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Recap / Superman The Animated Series S 2 E 27 E 28 Little Girl Lost

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Superman finds a survivor from Krypton's sister planet Argos and makes her his foster cousin. Meanwhile, Darkseid has new plans for Earth.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Supergirl's name is changed from Kara Zor-El to Kara In-Ze.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Granny begs for mercy after the plan fails, but Darkseid ain't giving her any.
  • Bad Boss: After Earth is saved, Darkseid has the Female Furies teach Granny the (non-lethal) price of failure.
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  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Kara so badly wants in on the action and to prove herself. Meanwhile, Jimmy wants his big chance at writing a story for the paper and grouses when no one hears out the lead he found.
  • Evil Is Petty: As Darkseid says, he destroys whatever he can't have.
  • Hope Spot: Supergirl effortlessly handles Intergang and Granny, but then the Female Furies are summoned.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Granny demands a captured Superman kneel before Darkseid. He won't, so she shocks him to get him on the floor.
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • Because they weren't allowed to have a surviving Krptonian other than Superman and the Phantom Zone's inmates, this version of Supergirl isn't Kryptonian.
    • The treaty won't allow Darkseid to destroy Earth, but he notes he can't be held accountable for "a stray comet" doing the deed.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Since he cannot take over the world, Darkseid plans to destroy it instead. Because he'll get in trouble if New Genesis catches him doing it, he'll attract a comet to destroy Earth without New Genesis finding out.
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  • Mythology Gag: The comet that Darkseid will use to destroy the Earth is Fleischer's Comet.
  • Newscaster Cameo: Al Roker makes an appearance when Martha Kent is watching the news, where he advises everyone in Smallville to go outside and enjoy the sunlight. It then cuts to Kara doing exactly that.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Supergirl destroys Darkseid's comet-attracting device thinking it'll save Earth. However, since the machine already did its work, it instead means it cannot be used to get rid of the comet.
  • Oh, Crap!: Jimmy has this reaction when Granny Goodness opens up a boom tube, revealing that she's from Apokolips.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Darkseid explains that the comet's impact will cause a dark cloud covering Earth and wiping out all life. Granny eagerly looks forward to it.
  • Reality Ensues: Krypton's destruction had horrific consequences for the nearest planet.
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  • Related in the Adaptation: Inverted. Supergirl is Superman's biological cousin in the comics but Superman merely adopts her in this cartoon.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Granny's human recruits were supplying her with the tech to alter the comet's trajectory and doom the Earth.
  • Villain Respect: Subverted.
    Darkseid: Ever proud, eh, Kryptonian? I must say I find it wearying.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Lashina finds Superman rather attractive.


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