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Works referencing Supergirl.

Anime and Manga
  • Don't Meddle with My Daughter! is an adult parody of the superhero genre, with its two lead heroines (Athena and her daughter, Clara) being parodies of Power Girl and Supergirl respectively. Athena, while more commonly known as "the First Generation Eighth"note  is also known as: "the MILF of Steel".
  • The main character of Maris the Chojo, a.k.a. The Supergal -a short story created by Rumiko Takahashi-, is a Supergirl Expy.
  • Please Tell Me! Galko-chan One of Ken'ya's drawings had the cast in famous movie outfits: Ojou was dressed as the 1984 film version of Supergirl.
  • Urusei Yatsura: In one sequence where Ataru was fantasizing about all the "cool alien babes" at a celebration he had been invited to, one of the "cool alien babes" was obviously Supergirl in her 1960's blue dress.

Comic Books

  • When Anya Corazón, a.k.a. "Araña", was first being fitted for costumes in Amazing Fantasy, one of her potential outfits resembled Supergirl's costume.
  • Big Bang Comics is an affectionate parody of Golden and Silver Age comic books. Christine Kelly "Ultragirl" is the Supergirl's expy, being a Flying Brick with laser vision and super senses, who happens to be Superman's expy's relative, and who eventually joins the future super-team Pantheon of Heroes.
  • Black Hammer: The Quantum League is blatantly meant to be the Legion of Super-Heroes, being a group of teenage heroes in the future whose name all featured variants of "Boy, Girl, Lad," and "Lass." One of their members, Hammer Lass is a very clear equivalent of Supergirl, even dating Archive V (the Brainiac 5 analog).
  • Powers: Retro Girl is a blond, female Flying Brick who wears cape and a Mini Dress Of Power.
  • Spider-Man: In Amazing Spider-Man #306, Peter Parker sees one copy of Action Comics #285 -the final issue of the "The Unknown Supergirl" story arc- and mentions he "had a crush on the girl in the mini-skirt".
  • Supreme: Suprema, the main character's adoptive blonde sister and cape-wearing Flying Brick is an intentional Supergirl expy created by Alan Moore as a homage to the Silver Age Superman.
  • Mighty Mouse: Issue 4 of the Marvel comic (part one of a parody of Crisis on Infinite Earths, of all things) introduces Mighty Mousette. Of course, considering what happened to her Kryptonian inspiration in the original story, this didn't last long...
  • X-Men: The members of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard were designed as intentional homages to the Legion of Super-Heroes. His leader Kallark -"alias Gladiator"- is the resident Superboy expy and has a female cousin called Xenith.

Fan Works

Film — Animated

Film — Live-Action


  • anachronauts: Carrie "Astro Gal" Lane from sa09 is a throwback to the Golden Age of comic book characters; however, is an eternally-fifteen-year-old girl with a sort of Kryptonian powerset, like Supergirl, and she catches the phrases of Superman.
  • The Supervillainy Saga: Gabrielle Anders a.k.a Ultragoddess is a Supergirl expy.
  • Tales of an Mazing Girl: 'Mazing girl is a Supergirl expy (though she has powers closer to the '40s Superman and seems closer in scope to that).
  • In "Ayla and the Tests" of the Whateley Universe, Phase gets major grief from some other students because he's seen flying in the 'Supergirl' posture. In keeping with the series' love for metahumor, at one point Generator tries out several different flying poses, including the two-fisted "Superman" style and the one-arm-forward "Supergirl" posture.
  • Villains Don't Date Heroes!: Fialux is an obvious Supergirl expy, with an identical powerset and origin and a similar costume to her 2004 incarnation.
  • Wearing the Cape: Astra is a Supergirl homage. She is the most popular and powerful hero's female counterpart, she is a Flying Brick, and she wears a cape and a blue skirt.


  • Skylarking: Their "That's really super, Supergirl" song refers to Supergirl'' and namedrops kryptonite.
    Hurt like kryptonite

Professional Wrestling

  • Alexa Bliss: She has sometimes worn gear reminiscent of Supergirl.


  • Birds of Prey (2002): During the pilot episode, Huntress calls Dinah "Junior Supergirl".
  • Black Lightning: In "Lawanda The Book Of Burial", Grace invits Anissa to a cosplay party and suggests her to disguise herself as Supergirl.
  • Friends: In "The One With The Halloween Party", Phoebe dresses up as Supergirl.
  • Fringe: In one scene from "Over There, Part 2", several framed comics can been seen hanging on a wall in the background, including a Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 variant where Superman and Supergirl have swapped positions. According to George Perez on Twitter:
    Here's an old one, from Fringe Season 2, Episode 23 (20 May 2010). In the background, you can see Supergirl holding a dead Superman. Original art was by Juvaun Kirby, but for the Fringe show, the final art (new Supergirl head) was modified by Carlos D'Anda.
  • Human Target: In one episode, Chance need to go undercover in a remote monastery to find a fugitive called John Gray. In one scene, a monk is holding a copy of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, featuring visibly a crying Superman carrying Supergirl's body.
  • Powers: In the live-action show which adapts the comic series, Retro Girl is a Supergirl expy.
  • Seinfeld: Jerry is an avid Superman's fan, and he even mentions the Christopher Reeve Superman Film Series. In "The Good Samaritan", a character played by Helen Slater, who played Kara previously, appears.

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