TV Episode | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.
The first costume Kara tries on is a mix of several elements from the various costumes worn by Supergirl over the years. It is similarly revealing to the costume of Power Girl who is Kara from a different Earth. The headband comes from her 1980's look, just prior to her being killed off in the Crisis of Infinite Earths story line. The bare midriff comes from the costume that has been generally used in the comics and animated appearances since the character's revival in 2004. The hot pants come from the costume worn in the 1970's. The costume she eventually settles on is inspired by the most iconic version of her outfit, with touches inspired by the costume worn by Henry Cavill in the DCEU films. The most noticeable change is the lack of yellow backing behind the "S" symbol.
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 ...
Supergirl's origin story has been revised several times since the character was created. In the original story her family was saved when their city, Argo, was blown away from Krypton intact during its destruction, and she was sent to Earth several years later when kryptonite radiation threatened the city's inhabitants. The pilot episode draws on the current origin story, which is essentially identical to Kara's narrative.
The Warner Bros shield is colored red, and set against a blue-black background.
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