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Questions tagged [supergirl-2015]

For questions about "Supergirl" (2015), an ongoing TV Show about the DC Comics-based character *Supergirl*. Always use in conjunction with the [dc] and [arrowverse] tags. For questions about the character see [supergirl].

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Is the story arc on “Supergirl” season 4 influenced by current political issues?

Given some of the stuff going on, specially regarding immigration, has there been any comments by producers, writers or actors linking the show to the current political issues? Reason I ask is while ...
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How/When did Lex Luthor find out Supergirl's secret identity?

My question is based on the characters form the CW show Supergirl only. In Season 4: Episode 16 "The House of L", Lex Luthor is revealed to be behind the training and control of The Red Daughter (...
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What was the utility of Shelley Island?

On Supergirl, Shelley Island shows up in the fourth season. Per the Wiki article: It was converted into an interplanetary port of entry by President Marsdin for alien immigrants, but was shut ...
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Does Lena suspect Supergirl's identity?

Whether through the power of expectations or yet-unmentioned "super-hypnosis", people don't recognize Kara as Supergirl. However, clearly people can guess her secret identity, because Cat Grant ...
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What rights do prisoners of the DEO have?

The DEO is a major protagonist faction on Supergirl. Over the course of the show, the DEO has detained many people from various groups, seemingly with little indication of what rights, if any, their ...
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What dead superheroes were on Earth-90?

The Arrowverse's "Elseworlds" crossover begins on Earth-90, the Earth that features the Flash from the '90s television show The Flash as a hero. A multitude of heroes appear to be dead, killed by the ...
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Why was the eclipse so harmful?

When it almost instantly begins to weaken Supergirl. Why did the eclipse begin to weaken her so fast? And why did it remove her powers when it was complete? After all, though Supergirl needs solar ...
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Supergirl (CW): Searching episode with POV view of Kryptons destruction

I've watched a Supergirl episode on TV some time ago and there was a scene where Supergirl remembers flying away from her home planet Krypton (destruction). It was shot from her point of view (POV), ...
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How did Green Arrow manage to make that arrow in the Crisis on Earth-X crossover?

When Oliver, Barry of Earth-1 and Supergirl of Earth-38 (the heroes of their respective shows) face off against their evil counterparts from Earth-X Overgirl scoffs at the ridiculousness of Oliver ...
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If Brainiac-5 is so smart then why can’t he tell Kara the way out of her conscience

In Season 3 Episode 10, "Legion of Super-Heroes", when Kara is trapped in her subconscience, Brainiac-5 is in there too, trying to help her figure out how to get her out. If he is so smart, why couldn’...
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Was this a callback or reference?

In Supergirl: Crisis on Earth X, Kara gets into a fight with During this fight, she gains the advantage by bashing her fists together, creating a shockwave that stunned The camera seemed to focus on ...
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Roughly how many Martians are there?

In Supergirl, there are White Martians and Green Martians. The majority of White Martians perpetrated a genocide of all but a handful of Green Martians. The only remaining Green Martians, of course, ...
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Was this mercenary superhuman?

In the season 3 premiere of Supergirl, Kara stops a mercenary (Robert DuBois) from shooting some people. Later, it's revealed that he's involved in a bigger plan, involving alien technology. However,...
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Why didn't Rhea use silver kryptonite on Supergirl?

In the Season 2 finale of Supergirl, Rhea reveals that she used silver kryptonite to turn Superman to her side, making him think that Supergirl was General Zod. Why didn't Rhea just use the silver ...
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Can Olivia Marsdin legally be president?

In the TV series Supergirl, it is revealed that Now, is there anything legal about that? Don't you have to be born in the United States, or at least be born a U.S. citizen, to be president? Did the ...
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Why does Supergirl live in National City?

I was trying to work out why different superheroes live in real cities (like Washington) or fake cities like Central City and Starling City. New York might not be the capital city, but it seems to ...
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Why are there so many aliens?

In season 1 of Supergirl all the aliens were criminals from Fort Rozz but now, in season 2, there are loads of civilian aliens in the world just living amongst the humans in peace (mostly). So I guess ...
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How old are Rhea and Lor-Gand?

Following up from this question I started to wonder how old Mon-El's parents are: We know Mon-El was stuck in the Well of Stars for some unknown amount of time, which is why he didn't age ...
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Who was the speedster from the Flash/Supergirl crossover?

Who was that speedster that had Supergirl's powers, in the Supergirl/Flash crossover? Was he really a good guy or will he become Flash's next opponent?
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Why didn't Mon-El land at the same time as Superman?

I'm confused about how Mon-El's arrival time from Daxam to Earth makes sense. He leaves Daxam as a result of Krypton's explosion at much the same time as Superman (Kal-El) and Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)....
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How did Master Jailer attack Supergirl in Episode 14?

In Season 1 Episode 14, when the detective reveals himself as the Master Jailer, he shoots Alex and then he points some kind of light at Supergirl. Then we see Supergirl waking up in that jail. How ...
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Why does Lillian need Lena to open the vault?

In the Supergirl episode Luthors (S02E12), it is revealed that Lena is a Luthor by blood. Lillian brings Lena to Lex's vault which requires Luthor DNA to unlock. Lena discerns that Lillian needs her ...
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How did Mon-El know English?

When Mon-El arrives on Earth, he’s in a Kryptonian pod. He then spends a while in a coma. When he wakes up, he apparently speaks English, though he has some trouble with certain phrases: MON-EL: ...
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Why didn't the Medusa virus kill any humans?

In S2E8 of Supergirl, Cyborg Superman deployed an aerosol weapon in a bar, which caused all of the alien patrons to die while all of the human patrons were unharmed. Supergirl learned from a hologram ...
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How does Supergirl hover or fly?

Like most incarnations of the El family, Supergirl is able to hover and fly. We know that Superman doesn't always need to be able to breathe in space, and there has been discussion about how ...
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What city was Supergirl referencing?

In season 1 episode 14 Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Supergirl fights the Master Jailer. She says the line "I thought masks were only big in that other city?" We know that the Supergirl show ...
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Why could Supergirl not breathe in space?

In the Supergirl episode "Better Angels" we have the following exchange between Kara (Supergirl) and her sister: Alex: Once you're in space, there's no atmosphere. There's no gravity. You wouldn't ...
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Why in the last episode did no one question Hank Henshaw's being able to protect his own mind?

In the last episode, Hank Henshaw appears to be in a room with Cat Grant and Maxwell Lord when they were giving a message of hope. He had not had on any protection around his head or ears which would ...
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Who's the President of the USA (in Supergirl)?

It has been referenced several times throughout Supergirl that the President is a woman. I'm wondering who is the President of the US is, and whether there's a particular reason for this aspect being ...
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How did Superman know Supergirl was his cousin?

In episode 1 of the TV show, Supergirl, Superman meets Kara when her pod finally reaches Earth. However Superman was just a baby when they left Krypton, so he would have no memory of Krypton. I ...
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Why did James say he didn't drink?

James told Lucy's father he didn't drink, yet he has had drinks with Winn and Cat Grant. He also brought a bottle with him to Karas apartment in episode 13. Did I miss something?
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Why is Supergirl vulnerable to Bizarro's powers?

In the recent episode of Supergirl, "Bizarro", we encounter (obviously) a Bizarro version of Supergirl; similar to the Bizarro from the comics, this Bizarro Supergirl has opposing powers to Kara's: ...
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Why didn't Kryptonians have superpowers on Krypton?

Kara's mum told Kara that she would get superpower under Earth's yellow sun. Also, when Supergirl's powers stopped working, D.E.O. tried to recharge her cells with simulated yellow sun light. It was ...
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How long did Kara live on Earth before becoming Supergirl?

In Supergirl (2015) TV series, Kara left Krypton when she was teenager (or, maybe pre-teen). Then, she got stuck in Phantom Zone and didn't age until after she crashed on Earth. When she became ...
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Where is National City located?

Kara Danvers/Supergirl lives in National City, which appears to be at least a moderately large city, though smaller than Metropolis. We know from various episodes that it is relatively near a ...
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Why is Superman special to Supergirl?

On the new TV show 'Supergirl', in the intro the protagonist claims that she was sent to protect her cousin, Superman. While the original plan is to have Kara protect Kal-El (Clark/Superman), however ...
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Are there conditions to Superman's appearances in Supergirl?

Related: In the 2015 Supergirl pilot, why do they avoid saying "Superman"? Superman's appearances in Supergirl so far have been fleeting. As far as I can tell, his face hasn't been shown. ...
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Why doesn't Astra, a Kryptonian, know what Kryptonite is?

Near the end of Episode 2 of Supergirl, Astra (a Kryptonian) says to Henshaw that humans have no weapons that can harm her, and then Henshaw surprises her by stabbing her with a blade of Kryptonite. ...
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How does Supergirl get her ears pierced?

I watched the first episode of Supergirl last night, and one thing leapt out at me during the final battle: Supergirl has her ears pierced, and I can't figure out how this could have happened on Earth....
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Is Supergirl part of the same universe as The Flash and Arrow?

The upcoming Supergirl TV series is developed by Greg Berlanti, who also developed both Arrow and The Flash. The three shows also share many other crew members. Will Supergirl be set in the same ...
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Is it canon in DC universe that it is widely known that Superman is an alien?

In the Supergirl pilot episode, Supergirl herself argues with a coworker about whether or not aliens exist. But that wouldn't make sense if Superman is widely known to be an alien in the DC universe.
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What are the Aerodynamic Advantages for a Superhero Flying with a Cape? [closed]

In the new Supergirl trailer for the CBS TV Show there is a quick line about how she needs a cape because it would help with the aerodynamics. As far as I can tell its just a piece of material that ...
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In the 2015 Supergirl pilot, why do they avoid saying “Superman”?

They call him "the other guy", "the guy in blue", "my cousin", "him", "the male", etc. but they are clearly avoiding referring to him as "Superman". Is it a production choice to keep focus on this ...