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Tales of the Otherverse is a Marvel Universe/The DCU crossover written by Clay (Dylan) Clearbrook, which kicked off The Continuum Worlds Fan Verse. A multi-author fanfiction project, The Continuum Worlds is a Multiverse comprised of alternate DC and Marvel Universes which every so often cross over with each other (although they are mostly independent stories).

After the events of Marvel Versus DC and Amalgam Universe, both universes have been fully restored. However, a woman whose existence has become an impossibility in her home universe is brought back to life in a different reality protected by very different heroes. Her return to life is the prelude for a series of adventures which will span The Multiverse.

The saga is comprised of the next story arcs:

  • "The Rebirth": A forgotten hero is reborn in a parallel universe and must get used to a new life, a new home and new dangers.

  • "Rebirth 2: To Save the World" Part 1 and Part 2: Kara's newly-created team run into their first serious challenge as two heroes try to figure their relationship out.

  • "A World Without Heroes": The Crisis on Infinite Earths spawned a new world or Otherverse. The Otherverse acted as a nexus between parallel dimensions until an accident weakened the barriers between realities, leading to other-dimensional super-beings and monsters invading and wreaking havoc across the land. It falls to the heroes from two different dimensions saving the surviving denizens of the Otherverse, who have spent decades fighting a hopeless war, as well as their dimension itself, whose collapse would lead to several realities being obliterated.

  • "A New Generation": In an alternate thirtieth century, Cora Zir-El enters the United Planets' Security Police Academy under the assumed name of Katrine Kent to find out who cooked up the plague which almost wiped her family out. Crossover with other "The Continuum Worlds" series.

  • "The Battle Begins": Kara and Friends take up residence in Otherverse, but their new life gets off to a rough start when Otherverse Lex Luthor escapes to another dimension.

  • "Multiverse Arrival": Kara and Crew leave Otherverse to look for a permanent home in a new universe.

  • "Further Adventures in the Multiverse": After numerous adventures, Kara's family find a new Earth to live. A pity that several eldritch abominations are determined to ensure that Earth does not exist for much longer.

  • "Primalverse Supergirl": After the end of original "The Continuum Worlds" Multiverse, a new Universe is started… with major historical differences.

The whole series is available in and the project's main page.

Tropes found in this fanfiction:

  • Above Good and Evil: The Kayzik are an insect-like alien race whose sole purpose is propagating their species. They are not actively malicious, but they do not care about the worlds devastated by their hive queens either. They are like an oversized plague of sentient locusts with no concept of "Good" and "Evil".
    Were the Kayzik evil? The question has no meaning when applied to the Kayzik. Evil and good are only, after all, frames of reference. Frames of reference the Kayzik, for the most part, lacked.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Rogue and Supergirl, who are canonically straight, fall for each other during the story.
  • After the End: The Otherverse Earth was ravaged by an interdimensional nuclear war. Currently it is inhabited by some few survivors scavenging among the ruins and brigands preying on the weaker.
  • A God I Am Not: Growing impatient during an argument with the Starheart, Kara grumbles she is not good at talking with gods. The Starheart retorts it is not a god how she understands it.
  • Alliterative Name: In "A New Generation", Cora Zir-El goes by the assumed name Katrine Kent.
  • Alternate History: In the Nexus world known as Otherverse, Napoleon won Waterloo.
  • And I Must Scream: Prior to the Crisis, Mon-El had been sent into the Phantom Zone by Superboy to keep him alive until a cure for his lead poisoning was found. Since nobody in the "rebooted" Earth-One remembered or knew about his existence, though, Mon-El might have remained trapped in the Phantom Zone forever.
  • Another Dimension: In "A World Without Heroes", Mr. Fantastic finds a parallel world which he dubs "Otherverse". Originally a lifeless Nexus dimension -or barrier between realities-, it was accidentally brought into existence due to the actions of the Anti-Monitor.
  • Apocalypse How: A piece of the destroyed New Earth's Green Lantern Central Power Battery weakened the walls separating the Otherverse form other realities. Suddenly, super-villains, dinosaurs, monsters and the like were invading the Otherverse Earth and slaughtering its denizens. To make matters worse, the dimensional walls keep weakening, and their collapse might lead to the collision and destruction of multiple realities.
    Access: "And that is where the current problem lies. The Nexus is being destroyed from within. Its walls are buckling, allowing more and more seepage."
    Rogue: "Seepage?"
    Mon-El: "With the walls weakened, it means that it is easier for entities from other universes to cross over into the Nexus. Seepage."
    Access: "Exactly. And it is a portion of the Great Battery that is causing the walls of reality to weaken. Somewhere, in that new universe, on the planet Earth, a malfunctioning fragment of the Battery is acting like a cancer. It's slowly eating away at the Nexus. And if it weakens much more, those walls are going to break."
    Invisible Woman: "Not another Amalgam?"
    Mr. Fantastic: "Oh no. We wouldn't be so lucky. "Amalgam was the merger of two realities into one. This will be worse. This will be the sudden collision of a multitude of realities striving to occupy the same space and time."
    Dr. Strange: "Total, complete destruction."
  • The Apunkalypse: In the post-apocalyptic Nexus world, the bands of scavenging thugs look like mooks out of Mad Max or Fist of the North Star due to their "hair loosely styled into several multi-colored spikes" and their standard spiky, furred, leatherwear.
    There were five of them. Dressed outlandishly.
    "Like rejects from a Mad Max movie." Kara thought to herself as she and Rogue skimmed across the rubble.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Sherri is willing to believe in alien humanoids, but she draws the line at alien dogs.
    Mon-El: "Dog? White? Named Krypto?"
    Sherri: "Yes. Supposedly he came from the same planet Superboy came from, though I find that hard to believe. It's hard enough to imagine that evolution followed similar paths with humanoids on other planets."
    Mon-El: "Depends. If you give credence to the theory that many worlds were seeded with similar life forms, then it stands to reason that those life forms might evolve along similar paths."
  • As You Know: In the third chapter of "A World Without Heroes", Professor Xavier reminds Mister Fantastic that Kara's soul was housed in her clone's body, prompting Reed to retort he is perfectly aware of proceedings he took part in.
    "I think we are all forgetting that this young woman is not the same Kara Zor-El that died at the hands of the Anti-monitor." Xavier continued. "It is, rather, the clone of that young woman merged with the spirit of that woman."
    "I think we are all well aware of that, Prof." Reed said, somewhat stiffly. It was his and Dr. Strange's efforts that had accomplished that merger in the first place.
  • Backup Twin: Played with. Supergirl got killed, and Doctor Strange and Mister Fantastic are given the body of her dead clone so Kara can live again.
  • Battle Couple: Supergirl (Kryptonian) and Rogue (power-leeching Flying Brick) get together and found their own super-hero team.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: When Kara falls into a coma in "A World Without Heroes", Prof. Xavier goes into her mind to try to piece it back together.
    Softly at first, then with more confidence, Xavier allowed his thoughts to merge with Kara's. When the storm hit, it took him by surprise. Gasping with surprise, he gripped his chair as the storm of Kara's emotions rushed over him, threatening to drag him down.
    Xavier anchored himself, assuring that, despite the violence of Kara's emotions, he would be able to return to himself. He then took the mental equivalent of a deep breath and plunged in.
    He was no stranger to Kara's mind. After her initial resurrection, he had spent hours working with her, many times without her knowledge. Attempting to ease the merger between body and soul. Though in his case, he preferred to think of it as a merger of body and mind.
    Images swirled around him in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns as he swam through the turmoil, attempting to reach the core of her being. Each mentalist had his or her own method of perceiving thoughts. In his case, he translated those thoughts into images and sounds. From his own perspective, he was physically swimming through a sea of chaos.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: The Kayzik are an insect-like alien race whose morality boils down to: "Is it good for the hive?"
    To the Kayzik, good and evil boiled down to "is it good for the hive?"
  • Bullying a Dragon: At the beginning, a member of the Friends of Humanity taunts Kara until she runs out of patience and throws him in the ocean. After she hauls him back to the pier, the man, who should know better for now, continues to taunt her. Fortunately for him, Kara chose to ignore him again.
  • *Click* Hello: In "A World Without Heroes", a thug is running away from Supergirl and Rogue, and runs straight into Sherri aiming a shotgun to his face.
  • Convenient Coma: Kara falls into a coma when her clone's residual memories awaken during her first battle in the Otherverse, but Professor Xavier helps re-stabilize her mind.
  • Cosmic Retcon: After the events of "Further Adventures in the Multiverse", the universe gets rebooted and a new, different reality is created.
  • Death Is Cheap: Kara had been killed off and banned from her own universe during a reality reboot. However, Rao made it so that her soul and her clone's body ended in Earth-616 where Mr. Fantastic and Dr. Strange attached her spirit to her clone's lifeless body.
  • Did You Just Have Sex?: At the end of the fifth chapter, Jennifer Walters runs into Rogue singing and fixing breakfast while Kara is acting unusually perky. She-Hulk easily puts two and two together.
    She spun to see an equally cheery Kara bearing down on her, her arms full of printouts. Like Rogue, she was still dressed in her nightclothes. She stepped aside and watched as Kara zipped by to plop her burden on the table. Then she saw the unexpected. Kara had gone straight to the coffee pot, and stopped long enough to quickly kiss Rogue. And, despite its quickness, there was nothing chaste about the kiss. Jenny had no doubt she had just witnessed a kiss between lovers.
    "Well, I'm glad someone got laid last night!" She drawled, leaning in the doorway.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Access can freely travel between the DC, Marvel and Amalgam Earths.
  • Dress Hits Floor: Kara is talking through a comm. device, wearing nothing but a towel, when Rogue walks into her bedroom. Kara decides everything else can wait, and lets her towel slide off her body. Cue scene change.
    "Something up?" Rogue asked, planting herself on the edge of Kara's bed as she continued to dry her hair.
    Kara looked at her for a long moment then stepped away from the comm. unit, letting the towel drop. Why not?
    "Nothing that won't wait for a bit." She replied in a husky voice as she approached the bed.
  • Due to the Dead: In the first chapter of "The Battle Begins", Kara builds a giant monument to the Otherverse Superman and then gives a prayer for him while Krypto, her family, her friends and the Kandorians mourn the fallen hero.
  • Dumb Struck: In the third chapter of "A World Without Heroes", Supergirl has a breakdown after failing to save a little girl, becoming silent and completely unresponsive.
    When she had been brought aboard the station, it had taken the efforts of Jenny, Lar, and Rogue to take the body away from her. Since then, she had fallen into a state of catatonia.
  • Dynamic Akimbo: In "A World Without Heroes", Kara finds a band of thugs attempting to kidnap a girl. She immediately demands they let her go, putting her hands on her hips to appear more intimidating.
    They were dragging a little girl out of an underground garage. From her looks, they had already beaten and possibly raped her.
    Not wasting time with subtly, Kara touched down in front of the gang, hands on hips.
    "Let her go!" She didn't waste words either.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: After leaving the Otherverse and settling in another reality, Kara and Rogue set up their new Fortress in Colorado. Above the ground it looks like a quaint, lonely one-story ranch sitting in the middle of the wood... and above a vast network of caverns housing a grand complex built in the rock.
    This Fortress would be their home... and from the outside it would appear to be no more than that: a truly elaborate home built in the seclusion of the wood.
    Beneath the elaborate one-story ranch, however, it was another story.
    A grand complex had been carved out beneath the home by Kara and Rogue. Crews from both Stark Industries and LexCorp had been snuck in to install supports and equipment.
    A special entrance and exit tunnel had been carved into one time of the many cavern systems that ran deep in the ground and exited out into the vast lake that bordered the home on the east side.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: The Otherverse Earth was destroyed by an interdimensional war caused by all manner of evil super-beings and monsters invading the place when the borders between realities weakened.
    "I resigned my commission the day the super-crooks leveled the White House and killed the president." She told them. "That's when I decided that conventional Police tactics would not work against these super powered villains." She went on to describe the battles between the armed forces of various countries against legions of super-crooks. Sometimes the armies would emerge victorious. More often than not, however, they were slaughtered to the last man.
    "Of course the super-crooks weren't alone." She shook her head. "Sometimes they fought alongside mega machines from god only know where. At other times, locals would suffer when gangs of crooks and machines and star-people battled it out." She laid her hands on the table, clenched together so hard the whites of her knuckles showed. "And let's not forget the animals. It's like the whole world has gone mad. Dinosaurs…real live dinosaurs. And creatures that no human should ever have to see. Animals mutated beyond recognition."
  • Expendable Clone: Defied. Supergirl does not want to being brought back to life if it means her clone's death. She only relents when she is assured her clone's body is now an empty shell.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: In "A New Generation", Cora Zir-El's father tells his daughter he does not want her to move out of the United Planets Enclave and attend Metropolis University. He is surprised when Cora cheerfully informs him her mind is made up and she does not need his money.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: In "A World Without Heroes", Rogue knocks a thug out by tapping his temple.
    The punk yelped as agony shot through his shoulder. After watching his mates so easily dealt with, he felt certain that this devil woman had ripped his arm clear off. He had only a brief moment to realize that she had only dislocated the shoulder before her fingers tapped into his temple, giving him a temporary release from the pain as unconsciousness took him.
  • First Kiss: As digging a new Fortress of Solitude, Rogue and Kara discuss how they have changed each other's lives for the better. After a heartfelt speech, Kara kisses her teammate.
    For a brief moment Kara hesitated, as if unsure of what to say. Then, on sheer impulse, she leaned forward and let her lips brush lightly against Rogue's. Rogues eyes widened slightly and then closed as she leaned into the kiss, her mouth parting slightly and her arms moving up to encircle Kara's waist. After a moment, Kara pushed back, breathing heavily, her eyelids heavy.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: When a mutant hater tries to harass Kara, she pokes his chest while telling him to get lost.
    "You're a damned mutie!" He accused, spitting up more swallowed seawater as she deposited him back on the pier.
    "Actually, I'm not." Kara answered, matter-of-factly. "I'm just from a different planet." She spun him around and poked him in the chest. "Now carry your butt on before I regret hauling you out."
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: After surviving their encounter with the Killer-Hunter, Rogue and Kara have sex for the first time.
  • God Is Good: The whole plot is kicked off because Rao wants to bring His daughter back to life.
    Access: "Call it the act of a loving parent that wishes to see justice done. Rao wishes only that this daughter be restored and be allowed to live as she was meant. Rao, the god of an exploded world in that Reality wants nothing more than to reward her for her sacrifices and nobility."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Rogue's newfound and increasingly close relationship with Kara gets her ex-lover Gambit upset and moody. To his credit, though, he does not interfere.
    One member of the X-men that Rogue had introduced as Gambit had made a snide comment about Kara being Rogue's new lover. Rogue had played it up until Gambit, his face red with anger, embarrassment, or both, had stalked off. Only then had Rogue confided that Gambit was an ex-lover.
  • Guardian of the Multiverse: Downplayed with Access, who oversees only three dimensions.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: In "A World Without Heroes", Rogue rips into half a thug whose goons have just murdered a child in cold blood.
    Rogue shook herself out of shock as anger and rage poured in. She stepped forward, wanting to reach Kara's side, to help her tear these… animals apart. The Leader had turned to run and she caught by the upper arms. He was no longer human. He was an obstacle. Without a second thought, she flung her arms wide, opening her hands to let the two pieces of the leader fly in opposite directions.
  • Heroic BSoD: In "A World Without Heroes", Supergirl flies into a rage when five grinning thugs murder a child. She kills two thugs before snapping out of her trance, and upon realizing she has killed people, Kara falls to her knees and vomits.
    Sherri kicked at the corpse, just to make sure it was dead before she shouldered the weapon and rounded the mound of rubble to reach Kara and Rogue. She stood still with a mixture of awe and shock at the carnage that greeted her eyes.
    Kara was bent over, spewing vomit as Rogue held her, holding her hair back.
    Sherrie frowned as she realized the significance. Despite all her power, Kara had never killed before.
    The heaving over, Kara jerked away from Rogue to fall to her knees beside the body of the blond haired child. She scooped the body into her arms, rocking back and forth, crooning softly.
  • Home Base: Aided by Rogue, Kara builds a new Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic Circle.
  • Human Aliens: Discussed. Sherri finds hard to believe the fact that there were humanoids and dog-looking animals in Krypton, although Mon-El points there is a thing called convergent evolution.
    Mon-El: "Dog? White? Named Krypto?"
    Sherri: "Yes. Supposedly he came from the same planet Superboy came from, though I find that hard to believe. It's hard enough to imagine that evolution followed similar paths with humanoids on other planets."
    Mon-El: "Depends. If you give credence to the theory that many worlds were seeded with similar life forms, then it stands to reason that those life forms might evolve along similar paths."
  • Interspecies Romance: Between Kara (Kryptonian) and Rogue (mutant human).
  • Just Friends: At the beginning, Kara and Rogue acknowledge they are attracted to each other, but they think they should keep being friends for the present time.
  • Kung-Shui: Sherri Penison, a denizen from the Otherverse, wanders into Reed's lab through a dimensional portal. Since her attitude is hostile, Mr. Fantastic is forced to lock her up in one guest room until she calms down. In reaction, Sherri trashes the room and throws chairs at the first person who opens the door.
    "Watch out!" Johnny called as she slid the door aside. At the same instant, a missile consisting of room furniture sailed through the opening. Instinctively, Kara reached up and plucked the flying chair out of the air as she stepped into the room.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Reed and Sue Richards explain the changes happened to the Pre-Crisis DC Universe as the universe rebooting itself.
    Mr. Fantastic: "I recall taking readings on two such events in that universe. Once I determined that there was no danger to our universe and that no action on our part could help I moved on to other projects. In essence..."
    Invisible Woman: "The universe re-booted itself."
    Mr. Fantastic: "Yes, reboot is a good term. A very apt term, in this case. "
  • Luminescent Blush: Kara blushes profusely when Jean Grey confronts her about her feelings towards Rogue.
    Jean took a breath and then plunged in. "Kara, I should let you know that both the Prof. and I are aware of your feelings for Rogue."
    Kara began to blush furiously, but refused to take her eyes off the telepath.
  • Mama Bear: In "A World Without Heroes", Supergirl flies into a murderous rage when two criminals murder a little child. When her friends discuss her very uncharacteristic behavior, Prof. Xavier reveals that Kara's soul was affected by her clone's residual memories. Since Supergirl's clone had become a mother, seeing a little girl murdered was enough to send Kara into a rage.
    Professor Xavier: "To put it bluntly, the clone had given birth to a young girl. Like her mother, she was blonde. The last memory that is recorded is an image of her daughter at about the age of seven. About the same age as the little girl she saw killed. And though there are differences between the images in her memory and that girl, the resemblances are remarkable. Enough to trigger the maternal rage."
  • Missing Mom: In "A New Generation", Cora Zir-El's mother became ill with the Trilian Plague and died when Cora was a newborn baby.
  • Modesty Towel: After taking a relaxing shower, Kara steps out of the bathroom, wearing nothing but a towel wrapped around her hair, and bumps into Rogue.
    Kara sighed as the hot water cascaded over her body. For a long moment she just stood there, allowing the shower to ease the tension away.
    After washing and drying, she stepped out of the restroom, towel wrapped around her hair.
    "Uh. I'm sorry."
    Kara stopped. There, seated on the foot of her bed, was Rogue.
  • Mook Horror Show: In "A World Without Heroes", a band of thugs are brutally taken out by Supergirl and Rogue when they murder a little girl in cold blood.
    Like most punks, he was a coward at heart. He wanted no part of this lady that was already stalking her next target. He turned… and ran straight into a wall that had not been there a few moments earlier. He gasped as he felt hands grasp his arms in grips of iron. It wasn't a wall; it was Rogue and her face showed her fury.
  • Mugging the Monster: It happens when a Friends of Humanity member tries his anti-mutant rhetoric on Kara, and then proceeds to insult her when she rebuffs him. Kara endeavors to ignore him, but she runs quickly out of patience and blows the man in the nearest mass of water.
  • The Multiverse: This story features a character born in DC Earth-One who moves to Marvel Earth-616 and later travels across the multiverse.
  • Neck Snap: In "A World Without Heroes", a thug twists a little girl's neck. Since the main characters had just bumped into him, it proves to be a very final mistake.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: Although Rokyn is clearly falling apart, and Supergirl's plan to shrink the City back again is the only viable solution, the Rokynian Science Council refuse to heed her warnings. Hence, Kara decides to ignore them and go ahead with her plan anyway.
  • Official Kiss: After surviving a close call in the fifth chapter, Rogue decides she is fed up with holding back her feelings and kisses Kara. They become an official couple from that point on.
    She hesitated… and then. "Earlier, when you came in here to talk to me, I guess I was a bit of a bitch." She turned and looked up into Rogue's face. "If you want to talk now, I'm listening." Rogue was silent for a moment and then shook her head.
    "No, I don't want to talk now." She whispered. Kara moaned softly as Rogue dipped her lips down to press them against her own. She felt Rogue's hands tugging at her and she stood unsteadily, never breaking the kiss as their tongues intertwined.
  • Off with His Head!: In "A World Without Heroes", Supergirl utterly snaps after seeing a thug breaking a little girl's neck and slaps his head off his neck.
    Without a second thought, without a care of what she might do, Kara backhanded the punk. She didn't even flinch as his head flew from his body to land and bounce several blocks away before coming to rest in a shapeless, shattered lump.
  • Older Than They Look: Due to Kryptonians and Daxamites having longer life spans, Supergirl and Mon-El look in their mid-twenties but they are about fifty.
    Rogue turned to see Lar looking at her. She still wasn't quite sure what to make of the young man. For young he was. Oh, Kara had explained that, in reality, he was older than he looked (Daxamites, like Kryptonians, had longer lifespans than Terrans and, as such, keep their young looks longer. It had been a shock to learn that Kara, though apparently in her mid-twenties, was still a teen in Kryptonian terms. Which would make her close to 50 or 60 in Terran years.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In "A World Without Heroes", Supergirl's friends get shocked and worried when she snaps, kills two child murderers, and then has a breakdown.
  • Our Ancestors Are Superheroes: In "A New Generation" arc, Cora Zir-El is descended from Supergirl's Clone, Brainiac and Mon-El.
  • Parental Substitute: Kara adopts Carrie and Karen, Querl Dox and her clone's twin daughters.
  • Phantom Zone: The Phantom Zone spreads across the space between dimensions and can be accessed from different universes, allowing Mr. Fantastic and Zor-El to rescue Lar Gand.
  • Portal Door: In "A World Without Heroes", Reed Richards uses a modified Phantom Zone Projector to open a portal to the Nexus world. As he is researching the place, Sherri accidentally wanders through the portal into Reed's universe.
    Mr.Fantastic: "Once I had the settings and enough pictures, I took the next step. Using the projector, I sent in a robotic probe and then, after a calculated elapsed time, I used the projector to recall it. What it found was disturbing. But even that is not as bad as what occurred next. I made a mistake. When I retrieved the probe I was too anxious to find out what it had discovered. I left the projector on… and a native stumbled in."
    Supergirl: "What? You mean some wild animal was yanked out that world into this one?"
    Mr. Fantastic: "Not exactly. I said native and I meant native."
  • Punched Across the Room: Supergirl blows in the nearest mass of water a mutant hater that attempts to harass her.
  • Rage Breaking Point: In "A World Without Heroes", the main characters travel to the Otherverse and bump into a band of thugs who have just beaten a little girl. Kara tries to hold herself back and cower them into releasing the kid peacefully, but she flies into a mindless rage when the bandit leader snaps the little girl's neck.
    'Cec' only grinned an answer as he caught the girl, one hand on her shoulder and the other on the back of her head. His grin grew wider as, with a simple flick of his wrist, he twisted her head.
    With her super hearing, the sounds of the bones breaking crashed in Kara's ears. For a long moment she simply stood there, shock overwhelming her.
    In all her years as Supergirl, she had never, never run across such careless brutality. And never, ever, aimed at children. She wanted to deny what she had just witnessed. She wanted to deny that anyone, anyone at all, could be so callous. Most of all, she wanted the little girl alive again.
    Her vision tinged with red as rage swirled up to engulf her. She didn't think, she didn't plan, she just acted. She acted with pure undiluted hate and rage.
  • Reality Bleed: Otherverse Earth is invaded and destroyed by hostile other-dimensional creatures when the barriers protecting that dimension become weaker.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Kara and Rogue get together at the end of the fifth chapter after surviving a tough battle.
  • Sealed with a Kiss: Kara and Rogue get together officially when Rogue kisses Kara near the ending of the second story arc.
  • Second Love: Supergirl to Rogue and vice versa. The former was in love with Brainiac 5, who died together with their universe, and Rogue used to date Gambit.
  • Shower of Angst: In the aftermath of the battle between the Triad team and the Hunter-Killer, Supergirl takes a shower to wash her worries and frustration away.
    Kara sighed as the hot water cascaded over her body. For a long moment she just stood there, allowing the shower to ease the tension away.
  • Shout-Out: Rogue calls the first band of Nexus world thugs she finds "rejects out of a Mad Max movie".
  • The Slow Walk: In "A World Without Heroes", Supergirl walks quietly and inexorably towards a thug, ignoring the plasma stream he is blasting her with.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Supergirl getting brought back to life after her death in the Crisis kicks off the plot.
  • Stress Vomit: In "A World Without Heroes", Kara vomits after killing two murderous thugs.
    She stood still with a mixture of awe and shock at the carnage that greeted her eyes.
    Kara was bent over, spewing vomit as Rogue held her, holding her hair back.
    Sherrie frowned as she realized the significance. Despite all her power, Kara had never killed before.
  • Stunned Silence: In "A World Without Heroes", a thug is too amazed and horrified to talk when Supergirl shrugs his plasma beams off.
  • Tears of Joy: Kara weeps with joy when Mon-El thanks her for helping rescue him from the Phantom Zone.
    "Jenny has told me all about you, Kara." He said, stroking her hair. "She and Dr. Richards tell me I have you to thank for my rescue from the Zone. They also told me about what happened with history in our reality." He pushed her away a bit so he could look at her tear-streaked face. "From what they tell me, because of that change, I would have been stuck in there forever if not for you. Thank you." Kara smiled through her tears and gently touched his cheek.
  • Their First Time: After fighting the Killer-Hunter, Rogue decides she is tired of holding back and second-guessing her feelings, so she seduces Kara.
    "Earlier, when you came in here to talk to me, I guess I was a bit of a bitch." She turned and looked up into Rogue's face. "If you want to talk now, I'm listening." Rogue was silent for a moment and then shook her head.
    "No, I don't want to talk now." She whispered. Kara moaned softly as Rogue dipped her lips down to press them against her own. She felt Rogue's hands tugging at her and she stood unsteadily, never breaking the kiss as their tongues intertwined. Rogue then stepped back, her face flushed, looking Kara in the eyes as she untied her robe and let it slide to the floor. She pulled Kara over by the bed and then lay back across it, her eyes full of love and a hunger that could no longer be denied. "It's time we communicated in other ways." She whispered, her voice husky.
  • Trapped in Another World: At the beginning, Kara is trapped in Earth-616 Marvel universe. Later she becomes capable of travelling to other realities, but her home universe is closed to her.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: A mutant hater picks a fight with Supergirl and gets blown off the docks. Supergirl hauls him out when she sees he cannot swim, and the man shows his gratitude by shouting he will get her someday.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Kara and Rogue spend five chapters wondering whether they should get together or not.
  • We Will Meet Again: Played for laughs. After picking a fight with Supergirl and get -figuratively- burned, a mutant hater declares he "will get her someday". However, it is obvious he is no threat to Supergirl, so she pays him no mind. And indeed, she never bumps into him again.
  • Wham Line: At the end of "Further Adventures in the Multiverse", the Starheart reveals the Anti-Monitor exists again, and right now there is no Monitor who may oppose him.
    The Starheart: "The Multiverse existed before Krona. But Qward did not... nor did the Anti-Monitor. They exist now. But that is only part of it. The Anti-Monitor exists... but there is no opposite of him. No Monitor."
  • Will They or Won't They?: At the end of the second storyline, Kara and Rogue get officially together after five chapters of angst, repressed feelings and sexual tension.
  • The Worf Barrage: In "A World Without Heroes", a thug fires a stream of plasma blasts at Supergirl, expecting to burn her to ashes. He becomes dumb struck when she remains completely unscathed.
    A third punk, braver than most, or more stupid, as the case may be, snarled as he raised his hands. How dare these sluts to challenge them? A nimbus of energy surrounded his outstretched hands and blasts of pure plasma shot forth to engulf the blonde fury stalking towards him. He kept the stream of energy up for several seconds. Smirking, he lowered his hands, confident that he would see nothing but ashes where the slut had stood. His heart dropped as his confidence was shattered by reality.
    At first glance, the slut looked completely unscathed. Closer examination, which the young punk had no time to make, would have let him realize that her outer clothes had been burned away. No longer wearing the cammie's Sherri had suggested, Kara stood revealed in her blue tube top and dark blue hip huggers.
    Kara made no comments, no witty remarks, nothing.
  • World's Strongest Man: Supergirl is a Pre-Crisis Kryptonian stranded in the Marvel Universe, ergo she is the strongest superhuman in the world.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Supergirl visits different realities throughout her adventures, but she cannot go back to her native universe. Her body almost completely fades the only time she makes a brief visit.