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Real Identity: Kara Kent
Affiliations: Super Hero High School
Appearances (Novels): Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, Supergirl at Super Hero High, and Batgirl at Super Hero High
Appearances (TV Specials): Super Hero High
Appearances (Webisodes): New Beginnings, Hero of the Month: Supergirl, Batgirl vs. Supergirl, Hero of the Month: Harley Quinn, License to Fly, Hero of the Month: Batgirl, Doubles Trouble, Hero of the Month: Katana, Dude, Where's My Invisible Jet?, Hero of the Month: Frost, The Blunder Games, Hawkgirl's Day Off, Hero of the Month: Hawkgirl, The Cheetah Who Cried Wolf, Ring of Mire, Roomies Return: Frost's Bite, Batnapped, Hero of the Month: Beast Boy, Tales From the Kryptomites Part 1, Tales From the Kryptomites Part 2, Seeing Red, Around Metropolis in 80 Seconds, For Art's Sake, The Ares Up There, Body Electric, Fresh Ares Part 1, Fresh Ares Part 2, and Fresh Ares Part 3
Appearances (Comics): Free Comic Book Day Edition 2016, Intro to Prehistory Part 1, Intro to Prehistory Part 2, Halloween ComicFest 2016 Edition, Intro to Prehistory Part 3, The Dino Egg Effect Part 1, Savage High Part 1, Savage High Part 2, Harley & Batgirl's Excellent Adventure Part 2, Egging On Part 1, Egging On Part 2, Deja Vu Part 1, Deja Vu Part 2, State of the Martial Art, Friends in High Places, Gimme a Summer Break, One-Hit Wonder Woman, A Punch of Color, Summertime Madness, Every Trick in the Book, Painting the Town Red, The Write Stuff, Paper Trail, The Switcheroo-Witcheroo, On the Same Page, and Final Draft
Appearances (Graphic Novels): Finals Crisis and Hits and Myths
Appearances (Books): Super Hero High School Yearbook
Appearances (Movies): Hero of the Year
Appearances (LEGO): Need for Speed, Trading Places, Crazed & Confused, and Wonder Waitress
Powers/Skills: Flight, Enhanced Vision, Enhanced Strength, Cold Breath, and Invulnerability
Voiced By: Anais Fairweather
Supergirl is heating things up! Literally. Her heat vision can melt steel or vaporize an iceberg, if only she could learn how to control it. The kind one is super strong but also clumsy. If something heavy needs to be moved (like a car or a bus), Supergirl is your go-to girl. She's got super strength and she's not afraid to use it. For Supergirl, the sky's the limit! Ever the positive one, she's always ready to dish out a compliment, or offer words of encouragement to her friends while saving the day.
Born and raised on Krypton, Kara is the only child of Alura-In Ze and Zor-El. Kara and Alura shared a love for the arts. They often drew together and did passes on each other's art. Kara and Alura made a costume together incorporating the family's favorite colors. Red was Alura's, Royal Blue was Zor-El's and Kara's was yellow. The trim on the cape was made to match one Zor-El had when he was a child. She succeeded with tripling the size of a crystal with a new solution for her science class final. After her mother, Alura In-Ze, wished her luck, Kara left for Krypton High School on her pet horse Comet. Kara was immediately teased by three bullies for riding a horse to school instead of hovering and wearing a backpack with her house name on it. They shoved Kara into a mud pool. She hurried to science class and was chosen first to present. The solution worked but one of the bullies freed Comet outside. Kara dropped her solution and ran after Comet. A giant crystal generated and burst through the roof of the science building. Although nobody was hurt, Kara was flunked for being careless and neglectful.
While out riding Comet, with Krypto following along, Kara discovered a Mnemosyne Crystal and brought it back to Alura. Alura polished it and had it fitted on a necklace. The Kryptonian Council later realized the planet was doomed. Kara's parents built a space ship for her and launched her in space to Earth. While she was making a birthday card for her mother, Kara heard the emergency alarms. Alura burst into the room and yelled to come with her. Kara followed Alura to Zor-El's lab where he was pacing. Alura placed her crystal necklace on Kara so she would have something to remember them by and the family hugged one last time. Kara didn't realize she would be leaving Krypton alone until the last second. The ship was launched and Krypton imploded soon after. She was knocked unconscious by the blast wave. The ship was sucked into a wormhole. She fell almost two decades behind on the estimated Earth arrival time. Kara had little memory of the journey to Earth 21.7 light years away. Superman sensed Kara's spacecraft crashing into the atmosphere and rescued her. Superman decided it would for the better if she got used to life on Earth before he told her everything he knew. At 0900 hours, it was reported a Kryptonian ship landed near Smallville on Earth. A female occupant was also reported but was initially unidentified.
Super Hero High's Metropolis Junior Detectives Society attempted to solve the mystery. While flying around Smallville, she crashed into grain silo. A video was taken of her trying to set it back on its foundation and posted online. Some people started calling her Superman's cousin and Kara was dubbed Supergirl. She drew her super powers from the Sun. Supergirl considered attending Super Hero High School, Elite Prep, Skartaris High School, Apokolips Magnet, and Korugar Academy. Principal Waller wanted her at Super Hero High and recruited Wonder Woman to convince her to enroll. Unknown to both, Supergirl was already a big fan of Wonder Woman.
After plugging in her speaker cable into her computer, Supergirl was startled by Wonder Woman's greeting and broke her bookshelf in half. She caught all but one book that landed on her head. Wonder Woman couldn't wait to see her amazing powers but the Save the Day Alarm sounded. Wonder Woman opted to take the video conference with her. She first showed Superman's statue off and mused the school would probably make one of Supergirl someday. While she pictured it, Supergirl accidentally lit her curtains on fire.
Supergirl was impressed with Wonder Woman's skills in the battle against Giganta. Wonder Woman reiterated she couldn't wait to see Supergirl's powers in action and signed off. Supergirl surveyed the damage in her bedroom and looked through the high school brochures again. Thinking of Wonder Woman, she made her choice and started typing up a response to Principle Waller. Supergirl was understandably nervous on her first day. She practiced what she would say to Wonder Woman but decided not to admit she refreshed her page 50 times a day to check for new videos. The Kent's assured her she would love Super Hero High just like her cousin. Supergirl reminded them he had his whole life to get used to his powers. She only had them for four weeks. Martha assured her Super Hero High would help her learn to control her powers and reminded her of her good luck charm, a Kryptonian crystal on a necklace. Supergirl departed and bumped into a flock of geese. The faculty and student body waited in anticipation for her to arrive.
Supergirl finally arrived but she crashed into the cafeteria. Somehow, she managed to break super proof steel. While the students and faculty did damage control, Harley Quinn escorted Supergirl to the dorms and admitted she admired her for starting off with a "real bang." Principal Waller asked Wonder Woman to keep an eye on Supergirl and keep her safe. She wasn't pleased to hear Waller also refer to her as one-of-a-kind catch. Harley talked to Supergirl for the next six hours. She confirmed her only weakness was Kryptonite but really wanted to figure out how to get online. Harley obliged her and yelled out for Barbara Gordon. Gordon ran to Supergirl's room and got things started. She was surprised to see Supergirl was looking at Korugar Academy's website. Supergirl admitted she wanted someplace far away to run off to if her next day was as disastrous as her first. Gordon took a look at her schedule. It included Weaponomics, Intro to Super Suits, Combatistics and Physical Education. Gordon assured her P.E. was easy as long as she knew the three Pows.
Supergirl was clueless. She asked if Gordon knew any websites on how to be super. She didn't but took Supergirl down to the library and introduced her to the head librarian Granny Goodness. To get her up to speed on superheroing, Granny checked her out a ton of books including the "Unabridged History of Heroes." Supergirl got lost on the way back to the dorms and accidentally triggered the alarm trying to get into the Boom Tube room. Principal Waller was nearby and decided to giver her a tour since she missed the Freshman Tour. Waller told her about Darkseid of Apokolips and how he almost conquered Earth years ago. Waller had the Metropolis Junior Detective Society show Supergirl the way to the dorms. They told Supergirl about their big case: security breaches, encrypted messages being sent of Earth and suspicious attempts to break into the Boom Tubes. The next day, Harley caught up to Supergirl and quizzed her on the three pows but they bumped into Vice Principal Grodd. Naturally, he was brusque with them.
In P.E. class, Wonder Woman got top marks as usual on the strength test by lifting Beast Boy in the form of an elephant. Supergirl was next. She asked him to change into a Brontosaurus. Everyone was impressed but Supergirl didn't know Beast Boy got wobbly at that size and he almost fell on everyone. Wildcat scolded her and advised her to learn to control her powers or someone would get hurt next time. Wonder Woman mistakenly thought Supergirl was trying to compete with her. Supergirl was embarrassed and ate lunch at the bell tower. Gordon noticed her and went to talk. She marveled at the resident bats and how they made the best of what they had. Supergirl nicknamed her 'Batgirl' but thought what it would be like to be a non-super. Gordon assured her Earth would be safer with Supergirl around but she just needed practice. For her last week as the school's tech support, Gordon also helped Supergirl train. Gordon told her the first step to being super was to believe in her super self.
Barbara Gordon returned Wonder Woman's newly repaired and modified Wonder Shield and took the chance to ask her to be Supergirl's sparring partner. Wonder Woman was surprised to learn she was Supergirl's idol. Supergirl improved her score of 14 on the Flight Track to a 95. On her last day, Gordon presented a friendship bracelet to Supergirl. While they could still hang out on weekends, the bracelet was also a two way communicator. Supergirl gave her own gift to Gordon, a super suit made by Katana. Later that day, the Save the Day alarm sounded off. Wildcat told Supergirl she was ready. A group of supers confronted Giganta downtown while she tried to rob Eclipso Jewels. Cheetah reminded Supergirl of the P.E. class mishap. As a result, she lost her focus and accidentally grazed Bumblebee in the leg. Supergirl was overwhelmed by everyone talking at the same time and let out a super scream, sending everyone flying. Supergirl decided they were all safer without her and flew back to school intent on taking the next ship to Korugar.
Supergirl first returned her books to the library and mentioned her problems to Granny. Granny seized the chance and proposed she could get to Korugar faster by breaking into the Boom Tube room with her super strength. Supergirl was heistant. Granny introduced Supergirl to her secret pet Perry the Parademon. Granny promised to secure the room for Supergirl if she promised not to tell anyone about Perry since there was a "No Pets" rule. Supergirl fell for it and pulled the doors off. Granny opened a tube to Apokolips and her Female Furies arrived. Big Barda took her out with a Kryptonite blast from her Mega Rod. Barda was about to apply the finishing blow but Granny stopped her. Granny believed Supergirl would make a fine addition to their ranks. Barda left the chunk of Kryptonite with Supergirl. Gordon saw the news report about Giganta and hailed Supergirl on their bracelet. Gordon found her and threw the Kryptonite into the Boom Tube to Florida. She took Supergirl back to her office and worked on a De-Trancer to neutralize Granny's brainwashing frequency.
Supergirl handed over her good luck charm necklace to provide a conductor. Gordon instructed Supergirl on using the De-Trancer and equipped her with frequency shield earrings. Supergirl, however, wanted Gordon to come along with her. Gordon put on her super suit gift and declared she was Batgirl. Supergirl lured Big Barda away while Batgirl made her way to the Amethyst. It amplified the De-Trancer and freed everyone from Granny's hold. Supergirl tricked Barda into following her into the Flight Track. Supergirl emerged with a perfect score while Barda was covered in paint. Batgirl arrived and tied Barda up in grapple wire. Wonder Woman joined them. They went after Granny Goodness. Supergirl was reminded Granny wasn't strong like her. Supergirl grabbed a super proof steel pole and wrapped Granny around a tree. Wonder Woman scrambled after Granny's powerful Granny Grenade. However, it was still on and threatened to level the entire school. Supergirl took the grenade and flew it up into the sky where it detonated. Supergirl landed with only a few scratches.
A special ceremony was held the next day. Principal Waller commended Supergirl for her vital role in the victory. The Kents were in attendance and cheered her on. Supergirl later got a Hero of the Month accolade. She joined the Vehicles Club, Model United Planets, Track Team, and Citizens Helping Extraterrestrials Succeed Society (CHESS). Her CHESS buddy was Batgirl. While they studied, Wonder Woman called up Batgirl and asked if she or Supergirl wanted anything from the cafeteria before it closed. She quickly showed what baked goods were left. Both zeroed in on the superfood cake but there was one piece left. They raced off only to crash into each other. They laughed and agreed to split it but Harley Quinn took it for herself. Supergirl and Katana teamed up for a tennis doubles match against Cyborg and Flash. She didn't know much about tennis and her super strength proved too much. During the game, she heard a robbery in progress and flew away without warning. She found Double Dare, who stole the purse from an old woman. Supergirl used her tennis skills to create a giant hole in the tennis court and trap the Double Dare twins.
The day before semester final exams, Supergirl became nervous. Before Intro to Super Suits, she made up an excuse that her stealth suit was still in her locker. She flew back home to Smallville. Startled by Pa Kent, she crashed into the barn and startled Belle, a cow. At 2:00, Supergirl settled down in the kitchen and told Pa and Ma Kent about a bad experience she had with finals on Krypton. Ma Kent implored her to give the final exams everything she got or those bullies from Krypton High would win. Brimming with newfound confidence, Supergirl returned to Metropolis. Just outside the campus, she was ambushed and rendered unconscious with an arrow fashioned from Kryptonite. Luthor placed her in a Kryptonite-powered prison beneath the Lexcorp Garden Supply store. The next morning, she escaped with Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Katana, Bumblebee, and Harley Quinn then teamed up to defeat Luthor. They raced back to campus but they were late and Waller refused to allow them entry. Batgirl showed her Luthor's video blog of them fighting as a team. Waller passed them but gave them 3 weeks detention for breaking various rules.
With a holiday break coming up, Supergirl was undecided about where she was going to stay - Kent Farm or with one of her friends like Wonder Woman. On the Wednesday night before the Hero of the Year ceremony, Supergirl was one of the supers woken up by Batgirl because of an intruder alert. Supergirl utilized her X-Ray vision and tackled a model skeleton by accident. The girls eventually found Big Barda in Crazy Quilt's class room and attacked. Principal Waller explained Barda reformed and was now a student. Supergirl was unable to go back to sleep and started sketching her parents so she wouldn't forget what they looked like. Batgirl was also still up and got an idea. She fed the drawing into her state of the art police sketch program and it generated an incredibly accurate image of Supergirl's parents. Supergirl pinned it above her bed and went back to sleep. Suddenly, the Mnemosyne Crystal on her necklace activated. The next day, Supergirl was eager to join Wonder Woman's trip to Themyscira to get her Wonder Shield repaired.
Upon landing on Themyscira, Supergirl thought of home and triggered the Mnemosyne Crystal. It showed her a memory of life on Krypton when she first found the crystal. When they returned the next day, Commissioner Gordon told them a super villain came out of the Amethyst and attacked Hawkgirl. She identified him as Dark Opal from Gemworld. Batgirl suspected a connection to Supergirl's crystal and found her at Capes & Cowls. She discovered the double spinach, sardine, and pickleberry smoothie tasted like her favorite Kryptonian dessert. Back at Batgirl's annex, Supergirl told them she got the crystal from her mother and was shown another memory - when her parents launched her off Krypton the day it exploded. Batgirl detected a repeating pattern like a signal from the crystal. Supergirl jumped to conclusions and thought it was a sign her parents survived and were looking for her. She told the Kents about the developments on their nightly chat. A Shadow Demon attempted to steal the crystal as Supergirl slept but it was repelled by a powerful protection aura.
The activation of the crystal was detected by Dark Opal and concluded to be the gem from an extinct world he needed to complete a legendary Scepter of ultimate power he and Eclipso would use to rule the universe. On the day of Hero of Year, Supergirl flew around looking for Katana to relieve her shift for campus guard duty and ran into Starfire, who had a messy encounter with a seagull. Ivy and Harley pointed Supergirl to the forest. She believed she saw Alura and ran after her. "Alura" asked for the crystal and called her "Supergirl" instead of "Kara" and side stepped her. It turned out to be Dark Opal. Big Barda heard the battle and came to Supergirl's rescue then summoned help by yelling. Katana, Ivy, and Harley responded. They found out by accident that light could destroy the shadows, forcing Opal to call for a retreat. Supergirl and Wonder Woman searched the city for Opal but found nothing and met up with Batgirl and Bumblebee at Capes & Cowls. They went to Batgirl's secret Batcave in the cafe and converged on a suspect in Centennial Park but it turned out to be a steampunk cosplayer so they split up again.
They met up on the roof of the Daily Planet. No one found a lead but Supergirl found a "buy one, get one free" smoothie coupon at Capes & Cowls. As Wonder Woman mused there had to be a better battery for Bumblebee's suit, Supergirl's crystal activated again. Alura told Supergirl they were sending her to Earth and programmed the crystal so that she could always remember them. She instructed Supergirl it would activate when she was old enough to understand. Suddenly, Dark Opal's face appeared. Somehow, he hacked Batgirl's comm bracelet and issued an ultimatum. He wanted Supergirl's crystal in exchange for Hippolyta, Commissioner Gordon, and the Kents' freedom. Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wonder Woman went to Booster's Gold Mine for the hand off. Eclipso freed the parents but trapped the girls. She left behind an Eclipso Explosive but Bumblebee managed to steal her Black Diamond as she went through a portal to Super Hero High. Bumblebee used the last of her battery power to shoot a sonic blast through the Black Diamond and free the girls. They fled the mine and returned to Super Hero High.
While Eclipso and Opal squabbled over their plans and the Scepter, Supergirl used her heat vision to overload the Mnemosyne Crystal and thus, blowing up the Scepter. Supergirl pursued Eclipso to her palace on the Moon. Wonder Woman arrived later and Eclipso cloned herself. Supergirl used her X-Ray vision to track the real Eclipso to the throne room. Eclipso fired a massive beam from a crystal. Supergirl took the full brunt of the blast. Wonder Woman bounced the second blast off her bracelet and weakened the palace's structure. Supergirl instructed Wonder Woman to throw her Lasso 23 degrees to her left. Eclipso was captured and reappeared. They returned to Earth. Bumblebee discovered a piece of the Mnemosyne Crystal in the lawn and gave it to Supergirl. Supergirl said goodbye to Alura and shed a tear. The tear fell on the crystal and activated it. Alura told her the crystal could never be destroyed because nothing could destroy her love for her. She then asked Supergirl to take that love and share it with her new family.
Supergirl told the Kents she loved them and hugged them. She overheard Bumblebee speculating the crystal could have been enough to power her suit. Rather than them trying to make a synthetic version, Supergirl used her heat vision to slice off a sliver of the crystal. Batgirl carefully placed it in Bumblebee's pack and it worked. She was restored back to normal size. At the Kent Farm post-gala dinner, Supergirl seconded Martha's invite to Big Barda and Lady Shiva to stay with them over the holiday break. While working on her shop project, modifying her rocketship, Supergirl met the new I.T. girl, Lena Luthor but got Batgirl's emergency signal. She took off in the ship and tracked the signal straight to Killer Moth's hideout. She blasted a hole in the side of the building and freed Batgirl from a cocoon with her heat vision. Batgirl tied Moth up and was about to leave when he asked what her answer about being partners was. Batgirl declared she already had the World's Finest partner, Supergirl and they did their secret handshake to his dismay.
On a Saturday, Supergirl put the final touches on her rocket ship for her Vehicle project. While connecting an aquamarine and fuschia wire, a defense missile was fired. Supergirl flew after it and tried to redirect it away from Metropolis. Instead, it targeted Super Hero High School. She gave it a nudge but it blew up the I.T. office. Wonder Woman suggested she tell Lena Luthor in-person. Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl flew to Luthor's place at the docks. Luthor wasn't angry and blew it off as something that happens all the time. As they walked to the Batjet, Supergirl felt weak and fell to the ground. They were followed by a Kryptomite, the first of its kind. Wonder Woman smashed it with a pole. They took Supergirl to the jet. Wonder Woman and Supergirl got wrapped up in a competitive streak and raced each other in the Flight Track but kept tying. Frost suggested a street race with no super powers. Naturally, the race was interrupted by a bank robbery. Wonder Woman and Supergirl broke off to capture Double Dare then raced to the finish line and learned Harley won.
Supergirl battled Lion Mane at the Metropolis Docks with Batgirl and Wonder Woman on a Friday morning before classes. Supergirl was excited to go to her first Earth slumber party but Batgirl's Batjet went missing as they gathered to leave for Themyscira. Supergirl eliminated the theories that Batgirl activated the remote flying capabilities and Miss Martian turned the jet invisible. Wonder Woman declared a divide and conquer strategy. Supergirl elected herself and Miss Martian to search Metropolis. Supergirl decided they should head to Capes & Cowls and ask around. They didn't get any leads but Beast Boy volunteered to help them. Supergirl used her X-Ray vision on the Lexcorp building but found nothing. Beast Boy directed them to the Portal Coffee Shop. The bouncer mistook them as contestants in the Battle of the Bands! and showed them the band entrance. The battle between the Bad Banshees and Birds of Prey got intense so Supergirl called in for reinforcements.
Wonder Woman, Harley, Ivy, Batgirl, Katana, Hawkgirl, Flash, and Bumblebee arrived. A portal to the Underworld was discovered but Black Canary, Black Condor, and Magpie took off in the Batjet. Batgirl, Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Flash, and Ivy followed the Batjet to Smallville. After it ran out of fuel, the Batjet threatened to crash into the Kent Farm. Supergirl put herself between the jet and farm and slowed its approach, leaving handprints on the hood and breaking a section of fence. Black Canary let out a scream. Angered she would attack the Kents, Supergirl went after Canary. Batgirl supplied her Soundproof Headphones. Supergirl was then able to fly in close enough, take away Canary's wooden plank and tied her up in fence wire. Supergirl and Wonder Woman carried the Batjet, with the other girls inside, to Themyscira for the slumber party. Supergirl was voted "World's Finest Team" with Batgirl in the Super Hero High School Yearbook. Supergirl helped with cleaning up crime in Metropolis before summer break.
Supergirl checked in with Arkham Asylum, Belle Reve Juvenile Detention, and the Special Crimes Unit to make sure all villains were accounted for. She was looking forward to her first Earth summer break. A speedster zoomed past the girls. They chased him throughout the city but Supergirl caught up to him. Wonder Woman was surprised to see it was her half-brother and messenger of the Greek gods, Hermes. Supergirl prepared to return to Smallville to help the Kents at the farm. Barda and Shiva accepted her invite to join them for the summer. They departed from school in her spaceship. Supergirl schooled Shiva and Barda about moving bales of hay, treating chickens gently, riding horses with respect, leading sheep, and hoisting ornery goats. Wonder Woman tried to call but Barda dropped Supergirl's phone in milk and she had too many chores to do at the time.
Supergirl was one of Wonder Woman's guests to Themyscira to celebrate the Party of Plenty but ended up fighting Ares, who was mad Zeus didn't come to his feast.