Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin's superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth's newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world.
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
It couldn't be more personal
See more »
Did You Know?
In an early episode, it is mentioned that Metropolis was destroyed during one of Superman's fights as a nod to Man of Steel
(2013). A comic book prequel for that film revealed that Kara Zor-El does exist in that universe. See more
Flashbacks set on Krypton and the opening credits show that Kara Zor-el does not have pierced ears. The adult, invulnerable Supergirl does. See more
[Season 1 Opening
When I was a child, my planet Krypton was dying. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off-course and by time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become Superman. And so I hid my powers until recently when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people I'm assistant at Catco Worldwide Media. But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life and anyone else that means to cause ...
A few episodes which majorly involve the Red Daughter (a clone of Supergirl raised in the Russian region of Kaznia), have a different title card for her appear briefly ("Red Daughter" in Russian with her shield symbol) before changing back to Supergirl's original title card. See more
Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Blade