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* AmazonianBeauty: She is oftentimes drawn with muscular arms and the physique of a bodybuilder, and is almost always drawn larger (height-wise) than other female characters except the likes of Franchise/WonderWoman. She is depicted at her beefiest in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' where she grew even {{stronger with age}}. Regardless, she is still considered quite the [[HelloNurse beauty in-universe]], but that is mostly due to [[BuxomIsBetter her softer features]]. This also applies to Supergirl, since (even though they're the same person, a few dimensions removed) Karen is 10-15 years older than Kara.

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* AmazonianBeauty: She is oftentimes drawn with muscular arms and the physique of a bodybuilder, and is almost always drawn larger (height-wise) than other female characters except the likes of Franchise/WonderWoman. She is depicted at her beefiest in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' where she grew even {{stronger with age}}.StrongerWithAge. Regardless, she is still considered quite the [[HelloNurse beauty in-universe]], but that is mostly due to [[BuxomIsBetter her softer features]]. This also applies to Supergirl, since (even though they're the same person, a few dimensions removed) Karen is 10-15 years older than Kara.


* StatuesqueStunner: She is every bit as tall as WonderWoman.

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* StatuesqueStunner: She is every bit as tall as WonderWoman.Franchise/WonderWoman.


* AmazonianBeauty: She is oftentimes drawn with muscular arms and the physique of a bodybuilder, and is almost always drawn larger (height-wise) than other female characters except the likes of WonderWoman. She is depicted at her beefiest in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' where she grew even {{stronger with age}}. Regardless, she is still considered quite the [[HelloNurse beauty in-universe]], but that is mostly due to [[BuxomIsBetter her softer features]]. This also applies to Supergirl, since (even though they're the same person, a few dimensions removed) Karen is 10-15 years older than Kara.

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* AmazonianBeauty: She is oftentimes drawn with muscular arms and the physique of a bodybuilder, and is almost always drawn larger (height-wise) than other female characters except the likes of WonderWoman.Franchise/WonderWoman. She is depicted at her beefiest in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' where she grew even {{stronger with age}}. Regardless, she is still considered quite the [[HelloNurse beauty in-universe]], but that is mostly due to [[BuxomIsBetter her softer features]]. This also applies to Supergirl, since (even though they're the same person, a few dimensions removed) Karen is 10-15 years older than Kara.


* BreathWeapon: Comes with the FlyingBrick package.

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* BreathWeapon: Comes with the FlyingBrick package.Kryptonian power set.

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* CrystalPrison: Was cast into one by her ComicBook/PostCrisis grandfather Arion to protect her from being possessed by her granduncle Garn Daanuth, which then turned into the symbio-ship that carried her from the past to the present while she only ages twenty years in the process.


* DayInTheLife: Volume 12 of ComicBook/PowerGirl's ongoing series is largely this. As it turns out, her daily life involves bathing in an empathic bikini, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming bonding]] with Terra and stopping a fight between an alien monster and [[RecycledInSpace Space]] [[Film/{{Zardoz}} Sean Connery]].

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* DayInTheLife: Volume 12 of ComicBook/PowerGirl's ongoing series is largely this. As it turns out, her daily life involves bathing in an empathic bikini, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming bonding]] bonding with Terra and stopping a fight between an alien monster and [[RecycledInSpace Space]] [[Film/{{Zardoz}} Sean Connery]].



* DishingOutDirt: Atlee, the new Terra, and Power Girl's new best friend. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They go see movies together.]]

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* DishingOutDirt: Atlee, the new Terra, and Power Girl's new best friend. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They go see movies together.]]


* GagBoobs: She's never been depicted as being even "average" in size - or even average in comparison to her superheroine compatriots, having universally been shown as having breasts noticeably larger than her peers. Jokes, comments, whole issues, have been literally built around her breasts InUniverse. Interestingly, the author of Fanfic/OriginStory called the offices of DC Comics to get PG's cup size, and they ''actually'' replied, saying that ''her official bust size is 40-H.''

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* GagBoobs: She's never been depicted as being even "average" in size - or even average in comparison to her superheroine compatriots, having universally been shown as having breasts noticeably larger than her peers. Jokes, comments, whole issues, have been literally built around her breasts InUniverse. Interestingly, the author of Fanfic/OriginStory called the offices of DC Comics to get PG's cup size, and they ''actually'' replied, saying that ''her ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9801437/21/Origin-Story her official bust size is 40-H.40-H]].''


Karen Starr, the name she adopted, proved a hit with readers. She received solo stories in ''"Showcase''" #97-99 (February-April, 1978). DC was considering launching a Power Girl series. But in 1978, the DC Implosion struck, with the cancellation of over 24 ongoing titles. There was no room for new titles. Karen did however become a founding member of ComicBook/InfinityInc. Regularly appearing in the 12 first issues of said series, and occasionally turning up in subsequent ones.

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Karen Starr, the name she adopted, proved a hit with readers. She received solo stories in ''"Showcase''" ''"Showcase"'' #97-99 (February-April, 1978). DC was considering launching a Power Girl series. But in 1978, the DC Implosion struck, with the cancellation of over 24 ongoing titles. There was no room for new titles. Karen did however become a founding member of ComicBook/InfinityInc. Regularly appearing in the 12 first issues of said series, and occasionally turning up in subsequent ones.



* GagBoobs: She's never been depicted as being even "average" in size - or even average in comparison to her superheroine compatriots, having universally been shown as having breasts noticeably larger than her peers. Jokes, comments, whole issues, have been literally built around her breasts InUniverse.

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* GagBoobs: She's never been depicted as being even "average" in size - or even average in comparison to her superheroine compatriots, having universally been shown as having breasts noticeably larger than her peers. Jokes, comments, whole issues, have been literally built around her breasts InUniverse. Interestingly, the author of Fanfic/OriginStory called the offices of DC Comics to get PG's cup size, and they ''actually'' replied, saying that ''her official bust size is 40-H.''


* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGoToTheMovies'': She makes a brief cameo at the beginning, when all the major superheroes are watching a movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGoToTheMovies'': She makes a brief cameo at has some appearances in crowd shots throughout the beginning, when all the major superheroes are watching a movie.film, though she's not voiced.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGoToTheMovies'': She makes a brief cameo at the beginning, when all the major superheroes are watching a movie.


TheSeventies version of All-Star Comics, starring the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, featured the original versions of many of Creator/DCComics' superheroes and their families, living in a [[AlternateReality parallel universe]] known as Earth-2. In issue #58 (January-February, 1976) a new character debuted, created by Creator/GerryConway, Ric Estrada, and Wally Wood. Power Girl was introduced as the counterpart of ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}- she was the cousin of Earth-2's Superman (Kal-L). It was decided to make her as different as possible from Supergirl - including a different costume, code-name, personality and (most notably) a sexier body.

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TheSeventies version of All-Star Comics, starring the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, featured the original versions of many of Creator/DCComics' superheroes and their families, living in a [[AlternateReality [[AlternateUniverse parallel universe]] known as Earth-2. In issue #58 (January-February, 1976) a new character debuted, created by Creator/GerryConway, Ric Estrada, and Wally Wood. Power Girl was introduced as the counterpart of ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}- she was the cousin of Earth-2's Superman (Kal-L). It was decided to make her as different as possible from Supergirl - including a different costume, code-name, personality and (most notably) a sexier body.


* DemonicPossession: In her 1986 ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'' Post-Crisis origin story, Kara as an infant was being threatened with possession by the spirit of her granduncle Garn Daanuth, who attempted to reenter the realm of the living through her. Her grandfather Arion prevented this from happening by placing Kara in a magic crystal and sending her through time and space to the present-day world, selecting Superman as the one who she would be conncted to upon her arrival.

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* DemonicPossession: In her 1986 ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'' Post-Crisis origin story, Kara as an infant was being threatened with possession by the spirit of her granduncle Garn Daanuth, who attempted to reenter the realm of the living through her. Her grandfather Arion prevented this from happening by placing Kara in a magic crystal and sending her through time and space to the present-day world, selecting Superman as the one who she would be conncted connected to upon her arrival.

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* DemonicPossession: In her 1986 ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'' Post-Crisis origin story, Kara as an infant was being threatened with possession by the spirit of her granduncle Garn Daanuth, who attempted to reenter the realm of the living through her. Her grandfather Arion prevented this from happening by placing Kara in a magic crystal and sending her through time and space to the present-day world, selecting Superman as the one who she would be conncted to upon her arrival.

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