Kleenex" trouble or because they genuinely think Clark/Kal and Linda/Kara make a good couple. To be fair, Silver and Bronze stories provide plenty fuel, accidental innuendo and subtext if you know where look ([[http://www.orgamesmic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/superman-supergirl-kiss.jpg Action Comics #260]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/actioncomics270_page027.jpg Action Comics #270]], [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SMkfbsSeQCI/AAAAAAAAA_c/_XIlCBhpesg/s1600-h/action+289+pan+5.jpg the infamous Action Comics #289]], [[https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-42hj4CP59UU/TW0EOjbIjyI/AAAAAAAALSk/MyJ0VPlDuGo/s1600/sm+309-04.jpg Superman #309]] during the ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'' story arc, [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvzhjklUch1r2ntbyo1_500.png this panel]] from ''Literature/TheSuperdictionary''). Fanfic writers such like [[https://archiveofourown.org/users/megamatt09/pseuds/megamatt09 Megamatt09]] have penned long tales featuring them together.
* InformedRealLifeFame: A weird example in that Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} has never been a terribly prominent part of the Superman mythos. However, she is instantly one of the most recognizable superheroines in the world to both children and adults. Critics have said that may simply be because [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin common-sense says a female teenager in Superman's costume is Supergirl]] but it is still true. Despite this, there have been literal decades where Supergirl has had little-to-no-major role in comics. Likewise, she rarely plays a major role in Superman's stories. This is changing in recent years with the Post-Crisis New Krypton storyline and incorporating her into the New 52 Superman stories from the beginning.[[/folder]]

[[folder: Comics]]
!!The Comics
* AccidentalInnuendo: In ''Comicbook/ActionComics #270'', Superman asks his sixteen-year-old cousin [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/actioncomics270_page027.jpg to take off her clothes]]. In context, he wants Kara to put on her civilian clothes because he is going to give her a costume-compressing device and he needs to show her how it works. Taken out of context... well...
-->'''Superman:''' Take off that Supergirl costume right now! And remove those boots, too!
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** Writer Sterling Gates finally reconciled Post-Crisis Kara's origins.
** ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'' almost saved the Supergirl series by Peter David. Long chided for its WriterOnBoard use of Christianity and religious themes, the series introduced the Pre-Crisis Supergirl to her Earth Angel Post-Crisis incarnation and did a ContinuityNod-filled hilarious romp which ended on a tear-jerking note. It also established a reason for why Linda Danvers is a member of the Superman family other than wearing the "S" crest. [[spoiler: She's the wife of the Pre-Crisis Superman and mother of the ComicBook/DCOneMillion Supergirl]].
* BrokenBase:
** The conflict between fans of the various incarnation of Supergirl and the changes between them.
** Kara becoming a Red Lantern in the New 52 ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline. While being HotBlooded is a long established character trait, and she has plenty of reasons to be angry, many feel its just out of character to make her so DarkerAndEdgier by making her a member of a group known for being the most volatile of the Lantern groups. However, Tony Bedard and Charles Soule's handling of the story in the ''Supergirl'' and ''Red Lanterns'' books have been mostly well received, and many feel they made the story actually work.
** The miniskirt costume. Some find it demeaning and stupid, considering the obvious implications [[PantyShot of flying in a skirt]] and how regularly its used for fanservice. Others however (not including the ones who just like it for the fanservice) like the skirt because its so synonymous with her character, like Superman's trunks; its a stupid design choice, but something so iconic to her design at this point. The New 52 outfit is generally given a similar mixed reception, since it doesn't do anything to reduce the fanservice while also doesn't resemble her classic outfit at all.
* 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.
* DorkAge:
** The 'Matrix Era' of Supergirl where Supergirl was a protoplasmic being from a pocket-universe resembling the Silver Age where Lex Luthor was a good guy. Later, she would date Lex Luthor's supposed son who was actually the original with his brain transferred into a clone body.
** The Linda Danvers era, since it was all so contrived to avoid having a Kryptonian Supergirl. Angels?
** Joe Kelly's run, where they tried to make Post-Crisis Kara an overly angsty and jerkish AntiHero, with wild, constantly {{Retcon}}ned plot swings as different writers tried to come up with something that worked, and notoriously ultra-sexualised artwork.
** While not strictly Supergirl, Power Girl's Post-Crisis self had no origin since she was an alternate reality version of said character from a reality which never existed (nor had Supergirl). Her origin was retconned to being the daughter of Atlantean wizard Arion who used her as a baby-maker for the ''real'' Chosen One before being swiftly discarded (with good reason). Now she's back to being Supergirl's double from Earth 2.
** The infamous Action Comics #289 where Superman falls in love with a woman identical to an adult version of his cousin. The really crazy part? ''Supergirl set the two up.'' [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2011/08/01/i-love-ya-but-youre-strange-kissing-cousins/ Discussed here]] and [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2008/09/it-came-from-back-issue-box-action.html here]].
** Action Comics #289 was only a dumb and ridiculous if creepy story. On the other hand, ''Superman vol 1 #415: Supergirl: Bride Of- -X?'' was published right after Kara's death and was an extra middle finger aimed at Supergirl fans. So she had a canon, never-before-or-after mentioned husband she completely forgot about? [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2008/07/it-came-from-back-issue-box-superman.html All Supergirl fans hate that story]] and no one thinks it is canon anyway (it was a time of way out stories as writers were cut loose to write any story they wanted before the reboot). "Superman's Super-Courtship!" was so ridiculous it was -arguably- funny at least.
* FairForItsDay: Much of Supergirl's early comic book appearances in the Silver Age focused more on her love life and whims versus adventures. She also would chiefly use her superpowers for things like super-cleaning in her downtime. Supergirl was, however, the most powerful female comic book character in the world and did have many fantastical adventures. Defenders also point out a huge number of then-Superman stories focused on ''his'' love-life and [[{{Superdickery}} misusing his powers in oddball ways.]]
* FanonDiscontinuity:
** Fans of Linda Danvers will refuse to accept how the character was treated in ''Reign in Hell'' and tend to ignore it completely.
** The aforementioned Action Comics #289 and all of its creeptacular implications verges between this and NarmCharm.
** ''Superman vol 1 #415: Supergirl: Bride Of- -X?'' was published right after Kara's death and was an extra middle finger aimed at Supergirl fans. So she had a canon, never-before-or-after mentioned husband she completely forgot about? [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2008/07/it-came-from-back-issue-box-superman.html All Supergirl fans hate that story]] and no one thinks it is canon anyway (it was a time of way out stories as writers were cut loose to write any story they wanted before the reboot). ''Action Comics #289: Superman's Super-Courtship!'' was so ridiculous it was -arguably- funny at least.
** Most of fans tend to pretend the fist 19 issues of the fifth volume -Loeb and Kelly's runs- never happened. Loeb's run is tolerated, but Kelly's one is reviled.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** 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 ''ActionComics #275'', Kara dreams that Superman never turned up and she lived her cousin's life. In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', written 37 years after, Superman never turned up and Supergirl was world's greatest hero... because [[spoiler:Lex Luthor found Kal-El's rocket and murdered the baby]].
** [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/S_PJXGpxHGI/AAAAAAAAIYY/hesshogulz8/s1600/adv+383.jpg The cover]] of ''Adventure Comics #383''
** ''Adventure Comics #421'' stated that Kara had an internal death wish. It was written by Marv Wolfman, who fourteen years later wrote ''Crisis on Infinite Earths #7''.
** In the last page of Supergirl vol. 2, this paragraph was inserted: "It is at this dramatic moment that we reluctantly suspend publication of Supergirl. In the near future we hope to announce the reappearance of the Maid of Steel in a new magazine! Meanwhile, you can look forward in July to seeing ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' at your local movie theater -- as well as in DC's magazine adaptation! IT'S A DATE!" Shortly after the movie bombed, DC killed the character because they didn't care about her at all, and Kara Zor-El didn't reappear for nearly twenty years.
** The original Supergirl [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2015/07/30th-anniversary-crisis-on-infinite_25.html was mistreated and dissed by a number of vocal fans]] after her death. Matrix fans claimed that Mae had more personality than Kara ever had. Linda Danvers fans told that Kara only did what Superman didn't and "the only ones who miss her are a small but very vocal group of fans." And still Creator/PeterDavid said people missed Kara's Silver Age self, not any other later version, and that sales of his Supergirl book were almost non-existent (improving during the ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'' arc). Fast-forward to 2016. Supergirl is again Kara Zor-El. She stars in her own book and Live-action series and shows up in other characters' books, cartoons, live-action shows and video-games. Silver Age Kara Zor-El has made several appearances and [[Comicbook/{{Convergence}} her death has been undone]]. And Matrix and Linda Danvers have all but disappeared.
* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Action Comics #270'', Superman dreams he has travelled to the future, and Linda Lee works as a reporter in the Daily Planet. Linda never was a reporter in the comics, but in 2016 she became one in ''[[Series/{{Supergirl 2015}} her Live-Action show]]''.
* MyRealDaddy:
** Paul Kupperberg, writer of ''The Daring Adventures of Supergirl'' depicted her as a mature, self-reliant and confident young woman who was finding her own path and started following it, and was not under the shadow of Superman.
** Creator/PeterDavid's run with the Linda Danvers Supergirl in which she was treated as someone with interesting stories to tell about.
** Creator/MarkWaid -who is a big fan of Silver Age Kara- treated post-Crisis Supergirl as a smiling, optimistic young hero as opposite to Joe Kelly's run's self-absorbed jerkass.
** Sterling Gates for post-Crisis Kara. He gave her a personality that was palatable to the fans. Artist Jamal Igle moved her away from MsFanservice, drawing her more like human being than a stick, and lengthening her skirt and [[SkirtOverSlacks putting shorts under it]].
** Tony Bedard gets an excellent handle on the character and his post-Crisis and New 52 runs are noteworthy for rehabilitating the character and transforming her from a self-absorbed jerkass or an angry, angsty loner to a heroic, young woman.
* 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]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Pre-Crisis Kara is never going to live down [[BestialityIsDepraved dating her horse, Comet.]] Whether the constant ignorance of the fact that he was actually a sentient centaur-magically-turned-horse and he had become ''human'' when they ''actually'' dated is ignorance or just RuleOfFunny is unknown.
* ReplacementScrappy:
** The Matrix incarnation of Supergirl wasn't Superman's cousin but a protoplasmic shape-shifting blob with some of Superman's powers. She was a NaiveNewcomer and TheIngenue who dated Lex Luthor II (not knowing he was the original in a cloned body). In short, many fans viewed her as an InNameOnly incarnation of the character as well as TooDumbToLive.
** The Creator/PeterDavid version of Supergirl had detractors due to the angel angle, which was rather outside the norm for Supergirl (or even Superman). There are plenty though who greatly appreciated the series and wish the character wasn't PutOnABus (see above in RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap). Her later popularity was ironic, as Peter David noted, leading to many incarnations of Kara Zor-El getting unfavorably compared to Linda Danvers the Earth Angel.
** Cir-El was loved by nobody, in large part due to being a ReplacementScrappy for the Peter David version of the character. So, she was a ReplacementScrappy for a ReplacementScrappy. The fact she came in the heels of the wildly popular ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'' arc didn't help. The InternetBackdraft over it was so fierce, they ended up {{Retgone}}-ing the character.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
** Creator/MarkWaid was the first to make Post-Crisis Kara a likable character in ''Supergirl and the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', but it were Tony Bedard and Sterling Gates who made it permanent in her main series.
** Those fans who hated the Earth-Angel version of the character during the Linda Danvers years came to like the character a ''great deal'' more in ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns.'' So much so, WordOfGod says that if DC comics hadn't already planned to cancel the title and replace the character with a new one (the much derided Cir-El), they would have given him an ADDITIONAL series starring both Linda Danvers, Power Girl, AND Kara Zor-El.
* TheScrappy: The Post-Crisis Kara Zor-El was this for some time. Traits of hers included: An inordinate amount of time spent [[LetsYouAndHimFight beating up other heroes]], [[DesignatedHero complaining about having to do heroics]] (while wearing the logo of the world's most famous hero on her chest), making [[KickTheDog moves that would instantly mark anyone else as irredeemable]] (like selling the Bottle-City of Kandor to supervillains, then threatening to break ComicBook/PowerGirl's arms for being understandably pissed), [[CreatorsPet receiving constant praise from all those around her]] [[JerkSue despite the above,]] being stronger than Superman (later RetConned), and a solo series plagued by disgustingly bad FanService, {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s, and [[{{Stripperific}} a skirt that was more a belt with a ruffle on it than anything]]. The hatred hit its peak around #14 of said series, when she fought [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], a thoroughly popular character who had recently been changed into a CardCarryingVillain. The near-unanimous reaction to Kara winning the fight ([[AssPull with a power that had never been seen or hinted at before]]) was, essentially, "[[MisaimedFandom Fuck you, Cass won.]]" Since then, she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap by doing actual heroics and dialing down the jerkass traits, but it took some time before readers ever really forgot "Super Paris Hilton".
* SignatureScene:
** Supergirl flying out of her space rocket in the cover of ''Comicbook/ActionComics #252'' has been paid tribute to, referenced and parodied countless times.
** Kara's space rocket leaving Argo.
** Superman finding Kara after her rocket crashed into Earth.
** Superman and Supergirl hugging after discovering that they are cousins.
** The Danvers adopting Linda.
** Superman revealing his cousin's existence to the world and the Earth's people organizing a parade in the cover of ''Action Comics #285''.
** Superman telling his cousin if he ever married it would be to someone lovable like her.
** Supergirl kneeling and crying in the cover of ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'' # 3.
** The cover of ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl Vol 2]]'' #19 in which Supergirl fights Supergirl has been referenced several times.
** Kara fighting the Anti-Monitor, being blasted away and dying in her cousin's arms.
** Superman holding Supergirl in his arms in the cover of ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' #7 has been frequently referenced and/or parodied and [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2015/07/30th-anniversary-crisis-on-infinite_20.html has sold tons of merchandising]].
** Superman wrapping her body in her cape and taking her to her birth parents.
** Post-Crisis Linda Danvers unfolding her fire wings.
** Post-Crisis Kara wandering around the streets of Gotham, naked and confused after having just left her space rocket, and scaring three bullies away.
** Kara stopping a missile launched by Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} and aimed at the Sun in ''Superman: Brainiac''.
** The cover of ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Supergirl Vol 5]]''# 53 in which Supergirl rips off her shirt as she runs towards several thugs while they shoot at her.
** Supergirl becoming a Red Lantern.
* {{Wangst}}: There was a brief attempt to turn the Post-Crisis version of Kara into a [[DarkerAndEdgier dark, brooding]], whiny teenager. The fans didn't like it, and now she's upbeat again.
* TheWoobie:
** Post-Crisis Kara has now survived three holocausts, [[DoomedHometown two home]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom planets exploding]] from under her, and losing her parents twice.
** To say nothing of the Pre-Crisis version who had to spend years hidden in an orphanage and sabotaging well meaning attempts by would be foster parents to take her in so she could keep her role as Superman's 'secret weapon'. Not to mention the first time she did get adopted it turned out to be by crooks who only wanted to squeeze money out of having her.
** And, [[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com/2010/01/2009-in-review-and-top-ten-supergirl.html as one reviewer put it,]] "her 'emotional vulnerability' can be overused as a plot point." Just look at [[AdaptationalAngstUpgrade the New 52.]]
* WTHCostumingDepartment: Her New 52 outfit gets some scorn for the odd design choices, notable the cut-out knees on the high boots, the strange red patch on the crotch that almost evokes the image of panties but just looks off, and the general armoured look that, like Superman's costume, doesn't really make much sense. Howere, some fans like the armoured and distinctive look of the costume.

[[folder: The Film]]
!![[{{Film/Supergirl}} The film]]
* AwesomeMusic: Music/JerryGoldsmith's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlI9I-FhVME score]] is one of the few redeeming qualities of this movie.
* FairForItsDay: WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick said one of the movie's redeeming things was that it didn't try to play Supergirl rescuing Ethan for laughs - because it was a girl saving a guy. Not once does Ethan show discomfort from getting rescued by a woman.
* IdiotPlot:
** Ok, Kara. So you're personally responsible for losing the Omegahedron and decide to man up and go after it yourself. You heard less then 5 feet from you that without the Omegahedron Argo City has only a few days to live. So you spend the first day learning to fly, go to sleep in a park, then spend the second day making up your alter ego and going to school. Even when you get a solid lead on the Omegahedron and get up to go after it you sit down and complete the day, play soccer and shower because...the teacher and Lucy Lane said so? In addition, Selena also isn't the same one in the movie as she wastes her time using the Omegahedron to pick up guys instead of taking over the world.
** Alternatively Kara's friend/mentor is the one who took the omegahedron to use for his own amusement whilst fully aware of potential for misuse/trouble and then gave it to her to play with so it can be argued that he is far more responsible for dooming Argo city than Supergirl. Also on earth Kara is basically stranded on a strange world with no money, food or shelter which is why her first night is spent sleeping rough. Infiltrating the school is quite a clever way to gain food and shelter for free. Selena is only interested in romancing Ethan because she mistook the omegahedrons reaction to Kara's proximity as a sign that Ethan was important somehow to her future plans of world domination and decided that a love spell was the easiest way to get him onside.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Some people just watch the movie to see Helen Slater in the very flattering Supergirl suit.
* {{Narm}}:
** Ethan can't pronounce the name 'Selena'. It's not as if it's an obscure name.
** Zaltar decides to forgo a RousingSpeech with Kara. When she says "I can't", he just replies "you ''can''" and that works. It gets a MeaningfulEcho too.
** The fact that Kara's home is so easily damaged by a little toy butterfly popping the wall. Is a sheet of plastic all that's protecting it from the forces of space?
* SpecialEffectFailure:
** Selena tries to choke Supergirl to death - by stretching the film.[[note]]To be fair, that's due to the aspect ratio of the film being stretched. In the theatrical release, there was no stretching.[[/note]]
** Kara uses SuperSpeed to type up a letter to get herself enrolled in the school. Except while she's speeding around the room, the leaves outside can be seen moving fast - to show that the film was just sped up.
** Zigzagged with the flying effects. Some look like very obvious blue screen, others still hold up reasonably well.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Music/JerryGoldsmith's theme for the movie intentionally matches the style of Music/JohnWilliams' ''Film/{{Superman}}'' theme.
* 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.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Selena as a witch could have been quite a unique villain. Superman and Supergirl are actually vulnerable to magic - so Selena could have given Supergirl a run for her money. Instead she mostly uses her magic to cast a love spell on a man, and fight with Supergirl for his affections.
** Not much effort is made to give Kara an arc. She jeopardises the safety of her home and goes to Earth to make amends, which could have set up a nice arc about her maturing and learning to be a hero. But she instead spends the movie doing absolutely nothing for ages and being a complete idiot.
* TrappedByMountainLions: Kara enrolling in school under the alias Linda Lee. She completely forgets that she went to Earth to find the Omegahedron - and that she's only got a few days to do so.
* UnfortunateImplications: The Nostalgia Chick and Linkara [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVPUV5KfndM criticised]] the film in their review - namely that the supervillainess only cares about casting a love spell, and that there's more emphasis on Selena and Kara fighting over Ethan than the impending destruction of Kara's home. It's also pointed out how sexist it is to make the first ever film about a female superhero a ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' type story about "a lost and lonely little girl trying to get home"

[[folder: The TV show]]
See YMMV/{{Supergirl 2015}}[[/folder]]