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Since the speaker didn't expound at all on what he meant by aerodynamics, an explanation has to come from two places: What happened on-screen just before he says this How a cape would affect flying in a world where birds and airplanes and hanggliders work. Just before that line is uttered, Kara is in a car chase, and completely misses a hard left turn. She ...


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Update: According to the show's producer Ali Adler (via twitter), Kara got her ears pierced on Krypton. This clearly fails to explain why she doesn't appear to have pierced ears in the escape pod (!!!) but I guess that's as good an explanation as any. #supergirl #eastcoastfeed @supergirlcbs for all of you wondering, Kara got her ears pierced on Krypton&...


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why could Supergirl not be able to breathe in space? Because no-one can...there's no air. She can't breathe in space unless she stores solar energy and holds her breath. In the modern version of Superman (in the comics at least until the next version), Superman's sight, stamina and breath powers have been substantially reduced, and the character was also ...


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Absolutely none, the cape would be ridiculously detrimental to any aerodynamics. There is a reason why professional cyclists and other speed athletes wear skintight suits with no pockets or extra material whatsoever (except back pocket for cyclists). Any flapping material will act like a little parachute.


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Out-of-universe, it's likely just a technique used to prevent viewers from dwelling on the humongous 'elephant in the room' (e.g. where's Superman and why aren't we watching him instead?). They do actually reference him by all of his comic-book names; Superman, The Man of Steel and Kal-el so it's not like he was totally excluded, just not name-dropped ...


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National City, in the TV show, is located somewhere on the west coast of the United States. Most likely, it's located in southern California, just south of the Sierra Nevada mountains. As you mentioned, there are only a couple of things we know for sure about National City. Three of those things can help us locate it: It is on the coast: it has a harbor ...


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I spent quite a while looking through all of the Supergirl-based comics I could find, and I don't see any evidence that she ever wore earrings. (Full disclosure: in most panels, her hair is covering her ears, making it a bit hard to tell.) But I'm pretty sure that her earrings are something unique to the television shows. Note that Supergirl isn't the first ...


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Assuming you're only speaking about the 2015 TV series then this is explained in the pilot script; The plan was for 13 year old Kara to accompany baby Kal (her cousin and the son of the leader of her family's house) to Earth in order to be his protector: Kara: I was sent to protect him. Zor-El: Your pod's coordinates are interlocked with Kal-El's. ...


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Yes, as of Feb 3, 2016, the shows are part of the same fictional universe. (Note that the Arrowverse itself already includes a DC-comics-like incarnation of a multi-verse; it's highly likely that Kara Kent and Barry Allen will be from different internally-defined Earths, but part of the same externally-defined fictional reality.) We have known for a while ...


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According to executive producer Sarah Shechter, quoted here: I think the reason why Superman’s not in the show is because it’s not about him. And it’s her show and it’s about her and he is just sort of a shadow in the back of her psyche, and I think that’s the right way to portray him because that’s how she experiences it. See also the article Superman's ...


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Within the show, we don't really know what Superman knew before he opened the pod. I think we can make a few assumptions though. He would recognise the pod itself. It's identical to the one he arrived in. He would recognise the crest of the house of El, his family crest. Kara Zor-El would undoubtedly have recognised his crest and told him who she was ...


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In-Universe She lives there(!) Kara operates out of National City because she lives in National City, in the city nearest to where she grew up (replicating Superman's transition from Smallville to nearby Metropolis). Her secret identity is completely established before she becomes a superhero and despite having the ability to fly at high speed, it makes ...


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It says it right there in the pilot My name is Kara Zor-El. 24 years ago my planet, Krypton, was in serious peril. My cousin, Kal-El, was sent to a planet called Earth. for his own safety and protection You may know his story. The story you don't know is that I was sent to protect him. and When I arrived, I was still a 13-year-old girl. Since ...


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James didn't say that he didn't drink, he simply ordered a non-alcoholic drink while he was meeting Lucy's father for the first time, presumably because he wants to keep his head clear. Her father then uses that as a way of (not so subtly) insulting him with a quote about meddling do-gooders Jimmy Olsen: I'll just have a club soda. General Lane: ...


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Says here that the answer is in Season 2, Episode 1 - "The Adventures of Supergirl": The pod travelled passing The Well of Stars (a region in space where time is ceased) and got stuck there for decades, before eventually finding its way to Earth, where it crash-landed. Basically he got stuck in a place with no time, hence the "no ageing" thing, and he ...


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Not exactly an answer but... Through multiple retcons, one constant with superman's origin is that his powers manifested as he grew under our yellow sun. In the current 'New 52' continuity, his powers are said to have started manifesting during his 'childhood'. There's no specific age, but we can assume from the term 'child' that he was beyond 'infant' ...


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Probably Gotham It’s got to be one of the major cities from that show, other DC shows, or the comics. There are a few possibilities: It’s not likely to be Central City, home of the Flash’s exploits on The Flash. When the Flash crossed over to Kara’s universe in “World’s Finest,” several episodes later, he noted the absence of most of what he remembered ...


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We now know from the 4 show crossover that Supergirl takes place on (from the perspective of Arrow/Flash/Legends being on Earth Prime) Earth-38. So barring a worlds collide event transporting supergirl to a parallel universe, her show does NOT take place on the same Earth as the other shows.


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It's not explicitly stated but it's a reasonable assumption that Cadmus re-engineered the virus. Eliza states that the Medusa virus is easily weaponised. The Medusa virus was so easily weaponized I was able to turn it against a common enemy, J'onn's White Martian blood cells. Cadmus has all the necessary information from the Fortress of Soliture on ...


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No "speedsters" visit Earth-1 during the crossover episode Duet (S03E17). Supergirl is brought to Earth-1 by two people: J'onn J'onzz, AKA: The Martian Manhunter - a shapeshifting Martian who has enhanced strength, telepathy, and flight capabilities. Mon-El, the Daxamite, who has powers largely identical to Supergirl herself. Both characters are on ...


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No, probably not. On our own world the "Natural Born Citizen" clause in the US Constitution would seem to explicitly rule out non-humans (like Olivia Marsdin) born on other planets (like Olivia Marsdin) from becoming President. Since she's been impersonating a human, we know that she's not partaken of any of the immigrant amnesties or "grandfathering" acts ...


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Yes. Supergirl is very clearly making a stand on current political issues, and the showrunners have basically said as much on multiple occasions. I'm not going to list every single relevant interview, but here's one example: "Superman and Supergirl always were able to speak out for issues and for social justice. In a world where a lot of us are divided ...


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Why wouldn’t she be? Kara seems to be susceptible to Bizarro’s powers across the board. It’s not only Bizarro’s flame breath that can be presumed to be harmful to Kara, but her freeze vision as well. Kara expends a great deal of energy blocking Bizarro’s eye beams, which she wouldn’t do unless she thought she could be harmed by them. In fairness, she ...


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Since it takes around 2 hours to Ojai or Montecito in the show, and all the rest (giant bridge and bay allowing big ships), San Diego is the only place which satisfies all of these criteria in real life. Plus, National City is, as already mentioned, part of San Diego in real life as well, just a few miles south of downtown. So National City is a mix of Los ...


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There are actually two questions here. Why don't the Kryptonians know what Kryptonite is? The very short answer is that Kryptonite is not native to Krypton, it was formed when Krypton was destroyed. Since she's been in hiding, it's very unlikely that Astra has ever encountered Kryptonite. Note that the very first time that Superman encounters the stuff (...


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I don't think there is. I would actually think the turbulence they produce would slow down the hero, not that some of them would even care. As they say in the comments, the sole purpose of the cape is aesthetics.


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The fact that she did require Lena speaks for itself to a degree: Clearly, for whatever reason, Lex made it so the genetic markers the lock scans for are ones that are passed to people BORN into the Luthor family line, rather than anyone who happens to be a Luthor through marriage, like their mother. Probably not through one single gene (which might not get ...


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This was addressed in the first episode of Season 2. Winn decrypts Mon-El's flight-recorder and they find that he was trapped in a region of space (known as the "Well of Stars") where time doesn't flow normally. Winn: Now, it seems sleeping beauty on his journey from Krypton passed through something called the ... [pauses slightly] "Segara Beyal" ...


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