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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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Supergirl isn't stronger or more powerful than Superman. It only appears that way. See: Is Superman really Super compared to other Kryptonians, section 2. This mistaken impression leads to the confrontation between Supergirl and Reign/Worldkillers in Supergirl #6 & #7. Reign, the leader of the Worldkillers is a genetically-engineered metapowered ...


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You BOTH are correct. There are many canon versions of the Superman character. Publishers often change the storyline, which creates the conflicts. This Wikipedia article covers the publication history of original Action Comics, the series which introduced both characters. Your girlfriend is referencing the Silver Age storyline, while you're remember the ...


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Power Girl is a Kryptonian from the Pre-Crisis DC Universe's parallel world of Earth-Two. Earth-Two was where some of the earliest and most popular heroes from the Golden Age of Comics (World War II to the late 50s/early 60's) were assigned. The Pre-Crisis Multiverse was different from the current Multiverse of the DC Universe in that the Post Infinite ...


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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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Although Batman says her celluar structure is a "shade" denser and that "she metabolizes sunlight more efficiently," Superman has been on Earth for many years, whereas she has only just arrived. She hasn't had as much time to absorb radition from Earth's yellow sun as Superman has. Batman also says "bottom line, she might be more powerful than you"+ There ...


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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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That was the Matrix Supergirl. An artificial shape-changing life-form created by another Lex Luthor in a parallel universe. She was the only survivor after Zod and other Phantom Zone criminals killed every being on their universe's Earth. She came to Superman's universe and became its Supergirl for a time.


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Different versions of Superman at different times in his 75 year history touted him as the Last Son of Krypton. And other versions of the character would include literally millions of survivors he was not initially aware of being held captive in the Bottle City of Kandor. In the Golden Age Early adventures of the Golden Age Superman had him, for at least a ...


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Red Sun Radiation: Natural in Krypton's planetary system, red solar radiation replaces the higher-yield yellow solar energy in Superman's cells, robbing him of the fuel for his powers. (Pre-Crisis, red solar radiation was said to lack the superpower-enabling "ultra solar rays" that yellow solar radiation contains.) This process does not have the painful, ...


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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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In the TV show, yes. In season 1 episode 7: Kara has longed to feel normal. Well, now she gets her chance. The fight with Red Tornado last week drained her powers, leaving her vulnerable to everything that plagues us mortals. For instance? Colds! Supergirl? More like Snifflegirl. Cat is none too pleased that her assistant is the one sneezing in the ...


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Seeing as how this is the "New 52" DC Universe, there are many questions like this that we just don't know the answers to yet, because they have not been fully revealed. However, it is important to note that Kara Zor-el (Supergirl) was raised on Krypton, while Kal El was raised in Kansas on a farm. We see in the "New 52" Supergirl run that she underwent ...


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Supergirl (AKA Kara Zor-El AKA Linda Lee Danvers) has one known (but unnamed) child, seen in the Elseworlds serial Kingdom Come. The young lady pictured is, according to concept art, apparently the offspring of Supergirl and Brainiac 5, hence her green skin and 'S' logo skin-suit. Supergirl (AKA Linda Danvers, not to be confused with Linda Lee Danvers) ...


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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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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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She's tried, more or less. In the 2012/2013 Superman story arc H'El on Earth, Supergirl is wooed by a Kryptonian named H'El and is convinced to attempt to go back in time to stop the destruction of Krypton. Unfortunately, H'El's method of time travel involves creating an explosion large enough to wipe out the entire solar system. Supergirl plays an ...


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Per Gorchestopher's comment, the above image is a deviantart (e.g. fanmade) picture by Stephen Howard showing a "Celtic Supergirl", part of a series of 73 "out of time" images suggested by fans. On the subject of Superheroes in Ancient Rome, there have been some time-travel stories you may be interested in including "Lois Lane, Slave Girl!" (from Superman's ...


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The power you mention, Superman's ability to erase memories, was one of many powers that Superman gained over his lifetime as his power set spun out of control. In order to keep him interesting, writers would keep adding new powers as needed. The memory manipulation ability is an early "silver age" (1950-1980s) era Superman power (thanks @Valorum) that was ...


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The answer to every question of this nature is "because the few people capable of doing it know that it's a terrible idea." Your question seems to make the assumption that we're only talking about the CW television shows that make up the "Arrowverse" (e.g. you mention her sister, her relationship with The Flash, etc.) If we restrict ourselves to that ...


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Yes. She appears in the animated film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse


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Everyone forgets that she also was older than Superman when she was left Krypton, so if Superman is super because the gravity (or whatever) on Krypton was denser than on Earth, then by that same logic Kara SHOULD be MUCH stronger since she was (physically) a full grown pubescent, capable of all basic physical abilities. She learned to walk and skip and jump ...


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We learn in Supergirl Vol 4. #78 that at some point in the past, while engaged in general villianry Xenon was confronted by Supergirl. At the end of this encounter, she shoved him into the void between universes where he was stuck for uncounted eons. He took that quite personally and, on securing his release, has made it his personal business to travel ...


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Music Meister is originally from Batman Brave & the Bold The villain first appeared in the 2009 episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister!". In that incarnation, Music Meister was an ordinary human who discovered that when he sang, he could hypnotize people to do their bidding. Bullies used to pick on me because I sang in choir / but something very ...


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Two likely possibilities haven't been mentioned yet: It's probably proportional Kryptonian strength is usually described in relation to human equivalents (that is, Superman isn't terribly "super" among his own people). Even if Kara's physiology metabolizes sunlight more efficiently than Clark's, she's still substantially smaller and less muscular than he ...


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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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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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Supergirl, being Kryptonian like her cousin, cannot get sick under normal earthly conditions, due to the Sun's yellow rays boosting her immune system with the rest of her Kryptonian body. She can, however, be affected with Kryptonian viruses and get sick when she is weakened by kryptonite or something similar, or when she is outside of the Sun's rays (i.e. ...


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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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