Kara Danvers

Kara Danvers

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Character Analysis

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Grew Up... happily, on Krypton. But when certain destruction doomed their home world, Kara’s parents made the difficult decision to send their 12-year-old daughter to a faraway planet called Earth, where she could look out for her infant cousin Kal-El.  

Living... in National City. Kara’s life didn’t exactly go as plan. Her stasis pod got stuck in the Phantom Zone for 24 years and by the time she finally arrived on Earth, Kal-El was all grown up and already protecting the world as Superman. Young Kara was adopted by the Danvers, who raised their new alien child alongside their biological daughter Alex. When she was old enough, Kara got a job and an apartment in bustling National City.

Profession... personal assistant and superhero. To most people, Kara is a meek but competent assistant working for high-maintenance media mogul Cat Grant. But Kara secretly leads a double life as National City’s brand new superhero, Supergirl. Her duties include everything from saving pets to stopping burglaries to protecting citizens from natural disasters. Kara also works with the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) to deal with the alien and supernatural threats that seek to harm National City.

Interests... nerdy TV shows, game nights, hanging out with her big sister, and eating junk food. She once explained, “Chocolate pecan pie is the best dessert in the galaxy, and as someone who's been to twelve different planets, I mean that literally.”  

Relationship Status... painfully single. As Kara’s sister puts it, “You’ve spent more time in the friend zone than the Phantom Zone.” Kara’s always been the girl that guys rely on, but don’t see as anything more than a friend. She’s instantly smitten by CatCo’s new hunky photojournalist James Olsen and seemingly blind to the fact that her best friend Winn Schott is secretly pining after her.

Challenge... learning to be a hero. Kara spent most of her life hiding her powers. But after discovering the joy of helping people she decides to put her strength, speed, and ability to fly to good use. Unfortunately, there’s a little bit of a learning curve when it comes to being a hero and Kara has to figure that out while keeping up her secret identity. But as Kara sees it, “For the last twelve years I hid who I was. I don't have to anymore. And I don't want to waste a minute of it.”

Personality... bright, bubbly, and a little awkward. But what truly defines Kara is her empathy. She always tries to see the good in people, and she would rather reach out with words than with her fists.


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