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* The fact that there could be thousands possibly ''millions'' of White Martians coming is NightmareFuel enough. And in any other world with Superman, it would be terrifying, but manageable. But in this world, there are all of '''three''' superheroes, and it took two of them to stop one White Martian.

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* The fact that there could be thousands possibly ''millions'' of White Martians coming is NightmareFuel enough. And in any other world with Superman, it would be terrifying, but manageable. But in this world, there are all of '''three''' '''four''' superheroes, and it took two of them to stop one White Martian.


* Cat does not like millennials and was actually reluctant to hire Kara because she is one. Except she actually got her wish, as Kara is actually not. Kara was stuck in the Phantom Zone for twenty four years, and because of that she did not physically age. She was actually born on 1966, technically making her a part of Generation X.

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* Cat does not like millennials and was actually reluctant to hire Kara because she is one. Except she actually got her wish, as Kara is actually not. Kara was stuck in the Phantom Zone for twenty four years, and because of that she did not physically age. She was actually born on 1966, in 1966[[note]] More or less, given that Krypton and Earth almost certainly have different calendars/solar rotational periods[[/note]], technically making her a part of Generation X.



* Draaga, despite being strong and tough enough to fight a kryptonian, backs off when threatened by a normal handgun. It's understandable once we remember that he has a bad knee from a previous fight, meaning that he is neither NighInvulnerable nor has a HealingFactor, so he'd be wary about being shot, specially with weapons he has never faced before, being an alien and not familiar with Earth weaponry or if his own species can resist it.

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* Draaga, despite being strong and tough enough to fight a kryptonian, Kryptonian, backs off when threatened by a normal handgun. It's understandable once we remember that he has a bad knee from a previous fight, meaning that he is neither NighInvulnerable nor has a HealingFactor, so he'd be wary about being shot, specially with weapons he has never faced before, being an alien and not familiar with Earth weaponry or if his own species can resist it.



** Mon-el, not knowing him at all and only recently meeting Kara's family, is the only one looking at the situation objectively because he has no emotional involvement.

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** Mon-el, Mon-El, not knowing him at all and only recently meeting Kara's family, is the only one looking at the situation objectively because he has no emotional involvement.


* Mon-Els flashback in "Star-Crossed" showed his bodyguard killing a Kryptonian emissary to give him his escape pod, that emissary was wearing a small but noticeable Superman symbol, remember back in the pilot Kara explains it was the symbol for the "House of El", Mon-El just stood there while his bodyguard killed a member of her family in cold blood. Which just adds to the FridgeBrilliance noted above regarding her unwillingness to trust him.

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* Mon-Els Mon-El's flashback in "Star-Crossed" showed his bodyguard killing a Kryptonian emissary to give him his escape pod, that pod. That emissary was wearing a small but noticeable Superman symbol, remember symbol. Remember back in the pilot Kara explains it was the symbol for the "House of El", El": Mon-El just stood there while his bodyguard killed a member of her family in cold blood. Which just adds to the FridgeBrilliance noted above regarding her unwillingness to trust him.



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* Even discounting [[spoiler:being a puppet for Lex]], Vice-President Baker turning out to be a terrible leader and a bigot makes sense when you consider how presidential candidates choose their running mates. It's been ''centuries'' since [=VPs=] were chosen based on whether or not they'd be a good replacement; instead, they are chosen for complementing the president as best as possible to appeal to parts of the country that the candidate is having trouble with. Older candidates choose younger running mates, liberal candidates choose more conservative running mates.


** Reminds me of the good ol' [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/SmallvilleLuthorCorp Smallville]] show



* James being a black belt may seem like an AssPull, but it actually might make sense: He's best friends with a superhero, and so [[DistressedDude probably got kidnapped by bad guys,]] especially since Lex presumably knows Superman's real name. After that, James most likely decided to learn how to protect himself.
** In addition, James becoming the Guardian may actually make sense of a lot of the AdaptationalAttractiveness. James' {{Hunk}} appearance may be because he started bulking up and training with the idea he might become a superhero on his own, or because of the above idea.

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* James being a black belt may seem like an AssPull, but it actually might make sense: He's best friends with a superhero, and so [[DistressedDude probably got kidnapped by bad guys,]] especially since Lex presumably knows Superman's real name. After that, James most likely decided to learn how to protect himself. \n** In addition, James becoming the Guardian may actually make sense of a lot of the AdaptationalAttractiveness. James' {{Hunk}} appearance may be because he started bulking up and training with the idea he might become a superhero on his own, or because of the above idea.



* At first, when Winn geeked out over Clark Kent being Superman, this troper felt that it was a bit odd that Winn knew who "Clark" was right off the bat. But given the later revelation that Cat has a total crush on Clark, and that she herself used to work for Perry White, it's entirely possible that Winn has actually met Clark before in the latter's civilian identity.

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* At first, when Winn geeked out over Clark Kent being Superman, this troper felt that it was feels a bit odd that Winn knew who "Clark" was right off the bat. But given the later revelation that Cat has a total crush on Clark, and that she herself used to work for Perry White, it's entirely possible that Winn has actually met Clark before in the latter's civilian identity.


* Cat chewing out Leslie for attacking Supergirl might seem hypocritical since she wrote an equally harsh article about Supergirl. However, Cat only criticizes Supergirl's actions. Leslie, on the other hand, mocks Supergirl's appearance, personality, sexual orientation, and genitalia. To Cat, criticism of someone's actions is okay, no matter how harsh, but personal attacks are not tolerable. Also, Cat is trying (in her own, backhanded way) to help Supergirl improve, pushing her through legitimate criticism to do and ''be'' better. Leslie's just being a bully.

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* Cat chewing out Leslie for attacking Supergirl might seem hypocritical since she wrote an equally harsh article about Supergirl. However, Cat only criticizes Supergirl's actions. Leslie, on the other hand, mocks Supergirl's appearance, personality, sexual orientation, and genitalia. To Cat, criticism of someone's actions is okay, no matter how harsh, but personal attacks are not tolerable. Also, Cat is trying (in her own, backhanded way) to help Supergirl improve, pushing her through legitimate criticism to do and ''be'' better.better (something Cat all but outright states in that very episode). Leslie's just being a bully.


* Cat chewing out Leslie for attacking Supergirl might seem hypocritical since she wrote an equally harsh article about Supergirl. However, Cat only criticizes Supergirl's actions. Leslie, on the other hand, mocks Supergirl's appearance, personality, sexual orientation, and genitalia. To Cat, criticism of someone's actions is okay, no matter how harsh, but personal attacks are not tolerable.

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* Cat chewing out Leslie for attacking Supergirl might seem hypocritical since she wrote an equally harsh article about Supergirl. However, Cat only criticizes Supergirl's actions. Leslie, on the other hand, mocks Supergirl's appearance, personality, sexual orientation, and genitalia. To Cat, criticism of someone's actions is okay, no matter how harsh, but personal attacks are not tolerable. Also, Cat is trying (in her own, backhanded way) to help Supergirl improve, pushing her through legitimate criticism to do and ''be'' better. Leslie's just being a bully.

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* After her first sparring session with Alex, Kara is stiff and sore, brushing it off as [[MetaphoricallyTrue taking a kickboxing class.]] But Kryptonians have a solar-powered HealingFactor, something which is consistently referenced, so any aches and pains should have vanished almost immediately, even with Alex using Kryptonite emitters to suspend Kara's powers. But, ''Kryptonite!'' Kara isn't sore from the workout or beating, she's sore from lingering Kryptonite poisoning.



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* At first, when Winn geeked out over Clark Kent being Superman, this troper felt that it was a bit odd that Winn knew who "Clark" was right off the bat. But given the later revelation that Cat has a total crush on Clark, and that she herself used to work for Perry White, it's entirely possible that Winn has actually met Clark before in the latter's civilian identity.



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* In season three, Kara lashes out at Mon-El over their relationship while under the influence of a psychic attack. However, pay attention to what she complains about, for she may be really angry with herself: she lists all of the things he did before they ever got together, and then states that she gave her heart to a "lying jackass". Basically, she is saying that all of the warning signs of him not being boyfriend material were there in front of her face, but she still dated him anyway, only to get hurt in the end. Also, this is happening while he is training her, so once again, she is putting herself in a position to be vulnerable with a guy that has caused her pain before, and she is not happy about it.


* Mon-Els flashback in "Star-Crossed" showed his bodyguard killing a Kryptonian emissary to give him his escape pod, that emissary was wearing a small but noticeable Superman symbol, remember back in the pilot Kara explains it was the symbol for the "House of El", Mon-El just stood there while his bodyguard killed a member of her family in cold blood.

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* Mon-Els flashback in "Star-Crossed" showed his bodyguard killing a Kryptonian emissary to give him his escape pod, that emissary was wearing a small but noticeable Superman symbol, remember back in the pilot Kara explains it was the symbol for the "House of El", Mon-El just stood there while his bodyguard killed a member of her family in cold blood.
blood. Which just adds to the FridgeBrilliance noted above regarding her unwillingness to trust him.


* James being a black belt may seem like an AssPull, but it actually might make sense: He's best friends with a superhero, and so [[DistressedDude probably got kidnapped by bad guys,]] especially since Lex presumably knows Superman's real name. After that, James most likely got GenreSavvy and decided to learn how to protect himself.

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* James being a black belt may seem like an AssPull, but it actually might make sense: He's best friends with a superhero, and so [[DistressedDude probably got kidnapped by bad guys,]] especially since Lex presumably knows Superman's real name. After that, James most likely got GenreSavvy and decided to learn how to protect himself.


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** In addition, James becoming the Guardian may actually make sense of a lot of the AdaptationalAttractiveness. James' {{Hunk}} appearance may be because he started bulking up and training with the idea he might become a superhero on his own, or because of the above idea.



* James becoming the Guardian may actually make sense of a lot of the AdaptationalAttractiveness. James' TheHunk appearance may be because he started bulking up and training with the idea he might become a superhero on his own. Even if he wasn't thinking about it consciously, it might have been the reason he went out to work out.

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* James becoming the Guardian may actually make sense of a lot of the AdaptationalAttractiveness. James' TheHunk appearance may be because he started bulking up and training with the idea he might become a superhero on his own. Even if he wasn't thinking about it consciously, it might have been the reason he went out to work out.



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* James becoming the Guardian may actually make sense of a lot of the AdaptationalAttractiveness. James' TheHunk appearance may be because he started bulking up and training with the idea he might become a superhero on his own. Even if he wasn't thinking about it consciously, it might have been the reason he went out to work out.

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