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Superman: The Animated Series Cosplay: Supergirl (Kitsune Dolly) Cosplay 05 JUN 2014

It is pretty much impossible to find anyone who grew up in the 90’s and doesn’t love Bruce Timm’s Superman: The Animated Series television run. Taking a page out of that particular book, American cosplayer Kitsune Dolly, powers up and brings to life Kara In-Ze – better known as Supergirl!

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Supergirl appears in Superman: The Animated Series voiced by Nicholle Tom. This version is based on the original Silver Age concept of Supergirl according to writer Paul Dini – “We wanted to do the original version, which is Superman’s cousin from Krypton; [however], we ran into a wall with DC because they insisted that Superman be the last Kryptonian. So we did a compromise: she’s from a small planet in the neighboring system that was colonized by Kryptonians, but they’ve evolved slightly differently.”.

She is depicted as Kara In-Ze, not Superman’s cousin as in the comic book but rather a near-Kryptonian from Krypton’s sister planet of Argo. She lives with the Kent family in Smallville, who tell others that she is Clark’s cousin.

Nicholle Tom reprises her role of Supergirl in Justice League Unlimited. As continued in this show, she and Superman have grown very close, almost like siblings. She joins the Justice League in “Initiation” and assists Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Captain Atom in fighting a robot based on Brimstone which is attacking an Asian country. In “Far From Home,” Supergirl talks about how she wanted to be seen as more than just ‘Superman’s cousin’. She departs his company when she discovers love for Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the distant future.

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Action Comics Cosplay: Supergirl (Nadyasonika) Cosplay 05 JUN 2014

Mexican cosplayer Nadyasonika (also known as Nadya Anton to her mom) makes an appearance in today’s comic book cosplay entry, bringing to life Kara Zor-El, better known to us as the unbreakable Supergirl!

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Kara Zor-El is the last survivor of Argo City, which had survived the explosion of the planet Krypton and drifted through space. When the inhabitants of the colony are slain by Green Kryptonite, which was released by meteorites striking the lead barrier, Kara is sent to Earth by her father Zor-El to be raised by her cousin Kal-El (Superman). Fearing that she might not be recognized by Superman, Kara’s parents provide a costume based on the Man of Steel’s own.

On Earth, Kara acquires powers identical to Superman’s and adopts the secret identity of Linda Lee, a resident of Midvale Orphanage. She conceals her blonde hair beneath a brunette wig and functions as Supergirl only in secret, at Superman’s request, until she can gain, in his opinion, sufficient control of her powers. After she is adopted by Fred and Edna Danvers, Superman decides his cousin is ready to begin operating openly as Supergirl.

She attends Midvale High School as Linda Lee Danvers. In later years, after graduating from Stanhope College, she changes careers several times, holding jobs in student counseling, news reporting, and acting in a TV soap opera titled Secret Hearts. She also attends college in Chicago. Kara has many boyfriends, including Richard (Dick) Malverne, Jerro the Merboy from Atlantis, and Brainiac 5, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She does, however, shun serious commitments, putting her super-career first.

After Superman manages to rescue the Kryptonian bottled city of Kandor from Brainiac, Kara is reunited with her parents. However that reunion becomes bittersweet, as Reactron kills her father, and her mother dies when New Krypton is destroyed by a trap in Reactron left by Lex Luthor.

As part of The New 52, Kara’s origin was rebooted once again. She is still the Kryptonian cousin of Kal-El, but many other details of her origin have been retconned. There has thus far been no mention of Kara’s previous adventures, and it appears any events that happened between her 2005 re-introduction and her New 52 reboot have been removed from continuity.

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Superman Cosplay: Supergirl (RuffleButt) Cosplay 07 OCT 2013

American cosplayer RuffleButt (also known as Jessie Pridemore) makes an appearance in today’s comic book cosplay entry, bringing to life Kara Zor-El, better known to us as the current incarnation of Supergirl!

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Kara Zor-El was introduced as Superman’s cousin, having survived the destruction of Krypton in much the same way as what he had, but damage sustained to her escape pod explained the time lapse in her arrival here on Earth, as well as the difference in age (she’s much younger than him, though he is supposed to be much younger than her!)

She has pretty much the same powers as what her more famous cousin possesses, in other words invulnerability, super strength, super speed, flight, etc.

This particular costume is based on artist Michael Turner’s popular representation of Supergirl.

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Action Comics Cosplay: Supergirl (Cosplay Girl) Cosplay 18 NOV 2012

Majorspoiler.com’s very own Cosplay Girl Victoria makes an appearance in today’s comic book cosplay entry, bringing to life Kara Zor-El, better known to us as the current incarnation of Supergirl!

Kara Zor-El was introduced as Superman’s cousin, having survived the destruction of Krypton in much the same way as what he had, but damage sustained to her escape pod explained the time lapse in her arrival here on Earth, as well as the difference in age (she’s much younger than him, though he is supposed to be much younger than her!)

She has pretty much the same powers as what her more famous cousin possesses, in other words invulnerability, super strength, super speed, flight, etc.

In other words, a much hotter version of Superman then! :P

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergirl