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     Kara Zor-El 
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     Kal-El 

     Alura Zor-El 

Alura Zor-El

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Click here to see her portrayed by Laura Benanti 

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Laura Benanti (Seasons 1 and 2), Erica Durance (Season 3 onwards)

Voiced By: Adriana Casas

Appearances: Supergirl | Crisis on Infinite Earths

A prominent Judge on Krypton and Kara's biological mother.

see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background
see Smallville: Lanes for the Earth-167 character who bears her physical likeness
see Smallville: Earth-2 for the Alternate Universe Earth-167 character who bears her physical likeness

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Alura is always depicted as a blonde in the comics and most adaptations. Here, she's an Aloof Dark-Haired Girl.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has a composed demeanor.
  • And Starring: Is credited with "Special Guest Star" citation.
  • Ascended Extra: Due to this show being about her daughter, her significance gets bloated. Even compared to the comics and most adaptations where her husband Zor-El is always the prominent of Kara's parents.
  • Back for the Dead: She is shown as one of the first casualties of the antimatter wave. She returns to help Jon Kent evacuate.
  • The Beautiful Elite: One of the highest authorities on Krypton, a member, albeit by marriage, of one of its most respected families and strikingly beautiful to boot.
  • But Now I Must Go: Understandibly, she leaves her daughter to return to Argo once again after the Worldkillers are dealt with.
  • Cain and Abel: Sentenced her own sister Astra to captivity in the Phantom Zone. Subverted as she later admits to her that she sees this action as sparing her a death in the coming destruction of Krypton that Astra tried so hard to prevent.
  • Character Death: Despite having secretly survived Krypton's destruction, she is killed for real when Argo is obliterated by an anti-matter wave.
  • Cool Aunt: based on everything we know about her, and Kara's dreamscape in "The Girl Who Has Everything," in which she shown treating him with great kindness, there is no doubt that she welcomed Clark/Kal-El with open arms and affection to Argo City during his Lois' visit.
  • Expy: Seems to fill the role that her brother-in-law, Jor-El - and, later, sister-in-law, Lara - had in the Christopher Reeve Superman movies. Superman's parents do appear in the pilot, but they have no lines and do nothing beyond launching their son's ship.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She's really calm in her final hours, aside from solemnly embracing her husband while watching her daughter's escape pod jettison off to the unknown. It's later revealed that she believed she deserved to die in Krypton's destruction for not doing enough to stop it.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears an indigo dress in the holograms, and she's definitely graceful.
  • Hello, Attorney!: Judge actually, but is nonetheless good-looking. Mon-El even complements her appearance.
  • Hologram: Appears to Kara in a pre-recorded pep talk. And again as a personality module in DEO's headquarters.
  • Honor Before Reason: Alura allowed the entire world to die in service of the law. Though a flashback in "Bad Blood" shows she believed Krypton will explode, and is determined to get the word out through the law. But ultimately failed.
  • The Judge: She was Krypton's highest judge, being responsible for the incarceration of most of the inmates in Fort Rozz, including her own sister.
  • My Greatest Failure: In private with Astra, she admits her unwillingness to believe her sister until it was too late, thus keeping up the appearances, while simultaneously dooming Krypton, to be this.
  • Not Quite Dead: Turns out she survived Krypton's explosion and is now on Argo City.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: It is not so subtly implied that she had no love for her brother-in-law, Non. Justified due to Non's antagonism, though.
  • Parents as People: After Astra's confession of the true work she did with Non, Kara is livid when she believes Alura could have prevented the destruction of Krypton, and the death of everything she loved.
  • Posthumous Character: Died in the pilot, but carries on as an interactive hologram. Until it turns out late in Season Three that she and the rest of Argo City actually survived the destruction of Krypton.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her her second actress notably has a much paler skin than the original, and is equally beautiful.
  • Related in the Adaptation: The show's version of Non becomes her brother in law.
  • Remake Cameo: Her second actress played Smallville's version of Lois Lane.
  • Sacrificial Lion: She's one of the first casualties of the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She survives Krypton's explosion unlike in the comics.
  • Stacy's Mom: Mon-El outright calls her a babe, under the misinformed implication that it is a respectful connotation for a beautiful woman.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's one of The Beautiful Elite and is 5'8" tall.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Alura and Astra.
  • Virtual Ghost: The hologram installed at the DEO is an interactive program taken from Kara's pod, unlike her first hologram which was just a recording.
  • Widow Woman: By the time Kara learns of her mother's survival, she learns that her father really died (though not on Krypton like she believed).

     Zor-El 

Zor-El

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Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Robert Gant

Voiced by: Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish dub, Season One), Jorge Palafox (Latin-American Spanish dub, Season Two)

Appearances: Supergirl | Invasion!note 

A prominent scientist in Krypton and Kara's biological father.

see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background

  • Age Lift: He's the older brother of Jor-El here, but it's the other way around in the source material and every other adaptations.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's usually the most prominent of Kara's parents. After all, he is the one related to Superman by blood. Here, he's nothing but a Satellite Character to Alura, whose conflict with her Evil Twin are directly tied to the first season.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: He dies in an offscreen Heroic Sacrifice to ensure Argo City would function instead of during Krypton's explosion.
  • Exact Words: When Kara calls out a hologram of Zor-El for having come up with the concept behind the Medusa Virus, citing how her father lied to her about saving lives, the hologram specifically states Zor-El did so to protect Kryptonian lives.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He's really calm in his final hours, slightly more-so than his wife, holding her in a comforting embrace in their final moments while watching their only child depart to who knows where.
  • Hologram: Like Alura, one of Zor-El is installed for the Fortress of Solitude.
  • Lethal Chef: A flashback to Kara's childhood shows Alura apologizing for working late because it meant Zor-El had to make dinner.
  • Not Quite Dead: Subverted. He survived his supposed death during Krypton's explosion, then he eventually died for real to provide Argo City with a safe environment.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: It is not so subtly implied that he and his wife had no love for their brother-in-law, Non. Justified due to Non's antagonism, though.
  • Parents as People: Much like Alura, Kara loved her father with all her heart, but also respected him a great deal, believing his work to be in the name of life. She is thus taken aback when she learns that he had bio-engineered the Medusa virus, as a weapon against invaders.
  • Posthumous Character: Died with his wife Alura in the pilot during Krypton's explosion. Or so everyone thought, as they actually survived thanks to a force field he created to protect Argo City; however, he later gave his life to provide them with a working atmosphere, so he's still dead by the time Kara is reunited with her mother.
  • Related in the Adaptation: The show's version of Non becomes his brother-in-law due to the latter being married to his wife's twin sister.
  • Satellite Character: To Alura, who gets more screen time and plot relevance. The inverse of how Jor-El and Lara are treated in all the Superman movies. Similar to the post-Infinite Crisis/pre-New 52 comics.
  • Science Hero: Zigzagged; Kara believes her father was this when he mentioned his work help saved lives, but Zor-El's hologram states his joint project with the Kryptonian military was to develop a viral deterrent that kills extra-terrestrial invaders who might threaten Krypton.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Subverted. He survives Krypton's explosion unlike the comics but still dies offscreen in a Heroic Sacrifice between the explosion and The Present Day.

     Jor-El 

Jor-El

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: ???

Appearances: Supergirl

A prominent scientist in Krypton. He was Zor-El's younger brother, Superman's biological father, and Kara's paternal uncle.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background

  • Age Lift: He's the younger brother of Jor-El here, but it's the other way around in the source material and every other adaptations.
  • Cool Uncle: It's clear Kara loved and admired her uncle very much as she always speaks of him in the highest regard.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: He provided his son (and by extension niece) with an awesome fortress.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's usually the most prominent posthumous member of the House of El in the comicbooks and adaptations, though this is justified since the show is about his niece rather than his son.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He's really calm in his final hours, holding his infant son in a comforting embrace with his wife.
  • The Ghost: He can appear in a Hologram much like his brother and sister-in-law but it's never shown.
  • Posthumous Character: Died with his brother, wife, and sister-in-law Alura in the pilot during Krypton's explosion. Or at least he and his wife did. Zor-El and Alura survived the explosion, though the former ultimately died by the time Kara finds out.
  • Related in the Adaptation: The show's version of Non becomes an extended family of his due to marrying his brother's sister-in-law.
  • Science Hero: Zigzagged; He was a scientist much like his older brother, but helped him in a joint project with the Kryptonian military to develop a viral deterrent that kills extra-terrestrial invaders who might threaten Krypton.

     Lara Jor-El 

Lara Jor-El

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Ana Franchesca Rousseau

Appearances: Supergirl

The wife of Jor-El and Kal-El's mother.

see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background

  • Aerith and Bob: Much like her niece Kara, her name doesn't sound out of place on Earth.
  • Cool Aunt: Kara always remembers both her and Jor-El with great fondness.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She's really calm in her final hours, holding her infant son in a comforting embrace with her husband.
  • Posthumous Character: Died with her husband, brother-in-law, and the latter's wife Alura in the pilot during Krypton's explosion. Or at least she and her husband did. Zor-El and Alura survived the explosion, though the former ultimately died by the time Kara finds out.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: A beautiful woman with dark brown hair and pale skin.
  • Related in the Adaptation: The show's version of Non becomes an extended family of hers due to marrying the sister of her brother-in-law's wife.
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Other Civilians

     Thara Ak-Var 

Thara Ak-Var

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Esmé Bianco

Appearances: Supergirl

A citizen of Argo City and a childhood friend of Kara Zor-El, revealed to have survived the destruction of the planet alongside the city's population.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics she's the superhero Flamebird. The show never gave any hints of her going in that direction.
  • Celebrity Paradox: While Kara loves Game of Thrones, she doesn't seem to notice that her long-lost best friend happens to look a lot like the show's original Ms. Fanservice character.
  • Happily Married: By the time Kara meets her again, she has a husband and two children.
  • Old Friend: Of Kara. They were so close in their childhood that they were able to finish each others sentences.

Military

     General Astra 

Astra

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Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Laura Benanti

Appearances: Supergirl

A rogue Kryptonian general and Kara's maternal aunt, being her mother's twin isister. She is The Leader of the Fort Rozz forces.


  • Aerith and Bob: While not as common as her niece Kara and distant relative Lara, her name doesn't sound out of place on Earth.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Her death is poignant since it drives home the point that she and Kara are still family and still love each other.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's very proud and acts apathetic.
  • Always Identical Twins: With Alura, obviously. She mentions that twins were rare on Krypton, so they had fun confusing their parents.
  • And Starring: Is credited with "Special Guest Star" citation.
  • Badass in Charge: A Kryptonian general and is The Leader of the Phantom Zone escapees that is antagonizing Earth.
  • Battle Couple: Since she and Non were part of Krypton's military force, they may have been this in the past.
  • Big Bad: Of Season One. She leads the coalition of criminals the DEO is trying to capture.
  • Cain and Abel: Was sentenced by her own sister Alura to captivity in the Phantom Zone.
  • Canon Foreigner: Invented for the show.
  • Dark Action Girl: She fights very aggressively.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She gets killed off in 1x13, leaving Non and Indigo to take over as the Big Bad Duumvirate.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She says she has no problem killing Kara, but in action she is hesitant and Non accuses her of being blinded by love.
  • Evil Aunt: She orders her underlings to kill Kara as soon as she confirms her identity, putting her firmly in this category. Subverted in her second appearance, where it is revealed that it is mostly an act in front of her troops. Whatever problems she had with Alura, she loved Kara and still does.
  • Evil Twin: Literally, as she is the Evil Aunt to Alura's Good Parent.
  • Evil Wears Black: She wears the black Kryptonian military fatigues and is Kara's Evil Aunt.
  • Expy: Seems to fill the role of a gender-flipped General Zod.
  • Flying Brick: Like Kara and Superman, possesses the standard Kryptonian powerset while on Earth. Flight, Super Strength, Super Toughness, Eye Beams (which like Kara's are blue), etc.
  • Good-Looking Privates. General, actually, but is nonetheless good-looking.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Her Skunk Stripe.
  • Immune to Bullets: Appears to phase through them.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Courtesy of Alex using a Kryptonite knife.
  • In the Back: Stabbed through the heart by Alex using a Kryptonite blade and dies from it immediately afterwards.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When she is unexpectedly wounded by a Kryptonite knife, she retreats immediately. This also means she takes the weapon with her so that it can be analyzed.
  • Lady of War: She's seasoned combatant, and her grace from experience shows.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: She mentions to Kara in the flashbacks that she treats her like the child she never had, implying this trope.
  • A Lighter Shade of Grey: Sees herself as this compared to Alura, as her intentions on saving Krypton were good despite her methods, while Alura allowed the entire world to die in service of the law.
  • No Name Given: Until she reveals herself to Alex, she's just called "The General".
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction to General Lane preparing to torture her with kryptonite.
  • Only One Name: Only Astra's personal name has been revealed so far. Kryptonian females attach their father's and then their husband's full name to their own, and Astra's father and husband's full names are currently unrevealed (though if comics canon is followed, Alura's father - and therefore hers as well - is named In-Ze.)
  • Punny Name: A space alien named Astra, which coincidentally is the Latin word for "stars". Also, Kara says she used to teach her about stars, i.e. astronomy.
  • Ret-Canon: She and Alura are made into a Composite Character in Supergirl (Rebirth) (specifically Alura got her military background), thus technically making Astra a Canon Immigrant.
  • Skunk Stripe: The one trait distinguishing her from her sister.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the twin sister of Alura, so she's just as attractive, and is 5'8" just like her sister.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: She displays an unfettered demeanor towards others.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Astra and Alura.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Invoked. She wears trousers and is part of Krypton's military contrasting Alura, who wears a dress and works in a more poised career as a judge.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Her name was revealed in a trailer a full week before it was mentioned on the show.
  • Twin Switch: According to her, she and Alura used to do this to confuse their parents.
  • Underestimating Badassery: So far Astra finds Kara a bigger danger to her plans more than the more experienced and seasoned Superman, seemingly because he was raised on Earth.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: On two worlds.
    • When she learned that Krypton was going to be destroyed because of excessive use of the planet’s core for energy production, she turned to terrorism against the High Council.
    • On Earth, the reason for her plans to Take Over the World is that she knows the humans would never willingly agree to the measures she believes must be taken to prevent ecological catastrophe.

     Lt. Col. Non 

Non

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Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Chris Vance

Appearances: Supergirl

A rogue Kryptonian lieutenant and Astra's husband; Kara's uncle by marriage.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's blond here, but he's usually portrayed as a brunet in the comics and other adaptations.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: The original Non was nothing but a silent brute, while this one has intelligence to back up his power. In the post-Infinite Crisis/pre-New 52 comics, he was a scientist until he was lobotomized by the Science Council to silence him of Krypton's impending doom. That aspect of him seems to be Adapted Out in this continuity.
  • Battle Couple: Since he and Astra were part of Krypton's military force, they may have been this in the past.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Becomes this with Indigo after Astra's death.
  • Bread and Circuses: Believes humanity is too busy watching celebrity TV shows and running political circuses to acknowledge, much less fix the problems they use popular entertainment to distract themselves from. He also believes Cat, Supergirl, and Maxwell Lord are part of the problem, since their tendency to dominate the headlines helps distract and placate the public from thinking about bigger problems.
  • Colonel Badass: Word of God confirms that his rank is Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Commander Contrarian: In spite of his loyalty to Astra, he questions her willingness to eliminate her niece, knowing full well that the Els are a very tight family.
  • Composite Character: He takes Mongul's role of using Black Mercy.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Non is supposed to be mute, but his constant Motive Rant obviously shows he isn't. Instead, his disability becomes blindness after losing an optical Beam-O-War with Kara.
  • The Dragon: To Astra.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After his wife's death, he joins forces with Indigo to form a Big Bad Duumvirate.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Although he may act as a Commander Contrarian to his wife, he truly does love her. He openly cries when their underlings mourn Astra's death.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Despite being rather less willing than Astra to consider humans' lives on the same importance as his, he's still firmly against Indigo's plan to simply wipe them all out... at first.
    • When Lucy releases the criminals from Fort Rozz while under the effects of Myriad, he requests that the White Martian stay locked up, stating that it would be better for everyone if it stayed where it was.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with his actor's natural British accent.
  • The Evils of Free Will: Believes humanity will never put aside its own petty self-interests to save the world, so he decides to mind control all of humanity into working together to solve all the world's problems. A slightly more justified version than most, as he and Astra tried to do the same thing on Krypton to stop the Kryptonians from destroying their planet, which they did.
  • Evil Uncle: He's Kara's uncle, Astra's husband and second in command.
  • Evil Wears Black: He wears the same black Kryptonian military fatigues that his wife wears.
  • Eye Scream: The consequences of losing a heat-vision duel to Kara.
  • Flying Brick: Like every other Kryptonian on Earth.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: It is not so subtly implied that members of his extended family have no love for him. Justified due to his own antagonism, though.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: This pretty much sums up his view of humanity.
  • In Name Only: He's an evil Kryptonian. That's the only thing he shares in common with any of his namesakes.
  • Interspecies Romance: He was in a relationship with Indigo, an alien from the planet Colu.
  • Jerkass: He's very unpleasant and condescending by default, not to mention his attempts to control and later exterminate mankind.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He's the only recurring character who doesn't sound Americannote . The show hasn't explained this, although it's possible that he came from a noble background.
  • Not His Sled: In his Superman II debut, he was mute. In his final battle with Supergirl in this show, there's a Beam-O-War with heat vision, and an explosion, and he's clearly injured. ...And then we find that it's his eyes, not his voice, that's now ruined.
  • Only One Name: Like all versions of him, his last name is not given.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: When he saw Astra hesitated in killing her niece, he comments that the women in Astra's family are weak.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His black outfit has Vermilion accents.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • In this version, he becomes Kara's uncle by his marriage to her maternal aunt.
    • Inverted with Zod. In the comics and most media, they are Heterosexual Life-Partners. Here, it's implied that they don't even know each other and if they do, it's likely only in a professional level.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He doesn't share Supergirl's faith that humanity can be reasoned with.
  • Uncertain Doom: Apparently killed by Supergirl in the Season One finale.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: He truly believes that using Myriad will make Earth a better place, not just ecologically, but socially as well. Once he gains control of National City, he puts its populace to work fixing not only environmental issues, but issues that plague humanity like famine, disease, hunger, poverty, etc. He also seems happy to have eradicated hatred, prejudice, crime, and war. And before Indigo gets under his skin, it genuinely doesn't occur to him to abuse Myriad for his own power, as he really did have thoughts only to making the world better for everyone in it.
  • Villain Has a Point: When Supergirl first tries to tell Non that Myriad is not the way to save the planet, he points out that at least he's doing something; Supergirl hasn't once used her powers to save the planet in all the time she's been on earth, merely saving random citizens in National City. Notably, Supergirl has no direct counterargument.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: While he's more of a ruthless Jerkass about it than Astra, Non really does believe Myriad is the only way to save Earth and humanity from humanity itself.

     General Zod 

Dru-Zod

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Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Mark Gibbon

A rogue Kryptonian general like Astra and one of Superman's greatest adversaries.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background
see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears his name and background

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's blond here, but he's usually portrayed as a brunet in the comics and other adaptations.
  • Arch-Enemy: Superman considers him to be one of his greatest enemies, along with Lex Luthor. Superman had to kill him to stop him, and it turns out even that doesn't keep him down forever.
  • Back from the Dead: He's somehow revived in the 31st century and fights the Legion. They beat him using kryptonite.
  • Badass in Charge: He's a (former) Kryptonian general. And if previous adaptations are any indication, he's a formidable warrior.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: While never elaborated, his white irises indicate that this version of Zod is blind or has an eye condition, though this may simply be part of the Silver Kryptonite hallucination and not indicative of any infirmity.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep, booming Badass Baritone that would do Terence Stamp proud.
  • Evil Wears Black: He wears the same black Kryptonian military fatigues that Astra and Non wore in Season One.
  • General Ripper: As mentioned above, he's a Kryptonian general. And if previous adaptations are any indication, he's a tough son of a bitch.
  • The Ghost: He never appears in person, and we only get to see what he looks like due to Superman's hallucination.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Invoked in Superman's hallucination, where Zod says the planet will kneel before him.
  • Large and in Charge: A general who stands 6'5.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He makes his debut via hallucination in the Season Two finale.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: His encounters with Superman happened many years ago. However it went down, it ended with Superman killing him.
  • Offscreen Villainy: Only Superman has experienced his villain credentials. From what we see in his hallucination of Zod, he threatened to destroy Earth and Superman's loved ones.
  • Prophet Eyes: The irises of his eyes are silvery white. Why exactly is never stated, though that may have been a side effect of the Silver Kryptonite Superman was suffering from while hallucinating Kara as him.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He stands 6'5 and is very cruel and imposing.
  • Villain of Another Story: Is only The Ghost for the series proper, but is implied to have been Superman's most dangerous enemy.
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Daughters of Juru

     In General 

A heretical cult on Krypton, that was outlawed but thrived in the shadows. Just before Krypton exploded they sent the three Worldkillers to Earth so they could one day conquer the planet and remake it into a New Krypton.


    Yuda Kal 

Yuda Kal

Species: Kryptonian goddess

Appearances: Supergirl

The Daughters' patron goddess that was replaced by Rao's worship.


  • Adaptation Name Change: A variation. There was a Kryptonian goddess called Yuda in Pre-Crisis continuity. The series just adds Kal to her name.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Yuda was a harmless deity associated with the moons and marriage. Here, Yuda is an actually malevolent goddess whose power is used to create the Worldkillers to carry out her will.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: To Kryptonian lore at any rate, she is explicitly compared to Lilith by Thomas Coville.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For the Worldkillers arc considering the witches created them on her orders to spread chaos and disorder. Though she never actively participates in the plot, at one point an Earth-based cult tries to summon her in an episode to take over its leader.
  • Outside-Context Villain: By the way of Un-person. Nobody was expecting Kryptonian dark wizards answering to her, a nearly forgotten Kryptonian entity.
  • Un-person: Her cult and nearly all traces of its existence were stamped out as Kryptonians turned to Rao and were almost forgotten by the time Krypton turned into an science-oriented atheistic society.

The Witches

     Jindah Kol Rozz 

Jindah Kol Rozz

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Sarah Douglas

Appearances: Supergirl

A priestess from Krypton, imprisoned in the facility that bears her name. She has information about the Worldkillers that Kara is desperate to obtain.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-167 character who bears her physical likeness

  • Consulting a Convicted Killer: Kara seeks her out, in hopes of getting information about Reign and the other Worldkillers. Reign is sent to ensure she doesn't reveal anything.
  • The Dreaded: The other inmates are terrified of her, because the people that go down to the level she occupies tend to never come back.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As part of the evil cult that created the Worldkillers in the first place, she is ultimately responsible for the danger they pose, but she takes no active role in the plot and is never even fought by Kara before Reign blasts her.
  • He Knows Too Much: Reign kills her to ensure the Worldkillers' secrets will remain hidden.
  • In the Back: She gets a hole blown through her by Reign, the moment she turns her back.
  • Religion of Evil: A Priestess of the cult that created Reign and the other Worldkillers.
  • Remake Cameo: This is the third time Sarah Douglas has played an evil Kryptonian, having played Ursa in the original Superman films and Mala in the Superman: The Animated Series episode "Absolute Power".
  • Smug Snake: She is supremely confident of her impending triumph, mocking Kara right up until Reign blasts her with heat vision.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She gets offed by her own cult's creation at the end of her only scene.

     Selena 

Selena

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"They will not call you a hero. They will call you Worldkiller. They will try to contain your power but they will fail. You will show no mercy to those who oppose you. Your justice will burn the world of man."

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Anjali Jay

Appearances: Supergirl

A priestess from Krypton, part of the same cult as Jindah Kol Rozz, whose holographic AI corrupted Sam into becoming Reign in the first place. She turns out to be alive in Argo City, hiding in plain sight as a member of the High Council.

see Superman Film Series for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The original version of the character is an Evil Redhead. Here, she's black-haired.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Selena was a human witch in the Supergirl film, but here she is a Kryptonian witch.
  • Aerith and Bob: Much like Kara and Lara, her name doesn't sound out of place on Earth. She's notably the only one from the Cult of Worldkillers with a normal-sounding name (barring the Worldkillers themselves, who were raised on Earth and given human names).
  • Bad Boss: Kills Coville once he has served his purpose.
  • Big Bad: Of Season Three. She's the true power behind the Worldkillers, with her Hologram manipulating them until the Fortress is destroyed; she herself picks up the slack after meeting Kara and learning that Reign is on the loose.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She seems like a devoted public servant to Argo, but in reality she hates her fellow surviving Kryptonians for outlawing her cult and forcing her and her fellow witches to hide their believes.
  • Canon Character All Along: She appears several times throughout Season Three as a sinister, nameless witch who pushes Reign along the path of darkness until she is finally revealed to be this universe's version of the Big Bad from the 1984 movie.
  • The Corrupter: Selena is the one responsible for forcibly turning the Worldkillers into monsters who disregard their human identities. She even encourages them to kill off all human attachments so that their human sides will die forever.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Alura, serving as a dark mentor for Reign and even having a hologram of herself to guide her much like Alura has done for Kara.
  • Evil Matriarch: Since she was one of the witches that created the Worldkillers, she technically serves this role to them and is certainly responsible for their subsequent loss of humanity.
  • Fantastic Racism: She really hates humans. When she and her followers get to Earth, one of her first orders is for all humans to be killed. Which is ironic, since in the film, Selena was human!
  • Faux Affably Evil: She at first appears to be polite and well-spoken, greeting Kara in a friendly manner when they meet, and voting in her favor when the Council must decide whether or not to help Kara. However, after her arrival on Earth, she quickly proves herself to be incredibly nasty and racist towards humans, even killing the perfectly loyal Coville, after he did all of their bidding, no less.
  • Game Face: The first time Selena appears in the season, she appears as a vision to Sam with a monstrous face (resembling Reign's comics self, no less) in order to prepare her for her transformation as Reign. Suffice it to say it freaks poor Sam out.
  • Hate Sink: In stark contrast to Reign, Selena quickly establishes herself as a truly nasty piece of work, being incredbily racist towards humans and condescending in general.
  • Hidden Villain: For most of the season, Selena serves this role, with only the other Worldkillers and Coville aware of her existence (and even then, there's no sign that she's still alive). It's not until the end of the season that she is able to take the stage herself by escaping Argo City and arriving on Earth to bring Reign Back from the Dead.
  • Hologram: She created a holographic AI of herself to inhabit Reign's Fortress of Sanctuary, though it gets destroyed along with the Fortress.
  • The Man Behind the Man: She's the true puppeteer pulling Reign's strings; though it seemed to be from beyond the grave, she turns out to be alive and able to contact Reign.
  • No Name Given: For most of the season, Selena is just an unnamed priestess and holographic AI serving the Worldkillers. It's not until near the end of the season, with the revelation that she is a living, breathing Kryptonian, that we find out her name is Selena and she's actually controlling the Worldkillers.
  • Race Lift: Selena in the movie was a red-haired Caucasian; this one is black-haired and dark-skinned.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Selena does not look sinister at all (unless she's in her black robes), but she's the one behind the Worldkillers.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Her day job is being a member of Argo City's High Council, and she even casts the deciding vote in allowing Kara to obtain the rock she seeks in her efforts to cure Sam of Reign, giving away no hint of her true intentions.

     Felra 

Felra

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Kerry Sandomirsky

Appearances: Supergirl

A seemingly harmless wife of a grocery owner from Argo City, secretly a member of the Daughters of Juru. She unsuccessfully targets Kara and Mon-El.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When initially accused of being behind the construction tower accident, she acts all innocently.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: There was really no reason for her to give up Selena's true allegiance prematurely and thus robbing the Cult of the element of surprise.
  • There Are No Coincidences: Kara rightfully suspects her to be behind the accident at the market and recognizes her thanks to the hood.

     Vita 

Vita

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Rosemary Hochschild

Appearances: Supergirl

Part of the trio of Dark Priestesses, alongside Selena and the unnamed priestess. Seems to be the least intelligent of the bunch.


  • Dumb Muscle: What Alura describes her as, even being surprised that Selena still keeps her around. Given how she tries to hit an obvious hologram, she might have a point there.

     Ayala 

Ayala

Species: Kryptonian

Portrayed By: Winsome Brown

Appearances: Supergirl

Part of the trio of Dark Priestesses, alongside Selena and Vita.


The Worldkillers

Genetically engineered Kryptonians, bred to be living weapons of the Daughters of Juru, sent out prior to Krypton's destruction. They seek a hospitable planet in order to conquer the latent population and prepare it for terraforming into a new Krypton.

     Reign 

Samantha Arias / Reign

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"You are the most important thing in the world to me. Never, ever forget that."
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"I am no Devil. I am truth, and judgment, and death, and I will Reign."

Species: Enhanced Kryptonian note 

Portrayed By: Odette Yustman

Appearances: Supergirl

The first of the Worldkillers. Upon her adoption, she leads her life under the name "Samantha Arias", but has no idea of her heritage until her latent superpowers begin to emerge.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The comic book version of Reign resembles a female version of Doomsday. Here, she looks like an attractive human woman. Even in full Worldkiller mode, she looks like herself in a costume.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her costume covers a lot more than the comics version, being essentially a black version of Kara's suit with the comics Reign's key design elements.
  • All Your Powers Combined: After the deaths of Purity and Pestilence, she absorbs their essences, gaining their powers.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: As Sam, she has a very guarded but ultimately friendly personality. As Reign, she radiates cold confidence and pride.
  • Always Someone Better: She has all of Kara's powers, only at a much stronger level, and bolsters a strong immunity against all of the typical kryptonian weaknesses. The gap gets even bigger when she absorbs Purity's and Pestilence's powers.
  • Anti-Villain: She grew up thoroughly unaware of her powers and is in general a quite friendly and likable hard working single mom, openly frightened of the changes her body has been exhibiting, and the cryptic messages of her "reigning" over Earth. Even in Reign mode, she thinks that she's doing the world good by showing its criminal element no mercy.
  • Back from the Dead: She is resurrected by Selena and her sistren just one episode after her defeat.
  • Badass Cape: This version of Reign wears a black cape as part of her suit.
  • Big Bad: Seemingly this for Season Three; while there are three Worldkillers, she's their leader, the first to be introduced, the one who receives the most focus and development, and the primary threat throughout the season after her emergence until she's defeated by Kara and Mon-El, leaving her creator, Selena, to step forth as the true chief villain; though Reign is resurrected in the very next episode, it's clear that she's doing Selena's bidding, not acting of her own initiative.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Morgan Edge in Season Three, until he's caught and arrested halfway through, leaving her as the sole Big Bad. Then it's revealed that Selena is the actual Big Bad.
  • Big Bad Slippage: She's the primary antagonist for Season Three, though she starts out as a seemingly normal single mom with no idea of her past or her powers.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Lena establishes that the Worldkillers are genetically human when not in their Worldkiller forms, even though they were born on Krypton from genetic engineering by Kryptonian cultists.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After Sam destroys her Reign persona, all traces of Kryptonian DNA have left her body and she is now basically human.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Zig-Zagged. Cisco Ramon made a vicious Take That! to the Transformers Film Series during the Season Two finale of The Flash, and her actress plays a minor character in the very first film. However, the film series is yet to be mentioned on Earth-38 and an Earth-1 Reign is yet to appear.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: A big difference from other important villains is that she has a Split Personality.
  • Darth Vader Clone: She wears dark garb, is a Tragic Villain, has an awesome cape, a scary-looking mask and she has a deep voice. She is also the main enforcer and The Heavy for one behind her.
  • Deuteragonist: Aside from Kara, Season Three has focused most strongly thus far on Sam's family life, coming into her powers and developing friendships with Kara, Lena, and Alex.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Though it doesn't happen until 3x21, Reign is defeated before the finale, leaving Selena to step forth as the true Big Bad. Then it turns out to be only a temporary defeat, as Selena and her two followers resurrect Reign apart from Sam, though she's still clearly their weapon and not the one in charge.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Her ultimate fate. In the dream dimension, she first gets a beatdown from Sam, then is forced to drink from weakening water of the fountain, then the dark spirits show up and drag her into the water.
  • The Dragon: What she actually ends up being, after Selena and her sistren make their appearance. And like the classical version of the trope, she is much stronger than the actual Big Bad.
  • Enemy Within: She acts at this for Sam after her emergence, with the two fighting for control of their shared body. She becomes an Enemy Without after Kara and Mon-El use the Black Rock of Harun-El to separate the two, unaware that Selena can resurrect her.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Reign was specifically created to be a Worldkiller, so she has no concept of compassion or mercy. Sam, on the other hand, values such traits, so she's overtly horrified when she has no choice but to give in to Reign.
  • Evil Counterpart: Another survivor of Krypton with an AI and a hidden fortress. (The scene of the creation of the Fortress of Sanctuary even looks a lot like the Fortress of Solitude being created in Smallville, with it growing from a crystal thrown into the distance.) She even tears open her top to reveal the costume below it, just like Kara does. However, unlike Kara, she is (unwillingly) evil.
  • Evil Wears Black: When Reign is fully unleashed, she dons an all-black suit that's similar to Kara's, but with the key design elements from her own costume in the comics (single armored shoulder pad, armored gauntlets and boots, and a V-shaped belt) as well as her cult's insignia.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Once Sam becomes aware of Reign's presence in her body, she becomes determined to destroy her evil alter ego. Unfortunately, this goes both ways; Reign decides that she needs to kill Ruby in order to sever Sam's connection to her once and for all.
  • Foil: Sam in so many ways to Clark and Kara. They were raised with love and affection while Sam was "designed". Clark and Kara had loving foster families on Earth; Sam was kicked out by her adoptive mother for getting pregnant. Clark and Kara became heroes of their own free will (though the values of their adoptive families helped); Sam was destined to be a villain, but she wants to be a hero.
  • Forced into Evil: After activating her Fortress of Sanctuary, a horrified Sam literally has no choice but to awaken as Reign.
  • Gender-Neutral Writing: Before Word of God revealed who she was, she was only referred to by the pronoun "it", though her identity was hinted at by a member of her cult saying she would reign over Earth.
  • A God I Am Not: Although Reign is modeled after a Devil figure from Kryptonian mythology, she doesn't see herself as a deity, only as a bringer of justice.
  • Happily Adopted: Though things ended badly between the two, Patricia, much like Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers, and Jonathan and Martha Kent, gave Sam a loving and happy childhood.
  • The Heavy: She's by far the most prominent threat in Season Three and the Worldkiller to receive the most focus and development, despite technically being the instrument of the cult that created her, particularly Selena.
  • Hope Crusher: Leaves Kara completely hospitalized during their first battle, which shakes up the citizens of National City to the core.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: She is unwilling to believe she has powers at first, but when she decides to try anyway, she can't activate them.
  • I Am the Noun: She proclaims herself to be truth, judgment, and death.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Wasn't introduced until the Season Two finale, and doesn't make a proper appearance until the Season Three premiere.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Sam and Reign share a body, but while Sam is a motherly and benevolent woman, Reign is a vicious Worldkiller.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She starts her rampage by killing gang members and attacking Morgan Edge. It's only after she defeats Supergirl that she starts fighting pretty much everyone.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When Reign finally makes her full debut in the middle of Season Three, she's revealed to be the subject of an apocalyptic prophecy that indicates Kara will die by her hand. She proceeds to burn her symbol all over National City, brutally execute a number of criminals, and finally trash Kara in a fierce battle; she strikes First Blood without needing a Kryptonite Factor or De-Power, and beats Kara so badly that she has to be hospitalized. Every scene with her is played as deadly serious, especially when Kara and the others learn of her Split Personality and race to find a way to save Sam.
  • Knight Templar: Reign's purpose is to deal out lethal judgment to sinners, before eventually living up to the title of Worldkiller by going Soiled City on a Hill on the planet. She kills every criminal she comes across... as well as anyone sheltering criminals. Or preventing her from killing criminals. Or simply not punishing criminals enough.
    Brainiac-5: She attacked a meth lab. The cops came. She attacked the cops.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: After learning of her heritage in the Fortress of Sanctuary and awakening as Reign, she wakes up back in her house with no memory of the past day.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: She was designed by the cult to be a Worldkiller and sent to Earth along with Clark and Kara. She was supposed to awaken much earlier, but having a daughter delayed the process.
  • Last Episode, New Character: She makes her debut via flashback in the Season Two finale, though her first proper appearance as an adult happens in the Season Three premiere.
  • Mama Bear: Her powers awaken when she saves her daughter.
  • Meaningful Name: Gets this twofold due to the fact that her surname was given as "March" in an earlier press release before being revealed as "Arias" in the show proper, both of which are references to Gods of War. Her first name apparently means something like "God has heard" or "Name of God" by virtue of being the female version of Samuel. So, "God has heard War" or "The name of God is War", basically. Fitting for a character whose comics counterpart was created to be a world-killing superweapon.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Sam is left horrified when Lena shows her proof that she is Reign and that she killed so many people.
  • Nice Girl: Sam is a friendly and caring person who loves her daughter Ruby more than anything, and when she arrives at her Fortress of Sanctuary and hears that she is from Krypton, she gets excited at the thought of being a hero like Supergirl, only to become horrified upon hearing that she is actually programmed as a living weapon.
  • Raised by Humans: She was sent to Earth right before Krypton exploded.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her Reign personality briefly sports these whenever she's awakened, and her heat vision is red instead of the show's usual blue.
  • Smug Super: Reign believes herself to be superior to Kara, and while she does have an unfair advantage in terms of physical strength, she's not invulnerable to mental attacks.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Samantha Arias is a kind woman who barely has a handle on her powers. Reign is a cold, brutal murderer with full control of her powers.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Sam had Ruby before she was 18, which is the reason for her mother kicking her out of the house.
  • There Is Another: She managed to escape Krypton's destruction through a pod much like Kara and Clark, but the cousins, their parents, and she herself are initially unaware of her existence.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: First she learns she is from Krypton, then she is horrified to learn she is a Worldkiller, then she is forcibly turned into said Worldkiller.
  • Tragic Villain: Big time, since Samantha has absolutely no control over Reign's actions.
  • Transhuman: She is a trans-Kryptonian, with all the normal Kryptonian superpowers enhanced by magic and genetic engineering.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Sam's powers manifest when her daughter is in mortal danger, and the forced awakening of Reign is shown to be incredibly painful.
  • Voice of the Legion: In addition to wearing a metallic mask, Reign speaks with a distorting echo to hide her identity as Sam. Even after she's unmasked, she keeps the creepy voice.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Reign has the standard Kryptonian powerset, but powers those abilities through a means other than sunlight. She isn't depowered by a blue giant star even though Kara is, and kryptonite causes her pain but doesn't negate her abilities.
  • Zorro Mark: Reign burns her symbol everywhere with her heat vision.

     Purity 

Julia Freeman / Purity

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Species: Enhanced Kryptonian note 

Portrayed By: Krys Marshall

Appearances: Supergirl

The second of the Worldkillers.


  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Lena establishes that the Worldkillers are genetically human when not in their Worldkiller forms, even though they were born on Krypton from genetic engineering by Kryptonian cultists.
  • Canon Foreigner: She appears to be completely original, as there is no Worldkiller with that name or powerset in the comics.
  • Dying as Yourself: Julia is able to regain control of her body long enough to kill Pestilence and dies as a human rather then a Worldkiller.
  • Evil Wears Black: When Purity is fully unleashed, she dons a black suit similar to Reign's, but with brown patterns on the sides and without a cape.
  • Eye Colour Change: Purity has eerie white irises as opposed to Julia's natural brown.
  • Forced into Evil: She was living an ordinary life until her powers awakened and her programming as a Worldkiller took over.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:Her regaining control of her own body to help our heroes fight the Worldkillers ends up being this, as she's mortally wounded by Pestilence and manages to take the bitch down with her.
  • Kick the Dog: Purity really enjoys being cruel to people. When she has Kara in a headlock, she gloats about how Julia will be forced to watch as she kills the beloved heroine.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her powers revolve around sound manipulation, either as a wide-area Brown Note or a concentrated scream.
  • Meaningful Name: Her normal self is the most genuine and "baggage-free" of the three Worldkillers. She also dies free of control from her Super-Powered Evil Side.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Her powers and Worldkiller personality are awakened when she pushes her friend out of the way of a speeding car and gets hit instead.
  • Raised by Humans: She was sent to Earth right before Krypton exploded.
  • Smug Snake: In stark contrast to the friendly and well-meaning Julia, Purity oozes arrogance and self-righteous gloating, even to the point of lying and claiming that Julia was just a part she played all her life, only to reveal the truth when she has Kara in a headlock.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: As with Sam, Julia is a kind, normal woman, while Purity is a Kryptonian super-weapon created to assist Reign.
  • Taking You with Me: After being fatally stabbed by Pestilence, Julia uses Purity's sonic blasts to kill Pestilence before she goes.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Her powers awaken when an accident leaves her pinned between two vehicles.
  • Tragic Villain: Same deal as Sam being plagued by Reign.

     Pestilence 

Dr. Grace Parker / Pestilence

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Species: Enhanced Kryptonian note 

Portrayed By: Angela Zhou

Appearances: Supergirl

The third and last of the Worldkillers.


  • A God Am I: Says this outright about having the power to choose who dies.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Due to her ability to control viruses, toxins, and plagues, she appears to be the show's version of Perrilus, who was one of the Worldkillers in the comics (and was a huge green-skinned alien creature rather than an attractive brunette woman). This is backed up by her Supernatural Gold Eyes when she finally appears.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has black hair and is the most evil and dangerous of the Worldkillers, at least until Reign absorbs her powers and sets out to kill Ruby.
  • Asshole Victim:
    • Grace/Pestilence is the only one of the Worldkillers who fully embraces her Super-Powered Evil Side and her status as a tool of mass murder, and she ends up being killed by Julia in response.
    • Even before that, her human self Grace's reward for not resisting Pestilence is death in the dark valley dimension.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Lena establishes that the Worldkillers are genetically human when not in their Worldkiller forms, even though they were born on Krypton from genetic engineering by Kryptonian cultists.
  • Combat Medic: A nefarious Deadly Doctor who is a Physical God.
  • The Dreaded: All three of the Worldkillers are dangerous to be sure, but Pestilence is the reason for the Bad Future from whence the Legion have come and the reason they deliberately came back in time to change things; they're desperate to kill her in order to prevent the Blight.
  • Deadly Doctor: Grace is a surgeon by occupation and embraces her nature as a Worldkiller.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in the background of a nightmare Kara suffers that allows her to identify Purity on sight, though she's obscured to hide her identity.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She starts out as a Humanoid Abomination, but by the Legion's time, she has evolved into a living plague called the Blight. Even in Kara's time, her presence is heralded by rivers of blood and birds falling dead from the sky, like some living apocalypse.
  • Evil Wears Black: After uniting with Purity, Pestilence dons her own version of Reign's black suit, though it's missing the cape, has dark blue patterns, and exposes part of her upper arms.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Grace started out wanting to save people like most doctors, but not always being able to made her decide it wasn't worth it. Now she likes being able to choose who dies instead.
  • Femme Fatalons: She can grow her fingernails into talons dripping with her virus, sharp enough to cut Supergirl's skin.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Her Worldkiller costume has these, likely to emphasize her aforementioned Femme Fatalons.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: Unlike Sam and Julia, Grace actually enjoys being Pestilence.
  • Not Brainwashed: To everyone's surprise, Grace revels in her true nature as a Worldkiller and doesn't want to be saved.
  • The Plague: As the name might suggest, her power appears to involve a plague of some kind, given the threat her future self poses when she "evolves" into the Blight that the Legion of Superheroes are trying to stop. In the present, birds die en masse when she awakens, though humans have to be infected by skin contact.
  • Raised by Humans: She was sent to Earth right before Krypton exploded.
  • Redemption Rejection: In stark contrast to Sam and Julia, Grace doesn't want to be saved from her alter ego — she sees having the power to kill whomever she pleases as the best thing that's ever happened to her.
  • Smug Smiler: While she doesn't radiate as much arrogance as Reign or Purity, she still likes sporting this.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Sadly subverted; Grace is very much aware of her true nature by the time Supergirl and the DEO find her, and she embraces it.
  • Token Evil Teammate: She's the only Worldkiller who's just as evil as her Super-Powered Evil Side, if not more so.
  • Touch of Death: Anything she cuts with her nails is infected with a deadly virus. Not even Kara is resistant to it.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Grace/Pestilence dies the episode after she's introduced to the show, courtesy of Julia regaining control of her own body from Purity and blasting her point-blank with a sonic scream.

Daxam

     Queen Rhea 

Rhea

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Species: Daxamite

Portrayed By: Teri Hatcher

Appearances: Supergirl

The Queen of Daxam, and Mon-El's mother.

see Smallville: Lanes for the Earth-167 character who bears her physical likeness

  • 0% Approval Rating: Apparently, as her fleeing troops don't bother to transmat her back to her mothership when every Daxamite on Earth is beginning to feel the effects of lead poisoning even though all the soldiers were picked up.
  • Abusive Parents: Has her son locked in a brig to force him over to her side.
  • Action Mom: She's willing to kick ass just to get her son back. Too bad she's absolutely horrible to said son.
  • Aerith and Bob: Like Kara, her name doesn't sound out of place on Earth.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is very regal, poised and quite insufferable.
  • And Starring: Credited with "Special Guest Star" citation.
  • Arc Villain: For the second half of Season Two, she wants revenge on Earth and Kara for "poisoning" her son.
  • Big Bad: She ultimately surpasses Lillian Luthor as the true nemesis of Season Two.
  • Brutal Honesty: She really hates sugarcoating the way she sees things.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She's very proud of being a villain.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Zig-Zagged. The James Bond film series is explicitly mentioned in the Earth-1 shows, and her actress plays one of the Bond Girls in Tomorrow Never Dies. However, the film series is yet to be mentioned on Earth-38 and an Earth-1 Rhea is yet to appear.
  • Emperor Scientist: In addition to being the Queen of Daxam she is a brilliant physicist and inventor, and using Lena and L-Corp's resources she's able to engineer a device that brings stranded Daxamite ships from throughout the galaxy to Earth.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her response to Mon-El wanting to stay on Earth with Kara? Plot to conquer the planet to turn it into New Daxam and blame Kara for it because she "poisoned" her son's mind.
  • Evil Matriarch: Judging by Mon-El's reaction, Rhea's idea of bringing back Daxam to its former glory means bad things. Later she makes it clear she doesn't give a damn about her son's personal happiness, even putting a bounty on Kara's head just to get him to leave Earth, and then murders her husband when he abides by Mon-El's decision to remain on Earth.
  • Evil Wears Black: Wears a black royal gown and is the more cruel of Mon-El's parents.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • She really hates Kryptonians — especially after Krypton exploding left Daxam a wasteland. It takes a lot of Kara's willpower to be civil to her.
    • It doesn't take her very long to start despising Terrans as well.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She can be quite charming when she needs to be.
  • Final Boss: She's the ultimate threat that Kara must defeat in Season Two.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: While they both want what, they consider, is best for their family and kingdom, Lar Gand is a Reasonable Authority Figure; Rhea, on the other hand, doesn't take 'No' for an answer, not even from her son or husband.
  • Hot Consort: Is heavily implied to have married into the royal family, and may have used her beauty to attract Lar Gand's eye.
  • Hypocrite: Shown in "Alex". While briefly posing as a human, she tells Lena she's been the victim of lies and betrayal, both things she indulges in herself, for which Lena calls her out on when she learns Rhea is an alien. Furthermore, Rhea love-bombs Lena to trick her into bringing Daxamite ships.
  • Instant Expert: She adjusts to Earth, learning most of its culture and recent events in a very short time.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: She only addresses Kara as "the Kryptonian girl".
  • I Lied: When Kara challenges her to the duel, she agrees to the terms: if Kara loses, Rhea will lay waste to Earth while Kara is forced to watch, but if Rhea loses, she will leave and never return. She loses the fight and, surprise surprise, doesn't keep her end of the bargain.
  • It's All About Me: She wants familial love on her terms, and murders her husband for daring to let Mon-El stay on Earth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Is a downright horrible person who will do anything to get what she wants, and any kindness she displays is nothing but an act.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She fights wearing her royal gown.
  • The Kingslayer: Kills her husband for allowing their son to live on Earth.
  • Klingon Promotion: Her intention for killing her husband is not for the thronenote  but due to him going soft on their son, although she ascended as the ruler of Daxam nonetheless.
  • Lady Macbeth: She is much more assertive than her husband.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: In the Season Two finale, she turns into stone due to overexposure to lead, then crumbles.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: If killing her husband just because he was a little more open-minded about their son living on Earth is any indication, then yeah.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She will cross lines that shouldn't be crossed if it means she can have her son back.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She's somehow aware of Lillian Luthor and how horribly she treated Lena, and thus is able to use Lena's desire for a caring mother figure to sway her to her side.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Her blood was laced with kryptonite after Krypton exploded. This comes in handy during her Final Battle with Kara.
  • My Beloved Smother: She steps over her son's boundaries quite a few times.
  • Never My Fault: She's incapable of taking responsibility for anything she's done. Everything is because someone else made her do it, and she'll bend over backwards to make herself the victim.
  • One Head Taller: She's 5'6 while her husband is 6'3.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's quite confrontational compared to her more benevolent husband.
  • Remake Cameo: Her actress previously played Lois Lane on Lois & Clark.
  • Sai Guy: She wields a pair of Kryptonite-coated sais when fighting Kara.
  • Sanity Slippage: Killing your husband just because he thinks your son may be better off living on Earth for now is not a good sign that a person is mentally healthy.
  • Screw You, Elves!: Her opinion of Kryptonians, considering them a pretentious, patronizing race.
  • She Is the King: She becomes Daxam's main ruler after she kills her husband.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: She doesn't seem to consider slavery evil, however. She views it as making their lives better in service to the royal family.
  • The Sociopath: She's superficially charming, manipulative, self-centered, and has no empathy for anyone, not even her own son and husband.
  • Taken for Granite: She turns into stone in the Season Two finale due to overexposure to lead.
  • Villains Want Mercy: She still has the gall to beg her son to save her when she's dying. Of course, he's having none of it.
  • Why Are You Not My Son?: She develops a massive respect for Lena Luthor and treats her like she’s her offspring more than she does Mon-El. She even goes as far as to openly voice her affection for her and how much she wants her as a daughter even when her true colours are revealed.

     King Lar Gand 

Lar Gand

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Species: Daxamite

Portrayed By: Kevin Sorbo

Appearances: Supergirl

The King of Daxam, and Mon-El's father.


  • Age Lift: Due to being a Decomposite Character (see below), he is now old enough to be Superman's father (whom Lar Gand considers as his big brother in the comics).
  • And Starring: Gets this citation in the guest stars lineup.
  • Decomposite Character: Lar Gand is actually Mon-El's real name in the comics. Here, he is Mon-El's father.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While Lar Gand may not be the poster boy for most benevolent king in existence, when it comes down to it he really wants his son to be happy, in contrast to his wife.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: His shocked reaction to finding out that Rhea put a bounty on Kara's head shows that he at least has a sense of morality.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Just after he has stopped in his quest to forcibly bring their son with them and also stopped Rhea from hurting Kara more, he gets stabbed to death by his wife herself.
  • Informed Attribute: Lar Gand is described by Mon-El as "not a very good man", someone Mon-El would run away from if he ever showed up. On screen, however, Lar Gand is a Reasonable Authority Figure and it's actually his wife that turns out to really deserve that description. (However, he was right along with Rhea for much of his screentime.)
  • One Head Taller: He's 6'3 while his wife is 5'6.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Zig-zagged. On the one hand he lets his son stay on Earth as he knows that what he really wants; on the other hand he scoffs at Mon-El's suggestion that Daxam become a democracy. Unfortunately for him letting his son stay on Earth is enough of a slight for his wife to murder him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's more benevolent husband compared to his wife who is quite confrontational.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's 6'3 and looks great.
  • You Have Failed Me: His wife kills him for being more open minded about their son living on Earth.

    Prince Mon-El 

Fort Rozz Escapees

     Indigo 

Indigo / Brainiac 8

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Species: Coluan

Portrayed By: Laura Vandervoort

Appearances: Supergirl

An alien android from the planet Colu, of the Brainiac clan, who was an inmate at Fort Rozz and Non's ex.

see Smallville: Kryptonians for the Earth-167 character who bears her physical likeness

  • Adaptational Origin Connection: In this version, she's the reason why Kara and the Fort Rozz inmates came to Earth.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's a complete psychopath that enjoys one thing and one thing only when it comes to life: ending it.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Indigo is a sub-personality of the villainous Brainiac 8, but wholeheartedly good, which made for one tragic story line; here, Indigo is simply the name Brainiac 8 chose for herself.
  • A God Am I: Definitely likens herself as this.
  • And I Must Scream: Non saves her from Winn's virus, but keeps her in pieces to force her into line.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Becomes this with Non after Astra's death.
  • Composite Character: With elements of Gender Flip. This version of Indigo was involved in the backstory of Krypton like the original Brainiac from the comics, instead of being from the future, and is pure evil like he.
  • Dark Action Girl: She can put up one brutal fight.
  • The Dreaded: She was considered the single most dangerous inmate in Fort Rozz.
  • Evil Redhead: Her real form has scarlet hair.
  • Expy: Visually, this incarnation of Indigo takes inspiration from Mystique's appearance in the X-Men Film Series.
  • Facial Markings: There's a Brainiac symbol on her forehead.
  • Femme Fatalons: She has a clawed glove on one hand.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Before revealing her true nature, she presents herself through television and computer screens as Laura Vandervoort sans makeup.
  • For the Evulz: Her only motive, she wants to kill entire planets' worth of beings for no reason other because she likes it.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: She's a Human Alien whose skin color is indigo.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Was torn in half by J'onn in the Season One finale.
  • Interspecies Romance: She was in a relationship with Non, a Kryptonian.
  • Lady Macbeth: Once she sees Myriad's mind control technology deployed, she starts trying to convince Non to use it to become a Galactic Conqueror.
  • Large Ham: Indigo has a flair for theatrics even by the standards of this show, and Laura Vandervoort is clearly having a blast chewing the scenery every second she's on screen.
  • Meaningful Name: Three guesses what the color of her skin is.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: She is revealed to have been the one who remotely activated Kara's pod so that it could leave the Phantom Zone as well as linking Fort Rozz's systems to the pod so that the fortress could follow it out. So in essence she is responsible for all the events of the show, and her own downfall.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: She was imprisoned in Fort Rozz for trying to destroy all life on Krypton, and later tries to exterminate all life on Earth.
  • Remake Cameo: Her actress was the previous live-action Supergirl.
  • Robot Girl: Essentially, since she can be repaired and is dependent on technologies.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Usually a villain/ally of the Titans.
  • Rubber Man: She can stretch both of her arms.
  • The Social Darwinist: She believes that the weak and the inferior should be exterminated so the strong can live unencumbered by them.
  • Technopath: She can use any computer as a portal.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Indigo's cheekbones are so prominent they could cut glass.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: After her debut appearance she is left broken apart, but Non is able to reconstruct her. She's ripped in half in the end, but this time, Non's not around to do so; it remains to be seen if she will return.

     The Commander 

The Commander

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Species: Unidentified alien

Portrayed By: Faran Tahir

Appearances: Supergirl

An alien military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl.


     Vartox 

Vartox

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Species: Valeronian

Portrayed By: Owain Yeoman

Appearances: Supergirl

An alien convict who fights Supergirl to test her strength.


    Unnamed Hellgrammite 

Unnamed Hellgrammite

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Species: Hellgramite

Portrayed By: Justice Leak

Appearances: Supergirl

Another alien prisoner who escaped Fort Rozz after it crashed on Earth.


  • Spike Shooter: Has the ability to shoot spikes from its palms with enough strength to pierce metal.

     Jemm 

Jemm

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Species: Saturnian

Portrayed By: Charles Halford

Appearances: Supergirl

A psychic alien criminal from Fort Rozz.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, he is an ally of J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter. Granted, he was once a member of the Injustice Gang, albeit brainwashed.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Alex manages to destroy his crystal, but even without it he is too powerful and would have killed her without J'onn's intervention.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: And is very fond of cruel, melodramatic speeches.
  • Immune to Bullets: Gets shot with full-auto from a rifle, multiple shotgun rounds, and Guns Akimbo from Alex's pistol, none of which hurt him.
  • Neck Snap: He's taken out by one courtesy of J'onn J'onzz.
  • Power Crystal: The gem on his forehead allows him to shoot beams. Shooting it out, as Alex does, pisses him off more than actually hurts him.
  • Psychic Powers: Telepathy and mind control.
  • Super Strength: He has greater than human strength, at least enough to lay out Alex with one swing.

     Mandrax 

Mandrax

Species: Unidentified alien

Portrayed By: Paul Lazenby

Appearance: Supergirl

An alien criminal who became an art fence after escaping Fort Rozz.


Mars

White Martians
     Unnamed White Martian (Season One) 

Unnamed White Martian (Season One)

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Species: White Martian

Known Aliases: "Miranda Crane"

Portrayed By: Tawny Cypress (as Senator Miranda Crane)

Appearances: Supergirl

A Martian looking for another one of its own on Earth but from a different race as J'onn.


  • Arch-Enemy: He and his race are this to J'onn J'onzz since they killed the latter's entire race including his family.
  • Defiant to the End: Even while captured, he doesn't stop taunting Kara.
  • Disguised Hostage Gambit: Literally. He disguised himself as Senator Crane (the person he kidnaps) so he will be put under DEO custody and find J'onn.
  • The Dreaded: Even Non is afraid of his chaotic nature.
  • Fantastic Racism: Looks down on Green Martians and humans.
  • Fingore: He loses a finger during his escape from the DEO.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: After being captured, he swears that more will be coming to rescue him. The following season, more White Martians do appear, but not to rescue him. They came for M'gann, and they both ended up dead. And those who came with M'gann in the Season Two finale are sympathetic to the Green Martians, which means they will likely not let him out.
  • Light Is Not Good: A White Martian. Suffice to say, he's not a very pleasant being.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's big, fast and strong.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: He and his kind kill the ones they deem "inferior" to their race.
  • No Name Given: His real name is never revealed.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: After being captured, he swears that more will be coming to rescue him. So far, though, he's been proved wrong.
  • Obviously Evil: Despite the white skin, he's sports a hideous design that wouldn't be out of place in a horror film.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: His chosen disguise is that of female Senator Crane.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change forms.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: After his disguise is blown, he goes back to his lair and pretends to be Miranda Crane again, kept alive by the White Martian. It isn't until Hank finds the real one that they realize they've been played, and by then it's too late to stop the White Martian from taking Alex.

     M'gann M'orzz 

M'gann M'orzz / Miss Martian

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In her human disguise.
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In her Green Martian form.
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In her true form as a White Martian.

Species: White Martian

Known Aliases: Ms. Martian, The Last Daughter of Mars, "Megan"

Portrayed By: Sharon Leal

Voiced By: Azul Valadez (Latin-American Spanish dub)

Appearances: Supergirl

A survivor of Mars who is a bartender at an alien dive bar.


  • Action Girl: She frequents Roulette's Fight Clubbing. Judging from Roulette's comments and the crowd's reaction, she has a fierce reputation there.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: In the comics and most adaptations, Miss Martian's Green Martian form is depicted with much more human appearance compared to J'onn's, notable since she has hair. Here, her Green Martian form is a straight-out Gender Flip of the male ones which lacks the hair.
  • Age Lift: She's usually depicted as a teenager (at least in appearance) compared to J'onn. Here, she's played by an actress only a few years younger than the actor playing the latter.
  • Alliterative Name: As both M'gann M'orzz aka Miss Martian.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is very distant and her human form has dark hair.
  • ...And That Little Girl Was Me: M'gann tells J'onn she was a Green Martian aided by a female White Martian who "broke ranks" to help her escape to Earth 300 years ago from the horrors of the worst internment camp. Actually, she is that White Martian, who fled because she couldn't stand for the atrocities her kind committed.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Armek, whom she bonded with life as mates as per White Martian custom, though it was not her choice, and she outright despises him.
  • The Atoner: When she turned against the other White Martians, she tried to free every Green Martian she could and get them to safety, only to get found out and barely escape alone. She's been beating herself up for it ever since, and J'onn's arrival in her life starts her down the path to making up for it with acts of kindness.
  • Awful Wedded Life: She was stuck in an Arranged Marriage with Armek, whom she despises.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is genuinely a kind and loving individual, who took part in Roulette's alien death fights to earn a more stable living than just bar tending.
  • Cute Alien Girl: Subverted in that she's pretending to be one. As a White Martian, she's... not so cute.
  • Fight Clubbing: M'gann moonlights in one as "Miss Martian".
  • Guilt Complex: It is heavily implied that her self-loathing stems from her own kind's oppression (and possibly her part on it).
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Doesn't show up until Season Two.
  • I Have Many Names: M'gann also goes by "Megan" (a human derivation of her name) and Miss Martian.
  • Lady of War: She's still graceful while fighting.
  • Light Is Good: Is a White Martian, and unlike most of her race, she is a good person who tries to atone for the base atrocities of her species.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Is wearing a black costume similar to her Young Justice incarnation's stealth outfit.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much:
    • M'gann does not display the fascism and genocidal tendencies exhibited by White Martians; in fact, she is disgusted by it.
    • She ends up leaving Earth to try to find other White Martians who feel the same way.
  • Promotion To Love Interest: In the comics, J'onn had a paternal relationship with M'gann. In this series, it becomes romantic.
  • Race Lift: As with J'onn, her human guise is black instead of white.
  • Red Herring: J'onn thinks she didn't want to Mind Meld with him because of her side job Fight Clubbing. Actually, she didn't want him to know about her being a White Martian.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Miss Martian and Armek were never married in the comicbooks.
  • Secret Identity Identity: She's actually a White Martian who chooses to appear as a Green Martian.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: It is heavily implied that the reason she left Mars is because she couldn't stand her own kind's oppressiveness.
  • Sixth Ranger: Has allied with the DEO from time to time.
  • Spirit Advisor: Appears to J'onn in his coma, urging him that his friends need his help in the midst of the Daxamite invasion.
  • Token Good Teammate: To the White Martians. Since they are universally an Always Chaotic Evil race, she's branded as a pariah. Later she is able to find others like her, and forms something of a rebellion.
  • Token Heroic Orc: She did not approve of her own kind's cruelty back when she was on Mars.
  • Wham Line: "My name is M'gann M'orzz. I'm the Last Daughter of Mars."
  • Wham Shot: At the conclusion of "Survivors", M'gann morphs into her true form as a White Martian.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: On the receiving end of this from J'onn in "Survivors".

     Armek 

Armek

Species: White Martian

Known Aliases: "M'gann M'orzz", "Winn Schott"

Portrayed By: Terrell Tilford, Sharon Leal (as M'gann M'orzz), Jeremy Jordan (as Winn Schott)

Appearances: Supergirl

M'gann's former husband sent to Earth to capture to take her back to Mars. M'gann regarded him as the worst of their kind.


     Unnamed White Martian (Season Two) 

Unnamed White Martian (Season Two)

Species: White Martian

Known Aliases: "Alex Danvers"

Portrayed By: Chyler Leigh (as Alex Danvers)

Appearances: Supergirl

A Martian sent to Earth along with Armek to look for M'gann.


  • Alone with the Psycho: After the D.E.O. finds out that Armek was impersonating Winn, everyone in the building splits off into teams to find the real Winn. J'onn and M'gann pair up to search one area while Agents Vasquez and Demos search the north wing, leaving Kara and Alex to search the basement. Unfortunately for Kara, J'onn and M'gann found the real Alex. Cue this character's Trash Talk.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Other than disguising as Alex, this White Martian's gender is never revealed.
  • Canon Foreigner: This character doesn't have a comicbook counterpart.
  • Evil Redhead: Fights Kara while disguised as Alex.
  • Evil Wears Black: This White Martian disguises itself as Alex wearing the black D.E.O. uniform.
  • Fantastic Racism: Looks down on Green Martians and humans.
  • Light Is Not Good: A White Martian. Suffice to say, he's not a very pleasant being.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Big, fast and strong like most other White Martians.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The White Martians kill the ones they deem "inferior" to their race.
  • No Name Given: This White Martian's real name is never revealed.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: This White Martian disguised as Alex and stays in that form to fight Kara. When it lands its first blow on Kara, Kara hesitates, stunned for long enough that the White Martian teases her for being too afraid to fight.
  • There Is Another: When the D.E.O. is fighting Armek, they think he's alone. Cue The Reveal when the real Alex is found unconscious.
  • Trash Talk: This White Martian really gets a kick out of insulting Kara while fighting her disguised as Alex.
    White Martian!Alex: What's wrong, Supergirl? Too afraid to put up a fight? To tell you the truth, I'm glad they found your sister. It's so exhausting pretending to care about your silly little feelings.
    Kara: If you hurt her—-
    White Martian!Alex: You'll what? Whine at me?
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can change forms.

     Till'all 

Till'all

Species: White Martian

Portrayed By: Dewshane Williams

Appearances: Supergirl

A member of the White Martian Resistance.


  • Anti-Hero: Willing to use Mind Rape on J'onn's father in order to get to the Staff of K'lar, and has quite the hostile temperament in general. He mellows out a bit later, however.
  • Token Heroic Orc: He is part of the White Martian Resistance, a small group that fights against the genocidal majority of his people.

     Unnamed White Martian (Season Five) 

Unnamed White Martian (Season Five)

Species: White Martian

Portrayed By: Unknown

Appearances: Supergirl

A White Martian that came to Earth alongside Malefic J'onzz.


Green Martians

     J'onn J'onzz 

     M'yrnn J'onzz 

M'yrnn J'onzz

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Click here for his Martian form. 

Species: Green Martian

Portrayed By: Carl Lumbly

Appearances: Supergirl

J'onn's father and the former spiritual leader of the Green Martians. He survived two hundred years of torture by the White Martians before being found by M'gann's rebel army.


  • Badass Baritone: His voice is even deeper than his son's, especially in his native form, and it only adds to his air of authority.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: He dies in a Heroic Sacrifice to save Earth instead of being slaughtered in Mars as part of a Death by Origin Story for J'onn.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: The Fictional Disability mentioned below is original to the show.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates the White Martians for what they did to his family and planet; at first, he dismisses M'gann's resistance as nothing more than an Enemy Civil War, before he realizes they are sincere in wanting to atone for their kind's atrocities.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Being kept alive while his family and species were slaughtered, then being tortured for nearly 200 years afterwards.
  • Fictional Disability: He is suffering from an alien degenerative illness that is effectively the Martian version of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Fish out of Water: Has some problems adjusting to life on Earth, for understandable reasons.
  • Funny Foreigner: Of the Alien variety. His Fish out of Water charactization sometimes makes him unfamilar with common phrases which he tends to take literally much like many common examples of this trope. When Alex suggest he and his son have a housewarming party he thinks it has to do with the apartment’s temperature.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself in the Season 3 finale to stop Reign from destroying the planet.
  • High Priest: Before the massacre of the Green Martians, M'yrnn was their spiritual leader, and still devoutly follows H'ronmeer.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself completely for Malefic's betrayal after Malefic is sentenced to the Phantom Zone, near to the point of suicide.
    "He was my boy.. my child! He could not control his illness! The test was mine, and I failed!"
  • I Have No Son!: Subverted — he initially believes J'onn to be a White Martian in disguise even after J'onn brings him to their old home, and slaps J'onn once out of heartbreak and rage over it. He does eventually open his mind to see the truth, though.
  • Not Quite Dead: For the longest time, J'onn thought he was the last Green Martian left until he's reunited with his father, and likewise with M'yrnn.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: As a (or the) high priest, he's very devoted to his god, H'ronmeer — which is why the White Martians kept him alive, as they seem to worship the same god.
  • Remake Cameo: His actor voiced J'onn J'onzz in the DC Animated Universe.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Usually a Posthumous Character in most Martian Manhunter stories, this version is revealed to be Not Quite Dead. Subverted when it is eventually revealed that he is dying due to deteriorating health, and ultimately dies via Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: His illness is fatal, and he knows it. Cruelly enough, he becomes a lot more lucid than before in it's final stages.

     Malefic J'onzz 

Malefic J'onzz

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Species: Green Martian

Portrayed By: Phil La Marr, Ellexis Wejr (as Mallory), Azie Tesfai (as Kelly Olsen), Chyler Leigh (as Alex Danvers), Sean Astin (as Pete Andrews)

Appearances: Supergirl

J'onn's long-forgotten brother, who was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone centuries ago for selling out his race to the White Martians.


  • Adaptational Heroism: In the comics, Malefic was born with the Green Martian telepathy and weakness to fire but when he abused his telepathic powers by mentally attacking his brother’s wife, he was stripped of this ability and his memory of it, thus being led to believe that he was born without telepathy. Here, he was born without the ability to link to the Green Martian Hive Mind, was picked on by the other kids for it, and after retaliating with his ability to take control of the minds of kids, his father unwittingly made matters worse by isolating him, and when this led to Malefic allying with the White Martians, J’onn wiped Malefic’s existence from his father’s mind because the father was contemplating suicide! Thus, Malefic is far more sympathetic here and eventually, makes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Adaptational Name Change: In the comics, his given name was Ma'alefa'ak, and Malefic was a moniker he took when he arrived on Earth.
  • Age Lift: In a fashion. In the comics, he was J'onn's Evil Twin brother; in the show he's J'onn's younger brother.
  • Arc Villain: He's the main antagonist for the first 4 episodes of Supergirl's 5th Season after which he is seemingly sent to the Phantom Zone, but secretly retrieved by Lena Luthor who uses him as a means to an end for forcing peace on the world.
  • Badass Cape: He has a long and flowing black cape made out of some sort of shiny, silky material that billows easily, making him look extremely intimidating. As if he isn't already intimidating enough with his ability to control people against their will.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Has the power to "Incept" where he can take control of a persons mind.
  • Black Sheep: As a result of betraying his people, and siding with the White Martians to kill the Greens.
  • Cain and Abel: With J'onn. J'onn was M'yrnn's perfect son, the older of the two and a noted Manhunter. Malefic had to be locked away in a room because it was too dangerous for him to interact with society. Understandably, their dynamic ended up damaged.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He betrayed the Green Martians to the White Martians because of the way he was treated for his inability to connect to the Martian hive mind, as well as his inception ability.
  • Creepy Child: Posed as an unsettling young girl in his debut episode.
  • Dark Is Evil: Dresses completely in black with a billowing black cape, and constantly associated with dim, dark surroundings when in his true form. He skulks in the dark when he introduces himself to J'onn, and is the Arc Villain of the first quarter of Season 5.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Like the other J'onzz men, his voice is very deep, although a bit more nasally and throaty than his brother.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was bullied as a child by other kids for being unable to properly use the Martian hive mind, which caused him to lash out with his 'inception' ability, hurting them. M'yrnn locked him in a room by himself until early adulthood, and Malefic allied himself with the White Martians because he was desperate to belong somewhere and felt betrayed by his family and culture. And then J'onn completely erased all memory of him from the Martian hive mind.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After J'onn lets him into his mind, opening his heart and soul to him at the risk of being killed, Malefic realizes that his brother really does love him and forgives him.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: He can perfectly shapeshift and imitate voices, but he can't imitate a person's true self, which is why people see right through him when he poses as somebody close to them.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Malefic" means capable of causing great harm or destruction.
  • Odd Name Out: The first letter of his name isn't followed by an apostrophe unlike his father and brother.
  • Remake Cameo: His actor previously played numerous other DC Comics characters in other adaptations, most notably the Green Lantern John Stewart in the DC Animated Universe.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Explained as J'onn had erased all memory of Malefic from the Martian hive mind and from himself as well, after their father was heartbroken to the point of wanting to kill himself over Malefic's betrayal.
  • Un-person: J'onn erased all memory of him from the Martian hive mind after his betrayal.
  • Villainous Friendship: With an unnamed White Martian that came with him to Earth. He is pretty distraught when they get killed.

Other Aliens

     Master Jailer 

Carl Draper, aka Master Jailer

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Species: Trombusan

Known Aliases: Master Jailer, Carl Draper

Portrayed By: Jeff Branson

Appearances: Supergirl

An alien who was a third-generation prison guard at Fort Rozz until the prison ship landed on Earth, where he became a vigilante and went after Fort Rozz escapees. On Earth, he poses as Detective Draper of the National City Police Department.


     Alphonso Luzano 

Dr. Alphonso Luzano

Known Aliases: Dr. Alphonso Luzano

Species: Starhavenite from an unknown tribe/community

Portrayed By: Todd Sherry

Appearances: Supergirl

A former alien convict imprisoned on Fort Rozz marked as "Prisoner #2445" who, after his escape, began to live a peaceful life as a college professor of astronomy.


     Maxima 

Maxima of Almerac

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Species: Almeracian

Portrayed By: Eve Torres

Appearances: Supergirl

The Queen of the planet Almerac, she was imprisoned by the DEO after she failed to make Superman her mate.

see Smallville: Other Major Villains for the Earth-167 character who bears her name and background

    Scorcher 

Scorcher

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Species: Infernian

Portrayed By: Nadine Crocker

Appearances: Supergirl

A fire-based alien who targets President Marsdin.


     Draaga 

Draaga

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Species: Warworldian

Portrayed By: John DeSantis

Appearances: Supergirl

An alien warrior who is a Fight Clubber on Earth.


  • Boisterous Bruiser: As with the comics, he's delighted to test his mettle with a Kryptonian.
  • Dented Iron: Injured his right knee on Warworld, giving Supergirl a target to get an upper hand on him.
  • Fight Clubbing: As with the comics, except with Supergirl. It's mentioned he even fought gladiatorial combat on Warworld.note 
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Draaga was forced into a Forced Prize Fight by Mongul against Superman.

     Dominators 

Dominators

Species: Dominator

Appearances: Supergirl | Crisis on Earth-X note 

Alien invaders collectively known as the Dominion who previously attacked Krypton. They make their first appearance on The Slaver's Moon to purchase human slaves.

See Arrowverse: Other Entities page for their Earth-1 counterparts.

     Lyra Strayd 

     Black Mercy 

Black Mercy

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Species: Cosmic parasitical plant

Appearances: Supergirl

A carnivorous plant that restrains its victims with visions of their greatest desire.


  • Accidental Pervert: It strongly clings to Kara's chest, though without sexual malice on its part. The fact that it has tentacles also does not help.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Originally just a plant doing what's natural to survive, here the illusions actively turn on Kara when she starts to wake up and try to force her to stay with them.
  • Cruel Mercy: Right there in the name. You get your greatest wish, but it costs your life unless you have the willpower to deny it.
  • Death by Adaptation: Unlike the original, it dies after being pulled off Kara.
  • The Final Temptation: It provides its victims with an illusory manifestation of their deepest desires.

    Brainiac 

Vril Dox

Species: Coluan

Portrayed By: TBA

The progenitor of Indigo and Brainy's "clan". Originally dead by the time of the Legion of Superheroes, but after averting the Blight in the past, and saving millions of lives in the future, His, unfortunately was one of those saved. Now all AI's in the future are threatened by Brainiac with extinction, preventing Brainy from returning home, and sending Winn in his place to stop him.


  • The Ghost: Never appears on screen, just referred to.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Now that Brainiac is alive in the future, he has made it his mission to completely eradicate all artificial life in the universe, using a computer virus he created that specifically targets AI's.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Legion meant to save lives by stopping Pestilence from evolving into Blight, but never intended Brainiac being one of those saved. Now Brainy can never return home, unless Winn and the Legion can stop his ancestor's AI destroying virus
  • Villain of Another Story: He isn't directly seen in the series, but his actions have a profound effect on the future and the actions of the Legion.

     Fiona Byrne 

     Spike the Dragon 

     Isabel Nal 

     Midnight 

Midnight

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Species: Unknown alien

Portrayed By: Jennifer Cheon Garcia

Appearances: Supergirl

A powerful entity from an unknown planet who was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone for assisting the White Martian's genocide of the Green Martians.


  • Advertised Extra: For some reason, the CW's go to promo for Season 5 (outside of ones for specific episodes) hype her up as if she was the Big Bad, even though she's yet to make a second appearance.
  • Dark Is Evil: She wears black, has the power to create black holes, and she is a criminal who assisted the genocide on Mars.
  • Outside-Context Problem: What exactly she is, where she comes from and what her motivations are is all a big mystery. She just showed up on Mars out of nowhere and started assisting the White Martians in their genocide.
  • Revenge: She seeks revenge on J'onn for her imprisonment after Malefic releases her.
  • Starter Villain: The first supervillain Kara and her friends face in Season 5 of Supergirl.
  • Superpower Lottery: For a Starter Villain, she is surprisingly powerful
  • The Worf Effect: Able to fight off the collective assault of Kara and her friends.

     Unnamed Aurafacian 

Unnamed Aurafacian

Species: Aurafacian

Appearances: Supergirl

A spider-like alien that inhabits Caroline O'Connor, manifesting as tattoos.


  • Animated Tattoo: It's basically living ink that manifests as spider tattoos on the host and can spread to others to kill them.
  • Lack of Empathy: It laughs off all of its victims.
  • Large Ham: Apparently has a taste for the melodramatic, most obvious when it speaks through Brainy.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: It's able to kill without any signs of violence, leaving only a tattoo inside the hearts of its victims.
  • Spiders Are Scary: When not camouflaging as tattoos, it resembles a spider.

Alternative Title(s): Supergirl 2015 Outside Earth

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